September 4, 2014 (All day) - November 4, 2014 (All day)
We are excited to share the opportunity with you to host a screening for the upcoming comedic documentary Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes. Screening Pay 2 Play is a great way to raise awareness about how the problem of money in politics affects all the other issues we care about from problems of mass incarceration, to a lack of environmental protections, to why we have yet to enact sensible gun safety laws.
September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
“Our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.”
– Diane Ackerman
“Diane Ackerman’s vivid writing, inexhaustible stock of insights, andunquenchable optimism have established her as a national treasure and as one of our greatest authors...If you haven’t read her previous books, you’re now about to become addicted to Diane Ackerman.”
- Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
very fall, the Brower Center presents the Art/Act Award & Exhibition, created to honor established artists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to using art’s unique transformative power in the service of activism. In 2014, the Center recognizes internationally acclaimed sculptor, architectural designer, and ardent environmentalist Maya Lin, known most widely for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but whose most recent work has focused on threatened ecosystems.
September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
The People's Climate March is happening in NYC.
The NorCal People's Climate Rally is happening in Oakland.
Learn more about the People's Climate Actions →
Join us in Oakland (and other locations) for a Rally and spread the word about postering/bannering around the Bay Area.
The Rally will be held on 9/21 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the La
September 22, 2014 - 9:30am
“An End to Loneliness and Intervention for Justice forthe Intersex Child” Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice, discusses needless and cruel surgeries done without permission on intersex children long before their true gender has become evident, and the work of AIC to remedy a history of injustice for dual sex or intersex children and adults.
Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El TecolotePaul Kozakiewicz, Publisher, Richmond Review and Sunset BeaconWillie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay ViewGlenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator
September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fifty years ago, on August 2 and 4, 1964, we were told that American destroyers were attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats while cruising innocently in the Tonkin Gulf. But formerly classified information conclusively shows that the first attack was provoked by covert operations in which we were (in LBJ's words) blowing up "bridges, roads, and so forth" in covert operations in North Vietnam. Even more surprisingly, there is incontrovertible proof that the second attack never even happened.
September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.
September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Through pictures and discussion Jonathan will inspire attendees to experiment with Permaculture as an ethical and practical way to transition from climate destruction to climate regeneration. Jonathan is the contributing author of the book Paradise Lot: Two Plant geeks and 1/10th of an acre, and owner of FoodForestFarm.com. His edible forest garden, located in Holyoke, MA, is recognized around the world.
Cost: $5-25 donation suggested to cover author travel expense. Barter accepted (eg. canned peaches, bundle of garlic). No one turned away for lack of funds.
September 26, 2014 - 12:00pm
Lincoln Paine, Author, The Sea & Civilization: A Maritime History of the World