May 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
Official selection of 15 festivals worldwide and the winner of 5 'Best Of' Awards, including Best Feature at the 2012 Mexico International Film Festival. SMUGGLED tells the story of a 9 year-old boy and his mother as the couple are smuggled into the U.S. in a compartment underneath a tour bus. Unfortunately, the journey doesn't go as planned as a new destiny awaits Miguel and his mother.
May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Filmed over nearly 3 years, WASTE LAND follow renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores"- self designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives.
May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
A Free Forum with JOEL BEININ - Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University.
"In the afternoon when they were about to maybe get there, 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem. And poof! That was sort of the moment.” ~ Sec'y of State John Kerry, Testifying Before the Senate.
May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
BENEFIT CONCERT for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign
This benefit is the public launch of our community campaign to fund the renovation of our 50-year old building. We invite you to join us for the concert and to consider sponsorship of the event. Because tickets are selling quickly,
TICKETS:Only available Online. You can purchase tickets through the Rio Theatre's website.General Admission: $40 + $2 SC Admissions tax PLUS online service fee.
May 10, 2014 - 11:30am - 7:30pm
$5 for adults; $3 for youth 6-17 yrs; children under 6 freeAll music and dance performances and exhibits are included in the price of admission.
May 13, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Join the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, the University of San Francisco School of Education and Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth at the California Historical Society for a conversation honoring the 60th Anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education court decision.
May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
A video of the theatrical production of the 60th Anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg -- featuring Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Cotter Smith, radical hip hop artists Rebel Diaz, poet Martín Espada, members of the Rosenberg/Meeropol family, and more! (This production was staged in June 2013).
This 90-minute production uses dramatic readings, acted vignettes, poetry, music, and historical photos, to dramatize the last four days of the Rosenbergs’ lives through their prison letters and their sons' firsthand accounts.
May 15, 2014 - 6:30pm
Please join IDEX in welcoming long-time IDEX partner and Co-ordinator of theSouth Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA), Desmond D'Sa, to San Francisco.
Mr. D'Sa will be sharing the work of the alliance and its most urgent campaign against a mega project to expand the Durban port that will displace local people, disturb wildlife and negatively impact ecosystems. Mr. D'Sa will be traveling from South Africa to bring the voices of his community to IDEX supporters, allies, and friends.
May 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
In honor of Nakba day, Middle Eastern Film Night presents "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund" as the first event in a new ongoing series at SJPJC.
Martinez to Benicia,
May 17, 2014 (All day)
Opening Rally in Martinez – morning• Native American prayer by Idle No More SF Bay• Local speakers
Ending Rally in Benicia – Afternoon• Process of Imagining: The future of our community• Art Projects• Picnic