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.
September 30, 2014 - 5:00pm
ON SATURDAY MORNING, MASKED HAITIAN POLICE SURROUNDED FORMER PRESIDENT JEAN-BERTRAND ARISTIDE’S HOUSE, AS HAITIAN RADIO STATIONS BROADCAST NEWS THAT HE WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY ARRESTED. HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE RALLIED IN FRONT OF THE HOUSE, VOWING TO STAY THERE TO PREVENT HIS ARREST.  THIS IS THE HAITIAN GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE LAVALAS MOVEMENT’S CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS ON TUESDAY TO MARK THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEPTEMBER 30TH, 1991 COUP AGAINST PRESIDENT ARISTIDE. IT IS PART OF A PATTERN OF INTIMIDATION THAT HARKENS BACK TO THE DAYS OF THE DUVALIER DICTATORSHIP.
Berkeley,
CA
October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
  Hosted by Lakota Harden
San Francisco,
CA
October 3, 2014 - 12:00pm
Barbara Finamore, Senior Attorney and Asia Director, Natural Resources Defense Council, China Program Director
San Francisco,
CA
October 5, 2014 - 9:30am
The Commons as Social Philosophy”, withDavid Giesen, Educator on the Commons, who discusses the conviction that the earth cannot be bartered as private property without traducing fundamental laws of commercial and social health. He reviews economic history and the writings of the French Physiocrats, Adam Smith, John Stuart Mill and Henry George. Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
Oakland,
CA
October 5, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Bay Area Rights of Nature Alliance (BARoNA) came together in early 2014 as a coalition of organizations and individuals actively working in diverse fields to further the idea of the rights of both people and nature to well-being. BARoNA’s mission is to promote vibrant communities in the San Francisco Bay Area consistent with the rights of nature. BARoNA will officially launch members’ collective work on rights of nature with a day-long, public event on October 5th, 2014.
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
October 6, 2014 - 6:45pm
Please join us for a food-focused forum with the two candidates for State Assembly District 17 (central and eastern San Francisco). David Campos and David Chiu, both currently serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, will share their perspectives on food security, urban farming, sustainability, and other food and agriculture policy issues as they relate to San Francisco and California. The forum will include prepared questions as well as questions from the audience, moderated by Jason Mark of Earth Island Journal. FREE entry
October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
Revolutionaries who went to Ferguson, Missouri will talk about the significance of the uprisings there, what they experienced and learned there and how they took revolution into this historic struggle. Hear the truth about the courageous resistance that has riveted and given heart to millions and horrified the powers-that-be, provoking vicious attacks from their mouthpieces in the media and those "respectable leaders" looking for a bootlicking place at the table.
Berkeley,
CA
October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert