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Nov
18
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

Come get connected with SDBA’s projects!
  • Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions
  • Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt
  • money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes
  • Working on debarring US Banks that have been convicted of felonies from municipal contracts, and divesting from the Wall St. banks
  • Tiny Homes and other solutions for the homeless.
  • Student debt resistance. Check out the Debt Collective, our sister organization
  • helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk
  • Promoting the concept of Basic Income
  • Advocating for Postal banking
  • Organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now there’s a spinoff group
  • Bring your own debt-related project!

If you are new to Strike Debt and want to come early, meet one or two of us and get a briefing on our projects before we dive into our agenda, email us at strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com .

 Also check out our website, our twitter feed, our radio segments and our Facebook page. Take a look at our Public Banking website, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland.
Strike Debt Bay Area is an offshoot of Occupy Oakland and Strike Debt, itself an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street.

Strike Debt – Principles of Solidarity

Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it.

We also oppose debt because it is an instrument of exploitation and political domination. Debt is used to discipline us, deepen existing inequalities, and reinforce racial, gendered, and other social hierarchies. Every Strike Debt action is designed to weaken the institutions that seek to divide us and benefit from our division. As an alternative to this predatory system, Strike Debt advocates a just and sustainable economy, based on mutual aid, common goods, and public affluence.

Strike Debt is committed to the principles and tactics of political autonomy, direct democracy, direct action, creative openness, a culture of solidarity, and commitment to anti-oppressive language and conduct. We struggle for a world without racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of oppression.

Strike Debt holds that we are all debtors, whether or not we have personal loan agreements. Through the manipulation of sovereign and municipal debt, the costs of speculator-driven crises are passed on to all of us. Though different kinds of debt can affect the same household, they are all interconnected, and so all household debtors have a common interest in resisting.

Strike Debt engages in public education about the debt-system to counteract the self-serving myth that finance is too complicated for laypersons to understand. In particular, it urges direct action as a way of stopping the damage caused by the creditor class and their enablers among elected government officials. Direct action empowers those who participate in challenging the debt-system.

Strike Debt holds that we owe the financial institutions nothing, whereas, to our friends, families and communities, we owe everything. In pursuing a long-term strategy for national organizing around this principle, we pledge international solidarity with the growing global movement against debt and austerity.

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Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Blossomy Project Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India:
A Screening of SOLD and a performance by Kristi Williamson of Spoken Word Mystic Poetry, Song and Movement

soldBlossomy Project is a Berkeley based 501(c)3 working with trafficking survivors since 2004 in India and in 2016 expanded its reach to vulnerable communities in Thailand! The focus of Blossomy Project is empowerment through self expression.

Our programs include dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and photography.
SOLD is a narrative film based on the true story of Lakshmi’s trafficking from rural Nepal to a brothel in Kolkata, India and highlights the brutality of child trafficking and the resilience of the human spirit. www.soldthemovie.com

Blossomy kristiKristi Williamson is brilliant performer who is passionate about archetypal exploration through cultural dance forms and ritual theater and will be presenting a piece that embodies her experiences working with survivors in India. Kristi has been working with Blossomy Project in Kolkata at a shelter home with over 100 girls since 2014 leading a one month workshop in partnership with the Tamalpa Art Corps program.
This event is generously being sponsored by BFUU and all proceeds go to benefit the empowerment of trafficking survivors and those vulnerable to human trafficking.

Lulu Dharma jewelry and tote bags will be on sale at the event for half price www.luludharma.com
Lite fare will be on offer. Free popcorn! $5 Raffle Tickets!
$20 minimum suggested donation at the door. More Information: www.blossomy.org

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Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon @ Omni Commons ballroom
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CELEBRATE THE ZAPATISTA REVOLUTION
with a benefit screening of a new documentary film
ZAPATISTA MOON

Doors open @ 7:00, screening @ 7:30

The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with:
* Amira Ali, artist, poet, filmmaker, founding member AfricaSpeak4Africa
* Laura Rivas, activist, member of Chiapas Support Committee
* Elizabeth Saez, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

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> Tamales & Aguas Frescas, Zapatista Artesanía & t-Shirts will be available.

A benefit to support educational projects in the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas

Zapatista Moon narrates one man’s journey in Chiapas as he interacts with a historic Zapatista women’s gathering in 2007, questions men’s role and feels the impact of Zapatismo on the on-going struggle for gender justice & equity.

