For Tuesday

Olympia Police Brutality Action in Westlake Park

As protests around the police shooting of Bryson Chaplin and Andre Thompson continue in Washington State's capitol, things are heating up here in Seattle. Justice for Mike Brown Seattle is organizing a solidarity march to condemn police brutality toward people of color in Olympia.

Following February's incident in Pasco, police brutality is increasingly calling for attention in the Pacific Northwest. 

Justice for Bryson Chaplin and Andre Thompson March, Tue, May 26, 6pm, Westlake Park, 401 Pine St, Free

 

For Wednesday

SIFF Presents: 'License to Operate'

The Seahawks' very own Pete Carroll has teamed up with director James Lipetzky in License to Operate, a documentary on former rival Los Angeles gang members hoping to stop the cycle of violence.

Set in the summer of 2013, also known to some as the “killing season,” License to Operate explores power balances, community negotiation, and the role of law enforcement as several ex-gang members work to bring peace to their city. Check out the License to Operate trailer at SIFF online.

SIFF Presents: 'License to Operate', Tue, May 26, 8pm, SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, $13

 

Advance Notice for June 1

'The Obama Doctrine' and 2016 Elections

In a recent interview with The New York Times, President Obama said, “We will engage, but we preserve all our capabilities,” in reference to U.S.-Iran nuclear relations. Obama Doctrine author Colin Dueck believes this philosophy can be extended to all White House actions. 

Join him at Town Hall on Monday as he reflects on Obama's last two terms and gives foreign policy suggestions for the presidential successor, just in time for the 2016 elections. Hillary supporters may especially want to attend this one!

'The Obama Doctrine' and 2016 Elections, Mon, June 1, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

 

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