Civics

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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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Shadi Hamid: Illiberal Islamist Politics

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

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Since 2011’s Arab Spring, Islamist groups have been steadily gaining authority in what Hamid calls the “new Middle East.” Temptations of Power is a look at how these groups came to power, the effect they’re having on the people, and what their future might hold.

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Thursday, May 1, 2014, 9:00 – 9:30pm

Roundtable with Ellis Goldberg: Egypt After the Arab Spring

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

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Following Hamid’s 7:30 pm event, share your thoughts and learn more about the Middle East after the Arab Spring. Goldberg is Chair of the Middle East Center at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:30 – 8:45pm

Paul Taylor: The Millennials’ Economic Burden

Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.

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With 10,000 Baby Boomers retiring daily, the potential for medicare and social security costs to rest on the shoulders of the Millennials is at an all-time high. Pew Research Center’s Taylor says in the coming “generational showdown,” an economic and social truce must be achieved.

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Friday, May 9, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

‘Control: A Living Newspaper’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

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Gun violence in the Puget Sound is a critical public health issue. Control: A Living Newspaper, adapted and directed by Greg Carter, is a dramatic examination of the stories and opinions shaping the American gun violence debate.

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Saturday, May 10, 2014, 7:30 – 9:30pm

‘Control: A Living Newspaper’

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $10-$15.

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Gun violence in the Puget Sound is a critical public health issue. Control: A Living Newspaper, adapted and directed by Greg Carter, is a dramatic examination of the stories and opinions shaping the American gun violence debate.

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