Can't we all just agree that slavery is wrong? Photo via flickr/Ira Gelb

 Today’s picks for political and civic nerds.

For Sunday:

Rally for Assault Weapon Control

Mayor McGinn joins at least two of his reelection rivals, senator Ed Murray and city council member Tim Burgess, at this timely rally to remember the victims of recent gun-related massacres and urge restrictions on semi-automatic assault weapons.

Turn Anger into Action March and Rally, Sun, Jan 13, 1:30pm, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, free.

Helping Women Take Over the World

King County’s first female sheriff, Sue Rahr, will be honored at this year’s NWPC meeting—a grassroots organization aiming to move more women into political office. 

National Women's Political Caucus of Washington: 2013 Annual Meeting, Sun Jan 13, 3–5pm, Belltown Community Center, 415 Bell St, free.

For Saturday:

Tree Hugger Tête-à-Tête

Hop across the pond for an opportunity to discuss this year’s biggest environmental priorities with legislators and environmental activists from the Environmental Priorities Coalition, and then learn about the myriad ways you can get involved.

2013 Environmental Priorities Legislative Workshop, Sat Jan 12, 1–5pm, Carlson Theater, Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Circle SE, $0–$10.

And for Today: 

Slavery is Still Slavery 

The UW Women’s Center and School of Law host this international conference to examine human trafficking and to discuss feasible ways to abolish slavery altogether.

Human Trafficking in an Era of Globalization, Fri Jan 11, 8am–7:30pm, North Ballroom, Husky Union Building (HUB), NE Stevens Way, University of Washington, $150.

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