By Jackie Andrews
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
Awarding human rights
Join Global Exchange for its ninth annual awards ceremony to celebrate the people and organizations that honor human rights and work for change with dinner, activities, and a silent auction. This year's winners include Bolivian U.N. Ambassador Pablo Solon, U.S. gulf coast toxicologist Wilma Subra, and more..
6:30 p.m., $125
Bimbo's 365 Club
1025 Columbus, SF
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Bluegrass for the Greenbelt
Help raise funds for local eco-heroes Greenbelt Alliance with a foot-stomping hoedown featuring Marley's Ghost, Kathy Kallic Band, the Wronglers, and more. Show up a day early and camp out with your family. Proceeds benefit an organization that works to preserve the region's natural ecosystems and sustainable farms.
2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakl.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Walk for hope
Get a group of friends together and raise funds — check out the online tips on how–for breast, ovarian, and cervical cancer research. Meet at Justin Herman Plaza and walk in solidarity down the Embarcadero and around AT&T Park. Enjoy lively music and other entertainment along the way.
9 a.m., free
Justin Herman Plaza
Market and Embarcadero , SF
Find out what the 50th anniversary of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion means and how recent changes in Cuban politics will affect the country's relationship with the U.S. Go online or call the library to receive readings to prepare yourself for this interesting discussion.
10 a.m., free
6501 Telegraph, Oakl.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
Sonoma County Pride Parade
Just can't wait for the SF Pride Parade, huh? We can't either. Come march with our LGBTQ neighbors by the Russian River for what is promised to be a fun and outrageous event featuring a parade followed by a party with food, drinks, and loads of entertainment for the whole family.
11 a.m. –6 p.m., free
15905 River Road, Guerneville
TUESDAY, JUNE 7
Radical SF History
Former Bay Guardian reporter Rachel Brahinsky reads her chapter from the book Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-1978, a selection of essays about the city's gay rights and other identity-based social movements, anti-gentrification efforts, and more.
7:30 p.m., free
Green Arcade Books
1680 Market, SF
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