Monday,  June 26, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Forum:  Agroecology in Cuba: Advances and Challenges
Morgan Lounge, UC campus
http://www.berkeley.edu/pdf/campusmap.pdf
Come and hear firsthand from Cuban researchers and practitioners about advances and challenges facing the island’s agriculture given new economic and political scenarios.   The delegation is made up of 3 staff members from the Cuban NGO Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Man and 2 permaculture farmers. The objectives of this trip are threefold: 1) to raise awareness in the United States about the advances made in agroecology and sustainable food systems in Cuba, 2) to share with the Cuban delegation examples of innovative production, distribution and consumer models for sustainable food systems, and 3) to inspire and motivate the people involved to continue their work and strengthen ties between Cuba and the U.S.
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/ca1aad887557556eeeefd009c/files/68b3630c-e0ff-4655-a483-3a113beaa449/6.26.17_SOCLA_NA_last.pdf
campus map:  http://www.berkeley.edu/pdf/campusmap.pdf

Monday, June 26 6 pm to 8:30 pm plus
Storytelling with Organic Produce Distributor
On Monday, June 26, join Earth Island's Real Food Real Stories for its fourth and final gathering of the year at Airbnb's beautiful HQ in San Francisco's SoMa neighborhood. Participants will hear from Bu Nygrens and Karen Salinger, co-owners of Veritable Vegetable, the nation's oldest distributor of organic produce. The evening will include dinner and drinks sponsored by Airbnb, followed by an intimate discussion with the co-owner's about how they increased access to organic produce by supporting organic farmers and contributing to an equitable food system. Learn more and get your ticket today. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rfrs-x-airbnb-with-bu-nygrens-karen-salinger-of-veritable-vegetable-tickets-35141509200

Monday, June 26, 5:30 pm
Oakland City Hall
After months of hard work to make our case for funding to keep trash out of Oakland’s waterways and meet the Water Board’s mandated 70% trash reduction this year, we’ve reached the Day of Decision: Oakland’s budget is up for final amendments and adoption next Monday, June 26, at 5:30 p.m.  
Going into next Monday’s meeting we are in a strong position to bring home a big win for the Bay! 
Just as Mayor Schaaf’s budget has proposed $1.14 million for a homeless encampment clean-up crew and funding to place trash capture devices at stormwater trash sites along the routes of transportation projects, the Council President’s budget has proposed $1.14 million for an illegal dumping clean-up crew, and Councilmembers are still considering funding for stormwater trash capture at priority sites located outside the routes of transportation projects. 
We need you to join us at City Hall on Monday, and between now and Monday, we need you to phone or email your Councilmember and tell them to: 
•           Include the proposals for additional clean-up crews in the General Fund Budget 
•           Include the Mayor’s proposal for stormwater trash capture devices in the Capital Budget and support funding for devices at other priority sites 
What: Oakland City Council FY 17-19 Budget Adoption Hearing
Make no mistake – winning these funds would be a big step toward reducing trash in the Bay, but we won’t stop there. We’ll work to ensure that all of the trash reduction steps that are funded are targeted at the biggest Bay trash sources and brought online as quickly as possible, to help bring Oakland into compliance, and spare the city from costly fines and lawsuits that would drain away tax dollars that should be improving Oakland residents’ quality of life. 
Only when the plans for use of these funds are finalized, are being implemented, and are showing results will we vouch for them with the Water Board.
Thank you for helping us bring this win home for the Bay!
David Lewis
Executive Director, Save The Bay
P.S. Please contact our Oakland Zero Trash organizer, Ariel Colman, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 510-934-0572 with any questions!

Monday, June 26, 2017 7:00 PM 
Letters from Baghdad
Bay Area Film Society
Added by Amy 
Opera Plaza Cinema 601 Van Ness Avenue 
San Francisco, CA 94102 
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Film-Society/events/241054807/?rv=ea1&https=on

Monday, June 26th 2017 from 6 - 9 pm at the Black and Brown Social Club
474 Valencia between 15th and 16th Street near 16th Street BART
OccupyForum presents…
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!
Sacred City: On Loss, Betrayal
and the Art of Gentrification with Pearl Ubuñgen
Improvising with images, sonic sources, writings, dreams and daily heartbreak, choreographer/cultural activist Pearl Ubuñgen reflects on the conflicted role artists and arts organizations play as bewildered accomplices in the gentrification-based activity of cultural erasure. Inspired by the subtle presence and memory of her mentor, the late great Master Artist Ed Mock
(1938 -1986). Ubuñgen performs an illustrated case-study weaving a sorrowful, soulful lament drawn from the terrain of today’s late phase, hyper-gentrified San Francisco.
Sacred City is an ongoing series of community-based projects in which Ubuñgen subverts disciplinary borders and offers activism, the arts and the dharma as interrelated practices. In September 2016, she curated a day-long retreat at the Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco, which brought together dharma practitioners, local performance artists, and advocates/organizers for tenants rights, the unhoused, and victims of police violence. The gathering featured the family of Luis Gongora-Pat who was murdered by SFPD
on 7 April 2016 at Shotwell and 19th Streets in SF’s Mission District.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 7:00 PM 
#Resist Secret Money in Politics. Let's take the lead!
#Resist: Berkeley
Urban Adamah
1151 6th St, Berkeley, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Berkeley/events/240983637/?rv=me2&_af=event&_af_eid=240983637&https=on

