Mar
29
7:30 PM19:30

Ear Hustle's Nigel Poor & Earlonne Woods (San Francisco)

Ear Hustle presents stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist, and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams. The Ear Hustle team works in San Quentin’s media lab to produce stories that are sometimes difficult, often funny and always honest, offering a nuanced view of people living within the American prison system.  

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Apr
3
11:00 AM11:00

Women For Forests: Online Training For Women for Climate Justice

Join WECAN International on APRIL 3rd for 'Women For Forests' - the first session in our series of 2019 Online Education & Advocacy Trainings For Women For Climate Justice!

ABOUT: Women from across the world are exposing the intertwined root causes of forest destruction, gender injustice, and economic domination. They are rising up to protect vital forests ecosystems from deforestation, agribusiness, and a host of other threats. Through their work, they are protecting irreplaceable biodiversity and the sources of community life and livelihoods, while also spearheading efforts that sequester massive amounts of carbon, and thus help mitigate against the worst effects of global climate change. 

During the ‘Women For Forests’ training, we will explore various topics including: resistance efforts by Indigenous women in Brazil to protect the Amazon; inspiring examples of women planting trees and regenerating damaged lands in the Democratic Republic of Congo; efforts to protect the Tongass rainforest in Alaska; international forest policy that respects the rights of Indigenous Peoples and addresses root causes of forest loss; and other stories and lessons from women’s work to stand for global forests.

As part of WECAN International’s commitment to a climate justice framework, this training will not promote any of the false solutions often associated with climate-forest programs, including carbon offsets and other market mechanisms. Rather, speakers will focus on the grassroots, community-driven, and rights-based strategies and solutions being demonstrated by women around the world.

WHEN: Wednesday April 3rd, 2019 at 11:00am PST/ 2:00pm EST (US time zones, please check your own time zone to participate.)

WHERE: This training will be hosted via Zoom, a free program similar to Skype. Check back for call-in information.

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

GIVE BACK KICK BACK (San Francisco)

Give back in the morning during a volunteer event at Lands End then kick back at Sutro Heights Park with incredible views, all hosted by the Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit supporting the Golden Gate National Parks.

Please note that this is a 21+ only event.

Schedule of events (subject to change):
8 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Yoga led by Downward Drinking Dog
9:30 AM Give Back Volunteer Activity begins: may include weeding, maintenance, cleanups and more
NOON Kick Back Opens
2 PM Event Ends

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Apr
6
8:30 AM08:30

Give Back Kick Back (San Francisco)

  • USS San Francisco Memorial Parking Lot (map)
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Give back in the morning during a volunteer event at Lands End then kick back at Sutro Heights Park with incredible views, all hosted by the Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit supporting the Golden Gate National Parks.

Please note that this is a 21+ only event.

Schedule of events (subject to change):
8 AM Registration Opens
8:30 AM Yoga led by Downward Drinking Dog
9:30 AM Give Back Volunteer Activity begins: may include weeding, maintenance, cleanups and more
NOON Kick Back Opens
2 PM Event Ends

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Apr
8
6:00 PM18:00

THE PENALTY FOR SUCCESS: MY FATHER WAS LYNCHED IN ALABAMA (San Francisco)

Monday Night Philosophy investigates the painful reality that succeeding in business is not always an advantage in America. Josephine Bolling McCall's father, Elmore Bolling, was a successful entrepreneur in Alabama. He was lynched outside Montgomery in 1947 when the author was five years old. In her book, The Penalty for Success, McCall tells the story of her father’s murder and the impact it had—and still has—on her family and her community. After years of research, including interviews with relatives and elderly Lowndes County residents, McCall found answers to many troubling questions. Her journey of discovery presents a revealing narrative of a time, a place and a people, challenging us to rethink the reality of life for both blacks and whites in the rural South during Jim Crow. Elmore Bolling was murdered because he was too prosperous to be a black man in Alabama. Even though he was not hanged, mutilated or burned in front of a crowd of people, he was “lynched” by being shot six times in the front of his body with a pistol and once in the back with a shotgun, reinforcing the legacy of racial terror that has yet to be adequately addressed in America.

