Lecture. “Words Matter: Storytelling with President Obama in an Age of Sound Bites.” 4:30-6 p.m., Social Sciences Building, Room 122, 5801 S. Ellis Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau presents.
Film Screening and Discussion. “NoBody’s Perfect.” 6-7 p.m., Logan Center, Performance Hall 074, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring a panel discussion after the 2009 film on those born disabled by Thalidomide. Reservation recommended.
Film Screening. “Invisible War.” 6:30 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-324-4100, free. Featuring the 2012 film on rape in the military, with a following discussion led by a female veteran sexual assault survivor.
Talk. “A Conversation with Elie Wiesel.” 6 p.m., Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-834-4671, free. Obama strategist and U. of C. Institute of Politics director David Axelrod interviews Nobel Peace Prize winner, author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.
Talk. “‘Neither Whores Nor Submissive:’ The Burqa Ban in France.” 5:30-7 p.m., International House, Aseembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-702-3662. Former French Secretary of State for Urban Policies, Fadela Amara, speaks. Moderated by U. of C. professor Bernard Harcourt.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.
Musical Performance. New Organ Recital: Lunch with Mr. Skinner. 12:30-1 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free. Part of a series of recitals with Tom Weisflog and guest organists.
Lecture. “A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America. Noon-1:30 p.m., Social Science Research Building, Room 224, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-6708. Ernest Drucker, of Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, presents.