Selling the University: Funding, Academic Freedom, and Public Responsibility: Presentations from a panel of scholars, followed by discussion. April 20, 7-9 p.m. 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH Campus. UNC-CH Progressive Faculty Network.
This Divided State Screening: Documentary follows Michael Moore's visit to Utah Valley State College in fall 2004. April 20, 7 p.m. Bingham Hall, Room 103, UNC-CH. www.thisdividedstate.com.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. : RFK Jr. says the very agencies entrusted to protect us from environmental polluters are instead destroying environmental laws. April 20, 7:30 p.m. Sonja Haynes Stone Center, UNC-CH. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
House Party for Peace: Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance presents a short film and talk on the efforts to halt nuclear weapons production at the Y-12 security complex in Oak Ridge, Tenn. April 21, 7-9 p.m. United Church of Chapel Hill, 1321 Airport Road. 969-7821, www.stopthebombs.org. Free.
Tom Tomorrow: Cartoons and politics with This Modern World cartoonist Dan Perkins; sponsored by the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence. April 21, 7:30 p.m. Hanes Arts Center Auditorium, UNC-CH. 260-1872, email@example.com.
Wake County Citizens for Effective Government: Seeking Shelter, an affordable housing forum with speakers from N.C. Housing Coalition, N.C. Policy Watch, the Indy, Home Builders Association and N.C. Justice Center. April 21, 7:30-9 p.m. Borders Books, 8825 Six Forks Road, Raleigh. 847-9901.
YWCA Week Without Violence: Info booth with resources from several community agencies. April 22-24, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Crabtree Valley Mall, Raleigh. 833-3883 x22, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Peace Day: Candlelit peace vigil April 22, 7-9 p.m. Peace Day--featuring live music, speakers, interactive crafts, the Peace Playground, a Maypole, food and more--April 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Unity Center of Peace Church, 8800 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill. www.peaceis.org or 402-0878, email@example.com. Donations accepted.
Generation Engage: Engaging young Americans--particularly non-students--who have been without an organized political voice. N.C. General Assembly and City Council members, Mayor Charles Meeker, Cate Edwards; food, music, discussion. April 23, 6-7:30 p.m. Kings, 424 S. McDowell St., Raleigh. www.generationengage.org. Free.
Solutions to School Suspensions: One-day statewide community forum on the prevention of behaviors and dispositions that lead to student suspensions and expulsions, focusing on solutions rather than blame. Hosted by the N.C. Association of Educators. April 23, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. NCAE Center, 700 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh. 832-3000, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, but register.
Earth Action Fest: Featuring international foods, speakers, music and activities for children. The Earth Action March steps off at 1 p.m. from UNC's McCorkle Place, across from the Franklin Street post office, and proceeds to the festival site. April 24, 2-6 p.m. Lincoln Center, 750 S. Merritt Mill Road, Chapel Hill. www.earthactionfest.org.
Immigration, Emigration, Diversity: An Anthology: Meet some of the anthology's poets along with Jaki Shelton Green, Joanna Scott, Mark Smith-Soto, Jennifer Madriaga and Emmanuel Ngwainmbi. April 24, 2 p.m. Margaret's Cantina, Timberlyne Shopping Center, Chapel Hill. 942-0848, email@example.com. www.writersforpeace.org. $25 donation includes signed book.
West Triangle UN Association: Robin Kirk, director of Duke's Human Rights Initiative, speaking on "Colombia and the War on Terror: Phantoms, Papayas and the Power of Pleasure." April 27, noon-2 p.m. Chapel Hill Holiday Inn, 15-501 Bypass. RSVP by April 22--send $15 check payable to UNA West Triangle Chapter to Barbara Walburn, 247 Carolina Meadows Villa, Chapel Hill, 27517. 967-6853.
Speak Out Against Sexual Assault: N.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault hosts open mic night with poetry, dance and theater by survivors and local talent. April 27, 7 p.m. The Office, 310 S. West St., Raleigh. 870-8881, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women: YWCA Day of Commitment, featuring "Narrowing the Achievement Gap" with Wake County PTA president-elect Mia Green. April 27, 7:45 a.m. 1012 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. RSVP 833-3883 x21.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Rally to address the impact of rape and sexual assault, and to raise awareness about the General Assembly's efforts to provide stable funding for crisis centers and a law for mandatory HIV testing of sex offense criminals upon the victim's request. April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. N.C. Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. 828-7501, email@example.com.
Welcome Baby: A free parenting education and support program of the Cooperative Extension Service in Durham County, serving parents of children under 5. Volunteer Hospital Visitors explain the program to parents of newborns at Duke UMC or Durham Regional Hospitals. Training: May 2, 6-9 p.m. Also needed are Volunteer Parent Supporters who call new parents once a week for eight weeks to answer questions and provide info on newborn care and community resources. Three training sessions required: May 2, 6-8 p.m.; May 4, 6-9 p.m.; and May 9, 6-9 p.m. Other volunteers needed: Giving Closet, Office Assistant, Child Care, Hospital Tour. 560-7340, firstname.lastname@example.org (Von Brown).
Pet Foster Network: Provide short-term, in-home care for dogs, cats, rabbits, etc. 425-2330, www.petfoster.org.
ReTails: Shop, donate or volunteer. All proceeds support "The $20 Fix." 1608 N. Market Drive, Raleigh. 872-0019, email@example.com, www.animalkind.org.