Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
October 6, 2014 (All day) - October 9, 2014 (All day)
  Early Discount Offer! See Below. Speakers: Pio Aguirre, Director of International Development at the Mondragon Cooperatives Bank, Laboral Kutxa (Spain). Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy, U. of Maryland & author of America Beyond Capitalism and What Then Must We Do? Ellen Brown, author of Web of Debt and The Public Bank Solution,Chair of the Public Banking Institute. Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club. Jihan Gearon, Director Black Mesa Water Coalition
Berkeley,
CA
October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert
San Francisco,
CA
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.
Walnut Creek,
CA
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.
Berkeley,
CA
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
San Rafael,
CA
October 17, 2014 (All day) - October 19, 2014 (All day)
        Global Exchange is thrilled to partner with Bioneers for their 25th anniversary Conference. We warmly invite you to join us October 17th through 19th in San Rafael, California.   An added bonus this year: Global Exchange members receive a 10% discount on tickets.   Not a member?
Berkeley,
CA
October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Join KPFA and Global Exchange for an evening with renown environmental activist and anti-globalization author, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Shiva will speak on the Rights of Nature – a global movement working to establish legal standing for the environment in law. From promoting food sovereignty in India, to challenging global corporations destroying local economies, to authoring more than 20 advocacy books, Dr. Shiva consistently speaks on the critical issues of our time, with a vision for a better future. Hosted by Carleen Pickard. Tickets $15 online/$20 at door
Berkeley,
CA
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.
Berkeley,
CA
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.
Berkeley,
CA
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.