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Mar
2
Mon
UC Berkeley Tuition Protests: 96 Hours of Direct Action @ Sproul Plaza and elsewhere on campus
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm

Facebook event.

What: 96 Hours of Direct Action Schedule of Events Statewide (Berkeley, All UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges)

Monday, March 2
All Day: Decentralized Direct Actions across Campus
10am: 20 Minute Mass Flyering: Meet on Sproul Steps
5pm: Short Debrief and Info Hub in Wheeler Commons


Tuesday, March 3
All Day: Decentralized Direct Actions across Campus
10am: 20 Minute Mass Chalking: Meet on Sproul Steps
5pm: Short Debrief and Info Hub in Wheeler Commons


Wednesday, March 4
All Day: Decentralized Direct Actions across Campus
12-1pm: Funeral for Public Education on Sproul Steps
+all students, workers, faculty, and community allies are invited to wear black and join die-in
5pm: Short Debrief and Info Hub in Wheeler Commons


Thursday, March 5
12pm-Whenever: STRIKE to Fight the Hike + Phoenix Free Education Festival on Sproul Plaza
+all students, workers, faculty, and community allies are invited to transform our campus together
+bring a tent


*To stay updated on actions around campus, text “FightTheHike” to 88202
*To post or learn about some actions being planned, visit our Facebook page: http://tinyurl.com/lanwxn9

 

A 27% fee hike in UC tuition has been announced with a range of justifications—this on top of the 300% increase in attending the UC in the last decade alone. The administration claims that the state’s defunding of public education has forced this on us, the only option left is to displace the costs of running the university onto students. We disagree. The UC doesn’t want public money from Sacramento; it wants more of your far less regulated private tuition dollars. In spite of the increased cost of education, we endure cuts to student programs, overflowing lecture halls, classes that are difficult to get into, decreasing numbers of students of color, and many other signs of the declining quality of education.
In response to mounting pressure from students around the state, the administration has now announced plans to delay the fee hike, to wait until we’re less prepared. But a deferral is no victory; we demand far more. Rather than a signal that we should give up, we believe that now is the time to push our demands for a better UC. Students across the state–at UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges and High Schools–have called for “96 Hours of Direct Action” the first week of March, culminating in a statewide student walk out on Thursday, March 5. In 2010 similar actions won hundreds of millions of dollars in state support, and in 2012, they beat back a proposed tuition hike that would have nearly doubled of the cost of a UC education. This March, let’s demonstrate that there’s an alternative to privatization and debt. This is your call to action. On March 5, let’s shut it down.

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Mar
4
Wed
Film: Jekyll Island, Part I @ Humanist Hall
Mar 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Film 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.

JEKYLL ISLAND, Part I

by William Still

For this film, see the website shown below.

Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street.

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Mar
5
Thu
Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference @ The California Endowment’s Oakland Conference Center, 7th Floor
Mar 5 all-day
Clean Power, Healthy Communities Conference @ Oakland Conference Center, 7th Floor
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

clean-energy-conference.jpgThis conference promotes the development of locally-controlled clean energy economies as a necessary path to a sustainable future. The conference is a diverse gathering of policy makers, entrepreneurs, and community advocates engaged in a thoughtful and inspiring exploration of strategies and programs for advancing a local clean energy transition in the Bay Area.

To learn more about Conference goals and to register, please visit the event website.

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Solidarity Rally with Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Facebook event.

On the 2nd Anniversary of Hugo Chávez’s death, we celebrate his legacy, embodied
in the people and their struggle

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March 5 is the second anniversary of the tragic passing of President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela. Yet, despite his short life, he transformed Venezuela by his courageous struggle to make the Venezuelan masses the protagonists of their destiny.

Before Chávez, Venezuela’s natural resources enriched only the oil companies and ruling class. Today the country’s wealth has been harnessed for true development — hundreds of thousands of homes, healthcare and schools throughout the country.

The goal of the Bolivarian Revolutionary process is socialism, where every human being can enjoy guaranteed rights of healthcare, education, housing, jobs, equality, culture, social peace, and international solidarity.

But the U.S. government is working to destabilize the Venezuelan revolutionary government, financing right-wing organizations, encouraging coup attempts and terrorist attacks on the population. Now, the U.S. Congress is applying sanctions on Venezuela to punish the government and people for defending their sovereignty.

It is up to us, the people of the United States, to demand that our government stop the attacks and destabilization of Venezuela, respect International Law and Venezuela’s right to live.

Join us on Thursday, March 5, 5 pm, 24th and Mission, S.F., for a rally to celebrate: “Chavez Vive! La Lucha Sigue!”

