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Sunday, July 22

LaborFest 2018: Angel Island & Trial of Harry Bridges | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Angel Island
LaborFest 2018: Angel Island & Trial of Harry Bridges | SF
Harry Bridges, the Australian-born founding president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, was hounded by government investigations, hearings, and trials from 1934 to 1955. As the leader of the famous 1934 Pacific Coast Maritime and San Francisco General Strikes, Bridges was the target of ...
LaborFest 2018: “Dying to Work” Book Reading | SF
Sunday, July 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Green Arcade
LaborFest 2018: "Dying to Work" Book Reading | SF
Writer and labor lawyer Jonathan Karmel has written a book about the cost to workers and their families of the lack of health and safety protection on the job. He visits workers and gets their stories on the deaths and permanent injuries that have destroyed ...

Monday, July 23

LaborFest 2018: The History of California Slavery | SF
Monday, July 23 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
LaborFest 2018: The History of California Slavery | SF
Slavery, observed Frederick Douglass, is a “hydra-headed monster.” In California this monster appeared and reappeared as if shape-shifting. The history of slavery in California unsettles the North/South view of American slave labor. This is a history of captivity, flight and resistance, of Indians held captive ...

Tuesday, July 24

2018 LaborFest: Spain – The Mondagron Co-Operative | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Spain – The Mondagron Co-Operative | SF
Sharat Lin is an international labor researcher looking at the lessons of the Spanish Mondagron Cooperative system. He reports on how it works and how workers who are using their collective control can innovate and develop their enterprises. The Mondagron cooperative forum. Additional information http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/9/8/eu-law-puts-a-dent-in-scandinavian- ...
2018 LaborFest: Nordic Workers, Union & Labor Rights | SF
Tuesday, July 24 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Nordic Workers, Union & Labor Rights | SF
American-Swedish trade unionist Jordin Williams will discuss how workers are organized across the Nordic spectrum: Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. He will give a Powerpoint presentation to discuss labor rights and labor laws and the issues that they face. The rights of Swedish workers ...

Wednesday, July 25

2018 LaborFest: Port Triumph (Puerto el Triunfo) 2017 ” Film Screening” | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Port Triumph (Puerto el Triunfo) 2017 " Film Screening" | SF
This film by Jeffrey Gould, a history professor at the University of Indiana, looks at an important labor struggle of shrimp workers at Port Triumph in El Salvador. El Salvador had a large shrimp industry, which mostly exported to the United States. More than 1,500 ...
2018 LaborFest: Voices & Musicians Will Speak Out | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Beat Museum
2018 LaborFest: Voices & Musicians Will Speak Out | SF
The dystopian world we live in will be challenged by words and music that will bring solidarity and unity of all working people. Poets: Mahnaz Badihian, Lisbit Bailey, Kristina Brown, Pauline Craig, John Curl, Diego De Leo, Agneta Falk, Maria Cristina Herrera, Martin Hickel, Jack ...
2018 LaborFest: The Exploitation of Part-Time College Faculty | SF
Wednesday, July 25 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: The Exploitation of Part-Time College Faculty | SF
Part of the so-called American Dream is the notion that if you work hard and get a good education you will make a decent living. However, many of our most educated workera are teachers in higher education institutions and suffer from the worldwide trend, endured ...

Thursday, July 26

2018 LaborFest: “Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018” Film Showing | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
2018 LaborFest: "Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018" Film Showing | SF
Reserve Slaves (Schiavi di Riserva) 2018 (30 min.) Italy Directed by Michelangelo Severgnini The result of the U.S./European attack on Libya has been the restoration of slavery. Europe and the U.S. caused it, allows it, and benefits from it, according to Severgini’s film Reserve Slaves. In case ...
2018 LaborFest: “Turkey on the Edge 2018” Film Showing | SF
Thursday, July 26 – 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
2018 LaborFest: "Turkey on the Edge 2018" Film Showing | SF
Directed by Imre Azem, 2018 (53 min.) Turkey. Four following years the Gezi Resistance, great political and social changes were instituted in Turkey. Director İmre Azem follows four people striving for democracy, from Gezi to a July 15th attempted coup, a subsequent state of emergency, and ...

Friday, July 27

2018 LaborFest: Uber, Lyft, Public Transit & The App Nightmare | SF
Friday, July 27 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | 518 Valencia
2018 LaborFest: Uber, Lyft, Public Transit & The App Nightmare | SF
Thousands of drivers now come into San Francisco and other cities on the coast to drive for Uber and Lyft. These workers are forced to leave their homes because they cannot make enough where they live. The technology is now being used to further the ...
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
Friday, July 27 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower & Dark Skies | 2018
The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by debris left behind by comets Marsden and Kracht. The shower runs annually from late July to early August. Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower July 27-28, 2018 ...

Saturday, July 28

2018 LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
Saturday, July 28 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Latham Square
2018 LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk | Latham Square
Meet at the fountain in Latham Square, at the intersection where Telegraph and Broadway converge, across from the Rotunda Building (Oakland City Center/12th St. BART). With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This year is the 72nd anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk ...

