PubliCalendar: 'The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition'

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh July 1, 2015

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For Today

Nisid Hajari Talks 'The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition'

Journalist Nisid Hajari visits Seattle to talk about Midnight’s Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition, a timely account on how the partition created both "physical and psychological borders" between India and Pakistan. 

The New York Review of Books called it “a superb and highly readable account of not just the mayhem, but the political machinations that preceded Partition.” Catch Hajari's gripping lecture and grab a copy of the book, which is for sale at Elliott Bay. 

Nisid Hajari Talks 'The Deadly Legacy of India’s Partition', Wed, July 1, 7pm, Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave, Free

For Thursday

Legacy of Justice at Hirabayashi Place Preview Party

In honor and recognition of civil rights activist Gordon Hirabayashi, famous for protesting America’s Japanese internment camps during WWII, the InterIm CDA is constructing Hirabayashi Place, an affordable housing project at the heart of Seattle’s Japantown, slated for completion in December. This first Thursday you’ll have a chance to preview some of the public art designs for the new building.

Change things up this month by attending an art walk that draws from history, activism, and urban planning, featuring a mural and artist talk by Roger Shimomura

Legacy of Justice at Hirabayashi Place Preview Party, Thurs, July 2, 6pm, Impact Hub, 220 Second Ave S, Free

Advance Notice for July 7 

Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

Once a year, the city is required to consider amendments to Seattle's Comprehensive Plan— the planning document that governs growth and development. The eight amendments under consideration, are being considered separately from the larger 2035 comp plan, the larger, longterm update that's currently underway. But just like the comp plan itself, the immediate amendments and the 2035 macro plan are a big holistic puzzle.

And more importantly, the comp plan is can be a social justice document.

Tuesday, folks will have a chance to speak up on how our city should approach future growth and its potential impacts on low income people, people of color, and English-language learners.

If you'd like to testify, the sign-up sheet will be available half an hour before the hearing at 2pm. 

2035 Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing, Tues, July 7, 2pm, Seattle City Hall Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Ave, Free


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