If you're in Seattle this weekend...

From the folks at the Media Consortium...
Live From Main Street Seattle: Beyond Hockey Moms and Palin Politics - Women on Real National Security (televised town hall event)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 4pm –5:30pm
Where: Museum of History and Industry's McEachern Auditorium (MOHAI)
McCurdy Park - 2700 24th Ave East - Seattle, WA 98112
RSVP for preferred seating here. RSVP is not necessary to attend- there will be some general admission seating available on the day of the event.
FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public. Seating is limited so please arrive early – doors open at 3pm.

Join us, less then two weeks before the election, as we move beyond lipstick and hockey pucks to investigate what real national security looks like at Live From Main Street Seattle. In this nationally televised town hall hosted by GritTV's Laura Flanders, an all-women panel will examine how issues of national security impact our daily lives and ask the tough questions about how to build a better future. Does the solution lie in our military or social policies? What are women doing to ensure security in their communities and in the world at large? And how does the militarization of our budget affect security in other areas of our lives?

Get ready for a conversation you haven't heard before and share your voice!

Panelists include:
Commissioner Gael Tarleton, Commissioner at the Port of Seattle
Erin Solaro, Author of Women in the Line of Fire: What you should know about Women in the Military
Carol Kessler, Director of Center for Global Security for Pacific Northwest National Lab and Co-chair of Women in International Security
Rep. Maralyn Chase, Washington's 32nd District and The Washington State Director for the Women Legislator's Lobby
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, Executive Director of Mom's Rising
Rosalinda Guillen, Co-founder of and Executive Director for Community to Community Development
Martha Burk, Author and Money Editor at Ms. Magazine
Sarah Van Gelder, Executive Editor at YES! Magazine

Arrive early for free swag and books courtesy of The Media Consortium and the Progressive Book Club and if you are a student, show your ID for a free DVD of Robert Greenwald and the Nation's This Brave Nation. This event will be broadcast on Link TV and Free Speech TV, live-streamed across the Internet and played on hundreds of radio stations across the country courtesy of Making Contact.

There will be an exclusive reception after the event with Laura Flanders, panelists, refreshments and some special progressive goodies. For more information click here or contact Becki Scholl at becki@themediaconsortium.com.

Live from Main Street is produced by The Media Consortium and sponsored in part by The Progressive Book Club, KBCS, LINK TV, Yes! Magazine and Reclaim the Media.
For more information go here.

by Debbie Rasmussen
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