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Natl Day of Action: SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY
Natl Day of Action: SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY @ Everywhere
May 1 all-day
Natl Day of Action: SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY ON MAY DAY – FRI, MAY 1! AN URGENT CALL FROM BALTIMORE Issued by the BALTIMORE PEOPLES POWER ASSEMBLY National call to mobilize in cities across the U.S. and around the world for: BLACK LIVES MATTER MAY DAY, FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015 Every eight hours a police or vigilante murder occurs in the U.S against a person of color especially the youth! We demand: SHUT IT DOWN FOR FREDDIE GREY ON MAY DAY –  FRIDAY, MAY 1ST! TURN UP & STAND WITH THE … Continued
Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
May 1 all-day
Oakland Spring Rising - 40 Farms in 40 Days - May 1st 2015 @ Oakland | California | United States
Oakland Spring Rising All Food is Medicine ~ All Water is Sacred 40 Farms in 40 Days beginning May 1st, 2015 Mission: The Mission of Oakland Spring Rising is to support existing community groups and new urban farmers to grow as much nutritious food in an urban setting as possible. Goals: To grow 100 pounds of healthy, organic produce for 400,000 people per year using available vacant land in Oakland.  In order to achieve this, Oakland Spring Rising was formed to be a hub for material & knowledge transfer between … Continued
Enough is Enough: Stop Gentrification Protest 7:30 am
Enough is Enough: Stop Gentrification Protest
May 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Enough is Enough: Stop Gentrification Protest @ Oakland | California | United States
May Day is the traditional holiday of the working class, the oppressed, and the rebellious. It is a day to celebrate our collective power against exploitation, capitalism, and control. This Friday, May 1st, 2015, we want to start the day off the right way. Oakland is seeing an unprecedented wave of gentrification creeping in from every direction. The rich have begun colonizing North Oakland, West Oakland, and Downtown. Their tech buses, their pricey cafes, and their luxury apartments have begun to appear with alarming frequency. This May Day, we will … Continued
Port Shutdown March: Labor Against Police Terror. 9:00 am
Port Shutdown March: Labor Against Police Terror. @ Port of Oakland, APL gate near berth 62
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Port Shutdown March: Labor Against Police Terror. @ Port of Oakland,  APL gate near berth 62  | Oakland | California | United States
Facebook event.  Local 10, outraged by the recent escalation in police brutality throughout the US that has resulted in the needless killing of innocent and unarmed minorities, has called for unions and workers to join our march from the port to Oakland City Hall. WHERE: Port of Oakland, take Adeline St. to portside of overpass. Rides should be available from the West Oakland BART (see bottom). The labor force has played an integral part in social justice movements throughout United States history and beyond. ILWU, Local 10 in particular, has … Continued
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March – San Francisco 1:30 pm
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March – San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March - San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
nternational Workers Day Regional Festival and March 1:30-3:30 Festival @ Civic Center Plaza 3:30 Regional March to 24th and Mission 5:00-5:30 Closing program @ 24th and Mission More info, RSVP.   58671
Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers 6:30 pm
Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers @ Studio Grand
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Silicon Valley De-Bug’s Class Conscious Photographers and Studio Grand present the opening night of: Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers Powered by working class people and captured by photographers embedded in these struggles. Photography, music, cultural performances, and refreshments. Special digital slideshow photo exhibit from that day’s May 1st marches. Photographers include Brooke Anderson, David Bacon, Jenny Cain, Charisse Domingo, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Isabel Gonzalez, Najib Joe Hakim, Jean Leasiolagi, Abraham Menor, Antonio Nava, Karen Ng, Ronald Orlando, Leopoldo Pena, Daniel Zapien.58698
Anti-Capitalist March 7:00 pm
Anti-Capitalist March @ Latham Square
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anti-Capitalist March @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States
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Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back 8:00 pm
Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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State of Emergency 3: Panel Discussion and Concert, with Fred Hampton Jr. 8:00 pm
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Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs 9:00 am
Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs @ MetWest High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The war in Viet Nam was one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. It brings to light the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against foreign aggression, particularly the United States of America. The Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), formed in 2014, is hosting a Community Event: “The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs” – a day-full of cultural, educational & powerful sharing to mark the 40th anniversary of the US military’s forced departure from Viet Nam and international struggle for self-determination. PLEASE REGISTER … Continued
National Day of Action: Oakland Rally! #FreddieGray Oakland2Baltimore #blackspring 2:00 pm
National Day of Action: Oakland Rally! #FreddieGray Oakland2Baltimore #blackspring @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rally in solidarity with Baltimore and the fight for justice for Freddie Gray. All across the country on Saturday May 2nd folks will be in the streets to demand that the war on black folks must end! Come get in the streets! #blackspring #freddiegray Facebook RSVP.58720
May Day: the Real Story of Radicalism and the American Working Class 5:30 pm
May Day: the Real Story of Radicalism and the American Working Class @ Women's Building
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to a meeting about what we learn from the real history of May Day, the Marxist traditions of working class organizing in America and discuss what we need to do today to continue the fight. Followed by a social/fundraiser for the Socialism 2015 conference. www.socialismconference.org58703
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Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks! 10:00 am
Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks! @ Mountain View Improvement Association
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks!  Come help paint a 24-foot parachute banner with this years Healing Walk image and hand-paint t-shirts (if you got this years Healing Walk t-shirt or patch bring it and paint it–or the feathers on it). Wear clothes you can get paint on. Here is the Facebook event to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/982279841804638/58655
Open Circle 3:00 pm
Open Circle @ Omni Commons
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Addressing police violenceand systematic racism through community building and direct action. Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! Open circle will begin with speakers who have lost their loved ones to police violence. Then updates / announcements … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
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Court Support: 3 Comrades Arrested in MayDay Actions 2:00 pm
Court Support: 3 Comrades Arrested in MayDay Actions @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 112
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come support 3 comrades still in custody who were arrested during May Day actions and are facing felony charges. Share, invite, show up and support! Thousands of people went out to protest this weekend, and there were many arrests, but unsurprisingly, the folks who were held and face serious charges are black and brown. Part of fighting white supremacy is standing in solidarity with those who racist systems try to oppress.58731
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Kathy Kelly talk. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Kathy Kelly talk. @ San Francisco Friends Meetinghouse
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​FIELD TRIP: OccupyForum is co-sponsoring Kathy Kelly this coming Monday Sponsored by: SF Friends Peace and Social Concerns Committee; Voices for Creative Nonviolence, ECUMENICAL PEACE INSTITUTE/CALC, EMERGENCY, AFSC, Vets for Peace, Occupy Forum, Campaign Nonviolence and Code Pink ​Kathy Kelly ​The Raft and the Shore: Crossing Borders to Abolish War​ During the war in Vietnam, two venerable peacemakers, Thich Nhat Hanh and Daniel Berrigan, SJ, exchanged ideas about nonviolent resistance to war in a book entitled: The Raft is Not the Shore. Drawing on experiences living alongside people trapped in war … Continued
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:05 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
May 4 @ 6:05 pm – 7:05 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December.  There was a hearing in Federal Court on December 11th. There was another hearing in March 26th. Federal Judge … Continued
Film Fest: “Deep Web” a Film About ‘Silk Road’, with Cindy Cohen 9:00 pm
Film Fest: “Deep Web” a Film About ‘Silk Road’, with Cindy Cohen @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Deep Web, a film about “Silk Road” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_(marketplace), online communications and commerce, is to be screened at SF International Film Festival. Cindy Cohn, legal director of EFF is scheduled to appear at the 9:00 PM, May 4 screening.  More information below and at:  http://www.sffs.org/sfiff58/program/deep-web#.VUQAtqbVmJ0. -Art About the film: Director Alex Winter, a well-known actor and a leading advocate for an open internet, lucidly investigates the implications of online technologies and the gray legal areas of anonymous communications and commerce by focusing primarily on the history and demise of online black market … Continued
