WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17
"The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires"
Will corporations consolidate power over the Internet the way they have with television — or will it remain a source of free-flowing information? The Commonwealth Club presents a conversation on the possibilities with Tim Wu, author; policy advocate, and professor at Columbia University.
5:30 p.m., $8 members, $20 nonmembers
595 Market, 2nd floor, SF
THURSDAY, NOV. 18
To draw attention to the National Day of Action Against Wage Theft, the San Francisco Progressive Workers Alliance holds a rally and press conference highlighting how low-wage workers can have their wages withheld from them.. National surveys show that 68 percent of low-wage workers report minimum-wage violations, illegal pay deductions, denied overtime pay, and other forms of economic exploitation.
11 a.m., free
SF City Hall,
Polk Street steps
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, SF
Fight the right
The International Socialist Organization presents Alan Maass, editor of the SocialistWorker.org and author of The Case for Socialism, giving a lecture entitled "The Right Turn in U.S. Politics: How It Happened ... and What We Can Do To Stop It."
1 p.m., free
CCSF Ocean Campus,
Statler Wing Room 14
Phelan and Juson, SF
SATURDAY, NOV. 20
A Progressive platform
The West Coast Regional Congress hosts plenary sessions and workshops on living-wage jobs, universal health care, affordable housing, Social Security, high-quality education, progressive taxation of corporations and the wealthy, and peace and self-determination.
9 a.m., free
Horace Mann Middle School
3351 23rd St. SF
Be the change
Aimee Allison moderates a free talk on "Weaving through Change: Identifying Intersections Between Education, Health and Economics." In the organizers' words, "the event aspires to provide a safe space for discourse and structure to improve the quality of our thoughts, our actions, and most important, our results as change agents."
9 a.m.–2 p.m., free
900 Fallon, Oakl.
SUNDAY, NOV. 21
The Legacy of Thanksgiving
This Free Land Project event brings together artists, activists, and communities to explore the complex history of Thanksgiving and acknowledge the legacy of US colonialism and genocide against Native Americans. Featuring Audiopharmacy, Jeremy Goodfeather, Mohawk , Yvonne Swan, Sinixt Arrow Lakes Nation Raw-G.
7 p.m., $10–$25 sliding scale
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck, Berk.
(510) 849-2568 2
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