Today’s picks for civic nerds.
Are You Really What You Eat?
Join in the discussion about the connection between national food policy and the African-American community's health. Whether you identify as a carnivore, vegetarian, pescatarian or something else, there's a relationship between what you eat and how you feel. Children welcome.
Food and Race: The Politics of Your Plate, Thu March 21, 7pm, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, $10.
Stretch your Dollar Further
Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne, the authors of Rethinking Money, explain how we can fix the current financial crisis by changing our attitude toward money—using new money, along with national currencies, to strengthen local economies and restore prosperity.
Rethinking the Idea of Money, Wed March 20, 6–7:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $5.
A World After Carbon
After rethinking money, it's time to rethink oil. Economist Joel Magnuson will explain how to creatively evolve away from a reliance on fossil fuels toward a more sustainable based on self-reliance, ecological permanence, stability, and creativity.
Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy, Wed Mar 20, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $5.
The documentary featuring Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus proposes a microfinancing concept that's probably foreign to most Americans: interest-free loans for small businesses.
To Catch a Dollar, Tuesday March 19, 6:30–8:30, Microsoft Store, 116 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, free.
The Legislature So Far
Seattle CityClub sponsors this look at the state legislature so far: What legislation is moving, what's going on with the budget deliberations, and who will be impacted?
The Legislature Now: What's in Motion?, Tue March 9, 12–1:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $12–$30.
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