TWIST Queer Film Festival Pulled into Marsh Johnson Doc Controversy Ignited by Black Trans Woman

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It’s a complicated story. But here are the essentials: Not long after the documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson became available on Netflix, its white gay director, David France (he received an Oscar nomination in 2013 for the doc How To Survive a Plague), was accused by Reina Gossett, a black trans filmmaker and researcher, of two things. One, being a beneficiary of white supremacy; and two, of directly stealing inpiration, ideas, and content from her own research of the doc’s subject, Marsha P. Johnson, a black American gay rights activist who was on the front line of the Stonewall revolt and mysteriously died in 1992.

The first accusation, which France has accepted, is explained by Gossett in a Teen Vogue article posted on Oct 11. She claims that she and her filmmaking partner “applied for a grant to at least one of the same foundations that France, a white cisgender gay man, had applied to, but it was his film that got funding and not” theirs. Gossett, the black filmmaker, couldn’t finish her documentary because of a lack of funding. She also points out that she’s behind on her rent. Again, France feels that this grievance has substance. “White supremacy and transphobia create a barrier to entry for that community to tell their own stories,” France said to Jezebel.

However, the second charge, which isn’t mentioned in the Teen Vogue post, but certainly on Gossett’s Instagram account (France got the idea from her, used her language to get the grant, and “ripped off decades of [her] archival research”), he claims is unsubstantial. France emphatically states that he did not steal Gossett’s inspiration, ideas, or research. Nor is his film like the one she planned.

Though the story is more complicated than this, I hope you get the picture.

TWIST has taken a position on the matter. The documentary The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson screens on October 18 as a part of its 2017 festival. Normally, people would pay to watch this film; but for this screening, under these circumstances, they do not. It’s free for all. How I read this is that the festival’s organizers, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, have strongly agreed with the first charge (white privilege must be addressed/checked, and POCs must be given the opportunity to tell their stories) but not so strongly with the second (outright theft). If TDBC was certain France had stolen from a black artist, I doubt they would screen the film at all. Theft is theft.

TDBC, however, recommends, as a return for the free screening, that people send money to Reina Gossett’s projects.

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Last-Minute Plans: 98 Free, Cheap & Easy Things To Do In Seattle This Weekend: Oct 13-15, 2017

Learn more about Iceland, the nation of Northern Lights displays and a firm belief in elves, at the Taste of Iceland this weekend. Free events include Iceland Day at KEXP and the Shortfish film festival. Shutterstock

Panicking because you haven’t yet made plans for the weekend and you’re short on cash? Don’t worry—below, find all of your options for last-minute entertainment that won’t cost more than $10, ranging from Oktoberfest at Melrose Market to a night of slasher films and ’80s music, and from the Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair to the Seattle Made Market Day. For even more options, check out our complete Things To Do calendar.

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FRIDAY

ART

1. Art Up PhinneyWood
Walk around charming Greenwood/Phinney (just north of the zoo) and take in art from dozens of venues, from galleries to restaurants to bookshops, including Couth Buzzard Books, Naked City Brewery, and the Phinney Center Gallery. This month, check out Doug Newman’s “And These Are The Days of Our Lives” and the Science Fiction, Horror & Fantasy Art Show at Urban Light Studios.
(Greenwood, free)

2. Iceland’s Thriving Contemporary Visual Arts Scene
Björg Stefánsdóttir, director of the Icelandic Art Center, will discuss how Iceland’s contemporary art scene manages to be so successful despite the nation’s small population of 340,000 people.
(Bellevue, free)

3. Garrett Fisher and Tori Ellison: Mikawa
This sound and sculpture installation is inspired by the epic Japanese poem (or series of poems) Tales of Ise, and will explore “longing, beauty, and the ephemeral.” Tonight, hear the artists talk about their work.
(University District, free)

FILM

4. Friday the 13th: A Night of Slasher Films and ’80s Music
Pause to consider the impressive number of slasher flicks set to synth-laden soundtracks. It’s a lot. Embrace it by allowing DJ Nasty Nams and DJ Hellbound to give you the creeps with their all-vinyl sets of horror movie deep cuts, ’80s synth, pop, punk, hair metal, and other witchy tunes. Also enjoy “spooky cocktails.”
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

5. Meaningful Movies: 13th
In reviewing the new Netflix documentary 13th, about the “rebirth of American chattel slavery in the American prison system,” Ijeoma Oluo wrote, “If you want to understand the anger and the mistrust that many black Americans have toward both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, please watch 13th. If you want to know why we are just as likely to shout down a Democratic rally as a Republican rally, watch 13th. If you want to know why your black friends might be rolling their eyes at your “I Voted” stickers on the grave of Susan B. Anthony, watch 13th. And if you want to understand why it must be black lives that matter, watch 13th.” Meaningful Movies will screen this important work.
(Wedgwood, free)

6. October Movie Series
Spend your Fridays leading up to Halloween watching Shelley Duvall, Sandra Bullock, Bette Midler, and others in classic spooky flicks. Tonight, see Friday the 13th.
(Pioneer Square, $8)

GEEK & GAMING

7. Night Lab: Board Games and Booze
Play a round of Betrayal at House on the Hill, a haunted house-set board game that will make your Friday the 13th even spookier. To get in the mood, see screenings of the 1959 House on Haunted Hill (based on the Shirley Jackson story) and, fittingly, Friday the 13th. Don’t miss Halloween drink specials and a curated selection of scary books to peruse.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

MUSIC

8. Alternating Currents
New event series Alternating Currents will kick off with this first iteration featuring music and visuals from local talents like Miles Mercer, T.Wan, R-Pal, Conduit, sighup, and Lux. Proceeds from the evening will go to America SCORES, a foundation that focuses on engaging students and at-risk youth.
(Capitol Hill, $8/$10)

9. Black and Tan Presents… The Lucky 13 Jelly Roll Stomp
DJ Everything’ll Be Alright will be spinning some “curse-breakin’, ass-shakin’, jelly-rollin'” soul, funk, and dance tunes that you won’t want to miss.
(Hillman City, $10)

