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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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Oct 31, 2019

In the US, the 25 largest metropolitan areas have fixed guideway rail or bus transit systems. Nearly all of them are talking about expanding—yet according to architecture and engineering expert Christof Spieler, discussions about transit are still remarkably unsophisticated. Spieler brought us his vision of some of...

Oct 28, 2019

Does college still work? Can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americans seeking to improve their station in life, or is the system designed only to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Paul Tough explored the landscape of higher education with perspectives from his new...

Oct 25, 2019

Widespread reporting on aspects of white supremacy–from police brutality to the mass incarceration of African Americans–have made it impossible to ignore the issue of race. To guide us in discussing this difficult subject, Seattle-based writer and activist Ijeoma Oluo stepped up with perspectives from her book So...

Oct 21, 2019

With an anti-abortion majority in the Supreme Court and several states with only one abortion clinic, many reproductive rights activists are on the defensive. Organizer and author Jenny Brown joined us with Without Apology: The Abortion Struggle Now, a rallying cry for modern abortion rights movements. In conversation...

Oct 16, 2019

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Washington Against Nuclear Weapons Coalition presents a People’s Town Hall on Nuclear WeaponsThis conversation informs the public and elected officials about the damage and dangers of nuclear war, examining Washington’s nuclear arsenals and the role of our...