Events

Houston to speak at UMass, Amherst for Zube Lecture Series

Serin Houston will give a virtual talk, entitled “Unsettling Whiteness in Neighborhood Planning: Social Justice Efforts in Seattle, WA,” as part of the Zube Lecture Series at the UMass, Amherst Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. The virtual talk is scheduled for March 25, 2021 at 4pm EST. The Zube Lecture Series is free …

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‘Imagining Seattle’ to be discussed at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Seattle

Serin Houston looks forward to discussing her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, with Patricia Lopez, Jasmine Mahmoud, and Richard Wright during an ‘Author Meets her Readers’ session at the upcoming American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Seattle, Washington. The conference will be from April 7-11, 2021 and entirely virtual. To register …

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Ares Leardership Book Club 2021-21: Centering Black and Indigenous Artists & Anti-Racism in the Seattle Arts Sector. Save the date: Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governnance on Wednesday December 9 and Thursday Devember 10.

Imagining Seattle featured in Seattle University book series

Serin Houston is thrilled to share that Imagining Seattle is one of three featured texts in the 2020-2021 Seattle University Arts Leadership Book Club series. The series focuses on anti-racist and decolonial arts in Seattle. On December 9th, 2020 at 3pm EST, Dr. Houston will give a talk about the creativity and social justice dimensions …

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Houston’s AAG conference talks postponed

Serin Houston’s planned participation in the American Association of Geographers (AAG) conference in Denver, Colorado in April has been postponed. Houston had intended to join an ‘Author Meets her Readers’ book panel, which would have been an exciting time to discuss her book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance, with geographers and urban planners. …

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Houston interviewed for the “New Books Network” Podcast

Ryan Driskell Tate from the “American West” channel of the “New Books Network” podcast interviewed Serin D. Houston about Imagining Seattle. In this interview, Houston discusses the main concepts of her book, gives examples of social values in action, and shares what surprised her most about her research. Listen to the podcast here at the …

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Social Values in Action: Building Equitable & Sustainable Cities flyer

September 18th at 7:00 PM: Social Values in Action: Building Equitable and Sustainable Cities Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, September 18, at 7:00pm in the New York Room in Mary Woolley Hall at Mount Holyoke College to celebrate and engage with Serin D. Houston’s new book, Imagining Seattle: Social Values in Urban Governance. Houston will speak about how classism and racism often constrain efforts to advance sustainability, creativity, and social …

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