Bay Area Events

[GX LOGO] = Global Exchange event

San Rafael,
CA
May 21, 2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
 
Berkeley,
CA
May 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
"Dr. Hart (neuropsychopharmacologist, Columbia Univ., research scientist, New York State Psychiatric Instit. Div. of Substance Abuse) presents a refreshing new analysis of drug use that reveals how common misconceptions are far too often not based on empirical evidence. Hart blends his own story of experimentation with drugs as a teenager with his empirical insights into the relationship between drugs and pleasure, factors that motivate the use of drugs, and the power of choice.
San Francisco,
CA
May 29, 2014 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
  China has undergone profound economic change in recent years. Through international trade and development of new energy resources, the country has increased its involvement abroad, and at home economic growth has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. However, progress has not been made across the board – political and social advances have been slower to emerge. The Communist Party still seeks to maintain control over its citizens, limiting freedom of expression and restricting access to information.
Richmond,
CA
May 31, 2014 - 1:00pm
  Meet at Castro St. entrance to Kinder Morgan train yard between entrance to Chevron Refinery/Hwy 580 & Hensley Street, close to Hensley across Castro Street from General Chemical’s entrance at 525 Castro Stop Pollution of our Communities and Climate! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a permit to Kinder Morgan to operate its crude‐by‐rail project to import highly explosive and toxic crude oil into Richmond, a low income community of color already burdened bypollution caused by the fossil fuel industry.
San Francisco,
CA
June 9, 2014 - 12:00pm
  Matt Rogers, Director, McKinsey & Co.; Co-author, Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century With more than 2.5 billion people in developing countries poised to move into cities and out of poverty in the next couple of decades, the world is facing a huge economic shift. The rise of urban middle classes in Asia and elsewhere will put further strain on water, food and other resources already under stress and drive commodity prices higher.
San Francisco,
CA
June 11, 2014 - 6:00pm
  Robert Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, MonsantoAndrew Kimbrell, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Food SafetyNathanael Johnson, Food Writer, Grist; Author, All Natural: A Skeptic's Quest to Discover If the Natural Approach to Diet, Childbirth, Healing, and the Environment Really Keeps Us Healthier and HappierJessica Lundberg, Seed Nursery Manager, Lundberg Family Farms
Benicia to Rodeo,
CA
June 14, 2014 (All day)
  Opening Rally in Benicia – Morning•    Native American prayer by Idle No More SF Bay•    Local speakers The Walk Ending Rally in Rodeo – Late Afternoon•    Process of Imagining: The future of our community•    Art Projects•    Picnic
Berkeley,
CA
June 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
“Subversives will shock even those who’ve become used to the national security state and its excesses. …Seth Rosenfeld restores the California tradition of courageous muckraking of Lincoln Steffens, and the sharp indictment of the powerful that we associate with Jack London.” — Ishmael Reed