Save CCSF at Homecoming Ram Plaza, City College of San Francisco Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan, SF; Facebook: Save City College of San Francisco. 10am, free. It's the first day back at school for CCSF students, and the Save CCSF coalition wants to make sure they start the year out right. It's a celebration of what makes City College great. "Most of the students coming will know little or nothing about it, so it's letting people know," said City College student senator Diamond Dave Whittaker. "Come to Ram Plaza, we'll get it going on."
Rally and action for Bradley Manning Frank H. Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th St. and Broadway, Oakl; firstname.lastname@example.org. 5pm, free. Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking the Guantanamo Files, the Afghan War Diary, and the Iraq War Logs to Wikileaks, has already paid for the crime of exposing war crimes with more than two years in jail, and could face life in prison. Come show support for Manning along with Courage to Resist and Iraq Veterans Against the War at this rally.
Graywater, rainwater catchment, earthworks tour Ecohouse, 1305 Hopkins, Berk; www.ecologycenter.org/ecohouse. 10am, $10-15. Don't keep letting that water from the shower and rain that slid off your roof and into the gutter go to waste. Take this tour of the EcoHouse green demonstration house in Berkeley, where co- founder Bobok Tondre will tour the house's system for recirculating and conserving water. ASL interpretation available on request in advance.
Steelhead habitat restoration day Frank Valley Group Horse Camp, Muir Woods Rd., Mill Valley; www.wildequity.org. 9:30am, free. Help Marin State Parks restore habitat for steelhead trout and coho salmon at this work day at the beautiful Redwood Creek Watershed. You may even get a chance to see these endangered species.
Compton's Cafeteria Riots 46th anniversary City Hall steps, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, SF; Facebook: 46th anniversary of the Compton's Cafeteria riot- march and celebration. 5pm, free. In 1966, cross dressing was illegal, many gay bars shunned gender non-conforming people, and transgender people congregated at one of the few places they could catch a break, Compton's Cafeteria in the Tenderloin. When the police raided the cafeteria one night, it sparked a riot that transformed the transgender movement in the United States. Supervisor Scott Wiener, clergy, bad-asses who were there, and even people from OccuPride will be at this anniversary celebration and march.
Occupy forum: surveillance society Women's Building, 3543 18th St., SF; www.occupyforumsf.org. 6pm, free. At this week's Occupy Forum: "How is our activism affected in the age of 'homeland security'?" With the Patriot Act, the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, and increasingly militarized police forces, not to mention this week's TrapWire fiasco, what's a free-speaking critic of the status quo to do? Civil rights lawyer Ben Rosenfeld, activist legal worker Samantha Levens, and a representative from Code Pink will present, followed by group discussion.
Jean Bosco Bakunzi Progressive Grounds, 2301 Bryant, SF; (530) 301-4095, Facebook: Pop-Up Gallery: Rwandan Artist Jean Bosco Bakunzi. 7-10pm, free. Jean Bosco Bakunzi is the founder of Uburanga Arts Studio, a space for artists in Kigali, Rwanda. Bakunzi is a genocide survivor, and was eight years old when his parents were killed. He founded the art studio, he says, because "I believe that art has the power to heal people mentally, emotionally, and spiritually because of how it has healed me." Bakunzi's art will be on display in Progressive Grounds, and he will give a talk at 8:15.
Resist grand juries teach-in What are these 23-person grand juries, and why are they subpeona-ing and trying to prosecute activists? Come to a teach-in about the grand juries operating in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest and why people are resisting and refusing to cooperate.