Today's picks for civic nerds:

For Tuesday:

Bold Ideas for Regional Change

The MuniLeague is giving the mike to a crew of local civic leaders for five-minute presentations about the future of the region. Philanthropist/activist Maggie Walker, Greg Shaw of Crosscut, and David Doud of Candidate Check are among the ten speakers lined up.
Also, pizza and jazz.
Tue Nov 13, 6–9pm, HUB Seattle, 220 2nd Ave S, $15.

November Greendrinks: A Sandy Fundraiser

Seattle Greendrinks brings this fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, with one hundred percent of donations headed to NYC Food Bank. Featuring Proletariat wine, Georgetown Brewing Co. Beer, and Chaco Canyon appetizers. BYO beer mug, or buy one for $10 at the door.
Tue Nov 13, 5:30–9pm, The Social, 1715 E Olive Way, free.

Places Between Spaces: Seattle's Pocket Parks

Presented by the Seattle Architecture Foundation, this presentation will discuss the pros and cons of different styles of urban pocket parks. The panel: Nancy Rottle, UW professor of landscape architecture; Charles Anderson of Olympic Sculpture Park design fame; and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol's Keith McPeters.
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.

Tue Nov 13, 5:30–7:30pm, Gould Hall, University of Washington, 4060 George Washington Ln, free.

And for Today:

Speak Out! Racial Profiling in the NW

Part of the 2012 Rights Working Group National Meeting in Seattle this week, this event will encourage community members and activists to share their personal stories of racial profiling in the Pacific Northwest before a panel of local and state officials. A discussion of possible solutions will follow.
Mon Nov 12, 4–6pm, Bertha Landes Room, City Hall, 600 Fourth Ave, free.

Greening for All: Creating Livable & Equitable Communities

As part of its civic series, Town Hall brings this discussion of equalizing the sustainbility movement for socio-economic communities. Discussion panel includes former King County executive Ron Sims and Marc Brenman, author of Planning as if People Matter, among others from UW's School of Public Health, OneAmerica, and the YWCA. All proceeds from this event go to Hurricaine Sandy relief efforts.
Mon Nov 12, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
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