2016 Election: How Did We Get Here? at Town Hall Seattle, September 27

Posted on September 26, 2016, 1:00 pm
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Soon enough, Monday night’s first Presidential debate will be a recent memory, and no doubt we’ll be left with burning questions, such as: What? How? Why? Who? What?

Thankfully, on Tuesday, September 27, Seattle’s Town Hall and UWAA will partner to present a panel discussion: 2016 Election: How Did We Get Here? Organizers describe the event like so:

“The 2016 election cycle has been one of the most confounding and vitriolic campaign seasons in U.S. history. Bitter divides have formed in both the Republican and Democratic parties. Hillary Clinton made history, as the first American woman to secure the nomination from a major political party. And—perhaps the biggest surprise of all—Donald Trump emerged as the GOP front-runner. What does this climate of instability and change tell us about our country? What are the political and social consequences of these shifts? This event’s panel, composed of distinguished political scholars, authors, and experts, will provide context for how we’ve arrived at this moment and offer their predictions about the outcomes of the upcoming election.”

Panelists for Tuesday night’s forum will include three University of Washington PhD’s: Christopher Sebastian Parker, Mark A. Smith, Margaret O’Maraalong with noted political author Rick Shenkman


2016 Election: How Did We Get Here?

When: Tuesday, September 27, 7:30pm

Where: Great Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue)

Doors open at 6:30pm for this $5 event

Molly Laich is a writer and media fan. You can find her at mollylaich.com and doghatesfilm.com and on twitter @MollyL

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