For Today

The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals

For the latest discussion on veganism, Gene Baur, cofounder of Farm Sanctuary, brings his expertise about animal cruelty to the table, while UW's Kathryn Gillespie will (hopefully) offer some insight on the controversial animal research lab cropping up on her campus.

They'll discuss how eating meat impacts animals, how conscious consumerism leads to happiness and health, and steps we can take toward eating more responsibly. 

The Ethical and Environmental Impacts of Eating Animals, Fri, May 8, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Monday

UW Science Now Double Feature

Town Hall hosts two UW Science Now scholars back to back Monday evening: Jennifer McCreight and Leonard Mlodinow

McCreight cracks open what makes us human, comparing the DNA of humans to chimpanzees, monkeys, and lemurs (if you forgot what you learned in your college biology series, this will be a good one to attend). Afterward, Mlodinow, author of The Upright Thinkers, will trace the history of human thought, arguing that the way we think has just as much influence on science as science does on human thinking (kind of meta).

Make sure to buy a ticket for each segment, at $5 each. 

UW Science Now Double Feature, Mon, May 11, 6pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5–$10

Advance Notice for May 18

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

The premiere screening will be followed by a lecture at 7:30pm called 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

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