Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Jose,
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.
Palo Alto,
May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  A Free Forum with JOEL BEININ - Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University. "In the afternoon when they were about to maybe get there, 700 settlement units were announced in Jerusalem. And poof! That was sort of the moment.” ~ Sec'y of State John Kerry, Testifying Before the Senate.
Santa Cruz,
May 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
  BENEFIT CONCERT for the Resource Center for Nonviolence Building for the Future Campaign This benefit is the public launch of our community campaign to fund the renovation of our 50-year old building. We invite you to join us for the concert and to consider sponsorship of the event. Because tickets are selling quickly, TICKETS:Only available Online. You can purchase tickets through the Rio Theatre's website.General Admission: $40 + $2 SC Admissions tax PLUS online service fee.
May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm
  A video of the theatrical production of the 60th Anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg -- featuring Angela Davis, Eve Ensler, Cotter Smith, radical hip hop artists Rebel Diaz, poet Martín Espada, members  of the Rosenberg/Meeropol family, and more! (This production was staged in June 2013). This 90-minute production uses dramatic readings, acted vignettes, poetry, music, and historical photos, to dramatize the last four days of the Rosenbergs’ lives through their prison letters and their sons' firsthand accounts.
San Jose,
May 16, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  In honor of Nakba day, Middle Eastern Film Night presents "Enduring Roots: Over a Century of Resistance to the Jewish National Fund" as the first event in a new ongoing series at SJPJC.
Martinez to Benicia,
May 17, 2014 (All day)
  Opening Rally in Martinez – morning• Native American prayer by Idle No More SF Bay• Local speakers The Walk Ending Rally in Benicia – Afternoon• Process of Imagining: The future of our community• Art Projects• Picnic
San Francisco,
May 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Nicole Ardoin, Assistant Professor, Stanford Graduate School of EducationZenobia Barlow, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Center for Ecoliteracy; Regional Environmental Justice Coordinator, EPA; Founder, Three Circles Center Erik Hoffner, Outreach Coordinator and Writer, Orion MagazineMitchell Thomashow, President Emeritus, Unity College; Director, Presidential Fellows Program, Second Nature Laurette Rogers, Co-Founder, Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed (STRAW)
May 20, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Mazibuko Jara is Editor of Amandla, an independent researcher and writer, and development consultant. He has a long history of grassroots activist work with the HIV/AIDS movement, the cooperative movement and community-based development organisations. He has extensive global experience working with alliances and coalitions that are critical of corporate-led finance-dominated modes of globalisation and which articulate alternatives that are consistent with the principles of social justice and ecological sustainability.
San Rafael,
May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm