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
THURSDAY, MAY 13
Ride 'em, city slickers
Join thousands of SF commuters in cycling solidarity at this year's Bike to Work Day. Slip into the commuter convoy, which provides cool company and the safety of riding in a group; stop by an energizer station, where you can fuel up with free coffee, snacks, and goodies; and use the complimentary downtown bike parking station located at Market and Battery streets.
All day, free
FRIDAY, MAY 14
Berkeley Critical Mass
Live in the carfree world you dream of for an evening at this monthly critical mass ride promoting self-powered commuting and community. Fill the streets with human interaction and DIY transportation!
6 p.m., free
Meet at Berkeley BART Station
Center and Shattuck, Berk.
SATURDAY, MAY 15
Mourning Mothers' March
Help raise awareness for ongoing homicide violence in Oakland and the impact it has on victims, survivors of victims, and the community at large. Mourn the senseless loss of life and spread hope for the future at this march around Lake Merritt.
Meet at Lake Merritt bandstand
Grand and Bellevue, Oak.
Peace Flag-raising Ceremony
Celebrate International Conscientious Objector's Day at this raising of a second Peace flag with war resisters from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
11 a.m., free
Civic Center Park, flagpole
2180 Milvia, Berk.
Stop the Tea Party
Attend "Tea Party: Corporate and Racist Politics in Disguise," a public forum on how to fight back against extremist Tea Party politics. The event features Marsha Feinland from the Peace and Freedom Party, Don Belcher from Single-Payer Now, and Mark Ostapiak from Socialist Action.
7 p.m., $3$5 donation
Center for Political Education
522 Valencia, SF
TUESDAY, MAY 18
"Oakland's Health Disparities in Black and White"
According to a report produced by the Alameda County Public Health Department, "compared to a white child in the Oakland Hills, African American children born in West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier." Hear Dr. Muntu Davis, one of the authors of the report, and representatives from the African People's Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) discuss how the African American community can control of health care as part of the solution to the current community health crisis in Oakland.
7 p.m., free
390 27th St., Oakl.
(510) 763-3342 2
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