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Sunday, June 24, 2018, 12:00PM
The Common Acre & Town Hall Seattle present
Building Pollinator Habitat: A Town Green Service Project

Get your hands dirty with The Common Acre and Town Hall! We learned about the importance of saving pollinators during the Pollinator Week Symposium, and now we have the opportunity to help restore urban space as pollinator habitat. Join us at The Greenline for a fun day of community work maintaining native edible plants, mulching, …

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:30PM
Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:30PM
Michael Bennett with Jesse Hagopian (6/19)
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end—as well as a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change-maker. He’s also been called one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, a trait that shines as he joins us to share excerpts from his …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 7:00PM
The Common Acre and Town Hall Seattle present
Seattle Pollinator Week Symposium with the Common Acre

Wild bees and other pollinators contribute to billions of dollars a year in global pollination services. However, relatively little is known about these precious pollinators in the Puget Sound Region. Join regional experts as they outline some of the habitat and floral resource management techniques that can be used to conserve wild bee pollinators in …

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Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:30PM
Sandbox Radio, Seattle Public Theater, and Town Hall Seattle present
Silvery Moon
An episode dedicated to our dear departed colleague Peggy Platt

Sandbox Radio, Seattle Public Theater, and Town Hall Seattle welcome you back to a locally grown live show. Sandbox shows combine phenomenal music, sound effects, engaging storytelling, talented performers, and a beloved (and sparkly!) host—all recorded for broadcast in front of you: their studio audience. This episode - SILVERY MOON - celebrates all things June, …

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Monday, June 18, 2018, 7:30PM
Michael Bennett with Art Thiel (6/18)
Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

  Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end—as well as a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change-maker. He’s also been called one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, a trait that shines as he joins us to share excerpts from his …

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Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:30PM
Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

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Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30PM
Town Hall Seattle and The Cloud Room present
In Residence—Video Poetry Pop-up at Chophouse Row

No registration is required for this event. The 20-minute video will loop from 7:30PM to 9PM. Please note this event takes place outdoors. What does it mean to create poetry together? Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Shin Yu Pai joins us, along with Michael Barakat, for a screening of Shin Yu’s community-sourced poem—projected onto a wall at Chophouse …

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Thursday, June 14, 2018, 7:30PM
Katherine Reynolds Lewis with Patranya Bhoolsuwan
The Good News About Bad Behavior

Why don't our kids do what we want them to do? In our modern highly-connected age it sometimes seems as though children have less self-control than ever. To offer us some behavioral insight, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis joins us with revelations from her book The Good News About Bad Behavior. She meets …

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:30PM
Angela Garbes with Lindy West
A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy

  Like most first-time mothers, food and culture writer Angela Garbes was filled with questions when she first became pregnant. And like many mothers, she sought satisfactory answers to the scientific mysteries and cultural myths that surround motherhood. Now she joins us with a compilation of the wisdom from her book Like a Mother: A Feminist …

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 7:30PM
Town Hall Seattle and NARAL Pro-Choice Washington present
Leni Zumas and Tiffany Hankins with Megan Burbank
Red Clocks and Reproductive Rights

Novelist Leni Zumas imagines a dystopian future that places severe restrictions on women’s reproductive rights. She takes us on a deep dive into these issues through the lens of speculative fiction with selections from her new book Red Clocks. She’s joined onstage by Tiffany Hankins, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, along with moderator and …

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Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:30PM
Town Hall Seattle and PATH present
Richard Prum
How Darwin’s Theory of Mate Choice Shaped the Evolution of Beauty

Deep in tropical jungles around the world are birds with a dizzying array of appearances and mating displays: Club-winged Manakins who sing with their wings, Great Argus Pheasants who dazzle prospective mates with a four-foot-wide cone of feathers covered in golden 3D spheres, Red-capped Manakins who moonwalk. In his thirty years of fieldwork, Yale University …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018, 2:00PM
Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association present
Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott

This event is part of a series of community conversations hosted by Shaun Scott centering on ideas and possibilities put forward by Forward Thrust in the late 1960's. Series Schedule: May 21: Rainier Arts Center June 10: Phinney Center June 15: University Lutheran Church June 20: Pigott Building (Seattle University) What would Seattle look like today if we had voted for …

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Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:30PM
In-Residence Showcase
A Celebration and Retrospective with Town Hall Seattle's 2018 Inside/Out Residents

CART Captioning (real-time translation) will be available at this event. Photographic walking tours to writing workshops, “disruptive” art to small groups talking through modern masculinity—our 2018 Inside/Out Neighborhood Residents created some of the most interactive programs in Town Hall’s history. Now, Town Hall invites you to take part in their capstone evening as they reflect on their …

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:30PM
Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Aging With Pride and the Future of LGBTQ Health

Despite the adversity of their lives (or perhaps because of it) LGBTQ elders display remarkable resilience and resistance—yet many remain at high risk of health problems and socioeconomic disparity. To share insight on this phenomenon and explore ways we can support our LGBTQ elders, University of Washington’s Professor Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen joins us to share important lessons …

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:30PM
Jason Colby
How We Came to Know and Love the Orca—the Ocean's Greatest Predator

Since the release of the documentary Blackfish in 2013, millions around the world have focused on the plight of the orca, the most profitable and controversial display animal in history. Yet until now, no historical account has explained how we came to care about killer whales in the first place. In celebration of Orca Awareness …

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Monday, June 4, 2018, 7:30PM
Khaled Beydoun
'American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear'

The term “Islamophobia” may be fairly new, but irrational fear and hatred of Islam and Muslims is anything but. Lending us perspective through his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun joins us to discuss the ways in which law, policy, and official state rhetoric have fueled the frightening …

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:30PM
In Residence—Histories of the Central District and What We'll Build Next

In this 2-hour event curated by Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident Erik Molano, we hear from storytellers exploring the history of the Central District’s Black, Asian, and Jewish communities, followed by a panel discussion on the future of the neighborhood. The evening closes with back-to-back hip-hop performances by CarLarans and Draze. Seattle’s Central District has undergone changes of …

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 7:30PM
Town Hall Seattle and Phinney Neighborhood Association present
In Residence—Art & Activism
A Conversation With Artists Kaia Sand, Rex Hohlbein, and Susan Robb

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. Estimates have placed the number of individuals experiencing homelessness in Seattle at well over 8,000, with nearly half of those people living unsheltered in streets or parks. The city of Seattle spent roughly $50 million on emergency shelters, food and hygiene services, eviction prevention measures, and …

Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30PM
UW Science Engage, Ada's Technical Books, and Town Hall Seattle present
UW Science Now
Leah Isquith-Dicker, Hally Stone, & Itzue Caviedes Solis

UW Science Now is an annual tradition where Town Hall teams with UW Science Engage to bring local graduate students to the stage to present their latest cutting-edge research. This year we’re thrilled to partner with Ada’s Technical Books to feature these illuminating talks in a casual setting where audiences can enjoy a drink and …

 

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