- Submitted by cityclub on Fri, 05/11/2012 - 11:17am
The Seattle Times just published an op-ed written by Former Republican Washington Congressman George Nethercutt and Mother Jones co-founder Economist Richard Parker entitled "A national call to action on citizenship education." See what it says! Excerpt below.
“There’s a way to engage our nation and its leaders in a dialogue to help navigate the difficult journey through the polarized chaos that paralyzes politics today... citizenship education. Studies show that Americans are frightfully undereducated when it comes to knowing the story of the United States...That's bad for our education system and bad for the fabric of American society… America has always been a nation of arguments - because democracies should be. Citizenship education won't end our arguments, but it can help inform them."
For the entire article, click here.
- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 3:08pm
CityClub is proud to announce community leader, Anne Levinson, as the first recipient of the Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award. Levinson will receive the award at CityClub’s 30th Anniversary Gala on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Seattle Westin.
The Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award recipient reflects CityClub’s mission of civic service as exemplified by Nancy Nordhoff’s example. One of the eight CityClub founders, Nancy epitomizes community building through vision, leadership, generosity and collaboration. “CityClub is pleased to recognize Anne Levinson with this first award. Anne works tirelessly for justice and equity. She is wise and generous. She leads by example and inspires others. She shares so many qualities exemplified by Nancy Nordhoff,” said CityClub Executive Director, Diane Douglas.
- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 11:18am
Thanks to everyone who donated to CityClub during the Seattle Foundation's GiveBIG campaign!
With your generous support we raised $5,705!
- Submitted by cityclub on Wed, 05/02/2012 - 9:04am
Your investment supports our efforts to present non partisan dialogue and information on important civic issues in our region.
WHEN: TODAY! GiveBIG ends at midnight!
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- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 04/26/2012 - 2:31pm
- Submitted by cityclub on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 11:29am
The New York Times published an op-ed today entitled “Two Economies,” discussing the subject of CityClub’s forum last Friday! Looks like we’re ahead of The Times...
Check out this excerpt:
“[Tyler Cowen’s] work leaves the impression that there are two interrelated American economies. On the one hand, there is the globalized tradable sector — companies that have to compete with everybody everywhere... On the other hand, there is a large sector of the economy that does not face this global competition — health care, education and government... The first, globalized sector is producing a lot of the productivity gains, but it is not producing a lot of the jobs. The second more protected sector is producing more jobs, but not as many productivity gains."
To see what our panelists had to say on the subject, watch the video.
Read the entire op-ed piece here.
- Submitted by cityclub on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:51am
Joanne Silberner spent 5 years covering consumer health at U.S. News & World Report, before spending 18 years as a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio, where she covered medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace. According to Silberner, she reported on “everything from the Food and Drug Administration to the chocolate industry in Brazil.”
Silberner is now an Artist in Residence at University of Washington’s Department of Communication, and continues to contribute to a number of news organizations, including PRI’s The World. A Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee, she recently visited Uganda, India, and Haiti, reporting on the issues of cancer and mental illness in the developing world.
- Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 1:31pm
CityClub is proud to announce...
CityClub’s 30th Anniversary Gala
Celebration Dinner & Presentation of the first Nancy Nordhoff Award
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Westin Seattle
- AND -
A Conversation with General Colin Powell
about his book, It Worked for Me
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Westin Seattle
- Submitted by cityclub on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 11:45am
Join us THIS FRIDAY, August 6, 2012, for a forum to discuss the economic reality our region is currently facing. The event will be live streamed by Seattle Channel!
Meet your lunch dates:
Sam Anderson has been the Executive Officer of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties since 1998. In his previous experience and ongoing volunteer work, he has worked on issues in affordable housing, homelessness, economic development and environmental protection.
Anne Keeney was named executive director of Seattle Jobs Initiative in the fall of 2006. Her prior experience includes working on efforts related to at-risk youth, global grassroots community change, and US domestic policy making.
- Submitted by cityclub on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:32am
Yesterday, the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) issued the following statement congratulating Kelly Edwards:
"It is with great pride that we invite you to read the opening statement of UW Bioethics Professor Kelly Edwards’ vision for science education. Immediately, you will understand why Kelly has been selected as this year’s Science Education Advocate Award Recipient (LASER). For Kelly, “it is an ethical obligation of scientists, researchers and academics to engage in public education. A democracy requires an educated citizenry to function effectively in all matters.” (Click here for the full statement) Kelly stands in great company with fellow LASER award recipients Senator Maria Cantwell and science educator Mike Town, Lake Washington School District. Congratulations, Kelly, on behalf of the entire NWABR community. Kelly has a firm belief in the need to engage the public in discussions about science education and the role science should play in our society... We at NWABR are honored that Kelly has chosen to donate the proceeds from her award to further our organization’s mandate to strengthen public trust in research through education and dialogue. We look forward to partnering with her on how best to leverage this generous gift."
Join NWABR in honoring Kelly Edwards on May 10, 2012 at the 2012 LASER Awards.