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WEDNESDAY, MAY 12

Fix California's budget

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.

6 p.m., free

Richmond City Hall

450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond

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FRIDAY, MAY 7

Sacco and Vanzetti

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.

7:30 p.m., $2 donation

New Valencia Hall

625 Larkin, Suite 202, SF

(415) 864-1278 Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28

SF Hep B Free

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.

5:30 p.m., free

Togonon Gallery

77 Geary, 2nd floor, SF

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THURSDAY, APRIL 22

Oakland Teacher Strike

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

Noon rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza

14th St. at Broadway, Oakl.

Oaklandcoalition@gmail.com

Stop the Gang Injunction

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14

Organize against General Atomics

Attend this organizing meeting to learn how you can join the upcoming protest against General Atomics, scheduled for May 18–19 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.

7 p.m., free

Global Exchange Office

2017 Mission, Suite 200, SF

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Rally Against Carbon Trading

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7

The Human Cost of Food

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.

6:30 p.m., $5–$10 suggested donation Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31

Ecology Emerges

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.

6 p.m., free

San Francisco Main Library

Koret Auditorium

100 Larkin, SF Read more »

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24

"Lynching Then, and Lynching Now"

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.

7 p.m., free

Laney College

Room D200

900 Fallon, Oakl.

(510) 589-6820

Mammalian good

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By Jobert Poblete

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17

Citywide community meeting

Advocates for homeless youth in San Francisco discuss the upcoming supervisor elections and the proposed sit/lie ordinance, a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom to criminalize sitting on sidewalks.

5:30–7 p.m., free

LGBT Community Center

1800 Market, SF

smashbangboom@gmail.com

"Shout! Art by Women Veterans"

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By Adrián Castañeda

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10

 

Courage to Resist

Come help fill envelopes at a mailing party — with pizza — for this antiwar group's newsletter and appeal for support.

5:45–10:45 p.m., free

55 Santa Clara. No. 126, Oakl.

www.couragetoresist.org

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