Alerts: April 16 - 22, 2014
Making your own decisions: Forum on reproductive health
UC Hastings, Alumni Reception Center, 200 McAllister, SF. Adoll@ProChoiceAmerica.com. 6-8:30pm, free, RSVP required. NARAL Pro-Choice California will host this discussion on women's reproductive rights and what it means for all of us. With an open discussion about the current legal and medical environment of reproductive health and the future of the reproductive rights movement, the panel will feature Margalynne Armstrong, associate professor of Law, Santa Clara University; Dr. Andrea Jackson, medical director of the San Francisco General Hospital Women's Clinic; and Becky Roosevelt, program officer of Reproductive Health and Rights for the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund.
Serve the People 2.0: Asian American activism
International Hotel, 868 Kearney, SF. firstname.lastname@example.org. 6:30-9:30pm, $5-20 donation. Attend this two-day event to meet community activists, organizers, students, and scholars to learn what's happening locally and nationally in the Asian American community. All proceeds go to the Southeast Asian Freedom Network's national tour for the film Cambodian Son, about the deportation of Cambodian poet Kosal Khiev.
How Private is your DNA?
Brower Center Theater, 2150 Allston, Berk. www.synbiowatch.org. 7:30pm, free. Since the initial draft of the human genome in 2000, the increasing speed and lowering cost of genome sequencing has resulted in a vast increase in the amount of genetic data being produced. Whether and to what extent we own our own genetic information are contested questions that raise serious issues about how individual privacy can be maintained and protected. Join leaders in the field for this critical conversation on emerging technology.
Fourth Annual World Naked Bike Ride - Earth Day Ride
Justin Herman Plaza, SF. www.facebook.com/wnbrsf. Noon, free. The naked bike ride is back again for this year's Earth Day, in all its bare-assed glory. Join in on the fun, bearing as much skin as you want. But it's not just about naked cycling! The WNBR is a fun way to protest the nastiness of the oil industry, with its spills and carbon pollution. And as a cool bonus, the ride happens to take place on legendary environmental activist John Muir's birthday.
Nomi Prins: All the Presidents' Bankers
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar, Berk. www.kpfa.org. 7:30pm, $12 in advance, $15 at door. Join Nomi Prins, American author, journalist, and senior fellow at Demos, as she discusses the dangerous relationship between money and politics. She has worked as a director at Goldman Sachs and as an analyst at Bear Stearns, and uses her Wall Street experience to share these important and disturbing stories.