Events Nationwide

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Menlo Park,
CA
September 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Peabody Gallery of Menlo Park, one of Silicon Valley’s most venerable art galleries, is pleased to announce an exhibition of the largest collection of Tom Everhart works ever on display. Everhart is the only Artist who will ever be able to incorporate the use of Peanuts characters in Fine Art. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition  and the exhibition is open to the public.
San Francisco,
CA
September 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Asia has enjoyed dramatic growth over recent decades and will continue to prosper in the years to come. However, critical issues still face the region that may challenge its rise, including: lack of transparency and accountability in government; rising income inequality; exclusion of women from political and economic life; ethnic and religious conflict; access to justice and human rights; and climate change, disaster management and water resource management.
Berkeley,
CA
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Join the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA) in collaboration with the Berkeley Food Institute and Food First for a public event to interact with leading agroecologists from Brasil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Our visitors will update us on the agroecological technical and policy advances in various countries and the challenges to achieve food sovereignity in the midst of a globalized economy, corporate control of the food system and climate change. Agroecology in Latin America
Hopland,
CA
September 6, 2014 - 11:00am
  What is SolFest?  SolFest is a one-day event filled with hands-on educational workshops, inspirational speakers, live music, performers, eco-conscious vendors, kid’s activities, organic food, and many other festivities.
San Francisco,
CA
September 6, 2014 - 4:00pm
    The Ubuntu Coffee Cooperative and Mama Art Café Present: Connected by Coffee A Documentary Film by Aaron and Chelsea Dennis   This event is a Fundraiser for small scale coffee farming cooperatives that have lost devastating portions of their coffee to Leaf Rust Fungus brought on by climate change.    All proceeds from the event will benefit Cooperative Las Marias 93 in El Salvador who lost 80% of their crop and
San Francisco,
CA
September 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
  Dr. Kelly has published widely, including books on Shakespeare and papers on dramaturgy and cultural engagement. She will discuss her work in teaching and leadership at many different Saudi universities. Kelly's next book will record the experiences of Saudi Arabia's female leaders in a society that is still rigidly masculinist. Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID) 
San Francisco,
CA
September 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Louis Schubert, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Social Sciences Department, City College of San Francisco.
Portland,
OR
September 12, 2014 - 8:00am - September 13, 2014 - 8:00am
          Join Global Exchange at the 2014 Justice Begins with Seeds Conference in Portland, Oregon September 12-13.   Global Exchange's Executive Director, Carleen Pickard will be joining Elizabeth Swager from the Oregon Fair Trade Coalition on both a plenary and for an extended workshop discussing the Trans-Pacific Partnership – a free trade deal currently under negotiations, and explore how these type of deals impact our concerns about food sovereignty and GMOs.
San Francisco,
CA
September 12, 2014 - 12:00pm
George Marshall, Author, Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate ChangeDacher Keltner, Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley Abundant scientific evidence demonstrates that climate disruption is happening in all 50 states now and many Americans are directly experiencing impacts. Yet many people are failing to do all they can to reduce carbon pollution and build a resilient future. Are we mad? Or are we simply human?
San Francisco,
CA
September 14, 2014 - 9:30am - September 15, 2014 - 9:30am
  “The Future of Human Rights in Africa”,with Dr.Walter Turner, scholar, author, journalist and co-author of “No Easy Victories: African Liberation and American Activists over a half-century: 1950 to 2000.” Dr. Turner also hosts a radio show every Monday evening on KPFA called “Africa Today”. Light breakfast offered for slight fee.