Film Screening. “Daughters of the Dust.” 7 p.m., Logan Center, screening room 201, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-8596, free. With an appearance by the 1991 film’s director, Julie Dash. Seats can be reserved at ticketsweb.uchicago.edu/categories/film. Part of the L.A. Rebellion Film Series.
Lecture. “What Human Rights Activists Can Learn. 6:30-8 p.m., Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 1116 E. 59th St., 773-834-0957, free. William F. Schulz, president and CEO of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, presents. Reception follows.
Disaster as Inequality: Equity, Justice, and Rights. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Classics Building, Room 110, 1010 E. 59th St., 773-702-1673, free. Ravi Rajan, of the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Rob Nixon, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, present.
Michael M. Davis Lecture. “Gender and Child Sensitive Social Protection in South Africa.” Noon-1:30 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, Room W-IA, 969 E. 60th St., 773-702-1250, free. Leila Patel, of the University of Johannesburg, presents. Register by sending an e-mail to email@example.com (required).
Lecture. “Iran, Cinema, and the Curious Logics of Circulation.” Noon-1:20 p.m., Harris School of Public Policy Studies, Room 289B, 1155 E. 60th St., 773-702-1999, free. Brian T. Edwards, of Northwestern University, presents.
Preschool Story Time. 10:30 a.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Open to children up to ages 3-6.
Afterschool Story Breaks. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. Stories and crafts celebrating Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month. For children ages 7-10.
Homeless Food Run. 6-8 p.m., Calvert House, 5735 S. University Ave, 773-288-2311. Those attending prepare and pass out bagged meals for the city’s needy.