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PubliCalendar: Nov. 10, 2009

By Chris Kissel November 10, 2009


picks21. This sounds interesting, at least: The Seattle Channel is putting on a Youth Violence Forum at Town Hall, featuring "a former gang member," Seattle City Council Member Bruce Harrell, Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel, and the director of Seattle's Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, a program created by Mayor Nickels in 2008.

The question posed to the participants is, has the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, and the $9 million the City set aside for the efforts, actually made a difference in the trends of youth violence since it was set up last September?

But the interesting part is that the audience, made up of youth and adults from groups like El Centro de la Raza and the Urban League, get to respond on "polling devices" handed out before the show.

The event is also coordinated with the Garfield Teen Life Center, the Rainier Valley Teen Center and the Southwest Teen Life Center, the three community centers that have received funding from the Youth Violence Prevention Initiative.

The forum will be broadcast on the Seattle Channel and at seattlechannel.org starting at 7 pm.

2. Seattle University is putting on The Fall of the Wall: Remembered, a series of film and lectures commemorating the 20th anniversary of the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.There's a "Berlin Wall Exhibit" in the university's Fine Arts building, and a film series that includes The Lives of Others on Wednesday and Goodbye, Lenin on Thursday.

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Tonight features a student debate called "The Wall Should Be Rebuilt," at 5 pm at the university's Wyckoff Auditorium. There's also a keynote address on Friday afternoon at 3 pm at the school's Bannan building about life behind the Iron Curtain.

3. Thee Satisfaction, two Central District electro-soul space aliens who've recently departed for the Big Apple, are back for the evening and playing a show at Nectar with Little Dragon. This is probably your last chance to see Thee Satisfaction before they become very famous.

Know about any important meetings, rad shows, weirdo lectures, or other noteworthy events? Please e-mail me at [email protected]
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