For Today

Civic Planning, Past, Present, and Future

This iteration of History Cafe at the Museum of History and Industry focus on how civic planning has shaped our city during the last century. Starting with post-war urban planning, continuing to the present day (affordability! pedestrian safety! microhousing!), the panel will discuss equity, open spaces, and transportation.

Participants include: Diane Sugimura, director of the Department of Planning and Development, former Seattle mayor Greg Nickels, and Rebecca Saldaña, executive director of Puget Sound Sage.
Civic Planning, Past, Present, and Future, Thu, March 19, 6:30pm, MOHAI, 860 Terry Avenue N, Free

For Friday

Citizen University Annual Conference

This annual national civic conference is bringing together hundreds of activists from across the country to create political networks for change. Citizen University, which not only hosts conferences, but  puts out educational tools like this TED-ed about power structures, has curated this "Citizen Power" lecture series. In the shadow of #BlackLivesMatter, Ferguson, and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, this year's conference addresses hot-topic issues like immigrant rights, voting reform, civic education and the arts—and how we can address these in the face of broken institutions, stale ideologies, and polarized politics. 

Fuel (or rekindle) your revolutionary spirit! Speakers include local activist Jazmine Cañez of Women of Color for Systemic Change and Barbie Danielle-Decarlo, co-producer of Snohomish County's KSER radio show Color CommentaryRegister beforehand to be apart of this two day event. 

Citizen University Annual Conference, Fri–Sat, Mar 20–21, Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 298 Second Ave N, $75-$200 

Advance Notice for March 27

Understanding North Korea’s Global Position

After The Interview questionably lampooned the North Korean government, you'd like to hear what an expert thinks, right? Seattle-based journalist Blaine Harden will be talking about his latest book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, which is a continuation of his work in chronicling the juche socialist state.

Harden hopes to touch on the forgotten details of the Korean War, how American involvement is connected to modern day conflict with the U.S., and what the early days of North Korea can teach us about its current power status and its relationship with us.

Understanding North Korea's Global Position, Fri, Mar 27, 7:30pm, Seattle Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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