Civic Cocktail

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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. 



Governor Jay Inslee + State Political Party Chairs

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

Governor Jay Inslee
With Democrats in control, will the second-term governor get traction on his ambitious climate package and a capital gains tax? Gov. Jay Inslee joins host Joni Balter to weigh in on the legislative session's halfway point, as well as the state's mental health crisis, restoring the orca population, and more.

State political party chairs
Washington state party chairs Caleb Heimlich (R) and Tina Podlodowski (D) join host Joni Balter to talk politics, including an overview of the state legislative session, a look at the state of the Democratic and Republican parties, and a candid conversation about Washington's potential presidential candidates.

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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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