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 September 2013

Thursdays, September 5 and 12 ,
11:00am - 7:00pm

Free Admission, First and Second Thursdays at NAAM 

Friday, September 6                                    
7:00 - 9:00 PM                 
SIFF Film Viewing Town of Runners 

Town of Runners is 
a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji, an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including world and Olympic champions Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. 
Award-winning director Jerry Rothwell, will be available for a Q &A after the film. Free and Open to the Public

Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8 
Museums On Us
Promotion is valid during regular open hours Saturday and 


NAAM partners with Bank of America to offer 1st free weekend admission to Bank of America clients and staff once a month throughout 2013. Simply show your Bank of America ATM, credit or check card and photo ID at our reception desk and receive free admission to NAAM! 

Wednesday, September 11
7:00 - 8:30pm
Elliott Bay Book Reading 

James McBride, author of The Color of Water will present a book reading from his latest novel, The Good Lord Bird.  
Free and Open to the Public


Thursday, September 19
11:00am - noon

This September at the Northwest African American Museum, gifted griots - or storytellers - will enchant young and old with tales recounted following oral traditions.  Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September  21                      
6:00 - 8:00pm                                            
Marita Dingus Artist Reception 

Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres and meet Marita Dingus at a special reception to celebrate her exhibition Marita Dingus:  Fashion Free-For-All on view at the PACCAR Gallery through January 5, 2014.

Marita Dingus: Fashion Free-For-All
August 17 ,2013 - January 5, 2014

Thursday, September 26 
6:00 - 8:00pm 
Dr. David Leeming: The Intersection of Race, Sexuality, Identity, and Culture through the lens of James Baldwin

As part of the Community Conversation Series, Dr. Leeming will present The Prophecy of James Baldwin to suggest that James Baldwin was a prophet, a voice whose message speaks to us about who and what we are in relation to who or what we pretend to be.  The presentation will trace Baldwin's mission as expressed in his life and work. $6 admission; free for NAAM  Members.
Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey.   Exhibit closes on September 29th!

Call for stories!
Who Who Who played for the Owls?
Do you know anyone who played for the Owls Club? The Owls Club was a Seattle-based women’s softball team that won the state softball title in 1938. We are looking for people who can shed light on this team’s history for our upcoming exhibit,Pitch Black: African American Baseball in Washington. Please contact the curatorial department if you have any information about these athletic women.
Chieko Phillips| 206-518-6000 x 102 | cphillips@gmail.com





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