PubliCalendar: 'Someone You Love' Tackles the HPV Epidemic

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 24, 2015

For Today

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic
The HPV vaccine prevents several forms of cancer, including one that kills 6,000 people in the U.S. and 250,000 people worldwide each year—but why do vaccination rates continue to remain low? An estimated 79 million Americans are infected with HPV, and less than half of adolescent girls and only 13 percent of adolescent boys in Washington state have received preventive vaccines. 

Join a number of organizations including Seattle King County Public Health for a free (with registration) screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic to learn about the impact of the disease and how public health experts are addressing it. 

'Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic' Screening, Fri, Apr 24, 6pm, Seattle Children's Hospital Wright Auditorium, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Free with registration

For Monday

Know Your Rights: Cable Contracts in Apartments and Condos
Seattle's cable code language has seen huge changes since the city ditched a longstanding cable franchise district system last month.

Monday's seminar gives building owners the chance to familiarize themselves with their rights in cable contract negotiation, featuring nationally recognized cable and telecommunications expert Ken Fellman. Can you negotiate with a cable operator? Who really owns the cable wiring in your building? As conversations about broadband and cable legislation develop, these questions become more critical.

"I think it's an especially important time for people to educate themselves on these developments, and that includes people who own apartment buildings," Upgrade Seattle's Sabrina Roach told PubliCalendar. Upgrade's equitable public Internet is launching at Town Hall in June, by the way, so stay tuned for updates on the fight for better broadband.

Register for the seminar by emailing Cable Franchise Analyst Alice Lawson at [email protected]

Know Your Rights: Cable Contracts in Apartments and Condos Seminar, Mon, Apr 27, 6:30pm, SPU Otto Miller Hall Rm 109, 3469 Third Ave W, Free with registration

Advance Notice for May 5

An Evening with Laverne Cox
Orange Is the New Black star is headed to Seattle this spring: Activist Laverne Cox will talk identity, her rise to fame, and empowerment. Known for her breakthrough role as Sophia Burset, an incarcerated black trans woman, she's making waves in mainstream media and has rounded up an Emmy nomination and a Time magazine cover in the last year. 

Along with being the first trans woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show, she's an inspirational public speaker—don't miss this exclusive chance to hear her story. 

An Evening with Laverne Cox, Tue, May 5, 7pm, UW Husky Union Building Ballroom, 4001 Stevens Way NE, $25

Want to see your nerdy event featured on the PubliCalendar?
Send the details to Atoosa Moinzadeh at [email protected] 
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