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A “merry band” of professors, writers, lawyers, and others — formerly known as “The Beer and Culture Society,” eventually called Allied Arts — had a hand in shaping Seattle into the vibrant, artistic, civically-inclined city it is today. R.M. Campbell’s Stirring Up Seattle: Allied Arts in the Civic Landscape documents this transformation in the 1950s and subsequent decades, including Allied Arts’ efforts to preserve the things we love best about this city — Pike Place Market, funding for the arts, and a number of local cultural institutions. Campbell and Mary Coney — both original Allied Arts members — will appear in conversation with Town Hall founder David Brewster and Wes Uhlman, former Seattle mayor, to discuss the role of citizen activism in making Seattle what it is today.
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Presented by: Presented by Town Hall in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series.
Series supported by:
and the True-Brown Foundation.
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