Times for all virtual events are Pacific Time, unless otherwise noted
In Fall 2020, Hedreen Gallery, Vachon Gallery, and Seattle University Department of Art, Art History and Design hosted an online exhibition program, Distance Dialogues. This series includes four video programs created by emerging curators who graduated from Seattle University in Spring 2020. Curators include Anna Iwasaki, Meilani Mandery, Dev McCauley, and Kate Murray. In these interview-driven programs, the curators explore the leadership of a working artist, activist, and/or creative community member through conversation and close-readings of their recent work. Each of these original projects was produced during Fall 2020 and was shaped by the ongoing conditions and context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the exhibition here.
January 28, noon-1:30 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.
Online (receive the Zoom link after registeration)
For the first book club event of 2021, the Arts Leadership Book Club Series is proud to present Unsettling Native American Art Histories on the Northwest Coast by Kathryn Bunn-Marcuse and Adlona Jonaitis. Presented by The 2020-2021 Arts Leadership Book Club Series, supported by the Endowed Mission Fund at Seattle University.
- Noon-1:30 p.m., discussion with the editors followed by a Q&A: RSVP here
- 5-6 p.m., decolonial arts discussion and Indigenous Arts demonstration: RSVP here
This year’s series provides space to dive deeper into one's process and positionality as an intersectional art leader. Learn more about the Arts Leadership book club and gain access to digital copies of our selected texts by visiting the Lemieux Library Arts Leadership Book Club Library Guide.
January 28, 4 p.m.
Ken Butigan, PhD, Senior lecturer in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University keynotes the winter Patrick Howell, SJ Catholic Heritage Lecture. Nonviolence is a spiritual journey, a way of life, a method for social change, and a universal ethic. Pope Francis has increasingly called on the Church and the world to embrace Gospel nonviolence in our lives and in the struggle for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. This presentation will explore how the Church is responding to this call – and how we can all be part of this nonviolent shift. Learn more about Dr. Butigan and the lecture series here. RSVP by email; Zoom access details will be available closer to the event.
February 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Presented by the 2020-22 Pigott McCone Chair, Professor Nalini Iyer, PhD, and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. “Writing the Survivor: The Rape Novel in Late Twentieth-Century American Fiction identifies a new genre of American fiction, the rape novel, that recenters narratives of sexual violence on the survivors of violence and abuse, rather than the perpetrators. A radical reconsideration of late twentieth-century American novels, Writing the Survivor underscores the importance of women’s activism upon the novel’s form and content and reveals the portrayal of rape as rape to be an interethnic imperative. Register for the Zoom event here.
February 2, 5:30-7 p.m.
In the wake of the George Floyd murder, the COVID virus and electoral politics, protests have become ever-present experiences across the US and the world. This panel will explore historical examples of protests and assess their effectiveness as agents of change.
- Michael Dean (History): Comparing Antifascisms: Successes and Failures
- Hazel Hahn (History): From Tiananmen Square to the Capitol: Urban Planning, Architecture & Protests
- Dan Dombrowski (Philosophy): What Is Civil Disobedience? Some Lessons from Gandhi and MLK
- Moderated by Henry Kamerling (History)
This is the second of a three-part panel series organized by the Seattle University History Department. Join the event on Zoom here.
February 2, 4 pm.
Claude AnShin Thomas is a Vietnam combat veteran turned Zen Buddhist monk, author, and speaker who will explore the difference between the ideas of peace, non-violence, and pacifism and a commitment to the reality of “active" non-violence. Learn more about Claude AnShin Thomas here. RSVP by email; Zoom access details will be available closer to the event. Sponsored by ICTC's Interreligious Dialogue Initiative (IDI).
February 17, 6 p.m.
In this installment of “The Conversations”, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best and Seattle Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau discuss the highs and lows of women serving as leaders. The event will be moderated by journalist Joni Balter, and Larry Hubbell, longtime previous director of Seattle University’s Institute of Public Service, with additional questions from Dr. Rashmi Chordiya and Seattle University students.
You can say off the top Seattle loves to elect and appoint female leaders. They occupy many key positions. But what happens next? Is it enough to get them into these high-level posts -- or do they need some degree of support once they land these jobs? Protests this summer laid bare some inequities in how we treat some of our leaders. All three of these women are leaving or have left their jobs. Why? Does it have anything to do with gender? Do we treat women executives differently than we treat male CEOs? Join us to encounter new perspectives on this conversation.
Sponsored by Seattle University Institute of Public Service and Town Hall Seattle. Tickets on sale here soon.
February 22, release date
Director Leann Conley-Holcom, Assistant Director Lee Peterson and Guest Producer Stephen O’Bent are pleased to announce the next virtual performance by Seattle University’s Choirs. This piece is a nod to the longstanding tradition of Lenten Prayer choral concerts honoring the liturgical season and is a prayer for hope and healing during this difficult time in our world: "Let my mourning turn to song / Let my sorrow turn to sunrise / Kyrie eleison..." For more information and to join the virtual audience, like and follow the program on Facebook and Instagram (@seattleuchoirs). Sponsored by the Department of Performing Arts and Arts Leadership.
March 4, 4:00 p.m.
A Winter Quarter ENCOMPASS event from the Creative Writing Program, “ACTIVATE,” hosted by Distinguished Visiting Writer Anastacia-Renee Tolbert, brings together poets with one common denominator: to incite, interrogate and excavate words that speak power to truth. A variety of visiting poets will share and discuss their work. All are welcome. Join us here.
March 5, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Seattle University Crime and Justice Research Center presents a continuing education event featuring David Garland, author of Punishment and Modern Society, The Culture of Control, The Peculiar Institution, America’s Death Penalty, Mass Imprisonment, The Welfare State. Register here.
Seattle University Theatre faculty, students, and staff are embarking on a new adventure for Winter Quarter with a cross-town theatrical collaboration the likes of which Seattle has never seen. The partners invite the community to join us as we meet the challenges of isolation with radical togetherness.
Seattle U Performing Arts and Arts Leadership Chair Rosa Joshi (Bring Down the House, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, upstart crow collective) directs William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Cornish College of the Arts’ Sheila Daniels (Indecent, Seattle Rep; The Wolves, ACT Theatre) and UW Drama acting alum Porscha Shaw (Nina Simone: Four Women, Seattle Rep; Saint Joan, ArtsWest) co-direct a devised piece in response to themes in Shakespeare’s play. Both productions will feature student casts from all three schools, and the artistic and production work of students, faculty, and staff from all three schools, and both will be rehearsed and performed entirely online.
Psychology for the Other Conference: 17th Meeting. Keynote address: The Truth of Testimony: Testimony as Act and Narrative by Scott Davidson, PhD, West Virginia University. Learn more here.
April 7, time TBD
Online: Town Hall Seattle
Dr. Sonora Jha, Professor, Communication and Media, and Associate Dean for Academic Community, College of Arts and Sciences, talks about her latest book. More information and registration link to come.
Tuesday, January 26 at 4:30 PM
Wednesday, February 3 at 9:00 AM
Thursday, February 11 at 4:00 PM
Monday, February 22 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, March 11 at 4:00 PM
Friday, March 19 at 9:00 AM
Monday, April 5 at 12:00 PM
Thursday, April 8 at 4:00 PM
Thursday, May 13 at 4:00 PM