October 13-22
San Francisco Bay Area
Arab Film Festival
The moment we've all been waiting for is here—the #AFF2017 full program has been announced and online ticketing is live!  In the days leading up to the Opening Night on Friday, October 13, we'll bring you all the Festival highlights and share more about our special programs. For now, we think the #AFF2017 trailer speaks for itself:
Browse all the films, share with a friend, buy a Festival Pass and see you in a few weeks!
http://fest.arabfilmfestival.org/2017/

Sunday, October 15, Dinner and Program 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering: Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright: Diplomacy -- Its Uses and Misuses
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley 
Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003, in opposition to the war on Iraq. She has been a leading peace activist in the years since -- working to break the siege of Gaza, crossing the border into North Korea, standing against drone warfare at Beal Air Force Base in California and much, much more.
Donation requested $25 - $100 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Vegetarian dinner catered by Food Not Bombs 
Cosponsored by St John's Mission & Justice Commission & BOCA
For More Information visit http://www.epicalc.org or phone 510-990-0374
RSVP ==>> PLEASE CALL: (510) 990-0374 to let us know you are coming.

Sunday, October 15, 10 am – 5 pm
GILL TRACT FARM  (Albany CA) ANNUAL HARVEST FESTIVAL                                         
Morning: Community farming with music by live DJ's, children’s activities                                                           
Lunch: Soup/salad fresh from our harvest with music by Ed Masuga and friends 
Afternoon: workshop–Living on Ohlone Land                                          
Circle Singing with Jasmine Fuego and Lydia Violet
With tabling by local activists and children’s activities throughout the day 
http://bit.ly/2xB9hav                 to help: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090848abaa29a0fe3-20171
 If you or your organization would like to have a table at the Festival, please let us know by October 10.  Also please specify if you will need table, chairs, pop-up, etc.
contact:  Richard Koenig <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, October 15, Dinner and Program 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering: Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright: Diplomacy -- Its Uses and Misuses
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley 
Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003, in opposition to the war on Iraq. She has been a leading peace activist in the years since -- working to break the siege of Gaza, crossing the border into North Korea, standing against drone warfare at Beal Air Force Base in California and much, much more.
Donation requested $25 - $100 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Vegetarian dinner catered by Food Not Bombs 
Cosponsored by St John's Mission & Justice Commission & BOCA
For More Information visit http://www.epicalc.org or phone 510-990-0374
RSVP PLEASE CALL: (510) 990-0374 to let us know you are coming

Sunday, October 15, Dinner and Program 5:30 - 8:45 p.m.
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering: Colonel (Ret.) Ann Wright: Diplomacy -- Its Uses and Misuses
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave., Berkeley 
Ann Wright is a 29-year US Army/Army Reserves veteran who retired as a Colonel and a former US diplomat who resigned in March, 2003, in opposition to the war on Iraq. She has been a leading peace activist in the years since -- working to break the siege of Gaza, crossing the border into North Korea, standing against drone warfare at Beal Air Force Base in California and much, much more.
Donation requested $25 - $100 no one turned away for lack of funds.
Vegetarian dinner catered by Food Not Bombs 
Cosponsored by St John's Mission & Justice Commission & BOCA
For More Information visit http://www.epicalc.org or phone 510-990-0374
RSVP ==>> PLEASE CALL: (510) 990-0374 to let us know you are coming.

Sun 3pm, Oct 15
518 Valencia in SF (At 16th St – 2 blocks from the 16th St BART)
Bernie Sanders’ Plan for 
Medicare for All
Bernie Sanders with 16 cosponsors has introduced
Senate Bill 1804.
What is in the S 1804?
How does it differ from HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act?
What are our next steps to winning Medicare for All? 
A panel discussion featuring members of Single Payer Now
discussing what is in S 1804.
Single Payer Now panelists include Judy Beck, Diedra Booker, Elizabeth De Mahy, Lou Gold, Rob Stephenson, Brian Stompe, Ellen Yoshitsugu, and Don Bechler
Sponsored by Single Payer Now 
For more information, call 415-695-7891 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.singlepayernow.net

Sunday, October 15, 2017 1:00 PM 
Monthly Vegan buffet
Marin Vegan Events
Added by kalpana mehta 
Taj of Marin
909 4th St San Rafael, CA
https://www.meetup.com/marin-vegan/events/243892834/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=243892834&https=on


