Pub date March 9, 2010

By Adrián Castañeda



Courage to Resist

Come help fill envelopes at a mailing party — with pizza — for this antiwar group’s newsletter and appeal for support.

5:45–10:45 p.m., free

55 Santa Clara. No. 126, Oakl.


Eat up, America

Hear a conversation on food politics with Jill Richardson, author of Recipe for America. Issues include the farm bill, community food projects, and school lunches. Be part of the conversation to learn how you can take action by voting with your fork.

7:30 p.m., free

101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley campus



Berkeley Critical Mass

Help revive Berkeley Critical Mass. Meet at the Ashby BART Station for a musical and mellow bike ride thought the East Bay. Ride ends at Long Haul Infoshop for Slingshot newspaper’s 22nd birthday party.

6 p.m., free

3124 Shattuck, Berk.



Dance for Buck

Join this dance party-plus-art-auction fundraiser for jailed activist Marilyn Buck, who will be released after 25 years at the Federal Corrections Institute in Dublin. Speakers include Jewell Gomez and Phavia Kujichagulia.

7 p.m., $10–$50

401 26th St., Oakl.


To women!

Attend a Women’s Day event with more than 30 community organizations to celebrate the role of women in society. Local dancers, musicians, and speakers, including KPFA’s Lakota Harden.

10 a.m., free

3400 Macdonald, Richmond

(510) 620-6502



California’s next act

Come learn about the California Democracy Act, a proposed initiative to repeal the two-thirds majority requirement in the state Legislature, and what you can do ensure it makes the ballot. Hosted by theological firebrand, the Rev. Byron Williams.

7 p.m., free

1924 Cedar, Berk.


Radical changers

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a rousing discussion on the role of education in the fight for women’s liberation. The eventl features a panel of feminist activists and a performance by MC Aima the Dreamer. Proceeds benefit Bay Area Radical Women.

3 p.m., $5

625 Larkin, SF



Squatting, Barcelona style

Hear author and activist Peter Gelderloos on the social activist movement and use of autonomous space in Barcelona. Discussion will focus on how the prevalence of squatted spaces has affected the architectural structure of Europe and how this differs in the U.S..

7 p.m., $3

Station 40

3030B 16th St., SF



Tip one for Earth

It’s time for Henry George Historical Society’s gathering of environmentalists and social drinkers. Peter Brastow, director of Nature in the City, will speak on local environmental issues.

7 p.m., free

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