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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.

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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. 

Jul 17, 2017

Civic Saturday, hosted by Jená Cane and Arista Burwell Chen, is a civic analogue to a place of worship: a gathering of friends and strangers to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about church, synagogue, or mosque religion. It’s about American civic religion. It includes song, readings of civic scripture (great and provocative American texts), a sermon by Citizen University founder Eric Liu, and silent reflection. In a time of deep anxiety and political polarization, people need to join together and seek reckoning with the meaning of our nation’s creed—of liberty, equality, and self-government that truly unites us.

Recorded live at Town Hall Seattle Saturday, June 17, 2017