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Reading Redhawks is a new online series dedicated to inspired literature and to our Redhawk community. Open to alumni and friends of Seattle U, Reading Redhawks is a book club-style learning opportunity full of engaging content and rich discussion. Look forward to a rotating lineup of topics led by Seattle U faculty, alumni and staff members.

“Where’s the Yeast?”

As the pandemic spread, so too did the search for health care-grade masks and personal protective equipment (PPE). Concerns about supplies and capacity for testing kits remain. For consumers, first it was toilet paper, then disinfectant wipes and then yeast and flour.

What connects these stories (and products) is the concept of supply chain management (SCM). This session featured Greg Magnan, PhD as we discussed shared experiences in both consumer and commercial supply chains and why these dynamics occured.

This session featured a conversation with Jasmine Jamillah Mahmoud, PhD and alumna Ellen McGivern, 19. Mahmoud is curator and McGivern is curatorial assistant for "Abstractions of Black Citizenship: African American Art from Saint Louis," a group exhibition of works by Dominic Chambers, Damon Davis, Jen Everett, De Nichols, and Katherine Simóne Reynolds, five Black Saint Louis, MO-based artists. The discussion focuses on themes of the exhibition--including abstraction, Blackness, citizenship, and St. Louis, MO--as well as the work of curating amidst the pandemic, and what questions, problems, and possibilities have arisen.