PubliCalendar: Job Searching, Boycotting McPoverty, and Understanding Extinction
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Social Media in Job Searches
These days, searching for jobs and applying online can feel like you're throwing resumes into a black hole. But this class—The Role of Social Media in the New Job Search—will teach you to use online resources to your advantage.
Offered by South Seattle Community College, this class will help you to manage LinkedIn and Twitter accounts, create profiles, find jobs, and maximize your network. You'll also learn how to find and connect with hiring managers.
LinkedIn & Twitter: The Role of Social Media in the New Job Search, Wed, February 19, 2:30–4:30pm, Level 4 Room 4, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, free.
McDonald's was constantly in the news last year for providing budgeting resources to its employees—with a budget based on having two jobs and leaving out money for childcare, gas, and groceries. The budget proved one thing about the unhealthy fast-food corporation: They are fully aware that they don't pay their employees enough to survive.
This Thursday, Working Washington is calling for a boycott of the three biggest fast-food chains: McDonald's, Wendy's, and Burger King. In the midst of a local debate about raising Seattle's minimum wage (and with President Obama signing an executive order last week to raise the national minimum wage), these corporations making billions of dollars in profits could lead by example and pay their employees a living wage.
Plan ahead to pack a lunch, and if you're in a pinch, grab something from a smaller chain or a local spot and support fast-food workers everywhere.
Boycott McPoverty, Thu, February 20, all day, all McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's locations, free.
The Next Mass Extinction
And a reminder from Adavance Notice: We humans like to think that our legacy is going to be one of innovation and intelligence. But based on how we are living now, it could very well be a legacy of obliteration.
Unlike the extinction of the dinosaurs—caused by an asteroid striking the planet—animals such as the Sumatran rhino and Panama's golden frogs are going extinct because of human destruction.
Elizabeth Kolbert will be discussing her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, and how human population growth, building, poaching, and pollution has killed countless species of animals throughout history.
Elizabeth Kolbert: The Sixth Extinction, Fri, February 21, 7:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Advance Notice for February 26
Lesbian Life Forum & Body Diversity Project
Social Outreach Seattle—an organization working to address social inequalities—is sponsoring two events in one.
The panel of the Lesbian Life Forum will discuss life as a lesbian in the Seattle community. Panelists include city council member Sally Clark, retired Judge and former Storm owner Anne Levinson, Angela Hughes (Director, Seattle, Sistah Sinema), and more.
At the same time, a photography exhibit will be on display. The BODY DIVERSITY PHOTO PROJECT features shots, all pertaining to lesbian life, by local LGBT photographers.
Lesbian Life Forum & Body Diversity Photo Project, Wed, February 26, 6:30–8pm, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave #4, free.
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