Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Jose,
CA
August 22, 2014 - 7:00pm
Jenin Jenin, directed and co-produced by Palestinian actor and director Mohamed Bakri, includes testimony from Jenin residents after the Israeli army's Defensive Wall operation, during which the city and camp were the scenes of fierce fighting. The operation ended with Jenin flattened and scores of Palestinians dead. Palestinians as well as numerous human rights groups accused Israel of committing war crimes in the April 2002 attack on the refugee camp.
Los Altos Hills,
CA
August 24, 2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Josephine and Frank Duveneck opened their home to the United Farm Workers movement in the 1960s and provided a safe space for Cesar Chavez to organize California’s first farm workers strike. Cesar’s Last Fast is a multi-platform feature documentary film about the private sacrifice and spiritual conviction behind Cesar Chavez’s struggle for the humane treatment of America’s farm workers, and the impact Chavez’s legacy has on today’s generation of organizers fighting for farm worker rights.
Walnut Creek,
August 27, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In response to research that shows almost a quarter of the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims have been victims of hate crimes since 9/11, leading Bay Area scholars are urging civic organizations to fight negative portrayals of Muslims in the media and popular culture.
Walnut Creek,
CA
August 27, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
In response to research that shows almost a quarter of the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims have been victims of hate crimes since 9/11, leading Bay Area scholars are urging civic organizations to fight negative portrayals of Muslims in the media and popular culture.
Oakland,
CA
August 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
By David Grubin
Berkeley,
CA
August 27, 2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
  UK filmmaker Candida Brady's documentary Trashed, featuring actor Jeremy Irons looks at the growing global crisis of trash, highlighting how human health and the environment are threatened by the pollution from burning and discarding waste.
Menlo Park,
CA
September 1, 2014 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Peabody Gallery of Menlo Park, one of Silicon Valley’s most venerable art galleries, is pleased to announce an exhibition of the largest collection of Tom Everhart works ever on display. Everhart is the only Artist who will ever be able to incorporate the use of Peanuts characters in Fine Art. All artwork is on exhibition and available for acquisition  and the exhibition is open to the public.
San Francisco,
CA
September 4, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Asia has enjoyed dramatic growth over recent decades and will continue to prosper in the years to come. However, critical issues still face the region that may challenge its rise, including: lack of transparency and accountability in government; rising income inequality; exclusion of women from political and economic life; ethnic and religious conflict; access to justice and human rights; and climate change, disaster management and water resource management.
Berkeley,
CA
September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Join the Latin American Scientific Society of Agroecology (SOCLA) in collaboration with the Berkeley Food Institute and Food First for a public event to interact with leading agroecologists from Brasil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Our visitors will update us on the agroecological technical and policy advances in various countries and the challenges to achieve food sovereignity in the midst of a globalized economy, corporate control of the food system and climate change. Agroecology in Latin America
San Francisco,
CA
September 8, 2014 - 12:00pm
  Dr. Kelly has published widely, including books on Shakespeare and papers on dramaturgy and cultural engagement. She will discuss her work in teaching and leadership at many different Saudi universities. Kelly's next book will record the experiences of Saudi Arabia's female leaders in a society that is still rigidly masculinist. Cost: $20 non-members, MEMBERS FREE, students free (with valid ID)