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Video: More on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Following a successful Civic Boot Camp: Digital two weeks prior, Seattle CityClub convened a second panel of experts on March 27 to go in-depth on how COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities and what we can do to help. “When we’re talking about health care inequities, we’re talking about a lot…...

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Video: COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Seattle CityClub convened a roundtable of public health experts on March 13 to discuss the coronavirus and related challenges facing homeless communities, people of color, and immigrant and refugee populations. “Viruses do not discriminate,” said Equity Officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, Mariel Torres Mehdipour. Torres Mehdipour…...

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Member Spotlight: Science and Innovation with Fred Hutch

Throughout 2019, Seattle CityClub Premier Member Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been hard at work, furthering their mission of ending cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. One major way this goal is being achieved: through community engagement! Fred Hutch is guided by the values…...

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Member Spotlight: Empowering Communities with ECONorthwest

This year, Seattle CityClub Premier Member ECONorthwest has been working to equip local communities with the analytical insights that they need to solve complex economic problems, with the goal of meaningfully advancing difficult conversations that tend to stall forward motion.  Throughout 2019, ECONorthwest has focused on five important projects:  Equitable…...

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Making Civic Cocktail more accessible

As November crept closer and closer, the choices seemed less and less comprehensible. Preparing to vote for just the second time ever, 22-year-old Akhila Sriram found herself more confused than motivated.  Since earning the right to vote in 1972, the 18-to-21 vote remains underrepresented. In the 2014 midterm elections, less…...

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Dear Seattle CityClub supporters,

This week, a quandary arose that prompted Seattle CityClub to reaffirm our values. A group of people on social media criticized our choice of former U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson as the speaker for our Annual Benefit Luncheon on June 18. One of our cherished nonprofit partners withdrew…...

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Diane Narasaki: A true civic leader

For the retired director of the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Diane Narasaki, her commitment to social work and human rights began in her youth. Her parents were among the 120,000 Japanese and Japanese-Americans who were unjustly detained in camps during the Second World War.  The barbed wire of…...

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Meet our Lt. Governor: Cyrus Habib

In 2016, Washington elected its 16th Lieutenant Governor: then 35-year-old Cyrus Habib. Previously elected to both the State House and Senate in 2012 and 2014 respectively, Lt. Governor Habib is a seasoned politician whose priorities are economic development, trade, and higher education, and an emphasis on accessibility for people who…...

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