Equal Play: Will Women's Sports Ever Get a Fair Shake?
Women’s sports are ascendant. The fervor around the recent U.S. Women’s World Cup victory made it clear to anyone that had not been tracking the team’s dominance over the last several tournaments that greatness and commercial viability of athletics isn’t reserved for men’s sports. Locally, the WNBA Seattle Storm won its third championship in 2018, and was one of three teams in the league that has seen attendance rise year over year.
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Together, ArtsFund, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Leadership Tomorrow, Microsoft, Seattle Works, and United Way of King County present Meet Your Match: A Board Networking Happy Hour.
Join us to meet representatives from local nonprofit organizations that are looking for leaders to join their boards of directors. You'll have time to mingle with nonprofits and potentially make a match. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.
Please check back in mid-September to register.
The Rising: Native Tribes Face the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval
Climate change is quickly altering the shape of the Northwest — its ecosystems, its organisms, its coastline. On the Olympic Peninsula, natural resources have supported several Native tribes for thousands of years. But facing declining fish stocks and an ocean in revolt, they are now facing what was previously unthinkable: moving from the place they’ve inhabited since time immemorial and relocating an entire village. The effects of climate change are leading some to assert Indigenous sovereignty, demand political action and support. For many, it’s simply a fight to remain in the place you call home and face the rising tide in the canoes of your ancestors.
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Learn about the newest science on climate change, how it will impact our region and different groups of people, what we are doing to mitigate and adapt to climate change in our region, what actions you can take at work, at home, and in the community, and give feedback on King County’s Climate Action Plan. Please save the date on your calendars! More details and registration information will be posted by early October.
WTO: Did Everyone Lose the Battle of Seattle?
Twenty years ago this November, the world’s attention turned to Seattle where a meeting of the World Trade Organization was disrupted by thousands of protesters who filled the city’s streets. The conflict that followed shook Seattle and laid bare deep frustrations with the excesses of globalization and fears about the impact of free trade.
While it failed to stop the WTO, the three days of conflict did renew the power of grassroots political protest in the U.S. It set the course for Occupy Wall Street and other populist movements, and helped to shape the dialogue around economic equity in the 21st century.
Joined by prominent figures from the events, historians and today’s political analysts, we look back at the WTO with the benefit of hindsight to revisit those dramatic days, and to consider what the protests, responses and anxieties of those times may have foretold about our economic and political reality today.