Calendar

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Aug
27
Sat
Xican@ Moratorium Day @ San Antonio Park
Aug 27 @ 5:00 am – 7:00 pm

Join us for another year of commemorating one of the largest historical anti war protest to come out of the Chicano movement – August 29th, 1970.

Join us as we honor the largest anti war protest ever to take place in the 1970’s against the Vietnam War. Thousands of community members gathered to peaceful protest against the large amount of RAZA that was put in the front lines during the War in Vietnam.
Now in 2016 We gather to call an end to the War on our Black Brothers and Sisters here in the U.S. by militarized state forces who are shamelessly and indiscriminately assassinating even children and hiding behind a badge, the same badge that has excused the killings of Brown and Native Lives and later criminalizing them.  We are demanding an end to a war on our migrant community and an end on communities who are being displaced from their homes in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond and other cities alike and being forced into homelessness and then criminalized and dehumanized.  And we are calling an end to the same state forces killing our brothers and sisters in Palestine, Philippines, Oaxaca and other Third World Communities fighting for self determination.

Join Us! For our 37th Annual Xicana Moratorium Day, August 28th @ San Antonio Park from sunrise to late afternnon. Join us, in commnity as we celebrate, eat, dance, shop, learn, and enjoy a beautiful day in Oakland! United For Justice, The Struggle Continues for Human Rights! #nodrama#nodrugs #nohipsters

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Living and Fighting: Communes, Contestation, and Camaraderie from France to Brazil @ Omni Commons
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A review of anarchist tactics and practice from Canada (Kingston, Ontario), France (Paris, the ZAD, Nantes) and Brazil (São Paulo).

El Errante (who has traveled and written recently about their trip to Rojava) and Erwin will discuss their most recent travels through North America, the Northern European continent and South America. Topics will include reviews of pre insurrectionary organizational forms known as collectives, cooperatives, occupations or the more generic, communes.

Of interest in the discussion of these organizations includes the dialectic of structure versus structurelessness, decision-making processes, participant responsibilities, induction and orientation of new communards, and characteristics specific to each social and environmental milieux from which they arise.

The various types of contestation that were observed will be described; street actions, props, weapons, personal gear, resource acquisition and allocation, manipulation of space for security, tactical considerations, and recruitment and training of fighters and militia. Particular attention will be paid to the tactical innovations of the French milieu known alternately as the appellistes, the Invisible Committee or the Tiqqunists. While their theoretical material is a tangle, much of their practical work has proven extremely effective and should be studied and perhaps utilized by North American anarchists.

Finally, principles and mechanisms of camaraderie, engagement and discourse were observed and the impact of these less belligerent activities have also shown to be effective in communicating basic ideas of anarchism to unaffiliated radicals, and folks looking for political ideas that make sense to the individual, a philosophy that that fits. No small task in an age where most democratic political forms produce in intelligent individuals only disgust and loathing.

Please bring a donation to help the OMNI Commons pay their rent. Will feature slides and music and will be followed by a Q and A.

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Aug
28
Sun
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Aug 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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Lesser of Two Evils – Do We Have To Live With That? @ Workers World - intercom at bldg entrance to buzz in
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us to discuss:
What role can elections play in the revolutionary movement?
What does it mean to vote in the streets?
What about Sanders’ new group “Our Revolution”?

Refreshments will be served. Wheelchair accessible.

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Aug
30
Tue
APTP First Responders Training @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Aug
31
Wed
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

 

JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
1
Thu
Film Screening: A Place At The Table @ Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists' Hall
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Film Screening, Panel, and Potluck

Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film: A Place at the Table. After the film, we’ll hear from a panel of people working in the realm of food waste, hunger awareness, and the issues around nourishing our communities with good quality food.

Presented by Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay, BFUU, Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center.
We hope to see you there. Please bring a potluck dish to share. For more details, and to RSVP visit our website here.

