April 16, 2003
It's funny in Kansas
Arts and Entertainment
Tuesday, April 22, demonstrate against corporations profiting from the war in Iraq by joining a nonviolent direct action at Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons manufacturer (6 a.m., 1111 Lockheed Martin Way, Sunnyvale). Also, check the Life during Wartime section of sfbg.com for daily local and international updates.
Wednesday, April 16, learn how to make solar power a reality for your home at Rob Erlichman's slide-show presentation "Debunking the Myths of Solar Power: Why and How Solar Power Makes Sense for Bay Area Homeowners Right Now." Erlichman, of Sunlight Electric, will discuss the environmental and economic advantages as well as California subsidies tied to solar power. 6-7 p.m., San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, S.F. Free. (415) 557-4277.
SFSU's Earth Day
Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17, celebrate the environment at San Francisco State University's Earth Day with music, dance, art workshops, and special guests including San Francisco Board of Supervisors president Matt Gonzalez. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days, San Francisco State University, Malcolm X. Plaza, 1600 Holloway, S.F. Free. (415) 386-2609 or (805) 405-2309.
Demo club and Fiona Ma
Thursday, April 17, the City Democratic Club hosts a discussion with District Four Sup. Fiona Ma. Come meet the first-term supervisor, who has also been an aide to state senator John Burton. 7:30 p.m., Delancey Street Discussion Room, 600 Embarcadero, S.F. Free. (415) 923-5252.
Thursday, April 17, join People Organized to Win Employment Rights for a march and rally to draw attention to Sup. Gavin Newsom's ill-conceived Care Not Cash and the Department of Human Services' use of the legislation to augment the city's shelter system. Meet 4 p.m., Coalition on Homelessness, 468 Turk; march to City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F. (415) 864-8372.
Friday, April 18, John Zerzan, activist, anarchist, and author of Running on Emptiness: The Pathology of Civilization, discusses the future of the anarchy movement and its meaning in the current world crisis. Also, there is a screening of the short film "Surplus," which critiques modern consumer society. 7 p.m., Ecology Center, 2530 San Pablo, Berk. $5-$10 sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. (510) 548-2220, ext. 233.
Dialogue for peace
Friday, April 18, attend the panel discussion "Struggling for America: Peace, Citizenship and Dissent" featuring Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy, and Van Jones, national executive director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, among many other scholars, activists, and journalists. The panel addresses human rights in the Middle East, globalization in terms of the environment and democracy, and citizenship in relation to ethical dissent. 6 p.m., California Institute of Integral Studies, 1453 Mission, S.F. Free. (415) 575-6119.
Friday, April 18, Jailbreak!, a benefit for Bay Area Indymedia, features music by local DJs from Subversive Soundz and the Stress Collective. During wartime protests, Indymedia has been instrumental in keeping activists in touch and giving voice to the underreported antiwar movement. 9 p.m., Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakl. $5-$15 sliding-scale donation, no one turned away for lack of funds. (415) 864-1006.
Poverty and religion
Friday, April 18, join local Catholic priests and homeless people at "Tenderloin Stations of the Cross," a celebration of Good Friday and a discussion of how war impacts poverty and how religion can help. Noon-2:30 p.m., City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, S.F. Free. (415) 305-2124.
Saturday, April 19, attend a teach-in, "Iraq, Palestine and the U.S. Global War Drive," hosted by the antiwar group International ANSWER. Workshops and speeches on the United States, Israel, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, and Iraq will present a historical perspective and address U.S. plans for global domination. Noon-5 p.m., Horace Mann Middle School, 3351 23rd St., S.F. Free. (415) 821-6545.
Activist and music festival
Sunday, April 20, attend We the Planet, a festival of music, consciousness, and activism. Featuring performances by Cake, Bonnie Raitt, De La Soul, and others, the event will highlight environmental sustainability. 1-5 p.m., Golden Gate Park, Speedway Meadow, S.F. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. (510) 601-9790, www.inhousetickets.com/wtp.
Easter meal volunteers
Sunday, April 20, volunteer with Tenderloin Tessie's Holiday Dinners, serving Easter dinner to the needy or cleaning up afterward. Dinner served 1-4 p.m., clean up 3-6 p.m., First Unitarian Church, 1187 Franklin, S.F. (415) 431-7221.
Sept. 11 film and discussion
Monday, April 21, Berkeley's Guerrilla News Network presents its new investigative documentary AfterMath: Unanswered Questions from 9/11, followed by a panel discussion featuring world-renowned Central Intelligence Agency watchdog Michael Ruppert and National Lawyers Guild president Riva Enteen. 7:30 p.m., Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, $10, $7 seniors and students. (650) 857-0927.
'Shocking and Awful'
Tuesday, April 22, local activist Zachary Norris will introduce a forum, "Shocking and Awful," on how the mainstream media lulls the U.S. public with impersonal reports from Iraq, and on raising public awareness of media issues. 7:30 p.m., Fellowship of Humanity, 390 27th St., Oakl. Free. (510) 393-5685.
Wednesday, April 23, the San Francisco Adult Sexual Assault Task Force presents a conference aimed at increasing awareness of and promoting healing for sexual-assault victims. The conference begins with a presentation by the Sexual Assault Response Team, followed by smaller, focused breakout sessions. 1-5 p.m., City College of San Francisco, Diego Rivera Theater, 50 Phelan, S.F. Free. (415) 861-2024.
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