Monday, March 4, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Gavin Newsom with Toby Crittenden: Take the Town Square Digital & Reinvent Government

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

Civics, Media Library

Listen Here: 

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

GavinNewsomAs social networking and smartphones have changed the way we communicate with one another, so have they changed our relationship with government: In a world where people can do anything at the touch of a button, government just cannot keep functioning in a 20th-century mindset. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, co-author of Citizenville, explains how ordinary citizens can use new digital tools to dissolve political gridlock and transform American democracy: By opening vast troves of government data and letting people create apps to use them wisely, he says, we could harness the popularity of online gamesthink a kind of “Angry Birds for Democracy.” Newsom is joined onstage in conversation by Toby Crittenden, Executive Director of the Washington Bus. Presented as part of the Town Hall Civic series, with Elliott Bay Book Company. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True/Brown Foundation.

LEARN MORE:
http://bit.ly/THNewsom

This entry was posted in Civics, Media Library and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

One Trackback

  1. [...] While meaningful engagement through technology is an important priority for us digital inclusion advocates, I’m grateful that meaningful non-technological, face-to-face forums still exist. On March 4, Seattle’s Town Hall hosted a talk with California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom about his new book, Citizenville. (Not surprisingly, I learned about this event online and, not surprisingly, you can listen to the recorded $5 event for free here.) [...]

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

Connect with Facebook

*
*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

  • Other Civics, Media Library Events

    Rick Perlstein: Belief in America, From Nixon to Reagan

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

    Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

    Paul Roberts: Anchoring American Impulses

    Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

    Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

    Health Matters: Education’s Role in Public Health

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

    Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.

  • member button-02

  • email-tile

  • Calendar

  • Town Hall News

    • Summer Break

      We’re taking a little summer break so there aren’t many events happening right now. We are furiously adding events to our Fall schedule though!

      Sign up for our weekly eNews to get all the Town Hall updates delivered right to your inbox!

    • Join Our Team!

      We’re hiring! Town Hall is seeking part-time, seasonal staff to provide production support and customer service at our events. Apply today to join our team!

    • Staff Spotlight: Stesha Brandon, Program Director

      When asked about her position as Town Hall’s Program Director, Stesha Brandon says, “We want to give them [the community] the megaphone.”