Crosscut Festival

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May 3, 2021 - May 8, 2021
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Journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and across the nation come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives. This year's speakers include Jane Goodall, Ibram X. Kendi, Nancy Pelosi, Judy Woodruff, Rick Steves, Pramila Jayapal, Robert Reich and many more. Click here to view the full schedule!

How the Pandemic is Changing Us

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April 13, 2021
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Dr. Nicholas Christakis, a physician and a sociologist at Yale University, discusses the psychological burdens we each bear due to the pandemic, the irreversible changes to our culture and what it will look like when we return to a new “normal”. 

Special thank you to our At-Large series sponsor BECU.

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What Unites Us?

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April 7, 2021
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Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University & the director of the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program, speaks on civic engagement as a way to find common cause and shares his perspective on how Americans can find unity.

Special thank you to our Northwest Newsmakers series sponsor Waldron

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Civic Conversations: Tackling Public Policy Challenges During a COVID Economy

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March 25, 2021
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In partnership with Geekwire.

Join GeekWire for their new Civic Conversations virtual event series, presented by Microsoft.

Coming one year after the shutdown of Washington state’s economy and as hopeful signs emerge as to how we can bounce back, this session will explore the public policy steps needed to get Washington state back on its feet.