The Search for My Tacoma


The title for this course is taken from This Is My Country Too by novelist and journalist John A. Williams, who in 1963 set out across the country to document "the search for my America." In 2000, novelist Randall Kenan set out on a similar cross-country mission published in his book, Walking On Water: Black American Lives at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century.

In this course, we will discuss Kenan's chapter on Seattle and a documentary created by the Tacoma Civil Rights Project. We will then find some aspect of Tacoma or Seattle that we want to document, and begin crafting those narratives to share by the end of the course. 

Class fee $60, plus $10 registration

Instructor: Renee Simms

This class is now full and is no longer accepting new registrations.

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University of Puget Sound Community Music Department
Virtual online
18 - &up Simms 7/6 - 7/13 Mo We Fr 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM $60.00 View