Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Francisco,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
      Join us on May 8th, 2014, from 6:00PM – 8:30PM at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco for the 12th Annual Human Rights Awards! The evening will feature dining, dancing, and a presentation of the awards.   This year Global Exchange will honor the 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Schools.
San Francisco,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:15pm
  Deconstructing a Winning Campaign That Fused Community Power and Healthcare Workers How did Jobs with Justice SF fuse together San Francisco's most vibrant coalition of organized labor and community-based organizations fighting for social and economic justice? How have workers and everyday San Franciscans benefited from the struggles JWJ-SF and their coalition partners have taken on? And, what challenges lie ahead?
San Jose,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm
  There's hunger right here in the U.S.A. Please bring a canned good item for the Letter Carriers' Food Drive.
San Francisco,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  Join keynote speaker Dennis Kucinich and more than 300 green business leaders, philanthropists, and health and social justice pioneers for a thought-provoking, festive evening. CEH will celebrate recent public health victories and unveil plans for critical work ahead. Dinner will be served.
Palo Alto,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Meet Award-Winning Author: NoViolet Bulawayo Zimbabwean immigrant and current Stegner Fellow, Bulawayo: “They flee their own wretched land so their hunger may be pacified in foreign lands, their tears wiped away in strange lands, the wounds of their despair bandaged in faraway lands, their blistered prayers muttered in the darkness of queer lands.”  
San Jose,
CA
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
  Environmental Justice Speakers Series presents Why Food Sustainability Matters with a screening of the documentary "GMO OMG"
San Francisco,
CA
May 9, 2014 (All day) - May 11, 2014 (All day)
  This first ever general grassroots Climate Conference with leading scientists and activists will tackle climate topics, technical and political in the Bay Area and beyond. Friday: (San Francisco: Unitarian Universalist Church)   The Conference will start with a special speaking engagement Friday night May 9th, featuring Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson, who has a science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050.
San Francisco,
CA
May 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
  Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Turkey, S.F. Bay Area Dina Ibrahim, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Broadcasting and Communication Arts, SFSU; Media Analyst Robert Rosenthal, Executive Director, Centre for Investigative Reporting - Moderator The distinguished panel will discuss the Syrian tragedy, which has caused hundreds of thousands of casualties and created over two million refugees. The panelists will be also focus on how the conflict has impacted neighboring countries.
San Jose,
CA
May 9, 2014 - 6:30pm
  Official selection of 15 festivals worldwide and the winner of 5 'Best Of' Awards, including Best Feature at the 2012 Mexico International Film Festival. SMUGGLED tells the story of a 9 year-old boy and his mother as the couple are smuggled into the U.S. in a compartment underneath a tour bus. Unfortunately, the journey doesn't go as planned as a new destiny awaits Miguel and his mother.
Novato,
CA
May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  Filmed over nearly 3 years, WASTE LAND follow renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil and the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of "catadores"- self designated pickers of recyclable materials. His collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both their dignity and despair as they begin to re-imagine their lives.