August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A Benefit for aid to Children in Gaza
A documentary by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, and coproduced with young filmmakers in Gaza, FLYING PAPER is an uplifting story of Palestinian youth on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown!
Co-filmmaker Roger Hill will introduce the film, and afterwards he and Middle East Children's Alliance staffer (and Palestinian refugee) will answer questions and give updates.
"Flying Paper promises to be one of those films that I will never forget."--Samya Ayish, CNN Arabic
August 8, 2014 (All day) - August 9, 2014 (All day)
We invite you to join CODEPINK for a weekend of story telling, skill sharing, camping, singing and barn dancing under the stars at the beautiful and breathtaking Ocean Song in Sonoma County! Register Now! Speakers include Alice Walker, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Ann Wright and special guests.
Spend the night or come for a day of activism and creativity.
August 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes.
Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Republicans tag the Obama administration and the Democratic Party with the label "socialist", as though it were a crime. Leftists and progressives seem to not mind the label of socialist, so long as they're not accused of communism, which has a history of both honorable mention and also some things not writing home about. And, as one song has it, if you want to be an effective activist for social change..... then "you ain't been doing nothing/if you ain't been called a red". Let's have a talk about what these words mean for what we're trying to do to effect change.
August 10, 2014 - 9:30am
Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace. Her humanitarian non-profit organization is dedicated to the eradication of landmines by transforming landmines into bountiful agricultural fields world-wide. In 1997, deeply inspired by the late Princess Diana and her work to bring the landmine issue to the forefront of the international agenda, Heidi gave a simple toast in the living room of her home that the world may go from Mines To Vines(R), and launched what would become a global initiative and humanitarian effort to transform war-torn regions around the world.
August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of CaliforniaFelicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control BoardBarton Thompson, Jr., Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School
August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join some of our downtown neighbors for a discussion about a new initiative called "Sustainable San Jose 3D" (for District 3).
Anne Marie Todd is Professor of Communication Studies at San Jose State University.
Ted Smith is the founder and former executive director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, co-founder of the International Campaign for Responsible Technology,and chair of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition steering committee.
August 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
By Matthew Springford
Arts documentary, first broadcast before Ai Weiwei's arrest by the Chinese authorities in April 2011, and his subsequent release after being detained for 11 weeks.
Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist.
Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei's life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artistic freedom of expression while living under the restrictive shadows of authoritarian rule.
August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is the set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. In particular, it is supposed to protect hospitals and those delivering humanitarian aid, as well as those civilians displaced by the conflict.
August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
Conscientious Projector's Film Series for the 99% presents The Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. "I have become Death" declared nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon first witnessing the terrible power of the Atomic Bomb. This Oscar -nominated film for best documentary uses newsreel footage and recently declassified government film to trace the Manhatten project under Oppenheimer's guidance. The New Mexico A-Bomb tests are shown as well as the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.