Artist and Lecture Series
The South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series brings a diverse group of distinguished scholars, activists and artists under a common theme: “Reflections.”
Our presenters are recognized nationally or internationally for their work. Our hope is that they will initiate courageous and purposeful discussion within our community concerning critical and contemporary issues. Diversity is central to the series. Presenters offer different cultural, political and religious perspectives. This engages our students, faculty, staff and community in the issues of the day and deepens our understanding and connections as a community.
All events are free to students, faculty and staff, and free or at a nominal cost to the public. All events take place at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts unless otherwise specified.
Fall Quarter - 2013
Winter Quarter - 2014
Nikki Giovanni is a world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Always insisting on presenting the truth as she sees it, she has maintained a prominent place as a strong voice of the Black community. Her focus is on the individual, specifically, on the power one has to make a difference in oneself, and thus, in the lives of others.
Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the most talented young dancers with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. The company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the artistic direction of Troy Powell, the Ailey spirit shines as this critically-acclaimed company presents an exhilarating and diverse repertory of timeless classics and thrilling new works.
South Puget Sound Community College will close out its 2013-14 Artist and Lecture Series with a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. Events include a reenactment of the Brown argument before justices of the current state Supreme Court at 2 p.m. free admission, and an evening banquet and keynote address by Cheryl Brown Henderson at 5:30 p.m., $25/plate.