Know your rights
On Sept. 27, 2010, the FBI raided the Chicago home of Arab American Action Network Executive Director
Hatem Abudayyeh and the homes and offices of 22 other pro-Arab and anti-war activists, accusing them of ties to terrorism, which their supporters deny. Abudayyeh will speak about his experiences since the raid and about how the FBI targets domestic political organizations.
7 p.m.–9 p.m., free
East Side Cultural Center
2277 International, Oakl.
Enjoy this special screening of Academy Award nominee Freedom on My Mind, which tells the story of the early 1960s Mississippi freedom movement and the young activists who would change the course of history.
7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m., $6 suggested
922 Valencia, SF
(415) 824-3890 www.atasite.org
Clarence Lusane will be reading from his book The Black History of the White House, which is just that — a comprehensive history of the White House from an African American perspective.
7–9 p.m., free City Lights Books
261 Columbus, SF (415) 362-8193
Can’t wait until the next SF Critical Mass to satisfy the urge for a little cycling solidarity? Join Berkeley Critical Mass, a peaceful, leisurely bike parade that follows no set route and obeys no traffic laws or authorities except yielding to pedestrians and emergency vehicles.
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m., free
Berkeley BART Station
Corner of Center and Shattuck, Berk.
Facebook: Berkeley Critical Mass
Benefit for Bradley Manning
Raise funds in support of U.S. Army soldier and accused WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning, with discussions, updates, and special musical guests. Proceeds go to the local nonprofit Courage to Resist, the main hub of the Bradley Manning Support campaign.
8 p.m.–11 p.m., $5–$20 donation
3030B 16th St., SF
Save Lyon Martin
Help raise much needed funds for Lyon Martin Health Services, the only community clinic in California with a specific emphasis on queer women and transgender healthcare, at a fundraiser and silent auction highlighting local merchants and artisans. Enjoy appetizers courtesy of Queer Food for Love and music by “Mildred’s Bridge Group,” a queer women’s quartet.
6-9 p.m., $15-50
Mission Artist’s Cooperative
2509 Bryant, SF
Marriage counter sit-in
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year Guardian-style, by giving the finger to the status quo and helping to expose blatant discriminatory marriage laws. Everyone is invited to converge on the steps of City Hall for speakers, a performance by the East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus, and some spirited civil disobedience. If you would like to participate, please e-mail the Marriage Equality folks to make arrangements.
11 a.m.–4 p.m., free
1 Carlton B. Goodlett, SF
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