Fuel (or rekindle) your revolutionary spirit! Speakers include local activist Jazmine Cañez of Women of Color for Systemic Change and Barbie Danielle-Decarlo, coproducer of Snohomish County's KSER radio show Color Commentary. Register 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
206 Zulu Community Outreach Orientation
We all know that since its inception, hip-hop has been a movement in close conversation with politics, activism, and history. The local chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation's Community Outreach Orientation is calling upon educators, lawyers, journalists, organizers, DJs, emcees, students (you name it!), to collaborate on changemaking and empowerment within Seattle's hip-hop scene. You're invited to learn about 206 Zulu's history, projects, and programs. It'll be a great opportunity for all kinds of folks to learn about the Universal Zulu Nation's 40-plus year history, as well as what the Seattle chapter is up to next.
206 Zulu Community Outreach Orientation, Sun, Mar 22, 5:30pm, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Free
Unpacking the Myths of Free Trade
Last January marked the 20th anniversary of NAFTA, which invites us to reflect on its effect on American manufacturing, workforce, agriculture, and the like. We can guess it's made a huge impact, like increasing trade with Canada and Mexico three and a half fold to $1.2 trillion, for one. Former Michigan U.S. representative David Bonior will head up the panel (he was a NAFTA detractor when it passed during the early Clinton years) and will tackle NAFTA, its impacts, and how the monumental legislation has influenced Washington’s transpacific trade politics.
The panel will be moderated by the Seattle Globalist’s Signe Predmore and will focus in on Washington’s current economy and trade politics, and the future of free trade.
Unpacking the Myths of Free Trade, Mon, Mar 23, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
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