Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
July 24, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join Global Exchange as we take our Fair Trade message to Ghirardelli’s flagship San Francisco store during the height of tourist season! We’ll be collecting signatures to our petition and educating their consumer base about Ghirardelli’s practice and the benefits of Fair Trade to producers around the globe.
San Francisco,
CA
July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
State of the City Forum, featuring a panel of guest authors and activists discussing the issues of concern to residents of the Mission and citywide in a rapidly changing San Francisco.
San Francisco,
CA
July 24, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A labor journalist who writes from a fundamental commitment to the labor movement, Steve Early draws on forty years of personal experience for his new writing collection, Save Our Unions. The book visits strikes and picket-lines, conventions and funerals – all in the course of describing the challenges American workers face trying to organize a union, or democratize one, or negotiate a contract – while trying not to lose what they had in the past.
Palo Alto,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Presentation about a project that is preserving for history the memories of the Salvadoran civil war from survivors and refugees. Pupusas and tamarindo to be served. Fair trade crafts for sale
San Francisco,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video FestivalJai Bhim Comrade: Blast From The CasteDirector - Anand Patwardhan (180 min) 2012
San Jose,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A cautionary tale from Benton Harbor, Michigan - Rev. Edward Pinkney tells a gathering at Silicon Valley DeBug, "My city was taken over by a dictator." Michigan's Public Act 4 allows the state to send a non-elected appointee to take over a city, displacing the mayor and other officials. Pinkney traces the action to a struggle over lakefront land coveted by Whirlpool Corporation for commercial development. He warns, "The Emergency Financial Manager is coming to your town!" Includes the famous Buck Naked Fish story!
San Francisco,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
A professor of literature and Black Studies, GAThomas recently traveled to Palestine in May 2014 as part of contingent of college and university professors working out of North America in support of Palestinian solidarity, liberation and freedom from occupation, apartheid and colonization. Replete with photographic images, this talk is a first-hand report-back from the Occupied West Bank facing more and more bombings, repression and kidnappings everyday with the support of what Malcolm X dubbed "dollarism."
Berkeley,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
350 Bay Area and Californians Against Fracking invite you to come hear scientist, author and activist, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of Raising Elijah and Living Downstream, on the known and hidden dangers of fracking and how to build a movement to stop this extreme extraction and protect our communities, health and the climate.
Berkeley,
CA
July 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Dr. Sandra Steingraber, scientist, author, and mother, will discuss strategies forbuilding the movement to stop fracking and protect our communities and climate.This event is a special fundraiser for dedicated residents in four California counties who have collected signatures to put fracking ban measures on their county ballots in November. The oil industry has already shown it will fight these measures. We must show the Bay Area's strong support for local communities standing up for their rights to clean air, water, energy and a safer climate for our children.
Oakland,
CA
July 26, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland's "Work Holiday" that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women, retail clerks at Kahn's and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours.