Arts and Entertainment
by camille t. taiara
No more war in Colombia!
Wednesday, Jan. 23, protest the intensification of the armed conflict in Colombia by the International Action Center and others in conjunction with demonstrations in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere. 5 p.m., 24th St. BART station, Mission and 24th Sts., S.F. (415) 821-6545 or (415) 648-8222.
Thursday, Jan. 24, the District Three Democratic Club holds a debate featuring District 13 state assembly hopefuls Harry Britt, Mark Leno, Steve Phillips, and Holli Thier, as well as public defender candidates Jeff Adachi and Kimiko Burton. 6:30 p.m., Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, 660 Lombard, S.F. Free. (415) 331-1500, ext. 733.
Fighting the war on women
Thursday, Jan. 24, Radical Women commemorates Roe v. Wade by holding a panel on current reproductive rights battles and their correlation to the exploitation of women worldwide. Dinner 6:15 p.m., program 7 p.m., New Valencia Hall, 1908 Mission, S.F. Free, $6.50 donation for dinner. (415) 864-1278.
Thursday, Jan. 24, Ralph Nader gives a talk called "Taking Back America's Political System." Reception 5:15 p.m., program 6 p.m., book signing 7 p.m., Fairmont Hotel, Terrace Room, 950 Mason, S.F. $15. (415) 597-6705 or (415) 597-6706.
Caldicott on free speech
Friday, Jan. 25, renowned antinuclear activist Dr. Helen Caldicott gives a benefit lecture titled "A Passion for Peace and Survival: Free Speech in Dangerous Times" for the Public Media Initiative cosponsored by New College of California. Pacifica Foundation lawsuit activist and new Pacifica board member Carol Spooner provides an update on the current situation at Pacifica stations. 8 p.m., First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berk. $15. (415) 437-3425.
Revisiting the Tennison case
Friday, Jan. 25, public defender candidate Jeff Adachi and attorneys Eric Safire and Elliot Peters discuss the case of their client, J.J. Tennison, a young black man from the Bayview District who is serving a life sentence for a murder that someone else confessed to, and the broader implications of the case for the criminal justice system (see "The Hardest Time," 1/17/01). Traditional Shabbat service 6 p.m., Shabbat HaNefesh 6:30 p.m., dinner 7:30 p.m. (RSVP required), program 8:15 p.m., Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California, S.F. Free; $18 for dinner. (415) 346-1720, ext. 24.
Honor Tanya Mandell
Saturday, Jan. 26, commemorate the life of Tanya Mandell, whose activism spanned four decades and who passed away Dec. 18 at the age of 84, at a memorial in her honor. 7 p.m., Claremont House, 4500 Gilbert, Oakl. (510) 655-2210.
Land use in the Richmond
Saturday, Jan. 26, Sup. Jake McGoldrick holds a town hall meeting for constituents to discuss land-use issues impacting the Richmond District, with representatives of the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, Transportation Authority, and Department of Building Inspection, and the Tenderloin Housing Development Corporation. 2-4 p.m., Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Ave., S.F. Free. (415) 554-7410.
Labor struggles in Pakistan
Sunday, Jan. 27, the Labor Video Project presents the first U.S. screening of two films highlighting labor struggles in Pakistan, followed by Labor and the Anti-War Protests in San Francisco. 7:30 p.m., Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia, S.F. $5 donation. (415) 282-1908.
Protest the execution
Monday, Jan. 28, protest the impending execution of Stephen Wayne Anderson at a "walk for life" followed by a vigil at San Quentin State Prison. Walkers may participate for any length of the walk. Call (415) 621-2493 for transportation from San Francisco to San Quentin. Walk departs 7 a.m., Palace of the Legion of Honor, Lincoln Park, 34th Ave. and Clement, S.F. (831) 420-0330 or (831) 334-5615; vigil 8 p.m.-12:01 a.m., San Quentin State Prison, East Gate, end of East Francisco Boulevard at San Quentin Village, San Quentin. (415) 243-0143.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, Heba Nimr of INS Watch and prison activist Ruthie Gilmore discuss the new antiterrorism laws, how they build on the antiterrorism and immigration reform acts of 1996, and more. 7 p.m., 522 Valencia, S.F. $5 donation. (415) 431-1918.
'Resisting Israel's Apartheid'
Tuesday, Jan. 29, contributors Alison Weir and Glenn Robinson
read from and discuss The New Intifada: Resisting Israel's Apartheid.
7:30 p.m., Black Oak Books, 1491 Shattuck, Berk. Free. (510) 486-0698.