Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC

*Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet
if you have it or we can give information at clinic*

We may be able to help with:
 Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4
 Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief
 Early Termination of Probation
 Certificate of Rehabilitation
 Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence
 Juvenile Record Sealing
 Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and
Survivors of Human Trafficking
 Employment denials due to criminal background
 Occupational Licensing Denials(DSS, Security
 Voting Rights, Jury Service Rights

The Iron Wall – film and discussion with Dalit Baum, Ph.D. @ Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

his film (52 mins. 2006) features interviews with prominent Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and political analysts, as well as Israeli settlers and soldiers, and Palestinian farmers.

Following the screening a discussion will be held with the assistance of Dalit Baum, Ph.D., Director of Economic Activism for Palestine at the American Friends Service Committee.

Baum is the Israeli co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. She is a scholar who has taught about militarism and the global economy from a feminist perspective in Israeli and American universities. She has been active with various groups in the Israeli anti-occupation and democracy movement, including Black Laundry, Boycott from Within, Zochrot, Anarchists against the Wall and Women in Black.

Reception at 6 PM, film presentation and discussion at 7 PM
Pre-register at:

Resisting Imperialism: Voices from the Migrant Caravan @ 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us  for political education that will connect the struggles of the migrant caravan at the US-Mexico border to other anti-imperialist border struggles in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen and Palestine.

We will also be fundraising to help support the needs of the migrant caravan at our border. See below for where to send your donations today.

Translation headsets will be available.

Veronica “Beby” Aguilar – Pueblo Sin Fronteras
Chris Lopez- School of America Watch, East Bay Coordinator
Pierre Labossiere – Haiti Action Committee
Ashwak Hauter, former AROC Collective member
Carlos Manuel Martinez – Ashwak and Carlos recently returned from Tijuana, after close consultation with organizations providing legal and medical support for migrants and asylum seekers.

Make donations to:
Al Otro Lado:
Enclave Caracol through “Cash App” using

Enclave Caracol, an autonomous project in Tijuana, organizes material support for the caravan and coordinates with Al Otro Lado, an NGO that provides free legal support to asylum-seekers and coordinates volunteer efforts on the ground.

Book Launch with TONY PLATT : Beyond These Walls @ Books, Inc
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Tony Platt, Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley, discusses his groundbreaking new work, Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States.

Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges the way we think about how and why millions of people are tracked, arrested, incarcerated, catalogued, and regulated in the United States.

Beyond These Walls traces the disturbing history of punishment and social control, revealing how the criminal justice system attempts to enforce and justify inequalities associated with class, race, gender, and sexuality. Prisons and police departments are central to this process, but other institutions – from immigration and welfare to educational and public health agencies – are equally complicit.

Platt argues that international and national politics shape perceptions of danger and determine the policies of local criminal justice agencies, while private policing and global corporations are deeply and undemocratically involved in the business of homeland security.

Finally, Beyond These Walls demonstrates why efforts to reform criminal justice agencies have often expanded rather than contracted the net of social control. Drawing upon a long tradition of popular resistance, Platt concludes with a strategic vision of what it will take to achieve justice for all in this era of authoritarian disorder.

Restore Our Rights – Panel Discussion @ Booth Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Panel Discussion & Strategy Session

*No food or drink allowed in the Auditorium. Thank you!

Join us for a discussion and strategy session—building on recent victories in Florida and Louisiana—on felony disenfranchisement, jury service, running for political office, and other rights we need restored in California.

Speakers include:

Desmond MeadeFlorida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)—spearheaded the campaign to pass Amendment 4 that will restore the rights of 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions on January 8, 2019.

Norris HendersonVoice of the Experienced—New Orleans (VOTE-NOLA)—campaigned to successfully pass Amendment 2, requiring Louisiana juries to have unanimous verdicts. Currently, Oregon is the only state in the U.S. with Jim Crow non-unanimous jury verdicts.

Taina Vargas-EdmondInitiate Justice—campaigning to restore voting rights for all Californians, regardless of conviction or incarceration status.

Dauras CyprianAll of Us or None—leading AOUON’s “Let Me Vote” campaign, currently on parole and thus ineligible to vote.

The discussion will be moderated by Aminah Elster—after spending over 15 years incarcerated in California prisons, Aminah is currently on parole and thus ineligible to vote. Aminah is the 2018 Elder Freeman Policy Fellow and a current student at UC Berkeley.

Solidarity Action Against Destruction of the Amazon @ Brazilian Consulate
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join this solidarity rally against the attacks by Brazil’s new president, Jair Bolsonaro, on the environment, human rights, and social justice, including

  • closing the Environmental Ministry
  • ending indigenous people’s rights
  • removing protections against deforestation of the Amazon
  • labeling activists as terrorists
  • and more.

