Dennis Henigan addresses bumper-sticker slogans for gun rights, like the one on this hat, on Thursday night at Town Hall
  • Dennis Henigan addresses bumper-sticker slogans for gun rights, like the one on this hat, on Thursday night at Town Hall
WEDNESDAY:

Argosy University hosts a free lecture on "The Chinese Central Bank’s Purchase of US Dollars" by the difficult-to-Google economist Dr. L. Charles “Chuck” Miller. (Argosy University, 2601 Elliott Ave, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., free.)

Matt Crawford, author of the bestselling Shop Class as Soulcraft lectures on The Value of Manual Labor tonight.
Crawford will likely expound on his decision to ditch academia in favor of repairing motorcycles, and why automatically elevating "knowledge work" over physical work is a bad thing. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., $5.)

Do you want to punish wrongdoers and call yourself a Commissioner? Start writing your application letter now for an unpaid position on the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission and submit it by Friday, May 14. You and six other people will meet once a month to enforce laws and impose fines! Look here for application information.

THURSDAY:

Support The Stranger

Tom Watson from King County Recycling and Environmental Services will lead a workshop on How to Get a Green Job in fields like salvaging, wetlands restoration, and manufacturing green products. (The RE Store, 1440 NW 52nd Street, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., free.)

"Exposing Gun-Policy Myths" is a talk by Dennis Henigan, author of Lethal Logic and vice-president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. He will refute all those NRA bumper sticker slogans with sweet, sweet data. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Avenue, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., $5.)