Private tastings beyond our public events (below) are always Welcome. Available in SF or Sonoma County/ Carneros AVA Winery by Appointment Only
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Private tastings beyond our public events (below) are always Welcome. Available in SF or Sonoma County/ Carneros AVA Winery by Appointment Only
With Lateefah Simon
Join us for a conversation with one of the most influential black intellectuals of his generation, Ta-Nehisi Coates. “The Case for Reparations,” his George Polk Award-winning cover story on slavery and race for The Atlantic, was one of the most talked-about pieces of nonfiction in recent memory. Between the World and Me, an exploration of racial history written to his young son, was awarded the National Book Award and hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading.” Coates is also the author of The Beautiful Struggle, a memoir of growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack, the Marvel comic book series Black Panther and Captain America and the essay collection We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, Coates’ response to the 2016 presidential election and its ramifications on American society. Coates appears in conversation with Lateefah Simon, President of Akonadi Foundation.
Made possible through the generous support of The Jenerosity Foundation.
Join us in honoring Boots Riley, director of breakout film “Sorry to Bother You” at this year’s Jobs with Justice Gala! Boots is a long-time Bay Area radical and rapper, inspiring generations of activists on the dance floor and in the streets.
His widely acclaimed debut film in theaters now, “Sorry to Bother You,”uses music, science fiction and comedy to bring radical politics to a wide audience. Boots is the lead vocalist of funky anti-capitalist group The Coup. He’s organized for racial and economic justice in Oakland since he was a teen and played a prominent role in Occupy Oakland. We are thrilled to honor Boot’s work and contributions to the movement.
Join Chef René Redzepi, world-renowned chef and co-owner of NOMA in Copenhagen, and Chef David Zilber, director of the NOMA fermentation lab, to celebrate the release of their new book, The Noma Guide to Fermentation. Widely recognized as one of the world's most influential chefs, Redzepi creates inventive Nordic cuisine with a distinctive emphasis on regional specialties. Gain unprecedented insight into the inner workings of NOMA as Redzepi and Zilber share intimate moments, their creative process and behind-the-scenes stories.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, the JCCSF is proud to present Danica Roem. In January, she made history as the first openly transgender woman to serve in a state legislature, by unseating Virginia’s 20-year House of Delegates incumbent.
18th Annual Art Auction and Exhibition
Come bid on work from the Bay Area's most talented artists at this event that brings together artists, activists, non-profit community, family, friends, and more to raise funds to end poverty and homelessness in San Francisco.
The night will include extra-special musical guests, THE ONYX, as well as unforgettable performances by San Francisco's SKYWATCHERS and a complimentary dinner from THE ART OF GOOD TASTE.
Your ticket also includes beer/wine, a raffle, and many other special surprises. This family-friendly and always-memorable event will benefit an extraordinary organization working to end homelessness in San Francisco.
North Bay Jobs with Justice
Connecting Labor & Community
Featuring Cleve Jones: human rights activist extraordinaire
Join us in honoring:
- The Santa Rosa Fair and Affordable Housing Coalition, for their incredible work on the Measure C campaign
- The Waste & Recycling Workers of Teamsters 665, for their incredible campaign to build a union under the Ratto Company and move forward a Zero Waste Coalition
- Community leader Sebastian Mendoza, for his leadership in forming the community group who organized over 1,500 young people to Walkout for Immigration Reform in Support of All Undocumented Immigrants this past March
Individual Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door
They can be reserved at the early-bird price by CLICKING HERE
This event is wheelchair accessible. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for childcare. Se proporcionará traducción en español.
The relationships between consumers and brands are deepening and we’ve come to expect that our favorite brands share our world views and values. As a result, the decisions that organizations make around their brand voice, the causes they support, the way they produce and distribute their merchandise are closely watched by loyal and perspective customers.
Please join our community in celebrating the work and advocacy of Labor Woman of the Year – Juana Flores, Executive Director, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and Labor Man of the Year – Arnulfo De La Cruz, Executive Vice President, SEIU Local 2015.