This rally at the Brazilian consulate will emphasize our solidarity with people and all living beings in Brazil and around the world fighting to stop these devastating policies.


Sensible Cinema Presents: Film Premiere Eyes Of Mississippi @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sensible Cinema presents the West Coast Premiere of the award winning
documentary Eyes Of Mississippi by filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress the
story of the impact of one relatively unknown reporter Bill Minor.
The film will show how the impact of one reporter determined to call
out racism and government during the Civil Rights Movement of –
the South carries uncanny resonance in the nation today .

There will be a panel discussion after the screening with the filmmaker
Ellen Ann Fentress moderated by Professor James Taylor of the University
of San Francisco.

Film Showing: Roma @ Revolution Books
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Roma is a film of breathtaking beauty. Cleo, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, is the heart of the film as the nanny and domestic worker for a middle class family in Mexico City. Set in the early 70’s, a time of student rebellion and government repression. Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron wrote, directed and filmed this masterpiece, winner of the 2019 Golden Globes for Best Foreign Film and Best Director.

Women’s March Oakland 2019 @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


“The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole.” – Coretta Scott King

Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of self-identified women and their allies from the East Bay and beyond. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will activate our communities and publicly proclaim our commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we desperately need!”

RSVP: Ready to march? Register to get updates and give us a more accurate attendance estimate


10:00 a.m. – Rally at Lake Merritt Amphitheate

11:00 a.m. – March to Frank Ogawa Plaza
We’ll flood 14th Street with a wave of self-identified women and their allies from the East Bay and beyond.

11:30 a.m. – Take action at our Call to Action Alley
We’ll groove with Bay Area performers, learn about organizations doing mighty work, and shop at local and women-owned businesses.

The rally and march starting point will be at Lake Merritt Amphitheater. The march will proceed up 14th Street, ending at Frank Ogawa Plaza with our Call to Action Alley.

Accessibility information for the route: The route is 0.9 miles. It is uphill for the first couple of blocks to Oak Street. There is a slight uphill slope from Oak to Madison. There is a bad curb cut at 14th and Alice on the right, and another one at 14th and Franklin on the right.

Want to volunteer before or during the event? Sign up today:

Gear up for the march! Order your T-shirt or hoodie now:

While we are part of a national movement, Women’s March Oakland is independently operated and funded. We do not have a shared funding arrangement with Women’s March Bay Area, Women’s March California, or Women’s March.

Women’s March Oakland is run by and for all womxn and their allies with deep roots in Oakland, Alameda County and the East Bay. Our leadership team includes women of color, queer womxn, and women with disabilities who are dedicated to representing this beautiful, diverse region.

HOSTS: The 2019 march is co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.

Bay Area Street Medic Collective Introduction and Skills Workshop @ Omni Commons
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Bay Area Street Medic Collective (BASMC) is a collective of folks active in various Community Defense organizations and projects in the Bay Area.

Our fundamental goals are to offer basic medical skills training and provide access to information, supplies, resources, communication and networking to all members of our communities to take care of ourselves and each other and help to decolonize health care.
This event will be an introduction to who we are as a collective, open discussion on community needs and Q&A, and a two hour workshop on basic patient assessment with demo and practice of hands-on first aid skills.

Oakland Permaculture Action Day w/ Lead to Life
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm

In honor of the annual “Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy” weekend 2019:

Lead to Life & Permaculture Action Network invite you to the Sogorea Te Land Trust and Planting Justice Nursery in East Oakland for a Permaculture Action Day on Sunday, January 20th!

This is a free, family-friendly event filled with ecologically regenerative hands-on projects, workshops & skill-shares, music, and a community meal. This is the sister event to this past April’s Lead to Life series in Atlanta, Georgia, where 50 guns were melted down into 50 shovels to plant 50 trees in honor of the 50 years since MLK’s assassination.

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For this Oakland action day, our partner James Brenner Sculpture is forging a reimagined arsenal of 40 additional shovels, made from weapons collected at Bay Area gun buybacks. Folks from across the East Bay are coming together to use these ceremonial tools to plant trees and build ceremonial space at the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust site at Planting Justice’s East Oakland Nursery, the first piece of land put into this urban, indigenous women-led community land trust. This will be the site of the first ceremonial arbor built on Ohlone Land in 250 years.

The day will be an act of beloved community and grassroots liberation as part of Oakland’s annual weekend to reclaim the radical legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. To honor the vision of Dr. King, the work of people across Oakland, and the indigenous stewardship of these lands, we will work with our hands in the soil to decompose colonialism. We will live into a practice of land reparations through supporting the return of Ohlone ancestral homelands. This day also auspiciously falls on the Jewish holiday of trees, Tu Bishvat!

