9/ 22 DAWG DAZE | Shared Spaces: The Making and Remaking of Black and Jewish Seattle
Friday, September 22, 2023, 12:00 pm PDT - 3:00 pm PDT
The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies is proud to be collaborating with Black Heritage Society President Stephanie Johnson-Toliver and local Jewish historian Howard Droker to offer a walking tour of the Central District‘s historic Black and Jewish neighborhoods. On Friday, 9/22 at noon, this Dawg Daze event will take a group off campus to an area where immigrants and ethnic minorities lived, shaping the vibrant character of the district over the past century. While strolling through the neighborhood for approximately 2 miles, students will view some of the cultural hub’s most important houses of worship (like synagogues turned to churches and mosques) and shared gathering spaces. Come join us to discover Seattle through the eyes of two of its oldest ethnic communities.
Co-sponsored by American Ethnic Studies.
We will meet outside of Thomson Hall at noon in front of the bust of David Thomson, where we will board a bus that will arrive in Seattle’s Central District around 12:30 pm.
Afterwards, we’ll finish the tour at Cafe Selam.
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