For Thursday:

Families don't let families get deported. Photo via OneAmerica

Family Unity Rally

Rally alongside the activists from Washington CAN and OneAmerica for pro-family immigration reform. 

Thu Nov 8, 12pm, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway Ave, free.

This is Not Civil Rights: Discovering Rights Talk in 1939 America

George Lovell, associate professor of political science at UW, shares some of the earliest letters from disaffected American citizens to the government and reads from his book This is Not Civil Rights, which challenges common liberal claims about the language of rights. .

Thu Nov 8, 6pm, University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE, Free.

Winning the Minds: America's Counterterrorism Strategy after the Arab Spring

Author Francisco Martin-Rayo hosts this conversation about his travels through terrorist recruiting grounds in Yemen, Pakistan, and the Somali border, as well as a discussion of America's counterterrorism strategy after the Arab Spring. Pre-talk reception in the Vista Cafe of Foege Hall.

Thu Nov 8, 6–8pm, Foege Hall, University of Washington, 3823 15th Ave NW, $10-$20.

City Business Casual

Seattle's Office of Economic Development (OED) hosts their monthly informal networking event. Run shoulders with elected officials including Mayor Mike McGinn and city council members Sally Bagshaw and Tom Rasmussen. November's theme: neighborhood business districts.

Thu Nov 8, 5–7pm, Library Court, Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison St, Free.

Ignite Seattle

Adopting the philosophy "Enlighten us, but make it quick," Ignite presenters deliver five-minute talks on the subject of their choice. Talks are preceded by a Science Challenge networking event.

Thu Nov 8, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

Transit Communities Happy Hour and Presentation

Join the Seattle Planning Commission for the final installment of their discussion series about our transit system. Come early for happy hour cocktails, including Transitinis, at 5:30. Presentation and discussion at 6:15pm.

Thu Nov 8, 5:30pm, South Lake Union Discovery Center, 101 Westlake Ave N, Free.

Bike Master Plan Meeting

Cyclists: Tired of heedless drivers hogging shared roadways?

Go to the Bike Master Plan meeting to learn about what the Seattle Department of Transportation is doing to make city biking more accessible.

Thu Nov 8, 5:30–7:30pm, New Holly Community Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S, Free.

For Today:

Big Oil? Bill McKibben is not a fan.

Bill McKibben's 'Do the Math' on Global Warming

Part of a national tour based on McKibben's widely-read Rolling Stone article "Do the Math," this talk aims to start a global movement addressing the climate crisis and to challenge big oil directly. Don't miss your chance to see the man Time magazine referred to as "The World's Greenest Author."
Wed Nov 7, 7:30 – 10:30pm, Benaroya Hall, 200 University St, $5.

With the design for Sound Transit's Northgate light rail station already 60% complete, residents are invited to hear updates, including new details about landscaping and original artwork by local artists.

Wed Nov 7, 6 – 8:30pm, Olympic View Elementary School, 504 NE 95th St, Maple Leaf, free. 

Bike Master Plan Meeting

Bikers: tired of heedless drivers hogging shared roadways?

Go to the Bike Master Plan meeting to learn about what the Seattle Department of Transportation is doing to make city biking more accessible.

Wed Nov 7, 5:30 –7:30pm, Bertha Landes Rm, City Hall, 600 4th Ave, free.