Events Nationwide

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Oakland,
CA
April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Come hear Ian Angus, the Canadian ecosocialist activist and editor of the journal, "Climate and Capitalism".  "How to Make an Ecosocialist Revolution". A discussion will follow. The event is a benefit for the Bay Area branch of System Change Not Climate Change, a new national organization of ecosocialists and is co-sponsored by the Kendra Alexander Foundation. The Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible.
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 - 6:00pm
  In the next two decades 400 million acres of U.S. farmland will change hands. Will that land be consolidated into larger holdings and treated as a commodity or investment asset? Or will it prove the foundation for a new business, a next-generation farmer, a passionate entrepreneur? Join us for a weekend program to tackle the historical context, long-range implications and economic impact, and stewardship potential of the transition ahead. Cost:  $15 Saturday/ $20 Sunday
San Francisco,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
Benefit for El Tecolote, longest running Spanish/English bilingual newspaper in California, serving Latinos in the Bay Area since 1970. Intro by: Dr. Félix Gutiérrez, professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. A discussion will follow with: Rosalío Muñoz, co-chair of the 1970 Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles; Ernesto B. Vigil, member of the Crusade for Justice from 1968–1981; Ricardo Lopez, advisor and Associate Producer of the film; Allison Santiago, Xicana Moratorium Coalition in Oakland; Camille Taiara, journalist. $10 donation
Dublin,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm
  “Equality for All,” a documentary featuring former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich. Robert Reich explains the greatest economic divide in America’s history and what we can do about it.  This is an entertaining film and has some of the most lucid explanations for this situation that I’ve heard. No matter where you tune in on the dial, you can relate to this fellow.  This public event begin with a 6:30 PM meet & greet potluck, the film begins at 7 PM, and there will be a discussion following the 90 minute film.  This event is 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.
Berkeley,
CA
April 26, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  Are more Peoples Parks the solution? Are running candidates in elections the solution? Is Revolution possible? What kind of organizations do workers need to build now? Are our unions reformable? How should we deal with Climate Change? Should we be involved with the tree-protest in north side of UC Campus? What should we do about the homeless? Many “Fight Back” events happen around the world. Come and express what we can do here. Free Admission
Oakland,
CA
April 27, 2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
The hunger strikes by prisoners in the Pelican Bay SHU and elsewhere have highlighted the human rights nightmare inside America’s prisons. Urszula Wislanka, supporter of the Pelican Bay Hunger Strike, will speak on the prisoner's fight to hold onto their humanity in the midst of the most inhuman environment yet designed. Glenn Turner, a Spiritual Advisor to California prisoners, will add her perspective on how prisoners respond to the abusive treatment inside. Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML
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.