For this month’s Civic Cocktail, we’ll highlight Women’s History Month focusing on women’s homelessness and women’s history in Washington State. Moderator Lauren McGowan will review the specific challenges faced by unhoused women in our region and the progress made to address homelessness with speakers from YWCA and Mary’s Place. In the second segment, Alicia Crank, Executive Director of Seattle CityClub will speak with Marilyn Morgon, Author of Trailblazing Black Women of Washington State, to discuss women’s history in Washington State: their untold stories and contributions to our community.


Segment 1 – Women’s housing and homelessness

  • Jeanice Hardy, Regional Director of Family and Related Services for King County, YWCA
  • Marty Hartman, Executive Director, Mary’s Place

Moderartor: Lauren McGowan, Revolution Strategies

Segment 2 – Women’s History in Washington State

Moderartor: Alicia Crank, Executive Director, Seattle CityClub

About Civic Cocktail

Civic Cocktail connects elected and community leaders with the public for lively conversations about important issues facing our region. Whether you’re new to the Pacific Northwest, a self-described “civic nerd,” or looking to meet people engaged in their communities, your evening at this beloved program is sure to be friendly, fun, and fascinating. Civic Cocktail’s welcoming and conversational tone is inspired by our Dialogue Across Differences initiative.

More Event Information

  • The event will be held both in-person at The Collective and online (livestreamed).
  • The formal program begins at 6:30 pm. Doors open at The Collective for in-person at 6:00 pm for networking and appetizers/drinks.
  • There will be an approximately 15 minute break between the first and second segment.
  • Attendees will be able to submit questions

Parking: The Collective is located less than a mile from I-5, on the corner of Harrison & Dexter. Street parking may be available and a parking garage (for paid parking) is located under The Collective via the alley off of Harrison.

Bus/transit routes nearby:

  • The 62 bus line stops directly in front of the building and covered bike parking is available
  • RapidRide C-line
  • Route 320
  • South Lake Union Trolley

About Seattle CityClub

Seattle CityClub is a 40-year-old nonpartisan, civics-focused nonprofit, providing a platform for insightful and educational conversations that include a diverse range of perspectives.