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News events of note for the week of Jan. 25-31.

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Film Screening In conjunction with its “Sikh Community” exhibit, Wing Luke Asian Museum screens the documentary Continuous Journey, about Canada’s refusal, in 1914, to give safe harbor to 376 Sikh immigrants. Theatre Off Jackson, 409 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wingluke.org. Free (donations welcomed). 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25.

Lawrence Frank At Town Hall, the University of British Columbia professor explains the relationship between health and environment from an urban-design perspective. 1119 Eighth Ave., 360-331-7904, www.iceh.org. $15 ($14 advance). 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25.

Marion Ward Recently a peacekeeper in Iran, she’ll describe her experience there at an event sponsored in part by the Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation. Bradford Center, 702 108th Ave. N.E. (Bellevue), 206-789-5565, www.eastsidefor.org. Free (includes tea and dessert). 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25.

Seattle Weekly PickJames Yee The former U.S. Army chaplain was arrested on espionage charges after befriending POWs at Guantánamo Bay, an experience he recounts in his new book, For God and Country. He’ll talk about human rights, terrorism, and religious profiling (Yee is Muslim). Sponsored in part by the World Affairs Council. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-634-3400, www.world-affairs.org. $15 ($10 students). 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 25.

Richard Salomon The University of Washington professor explains the cultural significance of 2,000-year-old Buddhist texts discovered in what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, which offer a glimpse into a previously unknown literary canon. UW Kane Hall (Room 110), 206-543-3920, www.simpsoncenter.org. Free. 7 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 26.

NASA Astronaut Remembrance Weekend The Museum of Flight honors the 17 astronauts who perished in the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia disasters with biographical displays and other special exhibits. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720, www.museumofflight.org. $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27-Sun., Jan. 29.

Jane Bryant Quinn The Newsweek columnist offers financial-planning tips at a CityClub luncheon forum. Women’s University Club, 1105 Sixth Ave., 206-682-7395, www.seattlecityclub.org. $40 ($30 CityClub members). Noon-1:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27.

Film Screening The Magnolia Neighborhood Peace Project screens Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties, a documentary by Ken Greenwald about the erosion of rights since 9/11. Discussion to follow. Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W. McGraw St., 206-282-3429. Donations accepted. 7 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27.

Seattle Weekly PickFilm Screening/Discussion Penny Lane’s half-hour documentary The Abortion Diaries profiles a dozen women who have had abortions. The 27-year-old director will be present before and after the screening to answer questions and talk about the film. Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Pl., 206-632-6021, www.theabortiondiaries.com. Free. 7-9:30 p.m. Fri., Jan. 27.

Nathalie Hrizi A witness to December’s anti-WTO protests in Hong Kong, she reports on what she saw at a forum sponsored by ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). 1423 10th Ave., 206-568-1661, www.answerseattle.org. Free. 7 p.m. Sat., Jan. 28.

Seattle Weekly PickDave Barry The humorist discusses the job market, the economy, and talking to children about money as part of Town Hall’s new series of financial forums. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org. $5. 2 p.m. Sun., Jan. 29.

Tamara Draut The author of Strapped talks about Generation Y’s financial woes, including meager wages, lofty health care rates, and the rising cost of higher education. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org. $5. 7:30 p.m. Mon., Jan. 30.

Jamie Mayerfield In a lunchtime talk sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association, the University of Washington political science professor examines the U.S. government’s attitude toward international law, particularly as regards torture. 2101 Fourth Ave. (Suite 400), 206-523-3399, www.wsba.org. Free. Noon-1 p.m. Tues., Jan. 31.

Political Protest Bring something loud—a drum, a pot, an amplified zither—to “symbolically drown out Bush’s lies” at a rally to protest the State of the Union address. Denny Way and Broad Street, www.worldcantwait.net. Free. 5 p.m. Tues., Jan. 31.

Alternative Education Forum Seattle University education professor David Marshak moderates a panel of teachers at this discussion/Q&A concerning Montessori, Sudbury, and Waldorf schools. (Co-sponsored by PCC and the Seattle Holistic Center.) The Clearwater School, 11006 34th Ave. N.E., 206-306-0060, www.clearwaterschool.com. $5. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tues., Jan. 31.

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