Join Seattle's newly elected officials, including socialist council member Kshama Sawant and mayor Ed Murray, for an official inauguration ceremony (both were privately sworn in on Thursday and have been working already).
Get there early to grab a good seat, and stick around after for a reception.
Inauguration for Seattle elected officials, Mon, January 6, 3:30pm, Seattle City Hall, first floor, 600 Fourth Ave, free
SDOT Community Meeting
The Seattle Department of Transportation is working to build neighborhood greenways along 37th Ave E. These additions should reduce speed and improve options for street crossings. SDOT will present greenway options to the community at this meeting, so be there to voice your opinion.
Madison Park Greenways Community Engagement Meeting, Mon, January 6, 7pm, 1900 43rd Avenue E, free
The Future of Labor
Most employees in the US work for low wages with no paid sick leave and little job security (yay America!) But luckily, we live in a region that's ahead of the curve, with SeaTac's recent $15 minimum wage and paid sick leave for employees in the City of Seattle since 2012.
Andy Stern, labor activist and author of A Country That Works: Getting America Back on Track, will be at Town Hall to discuss the changes we've seen that affect the ways we think about our working lives.
Reclaiming Prosperity: Innovation in the Northwest and the Future of Labor, Tues, January 7, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall (Great Hall, enter on Eighth Ave), 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
Affordable Care Act Panel
At this month's meeting of the 34th District Democrats, there will be a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act, including an update and discussion on the act's effects.
Panelists include Emily Brice, Senior Health Policy Advisor at the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner; Janet Varon, attorney; Representative Eileen Cody; and Lisa Plymate, MD.
34th District Democrats Monthly Meeting, Wed, January 8, 7pm, The Hall at Fauntleroy, 9131 California Avenue SW, free
Explore 220 and Change
Join Social Venture Partners Seattle, Impact Hub Seattle, and the Bainbridge Institute for the opening party of their expanded building, 220 and Change. Get a first look at the new coworking space, sample food and drinks from nearby Pioneer Square restaurants, and maybe make some new connections.
Explore 220 and Change, Thu, January 30, 5-8pm, 220 Second Avenue S, $20 (general public)
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