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Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression 12:00 am
Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
This workshop will provide the context for the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act of 2018, including essential understanding of voter suppression history in the United States and California. Learn concrete actions you can take over the next several months to help restore voting rights to 162,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California. This effort is led by Initiate Justice. More information can be found here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/restore-the-vote-20180201 64201
SF Public Bank Now – Budget & Finance Committee Meeting 10:00 am
SF Public Bank Now – Budget & Finance Committee Meeting @ SF City Hall, Room 250
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
SF Public Bank Now - Budget & Finance Committee Meeting @ SF City Hall, Room 250 | San Francisco | California | United States
The Budget Legislative Analyst and the Treasurer will be making presentations on a report about public banking and the status of the municipal banking task force. We need people to pack the hearing and make public comment on how SF needs a public bank that actually serves the people of San Francisco, not Wall Street. 64224
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting Agenda _____________________________________________________________________________________ 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of November and January meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Presentation by Oakland Police Department – Annual Report on Cellular Site Simulator Use 5. 5:35pm: Presentation by Oakland Police Department – Private Video Camera Registry 6. 5:55pm: Annual election of Chair, Vice-Chair64235
Transition Berkeley’s 7th Anniversary Potluck Dinner and Film 6:30 pm
Transition Berkeley’s 7th Anniversary Potluck Dinner and Film @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Transition Berkeley’s 7th Anniversary Potluck Dinner and Film @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
CALL of the FOREST   6:30 pm Potluck Dinner 7:15 pm: Film Transition Berkeley invites you a potluck dinner and film marking our seventh anniversary! Come help us celebrate and bring your visions for Transition Berkeley’s future.  How can we best inspire our community to action? The beautiful film CALL of the FOREST – The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, features scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger a renowned world visionary.  She takes us on a journey from the sacred sugi and cedar forests of Japan to the great boreal forest of … Continued
DANIEL ELLSBERG: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner 7:30 pm
DANIEL ELLSBERG: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
DANIEL ELLSBERG: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé  of the dangers of America’s Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that lingers to this day. Shortlisted for the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. Here, for the first time, former high level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America’s nuclear program in the 1960s. From the most remote … Continued
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United Against White Supremacy Symposium 9:00 am
United Against White Supremacy Symposium @ Berkeley School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. Over centuries of struggle, the United States has been pushed to evolve on this issue and in many ways the Bay Area has led the charge to provide progressive models of social and legal equity and inclusion. Nevertheless, white supremacy continues to operate in the Bay Area both covertly and increasingly, overtly. Now, the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy, Asian American Law Journal, La Raza Law Journal, and Journal of Middle Eastern … Continued
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Winter Swap 10:30 am
Winter Swap @ Ohlone Park,
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Gather your Books, Clothing and Crops for the next monthly Swap! You can also bring plants, seeds or something homemade to share. Clothing and books should be in good condition. Meet old friends and new, help create a strong sustainable community. Heavy rain will cancel. Cost: FREE Questions or to volunteer: click here 64246
Community Forum to Keep Alta Bates in Berkeley! 11:00 am
Community Forum to Keep Alta Bates in Berkeley! @ Ed Roberts Campus
Feb 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pizza will be provided Thank you Gio’s Pizza and Bocce As you may know, Sutter Health intends to close Alta Bates Hospital as early as 2019. This will deprive our community of critical health services including an emergency room, labor and delivery and intensive care. Please join us on February 3 for this important forum, hosted by The California Nurses Association in partnership with our office, Mayor Arreguin, Mayors and Councilmembers from throughout the East Bay, and numerous community organizations. Full details can be found above. Fighting the closure of … Continued
BLACK LIBERATION : Is There an Electoral Path? 2:00 pm
BLACK LIBERATION : Is There an Electoral Path? @ Starry Plough
Feb 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents  BLACK LIBERATION: Is There an Electoral Path? From Frederick Douglass to Barack Obama, an old question. Our speakers: Gerald Smith, Oscar Grant Committee; Phil Hutchings, Last Chair of SNCC; and brando king, Cooperation Jackson, will address an old question needing fresh answers, is there a path toward Black Liberation in the 2018 Elections? As Malcolm X asked, “Ballots or Bullets?” This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month from 2-4:30 pm. The featured panel starts promptly at … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued
Ships In The Night benefit for Feed The People 9:00 pm
Ships In The Night benefit for Feed The People @ The New Parish
Feb 3 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
DJs (New Parish): Ships resident DJ DURT, DJ Mommy Issues, DJ Jiggles and DJ Lady Ryan!!! DJs (TEENAGE DREAMS takeover @ The Rock Steady): 8ulentina, Piano Rain. The Rock Steady is right next door to the New Parish, which means even more music and space for queers to party. More details about the takeover coming soon xoxo Performer: CHHOTI MAA, a hip-hop artist with bruja swag, hits the stage at midnite! can’t wait? preview her music here Go go dancers: Cinnamon, OG, and em jay mercury. bring that tip money … Continued
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#FeedtheHood4 7:00 am
#FeedtheHood4 @ Oakland SOL Middle School
Feb 4 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