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-04-08/penalty-success-my-father-was-lynched-alabama

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Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

Sister District: The Avenues - Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

by Sister District San Francisco and Sister District Project

Do you live or work in The Richmond or Sunset? Then, stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda.

Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As handouts, materials will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPAvenues

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Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CHIEF TONY THURMOND (San Francisco)

Education Week magazine reported in 2017 that among all states, California’s K–12 public education ranked 41st in conditions that help children succeed, 39th in school finance and 30th in achievement. So what can we expect in 2019?

In a major upset against his opponent Marshall Tuck, Tony Thurmond was elected California State Superintendent of Public Instruction this past November. He was the endorsed candidate of the California Democratic Party and all five 2018 California Teachers of the Year. He previously represented the 15th Assembly District, which encompasses the northern East Bay. Thurmond became the second African-American to hold the office and fourth African-American to win statewide office in California following Wilson Riles. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2014, he was a member of the Richmond City Council, a board member of the West Contra Costa Unified School District and social services administrator. Come hear his plans for improving California’s schools.

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Mar
21
6:15 PM18:15

The Devil We Know - screening and panel (Oakland)

From cosmetics to ski wax, frying pans to waterproof jackets, take-out foodware to stain-resistant fabrics, Teflon-like chemicals are found in hundreds of consumer products -- and now in nearly every American.

The documentary The Devil We Know will illuminate the problem, and the panel will offer ways you can protect yourself, your family and your community. Learn more about the film at https://thedevilweknow.com


Join us at the New Parkway for a film screening followed by a panel conversation with local advocates. Come early to purchase food and drinks (on reusable service ware!) to enjoy during the screening.


Thursday, March 21st, 6:15 - 8:30 pm

Event Schedule:

6:15pm   Arrive early to claim your spot and to purchase delicious food and drink!

6:30pm   Screening Begins

8:00pm   Brief discussion about what you can do

RSVP, and be sure to arrive by 6:15pm to claim your reserved spot!After 6:15pm, seats will be on a first come, first served basis.

Did you know that at free and donation-based events, as many as 50% of registrants don’t show up? To make this screening available to as many viewers as possible, we ask that you check in by 6:15pm or your seat may be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Thank you for your understanding.

co-hosted with SFEnvironmentClean Water Action OaklandCenter for Environmental Health

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

7th Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence (Oakland)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 16, 2019!

REGISTER NOW: https://zwy2019.brownpapertickets.com/

Tickets are $10 and include admission, breakfast, coffee, snacks, lunch (vegan and vegetarian options will be available), plus entry into a raffle at the end of the day!

Apply now to volunteer the day of the event for free admission: https://goo.gl/forms/WpWU3PHiyJPsBjuk2

Apply now to speak or table at the event: https://goo.gl/forms/PjVLaTHZ5PIZFY2Y2

Zero Waste Youth USA invites you to join us for our 7th Annual Zero Waste Youth Convergence at Laney College in Oakland. Hear from and connect with other students and young professionals in pursuit of a zero waste future for the betterment of the planet and our communities. We hope to see you there!

This year's theme is "Downstream Pollution, Upstream Solutions."
Details and event updates to be announced on this page. Stay tuned!
This event marks the start of NCRA's annual Zero Waste Week - a week full of exciting events for zero waste advocates and professionals in the Bay Area. 

http://www.zerowasteyouthusa.org/ 
https://ncrarecycles.org/

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

CREATING A GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE FUTURE (San Francisco)

The free market, limited government development model has been an ecological and social disaster for the developing world. Sustainable and equitable development is possible only with the active involvement of a strong central state that can guide the economy, protect the environment and prioritize meeting its people's basic needs. 

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-03-15/creating-global-sustainable-future

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Sister District Northeast SF Neighborhood Meeting

  • 8 napier lane San francisco, ca 94133 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you live or work in North Beach, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill or the Tenderloin? Then, stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda.

Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As food/drink will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: at http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPNortheast

Meeting is at Telegraph Hill on Filbert steps above Levi's Plaza (8 Napier Lane). Park on Sansome and Filbert. Thank you to Paula & Larry for hosting!

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Mar
13
6:30 PM18:30

Postcard Outreach to Educate Voters (Monterey Heights)

  • 125 El Verano Way San Francisco, CA, 94127 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join hosts Marilyn Whitcher and Adena Kershner for an evening of postcard writing as part of our voter education outreach in LA, MS, and VA for our "last chance" races in 2019. 

Please bring a suggested donation of $5 for postage and RSVP: http://bit.ly/SisterDistrictSFPostcards

To ensure we have the materials needed for a successful event (postcards, pens, addresses, etc.), advance registration is REQUIRED:  http://bit.ly/SisterDistrictSFPostcards

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Mar
13
12:00 PM12:00

ANDREW MCCABE, FORMER DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE FBI (San Francisco)

On March 16, 2018, just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by then Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Donald Trump celebrated on Twitter, saying: "Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy." Now McCabe is telling his side of one of the most intriguing political episodes of 2018. 

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-03-13/andrew-mccabe-former-deputy-director-fbi

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Sister District Mission - Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

by Sister District San Francisco and Sister District Project

Do you live or work in the Mission, Dogpatch or Potrero Hill? Then stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda.

Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As food/drink will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPMission 

Your Mission District Captains (Andrew and Jonté)

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Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sister District: The Avenues - Monthly Neighborhood Meeting

by Sister District San Francisco and Sister District Project

Do you live or work in The Richmond or Sunset? Then, stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda.

Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As handouts, materials will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPAvenues

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Mar
7
5:30 PM17:30

conversation with San Francisco Mayor London Breed (San Francisco)

Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with an intimate conversation with San Francisco Mayor London Breed. Following her election in 2018, Mayor Breed is the city’s first African-American female mayor and just the second woman to ever hold the office, elected during a historic year for women’s representation in local and national politics.

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-03-07/san-francisco-mayor-london-breed

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Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Sister District Monthly Meeting (Glen Park & Beyond - San Francisco)

Do you live or work in Glen Park, Bernal Heights, Portola, Sunnyside or beyond? Then, stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda. Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As materials will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPGlenPark

Meeting is at Glen Park Library!
Your Glen Park District Captains: Theresa, Stephanie & Doug

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Feb
26
6:30 PM18:30

IF GLOBAL WARMING EXISTS, WHY IS IT SO COLD OUTSIDE? (San Francisco)

  • 110 The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The world is warming, so why is the Midwest suffering record cold temperatures? How is global warming impacting oceans? What’s the connection between wildfires and climate change?

Climate science is complex, vast, and often difficult to understand. We’ll explain the fundamental basics you’ll need to answer friends and family who ask about climate change—or question if it’s even happening.

Join us for climate science 101 with communication gurus Ann Reid (National Center for Science Education) and David Fenton (Fenton Communications), along with science experts Ben Santer(UC Berkeley) and Katharine Mach (Stanford University), who will debunk common myths that arise from distortions of accepted science.

https://www.climateone.org/events/if-global-warming-exists-why-it-so-cold-outside?fbclid=IwAR1lWqwGDJkfJRXFTfl-J7_fa6gWwkzBtHvrTdT8UFpFKXkELwN0ECXiKKQ

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Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

San Francisco City Workers Rise Up Against Racism

San Francisco city workers are organizing against daily racist and sexist harassment on the job, dangerous working environments, and abusive conditions faced by long term at-will employees. This multi-racial panel features city employees who are building a movement to end these practices that endanger workers and the public alike.  In honor of Black History Month, come learn about their organizing efforts and why uniting workers of all colors to fight back together is the way to win changes for all.

Lunch served from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Donation $10
Program starts at 2:30 p.m.

