The UM Stanford Distinguished Professors lecture series presents Mark Juergensmeyer discussing his new book "Global Rebellion: Religious Challenges to the Secular State, from Christian Militias to Al Qaeda." Juergensmeyer is director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies and professor of sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In the book, he aims to shed light on a strident new religious activism that has seized the imaginations of political rebels around the world, from Christian militias to Al Qaeda, and their impact on global society. 7 p.m. UM Newman Alumni Center, 6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables. Free with registration. Details: (305) 284-1580 or http://www.humanities.miami.edu/programs/lectures/juergensmeyer.html.
The Miami Art Musuem book club hosts a discussion of "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness." 6:30-8 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free. RSVP required. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.miamiartmuseum.org.