Wed, Dec 20|
McMenamins Spanish Ballroom, Elks Temple
TACOMA: An Immigrant City
WACT is excited to hold our event at the historic McMenamins Spanish Ballroom at the Elks Temple! Follow the link to purchase tickets with McMenamins for $7. $2 of every ticket will be donated to WACT to support our mission of promoting global education in the Greater Tacoma area.
Time & Location
Dec 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
McMenamins Spanish Ballroom, Elks Temple, 565 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA
About the event
Ticket Sales & Registration
For the first time, WACT is excited to hold our event at the historic McMenamins Spanish Ballroom at the Elks Temple! This event is seated, open to all ages, doors will open at 6PM, and the event will start at 7PM. Tickets can be purchased online through McMenamins Elks Temple for $7. $2 of every ticket will be donated to WACT to support our mission of promoting global education in the Greater Tacoma area.
The World Affairs Council of Tacoma is pleased to partner with Tacoma historian Michael Sullivan, as he speaks to us about Tacoma’s evolution as a city of immigrants. Tacoma is an elder seaport city shaped by layers of culture and time. From the ancient presence of indigenous people to the most recent refugees from Ukraine and the Americas, Tacoma has enriched its own story with those of newcomers, travelers and adventurers. This conversation will unpack Tacoma’s patterns of place, its neighborhoods, ethnic districts and influences, and the historical backstory of the city we live in today. Michael will be joined in his remarks by two participants in the Council’s Tacoma Immigrant Stories Project, Mariam Kurdghelaidze Anderson, from the Republic of Georgia, and Mauricio Robalino, from Ecuador.
Our featured speaker, Michael Sullivan, is a public historian, writer, and historic preservationist. He has taught Pacific Northwest history at the University of Washington Tacoma for more than 20 years. Michael created the website TacomaHistory.live and co-produces the short form documentary series, Tacoma Home Movies. Michael co-founded the historic preservation firm, Artifacts Consulting, and he is an advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Michael is Board Chairmen for HistoryLink (the online Encyclopedia of Washington State History) and serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
This event is made possible through the sponsorship of Tacoma Creates.
Image credit: Greater Tacoma Community Foundation