PhinneyWood resident and former Seattle City Councilman Nick Licata has published a new book, “Becoming a Citizen Activist – Stories, Strategies and Advice on How to Change Our World.” He’ll be doing his first public reading at Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N., at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12. The reading is free.
Licata also will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave. Admission is $5. You can RSVP to the Town Hall event online.
Becoming a Citizen Activist is a self-help book for citizens wanting to change the political world around them. Many people want to improve the quality of their life but don’t know how. Some want to be activists; others never have considered it. If they learn to see opportunities for improvements and know what tools are available to them, people can reshape the world they live in. Most importantly, the book shows how to work with others to sustain a democracy that allows its citizens the freedom to create their future, free of prejudice and poverty. Many of the examples Licata uses in Becoming a Citizen Activist, spring from the urban environment he knows so well. His strategies and stories interweave past history and present challenges, and impart a sense of how change occurs on the day-to-day level.
Licata served five terms on the Seattle City Council, including serving as Council president.