Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Jose,
CA
April 18, 2014 (All day) - July 31, 2014 (All day)
  On the 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution of April 25, 1974 Political struggles over land, labor, and production in Portugal from 1975 to 1980 as told by fifty-eight original poster cards from newborn political parties, trade unions, and social movements Sharat G. Lin, who collected the poster cards in 1980, will lead a discussion on the historical context on Tuesday, April 22 at 1-2 pm. Free and open to the public Wheelchair accessible 
San Francisco,
CA
July 29, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Just as China has experienced a remarkable economic ascent, Chinese Americans too are modern exemplars of the “American Dream,” going from servitude to success in 150 years. While this achievement is impressive for so many Chinese immigrant families, not all are living that dream. Despite the tales of success, some still feel left behind, others feel anxiety with China’s economic rise, while still others continue to struggle with the idea of what it means to be an American.
San Francisco,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Forgotten Space (112 mins) 2010By Allan Sekula and Noël BurchThe Forgotten Space investigates global maritime trade. It highlights displaced farmers and villagers in Holland to underpaid truck drivers in Los Angeles to Filipino maids in China. Sekula and Burch offer a sobering portrait of workers’ conditions, the inhuman scale of sea trade and the secret lives of port cities.
Berkeley,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Internet's Own Boy tells the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.
Oakland,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm
Episode 9:  The Guilty Menby Nigel Turner The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a United Kingdom ITV video documentary series that depicts the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Originally broadcast in 1988 in two parts (with a subsequent studio discussion), it was rebroadcast in 1991 re-edited to three parts with additional material, and a fourth episode added in 1995. The addition of three further episodes in 2003 caused great controversy, particularly in the final episode implicating Lyndon B. Johnson and the withdrawal of these additional episodes.
Berkeley,
CA
July 30, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
  Hosted by Harry Kreisler We can thank Ralph Nader for nearly every environmental or consumer regulation from the 1960’s to the present. Named by The Atlantic as one of the hundred most influential figures in American history, and by Time and Life magazines as one of the most influential Americans of the twentieth century, Ralph Nader has helped us drive safer cars, eat healthier food, breathe better air, drink cleaner water, and work in safer environments for nearly five decades.
San Francisco,
CA
July 31, 2014 - 12:30pm
A major new report co-chaired by Michael Bloomberg, Hank Paulson and Tom Steyer seeks to quantify the economic risks of climate change. Join the report’s author as she details how these national leaders plan to engage with key businesses and encourage them to work on solutions to the climate problem. Cost:  Free to SPUR members; $10 for non-members.
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
July 31, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Screening and discussion of Freedom Riders," a documentary about the hundreds of Black and white youth who traveled by buses and trains to the Deep South in 1961 to challenge Jim Crow Laws. Directed by Stanley Nelson.