Special wine tasting: Wines made from Organic/ Biodynamic grapes
Welcome to the 41sh annual Fairfax Festival, Marin’s premier community celebration. The Fairfax Festival embodies the values that are dear to all: community, family, social responsibility, sustainability and, of course, a great party.
Join us for an incredible lineup of Wines made with Organically and Biodynamically grown grapes. It’s a unique tasting opportunity for one of the largest lineups of these sustainably produced wines in one place – right here in Fairfax!
Wine tasting will only be on Saturday 1 – 6PM.
$40 for a pass. 2 for 1 coupon if you start before 3PM.
The Pass includes tastes of any of the wines, served in your own glass you take home – as well as organic bread, cheese & chocolate samples! You can come and go as you please so plan to enjoy the rest of the Festival as well.
Join the Middle East Children’s Alliance in a Celebration of our 30th Anniversary & a Tribute to co-founder Barbara Lubin. Celebrate 30 years of support for the children of Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq, and refugees from Syria. With Special Guests ALICE WALKER, ANGELA DAVIS, and Many More…
Support local, independent media and party with Tim Redmond, the staff of 48 Hills, and the city’s labor, culture, and arts leaders on Tuesday, May 1, 6pm-8pm at Mission Cultural Center! Great company, food from Casa Sanchez and Old Jerusalem restaurants, music by DJ Marke B, and very special guests speakers. Keep the revolutionary spirit of the Bay Area alive!
TASTE 2018 promises to be a night to remember! Over 20+ famed local chefs and mixologists create culinary treats onsite in our gallery and studios in an evening of food-inspired art and art-inspired food. We're also featuring a silent auction of art, products, and gift certificates from over 80 local artists and businesses
Please join us in supporting Art & Arts Education -- so critical in these times...
Panel & Tasting Reception, hosted by PS I Love You
a historic journey with the American heritage grape, Petite Sirah
Discover Petite Sirah's extraordinary journey to America and how the formidable pioneer forged a cornerstone in America's rich wine history. Today, this all-American varietal is a grape on the move and trending in popularity among winemakers and savvy consumers alike. Enjoy a fascinating and informative round table tasting with notable winemakers specializing in premium Petite Sirah.
Moderated by Christopher Sawyer, Wine Educator/ Sommelier
1 - 2:30 pm : Panel discussion, Theater presentation.
2:30 - 4 pm: Walk around tasting of Petite Sirah's from dedicated winemakers of this American heritage varietal.
Following an informative and candid conversation with the winemakers, you'll have the opportunity to walk through the CIA at Copia while savoring stylistic Petite Sirah from 25 Petite Sirah producers from Napa Valley and across California. The wines will be paired with gourmet bites from the CIA chefs.
Date: SUN March 18
Registration Info: here
Presented by Women’s March San Francisco
and the JCCSF
Advance reservation required.
Racial discrimination continues to permeate 21st Century America. Widely publicized incidents involving law enforcement and President Trump’s attempted immigration ban are examples of discrimination that women of color experience on a daily basis. In this panel discussion, representatives from local non-profit organizations discuss their work defending civil liberties for all. Come to learn how you can support the work of these organizations as an advocate and ally.
Join us at SF's terrific wine bar on Divisadero St, Wine Kitchen SF, as the Divisadero Merchants Association dedicates this special Art Walk to charity (#DivisGives).
Wine Kitchen, and the merchant association, will be Donating a portion of proceeds towards the countless Fire Victims of the North Bay fires which recently devastated large neighborhoods of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Solano counties.
** We are very excited to Introduce our Special We Are: Homeless offering on this night -- by the bottle, and glass :) **
Please Join Us in our Gratefulness and Mindfulness practice, and Help support those in Need.