10. Bootie Seattle: Friday the 13th Halloween Pre-Party
Seattle’s only all-mashup dance party throws down for an all-out celebration of the dark and twisted by paying tribute to the ultimate freakiness of Friday the 13th (as a pre-party for Halloween).
(Capitol Hill, $5/$10)

11. Diwali
Celebrate India’s festival of lights with Boom Swara’s Diwali-themed Bollywood dance party. Dance to Bollywood music while Diwali videos are projected on the walls, drink, eat, and learn about the history of the festival.
(Downtown, $10)

12. The Grindylow, Pukesnake, Weirdons
Post-everything loud rock trio The Grindylow will play a live set flanked by heavy rippers Pukesnake and Weirdons.
(Tukwila, $5/$8)

13. HeartBeat Silent Disco: Mystery Train Masquerade Party
Heartbeat Silent Sound Systems will be hosting a masquerade party that doubles as a silent disco in which nine DJs will perform sets across three train cars, and party-goers will be hooked up the whole time through their headphones. The theme is “Mystery Train” so the organizers recommend that you “bring a mask and keep it sexy.” Entry is free but headphones will set you back ten bucks.
(Sodo, free)

14. IvyLane
Hear a plethora of acoustic covers from vocal and guitar duo IvyLane (aka Ivan Lee and Elaine Skeffington), who dish out everything from Yes to Nirvana.
(Shoreline, $10)

15. The Mountain Flowers, Leah T & The Baked Goods, John Dillon
Bellingham-based indie pop trio The Mountain Flowers don’t skimp on the reverb pedal. They’ll be dishing out their beachy tunes with support from Leah T & The Baked Goods and John Dillon.
(Ballard, $8)

16. Pop2K: Spinning Dance Party Hits from 2000-2010!
If the 2000s were your favorite decade, then Pop2K will be your new dance party of choice. The Pop2K DJ team break out all the best millennium jams from artists like Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Katy Perry, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Ke$ha, Sisqo, and many, many more.
(Ballard, $10)

17. Smooth Sailing, Junebugs, Young Go Hards, Matriarch
Seattle-based punk-metal hybrid sextuplet Smooth Sailing describe their music as “sonic story telling,” and they’ll be joined by Junebugs, young Go Hards, and Matriarch in those efforts.
(University District, $7)

18. Spooky: Smoke & Honey
Wear a silky chemise, sip a dirty martini, and listen to swanky jazz and blues from six-piece loungers Smoke & Honey.
(Downtown, free admission)

19. Transmute: Alluxe and Hydrah
Producer, designer, and violinist Alluxe is described as a “one-woman electronic orchestra.” Her new show, Transmute, pairs her violin work and ambrosial vocals with live custom controllers, lighting, and video elements.
(Belltown, $10)

20. Uh Oh Eskimo, The Surf Aces
Swirl-heavy indie rock group Uh Oh Eskimo is back for a night of dreamy alt-pop with The Surf Aces.
(University District, $7)

21. Who Is She? with Secret Superpower and Guests
Who Is She? is a supergroup of a supergroup, combining Robin Edwards of Lisa Prank, Bree McKenna of Tacocat and Childbirth, and Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt and Childbirth into a new trio who sing about missed connection ads, Friends veterans, time lords, and the hot goss trailing around our fair city. Get their new album, out now on Father/Daughter Records, at this free and all ages party.
(Capitol Hill, free)

22. Witch Ripper, Cloud Catcher, Hundred Loud, Infinite Flux
Four-piece stoner metal outfit Witch Ripper will be joined by Denver rockers Cloud Catcher, Seattle rock trio Hundred Loud, and Tacoma’s Infinite Flux just in time for the second freakiest night of the year.
(Ballard, $10)

23. Woodshed, Custom, Stoic F.B., The Ludovico Treatment
Thunderous rockers Woodshed will headline this spooky weekend party show, with support from Custom, Stoic F.B., and the Ludovico Treatment.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

PERFORMANCE

24. SPOOKY! An Evening of Halloween Plays
It’s a special edition of the Seattle Playwrights Salon, appropriate to the ominous date. They promise “monsters, mayhem, and murder” in the atmospheric Georgetown venue.
(Georgetown, free admission)

QUEER

25. Butch Alice’s Tea Party
Join Butch Alice and Brendan Mack for their “Escaping Alaska/ Birthday/Make me feel Alive again” party. Bring your own tea cup to drink tea, spill tea, and share tea to support STAGEright Theatre in their eighth season.
(Sodo, $10)

READINGS & TALKS

26. Cleve Jones
The famous gay and anti-AIDS activist Cleve Jones will present his memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement. Immerse yourself in queer history with one who helped shape it.
(Capitol Hill, free)

27. Gabrielle Langholtz with Renee Erickson and Naomi Pomeroy
Join food author and editor Gabrielle Langholtz in presentation of her book America: The Cookbook, which explores America’s “myriad traditions and regional favorite dishes.” Langholtz will be joined by Seattle-based chef and author Renee Erickson and Portland’s Naomi Pomeroy.
(Capitol Hill, $5)

28. Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson, sociology professor at Georgetown, will speak about his book on a pressing subject: how “whites who care about real social progress must face difficult truths, including being honest about how black grievance has been ignored, dismissed, or discounted.” Learn about what he has to say in his thought-provoking recent book, Tears We Cannot Stop.
(Capitol Hill, free)

29. Robert Wrigley
Robert Wrigley is the author of 10 collections of poetry, including Anatomy of Melancholy & Other Poems , which won a 2014 Pacific Northwest Book Award. Hear him read from his latest collection, Box.
(Wallingford, free)

SPORTS & RECREATION

30. Air Sex World Championships
Watching someone shred an imaginary guitar is fun, but not as much fun as watching someone have imaginary sex onstage, alone, with imaginary partners. That’s exactly what you’ll see at this kinky sporting event created and hosted by comedian Chris Trew.
(Eastlake, $8/$10)

