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November 2019

Event Start DateEvent
11/03/2019 Sunday 7pm (11-3-19) - Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile documentary screening with Director
at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Flamenco: the Land Is Still Fertile
a documentary about an art that speaks to the soul, and frees the emotions
11/06/2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 7:30 PM
The Peoples Truth
Public · Hosted by Lisa Shawn
San Francisco, California
In THE PEOPLE'S TRUTH, Polly and the team travel over 50,000 miles in the USA and around the world. Interviews of parents and doctors with nothing to gain and everything to lose exposed the vaccine injury epidemic and asked the question on every parents mind, Are vaccines really as safe and effective as weve been told?
Released: 2019  Rating: NR  Duration: 90 minutes
11/06/2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019
The True Cost: Who Pays the Price for Our Clothing
Hosted by Amy
From Bay Area Film Society
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St · San Francisco, CA
This is a story about clothing. Its about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically.
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the worlds leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many peeople and places behind our clothes.
11/06/2019 Swing Left SF November General Meeting - CA-21 Update

District 21, in the Fresno area, is one of our two nearby swing districts, and we are determined to keep in blue in 2020!

Wednesday, Nov 6th, 6:30pm - 8pm

Park Branch Library, 1833 Page St, SF

Our guest speakers at our November meeting are Norberto Gonzales, Representative TJ Cox's campaign manager, and Ruth Lopez, a community organizer in the Central Valley. They'll give us an update on District 21, and what it's going to take for TJ to win again. We'll also talk about upcoming events, recent actions, and introduce the November Dem of the Month


*There will be NO General Meeting in December

3rd is San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival 2019

November 7-10, New People Cinema and Castro Theatre, San Francisco
November 16, Palo Alto Arts Center, Palo Alto

Come celebrate 3rd i's seventeenth annual SF International South Asian Film Festival (Bollywood and Beyond) with some of the best cinema from India, Sri Lanka, UK and the USA. This years festival lends an ear to Young voices, capturing both intergenerational relationships, and stories of youth coming-of-age in rural areas and in megacities. Humor takes centerstage in stories of stand-up comics, and in our signature shorts program which uses satire to address pressing social issues from the border wall to colorism. This years festival is brimming with cutting-edge indie narratives: from gripping and compassionate stories of addiction, to up-and-coming filmmakers of Bengali cinema and the Assamese New Wave, to a searing and masterful period drama on caste conflict from Sri Lanka. As always, California filmmakers and Womens stories shine bright! For expanded program and ticketing information, please visit:

