By Jackie Andrews
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13
Long Now lecture
This installment of the Long Now Foundation's monthly series called "Seminars About Long-term Thinking" features historian and archaeologist Ian Morris, who will talk about his book, Why the West Rules — For Now. Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand hosts this discussion about changes in global dominance, differences between civilizations, and the East/West distinction's shift toward insignificance.
7 p.m., $10
Marine's Memorial Center
609 Sutter, SF
THURSDAY, APRIL 14
Community Works presents "There's a Part of Me Gone," a night of exploring the impact of losing a loved one to incarceration. Students from Community Work's programs will share poetry and personal stories of their experiences of parental incarceration. Come and see these inspiring youth share their many accomplishments despite adversity.
6 p.m., free
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission, SF
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Benefit for Mexican info shop
Support the emerging anarchist info-shop in Mexico City, Furia de las Calles, by attending this screening of a film that was recently banned in Mexico. Presumed Guilty highlights the problems and injustices faced by two lawyers in their efforts to free Toño Zúñiga, who was wrongfully imprisoned. Afterward, stick around for a short documentary about the organizing efforts of anarchist collectives in Mexico.
7–9:30 p.m., Sliding scale donation
674-A 23rd St., Oakl.
LGBTQ youth talk back
Professor Cindy Cruz of UC Santa Cruz will share her recent work, an urban ethnography that compiles the stories and testimonies of 43 LGBTQ homeless youth between the ages of 14 and 21 who reside on the streets of one large U.S. metropolis. She argues for a new way of acknowledging resistance by these youth — and others like them — to the restrictions placed on their "queer homeless bodies" by society at large.
12–1:30 p.m., free
UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Social Change
Wildavsky Conference Room
2538 Channing Way, Berk.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Earth Day of action and celebration
Help clean up the varied terrains and landscapes in and around Pacifica, including beaches, hillsides, bluffs, watersheds, and other public spaces and make a positive impact on this beautiful coastal environment. After a satisfying morning of work and community partnership, enjoy a celebration of your efforts with music, food, and family fun.
9 a.m.–3 p.m., free
Various Pacifica locations, see website to find a site and register
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Fundraiser for Japan
More than 100 one-of-a-kind handmade tea bowls made by local ceramicists will be auctioned off to raise money for the people of Japan. Enjoy Japanese-inspired food and drinks as well as how-to demonstrations on tea, ikebana, sushi-making, and clay-hand building.
5–7 p.m., $10–$15
Sharon Art Studio
Golden Gate Park's Sharon Meadow, SF
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