WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14
Organize against General Atomics
Attend this organizing meeting to learn how you can join the upcoming protest against General Atomics, scheduled for May 1819 in San Diego, and take a stand against this manufacturer of defense drones that have caused the deaths of many innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
7 p.m., free
Global Exchange Office
2017 Mission, Suite 200, SF
Rally Against Carbon Trading
Protest carbon trading and carbon offsets as false solutions to climate change outside the Navigating the American Carbon World conference attended by bankers, oil industry representatives, financial speculators, and big environmental groups.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth St., SF
THURSDAY, APRIL 15
Bike to School Day
Whatever kind of student you are, biking is an easy, healthy way to get to school. Encourage kids to take part in this city wide Bike to School Day with group ride locations throughout San Francisco.
All day, free
Throughout the city
Visit, sfbiketoschoolday.org for more information.
SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Berkeley Shore Cleanup
In preparation for Earth Day, help clean up the planet by taking part in one of the many cleanup activities being organized by Berkeley Earth Day and Shorebird Park Nature Center.
Various times and locations, free
Take part in this conference to build strategies and plans for successful protest, community organizing, civil disobedience, and direct action on LGBTQ, questioning, intersex, asexual, and related social justice issues. Help build solidarity, connections, and momentum.
10 a.m., free
Mission Cultural Center
2868 Mission, SF
Counter Recruitment Training
Whether you’re a teacher, student, activist, parent, veteran, or family member, learn about the resources and materials on the realities of military service, aggressive military recruitment, and alternative options for youth.
9 a.m.; free, donations accepted
War Memorial Veteran’s Building
401 Van Ness, SF
(415) 565-0201, ext. 24
TUESDAY, APRIL 20
Building Materials You Wish You Never Used
Hear a presentation about commonly used building materials that are more hazardous than others and the risk that they pose to the environment and to personal health and safety. Dr. Arlene Blum and Tom Lent discuss the perils of these materials, like PVC vinyl and chemical flame retardants, and offer alternatives.
7 p.m., $10 donation
AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter, sixth floor, SF
International Cannabis Smokers Day
Herb enthusiasts are invited to join fellow ganja smokers in defiant solidarity against the impracticality of enforcing current marijuana laws and to publicly show your support of the upcoming November 2010 statewide ballot initiative to legalize, control, and tax recreational use of marijuana.
4:20 p.m. sharp, free
Golden Gate Park, SF
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