The Crosscut Festival:
Journalists, politicians, authors, and newsmakers from our community and across the nation come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.
Janet Napolitano - Secretary of Homeland Security under President Obama
David Plotz (moderator) - CEO of Atlas Obscura and Host, Slate's Political Gabfest
Valerie Jarrett - Senior Advisor to Barack Obama
Doug Baldwin - Seattle Seahawks, Athlete, Activist & Humanitarian
Macklemore - Artist & Activist
Christine T. Whitman - EPA Administrator under George W. Bush and NJ Governor
Jeff Merkley - US Senator from Oregon
Bob Ferguson - WA State Attorney General
Pramila Jayapal - US Congresswoman
Philip Rucker - White House Bureau Chief, Washington Post
Emily Bazelon - New York Times Magazine & Host, Slate's Political Gabfest
DeRay McKesson - Host, Pod Save the People
Kshama Sawant - Seattle City Council Member
...and many additional speakers from The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Daily Beast, Yes!, Slate and more!
Sessions will include programming in tracks including Keynote, Race & Social Justice, Politics, Business, Science & the Environment, Interactive Workshops plus food, drinks and social events. Visit the festival website for more information on speakers, sponsors, schedules, etc...