November 21, 2014 - 6:30pm
This November 20th will mark 45 years since 89 Native Americans, led by activist Richard Oakes, seized control of Alcatraz island for nearly two years. The Occupation of Alcatraz was a historic spark that catalyzed the burgeoning American Indian Movement in the late 1960s.
November 22, 2014 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center has announced the award winners for its 6th annual Peace & Justice Awards Dinner taking place on Saturday, November 22nd.
November 23, 2014 - 7:00pm
As the extraction of oil and gas becomes more complicated, energy companies are turning to more complicated methods of bringing these substances to the surface and eventually to market. One method is hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking" -- a well-stimulation process that involves blasting huge amounts of water mixed with sand and dozens of chemical components deep into the earth, breaking up rock formations to free up oil and gas trapped beneath that rock.
November 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges will present a talk on the the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act. Hedges was one of the plaintiffs in a 2012 suite to have that provision held unconstitutional. The won at the district court level, but the ruling was overturned by the appeals court. He is currently a columnist at truthdig.com
Co-Sponsors: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
November 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. By understanding the elaborate relationships and mutuality between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, we come to appreciate the complex and dynamic nature of this precious resource. The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time.
December 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Rebecca Moore, Lead, Google Earth Outreach Program and Google Earth Engine
Mary Ellen Hannibal, Stanford University Media Fellow; Author, The Spine of the Continent – Moderator
December 11, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us for the annual Global Exchange Fair Trade Store Holiday Party!
Come enjoy some holiday cheer and find gifts for your loved ones, while creating a more sustainable and just world. Delicious treats provided by Berkeley Student Food Collective.