Events in Berkeley

Ecology and Social Justice with Susan Griffin

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Oil Course

 

  Beginning October 3, and every Thursday morning in October from 10 am to 1 pm,  I'll be hosting an extraordinary group of speakers on the subject of ecology and social justice. The course will explore the way both ecological disasters, such as climate change, and social injustice-- such as racism, sexism and economic inequality-- are the consequences of the same dysfunctional world view, one that separates us from nature and from each other.   

    We'll hear from East Asian scholar in religious studies Vijaya Nagarajan, Native scholar-activist  Melissa Nelson, social justice and environmental activists Carl Anthony and Paloma Pavel, and founder of the International Forum on Globalization IFG) and author of the Capitalism Papers Jerry Mander. Activist extraordinaire Claire Greensfelder will facilitate an on going discussion about where we go next and what we can do.  

    Here's a link for registration, https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1253673


Exhibition and Sale of textiles from the Mayan weavers' cooperative Jolom Mayaetik, of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Date of the Event: 
Friday, April 15, 2011 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Exhibition and Sale of textiles from the Mayan weavers' cooperative 
Jolom Mayaetik, of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
Tuesday April  5, 2011, 12 noon to 5 PM
The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street at Arch, Berkeley
Info: charlene@woodynet.net or 510 843 8724
Shawls, huipiles, tapestries, purses, pillow covers, children's blouses, scarves, tablecloths, kitchen towels—handwoven of 100% cotton or wool on backstrap or pedal loom.

Film Screening: CARRY IT FORWARD! Celebrate the Children of Resistance: A video of the theatrical production of the 60th Anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg. Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 7pm Berkeley City College Auditorium 2050 Center

Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

 

Film Screening: CARRY IT FORWARD! Celebrate the Children of Resistance

 

A video of the theatrical production of the 60th Anniversary of the execution of Ethel & Julius Rosenberg

Angela Davis narrates, Eve Ensler & Cotter Smith read Ethel & Julius’ prison letters, and poet Martín Espada & political hip-hop duo Rebel Diaz perform, Plus Ethel & Julius granddaughter Jenn Meeropol will speak in personat this event!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 7pm
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street

Tickets: $20 general, $10 student/low-income

Tickets at www.mecaforpeace.org, 510-548-0542, or Brown Paper Tickets

This film also features current activism--from movements for peace, environmental preservation, & immigrants' rights, to civil liberties and freeing political prisoners. 

A Benefit for the Middle East Children’s Alliance & the Rosenberg Fund for Children.

FLYNT LEVERETT & HILLARY MANN LEVERETT Going to Tehran: Why the U.S. Must Come to Terms with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Hosted by Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

Date of the Event: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 For Immediate Release                                                7 MARCH 2013

 

    KPFA Radio presents

 

FLYNT LEVERETT & HILLARY MANN LEVERETT

“Going to Tehran: Why the U.S. Must Come to Terms with the

Islamic Republic of Iran”

A debate with Mansour Farhang, Professor of international relations and Middle Eastern politics at Bennington College.

Moderated by Brian Edwards-Tiekert.

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 pm

St. John’s Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA

$12 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 locations), Marcus Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s, Moe’s Books, Walden Pond, DIESEL, A Bookstore, SF: Modern Times  ($15 door)  

 

 

The Leverett’s new book will serve as centerpiece for a debate on U.S. / Iran relations.  While the authors pose this extremely complex issue as essentially demanding a simple either/or solution, many believe that is a falsification insulting to many – if not most – Iranians. This complexity will be explored, revealing other crucial aspects  of life in Iran today under Ahmadinejad and the Ayatollahs.

