Open Circle: Addressing Police Terrorism & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle: Addressing Police Terrorism & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Come inspire with us!
Potluck at 3:00
Meeting at 3:30
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terrorism & Systemic Oppression, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate with the families on strategies and actions to bring about justice for their loved ones murdered by the police.Open Circle meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

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:

No Coal In Oakland! City Council Meeting. @ Oakland City Hall
Feb 16 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm

1-coal-train-dust.pngThe Oakland City Council has the power to halt a reckless proposal to bring in coal by rail and ship it overseas from its port. It can do that on the basis of the proposal’s significant health and safety impacts. At its Feb 16 meeting the council will discuss the issue and there may be a vote on options. We need to make sure the council votes for the option to ban coal outright.

Three Ways to Help Ensure the Council Bans Coal
These are not mutually exclusive. But you need to act now.

1. Help the No Coal in Oakland campaign campaign do outreach and build pressure on the Oakland City Council. To find out more about joining the Sunflower Alliance team, contact Margaret Rossoff,

2. Sign up ASAP to be a speaker at the Feb. 16 city council meeting. You don’t need to speak but we ask you to cede time to No Coal in Oakland activists and supporters so they can speak. You do have to be present to cede time. Sign up here. For Item, enter “coal” You don’t need to say if you are for or against. You can also sign up for open forum instead or on a second card.

3. If you live in Oakland, write a letter to your city council member and to Rebecca Kaplan, the at-large council member (districts, names, contact information). Urge him or her to vote to ban coal outright. If you live in another Bay Area city, write Mayor Libby Schaff (contact information).

For meeting updates, flyers, media coverage and more, please visit our No Coal in Oakland campaign page. And for more background on this hazardous proposal, see A Coaltastrophe Threatens Oakland.

Film Night: The Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975 @ Omni Commons
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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Alameda City Council: Rent Control Ordinance @ Alameda City Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

The Alameda City Council will once again consider various proposals for tenant protection, including rent control, just cause eviction and moving-out compensation.  Come support the Alameda Renters Coalition in its battle against the powers-that-be in Alameda.

Coalition for Police Accountability
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

We will feature on the agenda our brothers and sisters from SEIU 1021 who have experience in signature collection campaigns for successful ballot measures. They will engage with us on lessons learned and we will discuss ways in which we might collaborate in our efforts to get our respective measures on the November ballot.

Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.

Webinar: How San Francisco Stopped a New Jail @ Internet
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join CURB on Thursday, February 18, from 12pm-1pm (PT) for a webinar about how the No New SF Jail Coalition stopped San Francisco’s proposed new jail, and learn valuable lessons on how to stop a jail in your town!

Since early 2013, CURB members and allies have fought tirelessly to stop plans for a new jail in SF, building an incredible network of allies and encountering obstacles of all shapes and sizes. Almost three years of organizing came to fruition in December when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously rejected funding for the new jail.

While this was a historic victory, the fight is not over. SF won’t be building a new jail any time soon, but more than 40 other counties are still trying to build new jails, and the governor is looking to allocate another $250 million for jail construction in the upcoming state budget.

During this webinar, community leaders who have been at the center of SF’s jail fight will share their strategies, stories, victories, failures, and advice on what ultimately made their fight successful.

Mohamed Shehk
, Critical Resistance
Lisa Marie Alatorre, San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness
Roma Guy, San Francisco Taxpayers for Public Safety

Click here to register for the webinar.

Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meeting
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The demand for justice is happening and needs you!

The California Anti-fracking Movement Presents: Dear Governor Brown @ Landmark Theater
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

DearGovernorBrown_BunkerFilms.jpgJoin us for the Bay Area premiere of Dear Governor Brown, the film that will reignite the California anti-fracking movement.

California is an oil-producing powerhouse, and Governor Brown has ushered in a new era of fracking and extreme extraction, all the while claiming to be a climate leader. We’re building a movement in California to take power back from Big Oil and jumpstart a clean-energy future. But even as we’re fighting fossil fuels in communities from Porter Ranch to Livermore—yes, Virginia, there are oil wells in Livermore—Big Oil is expanding its reach.

