Bay Area Events

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January 5, 2015 - 10:30am - February 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
After 23-years in business on College Ave. in Berkeley, California, The Global Exchange Fair Trade Store will be closing its doors. Come visit us Jan 5, 2015 through February for store wide discounts on your favorite Fair Trade items, and support artisans across the world. For more information about the closure please read here: http://www.globalexchange.org/blogs/fairtrade/2015/01/02/berkeley-thank-you-for-23-years-in-fair-trade/
January 27, 2015 - 7:00pm
Mexico is in the grip of a spiraling wave of violence, corruption and impunity. About 100,000 people have been murdered and more than 25,000 disappeared since 2006. According to human rights watchdogs, Mexico is facing the worst human rights crisis in decades. The recent disappearance of 43 rural students at the hands of Mexican police has detonated months of unprecedented massive protests.
January 28, 2015 - 7:00pm
Women of color inspire a new protest upsurge. Young black and brown women students and lesbians are proving to be the backbone of demonstrations against police violence and corrupt Mexican officials. Add your thoughts to their demands that the new movements tackle not just race discrimination but gender injustice and LGBT bigotry at Radical Women’s monthly meeting. A home-cooked supper is served at 6:15p for a $7.50 donation. Wheelchair accessible. For more information or for childcare call, 415-864-1278, email baradicalwomen@earthlink.net, or go to www.radicalwomen.org
January 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
      “Hey, Hey, LBJ!” is David Kleinberg’s powerful solo work on his year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam, the most divisive foreign war in American history. David arrives in Vietnam in early 1966 supporting the conflict but things change as the year unfolds. In the end, David is partying in Bangkok while his buddies are under rocket attack in Vietnam.   The Washington Post calls Hey, Hey, LBJ!
January 29, 2015 - 6:00pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and International House, UC Berkeley, present:    THE THROWAWAYS  An award winning documentary film  With Bhawin Suchak  (Director/Producer) & Ira McKinley (ex-felon & homeless filmmaker)    Tickets: 800-838-3006 or at independent bookstores,  student discount at door, KPFA benefit    The Throwaways is a timely and provocative look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black men in America.
January 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
What is the state of our water supply in the Bay Area? What can we do to protect it and ensure that our children and grandchildren will have access to clean water?
January 30, 2015 - 12:00pm - April 12, 2015 - 6:00pm
We invite you to come and discover Transflux, an interactive exhibition where the artists, Gene A. Felice II, Kate Spacek, Nathaniel Ober, and Eve Warnock transform the Front Door Gallery into a living, breathing organism and symbiotic ecosystem. Through the exploration of the interconnectedness of our inner and outer world, the artists demonstrate the patterns and forms within life that shape who we are and where we come from.
January 31, 2015 - 7:30pm
As racial tension again flares across the country, Dr. Cornel West provides a clear portrait of King as a radical visionary. While King is currently recognized as a major leader in  America's civil rights movement, a  transcendent orator and an insistent proponent of nonviolence, few realize how truly radical he was. Dr.
February 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
For the first time in more than fifty years the US and Cuba will be re-establishing diplomatic relations. However, with President Obama's support, Congress is preparing to impose sanctions on Venezuela.   Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, will discuss these issues at 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 5, at the Redwoods Presbyterian Church, 110 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur (at Alexander). Gloria has traveled frequently to Cuba and has written extensively on the revolution.
February 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Meet and greet starting at 6:30, please bring light and local snacks to share if you can.