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.

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 

Upcoming Events:

The 2021-22 Central 2 Community Series will feature indigenous artists and activists from our local community. 

To participate or be featured in this collaboration with our native community, contact Emily Thurston. 

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 2020 committee includes: Jacob Chin, Marie Artap, Dr. Valerie Hunt, Lynn Kanne, Sharon Spence-Wilcox, Emily Thurston and Chiquita Wright.

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