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 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: info: Carla Bagdonas, project manager - email or
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.
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.
October 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
Whatever happens in Gaza sends a ripple through the world, which directly affects what happens here. Poets and musicians unite to celebrate the courage and commitment of freedom fighters from Ferguson to Gaza and throughout the world! Discussion with Lewis Jordan followed by performances featuring: Devorah Major, Avotcja, Nina Serrano, Q.R. Hand, Brian Auerbach, Genny Lim, Akinyele Sadiq, and Lubna Morrar.
October 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
A collaboration of some of the Bay Area's beloved musicians and dancers coming together with offerings of art for the sake of Peace in the Middle East. Funds raised will go to supplies and support for families in need in Gaza. The night will include performances of traditional persian music by Amir Abbas Etemadzadeh, Neema Hekmat and Aydin Kiasat, Balkan Allstars Band, and the Qadim Ensemble as well as dance performances by Miriam Peretz & Nava Dance Collective.  
October 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Bestselling author, trial attorney, and NBC News analyst Lisa Bloom reads from and discusses her new book, "Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin Injustice and Why We Continue to Repeat It" What went wrong behind the scenes in the Trayvon Martin case? Why does America endure so many tragic shootings like this one? These are the questions at the heart of Suspicion Nation.
October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
In September of this year the number of immigrants crossing the US/Mexico border fell below 2013 totals. Is this due to humanitarian efforts of the countries involved or are there far more sinister causes at work here. Tom Wilson, Executive Director of the Canal Alliance, will discuss issues surrounding the May and June increase of women and children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras crossing into the US, and explain what actions are being taken in Marin to provide legally mandated services and sanctuary to the undocumented.