Today’s picks for civic nerds. 

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For Saturday:

Connect and Conquer

Social Venture Partners, a group of volunteers, community leaders, and philanthropists, will host a short speakers' program followed by a chance to mingle with representatives from Bangalore and Beijing to to "explore how hundreds of people and dozens of nonprofits working side by side can reach new heights together."

SVP's 15th Anniversary Flight, Sat March 23, 6:30–9:30pm, Museum of History and Industry, 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, free. 

For Friday:

Reflections of War  

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Baghdad, this documentary focuses on how Iraqis are faring, what they are saying, and the fate of Iraqis who fled to Syria but have since returned.

Iraq: The War We Left Behind, Fri March 22, 7–9:30pm, Keystone Congregational United Church of Christ, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Seattle, free.

And for Today: 

Are You Really What You Eat?

Join in the discussion about the connection between national food policy and the African-American community's health. Whether you identify as a carnivore, vegetarian, pescatarian or something else, there's a relationship between what you eat and how you feel. Children welcome. 

Food and Race: The Politics of Your Plate, Thu March 21, 7pm, Washington Hall, 153 14th Ave, Seattle, $10.

Protest the Coal Terminal

The Idle No More indigenous-peoples movement will hold a rally and march this to express their opposition to the coal terminal proposed for Whatcom County.

Idle No More: Global Day of Action, Thu March 21, 3pm, Westlake Center, free.

Learn more about Mercer West

Now that the Mercer East construction project is completed, the Mercer West project, which will completely remake the connections between South Lake Union and Uptown, is about to get underway. Find out what the three-year-long project will mean for you at this Seattle Department of Transportation-sponsored open house. 

Mercer Wast open house, Thu March 21, 4:30–7pm, Seattle Center Rainier Room, free.

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