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Events in this Neighborhood

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Annelise Orleck with Heidi Groover
The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages
Monday, April 23, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

In May of 2014, thousands of fast food workers in 230 cities across the globe went on strike, protesting for a living wage, workplace protections, and the right to unionize. Today that fight persists in the form of the #FightFor15 movement, whose efforts have resulted in cities around the nation (including Seattle, New York City, …

UW Science Engage, Ada's Technical Books, and Town Hall Seattle present
UW Science Now
Rachel Creighton, Maria Viitaniemi, & Brita Horlings
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30PM
Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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 …

Town Hall Seattle, BirdNote, Sasquatch Publishing, Seward Park Audubon Center, with media sponsor KNKX 88.5FM, present
BirdNote Live! Podcast
Thursday, April 26, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM. Enter on Seneca St.
$5.00

Birds are with us everywhere. They animate our stories, inform our art and music, and reveal startling truths about the world we share. Join BirdNote’s Michael Stein and Mary McCann with special guests Barbara Earl Thomas and Dr. J. Drew Lanham for BirdNote Live!, an evening of conversation by, for and about birds. BirdNote celebrates …

Barbara Ehrenreich
Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer
Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30PM
Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

  How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality is a vitally important philosophical challenge. Author and cellular immunologist Barbara Ehrenreich shares insight from her latest book Natural Causes: An Epidemic of Wellness, the Certainty of Dying, and Killing Ourselves to Live Longer, and tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better …

Town Hall Seattle and Seattle University present
Edward Tenner with Wier Harman
The Efficiency Paradox: What Big Data Can't Do
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30PM
Student Center 160 at Seattle University
701 SU Campus Walk
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

One of the great promises of the Internet and big data revolutions is the idea that we can improve the processes and routines of our work and personal lives to get more done in less time than we ever have before. Technology has enabled a widespread increase of efficiency-enhancing  algorithms, multitasking, a sharing economy, and …

In Residence—Telling the Stories of the Body Workshop
A Writing Workshop with Inside/Out Resident Jordan Alam
Friday, May 4, 2018, 7:00PM
Hillman City Collaboratory
5623 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

This workshop is for anyone who has ever felt a story in their bones or carried tension in their neck and wanted to finally find a way to translate it to the page. Join writer, doula, and Inside/Out Resident, Jordan Alam—along with poet Imani Sims and filmmaker Tani Ikeda—to learn more about how they build …

Nomi Prins
'How Central Bankers Rigged the World'
Monday, May 7, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

The 2008 financial crisis unleashed a chain reaction that turbo-boosted the influence of central bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Economic writer and journalist Nomi Prins joins us to illuminates machinations at the core of this rising tide of financial instability, drawing on observations from her latest book Collusion: How Central …

UW Science Engage, Ada's Technical Books, and Town Hall Seattle present
UW Science Now
Katie Reichard, Sam Entwistle, & Emilio Vilanova
Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:30PM
Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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 …

MIT Enterprise Forum, Town Hall Seattle, and Seattle University present
Human-Machine Interfaces & The Future of Interaction
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 6:30PM
Pigott Auditorium at Seattle University
SU Campus Walk (at Marion)
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 5:30PM. Networking from 5:30PM - 6:30PM
$10

As the Spring session of the MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest comes to a close, Town Hall invites you to join this panel and look forward into the future of human-machine interfaces. Consider the human and societal impacts of new machines and their interactions with humans. As our world becomes increasingly more technologically advanced …

Town Hall Seattle and Ignite Seattle present
Ignite Seattle
Enlighten us, but make it quick!
Thursday, May 17, 2018, 7:30PM
SIFF Cinema - Egyptian Theatre
805 E Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
($5.00 – $10.00)

Ignite Seattle is an evening of fast-paced talks on a wide range of interesting, inspiring, and challenging topics. After several wildly successful seasons at Town Hall, the popular series returns with its simple premise: Enlighten us, but make it quick. Presenters are asked: If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? What …

Michael Pollan
The Science of Psychedelics
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:30PM
Temple De Hirsch Sinai (Seattle)
1441 16th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Exclusively on sale to Town Hall members from 4/2 until 4/9. Not a member, join today! LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms) have shown significant promise as tools to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety. But, according to bestselling writer Michael Pollan, these remarkable substances are …

UW Science Engage, Ada's Technical Books, and Town Hall Seattle present
UW Science Now
Leah Isquith-Dicker, Hally Stone, & Itzue Caviedes Solis
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30PM
Ada's Technical Books
425 15th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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 …

Town Hall Seattle and Red May Seattle present
Alex Vitale and David Correia
Clarifying Cop-Speak, and Exploring the End of Policing
Neighborhood:
Thursday, May 24, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors at 6:30PM
$5

Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression among activists, journalists, and politicians. The conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. But authors Alex Vitale and David Correia assert that these approaches may not do us any good, individually or …

In Residence—Histories of the Central District and What We'll Build Next
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors open at 6:30PM
Free

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 …

Khaled Beydoun
'American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear'
Monday, June 4, 2018, 7:30PM
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98144
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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 …

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen
Aging With Pride and the Future of LGBTQ Health
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 7:30PM
The Summit on Pike
420 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98102
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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 Goldsen joins us to share important lessons …

Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott
Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 7:30PM
Pigott Building, 2nd Floor, Room 200
SU Campus Walk
Seattle, WA 98122
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

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) From 1968 to 1970, under the direction of civic visionary Jim …

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