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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: Governor Inslee + WA State Party Chairs
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During a wide-ranging conversation with host Joni Balter, Gov. Jay Inslee discusses renewable energy, saving the beloved orcas, a fiscal surprise for lawmakers, and, of course, climate change. He says all the reports that the planet is in trouble are NOT true. "Planet Earth is going to be okay; it's just humanity that's the problem." And, we continue to talk politics with the two state party chairs. The head of the state Democrats, Tina Podlodowski says activating the grass roots has been key to its success. She also says the people of this country are being neglected by the president. State Republican Party Chair Caleb Heimlich disagrees. But he says it's important to have a dialogue and agree to disagree, so long as we treat each other with dignity and respect. Heimlich also reveals a few GOP prospects that could someday seek higher office.

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