Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

HOW DOES AN INDEPENDENT ANALYST SURVIVE SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL?

Highly respected, frequently provocative, always challenging, Harvey Rose has survived the drama and intrigues of San Francisco City Hall politics for many years as San Francisco's most highly respected, independent budget and legislative analyst. As part of a valued San Francisco institution, no financial or legislative detail escaped Rose’s attention. In his straightforward talk, Rose will discuss work and the critical need for independent view of San Francisco's money, politics and the work of city hall, supervisors, commissioners, legislators and mayors.

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Sep
23
5:15 PM17:15

TOP MYTHS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS

If we build homeless housing, won't that just attract more homeless people? I read an article about this cool thing they're doing in Utah; why don't we do that? What about tiny homes? 

We know the causes of and solutions to homelessness, but public opinion is based on anecdotes and personal observation rather than facts. This talk will look at some of the most common misconceptions and provide a nuanced, evidence-based response on one of the country's most pressing issues.

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Aug
12
6:00 PM18:00

HOW PUBLIC POLICY BECAME WAR

FDR's New Deal is widely recognized as a turning point in American history, but David Davenport and Gordon Lloyd go even further, calling it “America’s French Revolution.” Refashioning American government and public policy in ways that have grown to epic proportions today, Roosevelt’s decisions reset the balance of power away from Congress and the states toward a strong executive branch. They also shifted the federal government away from the founders’ vision of deliberation and moderation toward war and action. Having learned that a sense of crisis is helpful in moving forward a domestic agenda, post New Deal presidents have seized on the language of war to extend their power dramatically. They have declared war on everything from poverty and drugs to crime and terror. Exploring the consequences of these ill-defined (and never-ending) wars, Davenport calls for a reexamination of this destructive approach to governance and a return to more deliberative and moderate methods.

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

United By Blue Cleanup (San Francisco)

Join United By Blue for a coastline cleanup at Baker Beach! As part of our 2019 Waterway Cleanup tour, we'll gather with local organizations, businesses, and volunteers to clean the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean.

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After a morning of cleaning our waterways and outdoor recreation areas, we'll enjoy complimentary snacks and hear from our event partners about the great work they're doing to keep our oceans clean year-round! We'll also play cleanup games and give away United By Blue prizes. 

Help us bring our mission of removing a pound of trash from waterways for every product we sell to life by joining us for this cleanup. We'll provide cleanup supplies, water and reusable water bottles, and snacks. You bring sturdy shoes, long pants, and your friends!

Special thanks to our event partners for bringing this cleanup to life:

Surfrider Foundation SF

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Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Presidio Greenbelt Neighborhood Cleanup (san Francisco)

  • SW Corner of 14th Ave and Geary BLVD San Francisco, CA (map)
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Hosted by The Richmond Neighborhood Center and 2 others

Join The Richmond Neighborhood Center and the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department for our monthly Presidio Greenbelt Neighborhood Cleanup! We'll meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9-11AM at the SW corner of 14th Ave and Geary Blvd (rain or shine!), and work on projects like planting, pruning, grounds maintenance and trash cleanup. We hope to see you there!

Read more on the SF Rec & Park website: https://sfrecpark.org/event/park-presidio-volunteer-workparty/all/

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Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

THE LAND OF DREAMS AND DROUGHT

Rolling hills, fertile soil: John Steinbeck’s California contrasts a Central Valley that “shouts with grass” during wet years and “puts a terror in the valley” in dry ones. Now, 70 years and four droughts later, California’s cyclical water shortages continue to disrupt a robust agricultural economy—one that produces up to two thirds of the country’s fruit, vegetables and nuts year-round.

In his new book The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, author Mark Arax explores the tumultuous history and reality behind the myth of the Golden State. Can a decades-old distribution system meet the water needs of the future? Will redirecting rivers, drilling deeper wells and building higher dams quench California’s demand for water? What happens when the next record-breaking drought hits?

Join us with author Mark Arax, water and communications expert Faith Kearns, and Los Angeles Times reporter Diana Marcum for a conversation about living the California dream in a drought-prone state.

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Jul
6
9:00 AM09:00

Presidio Greenbelt Neighborhood Cleanup (San Francisco)

  • SW Corner of 14th Ave and Geary BLVD San Francisco, CA (map)
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Hosted by The Richmond Neighborhood Center and 2 others

Join The Richmond Neighborhood Center and the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department for our monthly Presidio Greenbelt Neighborhood Cleanup! We'll meet on the first Saturday of each month from 9-11AM at the SW corner of 14th Ave and Geary Blvd (rain or shine!), and work on projects like planting, pruning, grounds maintenance and trash cleanup. We hope to see you there!

