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Sep
24
Sat
Afrikatown’s Hood Healing Day @ Qilombo
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Healing is sacred liberation. Some of us use ancient spiritual tools, some of us create our own rituals and ceremonies, and some of us use whatever is around us to transform.

Envision a space where communities can converge! Where healers of color from different ethnicities, different physical and mental health abilities, & different relationships to the Creator and land can join their communities. Think of Afrikatown’s Hood Healing Day as a space where you can invite the people you love the most (blood or chosen families) to be in remembrance of our strength, our sorrows, our resistance and our resiliency.

Come to get those aches rubbed out, to talk to spiritual guides, to re-energize, to sit in on workshops, to soak your feet, to dance or to rest.

This will be a space for children, Elders, families and the general community! We are putting a focus on deepening the spaces and accommodations that often get neglected or forgotten. We remain a space that prioritizes Afrikans, other Indigenous peoples, migrants of color, women of color, those with visible or invisible dis/abilities, and our sacred trans sisters!

PLEASE READ THE FLYER AND WAIT ON NEXT WEEKS UPDATED HEALERS LIST & MODALITIES!

Interested in volunteering or offering healing? Interested in hosting a empowering workshop or helping to organize this event? Please PM Van Dellz or email info@qilombo.org.

Here’s the tenative list of what our Hood Healing Day will include! Please give suggestions or offer your gifts!

HEALING PRACTICES:
*shamanic healer + sacred life coach
*yoga *acupunture *footsoak
*reiki *somatic bodywork *massage
*divination *herbalism *healing chant
*black girl magic: hair-care

CURRENT WORKSHOPS
*rituals, remedies & readings
*Decolonial Creative Writing: Afrikan & Indigenous Resistance for Land Liberation

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Solidarity With the Charlotte Rebellion. @ Latham Square
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Sep
25
Sun
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Sunflower Alliance members who participated in the successful No Coal in Oakland campaign will discuss the ways the campaign built the power to stop the coal export terminal. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice.

The Sunflower Alliance brings together individuals and organizations committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of all Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate change. We work toward building an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater 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.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than 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: (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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Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over 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: (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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Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. @ Berkeley Arts Festival
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Charlie Hinton & Bill Crossman
Directed by Mark Kenward

Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with prisoners in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show takes place in November, 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. Pianist Bill Crossman will improvise music throughout the performance. Afterwards, we will have an update about Pelican Bay and the “security/welfare” checks that are waking up prisoners every 30 minutes in solitary confinement units throughout CA.

Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away

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Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Roundtable @ Northbrae Community Chur h
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Homelessness is on the rise in Berkeley. Beyond the immediate impact upon those persons living without shelter, it is increasingly on the minds of Berkeley residents and business-owners, and is central to voters this November.  The Berkeley Public Library, BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action) and Northbrae Community Church are in collaboration to host a community forum on homelessness featuring the 2016 Berkeley Mayoral candidates.
How can Berkeley best address the issues of the escalating costs of affordable housing, and the necessary support for persons who are homeless?  What policies or ordinances would candidates seek to repeal or propose?  How do they feel about sit/lie ordinances?  What role should business, development, and public agencies play in striving toward a community that meets every people’s basic needs? Is housing a human right?
Moderator Peter Leyden (former managing editor at Wired, founding director of the New Politics Institute, and founder/CEO of Reinventors) will engage the 2016 Berkeley Mayoral candidates in a roundtable conversation looking at the tools available to address Berkeley’s growing homelessness crisis. All are welcome to attend this  free event, which will be followed by a casual reception, where food will be served.

 

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Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Every Sunday The Community Democracy Project and our supporters gather to imagine a society that functions differently. We organize and strategize to make Participatory Budgeting a reality in Oakland through a voter initiative that uplifts and values the voices of the most marginalized.

Beginning August 28th every 4th Sunday will be dedicated to a work of Science Fiction that inspires us. We’re very excited to blast off with the short story, Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Read (attached in the comments!) and join us to share your insight and inspiration.

