September 4, 2014 (All day) - November 4, 2014 (All day)
We are excited to share the opportunity with you to host a screening for the upcoming comedic documentary Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes. Screening Pay 2 Play is a great way to raise awareness about how the problem of money in politics affects all the other issues we care about from problems of mass incarceration, to a lack of environmental protections, to why we have yet to enact sensible gun safety laws.
November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Ticket prices and locations to be announced Hosted by Greg Bridges
November 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Shahid Buttar is the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, founded in 2001 to defend civil liberties, constitutional rights, and rule of law principles threatened within the US by law enforcement and intelligence agencies. He is a constitutional lawyer and received his J.D. in 2003 from Stanford Law School, where he served as a Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law and Executive Editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in partnership with Cuba Caribe, Global Exchange and the San Francisco Public Library presents a film screening and director’s talk.
REEMBARQUE (Gloria Rolando, 2014, 59 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles) The peoples of African ancestry in Cuba have a rich and complex history. The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a forgotten chapter in Caribbean history from the 18th century to the present.
November 4, 2014 - 6:30pm
Oakland author Michael Goldstein will be reading from his Return of the Light at the Montclair Branch of the Oakland Public Library Tuesday night, November 4. The book, subtitled “A Political Fable in Which the American People Retake Their Country,” has been endorsed by political commentators Michael Parenti and Don Hazen, Executive Editor of Alternet, spiritual teachers Michael Lerner and Wes (“Scoop”) Nisker, and Wavy Gravy, among others. Goldstein finds the library’s scheduling him for election night to be fortuitous.
November 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Part two of the Brower Center’s water-themed series focuses on past and present water debates in California, which has been called “the most hydrologically altered landmass on the planet.” In November, the Center will take a look at California’s water history, exploring the successes and failures of major water redistribution projects: Mono Lake, San Joaquin River, the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct, and others.
November 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
KPFA Radio & Marcus Books present "Considering Ferguson...all the Fergusons..."
john a. powellProfessor of Law, Professor of African-American Studies & Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Tickets: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores www.kpfa.org/events
November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Each year the Veterans Day Gala is Swords to Plowshares' opportunity to share the impact of our work and mission with the community. Each year, the veterans who are honored with the Profiles of Courage award share compelling stories that speak to the full range of services we offer and illustrate the need for our critical programs.
The event raises money to help fill in the gaps to sustain critical, yet underfunded services for our military veterans.
About Swords to Plowshares:
November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Middle East Children's Alliance is thrilled to host this celebration of award-winning reporter Nora Barrows-Friedman's new book which documents the emergence and success of the Students for Justice in Palestine movement, using many of Nora's investigative interviews with activists nationwide. Her journalistic experience in Palestine and close engagement with Palestinian solidarity activism give Nora a unique ability to help these inspiring student leaders tell their stories!
November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm
In Our POWER: U.S. Students Organiza For Justice In Palestine (Just World Books)
MECA is thrilled to host this celebration of award-winning reporter Nora Barrows-Friedman's new book which documents the emergence and success of the Students for Justice in Palestine movement, using many of Nora's investigative interviews with activists nationwide. Her journalistic experience in Palestine and close engagement with Palestinian solidarity activism give Nora a unique ability to help these inspiring student leaders tell their stories!