Today's picks for civic nerds.
Films and Feminism
Radical Women, a socialist, feminist, grassroots activist organization, will host a screening of The Edge of Heaven, which follows the story of four Turks and two Germans, including a multi-ethnic lesbian couple faced with the challenges of nationality and political instability in their respective countries.
LGBTQ Pride Film Showing: The Edge of Heaven, Thurs, June 20, dinner at 6:30pm, showing at 7:30pm, New Rainier Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S, $8.50 dinner donation (vegan option available), $3-5 film donation
Capturing Climate Change
Sightline, a local sustainability think tank, is hosting a series of lectures at Town Hall in honor of their 20th anniversary. The first event features renowned Northwest photographer Chris Jordan, who will share his experiences and work from Midway Island, at the epicenter of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Jordan's photography, including iconic images of dead albatrosses with stomachs full of pastic they mistook for food, is not for the faint of stomach. It presents the immediate and devastating effects of climate change.
Sightline@20 Speaker Series: Chris Jordan, Wed, June 19, 7:30-9pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $5
The Future of Health Care
Learn about the brave new, post-Obamacare world of health care in Washington state at this all-day conference, which features speakers from the business, health care and political arenas.
The Future of Healthcare in Washington, Wed June 19, 8:15am-3:45pm, Carlson Theater Building E, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, Bellevue, $90 ($45 for students)
And For Today
Rutgers Professor John Pucher, one of the nation's leading researchers into the question of how to make cycling and walking safer, more enjoyable, and more accessible, will talk about the progress Seattle has made toward becoming a bike- and ped-friendly city and what we still need to do. Pucher focuses on broadening the base of public support for walking and biking through policies that make it possible for everyone, particularly women, children, and the elderly, to get on their bikes and on their feet.
Seattle City Council member Sally Bagshaw will introduce Professor Pucher.
How to Increase Cycling and Walking, Tues, June 18, 6:30pm–8:30pm, University of Washington, Gowen Hall, Room 201, free.
Initiative 522, which would require the labeling of genetically modified foods, will be on the statewide ballot this November. Learn why proponents believe you have a right to know what's in your food at this evening conversation at Cafe Presse.
A Conversation about Yes on I-522, Tues, June 18, 5-6:30pm, Café Presse (back room), 1117 12th Ave, suggested donation $5.22, RSVP required.
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