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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 27, 2019

Perhaps the most important global trend of the last few years has been the rise and transformation of information warfare. Researcher of media and propaganda Peter Pomerantsev asserted that in the digital age, real military engagement matters less than how it is broadcast—resulting is a constant deluge of lies, shock...

Sep 23, 2019

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves returned to Town Hall to take us behind the scenes of his new public television special about hunger, hope, and the impact of smart development aid in the Global South. Building on his passion for “Travel as a Political Act,” Steves shared lessons learned while...

Sep 16, 2019

The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and U.S. Steel combined. But few people know much about Koch Industries—and according to investigative journalist Christopher Leonard, that’s because the billionaire Koch brothers want it that way. Leonard made his way to Town...

Sep 11, 2019

Whenever you go to your local public library, send mail via the post office, or visit Yosemite, you are taking advantage of a longstanding American tradition: the public option. Some of the most useful and beloved institutions in American life are public options, yet they are seldom celebrated as such. Author

Sep 9, 2019

The summer of 2019 marks the five year anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri—an event that sparked tremendous protests, and which stirred a massive rise in mobility and voice from the Black Lives Matter movement. To reflect on five years of progress since this landmark tragedy and...