For Thursday

Flavors of the IRC: From Syria to Seattle

It's been four years since war erupted in Syria, and groups like the International Rescue Committee (IRC) have been doing critical work helping refugees—including right here in Seattle

GenT, the IRC's young professionals group, is hosting a fundraiser event to help hundreds of refugees rebuild their lives. Complete with music, networking, a raffle, and refreshments, Thursday evening's event provides a chance to get invovlved and meet community members who are already working to make a difference. 

Flavors of the IRC: From Syria to Seattle, Thu, Apr 9, 6pm, Impact Hub Seattle, 220 Second Ave S, $50

For Friday

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Vessel'

Diana Whitten's film about a young doctor inspired to challenge anti-abortion laws is taking the big screen at Meaningful Movies. The fearless Rebecca Gomperts, a sea captain, founded the project Women on Waves, which faced media, governmental, religious, and military pressures as it trained women around the world how to give themselves safe abortions.

Check out the trailer and learn about Gomperts's story. And be sure to catch the discussion featuring NARAL Pro-Choice Washington's Eileen Pollet, and Planned Parenthood Northwest's Halei Watkins and Dian Bushley after the screening. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Vessel,' Fri, Apr 10, 7pm, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission 

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 where he'll discuss another historical perspective featuring John Surratt—a suspected Lincoln plotter who fled justice.

Schein explores 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 the Lincoln assassination is one that history buffs won't want to miss. 

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

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