AAUW Seattle Branch Meeting with
Jerry Large, Seattle Times Columnist, on
“Race and the Power of Stories”

Jerry Large

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 9:30am
Best Western Plus Executive Inn
200 Taylor Ave. North
Seattle, WA

Directions and Parking

Seattle Times columnist Jerry Large is fascinated with human behavior. Journalism gives him a chance to explore how people interact in societies and it allows him to exercise his other pleasure, writing. “In my writing I try to encourage people to think more about how we came to be where we are and how we might keep making improvements to our constantly-evolving country.”

In “Race and the Power of Stories,” Jerry will address how the narratives we craft and carry in our heads have shaped the way we see race since the American idea of race was invented. Those stories guide our behavior as individuals and as a society and often blind us to reality. And they are why we are still wrestling over race today. If we can get past the old stories, we can begin to put to rest the racial demons that still torment our country.

Come Join Us!

Location: Best Western Executive Inn, 200 Taylor Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

Cost: $15 inclusive – No Charge for Students with ID (Reservations Required)

MenuExecutive Inn Ham & Cheese Quiche served with chilled fruit juice, freshly brewed coffee, decaffeinated coffee, or tea.

Parking: Free in hotel garage. Members who park in the garage or BW lot can sign the book at the front desk and give their name and license plate number. 10-hour curbside pay stations on Taylor and on Thomas at $1 per hour; nearby lots $5-10/day. Bus: #8 on Denny.

Reservations required by Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Contact Pauline Barrett at (206) 390-8454 or or check our web site at to pay in advance via PayPal .

$15 for AAUW Monthly meeting

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Upcoming Programs – Save the Dates!

2015-2016 Seattle Branch Programs

  • February 20, 2016 -Jerry Large, Seattle Times columnist, on “Race and the Power of Stories”.
  • March 19, 2016 – Alice Rothchild on her documentary of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • April 27, 2016 – 7pm – Scholars Recognition Evening Reception at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA
  • May 21, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – Annual Meeting with Dana Twight on the 2016 elections at the Best Western Plus Executive Inn, Seattle, WA

Past Programs Seattle Branch 2014-2016

  • January 16, 2016 – 9:30 am – noon – speakers from Real Change on homelessness
  • December 19, 2015 – Holiday Meeting with quartet Vivacé
  • November 21, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – UW Women’s Center update and presentation from our NCCWSL students
  • October 24, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Pam Crone, Seattle Branch member and AAUW Washington State lobbyist
  • September 19, 2015 – 9:30 am – noon – Theresa McCormick, Seattle Branch member, will speak about her book, “A Far Cry From Here”
  • July 18, 2015 – 1pm.  Annual Garden Tour at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens Fundraiser for Mary Lou Hughes R&P Grant Fund
  • May 16, 2015 – Annual Meeting & “Trip to Madagascar” with Tonna Kutner, Seattle-AAUW Branch member
  • April 22, 2015 – 7-9pm – with Renee Agatsuma, AAUW-Seattle Branch member, as our Keynote Speaker.
  • February 21, 2015 – “Slavery in Washington” with Eva Abram, Storyteller.
  • January 17, 2015 – “The Health of Seattle…What’s Coming in 2015″ with Hyeok Kim Deputy Mayor, City of Seattle
  • December 20, 2014- Holiday Program at The Seattle Yacht Club
  • November 15, 2014 – “Fisher women of Iceland:  Gender, Quotas, Crashes, and the International Fisheries ‘Crisis’” with Margret Willson, AAUW Award recipient at UW
  • October 14, 2014 – Megan McCloskey of Lotus Circle will speak about women’s rights in Viet Nam
  • September 20, 2014 – “GambiaHelp” with Shelby Tarutis
  • July 12, 2014 – Annual Garden Party at Chase Gardens in Orting with Highline Branch to benefit the Mary Lou Hughes R & P Grant
  • May 17, 2014 – “Garden Color…It’s Not Just About the Flowers” with Victoria Gilleland, Garden Designer at Cottage Garden Designs & Annual Meeting
  • April 9, 2014 – Scholar Recognition Reception, speaker Deborah Jensen, CEO Woodland Park Zoo
  • March 15, 2014 – Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) at Seattle University
  • February 15, 2014 – David Ward of Legal Voice to speak about PayEquity
  • January 18, 2014 – Nicole Brodeur, Seattle Times Columnist, “Who is Practicing the AAUW Mission in Our Community?”

Additional Past Programs and Events