The people have spoken. The need is great. Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood! We are excited to host #FeedTheHood4 bagged lunch and hygiene kit preparation and distribution to homeless and unsheltered populations across Oakland. This time we are excited to partner with Fam 1st Family Foundation. **Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with their parent(s) or guardian). **Coffee/tea and continental breakfast will be served for volunteers. **Venue is wheelchair and disability accessible. LOGISTICS: Meeting at 7 AM to assemble the lunches/hygiene … Continued
Feed the Hood 7:00 am
Feed the Hood @ SOL Middle School
Feb 4 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
RSVP: bit.ly/feedthehood4 The people have spoken. The need is great. Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood! We are excited to host #FeedTheHood4 in collaboration with Fam 1st Family Foundation. *** DONATION OPTIONS: We’re asking that everyone contribute in one of the below ways to meet the goal of distributing to 2,000 homeless, unsheltered and needy across Oakland.  <<FOOD>> Note: we encourage purchases to be as organic, nitrate free, non-GMO, etc. as feasibly possible. We encourage participants to bring a “full lunch package.” A FULL lunch package consists of all of … Continued
Cooperation and Solitarity: On the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination 3:00 pm
Cooperation and Solitarity: On the Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Self-Determination @ First Congregational Church
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kali Akuno of Cooperation Jackson, in conversation with Majari Smith of Cooperation Richmond, and Jackie Byers of Black Organizing Project. Sponsored by Center for Political Education, Ebase and Santa Cruz DSA.  64272
Occupy The Superbowl 3:00 pm
Occupy The Superbowl @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy The Superbowl @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Don’t want to watch millionaires bash each other’s heads in between billiionaires trying to convince you to buy their overpriced and tasteless beer? Want to discuss some of the local activist and political goings on in the East Bay instead? Come to the Occupy Oakland General Assembly instead! …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… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & … Continued
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Let My People Stay Vigil 12:00 pm
Let My People Stay Vigil @ ICE Deportation Center
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
**Join Jews and interfaith partners for noontime vigils in front of the San Francisco Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices (ICE) to stand with the immigrant community and stand for the urgency of a clean Dream Act.*** The interfaith vigils will include singing and chanting and the opportunity to take an action (e.g. make a phone call to a decisionmaker) and learn about ongoing actions to take in support of the Dream Act and immigrant justice. In mid-January, Jews from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for Let My People … Continued
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration 4:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATION DEMONSTRATIONS at ICE immigration holding center (deportations) Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm Let’s build a permanent presence at I.C.E. to stop the deportations. Bring signs, Spread widely. 64278
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us this–and every Monday for an hour of singing in front of the old Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Avenue, Berkeley. Demonstrators have kept this rally going for over six years with their “Tax the Rich” and other timely signs and good spirits. We provide music; songbooks available. Come for a song, come for an hour. 64271
Friends Of the Public Bank of Oakland 5:30 pm
Friends Of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Xolo Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help make the Public Bank of Oakland a reality. The feasibility study, currently underway. is due to the City of Oakland by the end of March.   agenda: Reportbacks (25 min) Feasibility study changes/role of governance committee FoPB Focus group Governance General news (10 min) 1. John Chiang California task force 2. Michigan developments Repeating items (25 min) Treasurer’s report/budgeting and meeting place issues introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place Upcoming (20 min) First Presbyterian Church Student debt … Continued
Occupy Forum: Planning to Stop Deportations 6:45 pm
Occupy Forum: Planning to Stop Deportations @ Local 2
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
  OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!  Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues!  Immigration Crisis in the Bay AreaMeeting, Discussion and Planning with Gayle McLaughlin and All Groups Working to Stop Deportations   We are witnessing a most serious threat to our immigrant communities.But it is important to realize that the attacks on immigrants have aroused widespread, diverse and potentially powerful opposition. Included are immigrant groups themselves, activist groups, churches and faith groups, labor unions, lawyers, and some … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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Let My People Stay Vigil 12:00 pm
Let My People Stay Vigil @ ICE Deportation Center
Feb 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
**Join Jews and interfaith partners for noontime vigils in front of the San Francisco Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices (ICE) to stand with the immigrant community and stand for the urgency of a clean Dream Act.*** The interfaith vigils will include singing and chanting and the opportunity to take an action (e.g. make a phone call to a decisionmaker) and learn about ongoing actions to take in support of the Dream Act and immigrant justice. In mid-January, Jews from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for Let My People … Continued
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights 6:00 pm
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights @ Internet
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
REGISTER TODAY Join us for one of several webinars and in-person trainings on critical civil liberties issues facing our state and the nation: Voting Rights: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. California has one of the lowest rates of voter registration and voter turn-out in the country. 2018 is a critical year for ballot measures, local elections like the DA races, and of course, changing who holds the keys to power. In this webinar, we’ll give you the resources you need to get all eligible California voters to the … Continued
Legal Observer Training Specializing in ICE 6:00 pm
Legal Observer Training Specializing in ICE @ Catholic Charities of the East Bay