The film-showing will be followed by a roundtable of women who will review the film and discuss the dimensions of the struggle for women-based power and leadership of our movements and communities and the struggle to forge new relationships based on gender justice and equity.

The film highlights the December 2007 Meeting of Zapatista Women with the Women of the World. Our focus on indigenous women coincides with the current independent presidential candidacy of an indigenous woman on behalf of the Indigenous Governing Council, María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, Marichuy.

Sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee
And endorsed by Liberated Lens
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For more information visit: https://chiapas-support.org/

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Discussion with Mark Bray, Author of ‘Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Nov
19
Sun
Howard Zinn Book Fair 2017: The World We Want @ City College
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This year has brought many hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to defend immigrants, fight for healthcare for all, defeat a Muslim ban, and provide a powerful voice against the racism, mysoginy and homophobia that brought Trump to office. This is the spirit that the Fourth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair celebrates on Sunday, November 19th as we envision what “The World We Want,” might look like.

Over 140 Authors, Zinesters, Bloggers and publishers will gather for a jam-packed for a day of close to 60 readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. There will also be a big room full of over 75 radical book sellers, publishers and community organizations.

Highlights include talks from:

  • Adam Hochschild, NY Times Best-Selling author of Spain in Our Hearts and King Leopold’s Ghost
  • Sekou Odinga, former Black Panther Party member and recently released political prisoner, author of In the Whirlwind
  • Rebecca Solnit, Harper’s contributing editor and author of The Mother of All Questions and Men Explain Things to Me will discuss What’s Next for the Resistance
  • Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz debuting her new book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Ammendment..
  • Punk Icon, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, author of the Spitboy Rule: Tales of a Xicana in a Punk Band
  • Sasha Lilly, local activist, Pacifica Radio host and author/editor of numerous books including Capital and Its Discontents: Conversations with Radical Thinkers in a Time of Tumult
  • Radical strategies with important activists such as Mark Bray, Jovanka Beckles, Cindy Milstein, Kevin Van Meter, and Antonio Roman-Acala.
  • A five-session track dedicated to exploring what ‘Black Reconstruction In Our Time’ would look like based on the seminal writings of W.E.B. Du Bois.

The Howard Zinn Book Fair is brought to you by an all-volunteer team and the support of the City College of San Francisco Community: (Labor and Community Studies Department, Social Justice AA-T Program, Free City Outreach, American Federation of Teachers 2121 ) and Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, California Institute For Integral Studies, Green Arcade Books, Haymarket Publishing and AK Press.

FULL PROGRAM:  HERE
LIST OF EXHIBITORS:  HERE
IMPORTANT INFO AND LOGISTICS: HERE

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Answering the Call of Love: Immigration Policy and our UU Oakland Response @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


You are warmly invited to hear Miriam Noriega, once again, share important information with us. We will learn how UU Oakland can choose to effectively respond to current immigration policy.

Miriam Noriega is a seminarian and the coordinator of the Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity.

Special attention will be given to Accompaniment Teams who walk with Immigrants in need of direct support.

We will be forming an Accompaniment Team in early 2018.

Snacks will be served.

Come and be part of this work of  love and resistance.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 19 @ 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: (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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The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store.

Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).


Princess Mononoke (1997)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
Rated PG-13
Runtime: 2:13

Kicking off the Ecology Center film series is Princess Mononoke, from legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli team. This A classic animated film that explores the relationship between human activity and the environment through heavy symbolism to highlight the need for sustainable practices and greater consideration of the environment in day-to-day life. Miyazaki crafts a captivating tale of man vs. nature, where the exploitation of natural resources leads to the manifestation of deadly beasts that threaten an all out war between a mining village and the creatures of the forest.

Themes: Sustainability

Preview Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

Future Showings and Event Links:

October 22nd: Chasing Ice

November 19th: King Corn

December 17th: Wall-E

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Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? @ Berkeley Art House Gallery
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

What is North Korea’s goal in attaining nuclear strike capability; how does it seek to shape the balance of power in NE Asia; and how might it engage, as a nuclear state, in nuclear disarmament dialogs?  Paul Liem will discuss the origins of North Korea’s nuclear strategy; the present state of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, and how it might resolve, for better or worse.  He will also share some observations about North Korean society and take questions and answers.

