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WEDNESDAY 16

Film screening and potluck

Still relevant as ever, Barbara Trent's Oscar-winning The Panama Deception chronicles the complex relationship between the George H.W. Bush administration and former Panamanian President Manual Noriega, showing how the mainstream media helps in winning the American public's approval of foreign occupations despite widespread condemnation abroad. A potluck dinner precedes the film.

6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Humanist Hall

390 27th St., Oakl.

(510) 681-8699

www.humanisthall.org

 

THURSDAY 17

Democratize UC Regents

This public forum discusses the underlying corruption and mismanagement within the University of California system. Peter Byrne, investigative reporter and author of The Investors Club: How the University of California Regents Spin Public Money into Private Profit, will show how the regents are lining their own pockets during the state's financial crisis. Former congressional candidate Cindy Sheehan will also be presenting.

5:45 p.m.–8:45 p.m., free

Napa Valley College

2277 Napa Vallejo Hwy., Napa

(707) 980-6450 Facebook: UC Democracy — Democratize the UC Regents!!

 

Clean water for Gaza

Help raise money for Berkeley-based Middle East Children's Alliance, which has given aid and support to the children of Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon since 1988, and its special Maia Project, which works to supply clean water access to the Gaza Strip. This event, titled "Never Again for Anyone," features speakers and special guests, including Holocaust survivor Hajo Meyer and Islamic scholar Hatem Bazian.

7 p.m., $10–$15

First Presbyterian Church

2619 Broadway, Oakl.

www.nerveragainforanyone.com

 

Drink for queer healthcare

Help raise even more money — it's more than halfway to its goal — for Lyon Martin Health Services, the only community clinic in California that emphasizes queer women and transgender healthcare, at a fundraiser and party with raffle prizes, friendly faces, and fun. The Lexington will donate 20 percent of beverage sales to the cause, so drink up — responsibly, of course.

7–11 p.m., free with drink purchase

Lexington Club

3464 19th St., SF

www.lyon-martin.org

 

SATURDAY 19

People's tribunal, part one

Attend this "People's Hearing on Racism and Police Violence" and hear — and possibly share — testimonies of racist law enforcement before a "jury" of lawyers and activists who will then produce summaries to be used as "evidence" to advocate for federal intervention. Day one of this two-day event will feature a keynote speaker, testimonials, and two special sessions focusing on police killings and racial profiling.

9 a.m.–5 p.m., free

Oakland High School

1023 MacArthur, Oakl.

www.peopleshearing.wordpress.com

 

SUNDAY 20

People's tribunal, part two

Day two of this two-day event (see Saturday, Feb. 19) features a keynote speaker, testimonials, and two special sessions focusing on COINTELPRO and organizing resistance to police violence.

9 a.m.–5 p.m., free

Oakland High School

1023 Macarthur, Oakl.

www.peopleshearing.wordpress.com

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