May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Welcome home Lynne Stewart!Free all political prisoners!End political repression!
Join the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression, National Lawyers Guild and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center in welcoming Lynne Stewart, Pam Africa and Ramona Africa to San Jose.
We will discuss the struggle to free political prisoners highlighting the cases of Lynne Stewart, the MOVE 9 and Mumia Abu-Jamal, including a videotaped message from Mumia himself.
Speakers:Masao Suzuki- South Bay Committee Against Political Repression
May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
May 5, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights and criminal defense attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed. She was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism because she issued a press release on behalf of her famous client, an anti-Mubarak Egyptian cleric. This was an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government.
May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. But, this individual potential is only possible when the Internet is open and free for its users. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries with substantial filtering or censorship of online content by the government.
May 7, 2014 - 12:15pm
Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system.
Speakers: Chirag Bhakta, Organizer with the US Students Association
May 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm
The Food and Environment Reporting Network and Sunset Magazine present a panel discussion on fracking in California and what it means for the future of farming in the Monterey Shale.
Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Join us on May 8th, 2014, from 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards! The evening will feature dining, dancing, and a presentation of the awards.
This year Global Exchange will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools.
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
There's hunger right here in the U.S.A. Please bring a canned good item for the Letter Carriers' Food Drive.
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Meet Award-Winning Author: NoViolet Bulawayo
Zimbabwean immigrant and current Stegner Fellow, Bulawayo: “They flee their own wretched land so their hunger may be pacified in foreign lands, their tears wiped away in strange lands, the wounds of their despair bandaged in faraway lands, their blistered prayers muttered in the darkness of queer lands.”