Tuesday June 27th 2017, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm,
at Pioneer Park in Novato
J. Dietrich Stroeh (1936 - 2017)
Dawna Gallagher-Stroeh invites you to a celebration of the life of Clean Water Sonoma-Marin's friend, and her beloved husband, Dietrich Stroeh, Tuesday June 27th 2017, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm, at Pioneer Park in Novato.
Shuttle Services begin at 3:00 pm from the parking lots of Our Lady of Loretto School, 1806 Novato Boulevard, and The Square shopping center, on Novato Boulevard (Wilson Street).
Diet passed away unexpectedly on May 31st. Some of the many achievements of his long, fruitful life include: former General Manager of the Marin Municipal Water District, founder of CSW/Stuber-Stroeh, designer of Sonoma County's first fish ladder, and most recently, President of the Board of Directors of the Golden Bridge Highway and Transportation District.
More about Diet Stroeh.
In addition, Diet was an outspoken advocate of clean, fluoride-free water, and he was Clean Water Sonoma-Marin's most generous supporter.
Please join Dawna Tuesday
Carol Goodwin Blick CleanWaterSonomaMarin.org
Diet's Credo
I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. Life is no "brief candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. - George Bernard Shaw, from Man and Superman, Dedicatory letter

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 5:30 PM 
Open Source Wellness Tuesdays!
San Francisco Vegan Events
Prevention Institute
221 Oak St Oakland, CA 
Open Source Wellness is a community dedicated to making the basic practices of wellbeing fun, easy, and sustainable. Join us EVERY TUESDAY EVENING for physical movement, mindfulness, a delicious healthy vegan dinner, and nourishing connection with friends-to-be.
Schedule:
5:30pm Doors Open, snacks
6:00pm Movement for all fitness levels.
6:40pm Mindfulness, Welcome, Introduction to OSW
7:00pm Dinner
7:45 Clean-up, music, fun!
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/240980301/?rv=mc1&_af=event&_af_eid=240980301&https=on

June 27th thru  July 2nd
Aurora theater
2081 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704 
Splendour imagines and re-imagines an unfolding drama with "ice-cool wit" and "the sweat of animal fear" (Time Out). Four women--a photojournalist, a translator, the wife of an embattled dictator, and her best friend--are thrown together in an unnamed, war-torn country, awaiting the head of state inside his opulent home. As the political tension escalates, time refracts and the scene replays from different perspectives, allowing new facets of their interaction to come into focus. 
https://www.auroratheatre.org/?utm_source=Aurora&utm_campaign=home&utm_medium=SHemail

Tues 6-27-17
Event: Artificial Intelligence and Open Data: A Conversation with Sir Nigel Shadbolt 
World Affairs Auditorium 
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200 
San Francisco, CA 94108 
415-293-4600 
Can humans and computers work together to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges? Sir Nigel Shadbolt, principal of Jesus College and professor of artificial intelligence at Oxford University, draws on his multidisciplinary expertise to share insights about how open data and AI are fundamentally changing the way we live and work. 
SPEAKER: 
Nigel Shadbolt 
Professor, Computer Science, University of Oxford; Principal, Jesus College 
MODERATOR: 
Quentin Hardy 
Head of Editorial, Google Cloud 
World Affairs Members Free 
Non-member $20.00 
Student $7.00 
More details: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1736#.WUmR7usrIdU

Tues June 27th at 7:30pm
Science plus Comedy
at PianoFight in San Francisco Eureka! is excited to be hosting U.C. Berkeley professor of bioengineering Terry Johnson, who will be guiding us through the amazing world of tissue engineering and synthetic biology.
Terry Johnson has a master's degree in chemical engineering from MIT and is currently an Associate Teaching Professor of bioengineering at UC Berkeley.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eureka-tickets-35355361839?aff=MC

Tuesday, June 27th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
East Bay Action Group Meeting, in Berkeley
Urban Adamah
1151 6th St, Berkeley CA 94710
Come Learn About
~ fighting Dark Money with ~
AB 14, the California DISCLOSE Act!
Pass the new California DISCLOSE Act and lead the resistance against big money in politics, by helping us implement the campaign to get the one extra vote it needs!
Hear about the big rally we held last week in Sacramento to demand the vote we were promised on AB 14, and how we lobbied legislators.
Also understand the full strategy to pass AB 14 and all the ways you can participate!
Register for the meeting on June 27th (and see details) !
http://yesfairelections.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/8748

Now thru - July 1, 7:30pm
Faultline presents
How to Be a White Man
One woman is on a mission to rewrite the recipe for white male privilege so that everybody can get a piece of that pie. With lessons such as "The key to a great non-apology" and "Did you know you're an expert?" How to Be a White Man gives you a generous helping of satire with a dash of cold, hard truth. Based on comedian Luna Malbroux's experience as a queer Black woman combined with real interviews with folks all over the country, this all-new comedy takes a bold look at race, sexuality, and gender. GET TIX
http://www.pianofight.com/  144 Taylor St, San Francisco
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-be-a-white-man-tickets-34576555408?aff=sqflt

