A CP Invitation to "Nina Simone: Four Women" at Seattle Rep
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

A CP Invitation to "Nina Simone: Four Women" at Seattle Rep

We have been invited by John Keegan, the Chair of the Seattle Repertory’s Board of Trustees, to attend an upcoming Seattle Repertory Theatre play at a discount.

Tickets: https://www.seattlerep.org/Plays/1819/NS/Synopsis

“This play is staged amidst the rubble that remained in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham AL after nineteen sticks of dynamite exploded on September 16, 1963. When ‘The High Priestess of Soul’ Nina Simone heard about the tragic bombing death of four young girls in that church, the songstress turned to her music as a means of expressing the country’s agony. ‘Four Women’ and Simone’s other evocative activist anthems sang a truth that the world needed to hear. And it is a truth that remains sung to this day. Through storytelling, debate, and music, Nina Simone: Four Women immerses us in the complex harmony of protest.”

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Public Dialogue with Jill Abramson, former NYT Exec. Editor
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Public Dialogue with Jill Abramson, former NYT Exec. Editor

  • University Temple United Methodist Church (map)
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Tickets at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4049708

A public forum with Jill Abramson, moderated by David Domke. Abramson has recently published a book, Merchants of Truth, in which she follows four companies: The New York Times, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, and VICE Media over a decade of disruption and radical adjustment.

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How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 5 of 5)
Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 5 of 5)

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. The only democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action.

Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com and bring your printed ticket to the door.

[MOVED] Lecture 5: February 12, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 4 of 5)
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 4 of 5)

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. The only democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action.

Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com and bring your printed ticket to the door.

Lecture 4: January 29, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Message


Lecture 5: February 5, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 3 of 5)
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 3 of 5)

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. The only democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action.

Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com and bring your printed ticket to the door.

Lecture 3: January 22, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mindset


Lecture 4: January 29, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Message

Lecture 5: February 5, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 2 of 5)
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 2 of 5)

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. The only democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action.

Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com and bring your printed ticket to the door.

Lecture 2: January 15, 7:00 pm
Donald Trump


Lecture 3: January 22, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mindset

Lecture 4: January 29, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Message

Lecture 5: February 5, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 1 of 5)
Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

How to Beat an American Demagogue: Donald Trump and the Future of Democracy (Lecture 1 of 5)

  • University of Washington, Kane Hall 120 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Political demagogues are unfortunately not new in American politics, but Donald Trump is the first to become U.S. President. With him in this position and joined by a Trump-aligned national Republican Party, the harm to minoritized populations, rational debate, ethical government, the nation, and the world is devastating. The only small-d democratic way forward is to engage in clear-eyed, smart, determined, historically informed, and collective action. This lecture series traces the people and practices that laid the foundation for Trump, Trump's specific tactics, and the necessary steps ahead. There is real pain and harm, and it won't be easy. But we're going to do it.

CP founder David Domke will offer this lecture series with registration fees benefitting Common Purpose. Lectures are free for all students displaying student ID. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Register at https://howtobeatademagogue.brownpapertickets.com.

Lecture 1: January 8, 7:00 pm
Demagogues and Modern US Politics

Lecture 2: January 15, 7:00 pm
Donald Trump

Lecture 3: January 22, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mindset

Lecture 4: January 29, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Message

Lecture 5: February 5, 7:00 pm
All Forward: Mobilization

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Common Purpose Community Evening
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Common Purpose Community Evening

Come share voter fieldwork stories and reflections, help tally up our best estimates of doors knocked and voters contacted, hear from some of our state captains about partnerships we’ve built for the long haul, exchange high fives and hugs, and gather suggestions for how we improve our voter fieldwork in 2019 and 2020. Please bring a dessert to share, and spirits of determination. We’ll also introduce our Washington State Strategic Director, a new role!

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Expanding the Vision of Common Purpose
Nov
14
6:15 PM18:15

Expanding the Vision of Common Purpose

With midterms over, the next phase of Common Purpose has arrived!  We’ll share an expanded vision for Common Purpose’s future over dessert at a “launch” event on Wednesday 11/14 from 6:15-8:30pm.

Common Purpose will continue to be 100% committed to voter registration, education and mobilization – and continue to need you to participate.  We also want to expand our support and opportunities for diverse, rising leaders.   We’re developing ideas for a Leadership Lab and Civic Accelerator, which David, Audrey, Audrey and Charles will share at the launch.

Common Purpose is determined to work toward a just and inclusive democracy – by electing terrific candidates and building our next generation of leaders.  We are in this for the long haul. Come with us.

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Election Night Party with Common Purpose
Nov
6
4:00 PM16:00

Election Night Party with Common Purpose

Looking for a friendly place to watch election night returns? Join your Common Purpose friends at the Great Hall at Greenlake. We’ll have pizza (including gluten-free), salad, a guitar and connections with state teams still in the field. Bring your own friends, family, food to share and alcohol (we’ll have the permit!).

David promises, “We will definitely laugh, maybe cry, for sure high five and absolutely, definitely stand together.”

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