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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, 2023

If you’ve felt like the news cycle has been out of control in the past few years, imagine being the editor of one of the most prominent papers in the US.

Martin Baron had over a decade of newsroom experience before he took charge of The Washington Post in 2013. But just seven months into his new job, Baron received...

Oct 20, 2023

Upon taking the oath, every president is met both with endemic issues that persist over time, as well as a unique set of challenges of the day.

Many presidents step into historically difficult and divisive times, and our current era is no different. When Joe Biden took office in 2021, his economists were already warning...

Oct 17, 2023

Throughout history, art has been a vehicle for social change.

Consider the artist’s mural of George Floyd that become an emblem for the fight towards racial equality. The documentary film that helped oust a Central American dictator. The echo of freedom songs that rang throughout the Civil Rights Movement. When...

Oct 13, 2023

What do we do when the Supreme Court challenges the entire nation?

The 2021-2022 term of the Supreme Court was arguably one of the most tumultuous in U.S. history. Over three days in June of 2022, the conservative supermajority overturned the constitutional right to abortion, possibly opening the door to reconsidering...

Oct 11, 2023

While people of color have been more widely represented in media in recent years, most of that media is neither created nor consumed by them white Americans still comprise the majority of content creators and storytellers. But media makers of color are working to amplify long-silenced voices in order to advance a...