TPP: SIT-IN & Cinco De Mayo Party at Rep. Bera’s office! @ Congressman Ami Bera's District Office
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Congressman Ami Bera still has not taken a position on Fast Track for the TPP, the job-killing ‘trade’ deal that will ship more jobs overseas. SO, LET’S REMIND HIM WHO GOT HIM ELECTED…

Join us as we hold our 2nd ALL DAY Sit-In at Bera’s office: stop by ANYTIME between 10am-6pm! Invite others!!

We’ll also have some Mexican food and snacks for Cinco De Mayo! :)

Check out video from KXTV channel 10 from the 1st time we occupied Bera’s office:

An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Oscar Grant Committee @ Neibyl-Proctor
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality.  The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity.

Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression.

Sisters and brothers the Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

The Oscar Grant Committee meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. For years, Hillary has bobbed and weaved as reporters have tried to ask her where she stands on the pipeline, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. Wednesday afternoon, as Hillary dines with donors in Pacific Heights, join us to demand a permanent rejection of Keystone XL.

Sponsored by Idle No More SF Bay, Center for Biological Diversity, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community, Martinez Environmental Group, 350 Bay Area

Save City College General Assembly @ City College Ocean Campus in MUB 150
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

How the Gentrifiers are Gentrifying City College: Land Grabs, Student Push-out Policies and Downsizing

Join in a roundtable discussion of the rotten underbelly of the City College accreditation crisis: An official in Sacramento told Tom Ammiano that Mayor Lee did not want the elected Board of Trustees to be reinstated yet, as important real estate deals need
to be completed.

We will analyze the “January surprises” in which the current administration pushed out some 3100 already-
enrolled students in a single week—in the middle of a major enrollment crisis! On January 7, 2015, some
1400 students with small overdue payments were robo-dropped about five weeks before their financial aid
arrived, throwing their work schedules and childcare arrangements into chaos, and losing the college many
thousands in state appropriations.

On January 9th, the administration announced the abrupt closure of the Civic Center Tenderloin campus on
one afternoon’s notice, on the grounds of seismic concerns. When some 2000 new immigrant students
showed up for their ESL classes on Monday, the doors were locked and the administration provided
directions to alternate sites—written in English! Only 300 students ever made it to an alternate site. 1700
more students gone—the same “disposable” non-credit students de-prioritized by the Student Success Act
and the administration. Fiasco– or downsizing policy?

We will have a round table to share analysis and information (invited speakers below):

 The Shock Doctrine and Disaster Capitalism—short videos on lessons from Chicago, where public school
closures have been concentrated in gentrifying Black and Latino neighborhoods close to valuable downtown
real estate;

 A short slideshow on the Reservoir Wars in the 80s and 90s, in which the real estate industry
unsuccessfully tried three times to pass a ballot measure for luxury housing development at the Reservoir.
Grassroots organizing won the day! The real estate industry also tried to tear down Balboa High School to
build condos—grassroots organizing won the day!

 MECHA and Asian Student Union organizers will discuss the payment policy;

 James Tracy will discuss the Civic Center closure and community resistance;

 AFT 2121;

 Update on the PAEC and the May 5th meeting about the Reservoir.


Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck @ Omni Commonsq
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join other OccufFarmers for reflection on our April 25th/26th days of action, to share thoughts on what we can do better next round, and give props to those who made this one successful! We especially invite the input of folks NEW to the Gill Tract struggle, as fresh eyes offer important insights.

If you are able, bring a snack or dish to share.

6-7pm is food and socializing. 7-9pm facilitated discussion

WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm

WiFi Mesh General Meeting
When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA
(corner of 48th and Shattuck)
Contact: Jenny Ryan – email

We’re building a community wireless mesh network!

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community!

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight!

We have crowdfunded the purchase of our first 100+ routers and are preparing to deploy the first nodes in Oakland. We need people with both technical and non-technical backgrounds to help with everything from local community involvement and crowdfunding to mounting wifi routers on buildings and developing software!

Last Thursdays are General Meetings for planning, strategy, and orientation for new folks.


THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL @ San Francisco City Hall, Polk Street side
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

((((( PLEASE GATHER STARTING at 11:00 AM) ))))

Stop the Evictions! • No Monster in the Mission! • Truly Affordable Housing Now! • No More Luxury-Priced Development in the Mission! • Mayor Lee: Declare a State of Emergency!

11:30 AM gather on front steps SF City Hall (Polk Street side)
12:00 PM SHARP action begins

2012 SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía confirmed
Much more to be announced!

This will be a very BIG and very exciting event. Hundreds will be there. Help make history!

Co-organized by: ACCE • Calle 24 Latino Cultural District • Eviction Free SF • Our Mission No Eviction • Plaza 16 Coalition • Poor Magazine and many more

Justice 4 Mario Romero: Protest & Mass Die In in Vallejo @ Vallejo City Hall
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

There will be a rally and a mass die-in to protest Vallejo’s police murders, especially that of Mario Romero, shot 40 times by Vallejo Police while sitting in his car.


The City of Vallejo Touts itself as being the most diverse cities in America but it is hiding a very dark secret. That secret is : Vallejo city leaders have failed is residents in every way imaginable by allowing the militarization of it’s police force and arming them to the teeth.

City leaders have armed Vallejo Police while failing to drug test or psychologically evaluate any of it’s police officers beyond being hired.

What does this mean? If an officer was hired 20 years ago , that is the first and last drug test and psychological evaluation they will ever have. Regardless of histories of abuse, Officer involved shootings , traffic incidents or complaint of excessive force.

In 2012 Vallejo Police Department had the highest amount of officer involved shooting per capita in the nation but still no drug testing or psychological evaluations and May Osby Davis is okay with this.

In 2012 Mario Romero was Murdered by Vallejo police officer’s Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph as he sat in front of his Vallejo home. He was fired at 40 times, Shot 30 times including 8 times through the palms of his hands. He was cut from his seatbelt and his body taken from the crime scene, the crime scene was changed by Sean Kenney , Dusting Joseph Corporal Stan Eng Officer Matthew Thompson and Police Supervisor Clark but still no drug test or psychological evaluation.

Vallejo Police Officer Sean Kenney killed 3 unarmed men in 2012 Anton Barrett Mario Romero and Jeramiah Moore and received a promotion to detective instead of a prison cell, He is now in charge of investigating officer involved shootings for the Vallejo police department. Vallejo Police Officer Dustin Joseph has been awarded officer of the year for his terrorism on the community of Vallejo.

The city of Vallejo Has chosen to criminalize those who are apart of a protected class rather then to offer resources or assist.

The city of Vallejo has failed to step up to the plate where seniors of the Florence Douglas Senior center have been robbed of their pool table and source of enjoyment , they city has sent a clear message that they are not interested in elder abuse, theft of property and discrimination of seniors.

The city of Vallejo has failed to honor measures that have been voted upon by it’s residents by making a point to criminalize the use of medical marijuana for the disabled.

There has been a great attempt by so called leaders to insure that they have all hands in the pot by causing confusion. the city of Vallejo has made a point to include police in Medical Marijuana dispensaries while failing to enforce drug testing for its police.

Today we say enough is enough, we are calling for a federal investigation in to the Vallejo Police Department by the US Attorney General, we are demanding criminal charges be filed against Sean Kenney and Dustin Joseph for the murder of Mario Romero. we are calling for immediate enforcement of drug testing for all Vallejo Police officers.

We are demanding an end to the terrorism now!

We are demanding and end to the criminalization of homeless and disabled individuals and protections against terror

We are demanding a return of the pool table stolen from the Florence Douglas senior center Now!

