Movie Night at the Omni: “Black Ain’t Black” @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Black is… Black Ain’t is a 1994 award-winning feature-length documentary by Marlon Riggs. It explores the multiplicity of expressions of African American identity with a backdrop of Creole cooking.

Synopsis: Riggs uses his grandmother’s gumbo as a metaphor for the rich diversity of Black identities. The film traverses the country interviewing African Americans young and old, rich and poor, Northern and Southern, rural and urban, gay and straight, as they discuss the numerous, often contested definitions of Blackness. Riggs mixes performances by choreographer Bill T. Jones and poet Essex Hemphill with commentary by noted activist Angela Davis, and cultural critics bell hooks, Cornel West, Michele Wallace, Barbara Smith and Maulana Karenga to create a flavorful stew of personal testimony, music, and history.

While Black Is…Black Ain’t looks at Black diversity, many speakers tell of their pain at having been silenced or excluded because they were perceived as “not Black enough” or conversely “too Black.” Black Is…Black Ain’t also provides a critique of sexism, patriarchy, homophobia, colorism and cultural nationalism in the family, church and other Black institutions.

Riggs himself is a participant in the film. He is shown in a race against time to finish the film, struggling with his precarious health and mortality. Riggs died of AIDS in April 1994 at the age of 37 before the film was completed. Adhering to Riggs’ notes, his colleagues on the production team completed the film.

Sponsored by Optik Allusions. Doors open at 6, screening at 6:30. Suggested donation of $5, and there will be complimentary popcorn as usual!

Lessons from the Landless: Food Sovereignty, Occupation, and Public Universities @ Fireside Room
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

Lessons from the Landless: Food Sovereignty, Occupation, and Public Universities

What is the connection between occupations, food sovereignty, and public education? The Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil has some answers! As important educational spaces, their occupations challenge the capitalist orientation of agricultural education in the conflicts between agribusiness and agroecology, private property and the public good. A leader from the MST will facilitate a discussion on how occupations of University farmland in Brazil and California can create bridges for important exchanges of experience and help build the Food Sovereignty movement.

Joelci Dannacena has been a militant organizer with The Landless Rural Workers Movement of Brazil (MST) sector of the MST for over twenty years, with degrees in economics and cooperative administration. Her main tasks have been the organization of agroindustries for the produce of agrarian reform settlements. She is currently hosted here in the Bay Area as one of several young organizers sent by the MST to deepen relations with US-based movements for food sovereignty, agrarian reform, and anti-oppression.

Joelci will introduce the MST and explain why they struggle for land, agrarian reform, and the transformation of society. Then she will talk about the current MST occupation of farmland owned by the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. (

She welcomes and invites all those interested in food sovereignty and justice to join in discussion, especially those who have participated in Occupy the Farm and the local food sovereignty struggle over the Gill Tract Farm at UC Berkeley.

Also present will be:
– Gustavo Oliveira, a PhD candidate in geography at UC Berkeley. He has worked as translator for La Via Campesina since 2009 and currently participates in the Friends of the MST solidarity network in the US.

– Rebecca Tarlau, part of the national coordinating committee of the Friends of the MST in the United States and also a scholar of the MST Education system. She is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in Education at Stanford University.

Occupy Forum: The fight against environmental racism and injustice, climate change, and gentrification in Bayview @ Unite Here Local 2 Hall
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

information, discussion & community! Monday night Forum!!
OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue
on all sides of these critically important issues!

Occupyforum presents

Report from the Frontlines: The fight against environmental racism and injustice, climate change, and gentrification in Bayview Hunters Point

With Marie Harrison and Bradley Angel (Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice) and Dr. Ray Tompkins, (Clean Air Health Alliance)

Bayview/Hunters Point has historically served as an industrial dumping ground and suffers from a shockingly high degree of environmental degradation. This predominately low to very-low income community suffers from chronic health problems as a direct result of the toxic environment. Within BVHP, residents experience among the highest rates of breast, cervical and prostate cancer, asthma and respiratory illnesses in California.

Environmental Racism refers to the institutional rules, regulations, policies or government and/or corporate decisions that deliberately target certain communities for locally undesirable land uses and lax enforcement of zoning and environmental laws, resulting in communities being disproportionately exposed to toxic and hazardous waste based upon race. Environmental racism is caused by several factors, including intentional neglect, the alleged need for a receptacle for pollutants in urban areas, and a lack of institutional power and low land values of people of color. It is a well-documented fact that communities of color and low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by polluting industries (and very specifically, hazardous waste facilities) and lax regulation of these industries.

