We’re all very honored to be having 2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like.
We are asking you all to spread the word of their anticipated arrival and attend the spaces we are holding for them because their testimonies are direct evidence as to why, we, thousands of miles away from Ayotzinapa, should continue to carry on this struggle and denounce the injustices of their government.
Agenda/ Here is the schedule for the 2 days.
2PM-4PM Martin Luther King Civic Center Park (2151
M.L.K. Jr Way)
Bienvenida a los padres y normalistas/Welcoming the parents
6PM-8PM 110 Boalt Hall
Discusión/ Discussion with Jim Cavallaro
Commisioner, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights/Berkeley Law School
“Ayotzinapa: Mexico at the Crossroads”
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Vigilia/ Vigil at Campanile
Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times.
American Revolutionary has won six Audience Awards from film festivals around the world, including the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival. The film will be introduced by Alison Paskal, educator and urban gardener, and Hank Herrera, food justice activist, working to build new sustainable, local healthy food systems serving vulnerable neighborhoods, who have both known and worked with Grace in Detroit.
Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks. At 7:00 the film will be preceded by a short presentation from the Gil Tract Community Farm and the Ashby Garden where gardeners are practicing their own style of remaking our world in a more just and sustainable way. The film begins at 7:15 and will be followed by small group discussions. Don’t miss this film!
This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley, Victory Garden Foundation, We Bee Gardeners and BFUU’s Social Justice Ctee.
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We need the voices, bodies and the love of the local community to stop developers from destroying the vision of a successful African counterculture movement. AfrikaTown has provided the community with fresh fruits and vegetables, a comfortable environment to interact with one another, barbecues and a place to gain political awareness. We are asking for folks to show up, bring your bodies, signs and stand in solidarity with one of the last black-ran community spaces in West Oakland. With your help, AfrikaTown has the power to prevent the complete displacement of black and brown residents in West Oakland.
Join us on April 3rd as EARLY AS YOU CAN, as we take a stand and say “NO MORE!”
There will be food, performances and knowledge on ways to get involved in the protection of AfrikaTown and the movement.
Please stand in solidarity, and spread the word in a discreet manor, we do not want the landlord to get word of our plans.
We appreciate your support and discretion.
The struggle for justice for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa continues. Protesters around the world are demanding justice for the students who disappeared in September 2014 at the hands of the mayor of Iguala in Guerrero, the police and the “Guerreros Unidos” gang. Many in Mexico are demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto and an end to the impunity of the Mexican government towards murderous criminal gangs that have killed more than 100,000 people in recent years.
But the U.S. government and banks are not let off the hook either. The 1994 NAFTA free-trade agreement created Mexico’s economic crisis and the drug trafficking epidemic that filled that void. Why does the U.S. give so much military aid to Mexico? Why is the border between Mexico and the U.S. so militarized?
Join us for talks on the history of the U.S.-Mexico relations and the state of the current struggle for economic and social justice happening inside of Mexico.
The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes vegan continental breakfast and lunch.
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa
Mission and 16th Sts.
1:30pm- Danzantes welcome the community
2pm- Start of the rally
2:30pm- March starts towards 24th St.
Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary
3351 23rd St., between Bartlett and Valencia Sts.
Saturday, April 4th, San Francisco welcomes the families of the 43 students disappeared by the Mexican government this past September, 2014, joining with their demand for justice with their caravan throughout the US.
We are in solidarity with their struggle and welcome everyone to a community and family-friendly march from 16th St. to 24th St. on Saturday, April 4th. This march is called for 2pm and will arrive at Buena Vista Horace Mann (3351 23rd St.) where a community forum organized by KPOO, Radio Bilingüe and Rompeviento TV USA, will be held. Here, all attendees will learn about the atrocities committed by the Mexican State as well as the struggle for justice. Ayotzinapa is the most recent and horrific example of a State that exercises violence with impunity against its citizens and social justice fighters.
We also recognize our own experiences in the United States where police kill our people in the streets, just as the case of Almicar, or any other community, especially the Black community.
Its time to say, “Stop State-Sponsored Terror in the Mission, San Francisco, the Bay Area, California and throughout the United States! Justice for all victims of State violence! A State that disappears and murders its own citizens does not deserve to govern! The Mission stands with Ayotzinapa! Stop State-sponsored terror on both sides of the border!
Special thanks to the United Educators of San Francisco for their support in sponsoring this community event.
Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with Ayotzinapa
ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS
by Michael Avero & Zane Henry
ilm evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film.
For a description of this film, see the website shown below.
Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street
We’ll be checking up on what’s happened in Greece 2 1/2 months after Syriza, the anti-austerity party, won the election.
Here are links to various recent articles. Feel free to find your own as well! And you don’t need to feel like you need to read them all – sele five or six perhaps.
This list will be updated and possibly culled as new information becomes available, so check back!
Demand the power to hire, fire and discipline the police be in the hands of a community-selected committee.
Culture. Speakers. Food.
Keynote by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru Movement.
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.
• Learn security techniques & software.
• Understand why responsible security is important.
• Meet with other proactive residents!
Bring your laptop! Bring your phone!
All skill levels welcome, from novice to expert!
Oakland,CA 94607 USA
Wellstone Club Meeting
“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union”
Potluck at 6PM; Meeting at 6:45PM
please bring something to share
An Eclectic Free Speech Radio-Media Benefit for KPFA.
With Rahman Jamaal (Street Poetry Music), Chuckleberries, Punk Funk Mob, Sarchasm, Bankrupt District, Public Safety, Baja Sociedad!
All ages welcome.