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Community Engagement At KUOW

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This is where KUOW listeners meet: to discuss important issues in their communities, to celebrate cultural differences, to hear moving stories up close. For real-time updates on our events, community conversations and other happenings, follow KUOW on Facebook and Twitter

Have an idea for a unique event KUOW could help with? Email engage@kuow.org. 

Madhura Nirkhe at ACT Theatre
KUOW Photo/Sonya Harris

The Storywallahs series provides a stage for Puget Sound residents with roots in India and South Asia to tell stories. This time around the theme concerned the question of belonging. In the era of "making America great again," these stories help illuminate what it means to be great in the first place. 

News Quiz at the Neptune with Bill Radke

Apr 12, 2017

News Quiz at the Neptune with Bill Radke
Wednesday, May 24
The Neptune Theatre
6:30 p.m. doors, 7:30 p.m. show
$18.50
Get tickets

KUOW presents News Quiz at the Neptune with your host Bill Radke! With special guest: Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings.

Come test your news knowledge and win big prizes! With celebrity guests Sherman Alexie, Luke Burbank and Lindy West, and all recorded in front of a live audience!

Storywallahs: Belonging

Apr 4, 2017

Storywallahs: An Evening of Storytelling
Sunday, April 23
ACT Theatre, 700 Union Street, Seattle WA 98101
6:30 p.m. doors, 7:00 p.m. show
$12

Buy tickets here

This show’s theme: Belonging

Ask a Muslim participants at the New Holly Gathering Hall on April 2, 2017.
Courtesy of Baron Visuals

What if you lived in a place where people often looked at you with suspicion? How would you get past that — the stares, the mistrust, or worse? Given the chance, what would you want people to know about you?

KUOW has been hosting a series of “Ask a ___” events. The goal is to create a safe and respectful environment for people to explore each other's cultures. 

Join KUOW for 'Why Does Art Matter?'

Mar 23, 2017
Courtesy of Tino Tran

What role does art play in society and how does it shape us? 

Join Councilmember Lisa Herbold, KUOW and the Office of Arts & Culture as we explore art in today’s world. 

How to Be a Girl Listening Party

Mar 1, 2017
KUOW Photo/Lisa Wang

On a recent Sunday, KUOW and University of Washington's Department of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies partnered to host the How to Be a Girl Listening Party.

Join us for a 'How to Be a Girl' listening party

Feb 9, 2017

Take a break from screens and join KUOW for our first-ever podcast listening party!

Come and listen to a few episodes of the How to Be a Girl podcast, then dig deeper with thoughtful discussion afterwards. Free snack foods will be provided.

Event Details
Sunday, February 26 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Cloud Room
FREE | RSVP Here.

Where do Seattle artists put their fears?

Feb 3, 2017
KUOW Photo/Caroline Dodge

They bundle them up and feed them to the buzzard. Or they shred them.

Artist Timothy White Eagle brought this buzzard to KUOW and the Office of Arts & Culture's event "The Great Work Begins" on Monday, January 30th. White Eagle asked attendees to take a pinch of ceremonial tobacco, think actively on their fears, and wrap them with the tobacco into a small square of cotton. After tying the parcel with red string, the bundle went into the buzzard's carcass. 

Join KUOW at Seattle Shakespeare Company

Jan 20, 2017

Join Marcie Sillman for the fifth Front Row Center of our 2016-2017 season at Seattle Shakespeare Company’s "Bring Down the House" on Sunday, February 12.

KUOW Photo: Lisa Wang

Last year KUOW teamed up with Seattle Asian Art Museum, Pratidhwani, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) and Tasveer to launch the Storywallahs series. Theses events provide a stage for storytelling on a theme.

This time around the stories concern first days: What was it like to arrive in the United States for the first time? This gathering of reflections will surprise and inspire you.

What’s worse than a divisive election year?

For some, talking about it with extended family at Thanksgiving.

That’s why we set up a mock Thanksgiving table at Solstice Café in the U District last week. We invited community members into a safe space—or at least somewhere they wouldn't be interrupted—to share what’s really on their mind after this divisive election season. 

We asked them: “What are you nervous to discuss with your family this Thanksgiving?” Listen to some of the responses in this video: 

KUOW Storywallahs: First Day

Oct 25, 2016
Taken at the second Storywallahs event; the theme was Coming Home.
KUOW Photos/Bond Huberman

It’s time for another Storywallahs!

This show’s theme:  First Day

KUOW is teaming up once again with Seattle Asian Art Museum, Pratidhwani, South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) and Tasveer. This political year has been a whirlwind of discussion — good and bad — around the topic of immigration and newcomers.

Are you Indian/South Asian with a good story about your first day in Seattle or the United States? What happened? Come tell your 5 minute story in front of a fun and friendly crowd!

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