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About Town Square

Town Square is a Seattle Channel series dedicated to connecting people and ideas. With lectures, debates, and forums recorded around the city at places such as Town Hall, the Seattle Public Library, and the Central District Forum of Arts and Ideas, Town Square brings interesting and provocative conversations to cable TV and the web.

Town Square: Citizen Activism in the Age of Bernie
Town Square: Citizen Activism in the Age of Bernie

Former Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata led a discussion based on his new book, Becoming a Citizen Activist. Three local activists respond by talking about their own experiences and why it's important for citizens to become engaged in the political process.

Panelists joining Licata are:
Mozart Guerrier, executive director of 21 Progress, a group who assists emerging leaders, especially young adults and immigrants, to build a more just society.
Pramila Jayapal, founder of One America, state senator, and Congressional candidate, talking about strategies that have worked in organizing her community.
Ben Lindsey, a community organizer in the Bernie Sanders campaign, on why he got involved and how he sees the future of activists after the November elections.