Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
April 10, 2014 (All day) - April 27, 2014 (All day)
        Every year, for over a decade, we’ve presented a selection of powerful films with distinctive human rights themes. The power of film cannot be underestimated to challenge the viewer and promote calls to action. Rather than wallow in despair, the films in this program will put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the ability of the human spirit and intellect to prevail.
San Jose,
CA
April 18, 2014 (All day) - July 31, 2014 (All day)
  On the 40th Anniversary of the Portuguese Revolution of April 25, 1974 Political struggles over land, labor, and production in Portugal from 1975 to 1980 as told by fifty-eight original poster cards from newborn political parties, trade unions, and social movements Sharat G. Lin, who collected the poster cards in 1980, will lead a discussion on the historical context on Tuesday, April 22 at 1-2 pm. Free and open to the public Wheelchair accessible 
Berkeley,
CA
April 18, 2014 (All day) - April 24, 2014 (All day)
  Every living thing requires water. We humans interact with it in a myriad of ways, numerous times a day. But how often do we consider the complexity of that interaction? And, unless confronted by scarcity, when do we meditate on its ubiquity in creating, sustaining and enriching life?
San Jose,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  Ann Lucas Lecture Series in Law and Justice presents Author Seth Holmes and his new book "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States"
San Francisco,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Adrianna Quintero, Senior Attorney; Director, Latino Outreach, Natural Resources Defense Council Gary Segura, Professor of American Politics and Chair of Chicano/a Studies, Stanford University Anita Martinez, Retired College Educator; Environmentalist; Community Health and Safety Activist
Piedmont,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
This documentary dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy. A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, this film features Robert Reich, UC Berkeley professor, best-selling author, and former Clinton labor secretary, as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. Cost:   Free
Lafayette,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
San Anselmo,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
 
San Francisco,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Haymarket Books & Lannan Foundation are proud to present:A conversation with Ali Abunumah & Max BlumenthalThe Future of Palestine The movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the State of Israel has taken major strides recently in the United States. With divestment votes moving forward on campuses across the country, and votes to boycott Israeli institutions passed by the American Studies Association and other organizations, discussions of the movement and its objectives have entered the mainstream.
San Francisco,
CA
April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Winner of the Rigoberta Menchú Grand Prix at the 2013 Montreal First Peoples Festival, "Gold Fever" is a hard-hitting documentary about the destructive and exploitative impacts of transnational mining in Guatemala.