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Jun
17
Sun
BERKELEY JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

The City of Berkeley holds it’s Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 17, from 11am to 7pm. This cultural event celebrates African American culture and traditions, as well as promotes community diversity.

The event – featuring music, food, health screenings, historical exhibits & art for children – takes place along Adeline Street, from Ashby to Alcatraz in Berkeley.

 

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Green Sunday: Wrap-up on the Election and Report-back from the State Green Party Meeting @ Art House Gallery and Cultural Center
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm

First we will have a report-back from folks who attended the June 9-10 Meeting of the Green Party of California, in Stockton.   Then, we will have a free-ranging discussion on the current state of electoral politics. Let’s talk about topics such as:

** June 2018 election results (both local and wider): How did Green and Progressive candidates and measures do? Can we improve their campaigns? Comments on our Voter Guide?

** California’s top-two “Open Primary” (both local and wider): Can it occasionally help us, such as our Congressional race? OTOH, have we moved any closer to its abolishment?

** Green candidates: How can we develop a pool of potential candidates and candidate staff, in advance of the 2020 election?

** Vote-by-mail-only: It’s moving across the country. Is it coming to Alameda County? Is that a good or a bad thing?

** Green voter registration, voter turnout, other burning topics?
Please come with your thoughtful questions and answers!

Moderators: US Congressional Candidate Laura Wells, and GPAC County Councilmember Tina Kimmel


SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are normally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens. wordpress.com/

https://acgreens.wordpress.com/
Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/

Participation and/or donations appreciated!  https://acgreens.wordpress.com/donate/
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Movie: Gods in Shackles + Vegan Potluck @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us to watch the award winning documentary ‘Gods In Shackles’. Bring along your favorite vegan dish (enough for 6-8 people)

6:00 to 6:15: Mingle with attendees and enjoy the delicious food
6;15 to 7:45: Screening of ‘Gods in Shackles’
7:45 to 8:00 PM: Call for donations and Q-A with Seema Vaid

Details about the film:
Gods in Shackles is a feature-length documentary film, an exposé revealing the dark side of the southern Indian state of Kerala’s glamorous cultural festivals that exploit temple elephants for profit under the guise of culture and religion.
By exposing the abhorrent torture suffered by India’s heritage animal, Gods in Shackles offers hope to the thousands of endangered captive and wild elephants in India through heightened awareness that will inspire key stake holders and policy makers to enhance the living conditions of these highly social animals.

By film maker Sangita Iyer (B. Sc., M.A. PGD Journalism), Filmmaker born and raised in Kerala, India

Event Co-ordinator: Seema Vaid, Volunteer, Voice for Asian Elephants Society a non profit organization that has the following vision:
“Creating sustainable communities through caring for, and protecting endangered captive and wild Asian elephants”

Note: This event is free but donations would be much appreciated. Funds will go towards, creating a safe havens for temple elephants rescued from the endless abuse and cruelty in Kerala.

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Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required!

We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net

We usually meet in the basement, unless otherwise noted.

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Jun
18
Mon
Court Support for the Berkeley 5 @ Department 109, Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
Jun 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The trial of the Berkeley 5 ended today with the last two defendants taking the stand, as well as another witness for the defense, who had been at the protest in March. The prosecution’s case unraveled by the end of the day, and the prosecutor got increasingly vicious, which backfired and resulted in the judge dismissing the bogus weapons charge against one defendant.

The jury will begin deliberating Monday morning at 9am, and is expected back sometime after 10am. Please come out to support our antifascist comrades as we wait for the jury to deliver the verdict.

The Guardian published the following story about the case earlier this morning:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/15/police-pro-trump-berkeley-leftwing-activists-court-case

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Tenant And Neighborhood Council (TANC) Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s get organized against the housing market. Come through!
———-
We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities.

A council is a group of tenants who work together to wield collective power against a shared landlord in order to improve their conditions. While, in general, councils may organize for more affordable, habitable, and safer housing, the issues that a council decides to organize around is ultimately dictated by its members. Councils can be powerful because they can directly apply their collective pressure on their landlord without the permission of city hall or other third parties.

