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This week's highlights:

Fri.: Immigrants Honored @ LGBT Benefit
Sat.: 'We the Planet' Festival @ Kaiser Center
Sun.: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Film @ Castro Theatre

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SF Bay Area Diversions

November 11 - 17

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Thursday November 11, 11:30 a.m.
HONORING HEROES

Human rights activists, honored by Human Rights Watch at their "26th 
Anniversary Celebration Voices for Justice: Honoring Human Rights 
Defenders From Around the World" event, take part in a panel 
dicusssion on activism in the face of repressive governements. The 
three honorees are: Maitre Honore Musoko of the Democratic Republic of 
Congo; Natalia Zhukova of Russia and Habib Rahiab of Afghanistan. 
World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., Suite 200, San Francisco. Free. 
For more information call 415/362-3250.

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Thursday November 11, 7:00 p.m.
BIODIESEL BENEFITS

Biodiesel 101 - A 
Clean Homegrown Alternative Fuel is a panel 
discussion covering information needed to start using biodiesel, the 
differences between bio and petrodiesels, where to buy it, where to 
learn how to make it, sustainable and community-scale biodiesel 
production, upcoming events, biodiesel activism, and more. Sponsored 
by the East Bay Biodiesel Internship, a homebrewer co-op. Ecology 
Center, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. Free. For more information call 
510/548 2220 x233.
 
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Thursday November 11, 7:00 p.m.  
FOOD FUTURES

The Future of Food: A Crash-Course on Genetically Modified Organisms 
is an evening of film, commentary and discussion about the 
implications of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO's) with filmmaker 
Deborah Koons Garcia, UC Berkeley journalism professor Michael Pollan, 
and Alice Waters, Vice President of Slow Food International. Organic 
popcorn will be served. Castro Theater, 429 Castro St.
San Francisco. $10. For information visit thefutureoffood.com

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Friday November 12, 5:30 p.m.
A SALUTE TO LGBT IMMIGRANTS

The American Immigration Law Foundation presents "A Salute to Lesbian, 
Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Immigrants" a benefit party for LGBT 
immigrants including: Dusty Araujo of the International Gay and 
Lesbian Human Rights Campaign; David Campos, General Counsel for the 
S.F. Unified 
School District; Marta Donayre, co-founder of Love Sees 
No Borders, and others. Hosted cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception. 
 Bayside Ballroom, San Francisco Airport Marriott, 1800 Old Bayshore 
Highway, Burlingame. $75. For information call 202/742-5603. 

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Friday November 12, 7:30 p.m.
WAL-MART AND WORKERS' RIGHTS

Author Liza Featherstone discusses her book, "Selling Women Short: The 
Landmark Battle for Workers' Rights at Wal-Mart," an examiniation of 
Wal-Mart and how the retailer has deprived its female workers of 
promotions, pay, and job assignments, and how women came to together 
to challenge the status quo. Moder Times Bookstore, 888 Valencia St., 
San Francisco. Free. For information call 415/282-9246.

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Saturday November 13, 2:00 - 11:00 p.m.
WE THE PLANET 2004

The "We the Planet Festival" is a day of  music and activism featuring 
performances by The Roots, The Coup, Third Eye Blind, Michelle 
Shocked, Mickey Hart and Joan Baez. Emceed by environmental activist 
Julia Butterfly Hill and spoken-word artist and poet, Aya De León. 
Henry J. Kaiser Center, 10 10th Street, Oakland. $30. For information 
call 866/384-3060.  

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Saturday November 13, 1:45 p.m.
'CENSORED' AT FILM ARTS FESTIVAL

The Film Arts Festival of Independent Film presents "Censored," part 
of the Mother Jones Agitators & Instigators series, featuring 
short 
political documentaries about gay marriage, the Iraq war, 
consumer culture, and more. Titles include "Muni To The Marriage," 
"My First War" and "Too Close To Home." Roxie Cinema, 3117 16th St., 
San Francisco. $10. For information call 415/863-1087.

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Sunday November 14, 11:30 a.m.
'OIL ON ICE'

The filmmakers behind "Oil on Ice," a multi-faceted media project 
about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska and the 
controversy over drilling for oil there, follow a screening of their 
work with a discussion about oil, the environment and America's energy 
future. Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St., San Francisco. $10. For 
information visit filmarts.org

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Sunday November 14, 6:00 p.m.
KPFA CELEBRATES LISTENERS

The KPFA Listener Celebration and Gala features the opportunity to 
meet KPFA staff, food, drinks, the music of Corazon Sur and entrance 
to the exhibit, "Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya."  Legion of Honor, 
34th Ave. and Clement St., Lincoln Park, San Francisco. $30. For  
information call 510/848-6767 x468.

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Monday November 15, 5:30 p.m.
WILL NAFTA LEAD TO CAFTA?  

"Agriculture and Foreign Trade Agreements in the Americas" is a 
discussion on the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA), an effort to extend the existing North American Free Trade 
Agreement (NAFTA) further 
south. Panelists include Anurhada Mittal, 
former Co-Director of the Institute for Food and Development Policy, 
Tim Josling, Professor Emeritus, Food Research Institute at Stanford 
and Judith Redmond, President, Community Alliance with Family Farmers. 
World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St., 5th Floor Conference Rm., San 
Francisco, $12. For information call 415/293-4600.

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Monday November 15, 7:30 p.m.
AIDS IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD
 
Screenings of "Coming to Say Goodbye," a documentary about the AIDS 
pandemic as it is experienced by East Africans and "Cost of Living," 
an investigation into pharmaceutical companies practices in developing 
countries, are followed by a discussion led by John Inverson of ActUP 
EastBay and Ninu Kidane of Africa Network. Unitarian Hall, 505 E. 
Charleston Rd., Palo Alto. $5 - $10 suggested donation. For 
information call 650/326-8837. 

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Tuesday November 16, 7:00 p.m.
PALESTINIAN FAMILIES REFLECT

The documentary "Until When..." follows four Palestinian families 
living in Dheisheh Refugee Camp near Bethlehem who talk about 
their pasts and discuss the futures with humor, sorrow, frustration 
and hope. Presented by East Bay Community Against the War.
Grand Lake Neighborhood Center, 530 Lake Park Ave., Oakland. $1. 
For more information call 510/658-8994.

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Tuesday November 16, 10:00 p.m.
'IS WAL-MART GOOD FOR 
AMERICA?'

PBS's Frontline looks at Wal-Mart's impact on the U.S. economy, 
arguing that, despite some economist's crediting the company with 
helping contain U.S. inflation, Wal-Mart is the main force driving the 
massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer 
goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower 
standard of living at home. KQED, channel 9 in San Francisco. Check 
listings for channels in other areas.

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Wednesday November 17, 6:00 p.m.
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Raquel Pinderhughes, director of the Urban Studies Program and 
professor of Urban Studies and Environmental Studies at SF State, 
discusses her new book, "Alternative Urban Futures: Planning for 
Sustainable Development in Cities Throughout the World."
Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard St., San Francisco. $3-$7 
sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. 
For information call 415/973-7268.

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