Wed June 28 6:45 PM Potluck  7:30 – 9:30 PM Presentation and panel 
RSVP for address, North Berkeley
Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Climate Change, 
100 solutions? Environmentalist business leader Paul Hawken's book ranks them according to researchers' criteria. Choose one (or both!) of two events: an author presentation, or potluck dinner and panel discussion hosted by Climate Compassion.
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/project-drawdown-100-solutions-to-climate-change-june-21-28/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Gluten-free Viennese Community Cafe - Theme: Building a Support Network
Terra's Temple
3051 Adeline Street, Berkeley, CA
There is a Zing! Cafe sign on the building. Go through the main entrance, and the Terra's Temple entrance is right in front of you.
https://www.meetup.com/Babsi-s-Gluten-Free-Community-Cafe/events/240561293/

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 PM 
Insulin Resistance--What YOU Can Do! with Cyrus Khambatta, PhD
San Francisco Vegan Events
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 
Lecture, Q and A, plus Vegan dinner
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/240678695/?rv=me1&_af=event&_af_eid=240678695&https=on

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 PM 
Indivisible Lake Merritt Biweekly Meeting
#Resist: Oakland
The Port Coworking Space
344 20th St
Oakland, CA 94612 
https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Oakland/events/239726597/?rv=me2&_af=event&_af_eid=239726597&https=on

Wednesday, June 28, 8pm:
Animal Rights Center, 2425 Channing Way Berkeley
Okja Film Screening - Okja is a feature film that centers around a young girl named Mija who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend—a massive animal named Okja.
https://www.facebook.com/events/173230393211316/

Wednesday, June 28
Millennium Restaurant, 5912 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Early Summer Agave Dinner
6:30pm seating (only) on our covered & heated patio (until 9:30pm ish)
$95/person includes 5 courses with cocktail pairings
please reserve by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note if anyone in your party has food allergies or special requests, thank you!
Convert a Carnivore!
Bring someone who hasn't been in before on the first and last Tuesdays of the month and receive a 20% discount
www.millenniumrestaurant.com

June 28-August 27, 2017 
ART + PROCESS + IDEAS (A+P+I) EXHIBITION 
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 6:00–8:00 PM 
FACEBOOK: http://bit.ly/2r0UMdt 
Mills College Art Museum is pleased to announce the 2017 Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I) Exhibition on view from June 28-August 27, 2017. Launched in January 2015, A+P+I is an artist-in-residence program hosted by the Mills College Art Department and Mills College Art Museum. The A+P+I residency culminates in a summer exhibition at the Mills College Art Museum, which features new work created by the artists while in residence. 
2017 A+P+I exhibition showcases the work of the third round of artists to the program––Sofía Córdova, Sanaz Mazinani, and Genevieve Quick. 
Working with video and sound installations, performance, and sculpture these artists explore questions around futurity, technology, identity, and war through diverse artistic approaches. Through material experiments and performance, Sofía Córdova continues to flesh out the textures and remnants of a world 1500 years in the future premised on the slow ecological decline of earth, the destruction of historical time, and a cultural rebirth for those who remain. Sanaz Mazinani's sound based installations bring together an assemblage of objects and audio clips to consider the de-stabilizing effects of war. Using sourced sounds of explosions in combination with found objects and articles from the Mills collection, Mazinani will create an intimate yet disquieting installation. Genevieve Quick explores the parallels between the deep sea and outer space through a video installation and sculptures. The video chronicles a deep-sea diver and astronaut as they journey below and above our atmosphere where they transform into their avatars—a narwhal and a unicorn.

Thursday, June 29, 8pm:
10,000 Candles for Yulin! This year, we will gather around the world to mourn the loss of the thousands of cats and dogs who are suffering and being horrifically killed this year during the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. Meet at Union Square, SF.
https://www.facebook.com/events/674111946116772/

Thursday, June 29, 2017 8:00 PM  
Meet for a vegan happy hour 6-7 PM; dinner & world music show 7:30PM
Thursdays Vegan/Livefood Happy Hour & Dinner with Live Music
Peña Pachamama
1630 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:30pm-7:30pm
Oakland Vegetation Management Plan EIR Public Meeting - City of Oakland Fire Department
Richard C. Trudeau Conference Center
11500 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619
The Oakland Fire Department is preparing a Vegetation Management Plan and Environmental Impact Report for public lands in the Oakland Hills. Please come out and let them know that you do not approve of killing trees and spreading pesticides.
According to the city: "Although initial studies are underway, it is still early in the planning process and no final decisions have been made. You are invited to attend a public meeting on June 29, 2017 to receive project updates and ask questions/provide feedback. Project staff will be available to provide a summary of the community survey responses received in March/April 2017, and to provide an update on Plan development, methodologies, and work completed and underway."
For more information about the plan see https://defendeastbayforests.wordpress.com/links/#vegmgmt
If you missed the March 29/30 stakeholder briefings, a video of the powerpoint presentation from the first night, and all public comments and responses from the city representatives from both nights, can be seen on the East Bay Pesticide Alert channel here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-5s-NVJpj4

6-29-17
Event: Social Programs Under Attack: A Conversation with Congresswoman DeLauro 
World Affairs Auditorium 
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200 
San Francisco, CA 94108 
415-293-4600 
Food stamps, Social Security disability insurance, the Affordable Care Act and other social programs are being called into question in Congress, and across the country, more so than ever before. At the heart of the debate, do federal social programs effectively benefit those who need it most or do these programs create fraud and dependency? 
Join us in welcoming Rep. Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut, the senior Democrat on the Appropriations subcommittee responsible for funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies. As a staunch defender of the working class, women and families, she will share her perspective on the fight over social programs and President Trump’s plans for the future of the United States. 
SPEAKER: 
Rosa DeLauro 
Congresswoman, Connecticut, Third Congressional District 
World Affairs Members Free 
Non-member $20.00 
Student $7.00 
More details: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1738#.WUmfU-srIdU

