October 2, 2002
Arts and Entertainment
No on N benefit
Friday, Oct. 4, attend a sit-down dinner with live performances at an event to raise money to pay for TV spots opposing Prop. N. Grassroots activists have created several commercials featuring real homeless people to combat Newsom's slick TV ad campaign. They need to raise $20,000 to get them on the air. The dinner will be followed by live performances by the Quails, Molotov Mouth, Po' Poets, and many others. Dinner 7 p.m., entertainment 7:30 p.m., DJs and dancing 10 p.m., International Longshore and Warehouse Union Hall, 255 Ninth St., S.F. $5-$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds). (415) 824-3119.
Defeat Prop. N
Thursday, Oct. 3, oppose Proposition N, Care Not Cash, by joining public defender-elect Jeff Adachi and Sup. Matt Gonzalez at the kickoff party for the No on N campaign. 6-8 p.m., Piyassa Restaurant, 1686 Market, S.F. Donation requested. (415) 346-4808.
No on N and R fundraiser
Thursday, Oct. 3, live DJs will be on hand at this fundraiser for the No on R and N campaigns sponsored by the Committee Against Increased Homelessness and the Committee to Save Rent Control. 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Justice League, 628 Divisadero, S.F. $10-$25 donation. (415) 346-4808.
Thursday, Oct. 3, come to "A Tribute to Palestinian Resistance," an event featuring spoken word, live music, visuals, and eyewitness reports from Palestine. 7:30 p.m., La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk. $10-$20 sliding scale. (415) 252-7122.
Thursday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 8, find out about the upcoming seventh summit of the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Ecuador and what it means for South America. Thurs/3, 8 p.m., Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia, S.F. $5, (no one turned away for lack of funds). (415) 824-3890. Tues/8, 6-9 p.m., First Unitarian Church of Oakland, 685 14th St., Oakl. Free. (415) 621-8100.
Friday, Oct. 4, Mike Ruppert, former Los Angeles Police Department investigator turned crusader, delves into the United States government's compliance in the Sept. 11 tragedy. 7 p.m., Lowell High School, 1101 Eucalyptus, S.F. $15, half price Republicans. (707) 824-9933.
Occupation of Palestine
Friday, Oct. 4, Jess Ghannam of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee presents a slide show documenting the history of the occupation of Palestine and discusses the present and future of Palestine. 7-9:30 p.m., San Francisco Friends Meeting Room, 65 Ninth St., S.F. $5-$15 donation (no one turned away for lack of funds). (510) 666-1376.
Saturday, Oct. 5, join Green Party candidates, activists, and supporters for a night of progressive politics, music, and light refreshments. Funds raised will go to support campaigns for candidates and initiatives. 7-10 p.m., Community Music Center, 544 Capp, S.F. $5-$10 sliding scale. (415) 386-5464.
Saturday, Oct. 5, Latino and Chinese immigrant garment workers from Los Angeles and San Francisco discuss various boycotts and campaigns. 5 p.m., Center for Political Education, 522 Valencia, S.F. Free. (510) 834-8990.
Yes on D
Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, mobilize for public power with the Yes on D campaign. Volunteer every Saturday and Sunday until the election Nov. 5. 10 a.m., Teachers' Union Office, 655 14th St., S.F. Free. (415) 820-1418.
Alternatives to war
Sunday, Oct. 6, hear from peacemakers in Colombia, Israel, and Palestine, as well as members of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, about nonviolent alternatives to war. 2 p.m., University of San Francisco, Lone Mountain Campus, Pacific Rim Conference Room, 2800 Turk, S.F. Free. (415) 565-0201, ext. 24.
Sunday, Oct. 6, join people from all over northern California for a mass antiwar protest sponsored by Not in Our Name. 2 p.m., Union Square, S.F. Free. (510) 594-4076.
Sunday, Oct. 6, Join Sup. Aaron Peskin and others for a barbecue fundraiser for San Franciscans for Affordable Clean Energy, promoters of Proposition D. 1:30-3:30 p.m., 933 Vallejo, S.F. $20-$500 donation. Call (415) 673-4742 to RSVP.
Monday, Oct. 7, join queers and supporters in protest of Gov. Gray Davis's prison policies while he raises funds at the San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. 5 p.m., San Francisco Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center, 1800 Market, S.F. Free. (510) 665-1935.
Tuesday, Oct. 8, attend a rally featuring Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo, the Green Party candidate for governor of California. Medea Benjamin MCs. 7:30-9:30 p.m., Berkeley Community Theatre, 1930 Allston Way, Berk. $12, $10 in advance, $2 off with valid student ID. (510) 655-1810.
No on R
Tuesday, Oct. 8, join state senator John Burton, Sup. Chris Daly, and state assemblymember Carole Migden, among others, at this fundraiser to defeat Proposition R. 5:45-7:45 p.m., 2606 Pacific, S.F. $50 donation (415) 282-5525.
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