Know your rights

On Sept. 27, 2010, the FBI raided the Chicago home of Arab American Action Network Executive Director

Hatem Abudayyeh and the homes and offices of 22 other pro-Arab and anti-war activists, accusing them of ties to terrorism, which their supporters deny. Abudayyeh will speak about his experiences since the raid and about how the FBI targets domestic political organizations.

7 p.m.–9 p.m., free

East Side Cultural Center

2277 International, Oakl.

(415) 861-7444



Film screening

Enjoy this special screening of Academy Award nominee Freedom on My Mind, which tells the story of the early 1960s Mississippi freedom movement and the young activists who would change the course of history.

7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $6 suggested


922 Valencia, SF

(415) 824-3890


Reading plus

Clarence Lusane will be reading from his book The Black History of the White House, which is just that — a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective.

7–9 p.m., free City Lights Books

261 Columbus, SF (415) 362-8193



Critical Mass

Can't wait until the next SF Critical Mass to satisfy the urge for a little cycling solidarity? Join Berkeley Critical Mass, a peaceful, leisurely bike parade that follows no set route and obeys no traffic laws or authorities except yielding to pedestrians and emergency vehicles.

6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., free

Berkeley BART Station

Corner of Center and Shattuck, Berk.

Facebook: Berkeley Critical Mass


Benefit for Bradley Manning

Raise funds in support of U.S. Army soldier and accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, with discussions, updates, and special musical guests. Proceeds go to the local nonprofit Courage to Resist, the main hub of the Bradley Manning Support campaign.

8 p.m.–11 p.m., $5–$20 donation

Station 40

3030B 16th St., SF



Save Lyon Martin

Help raise much needed funds for Lyon Martin Health Services, the only community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on queer women and transgender healthcare, at a fundraiser and silent auction highlighting local merchants and artisans. Enjoy appetizers courtesy of Queer Food for Love and music by "Mildred's Bridge Group," a queer women's quartet.

6-9 p.m., $15-50

Mission Artist's Cooperative

2509 Bryant, SF

(415) 901-7131



Marriage counter sit-in

Celebrate the most romantic day of the year Guardian-style, by giving the finger to the status quo and helping to expose blatant discriminatory marriage laws. Everyone is invited to converge on the steps of City Hall for speakers, a performance by the East Bay Gay Men's Chorus, and some spirited civil disobedience. If you would like to participate, please e-mail the Marriage Equality folks to make arrangements.

11 a.m.–4 p.m., free

City Hall

1 Carlton B. Goodlett, SF


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