Come celebrate a year of vital resistance and solidarity! This year we defended our rights and each other. Just weeks after Trump’s election, Jobs with Justice co-convened the Bay Resistance Network—bringing 50 organizations together to prepare for key emergency actions
Celebrate our wins! With labor and community working together, we won free tuition at City College for all San Francisco residents and saved the sub-acute unit at St. Luke’s Hospital.
Come honor the Arab Resource and Organizing Center for their long-term organizing against state repression, militarism, and racism, and for their critical leadership in resisting the Muslim Ban this year.
Come honor Father Richard Smith for his tireless work for immigrant rights and police accountability, and for making St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church a key community institution in the Mission that opens its doors to all in need.
SPECIAL NIGHT WALK BEGINS AT 5 PM
Join us an hour early at 5pm for a Mission Night Walk led by honoree Father Richard. In his words:
Whether it’s 14-year-old Rashawn Williams stabbed to death in our neighborhood, or our neighbors Amilcar Perez Lopez and Alex Nieto, both killed by San Francisco Police, too many of our neighbors have been needlessly killed or injured, and others sent to prison. Too many parents have shed too many tears. So each month, faith communities in San Francisco’s Mission District walk the streets of our neighborhood where violence has occurred. Along the way, we stop to listen to the stories of our neighbors, sometimes talk with family and friends of those killed, and often pray for both the victims and the perpetrators of the violence.
In our Night Walks, we hope to bring not only comfort, but also a challenge — to ourselves, our neighbors, and our City — to uproot the causes of that violence, whether it is done by individuals, gangs, or law enforcement.
Presented by Women’s March San Francisco
Women with disabilities suffer from double discrimination based on their sex as well as their disability, as noted by the United Nations. Women with disabilities face greater risk of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation and have often been ignored in the women’s movement. This panel features representatives from local non-profit organizations discussing their work, the challenges of advocating for disabled members of our community and the intersection between women’s rights and disability rights.
Advanced RSVP Required
Chef Yotam Ottolenghi and pastry Chef Helen Goh
Known for his vibrant, inventive savory and vegetarian dishes, as well as his eponymous London delis and fine-dining restaurant NOPI, Yotam found a sweet collaborator in Australian pastry chef Helen Goh, now his head of product development. In their new cookbook Sweet, they share their secrets, with 120 recipes for making the very best baked goods, desserts and confections.
We have a “new normal” in which income inequality is growing even during cycles of economic recovery. The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition is developing an analysis of the underpinnings of this new economy, the growing income inequality, and increasing wealth disparity. By understanding how our economy is constructed, we can begin to reform it.
We are holding our Seventh Annual San Francisco Living Wage Coalition's Awards Dinner next Friday, July 21, during the month-long Labor Fest that commemorates the 1934 General Strike. At 6 p.m., there will be a reception, and at 6:30 p.m. a dinner and program, with cultural andmusical performances.
We will be presenting the Labor Woman of the Year Award to Lita Blanc, President of United Educators of San Francisco, and the Labor Man of the Year Award to Michael Theriault, Secretary-Treasurer of the San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council.
Performers include Orquestra Adelante, Francisco Herrera, Alex and Harriet Bagwell, and Saul and Jean Bridges. Dinner is catered by Jordon's Culinary and the choice of entrees are BBQ Chicken, BBQ Brisket, Cedar Salmon or Sliced Portobello. They are served with grilled
vegetables, potato salad and sweet potato pie. Wine is from Justice Grace Vineyards.
Live Music, Arts & Crafts, Organic & BioDynamic Beer & Wine, Vendors, Kids Activities & More...
The Fairfax Ecofest, held alongside the traditional Fairfax Festival, is fun for all! Come up to the Pavilion and share your ideas with exhibitors, shop for organic goods and services, indulge in organic food, view art, explore our interactive activities…and there’s a whole field of fun for the kids, too!
Saturday and Sunday, don’t miss organic beer and wine tasting featuring a wide variety of local and international producers. New this year: an opportunity to sample cheese, olive oil and chocolate! The Ecofest Music Stage hosts local performers to keep you entertained from noon to 6:30pm.