Read more on the SF Rec & Park website: https://sfrecpark.org/event/park-presidio-volunteer-workparty/all/

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Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

July 4th SF Berniecrats Social and Canvassing in Dolores Park

Hosted by San Francisco Berniecrats

Let's show off our Bernie spirit at Dolores Park this July 4th! Bring a blanket or chair to sit on, some food and drinks, and wear a Bernie shirt or some buttons! We'll hang out, talk to folks who walk up to us, and do a little crowd canvassing. It'll be easy and fun.

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Jun
24
6:30 PM18:30

JIM SCIUTTO: THE SHADOW WAR AGAINST AMERICA

What does a country do when it realizes it cannot win an outright war against the United States? It turns to new subversive, clandestine types of modern warfare. This, argues CNN chief national security expert Jim Sciutto, is exactly what China and Russia have been successfully doing—winning a new kind of war that the United States has barely realized it is currently fighting. 

Sciutto’s new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America, is filled with a dizzying amount of on-the-ground reporting. From Ukraine to the South China Sea, from the belly of a submarine under the Arctic to the highest levels of America’s Space Command, Sciutto’s experience both as a reporter and as a diplomat give him unprecedented access and a uniquely informed perspective. His words of caution (and sometimes alarm) point to the areas in which Russia and China have successfully undermined America’s reputation and credibility. Join us for a conversation with someone reporting from the front lines of modern shadow warfare.

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Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

STANDING ROCK, CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE GREEN NEW DEAL

In 2015, representatives of 193 nations gathered in Paris, agreed that global climate change is underway and that our use of fossil fuels is a primary cause and set goals to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. President Trump ignored these agreements; overturned environmental protection standards; ordered the commencement of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone Pipeline; and opened national parks, Indian reservations, and coastal protected areas to the extraction of oil, coal, and natural gas. The dramatic opposition at Standing Rock by the Lakota people, other Native Americans and environmentalists inspired many to call for a Green New Deal. Sheehan, known for his public advocacy on the Pentagon Papers, Watergate, the Karen Silkwood Case, the American Sanctuary movement case, and the Iran–Contra scandal will address this pivotal moment in history.

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

SURJ Organizing Training (online)

by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We are excited to announce a couple of organizing trainings coming up that will be hosted online. You can view information about them on the website at: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/trainings.html

SURJ Campaign and Base Building Organizing training
SURJ Coaches and Chapter Leaders Training
(Note, the times listed above are only for 1 of the 2 trainings)

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Jun
16
5:00 PM17:00

SURJ Organizing Trainings (online)

by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We are excited to announce a couple of organizing trainings coming up that will be hosted online. You can view information about them on the website at: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/trainings.html

SURJ Campaign and Base Building Organizing training
SURJ Coaches and Chapter Leaders Training
(Note, the times listed above are only for 1 of the 2 trainings)

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

The White Devils’ Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco

With an investigative historian’s sharp eye, Siler tells the story of both the abolitionists who challenged the corrosive anti-Chinese prejudices of the time and the young women who dared to flee their fate. She relates how the women who ran the Cameron House defied contemporary convention by physically rescuing children from the brothels where they worked or by snatching them off ships as they were being smuggled in–and how they helped bring the exploiters to justice. This is a remarkable chapter in an overlooked part of San Francisco history, told with sympathy and vigor.

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Jun
12
2:00 PM14:00

Register New Citizens to Vote - Afternoon Session (Oakland)

Hosted by Democracy Action SF

Tickets by Eventbrite

Join Democracy Action volunteers as we help register new citizens to vote following the monthly swearing-in ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Welcoming new citizens to the United States by giving them the tools to fully activate their new freedom to vote is one of the most rewarding things we do. There are 2 ceremonies each month, each swearing-in up to 1,000 new citizens. Join us at 2 pm for the afternoon ceremony. Please plan to arrive no later than 2 pm to allow time for training and volunteer distribution. We usually end by 4 pm.

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Register New Citizens to Vote - Morning Session (Oakland)

Hosted by Democracy Action SF

Tickets by Eventbrite

Join Democracy Action volunteers as we help register new citizens to vote following the monthly swearing in ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Welcoming new citizens to the United States by giving them the tools to fully activate their new freedom to vote is one of the most rewarding things we do. There are 2 ceremonies each month, each swearing in up to 1,000 new citizens. Join us at 10 am for the morning ceremony. Please arrive no later than 10 am to allow time for training and volunteer distribution. We usually end at noon.