TANC will help organize councils and bring them together as a network. While councils interface directly with their landlord, they can find support from other councils who rent from different landlords. We will assist in getting the word out to tenants and researching landlords. Neighbors will get to know each other during dinners, BBQs, and other events that TANC will support. We will compile complaints that are common across councils and aid in seeking their resolution. Councils will discuss and demand timely repairs, and support tenants threatened with eviction. Ultimately, the point is to reconfigure power dynamics of landlords and tenants in the Bay Area.

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Jun
19
Tue
Get on the Bus! Pass AB 931-Stop Police Use of Force @ Fruitvale Bart Station Plaza
Jun 19 @ 6:00 am – 4:00 pm

GET ON THE BUS TO PASS AB 931-Mobilization to Sacramento 6/19!

On Tuesday, June 19, AB 931 the Police Accountability and Community Protection Act, will be heard in committee for the first time! Please read below to RSVP and sign up for free travel and food.

We need to let the Legislature know that higher standards for police use of force is critical to save lives– they must pass AB 931 out of the Senate Public Safety Committee! AB 931 will make it more difficult for CA police to justify violent use of force against our communities. Show up to Sacramento on June 19 to pack the room and deliver a short ‘me too’ statement to the Senators to voice your support!

RSVP AND REGISTER HERE: www.bit.ly/RSVPJUNE19

**TRAVEL SUPPORT TO SACRAMENTO**

**NorCal: One charter bus will leave from Oakland on Tuesday, June 19 morning (Roughly 6am). NorCal bus will return on Tuesday, June 19.
*OAKLAND PICK UP LOCATION: Fruitvale BART,
3401 East 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601

Feel free to ask any questions here or on Twitter or Instagram: @YouthJusticeLA.

#NoCopOuts #ProtectThePeople #RightToLive

Hosted by White People 4 Black Lives / SURJ Affiliate Los Angeles, Anti Police Terror Project, more

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The rise and fall of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) @ East Bay Community Space
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Jun
20
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay.

op-logo.2.1We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we just got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), opposing Urban Shield and pushing back against ICE with local legislation.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


Check out our website: http://oaklandprivacy.org/   Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in Richmond and Alameda County.  To help slow down the encroaching police state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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APTP General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.​

The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.

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Jun
23
Sat
Feed the Hood Volunteer Celebration & Donation Drive @ Martin Luther King Shoreline Park, Kingfisher Picnic Area
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Since September 2017, Feed the Hood has has galvanized over 1,000 community volunteers, distributed 18,000 lunches and hygiene kits, and served over 3,000 unhoused people across Oakland. We want to thank all of the volunteers who have participated in Feed the Hood! We appreciate your service to our unsheltered and we’d like to say “thank you” with a small celebration. 

Join us at MLK Shoreline Park at the Kingfisher Picnic area for a chance to kick back and chill with others who have contributed to Feed the Hood. We will provide:

  • hot dogs
  • links
  • veggie kabobs
  • water

Please bring a dish or drink you’d like to share. There will be games — volleyball, jump house, dominos, cards and life-size jenga! Bring the entire family. 

BUT THATS NOT IT! We will also use this opportunity to begin collecting hygiene kit supply donations for the Feed the Hood 6 on August 5, 2018 at West Oakland Youth Center. You can RSVP for Feed the Hood 6 at bit.ly/feedthehood6.

Please some of the following hygiene kit supplies to donate. List is as follows:

  • socks
  • bandaids
  • feminine hygiene products
  • soap
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • detergent

See you there!

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Jun
24
Sun
HOUSING OAKLAND NOW!, @ The New Parish
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Image may contain: textTICKETS: http://bit.ly/2L51Mf7
– People Power Investor – $12 ADV / $20 DOOR
– Feeling Generous Investor – $50

The Housing Oakland Now! Collaborative is a group of housed and unhoused people in Oakland who have joined together to create immediate and long term permanent solutions to the housing and homeless crisis in The Town. We are changing the game and the narrative on homelessness, and we need your support. Please join our First Annual Homes For All Fundraiser

The fundraiser features a night of live performances from Mistah Fab, La Misa Negra, Equipto, Gina Madrid, X-Clan, Jennifer Johns, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, Audiopharmacy, Alia Sharrief, Ras Ceylon, DJs: Platurn, Davey D, Smoke-1 & Teao Sence plus a very surprise guest.

