May 17, 2013 - 6:30pm
Join the Muslim Legal Fund of America for our first annual fundraising gala in the San Francisco Bay Area. Speakers will discuss discrimination Muslims have faced in the US criminal justice system, MLFA's work to defend civil liberties in American courtrooms and connections across communities. Featured Speakers: Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Rabab Abdulhadi, Charles Swift, Ahmed Ghappour.
May 17, 2013 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fracking is a dangerous form of oil and gas extraction that involves pumping vast amounts of water and toxic chemicals deep in to the earth to break apart shale rock. Oil companies are buying up leases throughout central California, hoping to use new fracking technologies to make major profits at the expense of California’s water, land and air. PRESENTATIONS: Rose Braz, Center for Biological Diversity A comprehensive presentation about fracking in California, offered by one of the organizations most involved in the battle to halt it. Get your questions answered.
May 17, 2013 - 7:30pm
Marin's Roger Harris will discuss Venezuela's "The Chavista Movement and The Challenges Ahead," during his PowerPoint presentation.
May 18, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
As individuals, families, and communities, most of us are drowning in debt for the basic things we need to live, including housing, education, and health care. Even those of us who do not have personal debt are affected by predatory lending. Our essential public services are cut because our cities and towns are held hostage by the same big banks that have been bailed out by our government. All of us are outraged that big banks don’t have to pay their debts, but we do.
May 18, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Come enjoy, learn, and participate in the Dear Iran Project,
created by Jes Richardson (the “Gandhi Guy”) and Mara Chitayat.
Our project is a card writing campaign, established to build respect and understanding between Iranians and Americans.
Share a Middle Eastern meal catered by the West End Cafe, accompanied byPersian music; watch video clips of Iran;
May 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
This is a movie based on Bill McKibbens' "Do the Math" tour, in which he makes an urgent case for institutions to divest from holdings in fossil fuel companies.
It’s simple math: we can emit 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxideand stay below 2°C of warming— anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The only problem? Burning the fossil fuel that corporations now have in their reserves would result in emitting2,795 gigatons of carbon dioxide – five times the safe amount.
May 19, 2013 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Come join the Industrial Workers of the World Environmental Caucus, 350 Bay area, and oil industry whistle blowers for Pizza and Presentations! * Myth busting the Keystone XL from a Labor point of view. * Latest updates on the Keystone XL and a Take Action Center. * Shocking videos and interviews with Oil and Gas whistle blowers. * Link in with local Tar Sands Activists * $5-$20 suggested donations and tee shirt sale for $30.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
May 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.
May 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
About 40 children under the age of five die every three minutes, 40% of whom are less than a month old. In the same time frame two women die in child birth. These are startling statistics, but in fact, they have fallen by 35% over the past 20 years. Over the same period malaria deaths have dropped by 50% in eight African countries. And many more could be saved by simple things such as providing prenatal and postnatal care, educating mothers on the importance of clean drinking water and through vaccinations. If these solutions are so simple why are they not being implemented?
May 20, 2013 - 7:30pm
Even though Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, how to protect and value it—she has spent much of her life disassociated from her own body. This disconnection was brought on by her father’s sexual abuse and her mother’s remoteness. “Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth,” she writes, “I could not feel or know their pain.”