Upcoming Talks of Interest at Town Hall Seattle

Town Hall Seattle is located in the First Hill neighborhood and hosts a wide range of different speakers and community events. And if you’re under 22 years old your ticket is free! Take a quick trip off campus to check out some of these upcoming talks that may be of interest to sociologists like yourself.

Joanne Bagshaw with Kirsten Harris-Talley, “How to Resist Sexism and Dismantle the Patriarchy
Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7:30PM

From reproductive rights and the wage gap to #MeToo and #TimesUp—gender inequality permeates nearly every aspect of our culture. According to award-winning psychology professor Joanne Bagshaw, the message that our society sends to women and girls is clear: you’re not enough. In conversation with Washington at-large City Councilmember Kirsten Harris-Talley, Bagshaw offers tools for women everywhere to navigate sexist institutionalized power structures, attitudes, and events that are outside of our control. With advice from her book The Feminist Handbook: Practical Tools to Resist Sexism and Dismantle the Patriarchy, Bagshaw helps us confront negative messages that have been deeply internalized by our society, combat the effects of gender and race discrimination, and create lasting change through activism and community.


Gretchen Sorin, “Driving While Black
Monday, March 9, 2020, 7:30pm

For most of the early 20th century, Jim Crow laws denied black Americans the right to travel freely on buses and trains, in a defacto extension of the physical constraints of slavery. In her new book Driving While Black, historian Gretchen Sorin shows how the rise of the automobile provided a kind of self-determination, even liberation, to African American life. Sorin travels deep into a parallel, largely undocumented world of black-only businesses, informal communications networks, and travel guides with life and death stakes (such as Victor and Alma Green’s famous Green Book) that allowed African Americans to stay safe on the road, even as they encouraged a new and joyous way of resisting oppression.

Former Washington Governor Gary Locke, “Census 2020: Why It Matters and What You Can Do
Monday, March 16, 2020, 7:30PM

The twenty-fourth US Census takes place on April 1, 2020. Gary Locke, Former Governor and honorary chair of the King County Complete Count Committee, invites us to a discussion of what the Census means to us, to Seattle, and to King County. Locke draws from his experience overseeing the 2010 Census while serving as Commerce Secretary during the Obama administration. Join Locke to explore why the Census matters, and what you can do to make sure King County has a Complete Count.

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