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Film screening & discussion: WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE @ Revolution Books
Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Film screening & discussion hosted by notorious flag burner Joey Johnson
WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late, great radical civil rights lawyer. Kunstler defended the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and was called on by prisoners to negotiate for them during the Attica uprising of 1971. In 1989 William Kunstler successfully argued the case of Texas v. Johnson before the US Supreme Court and in a landmark decision won the right to burn a flag in protest. Joey Johnson, a revolutionary, who was represented by Kunstler after burning the American flag at the 1984 RNC, and who is now, along with 16 others in the Revolution Club, facing trumped up charges for exercising this right (of burning the flag) at the 2016 Republican National Convention will host the screening and discussion after the film.

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Sep
3
Sat
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: A World to Win- The Labor Movement Today @ Starry Plough POub
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

In our of Labor Day, we will explore some labor struggles which are transforming out world. Confirmed speakers include Steve Early, Roger Wilkins, Vince Edwards, and Alborz Ghandehari.

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Sep
7
Wed
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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Sep
9
Fri
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 9 all-day

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement

National Conference 2016

September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
Oakland, California

We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity and space to determine where we should be going during the next Presidential Administration. In the past year, we have conducted several regional meetings where we presented expert panels of formerly incarcerated people and our family members. This National Conference will be an opportunity to explore our best practices and see what is being done across the country. We strongly encourage you join us for networking, sharing of resources, tabling and organizing opportunities, and we guarantee that you will meet some of the most interesting activists and people from our community.

We are also encouraging service providers, allies, foundations, and government officials to attend: this is a space in which formerly incarcerated people will be speaking in our own voices,sharing the wisdom and practical knowledge we’ve gained as activists and organizers over many years following incarceration, and discussing how best we can restore our rights and fully rejoin our communities.

Formerly Incarcerated People have elected to collectively and heavily invest in the conference. We have reserved the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel and we have set aside resources to provided scholarship support to formerly incarcerated people and their families. We must once again pose the critical question we first raised at Selma when organizing the next conference: “Will You Be There?”

FICPFM is a group of national organizations comprised of & led by formerly incarcerated people dedicated to ending mass incarceration, restoring our rights, & removing the barriers to employment, housing, & education.

A limited number of Registration Scholarships are available to formerly incarcerated people and/or family members. To apply please submit this short application & an organizer will contact you soon.
Those who qualify will receive a CODE for a Scholarship ticket.

 

 

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Counterpoints: Stories and Data For Resisting Displacement @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come build community power for resisting displacement in Alameda County!

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) hosts a night of food, music, conversation, and insurgent art.

AEMP reports back on a year of displacement data analysis and oral history in Oakland, Fremont, and Alameda. We are releasing a new narrative map along with project report writen with Tenants together.

The event honors those who participated in oral history interviews and the work of community partners: Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, Fremont RISE, Alameda Renters Coalition, Bay Area Video Coalition, and more!

AEMP will be providing transportation from Fruitvale Bart to Eastside Arts Alliance. contact: carlita.wo@gmail.com if you would like to ride with us!
About Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

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Prisons Are For Burning – Support the Prisoners’ Strike @ Mosswood Park
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 9th at Mosswood Park (look for us by the amphitheater) for a BBQ, banner and sign making party, open discussion on the strike and the mobilization on the 10th, and also watch a film about the Attica Prison Uprising.

Oakland IWOC also stands in solidarity with our comrades organizing the Urban Shield protest in Pleasanton the same day as well as the FICPFM Conference. We encourage people to attend these other events and join us later in the day for the BBQ to report back and cross-pollinate.

Fore more information check out:
https://itsgoingdown.org/strike-against-white-supremacy/

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San Francisco Rocks Against the TPP! @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

On September 9, San Francisco Rocks Against the TPP!
RSVP and reserve your free ticket now.

San Francisco is set to Rock Against the TPP. This free concert is part of a nationwide uprising to sound the alarm about the biggest corporate power grab in history — the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

The San Francisco concert tour stop will feature legendary punk artist and former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys Jello Biafra, Grammy Award winning Latin Rock group La Santa Cecilia, Bay Area Indie Rock group Built for the Sea, Puerto Rican singer Tana Asili, and more.

Margrete Strand-Rangnes, a member of Sierra Club’s National Board of Directors, will also speak about the many environmental concerns we have with the TPP.