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Sponsored by Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition. Endorsed by ANSWER Coalition, SOA Watch-San Francisco; FMLN-Nor. California; FSLN-Nor. California; Haiti Action Committee; Hondurenos en Resistencia del Norte de California; Task Force on the Americas; Nicaragua Center for Community Action; Party for Socialism and Liberation; Workers World Party

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The Many Faces of Anonymous @ Omni Commons
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Mar
6
Fri
Fresh Juice Party at the Alan Blueford Center for Justice @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

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Mar
7
Sat
Seed Swap & Celebration.
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Mar
8
Sun
Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Mar 8 @ 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.

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.

Please feel free to bring quotes or passages to share
All are welcome

As this meeting is during the Bahá’í fast, we will not serve breakfast. Breakfasts will resume in April.

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FifteenNow Rally at New Target in Berkeley. Demand That They Pay a Living Wage! @ Target Grand Opening
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Facebook event.  15NowBerkeley Facebook.

Join us March 8th at the Target Express grand opening in downtown Berkeley. We’ll have our own alternative grand opening with a target of $15/hr!

We’ll be rallying for higher minimum wages at noon in front of the Target. Drop by if you’re interested in helping out or if you have any questions. An increase in the Berkeley minimum wage doesn’t just make economic sense—it’s a necessity for workers, who literally can’t afford to pay rent in this city on less than $15/hour!

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Still Fighting for Our Rights & Equality
Mar 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This International Women’s Day we will be joining in the streets with women all around the world who are marching to demand their rights.

We will be out to stand against violence against women in all forms. Against the growing number of killings of transwomen, against police brutality, against racism, street harassment, domestic violence and more. We will be coming out as we struggle to support ourselves and our families in the face of ever increasing evictions and gentrification.
We march to stand in solidarity with our sisters around the world who are fighting back as well.

We are marching to demand equality and our right to dignified lives.

Facebook event.

 

Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD)

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Celebrate! Support low-wage workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, and Artists and Support the Fight for 15 @ The Lab
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! Speak-outs! Readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.

Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life.

Facebook event.

 

There will be an update about http://debtcollective.org, who just announced TODAY the first ever public strike against student debt generated for a profiteering university, and plans to gather debtors together to perform giant acts of solidarity!

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No Justice No Service: Bay Area Art & Education Justice Festival in Support of Precarious Workers @ The Lab
Mar 8 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join local artists, educators, unions, activists and workers to celebrate the recent excitement and organizing success of Adjuncts at SFAI, CCA, St. Mary’s College, Mills, Dominican University!

Performances! Installations! speak-outs! readings! Food! Art! Books! Socializing! Community-building!
ALL in support of low-wage precarious workers including Adjuncts, Students, Food-service Workers, Artists, Temporary Part Time Workers and the Fight for 15 campaign!

No Justice No Service is inspired by the solidarity building event, Art, Education Justice! Held in Los Angeles last Fall.

Help cultivate a cultural front for ongoing activism in arts, education, work and life.

Facebook event.

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DISABILITY LIBERATED: MOURN THE DEAD AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING. @ Kroeber Plaza outside Kroeber Hall
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

DISABILITY LIBERATED: MOURN THE DEAD AND FIGHT LIKE HELL FOR THE LIVING.

Performance by Sins Invalid, Part 1.

Part 1 of the performance curated by Sins Invalid begins with the construction of an altar, built in part with community participation. The altar will commemorate disabled children policed and killed by parents/caregivers for not performing “ablebodied-ness”; people with disabilities who have died from incarceration in nursing homes or jails/prisons; and those who are locked up and fighting for their freedom.

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Fundraiser: CeCe McDonald on racism, mass incarceration and trans liberation @ Humanist Hall
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Facebook event.

CeCe McDonald, an aspiring fashion student living in Minneapolis, was attacked by a racist, transphobic mob while walking to the grocery store in July of 2010. One of her attackers, intoxicated and adorned with a swastika tattoo, died days following the incident. CeCe was charged with two murders and was threatened with up to 80 years in a cage for simply defending herself.

While imprisoned, she discovered that her story was not unique, but that she was among many Black people—particularly Black, trans women—railroaded to prison. The stories of Assata Shakur, Angela Davis, and Mumia Abu-Jamal inspired her to fight not only for her own freedom but for all the trans women who have been slain or made victims of the criminal injustice system. Since her release in January of 2014, CeCe has become a leading and outspoken activist, inspiring many to take action against mass incarceration and for racial justice and trans liberation.

Community Event & Fundraiser
Sponsored by the International Socialist Organization.

