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Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III The president of the University of Maryland presents "Beating the Odds: Preparing Underrepresented Minorities for Success in Science and Technology." University of Washington, Kane Hall, 206-543-9779, www.grad.washington.edu/gomap. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., April 19. Reception preceding in UW Parrington Commons, 5 p.m.

Mike Bair The vice president and general manager of Boeing's 787 (Dreamliner) program speaks about how the new airliner will re-establish the company's dominance in the commercial aviation industry. Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-624-4185, www.hbsps.com. $49. 6:30 p.m. Wed., April 19.

Is Development Without Displacement Possible? King County Council member Larry Gossett joins developers and community leaders for a discussion about the balance between revitalizing depressed Seattle neighborhoods and pushing out longtime residents who can no longer afford to live there. University of Washington, Parrington Hall, 206-987-1460. Free. 6-9 p.m. Thurs., April 20.

Does a Company Have a Soul? Seattle Pacific University Associate Professor Margaret Diddams uses recent writings on the nature of the soul to argue that organizations can indeed feed the souls of their employees. SPU Demaray Hall 150, 3307 Third Ave. W., 206-281-2977. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 20.

Walkout Watch and discuss the movie about Chicano students in L.A. who, in 1968, called walkouts in their high schools to protest academic prejudice and terrible educational conditions. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 20. Dinner for $7.50 available at 6:30 p.m.

Earth Day Expo King County celebrates Mother Earth with craft projects, entertainment, booths, and educational activities such as a tour of a veggie-powered bus. Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., www.dnr.metrokc.gov/dnrp/pa/earthday/. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri., April 21.

Center for LGBT Health The grand opening ceremony features a ribbon cutting and information about the center, which is dedicated to health advocacy, education, support services, and access to care for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender folks. 511 E. Pike St., 206-860-6969, www.gaycity.org. Free. 6-9 p.m. Fri., April 21.

Peace Works Conference Organized by the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, the featured speakers include Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi; Amira Hass, an author and Israeli journalist in Palestine; and Mustafa Barghouthi, a newly elected member of the Palestinian parliament. South Puget Sound Community College, 2011 Mottman Rd. S.W., Olympia, rachelcorriefoundation.org. Sliding enrollment fees. Sat., April 22–to Sun., April 23. Also, see Web site for preconference events.

The DNA LifePrint Kit Protect your child by obtaining a free kit that promotes safety and helps police find your child. Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Renton, 585 Rainier Ave. S., 425-430-1000, www.dna-lifeprint.com . Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., April 22.

Clint Borgen The world renowned leader in making poverty a political priority discusses international poverty and talks about his organization. Westlake Center, 400 Pine St., 206-568-7462, www.borgenproject.org. Free. 10:30 a.m. Sat., April 22.

You Already Had a Premonition This Was Coming Psychic Fair Saturday brings with it psychic readings, aura healings, a meditation workshop, and spiritual development books and tapes. CDM Psychic Institute, 2402 Summit Ave., Everett, 425-258-1449, www.c-d-m.org. Free admission. 1-5 p.m. Sat., April 22.

How to Save the World: God? Drugs? Revolution? Alan Clements, former Buddhist monk, war correspondent, author, and activist, presents a night of "spiritually incorrect . . . satire with comedy that ignites conscience"—a benefit for Burma Project USA. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-5858, www.worlddharma.com. $25. 8 p.m. Sat., April 22.

Middle East Christian Peacemakers Jerry Levin (former CNN Middle East bureau chief and Christian Peacemaker Team member) and Sis Levin (international peace educator) share their firsthand account of the situation in Palestine and Israel. Seattle Mennonite Church, 3120 N.E. 125th St., 206-361-4630. Free. 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sun., April 23. Also: St. Mark's, 1245 10th Ave. N.E., 6:30 p.m. Sun., April 23; University Friends Meeting, 4001 Ninth Ave. N.E., 7 p.m. Tues., April 25; and Seattle University, 900 Broadway, 7 p.m. Wed., April 26.

Woody Guthrie Meets Ansel Adams Walkin' Jim Stoltz, who's trekked 26,000 miles from coast to coast, from Mexico to Canada, Yellowstone to the Yukon, shares stories of his travels through words, song, and pictures. His 2006 goal is to visit all 50 states, perform 100 free events, and encourage 10,000 calls and letters to save wild places. The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., 206-284-6310, www.walkinjim.com and www.musemusic.org. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., April 24.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Join a remembrance service, light a candle, and hear from Manli Ho, daughter of Dr. Feng Shan Ho, Chinese consul general in Vienna from 1938 to 1940 who issued exit visas for thousands of Jewish families to leave Austria. Stroum Jewish Community Center, 3801 E. Mercer Way, Mercer Island, 206-441-5747, www.wsherc.org. Free. 7 p.m. Mon., April 24. Also, South Seattle Community College hosts a presentation of Stephan Edelbroich's photos of Auschwitz Concentration Camp and guest speakers Manli Ho (above) and Auschwitz survivor Magda S. Jerry Brockey Student Center, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-768-6873. 9 a.m.-noon Tues., April 25.

Toward a Responsible Transition in Iraq Dan O'Neill, co-founder of Mercy Corps, and Jamal Rahman, author of a recent book on Islamic faith, lead an educational forum about the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. St. Catherine's Parish Hall, 8500 Eighth Ave. N.E., 206-265-2537, www.stcatherineparish.net. Free. 7 p.m. Tues., April 25.

Iran: Déjà Vu All Over Again Dr. Esmaeel Naeemi discusses the possibilities for U.S. military engagement with Iran and the parallels of the buildup to the current Iraq war. Woodland Park Presbyterian Church, North 70th Street and Greenwood Avenue North, www.snowcoalition.org. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., April 26.

 
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