Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Palo Alto,
CA
May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Commissioner at the California Energy Commission (CEC), was appointed by Gov. Brown in February 2013. She is one of five officials charged with implementing the state’s energy policies. Commissioner Scott will discuss the growing role of renewable energy in the state’s economy as well as CEC programs that support energy efficiency and conservation, cutting edge research, and renewable energy development. In her talk, Scott will also draw on her recent experience at the U.S. Department of the Interior with the development of renewable energy on public lands.
San Francisco,
CA
May 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
 
San Francisco,
CA
May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
  ‘Boy Saloum: La Révolte des Y’en a Marre’Dir. Audrey Gallet, 2013
San Jose,
CA
May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  Welcome home Lynne Stewart!Free all political prisoners!End political repression! Join the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression, National Lawyers Guild and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center in welcoming Lynne Stewart, Pam Africa and Ramona Africa to San Jose. We will discuss the struggle to free political prisoners highlighting the cases of Lynne Stewart, the MOVE 9 and Mumia Abu-Jamal, including a videotaped message from Mumia himself. Speakers:Masao Suzuki- South Bay Committee Against Political Repression
San Jose,
CA
May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
San Rafael,
CA
May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights and criminal defense attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed. She was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism because she issued a press release on behalf of her famous client, an anti-Mubarak Egyptian cleric. This was an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government.
San Francisco,
CA
May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. But, this individual potential is only possible when the Internet is open and free for its users. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries with substantial filtering or censorship of online content by the government.
San Jose,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 12:15pm
  Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. Speakers: Chirag Bhakta, Organizer with the US Students Association