We are happy to welcome Mark Baumgarten, Seattle Weekly editor, author of Love Rock Revolution: K Records and the Rise of Independent Music, and contributor to the inspiring anthology, Fly to the Assemblies!, which collects essays from a whole host of locals who weigh in on hope, politics and division.
Seattle has long been considered a center of progressive thought and action. While that is largely true, like any other growing city we still wrestle with familiar demons: racism, class struggles, economic opportunism, sexism, and more. But since the 2016 election, our city has emerged as a central staging ground for the resistance against the new administration, its policies, and the rising wave of the far right. At this event, we will share ideas about what we can do to take care of each other and keep democracy alive.