By Jackie Andrews
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
The true cost of Chevron
Join the global resistance movement against Chevron's callous methods of operation and confront the oil giant at its annual shareholders meeting. Representatives from communities that have suffered the dire impacts of the company's reckless pursuit of profits will be on hand to testify, including Humberto Piaguaje of the Amazon Defense Coalition in Ecuador and Elias Isaac of the Open Society Initiative in Angola.
7–11 a.m., free
Chevron's World Headquarters
6001 Bollinger Canyon Road., San Ramon
Fundraiser for at-risk youth
The John Burton Foundation for Children Without Homes hosts this food truck fundraiser to support former foster youth in their pursuits of higher education. The event features tastings from favorite local food trucks, breweries, and wineries, as well as live music and a silent auction.
6–9 p.m., $150
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason
Buchanan and Marina, SF
FRIDAY, MAY 27
Take part in this 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., free
Justin Herman Plaza
Market and Embarcadero, SF
Facebook: SF Critical Mass
SATURDAY, MAY 28
Sit-in against violence and intolerance
In response to the brutal beating of a transgendered woman in a Maryland McDonalds, where employees filmed and heckled the incident, demonstrations have been organized around the country. Attend this peaceful sit-in to help spread the message that the franchise needs to update its polices and employee training.
10 a.m.–1 p.m., free
5454 Mission, SF
SUNDAY, MAY 29
Help raise funds for the Niebyl-Proctor Library, whose goal is to preserve the history of radical politics, labor movements, and social struggles with a book sale featuring a good selection of novels, poetry, art, pamphlets, and books, including selected works by Marx, Lenin, and Mao.
10 a.m.–2 p.m., free
Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library 6501 Telegraph, Oakl.
TUESDAY, MAY 31
This is the first session of a 12-week course to discuss Leon Trotsky and the concept of "Permanent Revolution," including workers' power, internationalism, and social transformation.
7–-8:30 p.m., $2 suggested donation
New Valencia Hall 625 Larkin, No. 202, SF
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