We’re ready to Rock Against the TPP! Are you in? RSVP now.

RSVP: http://sc.org/RATPPSF

If Congress approves the TPP, we’ll pay a heavy price. The trade pact would clear the way for more fracking and exports of liquified natural gas, expand the brutal practice of shark finning, and empower corporate polluters to sue governments in private tribunals over climate protections.

Are you ready to Rock Against the TPP in San Francisco? RSVP now for this free concert!

Together we can make a statement and show that people across the country are standing up against this corporate power grab.

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Sep
10
Sat
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 10 all-day

Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement

National Conference 2016

September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM  Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT)
Oakland, California

We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity and space to determine where we should be going during the next Presidential Administration. In the past year, we have conducted several regional meetings where we presented expert panels of formerly incarcerated people and our family members. This National Conference will be an opportunity to explore our best practices and see what is being done across the country. We strongly encourage you join us for networking, sharing of resources, tabling and organizing opportunities, and we guarantee that you will meet some of the most interesting activists and people from our community.

We are also encouraging service providers, allies, foundations, and government officials to attend: this is a space in which formerly incarcerated people will be speaking in our own voices,sharing the wisdom and practical knowledge we’ve gained as activists and organizers over many years following incarceration, and discussing how best we can restore our rights and fully rejoin our communities.

Formerly Incarcerated People have elected to collectively and heavily invest in the conference. We have reserved the Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel and we have set aside resources to provided scholarship support to formerly incarcerated people and their families. We must once again pose the critical question we first raised at Selma when organizing the next conference: “Will You Be There?”

FICPFM is a group of national organizations comprised of & led by formerly incarcerated people dedicated to ending mass incarceration, restoring our rights, & removing the barriers to employment, housing, & education.

A limited number of Registration Scholarships are available to formerly incarcerated people and/or family members. To apply please submit this short application & an organizer will contact you soon.
Those who qualify will receive a CODE for a Scholarship ticket.

 

 

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Homelessness in Berkeley: a panel discussion @ Downtown Berkeley Public Library
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us at the downtown Berkeley Public Library for Homelessness in Berkeley: a Panel Discussion.

There are exciting and viable programs that can house the homeless in Berkeley! Panelists will provide a broad background on homelessness as well as specific conditions in Berkeley in order to demystify this important community issue and share proven solutions that have already worked in other cities. We will hear about solutions that are happening now and those that can be applied in Berkeley.

The panel includes experts on the subject, local service providers and case workers discussing their work in the streets, and people who have expericenced homelessness sharing the reality of life on the street. There will be plenty of time for discussion and Q&A. A reception with the panelists follows including tabling by various organizations.

Nationally known advocate Dr. Julie Winkelstein, PhD, MLIS, moderates the program. She will be joined by:

Sam Davis, UC Professor Emeritus, Department of Architecture

Gwen Austin, Development Associate/Community Builder-Organizer, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

Eve Ahmed, City of Berkeley, Homeless Outreach, Berkeley Mental Health Adult Services

Joseph, Advocate, Berkeley resident, formerly homeless

Other panelists to be anounced.

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Sep
11
Sun
11 41st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Sep 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland.

The Baha’i community of Oakland is 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.

Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served.

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Sep
14
Wed
Know Your Rights for Social Movement Photographers @ Asian Resource Gallery
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Photographers! Know your rights when you cover marches, demonstrations and other movement actions. Know how to protect yourself, who is on your side, and where the lines are in the real world.

Have you ever wondered:
* Can police confiscate my camera or images?
* What are my rights to photograph or film police themselves?
* Is it safe to stay after a dispersal order?
* What additional rights, if any, does a press pass confer?

We’ll hear from activist photographers, seasoned photojornalists, and movement lawyers on these questions and more. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “photographer” but take cell phone pics/video at protests, this workshop is for YOU too!!

Sponsored by Class Conscious Photographers/Silicon Valley DeBug and Pacific Media Workers CWA Local 39521.

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Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice.

Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!

Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning!

Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between 7 and 9pm. See the calendar for recurring meetups and upcoming events: https://sudoroom.org/calendar

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