FRIDAY-SATURDAY

ART

31. Leiko Ikemura and Alwyn O’Brien Closing Weekend
In 2012, Jen Graves wrote, “Alwyn O’Brien’s ceramics are the smartest to come out of the UW’s great program in the last few years, and the sexiest, too. They’re like patches of weeds embedded with video feeds. In that tangle of porcelain you might find a mysterious photograph of a blindfolded crowd in a meadow, say. All you know for sure is that you will follow these curving transports.” See pieces by O’Brien alongside a variety of haunting, shadowy, and symbolic works (including paintings and ceramics) by Leiko Ikemura.
(Downtown, free)

32. Mark Von Rosensteil: On the Mode of Existence of Narrative and Structure Closing Weekend
Mark Von Rosensteil makes sculptural, immersive, mechanical installations; his artwork looks like a science lab in the middle of an experiment.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

33. Matt Kandegas: 20-year Retrospective Opening Weekend
Swedish artist Matt Kandegas’ signature paintings feature minimalist, oversized paperclips—see a 20-year retrospective of his work.
(Belltown, free)

34. Super Natural Closing Weekend
Jennifer Angus’s art show is a “sacred space” decorated with “insect kaleidoscope” art, mostly constructed with reused and farmed critters. Angus is a design professor at the University of Madison—Wisconsin whose work has been shown at the Textile Museum of Canada and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C.
(South Lake Union, free)

COMEDY

35. Toxic Shock: Pure Moods
Allow yourself to be swaddled by new age music while Toxic Shock’s Bettina McKelvey and Emily Shahan lead you on a mystical, nightmarish, and sultry journey with their spooky sketch comedy performance. Also prepare for dance sequences and a music video debut.
(Greenwood, $10)

MUSIC

36. Seattle Sings! Choral Festival 2017
Presented by the Greater Seattle Choral Consortium, the third annual Seattle SINGS! Choral Festival will feature 35 (!) choirs presenting a range of work from around the world, from folk to gospel to classical music.
(First Hill, free)

37. Smokey Brights with Guests
Go to this set. Do it. Do it for Smokey Brights, who are the kind of crackly and warm guitar-driven rock that you already know and love, even if you’ve never heard it. It’s that warm blanket that you throw over your head to avoid dealing with your uncle’s off-color rants about refugees. Do it for yourself. KATHLEEN TARRANT
(Ballard, $10)

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

ART

38. A 70’s Rock Art Experience Closing Weekend
Find original ’70s band merch from the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, The Beatles, and others at the “Living on the Fringes” exhibit.
(Georgetown, free admission)

39. Industrial Strength Closing Weekend
Celebrate the austere and stalwart beauty of the industrial landscape at this exhibit featuring works by Iskra Johnson, Kate Protage, and Kellie Talbot.
(Downtown, free)

FESTIVALS

40. Maple Viewing Festival 2017
The Seattle Japanese Garden is meant to be enjoyed in all seasons and weather, so, regardless of what it looks like outside, it’ll be a great time to check out the beautiful fall foliage. The festival promises crafts, taiko performances, scavenger hunts, tours, and a photography exhibit.
(Capitol Hill, $6)

PERFORMANCE

41. Thought Experiments on the Question of Being Human
Four scientists have each teamed up with a Seattle playwright to create four short productions that address how we make decisions, how we change our minds—or don’t—and what our decision-making tells us about the human condition.
(University District, free)

SATURDAY

ART

42. Georgetown Art Attack
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown ATTACKS all passersby. In more literal terms, it’s the day of art openings and street wonderment. This week, don’t miss Noah Van Sciver, Joseph Remnant & D.W. at Fantagraphics, the opening for Sustaining New Patronage: A Brainstorming Project at Bridge Productions, What are we but lying single surface? at the Alice, Gillian Theobald: When You Were There You Knew The Language at studio e, With butter, run towards it crying. at the Conservatory, and openings for Ellen Ziegler & Kim Van Someren: Adjunct Appendages, Alexander Miller & Alexander Nagy: Spacefiller / Algoplex II, and Kat Larson at Hoedemeker Pfeiffer Gallery.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you can)

43. Rahikka, Lavender, Marc Kate
Carson Rennekamp (aka Rahikka) will produce light field projections and soundscapes in order to “evoke patience and a spiritual connection to life in the present.” He’ll be joined by Portland composer Lavender, who’ll offer a “minimal modular synthesizer setup and video projections,” and Marc Kate, a Bay Area composer and producer.
(Capitol Hill, pay what you can)

COMMUNITY

44. Anti-Racism Workshop: Black Liberation
The Mangrove Collective will lead a workshop that highlights the racism present in our lives and community spaces, the history of anti-black racism and how our economy benefits from it, strategies for working in solidarity to fight against racism in our community, and more.
(West Seattle, free)

45. Filson Dog Happy Hour
Drink hot cider and coffee from Fundamental Coffee Company in the presence of your dog, and treat them to Mud Bay treats and a complimentary professional photo. Conservation Canine handlers Julie Ubigau and Mairi Poisson will also be around to discuss the organization’s work with natural resource managers, researchers, and conservation organizations.
(Sodo, free admission)

46. Green Tukwila Day
Help plant trees and shrubs for our forest friends of the south at the first annual Green Tukwila Day, where volunteers are invited to beautify the park and work on their green thumb. Gardening tools are provided.
(Tukwila, free)

47. Iceland Day at KEXP
Join Chef Viktor Orn Andresson, contemporary artist Ólöf Björg, artist and knitting extradonaire Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir, Mammút vocalist Katrína Mogensen, and Fufanu vocalist Hrafnkell Floki Kaktus Einarsson for a day of Icelandic culture.
(Seattle Center, free)

48. Lummi Totem Pole Journey: We Draw the Line!
The House of Tears Carvers of the Lummi Nation will travel across the Western US (and Canada) with a totem pole to bring attention to proposed fossil fuel terminals, pipelines, and other facilities and the threat they pose to tribes and local communities.
(University District, free admission)

