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Apr
28
Tue
Court Support for 2 Arrestees from BartFriday
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Abby and Evan will have a pre-trial hearing on the charges against them for participating in the BART shutdown on Bart Friday, part of a #BlackLivesMatter weekend of action.

Come stand in solidarity with them!

Facebook page:

Come support Antoinette and Evan, arrested unjustly at the BART Friday action in January. BART police and SF Sheriffs targeted these two brave individuals while they were in custody. Particularly severe pain and trauma was caused to Antoinette, whose cane was stolen by BART PD, and despite repeated requests for mobility assistance, she was denied any help and police mocked her as they forced her to move about the BART station and jail without assistance. The proceedings are a farce. The judge has denied dismissing charges despite vague charges, lack of evidence and the brutal manner of arrest, and is proceeding with pretrial. Please come out and show the judge, BART police and SF Sheriffs that an injury to one is an injury to all.

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Earth Day Rally for San Francisco’s Clean Energy Future! @ SF City Hall Plaza
Apr 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Earth Day and San Francisco’s #cleanenergy future by rallying to tell city leaders we need to step up our game on climate action and launch #CleanPowerSF this year! (After talking about it since 2004.)

We’ll hear from community leaders, organizers, students, and residents about why launching CleanPower in 2015 is critical to the city taking meaningful climate action — then we’ll head into City Hall to tell policymakers in their 1:30 meeting that SF cannot wait any longer: we need a clean energy program for our city now!

Event Sponsors include:
San Francisco Green Party
Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice
Harvey Milk LGBT Democratic Club
Sierra Club, SF Bay Chapter
350 SF Bay Area
LEAN Energy US
San Francisco League of Conservation Voters
Our City
Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Council

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Apr
29
Wed
NLG Training: Meeting People Where They are At
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Training 8

Meeting People Where They’re At
This training will teach participants how to be conscious of the experiences and conditions incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people face, in order to improve participants’ advocacy. Trainers will focus on methods to increase mindfulness and improve relationship building and advocacy skills during phone calls, correspondence, visits, and other support activities. Examples will be drawn from experiences at CDCR Women’s facilities.
RSVP & Survey: Please complete to shape venue, content, and number of copies for the series.
Email List Sign up for announcements here http://eepurl.com/7WwfL 
 
Materials, resources, and flyers for this training series are available here http://caitlinkellyhenry.com/support/
Cost If you can afford to, please donate to cover expenses http://www.nlgsf.org/contribute.

      • Invite Here https://www.facebook.com/events/421294274710875

  • Windy Click, California Coalition for Women Prisoners Coordinating Committee Leader, Parole Support Coordinator, Spitfire Speaker’s Bureau Coordinator http://www.womenprisoners.org/about/. Windy is a survivor of prison and prisoner rights organizer. She was released in 2012 from Valley State Prison for Women where she did 17 years on a 15 to life sentence. Windy was a leader inside prison educating on Domestic Violence and Health Education. She has been a member of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners for the past 13 years.
  • Samantha Rogers, Program Coordinator, California Coalition for Women Prisoners http://www.womenprisoners.org/about/ (bio forthcoming)
  • Nora E. Wilson, Director of Legal Advocacy, Justice Now http://jnow.org/who.html is a prison abolitionist, attorney, and human rights activist. As Director of Legal Advocacy at Justice Now, she coordinates direct service provision to people in prison, trains future lawyers and activists in advocating for people in California prisons, and provides support to family and friends advocating for loved ones inside. Such support ensures people in prison and communities targeted for imprisonment the physical and emotional respite required to take part in Justice Now’s systemic change activities. Nora grew up in a conservative town in the deep South and learned from watching her mother advocate on behalf of a family member in prison. During law school, she discovered the most meaningful work she had ever undertaken through an internship with National Advocates for Pregnant Women, where she worked to secure the human and civil rights, health, and welfare of pregnant and parenting women who were suffering harm at the hands of the criminal justice system. After law school, Nora moved from the East Coast to become a proud resident of the East Bay. She began volunteering with Legal Services for Prisoners with Children in San Francisco and soon discovered Justice Now. Nora continued her legal training at Justice Now for over a year before she became a Staff Attorney, specializing in provision of direct services and medical advocacy on behalf of people in women’s prisons, as well as compassionate release advocacy and support on behalf of terminally ill and permanently incapacitated people in California prisons. In January 2015, when Justice Now adopted a collective staff structure, Nora transitioned to the role of Director of Legal Advocacy. She received her BA in Political Science from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her JD from Fordham University School of Law in New York City.

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Apr
30
Thu
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
Apr 30 @ 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.

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May
1
Fri
Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
May 1 all-day

Oakland Spring Rising

All Food is Medicine ~ All Water is Sacred

40 Farms in 40 Days

beginning May 1st, 2015

Mission:

The Mission of Oakland Spring Rising is to support existing community groups and new urban farmers to grow as much nutritious food in an urban setting as possible.

Goals:

To grow 100 pounds of healthy, organic produce for 400,000 people per year using available vacant land in Oakland.  In order to achieve this, Oakland Spring Rising was formed to be a hub for material & knowledge transfer between those who have grown plants & mushrooms, who have kept bees & chickens & goats, and those who want to.  Oakland Spring Rising first initiative will be to initiate 40 Farms in 40 days, beginning May 1st, 2015.

