PubliCalendar: A Double Feature on Fossil Fuels

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 3, 2015


For Today

A Double Feature on Fossil Fuels

Meaningful Movies has packed together two short films for Friday night: Andy Miller's film Momenta, and VICE News documentary Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail. Both will be tackling how Big Coal and crude oil trade are posing environmental risks in the Pacific Northwest. You'll learn about how these profit-seeking industries work in a jam-packed hour and have a chance to chat the implications afterward. 

'Momenta' and 'Bomb Trains: The Crude Gamble of Oil by Rail,' Fri, Apr 3, 7pm, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission

For Monday

UW Department of Communication Presents: Marching to Selma Lecture Series, Part 2

The 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches has been commemorated in a number of Seattle's civic events in recent months. For the month of April, the UW Department of Communication has compiled a month-long, four-part lecture series led by Proffessor David Domke (some folks might remember him from March's Selma Is Now). Each lecture covers one of four crucial roads in the civil rights movement converged in Selma.

This week, groups like the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) will be examined in Nonviolence and the Soul of America: Nashville to Birmingham. 

As the series progresses, tickets are prorated and discounted. This week's lecture will be $120–check back for next week's lecture, too!

Nonviolence and the Soul of America: Nashville to Birmingham, Mon, Apr 6, 7pm, UW Kane Hall Rm, 4069 Spokane Ln, $120 for prorated series pass

Advance Notice for April 8

Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable 

Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable is a space for visual artists to comment on how state violence impacts Black lives. The Columbia City Gallery's latest installment showcases art by activists like Afam Ayika (who spoke out against the youth jail decision in February), and is curated by one of my favorite journalists, Naomi Ishisaka. Among other things, the artists look at the Trayvon Martin killing, the non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner killings. Powerful stuff. 

The gallery will open on April 8 and continue through May 17.

[Editor's note and full, excited, disclosure: One of Atoosa's photographs is part of the exhibition.]

The Black Lives Matter: Humanity Not Negotiable Exhibit Opening, Wed, Apr 8, 5pm, Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S, Free

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