District Attorney Debate

San Francisco district attorney candidates Sharmin Bock, David Onek and George Gascón will discuss civil rights and criminal justice reform in this public debate. Topics will include immigration, police misconduct, impact of justice system on communities of color, and alternatives to incarceration. Criminal justice evolution under AB 109, a bill that authorizes the relocation of state prisoners into local jails, will also be discussed.

7-9:30 p.m., free

African American Art & Culture Complex

762 Fulton, SF



From Hiroshima to Fukushima

On August 6th and 9th in 1945, the deadly World War II nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place. More recently, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, a result of the March earthquake and tsunami, threatened the people of Japan with radioactive contamination. Geo-physicist Leuren Moret, who wrote an article in *004 predicting an impending human-made nuclear disaster in Japan, will be speaking about it at this commemoration of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Moret will discuss the catastrophe and who is responsible for it, including General Electric and the US government.

7-9 p.m., donation requested

Redstone Building

2926 16th St., SF



SlutWalk SF Bay

Slut Walks began in Toronto, Canada in reply to a police officer suggesting ‘women should avoid dressing like sluts’ in order to stay safe from sexual assault, and have spread around the world. The walks demand respect and an end to sexual assault, and are attended by individuals both conventionally and suggestively dressed. The first-ever San Francisco edition will begin at Dolores Park and travel through the Mission to the Castro. All ages and gender-identifications and attire are welcome.

2-5 p.m., free

Dolores Park

Dolores and 18th St., SF

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Pub date August 2, 2011