Central 2 Community Arts & Lecture Series

Launched in 2020, the Central2Community Arts and Lecture Series builds on the college’s role in social justice movements throughout the years to invite artists and thought leaders to explore relevant issues.

As a beacon for lifelong learning, Seattle Central believes education is a practice of liberation. The Central2Community Arts and Lecture Series features thought-provoking artists and activists to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of our community and to advance equity and social justice.

The ongoing theme of the series is exploring social justice issues through the arts. To participate or be featured in our 2021-22 collaboration with our native community, contact Emily Thurston. 

2021-22 Central 2 Community Series Schedule

The latest year of C2C programming will feature indigenous artists and activists from our local community. 

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Fall 2021: Oct. 11, 2021 - Indigenous People's Day Panel - with Seattle Central Instructor Maya Esquivido (Nor Rel Muk Wintu and Hupa) and Justice Bill (Muckleshoot), and alumna Katana Peterson. 

Register for your free ticket

Fall 2021: Oct. 28, 2021 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

A (virtual) Evening with 2020 Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest: Laureate Rena Preist sits down with a multi-disciplinary group of Indigenous artists as part of Seattle Central's art & justice series.

Register for your free ticket. 

Winter 2022  (date coming soon!)

Real Land Acknowledgement: Moving Past Statements, Respecting Treaties and Land Use 

Spring 2022 (date coming soon!)

Embracing and Upholding Indigenous Teachings: Re-writing Conventional Education 

Special Listening Session (Spring 2022 - date coming soon!)

Closed to public, only open to campus/ immediate community stakeholders

This session invites indigenous students, staff, faculty, alumni and community to share their experiences and help Seattle Central grow into a more inclusive and responsive institution for our Native community. 

Please contact Mikaila Harris or sign up here to stay informed.

Past Events:

Fall 2020 – Girls on the Rise: Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement.

March 10, 2021 - An Evening with Poet Jericho Brown 

May 11, 2021 - An Evening with Poet Cedar Sigo

Special thank you to the 2020 committee including: Jacob Chin, Marie Artap, Dr. Valerie Hunt, Lynn Kanne, Sharon Spence-Wilcox, Emily Thurston and Chiquita Wright.

Committee & Planning:

This event is made possible by campus staff who discuss and select the talent that the college hosts at this series.

Special thank you to the 2021 committee including: Mikaila Harris, Dr. Valerie Hunt, Lynn Kanne, Cedar Sigo, Sharon Spence-Wilcox, Emily Thurston 

For campus staff or faculty who want to join the planning team or have inquiries about the series, please contact Emily.Thurston@seattlecolleges.edu