By Jackie Andrews
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Considering death penalty
Join San Francisco for Democracy in a conversation about California's death penalty and various upcoming legislation on the issue. Speakers include Darryl Stalworth of Death Penalty Focus, and others to be announced.
7–9 p.m., free
Northern District Police Station
1125 Fillmore, SF
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
Filming the diaspora
Enjoy a complimentary screening of Amreeka, a film about the Palestinian diaspora that chronicles the adventures of a single mother and her teenage son as they head to their new Promised Land, which happens to be a small town in Illinois.
7:30–9:30 p.m., $6 suggested donation
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia, SF
FRIDAY, APRIL 8
System change, not climate change
Join Chris Williams, author, environmental activist, and professor of physics and chemistry at Pace University, as he discusses nuclear energy in light of the devastating current events in Japan.
7–9 p.m., free
Modern Times Bookstore
888 Valencia, SF
SATURDAY, APRIL 9
Attend this community forum and an eyewitness report back from Wisconsin, and hear about the fight against an ongoing national movement to strip workers of their rights. Panelists include union members from here and all across the country.
6 p.m., $5–$10 suggested donation
2969 Mission, SF
Join the discussion about the current ecological crisis, as experts Anuradha Mittal and Chris Roberts talk about the dangers of fossil fuels, risky alternatives like nuclear power, and what real solutions can look like.
5–-6:30 p.m., free
SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Sponsored by the United National Antiwar Committee and endorsed by hundreds of social justice organizations, the purpose of this peaceful assembly is to rally against the wars at home and abroad. Topics range from attacks on our liberties and other injustices here, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sanctions imposed on other countries.
11 a.m.–2 p.m., free
18th St. and Valencia, CA
Walk against genocide
April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month, so take part in the first symbolic event of its kind in the Bay Area. Walk en masse to show support, hear community leaders and genocide survivors as they speak out against the atrocities of war, and learn how to be an effective community leader and advocate.
12–3 p.m., free
MacArthur and Grand, Oakland
MONDAY, APRIL 11
Celebrate Breast Cancer heroes
Put on your Sunday best and attend this year's annual gala and benefit for the Breast Cancer Fund. This inspiring evening celebrates the groundbreaking work being done to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer, as well as the many heroes who are working hard for more solutions. Following an award ceremony will be an organic buffet and an ecofriendly marketplace.
6–9:30 p.m., $200
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission, SF
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