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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. 



June Virtual Civic Cocktail

Wed., June 3 | 6 p.m. | Register

Let's talk COVID, cities, and what the future holds with Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Policy Center Vice President of Research Paul Guppy at Seattle CityClub's last Virtual Civic Cocktail until September. 

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will discuss how the Emerald City has navigated COVID-19, what it takes to get a city of more than 750,000 to stay at home, and Seattle's recovery and mitigation efforts like grocery vouchers, rental assistance, and getting masks to those in need.

Paul Guppy, VP of Research for the pro-free-market Washington Policy Center, works extensively on tax policy, public finance, and other fiscal issues. He'll be discussing the economic impacts of COVID-19 and the importance of re-opening Washington's economy.

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Civic Cocktail: Combating White Supremacy + The Art of Racing in the Rain
Civic Cocktail: Combating White Supremacy + The Art of Racing in the Rain
9/5/201959:14

Deadly violence linked to white supremacy is on the rise in this country. King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg tells host Joni Balter that much of this violence involves white males who are alienated and angry. University of Washington political science professor Christopher Sebastian Parker adds, "...it removes all doubt of the fact that this is a racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic country, period." In the second half, Garth Stein - best-selling author of The Art of Racing in the Rain - shares his thoughts about the book being adapted for the big screen and whether Hollywood got it right. Stein also talks about the inspiration behind the book and reveals tidbits about his next novel, A Couple of Old Birds, set in Seattle and influenced by his 89-year-old mother.

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