‘House of Angels: Living with AIDS at Bailey-Boushay House’
The AIDS Memorial Pathway and Northwest Film Forum: online event; 7 p.m., pay what you can
The Bailey-Boushay House, an HIV/AIDS care hospice in Seattle, was the first facility of its kind in the country. In the 90s, photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover documented the Bailey-Boushay House. This night, Bromberger and Hoover will share a selection of images and their experiences of the place and time: 1992 to ’95. Bailey-Boushay’s founding executive director Chris Hurley will share insights about the early days and why they started this project. As we face the current health crisis, it’ll help to look back on the beginning of the HIV/AIDS pandemic; while it is far from over, there is a lot we learned.
Gabrielle Tesfaye double feature
Wa Na Wari and Sankofa Film Society: online event; 6–7 p.m., donations encouraged, all ages
Get ready for enlightening short films from Gabrielle Tesfaye: “The Water Will Carry Us Home” is about abducted African people thrown off a slave ship only to have their souls saved by the most unimaginable sea dwellers; “My Love, Ethiopia” is based on the true story of a girl during the Red Terror of the ’70s, searching for freedom with spiritual and magical guidance. Both films take beautiful turns and tell vital yet unheard stories. Tesfaye’s work spans painting, animation, film, puppetry and interactive installation, and has received numerous awards. Tesfaye will join for a discussion with local luminary Zola Mumford.
Maple Valley Library: Facebook Live; 2–2:30 p.m., free, ages 7-12
If you’re looking for a fun, quick, educational activity for young ones, the Maple Valley Library is hosting Science Saturdays every other week. The sessions are geared to ages 7-12, but really, if you love science, you’ll have a great time regardless. Chemistry and physics will be explored with lots of fun applications. You can check out the previous sessions on the library’s Facebook page; each live session is uploaded there once done.
Equity in Education
Black Women’s Hour: online event; 10–11 a.m., free
This great hour will focus on advocacy for Black children in today’s schools. Lisa Moland, a K-8 principal, Nyesha Jetaun, an elementary school educator, and Tiffany Robinson, a high school science educator, will give insights and information on how to navigate education systems on behalf of Black children. They will explore the history of discrimination against Black students, such as the testing gap and the increased likelihood of disciplinary action. They will also discuss the current situation of virtual learning and how to ensure success in this atmosphere. All parents and caretakers of Black children are welcome, as well as allies interested in equitable education.
Calendar compiled by Michelle Galluzzo. Got something we should know about? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for calendar submissions is nine days prior to the date of publication.
Read more in the Sept. 16-22, 2020 issue.