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Apr
23
Sun
UC GILL TRACT COMMUNITY EARTH DAY @ Gill Tract
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

We will be ‘digging in the dirt’, providing musical entertainment, children’s activities, and seminars on several topics including “Mugwort” and “Movement Building in a Time of Resistance.” We will also serve lunch for all, created from the bounty on our farm.

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People’s Park 48th Anniversary @ People's Park
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Here’s the music lineup, with speakers interspersed:
NOON  All Nations Drummers
12:30 Yukon Hannibal
12:50 Soul
1:10 Occupella
1:30 Max Ventura
1:45 Driftwood Dave and the Drifftones
2:20 Open Mike
2:35 Michael  Delacore: Park Hisstory
2:45 Funky Nixons
3:25 Other Speakers
3:40 The Diva Band
4:20 Isaiah McLane and Friends (my grandson)
4:50 Eddie Monroe as Trump
5:15 Skank Bank
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East Bay DSA General Meeting @ Oakland Peace Center
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are excited to announce our next General Membership Meeting! Mark you calendars.

We’ll be learning about what the organization has been up to, how to get involved in the different working committees, voting on the chapter’s new bylaws, and ending with a mixer and break-out groups.

Since we will be voting on the chapter’s bylaws, this is a very important meeting to come to. We would like all of our members to come and make their voices heard.

Check out the Facebook event page, and stay tuned for updates. As we develop the draft bylaws, we will be sending out more information and looking forward to your feedback.

We’ll have lots of opportunities for members to help with registration, set-up, clean up, printing of materials, and all manner of prep work and day-of roles. This is a GREAT WAY to get a little more involved if you’ve been checking things out from the sidelines. List of volunteer roles coming soon—email events@eastbaydsa.org if you’re interested in getting involved!

 

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Nonviolent Direct Action 201 Training @ California Nurses Association
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Learn non-violent direct action skills that have been used throughout the history of resistance movements which can help you step up your resistance to Trump’s agenda today.

This training is for people with some direct action experience or who have previously attended our March 4th Direct Action 101 training OR who will attend our March 13th Direct Action 101 training first (register for the 101 here).

Everyone is welcome.

And if you are a person of color and are interested in having a person of color trainer, let us know through the RSVP form. We may be able to offer a track for people of color.

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Our Revolution: Town Hall For Citizens & Organizations @ Redwood Gardens
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

RSVP here.

This livestream townhall will be simulcast across 3 time zones and 6 satellite cities to engage in political “what’s next” strategies. To join the simulcast, simply download Google Hangout, then just click a link that will be posted by our Berkeley Community Media TV team.  Satellite cities of private & public gatherings include: Weston FL, Lawrence KS, Flint MI, Rockville MD, Eureka CA, with Redwood Gardens in Berkeley CA as the “hub” of the network.

Key speakers include: ACLU rep to detail their “People Power” Campaign for cities; Nurse’s Union rep to weigh in on Single Payer SB562 in CA; Sister Moreen from the Bay Area Sanctuary Covenant; a progressive healthcare exec comparing a variety of health care systems: ACA, ACA+, Single-Payer in 15 states with health care in Canada, Britian, Taiwan, Australia and France; also Organizing 101″ strategies…and music!  Bernie Sanders’ platform, Michael Moore’s “10 Things To Do List”; resistancecalendar.org…and music!

The walkaway: citizens connecting to local organizations to grow the groundswell of resistance to the current Executive Branch and promote a progressive, inclusive agenda.  Berkeley Community TV will multiplex & record the event with 4-camera mini-studio & crew.  Event opens & closes with music by the stellar octet, The Bay Area Jazz Pantheon directed by jazz mandolinist Pat Fahey & friends.

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Benefit for the Haiti Relief Fund: Dr. Maryse Narcisse @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed to meet at 3:00 PM during winter hours, that is, once Daylight Savings Time ends).

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 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 Oakland Greens Present: A movie night fund raiser: “American/Sandinista” @ It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Plan a fun evening out for “Dinner and a Movie” to benefit the Oakland Greens.  Note that we are coming up to the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and April 28th will be the 30th anniversary of Ben Linder’s assassination. The movie is called “American/Sandinista” (2008) by local film maker Jason Blalock, and is a retrospective of Linder’s project twenty years after he was killed by the Contras.


