Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

Berkeley,
CA
August 7, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A Benefit for aid to Children in Gaza A documentary by Nitin Sawhney and Roger Hill, and coproduced with young filmmakers in Gaza, FLYING PAPER is an uplifting story of Palestinian youth on a quest to shatter the Guinness World Record for the most kites ever flown! Co-filmmaker Roger Hill will introduce the film, and afterwards he and Middle East Children's Alliance staffer (and Palestinian refugee) will answer questions and give updates. "Flying Paper promises to be one of those films that I will never forget."--Samya Ayish, CNN Arabic
Occidental,
CA
August 8, 2014 (All day) - August 9, 2014 (All day)
  We invite you to join CODEPINK for a weekend of story telling, skill sharing, camping, singing and barn dancing under the stars at the beautiful and breathtaking Ocean Song in Sonoma County! Register Now! Speakers include Alice Walker, Medea Benjamin, Jodie Evans, Ann Wright and special guests. Spend the night or come for a day of activism and creativity.
San Rafael,
CA
August 8, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Prints of watercolor paintings by self-taught artist and political prisoner Antonio Guerrero will be on display at the Community Media Center of Marin  throughout the month of August. An opening reception for the artist.
San Francisco,
CA
August 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Serra, a sometimes resident of Bolinas, will talk about his latest book at an event sponsored by Marin's Book Passage (at their San Francisco location).  The book is publicized as "a chromatic, metaphoric autobiography" of Serra's defense of the Black Panthers, S.L.A., New World Liberation Front, Nuestra Familia, Earth First, Hells Angels, Mafia and Native Americans, intertwined with his anti-establishment ideology.  Serra says of the  book: “Forgive my romanticized and self-indulgent propositions in the forthcoming pages.
San Francisco,
CA
August 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
‘Sleep Dealer’ is a Sundance award-winning sci-fi thriller packed with stunning visuals and strong social and political themes. Memo Cruz (Luis Fernando Peña) is a young man in near-future Mexico. When his family is victim of a misguided drone attack he finds himself with no option but to head north, towards the U.S./Mexico border. But migrant workers cannot cross this new world border – it's been sealed off. Instead, Memo ends up in a strange digital factory in Mexico where he connects his body to a robot in America.
Berkeley,
CA
August 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
The Republicans tag the Obama administration and the Democratic Party with the label  "socialist", as though it were a crime.  Leftists and progressives seem to not mind the label of socialist, so long as they're not accused of communism, which has a history of both honorable mention and also some things not writing home about. And, as one song has it, if you want to be an effective activist for social change..... then "you ain't been doing nothing/if you ain't been called a red". Let's have a talk about what these words mean for what we're trying to do to effect change.
Novato,
CA
August 10, 2014 - 9:30am
Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace. Her humanitarian non-profit organization is dedicated to the eradication of landmines by transforming landmines into bountiful agricultural fields world-wide. In 1997, deeply inspired by the late Princess Diana and her work to bring the landmine issue to the forefront of the international agenda, Heidi gave a simple toast in the living room of her home that the world may go from Mines To Vines(R), and launched what would become a global initiative and humanitarian effort to transform war-torn regions around the world.
San Francisco,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 6:00pm
Debbie Davis, Community & Rural Affairs Advisor, Office of Planning and Research, State of CaliforniaFelicia Marcus, Chair, State Water Resources Control BoardBarton Thompson, Jr., Professor of Natural Resources Law, Stanford Law School
San Jose,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join some of our downtown neighbors for a discussion about a new initiative called "Sustainable San Jose 3D" (for District 3). Anne Marie Todd is Professor of Communication Studies at San Jose State University. Ted Smith is the founder and former executive director of the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, co-founder of the International Campaign for Responsible Technology,and chair of the Electronics TakeBack Coalition steering committee.
Oakland,
CA
August 13, 2014 - 7:30pm
By Matthew Springford Arts documentary, first broadcast before Ai Weiwei's arrest by the Chinese authorities in April 2011, and his subsequent release after being detained for 11 weeks. Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China's most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei's life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight for artistic freedom of expression while living under the restrictive shadows of authoritarian rule.