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August 2016

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08/04/2016 What Happened in Philadelphia, and What Next for the Political Revolution? A report-back from Bernie delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Back in 2013, well before Bernie Sanders announced his presidential campaign, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) began urging him to run in the Democratic primaries, using the slogan Run Bernie, Run! They believed it was essential for a true progressive to enter the race and hoped that such a campaign would last long enough to bring crucial issues to national attention and provide a point around which activists could rally.

Fifteen months, 13 million voters, 22 primary victories and 1800 delegates later, the nationwide mass movement that developed around Bernies campaign presents a serious challenge to the Democratic establishment for the first time in more than 40 years. That movement will be strongly represented at the Partys National Convention from July 25th to 28th.

The following week, PDA will hold a special forum featuring three delegates from the local area: Ben Becker, Amy Erb and Tom Gallagher. They will tell us about their experiences at the Convention and explore where the Political Revolution might go from here.
PLEASE JOIN US!

Thursday, August 4 " 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Center, Starr King Room
1187 Franklin Street (corner Geary Blvd.), San Francisco
" Wheelchair accessible "
" Snacks and Beverages Served "
Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America¬San Francisco (sanfranpda@aol.com)
08/04/2016 Screening of : Over Troubled Waters

Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Save the Delta! Join us for the visually rich documentary, Over Troubled Waters, the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California. The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration. They are working furiously to save the Delta from the Tunnel project which will seriously undermine this essential treasure. Schedule: 6:30, refreshments; 7:00, film & panel discussion.

For more info: info@transitionberkeley.com
website: http://www.transitionberkeley.com

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the Water Working Group
(Berkeley Climate Action Coalition) and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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08/11/2016 Thursday, Aug. 11, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org


This is Michael Moore's latest and most hilarious film yet.
Prepare to be liberated and laugh as well at this special free screening of this provocative and subversive comedy/documentary which confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds the solutions. Just when we need it most the Academy Award-winning director comes up with his best ever film-so rich we encourage folks to see it again! A truly enjoyable, patriotic and thoughtful film that is not to be missed.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series.

Free to the public. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

Ph:510-275-4272

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08/13/2016 "Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Abolished?" That will be the theme of a free, public lecture by the famed activist Dr. Helen Caldicott at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, in the Main San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove Street), San Francisco. It will include a Q&A session.

The event is jointly sponsored by the SF Public Library (BST Dept.) and the new Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament -- made up of various peace groups organized by the SF-based War and Law League. For more information and a flier that can be circulated, see http://warandlaw.org.

Dr. Caldicott is an Australian physician, better known as the world's foremost antinuclear activist and the author of ten books, some of which may be available at the event. She has spent the last 45 years educating the public on nuclear perils. Her organizing of physicians in many lands culminated, in 1985, in a Nobel Peace Prize to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
08/13/2016 Mona Khan Company presents: Awaaz

An evening of Indian Contemporary Dance vignettes. Several of the works deal with relevant social issues faced by many in today's world while others explore the intersection of Indian Classical & Contemporary dance forms.

Show Dates: Sat-Sun, Aug 13-14
Times: 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Tickets: $25
Location: ODC theater: 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Link for tickets: http://www.odcdance.org/performance.php?param=326
Website: http://www.monakhancompany.com/awaaz.html
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVR8j8zsqAY

08/16/2016 Michele Dauber, Frederick l. Richman Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University Jeffrey Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jackie Speier, U.S. Congresswoman (D,CA-14) Mina Kim, KQED News Anchor and Forum Friday Host--Moderator Additional Panelists TBA Are the current policies and laws in place regarding sexual assault on college campuses and in the broader community working as intended? The public is in deep public debate over the issue of sexual assault and whether existing standards are fair and meet their intended goals of educating and protecting students and the public-at-large, supporting survivors and holding college and communities accountable. Join INFORUM for a powerful panel discussion about the issue of sexual assault with leaders across the legal, academic, government and advocacy fields who are all playing a pivotal role in shaping how sexual assault is addressed on college campuses and beyond. Get Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/above-the-law-addressing-sexual-assault-on-campus-and-beyond-tickets-26332524289?aff=es2 Facebook Event:https://www.facebook.com/events/1582144155413359/
08/20/2016 A Better World Festival

Saturday, Aug. 20, 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

The theme of this year's festival is "a better world." Singer-songwriters, poets, musicians, comedians - all performers - are welcome to sign up for one of 30 ten minute slots. Contact hollyharps@gmail.com. Slots are filling up fast. We also invite artists to display their works on the walls of the Hall. Groups working to make a better world will table in the courtyard. Volunteers are needed to take tickets, set up, work with food, clean up, and other positions. Please contact Holly if you are interested in volunteering, performing, or sharing your art. Participants are welcome to sell their books, CDs, art, etc. There will be a half hour dinner break. This event is going to be a lot of fun!

