Candidate Forum on Public Health
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Candidate Forum on Public Health

  • Lewis and Clark High School Auditorium (map)
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The Washington Science Policy Network invites candidates from the 5th Congressional District to join members of the community and local scientists to a dialogue about how to keep Eastern Washington healthy. We’ll hear about science-informed solutions to problems like the opioid crisis, meeting rural healthcare needs, and mitigating the health impacts of a changing climate. We welcome residents of the district to come to learn about science and hear from your candidates. We’ve invited both candidates for the 5th District race: Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown, and you’ll be hearing from state legislative candidates from both parties.

We look forward to an evening of bipartisan dialogue and civic engagement on issues important to our community: research, public health policy, and support for science.

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GeekGirlCon panel discussion
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

GeekGirlCon panel discussion

We will be hosting a panel at GeekGirlCon titled: “From Youth Activists to Kick-Ass Womxn Scientists”. Our members will be joined by representatives from the Seattle Girls’ School to discuss the ways that we engage young activists in science, and the ways that scientists can engage in activism. If you are attending GeekGirlCon, please join us at 10:30am on Saturday October 27th in the Chell Room.

For more information about GeekGirlCon, visit https://geekgirlcon.com/

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Autumn Member Meeting
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Autumn Member Meeting

This meeting is open to all members, including prospective members who just want to check out what we're all about.  We will discuss upcoming plans for events, as well as discuss what issues we should work on next.  It's a great time to meet some of your fellow (awesome) women scientists in town, network, and connect.  Find out if you'd like to get more involved in the organization!

Find us in the Snug Room, all the way at the back of the pub. (Note: Venue is 21+ only. If that’s preventing you from attending, please let us know so we can adjust for future meetings.)

We’ll meet quarterly, so if you can’t make this one, save the date for our Winter meeting on January 8th!

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Happy Hour Meetup
Sep
18
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour Meetup

This is a great opportunity to meet up with some awesome women of science!  Current members can join us, as well as prospective members and allies.  All ages and genders are welcome.  Kick back and chat science, careers, and politics over drinks and snacks with some new friends!

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Happy Hour Meetup
Aug
14
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour Meetup

This is a great opportunity to meet up with some awesome women of science!  Current members can join us, as well as prospective members and allies.  All ages and genders are welcome.  Kick back and chat science, careers, and politics over drinks and snacks with some new friends!

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NWIRP Fundraising Dinner
Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

NWIRP Fundraising Dinner

Please join us to raise funds for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project!  We stand in solidarity with immigrants and asylum seekers to defend our humanity and #EndFamilySeparation.

Your $150 donation includes a complete night of delicious food, wine, and solidarity.

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
Malou Chávez (deputy director of NWIRP)
Jessica Goldman (pro bono lawyer for NWIRP)
Lily Fowler (reporter for Crosscut)
Susan Schulkin (faith community leader)
AND Tae Phoenix, activist and artist, for a short musical set.

Seats are limited and advance reservations are required.  Tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/northwest-immigrant-rights-project-fundraising-dinner-tickets-47488266684

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Happy Hour Meetup
Jul
19
6:00 PM18:00

Happy Hour Meetup

This is a great opportunity to meet up with some awesome women of science!  Current members can join us, as well as prospective members and allies.  All ages and genders are welcome.  Kick back and chat science, careers, and politics over drinks and snacks with some new friends!

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Families Belong Together
Jun
30
10:45 AM10:45

Families Belong Together

Join us at this rally to support immigrants' rights!  We will be at the Federal Detention Center in SeaTac in solidarity with the immigrants who are detained there, and in protest of the human rights abuses related to immigration policies.  If you'd like to meet up with us, you can find us at the Angle Lake light rail station at 10:45am.  The detention center is located right next to the station, so light rail is a great way to get there.  All ages and genders are welcome!

Main event page here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1805746032846977/

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Women’s Health: The intersection of research, policy, and practice
Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Women’s Health: The intersection of research, policy, and practice

This event is jointly organized and hosted by the Academy Health Gender and Health Interest Group and the Seattle Pod of 500 Women Scientists.  Come meet researchers, policy makers, and clinicians and learn about how scientific research in this area is used to inform policy and practice. 

