Civics Series

We welcome politicians, media personalities, and thought leaders to
help us maintain civic engagement in our daily lives.

The Black Student Union of Seattle Central College and Town Hall Seattle present
Kimberly Foster
Don't Wait to Create Change
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7:00PM
Erickson Theatre
1524 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98102

FREE. No registration required. When is too early to start creating change? Kimberly Foster, named a 2016 Forbes' "30 Under 30”, began For Harriet while still an undergraduate studying African American Studies at Harvard. Today, this groundbreaking digital community for Black women reaches over 2 million visitors a month and is a leading voice for Black …

Town Hall Seattle and Fred Wildlife Refuge present
Dapper AF
Queers in Conversation about Style and Identity
Friday, February 23, 2018, 7:30PM
Fred Wildlife Refuge
128 Belmont Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM

This event is sold out. There will be a standby line at the door and the event will be livestreamed on our YouTube channel. Tickets are still available for the HER Seattle after party. Read more about the event here. If the future is fluid, do lesbians still need to get coming out haircuts? Does the color of …

Real Change and Town Hall Seattle Present
12th Annual Urban Poverty Forum
A Panel on Police Interactions in Communities of Color
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1:00PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors at 12:30PM

The Urban Poverty Forum is an annual educational event that brings speakers together around a common theme: to open a dialogue about the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty. Unite with a diverse and caring community including faith-based organizations, non-profits, and concerned citizens in addressing problems faced by the poorest among us. Join community leaders in …

Robert Reich
The Common Good
Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM

This event has sold out. There will be a standby line at the door. Read more about standby here. Travel, parking, and ADA info. Societies and nations undergo virtuous cycles that reinforce and build the common good, as well as vicious cycles that undermine it. In his new book The Common Good, acclaimed author Robert Reich contends …

Amy Chua with Bill Radke
Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM

Humans are tribal; we need to belong to groups. But according to international law professor Amy Chua in her book Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, Americans are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics—and that blind spot has continually undermined American foreign policy. Chua takes our stage to outline …

Classrooms in Color: An #EducationSoWhite Workshop
with TED-Ed Innovators Kristin Leong and Marcos Silva
Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 7:00PM
Antioch University, Classroom 226
2400 3rd Ave
Seattle 98101
Doors at 6:30PM

For educators everywhere; middle school, high school, and college students; and anyone who believes that LGBTQ teachers and students deserve inclusion not just tolerance—Town Hall and ROLL CALL present a workshop on connecting across cultures in classrooms, in preparation for our #EducationSoWhite event. Join TED-Ed Innovative Educators and #EducationSoWhite panelists Kristin Leong and Marcos Silva …

Town Hall Seattle, Seattle University, and The Seattle Times present
#EducationSoWhite 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:30PM
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
SU Campus Walk (at Marion)
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM

#EducationSoWhite 2018 will be an exciting encore to last year's popular and provocative program! This year’s panel of dynamic education leaders will examine the impact of the culture gaps in our schools separating students and teachers. Topics that will be fueling this event include: the fact that 90% of teachers in Washington State are white …

Town Hall Seattle, Plymouth Church United Church of Christ, and Southwest Youth and Family Services present
It Takes a Village
Lessons from Teen Parents on Resilience and Community
Neighborhood:Downtown & Around
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 6:00PM
Plymouth Church Seattle
1217 6th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
Doors open at 5:30PM

In a celebration of family, resourcefulness, and the resilience of the human spirit, Town Hall is thrilled to partner with Southwest Youth and Family Service and Plymouth Church United Church of Christ for a panel of success stories of teen parents. We’ll hear from a panel with one SWYFS social worker and two young women …

Morgan Simon
Making Good Money by Investing in Social Change
Neighborhood:Downtown & Around
Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:30PM
Impact Hub
220 2nd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
Doors at 6:30PM

Impact investment—the support of social and environmental projects with a financial return—has become a hot topic on the global stage. So much so, says investment professional Morgan Simon, that it has become poised to eclipse traditional aid by ten times in the next decade. But the field is at a tipping point, and Simon joins …

Town Hall Seattle and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods present
In Residence—Evolving Masculinity: A #MeToo Era Conversation and Workshop
with Galen Erickson and Jordan Giarratano
Friday, March 23, 2018, 7:00PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:00PM

The #MeToo movement is illuminating many ways in which men cause harm, consciously or otherwise, by not having a clear understanding and respect of boundaries and consent. Since the rise of #MeToo, many have grown to connect the phrase “be a man” with emotional repression and disconnection—and view the traditional culture and expressions of masculinity …

Town Hall Seattle, BECU, and Seattle University present
King-Snohomish County Regional Spelling Bee
Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1:00PM
Campion Ballroom at Seattle University
914 E. Jefferson St
seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 12:15PM

FREE. No registration required. Want to watch 90 middle-schoolers knock out words like zwieback, alluvium, thalweg, and peccadillo? So do we! The regional spelling bee brings together students from schools across King and Snohomish Counties who have already proven themselves to be fantastic spellers. This year’s bee will be moderated by Seattle Radio Theatre founder and …

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