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TPP: SIT-IN & Cinco De Mayo Party at Rep. Bera’s office! 10:00 am
TPP: SIT-IN & Cinco De Mayo Party at Rep. Bera’s office! @ Congressman Ami Bera's District Office
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Congressman Ami Bera still has not taken a position on Fast Track for the TPP, the job-killing ‘trade’ deal that will ship more jobs overseas. SO, LET’S REMIND HIM WHO GOT HIM ELECTED… Join us as we hold our 2nd ALL DAY Sit-In at Bera’s office: stop by ANYTIME between 10am-6pm! Invite others!! We’ll also have some Mexican food and snacks for Cinco De Mayo! Check out video from KXTV channel 10 from the 1st time we occupied Bera’s office: http://www.news10.net/videos/news/local/elk-grove/2015/04/23/26282929/58730
ALL OUT: Rally to #SaveE12th before deciding City Council vote! 5:00 pm
ALL OUT: Rally to #SaveE12th before deciding City Council vote! @ City Hall steps at Oscar Grant Plaza
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Facebook RSVP This Tuesday the Oakland City Council decides whether or not to sell off the East 12th parcel to private developers. Join us for a rally at City Hall to demand that public land be used for public good, not for private profit! Background In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to private developers UDR and Urban Core to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent … Continued
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam 5:00 pm
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Oscar Grant Committee 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee @ Neibyl-Proctor
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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 and … Continued
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Walkout to Save City College 12:30 pm
Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College | San Francisco | California | United States
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No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo 4:30 pm
No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. For years, Hillary has bobbed and weaved as reporters have tried to ask her where she stands on the pipeline, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. Wednesday afternoon, as Hillary dines with donors in Pacific Heights, join us to demand a permanent rejection of Keystone XL. Sponsored by Idle No More SF Bay, Center for Biological Diversity, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy … Continued
Save City College General Assembly 5:30 pm
Save City College General Assembly @ City College Ocean Campus in MUB 150
May 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
How the Gentrifiers are Gentrifying City College: Land Grabs, Student Push-out Policies and Downsizing Join in a roundtable discussion of the rotten underbelly of the City College accreditation crisis: An official in Sacramento told Tom Ammiano that Mayor Lee did not want the elected Board of Trustees to be reinstated yet, as important real estate deals need to be completed. We will analyze the “January surprises” in which the current administration pushed out some 3100 already- enrolled students in a single week—in the middle of a major enrollment crisis! On … Continued
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Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance Meeting 4:00 pm
Oakland Fossil Fuel Resistance Meeting @ Sierra Club
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Terminal Logistics Solutions, the developers of City-owned land at the former Oakland Army base, announced this week that it has received $53 million dollars from four Utah counties to export up to six million tons of Utah coal out of Oakland each year.  It intends to begin construction on a mega shipping terminal within a few months. Terminal Solutions?  Six million tons annually?  Do we need any more symbolic reminders that this project needs to be shut down? Sign this emergency petition to the Mayor Libby Schaaf. Fossil fuel activists … Continued
Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck 6:00 pm
Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck @ Omni Commons
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join other OccufFarmers for reflection on our April 25th/26th days of action, to share thoughts on what we can do better next round, and give props to those who made this one successful! We especially invite the input of folks NEW to the Gill Tract struggle, as fresh eyes offer important insights. If you are able, bring a snack or dish to share. 6-7pm is food and socializing. 7-9pm facilitated discussion58732
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THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL 11:30 am
THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL @ San Francisco City Hall, Polk Street side
May 8 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
THE MISSION TAKES CITY HALL ((((( PLEASE GATHER STARTING at 11:00 AM) )))) Stop the Evictions! • No Monster in the Mission! • Truly Affordable Housing Now! • No More Luxury-Priced Development in the Mission! • Mayor Lee: Declare a State of Emergency! 11:30 AM gather on front steps SF City Hall (Polk Street side) 12:00 PM SHARP action begins 2012 SF Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguía confirmed Much more to be announced! This will be a very BIG and very exciting event. Hundreds will be there. Help make history! Co-organized … Continued
Justice 4 Mario Romero: Protest & Mass Die In in Vallejo 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Mario Romero: Protest & Mass Die In in Vallejo @ Vallejo City Hall
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
There will be a rally and a mass die-in to protest Vallejo’s police murders, especially that of Mario Romero, shot 40 times by Vallejo Police while sitting in his car. PROTEST AND RALLY AGAINST POLICE TERROR AND THE CRIMINALIZATION OF THE POOR. The City of Vallejo Touts itself as being the most diverse cities in America but it is hiding a very dark secret. That secret is : Vallejo city leaders have failed is residents in every way imaginable by allowing the militarization of it’s police force and arming them … Continued
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Million Moms March
Million Moms March
May 9 all-day
Million Moms March @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Friday, May 8th: 8:00AM-12:00PM: The Coalition For Justice Lobbying Campaign on Capitol Hill 1:00PM – 6:00PM: Afternoon Social at Lincoln Memorial Park for the Mothers -Will Include: Mother’s Speak Out, Special Guest Speakers, Special Guest Musicians, Presentation of the Ribbons !   Saturday, May 9th: 9:00AM-10:00AM: Prayer Circle 11:00AM-2:00PM: Million Mother’s March -Begin in China Town Mt. Vernon Square> South on 7th Street > West on Pennsylvania Avenue> End at Federal Department of Justice Building 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW   Sunday, May 10th: 9:00AM-11:00AM: Check Out 12:00Noon: Brunch 3:00PM: Leave … Continued
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser 12:00 pm
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us for a day long event hosted by Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Event starts at 12 pm and continues until 10 pm. The Fundraiser will be held at Humanist Hall, and includes Speakers, Games (Chess, Dominoes), snacks, brunch, and dinner, as well as video clips . Families who have lost their loved ones through Gun violence and Police Misconduct will share their stories. We are scheduling a food giveaway and Vendor’s Booths are available for rent (contact Event Coordinator for details). The Inter Council For Mothers … Continued
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. 1:00 pm
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. Appreciations to the attorneys who argued for us in Federal Court. Appreciations to Judge Alsup who recently ruled favorably in the lawsuits against USPS practices, lawsuits filed by the City of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Music!  Speakers!  Cake!  More Music !!! Appreciations to our entire community! 58710
Late B-Day & Welcome Back BBQ/potluck for Gabby & Anka 4:30 pm
Late B-Day & Welcome Back BBQ/potluck for Gabby & Anka @ Athens Garden
May 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
oin in behind schedule celebration of Anka’s birthday and Gabby’s return to the bay! Both Anka and Gabby are always helping out the community, so let’s say thank you by sharing food/drinks/and stories! Where?….. Athens Garden near the corner of San Pablo and Athens avenue When?….. Saturday May 9th of this year Time?….. 4:30PM This is a potluck so bring what you can to share for food and this is BYOB as well. If any of you have something for music, bring it along so we can shake our asses … Continued
Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J 7:00 pm
Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Every 1st Friday & every 2nd Sat of the month we sing, dance, and share Revolutionary Love at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice-ABC4J. The next open mic & cypher is Sat May 9th, doors & sign-up at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, all ages, suggested donation $5, please.58729
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25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. In April, it will be two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast. 58650
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: The Communist Manifesto 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: The Communist Manifesto @ Neibyl Proctor
