For Friday

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 and with violence against queer and trans folks on the rise in Capitol Hill, it's time for the public to learn how 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 (not a ride share service) 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, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue, $5

For Monday

UW Department of Communication Presents: Marching to Selma Lecture Series, Part 3

The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches has been commemorated in a number of Seattle's civic events in recent months. For the month of April, the UW Department of Communication has complied a month-long, four-part lecture series led by Professor David Domke (some folks might remember him from March's Selma Is Now). Each lecture covers a different thread in the civil rights story.

This week, the rise of white supremacy and lynchings will be examined in Mississippi: The Magnolia Crucible. 

As the series progresses, tickets are prorated and discounted. The price for this week's lecture and the rest of the series is $90—check back for Part 4: Lyndon Baines Johnson: The Improbable President next week.

Mississippi: The Magnolia Crucible, Mon, Apr 20, 7pm, UW Kane Hall Rm, 4069 Spokane Ln, $90 for prorated series pass

Advance Notice for April 21

An Evening with 'Red'

Kate Mulgrew is best known for her role as the sharp-tongued Red in Orange Is the New Black, which is returning for a long-anticipated third season in June. She's in Seattle with her memoir Born with Teeth, which is already being hyped by NPR and the Los Angeles Times.

Expect Mulgrew to share personal stories about her rise to fame and the adversity she's faced along the way. For those of you who are dying to get your hands on the book, tickets to Tuesday's event will include a copy.

An Evening with Kate Mulgrew, Tue, Apr 21, 7pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $36


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