October 23, 2002




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District Two candidate forum

Thursday, Oct. 24, join the San Francisco Human Services Network and District Two candidates as they discuss issues that affect health and human service nonprofits. 6-7:30 p.m., San Francisco Senior Center, 890 Beach, S.F. Free. (415) 668-0444.

Rally for Prop. 47

Thursday, Oct. 24, help CCSF students and staff rally in support of state Proposition 47, the school facilities construction and renovation bond measure. If the measure passes, CCSF would receive $62 million in funds for buildings in Chinatown and the Mission District. 12:15 p.m., CCSF, Mission Campus, 106 Bartlett, S.F. Free. (415) 585-2121.

Globalization forum

Friday, Oct. 25, show up at CCSF for "Globalization, the New Economy, and United States Minorities." Speakers include professors from around the country; topics include world trade and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CCSF, Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan, S.F. Free. (415) 239-3284.

Prop. N-ightmare

Friday, Oct. 25, dress terrifyingly for the pre-Halloween Gay Shame festival of resistance "Prop. N Stands for Nightmare." Organizers will bring a haunted shantytown to the Marina to protest Care Not Cash. 5:30 p.m., Webster at Chestnut, S.F. Free. (415) 540-2947.

March against war

Saturday, Oct. 26, mark the anniversary of the USA PATRIOT Act by protesting a new war against Iraq. Protest 11 a.m., Justin Herman Plaza, Market at Embarcadero, S.F.; march 12 p.m. to Civic Center Plaza, Larkin between Grove and McAllister; rally 1 p.m., Civic Center Plaza. (415) 821-6545.


Saturday, Oct. 26, attend a teach-in on the U.S. war against Iraq, the Middle East, and domestic repression since Sept. 11, featuring speakers and short films. 4-10 p.m., Urban Life Center, 1031 Franklin, S.F. Free. (415) 552-4652.

Tenant leadership summit

Saturday, Oct. 26, attend a panel discussion focusing on SRO conditions, crime, at-risk youth, homelessness, seniors, disabled services, and other issues. 12-6 p.m., Turk Street Apartments, Community Room, 201 Turk, S.F. Free. (415) 408-1375.

'Bums' Paradise'

Sunday, Oct. 27, show up for a benefit screening of Bums' Paradise and stay for the follow-up party with live music. Bums' Paradise documents the lives of homeless people who lived at the Albany Bulb landfill home. 8 p.m., Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo, Berk. (510) 525-5054.

Peter Camejo

Sunday, Oct. 27, hear the Green Party candidate for governor speak and answer questions. Reception 9 a.m., presentation 10 a.m., First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin, S.F. Free. (415) 921-1761.


Sunday, Oct. 27, help the African Peoples Solidarity Committee organize a movement to support justice and reparations for the black community and hear about the Campaign for Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations. 12 p.m., Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakl. Free. (510) 451-5818.

Social forum

Sunday, Oct. 27, attend an afternoon of workshops and discussions of the Free Trade Area of the Americas. A mock trial of George W. Bush for his global corporate agenda will be Webcast and broadcast locally on 97.3 FM. 1-5 p.m., San Francisco Women's Building, 3543 18th St., S.F. Free. (415) 431-1180.

Sustainable communities

Sunday, Oct. 27, participate in a salon covering sustainable communities that starts with an overview presentation before breaking into discussion groups. 3-5 p.m., Parkway Theater, 1834 Park, Oakl. Free. (510) 681-3284 or (510) 644-3694.

No privatized water

Monday, Oct. 28, protest privatized water and the implementation of the Free Trade Area of the Americas at this festival and nonviolent direct action. 11:30 a.m., Bechtel world headquarters, 50 Beale, S.F. (415) 255-7296.

Zionist theory

Monday, Oct. 28, as part of a continuing lecture series sponsored by A Jewish Voice for Peace, Joel Beinin presents "Zionism in Theory and Practice." 7:30 p.m., Geary Theater, 415 Geary, fifth floor, S.F. $10-$20 sliding scale, $5 students. (415) 789-8279.

Corporate pollution

Wednesday, Oct. 30, join a rally and march through downtown San Francisco confronting the companies that pollute and those who protect them. The corporate targets include Pacific Gas and Electric Co., Bechtel, and Chevron. Assemble 12 p.m., PG&E offices, 245 Market, S.F.; march to Solem and Associates, 550 Kearney, S.F. (415) 243-9301.

Board of Education

Wednesday, Oct. 30, attend a candidate forum for the San Francisco Board of Education sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 6-7:30 p.m., Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin, S.F. Free. (415) 989-8683.

Mobilize against Prop. R

Through Election Day, Nov. 5, mobilize to stop Proposition R, the most dangerous attack on tenants' rights in the past 10 years. Precinct walking Sun/27, 11 a.m., San Francisco Tenants Union, 558 Capp, S.F. (415) 282-5525.

Mobilize for Prop. D

Through Election Day, Nov. 5, mobilize to pass Proposition D, the ballot initiative that would shut down the toxic, antiquated Hunters Point power plant once and for all. Precinct walking Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m.; phone-banking Sun.-Thurs., 6:30-9 p.m., United Educators of San Francisco, 655 14th St., S.F. (415) 820-1418.

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