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For Today

SDOT Presents: Build a Better Block

SDOT's Where Are We Going? series is back for its fourth installment, featuring the Better Block's Jason Roberts, who will offer insight on how Seattle—you guessed it—can build a better block. 

The Better Block project started as a resource for showing cities how to revive their sidewalk scenes. Roberts will explain how the project brings together community resources and converts blocks into walkable, bikable destinations for people of all ages. Register and learn how Seattle can do the same. 

Build a Better Block: Rethinking Streets and Sidewalks as a Social Setting, Wed, June 10, 6pm, McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St, Free with RSVP

For Today

Transit Movie Night Presents: 'Speed'

June is officially Ride Transit Month in Seattle, so naturally Transit Movie night is screening everyone's favorite bus-themed movie, Speed. Catch the film for a free 21st Anniversary screening at the Northwest Film Forum Wednesday evening. 

Make sure to RSVP, and sneak a peek at other transit-themed events this month (folks who register online with Commute Seattle qualify to win a goodie bag that includes a yearlong ORCA pass).

Transit Movie Night Presents: 'Speed', Wed, June 10, 7pm, Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, Free with RSVP

For Thursday

The Hand Comic Release Party

Get your hands on the first comics zine anthology released by the Hand, a comics collective that's individually distinct: "We are POC, white, mixed, gay, disabled, Jewish, genderqueer—we are dreamers, screamers, Pisces, teachers, thinkers, social butterflies, lone wolves." 

"We formed the collective because we wanted to get together and draw with others who did not feel represented well in the comics community," founding member and artist Andy Panda says. "We started by just having drawing nights together, but then we realized we wanted to support each other in the promotion of our art. That included hosting events and putting out this first comic anthology."

Featuring efforts by social-justice-minded artists like Panda, ET RussianSarah Rosenblatt, and Robyn J, you won't want to miss this radical installment in small press publishing. 

"All of the comics in [the Hand] employ nonfiction, fiction, or personal stories to talk about social justice issues," says Panda. 

The Hand Comic Release Party, Thu, June 11, 6:30pm, The New Tomorrow, 10th Ave between Pike and Union Sts, Free 

Advance Notice for June 18

Upgrade Seattle Presents: Exploring a City-Owned Internet

Despite city officials declaring municipal broadband a venture too risky and costly, the activists over at Upgrade Seattle are still fighting for better broadband. Christopher Mitchell, director of the Community Broadband Networks Initiative with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, local activist and musician Hollis Wong-Wear, and other community members are leading a conversation on where we're headed next in making the Internet a city-owned and operated utility in Seattle. 

Thursday evening's Town Hall event will offer a chance to participate in breakout session discussions with activists and community members, so register beforehand for a spot in the conversation. 

Exploring a City-Owned Internet, Featuring Christopher Mitchell and Hollis Wong-Wear, Thu, June 18, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, Free with registration 


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