11/09/2019 Saturday, November 9th from 3-5pm: Join Councilmember Ben Bartlett and Mayor Arreguin for a fundraiser at Berkeleys own Starry Plough. Click here to RSVP and for more details!
11/10/2019 Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 4:00 PM  6:00 PM PST
World Without Walls - World Without Cages
Public · Hosted by Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and 10 others
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison St, Oakland, California 94612
Take Action to Defend Every Child
There can be no keener revelation of a societys soul than the way in which it treats its children. Nelson Mandela
What would Nelson Mandela say if he saw the US government separating families, putting migrant children in cages and traumatizing a generation of immigrate youth through racist policies of deportation and deterrence? Or Black and Brown youth in the Bay Area, targeted by the police, many spending their adolescence behind bars or separated from their imprisoned parents? Or Palestinian children arrested, tortured, and imprisoned by Israeli military courts in occupied Palestine?
11/10/2019 Sunday November 10th from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM. Program starts at 5:00
South Berkeley Community Church, 1802 Fairview St, Berkeley, CA 94703
Party of the Decade: Move to Amend 10th Anniversary Party!
This fall marks our 10th anniversary for Move to Amend! We were the first and only organization to introduce an amendment that not only reverses Citizens United but fully addresses the corporate hijacking of our constitution.
We want to invite you to our Party of the Decade celebration with our National Team and give you an exciting teaser of our 2020 goals and tactics and get your feedback on our plans&
Hear the inside scoop on Move to Amends plans for 2020 and how you can engage, before anyone else!
Give us your feedback on our plans to amp up our pressure for the #WeThePeopleAmendment with new tactics and grassroots power.
2020 needs to be a referendum on more than just Trump -- we need a referendum on corporate rule and we have big plans to help shape that narrative!
We will be live streaming the event! But if you can come in person that's what you want to do because there will be prizes and special opportunities for people who come in person! Bring your friends and family!
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For more information Contact: Shelly Williams at or 916-318-8040
11/13/2019 Nov. 13, 2019 at 6 p.m.
SF Bay vs. Trump: Stop the Dredging
Pinole Library 2935 Pinole Valley Rd
Pinole, CA 94564
The Trump administration has proposed to dredge a deeper channel through the San Francisco Bay and Carquinez Strait to import more dirty crude oil to polluting refineries in the area.
At a time when we need to be phasing out fossil fuels, this project does just the opposite. It would pump up production at refineries, multiply the risk of oil spills, threaten marine life, and dramatically increase carbon emissions and toxic pollution. We can't let that happen.
The Army Corps of Engineers is holding a public meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13 to hear public comments on the proposal to dredge the bay.;2E58756%2E7Jzope
11/13/2019 THE PORTAL WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 " 7:00
ENCORE SCREENING! at Rafael in San Rafael Ca
A unique cinematic experience created to inspire humankind into a new era, The Portal is about the ability for inner change to bring about a powerful planetary shift. Exploring the role crisis plays in our evolution, this experiential documentary brings to life the stories of six people who have used stillness and mindfulness to move beyond trauma. An unusual blend of technology, love, human potential, philosophy, brain hacking, stillness, and inner peace, The Portal is a film that humanity needs Right Now. Directors: Tom Cronin and Jacqui Fifer (US 2019) 88 min
11/14/2019 THU, NOV 14, 7 PM
American Creed Screening and Community Conversation
with Joan Blades of Living Room Conversations, Berkeley Councilmember Sophie Hahn, and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
Member: $15, General: $20
Copresented by Citizen Film, National Writing Project, and Living Room Conversations In this film directed by Sam Ball, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prizewinning historian David M. Kennedy come together from remarkably different backgrounds, life experiences, and points of view to explore the idea of a unifying American creed. Following the viewing, Joan Blades (cofounder of and Living Room Conversations) and Elyse Eidman-Aadahl (Executive Director of the National Writing Project) will lead a discussion highlighting the films citizen-activists who strive to reconnect our countrys ideals across deep divides.
11/14/2019 NOV14 Thursday at 7:30 PM  10:30 PM
Youre Going to Die: Poetry, Prose & Everything Goes at TLC
Public · Hosted by You're Going to Die and The Lost Church - San Francisco
The Lost Church - San Francisco
65 Capp St, San Francisco, California 94103
11/15/2019 Friday Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open 7:00 pm
Pt Richmond's Biggest Little Cinema
Point Richmond Community Ctr
139 Washington Ave
THE SILENCE OF OTHERS reveals the epic struggle of victims of Spain's 40-year dictatorship under General Franco, who continue to seek justice to this day. Filmed over six years, the film follows victims and survivors as they organize the groundbreaking "Argentine Lawsuit" and fight a state-imposed amnesia of crimes against humanity in a country still divided four decades into democracy.
11/15/2019 Friday Nov 15th at 7 PM  9:30 PM
Dance for Good
Public · Hosted by Storydancer Zuleikha
Sukhasiddhi Foundation
771 Center Blvd, Fairfax, California 94930
Tickets · $40
In these difficult times, pour your entire self into movement... and Dance for Good!
Zuleikha, international performer, teacher and facilitator, leads us in freely moving through the maze of our troubles into the heart of Good!
Spend an evening giving your body, mind and spirit a "re-set"
Let the"stiff" places open into the Dance of Good
Beautiful setting
World music and inspiration
Join Us in This Very Special Evening. All are Welcome ~ No Experience Necessary.
11/15/2019 Friday November 15
Fruitvale and MacArthur Oakland 94602
Join us for CHALKING/MUSIC /SNAKS / 5:30 pm to 7pm
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The Main Stream Media (MSM) aka Capitalist/Imperialist press is so full of lies, its got the masses confused!!
There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of
the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USAs illegal,
immoral WARS. USA is one of the largest TERRORIST countries in history,
killing, wounding, and forcing emigration on millions of folks (did you know there
are 65 million migrants?) all over the world!!
11/16/2019 Saturday, November 16, 2019 4:00 PM
Movie Screening of "Harriet"
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas
2230 Shattuck Ave Berkeley, CA 94704">

