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Saturday, July 8

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Free Beginner Parkour “Urban Ninja” Class
Saturday, July 8 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location
Free Beginner Parkour

SF Parkour hosts a free Beginner’s Parkour Class at noon on the second Saturday of each month. It is geared towards first timers and lasts 1.5 hours. Location: Each month the location rotates through Sunnyvale, UC Berkeley and the Embarcadero in SF. Please check the ...

LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Fort Point
LaborFest2017: Fort Point Building Walking Tour | SF
Come and join a walk with Matthew Britten (Fort Point Guide). Fort Point in San Francisco was built by the US military between 1853 and the 1860’s as a seacoast defense site. At the same time, construction was taking place of what was to become Fort ...
August’s All-American Eclipse: Free Talk & Book Signing | Cupertino
Saturday, July 8 – 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Cupertino Community Hall
August's All-American Eclipse: Free Talk & Book Signing | Cupertino
An eclipse is coming to the U.S. on Monday August 21, 2017. Astronomer Andrew Fraknoi will give a free, non-technical, family-oriented talk on “Getting Ready for the All-American Eclipse of the Sun in August.” Fraknoi, the author of a new children’s book on eclipses, When the ...
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Harry Bridges Plaza Tower
LaborFest2017: Re-Imagining the San Francisco General Strike | SF
Join the walk with Gifford Hartman and others. Eighty-three years ago at this location, a great battle took place by workers and residents of San Francisco against the police and National Guard. They will look at the causes of the 1934 General Strike and why it was ...
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest2017: Discussions on San Francisco General Strike | Green Arcade
Launching from the historic General Strike of 1934, historians David Duckworth and Gifford Hartman converse on the broader ramifications of this moment in West Coast labor unity. Considering the scope and tactics of that defining moment, examples of other significant strikes are examined and contrasted, ...
LaborFest2017: “Fascism Inc.” Film Screening | SF
Saturday, July 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
LaborFest2017:
Director Aris Chatzistefanou’s films look at Greece during the time of neo-nazi and fascist movements, pointing to capitalism’s attempt to profit by attacking the working class and trade unionism from banning strikes to complete deregulation, allowing the wealthy to acquire land and resources. Chatzistefanou’s film ...

Sunday, July 9

Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square
Sunday, July 9 | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting | Jack London Square

With more than 40 vendors, the Jack London Square Farmers Market offers local produce, food craft products, and breakfast and lunch options. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is operated by CUESA at Oakland’s Jack London Square on Sundays from 9 am to 2 pm, year ...

Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito
Sunday, July 9 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Marine Mammal Center
Marine Mammal Center Science Sunday | Sausalito

Join the Marine Mammal Center for Marine Science Sunday – a free engaging ocean-inspired classroom series for kids and adults from the center’s education experts taking place from 10 am to 5 pm on the second and fourth Sunday of the month. The center offers educational programs ...

LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: $25 | Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
LaborFest2017: Travel Through History on a Bus | SF
Join Gray Brechin and Harvey Smith as they travel through history on a bus tour of sites built by the New Deal’s “alphabet soup” agencies. You will learn about the major contribution government-paid workers made during the depression- era New Deal programs. Gray and Harvey ...
“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View
Sunday, July 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Masonic Lodge

“Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential. It aims ...

LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 240 Second Street
LaborFest2017: Irish Labor History Walk | SF
This tour will focus on the history of San Francisco’s famed waterfront and the role of its Irish and Irish-American workers, leaders, and martyrs. It will also include the cases of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings who faced a labor frame-up in the Preparedness Day ...
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland
Sunday, July 9 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but advance registration may be required
| The Working Body
Free Second Sunday Community Workout Class | Oakland

The Working Body hosts a free community class every second Sunday of the month in Oakland. All are welcome, so come out and enjoy a free workout (or yoga) class to stay fit and healthy. Please note, advance registration for the class may be required. 

LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
Sunday, July 9 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017: War in Asia & the Lessons of the Comfort Women | SF
The growing dangers of a war in Asia are accelerating, particularly with the U.S. strategy of “Asian Pivot”. This forum will examine what the “Asian Pivot” is and the militarization of Asia, including the construction of more bases in Okinawa and Jeju, Korea. The Korean trade ...

Monday, July 10

“Financial Literacy for High School Youth” Summer Camp | San Mateo
Monday, July 10 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required
| College of San Mateo
Financial Aptitude Training, FiAT, has partnered with California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) to bring Financial Literacy to the community. 2017 marks the fourth year of the Financial Literacy for Youth (FLY) Summer Camp, a free one-week program offered to high school students. Seating is limited and enrollment ...
LaborFest2017: “The Great Sitdown” & “Divided We Fall” Film Screening | SF
Monday, July 10 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
Divided We Fall: In one of the largest mobilizations of labor during the last decade, hundreds of thousands of workers from throughout the country joined together to oppose the union-busting attack by Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. This film by Katherine Acosta looks at the important mobilization, ...