Speakers:

Dr. Julia Kohn, PhD, MPA, National Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Vandana Slatter, PharmD, MPA, Washington State Congresswoman

The program will also include opportunities to mingle, network, and learn from experts in a variety of women's health topics!

RSVP to reserve your spot here on Eventbrite.

Time and Location:

Monday June 25, 2018

Doors open 6:30pm, Program starts 7pm

Elysian Brewery

1221 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Elysian Brewery is a short walk or ride from the Convention Center and has food and drink available for purchase

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Happy Hour Member Meet-up

  • Otter Bar & Burger (in the Pilots Room) (map)
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Come and join us for our summertime member meet-up happy hour. A chance to meet and drink with other local STEM and social science professionals in the area.

Tuesday, June 12th

5:30-7:00pm

The Pilots Room at Otter Bar and Burger

Located at 2379 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

If you want to stay on and keep socializing after 7pm, you can join other bar patrons for their weekly trivia night (starts at 7:00 pm).

RSVP to reserve your spot here on Eventbrite.

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May
8
5:30 PM17:30

General Member Meeting

This meeting is open to all members, including prospective members who just want to check out what we're all about.  We will discuss upcoming plans for events, as well as discuss what issues we should work on next.  It's a great time to meet some of your fellow (awesome) women scientists in town, network, and connect.  Find out if you'd like to get more involved in the organization!

Location: UW main campus, Denny Hall, Room 110 .

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Apr
30
6:30 PM18:30

Getting into STEM

What does it take to succeed as a woman in STEM fields? How do you get started on your career path, and how do you know if you're headed in the right direction? At this event, women working in STEM will talk about how they got to where they are today. They will share their personal and professional journeys with you in an informal environment with plenty of space for discussion and questions. This event is open to people of all ages and genders, but may be of particular interest to young women who are thinking about going into a STEM profession, as well as their parents and mentors.

Speakers include:

Andrea Munro, associate professor of physical chemistry at Pacific Lutheran University

Alejandra Quetzalli, Full-Stack developer at CDKGlobal and the founder of sheCodesNow

Katherine Pratt, electrical engineering PhD candidate at University of Washington

This venue is kid- and dog-friendly, so invite all your friends and family! All proceeds will go to benefit CienciaPR, an organization that advocates for scientific research and education in Puerto Rico. Admission is by sliding scale donation, so give as much or as little as you can to help support this cause. Cash donations will also be accepted at the event. Tickets at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-in-science-getting-started-in-stem-tickets-45218723419

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Apr
14
9:30 AM09:30

March for Science

Want to join us at the March for Science?  We will be hosting a table at the pre-march rally from 9:30-11:30am with various ways to get involved and take action.  You can find us with the rest of the tabling orgs on the play field at Cal Anderson.  Feel free to just drop by and say "hi", or you can join us behind the table and help out.  If you'd like to table and/or march with us, consider wearing a white lab coat to show that you're with our group.  We also wear purple flower crowns and other flower decorations to signify our group.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10am in Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill.  The march will start around 11:30am, and will end at Seattle Center.  All members and allies (all ages, all genders) are welcome to march with us and help carry our banner.

https://www.marchforscienceseattle.org/

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Science Trivia Night
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Science Trivia Night

Join us for Science Trivia Night at Optimism Brewing in Capitol Hill!  The venue is kid and dog friendly, and there will be fabulous prizes for the winners.  This event will benefit Ciencia Puerto Rico. https://www.cienciapr.org/

Beer, trivia, AND a good cause... spread the word!

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Apr
10
5:30 PM17:30

General Member Meeting

This meeting is open to all members, including prospective members who just want to check out what we're all about.  We will discuss upcoming plans for events, as well as discuss what issues we should work on next.  It's a great time to meet some of your fellow (awesome) women scientists in town, network, and connect.  Find out if you'd like to get more involved in the organization!

Location: UW main campus, Savery Hall 162 .

