Alerts: April 30 - May 6, 2014

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WEDNESDAY 30

 

Nature slideshow: The Wilds of San Francisco and You

474 Valencia, Suite 295, SF. www.wildequity.org. 6:30-8:30pm, free. San Francisco has 32 pockets of undeveloped land set aside for the preservation of the natural world. These pockets hold the last remnants of wildness once found across the lands where we now live, but do we have room in our parks and our hearts for nature in this city? Please join Brent Plater, Executive Director of the Wild Equity Institute, for a photographic exploration of the remaining wild areas in San Francisco, discuss the threats they face, and learn how you can help these areas thrive.

THURSDAY 1

 

May Day: Worker's rally

City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett, SF. 11:30-1:30pm, free. May Day is International Workers Day and in San Francisco, like many other places around the world, workers come out to support each other and rally for better benefits and safer work environments. Workers, community advocates, community members and environmentalists, along with hundreds of supporters, will come together in front of City Hall to celebrate the achievements the labor movement has made throughout the years.

FRIDAY 2

 

Tenant rights training

San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, SF. www.tenantstogether.org. 1-3pm, free. Issues such as eviction lawsuits (and threats thereof), rent increases, cost pass-throughs, unsafe living conditions, and security deposit theft are some of the major problems tenants face in San Francisco. This workshop will teach basic San Francisco tenant rights and identify the major nonprofit groups who specialize in assisting tenants with their rights. The workshop is oriented for nonprofit community service providers who want to better help and refer their clients who are having tenant problems. All are welcome.

SATURDAY 3

 

Elections 2014: Meet the Candidates

Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck, Berk. (510) 465-9414. 2-4:30pm, free. The 2014 candidates from the Peace and Freedom Party and the Green Party for California leadership will be at a forum on Saturday to express their solutions for the problems that our state currently faces. The Peace and Freedom Party is committed to socialism, democracy, ecology, feminism, racial equality, and internationalism. Come to hear their responses to defeat the "corporate capitalism" that runs our state.

TUESDAY 6

 

The Case for Six Californias

595 Market, SF. www.commonwealthclub.org. 6pm, $20 or $7 for students. Come hear the argument for the infamous "six Californias" idea you've seen circulating all over your Facebook feed. Tim Draper, the main proponent behind the potential ballot initiative, will be speaking about how our state has become ungovernable, and why splitting up into smaller states would be beneficial for everybody. It's a radical idea, but could it work? Come with your questions and criticisms for this radical proposal that could be on the ballot this November.