Come to OccupyForum to hear updates and discussion about fighting back in the Bayview including:

Toxic and radioactive contamination and gentrification;

New information on incorrect government air quality monitoring; and new community monitoring and October 6th 2 pm meeting of San Francisco Health Commission at 25 Van Ness, Room 338;

The new Bayvieew Hunters Point Environmental Justice Task Force and how it is helping residents file pollution complaints and hold industry and government accountable;

Impacts of climate cchange and sea level rise;

Proposal from Greeenaction for an action this fall targeting the notorious developer/gentrifier Lennar Corporation, and government, on these issues of pollution, climate change and gentrification.

Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements.

Wheelchair accessible, ride shares announced.

Donations to occupy forum to cover costs are encouraged; No one turned away!

Nurses on the Picket Line @ Contra Costa Medical Center
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm



Please join nurses in their demand that Contra Costa County Supervisors invest in the health and wellbeing of  county residents.  This is a matter of life and death. Every budget cycle in the last few years Contra Costa County Supervisors have attempted to divest from the Contra Costa County Health System.  Last year 63,000 Contra Costa County residents visited the ER, and 100 nurses left the System, leaving short staffing.  Nurses are scrambling to provide appropriate patient care.

Please join the nurses on their picket line. Any time is fine, but they are particularly looking for community support at noon on both days.

The flyer announcing the strike and asking for our support is here.

Berkeley City Council Worksession on Tasers @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Stanford Study: Electronic Control Weapons Study (e.g. Tasers ©)
Public Comment – Items on this agenda only

Here is the Stanford Criminal Justice Center Report on Tasers, which will be discussed:




Come speak out against the madness. Tell the City Council no to police tasers at Old City Hall, Allston & MLK.


Taser Fact Sheet


Police say that Taser use saves lives because they don’t have to shoot someone if they use Tasers effectively. However, Tasers are NOT AN ALTERNATIVE to using lethal force. Sure, it would be nice, but police are trained to meet a lethal threat with a gun-not a taser. In fact, Tasers are mostly used against unarmed people, not people who could really kill or injure an officer!

From 2001 until February of 2014, the ACLU and the website www.electronic have documented 547 Taser related deaths. There have been even more since then.

In May of 2012, the American Heart Association’s premier journal, “Circulation” published a study by Dr. Douglas Zipes, of Indiana University’s Krannert Institute of Cardiology. He found that a shock from the Taser “can cause cardiac electric capture and provoke cardiac arrest” as a result of an abnormally rapid heart rate and uncontrolled, fluttering contractions. Yes, Taser shocks, especially to the chest, can kill.


According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, the main reason to employ Tasers is the belief that they reduce officer injuries and in custody deaths. After a comprehensive study involving 10 years worth of data from over 100 departments from across the country, this myth was disproved. “In conclusion, although considered by some a safer alternative to firearms, Taser deployment was associated with a substantial increase in in-custody sudden deaths in the early deployment period, with no decrease in firearm deaths or serious officer injuries.” (Am J Cardiol 2009;103:877� 880)


After completing an analysis of Phoenix Police Department use-of-force reports, The Arizona Republic found 377 incidents involving the use of a Taser. In nearly nine out of ten of the incidents, the subjects had posed no imminent threat to officers with any weapons.

As of May 28, 2014, the ACLU has called on Baltimore Police to put a moratorium on the use of Tasers since their use by police has DOUBLED since 2009.

According to Gabriel Russell in Law Enforcement Magazine (September 2013), Tasers are so “safe” and “effective” that they are “overused” by police. “So much so that over-dependence on it has resulted in an avalanche of use-of-force lawsuits and unfavorable court decisions across the county.”


Courts have found Tasers constitute the use of “excessive force” and thus violate the Fourth Amendment, provided the Taser was used in an instance when its deployment was unjustified. Victims of Taser use can seek compensation, but only if an agency’s use guidelines are deficient and if training is so poor that it could be considered “deliberately indifferent.

In September, 2009, Taser changed its product warnings. Taser’s ECDs weapons are now branded as “less lethal” instead of “non lethal,” and its training materials warn that “exposure in the chest area near the heart � could lead to cardiac arrest.”<

80-90% of those who are tasered, were unarmed when they were arrested and tased. Most policies guiding Taser use allow police to follow a “Continuum of Force” that directs officers to use Tasers as an alternative to the use of hands, feet and a baton. It also instructs them to use Tasers to overcome “active resistance” by an individual, including behavior that does not pose a physical threat to anyone. This is basically giving police license to use Tasers against little old ladies who ask too many questions (as happened recently in Texas and elsewhere across the country).


As taser-related deaths and injuries have continued to rise (as well as the amount of Taser litigation), many departments are starting to abandon the weapon in favor of other means of suspect control. Currently, Memphis, Tennessee, San Francisco, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada have opted to ban the use of tasers by law enforcement. Additionally, a federal court has ruled that the pain inflicted by the taser gun constitutes excessive force by law enforcement. The courts don’t want police to electrocute people with their tasers unless they pose an immediate threat.


