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Public libraries and YMCAs to get Narcan to prevent opioid overdoses


Narcan, that drug meant to help prevent an opioid overdose, is becoming more readily available.

Seattle police carry it. It’s available at CVS and Walgreens without a prescription. And now, it’s going to be available at thousands of public libraries and YMCAs nationwide.

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Every day, 115 people in the U.S. die because of opioid overdoses.

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internment camps, racism, seattle japanese, seattle public library

LESSONS FROM WORLD WAR II: ENDURING LEGACIES OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION

LESSONS FROM WORLD WAR II: ENDURING LEGACIES OF JAPANESE AMERICAN INCARCERATION Sunday, October 23, 2016, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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Event type Author Readings/Lectures
Where Central Library
Room Location Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium
Audience Adults
Language English

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Summary A panel of scholars in Japanese American history discusses racial profiling during World War II and current racialized politics. Presented in partnership with Densho.

Description It’s been nearly 75 years since 120,000 people of Japanese heritage were imprisoned as a result of racist wartime hysteria. It took decades for the U.S. Government to acknowledge their wrongdoing and Americans are still coming to terms with this black mark on our nation’s history. In this panel, three leading scholars of Japanese American history will discuss the circumstances that lead to incarceration and its bearing on current events, including racial profiling of American Muslims and the racialized politics on display in the current election cycle.

Panelists:

Karen M. Inouye is the author of “The Long Afterlife of Nikkei Wartime Incarceration” (Stanford University Press, October 2016). She is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Greg Robinson is professor of history at Université du Québec À Montréal. He is the author of “The Great Unknown: Japanese American Sketches” (University Press of Colorado, September 2016) as well as author and editor of several notable books on Japanese Americans, including “A Tragedy of Democracy,” which was awarded the history book prize of the Association for Asian American Studies; “After Camp,” winner of the Caroline Bancroft History Prize in Western US History, and “By Order of the President.”

Lon Kurashige is the author of “Two Faces of Exclusion: The Untold History of Anti-Asian Racism in the United States” (University of North Carolina Press, September 2016). He is associate professor of history at the University of Southern California.

The panel will be moderated by Brian Niiya, Densho Content Director, who edits the Densho Encyclopedia and is the author of the “Encyclopedia of Japanese American History.”

Densho’s mission is to preserve the testimonies of Japanese Americans who were unjustly incarcerated during World War II before their memories are extinguished. They offer these irreplaceable firsthand accounts, coupled with historical images and teacher resources, to explore principles of democracy and promote equal justice for all. Densho is a Japanese term meaning “to pass on to the next generation,” or to leave a legacy.

Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Parking is available in the Central Library garage for the weekend rate of $7.

This event is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsor Gary Kunis, and media sponsor The Seattle Times and presented in partnership with Densho. Books will be available for purchase from Elliott Bay Book Co. at the event.

Recorded for Podcast This event will be recorded for future podcast.

Contact Info *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian
Room Capacity Space is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.

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aids, hiv, politics, teens, veterans

Cured of HIV: A Community Q & A with Timothy Ray Brown & Gero Hütter Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Cured of HIV: A Community Q & A with Timothy Ray Brown & Gero Hütter Thursday, February 26, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m.

Event type Library Program
Where Central Library
Room Location Level 4 – Room 1 – Washington Mutual Foundation Meeting Room
Audience Adults
Language English
Summary Join us for a Q & A session with Timothy Ray Brown, the first person cured of HIV, and Gero Hütter, the doctor who cured him.
Description Seattle native Timothy Ray Brown (aka “The Berlin patient”) is the first person in the world cured of HIV. Brown and Gero Hütter, the doctor who cured him, will be in Seattle for a moderated question and answer session for you to meet and ask questions. Hütter, M.D., Ph.D. will share his experiments that led to this cure and Brown will share his inspiring personal story.

Recently profiled in the New Yorker article, “Can AIDS Be Cured?,” the research at the heart of Timothy Ray Brown’s remarkable recovery is all the more fascinating and relevant as scientists continue to seek out new therapies and approaches to curing or controlling HIV/ AIDS.

As a result of his experience, Brown launched in October 2014 The Cure for AIDS Coalition, a public benefit corporation whose sole mission is to find a cure for HIV.
Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.

This program is hosted in association with the defeat HIV Community Advisory Board, the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UW AIDS Clinical Trials Unit. For more on The Cure for AIDS Coalition, visit The Cure AIDS Report.
Recorded for Podcast This event will be recorded for future podcast.
Contact Info *Central Library 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian

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