"The Art of Activism"
California Academy of Sciences and Rainforest Action Network celebrate another triumphant year achieving environmental activism. REVEL, an interactive exhibit consists of a four-story forest where attendees can indulge in their epicurean delights on Amazonian libations and organic cuisine. Tickets are on sale for a night to hear inspiring stories, go on a rainforest tour, and dance to the beats of DJL and The Pimps of Joytime.
6:15p.m. — midnight
California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park
Music Concourse Drive, SF
Protest privatization of schools
The Foundation in Excellence for Education hosts its national summit in downtown SF featuring keynote speakers former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News. On the agenda are topics like "Don't Let A Financial Crisis Go to Waste," urging attendees to push their right-wing agenda for schools. While the event is sold out, US Uncut San Francisco spearheads the rally against these "swindlers & kleptocrats" to take direct action against corporate tax cheats, budget cuts, and to protect public education.
Oct. 13 7:30 a.m.- Oct. 14 10 a.m.
The Palace Hotel
2 New Montgomery Street, SF
"World Hunger: Made in the U.S."
The annual pie fundraiser, sponsored by Uhuru Foods & Pies, brings in seasonal cheer but also a discussion on the issue of food and its potential to be a coercive tool to inhibit the poor from achieving self-determination. Chairman of the African Socialist International Omali Yeshitela and Chairwoman of the African People's Solidarity Committee Penny Hess present issues on African and oppressed peoples.
7911 MacArthur Blvd., Oakl.
"Jobs Not Cuts" March and Rally
The San Francisco, Alameda and South Bay Labor Councils endorse people's efforts that want Washington to create jobs, bring war dollars home, and make the rich pay their fair share in taxes. Gather at Laney College in Oakland where the march will move to Ogawa Plaza to symbolically nail these demands on the Federal Building's door. Music, spoken word, and community voices will accompany this day's efforts to start restoring fair labor in the U.S.
1 p.m., Free
900 Fallon Street, Oakl. (Lake Merritt BART)
Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakl. (12th Street BART)
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