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Town Hall Seattle: Civics Series

The Civics series at Town Hall shines a light on the shifting issues, movements, and policies, that affect our society, both locally and globally. These events pose questions and ideas, big and small, that have the power to inform and impact our lives. Whether it be constitutional research from a scholar, a new take on history, or the birth of a movement, it's all about educating and empowering.

Checkout our new bi-weekly podcast "In the Moment"

Highlighting big ideas from both recent and soon-to-come events. A rolling Town Hall timeline, with you at the center. Every two weeks, hosts Steve Scher and Jini Palmer rewind through the recent past and fast-forward to the near future, catching you up on events you may have missed and offering a glimpse into the weeks ahead.

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Town Hall is a gathering place where ideas are planted and movements grow. It’s where we come together as a community to listen and be heard—to ask and answer the big questions facing our city and our world. Annually, we present hundreds of artists and scholars, and collaborate with more than 150 grassroots groups in our self-produced programs. Rooted in the belief that we all deserve a voice, our programming reflects—and inspires—our region's best impulses: creativity, empathy, and innovation. With our podcast series, we take one more step towards making our programming accessible to all. 

Dec 18, 2017

Walk into any high school cafeteria and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered into their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem we should try to fix or a coping strategy we should support? Dr. Beverly Tatum, renowned authority on the psychology of race, helped us begin this dialogue with her...


Dec 11, 2017

Martha Nussbaum, one of America’s greatest living philosophers, joined us for a discussion of the ethical, aesthetic, and philosophical conundrums around our country’s rapidly changing view of the aging process. In her book Aging Thoughtfully: Conversations about Retirement, Romance, Wrinkles, and Regret, Nussbaum...


Dec 7, 2017

We conduct a substantial portion of our daily lives online, but to what degree do our own biases spread through our technology? Sara Wachter-Boettcher took an unflinching look at the values, processes, and assumptions that inform decisions in the modern tech industry with her new book Technically Wrong: Sexist...


Dec 4, 2017

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the public and private worlds of Bobby Kennedy,...


Dec 1, 2017

Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word and one of America’s shrewdest political minds, helped us unpack the historical roots of 21st century politics. He joined us with his new book Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, which chronicled the tumult of the Nixon...