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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
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Civic Cocktail: Exiting Councilmembers & Rick Steves
Civic Cocktail: Exiting Councilmembers & Rick Steves
2/7/201958:24

Civic Cocktail covers a lot of ground, from Rick Steves on the rise and fall of fascism in Europe to local lawmakers' take on Seattle's shifting political landscape. Three Seattle City Council members who've chosen not to seek re-election visit a variety of topics with host Joni Balter. Council President Bruce Harrell speaks his mind about district elections and remembers a life-changing trip to Japan. Councilmember Sally Bagshaw talks about a controversial issue that divided the Council and another where they worked together to make real progress. As for the City Council's low approval ratings, Councilmember Rob Johnson has an interesting take on what may be contributing to it. Then, nationally known travel expert and author Steves discusses his new PBS documentary "The Story of Fascism in Europe." He says the project is intended to wake up Americans and remind them that "great societies have lost their freedom by taking their hands off the wheel." On a lighter note, Steves reveals the "coolest" new town he's discovered in Europe! And reminds us his whole mission is to "inspire Americans to venture beyond Orlando!"

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