WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
Join the Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and New College as they screen two films that comment on the state of reproductive rights in the United States. Remember the haunting image of a woman lying dead on a motel room floor from an illegal abortion? That story, of the late Gerri Santoro, is told by Jane Gillooly in her film Leona's Sister Gerri. Imagine what would happen if South Dakota's ban on abortion spreads from state to state. Raney Aronson-Roth addresses this issue in her film The Last Abortion Clinic.
3117 16th St., SF
$8, $4 students
THURSDAY, MARCH 30
The 9/11 Commission's omissions
Is there a story out there that is just too big to touch? David Ray Griffin, theologian and philosopher, has pointed out the proverbial elephant in the room and is attempting to jump on its back and ride it to Washington, DC. In his lecture "9/11: The Myth and the Reality," Griffin discusses crucial omissions and distortions found within the 9/11 Commission Report.
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand, Oakl.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
A laughing matter
You know all about the tragic San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, in which thousands lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were left homeless. But do you know about the vaudeville shows and circus acts that rose from the fire's ashes? In the aftermath of destruction, wit and humor kept spirits high. Starting today, April Fools' Day, and lasting throughout the month, the San Francisco Public Library puts its collection of memorabilia from the era on display. The exhibition includes cartoons, theater programs, and postearthquake items that may leave you chuckling uncomfortably.
San Francisco Public Library, Skylight Gallery
100 Larkin, SF
Bayview women in politics
Attend a one-day leadership seminar designed by the National Women's Political Caucus to get Bayview women politically involved in their community. Enjoy free child care and lunch while listening to speakers, including Willie Kennedy of the Southeast Community Facilities Commission.
10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Bayview–Hunters Point YMCA
1601 Lane, SF
Free, RSVP required
(415) 377-6722, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hear a report from local artists Susan Greene and Sara Kershnar on their efforts to bring about Palestinian freedom and on recent events in the West Bank and Gaza. Other Cinema hosts an evening of discussion with these two muralists and the premiere of their video When Your Home Is a Prison: Cultural Resistance in Palestine.
Artists' Television Access
992 Valencia, SF
Running clean campaigns
Listen to Trent Lange of the California Clean Money Campaign and Jim Soper of Voting Rights Task Force talk about the effort to strip political candidates of large private donations and demand that politicians answer people's needs.
5205 Telegraph, Oakl.
MONDAY, APRIL 3
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