Events in Berkeley

A debate between candidates for California Assembly District 15, Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond.

Date of the Event: 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

A debate between candidates for California Assembly District 15, Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond, will be held on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the auditorium of Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley. The debate is organized by the League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville. The moderator will be Helen Hutchinson, President, League of Women Voters California.

A Dialog Between Cornel West and Carl Dix

Date of the Event: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

A Dialog Between Cornel West and Carl Dix
Friday, December 2nd, 7 pm
Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
For more information, email ucberkeley_cornelwest_carldix_dialogue@hotmail.com ,

or search “UC Berkeley Cornel West Carl Dix Dialogue” on Facebook.

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, www.mecaforpeace.org, 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
510-452-3556

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, www.mecaforpeace.org
THANK YOU!!

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 info@lapena.org
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.

Berkeley Candidates Forum, League of Women Voters

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville will host candidate forums for Berkeley City Council District 1 & 4 and School Board Candidates on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at Berkeley Public Library West Branch, 1125 University Avenue, Berkeley.

Berkeley Candidates Forum, League of Women Voters

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville will host candidate forums for Berkeley City Council District 7 & 8 and School Board Candidates on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley.

Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum, League of Women Voters

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The League of Women Voters Berkeley Albany Emeryville will co-sponsor a Berkeley School Board Candidates Forum with Thousand Oaks Neighborhood Association on Thursday, October 16, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Thousand Oaks Baptist Church, 1821 Catalina Avenue, Berkeley.

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 (www.pricklyresearch.com), 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.

 

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