Bay Area Events

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January 5, 2015 - 10:30am - February 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
After 23-years in business on College Ave. in Berkeley, California, The Global Exchange Fair Trade Store will be closing its doors. Come visit us Jan 5, 2015 through February for store wide discounts on your favorite Fair Trade items, and support artisans across the world. For more information about the closure please read here: http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/fairtrade/2015/01/02/berkeley-thank-you-for-23-years-in-fair-trade/
January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - April 12, 2015 - 6:00pm
We invite you to come and discover Transflux, an interactive exhibition where the artists, Gene A. Felice II, Kate Spacek, Nathaniel Ober, and Eve Warnock transform the Front Door Gallery into a living, breathing organism and symbiotic ecosystem. Through the exploration of the interconnectedness of our inner and outer world, the artists demonstrate the patterns and forms within life that shape who we are and where we come from.
January 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
As racial tension again flares across the country, Dr. Cornel West provides a clear portrait of King as a radical visionary. While King is currently recognized as a major leader in  America's civil rights movement, a  transcendent orator and an insistent proponent of nonviolence, few realize how truly radical he was. Dr.
February 4, 2015 - 7:00pm
Launching off of the initial success of The B-Side and to honor the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, we're bringing another hot-button topic to Impact Hub Berkeley. Join us for an evening where we'll dive deeper into understanding the current role money plays in politics and various approaches to overhaul the system.
February 5, 2015 - 6:30pm
Meet and greet starting at 6:30, please bring light and local snacks to share if you can.
February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
For the first time in more than fifty years the US and Cuba will be re-establishing diplomatic relations. However, with President Obama's support, Congress is preparing to impose sanctions on Venezuela.   Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, will discuss these issues at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 5, at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur (at Alexander). Gloria has traveled frequently to Cuba and has written extensively on the revolution.
February 7, 2015 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center is organizing the fourth annual Creating A Peaceful School conference.  The year's conference, "Pursuing Equity and Access", provides an opportunity to explore how we can work for full equity in our classrooms and our society and full access to learning and support services.    Keynote speaker is Toni Antoinette Johns, Ph.D., a lecturer in the School of Education at St. Mary's College and Adjunct Professor at Bainbridge Graduate Institute.  Dr.
February 7, 2015 - 11:30am
      Following New York's historic decision to listen to the science and ban fracking, California is receiving national attention to be next.
February 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Academy Award-Winning Writer/Director Oliver stone has created a 12-chapter documentary series which shines light on the major events that have shaped the world as it today. The Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists will screen parts of Chapter 2 which clearly shows today's crises in Ukraine, Greece, Korea, and Cuba are part of a shared and complicated history.   Critics have called it ambitious, fresh and startling, and something that has never been shown before.
February 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
They Were Promised the Sea is a myth-shattering documentary that investigates the 1960's exodus of Morocco's Arab Jewish population to Israel, exposing the political manipulation that separated Jewish and Muslim communities living together for millennia. Visually stunning and musically rich, it links the events inextricably to the tragic dispossession and exile of the Palestinian people.