PubliCalendar: Transportation, Environmentalism, and Recycling
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Transit Cuts and Your Business
The impending 17 percent cuts to Metro funding don't only impact individuals—they affect businesses that have invested in transit passes for employees' transportation fees.
What might this mean for your business? To find out, attend the discussion with King County Council member Larry Phillips and panelists Dan Greenshields (President, Sharebuilder by Capitol One) and Martin Duke (Seattle Transit Blog).
Transit Cuts and Your Business, Wed, March 19, noon–1pm, Fourth Floor Conference Room, Fourth & Madison Building, free.
Environmental Justice and Happy Hour
Social Justice Fund Northwest—a community-supported foundation working to effect social change—is hosting a free happy hour with former mayor, and new SJF board member, Mike McGinn.
Join the discussion on fighting for environmental justice in Seattle and King County while enjoying free beer, wine, and snacks.
Environmental Justice in Action, Thu, March 20, 5–7pm, 3rd Floor Studio, Impact Hub, 220 Second Ave S, free (RSVP encouraged).
Old Shoe, New Trick
Curious about how the old clothes you donated get processed, recovered, and turned into new retail products for customers?
The Washington State Recycling Association is providing an in-depth view of the recycling and reusing marketplace, complete with a tour of the Seattle Goodwill's Job Training and Education Center.
A donation drive will also be going on, so bring your unwanted clothes and other items—your donation gets your name entered into a raffle for a Goodwill gift card.
Old Shoe, New Trick: Textile Recovery, Reuse & Recycling, Fri, March 21, 9am–3pm, Goodwill Headquarters, 700 Dearborn Place S, $40–$85.
Advance Notice for March 31
Much of feminist activism today takes place online, in MoveOn petitions, social media conversations, and blogs such as Jezebel, Bitch, and Feministing. In recent years, online activism has led to some real-world changes, including changing the FBI's definition of rape to be more inclusive and less discriminatory.
The Women's Funding Alliance presents a talk with Lindy West, a Seattle-based writer focused on feminism and social justice, and Stephanie Coontz, the co-chair and director of public education at the Council on Contemporary Families. Coontz and West—who both write for Jezebel—will discuss modern feminism online as well as off, focusing on building economic opportunities for women.
An audience conversation will follow their talks, so be sure to stick around.
Today's Feminism, Mon, March 31, 7–8:30pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $10.
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