Sunday, February 19, 2012

Monday @Town Hall Seattle: "John Nichols: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest"

Town Hall Seattle:

Monday, February 20, 2012, 5:30 – 6:45pm. Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street. $5. On the anniversary of the Wisconsin protests, journalist John Nichols describes how they led to the biggest labor rallies since the 1930s. In February 2011, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker moved to strip collective-bargaining rights from public-sector workers; now Nichols, author of Uprising, discusses how conservatives are trying to revoke unionizing rights nationwide in an assault coordinated by privatizers and billionaire political donors—and how ordinary people are fighting back. Presented by the Town Hall Center for Civic Life with University Book Store. Series media sponsorship provided by PubliCola. Series supported by The Boeing Company Charitable Trust and the RealNetworks Foundation.

Tickets are $5 at Brown Paper Tickets or 800/838-3006, and at the door beginning at 5 pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

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