Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations

Come to the Seattle Pacific University Library to hear members of the SPU community share scholarly and creative works in progress. Bring your curiosity and join in conversations about the discovery, creation, and sharing of knowledge.

WHERE: Library Reading Room, Main Floor
(Wheelchair Accessible)
COST: Free
All are welcome!

Claudia Castro Luna, Washington State Poet Laureate

Friday, January 26th
12–12:50 p.m.

Finding Home: Seattle is a house we all need to afford

Claudia Castro Luna served as Seattle's Civic Poet from 2015-2017 and will serve as Washington State Poet Laureate 2018-2020.  Join us as we hear a reading of works in progress by Claudia Castro Luna, Tent City 3 residents, and SPU students.

Philosophy Faculty and Students

Thursday, February 8th
33:50 p.m.

Thinking in the Open

Philosophers Rebekah Rice, Patrick McDonald, Leland Saunders, and Matthew Benton (including members of the undergraduate Philosophy Cadre) will reflect together on the tendency of philosophers to want to expose their work-in-progress to the most powerful critiques available, even before publication, and, as they do so, communicate a sense of what it is like to write for and publish within such a sharing but critical culture.

Paul Youngbin Kim, Psychology and Sarah-Ann Moh, SPU Student

Thursday, February 22nd
12–12:50 p.m.

Racial Microaggressions in Faith-Based Contexts

Racial microaggression is one of the most widely researched topics in recent multicultural psychology literature. But what might racial microaggressions in a Christian context look like? In this talk, Paul Youngbin Kim (Associate Professor of Psychology) and Sarah-Ann Moh (undergraduate student in Psychology) will discuss their ongoing project to create and validate a research instrument assessing racial microaggressions experienced by students enrolled in Christian higher education institutions.

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