Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bay Area Events Calendar

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Featured Event
Fri, Oct 31, 2008   11:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Ferry Park
San Francisco, CA

This 2008 year marks the 40th anniversary of the mass mobilizations that were going on globally in 1968. Looking back at the various liberation struggles within the U.S. during that time, we as youth take pride in the organizing efforts of our elders-our communities that paved the way for the present youth to continue that same resistance.  We are inspired by the works of freedom fighters from theBlack Liberation Movement, the Chicano Movement, the American Indian Movement, in their fight for land, education, justice, peace and self-determination.

Today, we continue fighting to keep what we have won and fight harder for our collective liberation. Giving honor to all those who fought not only for their communities, but for the generations to follow, we have to ask ourselves-Are we justly following in their footsteps? Most of the struggles that our elders fought for are still going on today!!

Through out the history of oppression, from slavery to incarceration, from Japanese internment campsof the 1940s, to the current immigration detention centers, from the Chinese Exclusion Act of the 1920s, to Prop 187, HR4437, SB2611, Patriot Act and other recent bills, the U.S.

We have the power and the opportunity to do something about it! We cannot sit back and watch as the discrimination and racism continues to affect our people right before our very eyes. Think about it…

Will the future generations look up to us, as we do the freedom fighters of the '60s?

Will we be an inspiration, or a disappointment?

Since the nationwide mobilizations of May 1st 2006, the conditions in our communities have worsened. The repercussions of mobilizing have resulted in more I.C.E. raids than ever before, to instill fear and to prevent us from speaking up against these injustices. In 2007 alone, 276,912 U.S.residents were deported. Families continue to be separated and our communities targeted.

Free trade agreements and foreign policies are still in place as more walls continue to be built to define and secure borders. Natural resources continue to be extracted from our countries while the flow of money crosses borders. Our people are prevented from following work opportunities that have been taken from them in their country of origin.

As a society, we all benefit from the fruits of exploited immigrant labor. More importantly, as youth with the privilege to speak up and in comparison to those who risk everything, we have nothing to lose, therefore it is our duty to do something about these injustices. We cannot go on during our life time without standing up and taking action!

We must stop the persecution and criminalization of our people! End the attacks on economic and political refugees!

We cannot allow this government to continue to divide and conquer.  We must break down the borders that were set up to divide us.

Young people…our time is NOW!  Search deep within your soul and ask yourself-What Am I going to do? With the types of injustices going on in society today, nobody should be at peace or oblivious to the suffering of our communities.

We will not let them intimidate us into silence!


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Wednesday, October 29th

Wed, Oct 29, 2008      3:15 PM - 6:00 PM
[view] Free Trade has Failed!
Boalt Hall, corner of Piedmont and Bancroft Ave, UC Berkeley campus

Wed, Oct 29, 2008      7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
[view] "Freedom From Oil"
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Wed, Oct 29, 2008      7:30 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Beyond Elections: Redefining Democracy in the Americas Film Screening
Humanist Hall
390  27th  Street, between Telegraph and Broadway
Oakland, CA

Wed, Oct 29, 2008      12:00 AM
Bay Area Events in Livermore, Dublin, San Francisco and Los Gatos
Thursday, October 30th

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      1:30 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Can you come to SF City Hall to support the Tuolumne?
SF City Hall, Room 400
San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Special Meeting of the SFPUC
SF City Hall, Room 263
San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
[view] How To Be a Water Saving Hero
Council Chambers 1017 Middlefield Road
Redwood City

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
[view] IDEX Open House with special guest Prakash Tyagi
827 Valencia, Suite 101
San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
[view] Locavore Corps Workshop
887 47th Street

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      6:30 PM
[view] "Promised Land" A film by Yoruba Richen
Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Communities for a Better Environment 30th Anniversary!
City Club of San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
[view] Nonviolence Study and Discussion Group
Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center, 55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek

Thu, Oct 30, 2008 - Fri, Nov 14, 2008      7:00 PM
[view] Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland by San Francisco Radio Host Rose Aguilar
San Francisco, Berkeley, Hayward, Capitola, and Sebastopol

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      7:00 PM
401 Van Ness (@ McAllister) Room 223
san francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
[view] Historic Town Hall Meeting Speak Out and Panel on Prop K
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1187 Franklin Street,
San Francisco

Thu, Oct 30, 2008      7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Palestine Through Our Eyes: 60 Years Since the Nakba
310 eighth street/ Harrison (Oakland)
Friday, October 31st

Fri, Oct 31, 2008      8:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] "FAREWELL to the THIEF"
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar St. at Bonita

Fri, Oct 31, 2008      11:30 PM - 12:00 PM
Ferry Park
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, November 1st

Sat, Nov 1, 2008      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
[view] Reduce Your Carbon Footprint: free series with the Ecology Center

Sat, Nov 1, 2008      7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] The Current Situation in Afghanistan - A Presentation by A Native of Afghanistan.
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way

Sat, Nov 1, 2008      8:00 PM
[view] "Kuxan Suum" Journey to the Galactic Center
2012 Conference Ft. Mason
San Francisco
Sunday, November 2nd

Sun, Nov 2, 2008      6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Fundraising Dinner
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave
Wednesday, November 5th

Wed, Nov 5, 2008      6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Climate Change, Water, and the Himalayas
Nixon Peabody LLP
One Embarcadero Center, 18th Floor
San Francisco, CA

Wed, Nov 5, 2008      7:00 PM - 12:00 AM
[view] Performance and and discussion with Kayhan Irani, activist, artist and editor of the new book:  Telling Stories to Change the World
Revolution Books
2425 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA

Wed, Nov 5, 2008      8:00 PM
[view] Post Election Bash.  The Coronas first show in the United States!
The Boom Boom Room @ Fillmore and Geary,
San Francisco
Friday, November 7th

Fri, Nov 7, 2008 - Sun, Nov 30, 2008      6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
k gallery 2513 blanding ave  (park st bridge)

Fri, Nov 7, 2008      7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
[view] Can Unarmed Civilians Break the Siege of Gaza? Yes, they can.
St. Joseph the Worker Church
1640 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA, 94703
Saturday, November 8th

Sat, Nov 8, 2008      7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
[view] What Are the Causes of this Crisis and What Can We Expect from the New Adminstration?"
1550 Oak Street at Lincoln

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