Late in the evening on April 28 in a downtown San Francisco office building twenty Bend the Arc leaders were engaged in a heated debate. With plenty of food to fuel their conversation they considered the implications of the decision they were about to make about Bend the Arc Bay Area’s next campaign for justice and equality.
Join us for Ariel Luckey's world premiere of Amnesia, a new play about race and immigration at La Pena Cultural Center in Berkeley. Layering theater, dance, spoken word and a live score of hip hop, Klezmer and Mexican folk music, Amnesia tells the story of a young man who retraces his family’s migration from a small village in Eastern Europe through New York’s Lower East Side to Phoenix, Arizona, only to find that the violence his family fled cannot be so easily forgotten.
Join us for a special screening of Robert Reich’s film, “Inequality For All.” The film follows Reich, the U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap and explores the growth of extreme inequality in America over the past several decades. After the film, participate in discussion and action opportunities led by low-wage workers currently organizing for a living wage and better working conditions in the East Bay
A unique community-wide celebration and night of learning, a spiritual journey bringing together people of all varied perspectives and affiliations. Stay for an hour—or stay until dawn! We will be led in study by teachers from our diverse Bay Area Jewish community.
Cosponsored by a growing list of community organizations, including Chochmat HaLev, Congregation Beth El, East Bay Minyan, JCC East Bay, Jewish Federation & Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay, KlezCalifornia, Lehrhaus Judaica, Midrasha in Berkeley, Nishmat Shalom, Or Zarua, & Temple Sinai
Join Bend the Arc, the ACLU, and NAACP for filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s new documentary on the events of Freedom Summer, a massive black voter registration movement in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. A panel discussion after the film will discuss ways we can continue the work of the Freedom Summer volunteers and ensure voting rights for all today.
Entry is free and open to the public.
Hazon Bay Area, in partnership with the Oshman Family JCC, is pleased to announce the 2014 Hazon Jewish Food Festival will be held on Sunday April 27th at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto. The rich and varied hands-on activities, DIY workshops, lectures, and demos will be engaging for all ages, including people who are already knowledgeable about the intersection of food and Jewish life and those with no prior knowledge of the subject.
Join Bend the Arc’s Campaign Selection team live and in-person to give your opinion and insight on the many compelling opportunities for our next grassroots organizing campaign. Join us on April 6th, 2-4pm, to:
Rabbis in the Bay Area and across the country focused their Sabbath sermons this past weekend on one topic: voting rights.