Your speaker Don Macleay is featured in the film because he was the project director up until a month before Ben was assassinated.   Macleay will also be traveling to Nicaragua on the 26th to participate in the 30th anniversary in San Jose de Bocay, the town near where Linder was killed and where a hydroelectric plant bearing his name was subsequently built on the stream that he was investigating.


Join us for discussion with people who during the 1980s were there on the ground.  Doors will open at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 6:30 p.m.  The movie will start at 7:30 p.m.  $20 is a suggested donation, but no donation is too big or small, and as always no one will be turned away for lack of funds. This is a family-friendly event and is wheel chair accessible.


Oakland Greens funds are used to print literature, help with publishing the Alameda County Green Voter Guide, and produce direct community actions with a focus on mobilizing youth to become social justice warriors/candidates/activists.

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Indivisible Berkeley: General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This assembly allows members and visitors to take part in the resistanc against Donald Trump. There will be a couple of presentations on among others Slack. Just like previous assemblies we will end with a break-out session.

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Green Film Fest: RISE: Standing Rock @ Roxie Theater
Apr 23 @ 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm

Join us at Green Film Fest at San Francisco’s Castro Theater, Roxie and venues across the Bay.  From the Amazon to Standing Rock, from the SF  streets to the fields of Ethiopia, see new films from around the globe at this festival known for its acclaimed environmental documentaries.  The full line-up can be found here.

Sunflower Alliance is a partner of Green Film Fest and is proud to be co-sponsoring an exciting new documentary, RISE: Standing Rock (Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2016, 110 min).  This is part of a Viceland docuseries which examines contemporary indigenous life and gives viewers a rare glimpse into the front line of indigenous-led resistance. This program includes two episodes: Sacred Water: Standing Rock, Part I and Red Power: Standing Rock, Part II.

The film, a winner of the 2017 Best Feature Award, documents the pan-tribal resistance at Standing Rock to the Dakota Access Pipeline.  The powerful alliance of women that rose up in the face of brutal police power brings inspiration and hope to all struggling people.  Mni wiconi—water is life!

There will be a discussion with director Michelle Latimer after the screening.

 

Transit:
– BART 16th Street Station
– MUNI Lines 14, 22, 33, 49
– Street meter parking
– Parking garage at 42 Hoff Street between 16th & 17th Streets

See the schedule and buy tickets for the whole April 20th-26th festival: www.greenfilmfest.org

 

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Apr
24
Mon
Art Build for May Day March & Strike – SURJ
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for an Art Build Monday April 24th from 4-8pm. This art build is in preparation for the general strike and May Day actions on May 1st.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1239048449465541/

This is a great way to come talk about messaging and find ways to participate in the national day of action. You don’t need art skills to come (but much appreciated!), and youth and families are welcome.

ACCESS NEEDS: This event is wheelchair accessible. If you have specific access needs, please email mobilization@surjbayarea.org, and we’ll be happy to work with you to accommodate them.

SCENT FREE: We ask that guests do their best to be as scent free as possible. Please refer to this resource from the EastBay Meditation Center for more information on what that means: https://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/PDF/How-to-Be-Fragrance-Free-.pdf

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Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank.

All are welcome!

Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM.

For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org.

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Apr
25
Tue
Funding for a Public Bank Study: Oakland City Council Finance Cmte
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The Oakland City Council Finance Committee will be voting on whether to allocate money for a feasibility study for the Public Bank of Oakland, or wait until the summer to take the money from next year’s budget.

Because the Bank will be able to start saving Oakland money almost from Day 1, we need the Committee to take the funding from this year’s budget, and move this project along asap. Please call the members of the Finance Committee [Noel Gallo (238-7005), Abel Guillen (-7002), Dan Kalb (-7001), and Annie Campbell Washington (-7004)] and ask them to vote YES on Agenda Item #7 on the Finance Committee Agenda for 4/25.

You can also attend the Finance Committee. meeting and testify in support.  1st floor hearing room, City Hall.

To register to speak: https://solar.oaklandnet.com/Speaker/form

Our message is Vote YES on Item #7.

Our Bank, our money!
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland

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Community Forum on Immigrant and Refugee Rights @ Berkeley Adult School
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Apr 25 @ 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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Stop Urban Shield: All Out to Berkeley City Council @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Tuesday 4/25: All Out to Berkeley City Council

In an unprecedented move, the Berkeley City Council is considering fully withdrawing their  participation in Urban Shield. A decision in favor of pulling out of Urban Shield by the Berkeley City Council paves the way for other cities in the Bay Area to do the same. Join us on Tuesday to show mass opposition to Urban Shield’s war on our communities.

Can’t attend on Tuesday? Support with CALL IN DAY: Monday, April 24th,.
Call Berkeley City Council and demand that they end police militarization. Here is sample call in language and contact info:

“Dear Councilperson _________,
I am writing to urge you and all Berkeley City Council members to take leadership in putting an end to Berkeley’s engagement with the militarization of police and disaster preparedness represented by the annual Urban Shield exercises and weapons expo, funded by DHS through the Urban Areas Security Initiative. Urban Shield’s emphasis on SWAT teams as the response to emergencies – including natural disasters – as well as the extremely militarized scenarios, diminishes resources for responding to the ordinary emergencies community members face every day. Berkeley should not be participating in war games funded by the Department of Homeland Security, which involve not only nine Bay Area counties, but teams from around the United States.That is why I ask you to exercise your leadership and reject any future funding from UASI, Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield, and to stand with Alameda County communities, and people across the country.
Regards,
_______”

CONTACT INFO FOR BERKELEY CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Map of Berkeley Council Districts

Mayor Jesse Arreguin/ (510) 981-7100/ mayor@cityofberkeley.info
District 1/Linda Miao/(510) 981-7110/  lmaio@cityofberkeley.info /
District 2/Cheryl Davila/ (510) 981-7120/ cdavila@cityofberkeley.info
District 3/  Ben Bartlett/ (510) 981-7130/  bbartlett@CityofBerkeley.info
District 4/ Kate Harrison / (510) 981-7140 /  kharrison@CityofBerkeley.info
District 5 / Sophie Hahn/ 510) 981-7150 / shahn@CityofBerkeley.info
District 6 / Susan Wengraf / (510) 981-7160 / swengraf@CityofBerkeley.info
District 7/ Kris Worthington / (510) 981-7170 / kworthington@CityofBerkeley.info
District 8/  Lori Droste / (510) 981-7180 / ldroste@CityofBerkeley.info

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Women’s Strike Planning Meeting for May 1st General Strike @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Continue the momentum of the Women’s March in January and the Women’s Strike March 8th, planning towards a May 1st General Strike!

All welcome!

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Apr
26
Wed
Immigrant Family Day at SF City Hall @ San Francisco City Hall
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

Join AROC, as part of SFILEN, in holding Immigrant Family Day at City Hall, where we gather our community members to raise their concerns, speak about the issues they are facing, and demand that SF fight for immigrant rights and continue supporting SFILEN in providing critical legal services, education and outreach to immigrant communities throughout the city.

San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN), a unique and groundbreaking collaboration of thirteen organizations, including some of the region’s pioneering immigrant service providers and some of the city’s leading legal advocacy organizations – each with decades of experience providing free and low cost immigration legal services and community education to low income immigrants in San Francisco. We represent immigrants from African, Arab, Asian, and Latinx communities.

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Single Payer: Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing – SB 562’s 1st Vote! @ Sacramento Convention Center Complex
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s here! The first vote on our Healthy California Act, SB 562 (Lara & Atkins), will be on Apri 26th. Please join us for a rally, march and then pack the room to show that we urgently need to move SB 562 forward and guarantee healthcare for all in California.

Details:
*Noon Rally
*March to the Capitol
*1:00pm Hearing in Senate Health (plan to stay as long as it takes to get a Yes vote!!!)

Bus pick ups in many locations! You must RSVP here for a seat:www.goo.gl/VIwz1x

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East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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