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In my first three weeks at Sarah Lawrence, my roommate came out of the closet, chopped her shoulder-length hair into a pixie cut, and started going to ACT-UP protests in the city. On campus, we would watch TV, trying to catch a glimpse of her among the costumed bodies strewn like corpses on the streets of New York . Now that was exciting, unlike most of the meet-at-Freedom-Plaza-before-walking-to-the-Capitol marches that pass as protests here. Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) is offering a workshop, “Guerrilla Theater: Performance as Protest,” for those who want to do more than make lame speeches. Discounts are available for students, seniors, and volunteers. From 6:30-9 p.m. at the Institute for Policy Studies, Suite 1020, 733 15th St. NW. $25. (202) 234-9382. (HB)