Sunday, October 15 - 6:30pm 
at the Oakland Zoo

A Future for Chimpanzees
Programs supporting the well-being of people and animals are the way forward for protecting all species.  Join us for compelling stories, photos and actions that give us hope for these endangered great apes. 
This Evening is a Benefit for the Budongo Snare Removal Project.
http://www.oaklandzoo.org/programs-and-events/a-future-for-chimpanzees

October 16, 2017 6:30 PM 
Back to Playground for fun theatre and and tasty Thai in Berkeley
East Bay Adventures for Friendly People Over 40
Added by Tim
Lucky House Thai
2140 University Ave Berkeley, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Adventures-for-Friendly-People-Over-40/events/243736058/?https=on&_af=event&_af_eid=243736058

Monday, October 16, 2017, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
7th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink-Food For Thought
Breast Cancer Actions annual gala event
The Green Room at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center 
401 Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Vegetarian and vegan options for all courses are available upon request. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
https://bcaction.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/foodforthought2017

October 17  5:30 PM – 10:00 PM 
Join Earth Island Institute for the 18th Annual Brower Youth Awards on October 17. Come celebrate the next generation of environmental leaders at San Francisco's beautiful Herbst Theater. This year's theme is "Radical Hope," an expression of the optimism and inspiration we take away from celebrating the BYA winners every year. Tickets to the awards ceremony are free. The public is also invited to meet the BYA winners at a special opening reception preceding the awards ceremony. Learn more and get your tickets today. 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brower-youth-awards-for-environmental-leadership-tickets-34865362237

Tues Oct 17
Social 11:30 AM, Lunch 12 PM, Speaker 1 PM
Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption, Oct 17
Hear from climate activist and oncologist Dr. Jan Kirsch about the medical effects worldwide of heat waves, floods, and drought, more widespread infectious disease, food insecurity and psychological stress, and what we can do. Free lunch for first-time guests, others $12-$15.
SF Unitarian Universalist Society
1187 Franklin St, San Francisco
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/medical-aspects-of-climate-disruption-oct-17/

October 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Code Pink 15th Anniversary Gala
Women's Building in San Francisco 3543 18th St #8
We are celebrating those 15 years on October 18th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at the Women’s Building on 18th Street! There will be a silent auction, live music, a photo booth and delicious food from La Mediterranee Restaurant.
http://www.codepink.org/sf15?utm_campaign=sf_15_invite&utm_medium=email&utm_source=codepink

Wed Oct 18, 9:30 AM
BAAQMD Board of Directors Meeting, Oct 18
For the first time in years, the board will consider revisions to their permitting process. But their proposed improvements to current permitting rules will do nothing to control future CO2 emissions. Read more and come demand better.
First Floor Hearing Room
375 Beale St, San Francisco
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/baaqmd-board-of-directors-meeting-october-18th/

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 pm 
Pop-Up Magazine Fall Issue
Paramount Theatre - Oakland 
Pop-Up Magazine, the live storytelling event heralded by the New York Times as “a sensation,” returns to The Paramount Theatre!
An eclectic mix of writers, radio producers, filmmakers, and photographers will bring a night of brand-new, true, multimedia stories to the stage, with a live score by house band Magik*Magik Orchestra. The Fall Issue coming to the Bay Area includes Daniel Alarcón (Radio Ambulante, The New Yorker), Cord Jefferson (Master of None, The Good Place), Sean Rameswaram (Radiolab’s More Perfect), Brooke Jarvis (The California Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Magazine), filmmakers Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri (October Country, Off Label, Peace in the Valley), Aparna Nancherla (Crashing, Late Night with Seth Meyers), and more. After the show, everyone sticks around for drinks and conversation. Nothing’s recorded, so you’re just going to have to be there to see it.
Enter the discount code SFFILM to get $5 off your tickets
GET TICKETS

https://www.popupmagazine.com/?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=b9d5fe167e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_ITVS&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4cef577cab-b9d5fe167e-118395605

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:30 PM 
Social Gathering At Hearsay Systems in San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area Vegans In Technology
Added by Stephen Calnan 
HearSay Social HQ
185 Berry St St 3800 San Francisco, CA 
Join us on October 18 at Hearsay Socials swank HQ for an evening of casual networking and socializing. Meet developers, designers, entrepreneurs, scientists, and activists.
Do you have a tech project or event you'd like to share with the group? Bring your 5 minute pitch for the Announcements Half Hour. Mail [masked] to sign up.
6:30 - 8:00pm Arrive, socialize, eat, and drink
8:00 - 8:30pm Announcements
8:30 - 9:00pm Resume socializing, eating, and drinking
https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Bay-Area-Vegans-In-Technology/events/243919226/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=243919226&https=on

