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 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.

For Thursday:

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.

And for Today: 

Stretch your Dollar Further

Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne, the authors of Rethinking Money, explain how we can fix the current financial crisis by changing our attitude toward money—using new money, along with national currencies, to strengthen local economies and restore prosperity.

Rethinking the Idea of Money, Wed March 20, 6–7:30, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $5.

A World After Carbon

After rethinking money, it's time to rethink oil. Economist Joel Magnuson will explain how to creatively evolve away from a reliance on fossil fuels toward a more sustainable based on self-reliance, ecological permanence, stability, and creativity.

Toward a Livable Post-Carbon Economy, Wed Mar 20, 7:30–9pm, Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, $5.

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