49. More Fats More Femmes 4.0
Celebrate your babely bod while shopping for plus size vintage clothing and accessories at this stacked size-inclusive market hosted by Indian Summer owner Adria Garcia, ex-IS manager (and current Stranger music calendar editor) Kim Selling, and current IS shopgirl Abby Cooke. They’ll have pieces from a wide variety of styles, from size 12 to 30, and wares from jewelry vendor Mia Stephenson of OhMe Shop for this pre-Halloween fashion extravaganza.
(Capitol Hill, free)

50. Naked City 9th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate Naked City’s ninth anniversary with the launch of Second Saturday Cinema ((which will open with Disney’s Trolls), a performance from bluegrass band 3 Play Ricochet, “Troll-themed food specials,” and beer.
(Greenwood, free admission)

51. Seattle Made Market Day
Seattle Made and Pike Place Market will host 35 Seattle Made members for an afternoon of artisanal shopping in the newly opened Pike Place Marketfront.
(Downtown, free)

52. KawaiiWeen
Mahouto Market will host a kawaii-centric event that will be both cute and spooky. They promise an artist alley, cosplay contest, coloring contest, and photo booth. Win prizes, chat with artists, eat candy, and feel adorable.
(Chinatown-International District, free)

FILM

53. Meaningful Movies: Now Is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg’s documentary explores the downfalls of US healthcare, what single payer health care is, and how it could benefit our economy. They add: “The US pays nearly twice as much for healthcare as any other industrialized nation, yet it still does not provide care for all of its citizens.”
(Queen Anne, free admission)

FOOD & DRINK

54. Food Truck Round-Up 26
Go ham on gourmet snacks with bites from local food trucks like Charlie’s Buns ‘N Stuff, NOSH, Slide Thru, Xander’s Incredible Sandwiches, Green Tree, Meat On A Mission, and more.
(North Seattle, free admission)

55. Hood Famous Bakeshop Anniversary
Every Saturday in October, drop by the bakery to celebrate its one-year anniversary by tasting treats from local Pinay bakers, including a pumpkin-haupia and champorado cheesecake, macarons in funky flavors like ube, biko, and mango, and more.
(Ballard, free admission)

MUSIC

56. Caveman Ego with Lost Ox
Progressive funk-rockers Caveman Ego have been developing their unique sub-genre, described as “prehistoric anti-structural cave jams,” since 2014. They’ll be joined by Lost Ox.
(University District, $7)

57. Chasing The Lightning with Dan Tedesco, The Crying Shame, Trash Dogs
This film follows alt-folk artist Dan Tedesco as he tours his way through the countryside, playing small clubs and ruminating about life on the road. After the screening, Tedesco will hold a Q&A and perform an acoustic set, joined by Crying Shame and Trash Dogs.
(Ballard, $8)

58. Hot Lava, Ready Steady Go
Dance to your heart’s content to performances by Hot Lava, a B52’s tribute band, and Illinois’ Ready Steady Go, who will be playing ’80s hits all night.
(West Seattle, $10)

59. Jim O’Halloran Trio
Hear local acclaimed musicians, including Evan Flory-Barnes, Heather Thomas, and the Jim O’Halloran trio for a night of “jazz, blues, African, and Latin music.”
(Rainier Valley, free)

60. J.Lately with Guests
Bay Area hiphop artist J.Lately will perform songs from his latest EP, The Good Panda, on his Be F’ing Happy Tour.
(Pioneer Square, $8/$10)

61. King Black Acid, The Purrs, This Blinding Light
Hear psychedelic space rock from Portland’s King Black Acid, who have been playing together since the ’90s.
(Fremont, $8/$10)

62. Reykjavik Calling at KEXP
See performances from Icelandic artists Mammút and Fufanu, who will be joined by Seattle noise-punk trio CHARMS for an Icelandic-American concert hosted by KEXP DJ Kevin Cole.
(Seattle Center, free)

63. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Toronto-based Sam Coffee & The Iron Lungs are into catchy melodies, lo-fi production, and the idea of keeping ’70s-inspired garage rock alive. They’ll be performing with a secret special guest.
(Downtown, $10)

64. Steve Harwood with Eva McGowan
Bellevue-based singer/songwriter Steve Harwood will play a free set, with local support from Eva McGowan.
(Capitol Hill, free)

PERFORMANCE

65. BorderLands Workshop: Shakespeare Nation
In this BorderLands performance, enjoy snippets from Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Hamlet with the talented young artists of Young Shakespeare Workshop, led by YSW director Darren Lay.
(Pioneer Square, free admission)

QUEER

66. Truth or Bare: The Strip Gameshow
The XL Bears will get ready to show their good stuff at this game show, which promises to culminate in an underwear party.
(Sodo, $10)

READINGS & TALKS

67. 2017 Washington State Book Awards
Celebrate the best books published by Washington State authors in 2017 at this annual celebration of local literature and creation. They’ll award prizes to books for children and young adults, but the big four categories for adult readers are poetry, fiction, biography/memoir, and history/general nonfiction. A few of this year’s finalists include Laurie Blauner for “The Solace of Monsters” (fiction), Don Mee Choi for “Hardly War” (poetry), Lindy West for Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (biography/memoir), and Eli Sanders for While the City Slept (history/nonfiction).
(Downtown, free)

68. Lisa Congdon with Shauna Ahern
Lisa Congdon’s new book features profiles, interviews, and essays from women like Vera Wang, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Julia Child, Cheryl Strayed, and many others, who’ve found creative fulfillment and have achieved notable accomplishments in the second half of their lives.
(Capitol Hill, free)

69. Parenting While Queer: Conversations with LGBTQ Parents About Identity and Family
LGBTQ+ parents are invited to share about their home lives, from handling the probing questions of strangers, to talking about sex with their kids, to doing everyday tasks.
(Downtown, $5)

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

70. Nationwide Solidarity March for Peace
This nationwide march invites any and all individuals who care about calling out the hatred and violence in our society to come together for a day of “[celebrating] our differences all while uniting together.”
(Downtown, free)

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

ART

71. Arts North! Studio Tour
Visit North Seattle artist’s studios (many of which will be hosting guest artists), take in artwork and artisan creations, and chat with artists.
(North Seattle, free)