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Jun
11
12:00 PM12:00

INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: DRIVING CHANGE IN FOOD AND AGRICULTURE

  • 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
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We face some unprecedented challenges today related to how we grow, produce, distribute and consume food. Changing climatic conditions, population growth and decades of unsustainable growing practices are leading to growing consumer demand for higher quality provenance and production practices and healthier food options. Entrepreneurs are at the forefront of this movement to design a food system that is focused on the health of people and planet. Join Presidio Graduate School for a conversation led by Renske Lynde, CEO of Food System 6, a Bay Area based non-profit organization that supports mission-driven entrepreneurs who are developing innovative solutions to some of our greatest food system challenges. Renske will be joined in conversation with Dan Kurzrock, co-founder and chief grain officer of ReGrained; Andrew Falcon, CEO of Full Cycle Bioplastics; and Christine Su, CEO of PastureMap. Together they will discuss the ways in which their innovative solutions are remaking the food system as we know it. Come prepared to be inspired by these entrepreneurs and to learn how you too can become part of the good food revolution.

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Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

SURJ Organizing Trainings (online)

by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We are excited to announce a couple of organizing trainings coming up that will be hosted online. You can view information about them on the website at: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/trainings.html

SURJ Campaign and Base Building Organizing training
SURJ Coaches and Chapter Leaders Training
(Note, the times listed above are only for 1 of the 2 trainings)

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Learn about the City’s Proposed Spending Plan for Baby Prop C

  • City College of San Francisco (Multi-Use Building, Room 140 (map)
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Learn about the City’s Proposed Spending Plan for Baby Prop C!
In June, 2018 voters passed the Early Care and Education for All Initiative (Baby Prop C) which could provide $121 million annually in new funding. Over the last 7 months, OECE collected input from parents, families, early educators, ECE stakeholders, and San Francisco community members to inform a First 5 Year Spending plan for this funding. Join us for a Community Town Hall on Saturday June 8, 2019, 1pm-3pm to hear a summary of community input collected throughout this process as well as our draft Spending Plan proposal! The event is FREE to the public and will include Chinese and Spanish interpretation, snacks, and refreshments.
 
Where: City College of San Francisco (50 Frida Kahlo Way) Multi-Use Building, Room 140
When:  Saturday June 8, 2019 1pm-3pm
What:  Early Care and Education Town Hall Meeting
Register now!  propctownhall.eventbrite.com

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

June Potrero Hill Democrats Club Meeting: The State of the Resistance

Hosted by Potrero Hill Democratic Club

Contrary to what the pundits may say, the Resistance is alive and well. We are gathering some of the leaders of the local Resistance to discuss what's been happening since the midterms and what's on tap for 2020.
Panelists include:
- Indivisible SF: Lauren Carpenter
- Swing Left San Francisco: Colleen McCarthy, Regional Field Director for Swing Left Northern California and member of Swing Left San Francisco
- Sister District San Francisco: Pete Kronowitt, District Captain
- Sophie Maxwell, Vice-Chair of Group Strategies, San Francisco Democratic Party
- Melissa Hernandez, volunteer No on H campaign (2018) and board member ACLU San Francisco

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Jun
2
5:00 PM17:00

SURJ Organizing Trainings (web-based training)

by Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

We are excited to announce a couple of organizing trainings coming up that will be hosted online. You can view information about them on the website at: http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org/trainings.html

SURJ Campaign and Base Building Organizing training
SURJ Coaches and Chapter Leaders Training
(Note, the times listed above are only for 1 of the 2 trainings)

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Jun
1
10:00 PM22:00

World Oceans Day 2019 Beach Cleanup (San Francisco)

  • 499 Jefferson Street San Francisco, CA, 94109 United States (map)
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Hosted by Aquarium of the Bay

To celebrate World Oceans Day, Aquarium of the Bay will host a special beach cleanup at Aquatic Park alongside our longtime partner, SF Maritime National Historical Park. We love working alongside dedicated volunteers to pick up everyday items like straws, wrappers, cigarette butts, and other plastic trash from harming our ecosystem. 

What to wear: Comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, and sunscreen. 

What to bring: This signed waiver. Volunteers who bring their own reusable water bottle/coffee mug, reusable gloves, and/or bucket will also be eligible to enter a raffle to win a pack of tickets to Aquarium of the Bay.

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