Today’s picks for civic nerds.

Photo via the Duwamish Tribe

For Sunday:

Real Change for Local Tribes 

The Mahogany Project and Real Change present their sixth annual Urban Poverty Forum. This year, lawyer and Native American advocate Chris Stearns will speak, as will Cecile Hansen, chair of the Duwamish tribe.

2013 Urban Poverty Forum: Pacific Northwestern Tribal Poverty, Sun Feb 24, 1–2:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.

For ideas on how to celebrate the Academy Awards tonight (and simultaneously help humanity), check out Culture Fiend’s Oscar Parties with Integrity.

For Saturday: 

Two Words: Madeleine Albright.

Seattle Public Library and Elliott Bay Book Company bring you the one, the only Madeleine Albright. Our favorite first female Secretary of State—and international human rights and arms control maverick—reflects on her formative years spent in Czechoslovakia during the worst of WWII. 

Madeleine Albright: 'Prague Winter', Sat Feb 23, 2–3:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, free. 

Tipsy Transit Trivia

In true Seattle fashion, Seattle Trivia Crawls presents the first ever crawl facilitated by RapidRide transit. For more specific location details, make your reservation soon on their website.

Rapid Ride Trivia Crawl, Sat Feb 23, 3–6pm, meet at the Thirsty Fish, 9041 Holman Rd NW, $15 + $2.25 bus fare.

Save Your Seeds! 

Transition Snoqualmie Valley, Strategies for Provident Living, and the Duvall Farmers Market present this opportunity to learn about seed saving and growing food in the most grassroots way imaginable. Bring seeds and stop by at 9:30 for a seed saving class or drop in after 11:30 for the main swap. Guest speakers include Tom Wagner of New World Seeds and Tubers and Krista Rome of Backyard Beans and Grains. 

Third Annual Snoqualmie Valley Seed Exchange, Sat Feb 23, 11:30am–3:30pm, Fall City Masonic Lodge, 4304 337th Pl SE, Fall City, free.

And for Today:

All the Senate Ladies

Discuss the victories and challenges experienced by women in public office at this year’s public symposium at the Capitol, co-sponsored by the Office of Secretary of State Kim Wyman and the Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service.  

On the bill: Former state senate majority leader Lisa Brown and current state Rep. Maureen Walsh (R-16, Walla Walla). Appropriately enough, the event is being moderated by powerhouse AP reporter and Capitol press corps veteran Rachel La Corte.

Lunch buffet provided, or bring your own. 

Women in Politics: Challenges and Successes, Fri Feb 22, 11:30am–1pm, Conference Room ABC, John A. Cherberg Building, 298 15th Ave SW, Olympia, free. 

China Goes Global 

Leading China scholar and George Washington University professor David Shambaugh reads from his latest work, China Goes Global: The Partial Power. Expect to learn how China’s newfound power is being manifested in terms of global economy and diplomacy.

David Shambaugh: 'China Goes Global', Fri Feb 22, 4:30pm, Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, University of Washington, 1410 NE Campus Pkwy, free.


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