Let’s Talk

Lifetime Learning Center’s “Let’s Talk” events feature lunchtime speakers from our community on subjects of interest to you. No registration necessary — just drop in and learn about the topic of the day. Open to the public


Kay Rodriquez

Behind the Scenes at Totally Seattle Tours

Kay Rodriguez


April 16, 2018


Youth Room

Upon retiring from her administrative post at the University of Washington, Kay Rodriguez, a new LLC participant, started Totally Seattle Tours. She’ll discuss her adventures giving private tours of our fair city and surrounds for guests from all over the world. In the process she’ll make some observations about today’s Seattle scene.

Beauty and the Beast Invite
Marx and Jung

Hamida Bosmaijan


April 23, 2018


Youth Room

The Beauty and the Beast 
story that inspires us today is not a “folktale,” but a carefully constructed artistic tale by an 18th century French governess, Madame LePrince de Beaumont, who wrote it for the “delight and instruction” of her young charges. Madame was familiar with the classics and we can suspect that she was influenced by the famous Roman tale of “Eros and Psyche” (ca. 2nd century)The story is both a socially-specific and an archetypal story.  Be our reading glasses through the lens of Karl Marx or C.G. Jung and find out why we can’t let go of this tale.
Hamida Bosmajian is Professor Emerita at Seattle University. Her scholarly work has been primarily in adult and children’s literature in the shadow of
Nazism and the Holocaust.

How My Mexican Ancestors Immigrated to

the U.S. and How I Grew Up Mexican American

Carlos author foto by Carla

 Carlos Gil

April 30, 2018
Youth Room

Carlos B. Gil, author of We Became Mexican American: How Our Immigrant Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream, shares the migratory experience of his forefathers, his growing up in America (southern California), and his becoming Mexican-American.  Carlos is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington.