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July 2016

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07/07/2016 Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry

Thursday, July 7, 6:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Led by plastic-free activist and author Beth Terry, Ecology Center, Transition Berkeley, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee present an evening of short films and plastic-free ideas to inspire your zero waste efforts!
Join us to view an assortment of short films about plastic pollution and consumption, share our triumphs and challenges around reducing plastic waste, and explore some fun, DIY solutions to replace common plastic household goods. Copies of Beth Terrys book Plastic Free will be available for purchase and signing. Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks!

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This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the Ecology Center, and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee.
Suggested donation $5-$10. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016  7:00PM
Steve Blank, Entrepreneur; Educator, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University
Joe Felter, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation; Research Fellow at the Hoover InstitutionModerator

Silicon Valley Bank
3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara

General: $12 Members; $20 Non-Members;
$5 Students (with valid ID)

In a crisis, national security initiatives move at the speed of a startup, yet in peacetime they default to decades-long cycles.

Startups operate with continual speed and urgency and using Lean Startup methodologies have become extremely efficient with resources and time.

Steve Blank, father of the Lean Startup movement, has created a class, Hacking for Defense, that connects the Department of Defense and intelligence community with Silicon Valleys innovation culture mindset. Blank will discuss how the class helps the U.S. protect the homeland and Americans around the world and prevents the need to put our brave men and women in harm's way.
07/14/2016 Screening of: The Occupation of the American Mind

Thursday, July 14, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Israel's ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world  except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Roger Waters, the narrator, is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He is best known as the bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist, and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd. Over the last few years, he has emerged as a prominent advocate for Palestinian human rights.
Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series for the 99%.

Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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07/22/2016 Centennial presentation: SF Preparedness Day bombing (Mooney-Billings case)

Steven Levi, an independent scholar, will give a presentation based on his research into the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing in San Francisco, which gave rise to the frame-up of the labor radicals Tom Mooney and Warren Billings.

The presentation, part of the annual monthlong LaborFest program, is at 7 p.m. on the 100th anniversary of the bombing, at ILWU Local 34, 801 2nd St., San Francisco.
07/22/2016 7:00 PM (Free) ILWU Local 34 Hall - 801 2nd St. next to AT&T Ball Park
The Lessons of the Preparedness Day Bombing for Today: Repression, Frame-up, Labor and Political Prisoners [LaborFest Event]
By Steven C. Levi
One hundred years ago on this date, a terror bombing took place in San Francisco on Market St. that led to the loss of 10 people with many injured. It was called Preparedness Day and was a march to get ready for world war. At the same time there was a growing and militant labor and anti-war movement in San Francisco and the entire country.
This bombing led to a massive attack on unions, labor and radical activists against the growing war campaign. Two labor activists and radicals Tom Mooney and Warren Billing were arrested and charged with planning the bombing. They were convicted and nearly went to their deaths. The labor movement took up their case and declared that this was a political frame-up. After decades of defense work they were finally released.
Writer Steven C. Levi who has written about San Franciscos tumultuous history in COMMITTEE OF VIGILANCE: The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Law and Order Committee, 1916-1919, will present the story of what happened on July 22, 1916 and how it affected the lives and people of San Francisco and the country.
This forum is also co-sponsored by Institute For Historical Study.
07/30/2016 Book Release Celebration: Witches and Pagans: Women in European Folk Culture

Saturday, July 30, 7:00 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Celebration with author Max Dashu: readings, drummers, special guests, and good conversation

A thousand years ago, an Old English scribe condemned people who bring their offerings to earth-­fast stone and to trees and wellsprings, as the witches teach. These animist sacraments contradict everything we have been told about witches.
In this book, Max Dashu pulls the covers off repressed cultural heritages in a compelling exploration of language, archaeology, medieval literature and art. The old ethnic names for witch meant knower, prophetess, healer, enchantress, or shapeshifter. Webs of Wyrd, staff-women, herb-chanters, and women who go by night with Goddess: its all in here. Witches and Pagans gathers together strands of folk wisdom to reweave the ripped webs of womens culture in Europe. This book is the first published volume in the Secret History of the Witches series from Veleda Press. 408 pages, 140 illustrations.

Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee
Donations for BFUU SJC requested. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.


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August 2016

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08/04/2016 What Happened in Philadelphia, and What Next for the Political Revolution? A report-back from Bernie delegates to the Democratic National Convention

Back in 2013, well before Bernie Sanders announced his presidential campaign, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) began urging him to run in the Democratic primaries, using the slogan Run Bernie, Run! They believed it was essential for a true progressive to enter the race and hoped that such a campaign would last long enough to bring crucial issues to national attention and provide a point around which activists could rally.

Fifteen months, 13 million voters, 22 primary victories and 1800 delegates later, the nationwide mass movement that developed around Bernies campaign presents a serious challenge to the Democratic establishment for the first time in more than 40 years. That movement will be strongly represented at the Partys National Convention from July 25th to 28th.

