For Tuesday

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

For Wednesday

SDOT Presents: Blueprints for a New Road Order
Transportation changes in Seattle are going to be monumental, without a doubt. But in terms of the city's rapidly changing infrastructure, it can be hard to know what to expect. The Seattle Department of Transportation hosts a lecture moderated by KUOW’s Ross Reynolds, featuring former NYC Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan.
Sadik-Khan is kind of a big deal in the public transportation world and will offer insight on potential future transportation options in Seattle. So utilize the opportunity to access her wisdom, and ask any of your burning traffic and light rail questions. 
Blueprints for a New Road Order with Janette Sadik-Khan, Wed, Apr 15, 6pm, Great Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free with registration 

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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