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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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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...