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Legal Observer Training Specializing in ICE @ Catholic Charities of the East Bay | Richmond | California | United States
Learn how to verify ICE activity. Learn how to be a legal observer in our to protect our communities from ICE. Learn what to do when encountering law enforcement. 64284
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Rally and Hearing for Single Payer – Sacramento 9:00 am
Rally and Hearing for Single Payer – Sacramento @ State Capitol
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Rally and Hearing for Single Payer - Sacramento @ State Capitol | Sacramento | California | United States
The Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage is meeting in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. It’s crucial that we demonstrate that Californians are READY for Single-Payer and that S.B. 562 is the bill to get it done—the legislature simply needs to start moving it. STOP THE DELAY! NOW IS THE TIME TO GUARANTEE HEALTHCARE TO ALL CALIFORNIANS!  Please  RSVP for lunch & Buses here: http://bit.ly/febhealthhearing. OAKLAND/BERKELEY ( ADA ) 50 Passenger • STOP 1: Departs @ 6:50 am from CNA Headquarters, 250 22nd Street, Oakland … Continued
Rally Against Racial Injustice at UC 11:30 am
Rally Against Racial Injustice at UC @ California Hall, UC Berkeley
Feb 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
At a peaceful protest honoring the 50th Anniversary of low-wage African American workers and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marching together to fight racial injustice and affirm the dignity of all labor, the University of California deployed police tactics more befitting of the Jim Crow South–unjustly assaulting a 51 year-old African American UC Berkeley employee named David Cole. Sign the petition and join us at California Hall on UC Berkeley’s campus to rally and demand that the charges against David Cole be dropped, a full and fair remedy for unjust … Continued
Let My People Stay Vigil 12:00 pm
Let My People Stay Vigil @ ICE Deportation Center
Feb 7 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
**Join Jews and interfaith partners for noontime vigils in front of the San Francisco Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices (ICE) to stand with the immigrant community and stand for the urgency of a clean Dream Act.*** The interfaith vigils will include singing and chanting and the opportunity to take an action (e.g. make a phone call to a decisionmaker) and learn about ongoing actions to take in support of the Dream Act and immigrant justice. In mid-January, Jews from across the country gathered in Washington, DC for Let My People … Continued
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration 4:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATION DEMONSTRATIONS at ICE immigration holding center (deportations) Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm Let’s build a permanent presence at I.C.E. to stop the deportations. Bring signs, Spread widely. 64278
ELLA BAKER CENTER MEETING 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER CENTER MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Save the date and join us for the first member meeting of 2018! Not a member? Not a problem! This meeting is open to everyone so join us, bring a friend, make a friend, and learn more about the Ella Baker Center. See you there. we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. 64280
A THIN WALL – A Film By Mara Ahmed 7:15 pm
A THIN WALL – A Film By Mara Ahmed @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Feb 7 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
A THIN WALL A documentary by filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist MARA AHMED A THIN WALL is a documentary about memory, history and the possibility of reconciliation. It focuses on the Partition of India in 1947, but derives lessons that remain urgently relevant today. The film is shot on both sides of the border, in India and Pakistan. The film is written and directed by Mara Ahmed and co-produced by Surbhi Dewan. Both filmmakers are descendants of families torn apart by partition. Doors Open: 7pm Film: 7:15pm Free and … Continued
A Disarming History of Second Amendment 7:30 pm
A Disarming History of Second Amendment @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“She meticulously and convincingly argues that U.S. gun culture-and the domestic and global massacres that have flowed from it- must be linked to an understanding of the ideological, historical and practical role of guns in seizing Native American lands, black enslavement, and global imperialism.”- Clarence Lusane The U.S. loves guns. From Daniel Boone and Jesse James to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation, and the world. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the … Continued
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Community Choice Energy Under Attack—Hearing 9:00 am
Community Choice Energy Under Attack—Hearing
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Community Choice Energy Under Attack—Hearing @ San Francisco | California | United States
Community Choice Energy is under yet another attack by PG&E and the monopoly utilities.  A just-announced draft resolution e-4907 will come to a vote on February 8 at a hearing of the Public Utilities Commission (PUC).  If it passes it could create a de facto freeze on future community choice programs.  The resolution could possibly lead to one- to two-year delays for new Community Choice efforts, especially those created to serve disadvantaged communities like in Los Angeles County or in the Central Valley.  But it’s not only future Community Choice … Continued
End Prisoner Sleep Deprivation: Rally and Press Conference 9:00 am
End Prisoner Sleep Deprivation: Rally and Press Conference
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  CALL TO ACTION from PHSS Committee to End Sleep Deprivation 9:00am: RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE outside the Courthouse 10:00am: COURTROOM SOLIDARITY (Crtrm 2, 17th Floor) with the prisoners who brought these cases 3:14-cv-02767-VC – Lipsey v. Norum et al 3:15-cv-05756-VC – Suarez v. Beard et al On Feb 8, 2018, in the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco, the California Department of Corrections and rehabilitation (CDCr) will argue for the court to dismiss civil rights cases brought by Christopher Lipsey and Maher Suarez, who are imprisoned in California. The men’s … Continued
Rally Against Offshore Drilling 1:30 pm
Rally Against Offshore Drilling @ North Steps of the California State Capitol Building
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Rally Against Offshore Drilling @ North Steps of the California State Capitol Building | Sacramento | California | United States
