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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. 

Sep 28, 2017

Major Margaret Witt’s story is more relevant than ever in the face of recent challenges to LGBT rights in the military. After a highly decorated 18-year career in the Air Force, Major Margaret Witt was discharged based on an allegation that she had engaged in sexual conduct with another woman: a civilian with whom she...


Sep 25, 2017

What kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with right now? Stanford University professor Bob Sutton (author of the national bestseller, The No Asshole Rule) returns with a new book and a tailored game plan to deal with people we’d rather not have to deal with at all. The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal...


Sep 21, 2017

National Magazine Award winner Vanessa Grigoriadis will be joined on stage by local author Claire Dederer for a candid and in-depth discussion on sexual consent on college campuses. A new sexual revolution is sweeping the country and college students are on the front lines. Women use fresh, savvy methods to...


Sep 18, 2017

Whose hands are really on the levers of power in President Trump’s administration? The Nation’s John Nichols returns to our stages for an in-depth examination with his new book: Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America.Nichols asserts that Trump has assembled a collection...


Sep 11, 2017

Despite their significant presence in the Constitution, our county’s juries have been robbed of their power. This has been done by a legal system which forces plea bargains with harsher criminal penalties, places caps on money awards, and routinely issues summary judgments on civil cases. Law professor Suja...