Embattled New York City defense attorney Lynne Stewart presents “My Fight for Justice in Patriot Act America.” The outspoken women was arrested and charged with “abetting terrorism,” yet she vehemently maintains her innocence. Now convicted, she faces 30 years in prison, but she is more concerned about a government that uses fear to silence dissent. 7 p.m., Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium, 901 12th Ave.
Before the current viaduct versus tunnel debate, there was another battle that took place over our waterfront. Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal had been the home of the North Pacific Fishing Fleet for nearly a century, but in 2001, the Port of Seattle announced it would open the traditional, blue-collar enclave to pleasure boats. A handful of men decided to fight, and B. J. Bullert’s documentary, Fishermen’s Terminal, captures their four year struggle. 7 p.m., Queen Anne Manor, 100 Crocket St.
David Perasso performs classic and contemporary folk music as well as a few sing-alongs. Proceeds will be donated to Iraq Veterans Against the War. 7:30 p.m., Greenlake Espresso, 780 N 73rd St. Info: (206) 417-0440.
James Twyman, known as “The Peace Troubadour,” comes to town with his tour 64 Concerts in 64 Days. He will share songs inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the hopes of inspiring a new generation of peacemakers. Tickets $15. 6 p.m., Seattle Unity Church, 200 Eighth Ave. N. Info: www.james
Communities Against Rape and Abuse continues their Touching the Light series with a screening of David Lynch’s The Elephant Man. Englishman Joseph Merrick is mistreated and works in a freak show because of his “malformations.” 6 p.m., The CARA Office, Suite G, 901 23rd Ave. S.
David Korten discuses how "Empire," the organization of society by hierarchies of dominance, causes misery for many, fosters fortune for the few, and threatens the future of humanity. In his latest book, The Great Turning, he advocates for an Earth Community, in which humans choose life-affirming values, caring, and cooperation. Tues., March 13, 2007, 7 p.m., Seattle University, Pigott Auditorium, 901 12th Ave
The Seattle-King County Coalition on Homelessness hosts the forum “Homelessness: What’s Race Got To Do With It?” The half-day session brings together providers, government agencies, and concerned citizens to learn more about the multi-layered issues. 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., The Randolph Carter Center, 100 23rd Ave. S RSVP: email@example.com.
Patricia Ireland speaks on “The National and Global Women’s Movements: Past, Present, and Future.” During her 10 years as president of NOW, Ireland used her legal background to improve the social and economic conditions of women worldwide by challenging people to see the intrinsic connection between women’s rights and human rights. 7 p.m., The Bush School, New Gym, 3400 E Harrison St. Info: (206) 326-7731.
The colloquium “The State of Young Black Men” addresses the conditions, trends, and potential futures of poor, Black males. Despite the peril predicted by many studies, these men are not predestined to failure, especially if the community focuses on creating success. Tickets $5 general, free CD Forum Members, students, and seniors. 7 p.m., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave. S.
Jennifer Baumgardner pries open her own life to explore bisexuality and “sexual choice” in her new book Look Both Ways. She covers a wide range of topics, including loving women as an attempt to find a satisfying, equal relationship and powerful, vulnerable, and feminist TV heroine Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 7:30 p.m., Elliott Bay Book Company, 101 S Main St.
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