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Public events of note for the week of Feb. 1-7.

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Panel Discussion In conjunction with the traveling exhibit "The Smallest Witnesses: The Conflict in Darfur Through Children's Eyes," on display at Odegaard Library through Feb. 22, Olivier Bercault and Fred Abrahams of Human Rights Watch, University of Washington social-work professor Nancy Farwell, and Sudanese UW fellow Amna Ibrahim talk about the ongoing atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region, where the government and associated militias may have killed as many as 200,000 people. Odegaard Library, UW campus, 206-543-2990, Free. 6:30 p.m. Wed., Feb. 1.

Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Washington Lawyers for the Arts, a panel of local attorneys explores trends and regulations related to the video-game industry, including the popularity of multiplayer online games, current legal protection for designers, and how the First Amendment applies to explicit content. Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Ave. (Suite 4800), 206-328-7053, $40 attorneys, $30 paralegals, $20 artists/students. 11:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2.

Film Screening and Discussion The League of Women Voters screens Last Best Chance (produced by the nonprofit Nuclear Threat Initiative), which depicts a nuclear-terrorism scenario from the perspective of the U.S. government. University of Washington international-studies professor Christopher Jones will speak after the film. First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave., 206-329-4848, Free. 6:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2.

Esther Mumford The historian and author speaks on local black history at Gilda's Club. 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400, Free (RSVP required). 7-8:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2.

Paul Bremer A mediator involved in the establishment of an interim constitution in Iraq will discuss the political and social climate that surrounded the landmark event. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-2993, $10 ($5 Foolproof members). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 2.

Lunar New Year Celebration Cambodian, Hawaiian, Indian, Chinese, and Korean dance, plus kung fu demos, Japanese taiko drumming, and other East and Southeast Asian attractions. Union Station (Great Hall), 401 S. Jackson St., 206-382-1197, Free. Noon-6 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

Paul Rusesabagina Rwanda's answer to Oscar Schindler saved upward of 1,200 Tutsis and Tutsi allies during the country's 1994 genocide, and Don Cheadle played him in 2004's Hotel Rwanda. He'll talk about his recent trip to Sudan, where atrocities in the Darfur region bear a striking resemblance to those he fought in Rwanda. African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1522 14th Ave., 206-325-2993, $20 ($15 Foolproof members). 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

Antiwar Coffeehouse Sound off about immigrant rights, government snooping, and the aftermath of Katrina at a political salon sponsored by the Freedom Socialist Party. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-2453. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

New Exhibit At the Museum of Flight: "Heritage of the Air," a collection of 46 paintings—many by SoCal artist Merv Corning—commissioned in the '50s and '60s by the aero-tech company Leach International. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720, $14 ($13 seniors, $7.50 youth 5 to 17). Exhibit opening: 10 a.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

Listening Sessions The Environmental Protection Agency hosts a forum at South Seattle Community College to gather feedback from locals on environmental issues. Brockey Conference Center, SSCC campus, 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 206-764-5300, Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

Walking Tour Guides from the Ballard Historical Society point out the neighborhood's significant landmarks. Tour begins at Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089, Free. 10:30 a.m. Sat., Feb. 4.

Roundtable Conversation At Capitol Hill Arts Center, a multidisciplinary discussion of power in all of its forms: political, social, economic, cultural, electric, military, legal, and so on. 1621 12th Ave., 206-781-5674, Free. 7 p.m. Mon., Feb. 6.

Immigration Forum Immigrant-rights advocates talk about the restrictive wave of 1996 regulations against immigration as well as upcoming legislation that aims to address the problems in the system. Rainier Valley Cultural Center, 3515 S. Alaska St., 206-723-2203 ext. 208. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tues., Feb. 7.

Lecture Series "The African American West: 1528–2000," sponsored by the University of Washington Alumni Association, continues with a talk by UW history professor Quintard Taylor about how race interacted with other sociopolitical issues (e.g., housing) during the World War II era. UW Kane Hall (Room 130), 206-543-0540, $15 ($5 students). 7-9 p.m. Tues., Feb. 7.

Lorri Davis The wife of death-row prisoner Damien Echols, believed by many (including sponsor Innocence Project Northwest) to have been falsely accused of murder, speaks about his case and other alleged judicial failures. William Gates Hall (Room 138), Northeast 43rd Street and 15th Avenue Northeast, 206-979-2202. Free. 6:45 p.m. Wed., Feb. 8.

David Domke Expect the University of Washington journalism professor to be both fair and balanced in his take on "The New Echo Chamber: The State of the American New Media and Why It Matters." Epiphany Church, 1805 38th Ave., 206-324-2573, Free. 7-9 p.m. Wed., Feb. 8.

James 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 by the University of Washington. UW Kane Hall (Room 120), 206-543-6450, Free. 7 p.m. Wed., Feb. 8.

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