For Monday

Light Rail Community Meeting

Even though the massive Link construction project along Broadway feels like it's been there since the Bush administration, and seems as though it'll simply become part of the urban landscape, the light rail is coming, people. And once it does (still shooting for 2016), both the Capitol Hill and UW neighborhoods are going to change in significant ways.

Sound Transit wants to prep the community for this change, and give people a chance to voice their concerns, by holding a series of community conversations throughout November. These sessions are an opportunity to provide input on how the new light rail extensions can best integrate into the community and conduct service.

Light Rail Community Meeting, Mon, Nov 17, 12pm, Seattle University Student Center - Room 160, 901 12th Ave, Free

For Tuesday

Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other

You know the stereotype: environmentalists are big city liberals obsessed with government regulation, and farmers are stubborn rural conservatives. The conflicts between the two parties are more nuanced than that, but it would seem from the outside looking in that people who want to protect the environment and people who rely on the environment for their livelihood should be able to get along.

Don Stuart, author of Barnyards and Birkenstocks: Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, has a lot to say on the matter.

As the former American Farmland Trust Northwest regional director, his opinion is an educated one. Hear him talk about a worst case scenario: What will happen if the two sides never learn to work together?

Why Farmers and Environmentalists Need Each Other, Tues, Nov 18, 6:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, $5

Advance Notice for November 22

UNITE Education Summit

Southeast Asian American Access in Education presents the UNITE SE Asian Education Summit, an opportunity for current or prospective students to network with one another, access career development services and other education resources. 

The dynamic Tou Ger Xiong, cultural consultant, comedian and rap artist, rounds out the event as keynote speaker. Be sure to register for more information. That means you, Tou Ger Xiong fan club (who I will now call Xiong-heads).

UNITE Education Summit, Sat, Nov 22, 9am–4pm, South Seattle College-Jerry Brockey Student Center, 6000 16th Ave SW, Free

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