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Mar
2
Mon
Oakland Minimum Wage Hike @ Everywhere in Oakland
Mar 2 all-day
Press Conference: Tenants Fight Mass Eviction in the Mission
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Rally & Community Meeting against Building a New SF Jail @ `
Mar 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Facebook event.

Updated information for Monday:

  • We have moved the Rally to start in front of the jail at 850 Bryant on Monday, March 2nd at 5:30pm.  Come prepared to dance!  We will be joined by the BLO (Brass Liberation Orchestra) and march to the CASC for the Environmental Impact Community Meeting. RSVP here.
  • We’ve also learned that the Capitol Planning Committee is voting on the jail plan the same day. We need anyone who can speak out against the jail to join us
  • Monday, March 2nd from noon-2pm in City Hall.

Sheriff Mirkarimi and staff from the Department of Public Works will be hosting a public meeting on the environmental impact of the $278 million dollar jail plan.

You are invited to attend a public meeting hosted by San Francisco Public Works and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department regarding the environmental review process for the proposed new jail.

The new Rehabilitation Detention Facility (RDF) will replace County Jails #3 and #4, currently located on the 6th and 7th floors of the Hall of Justice at 850 Bryant Street.

Plan on joining us at 5:30pm at the CASC for a rally before the 6pm meeting. Bring banners and signs and your best examples of the environmental impacts that jail and incarceration has on your life and your community.

San Francisco needs real solutions to public safety, housing, jobs, education, mental health care, not more of the same failed policies that harm our community. Justice is won when we build a future of opportunity for everyone, not more jails.

We want to pack the house and show how strong San Francisco’s opposition is to this controversial replacement jail proposal. And spread the word, it’s coming up quick!

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Occupy Forum: Seabrook 1977 (Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire) and Diablo @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogueon all sides of these critically important issues!OccupyForum presentsSEABROOK 1977

In anticipation of the accelerating campaign to shut California’s last nukes the two reactors at Diablo Canyon, near San Luis Obispo — we will view Seabrook 77, the story the of attempt to block construction of a nuclear power plant.
In April 1977, the small coastal town of Seabrook, New Hampshire became an international symbol in the battle over atomic energy. Concerned about the dangers of potential radioactive accidents, 2,500 members of the Clamshell Alliance, a coalition of environmental groups, attempted to block construction of a nuclear power plant in Seabrook. 1,414 people were arrested in that civil disobedience protest and jailed en masse in National Guard armories for two weeks.Seabrook 77 chronicles the events which made world headlines and sparked the creation of a grassroots antinuclear power movement across the United States. Scenes of the nonviolent demonstration and subsequent internment are interwoven with interviews with participants on all sides of the event, including local Seabrook residents, antinuclear activists, New Hampshire’s pro-nuclear Governor Meldrim Thomson, police and utilities officials. The film documents the erection of a tent city and negotiations with the governor and police. It follows the arrest and incarceration of the largest group (after the Vietnam war protests) of U.S. citizens incarcerated. Seabrook 77 tells the story of this seminal event of the 1970s environmental activism and shows people making history from the grassroots.
Citizen activism has closed the reactors at Humboldt, Rancho Seco and San Onofre, and stopped proposed projects at Bakersfield, Bodega and elsewhere. PG&E’s Diablo is two 1200+ megawatt monsters surrounded by earthquake faults, in a tsunami zone, out of compliance with clean water and fire safety regulations, lacking a credible evacuation plan and now completely priced out of the market by clean, cheap, safe and job-producing renewable energy. The experiences of the 1970s anti nuclear activists is relevant today, and an inspiration for what lies ahead.

Discussion and Announcements to follow.

Read background on Diablo Canyon

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Town Hall to Decry the Execution of Amilcar Perez Lopez in San Francisco @ Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Ethics Commission Presentation re Domain Awareness Center @ Hearing Room 1, City Hall
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

City of Oakland Domain Awareness Center Privacy and Data Retention Policy. During discussions of the Oakland Port Domain Awareness Center (DAC) in March 2014, the City Council adopted a resolution requiring the City Administrator’s office to convene an advisory committee to develop a data retention and privacy policy to address public concerns about the DAC and its surveillance system. The DAC Ad Hoc Privacy and Data Retention Advisory Committee has been meeting since May 2014 and developed a policy and several additional recommendations to present to City Council. Joe DeVries, Assistant to the City Administrator and staff to the Ad Hoc Advisory Committee, and Brian Hofer, the Committee Chair, will provide an overview of the issue and the advisory committee process and will share the details of the proposal that is being developed. The recommendations include a potential role for the Public Ethics Commission as an impartial oversight entity. The Commission will review and discuss this issue and may take action regarding the proposal.

Full agenda and link to Proposed Privacy Policy.

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Mar
3
Tue
Rally for Jobs Not Jails @ Alameda County Bldg, 5th floor
Mar 3 @ 10:45 am – 11:45 am

ALL OUT FOR JOBS NOT JAILS IN ALAMEDA COUNTY!

For the past six months, we have campaigned for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to set aside 50% for community programs and services.

But on February 9th, the Community Corrections Partnership Executive Committee recommended that the supervisors allocate $18 million—more than half of their public safety funds—to the sheriff.

On March 3rd, the Board of Supervisors will vote on the public safety budget and it’s time to tell them to vote for jobs not jails, books not bars, and healthcare not handcuffs.

Facebook event.

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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
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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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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Mar
14
Sat
Benefit Concert for Anti-Repression and the NLG
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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