Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Oakland,
CA
July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Permi-curious?  We can design our way out of the social and environmental nightmare we've created on Earth - climate change, species extinction, poverty, inequity and more.  Hear stories from real, on the ground, projects showing ways we can meet our needs while being beneficial to all life.  Hear stories about Permaculture design.  If you love good food, regenerative farming, natural building, community building, renewable energy and are curious about a design system that ties it all together then come check out this free introduction.
Lafayette,
CA
July 31, 2014 - 6:30pm
  For the fourth year in a row Sustainable Lafayette will be hosting a summer film series at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center (Community Hall) that will feature three recently released documentaries. Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served at each movie and special guest speakers will be included when possible.
Berkeley,
CA
August 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
Newman Nonviolent Peacemakers invite you to commemorate the upcoming anniversaries of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We will present Oliver Stone's, The Bomb, a segment from his larger film series, The Untold History of the United States. A lively discussion will follow. Admission:  Free  
Livermore,
CA
August 5, 2014 - 2:00pm
A group camp-out in beautiful Del Valle Regional Park the night before the annual Hiroshima Commemoration at the Livermore nuclear weapons lab. At 6:30 AM the next morning we will caravan to the Lab for the event.Note:the park gate opens at 5 AM. PARKING: Limited parking at the campground,carpooling is suggested. COST: $10 per person. (No additional charge for parking or food.) RSVP REQUIRED Musical instruments welcome. No pets. No alcohol.Dinner & simple breakfast provided. Bring your own water to drink.
Berkeley,
CA
August 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
Cecile Pineda, author of Devil's Tango: How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step, will introduce Harvey Wasserman in person! Also, a special screening of Pete Seeger singing the Solartopia Song. Get the latest update on the the current state of Fukushima, the radiation coming to California, what's happening with Diablo Canyon and with nukes worldwide, and the Solartopian transition to renewable energies, followed by discussion.
Oakland,
CA
August 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
 By Amanda Pope How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags.
Occidental,
CA
August 8, 2014 (All day) - August 9, 2014 (All day)
  We invite you to join CODEPINK for a weekend of story telling, skill sharing, camping, singing and barn dancing under the stars at the beautiful and breathtaking Ocean Song in Sonoma County! Register Now! Speakers include Alice Walker, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Ann Wright and special guests. Spend the night or come for a day of activism and creativity.
San Francisco,
CA
August 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes. Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Berkeley,
CA
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Republicans tag the Obama administration and the Democratic Party with the label  "socialist", as though it were a crime.  Leftists and progressives seem to not mind the label of socialist, so long as they're not accused of communism, which has a history of both honorable mention and also some things not writing home about. And, as one song has it, if you want to be an effective activist for social change..... then "you ain't been doing nothing/if you ain't been called a red". Let's have a talk about what these words mean for what we're trying to do to effect change.
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