This week in San Francisco …
Monday 1/16: Join International Workers of the World activists and scholars at Green Arcade for a discussion on the recent re-release of Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology, including 40 pages of previously unpublished material. Free, 7pm The Green Arcade. Bay Area groundbreaker Youth Speaks holds its annual Bring in the Noise for Martin Luther King slam. $6-20, 7pm, Herbst Theater.
Tuesday 1/17: Lit Up Writers presents Will it Hurt? Tales of the First Time featuring seven authors reading personal stories of notable firsts. $5 7pm, Intersection for the Arts.
Wednesday 1/18: Tony Nguyen’s documentary on Vietnamese America, Enforcing the Silence, takes a critical look at the life and death of community activist Lam Duong. Free, 7:30pm Counter Pulse.
Thursday 1/19: UC Hastings hosts a panel on enforcing human rights in Haiti. Free, 5:30. Though best known for his influence in building the imaginary world of cyberspace in the 80’s, before it existed, William Gibson is also a prolific nonfiction writer and is sharing from his new collection, Distrust That Particular Flavor, at Booksmith. Free, 7:30pm.
Friday 1/20: Occupy Wall Street West holds a day of nonviolent action – details and all-day opportunities to join here. Underground SF hosts Winterball with Djs Starr, NICO, JTRAIN and Bad Mouth. $2, 9pm.
Saturday 1/21: Art, Music And Rally for Reproductive Justice gathers at Justin Herman Plaza, 11am. Muni Diaries is back with readings from Rumpus Editor Stephen Elliott, Jamie DeWolf of Tourettes Without Regrets, radio host Sal Castenada, and others, including a performance by Pinched Nerve. $12, 7:30pm Elbo Room.
Sunday 1/22: Thee Parkside’sTwang Sunday hosts Country Trash, free show, $5 pulled pork BBQ, 2pm. The Jewish Community Center presents The Stinky Cheese Man: And Other Fairly Stupid Fairy Tales 2pm.