Jacinta Bunnell, who fondly remembers when GI Joe and Barbie’s voice boxes were switched, leads Coloring Book Workshop: Exploring Gender. A rehabilitated former cheerleader, Bunnell strives against the gender-based roles society forces upon children. She has co-authored two witty coloring books that expose our earliest encounters with oppression. 5 p.m., University of Washington. Info: (510) 910-5627.
Six women share the joys and hardships of being a lesbian in the former Soviet Union in To My Women Friends. The fascinating documentary touches upon a range of issues, including women’s prisons, transsexuality, coming out, and homophobia. 7 p.m., University Friends Center, 4001 Ninth Ave. NE. Info: (206) 910-3937.
Activist and musician Jim Page has used his gift of songwriting and performing to raise awareness and give a voice to social justice. Join him for a full evening of music and biting political commentary. Tickets $14. 7:30 p.m., Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N Info: www.seafolklore.org.
Until Sunday 3/4
In Tanya Barfield’s Blue Door, restless mathematics professor Lewis conjures up his ancestors and is prodded with four generations of disquieting stories of slavery and Black Power. The play poetically depicts one man’s exploration of his cultural history and what it means to be Black. Tickets $34 general, $10 under 25, $26 over 65. Tues. - Sun. 7:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 2 p.m., Seattle Repertory Theatre, 155 Mercer St. www.seattlerep.org.
“The World Can’t Wait: Drive Out the Bush Regime” is gaining momentum as its speaking tour journeys across the country. The new book “Mission of a Generation: Stop the War Now!” aims at challenging students and youth to rally against the spread of illegal wars in the Middle East, the legalization of torture, and the eroding rights of women and gays. Co-founder Sunsara Taylor has spoken at over 50 campuses and appeared on The O’Reilly Factor. 6:30 p.m., University of Washington, Kane Hall. Info: email@example.com.
Communities Against Rape & Abuse host a movie and discussion series on disability and violence. Gaby, A True Story is based on the life of Jewish Mexican poet Gabriella Brimmer. After contracting cerebral palsy at birth, Gaby was unable to speak and could only move a few toes on her left foot. But this did not stop her from fighting for equal access to education, writing her potent verses, or expressing her sexuality. 6:30 p.m., The CARA Office, 801 23rd Ave. S, Suite G.
Seattle NOW presents “Taking Action for Global Women’s Health.” Jane Roberts, co-founder of the group 34 Million Friends of UNFPA, will address the harm the U.S. government’s policies have caused around the world. 6:30 p.m., Seattle Central Community College, Room 209/210.
When three men from Southern California traveled to Africa on a filmmaking adventure, they found themselves stranded in Northern Uganda, a place where children are the weapons and the victims. Invisible Children exposes the effects of a 20-year war and empowers the viewer to become part of the movement for change. 7 p.m., Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place.
DJs Darek Mazzone, Rhythma, and Starterkit play the hottest global beats to stop the cold-blooded crisis in the Sudan. All proceeds benefit The Darfur Foundation. 10 p.m., The Baltic Room, 1207 Pine St. Info: www.darfurwall.org/party.
Until Sat 3/10
Stereotyping the Asian Feminine, a photo exhibit by Gazelle Samizay, is an intricate collage of sex, love, and politics using images from 20th-century films. Asian men were often portrayed as evil and mischievous, but Asian women were typecast as sexual and exotic. Through Sat., March 10. Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. noon-6, Retail Therapy, E. Pike St. Info: www.gazellesamizay.com.
Calendar compiled by Dena Burke. Have a suggestion for an event? Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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