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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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Mar 8, 2018

If the future is fluid, do lesbians still need to get coming out haircuts? Does the color of your bandana even mean anything anymore? Address these questions and more with this fierce panel of queer style innovators. Join us for an exploration of what it means to be unapologetically dapper in this city of flannel and fleece while learning about the intersection of fashion, history, and identity in the ever-evolving LGBTQ+ community.

Panelists:

SassyBlack is a space aged singer, songwriter & producer. This Goddess of “electronic psychedelic soul” & “hologram funk” explores the concepts of sound through deep compositions. With roots in classical & jazz, her voice is often compared to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Erykah Badu & Georgia Anne Muldrow. She has gained attention from Okayplayer, Afropunk, The Fader, Pitchfork, and more.”

Jolene Manibusan is the Seattle City Manager for HER Social App, the largest community app for lesbian, bi, and queer individuals to connect around the globe. 

Timothy Bardlavens is a Creative Director whose work is focused on product innovation. 

Fran Dunaway is the co-founder of TomboyX, the Seattle brand that creates underwear that anyone can feel comfortable in, regardless of where they fall on the size or gender spectrum.

The event will be moderated by Myani Guetta. Guetta is the Community Leadership Director at Puget Sound Sage. She leads the Community Leadership Institute and supports the SouthCORE coalition, which guides Sage’s equitable development program and centers on a vision of community-controlled development in South Seattle and South King County. She is an electronic musician and collaborator in a sound and performance based project called Haptic Delay with Alex Mari, which highlights and praises the queer + womxn of color body/experience by examining queer ecologies.

Recorded live at Fred Wildlife Refuge by Town Hall Seattle on Friday, February 23, 2018.