Civics

Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 – 7:15pm

**SOLD OUT**Jake Rosenfeld
‘What Unions No Longer Do’

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

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Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. A limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. Today’s lack of unions has impacted equality, fair working conditions, and wages in the workplace. UW professor Rosenfeld’s new book is an insightful account of just how much their decline negatively impacts workers nationwide.

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Monday, April 21, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

**SOLD OUT**Hedrick Smith
Reclaiming the American Dream

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

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Advance tickets for this event have been sold out. A limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15 pm. Pulitzer Prize-winner Smith looks at current political and economic trends unfolding across the country, defining when and how the “American Dream” fell apart. By learning from the past, Americans can create much-needed reforms for future success.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Jacques White
Sustaining Salmon in an Urban Environment

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

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In the spirit of Earth Day, this presentation will explore the constantly changing relationship between Pacific salmon, humans, and our shared ecosystems. Join White for an exploration of salmon stewardship and a discussion of the future for both the salmon and people of the Pacific Northwest amidst a rapidly urbanizing environment.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 – 7:15pm

Katie Davis
‘The App Generation’

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

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Today’s youth seem inseparable from the fast-changing technologies that define our times. UW professor Davis has investigated how this connectivity has, for better or worse, had a tangible impact on adolescents and created The App Generation.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Nomi Prins
Wall Street in the White House

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

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Prins offers an investigative look at the political and economic web spun between Wall Street and the White House. From the Federal Reserve to international policies, she reveals the devastating consequences of “keeping it in the family.”

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Monday, April 28, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Annette Lu
A Feminist’s Fight for Taiwan

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

Annette Lu
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Lu’s powerful memoir traces Taiwan’s political history, her imprisonment in the 1980s, and her eventual election as Vice President in 2000. Her fight for gender equality, human rights, and political reform were key factors in achieving Taiwanese independence.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Seattle Speaks
Wade into the Waterfront

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free, but registration required.

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A vision to transform Seattle’s waterfront into a major public promenade of rehabilitated piers, parks, and plazas is taking shape. Join Seattle CityClub, Seattle Channel, and Town Hall for a conversation about the proposed project, costs, and how it will affect the city center.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Doug Fine
The Agricultural Hemp Revolution

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

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Smoking marijuana might be legal, but agricultural hemp remains controversial. Fine’s Hemp Bound explores the many practical uses of hemp today. This miracle crop is capable of restoring soil nutrients, creating sustainable fuel options, and most importantly, giving a giant boost to our economy.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 9:00 – 9:30pm

Roundtable with Joy Beckerman Maher
Washington’s Hemp Industry

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. Free.

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House Bill 1888 is going through the Washington State Senate and if approved, would legalize industrial hemp production. Following Doug Fine’s 7:30 pm talk, join a roundtable with Hemp Ace’s Beckerman.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Thom Hartmann: Reversing America’s Financial Crash

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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A declining middle class and rise of the wealthy have contributed to the country’s financial problems and according to Hartmann, the worst is yet to come. The Crash of 2016 offers his advice based on historical trends — the way forward lies in economic and political reform.

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