5 events that support amazing causes (February 21st-26th)

 Activism, Uprising, Protest in the San Francisco Bay Area

When: Tuesday, Feb. 21st, 6-7.30 pm

Where: Korket Auditorium

Get involved with Black History Month and learn about protests and activism that spread across San Francisco in the 1960s and ‘70s. This presentation will be led by Aliyah Dunn-Salahuddin, African-American Studies Department Chair at City College of San Francisco, and will be followed by a group discussion.

Are current political events making you feel helpless? This is your chance to learn more about activism and meet people who share similar interests. This lecture is going to be a great resource for you to get more involved!

Learn more about the event here.

When: Thursday, Feb. 23th, 5.30 pm

Where: The Miranda

Calling all female bike friends! Join Bike East Bay for a happy hour brew on Thursday at 5:30pm. This happy hour happens regularly on the fourth Thursday of every month (side note: can you believe it’s almost March?!). This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and spend quality time (off the bike) with some of the Bay Area's cycling community.

Bike East Bay’s Women Bike program was created to encourage and inspire more women, trans and femme identified individuals, to ride bikes. So if you can get down with that, then come out and meet some awesome people and new bike friends.

For more info on Bike East Bay’s Women Bike program, click here.

When: Saturday, Feb. 25th 8 pm

Where: San Francisco City Hall

Of course, we’re going to put at least one dancing event on this list. Why wouldn’t we? 

Join Minds Matter of San Francisco (MMSF) for an evening of dancing and drinks to support local low-income, highly motivated students. This annual Gala features a live DJ, a bumpin' dance floor and a number of open bars – all for a great cause.

There will be a raffle with prizes including Warriors tickets, festival tickets, and round trip Southwest flights to anywhere in the U.S.! Buy raffle tickets in advance as the price will increase at the Gala.

What is MMSF? MMSF believes hardworking students deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. The program helps high-achieving, low-income students attend 4-year colleges. Students participate in a rigorous 3-year curriculum, receive personal and academic mentorship, and are given the opportunity to attend high caliber summer programs to ready them for college success.

Want more info? Get the details here.

When: Sunday, Feb 26th 9:30am

Where: Nature Friends Tourist Club

Are you a breakfast person? Do you like nature? Do you also like supporting good causes? Oh boy, do we have an event for you.

Join us for a pancake breakfast at the Tourist Club benefiting A Home Away from Homelessness. Enjoy great food, take in the stunning views from the renowned San Francisco Tourist Club on Mount Tamalpais, and make new friends, all while supporting homeless and formerly homeless youth in San Francisco, East Bay, and Marin.

Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage (meat and veggie), fresh fruit, coffee, and juice. There will be activities for kids on the deck, board games if you'd like to linger after breakfast, and of course the stunning natural scenery of Mt Tam all around you.

More info? Here you go!

When: Sunday, Feb 26, 10am

Where: Baker Beach

The Surfrider Foundation San Francisco chapter hosts regular beach clean ups around the Bay Area. These cleanups are a great, easy way to positively impact your community and environment. Plus, they can be super fun and a great way to meet new people. Plus plus, the Surfrider Foundation does amazing work and thrives on local level community engagement, which means that your work is all the more valuable.

Want to learn more about the Surfrider Foundation and ways to get involved? Click here to more about their San Francisco chapter!