PubliCalendar: Selma Series Presents 'Nonviolence and the Soul of America'

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 6, 2015

For Today

UW Department of Communication Presents: Marching to Selma Lecture Series, Part 2

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 Proffessor David Domke (some folks might remember him from March's Selma Is Now). Each lecture covers one of four crucial roads in the civil rights movement converged in Selma.

This week, groups like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) will be examined in Nonviolence and the Soul of America: Nashville to Birmingham. 

As the series progresses, tickets are prorated and discounted. This week's lecture will be $120–check back for next week's lecture, too!

Nonviolence and the Soul of America: Nashville to Birmingham, Mon, Apr 6, 7pm, UW Kane Hall Rm, 4069 Spokane Ln, $120 for prorated series pass


For Tuesday

Breaking Bad Healthcare

When I hear "," I immediately think about the silly BuzzFeed promo pitch President Obama made a few months ago. But for most of the folks it pertains to, tools like the Health Insurance Marketplace are a key resource in finding coverage. 

Breaking Bad Healthcare will give you an opportunity to meet the brains behind it all, Madrona Venture Group's Kurt DelBene (husband of U.S. representative Suzan DelBene). He'll talk about his experience overseeing's implementation, and why the average citizen should be pushing this governmental effort. Pre-register for this networking opportunity, which is complete with a Q&A session and refreshments!

Breaking Bad Healthcare: The story of with Kurt DelBene, Tues, Apr 7, 6pm, UW Dempsey Hall, $15


Advance Notice for April 15

John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
The Lincoln Assassination is one of those moments in American history that has been picked over by historians for decades. Join author Michael Schein on the 150th Anniversary of the murder, as he discusses another historical perspective centered around John Surratt–who fled justice as a suspected Lincoln plotter.

Schein will explore Suratt's affiliations with the Confederate government, as well as his two-year-long run from the law, which spanned the entire globe. Schein's nuanced take on this prolific moment is one that history buffs won't want to pass up. 

Book reading: 'John Surratt: the Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away,' Wed, Apr 15, 7pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

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