Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Novato,
CA
August 10, 2014 - 9:30am
Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace. Her humanitarian non-profit organization is dedicated to the eradication of landmines by transforming landmines into bountiful agricultural fields world-wide. In 1997, deeply inspired by the late Princess Diana and her work to bring the landmine issue to the forefront of the international agenda, Heidi gave a simple toast in the living room of her home that the world may go from Mines To Vines(R), and launched what would become a global initiative and humanitarian effort to transform war-torn regions around the world.
San Francisco,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of CaliforniaFelicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control BoardBarton Thompson, Jr., Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School
San Jose,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join some of our downtown neighbors for a discussion about a new initiative called "Sustainable San Jose 3D" (for District 3). Anne Marie Todd is Professor of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Ted Smith is the founder and former executive director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, co-founder of the International Campaign for Responsible Technology,and chair of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition steering committee.
Oakland,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
By Matthew Springford Arts documentary, first broadcast before Ai Weiwei's arrest by the Chinese authorities in April 2011, and his subsequent release after being detained for 11 weeks. Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei's life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artistic freedom of expression while living under the restrictive shadows of authoritarian rule.
San Jose,
CA
August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is the set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. In particular, it is supposed to protect hospitals and those delivering humanitarian aid, as well as those civilians displaced by the conflict.
Berkeley,
CA
August 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
 Conscientious Projector's Film Series for the 99% presents The Day After Trinity: Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb. "I have become Death" declared nuclear scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon first witnessing the terrible power of the Atomic Bomb. This Oscar -nominated film for best documentary uses newsreel footage and recently declassified government film to trace the Manhatten project under Oppenheimer's guidance. The New Mexico A-Bomb tests are shown as well as the aftermath of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
San Francisco,
CA
August 16, 2014 - 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  HeART of the Mission Art Show Fundraiser   A Gathering with Local Art, Merchandise, Food, Drink and Music in Support of Global Exchange.   Want to branch out to the local community?
San Francisco,
CA
August 21, 2014 - 5:30pm - 10:30pm
RSVP: http://www.globalexchange.org/happyhour Join Global Exchange for an evening of community, cultivation and celebration! Global Exchange is partnering with Dr. Teeth to raise awareness and funds for Global Exchange! 10% of drink sales on August 21, 2014 will be donated to Global Exchange - so come have some fun and raise some funds for Global Exchange.
San Francisco,
CA
August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco ChronicleJohn Cushman, Author, Keystone & Beyond; Former Reporter, The New York TimesAdditional panelist TBA
San Francisco,
CA
August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Daniel Curzon, Author; Social, Cultural and Environmental Holiness Critic Join in Curzon’s tales from Halfway to the Stars in which the cable car driver says what you secretly agree with but are afraid to say out loud. Add in a mix of hilarious and informative guidelines for "proper gay behavior" in The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette. Better yet, bring your ideas and interpretations of your favorite Curzon books, poems and fiction. Toss together local fun, etiquette and taboo for an unforgettable evening!