11/16/2019 Saturday Nov 16th at 9 PM  1 AM
MuFTA Presents The Wall
Public · Hosted by Music For The Apocalypse and The Chapel
The Chapel 777 Valencia St, San Francisco, California 94110
Hosted by Music For The Apocalypse
November 2019 marks the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd's iconic album, The Wall. On Saturday, November 16, Music For The Apocalypse performs the album live, cover-to-cover! MuFTA will be joined by an All Star cast of musicians, singers and drag queens to create a compelling piece of political theater.
The year is 2025. The human race sits at the precipice of Apocalypse. Fascism, endless war, environmental catastrophe plague a planet on the edge of an epochal shift that we have no certainty of surviving!
This performance will touch on themes of:
-fascism, war and police state
-environmental and climate change
-immigration and refugee rights
-reproductive rights and body autonomy
-technology, depression and isolation
Get your advance tickets now! $20 advance/$30 door:
11/17/2019 November 17 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.
We are honored that Marc Pilisuk, Elders' Guild member and sage, will speak about Coming to Grips with a Lifetime of Unfinished Activism. Marc is the author of eleven books including TheHidden Structure of Violence: Who Benefits from Global Violence and War and The Healing Web: Social Networks and Human Survival. He is a recipient of national awards for teaching, research and community service including The Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement and Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
His interactive presentation addresses finding strength and meaning for the work left to do even after illness, loss and the breakdown of society.
Please Note New Meeting, Place:
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis at the Corner of Ashby
(Two blocks west of the Ashby BART; No. 12 bus stops at MLK and Ashby, No. 49 and No.88 buses stop Ashby and Ellis)
Please Note New Meeting Time:
Bring a Relatively Healthy Snack to Share
Marc Pilisuk, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, The University of California, Faculty, Saybrook University
11/19/2019 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 19 7:00pm
1118 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901
Behind the Bullet explores a side of gun violence thats rarely talked about  the impact a shooting has on the shooter. Each subject in the film tells the story of how the pull of a trigger, changed them emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually. The complexity of each scenario plays out as they describe the conflicting emotions and moral injury that comes after a self-defense shooting, an accidental shooting or an unintentional shooting.
Screening will be followed by an in-depth panel discussion.
11/19/2019 Joining Youth and Age on the Climate Crisis
Tuesday, November 19, 1-3 PM
Street Level Community Room, Park Branch Library
1833 Page St. San Francisco

Please join members of the SF Gray Panthers for an important and timely presentation about the climate crisis and how we in San Francisco can bring youth, elders, and all of us together to save the planet.

Speakers are:

" Muriel McDonald, of Sunrise, young people united to stop the climate crisis and create good-paying jobs in the process

" Martha Hawthorne, a well-known local labor and environmental activist and musician

" Mary Jean Robertson, Cherokee host of KPOO's "Voices of Native Nations" for 45 years

San Francisco has been a center of environmental activism for years, as scientific evidence and lived experience of the rapidly advancing deterioration of our global climate has prompted us to respond with increasing urgency, here and around the world.

For hundreds of years, Native Americans, including tribes in the Bay Area, have set an example for the rest of us by living lightly on the earth, in balance and harmony with nature. The US environmental movement that sprang up in the 60s and 70s was enthusiastically supported by San Franciscans. SF hosted the Global Climate March that preceded a Global Climate Summit in September of 2018. This year, the youth-led global climate strike and march had a San Francisco action, and their organizing and action are ongoing.

Please join a discussion led by three SF environmental activists who have dedicated themselves to organizing public awareness and action on behalf of the environment, to help San Franciscans to take effective steps and move San Francisco, California and the entire planet toward a more sane and sustainable approach to Mother Earth.
11/19/2019 Vigil/Rally: Tues., Nov. 19
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Ave.
(between Manila Ave. and Schmidt Ln.)
vote on resolution: El Cerrito City Council Meeting 7 p.m.
It is Time to Act.
Path to Permanent Residency for DACA, TPS and DED Now!
More than 1.1 million women and men stand to lose their work authorization and legal status in this country unless Congress takes steps to defend recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), whose protections have been canceled by the Trump administration.
Join El Cerrito Mayor Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, El Cerrito City Council members, the El Cerrito Progressives, DACA and TPS holders, unions and community organizations in a vigil/rally to urge the U.S. Senate to honor the hard work and contributions of DACA and TPS recipients by acting to pass a bill like the House of Representatives' Dream and Promise Act of 2019, H.R. 6.
11/20/2019 Gaieties is an annual, student-written musical extravaganza tradition dating back to 1911. This year marks the 108th anniversary of Gaieties! Performed the week leading up to Big Game, Gaieties is the ultimate celebration of how proud, ridiculous, and clever we are as Stanford students. Performances on 11/20, 11/21, and 11/22 at 8PM in Memorial Auditorium (551 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA, 94305). Tickets at!

When Rams Head Theatrical Society was founded in 1911, Gaieties was born with it. That year, the group produced the first rendition of the show, known then as the Football Follies, a performance to rally students for the Stanford-Cal rugby game. The name was soon changed to the current Big Game Gaieties. From the 1920s til the mid-1950s, the show was a revue of unrelated songs and sketches, sometimes three or more hours in length! In 1968, a misunderstanding between producers and writers led to the show not being produced. Gaieties returned to Stanford in 1976 as a staple of Big Game Week. The 1970s introduced the now-familiar plot and theme of Beat Cal! What you witness tonight is 108 years in the making: the alchemy of blood, sweat, tears, and above all else, laughter.

