Today's picks for civic nerds.

For Thursday


Women & World Justice

The Center for Women and Democracy hosts a special dinner to celebrate 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

Micro-Housing Brown Bag

Have an opinion on aPodments? You won't want to miss this special Seattle City Council public forum to discuss micro housing. Spend Thursday's lunch break at City Hall with members of the city council and representatives from the city's Office of Housing and Department of Planning and Development; it's sure to be a lively debate. 

Transportation Comittee, Thurs, April 18, 11:30am–1:30pm, City Hall, 600 4th Ave, free.

For Tomorrow

Medical Marketplace

What will the changing landscape of health care reform look like in the Puget Sound area? Jean Enersen of KING 5 moderates the CityClub discussion, along with representatives from health care providers including the Polyclinic, Group Health, and Virginia Mason. The forum will focus on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in the Puget Sound area and what those changes mean for providers, employers, insurers and you.

Consolidating Care: Health Care Reform and the Medical Marketplace, Wed, April 17, Doors 11:30 am, Lunch and Program, 12–1:30 pm, Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Ave, $12–$45.

And for Today

Neighborhoods in Negotiation

As Seattle's neighborhoods continue to grow and change, land-use issues (density in South Lake Union; aPodments; skinny houses) have once again taken center stage. How will Seattle’s neighborhoods retain their uniqueness as they grow? CityClub hosts a televised debate at Town Hall featuring a diverse panel of city planning experts, policy makers, developers, and neighborhood activists to expound on Seattle's expansion. Advance registration is required.

Seattle Speaks: Shaping Seattle Neighborhoods, Tues, April 16, Doors 6pm, Program 7–8:15pm Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave,), free.

Champagne and Campaigns

Come mingle and drink champagne with candidates in the upcoming races for mayor, city council, King County council and Seattle school board and—if you're a member of the 43rd—vote in an informal straw poll at the end of the evening.

Ballots and Bubbly 2013, Tues, April 16, University Heights Center, 5031 University War NE, 6:30-8pm, free.

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