Through the focus of a lens, the plight of the dispossessed is clear and striking. For six years and in more than 40 countries Brazilian photojournalist Sebastiao Salgado has captured the images presented in Migrations: Humanity in Transition. At the Center for Documentary Studies thru March 28. 1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham. 660-3663. Also at Ackland Art Museum, thru Mar. 28. S. Columbia St, UNC-Chapel Hill Campus. 966-5736. See A&E Calendar for hours.
Professor Yaron Ezahi, professor of political science at Hebrew University, will discuss what American and Israeli Jews can do to resolve the competing demands for safety and sovereignty among Israelis and Palestinians in American Elections and Israeli Politics: Front-Line Perspectives on the Middle East Peace Process. Sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace. 7-8:30 p.m., Beth El Synagogue, 1004 Watts St, Durham. 688-8704.
FATSO's at the Fish Market! In other words, works by Fiber Arts & Textiles Student Organization members are on display at the NCSU College of Design student-run gallery. Opening today, 6-11 p.m. 133 Fayetteville St. Mall, Raleigh. firstname.lastname@example.org. Regular hours Sat. & Sun. 1-5 p.m.
African American History Comes Alive when Sherrod Gresham and Dr. Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi explore black history through stamp collecting and folktales of West Africa. 2 p.m., Barnes and Noble, 760 SE Maynard Rd., Cary. 467-3866.
It's true. Chocolate is saving lives. Chocolate dessert tasting from more than 30 local restaurants and silent and live auctions will benefit Cornucopia House, a nonprofit community cancer support center. A Chocolate Affaire, 2-5 p.m., Morehead Planetarium, 250 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill. 401-9333. $35.
Christopher Phillips roams the planet in search of answers to The Six Questions of Socrates. See how ordinary folks (from junior high school students in Athens to neo-Confucianists in Seoul to corporate executives in New Jersey) answer the questions: What is virtue? What is moderation? What is courage? What is piety? What is good? What is justice? 7 p.m., Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham. 286-2700.
Everybody loves a scandal. Hear some juicy American history stories that didn't make it into your schoolbooks. 19th Century American Scandals, 7-8:30 p.m., Cameron Village Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh. 250-1207.