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Jul
21
Sat
Community Restorative Justice Training @ Saint Columbia Church
Jul 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Restorative Justice for Oakland and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council is offering free restorative justice trainings for community members wh want to help creae a restorative North Oakland.

If you are interested in attending one of the trainings, please email us your name, your desired training date and we will reply.

rjoytrainings@rjoyoakland.org

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WPA Berkeley Walk @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With Harvey Smith

This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm Credit Building. The tour will also include the incredible mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus, photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the UC Berkeley campus.

For more info: 510-684-0414

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Zero Hour SF Bay March for Youth Rights @ ICE San Francisco
Jul 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The one thing that everyone working towards justice can agree on is that kids are the future. As youth living in the Bay Area we demand that adults treat kids better- no border cruelty, no climate chaos.

On July 21st, young people will march in San Francisco and demand climate change legislation. We march to protect the rights of the youth: we demand an end to border cruelty and greenhouse gas emissions. While this is a youth-led movement, the march is open to all people passionate about defending the safety and prosperity of future generations. Our movement is called This is Zero Hour.

We say:
Dear Decision-Makers (Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom, and our Senators)
-Replace all Fossil Fuel extraction with renewable energy sources and sustainable jobs!
-Stop the Delta Tunnels!
-Get Fossil Fuel money out of politics! Don’t accept money from the Fossil Fuel industry!
-A liveable planet means climate justice– we need justice for youth from our climate policy to our immigration policy.

Can your group help us by spreading the word and inviting participants, especially youth?

Where: ICE Headquarters, 230 Sansome Street, San Francisco, marching to Aquatic Park, Beach Street, SF
What: Our event will include drumming, chanting, a speak-out, and a live mural painting project that anyone can participate in.
Who: Zero Hour is organized by youth ages 11-18. Youth and allies encouraged to participate!
Why: My generation did not create climate change, but as the climate crisis unfolds and elected officials fail to take meaningful action, young people are standing up to defend our planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer: we must ensure that our elected officials stop ignoring the needs of young people and their right to a safe, healthy, and clean environment.

How you can help:
1. Sign up to co-sponsor!
2. Spread the word and encourage your member/contacts to attend!
3. Are you in touch with youth (or adult allies) who could help with tasks like planning, art-making, chant-leading, and social media? Please put them in touch with us by messaging Youth Vs. Apocalypse on Facebook, or email <lpaczkowski20@sandomenico.org>
4. Please share our event page widely!

#zerohour #justice #environment #familiesbelongtogether#youthvsapocalypse

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Film: Freedom Summer @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Freedom Summer recalls the events of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, when more than 700 student activists worked together to register African-American voters in violently segregationist Mississippi and shatter the foundations of white supremacy in the nation’s most segregated state. Fifty years later, Stanley Nelson’s documentary film takes a look back at the epochal campaign.

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Jul
22
Sun
Road to Change Oakland Community BBQ @ Defemery Park
Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Our generation is creating change in this country.

Join us for a special event. We’re having a barbecue and registering people to vote!

SPONSORED BY
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Community Feed Before the Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Jul 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

Usually the last Sunday of every month (but this month the Sunday before) attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There will be a table, utensils/plates, salad, meat and veggie entrees, dessert and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. All are welcome!

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets at 4 PM .

The OO General Assembly has met on almost weekly basis for more than six 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. 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.

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Liberated Lens film night: Albatross @ Omni Commons
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Exquisitely beautiful, immensely touching and ultimately inspiring, Albatross takes us on a journey to the Midway island where these amazing birds come to mate and breed.
We are brought into intimate contact with the albatrosses, get to witness their mating dances and caring for the young.
The beauty is soon to be broken as when the time comes to fly away, many of the young stay behind and face a long painful death. Their bellies filled with ocean plastic make them unable to fly and feed…

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Jul
23
Mon
Stop Urban Shield – Berkeley City Council Vote. @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Berkeley City Council will hold a special meeting on the 2018 Police MOU compendium and the recommendations of the Ad-Hoc Subcommittee on NCRIC and Urban Shield.

