Town Hall Seattle

Location

1119 8th Ave
Seattle
,
WA
98101
,
US

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Past Events

Thursday
Oct
30
2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Animals get the same diseases and afflictions as humans, including breast cancer, arthritis, stress -- even nymphomania. Sharing information between human health care providers and veterinarians can create new awareness of the importance of healthy environments for all species. This moderated panel will explore the vast -- and often, surprising -- connections between animals and humans, also offering insight into how these connections can be used to create better health for all. Panelists include Peter Ross, senior scientist with the Vancouver Aquarium and Rich Grady, UW Professor of Medicine and pediatric urologist at Seattle Children's Hospital. Presented by: Town Hall, University of Washington School of Public Health, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/health-matters-the-human-animal-health-connection/
Tuesday
Oct
28
2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 from 7-9pm
7-9pm
With last summer's increase in wildfires and other climate-related shifts, global warming effects in the Northwest are becoming increasingly more apparent. This panel discussion will analyze local climate change trends in our region, and give insight into how these will shape the Pacific Northwestern lifestyle. Hear about current local efforts underway to adapt to these changes, and learn more about what actions to take to make a difference in the future of regional climate change. Panelists include Amy Snover, University of Washington Climate Impact Group; Crystal Raymond, Seattle City Light; and Rhys Roth, Director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at Evergreen State College. Presented by: Sustainable Path. Tickets: $5. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About Sustainable Path. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/sustainable-path-presents-climate-change-in-the-northwest/
Wednesday
Oct
22
2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
In the United States, 3 out of 10 women have abortions -- despite existing barriers to the procedure -- and opponents exist on both ends of the political spectrum. In Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights, feminist poet Katha Pollitt analyzes a woman's "right to choose." According to her, the debate has gotten so out of hand that this private issue has become a completely public one. By weaving together personal perspective, historical fact, and individual testimony, Pollitt offers an in-depth look at this controversial subject. She'll give insight into why opponents have gained momentum in recent years and why this isn't just a women's issue, but one for people of all genders and ages. Pollitt, a second-wave feminist, is the author of Virginity or Death! and a columnist for The Nation. Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Tickets for this event go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/katha-pollitt-the-argument-for-abortion/
Tuesday
Oct
21
2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
A political sex scandal that, overnight, was recast as a national soap opera, the revelation of Gary Hart's 1987 affair led to his withdrawal from the presidential race and his fall from political grace. In All the Truth is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, journalist Matt Bai (The Argument) analyzes the sensationalized media coverage of the incident, and explains how it forever changed the face of political journalism. Bai's "acutely-intelligent and surprisingly moving page turner," (George Packer) examines today's 24-hour news cycle, the conflation of news and entertainment, and the beginning of the idea that private lives are the public's business. Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/matt-bai-gary-hart-and-the-tabloidization-of-politics/
Monday
Oct
20
2014
Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Known for their biting critiques of "business culture and the culture business," the pioneers of self-described "anti-social media" at The Baffler have exemplified "the most vital tradition of American dissent" since 1988. With writing from some of the magazine's most celebrated authors, No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler brings together cheeky, persuasive criticism on everything from Facebook's CEO and direct mail scams, to dissatisfaction with new technologies. Three of the journal's key voices-founding editor Thomas Frank (What's The Matter with Kansas?), Rick Perlstein (Nixonland), and current editor John Summers-bring an inside look at The Baffler's history and future, as well as the future of the dissenting opinion in our country. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall in partnership with Phinney Books, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/thomas-frank-rick-perlstein-and-john-summers-salvos-from-the-baffler-magazine/
Thursday
Oct
16
2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Our infinite universe comprises infinite elemental combinations called molecules. Popular Science Magazine columnist Theodore Gray's new book Molecules: The Elements and Architecture of Everything builds on his previous work The Elements to map the mysteries of the material world. His exquisitely illustrated presentation will recount his "most elaborate personal obsession," as well as the many, many uses and forms of molecules -- from sweet perfumes to dangerous drugs. Gray is the co-founder of Wolfram Research (creator of Mathematica) and a very engaging speaker, as anyone here for his 2009 Town Hall appearance will attest. Curious fact: he embarked on his journey to write about the elements after building a Periodic Table Table (a wooden table with compartments for each of the elements). Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read Gray's blog. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/theodore-gray-molecules-the-architecture-of-everything/
Tuesday
Oct
14
2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Pacific Northwest photographer Mary Randlett has been documenting notable local figures since her iconic 1963 images of Theodore Roethke -- the last before the poet's death. Mary Randlett Portraits includes images of Roethke, author Tom Robbins, art patron Betty Bowen, artist Jacob Lawrence, and more. Frances McCue, founding director of Hugo House, contributed biographical essays to accompany the photographs. McCue and Randlett will share the vision behind this collection of the artistic and literary culture of Washington, offer a glimpse at the great figures of the past and present. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: $5. Tickets for this event go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/mary-randlett-and-frances-mccue-images-of-the-northwest/
Monday
Oct
13
2014
Monday, October 13, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
From decoding the terms of a loan to simply accessing and managing your personal checking account, journalist John Lanchester maintains the language created to describe financial transactions is often intentionally used to hide the truth from the public. How to Speak Money defines these arcane terms, offering insight into how ordinary people can reclaim their finances from the banks, credit card companies, stock executives, and others who seek to control it. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Lanchester is also the author of The Debt to Pleasure and Capital. He'll appear in conversation with Steve Scher, Town Hall's Fall Scholar in Residence. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and Elliott Bay Book Company, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read Lanchester's New Yorker article on the subject. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/john-lanchester-with-steve-scher-understanding-the-language-of-money/
Thursday
Oct
9
2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
Humanity's search for the "meaning of life" is ongoing, but according to physicist Marcelo Gleiser, the answer can't be found through science. In The Island of Knowledge, he tackles the oft-asked questions of "Is there a such thing as an ultimate truth;" "Do all questions have answers;" and whether or not there are multiple universes in the world. He says the human need to ask -- and get answers -- has driven debates around creationism and the science of cosmology, but according to Gleiser, the science used to seek these answers is finite. He'll share how to find the limits to knowledge, and how to use these limits to discover "ourselves" and in turn, the universe. Gleiser is a professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth College. Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of The Seattle Science Lectures sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU. Tickets: $5. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: Read a review of The Island of Knowledge. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/marcelo-gleiser-finding-the-universes-ultimate-truth/
Wednesday
Oct
8
2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
7:30-8:45pm
A year after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more than 8 million Americans have enrolled for coverage, and the number of uninsured individuals has decreased. Learn how the initiative has affected Washington -- one of the states that opted into the state-based marketplace model. In this panel discussion, learn about the "Triple Aim" of the coverage model (improve population health, improve the patient experience, and decrease per capita health care costs), as well as how the ACA could affect healthcare delivery and public health in the future due to collaboration between the two fields. Panelists include John Wiesman, Washington State Secretary of Health; Dorothy Teeter, Washington Health Care Authority Director; Pam MacEwan, Washington Health Benefit Exchange Chief of Staff; and moderator Tao Kwan-Gett, Director of UW's Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presented by: Town Hall and University of Washington School of Public Health, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the Washington's Health Benefit Exchange. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/health-matters-obamacare-at-one-year/