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Thursday
Oct
23
2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 6-7pm
6-7pm
Seattle's third annual LitCrawl mixes our city's celebrated love of reading with notable authors, readings, happy hours and other events scattered throughout Seattle in likely and unlikely settings. To kickoff LitCrawl 2014, author Jess Walter (Zero) will read from his new suite of short stories We Live in Water. Hailed by The New York Times for his "characteristically dark humor," the collection is populated with zombies, tweakers, psychopaths, and other denizens of Spokane. (Sorry-we couldn't resist.) After the reading he'll be joined in conversation by Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn. Hear Walter and Gwinn chat and witness "literary mayhem at its finest." Presented by: Presented by Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts. Tickets: Free; no registration required. Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. Learn more: About LitCrawl. Notes: Happy hour pricing at Town Hall's cafe is available for this special event. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/jess-walter-with-mary-ann-gwinn-litcrawl-seattle/
Friday
Jun
13
2014
Friday, June 13, 2014 from 4-6pm
4-6pm
One in four Americans make less than a living wage. In The Good Jobs Strategy, MIT's Zeynep Ton says this doesn't have to be the case. According to Ton, if employers provide better quality jobs and invest in their workers, production costs will go down and profits will soar. She says "good jobs" become possible when companies put all workers -- including cashiers and other low-paying positions -- first, by cross-training and empowering them. In Zeynep's strategy, "everyone-employees, customers, and investors-wins." Richard Galanti (Costco's Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director), City Councilmember Sally Clark, and The Aspen Institute's Maureen Conway will also be present for the discussion. Ton is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Presented by: SkillUp Washington and The Aspen Institute. Tickets: Free, but registration required via the "Buy Tickets" link below. Doors open: 3:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/skillup-wa-and-aspen-institute-present-zeynep-ton-the-low-cost-of-good-jobs/
Monday
Jun
9
2014
Monday, June 9, 2014 from 6-6:30pm
6-6:30pm
In preparation for Town Hall's upcoming Day of Service, Josh Cowgill will discuss the Just Garden Project. The group volunteer effort will be building raised bed gardens for low-income families at their homes and community centers in the Mount Baker Neighborhood of Seattle. Just Garden, a program of Seattle Tilth, works to build a just food system and gardening culture in the community by building subsidized gardens, educating gardeners, and engaging youth. Josh will explain more about the project and the June 28 volunteer opportunity. He is a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps volunteer with Just Garden. Click here for more details and to register for the June 28 volunteer opportunity! Presented by: Town Hall as part of the Civics series and Town Green sub series, sponsored by the Peach Foundation. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: Free, but please use the "Buy Tickets" link to register for the event. Doors open: 5:30 p.m. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/josh-cowgill-just-garden-project/
Monday
May
19
2014
Monday, May 19, 2014 from 9-9:30pm
9-9:30pm
If climate change continues to contribute to heavier rainfall, local tragedies like the Oso landslide are "expected to become more common in the future." Following Joshua Howe's 7:30 pm talk on The Global Warming Rut, Aaron Hayden, Sustainable Path Board Member, and Lee Benner, Director of Operations, will focus the conversation on current trends locally. Share your thoughts about Howe's event, learn more about global warming, and discuss the future of regional sustainability. Hayden is also a healthcare specialist with SightLife. Presented by: Town Hall and Sustainable Path, 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: Free, no ticket required. Learn more: About Sustainable Path. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/roundtable-with-sustainable-path-climate-changes-local-impacts/
Saturday
May
17
2014
Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9-9:30pm
9-9:30pm
Gun violence is responsible for more preventable deaths than car accidents in Washington State. Following Strawshop's 7:30 pm performance of Control: A Living Newspaper, Zach Silk and Cheryl Stumbo, of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, will focus the conversation on the state of the issue and what can be done. Share your thoughts about the event and learn more about gun violence prevention efforts in Washington and Seattle. Silk runs the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility and is the Campaign Manager for Initiative 594, a ballot measure that requires background checks on all gun sales. Stumbo, an advocate for gun violence prevention and reform, is also a survivor of the 2006 Jewish Federation shooting. Presented by: Town Hall and Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, 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: Free, no ticket required. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/roundtable-with-wa-alliance-for-gun-responsibility-zach-silk-and-cheryl-stumbo-puget-sound-gun-control/