Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

October 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
Please join us for a food-focused forum with the two candidates for State Assembly District 17 (central and eastern San Francisco). David Campos and David Chiu, both currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will share their perspectives on food security, urban farming, sustainability, and other food and agriculture policy issues as they relate to San Francisco and California. The forum will include prepared questions as well as questions from the audience, moderated by Jason Mark of Earth Island Journal. FREE entry
October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Revolutionaries who went to Ferguson, Missouri will talk about the significance of the uprisings there, what they experienced and learned there and how they took revolution into this historic struggle. Hear the truth about the courageous resistance that has riveted and given heart to millions and horrified the powers-that-be, provoking vicious attacks from their mouthpieces in the media and those "respectable leaders" looking for a bootlicking place at the table.
October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert
October 11, 2014 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Intertribal dancing, Contest dancing, Round dancing. Native American foods, Arts & Crafts and American Indian culture. Celebrate with us in honor of all our ancestors, the people continuing the spirit today, and future generations. 10 am – 12:00 - Exhibition Dancing, featuring Native California and Aztec Dancers; 12:00 Noon  -  Grand Entry; 12:00 Noon – 6pm: Contest dancing. Intertribal dancing. All Day: Raffles, Native American Food, American Indian Arts & Crafts.
San Francisco,
October 12, 2014 - 9:30am
  “Inside Syria”, with award winning journalist and author Reese Erlich, who begins his national book tour with a Forum appearance. His new book, "Inside Syria," looks at the complicated Syrian uprising and US Middle East policy. Books will be on sale and available for autographs. Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
October 12, 2014 - 7:00pm
Please join us for a powerful photo exhibit and slide show. A documentary chronicle of the war in Ukraine and the suffering of people whose lives it has touched.Forty powerful photos of peaceful civilians and forced refugees.
October 13, 2014 - 5:15am
This is a one day event. Ticket Booth opens at 4:15am and boats will depart Pier 33 at approximately 5:30am and 5:45am and 6:00am. The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the "Indians of All Tribes." Purchase and print tickets on the web. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 415-981-7625 or from the Ticket Booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. Tickets are $11.00 per person. Children under 5 years of age are free.
Walnut Creek,
October 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
In doing research for his new book Erlich interviewed rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad so as to provide a much clearer understanding of the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war, and why it is so crucial for the Middle East, the U.S., and the world. Through his many contacts in Syria, Erlich reveals exactly who is supporting Assad and why, describes the agendas of rebel factions, the horrific plight of thousands of Syrian citizens caught in the crossfire, the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of powerful Iran, and the conflicted policies of U.S.
October 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
For nearly forty years, the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degrading—relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order. Presentation and discussion with Jonathan Simon, author of the new book, Mass Incarceration on Trial: A Remarkable Court Decision and the Future of Prisons in America  
October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
The Zero Food Waste Forum is for waste reduction professionals, students, schools, organizations, and businesses, who know that composting is good but recognize the need to do more.  It’s about education on the issue and solutions to the problem and how we all can work better together to reach Zero Food Waste. Cost:  $40