Pub date August 31, 2010


Outlaws live on

As a follow-up to Kate Bornstein’s 1995 book, Gender Outlaw, Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman edited the new anthology, Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. The book gives voice to this generation’s trans and genderqueer forward thinkers as their narratives make their way from the margins to the mainstream. Readers include Serilyn Connelly, Sarah Dopp, Luis Gutierrez-Mock and Amir Rabiyah.

7 p.m., free

Modern Times Bookstore

888 Valencia, SF


Eco reads

Join the Political Ecology reading group, which focuses on issues of geopolitics, energy descent, decolonization, agroecology, and the emerging diagonal economy. The group meets the first and third Fridays of the month and plans to begin with Kevin Carson’s The Homebrew Industrial Revolution: A Low-Overhead Manifesto.

6:30 p.m., free

Near Fruitvale Bart Station, Oakl.

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Catch the buzzzzzzz

Khaled Almaghafi, fourth-generation beekeeper and owner of Queen Sheba Farms, brings a small colony of bees to the North Oakland farmers market as a part of its Food ‘N’ Justice workshop series. Learn the tricks to becoming an urban Bay Area beekeeper.

Noon, free

Arlington Medical Center Parking Lot

5715 Market, Oakl.

(510) 689-3068

"Beyond Darkness and Light"

Attend the opening reception for artists Sonya Genel and Sallie Smith’s new exhibit, which invites you to reflect on the psyche of the 21st century with photos, drawings and paintings that "illuminate the beautifully stained parts of the human condition." There will also be a window installation by Poetry Store Poet, Silvi Alcivar.

7 p.m., free

Femina Potens Art Gallery

2199 Market, SF


Road warriors

Shot over the course of five years, American Gypsy tells the tale of one Romani family in the United States fighting a civil rights battle to defend Romani history and culture. The documentary also provides viewers with a glimpse into an immigrant world at a crucial turning point for survival.

7:30 p.m., $3–$5 sliding scale

Station 40

3030B 16th St., SF

Poking holes in ’em

Hear Rick Rowden, author of The Deadly Ideas of Neoliberalism, discuss the International Monetary Fund (IMF), global economic recession, and how citizens are mobilizing with a rights-based approach for alternative economic policies. Rowden is a senior policy analyst for ActionAid, an international advocacy NGO that works with women’s rights organizations, small farmers, and health and education activists in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Noon, free

Global Exchange

2017 Mission, SF

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