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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16
Attend this panel discussion on justice, equity, and sufficiency in climate negotiations and the role these values play in national and local climate action. Speakers include Jonah Sachs, cofounder of Free Range Studios and Linda Maepa, from Electron Vault Now.
6 p.m., free
Green Zebra storefront
50 Post, SF
THURSDAY, DEC. 17
Attend this monthly business meeting of City College of San Francisco's Board of Trustees. A video of the meeting will also be telecast on EaTV Cable Channel 27 at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 23.
6 p.m., free
33 Gough Campus, SF
Take part in the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers by attending this memorial vigil ritual at Femina Potens Art Gallery, a space dedicated to LGBT visual arts exhibitions, media arts events, public arts projects, performances, and educational programs.
7 p.m., free
Femina Potens Art Gallery
2199 Market, SF
Protest at a forum being held by BART to hear the community's thoughts and opinions on choosing a new BART police chief. Don't let Chief Gary Gee walk away from his job with no accountability for the Jan. 1 murder of Oscar Grant by a BART police officer.
6 p.m., free
Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter Auditorium
101 Eighth St., Oakl.
Join in the dialogue about the value of traditional crop varieties and ecological agriculture in an increasingly unstable world climate at this talk featuring Debal Deb, ecologist and founding director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in West Bengal, India.
7p.m.; free, donations for Dr. Deb's initiatives accepted
2530 San Pablo, Berk.
Attend this wine tasting event titled "Drink Good Wine, Do Good Works" featuring wines that support access to healthcare for California vineyard workers. Donate canned goods to SF Food Bank for $5 off admission.
6 p.m., $15
2184 Union, SF
FRIDAY, DEC. 18
Rally to demand that we bring our troops home now.
2 p.m., free
Acton and University, Berk.
Protest the ongoing occupation of Palestine and attacks on Gazans by attending this vigil for Tristan Anderson, who was critically injured by Israeli forces, and by contacting the Consul General David Akov at the Israeli Consulate to demand an end to the violence at email@example.com .
Bancroft and Telegraph, Berk.
SATURDAY, DEC. 19
Attend this healthcare forum and holiday potluck featuring presentations by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, principal author of SB 810 California Universal Healthcare Act, and Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), one of two cosponsors of HR 676 . Single-payer legislation has been passed twice by the California legislature but was vetoed by Gov. Schwarzenegger.
3 p.m., free
St. Mary's Cathedral
1111 Gough, SF
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