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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Combating White Supremacy + The Art of Racing in the Rain

Thursday, September 5 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

From El Paso to New Zealand, white supremacists are using violence and murder to spread terror around the world. How has white supremacy been used historically to oppress racial groups and what is our region doing today to combat potential violence from extremists? Guests include University of Washington Professor Christopher Sebastian Parker - an award-winning author of books on race, ethnicity and politics - and King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg, whose office works to reduce hate crimes and gun violence.

Then, Civic Cocktail welcomes Garth Stein, author of the beloved Seattle-set novel The Art of Racing in the Rain; the book has now been turned into a feature-length film. Narrated by canine Enzo, it's the story of the relationship between a man and his dog. The book spent 156 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has touched millions of hearts across the world.

Guest Journalists:
Marcus Harrison Green, The Seattle Times
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Watch Previous Shows

Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
Civic Cocktail: Fall Ballot Initiatives
10/5/201657:20

Civic Cocktail opened a new season with an election program featuring mini debates on three big ballot initiatives. Host Joni Balter moderates a wide-ranging discussion on the pros and cons of the Sound Transit 3 light rail package; I-1491, a proposal to limit access to firearms; and I-732, an effort to establish a statewide carbon tax. Hear smart talk from both sides of the issues.

Sound Transit 3
Yes: Dow Constantine (King County Executive), Shefali Ranganathan (Transportation Choices Coalition)
No: Maggie Fimia (People for Smarter Transit), Kevin Wallace (Bellevue City Council)

Initiative 1491, gun safety
Yes: Cheryl Stumbo (The Alliance for Gun Responsibility)
No: David Combs (Know I-1491)

Initiative 732, carbon tax
Yes: Yoram Bauman (Yes on I-732)
No: Rebecca Saldaña (Puget Sound Sage)

 

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