Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

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.
October 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
Less than three years after President Obama finished the long process of pulling our country out of a long, tragic and expensive war in Iraq, and roughly a year after the American people shouted for Congress to speak out against Obama's abortive rush into war with Syria, we are opening our newspapers and turning on our radios and televisions to read and hear about airstrikes by the U.S. and "coalition partners" in both Iraq and Syria.
October 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
Brittany Ferrell, Organizer, Millennial Activists UnitedTef Poe, Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist; Activist Torey Russell, Organizer, Hands Up UnitedAlexis Templeton, Organizer, Millennial Activists UnitedPhil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream DefendersMichelle Alexander, Civil Rights Attorney; Social Justice Advocate; Author, The New Jim CrowJohn Burris, Civil Rights AttorneyJari “Sojari” Bradley, Slam Poetry PerformerMichael McBride, Lead Pastor, The Way Christian Center, Berkeley CA; Director of Urban Strategies, PICO National Network
October 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
David Kleinberg's latest solo theater work, “Hey, Hey, LBJ!” – a powerful drama on the most divisive foreign war in America’s history – will be appearing in San Francisco. The work — written and performed by Kleinberg and directed by Mark Kenward — traces Kleinberg’s year as a combat correspondent for the army’s 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, Vietnam.
Berkeley,
CA
October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Join KPFA and Global Exchange for an evening with renown environmental activist and anti-globalization author, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Shiva will speak on the Rights of Nature – a global movement working to establish legal standing for the environment in law. From promoting food sovereignty in India, to challenging global corporations destroying local economies, to authoring more than 20 advocacy books, Dr. Shiva consistently speaks on the critical issues of our time, with a vision for a better future. Hosted by Carleen Pickard. Tickets $15 online/$20 at door
Berkeley,
CA
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Lost Rivers tells the story of the water flowing just beneath the feet of urban and suburban dwellers. Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which killed hundreds of thousands throughout the 19th century. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks.
October 23, 2014 (All day) - October 26, 2014 (All day)
Event site: www.bayareaneweconomy.orgTicket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/living-the-new-economy-convergence-tickets-...Contact info: Carla Bagdonas, project manager - email carla@baybucks.com or neweconomy@baybucks.com.
Berkeley,
CA
October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
The controversial 2014 California Water Bond will allow the state government to borrow $11.1 billion to overhaul our water system. To educate voters about this complex measure, currently on track for the November ballot, the Brower Center has gathered a prestigious group of experts supporting and opposing the bond. Allocations include funds for water storage projects, ecosystem protection, groundwater protection, and technology solutions such as desalination – all of which draw passionate supporters and detractors.
Berkeley,
CA
October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Hosted by Erica Bridgeman The UnAmericans is a stunning debut work of fiction that exposes the deepest emotions that tie people together and break relationships apart through various twentieth century generations  and across a range of locales from the United States to Israel, Soviet Russia, Hungary and the Ukraine.  Her characters inner lives frequently, subtly, brilliantly reveal their social and political  histories.
October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
With Richard A. Walker, Brent Plater and Diane Serafini In the tradition of Modern Times Bookstore Collective hosting community forums for discussion, we've opened the door to the store and invited authors, activists, artists, advocates and voices from the community to participate in panels and discuss breaking stories and developing gentrification issues in a rapidly changing San Francisco. We hope you'll join our continuing and important monthly talks, ongoing until the holiday season, curated and moderated by Denise Sullivan.