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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
Steve Scher, Senior Correspondent, In the Moment Podcast



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Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan
Civic Cocktail: Mayor Jenny Durkan + Chef Edouardo Jordan
11/28/201859:18

Exactly one year after taking office, Mayor Jenny Durkan returns to Civic Cocktail and grades her performance! She discusses the highlights of the past year plus a few things she wishes she could do over. During a wide-ranging discussion with host Joni Balter, she talks budget, the repealed head tax, picking a police chief, passage of the education levy and the looming traffic mess known as "Seattle Squeeze." But before she could leave the stage, our next guest, James Beard Award-winning chef Edouardo Jordan, had a surprise to mark the mayor's first year in office. And she had a surprise for him! Getting a seat in one of Jordan's two restaurants, Junebaby and Salare, is a challenge. But his third location opens soon. Jordan says many influences shaped his cooking style, including family members, formal training in French cuisine, and historic Southern foods dating back to slavery. Plus, where he dines when he's off the job!

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