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
900 Fallon, Oakl.
Train to become a volunteer at the Marine Mammal Center's Education Department in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito. Learn how to greet visitors, talk to the public, and lead tours about the center's seal and sea lion patients. Training consists of a series of Wednesday or Saturday four classes in April.
Wednesday classes 4/7, 4/14/ 4/ 21, and 4/28
Saturday classes 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, and 5/1
2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito
FRIDAY, MARCH 26
Attend this fundraiser for the International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice, based in Kashmir, India. Author and human rights activist Arundhati Roy reads from her latest collection of essays, Field Notes on Democracy: Listening to Grasshoppers. Roy will be introduced by Alice Walker.
7 p.m., $35
Mission High School
3750 18th St., SF
SATURDAY, MARCH 27
Immigration legal advice
Learn about the immigration services provided by API Legal Outreach from staff attorney Cindy Liou and get free legal advice on immigration questions such as petitioning for family members and how to naturalize (program in English and Mandarin Chinese).
2:30 p.m., free
Chinatown Branch Library
Community Meeting Room
1135 Powell, SF
"Stand Against Sit-Lie"
Take part in this citywide celebration of public space and help stop SF Police Chief George Gascón's proposal to criminalize sitting or lying on sidewalks. Just occupy a space on your nearest sidewalk and do what you love; barbecue, make music, do yoga, read, relax, make art, dance, play chess anything!
Go to www.standagainstsitlie.org for information about how to educate others on the Sit/Lie Ordinance. Meet at 4 p.m. for an end of the day celebration at the Market/Castro plaza.
All day, free
A sidewalk near you
SUNDAY, MARCH 28
Kids' Clothing Swap
Exchange gently-used, unstained infant and toddler clothing for the size you need now and help support Help a Mother Out (HAMO), a local grassroots campaign to improve the lives of families in need, one diaper at a time.
2 p.m., $10 or a package of size 46 diapers or pull-up's
1367 Valencia, SF
Uhuru Pies' Delicious Revolution
Become a community organizer, baker, graphic artist, or socially conscious volunteer at this launch meeting for Uhuru Pies' November 2010 bake sale fundraiser. The bake sale benefits the African People's Education and Defense Fund, founded in Oakland in 1981.
10 a.m., free
World Ground Café
3726 MacArthur, Oakl.
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