This storytelling concert features folk musician Bradford Loomis! He will talk about the unique power of narrative and how we are wired to respond, and will tell a story about each individual song before playing it.
Learn more about Bradford and hear clips of his music here.
It feels like not a day goes by without a story in the news that relates to some water issue. Whether it’s lead in schools, drought in California, or dwindling snowpack in Washington, water scarcity is a challenge that needs our attention—now. In this talk, participants learn about water scarcity and its effects both globally and at local levels here in Washington State. Participants are challenged to consider how they value water in its different uses, and explore whether taking an ethical approach to water issues changes how we manage and govern water on our increasingly thirsty and crowded planet.
Rachel Cardone has spent nearly 20 years working on water issues as an economist, writer, policy maker, philanthropist, and advisor to public, private, and non-profit organizations. Prior to returning to independent consulting in 2012, she spent five years establishing the Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Cardone has traveled or worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Read more about PRachel Cardone and her talk here.
Sponsored by Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau and the Washington State Historical Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's involvement in World War I. To learn more, visit www.humanities.org.