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
What Donald Trump is Doing to You
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Street, Berkeley
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Donald Cay Johnston follows his recent New York Times' bestseller, "The Making of Donald Trump," with a blistering talk - "What Donald Trump is Doing To You." KPFA's Brian Edwards-Tiekert will host.
The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times' bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.
Now, in "What Donald Trump Is Doing to You," the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul's rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. We're shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure- a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  His career has been persistently plagued by legal troubles and mounting controversies, from the origins of his family's fortune to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career through that whirlwind presidential bid.  Love him or hate him, Trump's massive influence is undeniable.
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.
Advance tickets: $12 : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3066530  :: T: 800-838-300
or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 stores), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door

October 19th 6:30 - 11:00 pm
Rainforest Action Network invites you to join us at REVEL: Radical is Necessary to rally and Fund the Resistance! Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! will speak alongside our own Lindsey Allen, Executive Director of RAN and Francesca Fiorentini as the evening's emcee. It should be an amazing party - not to be missed!!
Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco 
Join us for gourmet vegan bites, drinks and dancing! Entertainment provided by DJ Such N' Such aka Julian Mocine-McQueen. We count on our NETWORK especially now when our work is needed more than ever. We can only do it because of you!
Tickets Regular: $200 (now through September 31) Last Chance: $250 (October 1-19)
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/revel-2017-radical-is-necessary-tickets-36871485606

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
What Donald Trump is Doing to You
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Street, Berkeley
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Donald Cay Johnston follows his recent New York Times' bestseller, "The Making of Donald Trump," with a blistering talk - "What Donald Trump is Doing To You." KPFA's Brian Edwards-Tiekert will host.
The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times' bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.
Now, in "What Donald Trump Is Doing to You," the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul's rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. We're shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure- a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.
Advance tickets: $12 : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3066530  :: T: 800-838-300
or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 stores), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door

Oct 19-29th 2017
United Nations Film Festival
http://www.unaff.org/2017/schedule.html

Thursday, October 19, 7:30 - 9:30 PM
What Donald Trump is Doing to You
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Street, Berkeley
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Donald Cay Johnston follows his recent New York Times' bestseller, "The Making of Donald Trump," with a blistering talk - "What Donald Trump is Doing To You." KPFA's Brian Edwards-Tiekert will host.
The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times' bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.
Now, in "What Donald Trump Is Doing to You," the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul's rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the ultimate power conferred upon him. We're shown an entirely new and complex breed of public figure- a man of astonishing media savvy, entrepreneurial spirit, sheer clout, and profoundly disturbing responses.  
Drawing on decades of interviews, financial records, court documents, and public statements, David Cay Johnston, who has covered Trump longer and more closely than any other journalist working today, gives us the most in-depth look yet at the man who has shocked the world over and over again with disquieting acts and impulsive tweets.
Advance tickets: $12 : http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3066530  :: T: 800-838-300
or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 stores), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$15 door

October 19- 21, 2017
New for 2017 –three nights of Autumn Lights!
Autumn Lights is a magical festival of illuminated art by acclaimed Bay Area artists, in support of the non-profit Friends of the Gardens at Lake Merritt.This year the Autumn Lights Festival will be three nights – Thursday October 19 thru Saturday October 21.  Tickets and more info at 
http://www.autumnlightsoakland.com/  usually sells out

October 20-22, 2017
2017 Bioneers Conference, in San Rafael, California
http://www.bioneers.org/

Oct 21st 11:30 am to 2 pm
Los Altos Hills CA
Please join me for a delightful benefit brunch with live music at the lovely home of PETA member Maryam Dickey in Los Altos Hills. Funds raised will support PETA's innovative and award-winning use of the law to protect animals.
Legal team members and senior staff will showcase our strategic and lifesaving cases and describe the challenges ahead. Our ability to stop animal abuse often hinges on the Legal Department's research, agility, and prowess, and we're forging new territory. In fact, the most prestigious law journal in the U.S. recently named PETA's legal team among the best legal departments in the country for 2017. Only one other nonprofit organization has ever received the honor.
We ask that a minimum donation of $150 per person be made at the event. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, all donations will be matched up to $50,000!
That means that your donation will go twice as far to help fund PETA's legal work. Your support will help ensure that PETA's legal eagles have the resources necessary to win legal battles—today and in the future—to save animals.
A delicious vegan brunch with amuse-bouches, desserts, and beverages will be served. There will also be an opportunity to win a three-day, two-night stay at a vacation property—and more surprises, too!
Space is extremely limited. RSVP by October 11 to Emma Keilbey at 323-210-2260 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please note: The address for the event will be provided upon receipt of your response.

