PubliCalendar: The Civil Rights Movement and Karaoke for Bikes

Today's picks for civic nerds.

By Genie Leslie January 16, 2014

For Today

Honoring MLK, Jr.

The Common Good Cafe is hosting a discussion on Martin Luther King, Jr., using his speeches and writings—more radical than you might think—as a starting point.

Celebrate his birthday a day late (and the federal holiday a few days early) with discussion leaders Rev. Rich Lang and Seattle Human Rights's Mary Patterson and Leno Magdaleno.

To Honor MLK is to Act for Justice, Thu, January 16, 7pm, 1415 NE 43rd St, free 

For Friday

Freedom Riders

Interviews with original 1961 activists, journalists covering the story, and government officials working that summer, Freedom Riders details the first ride to the south to fight segregation.

Come early to greet other film attendees and stay after for a discussion on this week's meaningful movie.

Freedom Riders, Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies, Fri, January 17, 7pm, 5019 Keystone Place N, free (donations accepted). 

For Saturday

Rock the Bike

Sing karaoke and contribue to an organization that promotes sustainability and youth empowerment.

Bike Works teaches people how to ride and care for bicycles with Earn-a-Bike classes and summer camps for kids, and riding classes and repair workshops for adults. Come to a karaoke night and raffle to help get more people out in the city on two wheels.

Get your Freddy Mercury on, donate some money, and maybe win a prize for best performance.

Rock the Bike, Sat, January 18, signups begin at 8pm, karaoke starts at 9:30pm, Columbia City Theater, 4916 Rainier Ave S, $10 donation suggested.

Advance Notice for January 30

Clinical Trial Awareness

Clinical trials can lead to new drugs and treatments for a variety of diseases, as well as a little money for the participants, but the idea of actually doing one can be a bit scary.

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation is hosting an educational event: a discussion on clinical trials, the process, and the benefits of participating.

The session will also include free health screenings, information booths with local healthcare professionals, and free food.

Aware for All: Clinical Research Education Day, Thu, January 30, 6–8pm (with info on display at 5), Great Hall at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, free (registration is encouraged).


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