Paul Liem has been active on Korean peace and reunification issues for four decades and has visited North Korea in four different decades. In the 1970s he was a writer for The Korea Bulletin and editor of The Korea Commentary, both newsletters covering current events in North and South Korea. In the 1980s Mr. Liem assisted in sending delegations of progressive religious leaders, including members of the National Council of Churches, to North Korea. In the 1990s he served as advisor to the Berkeley Annual Reunification Symposia Series that hosted guest speakers from North and South Korea from 1991 to 1997. In 1992 Liem and other Korean American activists and artists organized a Korea American Arts Festival at the Oakland Museum among other venues, and in 2004 he served on the Korean American Centennial Committee that curated a multi-media oral history exhibit with the Oakland Museum celebrating 100 years of Korean immigration to the U.S. Liem is currently Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Korea Policy Institute (kpolicy.org) and a member of HOBAK (Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans), a dynamic and creative collective of Korean American activists working on peace and social justice issues in the Bay Area since 2009.

Breakout Groups
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide)
2. More CONVERSATION re North Korea, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party)

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SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County and are 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 7:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: 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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Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? @ Art House Gallery
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

What is North Korea’s goal in attaining nuclear strike capability; how does it seek to shape the balance of power in NE Asia; and how might it engage, as a nuclear state, in nuclear disarmament dialogs?  Paul Liem will discuss the origins of North Korea’s nuclear strategy; the present state of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, and how it might resolve, for better or worse.  He will also share some observations about North Korean society and take questions and answers.

Paul Liem has been active on Korean peace and reunification issues for four decades and has visited North Korea in four different decades. In the 1970s he was a writer for The Korea Bulletin and editor of The Korea Commentary, both newsletters covering current events in North and South Korea. In the 1980s Mr. Liem assisted in sending delegations of progressive religious leaders, including members of the National Council of Churches, to North Korea. In the 1990s he served as advisor to the Berkeley Annual Reunification Symposia Series that hosted guest speakers from North and South Korea from 1991 to 1997. In 1992 Liem and other Korean American activists and artists organized a Korea American Arts Festival at the Oakland Museum among other venues, and in 2004 he served on the Korean American Centennial Committee that curated a multi-media oral history exhibit with the Oakland Museum celebrating 100 years of Korean immigration to the U.S. Liem is currently Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Korea Policy Institute (kpolicy.org) and a member of HOBAK (Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans), a dynamic and creative collective of Korean American activists working on peace and social justice issues in the Bay Area since 2009.
Breakout Groups
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at Green Sundays a few months ago. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. More CONVERSATION re North Korea, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national Green Party…)
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Film Showing: National Bird. (Drone Warfare and Whistleblowers) @ Omni Commons ballroom
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also gives hope for peace and redemption. National Bird gives rare insight into the U.S. drone program through the eyes of veterans and survivors, connecting their stories as never seen before in a documentary. Its images haunt the audience and bring a faraway issue close to home.

Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/186277306

We will be joined afterward for Q&A with Ines Hofmann Kanna, a co-producer on the film, and Lisa, one of the film’s subjects.

Please note that our screening time has changed for the winter: doors open at 6pm, film starts at 6:30pm.  Complimentary popcorn as always!

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Nov
20
Mon
48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Indians of All Tribes Co-Founder Dr. LaNada War Jack on Alcatraz Island for the 48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation!

We have limited tickets for each boat leaving from Pier 33 starting at 9 am Please RSVP and we will give further instructions and coordination on the ferry.

Opening Ceremony by Ann Marie Sayers of Indian Canyon Nation

Morning Panel “Why We Took The Rock”

Film: End of the Line with Pearl Means www.endofthelinefilm.com

Afternoon Panel “Legacies of the Occupation”

The program will conclude with an honoring Indigenous Women’s Dance Dancing Earth & Eva Lopez Feat Desirae Harp & Kanyon Sayers-Roods

Join Indians of All Tribes Coalition for Part 2 of #IndigenizeTheBay events from Nov 20-23, 2017. We are looking to make this happen in a good way, including this visit to Alcatraz Island on the 20th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llVm4F84PpE

https://www.facebook.com/events/2109012252659572?%3Fti=ia

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DSA Communist Caucus Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm

The Communist Caucus is an organizing group within the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. We’re currently working on tenant organizing in Oakland and Berkeley. Every 3rd Monday of the month is our New Members working meeting; the 2nd and 4th Monday meetings are regular meetings.

See our official caucus statement.

Sign up for our email list or to get involved

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Nov
21
Tue
All Eyes On the Sheriff @ Board of Supervisors Chamber
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Over the past 10 years, the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half—so why is the sheriff’s budget increasing?

