November Meetup Featuring Journalist Erica C. Barnett of Publicola

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Please join us Tuesday, November 10th from 6:15 to 7:30pm for our monthly online meetup featuring one of Seattle’s finest journalists: Erica C. Barnett.

Barnett has been providing some of the most comprehensive coverage of important issues facing our city including homelessness, police reform, housing, transportation, and our city’s budget. Her work takes a critical eye to power and does not forget the humanity of those struggling to get by in what has become one of our country’s most expensive cities–people living on the streets or on the edge of doing so, folks suffering from addiction, or those just trying to survive a system stacked against them.

She is an independent journalist in an era of media consolidation who has been able to do what she does through small dollar subscriptions of her readers. She is a feminist, an urbanist, and an obsessive observer of politics, transportation, and the quotidian inner workings of City Hall. She has been a writer and editor for publications such as Huffington Post, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Shakesville, the Austin Chronicle, and many more. Most recently she has transitioned from publishing under The C is for Crank to her old moniker publicola.com. She is also the author of the recently released memoir, Quitter (which I highly recommend). She will be speaking about issues she has been covering and taking your questions.

This monthly social event is free, all ages, and open to everyone. Call in if you want to meet other people who care about our city, network, or hear from an inspirational speaker. The line opens a 6:15pm for networking and discussion and the speaker starts at 6:30pm. We hope you can join us!

Update: Here’s the video from the event:

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Patrick grew up across the Puget Sound from Seattle and use to skip school to come hang out in the city. He is an designer at a small architecture firm with a strong focus on urban infill housing. He is passionate about design, housing affordability, biking, and what makes cities so magical. He works to advocate for abundant and diverse housing options and for a city that is a joy for people on bikes and foot. He lives in the Othello neighborhood with his fiance and kitty.