SATURDAY, October 21st 2017 
Announcing our October VEB (Vegan East Bay) potluck as follows: 
Veena and Murthy Achar are our hosts at Pleasant Hill Cohousing’s Community Room
Meet at 6 PM; Eat at 6:30 PM
2200 Lisa Ln in Pleasant Hill, 94523, www.phch.org (read Parking note below)
Please bring a tasty dish based upon these guidelines:
Enough to feed between 8 – 10 people
No animal products of any kind in dish

Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm 
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library 
6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (a charming & intimate space two blocks south of Berkeley) 
Concert & Chef Traci Desserts - $25 (Proceeds to artists) 
Pay in advance, or make reservation (no service fee), at:
Adrienne Shamszad brings American roots music together with classical Persian melodies, weaving the two cultures into one musical message. With a combination of acoustic guitar, setar, evocative lyrics, improvisational vocals and a playful spirit, Adrienne tells the story of our collective search for meaning and makes sure you have fun while she's doing it. Schuyler Karr will be joining her on upright bass. 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3088937

Saturday, October 21, 2017,  9am – 8pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017, 11am – 8pm
"Inclusivity Conference
Oakland, California
The Inclusivity Conference is a gathering of individuals inspired to gather and share wisdom in order to integrate solutions for harm-free(dom) into our daily lives through conversation, co-working, and uplifting community. see link below for more details:
http://www.snmvegan.com/events/2017/10/21/inclusivity-conference-oakland

Saturday, October 21, 12-3 p.m.
Please meet at Sproul Plaza on the UC-Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA 94720, at the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way; 
Join Direct Action Everywhere and local activists as we come together for one major event: The Official Animal Rights March. In only its second year, the march has expanded internationally from being held only in London to having several solidarity marches in the U.S. On October 21, 2017, hundreds of activists will take to the UC-Berkeley campus for a massive event for animal rights. This is your chance to march for the right of every animal to live free from harm.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1514016505324403

Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Days of the Dead at OMCA (Oakland Museum of California)
1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 
We will meet on the front steps of OMCA on Oak Street. I will provide my cell.
OMCA comes alive for a community celebration honoring Metamorphosis & Migration: Days of the Dead exhibition. We will explore the event and then meet at a common spot at 4:00 to enjoy fine Food Truck dining. Easy to reach by BART. GARDEN STAGE 
https://www.meetup.com/East-Bay-Adventures-for-Friendly-People-Over-40/events/244041134/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=244041134&https=on

Oct 22nd
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the 1917 worker's revolution in Russia. In commemoration, Liberated Lens is hosting a viewing of the classic feature film October: Ten Days That Shook the World by Sergei Eisenstein. This Oct. 22nd event will also be a fundraiser 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liberated-lens-film-night-and-fundraiser-october-by-sergei-eisenstein-tickets-38309298142
or our collective (Omni Commons)! Dinner and drinks will be served.

Sunday, October 22, 2017 6:00 PM 
Dinner at Veggie Today!
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Added by Taylor Gillespie 
Veggie Today
1909 Salvio St. Concord, CA 94520 
https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/243984581/?rv=ea1&_af=event&_af_eid=243984581&https=on

Sunday October 22, 2017  10:00 am
EcoHouse  1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA 94702
Fall EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation
Join us for an exciting and informative introductory exterior walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you.
We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects and explore such questions as: How can recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? Is rainwater potable and is a permit required to install greywater systems?
On this introductory exterior tour of the EcoHouse you will see: a native raingarden; a constructed wetlands; a simple laundry-to-landscape greywater system; a 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a food forest; and, more. We’ll give you an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources to help you take the next steps.
https://ecologycenter.org/events/fall-ecohouse-tour-climate-action-and-adaptation-2/

Sunday  October 22, 2017  3:00 pm
Film Screening: Chasing Ice
Ecology Center Classroom  2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.
Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!)
https://ecologycenter.org/events/film-screening-chasing-ice/

Sunday, October 22
Wellstone Club Biannual Dinner
Honoring Kevin de Leon, California State Senate President pro tem
more information below
Cuba Was Hit Very Hard by Hurricane Irene. Our Cuban Friends say that this organization is the best vehicle for sending relief funds to help Cuba rebuild.

Tuesday October 24, 2017
Climate Change: Six Easy Ways You Can Make a Difference
Located at and co-sponsored by:
Marin Art and Garden Center, the Studio Building
30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA
6:30  - 8:30 pm
What is happening in Marin to address climate change and what can you do to help? Learn about Marin's Climate Action Plans and programs, including 6 easy actions you and your family can take now to make a difference. Marin is leading the way, local governments are taking action, and we have some of the cleanest electricity in the country, yet we are still far from truly being ‘green’. Join three local sustainability experts and staff from local impact programs (electric cars included), and see how you can lower your carbon footprint. 
Join us as we try to save the world or have fun trying!  
Light refreshments will be served.
https://marinefm.org/event-2651236

Tuesday, October 24, 7:30 PM
VAN JONES: Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
First Congregational Church of Oakland, 2501 Harrison Street, Oakland
Hosted by David Talbot
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum's "Young Global Leader" designation and a Webby Special Achievement Award, and he has been named one of Rolling Stone's 12 Leaders Who Get Things Done, and Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.
David Talbot is an American progressive journalist, author and media executive. He is the founder, former CEO and editor-in-chief of one of the first web magazines, Salon, which he founded in 1995, Talbot has worked as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine and a features editor for The San Francisco Examiner, and has written for Time magazine, The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and other publications. His other books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, Devil Dog, Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Terror, and Deliverance in the City of Love, and the recent The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA,and the Rise of America's Secret Government.
Signed copies of The Messy Truth will be available for purchase.
Advance tickets: $15: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094593  T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus Boos (3 sites), Moe's, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway's
$18 door

Wednesday, Oct. 25  2:00–5:00 PM
The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way  Berkeley 94704
“Before You Tie the Knot:” Essential conversations for filmmakers and partners. Our panel will address the relationship between filmmaker and organizations, distributors and funders.
Panelists are: Cristine Platt Dewey, ro*co films  Donald Young, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) | Ellen Schneider, Active Voice Lab  Sahar Driver, independent film strategist
Free RSVP
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/before-you-tie-the-knot-essential-conversations-for-filmmakers-partners-tickets-37931583387?aff=utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text

Thursday, October 26, 2017
www.millenniumrestaurant.com vegan restaurant in Rockridge Oakland
Pumpkin Dinner with Horse & Plow Winery!
Join us on Thursday, October 26 for a 4 course prix fixe fall pumpkin menu paired with the delicious and organic wines & cider from local Horse & Plow Winery! This menu will feature pumpkin and also several squash varieties along with the best fall produce Eric can get his hands on. Seating will be throughout the evening and the restaurant, and the beverage pairing will be optional. Chris & Suzanne from Horse & Plow will be present to stop by your table and talk about wine/cider and their sustainable practices!

Thursday, October 26th  6-8pm
4th Annual Haunted Howloween Party at Wag Hotels Oakland
by Wag Hotels
Haunted Howl-o-ween Party
at Wag Hotels Oakland
You're invited to our 4th annual spooky Haunted Howl-o-ween Party at Wag Hotels Oakland to benefit Friends of Oakland Animal Services! We’re turning Wag into a haunted hotel for the evening and inviting some mummies and zombies to join the pawty. Canine and human guests will enjoy a frighteningly good time while trick-or-treating in our hotel and mingling with other witches, ghouls, and goblins. Some other treats will include:
Beer, wine and light snacks Costume contest with fun prizes Local vendors Adoptable dogs
Raffle Trick-or-treating goodies Photos with Cruella de Vil Wag Swag & prizes
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-haunted-howloween-party-at-wag-hotels-oakland-tickets-36867149637?aff=oas

Thursday, October 26 • 6:00 pm
Advance screening of Netflix Original Story
Wormwood
Vogue Theatre
Post screening Q&A with Oscar-winning director Errol Morris
Directed by boundary-breaking filmmaker Errol Morris, Wormwood explores the limits of knowledge about the past and the lengths we’ll go in our search for the truth. A twisting, evolving story of one man’s 60-year quest to identify the circumstances of his father’s mysterious death. Combining a virtuosic performance by Peter Sarsgaard with Morris’ legendary interview style, Wormwood examines this case from every possible angle, bringing the viewer face-to-face with some of the United States’ darkest secrets.
https://www.sffilm.org/screenings-and-events/wormwood-with-errol-morris?utm_source=Subscribers&utm_campaign=f7e79484bb-Member+Screening_Victoria-Abdul&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4cef577cab-f7e79484bb-118395605

