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Although many of the activist events surrounding the G-20 Summit will be held on Sept. 24 and 25, there are several events that will be held in the days leading up to the meeting. 

Those events include:

 

Sept. 17

Think Globally Lecture Series. Gorilla Conservation and Sustainable Development in Africa: The Case of Rwanda, featuring Africa experts Jamie Kemsey and Kayo Yamada. 6:30 p.m. Equita, Lawrenceville. 412-353-0109 or www.shopequita.com

 

Sept. 18 

Challenges for G-20: Is the City of Champions the Black and Gold Standard for Global Economic Recovery?  Panel discussion featuring Allen Meltzer, James R. Vreeland, Stuart Hoffman. 4 p.m. Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland. 412-261-1776. September 19-22

The People's Summit. Informed dialogue about the economic, social and political problems facing the world. Speakers include Howard Zinn, Walden Bello, Molly Rush and more. Locations include The Twentieth Century Club, New Hazlett Theater. www.peoplessummit.com

 

Sept. 20

Bail Out the People. March for jobs, tent city construction. 2 p.m. Monumental Baptist Church, Hill District. 412-780-3813 or www.bailoutpeople.org

 

Sept. 20-25

Three Rivers Climate Convergence. Workshops, protests and film screenings in reaction to International Coal Conference and G-20. Schenley Park Overlook, other venues. www.3riversconvergence.org

 

Sept. 22

G-20: Fight AIDS Funeral Procession. Beginning at Grant St. and Liberty Ave., Downtown. 2 p.m. 267-334-6984 

 

Sept. 22

G-20 Discussion and Open Forum. Open forum about world economics, environmental concerns and a sustainable future for all countries. Local groups host topic discussions. 5 p.m. Borders Bookstore. Eastside, East Liberty. 412-441-1080

 

Sept. 23

G-20: Twenty Super Shorts. Screenings and discussion presented by Amnesty International as part of its monthly film series. 7 p.m. Shadow Lounge, East Liberty. www.amnestypgh.org.

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