Stroum Center Launches Mixed Media: New Expressions of Identity

Top artists, writers, and musicians will be visiting the UW as part of the Stroum Center’s 2015-16 series, Mixed Media: New Expressions of Identity.

The series kicks off in October with two marquee events: a performance of Ladino songs by the world-class Guy Mendilow Ensemble on October 7th, and a lecture by the prize-winning Palestinian author Sayed Kashua on October 26th.

The Mixed Media series reflects the Stroum Center’s commitment to making innovative arts programming a core pillar of its event calendar, while also seeking ways to integrate arts education into the Jewish Studies curriculum. This idea was explored recently in Tamar Benzikry’s JewDub Talk on “How Ecological (and Jewish) Art Can Change How We Learn.”

The event series’ name, Mixed Media, indicates the wide array of venues through which contemporary artists grapple with their personal identities: from television scripts to graphic novels, podcasts and poetry, musical musings and memoirs. The resulting art explores the diverse national, cultural, and religious influences that shape modern identities as a mix of past history and current journeys.

The Mixed Media series was made possible in part by a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

See below for the Mixed Media autumn series flyer. For more details and to RSVP for the October Mixed Media events, please visit these links:


Mixed Media Series_official eflyer

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Dr. Hannah Pressman writes about modern Jewish culture, religion, and identity. A lifelong lover of languages and literatures, she earned her Ph.D. in modern Hebrew literature from New York University. She is co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Frontiers of Language and Culture (2012). Her writing has appeared in Tablet, the Forward, Lilith, eSefarad, and My Jewish Learning. Dr. Pressman is the former Communications Director and Graduate Fellowship Coordinator at the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She is currently at work on a memoir about her Sephardic family history, connected to explorations of contemporary American Jewish identity.

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