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Essentials of Scientific Socialism Part of an ongoing series “Clarity about the aims and problems of socialism is of greatest significance in our age of transition.” Einstein’s comment remains true in our Century, when the growing interest in socialism is matched by a growing confusion about socialism. This workshop, led by Gene Ruyle of the ICSS, will be part of an ongoing series seeking to overcome this confusion through study and discussion, focusing on the classics of scientific socialism: The Communist Manifesto, by Marx … Continued
Sunflower Alliance General Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Meeting @ Bobby Bowen Center
May 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance general meetings offer a great opportunity to learn more about fossil fuel resistance and climate justice efforts in our region. Your voice matters. We welcome newcomers.58753
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
Mariposa and the Saint: Solitary Confinement Comes to Life on Stage 7:00 pm
Mariposa and the Saint: Solitary Confinement Comes to Life on Stage @ La Pena Cultural Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sara Fonseca spends roughly 23 hours a day confined to a small concrete prison cell. The inmate, who is in her early thirties and goes by the nickname “Mariposa,” has been behind bars for nearly thirteen years, and since 2012 has been locked in a so-called “Security Housing Unit” — a highly restrictive setup commonly described as solitary confinement. That means she has extremely limited communication with anyone inside the prison — the California Institution for Women, located in Corona, forty miles east of Los Angeles — and virtually no … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Planning for the Mayor’s Conference Protests 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Planning for the Mayor’s Conference Protests @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Occupy Forum devoted to planning and expanding the coalition event of “Listen Up Mayors…coming up June 19-22 at Union Square, SF and other locations nearby TBD. Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter Stop “Fracking” Mother Earth Stop Crude By Rail People Before Profits Homelessness is not a Crime Medicare for All Strike Against Student Debt Tax the Rich and Jobs Not Jails These essential demands have been opposed by most Big City US Mayors. So….Listen Up Mayors.. We are the 99% In the SF Bay Area, Gentrification and Home Foreclosures only serve … Continued
Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters 7:00 pm
Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Benefit Play:  Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena | Berkeley | California | United States
Join California Coalition for Women Prisoners for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them. In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. In 2015, she is still in a special confinement unit. Through letters with longtime friend Julia Steele Allen, who met her through a CCWP prison visiting team, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage. Written by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini … Continued
The Baltimore Rebellion: Revolt Against an American Nightmare. Talk/Discussion. 7:00 pm
The Baltimore Rebellion: Revolt Against an American Nightmare. Talk/Discussion. @ Oakland Peace Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society… And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. It turned out to be Baltimore. The police murder of Black, brown and poor people has not stopped despite the Black Lives Matter movement–if anything, instead it has accelerated. An escalation of … Continued
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Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. 6:00 pm
Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. @ Oakland City Hall
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After a period of public comment, the Oakland Public Safety Committee will again take up recommendations from the ad hoc Committee on the Domain Awareness Center Privacy Policy. — a strong privacy policy in place for the DAC. — creation of a privacy policy for the City of Oakland — a surveillance equipment acquisition ordinance, demanding open and transparent processes before acquiring such devices. The Oakland Privacy Working Group asks you to come and stand and speak in support of these proposals, which will make Oakland a model for privacy … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall, Suite 200
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall, Suite 200 | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Facebook RSVP Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life.   We share stories and information in an egalitarian and participatory way to build relationships and build … Continued
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Justice 4 Tony Robinson! Emergency Protest! 4:00 pm
Justice 4 Tony Robinson! Emergency Protest! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
#Anonymous #TonyRobinson #BlackSpring #BlackLivesMatter EMERGENCY PROTEST 4 PM, TODAY WED, MAY 13 OSCAR GRANT PLAZA 14TH/BROADWAY OAKLAND— TruthCasterTV (@TruthCastersTV) May 13, 2015 58781
Fight for $15 Tabling, Flyering and Door Knocking. 5:00 pm
Fight for $15 Tabling, Flyering and Door Knocking. @ Ashby Bart