Arriving at this crucial moment is Dear Governor Brown, a short film directed by Jon Bowermaster that exposes the governor’s oily record, challenges the climate legacy he’s so desperate to create, and pressures him to stop fracking and other extreme oil-extraction methods.

Admission is FREE, compliments of Californians Against Fracking.  The film will be followed by a panel of experts and residents of frontline communities across the state. Seating is limited, so RSVP to reserve your seat now. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Please RSVP on Facebook.

Watch the trailer here.

East Bay Homeless Connect @ Mosswood Park Recreation Center
Feb 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Gigi’s Birthday Party! @ Gigi's House.
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come celebrate Gigi’s birthday!

Friends, music and good cheer!

BBQ provided.  Pot luck BYO drinks and side dishes.

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 2 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 2:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. We have decided not to meet at the Omni on alternate weeks for the time being. We may switch back to meeting at 4 PM when the days get longer and warmer next year.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 1 PM to have a potluck.

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

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

General Assembly Standard Agenda

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

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

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

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


Fundraiser for Richard Perkins Family @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Last year, on November 15th, 39-year-old Richard Perkins was tragically murdered by Oakland police near 90th and Bancroft. Richard Perkins is the 5th person to be killed by OPD this year. His murder has been extremely difficult for the family and they have put out a call to the community for support.

We will be showing our support for the Perkins family at Eastside Arts Alliance where there will be performances, art, and speakers by the incredible voices of our community. We are asking for a $10 dollar donation at the door. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. All proceeds will go to the Perkins family.

There is an option to donate online if you cannot attend:

Please share with you fam, friends, and loved ones.


This event will be updated with more performers, vendors, and artist set to share their magical brilliance in the spirit of community love and solidarity.

organized by members of Anti Police-Terror Project & black.seed

Court Support for Nailah! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Come out and support our comrade Nailah who is currently facing charges after the wave of resistance in solidarity with Ferguson

Connecting Oakland: Tech, Equity and Community @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room #4
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On Feb 23 OpenOakland invites you to come and learn how technology can empower communities, and how you can use tech to get more civic too!

Technology plays a vital role in connecting people and their government- Connecting Oakland is an interactive event where you will learn about how Oaklanders have used tech to:

  • make city hall more accessible,
  • to improve transparency; and
  • promote civic engagement.

You’ll see first hand how an app is built in Oakland- from an initial idea, to a concept, to the data scraping to app design. Built in Oakland, for Oaklanders!

We’ll also host a design session to help you work on an app or technology project- to prepare for the next hackathon or to work with OpenOakland’s volunteers through the year. We’ll also have speakers from the City of Oakland showing us how to engage with them and influence decisions.

We’ll also be joined by some of Kamala Harris’s team (our Attorney General) to show us their new data app that shares data on police uses of force- Open Justice.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Presented by

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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Feb 24 @ 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




Film: Merchants of Doubt @ David Brower Center
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

tillerson.jpgBased on the book by Naomi Orestes and Erik M. Conway, this documentary lifts the curtain on pundits-for-hire paid by large corporations to cast doubt on scientific studies and spread confusion about a range of public threats, from toxic chemicals to climate change. The film explores the illusions created by these corporations in order distract the public from the harm their products create.

Purchase Tickets

Pictured: Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson. Beginning in the late 1970s Exxon conducted climate research and then, without revealing what it had learned, worked at the forefront of climate denial and manufactured doubt about the scientific consensus that its own scientists had confirmed.

Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.

Court Support for Janye @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

See here for some background.

The case is moving into pretrial and court support is more important than ever. Please come support Janye and show the courts that we stand with him.

Antirepression Crew will be doing Coffee not Cops outside Rene C. Davidson starting at 8:30.

Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meeting
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The demand for justice is happening and needs you!