Tuesday, July 11

LaborFest2017: Bread & Roses History Story Telling with Retired Union Members | SF
Tuesday, July 11 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Labor Council Office
LaborFest2017: Bread & Roses History Story Telling with Retired Union Members | SF
Come to share an interesting labor story you’ve led or experienced. It could be a memory of a key labor figure or event locally or internationally. This will be an open regular meeting of FORUM (Federation of Retired Union Members), an organization of retirees affiliated with ...
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael
Tuesday, July 11 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Lotus Cuisine of India
Marin Green Drinks & Free Appetizers | San Rafael

At Marin Green Drinks, green is the reason, and drinks are the excuse. Relax, mingle and network with local sustainability enthusiasts who are living and working as green as they can. Every second Tuesday of the month from 5:30-7:30 pm, Marin Green Drinks meet for conversation and complimentary ...

Wednesday, July 12

State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office
State-of-the-Art Green Building Tour | SF Public Utilities Office

Take a guided tour of one of the nation’s greenest office buildings – the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission Headquarters (SFPUC), at 2 pm on every second Wednesday of the month. Free, but an RSVP is required. Limited to maximum of 20 guests. Arrive 15 minutes prior to tour ...

LaborFest2017: “The Golden Spike” Chinese & Irish Labor vs The Big Four | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Chinese Historical Society
LaborFest2017:
May 10, 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, a momentous accomplishment which has excluded recognition of the contribution of Chinese railroad workers to the wealth of The Big Four and the building of the American Empire, which connected ...
“Beyond Borders” Storytelling Workshop | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but an RSVP is required.
| Hosteling International USA Office
You don’t have to have walked on the moon to have a great story. Sometimes the most mundane experiences make the best stories. Their workshops teach you how to tell a personal story in front of a live audience. They will cover storytelling basics and not-so-basics, ...
LaborFest2017: “Killing Floor” Movie Screening | SF
Wednesday, July 12 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest2017:
One hundred years ago, a critical struggle was taking place in the slaughterhouses in Chicago to organize a union. This powerful dramatic film focuses on the Polish and African American workers and their conditions as they fight to overcome racism and class hate and greed, ...

Thursday, July 13

Live NightLife Kick-Off | California Academy of Sciences
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: $15*
*Tickets are $15 ($12 for Academy members)
| California Academy of Sciences
Live NightLife Kick-Off | California Academy of Sciences
NightLife Live, their summer music series, kicks off on the Academy’s outdoor stage with a night of lo-fi freaky psychedelic pop from New Zealand’s weird and whimsical Connan Mockasin. L.A.’s Morgan Delt opens the evening with a sunny dose of West Coast psychedelia-tinged ‘60s pop. Explore ...
LaborFest2017: “Comme des Lions” Documentary Screening | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Berkeley City College
LaborFest2017:
This documentary film traces the struggle of workers of the PSA plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois, a poor suburb of Paris, against management’s threat to close the plant. The title comes from the slogan of the strikers, “Let’s fight like lions!” The conflict is experienced “from the ...
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley
Thursday, July 13 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free but donations are encouraged.
| Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Berkeley
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.

Friday, July 14

LaborFest2017: “Building Bridges, Not Walls” Art & Poetry Exhibit | SF
Friday, July 14 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Canessa Gallery
LaborFest2017:
“Building Bridges, Not Walls” acknowledges the contributions of the multicultural population of the Bay Area and its role in creating world-renown infrastructure. This exhibit features Bay Area artists and poets whose work celebrates these contributions. Three themes will be highlighted to celebrate the bridges, the people ...
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | San Jose
Friday, July 14 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Jose Peace and Justice Center
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike  | San Jose
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Hustle & 4 Step Party | Jack London Square
Friday, July 14 – 8:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Jack London Square
“Dancing Under the Stars” Outdoor Hustle & 4 Step Party | Jack London Square

From experienced dancers to jiving newbies, everyone is invited to an evening of rhythm, grooving and Dancing Under the Stars with free dance half-hour lessons followed by a mixed music dance party from 9-10 pm in Jack London Square. 2017 Dancing Under The Stars Fridays, Summer ...

Saturday, July 15

LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Santa Cruz
Saturday, July 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Santa Cruz Public Library
LaborFest2017: Woody Guthrie’s Birthday & Homestead Strike | Santa Cruz
Join labor musician Jimmy Kelly in commemorating the life and songs of Woody Guthrie and his birthday. Guthrie, a people and worker’s musician, traveled coast-to-coast singing about striking workers and people in struggle.
LaborFest2017: Longshore Work, Technology & the Future of Work | SF
Saturday, July 15 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 10
LaborFest2017: Longshore Work, Technology & the Future of  Work | SF
The drive to automate the docks and the maritime industry is moving forward rapidly and, in some European ports, the transfer of cargo has been automated forcing thousands of longshore workers out of the industry. The capitalists are also already working on designing automated ships with ...