The Princess Theatre’s new Community Conversations series kicks off April 10 with a session called, “Fandango and the Deliberate Community.”
The session, presented by writer and musician Yesenia Hunter, will explore — through the lens of the traditional fandango dance — how dance can build community and connections. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the program starts at 7 p.m.
It’s free and open to all ages.
The conversation series is in collaboration with Humanities Washington, a nonprofit aimed at promoting the humanities.
“We hope to engage the public’s interest, and spark conversation among friends and neighbors on a variety of topics,” said Shara Forrister, Princess Theatre’s manager.
The second conversation is May 8. Dennis Dauble, a fisheries biologist, author and Washington State University professor, will discuss the history of Northwest dam construction and the risks and rewards of dam removal in presentation called, “Half Empty or Half Full? A Balanced Rationale About Dam Removal.”
The final conversation of the spring series is June 12 on “Family Diversity: Past, Present and Future.” Teresa Ciabattari, a sociology professor at Pacific Lutheran University is the presenter.
A grant from Humanities Washington is helping cover the cost of the series, and several Prosser businesses also are pitching in.
A full Community Conversations series is planned to roll out starting in September.
The Princess Theatre is at 1228 Meade Ave.