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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 30, 2017

In 2014, Washington-born journalist Jere Van Dyk traveled to Afghanistan searching for answers regarding the mystery of his own kidnapping six years prior. Unsatisfied with the troubling secrecy surrounding the details of his release, Van Dyk sought the facts withheld by employers, family, and government investigators....

Oct 27, 2017

To help us gain historical perspective about the dangers and realities soldiers face, Doug Stanton—author of The New York Times bestselling books In Harm’s Way and Horse Soldiers—presents us with The Odyssey of Echo Company, a powerful work of literary military history highlighting the experiences of soldiers...

Oct 25, 2017

Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro has spent twenty-six years doing the grassroots advocacy she views as essential to fulfilling this country’s promise of opportunity for everyone. She argues against politicians who claim that the people of the United States would be better off without food stamps, Obamacare,...

Oct 23, 2017

Seattle families come in all colors of the rainbow! This event is bringing together parents from across the LGBTQ spectrum to share about their home lives–from navigating inquiries from curious strangers, to adventures in explaining how babies are made, to everyday tasks of teething and curfew negotiations. The...

Oct 20, 2017

Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. Award-winning writer and activist Raj Patel makes the case that in making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated the earth. New York Times columnist...