PubliCalendar: Copper and Poverty, Stair Walks Day, and Post Alley Film Fest
Today's picks for civic nerds.
Zambia, a country rich with copper, is one of the 20 poorest countries in the world. Why? According to the Stealing Africa movie promo, companies that reap the profits from the copper aren't paying taxes. They add: "tax avoidance by corporations costs poor countries an estimated $160 billion a year, almost double what they receive in international aid."
Come to the Meaningful Movies to watch this documentary and have a community discussion on taxes, poverty, and international relations.
Stealing Africa, Fri, February 7, 7–9:30pm, 5019 Keystone Place N, free (donations accepted).
Stairway Walks Day
A reminder from PubliCalender's Advance Notice files: The second annual Stairway Walks Day features 18 guided tours of Seattle steps and history.
Choose a tour based on the neighborhood you'd like to explore or, thanks to this helpful list, based on the number of steps you do or don't want to walk up.
Stairway Walks Day, Sat, February 8, 10am–12pm, multiple locations, free.
Post Alley Film Festival
Also from our Advance Notice lineup, the Post Alley Film Festival—sponsored by Women in Film Seattle—is a full day of short films by and about women. With films from Finland to Australia to Canada, the festival gives women from all over the world a chance to showcase their talents and tell their stories. Proceeds from the ticket sales (buy tickets here) go to WIF Seattle.
Post Alley Film Festival, Sat, February 8, 11am–7pm, The SIFF Film Center, Warren Ave and Republican St, $15.
Gallery Tour and Quilt Workshop
Marita Dingus, a Seattle artist who re-uses materials, tools, and even her old clothes to create her work, will be giving a personal tour of her new exhibition, Marita Dingus: At Home, at the Northwest African American Museum.
Tour the gallery with the artist herself, and stick around for a quilt patch workshop to make something of your own.
Marita Dingus: Gallery Tour and Workshop, Sun, February 9, noon–3pm, Northwest African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts St, $10.
Advance Notice for March 7
Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference
This full day of lectures and workshops focuses on the needs of small farmers. Livestock and produce curators will find helpful information among sessions on animal feeds, plant disease management, food safety, and more.
Learn more about new ways to protect your crops and animals, and share tips and information with other Washington farmers. First tip: save money and register before February 21.
2014 Northwest Washington Sustainable Agriculture Conference, Fri, March 7, all day, Bellingham Technical College, 3028 Lindbergh Ave, Bellingham, $25–$45
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