Interested in purchasing group tickets? Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please do not hesitate to reach out to the producer Sam Duke at
11/20/2019 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 5 PM  8 PM
Debate Watch with Our Revolution East Bay
Public · Hosted by Our Revolution - East Bay
Gilman Brewing Company, 912 Gilman Street, Berkeley
Join Our Revolution East Bay on Wednesday, October 20th for the November 2020 Democratic Debate as we cheer for Bernie Sanders!!! Debate begins at 6 pm and we will begin arriving by 5:00 pm. Note: this debate will only be 2 hours in length.
11/21/2019 Nov 21
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Public Program of CIIS- California Institute of Integral Studies: An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta has become one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important activists in American history. Now 89 years old, she continues the fight to this day. During the Civil Rights Era, Dolores co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers union, resolutely dedicating her life to securing the rights of immigrant farmworkers and to combatting the fierce racism underlying Read more
11/21/2019 Thursday, November 21
Wellstone Club Meeting
Federal, State, and County Endorsements (Part 1)
Humanist Hall; 390 27th St; Oakland
potluck at 6PM, meeting at 6:45PM
please bring something to share
11/23/2019 Saturday November 23rd 2019 " 6-11 p.m.
The Berkeley FILM Foundation
invites you to celebrate our 10th Anniversary at the inaugural
Gala for Justice & Inclusion in Film
SF JAZZ, 201 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA
11/24/2019 Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3pm-5pm
La Pena in Berkeley
Remembering Camilo Catrillanca  Wallmapu Support Committee Gathering
Camilo Catrillanca was a Mapuche farmer of Ercilla in Chile who was killed by a shot in the back by the Chilean police force. The incident led to protests against police violence, and occurred in the broader context of the ongoing conflict over Mapuche civil rights. At this family-friendly event, we will have Mapudungun for children, childrens story reading about the Mapuche, a short video about Mapuche children and a lesson on how to make Southern sopaipillas.
FREE / Donations Welcome

December 2019

Event Start DateEvent
12/01/2019 Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11am-5pm
Holiday Mercado: Vendor Pop Up y Más at La Pena in Berkeley
Come find the perfect handcrafted gifts for your loved ones this holiday season at La Peñas 7th Holiday Mercado! Over 30 local vendors will be selling beautiful handcrafted goods, as well as unique imports from various cultures! There will also traditional foods for sale! So come hungry and bring the entire family!
FREE (Bring cash for food, art and crafts vendors)
12/03/2019 Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 PM
Berkeley FILM Foundation presents
The New Parkway Theater in Oakland
preceded by WATERTOWN
Geographies of Kinship
Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
In this powerful tale about the rise of Koreas global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and recover the personal histories that were erased when they were adopted. Raised in foreign families, each sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.
Water Town
For 100 years, the City of Weed, California, has piped pristine water from a spring on Mount Shasta directly to its homes. The spring is on land owned by a timber company, however, which claims the water right  and says it will no longer provide water to the town. Meanwhile, the company sells water to Crystal Geyser for export to Japan.
Water Town follows the current and three former mayors on their quest to win the spring water back from the corporations they believe are stealing it from them. Offbeat humor sets the tone for a David and Goliath battle, challenging the viewer to consider whether water is a right or a commodity.;3D%3D
12/08/2019 Sunday, December 8 and come spend Bill of Rights Day with us at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
We are excited to recognize bold Bay Area leaders and celebrate a year of successes for civil rights and civil liberties in California.
We've been working hard this year to secure monumental wins for justice and equity across the state. It's time to get together and enjoy an afternoon in Oakland with our community partners and supporters.
Sunday, December 8, 11:30 a.m.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 Ninth Street Oakland, CA 94607
12/11/2019 Wed December 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The People's Truth -film
Theater: Emeryville, CA
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12/12/2019 Tuesday, November 12, 7 pm
Noura Erakat in Conversation with Lara Kiswani
Celebrating her new book, Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
Berkeley City College Auditorium
2050 Center Street (near Downtown Berkeley Bart)
Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, Department of Africana Studies. She is a frequent commentator on CBS News, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Democracy Now!  and is widely published in the national media and academic journals.
Lara Kiswani directs the Arab Resource & Organizing Center.
Buy tickets here!
$15 tickets are also available at these East Bay bookstores: Moe's, Walden Pond, East Bay Booksellers.

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