Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Jose,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war.
Oakland,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Come hear speaker Ian Angus, Canadian ecosocialist activist, founder and editor of Climate and Capitalism, an ecosocialist journal, which reflects the perspective of ecological Marxism. He is the author of The Global Fight for Climate Justice: Anticapitalist Responses to Global Warming and Ecological Destruction (2010); and Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis (2011). $5 admission (no one turned away for lack of funds).
Oakland,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
  This documentary dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy. A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich, UC Berkeley professor, best-selling author, and former Clinton labor secretary, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Cost:  Free
Berkeley,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Special Bay Area Screening of a new film on “Smart” Meters: There will be a screening of Take Back Your Power. The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor personal communications. Now, utilities and governments are reaching into your own home, through fast-tracked "smart" meters and spy-ready technology. But what if you have a choice? At stake is in-home surveillance, skyrocketing bills, emerging health risks and hacking vulnerabilities.
Lafayette,
CA
April 27, 2014 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
  Sustainable Lafayette, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invite you to Lafayette's 9th annual Earth Day Picnic & Festival! For over 40 years, Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrated their commitment to environment protection and sustainability. In Lafayette we will be celebrating our efforts to protect our environment with a community celebration at the beautiful Lafayette Library.
San Francisco,
CA
April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm
  Featuring discussion about why there is no “market solution” to the climate crisis.  Find out more about the socialist feminist perspective on achieving environmental sanity.  Also includes reports on the growing international efforts to free Mexican political prisoner Nestora Salgado, the fight to save City College of San Francisco from downsizing and privatization, and other campaigns. Spring luncheon, with vegetarian options, is available for an $8.00 donation.  The meeting  is free and open to the public.
Oakland,
CA
April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm
  With Bay Nonviolent Communication Do you carry within you a longing for an entirely different world? One which is aligned with our human needs, in which we collaborate with each other and the natural world, in which separation, scarcity, and powerlessness are a thing of the past? If so, this book will give you an extraordinary gift by serving as a blueprint for how you can become a one-person model of what life could be like.
Berkeley,
CA
April 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
  This film series is a fund raiser for the National Post Office Collaborate and the Save the Berkeley Post Office Committee. They are working to keep our Berkeley Post Office from being sold by the USPS. The Collaborate was successful in saving a post office building through legal action when a preliminary injunction was issued against the sale of the historic Stamford, CT Post Office. We may have to pursue legal action to save the Berkeley Post Office. Unfortunately, legal action is quite costly and funds must be raised to continue.
San Francisco,
CA
April 28, 2014 - 6:15pm
  Join The Center for Political Education, LeftRoots, and SFSU's Race and Resistance Studies Program for a book talk and forum on the recently released book "Claim No Easy Victories: The Legacy of Amilcar Cabral" with co-author Bill Fletcher, Jr. and other contributors. Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, revolutionary, poet, liberation philosopher, and leader of the independence movement of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde. Cabral had a profound influence on the pan-Africanist movement and the black liberation movement in the US.
Mountain View,
CA
April 29, 2014 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
  The Horable Albie Sachs is a renowned anti apartheid leader in South Africa who helped draft his country's democratic constitution and was appointed by Nelson Mandela to South Africa's highest court, where he served from 1994 - 2009. He lost an arm and sight in one eye when a bomb placed uner his car by South African agents exploded, but emerged from the ordeal with renewed idealism for his cause and what he describes as simple joy at being alive.