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Jul
24
Tue
Alameda County Residents—Petition Supervisors to End Oil Drilling! @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

The Board of Supervisors hearing will finally decide whether a polluting oil company, E&B Natural Resources, has the right to keep producing oil from its Livermore wells for another ten years.  In the meantime, please sign this petition to the supervisors.

E&B is a fossil fuel company with a disturbing track record of accidents and spills.  Since 2007, the oil company has reported at least 48 spills of oil or other hazardous materials in four different California counties—including Alameda.   Multiple agencies have cited the company for violations of environmental and safety protections, and E&B has demonstrated time and time again that it cannot be trusted to follow regulations.  Its operations in eastern Alameda County put our drinking water at risk of contamination from the undisclosed chemicals used in the oil-production process.

Nonetheless, on May 24 the East Alameda County Board of Zoning Adjustments voted 2-0 to approve two conditional use permits for E&B Natural Resources.  The permits would allow E&B to dispose of oil-drilling waste by injecting it into local aquifers, and nearly triple the area it can inject with wastewater, from 26 to about 70 acres.

Ten more years of oil extraction in the county would fly in the face of California’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change.  Alameda County should be leading the way toward a safer and sustainable energy future—not signing up for another decade of dirty, climate-destroying oil extraction.

Now it’s up to the Board of Supervisors to weigh in.  Please sign this petition urging them to take bold action and deny E&B’s permit application!

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TRUTH Forum – hold the Contra Costa Sheriff accountable! @ Board of Supervisors, Room 107
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

SB 54, the California Values Act (signed into law in 2017) curtails use of state and local resources from engaging in deportations; and creates safe spaces at schools, health facilities, and court houses. A related law, the TRUTH Act (signed into law in 2016), requires that records related to ICE be considered public and that the governing body of any city or county in which a local law enforcement agency has provided ICE access hold at least one public community forum during the following year, to provide information publicly and to receive comments.

Through the advocacy efforts of the Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance and others, the Board of Supervisors finally scheduled a TRUTH forum to ensure that our community can obtain information and ask questions about how our county works with ICE. The Forum will be on Tuesday July 24 at 2pm at the Board of Supervisors Chambers at 651 Pine Street, Room 107, Martinez. This will be the first TRUTH Forum in the state, and Sheriff David Livingston will be at the forum to answer questions from the Board of Supervisors and the community. Media reports indicate that Livingston has helped ICE organize ambushes of immigrants to help ICE arrest and deport immigrants – even permanent residents.

Given the many abuses that have been exposed under Sheriff Livingston’s watch, including ICE-related ones, the RPA and the Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition urge people to come out to this important Forum!

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We #DemandTheTRUTH: Contra Costa TRUTH Act Forum @ Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join community members and immigrants’ rights advocates at the first ever TRUTH Act forum in California to demand transparency and accountability! If we uphold our values, we’ll move Contra Costa County forward together.

Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement.

Through our advocacy efforts, the Board of Supervisors finally scheduled the forum to ensure that our community could obtain information and ask questions about how our county works with ICE. Sheriff David Livingston will be at the forum to answer questions from the Board of Supervisors and the community.

Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance

Nonprofit Organization
CCIRA seeks to end ICE collaboration in Contra Costa and to promote immigrant rights, inclusion and spirit of welcome in cities throughout the county.
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Jul
26
Thu
Emma’s Revolution – Protest Songs @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Emma’s Revolution is the award-winning, progressive activist duo of Pat Humphries and Sandy O, whose songs have been sung for the Dalai Lama, praised by Pete Seeger, and covered by Holly Near. With beautiful harmonies and acoustic guitars, the duo’s songs cover issues from reproductive injustice to refugees and Black Lives Matter to the sustaining power of love. You can find more about them and get tickets at emmasrevolution.com.

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Jul
27
Fri
National #NOPIPEINES Actions: DIRECT ACTION AGAINST CHASE BANK @ Chase Bank
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join a  Bay Area direct action against Chase Bank funding of oil and fracked-gas pipelines, as part of the national Rise Up! resistance weeks July 16-31. Frontline communities resisting these pipelines, including the L’eau Est La Vie Camp, Appalachians Against Pipelines. Camp White Pine, and more, are calling on people across the country to join with them in these weeks of action against banks funding  pipelines and extreme energy projects.

