Pity the Billionaire

Best-selling author Thomas Frank will discuss his new book Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Resurgence of the American Right. Frank set out in 2009 to research expressions of American discontent after the financial collapse — and he found the Tea Party. A frank discussion on why this recession led to "loud demands that the economic system be made even harsher on the recession's victims and that society's traditional winners be given even grander shares."

7:30 p.m., $12

Berkeley Hillside Club

2286 Cedar, Berk


Occupy the UN

A rally, march, and educational forum on the rights of indigenous people. Meet at the Human Rights Commission office and march to UN Plaza to "demand repatriations for the theft of tribal lands, gold, and other natural resources and address issues of civil rights violations, hate crimes, broken treaties, and the human rights inherent to all indigenous people."

10:30 a.m., free

Human Rights Commission

25 Van Ness, SF

(510) 672-7187


Community response to homelessness

A panel discussion featuring homeless advocates with the Homeless Outreach Team, Project Homeless Connect, and Veterans Connect.

2 p.m., free

Koret Auditorium

San Francisco Public Library main branch

100 Larkin, SF


Love Balm for My Spirit Child

A four-part "healing performance workshop" celebrating the importance of mothers' memory in resistance and justice movements. An innovative mix of testimony, spirituality, rally, and theater that will end in a candlelight vigil.

3 p.m., $5-$20

Eastside Cultural Center

2277 International Blvd, Oakl.