Trump recently announced his disastrous plan to hand over all of America’s oceans—including the Pacific—to rapacious oil companies.   This means they will be able to expand offshore drilling off the California coast for the first time in over 30 years.   On February 8th, join the Center for Biological Diversity and its allies to tell the administration that offshore drilling—and the oil spills, pipelines and climate chaos that come with it—are unwelcome off our beautiful coast. Offshore drilling is a nightmare for people and the planet:  it poisons our oceans, … Continued
Oakland IWOC Meeting 6:00 pm
Oakland IWOC Meeting @ OneFam/Rev Cafe
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get involved with Oakland IWOC! *New folks should come 15 min early for a brief orientation* Can’t make the meeting but interested in getting involved? Wondering about joining our material support efforts at Santa Rita and in Oakland? Hit us up at iwoc.oakland@gmail.com.   64270
The Muslims I Know  A documentary by Mara Ahmed  6:30 pm
The Muslims I Know  A documentary by Mara Ahmed 
Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Muslims I Know (2008) 58 minutes The events of 9/11 have created much interest in Islam and Muslims. Mainstream media have responded to this demand for information with generalizations and stereotypes. America’s community of Muslims longs to be a part of the discourse. THE MUSLIMS I KNOW is a documentary that gives them a chance to be heard and understood through dialogue with non-Muslim Americans. The underlying idea is to highlight similarities between Islam and other Abrahamic faiths and to celebrate the cultural richness and diversity brought into the … Continued
Pedro Fuentes: Socialist Strategy Around the World 7:00 pm
Pedro Fuentes: Socialist Strategy Around the World @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East Bay DSA is thrilled to present a talk and Q&A with veteran Marxist organizer and founding member of PSOL in Brazil: Pedro Fuentes. Recommended reading: Brief notes on the world situation: http://portaldelaizquierda.com/en/2017/01/brief-notes-on-the-world-situation/ Notes on Latin America: http://portaldelaizquierda.com/en/2016/08/notes-on-latin-america-the-end-of-a-stage-and-cycle-and-the-beginning-of-another-and-also-a-cycle/ Pedro’s Bio: Pedro Fuentes was born in Pergamino, Argentina and began his activism there as a teenager, when he and his brother joined a high-school student movement to reform the schools called Movimiento de Accion Reformista. Later, in the 1960s, he joined Palabro Obrera, led by the Argentine Trotskyist Nahuel Moreno, and … Continued
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Bystander Intervention Training (AM//PM) 10:15 am
Bystander Intervention Training (AM//PM) @ pin Show Map Suigetsukan
Feb 10 @ 10:15 am – 4:00 pm
1st Session: 10:15 – 1:00 PM 2nd Session: 1:15 PM – 4:00 PM We’ve all been there. Someone in a public place says or does something to another person that makes us feel uncomfortable or even scared for that other person. Learn how to intervene in those situations, including tactics from de-escalation strategies to some basic self-defense. We’ll meet in a dojo, where you’ll have an opportunity to talk about and practice different intervention tactics, including practicing different strategies in different scenarios. This training is also being offered in the … Continued
Black Panther Party Exhibit & Discussion 2:00 pm
Black Panther Party Exhibit & Discussion @ Golden Gate Branch Library
Feb 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Golden Gate Branch is hosting a pop-up exhibit and film screening of original Black Panther Party (BPP) memorabilia, put together by  historian Billy X Jennings, from the archives of ‘It’s About Time.’ After the film “Lords of the Revolution,” former Panthers will join us for a panel discussion of their experiences in the BPP. Delive into the history of this influential group with first-hand accounts of Party activities and programs.64276
Report from Palestine: Nabi Saleh – A History of Resistance 7:00 pm
Report from Palestine: Nabi Saleh – A History of Resistance @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Report from Palestine: Nabi Saleh – A History of Resistance @ South Berkeley Senior Center | Berkeley | California | United States
Nabi Saleh is a village in the Israeli-occupied West Bank of Palestine. It is the home of Nariman and Ahed Tamimi, prisoners of the Israeli state, arrested and jailed for protesting Israeli soldiers in their own village. Nabi Saleh has a long history of resistance. Come hear a video talk by Palestinians from Nabi Saleh about their village history from the First Intifada to the current protests, followed by questions and answers over Skype. 64290
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Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle 1:00 pm
Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle @ Workers World
Feb 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle @ Workers World | Oakland | California | United States
COMMEMORATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Hear our panel discuss “Socialism and the Black Liberation Struggle” Featuring: – Monica Moorehead, 2016 Workers World Party Presidential Candidate, Managing Editor http://www.workers.org newspaper, editor “Marxism, Reparations and the Black Freedom Struggle” – Pierre LaBossiere, Haiti Action Committee – Jeremy Miller, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Last 3% Hear about the fight for socialism and the struggle against white supremacy in the context of capitalism and imperialism. What about the contributions of W.E.B. Du Bois, the Black Panthers, Walter Rodney, Kwame Nkrumah among others? Join in the discussion afterwards. Refreshments … Continued
Medicare for All Open Strategy Meeting 2:00 pm
Medicare for All Open Strategy Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
East Bay DSA has been a leading voice in the fight to guarantee healthcare as a human right. As we continue growing our Medicare-for-All campaign, we need your input! Our first Medicare for All open strategy meeting will be a forum for all members to participate as we decide how to expand our campaign. During the meeting, we will Learn about healthcare and why we’re fighting to change it Discuss our national and local goals for the campaign Debate and vote on political tactics that can help us win Our … Continued
Green Sunday (2/11): California’s Plutocratic Politics: Time for a Dialogue on Green Party Strategy and Tactics 5:00 pm
