LECTURE--Harvey Cox, author of The Secular City, Religion in the Secular City, and Fire from Heaven among others, is going to be speaking on "Abrahams' Dysfunctional Children: Jews, Christians, and Muslims in the Twenty-First Century." Following the lecture, audience members are invited to the University Congregational Church lounge for coffee and further discussion. Kane Hall, UW Campus, 7 pm, free.
MEETING--Anti-third runway at Sea Tac? So is the Airport Communities Coalition (ACC). Kimberley Lockard of the ACC will be talking about the controversial subject at the Seattle Council on Airport Affairs public meeting. Jefferson Community Center, 3801 Beacon Ave S, 7 pm. More information can be found at www.airportnoise.org.
LECTURE--The UW's College of Architecture and Urban Planning presents "Cuba: A Century of Architecture to Preserve." Architect, historian, author, and Arquitecture-Cuba's Editor in Chief Eduardo Luis Rodriguez is the featured speaker at tonight's free lecture. Architecture Hall auditorium, UW campus, 378-0233 for information, 6:30 pm, free.
HOME ALIVE--Home Alive is offering a one-day class for those interested in learning the basics of today's necessary self-defense skills. This three-hour co-ed workshop will cover boundary-setting and verbal and physical de-escalation, as well physical strikes, kicks, and blocks. Home Alive, 1400 18th Ave (corner of 18th and Union), 903-9747, noon-3 pm, $5-$25 sliding scale.
WEAR BLACK--October 22 marks the day of national protest against police brutality. Across the nation, people will don black in memory of those who've lost their lives. There will also be a rally and march at 2 pm. Ebenezer A.M.E. Zion Church, 1716 23rd (at Olive), 264-5527 or www.unstoppable.com/22 for more information.
RELAX--Instead of banging your head on the nearest wall, you might try a new approach to relieving all that tension and stress. Weekday mornings, everyone is welcome to join in on the "peace meditation." My Journey's Dawn Bookstore, 5615 University Way NE, 322-2600, 7 am.