PubliCalendar: Selma Lecture Series Presents 'Mississippi: The Magnolia Crucible'

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 20, 2015

For Today

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

The 50th anniversary of the Selma-to-Montgomery march has already been commemorated with a number of recent local events. And now, for April, the UW Department of Communication has compiled 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 deals with a different aspect of the civil-rights era that eventually converged in Selma.

This week's lecture looks at the rise of white supremacy and lynchings.

As the series goes forward, 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

For Tuesday

An Evening with Red

Kate Mulgrew is currently 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 adversities 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 Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $36


For Tuesday (Extra Cal)

The Changing Fate of Marijuana

Seattle has a lot to be thankful for with the recent legalization of marijuana (including the advent of stoner-food food trucks, like My Sweet Lil Cakes), but weed experts like Christian Hageseth urge us to consider the changing politics that come with it. He'll be speaking with Bruce Barcott and Dominic Corva at Town Hall on Tuesday—and they'll need your undivided attention. 

You'll learn about the differences between recreational and medical marijuana as industries, as well as the political, social, and cultural divides that have been developing since legalization (think back to the recent pesticides protest in front of Ike's, or backlash from religious institutions like Mount Calvary Christian Center). 

Everyone's got an opinion on legal weed—seize the opportunity to voice or inform yours at this post-4/20 exclusive. 

The Changing Fate of Marijuana, Tue, Apr 21, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for April 23

Lunch and Learn: Mother-in-Law Apartments and Backyard Cottages

Mother-in-law apartments (or Detached Accessory Dwelling Units) are more common than you think; in fact, our neighbor Oregon is currently experiencing a DADU renaissance." Seattle's now looking to Oregon's model codes for inspiration—and you can get in on the conversation at this special installment of Lunch and Learn, featuring city council land use committee chair Mike O’Brien. 

The panel's goal is to replicate Oregon's successes and pitch the benefits homeowners could see from building these property extensions.

DADU Lunch and Learn, Thu, Apr 23, 12pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free


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