Compiled by Paula Connelly
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26
Court date for March 4 protesters
Show your solidarity with the people who were arrested at the March 4 protests, where thousands of protesters demanded an end to budget cuts, tuition hikes, layoffs, and privatization in public education at this court date, followed by a pre-trial hearing Friday at 9 a.m. in Department 104 at the same location.
9 a.m., free
Wiley Manuel Courthouse
661 Washington, Oakl.
THURSDAY, MAY 27
Human Rights Awards
Join Global Exchange at its eighth annual Human Rights Awards ceremony, where they honor the work of environmental justice trailblazer Van Jones and fair trade pioneer Raúl del Aguilla and celebrate over 20 years of Global Exchange's human rights activism. Event to feature dinner, dancing, and a silent auction.
6:30 p.m., $150
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus, SF
SATURDAY, MAY 29
Join in this march and civil disobedience action during the Arizona Diamondbacks vs. SF Giants game to protest Arizona's SB 1070 bill. The Diamondbacks' organization, led by Ken Kendricks, is one of the primary funders of the Republican Party, which pushed SB1070 through. Demand that the MLB move the 2011 All-Star game out of Phoenix.
4 p.m., free
Meet at Embarcadero and Market, SF
March to AT&T Park
May Day Coalition
(415) 572-4112 (English)
(415) 678-0114 (Spanish)
Sister Cities Cuba Summit
Attend the annual summit conference of the Oakland-Santiago de Cuba Sister City Association, a group formed in 1998 to promote peace and friendship between Oakland and Santiago de Cuba and to exchange culture, education, humanitarian aid, music, and art. The day-long conference includes talks on international policy, current events, education, plans for future involvement, and more.
9:45 a.m.; free, donations accepted
390 27th St., Oakl.
SUNDAY, MAY 30
District 8 Chili for Chile Cook-off
Watch the top four candidates for District 8 supervisor turn up the heat as they compete at this local celebrity-judged chili cook-off featuring MCs Bevan Dufty, current District 8 supervisor; Sister Roma of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; and keynote speaker Alex Geiger, the Chilean consul general. Proceeds go to the Rainbow World Fund to help rebuild an orphanage for at-risk girls that was destroyed in San Vincente de Tagua Tagua.
2 p.m., $10–$20 suggested donation
Most Holy Redeemer Church Hall
100 Diamond, SF
Sex Positive Discussion Group
People of all ages, genders, sexual preferences, and experience levels are invited to the East Bay Free Skool to take part in this discussion group about what sex positivity means and how to understand and create free, healthy sexual selves.
8 p.m., free
2708 Russell, Berk.
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