Town Hall Seattle staff, members, and board are deeply shaken and disturbed by the events that took place so close to our offices on May 30th. The other shooting the same day, previous incidents in May, and earlier in the year have caused us great concern. Like all of Seattle, we are trying to process the situation and wonder what we as a community can do to address it. As an institution whose purpose is to create a safe place for the expression of ideas, and which has hosted community conversations on topics including education, Occupy Seattle, artist space, the environment, and more, we can think of no more appropriate response than to gather as a community for a constructive conversation about these events which affect us all. A group of city leaders and citizens–including Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz, Councilmember Bruce Harrell, Mariko Lockhart (Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative), Rahwa Habte (OneAmerica), Bill Hobson (DESC), and Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat–will discuss issues of public safety, gun safety, mental illness, gangs, and how a community not only stays safe, but heals itself after such tragedies. Presented by Town Hall Seattle.
Other Civic, Media Library, Special Programming Events
Seattle Human Rights Day
A Celebration Honoring the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s 50th Anniversary
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 7:30 – 8:40pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5, suggested donation.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Great Hall; enter on Eighth Avenue. $5.