October 28 11 am                                                             
John Valenzuela of Cornucopia Food Forest Gardens on Food Forests! A food forest is a low-maintenance gardening system that incorporates perennial food-producing plants like berries, nuts and tubers between and under the canopy of trees. Come learn how to grow your own food forest with our local expert, including how to select plants that attract beneficial insects and build healthy soil. Before you know it, your little forest will become a self-organized system that provides its own pollination, pest management, and soil health!
Annie's Annuals
at 740 Market Ave. Richmond, CA 94801
https://blog.anniesannuals.com/2017-talks/

October 28
Harvest Festival & Dinner
City Slicker Farms is thrilled to invite you to our 2017 Harvest Festival and Harvest Dinner on October 28!
We have a full day of family fun planned, concluding with a delicious farm-to-table dinner to benefit City Slicker Farms. All funds raised at the Harvest Dinner elevate City Slicker Farms’ mission to provide fresh food access and build healthier communities through urban farming and gardening.
The Harvest Festival, 11AM to 3PM
Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and come out to celebrate autumn’s bounty! 
•                                                                                             Sliding-scale farm stand with pumpkins & autumn veggies
•                                                                                             Kiddie carnival with games, arts & crafts, and petting farm
•                                                                                             Music and entertainment
•                                                                                             Urban farm tours and workshops
•                                                                                             Farm-fresh cooking demos/samples
This event is FREE. We welcome tax-deductible donations to support our mission of increasing access to fresh, healthy and affordable food in our community. 
The Harvest Dinner, 6 to 8:30PM
Following the festival is our 2017 Harvest Dinner here at our beautiful West Oakland Farm Park. Don't miss this festive evening with live music and entertainment, and a gourmet, vegan and gluten-free friendly dinner made from fresh fall vegetables grown by our very own Farmer Joseph and dedicated volunteers.
Get your ticket here before October 13th for a special discounted rate! 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harvest-dinner-at-city-slicker-farms-tickets-38260163178

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9 pm - midnight
at Chabot Space & Science Center
Halloween Party +
following Starlight Gala: Transformation
http://www.chabotspace.org/after-party.htm

Sunday October 29 2017 7:00 PM (110 Minutes)
The North Pole, with a post-film Q&A
The North Pole is a comedic web series about the big social issues of our time: Gentrification. Global Warming. And gluten-free donuts. The story follows three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile environment. Across seven outrageous episodes, Nina, Marcus, and Benny fight, dream, and plot hilarious schemes to save the place they call home. Facing down displacement and climate chaos, they combat evil landlords, crazy geoengineering plots, and ultimately each other.
Co-presented by the Berkeley FILM Foundation.
Please stick around after the showing for a post film Q&A with the filmmakers and some special guests!
The New Parkway - Theater Oakland, CA
https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/4162?siteToken=P5WXdOEJ3Eq2eHbZHTAtbg==


ONGOING EVENTS

Indivisible Sebastopol
Wednesdays 10:00 AM – noon

Amplify calling parties in Sebastopol – join and send email that you’re interested, and you will be notified of the location. indivisible.wsc@gmail.com

Saturday Mornings Civic Engagement tables most Saturdays, in public places.
Discussions include civic engagement, and ways to take action. 
Contact person: Joseph at mornings.saturday@gmail.com

Indivisible Sebastopol
Sundays, 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM 

Postcard Booth at Sebastopol Farmer's Market: blank Postcards for Peace to decorate and send to the White House and Pentagon. For more info visit: www.facebook.com/indivisiblewest/
Sebastopol Plaza - Sebastopol


Ongoing VIGIL schedule

  • Santa Rosa - Andy Lopez Free Speech picket line, Tuesdays from 10am-noon at the Hall of Justice in Santa Rosa
  • Santa Rosa - Women in Black, Mendocino & College intersection, Fridays, Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Cotati - A Peaceful show of community support & strength, La Plaza Park, Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Healdsburg - The Plaza (downtown), Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Sonoma - The Plaza (downtown), Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Sebastopol - Hwy. 116 and Bodega Hwy, Fridays, noon
  • Gaia's Garden Restaurant / 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa will give a free chai and $1 off dinner to all vigilers!