Presentation and Discussion. “Looting the Past: The Battle for our Ancient Heritage.” 5:30 p.m., Oriental Institute, Breasted Hall, 1155 E. 58th St., 773-834-9775, $10 Chicago Council on Global Affairs members, $20 general admission. James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust; Patty Gerstenblith, director of the DePaul Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law, and Richard M. Leventhal, an anthropologist at the University of Pennsylvania, present. Moderated by Gil Stein, director of the Oriental institute. Preceded by a cash bar reception.
Tot Lot. 9 a.m.-noon, Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org, classes are $9 drop-in, $45 for a 10-session pass or $65 for a monthly pass. This class is intended for children 0-4 and their caregivers or parents to get together on a regular basis to learn, play and benefit from one another’s company.
Talk and Panel Discussion. “Interrupting a Culture of Violence Against Women.” 6-8 p.m., Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 773-241-6044, experimentalstation.org, free. Salamishah Tillet, of the University of Pennsylvania, presents a talk entitled, “How Ending Violence Against Women Will Save the World.” Followed by a panel discussion with Beth Richie, of the University of Illinois at Chicago; Natalie Moore, of WBEZ, rape victim advocate Sharmili Majmudar and gender-based violence expert Claudia Garcia Rojas. Registration required.
Film Screening and Discussion. “Ancestral Voices: Esoteric African Knowledge.” 6:30-9 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org, $5. A screening of the 2011 film directed by Dalian Adofo and Verona Spence, with a discussion including panelists Songodina Ifatunji, spiritual practitioner; Lee H. Butler, of the Chicago Theological Seminary; Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye, Jr., of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation, and Moses O. Adeola, author of “The Origin of Christianity.” For more information, call 773-947-0600, ext. 223. R.S.V.P. at ancestralvoicesfilm.eventbrite.com.