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
On Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00pm, the 1st Presbyterian Church hosts an evening with authors of the book "Gaza Writes Back,” which is a compelling collection of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza. This event takes place at 72 Kensington Road in San Anselmo. For details call, (415) 459-7210.
On Thursday, April 24, from 9pm until midnight, Ashkenaz presents the Joe Escobar Quintet as part of their "Swing in the Spring" Thursday night dance series, featuring the biggest and best swing bands in the Bay Area. All ages are welcome. The dancing takes place at 1317 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley. For details call (510) 525-5099.
On Friday, April 25 from 6pm to 9pm, the RYSE Center of Richmond presents a showcase of their dynamic and cutting-edge programming at their 5th Annual "Be A Kid Fundraiser". You can enjoy a delicious taco bar, cocktails and live performances. The event takes place at 205 41st in Richmond. For details call (510) 374-3401.
Come hear Ian Angus, the Canadian ecosocialist activist and editor of the journal, "Climate and Capitalism". He will be speaking at Humanist Hall, 390 27th St, Oakland between Telegraph Ave and Broadway St. His talk is entitled, "How to Make an Ecosocialist Revolution". A discussion will follow. The event is a benefit for the Bay Area branch of System Change Not Climate Change, a new national organization of ecosocialists and is co-sponsored by the Kendra Alexander Foundation. The Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible.
On Friday, April 25, at 7pm, Save the Berkeley Post Office presents the New Deal Film Festival: Saving America from the Great Depression. Films include "New Deal Artists at Work" and "Hope for the Future", the screenings take place at Berkeley Fellowship Of Unitarian/Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street, Berkeley. For more information call, (510) 486-8010.
On Saturday, April 26th at 11am, you can join Greenaction for the “People's Earth Day Environmental
Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution.” This event starts at Martin Luther King Jr. Park, located at 3rd Street at Carroll, in San Francisco's Bayview-Hunter's Point. For more information call,
On April 26th, at 7 PM, “Equality for All,” a documentary featuring former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, will be shown at the IBEW Hall; 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin, CA. Robert Reich explains the greatest economic divide in America’s history and what we can do about it. This is an entertaining film and has some of the most lucid explanations for this situation that I’ve heard. No matter where you tune in on the dial, you can relate to this fellow. This public event begin with a 6:30 PM meet & greet potluck, the film begins at 7 PM, and there will be a discussion following the 90 minute film. This event is free and if yo have any questions feel free to call 925-462-3459.
On Sunday, April 27, from 10am to 4:00pm, Half Moon Bay hosts the Pacific Coast Dream Machines Show with world class cars, fantastic flying machines, custom motorcycles, quirky contraptions and much more. This event takes place at the Half Moon Bay Airport 9850 North Cabrillo Highway, about 20 miles south of San Francisco and 5 miles north of Highway 92. For details, call (650) 726-2328.