Live painting by the legendary Eessu, and a host of community leaders in the trenches uniting to raise awareness on the homeless crisis and the urgency to provide shelter for all of Oakland’s unhoused.

Afro-Pilipino cuisine provided by Oakland’s Original Lumpia Lady

Platinum VIP Investors: We are asking that organizations, companies and private donors to join the host committee with a gracious donation of $5,000 or more. You, your organization or company will be listed as an awesome supporter of Housing Oakland Now! on all marketing and digital event material. We would love to extend two complimentary tickets to the event to your organization/company and access to the VIP room – the entire upstairs to have a birds eye view of the event, seating and complimentary dinner.

All proceeds will go towards the funding of efforts by grassroots organizations The Village and The East Oakland Collective (EOC) . Both organizations are on the ground and in the trenches every day working on behalf of our unhoused brothers and sisters. Your generous support will go towards building materials for The Village’s tiny home projects, for EOC to open the first tiny home shelter in Deep East Oakland, a campaign to change the narrative of homelessness in Oakland and more!

Hosted by:
GINA MADRID :: The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople :: EQUIPTO :: East Oakland Collective :: Ron Dellums Institute of Social Justice

PERFORMING LIVE
Mistah FAB
La Misa Negra
X-Clan Worldwide
The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious)
GINA MADRID
The Watershed – 415 (EQUIPTOBryconMonk HTS, OSK)
Jennifer Johns
Alia Sharrief
Ras Ceylon
Audiopharmacy
and SURPRISE GUEST

DJs: DJ PlaturnDavey D CookDanny J SmokyTeao Sense

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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. 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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Liberated Lens film night: Submedia Trouble @ Omni Commons
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

subMedia is a grassroots, independent media collective which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos.

In 2017 subMedia has launched Trouble, a monthly documentary series.

In the two episodes of “Trouble” sub.Media examines  gentrification by taking closer look at how it is playing out
in Toronto, New Orleans, Istanbul, Montreal, the Bay Area  and Berlin and to see how people in these cities are fighting
back on attacks on their communities by developers,  real estate speculators and the tech industry.

Discussion will follow the film.

Free snacks and popcorn!

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Jun
25
Mon
March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Planning Meeting
Jun 25 all-day

Join Asian Pacific Environmental Network, California Environmental Justice Alliance, Idle No More SF Bay, Jobs With Justice, North Bay Organizing Project, PODER, SEIU 1021, and 350.org in the next mass meeting to plan the largest march for climate, jobs & justice on the West Coast. The march will be in San Francisco on September 8, right before Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Summit September 12-14.

A coalition of Bay Area organizations and 350.org,  with the support of the Peoples Climate Movement and over 50 other organizations, are planning this to demand real climate leadership to

  • keep fossil fuels in the ground
  • move towards a just, equitable and resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity, creates family sustaining jobs, and protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations.

 

RSVP for location and time

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Tenant And Neighborhood Council (TANC) Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Let’s get organized against the housing market. Come through!
———-
We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities.

A council is a group of tenants who work together to wield collective power against a shared landlord in order to improve their conditions. While, in general, councils may organize for more affordable, habitable, and safer housing, the issues that a council decides to organize around is ultimately dictated by its members. Councils can be powerful because they can directly apply their collective pressure on their landlord without the permission of city hall or other third parties.

TANC will help organize councils and bring them together as a network. While councils interface directly with their landlord, they can find support from other councils who rent from different landlords. We will assist in getting the word out to tenants and researching landlords. Neighbors will get to know each other during dinners, BBQs, and other events that TANC will support. We will compile complaints that are common across councils and aid in seeking their resolution. Councils will discuss and demand timely repairs, and support tenants threatened with eviction. Ultimately, the point is to reconfigure power dynamics of landlords and tenants in the Bay Area.

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Jun
28
Thu
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in getting involved in the labor movement, and hear from fellow East Bay DSA members about their experience at this spring’s national Labor Notes conference. (show less)

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Jun
30
Sat
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.

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