WEDNESDAY, MAY 19
Solutions for Survival
Empower young people, support vivacious media, and support work on climate justice at this launch/fundraiser for this global youth media program that aims to uncover local, equitable solutions for climate change. Featuring guest speakers, food and wine, DJs, a silent art auction, and more.
7:30 p.m., free
3543 18th St., SF
THURSDAY, MAY 20
"Stand-In" for Safety
Protest the proposed "sit/lie" ordinance, which would make it illegal to sit or lie on SF sidewalks. The law would target sex workers, homeless people, youths, and immigrants, pushing them further underground and into more isolated, dangerous situations and areas.
Corner of Polk and Sutter, SF
FRIDAY, MAY 21
Rally for Peace
Say no to the war in Afghanistan, where deaths of U.S. troop Afghan civilians continue to rise. Demand that we bring our troops home now.
2 p.m., free
Corner of Acton and University, Berk.
SATURDAY, MAY 22
Live in Peace March
Join KIPP Bayview Academy (KBA) students and community members for this peace march through the Bayview neighborhood to promote peaceful resolutions to social issues culminating in a scholarship ceremony. The Live in Peace March offers students and community members the opportunity to take a public stance against issues plaguing southeastern SF and attempts to ignite social change from within neighborhoods.
KIPP Bayview Academy
1060 Key, SF
Walk to End Poverty
Help raise awareness about poverty at this walk around Lake Merritt followed by a multicultural family party featuring jazz, dance, kids activities, a community awards ceremony, and more.
10 a.m. walk, 11 a.m. party; free
Lake Merritt Bandstand
666 Bellevue, Oakl.
SUNDAY, MAY 23
Celebrate World Turtle Day by removing plastic litter and garbage from Ocean Beach to help endangered leatherback sea turtles. The waters off San Francisco are popular with leatherbacks looking to feed on jellyfish, but ingesting plastic bags and other human garbage is known to kill leatherbacks worldwide.
10 a.m., free
Meet at north Ocean Beach
1000 Great Highway, SF
Rally against the pope
Join San Francisco and East Bay atheists in a call for a transparent investigation into the policies of the Catholic Church, which have perpetuated the sexual abuse of children all over the world. Demand the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.
9:30 a.m., free
St. Mary's of the Assumption Catholic Church
111 Gough, SF
Save the Whales
Show your opposition to the International Whaling Commission's proposal to remove the ban on commercial whaling at this rally featuring SF Sup. Ross Mirkarimi and others.
Steps of San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, SF
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