Today’s picks for civic nerds


 For Saturday

Honoring Cheryl Chow

A public memorial will be held on Saturday honoring the life and legacy of Seattle civic leader Cheryl Chow, whose leadership on the Seattle City Council and Seattle School Board left a lasting impact on education, including the creation of the Seattle Families and Education Levy. She died after a long battle with cancer at the age of 66; just before on March 29 at the age of 66. Last year, Chow came out as gay, saying she didn't want any gay child to be afraid to come out. She is survived by her longtime partner, Sarah Morningstar, and their daughter Liliana.

A Public Memorial for Cheryl Chow, Sat, April 20, 10:30am, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, free.

For Tomorrow

Socialist Perspective on Immigration Reform

Join the discussion on immigration reform with Seattle's Freedom Socialist Party. The public forum will include local worker's rights advocates Pedro Olguin of Teamsters Local 117 and the Latino Caucus, Christina Lopez, author of Estamos en La Lucha: Immigration Women Light the Fires of Resistance, and Lois Danks, coordinator of Stop the Checkpoints.

A panel of labor and community organizers will tackle questions concerning recent immigration proposals such as guest worker programs, and how to achieve meaningful immigration reform.

Amnesty, Equality & Workers Rights, Fri, April 19, 7pm, New Freeway Hall 5018 Rainier Ave S, $3 donation, $1 for students.

Peace Corps Presentation

Hear the stories and experiences of three returned Peace Corps Masters International student volunteers about working in the developing world. Katie Acker and Nathaniel Lohman were serving in the Dominican Republic, and Jama Joy Bernard was in Mozambique.

All three students have completed or are finishing a Masters in Public Health in Global Health.

Presentation by Returning Peace Corps Volunteers, Fri, April 19, 2-3:30pm, Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building: D-209, 1401 NE Campus Pkwy, free.

And For Today

Women & World Justice

The Center for Women and Democracy hosts a special dinner to honor 17 women for their accomplishments in championing women's rights around the world. This month's event in the Food for Thought series highlights the work of women from all over the world—from Bangladesh to South Sudan—in law, journalism, advocacy and NGOs, including groups that have been shut down by the Taliban, yet still continue to serve.

Learn how these women are empowering others and what you can do locally and abroad to further justice for women. Special guests and their bios are listed on the website.

Food For Thought, Thurs, April 18, Women's University Club, 1105 6th Ave, 5:30–7pm, $45

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