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Town Hall Seattle: Civics Series

Town Hall’s Civics series highlights everything from local policies to world politics. These events offer perspectives on a range of topics as diverse as Seattle itself—a bustling forum for activism, discovery, and thought-provoking discussion.

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Oct 14, 2019

The concept of single payer healthcare is not complicated: tax funding pays for all care for all people. The idea is simple in theory, so what’s stopping us from implementing single payer healthcare in our nation? Writer and healthcare data scientist Timothy Faust arrived at Town Hall to explain the idea of single...

Oct 10, 2019

For more than twenty years, Naomi Klein has been the foremost chronicler of the economic war waged on both people and planet—and an unapologetic champion of a sweeping environmental agenda with justice at its center. Klein joined us at Town Hall with insight from On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, a...

Oct 8, 2019

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for thirty-seven days. The Feminist Five became international symbols, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. Journalist...

Oct 3, 2019

Samantha Power is widely considered the moral voice of her generation. A relentless advocate for promoting human rights, she has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.” Power took Town Hall’s stage with insight from her memoir The Education of an...

Oct 1, 2019

The history of America as a country goes beyond that of a land “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World.” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz joined us at Town Hall to reveal the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national...