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Mar
9
Mon
DISABILITY INCARCERATED: A SYMPOSIUM @ Booth Auditorium of the Berkeley Law School (Room 175),
Mar 9 @ 9:15 am – 9:00 pm

DISABILITY INCARCERATED: A SYMPOSIUM
Information on visiting the Law School can be found here.

9:15 am
Coffee in the Goldberg Room (Room 297), Berkeley Law School

10:00 am
Welcome and Introduction
Susan Schweik, UC Berkeley, and Na’ilah Nasir, UC Berkeley
Opening Remarks
Angela Davis, UC Santa Cruz

Panel 1: A Discussion with the Editors of Disability Incarcerated
Liat Ben-Moshe, University of Toledo
Allison Carey, Schippensburg University
Chris Chapman, York University

Panel 2: Responses to the Book by Berkeley Faculty
Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law
Na’ilah Nasir, School of Education and African American Studies
Peter Manoleas, School of Social Welfare
Scott Wallin, Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies
12:00-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:30

Panel 3:  What now, what next? Responses by scholars, artists and activists
D. L. Adams, University of Toledo
Ella Callow, National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families
Sascha Altman DuBrul, Icarus Project
Nora Wilson, Justice Now

2:30-3:30:  Film Showing: Deaf in Prison
Followed by discussion with Talila A. Lewis, H.E.A.R.D., Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf
3:30-4:30 Break

4:30-5:30: Performance: Disability Liberated (Part II).
Sins Invalid performs live on stage in Booth Auditorium, culminating in leading the audience back to the altar space in 120 Kroeber.

5:30-6:30
Disability Liberated Sins Invalid performance concludes.
Location: 120 Kroeber

6:15 Reception/Dinner
Registration for limited number of audience members. RSVP by March 2 on our EventBrite page.
Location: Goldberg Room (Room 297), Berkeley Law School

7:15 PM Film Showing: Bethel.
Followed by discussion with filmmaker Karen Nakamura. Location: Goldberg Room (Room 297), Berkeley Law School

This event is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. If you need any other disability accommodations in order to attend, including communication services, please contact Susan Schweik at sschweik@berkeley.edu.

Sponsored by: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Center for the Study of Law and Society; Haas Institute Race & Educational Disparities Cluster, Diversity and Democracy Cluster, and Disability Studies Cluster; Dean Judith Little, School of Education; Dean Carla Hesse, Division of Social Sciences; Dean Anthony J. Cascardi, Division of Arts and Humanities; Social and Cultural Studies Program, School of Education; Canadian Studies; The Doreen K. Townsend Center for the Humanities

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Who Are The Zapatistas Study Sessions @ Qilombo
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVERY MONDAY IN MARCH FROM 600-800 PM AT THE QILOMBO.

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING STUDY SESSION EXAMINING THE HISTORY OF THE ONGOING ZAPATISTA STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION.
SESSION I: First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle http://www.struggle.ws/mexico/ezln/ezlnwa.html

Future sessions will likely be described at the Facebook event.

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Mar
11
Wed
Town Hall to End Homelessness @ Nourse Theater
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Registration.

The Town Hall to End Homelessness
Join Supervisors Jane Kim and Mark Farrell, Project Homeless Connect, and 1,000 other community leaders, volunteers, and San Francisco friends, as we rally behind new initiatives that can bring us closer to ending homelessness in our city. This solutions focused event will be different than anything you’ve ever seen before. We hope you can make it.

Agenda:
6:00 – 6:30: Doors open | Networking
 
6:30 – 6:45: Take your seats
 
6:45 – 7:00: Understanding Homelessness in San Francisco w/ Kevin Fagan (Chronicle)
 
7:00 – 8:00: New and Upcoming Solutions presented to the audience (10 minutes each with 5 minutes of Q&A)
 
8:00 – 8:50: Policy Panel w/ Supervisor Jane Kim, Supervisor Mark Farrell, The Chronicle’s Heather Knight, & Executive Directors from non-profit groups
8:50 – 9:00ish - Closing remarks w/ Greg Gopman (A Better SF) and Kara Zordel (Project Homeless Connect)
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Mar
14
Sat
Benefit Concert for Anti-Repression and the NLG
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Mar
16
Mon
Who Are The Zapatistas Study Sessions @ Qilombo
Mar 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

EVERY MONDAY IN MARCH FROM 600-800 PM AT THE QILOMBO.

THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING STUDY SESSION EXAMINING THE HISTORY OF THE ONGOING ZAPATISTA STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION.
SESSION I: First Declaration from the Lacandon Jungle http://www.struggle.ws/mexico/ezln/ezlnwa.html

Future sessions will likely be described at the Facebook event.

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