Today’s picks for political and civic nerds. 

For Friday: 

Nix the Nukes 

Join the Executive Director of Hanford Challenge and others for a free screening of Don Argott’s righteous documentary, The Atomic States of America—a look into the bizarre state of global nuclear energy in the wake of Japan’s 2011 Fukushima disaster. 

'The Atomic States of America' Film Screening, Fri Jan 18, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational UCC, 5019 Keystone Pl N, free. 

For Thursday: 

Never Too Cool for School

Join Seattle City Council members and local business leaders at the opening for the Northeastern University's foray into Puget Sound. Learn all about degree programs in everything from nonprofit management to nursing, with food from Tom Douglas and local beer.

Northeastern University's Seattle Campus Open House, Thu Jan 17, 4–7pm, Northeastern University – Seattle, 401 Terry Ave N, free. 

And for Today:  

Education Without Borders  

The World Affairs Council brings a fresh perspective to our city’s somewhat depressing education situation. Representatives from all over the world—and nerds like you—will discuss current issues and potential solutions in the North American and Asian educational systems.  

Education Without Borders: Transforming Learning for the 21st Century, Wed Jan 16, 4:30–7:30pm, Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St, free.

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar… For Trees

Seattle-born writer Nancy Unger explores the history of women's distinctive and often marginalized relationship with the natural world in the context of a male-dominated ecoparadigm. Basically, girl power plus trees.  

American Women in Environmental History, Wed Jan 16, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

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