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April 2014

Pulsos Latinos: Films from the frontier of Latin American cinema

April 18 - April 26
Northwest Film Forum,
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 United States

Explore a nueva ola in Latino cinema with us this April, as we mine the open veins of a transcontinental film movement—both native and diasporic (Spanish, Portuguese, and of course English-speaking)—filled with vibrant, insurgent film voices.

An industry boom in production and funding, combined with digital technologies and an invigorated festival circuit (including FIC Valdivia in Chile, BAFICI in Argentina, Morelia FF and FICUNAM in Mexico, to name a few) has transformed a once marginally-exposed cinema region into a contemporary center of film gravity.

From lush Amazonia to the arid frontera, from cock-fighting comedy in Costa Rica to slacker drama in Ecuador, from tragedy in the Andes to growing up punk in Jalisco: there’s a world waiting to be discovered. Come join us as we explore the new crystal frontier.

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The Scenario: A cybersecurity role playing game

April 23 @ 6:00 pm
Impact Hub Seattle,
220 2nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Tedward Bowden, a disgruntled Macrohard cloud services employee, has just released a series of memos to The Globalist and Crosscut.com revealing a top-secret Washington state government program designed to spy on private citizens. Intended to keep illegal shipments of marijuana from crossing state borders into Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, the program, labeled StonerNet, places GPS tracking devices on every vehicle that undergoes emissions tests.

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$5 Members, $10 Non-Members

The Scenario: Tedward Bowden & Cybersecurity

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Impact HUB Seattle,
220 2nd Ave S Seattle, WA 98104 United States, Seattle, WA
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The Scenario is a global current events game, in which issues and situations from around the world are applied as if they’re occurring right here in the Northwest. Participants are assigned to teams representing different perspectives and roles, and given the challenge to address concerns of their stakeholder groups in order to resolve the hypothetical scenario. Each team sends a spokesperson to the event’s “press conference,” in which proposed solutions are presented to the broader game audience and a panel of experts who will apply each proposed solution or position to the actual current event.

  • You win points for addressing your stakeholder’s assigned challenges.
  • You win points for collaborating with other teams to reach joint solutions.
  • You win points for having a great time and stepping out of your own perspective to explore different viewpoints.
  • You win points for networking!

The April 23rd Scenario:

Tedward Bowden, a disgruntled Macrohard cloud services employee, has just released a series of memos to The Globalist and Crosscut.com revealing a top-secret Washington state government program designed to spy on private citizens. Intended to keep illegal shipments of marijuana from crossing state borders into Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia, the program, labeled StonerNet, places GPS tracking devices on every vehicle that undergoes emissions tests.

Using a statewide vehicle tracking system and lists of heavy marijuana purchasers from state-licensed retail outlets, the documents outline a system in which state law enforcement officials track and spy on moderate to heavy marijuana users.

Bowden hacked into Macrohard’s cloud to download the secret documents before escaping to the mountains of British Columbia, where he is holed up in a remote cabin, sending encrypted files to the Crosscut/ Globalist editors. The documents include data about the movement and marijuana purchasing habits of Washington state residents.

Stakeholders:

  • Washington State Government
  • Macrohard
  • Crosscut.com & Seattle Globalist
  • Canadian Government
  • Coalition to Protect Citizen Privacy
  • Washington Marijuana Growers Association

 

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An Evening with Rwanda: “Finding Hillywood” Film Screening & Conversation with the Director

Presented by the Value Sensitive Design Research Lab and FIUTS

Join us for an inspiring and informative film event and discussion to explore Rwanda’s history of transitional justice and healing since the 1994 genocide.

This event will include:

Transitional Justice in Rwanda: An introduction and film by Rwandan youth about transitional justice in Rwanda, and a few short video clips from interviews with personnel (e.g., judges, prosecutors) from the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
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Finding Hillywood: A one-hour feature documentary about the beginning of Rwanda’s film industry, and a real life example of how art heals. Learn more and watch the trailer: http://findinghillywood.com

Discussion: A conversation with Leah Warshawski, Director of Finding Hillywood

Admission is free. Parking is available in the W12 parking lot next to the theatre and across from the center. Night parking begins after 5pm and is $5.00.

Co-sponsored by:
African Studies Program
Center for Global Studies
Center for Human Rights
FIUTS
Information School
School of Law
Value Sensitive Design Research Lab

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FREE

Geek Girls Carrots Meet Up

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Geek Girls Carrots is a community for women interested in tech and startups. We bring together female developers, programmers, admins, analysts, application architects, graphic designers, IT managers, social media specialists, system architects, women with ideas for start-ups, computer science students, and anyone starting their adventure with technology.

Our group is designed for women with passion, and hunger for knowledge. If this describes you, join us Wednesday, April 23th to learn, share, teach and meet new people!

Come to the meet up! Get more info here: http://www.meetup.com/Geek-Girls-Carrots/

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Free

Women Who Rock:Honey & Healing

April 24 - April 26
Various Locations ,
Seattle, WA United States
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Three Days. Two Locations. One Love! Women Who Rock “Making Scenes, Building Communities” welcomes the fourth annual (Un)Conference, Film Festival & Oral History Archive “Honey & Healing” with a series of events from Thursday, April 24th through Saturday, April 26th. Children and families are welcome.

 

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Free

EMP Pop Conference

April 24 - April 27
EMP Museum,
325 5th Avenue N Seattle, WA 98109, Seattle, WA
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The 2014 EMP Pop Conference offers more than 100 presentations exploring the subject of music and mobility.

First held in 2002, the annual Pop Conference mixes together ambitious music writing of every kind, in an attempt to bring academics, critics, musicians, and dedicated fans into a collective conversation.

The conference begins Thursday night, April 24, with a keynote discussion “You Gotta Move: Artists Talk About Life on the Road and Music in Motion” featuring Sharon Jones, Mike McCready, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Alynda Lee Segarra.

A range of panels fill up Friday and Saturday, and conclude Sunday morning with topics like: Chuck Berry’s “Maybellene,” Woody Guthrie’s rambles, and touring in the era of Jim Crow; SoundCloud economies, pop crossover as social mobility, and the journey of Beyoncé; and Mexican border songs and yacht rock.

 

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