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Urgent Notice

Last Call: Apply to the Transit Advisory Board
 
Seattle City Council has extended the application deadline to the Transit Advisory Board to May 1, giving folks one last chance to join a new panel that will advise elected officials and city departments on transit.

According to the city's release, the board's responsibility is to make recommendations on how to spend approximately $45 million of Proposition 1, the mayor's $900,000 transportation levy. Other responsibilities include advising the city on implementation of the Seattle Transit Master Plan and the operation of Seattle's streetcar system. If you're looking to get directly involved in Seattle's rapidly changing transportation policy, now's your chance.

Last Call: Transit Advisory Board Application, Fri May 1, Apply online or send applications to SDOT's Bill LaBorde at [email protected]


For Today (Extra Cal)

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction
 
What do Mexican drug trafficking, the American Dream, and suburban addiction all have in common? According to Sam Quinones, a lot. Join him Wednesday night as he shares insight on his latest work, Dreamland, which tells nine stories about the presence of drugs like heroin and Oxycontin in modern America.

Quiones connects the dots on these not-so-obvious social, political, and economic intersections, and how they fit into the bigger picture of widespread addiction. 

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction, Wed, Apr 29, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

GoGreen Seattle 2015

Individual awareness about climate change is one thing—but what about businesses and government? If anything, it's just as important for our regional economy as a whole to be conscious, and GoGreen Seattle aims to promote just that, by empowering business decision makers with sustainability strategies. It's the system, man.  

Featuring a variety of participants, from policymakers like mayor Ed Murray to Puget Sound Bike Share's Holly Houser, this year's conference will allow attendees to collaborate integrating eco-consciousness into local decision making. 

GoGreen Seattle 2015 Conference, Thu, Apr 30, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Pl, $195


Advance Notice for May 7

Immigration in Context

Back in March, the Wing Luke Museum launched Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965, an exhibit that reflects on the 50th anniversary of key immigration legislation. To fuel some of that momentum, Immigration in Context brings together a panel of scholars and activists to a discussion about immigration and how our country's attitudes have changed over time. 

Panelists include Soya Jung of Changelab, Chandan Reddy from the University of Washington, Ray Corona of the DREAM Act Coalition, Maru Mora Villalpando of NWDC Resistance and Not1More, and Sandy Restrepo of Colectiva Legal del Pueblo. That's a lot of amazing activists in one place—and it's free, but make sure to RSVP.

Immigration in Context: How the Last 50 years Reshaped U.S. Politics, Economy, and Culture, Thu, May 7, 6pm, Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St, Free with RSVP



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