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For Today

Wage Gap Panel

77 cents on the dollar—that's how much women make in comparison to men, right? Yes and no.

The wage gap varies from place to place: in 2012 in Wyoming women made 64 percent of their counterpart's salaries, while in Washington, D.C. in 2012, women made 90 percent. It also varies among different groups—Hispanic women make 53 percent of what white men make.

Radical Women Seattle and the Freedom Socialist Party are sponsoring a panel on the wage gap. Discussing race and gender discrimination, the panel will also touch on Seattle and its affordability for underpaid workers.

Wage Gap Panel, Thu, Apr 17, 7pm (doors open at 6:30 for snacks), New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave S, $3.

For Friday

Greenway Standards and Evaluation Lunch

The folks over at Seattle Bike Blog have some ideas for how to turn greenways around the city into more than just patches of grass, but they're hoping for a little extra input.
Join them for a quiet discussion and cheap lunch at Thaiger Room on the Ave. 
Greenway Standards and Evaluation Lunch, Fri, Apr 18, 12–1:30pm, Thaiger Room, 4228 University Way NE, free to attend (but bring your lunch money). 

For Saturday

Top Chef Bastyr
Bastyr University students may not live in the U-District, but the Bastyr Student Nutrition Association provides a monthly meal to the neighborhood's homeless youth through Teen Feed. They couldn't do it without funding their efforts with events like this Saturday's Top Chef contest.
With a $15 ticket you can watch the competition, taste samples, participate in raffles and food trivia games, and bid on silent auction items from the Sounders, Canlis, and more. 
Top Chef Bastyr, Sat, Apr 19, 6:30 pm, Bastyr University Dining Commons, 14500 Juanita Drive Northeast, Kenmore, WA 98028, $15. 

Advance Notice for April 29

Seattle Speaks: Wade into the Waterfront

Change is coming to the Seattle waterfront, and the groups behind the effort to revamp the area into a public promenade replete with parks, plazas, and a fresh batch of piers are looking for your input.

Attend the televised panel—featuring Seattle City Planning Director Marshall Foster, Central Waterfront Committee Co-Chair Maggie Walker, and Ivar's President Bob Donegan, among others—to hear discussion of the potential plans.

You can also voice your opinions without suffering through the barrage of expert analysis and advice by completing an online survey.

Wade into the Waterfront, Tue, Apr 29, 6:30–8pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, free. 

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