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Upgrade Seattle Presents: Exploring a City-Owned Internet

Despite the city's declaration that municipal broadband is too risky and costly, the activists at Upgrade Seattle are still fighting for a public internet option.

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 discuss the viability of a city-owned and city-operated utility in Seattle. 

“We guesstimate that Comcast alone collects at least $20 million a month from Seattle customers,” Upgrade Seattle organizer Sabrina Roach said in a recent press release. “We think more of that money should stay in Seattle, and that our Internet service providers should be more accountable to residents....”

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 

For Friday

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

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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