PubliCalendar: Fighting for the Environment Against All Odds

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh June 3, 2015

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For Today

Fighting for the Environment Against All Odds

In a timely lecture,  Don’t Trust, Don’t Fear, Don’t Beg author and Greenpeace activist Ben Stewart will be addressing clashes between environmentalists and offshore drilling rigs. His story about 2013's voyage of the Arctic Sunrise, details a sea bound protest against Russian drilling in the Arctic, imprisonment, and the subsequent fight to free the Arctic 30 from jail. Learn the stories of the individuals fighting for the environment.

Fighting For the Environment Against All Odds, Wed, June 3, 6:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Thursday

'Dear White People' Screening at Central Library

For those of you who couldn't get into last year's SIFF screening, Justin Simien's clever, accessible satire Dear White People is screening at Central Library Thursday. The film navigates the experiences of black students at the fictional white-dominated Winchester University (a pretty obvious stand-in for Harvard), and the offensive Halloween party that brings them together to challenge the status quo. 

Check out the trailer for this movie about "being a black face in a white place," and don't miss the screening—there will be a raffle for a chance to win a DVD copy of the film. 

'Dear White People' Screening at Central Library, Thu, June 4, 7pm, Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, Free

Advance Notice for June 8

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’

From the Arab Spring to the Occupy Movement, popular uprisings are in the air these days. And according to Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Chris Hedges, the time to revolt is now. Next Monday evening, he’ll ask the big question: Are we, as a people, ready to spark the next rebellion?

He’ll discuss his findings on inequality, negative environmental trends, and the “sublime madness” it takes to instigate a revolution.

Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’, Mon, June 8, 7:30pm. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


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