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May
17
Tue
Find Affordable Housing in Alameda County @ Online
May 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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May
18
Wed
Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Essie Justice @ Online
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​SURJ Bay Area is presenting our ongoing speakers series featuring our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Accountability Partners. This series gives the community an opportunity to hear from our Partners, learn about what they are doing in the community and find out how we can support their work.
We invite you to join us to hear from Essie Justice, a nonprofit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration. Their award-winning Healing to Advocacy Model brings women together to heal, build collective power, and drive social change. Essie Justice is building a membership of fierce advocates for race and gender justice — including Black and Latinx women, formerly and currently incarcerated women, transgender women, and gender non-conforming people.
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May
20
Fri
NASRIN: story of a courageous Iranian lawyer and political prisoner @ Online
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
VIA ZOOM
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81874845936?pwd=Y2RCOVV2UDlCNVhjMUd6TGdmOHpqZz09
Meeting ID: 818 7484 5936 Passcode: 205900
SENSIBLE CINEMA
UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO
NASRIN

Nasrin is a powerful feature documentary by filmmakers Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, that was filmed inside Iran by people risking arrests and imprisonment to bring this inspiring ‘candle in the dark’ to the bright screen. The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and includes an original song performed by internationally known artist Angélique Kidjo.

Nasrin traces the journey of Nasrin Sotoudeh—Iranian defense lawyer, political prisoner, human rights and women’s rights activist. It also profiles the untold story of the courageous women’s movement in Iran. Nasrin was arrested and sent to prison in 2018 for representing the “Girls of Revolution Street”—defending women who were protesting Iran’s law that mandates women to wear head scarves (or hijab). She was sentenced to 38 years in prison and 148 lashes and yet has gone on several prison hunger strikes to demand freedom for all political prisoners in Iran. Before this, she had already spent three years in prison (2010-2013) for her work as a rights attorney.

There will be a welcome by the Sensible Cinema crew, followed by a brief introduction by Dolly Veale, an initiator of the Emergency Campaign to Free Iran’s Political Prisoners NOW (https://www.freeiranspoliticalprisonersnow.org/)

The film features acclaimed filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, journalist Ann Curry, exiled women’s rights activist Mansoureh Shojaee, and Nasrin’s equally courageous husband Reza Khandan… An Amnesty International petition calling for her release received over a million signatures from 200 countries.

For more information please contact:
Melvin Starks (melvinstarks734 [at] yahoo.com) or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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May
21
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things @ Online
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

For May, 2022 we’re reading the first four chapters of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, And the Future of the Planet, by Raj Patel and Jason W Moore. UC Press, Amazon

All are welcome!

“Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj Patel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today’s planetary emergencies.

Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding—and reclaiming—the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.”

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s TelescopeMission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Exploring Degrowth, The Origin of Wealth, Mine! and The Dawn of Everything.

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May
23
Mon
Environmental Youth Summit 2022: A Call to Action for Climate Change @ Ohlone College Smith Center auditorium
May 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come and join Tides of Change to discuss the pressing issue of climate change, global warming, and how these issues affect neighborhoods where the majority are POC.

Tickets (FREE): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/environmental-youth-summit-tickets-325154906077

We’d be honored if you could stop by and hear from our esteemed guest speakers on their views on climate change and global warming, and what we as the youth can do about it.

Our first speaker will be Mr. Khalid Khadir who is an environmental expert and a professor at UC Berkeley. And our second speaker, Ms. Margaret Gordon, is an environmental activist who speaks out against laws that harm the environment closest to neighborhoods with the majority of its residents being POC.

Along with these amazing speakers, we’d also love to hear from you, and what you’re doing about climate change. We look forward to seeing you there!

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May
25
Wed
Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
May 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Jun
1
Wed
Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
Jun 1 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Jun
2
Thu
International Sex Workers Day: Film Screening @ Adobe Books and Art Cooperative
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Screening of a documentary film about the occupation of churches by sex workers in 1975 in France which International Sex Workers day commemorates. Readings from Prostitutes Our Life which documents powerful words from sex workers on strike then. Connecting that historic action with present day organizing against violence, poverty, racist enforcement of the prostitution laws and discussion.

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Jun
8
Wed
Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
Jun 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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