With the winter quarter just a few weeks away, we are looking forward to the start of our 49th History Lecture Series. This year's theme, Seattle and the Salish Sea: Building and Belonging, focuses on the people who have made this area their home along with the challenges they faced with building community, evolving identities, adapting to new systems, and finding ways to belong. John Findlay will provide an overview of citizenship and historical population demographics for the city, Josh Reid will present Native approaches to colonization of the area, Devin Naar will introduce us to one of the largest communities of Jews from the Muslim world, Elena Campbell will discuss Seattle's history with Russia and the USSR, and James Gregory will look at the history of housing and racial exclusion.
In this e-newsletter you'll find more information about each of the HLS lectures, including an article that takes a closer look at the inspiration behind John Findlay's career in the history of the American West, and we also introduce you to our alumna, Debbie Galuska, who attends HLS year after year.
We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 History Lecture Series!
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