Civic Cocktail

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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. 



Rick Steves

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

Guest Rick Steves
Nationally known travel show host and guidebook author Rick Steves joins host Joni Balter to discuss his new PBS documentary "The Story of Fascism in Europe," explore travel as a political act and how globetrotting has helped shape his world view, and share travel tips for 2019.

Additional Guests TBA

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Civic Cocktail: City Hall in Motion & #MeToo
Civic Cocktail: City Hall in Motion & #MeToo
11/1/201757:37

Amidst the churn at City Hall, Tim Burgess says he's no caretaker mayor. The outgoing city councilmember discusses his priorities during his brief stint as interim mayor with host Joni Balter. He weighs in on the progress of police reform, his opposition to a proposed business tax to fight homelessness, and the celebrity-fueled campaign for a Sodo Arena. Plus, he offers advice for his successor on the City Council. Then, a panel discussion addresses the significance of the #MeToo movement and navigating sexual harassment in the workplace and on campus. Burgess joins Mona Locke, former first lady of Washington, and Alisa Kessel, a professor of politics and government at the University of Puget Sound. Locke discusses why she broke her silence last year and candidly shared her personal experiences with sexual harassment. While the #MeToo social media campaign revealed how widespread sexual assault and harassment really are, what's next? Have we reached a tipping point? Will behavior change?

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