Saturday, April 20 | 4 – 8 pm

PASEFIKA: Unity, Community & Art

Programs & Events

PASEFIKA: Celebrating Unity, Community & the Arts

Commemorate the 19th Annual Pacific Islander heritage month in Washington State. Participate in an elders welcome & blessing and a sacred tuba ceremony. Listen to Pacific Islander music & spoken word artist including Cece T, Disek One, Sabyu, Ilah Dizon, and Winehouse Band. Taste light refreshments & traditional foods from the Pacific Islander community. Organize with local PI youth & community efforts including NAPA, UWT, PISC, PIONEER, and TRIO SSS. Free and open to the public.

Staff Chat: Sun Kim, Sanitation

Come chat with a Gates Foundation employee in the Discovery Center. Each week our featured staffer will share stories, experiences, and updates from their field of work. No RSVP required.

STEM Global Teacher Workshop

Join fellow middle and high school educators for the Washington Global Health Alliance’s STEM Global Teacher Workshop. This interactive and engaging session is designed to give STEM teachers free activities and curriculum resources to integrate global health into their classrooms. What you'll do as a participant:
  • Participate in hands-on science and engineering activities aligned with Next
  • Generation Science Standards
  • Earn seven Washington State STEM clock hours
  • Learn about career paths from global health professionals
  • Take home global health curriculum and resources to engage your students
  • Boost your knowledge of Washington’s global health community and opportunities
  • Tour the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Audience: Middle and high school teachers. Cost:  $25 includes validated parking, light breakfast, lunch, snacks and wine & cheese reception. Contact Tina Vlasaty, with questions.

Africa@work: Stories of Progress & Impact

Commemorate “Africa Day”, the day the continent celebrates unity and progress. Listen to stories of change and progress in Africa from our community and Gates Foundation staff. Taste foods from across the continent from local African chefs. Dance to Afro-beat music. This event is free and open to the public      

Educator Social: Explore Limitless Opportunities

Join AVID and the Gates Foundation Discovery Center in celebrating students and educators in Seattle, Washington. This event brings together people interested in education as well as workforce readiness in the state of Washington and globally. Encounter powerful stories on display and learn how individuals and partnerships are working together to develop innovative solutions in education. Learn more and register for this free event today!

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Planning a visit? We offer free group tours and a drop-in public tour at 2 pm every day we are open.

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