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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: Seattle: Dying or Trying … and Changing
Civic Cocktail: Seattle: Dying or Trying … and Changing
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Is Seattle dying or trying? That question - arising from a KOMO News special on the impacts of substance abuse and homelessness - sparked a lively conversation hosted by Joni Balter. Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes shares some of the public's discontent, but says the documentary failed to mention effective city programs. KOMO News Director Bill Dallman says the report's nontraditional approach gave a voice to frustrated residents and police. Thea Oliphant-Wells, a public-health manager who battled addiction and homelessness, highlighted the effectiveness of evidence-based interventions and suggested a treatment option for those who refuse assistance. Then, the conversation took on a more lighthearted tone as local NPR radio personalities Bill Radke and Luke Burbank offered a humorous take on Seattle's changing culture, from the zipper merge to tech-boom tensions.

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