Future works may include but are not limited to: novels, articles, episodes and films!

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Liberated Lens Collective @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Liberated Lens Collective is a community media project based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We believe that story telling belongs to everyone. We do not depend on mainstream media or an expensive film school: we empower ourselves to make our own images!

We learn by doing. We teach eachother. We work horizontally, and operate by consensus. We make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, maintain a film equipment library for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops, and host film screenings. In May 2015 we organized the Films 2 The People Short Film Festival.

To be updated about what we do, join our announce mailing list: Liberated_Lens.announce@lists.riseup.net

To get involved, come to our meetings! We’re open and happy to welcome you, no matter your experience level. Sometimes, the meetings turn into creative workshops!

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Sep
26
Mon
Idle No More Calls Us to Stand Up to Phillips 66
Sep 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

The Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo has once again poisoned Bay Area water and air.  After a tanker spill this week in San Pablo Bay, over 100 people have gone to the hospital and untold numbers of relatives in the area have been affected.  We are standing together to say that it is time to leave fossil fuels in the ground!

We will begin at Lone Tree Point and walk to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery (P66) on San Pablo Ave. in Rodeo.

The EPA has listed P66 as the state’s number one toxic polluter.  This is from NBC Bay Area on September 22:

“The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit searched through Environmental Protection Agency records and found the Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo did not comply with federal standards for the disposal of solid and hazardous waste for the past three years. An inspection report from March reveals the refinery was operating in significant violation, which is the agency’s most serious designation, and shows the refinery poses a severe level of environmental threat.”  (Source: Coast Guard Locates Oil Sheens in San Pablo Bay After Odor Sickens Vallejo Residents)

The cities of Rodeo and Vallejo, which were most affected by the spill, are two communities along our refinery corridor fighting to protect and defend our waters.  They are like those in the Dakotas, defending our inland fresh waters, in Louisiana and the disappearing Gulf coast, and other communities along our endangered coastlines.  We say say NO to refinery expansions, crude-by-rail and destructive, failing pipelines, and the continued destruction of Mother Earth.

We stand together with all of the Defenders and Protectors around the world who have drawn the line and are resisting actions that harm the water, air, soil and Mother Earth!

RSVP Facebook

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Fossil-Free Bay Area @ SPUR
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

California has the most ambitious climate policy framework in the world, and the Bay Area has the resources, political temperament and innovative spirit to demonstrate how to work toward eliminating fossil fuel use. But is that spirit enough to go fossil-free? SPUR’s latest report lays out an agenda for the region to transition to a high-efficiency, 100% renewable energy system that will create a model for other urban regions while improving climate resiliency.

+ Laura Tam / SPUR
+ Sarah Jo Szambelan / SPUR

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Help Film a Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters) Commercial. @ Gazebo on Lake Merritt, near Bellevue & Grand
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

A “Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters)” commercial will be filmed on Monday, 9/26.  We’re inviting all supporters to come join in the finale — at 5:30 pm at the Gazebo on Lake Merritt — find it on the map: Lake Merritt Gazebo area.

NOTE: Everyone is welcome in their daily casual wear, but please no logos, organization shirts or jerseys, because getting formal approval for those to appear on television is a long process.

Please let Becki or Gabby know if you will be able to join at becki@cjjc.org or gabriella@telegraphpr.com !

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Sep
27
Tue
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance Community & Economic Development Committee Hearing

We’re sending out a call to action for those interested in building just and resilient economies in the Bay Area! This is your chance to come out, have your voice heard, and tell Oakland City Council that we demand an economy that supports the growth of worker owned businesses! A coalition of organizations and community members have been working for over two years to get us to this point, and we need your support to get us past the finish line! This is the first ordinance to give preference to worker coops in city contracting and procurement, and would require the City of Oakland to prioritize business conversions to worker coops by tracking legacy businesses and providing succession planning support (including sale to workers as an option)!

