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October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Please join us in celebrating 15 years of radical political history, culture and activism with music and community. The Archives preserve audio, video and print materials dating from the late 1960s that chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the US and international movements for justice and liberation. In addition to preserving this material, we encourage community access, create educational materials linking the past and present, and have a dope youth internship program. Featuring Tarika Lewis & the Youth Ensemble and Rico Pabon with live band
San Rafael,
October 17, 2014 (All day) - October 19, 2014 (All day)
        Global Exchange is thrilled to partner with Bioneers for their 25th anniversary Conference. We warmly invite you to join us October 17th through 19th in San Rafael, California.   An added bonus this year: Global Exchange members receive a 10% discount on tickets.   Not a member?
October 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement -- the first winner of the Women's World Poetry Slam -- Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality. Her work has been featured on the BBC, Air America, C-SPAN, Free Speech TV and in 2010 was read by a state representative in lieu of morning prayer at the Utah State Legislature.
October 18, 2014 - 9:00am
We're coming back to the Bay Area for another Gaza 5K! Proceeds from the Gaza 5K Walk/Run will benefit UNRWA’s psycho-social support program for children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating crisis of July-August 2014 and the prolonged blockade. Many of these already vulnerable children have now lived through three traumatic rounds of violence, witnessing death, destruction, and displacement. It's estimated that 375,000 children in Gaza now require immediate counseling.
October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm
Join KPFA and Global Exchange for an evening with renown environmental activist and anti-globalization author, Dr. Vandana Shiva. Shiva will speak on the Rights of Nature – a global movement working to establish legal standing for the environment in law. From promoting food sovereignty in India, to challenging global corporations destroying local economies, to authoring more than 20 advocacy books, Dr. Shiva consistently speaks on the critical issues of our time, with a vision for a better future. Hosted by Carleen Pickard. Tickets $15 online/$20 at door
October 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
Lost Rivers tells the story of the water flowing just beneath the feet of urban and suburban dwellers. Once upon a time, in almost every industrial city, countless rivers flowed. We built houses along their banks. Our roads hugged their curves. And their currents fed our mills and factories. But as cities grew, we polluted rivers so much that they became conduits for deadly waterborne diseases like cholera, which killed hundreds of thousands throughout the 19th century. Our solution two centuries ago was to bury rivers underground and merge them with sewer networks.
October 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
The controversial 2014 California Water Bond will allow the state government to borrow $11.1 billion to overhaul our water system. To educate voters about this complex measure, currently on track for the November ballot, the Brower Center has gathered a prestigious group of experts supporting and opposing the bond. Allocations include funds for water storage projects, ecosystem protection, groundwater protection, and technology solutions such as desalination – all of which draw passionate supporters and detractors.
October 23, 2014 - 7:30pm
Hosted by Erica Bridgeman The UnAmericans is a stunning debut work of fiction that exposes the deepest emotions that tie people together and break relationships apart through various twentieth century generations  and across a range of locales from the United States to Israel, Soviet Russia, Hungary and the Ukraine.  Her characters inner lives frequently, subtly, brilliantly reveal their social and political  histories.
November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Ticket prices and locations to be announced Hosted by Greg Bridges
November 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in partnership with Cuba Caribe, Global Exchange and the San Francisco Public Library presents a film screening and director’s talk. REEMBARQUE (Gloria Rolando, 2014, 59 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles) The peoples of African ancestry in Cuba have a rich and complex history. The voices of prominent historians join the memories of Haitians and their descendants in Cuba to understand a forgotten chapter in Caribbean history from the 18th century to the present.