Since its inception in 2004, Ecofest has showcased significant changes in public awareness and behavior. The Town of Fairfax has long been a leader in the sustainability movement. By passing a pesticide notification ordinance, forming the open space committee, limiting chain stores and adopting styrofoam-free and nuclear free ordinances, Fairfax is a model for communities wanting to make a difference at the local level. Fairfax has also been in the center of nationwide issues including the GMO-free campaign, efforts to “Stop the Spray” in Marin, the voter approved ban on plastic takeout bags and most recently, the moratorium on Smart Meters.
This June we are excited to honor our local workers building the labor movement in the North Bay, including the Superior Court Workers of SEIU 1021 and local community leader Gervacio Peña, Board President of the Graton Day Labor Center (El Centro Laboral de Graton). We are also excited to be bringing labor leader Maria Elena Durazo of UNITE HERE International and presenting our vision for the work ahead.
Please join us for an evening of celebration and camaraderie!
Our Keynote, Maria Elena Durazo:
Durazo got her start amongst farmworkers. As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, she spent summers in the Central Valley fields picking peaches, strawberries, and grapes. In 1985, she earned a law degree from the People's College of Law in Los Angeles, before beginning her involvement in the labor movement as an organizer for the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. In 1983, she joined the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union (HERE) Local 11. In 1989 Durazo won the local presidency with 85% of the vote becoming one of the first Latinas to lead a major union. She was later elected to the executive board of HERE International Union in 1996, and in 2004 was elected Executive Vice President of UNITE-HERE International. On April 6, 2017, Durazo announced that she intends to run for the 24th district of the California State Senate in 2018, when the incumbent,
Capitol Weekly named Maria Elena the third most influential non-elected California official in its 2010 Top 100 List.
She was named Most Valuable Local Labor Leader by The Nation magazine in their 2014 Progressive Honor Roll.
Los Angeles Times’ featured stories reporter Joe Mozingo wrote that “Maria Elena Durazo is probably the single most influential individual in Los Angeles politics.”
With Michael Chabon, Dave Eggers, Fida Jiryis, Yehuda Shaul, and Ayelet Waldman
Moderated by Daniel Sokatch
In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have joined forces with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence – an organization of veteran soldiers who served in the occupied territories since the Second Intifada – and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories. Chabon and Waldman are joined onstage by contributors Dave Eggers and Fida Jiryis, as well as Yehuda Shaul of Breaking the Silence, for this discussion exploring the human cost of the conflict. Moderated by New Israel Fund’s Daniel Sokatch.
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others.
Dave Eggers is the author of seven bestselling and award-winning books. He is also the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, and the cofounder of 826 Valencia
Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer and editor, and the author of Hayatuna Elsagheera (Our Small Life) and Al-Khawaja (The Gentleman), two collections of Arabic short stories on village life in the Galilee.
Yehuda Shaul was born and raised in Jerusalem in an ultra-Orthodox family and graduated from a Yeshiva high school in an Israeli settlement in the West Bank. He served in the IDF as a commander and platoon sergeant in the 50th battalion of the Nahal Brigade from 2001 to 2004, in the West Bank towns of Bethlehem and Hebron. Yehuda founded Breaking the Silence in 2004 with a group of fellow veterans and he currently serves as the organization’s Co-Director.
Ayelet Waldman is the author of the memoir A Really Good Day and the novels Love & Treasure and Red Hook Road, among other books, and editor of the anthology Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons
Food Empowerment Project seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, the unavailability of healthy foods in communities of color and low-income areas, and the importance of not purchasing chocolate that comes from the worst forms of child labor.
Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary!
Join us for an evening of celebration with delicious vegan food and drinks, beautiful music, inspirational speakers, silent auction, and special gift bags for the first 100 attendees.
An Event we look forward to every year. Please help support arts education, and join us alongside so many of our favorite & best Bay Area food/ drink friends...
