By Jackie Andrews
THURSDAY, JUNE 23
Radical Women meeting
Attend this round-up of radical women and LGBTQ organizers who work hard to improve their communities to fight against racism, sexism, homophobia, and labor exploitation. Tonight there will be a light summer supper followed by a discussion and brainstorming session inspired by the "It Gets Better" campaign — a national group that provides hope for queer youth around the country. Collaborate with like-minded people who want to make change happen at home and help hammer out a plan to translate the mission of the "It Gets Better" campaign to our local queer community's needs.
6:15 p.m., $7.50
New Valencia Hall
625 Larkin, SF
Medicare for all
Many progressives around the country are less than enthusiastic with the current administration's reform on health care, which they see as a sellout to corporate interests. The San Francisco chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America presents this public forum on the topic, where Don Bechler, a tireless organizer for single-payer healthcare since 1994, and clinical psychologist Stephen Berman will discuss just how close we are to having a truly universal healthcare.
7 p.m., free
Unitarian Universalist Center
Martin Luther King Room
1187 Franklin, SF
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
People's Movement assembly
Attend this community forum and planning session for next year's East Bay Social Forum — inspired by the U.S. Social Forum in Detroit last June where more than 20,000 diverse people came together to build strong progressive movements for housing, health, justice, education, immigration, ecology, and peace.
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., free
Lutheran Church of the Cross
1744 University, Berk.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
Clean Air Act
Find out how the Clean Air Act, signed into law by President Nixon in 1970, is the U.S.'s most important and successful law for controlling air pollution and why it is our best hope in curbing climate change. If used effectively, it could significantly reduce greenhouse gases to a level deemed safe by climatologists. Learn how the Clean Air Act works, what kinds of threats it faces from Congress, and how it can be used to protect the planet and our future.
7–10 p.m., free
Unitarian Universalists' Hall
1744 University, Berk.
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