Friday, June 30, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Poetry for Peace and Justice, a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund
St. John's Presbyterian Church , 2727 College Ave., at Garber, Berkeley
Readings by Susan Griffin, Rafael Jesús Gonzalez, Dennis Bernstein, and Shanga Labossiere, followed by open mic 
Donation requested $10 - $30 No one turned away for lack of funds. 
Organizer/Author Ecumenical Peace Institute & Haiti Action Com
Email epicalc [at] lmi.net; Phone 510-527-8370
For more information about this event, visit http://www.epicalc.org

Friday, June 30, 2017, 5:00–7:00 PM
Alameda County Sheriff's Town Hall on Immigration
Hayward Adult School, 22100 Princeton St., Hayward
Join Sheriff Gregory Ahern and a panel of Community Service Providers 
at a discussion and dialogue on immigration policies and practices, 
followed by questions and answers. For more information, click here. 
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BwFJiBuOBQM5bsOYAv1kURTUuVeycDio_W8sdphpSko/edit

Friday, June 30, 2017 6:15 PM
Sausalito Picnic Dinner at Robin Sweeny Park
Robin Sweeny Park
420 Litho St, Sausalito, CA 
We'll gather on the lawn next to the playground. Those who have signed up for The MoveMessenger(s) dance performance after the picnic can then head into the library that's adjacent to the park.
Join us for a picnic dinner at the park adjacent to the Sausalito Public Library and City Hall. There's food available in the neighborhood and since this isn't a potluck, you can indulge in your personal favorite eats. 
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/240807096/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_af=event&_af_eid=240807096&https=on

Friday, June 30, 2017 7:45 PM
Sausalito Library Dance Performance: Spilled Ink by The MoveMessenger(s)
Sausalito Public Library
420 Litho Street, Sausalito, CA 
I will arrive at 7:30 to save seats for our group until 7:45. Arrive by 7:40 to increase your chance to get a seat if it's crowded.
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/240749439/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&_af=event&_af_eid=240749439&https=on

Saturday, July 1, 2:00 - 4:30 PM
What to a slave is the 4th of July?
Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Avenue at Prince Street, Berkeley 
After a reading of the 1852 speech of Frederick Douglas to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, NY, we will discuss two of the political institutions bequeathed us by the slaveowners: the Electoral College and the U.S. Senate. 
FREE! (Please buy food & drink at the Pub.) FREE! 
This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Doors open at 2 pm and the program will start promptly at 2:30 pm. The forum will end by 4:30 pm, but folks can stay and talk as long as you like. Speaker's affiliations are listed for identification only. The opinions expressed do not reflect the official views of the Peace and Freedom Party. 
For information, contact Gene: 510-332-3865 email: cuyleruyle [at] mac.com

Saturday, July 1, 8pm:
Animal Rights Center, 2425 Channing Way Berkeley
Steven Wise - The Struggle for Legal Rights for Nonhuman Animals - Steven Wise, Founder and President of the Nonhuman Rights Project, will be visiting Berkeley to lead a discussion on groundbreaking legal work for animal rights and personhood!
https://www.facebook.com/events/811421309006767/

Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:15 AM 
New Cool Waterfall Hike with Wine & Zip line viewing tour & more Sunday !!
East Bay Travel Buddies, Adventures, Local Hikes, & Trips
Wildflour Bread
140 Bohemian Highway
Freestone, CA 95472 
https://www.meetup.com/east-bay-travel-hiking-club/events/240827942/?rv=me1&https=on

Saturday, July 1, 2017 1:00 PM
Fillmore Jazz Festival
Chase Bank
2429 California Street, San Francisco, CA 
Front of Chase Bank
The Fillmore Jazz festival is coming up first weekend in July. Let's go listen and dance to some jazz. We'll be meeting in front of the Chase Bank on California Street neat Mollie Stone's. Please only RSVP if you are going to attend.
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/240895921/?gj=ro2_e&rv=ro2_e&https=on

Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Drive, Vallejo, CA
Meet on the street in front of Six Flags. Signs, banners and leaflets will be provided. 
Park at the Courtyard Marriott across the street for $20 or park for free by turning east onto Sage St., driving under HW 37 and parking on Griffin Dr. Don't pay $25 to park in the Six Flags parking lot. 
Please RSVP on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/139009766653355/  or to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; If you have a question, feel free to call Janet at 415-328-0164.
It is ironic that America's symbol of freedom is chained to the ground by a heavy cable at Six Flags. Other animals - tigers, dolphins, walruses, various mammals, and birds - are kept hungry, forced to perform, and stuck in wretched little cages off exhibit where patrons cannot view them when they aren't performing. The marine mammals are kept in unhealthy water that makes them sick and shortens their lives. The walruses' water is so bad that they are mostly blind. Please join us to speak for these animals who only want to be free from abuse and able to express their natural behaviors in certified sanctuaries.