Root Division is a visual arts non-profit that connects creativity and community through a dynamic ecosystem of arts education, exhibitions, and studios.
Root Division's mission is to empower artists, promote community service, inspire youth, and enrich the Bay Area through engagement in the visual arts.
TASTE 2017 promises to be a night not to forget, as all of our cuisine and cocktails are generously donated and made on site by over 20 famed local chefs and mixologists in an evening of food-inspired art and art-inspired food. We're also featuring a silent auction of art, products, and gift certificates from over 50 local artists and businesses!
Please join us in supporting LIFT - a wonderful org and terrific team of thoughtful business leaders shaping a new vision for an economy that serves and benefits All.
LIFT's mission is to create, model, and share a locally self-reliant economy that works for the benefit of all life--one that meets the needs for all people everywhere while enhancing and regenerating the ecosystems within which we abide.
The LIFT Economy team would like to cordially invite you to an evening of fun, celebration, and networking on Wednesday, April 12 from 4pm-6pm at New Resource Bank. Drinks and light refreshments will be provided.
Come meet fellow investors, board members, and most importantly--some of the amazing Force for Good Fund investees and prospective investees.
We will also be making a big announcement at the event.
The Force for Good Fund invests in women and people of color-owned,“Best for the World” B Corporations (i.e., companies that score in the top 10% of B Corps worldwide).
Bryan Stevenson is one of the country's most visionary legal thinkers and social justice advocates. A MacArthur fellow, he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a law practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. A founding leader of the movement against mass incarceration in the United States, he recently served on President Obama's task force on 21st-century policing. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to continue.
Stevenson has received numerous awards including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant and the NAACP Image Award for Best Non-Fiction, and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015. He is a tenured law professor at New York University School of Law.
(Bryan Stevenson is) “America’s young Nelson Mandela.”
– Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu
An Evening of Spoken Word and Live Jazz
with Robert Pinsky and Laurence Hobgood
Robert Pinsky, arguably America’s greatest living poet and the only one in history to serve three terms as U.S. Poet Laureate, brings his verse to life in PoemJazz, an innovative dialogue between poetry and music with Grammy-winning jazz pianist Laurence Hobgood. Elegant and tough, vividly imaginative, Pinsky’s poems have earned praise for their wild musical energy and ambitious range. PoemJazz intertwines language and instrument, emphasizing the physical and melodic qualities of voice, as well as the way jazz improvisation can sometimes seem to speak. The result is an organic new whole of sound and sense.
"In their tremendous PoemJazz collaboration, Robert Pinsky and master musician Laurence Hobgood establish a wholly simpatico artistic partnership."
– Jazz Times
Three generations of successful Bay Area Jewish winemakers from vastly different backgrounds will share their winemaking journeys and tricks of the trade. Complimentary wine tasting to follow.
Alix Wall is a J. Weekly contributing editor and freelance food writer as well as founder of the Illuminoshi, the not-so-secret society of Bay Area Jewish Food Professionals. She is a certified natural foods chef and contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Berkeleyside, KQED’s “Bay Area Bites,” and The Forward.
A Life in Activism
Cleve Jones conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become the world's largest piece of community folk art. He also co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. More recently, he fought to overturn California’s Proposition 8 and legalize same-sex marriage. Cleve’s memoir, When We Rise, details the nearly four decades that he has spent at the center of the movement to give voice to people who, for much of human history, have been made invisible. When We Rise is the partial inspiration for the forthcoming ABC miniseries of the same name. From Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Executive Producer Gus Van Sant, the film features Guy Pearce (playing Jones), Mary-Louise Parker, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston and Michael K. Williams.
Reinventing and Renewing Communities
Wildflowers Institute, in conjunction with Catholic Community Services of Western Washington, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is hosting a celebration of unsung heroes.
For more information on this Event, or to learn how to support the tremendous, innovative work by Wildflowers Institute, Please see: