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THURSDAY, AUG. 5

Power on

Gather with the public power supporters and advocates who brought us the No on 16 campaign, which blocked PG&E's attempt to solidify its monopoly. Attend a workshop that will analyze the campaign and election victory, discuss current challenges to public power, and find common ground for the future push for true power to the people. The workshop is followed by a festive buffet, awards ceremony, music, and more.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 28

Congestion pricing revealed

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority will present findings from its federally-funded "Mobility, Access, and Pricing Study" of how best to deal with traffic congestion and create a sustainable transportation infrastructure. The study includes details on using congestion pricing fees to deter driving downtown at peak times and fund alternative ways of getting around.

5:30 p.m., free

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 21

Media bash

Watch the politically charged documentary Broadcast Blues, followed by a group discussion about how people have the ability to demand that policymakers put an end to the widespread unethical practices of the mainstream media. Filmmaker Sue Wilson outlines the role the FCC is supposed to play and how the right-wing political movement has been purposely confusing people to sway public opinion and write its own oral history.

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 14

Anarchists abound

This summer in Detroit nearly 20,000 people attended the June 2010 U.S. Social Forum, a conference and collaboration to build a platform for an international political movement that unites oppressed communities. Hear about the forum from attendees Sarolta Jane, Sarah Lazare, Sam Brown, and Marshall Hillton as they discuss the role anarchists played at the forum.

7:30 p.m., $2–$5 suggested donation

Station 40

3030B 16th St., SF Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 7

Think Outside the Bomb

Learn about Think Outside the Bomb, a volunteer, youth-organized, grassroots network working for nuclear abolition. Also learn about its 2010 Disarmament Summer campaign at this presentation on nuclear weapons, the energy industry, and the human and environmental costs of nuclear weapons. Entertainment, special guests, and more.

7 p.m., free

The Long Haul

3124 Shattuck, Berk. Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30

Green Corps benefit

Support Green Corps' mission to train organizers and provide field support for critical environmental campaigns and celebrate the new crop of graduating environmental activists at this reception featuring a speech from environmental journalist Mark Hertsgaard and performance by the California Honeydrops.

6 p.m., $50

Temple Nightclub

540 Howard, SF

(415) 622-0033 ext. 313

Our Land, Our Rights

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23

Remembering torture victims

Commemorate U.N.-enacted International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at this screening of The Response, a courtroom drama based on the transcripts of the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals. Featuring guest speakers from UCSF and SF State, members of Survivors International, Amnesty International, and Health Professionals Against Torture.

6 p.m., free

Amnesty International SF Office, Suite 210

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16

Generations HIV

The HIV Story Project kicks off SF Pride with the world premiere of a hands-on, video-based storytelling booth that will record stories from all ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds about the impacts and affects of HIV/AIDS on people around the world. Once complied, stories will be shared on the Web. Complimentary food and drink — and 15 percent discount on all merchandise. Proceeds benefit Bay Area service organizations.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 10


"This Bridge Called My Back"

Radical Women, an international socialist feminist organization, begins its summer Fiery Feminist Theory Series with selected readings from This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. Home cooked dinner with vegetarian options available at 6:15 p.m. for $7.50.

7 p.m., free

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THURSDAY, JUNE 3

"Heather Has Cool Mommies"

In honor of Pride month and in light of current events around same-sex marriage, the San Francisco Public Library will be presenting a weekly documentary film series throughout June about LGBT parents. Films include Choosing Children, In My Shoes: Stories of Youth with LGBT Parents, Transparent, Transamerica, and Daddy and Pappa.

Noon, free

San Francisco Public Library

Main Branch Read more »