Anarchist salon and potluck
Get together with other anticapitalist and establishment-challenging folk at this month's anarchist salon, a monthly gathering and conversation followed by a potluck social. This month's focus is on radical mental health and wellness.
7–-9:30 p.m., $2–$5 suggested donation
3030B 16th St., SF
Screening plus potluck
Enjoy a special screening of A Crude Awakening: The Oil Crash, an alarming documentary about the pervasiveness of crude oil in our everyday lives — from the products we buy to the food we eat.
7:30–9:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation
390 27th St., Berk.
International media conference opener
The UC Berkeley two-day conference "Crossing Boundaries" looks at new media and the shape of international news in this age of Internet and cell phone reporting. Speakers include Alan McClain of WikiLeaks, Joaquin Alvarado of American Public Media, and many more. Conference continues on March 18. Check the website for schedule.
9 a.m.–7 p.m., $150–$250
UC Campus, Berk.
Amnesty International conference opener
Celebrate 50 years of high-impact activism by Amnesty International with an all-weekend event featuring an array of notable guests including Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Christy Turlington Burns, Jahi, and many more — and that's just day one. Conference continues March 19 and 20. Check the website for schedule.
8 a.m.–5 p.m., $40–$125
950 Mason, SF
Join Bay Area Girls Rock Camp, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering girls through music, and its after-school program participants for a rockin' recital spotlighting the culmination of 10 weeks' worth of hard work. Fifty-five gals in 12 bands showcase their original songs written at the camp. Enter the drawing for an extra $5 for a chance to win sweet new ax — a cherry red Gretsch Electromatic guitar. Proceeds go to ensure that the after school program continues to rock on.
1–3 p.m., $10 suggested donation
Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
1428 Alice, Oakl.
Protest the war in Iraq on the eighth anniversary of the occupation. Gather at the U.N. Plaza with your signs and radical spirit, then march to two boycotted hotels and demand an end to the "war" on working people.
Noon– 4 p.m., free
Seventh and Market, SF
Facebook: National Day of Action Against the Wars
World Water Day
Wise up, get down, and take action — learn more about local and global water issues with live music, live painting, dance performances, spoken word, and more. Proceeds benefit water projects in the Bay Area and Kenya.
6:30–9:30 p.m., $10–$15
The New Parish
579 18th St., Oakl.
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