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For Today

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'Sweet Dreams'

Last week, a special screening of Finding Hillywood documented the world of art and cinema in Rwanda 20 years after the Rwandan Genocide. Sweet Dreams explores another personal narrative in the East African nation with the story of a women who opened Rwanda's first and only ice cream shop. 

“How do we rebuild a human being?” The film hopes to answer that question. Catch it at Meaningful Movies Beacon Hill, and make sure to RSVP. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: Sweet Dreams, Fri, June 19, 6:45pm, Meaningful Movies Beacon Hill, 2336 15th Ave S, Free with RSVP

For Monday

Invest in People (Not Technology) to Change the World

Monday evening's lecture with Kentaro Toyama makes me even more certain the impending robot takeover is coming. A former Microsoft computer scientist and author of Geek Heresy, Toyama thinks education, health care, and democracy are the key components to social change—contrary to high investment in digital initiatives. 

Toyama will be in conversation with Town Hall executive director Wier Harman.  And Humanosphere's Tom Paulson will hang around after the lecture for extended discussion. 

Kentaro Toyama with Wier Harman: Invest in People (Not Technology) to Change the World, Mon, June 22, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for June 24

The Music Industry's Perilous Future 

Where's the music industry headed? That's the question journalists like Stephen Witt are trying to answer after digital music sales overtook worldwide CD sales for the first time ever this year. Join him Wednesday with The Stranger's Sean Nelson as they discuss digital pirating and how it's changing music sales, for better or for worse. 

The Music Industry's Perilous Future, Wed, June 24, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

 

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