 

 “Armchair warriors howling to have a go at Iran will denounce this book: you can count on it. Those who have had a bellyful of needless wars will have a different view. Going to Tehran is  balanced, sober, impressively documented, and rich in insight. As an antidote to the warmongering that passes for analysis of Iran and US-Iranian relations, its appearance could hardly be more welcome or more timely.” —Andrew Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War

 

The United States and its allies are ever closer to military confrontation with Iran over nuclear munitions, oil trade, and relations with Israel.  We have sustained 30 years of failed foreign policy based on economic sanctions, isolation and covert assaults within Iran.  In Going To Tehran, renowned Middle East analysts Flynt and Hillary Leverett assert that “Iran has become the most critical country in the world’s most critical region. Without reconciliation with Iran, they insist, “the United States is on the verge of losing its strategic position in the Middle East, with disastrous consequences.”  —Seymour Hersh, The New Yorker

 

FLYNT LEVERETT served at the National Security Council, State Department, and CIA. He is currently a professor of international affairs and law at Penn State.  HILLARY MANN LEVERETT served at the National Security Council and State Department and negotiated for the U.S. government with Iranian officials. She is now a senior professional lecturer at American University. Their writing has appeared in The New York Times, Politico, Foreign Policy and Washington Monthly.

 

PROFESSOR MANSOUR FARHANG teaches international relations and Middle Eastern politics at Bennington College in Vermont, where he has been a faculty member since 1983. He is the Catharine Osgood Foster Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Farhang served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations, resigning in protest when the Khomeini regime refused to accept the U.N. Commission of Inquiry's recommendation to release American hostages in Teheran. Early in the Iran-Iraq war, he served as envoy in negotiations with international peace missions. Currently, he is on the advisory board of Middle East Watch, a branch of Human Rights Watch. He is the author of U.S. Imperialism: From the Spanish-American War to the Iranian Revolution; and, with William Dorman, The U.S. Press and Iran: Foreign Policy and the Journalism of Deference. He is also a frequent contributor to scholarly journals and the national news media. He has taught at the Claremont Graduate School, the California State University at Sacramento, and Princeton University, where he was also a research fellow at the Center for International Studies. BA, University of Arizona; PhD, Claremont Graduate School.

 

KPFA benefit

 

From Ferguson To The Bay Area. Saturday, October 11, form 10 Am to 2 PM, 2014. On The 94.1 FM KPFA Streaming Channel

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

From Ferguson To The Bay Area

October 11, 2014 Saturday KPFA Programming On The Streaming Channel
From Ferguson To The Bay Area-Connecting The Dots
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

www.kpfa.org/kpfa-live-stream-channel

Global Exchange, KPFA Radio & Navdanya Institute present a talk with book sale and book signing: VANDANA SHIVA "THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH" Hosted by Carleen Pickard. Monday, October 20th, 2014, 7:30 pm. First Congregational Church of Berkeley

Date of the Event: 
Monday, October 20, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

 

Global Exchange, KPFA Radio & Navdanya Institute present a talk with book sale and book signing:

VANDANA SHIVA

THE RIGHTS OF MOTHER EARTH”

 Hosted by Carleen Pickard


Monday, October 20th, 2014, 7:30 pm

First Congregational Church of Berkeley

2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

$15 advance tickets: brownpapertickets.com :: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 stores) Moe’s, Marcus Books, Walden Pond Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s Books SF: Modern Times, $20 door. Benefit: Global Exchange, KPFA & Navdanya Institute

Helen Hutchison, the newly-elected President of the League of Women Voters of California.

Date of the Event: 
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Helen Hutchison, the newly-elected President of the League of Women Voters of California, will give the keynote at our Fall Meeting.

International Women's Day with DIANA BUTTU

Date of the Event: 
Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

International Women's Day with DIANA BUTTU

Tuesday, MARCH 8, 7 pm

First Congregational Church (at Channing and Dana)

Co-sponsored by KPFA Radio. Full info - www.mecaforpeace.org

Ishmael Reed, Tennessee Reed and Timothy Reed

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, September 11, 2010 - 2:00pm - 8:00pm

SEPT 11, Saturday: 2:00 pm

Ishmael Reed

Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: Return of the Nigger Breakers

Tennessee Reed

Spell Albuquerque: Memoir of a “Difficult” Student

Timothy Reed

Showing Out, a novel

Marcus Books

3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland

no charge

IYANLA VANZANT, "Tapping the Power Within" - 20th Anniversary edition

Date of the Event: 
Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm

October 30, Saturday, 5:00 pm

IYANLA VANZANT  

“Tapping the Power Within” - 20th Anniversary edition

5 pm - Reception & book sales  6pm – lecture & book signing

tickets: $25/advance, $30/door

Phone sales: 510-652.2344  
Online sales: www.MarcusBooksEvents.com
Marcus Books presentation, supported by KPFA
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