Closing the economic gap, treating cancer at Civic Cocktail, April 6

Civic Cocktail Logo - No sponsors - Br OvAddressing the challenges of prosperity and revolutionizing the way we treat cancer are on the agenda at Civic Cocktail, 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 6 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave.

Is a boom for Seattle’s economy leading to a bust for its middle- and lower-class residents? How do we fix rising housing costs and widening pay gaps? Can we close the divide and still grow? Join Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant and Liz Vivian, executive director of Women’s Funding Alliance, as they weigh in on these questions and more.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s head of immunology Dr. Phil Greenberg will join us to discuss Seattle’s role as a global health leader, The Hutch’s groundbreaking use of immunotherapy to treat blood cancer patients and the future of cancer research.

A panel of journalists will also join the discussion: Drew Atkins (Crosscut News), Marcus Green (South Seattle Emerald),  Ruchika Tulshyan (Crosscut News) and Gabe Spitzer (KPLU).

Don’t miss out on this evening of smart talk! Register via Seattle City Club. Tickets are $20 – $25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Program runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Civic Cocktail – presented by Seattle Channel, Seattle CityClub and Crosscut – offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.