Sat, Jul 1st @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 2nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
1300 Rose St. & Chestnut St., Berkeley map to1300 Rose St. & Chestnut St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

July 4th 9:45 am
Inviting All Vegans
to walk with the Climate-Diet Team in the Corte Madera 4th of July Parade!
Come express your compassion for the animals, humans, and planet earth.
We would like at least 20 people to walk with us and carry a giant cow float with signs attached to the body. Our message will draw attention to animal agriculture, and particularly grass-fed “humane” and “sustainable” products. 
If you want to participate on the 4th of July, please let us know ASAP, as we want to confirm the number of people who will be joining us. Please also invite any passionate friends that are vegan and eager to get this message out to the community. Please have them RSVP with us as well so we know who they are. We’ll be providing all the signs. 
Parade starts at 10:30 AM. We’re asking people to arrive by 9:45 at Redwood High School in Larkpsur, as the route of the parade will be closed by 10 AM. More details to follow to those who RSVP. 
Zhenya and Dalila Climate-Diet Team 350Marin.org  Dalila Cunha (415) 381-9085

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 1:00 PM 
Summer Cookouts and the Healthcare Fight
#Resist: Oakland
Added by #Resist Organizer 
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609 
https://www.meetup.com/Resist-Oakland/events/241000476/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=241000476&https=on

Tue, Jul 4th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
19th St. & Dolores St., San Francisco map to19th St. & Dolores St.
Bay Area Opening Weekend
Dolores Park
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Thursday, July 6, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM 
Screening of : The Smog of the Sea 
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org 
Please join us for a film screening of Smog of the Sea, followed by a discussion with San Francisco’s Senior Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator, Jack Macy, who will share info about local efforts to reduce single use plastics. Smog of the Sea follows the crew of @5Gyres SEA change research expedition, as they discover that the great ocean garbage patch is actually a “fog” of microplastics – trillions of barely visible shards – permeating the world’s oceans. The crew includes renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher woman Kimi Werner, and bodysurfer Mark Cunningham. Using sparkling underwater cinematography and live-action footage of the crew’s research, Smog of the Sea makes an artful call to action for rethinking single-use plastic. 
You are invited to meet and greet at 6:30. Please bring healthy snacks to share if you can. The film will begin at 7:00 and discussion will follow. Co-Sponsors: Transition Berkeley, The Ecology Center and BFUUs Social Justice Committee. This event is part of The Ecology Center series for Plastic-Free July: http://ecologycenter.org/plastic-free-july/ 
For more info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
website: http://www.transitionberkeley.com 
This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee. 
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away. 
Wheelchair accessible. 
For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to: 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to: 
www.bfuu.org/signup.html

Thursday, July 6, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Al Franken - "Giant of the Senate" - with David Talbot
King Middle School, 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley
From Senator Al Franken - #1 bestselling author and beloved SNL alum - comes the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the Senate since 2009. It's about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, hosted by Dave Talbot, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. 
More Info: https://kpfa.org/event/al-franken-berkeley 
Tickets: $25 general/$35 admit 1 with book/$45 admit 2 with book
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2961136

July 7, 2017
On Friday, July 7, 2017 8:30-9:30 pm: 
In the plaza in front of the federal courthouse, 1301 Clay Street, Oakland 
The Orwell Gobo Project will celebrate George Orwell's 1984 with gobo projection onto the federal courthouse. 
Trump’s a liar, but it’s worse than that. He thinks in Doublethink, tweets in Newspeak, and throws inconvenient facts down the memory hole. 
Live Music and Dance by Bandelion! 
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Saturday, July 8, 2017 7:00 PM 
Progressive Talk: Special Election Losses, Obamacare Repeal, and More
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Added by Anthony 
Au Coquelet
2000 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704 
https://www.meetup.com/Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area/events/240702661/?rv=ea2&_af=event&_af_eid=240702661&https=on

Sat July 8, 10 AM – 2 PM
City Slicker Farms 2847 Peralta St, Emeryville
Animals Against Extinction Banner-Making Party, July 8
Join the Animals to prepare climate-friendly banners for display above the freeways. Bring your best ideas for sloganeering.
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/animals-against-extinction-banner-making-party-july-8/

Saturday, July 8, 7pm
Rumi's Caravan, a benefit for MECA
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street, Oakland
Recitation of world poetry: an improvised poetic conversation with musical accompaniment, highlighting the beauty of the spoken word. For fifteen years Rumi’s Caravan has inspired audiences -- moving through moods of prayer and grief, to humor and celebration -- weaving together poems by Rumi, Hafez, Machado, Rilke, Yeats, Mary Oliver, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, David Whyte, more!
www.rumiscaravan.com 
www.facebook.com/Rumi.Caravan
Tickets $15 advance, $30 at the door, http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2881016
Benefits the work of the Middle East Children's Alliance!

