Citizens’ Alert

Thu., Apr. 26

Everybody’s Talking: Students get a safe space to rant, rave, and vent. Noon. Rm. 3112, Student Resource Ctr., UCSB. Call 893-4569.

Unseen Soldiers: Jeremy Scahill, correspondent for The Nation and Democracy Now!, speaks about his new book, Blackwater, which documents that the Bush administration employs covert mercenary soldiers. 7pm. Isla Vista Theater, 930 Embarcadero Del Norte. Call 893-2424.

Fri., Apr. 27

Hurray for Heroes: The first annual Heroes for Justice luncheon celebrates Judge Thomas Anderle and Marilyn Gilbert for their community service. Noon-1:30pm. Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 Cabrillo Blvd. Call 963-6754 x109.

Sat., Apr. 28

Bully Beaters: An anti-bullying summit, sponsored by the Channel Islands YMCA, aims to teach high school students how to prevent negative interactions with their peers. 8:30am-1:30pm. Santa Barbara County Courthouse, 1100 Anacapa St. Call 569-1103 x11.

Walk for Peace: Santa Barbara residents opposed to the current war encourage the like-minded to march down State Street. 11:30am. Meet at the Cota Street entrance to the Farmers Market.

Green Journalism: Ken Weiss, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter from the L.A. Times, will be among the speakers at a conference on media coverage of environmental issues. Noon-6pm. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Call 893-3961.

About Israel: Afif Safieh, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Mission to the United States, and others speak on Israel’s role in world politics. 1:30-4:30pm. Garvin Theatre, Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Dr. Call 965-0581.

Sun., Apr. 29

Everyday Gandhis: The Community Peace Council invites the peacefully minded to convene for the group’s first-ever meeting. 3-6pm. 3891 State St., Ste. 207. Call 563-7707.

Call to Action: Prolific environmentalist Bill McKibben gives a free lecture on how you can help the environment. 7pm. Corwin Pavilion, UCSB. Call 893-3961.

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