Use your poker know-how for charity at Seattle Works' Chip In! event tonight. Photo via Seattle Works

 Today’s picks for civic nerds. 

For Friday: 

Slavery Still Happens, People 

Wallingford’s Meaningful Movies series presents Sam Pollard’s latest exposé, Slavery by Another Name, which reveals that black slavery persisted in the North and South well after the Emancipation Proclamation and all the way up to World War II. 

'Slavery by Another Name' Screening, Fri Feb 1, 7pm, Keystone Congregational Church, 5019 Keystone Pl N, free. 

Zombies for Finger Painting 

Celebrate the release of Warm Bodies, a film based on local author Isaac Marion’s novel, at an after-party to benefit Fremont Abbey’s ArtsConnect engagement program for foster kids and low-income families. All donations and drink profits (artisan cocktails and local wine) will go to the cause. RSVP required. 

'Warm Bodies' Opening Night After-party, Fri Feb 1, 9–11:30pm, Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave N, donation only, 21+. 

For Thursday: 

Launch the Civic Accelerators  

Points of Light and Village Capital present the culmination of their civic development program: Ten of the nation’s most innovative nonprofit entrepreneurs will pitch their big ideas for you to discuss. 

Civic Accelerator Entrepreneur Pitch and Showcase, Thu Jan 31, 6–9pm, Hub Seattle, 220 Second Ave S, free. 

Women for Uterus Ownership  

Join NARAL Pro-Choice Washington in Olympia as they rally to support the Reproductive Parity Act, which will be heard in the House Committee on Health Care and Wellness this Thursday. Participants are encouraged to dress warmly and meet near the sundial between the Capitol building and legislative offices. T-shirts and buttons provided.

Rally to Support the Reproductive Parity Act, Thu Jan 31, 7–10am, John L. O’Brien Building, Washington State Capitol, 416 14th Ave SE, Olympia, free. 

Should We Pay Candidates to Sweet-Talk Us? 

Seattle city council members are hosting a panel discussion and community Q&A to explore the advantages and drawbacks of public financing for local campaigns. Speakers include Heather Holt of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and Debbie Aiona of the League of Women Voters of Portland—two cities with public campaign finance laws.

Exploring Public Financing in Seattle Elections, Jan 31, 6–8pm, LeRoux Conference Center, Seattle University, 901 12th Ave, free. 

And for Today:  

Chip In for Local Nonprofits  

A mere twenty bucks gets you in to Seattle Works’ fun philanthropy event. Hear pitches by local nonprofits and give your four $5 chips to the causes you deem most worthy. Of course, if you want to give more, additional chips are available for purchase. 

Chip In!, Wed Jan 30, 6pm, Material Good Studios, 2959 Utah Ave S, $20.

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