COMMUNITY

72. Fall Native Plant Sale
Get lost in a sea of locally-sourced native plants for sale, and get expert advice on selection, planting, and care.
(Rainier Valley, free admission)

73. Swansons Fall Festival
Help support youth education programs at Tilth Alliance by engaging in some good old fashioned veggie car racing, arts and crafts, tractor rides, games, and other fall activities.
(Crown Hill, free admission)

74. Moorea Seal Grand Opening
Celebrate the opening of Moorea Seal’s new flagship store that’s twice the size as the old location by perusing their new arrivals, eating fresh-basked cookies from Hello Robin, and drinking mimosas from Sweetgrass Food Co.
(Downtown, free admission)

FESTIVALS

75. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair
Thousands of antique books, manuscripts, photographs, posters, and other ephemera will be on display at this event, featuring the better part of 100 dealers from the US, Canada, England, and beyond.
(Seattle Center, $5)

76. TurkFest
Enjoy a vision of the Eastern/Western contemporary influences and cultural touchstones that make up modern-day Turkey, in the forms of live music, dancing, food, visual arts, and an authentic Turkish tea house.
(Seattle Center, free)

FOOD & DRINK

77. Fall Bake Sale for Pigs Peace
If you’re vegan, you almost definitely care about pigs. Celebrate both of these qualities about yourself at a vegan bake sale that supports Pigs Peace Animal Sanctuary, where you’ll find an array of pumpkin-flavored treats.
(University District, free admission)

SUNDAY

COMEDY

78. Disaster Movie: Improvised
Whether it’s a crashing plane, a sinking ship, an alien fleet invasion, or another catastrophe, you can watch it unfold safely from your seat as improvisers fall victim and struggle against the odds.
(Downtown, $10)

79. Okstupid
Watch host Patrick Higgins and friends take control of strangers’ OkCupid profiles (and maybe create some of their own) at this comedic exploration of contemporary dating. They also promise instructional dating videos, audience games, and giveaways.
(Greenwood, $7.50-$10)

COMMUNITY

80. Free Weekend Walks
This month, the UW’s Arboretum tours focus on the fall color in their Japanese Maples and other deciduous trees. You can learn about what causes the changing of the leaves’ colors, or you can just take some gorgeous photos.
(Washington Park, free)

81. Our Seattle: Candidates Forum
Get to know your candidates for mayor, City Council Positions Eight and Nine, and City Attorney by sitting in (and asking questions) at a roundtable discussion moderated by KCTS 9’s Enrique Cerna.
(Rainier Valley, free)

82. Seattle CD & Record Convention
Go spend your life savings at the annual CD & Record Convention, where you can browse thousands of classic records and compact discs (if those are more your speed) in Seattle Center’s Pavilion Room B.
(Seattle Center, free)

83. Self Defense Training
Learn how to protect yourself in dangerous situations by learning common attacker tricks, the most vulnerable spots on the human body and how to best impact them, and how to use your voice and body language with authority.
(Capitol Hill, free)

84. Shalom! Seferad & Sephardic Day
Play Sephardic bingo, eat Borekas, boyos, and yaprakis (and learn how to make them), see WSJHS’s “Shalom! Sefarad: El Florecimiento de la Vida Sefardí en Seattle” exhibit, and much more at this celebration of Sephardic community and culture.
(Mercer Island, free)

85. Ikebana Exhibit
Feel centered with the Mercer Island’s Sogetsu Ikebana school as they demonstrate and display their traditional Japanese flower arrangements in the conservatory’s Seasonal house.
(Capitol Hill, free)

FILM

86. Shortfish
Watch six short films from the “Shortfish” division of Icelandic film festival Stockfish, including the Shortfish 2016 winner Like It’s Up To You from director Brynhildur Þórarinsdóttir.
(Seattle Center, free admission)

FOOD & DRINK

87. Oktoberfest at Melrose Market
If you haven’t had a chance to guzzle beer, eat artisanal bratwurst and pretzels, and sport lederhosen this season, get your thrills with a mélange of German fare, including sides from Sitka and Spruce, while you shop around the market.
(Capitol Hill, free admission)

MUSIC

88. Disco Town Hall
Arcade Fire’s Will Butler is teaming up with local organizations, activists, and politicians dedicated to empowering underserved communities. Show your support and your love of boogying by dancing the night away. All proceeds benefit Partners In Health.
(Capitol Hill, $4)

89. DIY Sunday
Join Seattle hiphop artists Bacchus, L.E.X., Zen Seizure, and others for a musical DIY showcase.
(Ballard, $6)

90. Limanjaya, Don, Afterspace
Up and coming local electronica and hiphop producer Limanjaya has most recently headlined beloved Ballard venue the Sunset and received a spotlight from the STG and Starbucks partnership series “Up Next” for their future-focused craft.
(Fremont, $6/$8)

PERFORMANCE

91. SANCAFEST
SANCA’s fall open house will feature a flying trapeze show, circus activities, and carnival games, all to raise money for student scholarships.
(Georgetown, free admission)

QUEER

92. Mr. & Miss Gay Filipino
See who gets the crown (and the title of FCS’ LGBTQ Ambassador) at this pageant, with classic categories like Cultural Fantasy (costume), Tropical Realness (swimwear), Talent, Evening Eleganza (formal wear), and a Spokesmodel Q&A.
(Beacon Hill, $10)

READINGS & TALKS

93. Hugh Howey: Machine Learning
Hear Hugh Howey read from his collection of science fiction and fantasy short fiction, which explores everything from artificial intelligence to parallel universes to video games, with each story accompanied by an author’s note exploring the background and genesis of each story.
(Bellevue, free)

94. Mohsen Namjoo: Rhythm in Persian Poetry
Iranian artist, songwriter, singer, and performer Mohsen Namjoo will examine the rhythms used to compose and recite traditional Persian poetry, as well as the structure of rhythms and beats inside the poetry itself, using examples from his own work.
(University District, free)

