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Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Reza Aslan (San Francisco)

REZA ASLAN
In Conversation with Rabbi Ryan Bauer
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 7:30 pm

Reza Aslan is an internationally acclaimed writer and religious scholar. His books include No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization and the End of the War on Terror (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism), and most recently god: The Human Quest to Make Sense of the Divine. Aslan’s degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, a Master of Theological Studies, a PhD in the Sociology of Religions, and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. Born in Iran, he now lives in Los Angeles, where he is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and a cooperative faculty member in the department of religion.

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Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Van Joes in conversation with Alexis Madrigal (San Francisco)

Van Jones is the President & Co-Founder of Dream Corps, a collection of initiatives including #cut50, #YesWeCode, Green For All, and #LoveArmy. A Yale-educated attorney, he is a correspondent for CNN, a regular guest on political talk shows, and the author of The Green Collar Economy, the definitive book on green jobs, and Rebuild the Dream, a roadmap for progressives. In 2009, Jones worked as the green jobs advisor to the Obama White House. There, he ran the interagency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending. His newest book, Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together, is a passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart.

http://www.cityarts.net/event/van-jones-2/

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Oct
22
3:00 PM15:00

Immigrant Rights, Activism, and Resistance: Book Talk and Panel (Berkely)

Immigrant Rights, Activism and Resistance: Book Talk and Panel

Join Eastwind Books for author presentation with Chris Zepeda-Millán, author of Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism and Robyn Magalit Rodriguez, author of In Lady Liberty's Shadow:The Politics of Race and Immigration in New Jersey. Book talk followed by round table panel with authors and community member, Amy Lin, moderated by Harvey Dong. The panel will discuss the present attacks on immigrant and DACA rights through deportation.

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Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Women's March San Francisco & JCCSF Healthcare Panel (San Francisco)

Hosted by Women's March San Francisco and Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Join Women's March San Francisco and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco for our third community panel on Monday September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the JCCSF about Healthcare.  

Access to healthcare and social services constitutes a basic human right; a right denied to millions of Americans based on gender, age, race, class, disability and location. As debate over the Affordable Care Act arises across the country, an expert panel will look at the implications of proposed changes to the law, the benefits and drawbacks of the ACA, and highlight myriad social services needed in our communities. Representatives from local non-profits will discuss the services they provide, the barriers to accessing comprehensive healthcare and how ordinary citizens can contribute within their communities.

RSVP (Free):  https://www.jccsf.org/arts-ideas/womens-march-healthcare-and-social-services
 

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Sep
7
5:30 PM17:30

Helping Marginalized Youth Make Healthy Decisions: A Model That Works (San Francisco)

Louise Langheier, Co-Founder and CEO, Peer Health Exchange
Evan Mason, Former Health Educator and Co-Coordinator, Peer Health Exchange; Member of the National Research Team, Kaiser Permanente
Sheryl Cohen, Former Health Educator and Leadership Council Member, Peer Health Exchange; Administrative Assistant, Avery Lane
Charisse Fuller, Volunteer, Peer Health Exchange; Clinical Services Site Manager, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center Inc.
Naa-Diane Green, Teacher, Kipp King Collegiate High School; Founder, From Heart to Hand
Colyn Flynn, Health and Wellness Teacher, Making Waves Academy

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

U.S. Healthcare Under Trump: Former Medicaid/Medicare Chiefs Square off (San Francisco)

DESCRIPTION: Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Project HOPE; Former Administrator Under President George H.W. Bush, Health Care Financing Administration
Andy Slavitt, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center; Former Acting Administrator under President Barack Obama, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Mark Zitter, Chair, the Zetema Project—Moderator

Where is health care in the U.S. headed under the Trump administration? What do recent changes mean, and how will they affect consumers? Where should we be heading and why?

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/us-health-care-under-trump-former-medicaidmedicare-chiefs-square-off-tickets-33740107570?aff=efbevent

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Jun
3
9:00 PM21:00

Community Conversation - Unleash the Power: Collective Care (San Francisco)

Hosted by San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival and 2 others

This community conversation shares the deep resilient wisdom of lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and gender variant people of color. From navigating conflict to trauma stewardship, from decolonized food and diet, to herbal knowledge, this panel of community resources is a survival toolkit for our vulnerable communities in a time of political vitriol and violence.

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May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Meet Author Eric Liu (San Francisco)

Come hear speaker Eric Liu, author of “You’re More Powerful Than You Think,” on Wednesday at Brigade on 3rd Street. Eric discusses the core laws of power, civic power, and the resistance. RSVP here.

INFO AND RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/meet-eric-liu-author-of-youre-more-powerful-than-you-think-tickets-34936542138?mc_cid=d4a526edc5&mc_eid=64eedcd80f

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May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Environmental Push-Back in the Trump Era (San Francisco)

  • First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco (map)
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Hosted by San Francisco Progressive Democrats of America

A report from frontline organizers
Elena Engel -- 350bayarea.org
Adam Scow -- Food and Water Watch
Miyoko Sakashita Center for Biological Diversity

Come hear a panel of environmental activists discuss the April climate change protest marches, how the Trump Administration is threatening the global environment, and what people are doing to fight back.