(Please dress comfortably) (lunch to be provided)


Million Moms March
May 9 all-day
Friday, May 8th:
8:00AM-12:00PM: The Coalition For Justice Lobbying Campaign on Capitol Hill
1:00PM – 6:00PM: Afternoon Social at Lincoln Memorial Park for the Mothers
-Will Include: Mother’s Speak Out, Special Guest Speakers, Special Guest
Musicians, Presentation of the Ribbons !
Saturday, May 9th:
9:00AM-10:00AM: Prayer Circle
11:00AM-2:00PM: Million Mother’s March
-Begin in China Town Mt. Vernon Square> South on 7th Street > West on Pennsylvania Avenue> End at Federal Department of Justice Building 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Sunday, May 10th:
9:00AM-11:00AM: Check Out
12:00Noon: Brunch
3:00PM: Leave Washington D.C. !!A more detailed master outline to come. The master outline will include detailed agendas that will breakdown; time, addresses, speakers, and logistics of each location. 

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In the wake of the recent unjust murders of Dontre Hamilton, Corey Stingley, Derek Williams, Brandon Johnson, Larry Jenkins, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and so many more at the hands of police officers and racist vigilantes, people in cities across the nation have risen up to demand Justice in their communities. For every individual killed, there is a mother who has suffered a loss greater than any one person should have to bear. We, the mothers of this movement, are calling on all concerned community members to join us in our fight. Together we unite to stand against police brutality and racial injustice and to demonstrate our love and determination to protect our children and our country. On May 9th, 2015, Mother’s Day Weekend, The Mothers for Justice United will march on the US Department of Justice in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. Will you stand with us?

“My name is Maria Hamilton and I am Dontre Hamilton’s mother. I am overwhelmed bearing the loss of my son to police brutality. I ask with a humble heart – Join us in Washington on Mother’s Day as we take this fight directly to our elected officials. We need you.” – Maria Hamilton, Founder of Mothers for Justice United.

Mothers for Justice United is an organization of mothers whose unarmed children have been killed by police officers and white vigilantes. It is also comprised of concerned mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, friends, clergy, and other citizens nationwide who care about the loss of these valuable lives cut short unnecessarily. We are committed to halting the epidemic of the killing of unarmed people of color by police and white vigilantes in this country through direct action, legislation, and community building.

If you know of any mothers in your own community who have lost loved ones to police brutality and racist violence and you think they may be interested in joining us on Mother’s Day, please let us know. We are working to raise funds and to secure transportation and housing for the moms to be able to make this trip. We are also in search of people to help us in our endeavor by organizing and spreading the word in your own communities

We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us for a day long event hosted by Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Event starts at 12 pm and continues until 10 pm. The Fundraiser will be held at Humanist Hall, and includes Speakers, Games (Chess, Dominoes), snacks, brunch, and dinner, as well as video clips . Families who have lost their loved ones through Gun violence and Police Misconduct will share their stories. We are scheduling a food giveaway and Vendor’s Booths are available for rent (contact Event Coordinator for details).

The Inter Council For Mothers of Murdered Children is a Non Profit 501 (c)3 Organization. Our Mission is to assist families who are in need of support and assistance after the death of a loved one. All donations are tax Deductible.


Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold.
Appreciations to the attorneys who argued for us in Federal Court. Appreciations to Judge Alsup who recently ruled favorably in the lawsuits against USPS practices, lawsuits filed by the City of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Music!  Speakers!  Cake!  More Music !!!

Appreciations to our entire community!

Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Every 1st Friday & every 2nd Sat of the month we sing, dance, and share Revolutionary Love at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice-ABC4J.

The next open mic & cypher is Sat May 9th, doors & sign-up at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, all ages, suggested donation $5, please.

25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

We are 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 will be 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.

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays 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 AOccupy Oakland GAssembly 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:

Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena
May 11 @ 2:00 am – 4:30 am

Join California Coalition for Women Prisoners for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them.

In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. In 2015, she is still in a special confinement unit. Through letters with longtime friend Julia Steele Allen, who met her through a CCWP prison visiting team, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage.

Written by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen
Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini

A Benefit for the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
No one turned away for lack of funds.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, play begins promptly at 7:30 pm

Facebook event.