95. Sunday After SAL: Discussion on Stephen (Steph) Burt
After Steph Burt’s Seattle appearance on Monday, Open Books will present this opportunity to further discuss the work of the person Rich Smith calls the “Harvard professor of English, one of the greatest living literary critics, and a very good transgender poet.”
(Wallingford, free)

96. Suyama Space Book Release Party
Purchase books from Suyama Space and celebrate its years in Seattle (from 1998 to 2017) as an exhibition space that “provided opportunities for experimentation, inspiration, and education in contemporary art.”
(Downtown, free)

97. Truffle Cultivation Introductory Seminar
Learn from truffle experts Pierre Sourzat and Aziz Turkoglu about the history, technology, and challenges of truffle cultivation around the world, and why truffles are important in other ways than being a delicious and decadent garnish on your risotto.
(University District, free)

RESISTANCE & SOLIDARITY

98. No Ban, No Wall, Justice for All
Join Americans for Refugees & Immigrants, the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and others in an emergency rally to protest the Muslim ban and the proposed DHS policy modification of the Privacy Act, and to support the protection of DACA recipients.
(Downtown, free)

Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges a Recently Diagnosed Person in Ohio to Call for A Thorough Compensation Evaluation from One Of The Nation’s Top Mesothelioma Lawyers

It is absolutely vital to hire one of the nation’s most capable and skilled mesothelioma attorneys if a diagnosed person cares about receiving the best possible financial compensation ”

— Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 13, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We want a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma anywhere in Ohio or their family to have on the spot access to the best mesothelioma attorneys in the United States so they can get a very good idea of what their specific mesothelioma financial compensation claim could be worth as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.

“A mesothelioma financial claim can vary from person to person in the amount of potential compensation and it takes an extremely skilled mesothelioma attorney to know the value of the potential claim. The claim value is all based on how or where the person was exposed to asbestos. It is absolutely vital to hire one of the nation’s most capable and skilled mesothelioma attorneys if a diagnosed person cares about receiving the best possible financial compensation for this rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure as we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303.” http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

As the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to discuss anytime once a person in Ohio who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family hires a lawyer/law firm to assist with their financial claim they are stuck with them. If the lawyer or law firm is under qualified or incompetent the diagnosed person or their family could literally lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in financial compensation or more.

Before a person in Ohio who has a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma or their family hires a law firm to assist with a mesothelioma financial claim please call the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center at 800-714-0303 for extremely honest advice about what specific attorneys they should be talking to. Please don’t get shortchanged when it comes to mesothelioma compensation in Ohio. http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center wants to emphasize there is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Ohio including communities such as Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, or Youngstown.

Aside from their focus on the best possible compensation the Center is also extremely passionate about the best possible medical treatments. For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Ohio the Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following three heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital: Case Western Reserve University Cancer Research Center Cleveland, Ohio: http://cancer.case.edu/ , Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Columbus, Ohio: http://cancer.osu.edu/, the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Cleveland, Ohio: http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/cancer

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Ohio include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, coal miners, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.http://Ohio.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma.

Michael Thomas
Ohio Mesothelioma Victims Center
800-714-0303
email us here

USC professor advocates for the elderly

Photo courtesy of Karen Lincoln

Karen Lincoln’s work serves as a voice for marginalized groups in health studies and challenges. As an associate professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and the founder of Advocates for African American Elders, Lincoln focuses on the disparities in health conditions, especially in Alzheimer’s disease, among the older African American population in her research.

Lincoln was recently featured on a list of top 50 influencers in aging for 2017 by Next Avenue, a publication that focuses exclusively on issues for individuals 50 and older. Currently, Lincoln has shifted her focus to the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on black communities.

“African Americans have the highest burden and the highest risk of any other racial ethnicity in the country [for Alzheimer’s],” Lincoln said. “My work focuses on increasing access to information and education for [this demographic] — middle age and also adults — to help address that disparity.”

The AAE program Lincoln founded emphasizes health care and health information access in the African American community, especially among the elderly. The program operates primarily in South Los Angeles, where 38 percent of its residents are black, according to the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping L.A. data.

Since there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, Lincoln stressed the importance of prevention alongside treatment. Although African Americans have two to three times the risk of developing the disease compared to whites, researchers tend to focus on diseases like diabetes and hypertension among the community instead, According to Lincoln. Therefore, Lincoln advocates for awareness and education on Alzheimer’s disease to the public.

“There are various studies going around [USC] campus — there’s my work, but we need to make sure people have access to this information,” Lincoln said. “For students who might think Alzheimer’s disease only affects older adults … I think it’s very important for all of us to know … the risk starts when you’re very young. Research shows it can start as young as 10 years old.”

In her career, Lincoln’s interest in health and aging was piqued when she was a student at the University of Michigan because of her mentor’s work in those fields. She then moved to Seattle to work on the mayor’s task force advising him on the older African American population and their needs.

“I was chairing a council on African American elders … and advocating for social services for that population,” Lincoln said. “As a result of that, we established a program called the African American Elders Program, [serving] very low income, homebound, frail older adults.”

Lincoln began her work in gerontology at a young age, and she advised students to educate themselves on these diseases, even if they appear far-fetched, affecting only older individuals.

“It’s very important for us to think, as young people, about the risk factor and the prevention factor associated with any type of brain disease,” she said. “Alzheimer’s disease — there’s no cure, and it’s almost like an epidemic among African Americans. The more we can educate ourselves and share information with others, whether that be our parents, grandparents or people in our network, the better off we will all be to prevent this type of disease.”

Lincoln received her Ph.D. in sociology and social work at the University of Michigan and began her work in advocacy at her first academic appointment at the University of Washington, where she worked with the mayor to create a program for the elderly.

However, Lincoln said the Advocates for African American Elders program in Los Angeles is her most fulfilling work. The impact is direct and largely beneficial for the local community, she said.

“It’s a wonderful partnership between USC, the School of Social Work and the community of Los Angeles — doing this kind of work and sharing information,” Lincoln said. “I think it reaches the community a lot faster than if we considered a traditional approach.”

