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Civic Cocktail fall season kickoff, Oct. 4: Seattle’s shift to the left & DACA

A new season of eats, drinks and smart talk returns Oct. 4 with the fall kickoff of Civic Cocktail. Host Joni Balter will lead a discussion on Seattle’s political shift to the left as well as what’s next for DACA recipients, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Ave.

Hurry, online tickets sales are going fast. Limited tickets will be available at the door, which opens at 5:30 p.m.

Former Seattle mayoral candidate Nikkita Oliver, The Stranger Publisher Tim Keck and former King County Executive Ron Sims will weigh in on Seattle’s changing political tides and the rise of a new left.

Then, what will happen to Washington’s 17,000+ Dreamers? Dreamer and founder of Washington Dream Coalition Ray Corona and Washington State Solicitor General Noah Purcell discuss the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects immigrants without legal status who came to the United States as children, and the impact of President Trump’s order to rescind the initiative. Washington joined with other states in suing the Trump administration over its decision to end DACA.

Journalists Knute Berger, of Crosscut, and Liz Jones, of KUOW, will join the conversation.

Can’t attend in person? We will live stream the program on our website, via Facebook and YouTube. Civic Cocktail will premiere on Seattle Channel (cable 21), 8 p.m., ThursdayOct. 5 , and will also be available online.

Civic Cocktail — presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub— offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. Thanks to media sponsors KUOW and Crosscut.