Sat, Jul 8th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Sun, Jul 9th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Live Oak Park
Shattuck Ave. & Berryman St., Berkeley map toShattuck Ave. & Berryman St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Friday, July 8, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Plastics: The Rising Tide
Ed Roberts Campus, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley
The worldwide consumption of plastic continues to rise. And our strategies for dealing with plastic waste are simply not keeping up. Join this panel of experts to learn about the social justice aspects of waste, the plastic microfibers that are washing out of our clothing, and the collapse of plastics recycling. Plus, solutions that can turn the tide.
Part of Plastic Free July.
Panel:
Martin Bourque, Ecology Center
Christie Keith, GAIA
Stiv Wilson, Story of Stuff
Susan Collins, Container Recycling Institute
Co-sponsored by the Plastic Pollution Coalition.
Free event. More info: 510-548-2220, http://ecologycenter.org/plastic-free-july/

July 9th
The Baykeeper Bay Parade is July 9!
Join Baykeeper on Sunday, July 9, for an unforgettable day celebrating
San Francisco Bay in the fourth annual Bay Parade 
•           SUPers, kayakers, boaters, and swimmers will parade into McCovey Cove for the finale celebration, broadcast on the Jumbotron at the start of the Giants game.
•           Swimmers and fundraisers compete for the Golden Rivet Award
•           Festivities continue with food and bottomless beers at the Bay Parade after party hosted by Anchor Brewing.
•           Best of all, your participation supports Baykeeper's efforts to keep the Bay healthy and safe for people and wildlife.
https://baykeeper.org/bayparade

Sunday, July 9, 2017 (every second Sunday) 3-5pm
General Organizing Meeting - Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests
The Long Haul
3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(Across the street from La Pena and the Starry Plough, and 2 blocks from Ashby BART station) .
* Please refrain from wearing fragrance products to accommodate the chemically injured *

July 12
Trump, his FCC chairman, and their corporate cronies are hell-bent on destroying the open internet.
On July 12, the internet will push back: Sign up here to join the fight.
We’re teaming up with organizations and major companies like Amazon, Etsy, Kickstarter and reddit to push back against FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s dangerous proposal to destroy Net Neutrality. This national online day of action will be massive — but only if we get as many people as possible to participate.
Sign up here to join us on July 12 and help stop the Trump team's attack on Net Neutrality.
For over 10 years, people worked alongside public-interest organizations, civil rights groups, entrepreneurs and small-business owners to put Net Neutrality protections in place. In 2015, the fight for internet freedom ended in victory when the FCC reclassified broadband providers under Title II of the Communications Act, creating the legal foundation for real Net Neutrality.
But now the Trump administration, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the corporations backing them are doing all they can to reverse the historic Net Neutrality win.
On July 12th the internet will come together to protect Net Neutrality. Sign up for more details.
Together we can safeguard internet freedom.
Thanks for all that you do—
Lucia, Candace, Mary Alice and the rest of the Free Press Action Fund team 
freepress.net
P.S. Sign up to get the details about the national day of action to save Net Neutrality.
http://act.freepress.net/signup/internet_nn_july_12/?t=8&akid=6461.9366728.d_8nbx

Thursday, July 13, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Laborfest: Film: The River Ran Red & Woody Guthrie's Birthday
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall - 1924 Cedar St., Berkeley
Woody Guthrie's Birthday & Homestead Strike 
Woody Guthrie: July 14, 1912-October 3, 1967 
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker's musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woody_Guthrie 
The River Ran Red (58 min.) 2012 By Steffi Domike & Nicole Fauteux 
The violence that erupted at Carnegie Steel's giant Homestead mill near Pittsburgh on July 6, 1892, caused a congressional investigation and trials for treason, motivated a nearly successful assassination attempt on Frick, contributed to the defeat of President Benjamin Harrison for a second term, and changed the course of the American labor movement. 
http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017schedule.htm

SATURDAY, July 15th
Announcing our July VEB (Vegan East Bay) potluck on the 3rd Saturday as follows: 
Jack Sawyer is our host in Berkeley!
His home is at 2330 Parker Street Berkeley
Meet at 6 PM; Eat at 6:30 PM 
Please bring
-one vegan dish per attendee (enough to serve 6-8 people) – NO animal products or honey!
-serving utensil(s)
-reusable plate, glass, silverware and maybe a small soup bowl
-INGREDIENT list (essential for those who are allergic to certain foods)

Sunday, July 16th, 2 pm – 5 pm
Veganic Gardening Workshop
Secret Garden, 2710a, Harrison St., San Francisco
Join Seed the Commons for our series of veganic gardening workshops! 
We are honored to welcome Salinas farmer Matthew S. Loisel of Lazy Millennial Farms to help us grow our own food sustainably. If you would like to garden without synthetic or animal fertilizers, this workshop is for you. 
The level is beginner to intermediate, feel free to bring questions about your existent gardening projects. 
Spanish interpretation will be available.  A $10 donation is welcome; nobody is turned away for lack of funds.
Please arrive by 1:50 so that the workshop can start promptly at 2pm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/164774427344491/

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30 PM (check-in 5:30 PM)
For-Profit Punishment? The Private Prison Question
Commonwealth Club, 555 Post St., San Francisco
Shane Bauer, Senior Reporter, Mother Jones; Co-Author, A Sliver of Light
Alysia Santo, Staff Reporter, the Marshall Project
Mina Kim, News Anchor and Friday's "Forum" Host, KQED-Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA
In 2016, the Obama administration declared that the federal government would begin phasing out the use of private, for-profit prisons in the justice system. This move came in response to a Justice Department report that showed private prisons did not save money and were less safe than public facilities. In early 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded this decision. Today, the debate continues: Should the American criminal justice system include private, for-profit entities? Or should the prison system at the state and federal levels be run by the government?
Mother Jones senior reporter Shane Bauer, who reported on his four-month stint as a private prison guard, will join us for this discussion. We will also hear from Alysia Santo, a staff reporter at the Marshall Project, a nonprofit outlet that features journalism on criminal justice reform. Santo recently exposed the deadly conditions on board a private prisoner transportation van. Join us for a conversation about the state of the American criminal justice system and private prisons.
PURCHASE TICKETS 
For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (415)597-6719.

