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For Today

Community Advisory Meeting on New Director of Transportation

The city of Seattle is seeking a new director for the Seattle Department of Transportation, but they can't get it done without a little help from the average citizen.
Mayor Ed Murray's office has been working to come up with a list of qualities Seattleites want in the new SDOT head via meetings and online surveys, and Wednesday's Community Advisory Meeting marks the final formal discussion on the schedule. 
Community Advisory Meeting on new SDOT Director, Wed, Apr 16, 2–4 pm, Norman B Rice Room at City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, free.

For Thursday

Wage Gap Panel

77 cents on the dollar—that's how much women make in comparison to men, right? Yes and no.

The wage gap varies from place to place: in 2012 in Wyoming women made 64 percent of their counterpart's salaries, while in Washington, D.C. in 2012, women made 90 percent. It also varies among different groups—Hispanic women make 53 percent of what white men make.

Radical Women Seattle and the Freedom Socialist Party are sponsoring a panel on the wage gap. Discussing race and gender discrimination, the panel will also touch on Seattle and its affordability for underpaid workers.

Wage Gap Panel, Thu, Apr 17, 7pm (doors open at 6:30 for snacks), New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, free (donations welcome).

For Friday

Greenway Standards and Evaluation Lunch

The folks over at Seattle Bike Blog have some ideas for how to turn greenways around the city into more than just patches of grass, but they're hoping for a little extra input from other Seattlites. Join them for a quiet discussion and cheap lunch at Thaiger Room on the Ave. 
Greenway Standards and Evaluation Lunch, Fri, Apr 18, 12–1:30pm, Thaiger Room, 4228 University Way NE, free to attend (but bring your lunch money). 

Advance Notice for April 26


David Cay Johnston: The Impact of American Inequality 

The Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility have brought in the Pulitzer Prize-winner to discuss his most recent project, Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality. Divded is a collection of essays from scholars, politicians, economists, and others that delve into the culture of inequality seemingly present in America today and speculate as to what the future may bring. 
The $5 entry fee shouldn't impact inequality too much.  
Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility Present, Sat, Apr 26, 7pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $5.

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