The following evening, Monday, January 21st, we will reconvene in Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland, where we will finish transforming guns into our last shovels together in a public participatory ceremony following The People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy.

SHARE the monday Facebook Event here:

Raymond Douglas Chong Documentary Film and Book Event @ Asian Cultural Center
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
OACC and Eastwind Books of Berkeley welcome Dr. Raymond Chong

Dr. Raymond Douglas Chong presents his Documentary Film: My Odyssey – Between Two Worlds
and Book – Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States

Raymond Douglas Chong’s journey in search of his family roots in Kaiping, Guangdong, China leads to his ancestral village where he interviews villagers and uncovers its peasant history. With remarkable footprints, Chong traces his family’s five generation migrations to America. Following great-great-great and great-great grandfathers who worked as laborers in gold fields during the California Gold Rush and the Far West’s Transcontinental Railroad.

Then during the restrictive Chinese Exclusion Act which banned migrating workers and women, Chong’s grandfather joined a credit partnership, opening a foodway of Chop Suey (cuisine) houses. Raymond Douglas Chong’s family story is a unique personal view spanning the full spectrum of Chinese in America.

For Raymond Douglas Chong, his personal journey opened exciting new explorations into Chinese culture, literary arts, and music. Though working as a civil engineer, Raymond Douglas Chong also became a cofounder and past president of Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES). He is coauthor of the newly published book, Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States, published by University of Arkansas Press. Author, historian, poet, lyricist and filmmaker, Chong’s odyssey is just beginning.

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 2 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:

Screening of shorts from Zapatista Territory @ Omni Commons
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Collection of work from the Zapatista territory by Caitlon Manning

THE PEOPLES MARCH – the Fifth Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy
Jan 21 all-day

THE PEOPLES MARCH – the Fifth Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy….A mass mobilization.

The Peoples March – Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy

We will hold Oscar Grant Plaza from sunrise to sunset. The schedule is still evolving, and includes an entire day of events, remembrance, building, and organizing.  There will be hourly rituals, including the sounding of a gong and lighting or torches to call our attention to the ways our community is harmed by violence. The tentative schedule is below:

7:20 am – 7:45 am – Sunrise Ceremony and Launch of Tiny Home Building Project
8:00 am – 9:00 am  – Morning meditation and Sound Healing. Families with children are invited to participate. Free breakfast will be served until the March steps off.
9:00 am – 10:30 am – Kids teach-in and Family March around the plaza
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Storytelling, Sound Healing and Rituals for kids and families
11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Program & March!
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – March ends with Celebration
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm – People’s Assemblies & Lunch:

  • Housing/Homelessness
  • Development/Displacement
  • Inner Communal Violence
  • Public Safety/Use of Force Campaign
  • Oakland Schools/Teachers Strike
  • Sanctuary
  • Mini First Responder Training

4:30pm-5pm – As the last torch is lit, we will chant Oscar Grant’s name as well as the names of all of the other victims of police brutality over the last ten years. When you hear the gong, we will move into the Sunset Ceremony
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Sunset and Lead to Life Ceremony

You can keep up to date in real time on APTP’s Facebook event page,


For the 5th year running, the Anti Police-Terror Project calls the Bay Area into the streets for the People’s March to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy.

January 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant. This year, we honor the mothers of those lost to police violence, and

Our Facebook event page will have the full schedule, as it’s developed. Please join, share and follow it:

It’s also been another 10 years of gentrification. Another 10 years of displacement. Another 10 years of a worsening houselessness crisis. Another 10 years of the Bay Area’s elected leaders putting profits over people. Another 10 years of government for and by developers, tech companies, and banks — instead of for and by the People.

The People have had enough. On Jan. 21, we march for justice for all victims of police terror and their families. We march for housing as a human right. We march for a just economy that meets everyone’s human needs. We march for real community safety, which means defunding the police to invest in our communities. We march for quality education for all our kids. We march for real sanctuary in the Bay. We march for a sustainable climate and healthy environment for all families.

We demand a Bay Area for All of Us. We demand a Bay Area for the People.

– Justice for ALL victims of police terror and their families
Housing as a human right
– A just economy that works for everyone, putting people over profits; living wage jobs with dignity for all and community benefits
– Community-based public safety: Defund the police
– Quality education for all: No cuts, no closures
– Real sanctuary for all: Abolish ICE
– Environmental justice and healthy communities
– Indigenous sovereignty and respect for sacred sites


Reclaim Radical King Weekend: A Guns to Shovels Ceremony @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“I still have a dream today that one day war will come to an end, that [they] will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, that nations will no longer rise up against nations, neither will they study war any more.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “A Christmas Sermon on Peace”

In partnership with the Robby Poblete Foundation and United Playaz, Lead to Life invites you to join us for a live metal alchemy ceremony to transform guns into shovels, and to call in the prophetic future we know is possible. Our ceremony will serve as a conclusion to the Reclaim Radical King march, organized by APTP.

