Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
September 15, 2014 - 6:00pm
Katie Fehrenbacher, Reporter, GigaOmDavid Crane, CEO, NRG Amazon, Apple, Google and your local power company: One of these things is not like the other. But NRG Energy executive David Crane says utilities should aspire to be in league with the strongest tech brands. What’s at stake? Electric companies must quickly find innovative ways to deliver clean and affordable energy, or more severe weather will destabilize the global economy. Government regulation alone won’t get the job done.
San Francisco,
CA
September 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
 
Oakland,
CA
September 17, 2014 - 7:00pm
An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky "Noam Chomsky and Michel Gondry are "a charmingly unpredictable, appealing match...This is a movie that celebrates the life of a great mind and makes a case for the mind that knows less but keeps on asking."--Manohla Dargis, New York Times
Berkeley,
CA
September 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
  “Our relationship with nature has changed…radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable.” – Diane Ackerman “Diane Ackerman’s vivid writing, inexhaustible stock of insights, andunquenchable optimism have established her as a national treasure and as one of our greatest authors...If you haven’t read her previous books, you’re now about to become addicted to Diane Ackerman.” - Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel
Berkeley,
CA
September 19, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
very fall, the Brower Center presents the Art/Act Award & Exhibition, created to honor established artists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to using art’s unique transformative power in the service of activism. In 2014, the Center recognizes internationally acclaimed sculptor, architectural designer, and ardent environmentalist Maya Lin, known most widely for her Vietnam Veterans Memorial, but whose most recent work has focused on threatened ecosystems.
San Francisco,
CA
September 22, 2014 - 9:30am
  “An End to Loneliness and Intervention for Justice forthe Intersex Child” Anne Tamar-Mattis, Executive Director of Advocates for Informed Choice, discusses needless and cruel surgeries done without permission on intersex children long before their true gender has become evident, and the work of AIC to remedy a history of injustice for dual sex or intersex children and adults. Light breakfast offered for slight fee.
San Francisco,
CA
September 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
Juan Gonzales, Founder and Editor, El TecolotePaul Kozakiewicz, Publisher, Richmond Review and Sunset BeaconWillie Ratcliff, Publisher, San Francisco Bay ViewGlenn Gullmes, Publisher, West Portal Monthly – Moderator
Los Altos,
CA
September 23, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fifty years ago, on August 2 and 4, 1964, we were told that American destroyers were attacked by North Vietnamese PT boats while cruising innocently in the Tonkin Gulf. But formerly classified information conclusively shows that the first attack was provoked by covert operations in which we were (in LBJ's words) blowing up "bridges, roads, and so forth" in covert operations in North Vietnam. Even more surprisingly, there is incontrovertible proof that the second attack never even happened.
Berkeley,
CA
September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Watermark is a feature documentary from multiple-award winning filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier, and renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky, marking their second collaboration after Manufactured Landscapes in 2006. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.
Berkeley,
CA
September 25, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Through pictures and discussion Jonathan will inspire attendees to experiment with Permaculture as an ethical and practical way to transition from climate destruction to climate regeneration. Jonathan is the contributing author of the book Paradise Lot: Two Plant geeks and 1/10th of an acre, and owner of FoodForestFarm.com. His edible forest garden, located in Holyoke, MA, is recognized around the world. Cost:  $5-25 donation suggested to cover author travel expense. Barter accepted (eg. canned peaches, bundle of garlic). No one turned away for lack of funds.