For information or childcare: 
415-864-1278 · bafsp@earthlink.net · tinyurl.com/FB-BAFSP

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Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Gloria Steinem (San Francisco)

Hosted by Bay Area Book Festival and 3 others

An evening with Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez and moderated/podcasted by Inflection Point’s Lauren Schiller.

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 — a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material.

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Feb
21
6:00 PM18:00

Conservatorship, Mental Health & Homelessness: A Public Forum (San Francisco)

What is conservatorship? What does the mental health system look like in SF for homeless people? What is SB 1045 and why do so many mental health and civil rights organizations oppose it? How can we humanely and effectively address mental health conditions for people experiencing homelessness? 

Join us for a public forum on conservatorship, mental health, and homelessness on Thursday, 2/21 at St. John's Episcopal. A new law, SB 1045, is being considered in San Francisco which will endanger the civil liberties of homeless people with mental health conditions. 

Speakers include:
Jenny Friedenbach, Coalition on Homelessness
Susan Mizner, ACLU Disability Rights Program
David Elliott Lewis, Mental Health Association SF

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Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

Dear Wells & CHASE, Show Your Love! Muestra Tu Amor! (San Francisco)

  • 333 Market Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

*WHEN: Valentine’s Day: 12AM-1pm
WHERE: Right in front of the Wells Fargo branch at 333 Market Street (1 minute from the Embarcadero BART)
WHAT TO BRING: Yourself, your friends, your family. Valentine’s Day themed-signage is welcome!
WHAT TO EXPECT: Women will be sharing their stories of how they’ve been affected by immigration policy, and then we will present the petition signatures** to the bank managers in the form of Valentine's Day cards. Afterwards we will march to the nearby JP Morgan Chase bank to make a delivery there are well

Hosted by Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network and 5 others

*Can't come to SF on the 14th at noon, but want to take action? Join a bank branch action near you on the 14, 15, or 15th by signing up here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/show-love-this-valentines-day
**Petition: https://action.momsrising.org/survey/ValentinesDay_WellsFargo_Chase_petition_2019/
***Learn how to break up with your bank here https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2018/11/14/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do-how-to-leave-your-big-name-bank/ or at realmoneymoves.org

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Left Northeast SF - Monthly Neighborhood Meeting (San Francisco: Northeast)

  • 8 napier lane San francisco, ca 94133 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you live or work in North Beach, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill or the Tenderloin? Then, stop by your local Sister District San Francisco neighborhood meeting for an action-packed agenda.

Learn why states matter and about upcoming Get Out the Vote (GOTV) volunteer and fundraising opportunities for our 'last chance' races in 2019 in LA, MI and VA. Join us to make the biggest difference in the fight against gerrymandering and for progressive laws that affect every day lives.

As food/drink will be provided -- the courtesy of an RSVP is very MUCH appreciated: at http://bit.ly/SDSFRSVPNortheast

Meeting is at Telegraph Hill on Filbert steps above Levi's Plaza (8 Napier Lane). Park on Sansome and Filbert. Thank you to Paula & Larry for hosting!

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Left SF "House" Party

  • San Francisco Public Library Park Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Hosted by Swing Left San Francisco

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As part of Swing Left's National 2020 Kickoff events, we invite members to take part in a "strategy session." We will share our goals and invite you to weigh in on strategies and ideas on how to be the most effective Swing Left SF we can be. Your input will be invaluable, so sign up now to join us for this dynamic, interactive and engaging meeting.

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Feb
13
6:30 PM18:30

Swing Left SF February General Meeting (San Francisco)

As we enter into 2019, we invite Swing Left members to take part in a "strategy session." We will share our goals and invite you to weigh in on strategies and ideas on how to be the most effective Swing Left SF we can be. Your input will be invaluable, so sign up now to join us for this dynamic, interactive and engaging meeting.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/swing-left-sf-february-general-meeting?fbclid=IwAR3HhwzK4j1zvHVc3qqHDBtPMgkkTm6Duj_GkKu3tQZNGvE4DPU7K14Zhgs

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