Green Sunday (2/11): California’s Plutocratic Politics: Time for a Dialogue on Green Party Strategy and Tactics @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Dr. Larry Shoup will speak and lead a discussion on: “California’s Plutocratic Politics: Time for a Dialogue on Green Party Strategy and Tactics” What time is it in terms of the earth’s ecologies? What time is it politically, in terms of activism for the people and the earth and against the threats posed by reactionary plutocratic Republicans and mainstream plutocratic Democrats? What are the implications for elections as the main focus of Green Party activism? What are the alternatives? The case for varied local Green Party campaigns to promote municipal grass roots democracy … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly, hosted by our Immigration Team and Racism & Criminal Justice Reform Team. Agenda details will be published when they are available. Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Just prior to the meeting, join us for a training on how to bring more of your friends into the Indivisible Berkeley community. 6:15-7:15 at the Finnish Hall downstairs cafe. More info ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Please email us … Continued
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STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration 4:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATION DEMONSTRATIONS at ICE immigration holding center (deportations) Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm Let’s build a permanent presence at I.C.E. to stop the deportations. Bring signs, Spread widely. 64278
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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RECULTURE THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY! RALLY & SPEAK OUT 11:00 am
RECULTURE THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY! RALLY & SPEAK OUT @ Splash Pad Park - Oakland Between Lake Merritt & Macarthur Blvd
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay Area to share stories of struggle + resilience, celebrate our strengths and collectively shift the culture of the Bay Area restaurant industry towards: *Racial Equity *Professionalization * Harassment-Free Environments & *Dignity in the Workplace!Join the Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay Area to share stories of struggle + resilience, celebrate our strengths and collectively shift the culture of the Bay Area restaurant industry towards: *Racial Equity *Professionalization * Harassment-Free Environments & *Dignity in the Workplace! Find more information here. This event is being … Continued
No Ban No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders 6:00 pm
No Ban No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders @ 221 Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, UC Berkeley
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
No Ban No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders A panel discussion entitled No Ban, No Wall: Confronting the Militarization of Our Borders and Communities The Trump presidency has increased attacks on immigrant and marginalized communities through targeting sanctuary cities, instituting the Muslim ban, and revoking temporary protected status for thousands. But, these actions are based on a long-standing foundation of xenophobia and criminalization. Such repression manifests not only at borders, but also in our backyards in the form of militarized policing, state surveillance, and collusion between local and … Continued
DSA Social 7:00 pm
DSA Social @ Telegraph Beer Garden
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West Oakland/Uptown/Adams Point Social   In addition to canvasses, a critical part of each canvassing district’s monthly organizing are the social events, which create a more casual space to talk about the fight to decommodify healthcare. Come meet the wonderful comrades and neighbors in your district and socialize about socialism over a beer or some food. RSVP or RSVP ON FACEBOOK (show less) 64197
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“BEYOND CRISIS LIBERALISM” 12:30 pm
“BEYOND CRISIS LIBERALISM”
Feb 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Mark Gomez discusses “Beyond Crisis Liberalism,” exploring the possibilities for renewed economic progress, and an end to economic exclusion, in California.  For details, call 510.644.2020. 64283
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration 4:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATIONS Demonstration @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
STOP DEPORTATION DEMONSTRATIONS at ICE immigration holding center (deportations) Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 6 pm Let’s build a permanent presence at I.C.E. to stop the deportations. Bring signs, Spread widely. 64278
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Fight Potrification! Oppose the eviction of the Oakland Cannery artists’ collective 5:30 pm
Fight Potrification! Oppose the eviction of the Oakland Cannery artists’ collective @ City Hall, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor
Feb 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:15 pm
Fight Potrification! Oppose the eviction of the Oakland Cannery artists' collective @ City Hall, Council Chambers, 3rd Floor | Oakland | California | United States
https://www.theoaklandcannery.com/why-we-fight Cannabis entrepreneurs  capitalists bought the building currently occupied by an artists’ collective of 30 folks and intend to boot them and turn the building into a huge weed factory. Pot grows anywhere, but good, reasonable live/work spaces are few and far between. Where is Jeff Sessions when we need him? Show your opposition to this grab at the Oakland Cannabis Regulatory Commission Hearing at City Hall at 5:30 on Thursday, February 15th. Greetings friends and family, Could use a little push for this weeks hearing. Our call for help … Continued
South Berkeley Social: DSA 6:00 pm
South Berkeley Social: DSA @ Moxy
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” 7:30 pm
“When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” @ he Forum at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come meet the women who electrified the nation. Tickets are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot soon. Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors, asha bandele, and Mother Jones reporter Jamilah King will be in San Francisco to launch our event series with Mother Jones. Cullors and bandele will present their new book, “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” which follows Cullors’ own experience living as a Black woman in America. In 2013, Cullors, along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, created the Black … Continued
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Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. 2:00 pm
Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the picket line with SEIU Service Employees Union EVERY FRIDAY. STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. ​Also…​ SF Labor Council Calls for a Clean Dream Act Now, No Compromises; Urges Labor Movement to Take Action! [Resolution Adopted Unanimously by the Feb. 12, 2018, Delegates Assembly of the San Francisco Labor Council] � For a Clean Dream Act Now and a Path to Citizenship for all Undocumented Youth! � Not One More Deportatioon! � No Funding for the Wall of Shame! � No More Funding for Immigration Enforcement! … Continued
