Coinciding with an election year like no other, Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project is an exploration of the power of self-government, engaging visitors in experiences that encourage them to take action now to create the change they want to see. Shaped by the evolving story of democracy in our region, and drawing on MOHAI’s extensive collection of historic artifacts, images, and oral histories, Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project highlights how direct participation sustains, expands, and reimagines a government of, by, and for the people. The exhibit includes rare artifacts from Seattle’s history of democracy, personal stories of democracy in action, and interactive experiences that put the power of democracy directly in the hands of visitors.
Generous support provided by The Boeing Company, 4Culture, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Maureen Frisch, MOHAI Exhibits Fund, RealNetworks Foundation, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, and The Estate of Patricia Denny.
Special thanks to the following Stand Up Seattle community partners: Black Heritage Society of Washington State, Converge Media, and University of Washington Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest.
Stand Up Seattle: The Democracy Project opens Friday, November 27, 2020 and runs through Sunday, March 28, 2021, with a companion set of programs, panel discussions, workshops, and online features that explore the roots of democracy in our region and the state of democracy today.