Wed, Jul 19th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Jul 20th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Lakeside Park / Lake Merritt
Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Oakland map toEdoff Memorial Band Stand
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
In front of the Edoff Memorial Band Stand
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Thursday, July 20, 2017 (every third Thursday) 10am-12 noon
Oakland Urban Forestry Forum Monthly Meeting
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 2
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
We encourage everyone to participate in the Oakland Urban Forestry Forum, which has been meeting every third Thursday of the month, with the participation of some of our allies who are working to try to keep the focus of this group on planting more trees, especially in the flatlands where they are so desperately needed, and to steer the group away from the destruction of so-called non-native trees under the guise of wildfire prevention, as some of the other participants are attempting to use this forum for their own destructive agenda. On January 10 we presented our concerns about the trajectory of the forum to the City of Oakland Finance and Public Works Committees. You can view the public comments at both meetings on the YouTube channel of our allies at East Bay Pesticide Alert at the following links:
Finance Committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anoOYs4mPN8
Public Works Committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N24GgP0fa00

07/20/2017
The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs: Prospects for the American Dream? 
World Affairs 
312 Sutter St., Suite 200  San Francisco, CA 94108  415-293-4600 
The American dream used to be founded on the goal of finding a good, stable job to spend the majority of one s career   but this is no longer the norm. Companies no longer offer the same level of job security, regular pay increases, guaranteed pensions, robust health benefits and other social benefits as they did in the past. 
Senior Advisor and former Executive Director at the Drucker Institute, Rick Wartzman s recent book, "The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America" chronicles the erosion of the relationship between major American businesses and their workers. Have these new workplace practices decreased morale and productivity? How can America revitalize its middle class? What is the new American Dream? 
SPEAKER: 
Rick Wartzman 
Senior Advisor and Former Executive Director, The Drucker Institute 
World Affairs Members Free 
Non-member $20.00 
Student $7.00 
Details at: http://www.worldaffairs.org/events/event/1739#.WU1NJesrJhE

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:30 PM
Jack London Outdoor Flicks - Dirty Dancing (the original version)
East Bay Adventures for Friendly People Over 40
Added by Julie  
Jack London Ferry Lawn 
Clay St (at Water St) Oakland, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Adventures-for-Friendly-People-Over-40/events/240691171/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=240691171&https=on

Thu. Jul 20, 2017 - Sun. Jul 23, 2017
IONS 17th International Conference
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607
https://harmonyconnects.com/Events/3604-IONS-17th-International-Conference

Friday, July 21  6 pm to 9pm
SEIU Local 1021 Hall 350 Rhode Island, San Francisco
(entrance on Kansas Street, between 16th and 17th Streets)
We are holding our Seventh Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition’s Awards Dinner on Friday, July 21, during the month-long Labor Fest that commemorates the 1934 General Strike. At 6 p.m., there will be a reception, and at 6:30 p.m. a dinner and program, with cultural and musical performances.
http://www.livingwage-sf.org/event/7th-annual-awards-dinner/

July 21st-23rd
to help prepare to re-open to the public on July 28th
This year, Esalen Institute and our Big Sur home have been transformed by nature’s forces. And while landslides and a bridge failure have disrupted many lives and dreams, rest assured Esalen’s mission and destiny haven’t been waylaid. Our heart beats much deeper than any person, idea, or period of weather intensity.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Katie Cronen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.esalen.org/learn?utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Ben%20Tauber,%20Executive%20Director&utm_content=Updated%3A+Be+part+of+Esalen%E2%80%99s+rebirth+

Saturday, July 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Laborfest: WPA Berkeley Walk
Meet at The Main Berkeley Post Office - at corner of Milvia & Alston
WPA Berkeley Walk With Harvey Smith 
This walk will explore the "New Deal nexus" in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm Credit Building. The tour will also include the incredible mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus and photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the UC Berkeley campus. 
For more info: 510-684-0414 http://www.newdeallegacy.org
For more event information: http://www.laborfest.net/2017/2017schedule.htm

Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00am
March to close all slaughterhouses San Franscico
This year, the march of San Francisco will take place Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00
Place and hour of appointement: Union Square at 10 am
At 10:00 am we will march 1 mile from Union Square, down Market Street to UN Plaza. At 11:00 am leaders from various animal rights groups will give inspiring speeches about the future we are fighting for.
We stand together in solidarity for the protection of animals. To demand their right to life, safety, and freedom. We live in a world that treats animals like products, not living beings. It is up to us to shape the future of the world and make it better for everyone.
The march is organized by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), The Humane League, Vegan Outreach, Animal Place Direct Action Everywhere, Happy Hen Chicken Rescue In Defense of Animals, Berkeley Organization for Animal Advocacy, Women Against Speciesism....
https://stopabattoirs.org/march-close-all-slaughterhouses-san-franscico
https://www.facebook.com/events/328913790860008/

