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 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  Marathi poet Nagraj Manjule’s impressive debut feature tells the story of Jabya, a Dalit boy, and his family’s struggle against daily prejudice in their Maharashtra village. Being labeled untouchable does not stop Jabya from dreaming beyond his caste: buying a pair of jeans and longing for the affections of Shalu, an upper caste classmate. Meanwhile, Jabya’s parents focus all their resources on paying for their daughter’s dowry, and worry their son’s continuing defiance is jeopardizing the family’s well-being.
San Jose,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  The documentary film "Precious Knowledge" will be screened as part of the Ethnic History Film Series
Berkeley,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  “Farmed and Dangerous”, Chipotle’s latest viral marketing campaign, takes on the sins of industrial agriculture. Farmed and Dangerous was produced by Chipotle and production company Chipotle is the sponsor for the Food For Thought initiative. Come join food First and join in the laughter at the expense of “Big Ag.”
Berkeley,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Speakers/Performers: Harley Shaiken, UC Berkeley; Cynthia Gorney, UC Berkeley Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement 20 years ago, U.S. companies have used the Santiago River as their own “waste canal.” This documentary follows a young woman and her family as they defy death threats to try and save one of the most polluted rivers in Mexico. 24 minutes. Spanish with English subtitles.
San Jose,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
  April 15th is Global Day of Action on Military Spending. In honor of this we will be showing the film "Standing Army" as the Veterans for Peace monthly meeting. Standing Army, directed by Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi, is an award-winning documentary film about the global network of U.S. military bases, the impact that these have on local populations, and the military-industrial complex that lies behind it.
San Francisco,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  Join us for a Co-Presentation of Museum of the African Diaspora and the 10th Annual CubaCaribe Festival of Dance and Music.
Oakland,
CA
April 16, 2014 - 7:30pm
  By Joel Heath and the Community of Sanikiluaq Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of the Inuit on the Belcher Islands in Canada's Hudson Bay. Connecting past, present and future is a unique relationship with the eider duck. Eider down, the warmest feather in the world, allows both Inuit and bird to survive harsh Arctic winters.
Stanford,
CA
April 17, 2014 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  Stanford Students for Justice in Palestine is proud to host Maya Wind and Eran Efrati to discuss Israeli society, the military, and the case for peace in Israel and Palestine. Maya Wind is a conscientious objector who served time in the Israeli military prison for refusing to serve in the IDF. Eran Efrati is a former soldier who served in the IDF in the West Bank until 2009, when he was discharged and began to work as an activist.
Emeryville,
CA
April 17, 2014 - 7:00pm