Breast Cancer Policy Forum Highlights How Policies Impact Survival Rates

The public is invited to a free breast cancer policy forum to discuss the disparities that impact African American women in Memphis and how better government policies concerning breast cancer can help save lives.

MBCC October Policy Forum

MBCC October Policy Forum

MEMPHIS, Tenn.Oct. 12, 2017PRLog — The Common Table Health Alliance and Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium (MBCC) are hosting the first local policy forum to discuss breast cancer disparities among African Americans and how policies impact early detection and survival. “Leveling the Playing Field: How MBCC Can Set the Bar for Health Equity in Breast Care” will be held Tuesday, October 24th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at The University Center located on the campus on The University of Memphis. The address is 499 University St. Memphis, TN. This event is FREE and open to the public but space is limited. To RSVP, visit www.commontablehealth.org.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This breast cancer policy forum is the first in Memphis to focus specifically on disparities concerning this disease. Breast cancer affects approximately one in eight women in the United States and 85% of breast cancers occur in women with no family history of the disease. With early detection and treatment, the relative 5-year survival rate for women in the United States is currently 100%. Memphis has the highest rate of disparities among African American women.  These women die at more than two times the rate of White women. The National AVON study done in 2014, noted this trend in Memphis as the worst of 40 large cities. The disparity gap has doubled over the last 25 years. MBCC has developed a plan to combat this that includes education/awareness, mammogram capacity, treatment capacity, the care process, policy and quality of care.  During the policy forum, findings from a review conducted by M. Paige Powell, PhD at The University of Memphis School of Public Health will be presented and discussed with a panel of health care professionals and a breast cancer survivor. The research highlights how breast cancer policies in Tennessee compare to those in other states. The panelists will include Brenda B. Kyles Shelby County Health Department Manager of TN Breast & Cervical Cancer, ── TennCare Presumptive; Robert Yates, MD, BlueCross BlueShield of TN Corporate Medical Director West Tennessee; and Breast Cancer Survivor Marlene Strong. The panel discussion will be moderated by newscasters Darcy Thomas and Brittani Dubose of FOX 13.

The Patient Advocate Foundation is a sponsor of this forum and Executive Vice President of Health Equity Initiatives and Community Engagement Shonta Chambers says policy and quality health care go hand in hand. “Here at the Patient Advocate Foundation, we are keenly aware of the disparities in Tennessee, and we realize that much of the efforts around education can only be sustained by aligning policy efforts to makes sure systems that support women are in place. We believe policy will give us sustainability that we really need to impact these disparities for the long term. Now is the perfect time to have these conversations about how do we systemically develop health care systems that benefit all women but especially African American women that impact them from early detection and screening through diagnosis and treatment all the way through survival ship.”

The Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium is a community partnership lead by the Common Table Health Alliance that was launched in 2016 (funded by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade) to bring together organizations and individuals committed to the fight against breast cancer inequalities in Memphis and Shelby County. There are currently 31 member organizations that make up MBCC.  Common Table Health Alliance has been spearheading the conversation about how to reduce health care disparities in Memphis and Shelby County for quite some time. In 2011, they published Shelby County’s first and only health equity report identifying areas of care in Memphis where health disparities exist and suggestions on how to reduce them.

This policy forum is the first of several to come that will be used to educate the public about health equity and various social determinates of health that negativity impacts our region. The sponsors of the policy forum are the Patient Advocacy Foundation, AVON Breast Cancer Cascade and FOX 13 Family Focus. For more information, contact the Common Table Health Alliance at 901.684.6011 or visit www.commontablehealth.org.

Racism Beliefs Prove Why Polling Is Often Worthless

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Judge deals Morouns another legal blow in bridge battle

  • Sabree replaces Judge Prentis Edwards, Jr.
  • She previously served as associate general counsel for Detroit’s water and sewerage department
  • Sabree holds a law degree from Michigan State University College of Law

Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Aliyah Sabree to 36th District Court in Detroit. She replaces Judge Prentis Edwards Jr., who joined the Wayne County 3rd Circuit Court in July.

Sabree has been associate general counsel for the city of Detroit Water & Sewerage Department since January and prior to that was the liaison to Detroit City Council for the mayor’s office for more than two years. She began her legal career in 2010 as assistant prosecuting attorney for Wayne County, where her portfolio included armed robbery, carjacking, assault and homicide.

Sabree must seek election in November 2018 for a full term.

“Aliyah has already accumulated a wealth of experience in her career and I’m confident that her dedication to public service will continue to serve Detroit residents well in her new position,” Snyder said in a statement.

Outside the courtroom, Sabree is finance chair and treasurer of the Detroit Institute of Arts—Friends of African and African American Art, an advisory board member for the Boll Family YMCA and a member of the Wolverine Bar Association.

Sabree completed her undergraduate work at Youngstown State University in 2006 and her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law in 2010. She is the great-granddaughter of Michigan civil rights activist Daisy Elliott, who co-authored the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, the news release said.

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Jimmy Kimmel was a vulgar comic long before he was ‘America’s conscience’

Jimmy Kimmel was your standard Hollywood comedian who had no problem objectifying women for a laugh, long before he was the self-professed moral conscious of America, and some are taking notice.

The country is currently focused on the treatment of women in the entertainment industry on the heels of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-old history of sexual harassment coming to light. Because of this, old footage of Kimmel has resurfaced from before his transformation into the liberal darling of America.

Kimmel was once the co-host of “The Man Show,” which regularly featured bikini-clad women simply jumping on trampolines. This week, a bit from the show circulated in which Kimmel approaching women on the street and asking them to guess what was in his pants.

“I’ve stuffed something in my pants, and you’re allowed to feel around on the outside of the pants. You’ll have 10 seconds to then guess what is in my pants,” Kimmel said to a woman he apparently met on the street. “You should use two hands.”

Later in the bit he asked one woman to “put her mouth on it” and made sure another participant was at least 18 years old because, “Uncle Jimmy doesn’t need to do time.”