The following week, PDA will hold a special forum featuring three delegates from the local area: Ben Becker, Amy Erb and Tom Gallagher. They will tell us about their experiences at the Convention and explore where the Political Revolution might go from here.

Thursday, August 4 " 7:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Center, Starr King Room
1187 Franklin Street (corner Geary Blvd.), San Francisco
" Wheelchair accessible "
" Snacks and Beverages Served "
Sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America¬San Francisco (
08/04/2016 Screening of : Over Troubled Waters

Thursday, Aug. 4, 6:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Save the Delta! Join us for the visually rich documentary, Over Troubled Waters, the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California. The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration. They are working furiously to save the Delta from the Tunnel project which will seriously undermine this essential treasure. Schedule: 6:30, refreshments; 7:00, film & panel discussion.

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This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, the Water Working Group
(Berkeley Climate Action Coalition) and BFUU's Social Justice Ctee.
Suggested donation $5-$20. No one turned away.
Wheelchair accessible.

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08/13/2016 "Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Abolished?" That will be the theme of a free, public lecture by the famed activist Dr. Helen Caldicott at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016, in the Main San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin St. (at Grove Street), San Francisco. It will include a Q&A session.

The event is jointly sponsored by the SF Public Library (BST Dept.) and the new Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament -- made up of various peace groups organized by the SF-based War and Law League. For more information and a flier that can be circulated, see

Dr. Caldicott is an Australian physician, better known as the world's foremost antinuclear activist and the author of ten books, some of which may be available at the event. She has spent the last 45 years educating the public on nuclear perils. Her organizing of physicians in many lands culminated, in 1985, in a Nobel Peace Prize to International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.
08/13/2016 Mona Khan Company presents: Awaaz

An evening of Indian Contemporary Dance vignettes. Several of the works deal with relevant social issues faced by many in today's world while others explore the intersection of Indian Classical & Contemporary dance forms.

Show Dates: Sat-Sun, Aug 13-14
Times: 3:00pm, 6:00pm
Tickets: $25
Location: ODC theater: 3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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08/16/2016 Michele Dauber, Frederick l. Richman Professor of Law, Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University Jeffrey Rosen, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jackie Speier, U.S. Congresswoman (D,CA-14) Mina Kim, KQED News Anchor and Forum Friday Host--Moderator Additional Panelists TBA Are the current policies and laws in place regarding sexual assault on college campuses and in the broader community working as intended? The public is in deep public debate over the issue of sexual assault and whether existing standards are fair and meet their intended goals of educating and protecting students and the public-at-large, supporting survivors and holding college and communities accountable. Join INFORUM for a powerful panel discussion about the issue of sexual assault with leaders across the legal, academic, government and advocacy fields who are all playing a pivotal role in shaping how sexual assault is addressed on college campuses and beyond. Get Tickets: Facebook Event:

September 2016

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09/16/2016 Engaging in National Service: Peace Corps Opportunities
By: Congresswoman Jackie Speier


Please join Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet, and Peace Corps volunteers for a informational session exploring the many ways you can engage in national service through the Peace Corps.

Service in the Peace Corps is a life defining event that places volunteers in communities across the globe. Since 1961, over 220,000 Peace Corps volunteers have served in over 140 countries. While traditionally requiring a two year commitment of service, the Peace Corps now offers shorter programs and customized volunteer experiences, providing more opportunities for people from all walks of life.

Director Hessler-Radelet will explain some of the new forms of participation and former Peace Corps volunteers who recently returned from service will share their experience and answer questions.

The 2:30pm - 3:30pm session will be followed by a reception with light refreshments that will give you the opportunity to talk to volunteers one-on-one.

David Ickes much anticipated World Tour is finally here! Since the early nineties, David Icke has made it his lifes mission to inform his readers and fans of an impending global fascist state. Alerting the masses to plans for a Third World War that will result in a singular force which will rule over all of humanity on planet earth. A New World Order that we see unfolding before our very eyes today.

2015 has been a pivotal year in geopolitical spheres as the rise of terrorist organizations threaten world peace. David Ickes WorldWide Wake Up Tour could not have come at a better time! Featuring information assimilated through 25 years of in-depth research, with over twenty bestselling books and millions of fans worldwide, events that are guaranteed to inspire genuine thought and questioning!

October 2016

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10/21/2016 2016 Bioneers Conference
October 21st-23rd

Marin Center
10 Avenue of the Flags
San Rafael, CA 94903

Join us for 3 days of inspiration and solutions! The Bioneers Conference highlights breakthrough ideas for solving our most pressing ecological and social challenges. Themes this year are Biomimicry, Climate Stewardship, and Gender Equity.

Speakers include Bill McKibben of, Eve Ensler of V-Day, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians, Vien Truong of Green For All, and Climbing PoeTree. Also Jane Benyus of the Biomimicry Institute will present a $100,000 prize to the winner of the inaugural Ray of Hope Prize for the best biomimetic design to address food systems, from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Plus! Free events on-site including the Family Fair, Change Makers fair, hands-on demonstrations, and much more!

Free parking on site.

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