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

Ph:510-275-4272

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September 2016

Event Start DateEvent
09/01/2016 Film & Discussion: A Place at the Table- Exploring Food Inequality & Waste

Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film A Place at the Table. The film will be preceded by a community potluck, so please bring a dish to serve at least five people in order to contribute.
After the film we will hear from a panel of people working to address inequality in the food system and spread awareness of hunger and food waste in our communities. They will discuss how the issues affect us here and what we can be doing to help.
Confirmed speakers for the panel are Sara Webber, director of the Berkeley Food Pantry and Sarah Palmer DeFrank, policy advocate at California Association of Food Banks, with more to come. Stay tuned!
For more info: info@transitionberkeley.com
website: http://www.transitionberkeley.com

This event is co-sponsored by : Transition Berkeley, the Ecology Center, Slow Food East Bay. and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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09/11/2016 Berkeley Public Library Workers Whistleblower Fun(d)raiser & Reception

Sunday, Sept. 11, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Last year, our library director was forced to resign after 39,000 books
were tossed. He had insisted that only 2,000 books had been weeded, and also
put a policy in place that took 34 librarians off their jobs of selecting and weeding
the collection. Instead, two managers would essentially handle the book budget
and all the decisions about the collection. That library director is gone, but his policies are still in place. And now, library workers who spoke up about the destruction of the collection are being harassed and threatened with being fired. Join the Whistleblowers Defense Fun(d)raiser and Reception on September 11th to support the brave whistleblowers, library staff and the public who need access to information through the library. There will be jazz and classical music, a no-host pie bar, and a chance to learn about upcoming actions on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the City Council meeting (public comment, gathering at 6:30) and significantly on Wednesday, Sept. 14th for the Board of Library Trustees meeting (rally at Central Library steps at Noon; rally and public comment at the BOLT meeting at Tarea Hall Pittman / South Branch 6:00 pm).

Sign the petition and learn more at http://savethebplbooks.org/
Contact the ad hoc library advocacy support group at:
LibraryAdvocateOfBerkeley@gmail.com

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice
Donate whatever feels comfortable.
Wheelchair accessible.

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09/13/2016 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016  7:00 PM
ELECTION 2016 POLITICAL ROUNDTABLE:
A WEEK TO WEEK SPECIAL

Lanhee J. Chen, David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow, Hoover Institution;
Larry Gerston, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University; Political Analyst, NBC Bay Area;
Barbara Marshman, Editorial Page Editor, Mercury News
John Zipperer  VP of Media & Editorial, Commonwealth Club (moderator)


Recital Hall, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Price:
General: $5 Members; $10 Non-Members;
Students: FREE (with valid ID)

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It's a special edition of our political roundtable. We'll gather local experts for commentary on the candidates, referenda and issues of concern to the South Bay, and we'll take a look at statewide and national campaigns.

We'll explore the biggest, most controversial, and sometimes the surprising political issues with expert commentary and review other major news, have an audience discussion of the weeks events, and our live news quiz!

And come early before the program to meet other smart and engaged individuals and discuss the news over refreshments at our member social (open to all attendees).

09/16/2016 Engaging in National Service: Peace Corps Opportunities
By: Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engaging-in-national-service-peace-corps-opportunities-tickets-26596360430

Please join Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Peace Corps volunteers for a informational session exploring the many ways you can engage in national service through the Peace Corps.

Service in the Peace Corps is a life defining event that places volunteers in communities across the globe. Since 1961, over 220,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in over 140 countries. While traditionally requiring a two year commitment of service, the Peace Corps now offers shorter programs and customized volunteer experiences, providing more opportunities for people from all walks of life.

Director Hessler-Radelet will explain some of the new forms of participation and former Peace Corps volunteers who recently returned from service will share their experience and answer questions.

The 2:30pm - 3:30pm session will be followed by a reception with light refreshments that will give you the opportunity to talk to volunteers one-on-one.


09/24/2016
David Ickes much anticipated World Tour is finally here! Since the early nineties, David Icke has made it his lifes mission to inform his readers and fans of an impending global fascist state. Alerting the masses to plans for a Third World War that will result in a singular force which will rule over all of humanity on planet earth. A New World Order that we see unfolding before our very eyes today.

2015 has been a pivotal year in geopolitical spheres as the rise of terrorist organizations threaten world peace. David Ickes WorldWide Wake Up Tour could not have come at a better time! Featuring information assimilated through 25 years of in-depth research, with over twenty bestselling books and millions of fans worldwide, events that are guaranteed to inspire genuine thought and questioning!
09/30/2016 A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow

Friday, Sept. 30, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Come welcome the Buffalo Field Campaign Road Show to the Bay Area!
The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo. Founded in 1997, the group uses video documentation, non-violent direct action, education and lobbying to change archaic laws targeting buffalo. Volunteers from around the world spend every day, from sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis, snowshoes and cars to defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection. This very special event features storytelling and video straight from the field, from the land of the buffalo with BFC co-founder Mike Mease, along with Native Music from Mignon Geli.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee, Earth First!, and the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

For more info contact: kaypee@sonic.net
Website: http://www.buffalofieldcampaign.org/

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October 2016

Event Start DateEvent
10/21/2016 2016 Bioneers Conference
October 21st-23rd

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903

Join us for 3 days of inspiration and solutions! The Bioneers Conference highlights breakthrough ideas for solving our most pressing ecological and social challenges. Themes this year are Biomimicry, Climate Stewardship, and Gender Equity.

Speakers include Bill McKibben of 350.org, Eve Ensler of V-Day, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians, Vien Truong of Green For All, and Climbing PoeTree. Also Jane Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute will present a $100,000 prize to the winner of the inaugural Ray of Hope Prize for the best biomimetic design to address food systems, from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Plus! Free events on-site including the Family Fair, Change Makers fair, hands-on demonstrations, and much more!

Free parking on site.

Learn more here: http://conference.bioneers.org/

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