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Search for Meaning Festival


Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Sunday, February 25, 2018

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Search for Meaning is Seattle University’s annual community festival dedicated to topics surrounding the human quest for meaning, and the characteristics of an ethical and well-lived life. Hosted on the university’s campus, Search for Meaning draws over 50 nationally and internationally acclaimed authors and artists for an interactive, introspective experience.

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The Festival Features:

  • Author presentations on topics including social justice, cross-cultural, racial and interreligious dialogue, history, poetry and spirituality
  • Keynote presentations by:
    • The Rev. Dr. Barbara Brown Taylor | Redeeming Darkness: A Spirituality for the Night Times
    • Ruth Ozeki | A Tale for the Time Being
    • The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and Taylor Branch | Dismantling American Racism: Past & Present
  • Pop-up book shop featuring author book signings
  • Art exhibit highlighting works of artists who participate in the ACRS Behavioral Health Art Therapy program
  • Theatre performance, The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux directed by Jane Nichols. Search for Meaning ticket holders receive a discounted rate;
  • Mobile Mavens food trucks and Bon Appétit campus cafes
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