University District/Ravenna

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Events in this Neighborhood

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Richard Powers
The Overstory: A Novel
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

An Air Force loadmaster in the Vietnam War is shot out of the sky, then saved by falling into a banyan. An artist inherits a hundred years of photographic portraits, all of the same doomed American chestnut. A hearing- and speech-impaired scientist discovers that trees are communicating with one another. These characters and their struggles …

Sally Kohn and Jessyn Farrell
The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

The escalation of incivility and hate takes many forms today—from divisive political speech to hate crimes to online trolling. With insight from her book The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity, Kohn takes our stage with an investigation of the evolutionary and cultural roots of hate, and how simple incivility can …

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
How We Get Free: Black Politics and the White Power Presidency
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:30PM
University Temple Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

"If Black women were free, it would mean that everyone else would have to be free." —Combahee River Collective Statement Writer and activist Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor was one of our most-anticipated speakers of last season—unfortunately she had to cancel her event with Town Hall, along with others. We’re thrilled to bring her back to the stage this …

Michael K. Honey with La TaSha Levy
To the Promised Land: Fulfilling MLK's Legacy
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Fifty years ago, a single bullet robbed us of one of the world’s most eloquent voices for human rights and justice—Martin Luther King Jr. Humanities professor Michael K. Honey convenes us for a modern application of King’s advocacy for racial harmony with insight from his book To the Promised Land. He’s joined in conversation with …

James and Deborah Fallows with Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
Monday, May 14, 2018, 7:30PM
University Temple Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-engine prop airplane—visiting smaller and medium-sized cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs. To share their hopeful view of the country between its coasts, the Fallows take our stage in conversation with Washington Post …

Yanis Varoufakis
Talking to My Daughter About the Economy
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 7:30PM
University Temple Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Exclusively on sale to Town Hall members from 4/2 until 4/9. Not a member, join today! How should parents talk to their children about the economy: how it operates, where it came from, how it benefits some while impoverishing others? Former Finance Minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and …

Dambisa Moyo
Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth, and How to Fix It
Neighborhood:U-District/Ravenna
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Around the world, populations angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established governments and turned to political extremes. Now, according to economist Dambisa Moyo, liberal democracy threatens to lose its vanguard place as a leading engine for growth and prosperity. With wisdom from her book Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing …

Town Hall Seattle and University Prep present
In Residence—Reframe: Five Photographers on the Power of the Everyday
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30PM
University Prep
8000 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Doors at 6:30PM
Free

 Real-Time Captioning (via CART) will be available at this event. The photographic Everyday Africa project has inspired photojournalists all over the world to follow the Everyday model to fuel conversation and connections between seemingly disparate groups of people. Now Peter DiCampo—co-founder of Everyday Africa and Town Hall’s Inside/Out Resident representing the University District and Ravenna neighborhoods—convenes …

In Residence—#EverydaySeattle Photowalk and Workshop
NeighborhoodUniversity/Ravenna
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 3:00PM
University Temple Church
1415 NE 43rd St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 2:30PM
Free

The movement of Everyday photography projects (@EverydayAfrica, @EverydayBronx, @EverydayAmericanMuslim, and others) has created a worldwide conversation surrounding the role of photography in activism and social conversation. Now Everyday Africa co-founder Peter DiCampo—Town Hall’s Inside/Out Neighborhood Resident for the University District and Ravenna—brings together four other founders of Everyday projects to bring Seattle into the fold …

Town Hall Seattle and University Prep present
Simon Winchester
The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
Buy the Book:The Perfectionists
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30PM
University Prep
8000 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Acclaimed author Simon Winchester joins us to discuss this complex quandary with insight from his newest book The Perfectionists: How …

Jason Colby
How We Came to Know and Love the Orca—the Ocean's Greatest Predator
Neighborhood:University/Ravenna
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
Doors at 6:30PM
$5.00

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. Drawing on interviews, official records, …

Looking Back at Forward Thrust
A Community Conversation hosted by Shaun Scott
Neighborhood:U-District/ Ravenna
Friday, June 15, 2018, 7:30PM
University Lutheran Church
1604 NE 50th St
Seattle, WA 98105
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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