Columbia Basin College has recently released their 2010-2011 Community Lecture Series schedule. Throughout the year eight different speakers will present on various topics. Presenters are chosen out of a pool of speakers that Humanities Washington has already selected. Each lecture will take place on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm at various Tri City Washington locations.
The Olmsteds in Eastern Washington: Turn of the Century Notes on the Landscape
On Thursday, October 21 at 7:00pm Joan Hockaday will be presenting at the Mid Columbia Library Kennewick branch. Hockaday will be discussing the landscape designs of the Olmstred Brothers at the turn of the 2oth century with an emphasis on Kennewick and Eastern Washington. The Olmsteds placed great stock in preserving the native vegetation in each of their designs. Throughout the Pacific Northwest the Olmsted Brothers urged their private and public clients to retain the natural vegetation.
Joan Hockaday is the author of Greenscapes: Olmsted’s Pacific Northwest and The Garden of San Francisco. Hockaday has spent a lot of time throughout the Pacific Northwest exploring and writing about landscape history.
Here’s to the Women!
On Thursday, November 18 at 7:00pm Linda Allen will be speaking at the Mid Columbia Library Kennewick branch about women who have made a difference in Washington State’s history. Dr. Allen is passionate about the stories of women in our history whose stories may have been lost. Allen is a songwrite, performer, and educator who has recorded nine original recordings as well as two northwest songbook collections.
A Strike at the Heart: Historical Memory of Roslyn’s Western Miners Union
On Thursday, January 20 at 7:00pm David Bullock will be presenting at the Mid Columbia Library Kennewick branch. Professor Bullock will be discussing the declining union membership and the history of unions, going back to the depression-era and the miner’s struggle for fair wages. For 30 years Bullock has taught and studied political communications, he is currently the Professor of Communications at Walla Walla University.
The Fascinating Rhythms of North and South America
On Thursday, February 17 at 7:00pm Amy Rubin will be presenting at the Richland Public Library. Rubin will be discussing the culture of North and South America’s music. A lot of the music we hear in North and South America are rhythms that have originated from other countries and have changed as they were transported. For more than 25 years Rubin has been presenting and speaking throughout the US, Europe, Ghana, and the Dominican Republic.
For more information about the Community Lecture Series visit the Columbia Basin College website or call 509.547.0511.