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For Today

Sawant's Town Hall Meeting: End Hate Crime on Capitol Hill

City council member Kshama Sawant wants to address hate crimes against members of the LGBTQ community in Capitol Hill. As reports show, hate crime has been on the rise there lately—a grave concern given Capitol Hill's status as the city's LGBTQ cultural hub.

The discussion will include testimony from people who have been directly affected by hate crimes, as well as from public safety representatives, activists, and housing justice advocates.

End Hate Crime Against LGBTQ People!, Tue, Mar 3, 7pm, All Pilgrims Christian Church 500 Broadway E, Free

For Wednesday

Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today

Speaking of hate crimes: Concerns about the visibility and safety of trans folks are increasing. Seven transgender women have been murdered so far in 2015

University of Washington professor Kristina Olson and Rice University professor Michelle Hebl will host Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequities in America Today, where they will discuss topics such as the rising number of children who identify and live as transgender and ideas on how to pass protective laws and eradicate discrimination.

The lecture is a part of the 10th Annual Allen L. Edwards Psychology Lectures series, The Psychological Science of Inequity and Inequality.

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Understanding LGBT Inequalities In America Today, Wed, Mar 4, 7pm, University of Washington, Kane Hall Rm 130, 4069 Spokane Ln, Free with registration

Advance Notice for March 9

Bruce Schneier on Ending the Surveillance State

Did you know that the government and big corporations collect information on us daily? I'm sure you knew, but did you know they monitor everything from your sexual orientation and employment status to your personal text conversations and family relationships?

If you dare to find out how, Bruce Schneier, who has detailed all the intricacies of data collection in his book Data and Goliath, likely has the answers. In fact, Glenn Greenwald consulted Schneier during his reporting on Eric Snowden.

Whether or not this information is scary or useful to you (hopefully it's both), Schneier will also offer some tips on how to reclaim your privacy—and maybe how to topple Big Brother?

Toppling Our Surveillance-Based Society, Mon, Mar 9, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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