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May
21
2:00 PM14:00

Presidential Accountability Town Hall: From Nixon to Trump (Berkeley)

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, I hope you will join me at a town hall meeting to discuss important perspectives of presidential accountability in the era of Trump.  Please join me and my special guests John Dean, who was a key witness during the Nixon Watergate scandal and Malcolm Nance, a Retired US Naval Officer & and an expert in national security policy & anti-terrorism intelligence, as we discuss the legal, ethical, and moral limitations of presidential authority, and its impact on our district. 

Who: Congresswoman Barbara Lee with special guests John Dean and Malcolm Nance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presidential-accountability-town-hall-from-nixon-to-trump-tickets-34523155688?aff=eac2

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May
21
12:30 PM12:30

On Equality: Judith Butler and Angela Davis in Conversation (Oakland)

Please join the 2017 Oakland Book Festival for an unprecedented conversation between inimitable scholars Judith Butler and Angela Davis, moderated by Ramona Naddaff, in Oakland City Hall's Council Chambers. 

This conversation will be one among 40 that will take place on May 21 over the course of seven hours. The day’s programming features more than 100 novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, editors, and activists at City Hall. This year’s Festival will also host Danielle Allen, Jeff Chang, Arlie Hochschild, Sheryl Oring, Mistah F.A.B, Wendy Brown, Ishmael Reed, Laura Albert, Anthony Marra, among many others. It is free and open to the public. To see the rest of our schedule, visit our website: oaklandbookfestival.org.

And RSVP for the rest of the festival here: https://www.facebook.com/events/651179251741899/

*This panel will have two ASL interpretors present. All Oakland Book Festival panels are wheelchair accesible.

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Consumer Power in the Trump Era - Panel Discussion (San Francisco)

Join us for a panel discussion on how we can use our power as consumers to support hotel workers in the Bay Area and across the country. Panelists will include: Cleve Jones, LGBTQ Activist and Labor Organizer; Rank and File Leaders from the hospitality industry; and members of the Tech Workers Coalition.

In 2018, hotel workers in cities across the country will embark on one of the biggest fights in our union’s history and enter into negotiations with dozens of hotel corporations. They will be fighting for fair wages, affordable health care, protection against discrimination, and dignity and respect at work.

They are asking the community to join them in preparation for this fight. As hotel customers, tech workers and their employers can show their support and patronize hotels where workers are treated fairly.

If you work in tech or know someone that works in tech, join us! Take direct action to support your neighbors and community! Get your company to be a FairHotel Partner!

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The Tech Workers Coalition is a progressive community of tech workers from the Bay Area. We want to strengthen our local communities and improve our workplaces.

UNITE HERE! is a union of 270,000 hotel, cafeteria, airport food service, and casino workers across the country. We are predominantly women, immigrants and people of color.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/832226260249553/

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May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Populism, Racism, and Civil Liberties (Berkeley)

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What are the driving forces behind the far right populist movement? How much is economics, frustration with current politicians? How is racism interwoven into the fears and desires of the right? How do we resist a slide toward fascism and protect and enhance civil liberties?
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Ronald Robles Sundstrom is the Philosophy Department Chair; additionally, he teaches for USF's African American Studies program and the Master of Public Affairs program for the Leo T. McCarthy Center of Public Service and the Common Good. His areas of research include political theory, critical social and race theory, and African American and Asian American philosophy. Among his publications: The Browning of America and The Evasion of Social Justice, and "Frederick Douglass." The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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Tifanni Marie Johnson (Ph.D. Candidate UC Berkeley) is the Co-director of H2O Productions, a multi-faceted urban youth arts program. Additionally, she continues as Director of Student Life and an academic advisor at San Francisco’s Leadership High School, where she practices and studies the use of critical pedagogy in urban schools. She pursued Education in her undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and continued her research within San Francisco State’s Equity & Social Justice graduate program. Johnson’s research spans the areas of schooling and curriculum change, teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, cultural and ethnic studies and arts.
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William Sullivan is Senior Scholar at the New American Colleges and Universities. He was formerly Senior Scholar at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

His is co-author of the highly acclaimed study of American civil society – Habits of the Heart and the Good Society.
His is most recent book is Liberal Learning as a Quest for Purpose.
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The 2nd in a series on the American crisis in civil liberties and the role of religion ... co-sponsored by
• ECUMENICAL PEACE INSTITUTE  
• THE WAY CHRISTIAN CENTER
• BERKELEY ORGANIZATING CONGREGATIONS FOR ACTION (BOCA)

download  http://www.stjohnsberkeley.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Populism-Racism-Forum-8.5x11_r2.pdf

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