Vision:

In order to achieve the Mission, we will offer resources to all community members who wish to receive assistance.  Oakland Spring Rising acknowledges that urban agriculture and nutrition exist within ongoing struggles against private property and gentrification in Oakland.  With this in mind, we support food insecure communities that want to grow healthy food and medicine.  Amidst catastrophic weather instability, Oakland Spring Rising acknowledges that the healthier a community’s food, the healthier their decisions.

Oakland Spring Rising has the following as its primary methods of enabling community resiliency

Soil Testing - nearly all urban soils have some degree of toxicity.  Oakland Spring Rising seeks to develop community based strategies for testing and treating toxic & damaged soils using plants, beneficial soil bacteria & mushrooms.  Methods for dealing with many toxins are new, and Oakland Spring Rising seeks to make Oakland the largest and most successful urban soil remediation on the planet.

Food – In areas where the soil is appropriate for growing food, Oakland Spring Rising will offer free plants & compost to communities wishing to farm.  In areas where the soil needs repair, Oakland Spring Rising will offer suggestions for soil remediation, along with materials for raised beds, free plants & compost, in order to ensure that community members wishing to grow food will still be able to.  Where possible, Oakland Spring Rising will use hugelkuulture beds, to encourage water retention.

Animals – Most animal products consumed by people in the United States are laden with toxins.  Oakland Spring Rising seeks to provide 100% local & organic eggs to any site wishing to raise chickens.  Where appropriate, Oakland Spring Rising will offer workshops and education on tending goats in an urban setting, with an intention towards getting more goats into the community.

Medicine – The modern medical system is a system of disempowerment.  Oakland Spring Rising will provide herbal plant medicines to assist community members with all aspects of health.

BioChar – Where appropriate, Oakland Spring Rising will provide Biochar to community farms.  Biochar assists in soil fertility and soil microbial life and is available at little to no cost, aside from transportation, as an industrial byproduct.

Mushrooms – Oakland Spring Rising seeks to transport spent mushroom logs to community members who are interested in growing culinary and medicinal mushrooms in Oakland, as well as using mycelium for mycoremediation & soil restoration.  Oakland Spring Rising will also serve as a knowledge conduit for any knowledge transfer that community members request.

To Get Involved

Email: oaklandspringrising@gmail.com

Phone: David @ (530) 840-1840

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International Workers Day Regional Festival and March – San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

nternational Workers Day Regional Festival and March

1:30-3:30 Festival @ Civic Center Plaza
3:30 Regional March to 24th and Mission
5:00-5:30 Closing program @ 24th and Mission

More info, RSVP.

 

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May
2
Sat
Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs @ MetWest High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The war in Viet Nam was one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. It brings to light the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against foreign aggression, particularly the United States of America.

The Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), formed in 2014, is hosting a Community Event: “The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs” – a day-full of cultural, educational & powerful sharing to mark the 40th anniversary of the US military’s forced departure from Viet Nam and international struggle for self-determination.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intergenerational-teach-in-the-spirit-of-viet-nam-stronger-than-us-bombs-tickets-16383904700

Our purpose:

• Highlight the historical meaning and ongoing significance of people’s struggles for independence and against imperial domination.

• Inform and continue to educate ourselves and all who seek to understand this history, to explore its relevance to the present and future, and to keep abreast of the current strategy of the US empire in Asia and abroad.

• Connect and celebrate our humanity with music, poetry, spoken word, and with dialogues and discussion, panels and workshops, and share our story.

Join us in solidarity with the May Day Rally on May 1st in SF (more details to come). March with us!

The space (rooms, bathrooms, etc.) is fully ADA accessible.

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May
3
Sun
Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks! @ Mountain View Improvement Association
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks!  Come help paint a 24-foot parachute banner with this years Healing Walk image and hand-paint t-shirts (if you got this years Healing Walk t-shirt or patch bring it and paint it–or the feathers on it). Wear clothes you can get paint on.

Here is the Facebook event to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/982279841804638/

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

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May
7
Thu
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.

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May
9
Sat
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

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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.

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May
10
Sun
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.

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Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

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May
12
Tue
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.

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May
14
Thu
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 14 @ 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.

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May
16
Sat
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support @ Qulombo
May 16 all-day

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Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle @ The Alan Blueford Center For Justice
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

PF Publishing invites you to celebrate T. Thorn Coyle’s first novel, dedicated to Alan Blueford, and to all victims of police violence.

Like Water:
a story of love and sudden violence.
a story of a ghost and a city.
a story for our times.

Welcome to the streets of Oakland, CA.
Meet Alex and Jonah.

Best friends since childhood: one poet, one professor, one black, one white. One dead–killed by police with a Taser to the heart–and one bereft, trying to figure out how to go on living…and how to find justice.

“One day he was laughing on a bright summer sidewalk. What seemed liked seconds later, he was gone.”

http://www.pfpub.com/

Facebook event.

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Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon
May 16 @ 9:00 pm – May 17 @ 1:00 am

Come out Saturday, 5/16 at Legionnaire for our 2nd Left Bass Dance Party! Last month, the club was packed by 10pm, the party went OFF, and we raised over $1,800 for BlackOUT Collective. Let’s do it in May for APTP!

LEFT BASS is an Oakland Dance Party for all us activists, organizers, artists, and just plain MOVEMENT FOLKS to shake a tail feather together and continue to support local organizing.

Get down with “Feminist/Panther/Hip-Hop Heroine” Coco Peila, featured DJs Camilo (Queer Qumbia) and Xander (Mondial Afrique) and resident DJs Baagi and T. Rockwell.

This month’s party will benefit the Anti Police-Terror Project (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anti-Police-Terror-Project/513658562107268). “The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.”

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May
21
Thu
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 21 @ 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.

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