PubliCalendar: The Obama Presidency in Review, and Where We're Headed in 2016

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh June 1, 2015

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For Today

‘The Obama Doctrine’ and 2016 Elections

In a recent interview with The New York Times, in reference to U.S.-Iran nuclear relations, President Obama said, “We will engage, but we preserve all our capabilities.” 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

For Tuesday

SIFF Presents: 'Cartel Land'

Matthew Heineman's chilling documentary examines two vigilante groups involved in the Mexican drug cartel. Exposing the gritty reality of the ongoing drug war, Cartel Land features raw footage captured at the front lines of conflict both north and south of the border. Catch this screening for a look at the complexities behind the Mexican drug war as it wages on, and why it can't be ignored. 

SIFF Screening of 'Cartel Land', Tue, June 2, 4pm, Harvard Exit, 807 E Roy St, $11

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. Well, 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, Jun 8, 7:30pm. Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


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