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Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

March For Our Lives

We will gather to join the March For Our Lives at 11am at the north end of Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill (near the cone shaped fountain).  Meet us there if you'd like to march with us!  Many of us will be wearing white lab coats to identify us as a group.  (If you have one, wear it too!)  From the rally at Cal Anderson, the march is planned to proceed to Key Arena.  More info on this event (as it becomes available) at: https://www.marchforourlivesseattle.com/

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

General Member Meeting

All members new and old are welcome to attend, as well as prospective members who are curious about 500 Women Scientists.  We will discuss current progress on ongoing projects and discuss plans for the future.  Come find out what we are working on, and see if there's somewhere you'd like to get involved!

We will be located in the Snug Room at the College Inn Pub, 4006 University Way NE, Seattle.

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Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Strike Team meeting

This meeting is for the leadership of the Seattle pod of 500 Women Scientists.  Any member is encouraged to attend if you are interested in taking on more responsibility with the group, such as planning future events.  Contact us at sea500womensci@gmail.com if you think you'd like to join the Strike Team.

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International Women's Day
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

International Women's Day

Join us on Thursday March 8th to "raise a pint" in honor of International Women's Day! 

Member Jeanna Wheeler will host a dance party starting at 6:30pm, and then at 7:30pm we'll break out the pints of ice cream.  Perfect!

Jeanna has been teaching Nia classes for ten years.  Nia is a fitness method that blends dance, martial arts, and healing techniques.  Nia is fun, designed to feel good on your body, and be easy to follow.  It's more like a dance party than like an exercise class!  No previous experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothes you're prepared to move & sweat in.  No athletic footwear required, we will move barefoot.  More info at: www.nianow.com/jeannawheeler

This event is free of charge to all 500 Women Scientist members.

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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Organized Labor & STEM

Building Power through Organized Labor to Address Inequality

Hosted at The Lab at Ada's Technical Books

Nicole Grant is the executive treasurer of the M.L.King County Labor Council and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). She joins Seattle 500 Women Scientists and UW Postdocs United (UAW 4121) to lead a discussion on the barriers to equity in the workplace, and the role of the labor movement in Seattle, King County, and Washington State in building power against the anti-science, anti-women, anti-immigrant rhetoric of the present-day political climate.

Tickets are $5 at http://www.seattletechnicalbooks.com/500-women-scientists

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Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00

Darwin Day

Darwin Day at the Burke Museum is hosted by the Seattle Atheists.  Meet scientists, educators, and game designers. Celebrate the genius of Charles Darwin and the wonder of evolution. Snacks, crafts, activities for kids, and professional speakers for grownups.  Our member Jeanna Wheeler will be there to speak on a panel discussing Science Activism.  Free tickets include access to the entire museum from 10am - 5pm.  To find tickets and more information:

http://darwinday.org/venue/burke-museum/
https://www.facebook.com/events/189827791608291/

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Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

General Member Meeting

All members new and old are welcome to attend, as well as prospective members who are curious about 500 Women Scientists.  We will discuss current progress on ongoing projects and discuss plans for the future.  Come find out what we are working on, and see if there's somewhere you'd like to get involved!

Location is Thompson Hall (THO)  202 on the main University of Washington campus. 

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Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Strike Team meeting

This meeting is for the leadership of Seattle 500 Women Scientists.  If you're a member and you'd like to get more involved in getting things done, then this is the meeting for you!  Any member is welcome to attend.  Contact us at sea500womensci@gmail.com if you are considering joining the Strike Team leadership group.

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From Youth Activists to Kickass Womxn Scientists
Jan
21
1:00 PM13:00

From Youth Activists to Kickass Womxn Scientists

How do we engage young activists in science and prepare them for scientific careers? This discussion will be facilitated by youth activists, scientists, educators, and organizers with the goal of building connections between science, activism, and scholarship laying the groundwork to begin to foster a new generation of public scholarship.
Jamie Margolin, a high school sophomore, is the founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a movement of youth using mass mobilization to address the climate crisis. She is also a plaintiff on the Youth v. Gov case in WA State done by Our Childrens Trust, and a Climate Justice Ambassador with Plant for the Planet.