The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted in response to the footage, “Just last week CNN declared Kimmel to be ‘America’s conscience.’ Oops.”

Even Kimmel’s boss, Disney CEO Bob Iger has taken notice of the fact that the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host is essentially a comedian-turned-activist who could polarize viewers.

“That show is to entertain… I think he should be careful”

– Disney CEO Bob Iger

“That show is to entertain… I think he should be careful,” Iger recently told The New York Times.

Kimmel emerged as an outspoken proponent the Republican Congress’ attempt to undo the Affordable Care Act and was even thanked by many liberals when the bill was eventually killed. He recently delivered a monologue regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas and teared up when discussing what occurred in his hometown. However, he has been largely silent when it comes to Weinstein – perhaps because he has a ton of clips floating around the Internet that appear crude and sexist.

Other popular segments on “The Man Show” include a mock commercial for “Bosom Springs,” a spoof beverage company billed as the water for “wet t-shirts,” and a visit to Snoop Dogg’s house in which Kimmel pointed out that a statue of a female was “just the right height” while he thrusted his groin toward it. The show even featured a “Juggy Talent Show” in which women dressed in bathing suits demonstrated their unique “talents,” such as fitting an entire banana in their mouth.

“The Man Show” featured so many things that most Americans would find offensive in the modern cultural landscape that it’s impossible to name them all. A quick YouTube search reveals Kimmel asking to see people on the street’s underwear, stuffing his pants to make himself appear well endowed and even asking porn stars for household hints on things such as how to get wine out of a wet t-shirt.

“Make sure you get it really wet,” an adult film star said while pouring liquid on herself.

“The Man Show” was created by Kimmel and fellow comedian Adam Carolla and they starred on the Comedy Central program from 1999 until 2003. When Kimmel wasn’t making sexist jokes during that time, he was often in blackface make-up impersonating African-American NBA legend Karl Malone. Kimmel left and soon after landed at ABC, where he cleaned up his act and started hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

ABC’s late-night star was a fairly run-of-the-mill, non-political talk show host for the first 10-plus years of the shows run, famous for pulling practical jokes on celebrities and having Hollywood elite read mean tweets about themselves. Once of the show’s more notable segments involved Kimmel joking that he was “f***ing Ben Affleck,” who recently had to apologize for his own groping scandal.

It all changed in early 2017 when Kimmel detailed the open-heart surgery his newborn son, William, had to undergo. He explained that many children wouldn’t of had the opportunity to survive without the Affordable Care Act. Mediaite columnist Joseph A. Wulfsohn asked why the ABC host hasn’t delivered an “emotional monologue on sexual harassment in Hollywood.”

“He cries that everyone should have health care and that guns are the problem without providing any real solutions, yet he’s silent on the out-of-control abuse women have faced in showbiz for years,” Wulfsohn wrote. “He’s a coward.”

Brian Flood covers the media for Fox News.

Follow him on Twitter at @briansflood.

Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of a Company That Is Overbilling Any Federal Agency in Georgia To Call About Possible Rewards

Call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if your employer is involved in significant overbilling, fraud or if the company is out of compliance with their federal contract”

— Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, October 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “We are urging an employee of a Georgia based company that is providing any type of imaginable service to a federal department or agency to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if your employer is involved in significant overbilling, fraud or if the company is out of compliance with their federal contract. As we would like to discuss the rewards for this type of information can be substantial.” http://Georgia.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

The Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center is especially interested in hearing from an employee with proof their Georgia based employer is overbilling the US federal government for the following types of services:

* A Georgia based company overbilling for transportation or logistics services to the US Department of Defense at Camp Frank D. Merrill, Robins Air Force Base, Moody Air Force Base, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, Marine Corps Logistics Base, Hunter Army Airfield, Fort Stewart, Fort McPherson, Fort Gillem, Fort Benning, and or Fort Gordon.
* A Georgia based company that is overbilling a federal agency or department for any type of food, fuel or security services.
* A Georgia based road builder or construction company overbilling the Department of Transportation or any other federal agency for contracted construction work or roadbuilding.
* A Georgia based company overbilling the Department of Defense, HUD or GSA for contract services.
* A company in Georgia based company that is overbilling the US General Services Administration on a contract or that is out of compliance with a GSA contract.
* A Georgia based food distribution company that is overbilling the Department of Agriculture for school lunch programs, or any other type of food service.
* A Georgia based environmental contractor that is overbilling the EPA for work being done at a Super Fund site anywhere in Georgia.
* “Special note the employees we are targeting work for an employer located anywhere in Georgia State including communities such as Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah, Columbus, Athens, and Macon.” http://Georgia.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

According to the Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center, “If you can prove your Georgia based employer has overbilled or is currently overbilling the US Government and the amount of overbilling is at least a million dollars please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 and let’s discuss how the whistleblower reward program works. Why sit on a potentially winning lotto ticket without ever knowing what it might have been worth?” http://Georgia.CorporateWhistleblower.Com

Simple rules for a whistleblower from the Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center: Do not go to the government first if you are a potential whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing. The Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center says, “Major whistleblowers frequently go to the government thinking they will help. It’s a huge mistake. Do not go to the news media with your whistleblower information. Public revelation of a whistleblower’s information could destroy any prospect for a reward. Do not try to force a company/employer or individual to come clean about significant Medicare fraud, overbilling the federal government for services never rendered, multi-million-dollar state or federal tax evasion, or a Georgia based company falsely claiming to be a minority owned business to get preferential treatment on federal or state projects. Come to us first, tell us what type of information you have, and if we think it’s sufficient, we will help you with a focus on you getting rewarded.”

Unlike any group in the US the Corporate Whistleblower Center can assist a potential whistleblower with packaging or building out their information to potentially increase the reward potential. They will also provide the whistleblower with access to some of the most skilled whistleblower attorneys in the nation. For more information a possible whistleblower with substantial proof of wrongdoing in Georgia can contact the Whistleblower Center anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their website at http://Georgia.CorporateWhistleBlower.Com

Thomas Martin
Georgia Corporate Whistleblower Center
866-714-6466
email us here

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