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Join Marita Dingus for a personal tour of her new exhibition Marita Dingus: At Home on view in the PACCAR Gallery, on March 9 from noon to 3 p.m., 2300 S Massachusetts Street, Seattle. Following the tour, Marita will conduct a quilt patch project for visitors to record a memorable event in African American history while learning about how the artist was taught traditional quilt-making skills by her mother and conveying the history and influences of traditional African textiles on her artwork.

Objects from Dingus’s home, including her collection of African and Caribbean figures, are the basis of this intimate and revealing exhibition.  In contrast with the gallery setting, a series of photographs taken by Spike Mafford will show how the artist actually lives with her art. The quit workshop and gallery tour cost is $10.

The show runs through April 27. Find out more by calling 206-518-6000 ext 104 or go to www.naamnw.org


Humanities Washington seeks applicants for its 2015-16 Speakers Bureau

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Lonnell Demarcus George, 23, was arrested on Wednesday Feb. 26, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Chescaleigh, the YouTube sensation behind "Sh*t White Girls Say...to Black Girls" will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Gender Studies Symposium at Lewis & Clark.

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Portland education nonprofit Self Enhancement Inc. held its signature event, Soul of the City, Feb 22. The annual event included a cocktail reception, dinner, entertainment, a fundraising auction, awards and an after party.

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Roosevelt High School students’ seminal Black history project focusing on Portland’s own civil rights icons – our local ‘Freedom Riders’ --  is on display at the Oregon Historical Society’s free family day this weekend

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Celebrate Oregon's 155th birthday in style at a birthday party with Pink Martini's Thomas Lauderdale on Friday, Feb. 14 at noon in the Oregon History Museum,1200 SW Park Ave.

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Throughout the month of February, EMPMuseum is partnering with local community organizations to celebrate the wide-ranging achievements of African-American artists, filmmakers, musicians, and authors.

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Watch the classic Oregon Public Broadcasting documentary, “Local Color,” free of charge at Legacy Health, Feb. 13 and 18

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Join photographer Intisar Abioto, creator of The Black Portlanders blog, Saturday, Feb. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. as she marks the one-year anniversary of her effort by launching an Indiegogo campaign to branch out into even more avenues.

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