LUNAR NEW YEAR PICKET AT OAKS CORNER! 2:30 pm
LUNAR NEW YEAR PICKET AT OAKS CORNER! @ Oaks Corner
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Oaks Card Club earned $27 million in gross gaming revenue last year. But Oaks Corner (also owned by John Tibbetts) has not increased its contribution to workers’ health care since 2011. The result is that dishwashers, janitors and servers – many of whom earn at or near Emeryvillle’s minimum wage – must pay over $500 per month for family medical coverage through their employer. Join the workers on the picket line to celebrate Lunar New Year and fight for affordable health care!64309
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Taking the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act to the ballot! 10:00 am
Taking the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act to the ballot! @ Oakland ACCE
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’re taking the repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act to the ballot!!! Strong Rent Control and Just Cause Eviction laws are the way to keep people in their homes now, while we work to get more (truly) affordable housing built.  In order to have strong Rent Control laws, we need to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, a state law which ties the hands of local government. Costa-Hawkins prevents\ cities and counties from applying rent control to apartments built after 1995 or to single-family rental units.  It also allows landlords to … Continued
An Evening with Chairman Omali Yeshitela: The Road to Socialism is Painted Black 6:00 pm
An Evening with Chairman Omali Yeshitela: The Road to Socialism is Painted Black @ Uhuru House
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chairman Omali Yeshitela, leader of the Uhuru Movement and African People’s Socialist Party returns to Oakland to discuss his lifelong work organizing for the liberation of Africa and African people everywhere, the state of today’s crisis of imperialism under Trump and the struggle for black socialism. The event will take place in a relaxed setting with time for questions and discussion from the floor. Bakari Olatunji, Market Manager for Uhuru Foods and Pies will also participate along with Penny Hess, chair of the African People’s Solidarity Committee Food will be … Continued
Surviving Smash and Grab 6:00 pm
Surviving Smash and Grab @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In honor of #BlackSolidarityWeek, and in light of the recent released FBI report on so-called “Black Identity Extremists,” CRC will host a political education panel on the repression of Black dissidents. Join leaders from the Anti Police-Terror Project and special guests Mama Akua Njeri and Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. for an evening of radical truth telling, solidarity building, and self defense. On March 4, 1968 (exactly one month before King was assassinated), FBI Director Edgar Hoover issued this directive: Prevent the Coalition of militant black nationalist groups. In unity there is strength, a … Continued
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Post Salon Community Assembly to Discuss Equity Jobs Policy 1:00 pm
Post Salon Community Assembly to Discuss Equity Jobs Policy @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In the past two years only nine percent of work hours on City of Oakland-funded construction projects went to African-Americans At the same time, some elected officials are moving ahead on a Project Labor Agreement with Buildings Trades unions that would ensure that almost no Black workers or contractors are hired on future city-funded projects. Plans for the agreement are being discussed without considering the impact on Black contractors and workers though the city has not completed its long-awaited disparity study that will examine discrimination in city contracts that impacts … Continued
Colonization and Resistance Panel and Discussion 1:30 pm
Colonization and Resistance Panel and Discussion @ Oakstop
Feb 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us for the first Open Session of the 2018 Anne Braden Anti-Racist Training Program!* Colonization and Resistance Puerto Rico. Palestine. Oakland and Berkeley. Three visionary community leaders will speak with us about the ongoing colonization of these places, and the politics and strategies of indigenous resistance. Come learn about how we can stand with these powerful liberation movements. We are particularly excited to be flying in Alicia Rodríguez, a former political prisoner who has been part of the Puerto Rican independence movement for the last 40 years. She will … Continued
No Barbed Wire! No Walls! Remember The Signing of Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment) 2:00 pm
No Barbed Wire! No Walls! Remember The Signing of Executive Order 9066 (Japanese Internment) @ AMC Dine-in Kabuki 8
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bay Area Remembrance 2018 Carrying the Light for Justice.   30th Anniversary of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.64267
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
No FBI Targeting of Black Activists 4:00 pm
No FBI Targeting of Black Activists @ Uhuru House
Feb 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
No FBI Targeting of Black Activists @ Uhuru House | Oakland | California | United States
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The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network 6:30 pm
The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network @ BFUU Fellowship Hall
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network @ BFUU Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
The Crisis At KPFA & The Pacifica Network,  “Making Sausage” Democracy And A National Alternative Multi-Media Network Public Forum Opens at 6:30 PM Event Starts at 7:00 PM KPFA and Pacifica have recently been threatened with bankruptcy and the possible closure of the stations and network. The financial crisis at Pacifica has been ongoing for many years. This forum will look at the present crisis and the views of those who want bankruptcy or a loan. It will also discuss the failure of Pacifica and the stations to bring new … Continued
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Rapid Response Training Against ICE Raids and Deportations 6:30 pm
Rapid Response Training Against ICE Raids and Deportations @ KEHILLA COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership (ACILEP), Kehilla Community Synagogue, Plymouth Church of Jazz and Justice, Bend the Arc, Temple Sinai, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, Oakland Community Organizations and the Alameda Labor Council invite you to a rapid response training. Join ACILEP´s team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations. Learn how to verify ICE activity and be a legal observer in order to protect our communities from ICE! Rehearse critical and creative tactics for effective action! * refreshments and pizza provided Please … Continued
