UW Science Now: Climate Change in Coastal Vietnam
Most of us know how climate change is impacting the United States—the recent panic over the California water drought is causing us to turn to sources like the Pacific Ocean. But what about those who already rely on the world's oceans?
UW oceanography student Robin Banner has done extensive research in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, focusing on the relationship between rivers and the ocean as water sources. At Tuesday's panel, she'll discuss climate change and how it's impacting the social livelihoods of coastal communities, as well as how we can respond.
Oceanography buffs (and lovers of cute critters) should stick around. The event is part of a double feature with Joseph Gaydos, who's discussing orcas, sea otters, and other creatures starting at 7pm.
Robin Banner: Climate Change in Coastal Vietnam, Tue, Apr 14, 6pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
Advance Notice for April 17
Gender Identity in Seattle and Beyond
With trans activists like Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black) and Janet Mock (Redefining Realness) making waves in mainstream media, it's time for the public to learn how about gender and identity intersect.
Advocate and social critic Joe Wenke's The Human Agenda looks at the issues that confront trans and gender-nonconforming people. He's the founder of Trans Über, a publishing company that focues on LBGTQ rights.
Wenke, trans model and activist Gisele Alicea, and Seattle Children’s gender specialist Aidan Key give their perspectives on the national conversation about gender, politics, and social interactions.
Gender Identity in Seattle and Beyond, Fri, Apr 17, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, $5
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