In 2007, The United Nations Committee on Torture declared that TASER electronic stun guns are a form of torture that can kill. At the time, it was recommended that Portugal “should consider giving up the use of the Taser X26,” as its use can have a grave physical and mental impact on those targeted, which violates the UN’s Convention against Torture”.


Peyman N. Azadani, MD, research associate at UCSF’s Department of Medicine and senior author Byron K. Lee, MD, associate professor of medicine in UCSF’s cardiology division, set out to gauge the accuracy of 50 published studies on the potential dangers of using TASER® products. The new study’s authors report that among the product safety studies they analyzed, the likelihood of a study concluding TASER® devices are safe was 75 percent higher when the studies were either funded by the manufacturer or written by authors affiliated with the company, than when studies were conducted independently.


A 2011 report by New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) found widespread misuse of tasers. Albany police disproportionately deployed Tasers on blacks compared to whites. In the Albany incidents analyzed, 68 percent involved a Taser being used on a black person, while 28 percent of the city’s population is black. (10-18-14 The Times Union)

Approximately 30% of Taser incidents are against a people with mental illness.

In addition, the June 2014 issue of “The Psychiatric Bulletin” explains that”… the psychological effects of Taser use have not been investigated.”

Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop @ Omni Commons
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops.

Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop!

We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all!

Emeryville City Council to Address Policing and Use of Force @ Emeryville City Hall
Oct 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

As a result of our first mobilization (with SURJ) Emeryville City Counsel is holding a special session on policing and use of force. As Part of our campaign against police militirization we need to pack the house and make our voices heard! Please mark you calendars. Additional info to follow.


No New Alameda County “Mental Health” Jail Mobilization @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

After all of the pressure from the community, Sheriff Ahern will finally be presenting about his secret jail plan at the Public Protection meeting next Thursday.

We want you to join us and our allies as we flood the room to demand more answers to our questions: Will there be new jail beds? Why a mental health unit in the jail, instead of more services in the community? What better alternatives to incarceration could this money be spent on?

We hope to see you!

Stand with us and our allies as we voice our opposition to the Alameda County Sheriff’s secret plans to expand the jail, and demand that the Board of Supervisors increase transparency and community involvement in their decisions over our public safety realignment funds.

The Board of Supervisors needs to know that we are united, that we are powerful, and that we demand that things change. Please come out and support #JobsNotJails.

Bread and Puppet Theater: Performance of FIRE @ Internet Archive
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Bread and Puppet Theater: Performance of FIRE

For the first time in fourteen years, artist Peter Schumann and the Bread and Puppet Theater will tour the Bay Area, performing its original play, FIRE, which catapulted the company to international acclaim 50 years ago. Preceded by Fiddle Talk by founder, Peter Schumann


“Humans wage war against each other and their own mother: Nature.  Essentially war is the ferocious stupidity that insists on the application of brutality for problem solution, whether the brutality is directed at humans or mountaintops.  “FIRE” is a chapel against war, where you sit down to witness the effects of war while contemplating its opposite.” — Peter Schumann

In 1965, Schumann and his troupe presented FIRE, a hard-hitting piece about the Vietnam War, to critical acclaim at the Nancy Theater Festival in France. FIRE shows six days in a Vietnamese community, followed by a bombing raid and ending with a self-immolation. Dedicated to three Americans who immolated themselves in protest against the Vietnam War, FIRE is performed with life-size puppets that resemble their masked manipulators. ***May not be appropriate for young children***

This play may not be appropriate for young children.

6 p.m.  Wine Reception & “Cheap Art” sale
7 p.m.  Program & Performance of FIRE
Dedication of the Bread & Puppet Archive–150 hours of Bread and Puppet video in, available for streaming
Fiddle Talk by Bread & Puppet Founder, Peter Schumann
FIRE Performance
8:30 p.m.  Bread Reception and “Cheap Art” sale


Since 1974, Bread and Puppet has spun its magic from a farm in Glover, Vermont, with hundreds of apprentices guided by a philosophy of living and working within available means, making “cheap art” that is easily accessible to the people. This frugal ethos permeates Bread and Puppet’s aesthetic, inextricable from the paper-mache, burlap, twine and cardboard that literally hold the puppets and shows together.

What Created the Migrant Crisis? Open the Borders! Fight Back with International Solidarity! @ Workers World Oakland
Oct 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

– Judy Greenspan, Workers World Party, discuss the causes of the migrant/refugee crisis in the Middle East and Africa.
– Alice Dodge Loaiza, Marcha Patriótica – Capítulo California of Colombia, will talk about the peoples of Latin America who have been forced to flee their countries.

