THURSDAY, AUG. 19
Celebrating Young Activists
Mingle with environmental activists and community group members of all ages at the networking event Celebrating Young Activists: Building a Green Movement and Changing the World. The event features talks by inspirational young leaders, winners of the Brower Youth Awards, environmental and social justice organization information tables, and live jazz.
6:30 p.m., $10–$20
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater
David Brower Center
2150 Allston, Berk.
SATURDAY, AUG. 21
Shoot Hoops, Not Guns
Commemorate the 25th birthday of Elliot Jemar Noble, who was killed by an Oakland police officer in 2005, at this combination march, basketball tournament, and gospel concert. The event is a benefit for the Elliot J. Noble Multiservice Family Organization, a nonprofit that provides support for families affected by violence. The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Eldridge and Darien streets, progresses to a 1 p.m. basketball tournament where players assume the names of slain or incarcerated loved ones, and ends with a gospel concert at 6 p.m.
10 a.m., $5–$10 for the concert
Ira Jinkins Recreation Center
9175 Ededs, Oakl.
SUNDAY, AUG. 22
Tour Alameda Naval Air Station
Find out more about Alameda's Naval Air Station, which closed in 1997 and remains the subject of much controversy and public debate over what to do with this prime piece of real estate. This guided tour combines a two-hour bus tour followed by a self-guided walking tour of the businesses engaged in adaptive reuse of the buildings. Reservations required.
1 p.m., 3 p.m.; $10
Meet in front of Alameda Naval Air Museum
2151 Ferry Point Road, Alameda
Mobilization for Climate Justice
Get involved in the effort to stand up to big oil companies by attending this public action planning meeting for an Aug. 30 march and protest on the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The protests will target the offices of BP and Chevron for their roles in environmental and community destruction in the gulf, the Bay Area, and around the world.
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission, SF
Attend a benefit dinner and show for Nuevos Horizontes, a domestic violence shelter in Guatemala that provides long-term housing, psychological counseling, legal advice, job training, and health care for women and children. There will be vegan and vegetarian options for dinner, bands, and speakers.
6 p.m., $8–$10
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Street Food Conference
Following the San Francisco Street Food Fest, attend this conference dedicated to the exploration of food, policy and economics. Participants will engage in discussions about the creation of viable economic models that allow small-scale food entrepreneurs to bring the foods they love to the cities in which they live.
Sat. Noon-5pm, Sun. 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., $20–$50
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