For Tuesday

In the Land of the Headhunters

In the early 1900s, ethnologist and photographer Edward S. Curtis created a fictionalized version of early interactions with the Kwakwaka'wakw people of British Columbia, culminating in the silent film In the Land of the Headhunters.

The film didn't make many waves at the time, and was largely forgotten, but it has recently been restored in a collaborative effort led by Rutgers University scholars. Join anthropologist Aaron Glass and Barb Cranmer, an indigenous documentary filmmaker, for a post screening discussion.

In the Land of Headhunters, Tues, Jan 6, 7pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

For Wednesday

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan

Back in 1998, a land use plan was drafted to meet the residential and commercial needs of a growing First Hill neighborhood. Unfortunately land acquisition required to enact this decades-old plan did not go as intended. Now it is time to rethink strategies and find new ways to diversify First Hill.

This open house is designed to educate the public on new land use plans that largely throw away the idea of land acquisition and instead focus on upgrading existing space to meet new needs, including the integration of street space and private land into a more pedestrian friendly neighborhood.

First Hill Public Realm Action Plan, Wed, Jan 7, 5pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free

Advance Notice for January 13

The Power of Public Unions

Regardless of where you stand on any issue, watching two people formally argue either side in a civil and educated debate is one of the best ways to become better informed yourself.

The issue on the table at this forthcoming debate is the public union. Longtime union member Daniel DiSalvo thinks public unions risk crippling government services. In the other corner, University of Washington professor Michael McCann thinks public unions have many positive effects on workers and the surrounding community.

The debate is moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds.

The Power of Public Unions, Tue, Jan 13, 7:30pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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