Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Jose,
CA
May 3, 2014 - 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  Welcome home Lynne Stewart!Free all political prisoners!End political repression! Join the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression, National Lawyers Guild and the San Jose Peace & Justice Center in welcoming Lynne Stewart, Pam Africa and Ramona Africa to San Jose. We will discuss the struggle to free political prisoners highlighting the cases of Lynne Stewart, the MOVE 9 and Mumia Abu-Jamal, including a videotaped message from Mumia himself. Speakers:Masao Suzuki- South Bay Committee Against Political Repression
San Jose,
CA
May 3, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  SHIFT CHANGE is a documentary film by veteran award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin. It tells the little known stories of employee owned businesses that compete successfully in today’s economy while providing secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
San Rafael,
CA
May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Lynne Stewart is a radical human rights and criminal defense attorney who has devoted her life to the oppressed. She was falsely convicted of conspiracy to aid and abet terrorism because she issued a press release on behalf of her famous client, an anti-Mubarak Egyptian cleric. This was an obvious attempt by the U.S. government to silence dissent, curtail vigorous defense lawyers, and install fear in those who would fight against the U.S. government.
San Francisco,
CA
May 6, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  In the last 25 years, the Internet has changed the way people access and share information, and has shifted the dynamics of societies around the globe. Those with a web connection have the potential to take any message and reach an audience of millions. But, this individual potential is only possible when the Internet is open and free for its users. More than 600 million Internet users - over 30% of the world's total Internet population - live in countries with substantial filtering or censorship of online content by the government.
San Jose,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 12:15pm
  Stories of borrowers from different backgrounds affected by the student lending industry and their struggles to change the system. Speakers: Chirag Bhakta, Organizer with the US Students Association
Palo Alto,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:15pm
  The Food and Environment Reporting Network and Sunset Magazine present a panel discussion on fracking in California and what it means for the future of farming in the Monterey Shale. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cost:  Free 
Berkeley,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
  “Boldly conceived and brilliantly written, Margaret Wrinkle’s Wash reveals the horrible human predation of slavery and its nest of nightmares.With a truthfulness even beyond Faulkner, Wrinkle makes her novelistic debut in a monumental work of unflinching imagination.” -Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab’s Wife
Berkeley,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 7:00pm
An evening with filmmaker Helen De Michiel and special guests
Oakland,
CA
May 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
  This documentary is about the apocalyptic thoughts of one man. His name is a Michael C. Ruppert and most people would know him from the documentary Collapse. He had written two books: Crossing the Rubicon in 2004 and Confronting Collapse in 2009. He started off as a whistle-blower. He's a former LAPD narcotics detective and he caught CIA bringing drugs into the country in 1976/77 and he tried to blow the whistle on that. Then he received the whistle-blower treatment... there were attempts on his life.