by Juliet Blalack
The International Latino Film Festival will show four Brazilian fi lms Nov. 2-18. The Castro Theatre in San Francisco will play Deserto Felíz / Happy Desert at 1:30 and O ano em que meus pais saíram de ferias/ The Year My Parents Went on Vacation at 3:30 on Nov. 4. Other locations include Redwood City, San Jose, and Berkeley. For a complete schedule visit www.latinofilmfestival.org or call 415-513-5308.
Support the Jena 6 during new hearings
Four of the Jena 6 are due in court for pre-trial hearings on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The ANSWER Coalition is calling on all progressive and anti-racist forces to unite and demand to free the Jena 6, and drop all the charges. Rally at 5 p.m. that day at the Federal Courthouse, 7th and Mission streets. Contact 415-821-6545 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Neighborhood Parks Bond Q&A with Supervisor Mirkarimi
There will be a presentation on the Neighborhood Parks Bond Nov. 8, 6pm at Park Branch Library 1833 Page St. Afterwards, Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi will review his recent activities and future plans. Contact Karen Fishkin 415-921-2032.
Sleep out for Katrina survivors
The Gulf Coast Civic Works Project demands federal action to provide living wage jobs, new infrastructure, and means for Katrina survivors to return home. The organizers will present documentaries, spoken word, and speeches from Gulf survivors in support of the GCCWP. The sleep out is scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 14, at the center of San Jose State University campus near the Smith-Carlos statue. Call 510-508-5382 or email email@example.com for more information.
Parent Leadership Action Network fundraiser party
To honor parent leaders and raise funds, PLAN will host a buffet dinner with live music, Capoeira performance, raffle, and inspirational stories at Silver Dragon Restaurant, 835 Webster Street in Oakland on Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Tickets are sliding scale, starting at $30. To purchase a ticket visit: www.parentactionnet.org or call Maria Luz Torre at 415-343-3383.
Oakland summit on jobs, housing, and justice
Join hundreds of Oakland residents as we create a vision for the development of our communities on Nov. 17 from10 a.m.-2 p.m. The Summit is a free event with childcare and translation (Spanish, Cantonese) available. Please RSVP. It will be at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church School Gym, 1500 15th Street, Oakland. Contact Leah Block at 510-290- 0978.
MILK CLUB hosts state senate debate
All of the announced candidates for state senate district 3 are scheduled to debate at the State Building’s Milton Marks Auditorium, 455 Golden Gate Ave., in San Francisco on Nov. 17 from 3-5 p.m. Contact Howard Grayson for more information 415-860-5809.
Che Guevara Remebered Forum
Educator Eduardo Martínez Zapata will examine Che Guevara’s life work as a socialist leader. A Cuban dinner will be served before the forum at 5:30 p.m. for $8.50 (sliding scale available). The forum costs $2 and beings at 7 p.m. on Nov. 17, at New Valencia Hall, 625 Larkin St., Ste. 202. For more information please call Toni Mendicino at 415-730-2917 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.