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for tabling, flyering, and door-knocking Wednesday May 13 @ 5 p.m. and Saturday May 16 @ noon. Both @ Ashby BART station. #15Now— 15 Now Berkeley (@15NowBerkeley) May 11, 2015 58776
Stop Sprouts From Paving Rare Historic Farmland in Albany CA 5:45 pm
Stop Sprouts From Paving Rare Historic Farmland in Albany CA @ Rides to Sprout's Farmers Market in Daly City
May 13 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on May 13th, as the Boycott Sprouts campaign brings the ruckus to Sprouts in Daly City! Let’s make sure they get the message that we don’t want them building a big box Supermarket on OUR public farmland in Albany, CA. Meet up to coordinate rides and logistics at 5:45 at 3090 King Street in Berkeley, please be on time so we can depart at 6:00 pm!58778
Film Showing of “Let the Fire Burn” on 30th Anniversary of MOVE Bombing 7:00 pm
Film Showing of “Let the Fire Burn” on 30th Anniversary of MOVE Bombing @ Omni Commons
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Commemorate the 30th anniversary of the horrific police bombing of the MOVE Organization in Philadelphia, by coming out to see the new film, ‘Let the Fire Burn.’ The film tells the story of the police attack on the group’s office which burned an entire neighborhood. The bombing was the culmination of an ongoing campaign against the radical Black ecological group. This event is part of a build up to the ‘No More Locked Doors’ Conference at Qilombo in Oakland on Saturday, May 16th.58773
Premier of “Faith Against Fracking” 7:00 pm
Premier of “Faith Against Fracking” @ The Church By the Side of the Road
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Premier of "Faith Against Fracking" @ The Church By the Side of the Road | Berkeley | California | United States
“Faith Against Fracking” is an inspirational documentary exploring the intersection of various California communities and expressing our collective responsibility to move the planet off of toxic fossil fuels and onto a truly clean energy economy. Clergy from various faith traditions call on Governor Brown, as a person of faith himself, to ban deleterious extraction practices. Throughout the film, the faith leaders expound on a number of different spiritual themes that hold true across faith traditions, including protecting creation and honoring the Golden Rule. Download flyer (PDF)   58774
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Iceland’s Anti-Austerity Recovery & Monetary Reform Proposal 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Iceland’s Anti-Austerity Recovery & Monetary Reform Proposal @ Omni Commons basement
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Iceland bailed out its citizens and jailed the bankers.  Now they are thinking of a new system for their monetary policy.  Join us for a discussion about Iceland, this proposal, and their recovery from their financial collapse. Reading: Monetary Reform in Iceland The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.  58708
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No Coal Through Oakland! 8:30 am
No Coal Through Oakland! @ Oscar Grant Plaza, Rotunda Building
May 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Phil Tagami, developer of the new Global Logistics Center at the former Oakland Army Base in West Oakland, promised in 2013 that “CCIG is publicly on record as having no interest or involvement in the pursuit of coal-related operations at the former Oakland Army Base.” Now, in 2015, Tagami is poised to allow four Utah Counties to use public money to invest $53 million to turn the new Oakland port project into a massive coal export terminal. If allowed to move forward, millions of tons of dirty, toxic, climate-killing coal … Continued
National Day of Action: “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Oakland Action. 2:00 pm
National Day of Action: “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Oakland Action. @ West Oakland Post Office
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
On May 14, just six days before the current contract expires, postal workers across the country will hold events organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Join us! With the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service set to expire in less than a month, APWU negotiators and union members are turning up the heat. Postal workers are demanding Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! As negotiations draw to a close, postal workers need a strong demonstration of support. 58719
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#BlackLivesMatter Forum: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century 12:00 pm
#BlackLivesMatter Forum: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century @ California State University, East Bay Old Student Union, Rms. 311 and 102
