PubliCalendar: 'Having It All' Examines the Complications of Parenting

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 18, 2015

For Today

'Having It All' Premiere Documentary Screening
Seattle filmmaker Vlada Knowlton's latest documentary talks about the obstacles of parenthood. Having It All examines three women's lives as they struggle to balance family, marriage, and careers. 

The premiere screening will be followed by a lecture titled Making Love Last and Marriage Work by Dr. John Gottman, who's been studying marriage, parenting, and human sexuality for over three decades. You'll have the choice to attend one or both segments when you purchase your ticket

"Having It All" Premiere Documentary Screening, Mon, May 18, 5:45pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $15–$40


For Tuesday 

'Arresting Power' Seattle Screening

Community policing is gaining a lot of traction in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. At Wednesday's Community Police Commission meeting safety concerns about the police presence at #BlackLivesMatter and May Day protests took center stage. Arresting Power provides a historical and political analysis on policing by focusing on cases in Portland.

This film challenges the notion that the Pacific Northwest is devoid of racially charged history: interviews feature stories about everyday harassment, lives lost, intimidation, and 50 years' worth of activist efforts to change the game. 

'Arresting Power' in Seattle, Tue, May 19, 6pm, UW Department of Communications Rm 120, Free

Advance Notice for May 21

How to Stop Robots from Stealing Jobs
In China, businesses are now making up for the scarcity of workers by designing and installing robots—and according to Martin Ford, a leading expert on the "Robot Revolution," artificial intelligence is coming for us too. 

If you didn't think a robot could ever replace a living, breathing person in the workplace, the development of features like emotional-processing software will probably make you think again. Ford identifies the most at-risk jobs, explains how robot workers could impact the economy on a massive scale, and outlines basic changes to education, health care, and societal infrastructure that could stop the impending robot takeover.

How to Stop Robots from Stealing Jobs
, Thu, May 21, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

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