For Thursday

Putting a Price on Carbon

With cap and trade legislation brewing in Olympia, and public sentiment toward climate change experiencing a sea change toward acceptance and agency, now is the time to have conversations about what climate policy could actually look like. 

Participants on this panel discussion include a bunch of brainiac left wing environmentalist, including Alan During, executive director of the Sightline Institute, senior policy advisor at Climate Solutions Jessica Finn Coven, Climate Solutions Washington State Director, and Matt Kuharic, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks

Putting a Price on Carbon Thu, Jan 15, 12pm, Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 SE 24th St, Sammamish, Free

For Friday

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Shakti Butler is a multiracial speaker, filmmaker, and founder of World Trust, a resource for education on issues surrounding racial diversity. She leads interactive workshops that strive to provide participants with the tools to develop strategies against racial inequity in everyday life.

Her workshops are of the mixed-media variety, often combining film, dialogue and the number one compassionate educator buzz word: deep listening. If the large number organizations that have hired Dr. Butler are any indication, there is something to these workshops.

Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, Fri, Jan 16, 2pm, Seattle Central Library, 1000 Fourth Avenue, $30

For Friday (Extra Cal)

David Shields and Caleb Powell

"If you want to work on your art, work on your life," said prolific Russian author Anton Chekhov.

In I Think You're Totally Wrong, a collaboration from UW professor/nonfiction dynamo David Shields and former Shields graduate student/family man Caleb Powell, they debate the point: You can either work on your art or you can work on your life.

The book, which is actually a transcribed argument between Shields and Powell, features many other stand offs on the life versus art front, all played out in the spry, entertaining elegance of educated conversation.
The two appear together at Elliot Bay Book Company to presumably duke it out further.

David Shields and Caleb Powell, Fri,  Jan 16, 7pm, Elliot Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Avenue, Free

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