Events Nationwide

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Rafael,
CA
May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights and criminal defense attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed. She was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism because she issued a press release on behalf of her famous client, an anti-Mubarak Egyptian cleric. This was an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government.
San Francisco,
CA
May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. But, this individual potential is only possible when the Internet is open and free for its users. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries with substantial filtering or censorship of online content by the government.
San Jose,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 12:15pm
  Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. Speakers: Chirag Bhakta, Organizer with the US Students Association
Palo Alto,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm
  The Food and Environment Reporting Network and Sunset Magazine present a panel discussion on fracking in California and what it means for the future of farming in the Monterey Shale. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost:  Free 
San Francisco,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
      Join us on May 8th, 2014, from 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards! The evening will feature dining, dancing, and a presentation of the awards.   This year Global Exchange will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools.
San Jose,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
  There's hunger right here in the U.S.A. Please bring a canned good item for the Letter Carriers' Food Drive.
Palo Alto,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Meet Award-Winning Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Zimbabwean immigrant and current Stegner Fellow, Bulawayo: “They flee their own wretched land so their hunger may be pacified in foreign lands, their tears wiped away in strange lands, the wounds of their despair bandaged in faraway lands, their blistered prayers muttered in the darkness of queer lands.”  
San Jose,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Environmental Justice Speakers Series presents Why Food Sustainability Matters with a screening of the documentary "GMO OMG"
San Francisco,
CA
May 9, 2014 (All day) - May 11, 2014 (All day)
  This first ever general grassroots Climate Conference with leading scientists and activists will tackle climate topics, technical and political in the Bay Area and beyond. Friday: (San Francisco: Unitarian Universalist Church)   The Conference will start with a special speaking engagement Friday night May 9th, featuring Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson, who has a science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050.