What is race?
This Pacific Science Center exhibit explores the history surrounding the social construct of race by using science and personal stories to challenge traditional notions about racial identity.
This exhibit, developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota in collaboration with the American Anthropological Association has been touring the country since 2007 deconstructing fixed ideas about race along the way.
It runs through January 5 of next year.
Race: Are We So Different?, through January 5, Pacific Science Center.
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster (not to mention the menacing history of nuclear weaponry), the new documentary Pandora’s Promise explores the past, present, and future of nuclear technology.
The question, the provocative film poses, is not if nuclear power will be our future, but how we can both use it to our advantage and avoid catastrophe.
The filmmaker Robert Stone and environmentalist Michael Shellenberger will be available after the screening for Q&A. RSVP if you’d like to attend.
Climate Disruption Hearing
Governor Insleee and his Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup are collecting suggestions for ways to reduce carbon pollution as they develop a carbon reduction plan for our state. Bring your ideas to the public hearing tonight.
Washington Climate Pollution Hearing, Wed, October 23, 6–8pm Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, free.
"There's No TOD Without the T: Making Funding Sustainable" with state house transporation chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41)Transit oriented development (TOD) is on the bill on Wednesday, the last day of the annual Rail-Volution conference which touched down in Seattle this year.
There's a batch of TOD panels on Wednesday—"ETOD: Creating and Preserving Employment Near Transit;" "Reality Show: The Real Issues and Challenges of TOD;" "Expanding Economic Opportunity Through Transit and TOD; "There's No TOD Without the T: Making Funding Sustainable;" and "Transit Agencies, Cities, and TOD: Where Does the Buck Stop?"
Panelists such as state house transportation chair Rep. Judy Clibborn (D-41), Sound Transit senior government relations director Rachel Smith, and VIA Architecture Principal Alan Hart explore, TOD, the ultimate gold standard in urban planning.
Rail-Volution, Wed, October 23, 2–5pm, Seattle Westin, 1900 Fifth Ave, free.
Mayor Julián Castro Visits Seattle
The mayor of San Antonio, 39-year-old Julián Castro, has just started his third term as the youngest mayor in a top 50 American city. Since taking office, he has passed initiatives to revitalize San Antonio's urban core and lead the way to a future of clean energy, creating thousands of jobs along the way.
He will visit Seattle this Wednesday to help green think tank Sightline celebrate their 20th anniversary by relaying some of the urban sustainability successes in San Antonio.
Sightline's 20th Anniversary Speaker Series: Mayor Julián Castro, Wed, October 23, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, $5.
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