Sunday, July 29

2018 LaborFest: Charters, Privatization, Co-Locations & Fight Back | Berkeley
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Finnish Brotherhood Hall
2018 LaborFest: Charters, Privatization, Co-Locations & Fight Back | Berkeley
Registration: 9:30 AM The survival of public education is now at stake in California and throughout the country. Trump’s Secretary of Education Betsy Devos is continuing the complete privatization of education with charters and destruction of public teacher jobs. The conference will look at how ...
2018 LaborFest: San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk | Brisbane
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain Watch
2018 LaborFest: San Bruno Mountain Wilderness Walk | Brisbane
Walk with David Schooley Labor unionists and environmentalists both confront the same commercial interests. In 1968, David Schooley chained himself to a bulldozer at the foot of the San Bruno Mountain. The activism of David and many other community members was crucial in protecting much of ...
2018 LaborFest: Labor Politics and Architecture of San Francisco – Walk | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | ILWU Sculpture
2018 LaborFest: Labor Politics and Architecture of San Francisco – Walk | SF
Walk with Brad Wiedmaier, SEIU 2015 member & architectural historian San Francisco has a rich political and labor history that is also connected to its buildings. In this historyby- the-buildings walk, Brad Wiedmaier will outline artifacts and events, and their connections to San Francisco’s past and ...
2018 LaborFest: Charlie King & Rebel Voices | SF
Sunday, July 29 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Charlie King & Rebel Voices |  SF
Labor musician and political satirist Charlie King will sing about the struggle of working people in the age of Trump. Pete Seeger nominated Charlie for the Sacco- Vanzetti Social Justice Award, which he received in November 1999. He recieved the Phil Ochs award in 2017. ...

Monday, July 30

National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory
National Cheesecake Day: 1/2 Price Slice | The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory will celebrate National Cheesecake Day in a big way on July 30, 2018 by offering dine-in guests any slice of its more than 30 legendary flavors of cheesecake for half price at any of its restaurants nationwide. Fine Print: One slice of ...

2018 LaborFest: Palestinian Workers & Solidarity Work | SF
Monday, July 30 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Palestinian Workers & Solidarity Work | SF
Workers Rights has no borders and the struggle and lives of Palestinian workers are the focus of this forum. Palestinian journalists have been targeted by Israeli snipers in increasing numbers. At the same time, Palestinian workers face brutal slave-like discriminatory conditions, not only in the ...

Tuesday, July 31

2018 LaborFest: Play – “Fight for 52¢” | SF
Tuesday, July 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted.
| ILWU Local 34 Hall
2018 LaborFest: Play - "Fight for 52¢" | SF
San Francisco actor and writer Howard Petrick takes a look at the 1934 Minneapolis general strike through the eyes of one of its leaders, V.R. Dunne. The Minneapolis Teamster General Strike was one of three successful strikes that year that built the rise of industrial ...

Tuesday, August 7

“National Night Out” 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF
Tuesday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over San Francisco
"National Night Out" 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | SF
Join the San Francisco Police Department and Participate in National Night Out on August 7, 2018. Enjoy free activities, Police/K-9 Unit, Arts & Crafts, Games, Music, Food, Entertainment and more. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign designed to promote neighborhood camaraderie and strengthen the relationship ...
National Night Out 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | San Jose
Tuesday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Seven Trees Community Center
National Night Out 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | San Jose
The City of San Jose’s Seven Trees Community Center is hosting a free community event and is looking for your help. The demographics of the attendees are multi generational families with multiple children living in the San Jose. Planned activities include; musical entertainment, carnival games, jump houses, ...
National Night Out 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland
Tuesday, August 7 – All Day | Cost: FREE | All Over Oakland
National Night Out 2018: Neighborhood Block Parties | Oakland
Organize a neighborhood block party, barbecue, ice cream social or other outdoor event that brings neighbors together. To register your NNO block party click here. Register by July 20, 2018 to receive give-aways for the kids, and a special gift for the host. Sponsored by the National Association ...

Sunday, August 12

Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
Sunday, August 12 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Perseids Meteor Shower: Up to 200 Meteors / Hour | 2018
It’s the biggest meteor shower of the year, so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The annual Perseids meteor shower is the glittery result of Earth’s passage through a stream of debris left behind by a comet, so you should expect to see meteor rates as high ...

Saturday, September 1

2018 Free Fishing Day | SF
Saturday, September 1 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier Seven
2018 Free Fishing Day | SF

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feel the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? What’s that? You say you never learned to fish? Dept ...

Saturday, September 22

Free National Parks Day: “National Public Lands Day” | 2018
Free National Parks Day: "National Public Lands Day" | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

Monday, October 8

Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
Monday, October 8 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Draconids Meteor Shower | 2018
October’s Draconid meteor shower – sometimes called the Giacobinids – radiates from the fiery mouth of the northern constellation Draco the Dragon. Because the radiant is located so far north on the sky’s dome, this shower favors temperate and far-northern latitudes, such as the U.S., Canada, ...

Sunday, October 21

Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley’s Comet’s Debris
Sunday, October 21 – 2:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
Orionids Meteor Shower 2018 | Halley's Comet's Debris
On a dark, moonless night, the Orionids exhibit as many as 25 meteors per hour. These fast-moving meteors occasionally leave persistent trains. They sometimes produce bright fireballs, so watch for them to possibly overcome the strong moonlight. If you trace these meteors backward, they seem to come ...

Sunday, November 11

Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018
Free National Parks Day: Veterans Day | 2018

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to enjoy the serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entrance to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission ...

2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Sunday, November 11 – 11:59 pm | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
2018 Taurids Meteor Shower | Super Bright Fireballs
Like the South Taurids, the North Taurids meteor shower is long-lasting (October 12 – December 2) but modest, and the peak number is forecast at about 5 meteors per hour. The North and South Taurids combine, to provide a nice sprinkling of meteors throughout October ...