Our metal casting artist James Brenner alongside local East Bay metal artists, will lead us in a live demonstration of making tools from weapons. The guns have been donated by our partners the Robby Poblete Foundation & United Playas, who collected them from volunteer gun buy back days across the Bay Area.

Join us as we gather in prayer, in grief, in praise, and in creative action to reimagine violence and to decompose White Supremacy in our city, our country, and our world.

Community members from the Oakland area who have been directly impacted by gun violence are invited to offer disabled weapons into the fire to be transformed. Other community members are invited to gather in solidarity and prayer to bear witness. The shovels we make together will be used in tree planting ceremonies in honor of Earth Day, April 2019, where we will plant 50 trees at sites impacted by violence, and sacred sites across Oakland.

This ceremony sustains a prayer cast in Atlanta, GA in April 2018 where we transformed 50 guns into 50 shovels to plant 50 trees to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination. You can watch our short film to learn about the beauty that took place in ATL:

The ceremony is free and open to all! Tax-deductible donations of $15 – $50, though not required, are humbly appreciated to support our ongoing work to reimagine violence.

CALLING ALL ACCOMPLICES: We are seeking volunteers to support us for our Guns to Shovels Ceremony on January 21st. We’re looking for folks with audio-visual expertise, folks who can help with ceremonial support, community safety, set up and clean up, metal artist support, and more. If you’re committed to our vision for a people’s regeneration, we invite you to join our beloved community. Sign up by following this link:

You can RVSP on our eventbrite page,

Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Final Task Force Meeting @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Thursday’s 1/10/19 meeting was not the final task force meeting after all. They will meet again on Monday January 14 from 3 to 8pm and then again on January 22 from 9-11am.

As of 1/14, the Task Force completed its votes on recommendations. This meeting on the 23rd will be pro forma to put the recommendations into final form to forward to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors.


Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield.

The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and asked the Ad Hoc Committee to make recommendations to the Board on the UASI-funded emergency preparedness training and exercise in 2019 and beyond.

More information.

Agendas and materials for each meeting are posted at

Restorative Justice Roundtable @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This presentation is for anyone interested in learning more about how Restorative Justice can change the criminal justice system and stop the school to prison pipeline.

Join in the discussion to create deeper Restorative Practices on a state, county and local level.


Privacy Lab @ UC Hastings Alumni Reception Center
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

January 2019 Privacy Lab – Data Privacy Compliance Under the Law: Addressing corporate compliance with evolving US/Int’l. privacy laws.

Bios: The Hastings Intellectual Property Association (HIPA) will host the January Privacy Lab. HIPA is a UC Hastings student organization with the mission to promote and foster the study and practice of intellectual property law for all past, current, and future Hastings students. HIPA recognizes the increasing importance of privacy law and seeks to educate students and the extended legal community on it’s importance through partnership with the Privacy Lab and this event.
The Privacy Lab is co-hosted by the Hastings Career Development Office, who seeks to educate and empower students and alumni on their journey toward professional success and fulfilment.
The panel will be moderated by Taylor Galusha, who is a current UC Hastings 2L, the current HIPA President, a certified CIPP-US privacy professional, and an experienced legal professional pursuing a career in in-house corporate and privacy work. Connect with him at
Description: The January Privacy Lab will be a moderated panel discussion and will consist of attorneys and leaders in privacy law. Data privacy is not a new topic, but has been catching headlines due to companies’ mismanagement of consumers data and large scale data breaches. Corporate legal teams are often tasked with ensuring that data is handled appropriately. These legal teams must stay abreast of new laws addressing data privacy. Given the globalized nature of many consumer services, legal teams must comply with different regulations around the globe, such as GDPR, ePrivacy Regulation, and state-specific privacy laws, such as the evolving California Consumer Privacy Act. This panel will seek to answer not only what data privacy standards must be met, but what standards should be met in anticipation of future laws and the evolving ethical standards of data privacy management.
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC

*Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet
if you have it or we can give information at clinic*

We may be able to help with:
 Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4
 Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief
 Early Termination of Probation
 Certificate of Rehabilitation
 Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence
 Juvenile Record Sealing
 Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and
Survivors of Human Trafficking
 Employment denials due to criminal background
 Occupational Licensing Denials(DSS, Security
 Voting Rights, Jury Service Rights