PubliCalendar: Catch an Exclusive Screening of "Arresting Power"

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 19, 2015

For Today

"Arresting Power" Seattle Screening

Community policing is gaining a lot of traction in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest—take last Wednesday's Community Police Commission meeting, where 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

For Wednesday

Terrorism, Propaganda, and U.S. Middle Eastern Policy

Al Jazeera's 2013 documentary series The Secret of the Seven Sisters taught us that the Middle East has been caught in a power struggle ever since oil was discovered. Terrorism, Propaganda, and U.S. Middle Eastern Policy features journalist David Barsamian.

He'll tackle historical factors shaping conflicts in Iraq, previous U.S. interventions, and Washington-backed regimes in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt, focusing in on propaganda and policy-based justifications that conceal overseas motives. Learn what's really up in the Middle East, and how we can challenge the media status quo. 

Terrorism, Propaganda, and U.S. Middle Eastern Policy, Wed, May 20, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


Advance Notice for May 28

Pike/Pine Pedestrian Street Plan Meeting

The Capitol Hill Community Council is meeting up this month to host an interactive conversation about piloting temporary pedestrian streets in Pike/Pine (think all those unreliable looking makeshift sidewalks).

The meeting will include representation from Capitol Hill EcoDistrict staff, city staff, local businesses, and local residents, and you'll get to hear the solutions that cities like Vancouver, Portland, and New York City have come up with

Pike/Pine Pedestrian Street Plan Meeting, Thurs, May 28, 6:30pm, 12th Avenue Arts, 1620 12th Ave, Free


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