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Humanities Washington - Diamonds in the Rough:

The Gentrification of Rural Washington

Tuesday, November 2 / 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Virtual Live Event

Washington’s rural communities are rapidly changing. Formerly reliant on working-class industries like mining, oil, and agriculture, an influx of wealthy urbanites is looking for a different kind of experience that includes natural amenities, outdoor recreation, and cultural activities. But in doing so, these newcomers are causing new inequalities. 

Join Jennifer Sherman, professor of Sociology to discuss both the glaring and the hidden effects of rural gentrification. Through the lens of a rural Washington community, Sherman explains how “class blindness” protects those with more privilege from fully recognizing social class inequalities. She advocates for the importance of getting to know the neighbors who are least like us so we can minimize destructive social divides together.

Zoom Storytime

Thursday, November 04 / 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual Live Event

Join us for our a half-hour of stories, songs, and movement for preschool-aged children! This event is part of our spring storytime series.

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