OO Finance Committee Meeting @ The Holdout
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
OO Finance Committee Meeting @ The Holdout | Oakland | California | United States

Held every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month.


The Holdout 

2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA

The Occupy Oakland (OO) Finance Committee works inclusively to make our process transparent, our membership requirements clear, and to develop clear communication and financial reporting available to associated groups and to OO as a whole.

Our commitments to Occupy Oakland as a whole:

We commit to report back to the GA. We commit to regularly updating our page with monthly bank statements, meeting notes, summaries of check reimbursements and general OO Finance committee updates. We will not post or make public any sensitive or confidential information including the names of donors or check recipients.

Our membership structure:

Our work demands solid accountability.  We are tasked with acting as the liaison between our supporting organization and OO associated groups seeking to be reimbursed for funds spent, check disbursements, sending thank you cards to donors, printing and making available OO general fund bank statements.

Because of the sensitivity of our tasks, our committee demands a high level of commitment and responsibility from our organizers.

To serve this end we have adopted a model utilizing different levels of commitment and expectations. There are three levels of involvement:

OO Finance Committee Observer: If you are interested in understanding the functioning of the OO Finance Committee, or have questions related to OO finances you are welcome to attend a finance committee meeting to observe and ask questions at the end of the meeting.

OO Finance Committee Supporter: You are welcome to attend meetings to observe and ask questions, give suggestions or make requests during appropriate times during the meeting. You can sign up to receive email updates that let you know how you can plug in.

OO Finance Committee Member: You lend regular support, take on tasks, and are a voting member in our meetings. To become a member, you must have attended at least three meetings and fulfill regular responsibilities.

OO Finance Committee Meeting Ground Rules

The following list of common ground rules from various equity, diversity, and social justice organizations and groups. The OO Finance Committee follows in strict adherence to these guidelines and any observer, supporter or member that cannot observe the following practices will be asked to leave.

1. Listen actively: respect others when they are talking.

2. Speak from your own experience instead of generalizing (“I” instead of “they,” “we,” and “you”).

3. Do not be afraid to respectfully challenge one another by asking questions, but refrain from personal attacks — focus on ideas.

4. Participate to the fullest of your ability, but make space for others participation — community growth depends on inclusion

5. Instead of invalidating somebody else’s story with your own spin on her or his experience, share your own story and experience.

6. The goal is not to agree, it is to gain a deeper understanding and improve our work.

7.Threats of physical force, intimidation, and/or any type of harassment will not be tolerated.

8. Be conscious of body language and nonverbal responses which can be as disrespectful as words.

(all ground rules are subject to the sensitivities and needs of the people participating in each meeting)

*Recent critical analysis of common ground rules have resulted in a collective reconsideration of their role. This is because, too often, ground rules that are put in place, whether by an educator/facilitator or by participants, privilege the already-privileged groups in a dialogical experience.  When we consider who is protected by ground rules like “do not express anger,” it becomes apparent that, intentionally or not, they protect the participants representing privileged groups.

We also analyze how our ground rules that might ultimately support the status quo by providing safety and comfort for those who, for the sake of their own learning, most desperately need to be made to feel uncomfortable. We must constantly challenge ourselves to make sure that the discussions and dialogues taken place within OOFC meetings do not further oppress historically oppressed people.

Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. @ Oakland City Hall
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

After a period of public comment, the Oakland Public Safety Committee will again take up recommendations from the ad hoc Committee on the Domain Awareness Center Privacy Policy.

— a strong privacy policy in place for the DAC.
— creation of a privacy policy for the City of Oakland
— a surveillance equipment acquisition ordinance, demanding open and transparent processes before acquiring such devices.

The Oakland Privacy Working Group asks you to come and stand and speak in support of these proposals, which will make Oakland a model for privacy across the nation.

Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Our work together encompasses:

  • (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers;
  • (2) current 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.

We look forward to learning with you and making change for the better. Please love and support one another. We have a duty to fight. We have a duty to win.