Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Alameda,
CA
April 17, 2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
  Presented as part of RCW's new film series, Rhythmix Picks Flicks in partnership with Environment California. In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).This is a free event. $5-15 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This event is wheelchair accessible.
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?
Palo Alto,
CA
April 19, 2014 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
  This family-friendly 5K fun run and walk is being organized in celebration of Earth Day, Water Awareness Month and to highlight the importance of water conservation. By conserving water we can help protect and restore the Wild and Scenic Tuolumne River, the main source of our drinking water. Educating the community about efficient water use is particularly important this year due to drought conditions.
Sacramento,
CA
April 19, 2014 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
  Two choices one conclusion. Young Israeli activists Maya Wind and Eran Efrati will talk about participating in joint struggle in Palestine - Israel for justice and equality. In the talk, we share our experiences of joint Palestinian-Israeli struggle for justice and equality. We discuss direct action and protest in the West Bank and efforts to educate the Israeli public about the occupation. We also share our experiences of growing up in segregated Jerusalem and of our Zionist and militaristic education.
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.