Six smart events at UW to impress your Valentine’s date

Suzzalo Library (Photo from Flickr by Curtis Cronnsuzz)
(Photo from Flickr by Curtis Cronnsuzz)


Want to get more out of this February then discount Sweethearts and corny Hallmark cards? Are you searching for mind-expanding cultural discussions to impress your valentine?

The University of Washington is hosting a ton of Globalist-friendly events that are open to the public this month:

Conversation with Awkward Black Girl Issa Rae

What: Talk with Issa Rae the producer, director, and writer of the award winning web TV series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” that tells the story of “Awkward Black Girl” aka “J,” as she ends up in uncomfortable situations in her professional and social life.

When: February 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: University of Washington Ethnic Cultural Center

Screening of “Call Me Kuchu”

What: Join the UW community for the Ethnic Cultural Center Social Justice Movie Night screening of “Call Me Kuchu.” This film tells the story of David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda, and his team’s efforts to fight the new bill in Uganda which makes homosexuality punishable by death.

When: Feb 25, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: UW Ethnic Cultural Center


FIUTS CultureFest

International Expo:

What: University of Washington international students and volunteers share crafts, games, and other learning opportunities and culture from their native countries with the Seattle community.

When: Thursday, February 26, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Where: UW Husky Union Building

Performance Showcase:

What:  a showcase of preforming art from around the world put on my UW international students.

When: February 28, 7:00 PM

Where: UW Meany Hall

FIUTS culture fest
Bollywood dance performance. (Photo by Daniel Dimarco)


Exhibit commemorating Carlos Bulosan and Filipino American labor workers

What: An exhibit commemorating the centennial of Filipino American author Carlos Bulosan. The exhibit celebrates his life and work as well as highlights other labor leaders in the Filipino American community.

Where: UW Allen Library

When: Now until March 13, 2015

Migration Now! Art exhibit

What: An art exhibit with art that shows a number of different social issues such as immigrant rights, separation of families, deportation and more.

Where: UW School of Social Work

When: Now, until March 27, open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Humphrey speakers on international affairs and justice

What: Humphrey scholars are a number of professionals from around the world who work in a variety of fields often focusing on fighting corruption and poverty in their home countries. They have come to the U.S. through the Evans School of Public Affairs on a year-long fellowship for education and professional development.

Topics for the remaining lectures include:

Women’s Issues in Armenia with Liana Sahakyan: March 2 12:00 -1:00 p.m.

The Independence movement in West Papua with Gregory Malagui: Date TBD

Where: UW Parrington Hall Room 108


Get tickets now:

Laverne Cox, trans activist and star of “Orange is the New Black” is coming to the University of Washington, May 5th 2015, at 7:00 p.m.