Ever wonder if you could do a better job balancing the California budget than the professionals? Now's your chance to take part in a simulated Budget Challenge that mirrors the decisions the Legislature will make in the next few weeks, accounting for all revenue and expenditures, the governor's cuts, and more. Share your responses with the Legislature.
In the wake of May Day, the international working class holiday, watch a screening of this documentary about two Italian immigrant anarchists who were executed in 1927 during a federal crackdown on political dissent. Featuring interviews with Howard Zinn, Studs Terkel, and Arlo Guthrie. Discussion to follow.
Attend this kick-off rally for a new hepatitis B ad campaign. The campaign addresses recent federal data confirming that SF has the highest rate of liver cancer in the country, primarily due to the high rate of hepatitis B among Asian Americans. Fiona Ma, Dr. Edward Chow, Ted Fang, and others will be speaking.
Demand improved learning conditions for students and for re-prioritizing next year's Oakland Unified School District budget at this protest against a top-heavy administration, increase in private contracts, and continued layoffs of teachers and support staff.
6 a.m. picket at your local Oakland public school, free
Attend this organizing meeting to learn how you can join the upcoming protest against General Atomics, scheduled for May 1819 in San Diego, and take a stand against this manufacturer of defense drones that have caused the deaths of many innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Join the Green Café Network, Mission Pie, and local farmers for a discussion about the different models of farm labor structure and how individual consumers, cafes, and restaurants can integrate this knowledge into their sourcing decisions and methods. It's an idea whose time has come: fooders and foodies working together to balance social and economic justice goals with economic demands.
Join panelists Sam Schuchat (California Coastal Conservancy), Kristen Schwind (Bay Localize), and Harold Gilliam (SF Chronicle, SF Examiner) to discuss Bay Area-based experiments that shaped national and international ecological movements. The forum is part of the Ecology Emerges lecture series, a discussion series focusing on the history of Bay Area ecological activism.
Attend this teach-in about the historic link between the death penalty and lynching in the U.S. Speakers include former and current death row prisoners, activists from the justice for Oscar Grant movement, a member of the Laney Black Student Union, and more.