March 27, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert” solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors which created them in the first place.
March 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
Three young Americans captured by Iranian forces and held in captivity for two years tell their story.
In summer 2009, Shane Bauer, Joshua Fattal, and Sarah Shourd were hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan when they unknowingly crossed into Iran and were captured by a border patrol. Accused of espionage, the three Americans ultimately found themselves in Tehran's infamous Evin Prison, where they discovered that pooling their strength of will and relying on each other were the only ways they could survive.
March 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
The film takes us on a journey, from the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here. Most importantly, MONEY & LIFE says that we owe it to ourselves to understand the fundamentals of this technology called money in order to be effective participants in the economic transformation that is happening around us, a shift more rapid and as profound as the Industrial Revolution.
March 28, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Joshua Fattal Co-authors, A Sliver of Light In the summer of 2009, Bauer, Fattal and Shourd made international headlines when they were hiking and unknowingly crossed into Iran.
The three Americans were captured by border patrol, accused of espionage, and ultimately imprisoned for two years in Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison. Together they share their harrowing story of hope and survival.
March 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
Dir. Victor Silverman & Susan Stryker, 2005, 57 min.
March 29, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Join us for a comprehensive review of research on plastic in the oceans, plastic toxicity, the costs of disposability, and ways that we each can shift to more life-sustaining materials. Local leaders in health, conservation, and resource recovery will describe issues and solutions to the plague of plastic pollution.
March 30, 2014 - 9:30am
"Faces of Human Rights: Human Rights Defenders around the World."TarahxDemant, visiting Professor from Mills College, speaks on basic human rights. Each day, countless people risk their jobs, their freedom, and their very lives in the name of basic human dignity and justice. A 12-year-old girl facesdown the Taliban for the right to education; a journalist exposes corruption in Somalia; a mother in Guatemala leads her community against corrupt government officials illegally taking land. Explore the fight for global justice.
March 30, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich-professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member-as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.
At the heart of the film is a simple proposition: what is a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of our nation's economic health.
March 30, 2014 - 3:00pm
Priority Africa Network & US-Africa Network Present:
One Struggle Many Fronts: US-Africa Environmental Justice Tour
With Oakland one of many stops, this national tour brings critical analysis on the local and global linkages of growing economic inequality, our environment, land-grabs and displacement.
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March 30, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Priority Africa Network & US-Africa Network invite you to a Community Dinner and Speakers’ ForumSpeakers:Mithika Mwenda - Pan African Climate Justice Alliance in KenyaEmem Okon from the Kebetkache Women’s Resource and Development Center in Nigeria
Anuradha Mittal – Executive Director of The Oakland InstituteWith Oakland one of many stops, this national tour brings critical analysis on the local and global linkages of growing economic inequality, our environment, land-grabs and displacement.