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Video: Civic Boot Camp – COVID-19 & Climate Justice

“The workers that are being most heavily impacted now by COVID are also those that stand to be really heavily impacted by climate. So often it’s those that are already the most economically vulnerable that are being the hardest hit.” – Jessica Koski, Washington State Policy Coordinator for the BlueGreen…...

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Video: Civic Boot Camp – COVID-19 & Climate Change

Seattle CityClub convened a panel of experts on May 15 to go in-depth on COVID-19’s impact on climate change globally, pollution locally, the lessons we’ve learned, and how we can apply what we’ve learned going forward: Watch the video above for the full, in-depth discussion, moderated by CityClub’s Jeff Carter,…...

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Video: Final in series on COVID-19’s impact on marginalized communities

Seattle CityClub convened a third panel of experts on April 17, the final in a series of three, discussing how COVID-19 is affecting marginalized communities and what we can do to help. Abriel Johnny, Community and Tribal Engagement Manager for HealthierHere, summed up the discussion on the virus’s impact on…...

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Democracy will not stop

Coronavirus has taken a toll on Seattle’s residents, its vibrant events, our cultural organizations, and countless small and medium-sized businesses. As a nonprofit whose mission is primarily expressed through public events, CityClub has not been spared. But we have been flexible. As Washingtonians commit to staying home and staying healthy,…...

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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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