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THURSDAY 8

SFMTA Town Hall

Have some thoughts about how to improve San Francisco's transportation system, how it should be paid for by motorists or transit riders? Then attend the second in a series of five community meetings discussing the upcoming two-year budget for Muni and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, this one focused on supervisorial districts 9,10, and 11. Come hear where the money will go, and get the chance to ask your questions and give suggestions directly to SFMTA representatives.

6 p.m., free

City College, Room 140

50 Phelan, SF

www.sfmta.com

 

International Women's Day protest for Hyatt workers

UNITE-HERE Local 2 is powered in part by workers at the Grand Hyatt. The largely female workforce that cleans the Hyatt has taken more than its share of abuse. Last October, when two Hyatt cleaning veterans saw that supervisors had pinned up photoshopped images that appeared to be them and their co-workers in bikinis, they tore them down — then they got fired (see "Hyatt in the hot seat," 11/22/11). In response, Local 2 is organizing a creative protest to bring attention to this kind of disrespect.

Noon, free

Grand Hyatt, Union Square

343 Stockton, SF

www.onedaylongersf.org

 

FRIDAY 8

Anthropology in the world

Professor Laura Nader has taught anthropology for 50 years. No really, she's been a professor at UC Berkeley since 1960. The school will show her some love with this three-day symposium starting March 8, featuring speakers on all kinds of anthropology-related subjects. Among them: the professor's little brother, Ralph Nader.

Start times vary, free

UC Berkeley International House

2299 Piedmont, Berk

(510) 642-3392

 

SATURDAY 10

World Naked Bike Ride

Join thousands across the world and bike naked — or as close to naked as you want — at this annual tradition. It's a protest against oil dependency, spread a love of biking, and challenge cultural norms. But mostly it's a chance to drift in a sea of bare asses on bike seats. Last year, the turnout was the biggest ever, so you probably don't want to miss this year.

11am, free

Justin Herman Plaza

1 Market, SF

Facebook: World Naked Bike Ride

 

Protest Apple

Apple's use of sweatshop labor and tolerance for its abuses has been exposed in recent weeks, and many people are enraged. This includes grannies, who have organized a protest to demand that Apple engage in fair labor practices. Join the Raging Grannies for this protest rally.

3 p.m., free

Apple Store

451 University, Palo Alto

www.raginggrannies.com

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