This event is part of Womxn Act on Seattle, a full day of events spanning the city, in celebration of the one year anniversary of the Seattle Womxn's March.  Full schedule here:

http://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/act/

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Seattle Women's March 2.0

Join us to rally in celebration of the one year anniversary of the historic Women's March.  The Seattle event will commence at 10am at Cal Anderson Park in Capitol Hill.  There will be a program of speakers followed by a march.  We will be marching with our 500 Women Scientists banner.  (Help us carry it?)  If you like, you can wear a lab coat, or a purple flower crown, or anything else that signifies why you are marching with our group.  Anyone is welcome to march with us, members and non-members alike.  You can find us before the rally from 9:30am - 10am at the volcano statue at the north end of Cal Anderson.  After that, just look for us in the crowd with our banner and flower crowns.

From the organizers:  "We are proud to present POWER TO THE POLLS by the Women’s March on Washington. In Seattle, the March will kickoff WOMXN ACT ON SEATTLE, the anniversary weekend from the Womxn’s March on Seattle.  Womxn Act on Seattle will include a series of trainings, lectures, panels, film screenings, food drives and more at hubs around the city all day long. The March is also the starting point for one of the state’s largest single-day regional voter registration and mobilization effort in history, led by Seattle Indivisible and Indivisible Eastside in partnership with Seattle Womxn Marching Forward."  Stay up to date at http://www.seattlewomxnmarchingforward.org/

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Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Pre-March crafting social

We will get together to make flower crowns and flower pins for the Women's March anniversary event.  You can come make a crown for yourself if you plan to join us at the March.  Or, you can hang out, socialize, and make crafty things for us to hand out, even if you can't make it to the March.  Event will be held at a member's private home in Ballard.  If you'd like to attend, contact Jodie at jkaton2@yahoo.com for the exact address.

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Jan
15
11:00 AM11:00

MLK day rally & march

Join us as we march in solidarity at the 36th annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  The rally inside the Garfield High School gymnasium will start at 11am, and the march starts from there at 12:30pm.  The theme this year is Take A Knee For Justice!  Visit the event website at http://www.mlkseattle.org/ for more information.

The organizers have encouraged all participating groups to bring their own banners, signs, etc.  So we will be there with our 500 Women Scientists banner.  Will you help us carry it?  If you have a lab coat and/or purple flower crown, please wear them so we can march as a bloc.  (If you don't have those items, don't let that stop you.  Anyone is welcome to march with us!  Bring your friends!  Bring your children!)

If you'd like to meet up with us, email jeanna.weena@gmail.com to get contact info in case you need help locating us in the crowd.  If you're coming for the rally, it is recommended that you show up early to ensure that you can get a seat.

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Jan
9
5:30 PM17:30

General member meeting

All members new and old are welcome to attend, as well as prospective members who are curious about 500 Women Scientists.  We will discuss current progress on ongoing projects and discuss plans for the future.  Come find out what our teams (Literacy, Policy, and Diversity) are working on, and see if there's somewhere you'd like to get involved!

Location is Denny 113 on the main University of Washington campus. 

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Jan
7
12:00 PM12:00

Strike Team meeting

This meeting is for the leadership of Seattle 500 Women Scientists.  If you're a member and you'd like to get more involved in getting things done, then this is the meeting for you!  Any member is welcome to attend.  Contact us at sea500womensci@gmail.com if you are considering joining the Strike Team leadership group.

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Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Nature doc feminist social

We will be watching a couple of episodes of the popular BBC Life series.  This event will be fun and social, but also with a heavy dose of feminist critique for the narration.  What happens when we anthropomorphize the lives of animals, and then tell morality tales about them?  Can we draw any conclusions about humans from the behavior of animals, even primates?

The event will be held at a private home in Seattle's Central District, with high-def projector and large movie screen.  Attendance is capped at ten, due to space considerations.  If you'd like to attend, contact jeanna.weena@gmail.com to reserve a spot and get the location details.

Some food and beverage provided, but please also BYOB + snacks!

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Member Meeting

All members new and old are welcome to attend, as well as prospective members who are curious about 500 Women Scientists.  We will discuss current progress on ongoing projects and discuss plans for the future.  Come find out what our teams (Literacy, Policy, and Diversity) are working on, and see if there's somewhere you'd like to get involved! 

Location this week is a bit unique due to exam week on campus. We will be at the U District's Big Time Brewery with space reserved in the back.

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