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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. 



Protecting Orcas + Election Review

Wed., Nov. 7 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave.
$25-30 | Register

Protecting Orcas
As the Pacific Northwest's iconic orcas face unprecedented challenges highlighted by several recent deaths, local business and statewide organizations have mobilized to protect the region's native population of killer whales.  
Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force Co-Chair Stephanie Solien and Makah Tribe Chairman Nate Tyler join Civic Cocktail host Joni Balter to discuss Washington State's action plan for orca recovery and sustainability.

Election Review
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Seattle, and KTTH Radio Host Jason Rantz will join Civic Cocktail the day after the November midterm elections to discuss the results and what they mean for the Puget Sound region.

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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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