WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
Commune and resist
Dubbed the Community and Resistance Tour, this two-hour event seeks to connect the BP oil spill, expressions of racism in Jena, La., and organizing women in prison. Come hear Jordan Flaherty and other speakers discuss these and other struggles for justice and liberation. The event is sponsored by Left Turn Magazine and other radical and independent media projects.
7 p.m.–9 p.m., free
3030-B 16th St., SF
THURSDAY, OCT. 14
Get radical for our schools
Sisters Organized for Public Education hosts a community meeting to develop strategies for opposing further cuts to the public school system. Come beforehand and get to know people at the buffet with vegetarian options.
7 p.m. lecture, free;
6:15 buffet, $7.50 donation New Valencia Hall
625 Larkin, Suite 202, SF
Food sovereignty for Haiti
Discussion focused on how food justice and sovereignty are working on the ground in Haiti, here in the Bay Area, and elsewhere. The lively event is hosted by Weyland Southon of KPFA's Hard Knock Radio and features keynote speaker Pierre Labossiere, a Haitian activist with HaitiAction Committee, and performances by Tacuma King and Bay Area youth Arts.
7 p.m., $10
390 27th St., Oakl.
510-548-2220, ext 233
FRIDAY, OCT. 15
Turn a New Leaf
Gay Shame San Francisco holds this community meeting to discuss the closing of the New Leaf LGBTQ Counseling Center and what it calls the medicalization of life, criminalization of illness, and growth of the prison-military-medical-nonprofit-industrial complex.
11:30 a.m., free
Market and Ninth streets, SF
SATURDAY, OCT. 16
Our planet, ourselves
"Earth at Risk: Building a Resistance Movement To Save the Planet" is a daylong event designed to highlight the dire threat that reckless industrialization poses to the planet and build a resistance movement around possible solutions. Host Derrick Jensen interviews 10 people who each hold an impassioned critique of overindustrialized civilization and who offer solutions.
9 a.m.–5 p.m., free
Seven Hills Conference Center
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway, SF
Take a class on medicinal plants available in California. The class is taught by Tellur Fenner of Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic. Come learn what Mother Earth has to offer underfoot and overhead.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $20 members; $30 public
593 Guerrero, SF
Radical Mental Health
This grassroots media project was created by and for people struggling with that catch-all term, "mental disorders." Filmmaker Ken Paul Rosenthal presents his poetic documentary Crooked Beauty, which documents Jack McNamara's journey from psychiatric patient to mental health advocate. Benefits San Francisco's Icarus Project.
6 p.m.–9 p.m., $5–$10 suggested donation
California Institute for Integral Studies
1453 Mission, SF
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