PubliCalendar: A New Novel About the Sierra Leone Civil War and Public Input on the Police Chief
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Radiance of Tomorrow
A native of Sierra Leone, Ishmael Beah published his memoir, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, in 2007. Now he has published his first novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, which tells the story of the aftermath of civil war in Sierra Leone, and of two friends returning to the abandoned settlement of Imperi. Beah, an advocate for children affected by war, speaks at Town Hall tonight.
Ishmael Beah, Radiance of Tomorrow, Mon, January 27, 7:30–8:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
Join the Police Chief Search
The Community Advisory Committee, tasked with finding Seattle's new police chief, is seeking public input at several meetings. Head to the University Heights Center for the first meeting, or check the website for dates and locations of the others.
Public Police Chief Search Meeting, Tue, January 27, 6–8pm, University Heights Center, Room 209, 5031 University Way NE, free
Not on Our Watch
Sex trafficking is a national and global problem, but local and regional action may be the best way to start making a difference.
Seattle City Council member Tim Burgess moderates a panel on local sex trafficking and the solutions that local officials, survivors, and organizations are coming up with to fight trafficking. Sponsored by Stolen Youth and other organizations, the panel includes Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes, Judge Barbara Mack, and representatives from local organizations, including YouthCare and the Center for Children and Youth Justice.
Not on Our Watch: Responding to Sex Trafficking Locally, Wed, January 29, 7:30–9:15pm, Great Hall at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $10
Transportation Choices Coalition Is Seeking a Policy Director
One of PubliCola's favorite groups is seeking a new policy director. As a senior member of the leadership team, the director will lead policy strategy at the regional, state, and (occasionally) federal levels.
Get more details or apply for the Transportation Choices Coalition job. The application deadline is February 7, 5pm.
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