They write:
“The pipeline projects we are fighting are all facing key moments and critical deadlines. If we are to stop these projects we must act now. It is with this backdrop that we are calling on you to rise up in solidarity with our frontline resistance. Join us from July 16th-31st as we #RiseTogether and take direct action to stop all pipelines and all extreme energy projects.”

The Bay Area action is hosted by Diablo Rising Tide, which is also hosting trainings on direct action and street mural painting in the weeks before.

 

More info/RSVP

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Jul
28
Sat
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.

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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Live Oak Park
Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change.

Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a brighter future, where socialism isn’t a dirty word. He’ll take her all the way … to 1912.

Bob soon finds herself traveling back to a time when the Socialist Party was winning millions of American votes; uncovering a hidden history and realizing that she may have more in common with those pesky progressives on the coasts. She begins to ask: what will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests? How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down? When did our electoral choices get so limited? And isn’t it time to get off the swinging pendulum that’s left us at our current impasse?

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MoveOn Community Potluck @ City Slicker Farms
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MoveOn Community Potluck at the Farm!

Connect with MoveOn Members near you at a Resist & Win Community Potluck!


Our path to ending Republican control of the House begins in our own communities: marching, calling, canvassing, and … eating! Come together with fellow activists in your area to share a meal and recharge for the work ahead at a Resist & Win Community Potluck near you!

Here’s a brief description of this Resist & Win Potluck from the host:

Meet your neighbors and share some grub; as we draw, sing and speak about what community means to us in Oakland. Join us at our local West Oakland community garden – City Slicker Farms – from 2-4pm. Bring your favorite dish or drink, guitar or drum, paint brush or sharpie! Let’s build some community and momentum as we organize with MoveOn for the 2018 mid-terms. City Slicker Farms is an urban farm and park providing individuals and groups a comprehensive farm to table, we hope that in joining our event you can also learn more about what they do to address food scarcity in our community.

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Report back from the International May Day Brigade to Cuba @ BFUU
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

180728CubaReportBack500Join us to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of the attack on the Moncada bar­racks that marked the beginning of the Cuban Revolution. The program will include Bay Area Participants of the XIII May Day International Brigade to Cuba and US graduated from the Latin America School of Medicine in Cuba. Music by DUAMUX – Marci Valdivieso and Ricardo Valdivieso. Co-sponsored by National Network on Cuba, BFUU SJC, International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity.
Photo by Bill Hackwell

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Jul
29
Sun
Antidotes to White Fragility Workshop @ Sierra Club
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you sometimes get “triggered” or shutdown in stressful, racially tense situations? This workshop, facilitated by the White Noise Collective, will explore how the brain and body respond to these perceived threats, help you manage guilt and shame that can arise in learning about race and racism, and build skills that enable greater resilience in moments of challenge.

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Canvass for housing justice in South Berkeley @ RSVP for location (see text)
Jul 29 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

join us in the campaign for Proposition 10: the Affordable Housing Act — a ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and – in tandem with the housing crisis – has deeply exacerbated social disparities, displaced longtime communities, driven homelessness, and dealt a blow to working class power by making housing ever more insecure and inaccessible.

Come learn more about repealing Costa-Hawkins and then we’ll hit the streets to talk with our neighbors about housing justice and the Affordable Housing Act!

RSVP

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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Live Oak Park
Jul 29 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change.

Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a brighter future, where socialism isn’t a dirty word. He’ll take her all the way … to 1912.

Bob soon finds herself traveling back to a time when the Socialist Party was winning millions of American votes; uncovering a hidden history and realizing that she may have more in common with those pesky progressives on the coasts. She begins to ask: what will it take to get people to stop voting against their interests? How do we overcome the divide-and-conquer tactics that keep us all down? When did our electoral choices get so limited? And isn’t it time to get off the swinging pendulum that’s left us at our current impasse?

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