Events in Berkeley

Ali Abunimah's Book Release! Tuesday, April 22 - 7pm First Congregational Church of Berkeley 2345 Channing Way (at Dana)

Date of the Event: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Ali Abunimah's Book Release!

Tuesday, April 22 - 7pm

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

2345 Channing Way (at Dana)

Ali Abunimah's new book, The Battle for Justice in Palestine, begins "The Palestinians are winning." Ali Abunimah directs The Electronic Intifada and has been helping the movement for justice in Palestine for  20 years.

With Special Guests, Direct from Gaza! Refaat Alareer & Rawan Yaghi , contributors to the new collection, Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine

A benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance, wheelchair accessible, ASL interpreted

Get your tickets now! $15 General, $10 Low Income/students,, 510-548-0542



Antonia Juhasz, The Tyranny of Oil: October 14, 2008

Date of the Event: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 7:30pm

Berkeley- In her new book, Antonia Juhasz investigates the true state of the U.S. oil industry—uncovering its virtually unparalleled influence over our elected officials, its lack of regulatory oversight, and the powers at play behind the leading company's highest profit rates in corporate history.

Bay Area Premiere of the film, HABIBI

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Bay Area Premiere of the film, HABIBI
Thursday, May 10, 7pm
A poetic story of forbidden love, set in Gaza; a film that works towards universal human rights and challenges the stereotype of the oppressed Arab woman.
Directed by Susan Youssef,
who has recently been named number 25 of the "100 Most Powerful Arab Women"

Watch the trailer!
Grand Lake Theatre

3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland

Tickets $10, available at the door

Habibi just won the BEST FILM & BEST ACTRESS Awards at the Dubai Internatinonal Film Festival -- as well as the jury prize at Cinema Novo Festival in Belgium, the Camera Novo!

Co-sponsored by the Arab Film Festival!

Benefit for MECA's Maia Project: Clean Water for the Children of Gaza, 510-548-0542,

BENEFIT for the other Hurricane Sandy (CUBA)

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm

BENEFIT for the other Hurricane Sandy (CUBA)

With Barbara Dane and Pablo Menendez, Mimi Fox and John Santos, and Grupo Duamuxa

January 5, 2013 7:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA, 94705
For more information e-mail
or call 510-849-2568

Before Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast of the US, it did the same to the countries of the Caribbean. In Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo province, the damage was the worst the country has ever known.

We are joining together with La Peña Cultural Center to hold a benefit concert. Join jazz-blues singer Barbara Dane and her son Pablo Menendez (Grupo Mezcla leader who will be coming from Cuba), Mimi Fox and John Santos on the line-up, Grupo Duamuxa, and others. Proceeds will go for Cuba Hurricane Sandy Relief and La Peña.

Biosafety by the Bay: Becky McClain & Ed Hammond – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm PST

Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 7:30pm - 8:00pm

Biosafety by the Bay: Becky McClain & Ed Hammond – Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:30 pm PST



East Bay Conversations in Berkeley and streaming online

Biotech whistleblower, Becky McClain, and international lab safety expert Ed Hammond talk with Movement Generation’s Gopal Dayaneni about the biolabs targeted for siting throughout the so-called “East Bay Green Corridor,” biolab worker and community safety, and biosecurity.

Brower Center’s Goldman Theater  – 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley

Free and Open to the Public

Livestream broadcast at KPFA Live Stream Channel

About the Guests:
Becky McClain was  a Pfizer, Inc. molecular biologist when she became seriously ill after exposure to genetically modified agents at the pharmaceutical giant’s Connecticut lab. Last year she won the appeal upholding her case against the company for its violation of her right to free speech after she called attention to inadequate biolab safety conditions.  More SynBioWatch Posts on Becky McClain

Edward Hammond directs Prickly Research (, a research and writing consultancy based in Austin, Texas, USA. He has worked on biodiversity and infectious disease issues since 1994. From 1999 to 2008 Hammond directed the Sunshine Project, an international non-governmental organization specializing in biological weapons control. Hammond was Programme Officer for the Rural Advancement Foundation International (now the ETC Group) from 1995 to 1999.

Co-host and Moderator
Gopal Dayaneni  is a staff collective member at Movement Generation. He has worked for social, economic, and environmental justice through organizing & campaigning, teaching, writing, and speaking since the late 1980′s.


Cal Performances Fall Free For All - UC Berkeley Campus Sun, Sept. 29 - 10:30 am-6 pm FREE

Date of the Event: 
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Cal Performances presents their 4th annual Fall Free For All, a full day of FREE music, dance and theater throughout the UC Berkeley Campus on Sunday, September 29 from 10:30 am to 6 pm. Co-sponsored by KPFA.

Celebrating 15 years in radio G abrielle W ilson "O h the Places You'll G o!" Reception and Celebration. January 15, 2014 7:00pm -9:00pm KPFA Radio Station.

Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Celebrating 15 years in radio
G abrielle W ilson
“O h the Places You’ll G o!”
Reception and Celebration
Sambul Ali-Karamali, Author and Attorney
Dr. Laura Lyons, Author
Karen Seneferu, Artist and Filmmaker
Tamara Steele, Author and Attorney
Alma Robinson, Attorney and Executive Director
of California Lawyers for the Arts
John Burris, Attorney and Author
January 15, 2014 7:00pm -9:00pm KPFA Radio Station
1929 Martin Luther King Jr., Way Berkeley, CA 94704

Chocolate & Chalk Art Festival

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Chocolate & Chalk Art FestivalSaturday, June 5, 10AM-5PMNorth Shattuck Ave., Gourmet Ghetto in BerkeleyChalk Art Contest!  Eat Chocolate! Free Admission. 510.548.5335


Date of the Event: 
Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Community Advisory Board Meeting Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11am

KPFA Studios, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way


Community Advisory Board Meeting, Sat. Apr 23rd, 11am, KPFA

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, April 23, 2011 - 11:00am

The KPFA Community Advisory Board is set to meet Saturday, April 23, 2011, at KPFA's studios located at 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, CA.

The meeting is set to begin at 11am and is open to the public.

At 1pm, intgerim General Manager Andrew Phillips is scheduled to address the meeting.

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