August 19, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The 2014 Human Development Report highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. Although almost everyone is likely to feel vulnerable at some point in life, some individuals and groups are systematically worse off. Longer life spans and demographic transitions are having wide ranging effects on economies, societies and living arrangements.
August 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
Land access is a serious challenge facing small-scale farmers. Concentration of ownership, increasing farm size, rural gentrification, financial speculation, and rising pressure from residential and industrial real estate developers have made farmland increasingly difficult to get.
August 20, 2014 - 7:15pm
A documentary revealing the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis that we face today.
August 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
By Don Argott
An un-missable look at one of the art world’s most fascinating controversies and a celebrated selection of the Toronto, New York and AFI Film Festivals, Don Argott’s gripping documentary THE ART OF THE STEAL chronicles the long and dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes Foundation, a private collection of art valued at more than $25 billion.
August 21, 2014 - 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Join Global Exchange for an evening of community, cultivation and celebration!
Global Exchange is partnering with Dr. Teeth to raise awareness and funds for Global Exchange! 10% of drink sales on August 21, 2014 will be donated to Global Exchange - so come have some fun and raise some funds for Global Exchange.
August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco ChronicleJohn Cushman, Author, Keystone & Beyond; Former Reporter, The New York TimesAdditional panelist TBA
August 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
Daniel Curzon, Author; Social, Cultural and Environmental Holiness Critic
Join in Curzon’s tales from Halfway to the Stars in which the cable car driver says what you secretly agree with but are afraid to say out loud. Add in a mix of hilarious and informative guidelines for "proper gay behavior" in The Big Book of In-Your-Face Gay Etiquette. Better yet, bring your ideas and interpretations of your favorite Curzon books, poems and fiction. Toss together local fun, etiquette and taboo for an unforgettable evening!
August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Jenin Jenin, directed and co-produced by Palestinian actor and director Mohamed Bakri, includes testimony from Jenin residents after the Israeli army's Defensive Wall operation, during which the city and camp were the scenes of fierce fighting. The operation ended with Jenin flattened and scores of Palestinians dead. Palestinians as well as numerous human rights groups accused Israel of committing war crimes in the April 2002 attack on the refugee camp.
Los Altos Hills,
August 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Josephine and Frank Duveneck opened their home to the United Farm Workers movement in the 1960s and provided a safe space for Cesar Chavez to organize California’s first farm workers strike. Cesar’s Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights.
August 27, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In response to research that shows almost a quarter of the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims have been victims of hate crimes since 9/11, leading Bay Area scholars are urging civic organizations to fight negative portrayals of Muslims in the media and popular culture.