Vigil for the victims of drone attacks Ferry Building, SF. www.codepinkalert.org 5pm, free. On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Code Pink will hold a vigil to honor the lives lost in war, particularly the victims of drone strikes.
Learn about restorative justice California Institute for Integral Studies, Main Building, 1453 Mission, SF. http://tinyurl.com/cwtnysa 7-9pm, $15/$12 members. Fania E. Davis, long time activist and civil rights attorney, will deliver a talk on The Emerging Field of Restorative Justice as a kickoff to a two-day workshop at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Having been involved in every social movement from civil rights to anti-apartheid, Davis also studied with traditional healers during the late nineties in Africa and has most recently been drawn to the restorative justice movement.
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission, SF. http://tinyurl.com/c7jqzmv 7:30pm, $10 or $8 for members. Every March, YBCA presents a selection of human rights-themed films, selecting works that put a human face on threats to individual freedom and dignity, and celebrate the ability of the human spirit and intellect to prevail. The festival features Thursday evening screenings from through March 28.
Film screening: "We are Legion." Internet Archive headquarters, 300 Funston Ave., SF. email@example.com, (415) 561-6767. www.archive.org. 6pm, $5 or 5 books or 0.10 bitcoins. RSVP required. Join filmmaker Brian Knappenberger and others for a screening and panel discussion about Anonymous, the network of hacktivists at the center of many a political firestorm. Panelists include attorney and criminal law specialist Thomas J. Nolan, former Wired journalist Ryan Singel, and journalist and blogger Quinn Norton.
International women's month performance: Las Tres Marias. La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck, Berk. firstname.lastname@example.org. http://lapena.org/las-tres-marias/ 8pm, $20 in advance, $25 door. La Peña, in partnership with the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action (TIGRA), present an internationally acclaimed trio of female musicians hailing from Mexico, the Navajo Nation and the Philippines. The music explores the intersections between their personal histories and international migrant struggles.
Planning meeting: direct action on Keystone pipeline San Francisco Federal Building, 90 Seventh St., SF. NextStepAction2013@gmail.com, http://www.350bayarea.org/events. 1-3:30pm, free. RSVP required. Last month, thousands of environmentalists descended upon San Francisco to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. Now, Bay Area 350.org, Tar Sands Blockade, Idle No More and Rising Tide SF are gearing up for yet another nonviolent direct action. Form a group, attend a training session and find out how to plug in.
Rally and march for equality Harvey Milk Plaza, Castro & Market streets, SF. email@example.com, http://tinyurl.com/cf23gsr . 6:30 p.m., free. The Supreme Court of the United States is gearing up to hear oral arguments on Prop. 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and LGBT organizers are planning a rally and march for equality and civil rights. The action will be held in conjunction with similar events throughout the nation.
Drug war documentary screening and talk Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness, SF. http://tinyurl.com/d7vc63v 7:30pm, $22. Filmed in more than twenty states, Eugene Jarecki's documentary, The House I Live In, captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels of America's War on Drugs. Attend this special screening with the director, part of the City Arts and Lectures Series.
Vigil for equality Supreme Court of California, 350 McAllister, SF. http://tinyurl.com/bs8saa8. 4-8pm, free. A second vigil will be held Wed/26, same time, same place. In addition to the rally and march scheduled for Mon/25, LGBT activists will hold vigils for equality to call upon the nation's highest court to uphold civil rights as it takes up the question of whether to uphold Prop. 8 and DOMA.
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