In order for the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance to be adopted, it will first be heard by Oakland City Council’s Community & Economic Development Committee on Tuesday, September 27th, and then (with your support!) the ordinance will move to a the full City Council for a final vote one week later, on Tuesday, October 4th. That means there will be two opportunities for you to come out and support the creation of economic democracy at Oakland City Hall!

Please join us and our coalition partners at the Community & Economic Development Committee Hearing to make sure the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance passes through committee and goes straight to the full city council the following week!

Final City Council Vote on Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance

At 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 4th, please join us and our coalition partners as we advocate for final passage of the Oakland Worker Cooperative Incentives for Growth Ordinance!


We need your bodies and voices in the room to demonstrate that Oakland supports this policy! RSVP to both or either events above and you’ll receive more info on how you can make your voice heard! We’ve done it before! Let’s do it again!

Once this ordinance is adopted, Oakland will be the first city in the US to adopt this type of support for worker cooperatives, becoming a national leader in the movement for cooperative economies. Show Oakland City Council that our communities demand economic development that empowers residents and creates resilient communities! Help Oakland build on the momentum that is sweeping the country as cities including New York, Austin, Minneapolis, Rochester, Berkeley, and other city governments prioritize the development of inclusive, just, and cooperative economies!

In Solidarity and Cooperation,

Ricardo S. Nuñez

http://www.theselc.org/

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Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer: A Listening Session @ The Way Christian Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Alameda County’s new Chief Probation officer comes to us with a stellar reputation from San Francisco. These community listening sessions are where you can voice your concerns about how the police interact with our community.

Chief Probation Officer Wendy Still cordially invites you to attend District 5’s Community Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27th, at The Way Christian Center, 1305 University Ave., Berkeley, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

This will be the first of five listening sessions held by Chief Wendy Still to meet and engage community members in District 5 and provide an opportunity for the public to provide input on any issues they may have.
District 5is Keith Carson’s district (map).

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Ella Bake Center – Prisoners’ Letter Writing Night & Meeting @ Suite 1125
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Writing letters to people behind bars is one of the most vital ways of providing direct support.

The level of isolation and lack of agency produced by prisons and jails raises the stakes of communication with the outside world, and receiving a letter is a simple way to brighten someone’s day by creating human interaction and communication.

Come to the Ella Baker Center and help us respond to the letters we’ve received from people locked up in prison.

We are getting lots of questions about upcoming ballot initiatives, Prop 47, and our work and we need your help to respond. You will also get a chance to begin writing to a pen pal!

This letter writing night will also be our September member meeting – we hope you will attend and get an update on our campaigns and how you can plug in.

Vegetarian dinner will be provided.

LETTER WRITING NIGHT

RSVP NOW

RSVP on Facebook.

Let’s keep incarcerated people connected to their communities and the movement they are a part of!

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Ecuadorians Fighting Chevron Speak @ Bobby Bowen Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come hear the stories of the indigenous people of Ecuador who have been fighting Chevron for 20 years, demanding it clean up the toxic devastation it left in their home. Two members of the Union of Affected Peoples of Ecuador will speak in Richmond, fresh from their solidarity visit to the Standing Rock Sioux fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

 

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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Sep 27 @ 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.
Living-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 Wednesday 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!

olwa.org

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1568668586707336/

Since 1978

 

 living_wage

 

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Sep
28
Wed
Film showing: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

On November 23, 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at a mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop, for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.

This riveting documentary is one story of the devastating effects of racial bias and the search for justice. Negative portrayals of black men and boys in the media lead to irrational fears; these implicit biases can prove deadly. The film dissects the aftermath of this fatal encounter using powerful footage which shows intimate scenes with the boy’s parents, police interrogation footage, and interviews with others at the scene that night. You are on the edge of your seat during the trial testimonies. We chose this film to bring audiences into the discussion of racial bias and gun violence.

6:30 pm reception
7:00 film
8:30 -9 community discussion
The series is sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont League of Women Voters, and Piedmont Unified School District Adult Education.

diversityfilmseries.org

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East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Open as many homes as possible…
Hold them as long as possible…

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