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Stop the Eviction: Court Support for Anti Frances 8:00 am
Stop the Eviction: Court Support for Anti Frances @ Hayward Hall of Justice
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
THE TIME TO SHOW UP FOR AUNTI FRANCES IS NOW! We will be gathering next Wednesday 2/21 at 8am in Hayward to support Aunti Frances at her settlement date with a huge breakfast rally. Please share widely! RSVP & coordinate rides: http://bit.ly/breakfastrally  #DefendAuntiFrances   THE TIME TO SHOW UP FOR AUNTI FRANCES IS NOW! We will be gathering next Wednesday 2/21 at 8am in Hayward to support Aunti Frances at her settlement date with a huge breakfast rally. Please share widely! RSVP & coordinate rides: https://t.co/OYriEwxjkp #DefendAuntiFrances pic.twitter.com/nsFuzVmqWV— Defend Aunti … Continued
Betty Reid Soskin’s Autobiography Book Release – Sign My Name to Freedom 5:00 pm
Betty Reid Soskin’s Autobiography Book Release – Sign My Name to Freedom @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Betty Reid Soskin's Autobiography Book Release - Sign My Name to Freedom @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle | Oakland | California | United States
there’s been a lot of interest in Betty Reid Soskin’s soon-to-be-released autobiography, Sign My Name To Freedom, as well as to the Bay Area book launch event we’ve organized for her. Because of that interest in the book launch event, we’ve taken a couple of measures in order to make sure we can comfortably accommodate all those who may come. First, we’ve moved back the opening hour of the event to 5 pm. While there will be a brief program in the middle of the book launch, you will be … Continued
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
SURJ Intro Meeting w/guest speaker Troy Williams 6:45 pm
SURJ Intro Meeting w/guest speaker Troy Williams @ Sierra Club
Feb 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. Featured Speaker: Troy Williams, former editor of the monthly San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper which has been publishing since 1976. Come learn about our current work and activities! You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can … Continued
No Coal in Richmond Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
What exactly can be done about the Levin-Richmond coal terminal on the Richmond waterfront?  Join the ongoing community discussion about how to remove this blight from our midst.  Why do we have huge, uncovered piles of dirty, dusty coal sitting right next to our Bay—and contaminating several of our neighborhoods?  Why is the Richmond terminal one of the last three ports left in the state to export this dirty fossil fuel when California doesn’t even use coal power?  Why does the Bay Area, a region renowned for its environmental leadership, … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Special guest speaker for January: Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. Don’t miss this! APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.64171
Richard Wolff: As US Capitalism Declines, Change Is Needed, So Listen! 7:30 pm
Richard Wolff: As US Capitalism Declines, Change Is Needed, So Listen! @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Richard Wolff, an American Marxist economist, well known for his work in economic methodology and class analysis, has rapidly become famous as well for his Pacifica Network Radio program, Economic Update, which is syndicated on over 60 stations. Additionally, Professor Wolff has made appearances on various television shows, radio shows and films including: Real Time with Bill Maher, The Young Turks, Moyers & Company, Charlie Rose, Al Jazeera America, The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann, Charlie Rose, CrossTalk, The David Pakman Show, Democracy Now! The Empire Files, Politics Nation with … Continued
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JUSTICE FOR SHALEEM TINDLE – BART BOARD MTG 9:00 am
JUSTICE FOR SHALEEM TINDLE – BART BOARD MTG @ Board Room 3rd Floor
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
2/22/18 9M BART BOARD MEETING JUSTICE FOR SHALEEM TINDLE Join the family of Shaleem Tindle who was murdered by officer Joseph Mateu at the BART Board meeting and demand justice64318
TARGETING THE MOVEMENT: The FBI’s Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation 6:30 pm
TARGETING THE MOVEMENT: The FBI’s Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation @ Laney College, Room D200
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring: Thomas Mariadason, member, NLG-SF Liz Derias-Tyehimba, Center for Political Education Kiilu Nyasha, former Black Panther and host of Freedom is a Constant Struggle Tur-ha Ak, Community Ready Corps Woods Ervin, TGI Justice Project Zoé Samudzi, writer and activist Facebook Event Page64302
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Film Screening: MLK, the Other America 2:00 pm
Film Screening: MLK, the Other America @ East Bay Media Center
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MLK, The Other America.  (The Historic Stanford Speech). By Filmmaker Allen Willis, Commemorating Black History Month 2018.64266
A Mother’s Day for Justice 7:00 pm
A Mother’s Day for Justice @ First AME Church of Oakland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Oscar Grant Foundation Hosts …. A Mother’s Day for Justice . Join mothers from California and beyond who have lost their children to police and communal violence64319
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Protect the Sacred: Divest Wells Fargo 10:00 am
Protect the Sacred: Divest Wells Fargo @ Wells Fargo SF
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Protect the Sacred: Divest Wells Fargo @ Wells Fargo SF | San Francisco | California | United States
Join Idle No More SF Bay and Indigenous Environmental Network at Wells Fargo headquarters in San Francisco to protest Wells Fargo’s crimes against Indigenous Peoples and the planet.  We’ll paint a giant image (details coming) while we sing, pray and demand that Wells Fargo divest from fossil fuels, fossil fuel infrastructure, and projects that threaten the sacred system of life and violate the rights of Indigenous Peoples to free, prior and informed consent. We will also send a message that Wells Fargo’s grant of $50 million to Native American communities … Continued
Waffles & Zapatismo 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons, basement
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
  CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico The next Waffles & Zapatismo class, with an open membership meeting after class from 12 Noon to 1pm. This first class of a series begins with the origins of the EZLN: the formation of the FLN, its entry into the Lacandón Jungle, its interaction with the indigenous communities and the formation of the EZLN. There is discussion after the presentation and from 12-1 there will be an open members meeting and an opportunity for folks … Continued
Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. 2:00 pm
Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. @ ICE San Francisco
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the picket line with SEIU Service Employees Union EVERY FRIDAY. STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. ​Also…​ SF Labor Council Calls for a Clean Dream Act Now, No Compromises; Urges Labor Movement to Take Action! [Resolution Adopted Unanimously by the Feb. 12, 2018, Delegates Assembly of the San Francisco Labor Council] � For a Clean Dream Act Now and a Path to Citizenship for all Undocumented Youth! � Not One More Deportatioon! � No Funding for the Wall of Shame! � No More Funding for Immigration Enforcement! … Continued
Support Youth Suing Government on Climate Change 3:00 pm
Support Youth Suing Government on Climate Change @ South Berkeley Library
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Support Youth Suing Government on Climate Change @ South Berkeley Library | Berkeley | California | United States
Come to a meet-up to support the twenty-one youth who are suing the US government for failing to protect their future from climate change. Their strong voices and the hopefulness of the YouthvGov case are an inspiration to youth and adults alike as they work to secure the right to science-based action to ensure a stable climate and healthy atmosphere for all present and future generations. In this meetup, staff from Our Children’s Trust will provide an overview and update on the case. We’ll introduce ourselves and talk about how … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: You A Nomad 5:00 pm
Film Screening & Panel Discussion: You A Nomad @ Omni Commons
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In a single generation, Oakland’s black population has dwindled from 44% to an estimated 26%. At this event we’ll watch YOU A NOMAD, a 20-minute documentary deconstructing the systemic roots of gentrification. Then we’ll discuss possible SOLUTIONS. Confirmed panelists: – Khafre Jay of HipHop4change – Wanda Stewart, Food Justice Activist … and more to come. Don’t miss this event — LIKE and SHARE!!! Doors open at 4:30 pm Presented by Liberated Lens Film Screenings at Omni Commons64227
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Sunflower Alliance 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to share a potluck lunch.   64313
DSA General Membership Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Membership Meeting @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
General Membership Meeting The February general meeting is going to be a big one! For one, we’ll be voting on whether or not to join the campaign to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, which severely restricts local governments in California from implementing rent control. See the text of the resolution. We’ll also be voting on a major set of revisions to our Chapter’s bylaws! You can see the proposed revisions as well as a reader guide with some explanation for those proposed revisions. And if you’d like to propose an amendment to those proposed bylaws, … Continued
Indvisible East Bay 1:00 pm
Indvisible East Bay @ Sports Basement
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 25 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees 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. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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RACE & INEQUALITY IN AMERICA. THE KERNER COMMISSION AT 50 8:00 am
RACE & INEQUALITY IN AMERICA. THE KERNER COMMISSION AT 50 @ Haas Institute, MLK Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
RACE & INEQUALITY IN AMERICA. THE KERNER COMMISSION AT 50 @ Haas Institute, MLK Pauley Ballroom, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Join the UC Berkeley Haas Institute for, Race & Inequality in America. The Kerner Commission at 50, a conference exploring race, segregation, and inequality 50 years after the release of the historic Kerner Commission Report. Visit their website for more information. Register here In the mid-1960s, a series of violent police encounters with Black Americans sparked uprisings in more than 100 American cities. Shaken by the civil unrest across the nation in 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson established the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders to investigate the immediate causes of the rebellions, … Continued
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EPA Listening Session on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan
EPA Listening Session on Proposed Repeal of Clean Power Plan @ SF Public Library, Koret auditorium
Feb 28 all-day
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a “listening session” in San Francisco and two other cities on its intention to repeal what is commonly known as the Clean Power Plan. According to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, this will “ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity to provide input.” (What impact this has on the future of the current Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units remains to be seen.) Three sessions throughout the day will be structured and run identically: – Session 1 from … Continued
All Eyes on California: Maximizing Our Influence for a Safer Climate 6:30 pm
All Eyes on California: Maximizing Our Influence for a Safer Climate @ Ed Roberts Campus
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition is kicking off its 2018 climate convenings with an event to strengthen our citizen power to push forward on climate issues.  Climate advocates all over the world look to California for cutting edge climate policy and action.  The battles that we fight at the local level have a much larger impact than we imagine.  But many of us don’t know how to get our voices heard.  We need a road map.  At this Climate Convening, you will learn effective ways to influence local government and … Continued
Anti-War March Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
Anti-War March Planning Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Groups are forming to stage the first nation-wide anti-war protests in years. Save the date – April 15 for a march and rally in Oakland. If you are interested in helping, you can attend the next organizing meeting. There are so many wars with US involvement that we become numb. “In 2013, the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) – one of thee nine organizational units that make up the Unified Combatant Command – had special operations forces (SOFs) in 134 countries, where they were either involved in combat, special missions, … Continued