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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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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...