Whether through wars of destabilization or labor export programs, tens of millions are displaced from their home countries due to monopoly capitalism’s drive to control the markets, resources, territories, while extracting super-profits. Neoliberal economic policies and mercenary armies are unleashed on countries where imperialism has strategic interests, in order to undermine and overturn economic and political sovereignty.

As we mark the one year anniversary of the Ayotzinapa 43 students who challenged neoliberal economic policies being imposed in Mexico, while the images of 2-year old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach and an overloaded boat sinking off the coast of Libya captures the ongoing reality of refugees fleeing wars of destabilization in the Middle East and Africa due to US-backed mercenary armies seeking to overthrow regimes. Meanwhile the U.S. has seen another spike in the number of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S., with 4600 apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border in August.

Sponsored by Workers World Party
Wheelchair accessible, refreshments provided

Iinterfaith prayer meeting, for survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. @ Bahai Center
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.

The Baha’i community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing.

In April, it was two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast

After Federal Oversight of Oakland Police ends, Then What? @ Allen Temple Baptist Church
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please register by going to:

A facilitated discussion of the challenges in ensuring that the hard-fought for police reforms mandated by the Negotiated Settlement Agreement (NSA) are sustained after the Federal Order and monitoring have ended. There will be opportunities for Q & A after the formal presentations.

Facilitator: Deacon Reggie Lyles, former Berkeley Police Captain and Novato Police Captain, former Public Safety Advisor to Mayor Jean Quan.

Panelists: civil rights attorney Jim Chanin, Cat Brooks, co-founder of ONYX and APTP (Anti-Police Terror Project), Pastor Michael McBride, Director of PICO Network’s Urban Strategies and Live Free Campaign , and Dr. Joe Marshall, founder of the Omega Boys Club and 11 year member of the San Francisco Police Commission.

*Light refreshments will be provided between 1:30 and 2:00
Free Admission but donations will be accepted.

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Occupy Oakland GA

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month Occupy Oakland meets at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 2:00  PM sharp so folks can also attend the Open Circle at the Omni a little later at 3:45 PM. A potluck lunch normally precedes the Open Circle and postcedes GA at roughly 3 PM.

On the 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three 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: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen 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:


Open Circle @ Omni Commons
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Open Circle @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States

Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes.

Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share!

~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence

~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help support them in their fight for justice.

~ Brief announcements for upcoming events.

~ Working groups: tbd

Solidarity is afoot so bring your ideas!

Notes from last meeting:

Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office, other Post Offices in the area, and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons.

The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-Mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December.

Federal Judge William Alsup decided to dismiss the lawsuit in April because the Postal Service says it is not currently selling the building.  But we’re not fooled. The Postal Service could “find” a buyer at any moment. Fortunately, the Judge ordered the Postal Service to provide 42 days notice before any sale, so that the lawsuit could be refiled.

Check out the Community Garden at the Post Office.

In the latest developments, Berkeley has Declared War on Its Homeless, and an ordinance criminalizing the homeless came before the City Council on June 30th (see here and here) but was tabled until at least September.

Also check out our website and the Save the Berkeley Post Office website, and First they Came for the Homeless Facebook for updates.

BPOD is an offshoot of Strike Debt Bay Area, which itself is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and a chapter of the national Strike Debt movement, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage.

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers.

Our work together encompasses:

(1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers,
(2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and
(3) Efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.

We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build the movement.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 pm at the SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall, 436 14th Street #200, Oakland, CA

Please love and support one another ~ We have a duty to fight ~ We have a duty to win!

Since 1978




Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop @ Omni Commons
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops.

Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop!

We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all!

Susie Cagle and Sarah Jeong on the Internet and the Law @ Oakland Musuem
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Susie Cagle and Sarah Jeong on the Internet and the Law

Join artist-journalist Susie Cagle and legal journalist Sarah Jeong for a brief talk inspired by the Museum’s Gallery of California History. They will speak on current issues relating to privacy, copyright law, and the Internet. This pop-up talk, originally scheduled for June, is back—mark your calendars!

Included with Museum admission. During Friday Nights @ OMCA, from 5 to 9 pm, admission is half-price for adults, free for ages 18 and under. Admission for Members is always free.

Speak Out to Stay Put! An Oakland-Wide Anti-Displacement Forum @ To Be Decided. Check Facebook page.
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Facebook event

RSVP Here:

We’re at a pivotal moment in Oakland – the face of our city is changing before our very eyes. Rents have gone up city wide by 50% in the last 2 years, private speculator buy out is through the roof, City leaders and the Mayor have threatened to sell public land to luxury housing developers, and families and folks of color are being pushed out on a daily basis. The reality of it all is, fighting this crisis is going to require all hands on deck in order to prevent the Bay Area from being wiped out as we know it.

Join us Saturday October 17th to hear from panelists, community and labor organizers and performers from across Bay to learn whats happening, why its happening and what you can do to fight back!

RSVP Here: