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caption: KUOW's fourth cohort of Curiosity Club gathered virtually on November19, 2020 to talk about Black joy, #MeToo, and the 2020 election. 

From top left to right: Todd Myers, Jini Palmer, Uly Rivera, Hee Yon Sohng, KUOW editor Liz Jones, KUOW producer Kristin Leong, Jerome Hunter, Mellina White, Don Sheu, Ishea Brown, KUOW editor Isolde Raftery, Marrene Franich,

To learn more, go to KUOW.org/CuriosityClub.
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KUOW's fourth cohort of Curiosity Club gathered virtually on November19, 2020 to talk about Black joy, #MeToo, and the 2020 election. From top left to right: Todd Myers, Jini Palmer, Uly Rivera, Hee Yon Sohng, KUOW editor Liz Jones, KUOW producer Kristin Leong, Jerome Hunter, Mellina White, Don Sheu, Ishea Brown, KUOW editor Isolde Raftery, Marrene Franich, To learn more, go to KUOW.org/CuriosityClub.
Credit: KUOW PHOTO/KRISTIN LEONG

Film: Curiosity Club Turns Strangers into a Community Following a Fraught Election

KUOW brings together ten strangers for a virtual dinner party to talk about pandemic roller skating, the #MeToo movement, and Seattle's changing political landscape.

In this 6 minute film, meet Curiosity Club’s 4th cohort, which gathered over Zoom on November 19, 2020, shortly after the 2020 presidential election.

Curiosity Club is KUOW’s nerdy supper club rooted in one simple question: Can compelling storytelling and a shared meal transform a group of strangers into a community?

So far, we’re seeing exciting evidence that the answer to that question is yes.

The inquisitive cohort, along with Curiosity Club producer and facilitator Kristin Leong, and KUOW editors Isolde Raftery and Liz Jones, discussed pandemic roller skating, Black joy, the #MeToo movement, and Seattle’s evolving political preferences.

To learn more about Curiosity Club and to find stories from our nerdy supper club experiment, visit KUOW.org/CuriosityClub.

To find answers to FAQ about Curiosity Club, go here.

To learn more about the community members who are Curiosity Club’s 4th cohort, go here.

To be the first to know when the application cycle opens for the next cohort of Curiosity Club, follow our Community Engagement team on Twitter @KUOWengage, and sign up for our monthly KUOW Conversations newsletter here.

This film was produced by Let It Ripple studio.

KUOW is committed to ongoing feedback and conversation with our community and we invite your participation. If you are willing to share your thoughts or have ideas for a conversation KUOW could pursue regarding this project (or any other) you can email us at engage@kuow.org, leave a voicemail at 206-221-1926, or text the word “feedback” to 206-926-9955 to leave a text response.

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