December 14, 2013 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Noon – 2 PM Youth March from Gene Friend Recreation Center (270 6th St.)
Join us in honoring the anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook and the 85 lives lost top gun violence everyday.
Sponsored by: Global Exchange, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Bridges of Hope, Healing 4 Our Families and our Nation, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Move-On.org, Organizing for Action, Or Shalom Jewish Community, SF Committee to End Gun Violence, Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Angence The Kitchen SF and United Playaz
December 15, 2013 - 1:00pm
Get active in the defense of Salgado, a U.S. citizen and an indigenous women’s leader in Guerrero, Mexico who is wrongfully imprisoned by the government. The discussion follows a December 10 protest at the Mexican Consulate in San Francisco and is featured at the monthly meeting of Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party.
Everyone is welcome. A home-cooked brunch is served at 12:15pm for an $8 donation.
December 15, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Stephen Zunes and Sandino Gomez will present information from the James Lawson Institute conference and skill-share held this summer in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference focused on the topic of Strategic Nonviolence in peoples liberation movements worldwide and what lessons can be applied to our domestic social movements and organizing efforts. Please join us for the presentation, share insights, and participate in questions and discussion afterwards.
December 15, 2013 - 7:00pm
Eva Bartlett is an activist and journalist living in Gaza since 2008. her eyewitness accounts from occupied Palestine have been published in The Electronic Intifada, Inter Press service, Countercurrents and her own blog:.ingaza.wordpress.com. As a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement,
December 17, 2013 - 6:30pm
As we look to 2014, we will circle our chairs and have a facilitated conversation about what you most value about Climate One, and where it could do a better job. Your insights will help Climate One’s leadership gauge future opportunities to enhance its live events and radio shows and podcasts.
We welcome frequent and occasional attendees. Haven’t been in a while? Now’s your chance to come back and reconnect.
December 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Join Modern Times Bookstore Collective as we welcome local author Penny Rosenwasser for a reading and signing of her new book, “Hope Into Practice: Jewish Women Choosing Justice Despite Our Fears.”
December 17, 2013 - 7:00pm
In Return of the Light: A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country, it is the night of the Winter Solstice in 2120. At one of thousands of community gatherings across the United States, a storyteller does the annual retelling of how, back in 2023, a decade-long movement culminated in the people taking over their own government, making it a means for mobilizing their collective power to promote peace, social justice, environmental responsibility, and a society hospitable to the needs of the human spirit.
December 18, 2013 - 7:00pm
Documentary film screening and post-film discussion withNunu Kidane (Priority Africa Network) and Eric Holt-Giménez (Food First)
- 60 percent of all the world's arable land is in Africa. In recent years, large agribusinesses have started to move in, often forcing out subsistence farmers. One country looking to open up to new agricultural opportunities is Mali.
- 75 percent of Mali's population are farmers, and many Malian peasants do not welcome these efforts, seeing them as yet another manifestation of imperialism.
December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Kick back with the Ecology Center, the Sierra Club, the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition, and Transition Berkeley for this imagination-stretching documentary. There will be snacks and a discussion after the film.
About the Film:
December 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
A 2008 film directed by Marie-Monique Robin. Originally released in French as Le Monde Selon Monsanto, the film is based on Robin's three-year long investigation into the corporate practices around the world of the United States multinational corporation, Monsanto. The film reports many controversies surrounding the use and promotion of genetically modified seeds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Agent Orange and bovine growth hormone.