Sat, Jul 22nd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Nicholl Park
Macdonald Avenue & 31st Street, Richmond map toMacdonald Avenue & 31st Street
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Sun, Jul 23rd @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. & 3rd St., San Francisco map toMission St. & 3rd St.
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Sunday, July 23, 2017 12:00 PM 
Join the 4th Annual Oakland Vegan BBQ+ Potluck
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Added by Michelle 
Mosswood Park
3612 Webster St. Oakland, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/241021458/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=241021458&https=on
https://www.facebook.com/events/1450566605242946/?ref=6&ref_notif_type=plan_user_invited&action_history=null

Sunday, July 23, 2017 10:30 AM 
Vegan Brunch at Muir's Benefiting the VegFest! 
Marin Vegan Events
Added by Hope Bohanec 
Muirs Tea Room 
330 S. Main St., Sebastopol, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/240915523/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=240915523&https=on

Tuesday, July 25, 7pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street
Mai Masri's Award-Winning Film "3000 Nights"
Accused of helping a teenaged boy on the run, a newly-wed Palestinian schoolteacher gives  birth to her child, in chains, in an Israeli high-security prison -- where she fights to protect him and to survive herself. Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri's film 3000 NIGHTS explores the meaning of motherhood, love, betrayal, and the solidarity of women prisoners. Masri says it is about "resilience, resistance, and above all, a film about hope."
Selected as the Jordanian entry for Best Foreign Language Film for 2017 Oscars.
"See this film, see it Now!" -- Ken Loach, Cannes Film Festival
Tickets $10-$50, available at through Eventbrite or at the door
Facebook event - please RSVP and share!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3000-nights-film-screening-tickets-35249860281

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 7:00 PM
Bookclub Discussion: Hillbilly Elegy
Rolling Dunes
3331 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 
Several friends have encouraged me to read this book to offer a little perspective on the political/economic landscape beyond California. The insight gives us a few clues that's led to our current political controversy.  Let's discuss it :-)
https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Adventures-for-Friendly-People-Over-40/events/241057905/?rv=ea1&https=on

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Speak Out Against Pesticide Use at EBMUD Sustainability and Energy Committee
Time to be determined (usually starts between 8:30am and 9:30am)
EBMUD Administration Building, Training Resource Center
375 - 11th Street, Oakland, CA 94607
The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is expected to present its revised pesticide use policy at its Board of Directors Sustainability and Energy Committee meeting. The district has also been destroying eucalyptus and Monterey pine on land it manages. 
For information about the district's current pesticide policies, see the new article by our allies of the Forest Action Brigade on the Death of a Million Trees blog: https://milliontrees.me/2017/03/01/integrated-pest-management-is-a-sham/

Tuesday, July 25, 6:00 PM 
Active Hope: What Must We Do Now? 
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall 
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org 
Joanna Macy, Starhawk and Ahmed Salah present "Active Hope: What Must We Do Now?", with live music, organic vegetarian potluck dinner, and multiple rapid-fire presentations by environmental and social justice organizers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1439665376079919/ 
Join us to explore ways to respond to these challenging times with love, compassion, and strategic activism. Let's get out of our silos and unify to create a powerful nonviolent force for change-- for all beings. Homemade pie sales will benefit Codepink Women for Peace. Event is a benefit for Ahmed Saleh, author of "You Are Under Arrest for Master Minding the Egyptian Revolution (A Memoir)", now living in SF after escaping brutal Egyptian repression. Book signing, information tables, opportunities for action and networking. 6 pm potluck dinner; 6:30 pm Program. 
Sponsored by Codepink Golden Gate: https://www.facebook.com/CodepinkGoldenGate/ 
Suggested donation $10-$20. No one turned away. 
Wheelchair accessible. 
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1439665376079919/

Wed, Jul 26th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Thu, Jul 27th @ 7:00 PM (Music 6:30)
Troupe Studio Space
855 Treat Ave, San Francisco map to855 Treat Ave
Ticket Info: http://sfmtwalls.brownpapertickets.com/
FREE but suggested donation $20, Seating is limited, must RSVP
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php     

Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:00 PM 
Summer of Love Party
Bay Area 40+ Social Group
Added by Debby Gosse 
Marriott Fishermans Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Forty-Plus/events/240867438/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=240867438&https=on

Sun. July 30, 2017 1-4pm
Place: SF Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. Civic Center, SF CA 94102
Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody, a documentary film by Terry Sterrenberg and Laurie Simons, talks about what's happening with America's healthcare system and the rising interest in Single-Payer Healthcare.  
Jeff Gee, MD, from Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), Barb Ryan, RN, from California Nurses Association (CNA), and a representative from the Healthy California Act (SB 562) will participate in a panel discussion. The event is free and everyone is welcome.
For information, call Janet Tom, 415.557.4460
https://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1028280301

Sun, Jul 30th @ 2:00 PM (Music 1:30)
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, McLaren Park
Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, San Francisco map toJerry Garcia Amphitheater
Ticket Info: FREE (donation)
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area
WALLS asks the question:
How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration?
The answer: FEAR!
L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. - Immigration and Customs Enforcement - she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from... here. As a foreigner in a land her people have worked for thousands of years suddenly Zaniyah is a criminal, an illegal, a "bad hombre." What part of herself will this American give up to pass as "American?" Will she? Can she? Should she? Can someone leave part of themselves behind without losing their mind? And is it better or worse that she crossed the border to find Agent L. Mary Jones - the woman she loves?
http://www.sfmt.org/index.php