The next Cultural Conversations in Bellevue will focus on “Using a treasured item to bring life to a cultural story.”
From 12:30-2 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Crossroads Community Center, the conversation will center around moving toward the winter season, which is often spent with family and friends recalling stories that are foundational to history, traditions and memories shared with loved ones.
At December’s Cultural Conversations, the group will ask members to be the storyteller and in small table conversation and share a treasured item that invokes a deeper cultural story. This idea was inspired by Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s book presentation and exhibit a few years ago at the Bellevue Arts Museum, “Read My Pins: Stories from a diplomat’s jewel box.” For example, one woman’s sharing will be about her West Indian bangles from Barbados; how she acquired them, how they relate to her childhood and the deeper tie to African culture. Your treasure, however, does not have to be a piece of jewelry, so begin thinking creatively about your item.
Join for tea, savory treats and conversation and be inspired to connect with others in your community. Women of all ages, faiths and cultures are welcome to attend.
To fully participate in the sharing, attendees are encouraged to make arrangements for childcare. RSVP to Carol Ross at email@example.com or 425-452-7917.
The Crossroads Community Center is located 16000 NE 10th St., Bellevue.