Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
April 10, 2014 (All day) - April 27, 2014 (All day)
        Every year, for over a decade, we’ve presented a selection of powerful films with distinctive human rights themes. The power of film cannot be underestimated to challenge the viewer and promote calls to action. Rather than wallow in despair, the films in this program will put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the ability of the human spirit and intellect to prevail.
San Jose,
CA
April 18, 2014 (All day) - July 31, 2014 (All day)
  On the 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution of April 25, 1974 Political struggles over land, labor, and production in Portugal from 1975 to 1980 as told by fifty-eight original poster cards from newborn political parties, trade unions, and social movements Sharat G. Lin, who collected the poster cards in 1980, will lead a discussion on the historical context on Tuesday, April 22 at 1-2 pm. Free and open to the public Wheelchair accessible 
Berkeley,
CA
April 18, 2014 (All day) - April 24, 2014 (All day)
  Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
Berkeley,
CA
April 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Members of the Task Force on the Americas will present a report-back following a 10-day delegation to Venezuela. They will discuss meetings with government officials, including the Ombudsman and top security officers; the secretary general of  the Latin American Bolivarian Alliance (ALBA); members of the opposition; the US Embassy; cooperatives, schools and agricultural initiatives.  A $5-10 donation is suggested. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Mill Valley,
CA
April 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
  An analysis of the current situation in Venezuela will be presented by Roger Harris, President of the Task Force on the Americas. This program is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
San Jose,
CA
April 22, 2014 - 2:00pm - 2:45pm
  This brief ceremony will mark the beginning of a new archive at SJSU Special Collections containing the historical records of the San José Peace and Justice Center. Founded in 1957, the San José Peace Center, as it was originally named, is among the oldest continuously-operating peace centers in the United States. Speakers: Barby Ulmer, SJPJC Co-founder Danelle Moon, Director of SJSU Special CollectionsMichelle Cordova, SJPJC PresidentCharlotte Casey, SJPJC Secretary and former president
San Francisco,
CA
April 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
 This Earth Day, join the San Francisco Green Film Festival and San Francisco Public Library for a special screening of WATERSHED: exploring a new water ethic for the new West. Screening followed by discussion with guests from The Redford Center. FREE admission.
Oakland,
CA
April 22, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  Why is the Canadian healthcare system different-and better-than ours?Join us and the producers for a screening of The Healthcare Movie
Berkeley,
CA
April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Ali Abunimah's new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, begins "The Palestinians are winning." Ali Abunimah directs The Electronic Intifada and wrote One Counry: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse. A leader in the movement for justice in Palestine for the past 20 years, in 2013 he received the Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship. Come hear Ali for yourself, and get your own copy of this exciting new book Get your tickets now! $15 General, $10 Low Income/students