Under the sheriff’s “watch” there have been increasing deaths in the jails, abuse of people by sheriff’s deputies, and support of white supremacists from his department. Yet his budget continues to grow.

Meanwhile, people in power aren’t investing in the resources our communities really need—like jobs, healthcare, housing, education, and more.

Turn up with us before the Board of Supervisors meeting to tell county officials we demand transparency and accountability from the sheriff now! If the sheriff has nothing to hide, it’s time for audit.

Hosted by the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Justice Reinvestment Coalition.

 

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City of Oakland Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Oakland Marriot
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Serving seniors, low-income families and homeless residents.

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#DeCOALonlize Oakland: Boycott Tagami’s Rotunda Building @ Oakland Rotunda Building - Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm


RSVP & MORE INFO
Last year, Oakland developer Phil Tagami tried to build a coal transport terminal in our town. But workers, youth, and community members came together to win an historic ban on coal. Now Tagami is suing in Federal Court to try to force the City of Oakland to accept his dirty coal terminal. We’re fighting back.

Last month, two hundred of us went to Phil Tagami’s house in the hills. This month, we go to Tagami’s Rotunda Building in downtown to launch a boycott of his swanky event space. Every dollar spent at the Rotunda Building is a dollar that Phil Tagami can use to try to force toxic coal dust on working class black and brown communities in Oakland.

After a raucous practice picket, we will enjoy a community meal prepared by the youth of Abundant Beginnings — a reminder that we can hold celebrations in community, not just in the decadent digs of developers. Please note: this is not a “Thanksgiving” meal. We reject the genocidal roots of Thanksgiving and stand with indigenous peoples fighting for land, water, air, and sovereignty.

Join us for an art party to support the action on Saturday, Nov. 18th from 2-4PM. Location TBA.

#DeCOALonizeOakland #BoycottTheRotunda #DroptheLawsuit #TrynaBreathe #Youth4CleanAir #Workers4CleanAir

Climate Workers | brooke@movementgeneration.org | www.climateworkers.org

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Nov
22
Wed
Ann Fagan Ginger on Civil Rights of the Homeless @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers is pleased to invite you to hear civil rights attorney Ann Fagan Ginger on The Civil Rights of the Homeless Music and a holiday party follows her talk.

Ann Fagan Ginger is a lawyer, teacher, writer, and political activist. She is the founder and the Executive Director Emerita of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute and was legal counsel for the students at the University of California at Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement in the 1960’s. She is an expert in human rights law and peace law under the regulations of the Unites Nations, and has argued an won before the U.S. Supreme Court.
All Welcome, Wheelchair Accessible.

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Liberated Lens film night & fundraiser for Puerto Rico: “TAINO DACA (I AM)” @ Omni Commons
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
sm_taino-daca-flyer.jpg In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, Liberated Lens and the Omni Commons present the documentary “TAINO DACA (I AM)”.

“TAINO DACA (I AM)” explores Taino history, culture and the indigenous identity throughout the Caribbean and the Diaspora, who were considered to be extinct for over 500 years since their encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. Today, Tainos are on a quest to reclaim their identity and rewrite their history.

Director/producer Alex Zacarias will be in attendance for Q&A after the film.

Doors at 6pm, screening at 6:30pm. $10 admission: all door proceeds will go to the filmmaker and the Latinos Unidos relief campaign for the Puerto Rican island of Vieques –
http://latinos-unidos.org/campaign/adopt-a-town-vieques/

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Nov
24
Fri
BLACK FRIDAY MARCH AND VIGIL @ Powell St. BART
Nov 24 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

Bay Area Women in Black holds their annual “Black Friday” march and vigil. Holiday shoppers learn how their buying choices and actions can help to eliminate illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. The action begins on Friday, November 24th, at 11:45am at the Powell Street BART Station, at 899 Market Street in San Francisco. A march to the vigil in Union Square follows.

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Nov
26
Sun
Special Thanksgiving Potluck! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

potluck2Please join us in sharing a bounty of Thanksgiving fare. Bring (safely preserved) leftovers*, a special dish you want to share* – or just your good appetite! Whether you have a dish to share* or not, we invite you to join us as we break bread in the spirit of loving community. If you can, please help us set up tables and chairs before, and put them away afterward. In between, join in the bounty provided by members and friends. Members, friends, neighbors, and the wider community are welcome!

*If you bring a dish, please also bring a printed list of all ingredients so those with allergies, interactions and dietary restrictions can enjoy the dishes they can eat and avoid those they can’t eat.

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