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.
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.
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
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.
May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
“Boldly conceived and brilliantly written, Margaret Wrinkle’s Wash reveals the horrible human predation of slavery and its nest of nightmares.With a truthfulness even beyond Faulkner, Wrinkle makes her novelistic debut in a monumental work of unflinching imagination.” -Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife
May 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
This documentary is about the apocalyptic thoughts of one man. His name is a Michael C. Ruppert and most people would know him from the documentary Collapse. He had written two books: Crossing the Rubicon in 2004 and Confronting Collapse in 2009. He started off as a whistle-blower. He's a former LAPD narcotics detective and he caught CIA bringing drugs into the country in 1976/77 and he tried to blow the whistle on that. Then he received the whistle-blower treatment... there were attempts on his life.
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.
May 8, 2014 - 6:15pm
Deconstructing a Winning Campaign That Fused Community Power and Healthcare Workers
How did Jobs with Justice SF fuse together San Francisco's most vibrant coalition of organized labor and community-based organizations fighting for social and economic justice? How have workers and everyday San Franciscans benefited from the struggles JWJ-SF and their coalition partners have taken on? And, what challenges lie ahead?
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.
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Join keynote speaker Dennis Kucinich and more than 300 green business leaders, philanthropists, and health and social justice pioneers for a thought-provoking, festive evening. CEH will celebrate recent public health victories and unveil plans for critical work ahead.
Dinner will be served.