‘In Search of Identity’ at BIMA auditorium

‘In Search of Identity’ at BIMA auditorium

Karen Vargas, panelist at the recent Bainbridge Island Historical Museum “Handbills of Hate” event, will deliver a presentation about her personal quest to find identity, ancestry and origins, highlighting her recent trip to the Republic of Ghana, at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in the Frank Buxton Auditorium.

Vargas attended the “400 Year Return,” an international commemoration of the 400 years since the first enslaved Africans arrived in Jamestown, Virginia.

She has traveled the world researching and learning about personal identity, painstakingly unearthing threads of her own genealogy, and the ancestry and migrations of enslaved Africans in the United States.

“People all over the world are searching for who they are, seeking that greater understanding of who they are and their heritage,” she said. “I know where I have been, but I do not know where I am from.”

Vargas will be joined in conversation by Zac Davis and Mary Flowers from Seattle.

Admission is free, though reservations are recommended. Visit www.biartmuseum.org to learn more and save a spot.

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