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CSU East Bay Department of Communication and the Graduate Communication Society Presents: #BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century Featuring: Dr. Andreana Clay, Families Seeking Justice panel, three student panels, and a hosted reception. The Graduate Communication Society at CSU East Bay hosts a graduate student conference surrounding themes related to social justice issues in a 21st Century context. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Andreana Clay, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics (NYU Press, 2012) … Continued
Stand Up Comedy Fund Raiser for Zapatista Children 8:00 pm
Stand Up Comedy Fund Raiser for Zapatista Children @ Omni Commons
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Bay Area comics perform STAND UP! Comedy: Featuring Natasha Muse, with Veronica Porras, Lalique D’Bruzzi and Emily Van Dyke. Natasha Muse is a performer and writer of comedy in the Bay Area. She is also a skeptic, an agnostic, and at least the second funniest trans-sexual you know––guaranteed. Come to the emerging and energizing OMNI COMMONS and laugh with us while you support autonomous education for indigenous Zapatista children.58745
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No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support @ Qulombo
May 16 all-day
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support- May16 Oakland pic.twitter.com/RDmWWQbcYQ— Alyssa (@alyssa011968) April 11, 2015 58553
Fight for $15 Tabling, Flyering and Door Knocking. 12:00 pm
Fight for $15 Tabling, Flyering and Door Knocking. @ Ashby Bart
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for tabling, flyering, and door-knocking Wednesday May 13 @ 5 p.m. and Saturday May 16 @ noon. Both @ Ashby BART station. #15Now— 15 Now Berkeley (@15NowBerkeley) May 11, 2015 58777
Stop the War on Yemen! 12:00 pm
Stop the War on Yemen! @ UN Plaza
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
No to the War on Yemen! No to Foreign Intervention! Yes to self determination of the Yemeni people! Stop the Saudi bombing! #HandsOffYemen UN Plaza Saturday, May 16th 12pm58785
Stop Shock Treatment at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley – Day of Worldwide Anti-ECT Protest 2:00 pm
Stop Shock Treatment at Herrick Hospital in Berkeley – Day of Worldwide Anti-ECT Protest @ Herrick Hospital
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  STOP SHOCK TREATMENT NOW!   Worldwide Protests Against Shock May 16, 2015   Demonstration at HERRICK HOSPITAL IN BERKELEY, SATURDAY, MAY 16, 2PM­-4PM, Dwight Way near Shattuck Avenue   SHOCK TREATMENT IS A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY   For more information: MAY16SHOCKDEMO [at] GMAIL.COM, (510) 703­-6372   For a list of protests happening worldwide see http://ectjustice.com/protest.php   If you don’t see a protest listed near you, organize one yourself! Let us know by sending an email to may16shockdemo [at] gmail.com   Keep checking back, more are being added all the … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
Come and help us draw awareness to and fight unjust debt! Come get connected with SDBA’s many projects! student debt resistance organizing for public banking. advocating for Postal banking. ongoing study group helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting against usurious for-profit pay-day lenders and their ilk our famous Strike Debt radio program our next Debtors’ Assembly saving the Berkeley Post Office and stopping the Staples non-union takeover of good Post Office jobs and much more!  Also check out our website, our twitter feed, and our Facebook page. Strike Debt Bay … Continued
Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle 7:00 pm
Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle @ The Alan Blueford Center For Justice
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PF Publishing invites you to celebrate T. Thorn Coyle’s first novel, dedicated to Alan Blueford, and to all victims of police violence. Like Water: a story of love and sudden violence. a story of a ghost and a city. a story for our times. Welcome to the streets of Oakland, CA. Meet Alex and Jonah. Best friends since childhood: one poet, one professor, one black, one white. One dead–killed by police with a Taser to the heart–and one bereft, trying to figure out how to go on living…and how to … Continued
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project 9:00 pm
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon
May 16 @ 9:00 pm – May 17 @ 1:00 am
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon | Oakland | California | United States
Come out Saturday, 5/16 at Legionnaire for our 2nd Left Bass Dance Party! Last month, the club was packed by 10pm, the party went OFF, and we raised over $1,800 for BlackOUT Collective. Let’s do it in May for APTP! LEFT BASS is an Oakland Dance Party for all us activists, organizers, artists, and just plain MOVEMENT FOLKS to shake a tail feather together and continue to support local organizing. Get down with “Feminist/Panther/Hip-Hop Heroine” Coco Peila, featured DJs Camilo (Queer Qumbia) and Xander (Mondial Afrique) and resident DJs Baagi … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk from Martinez to Benicia 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk from Martinez to Benicia @ Martinez Shoreline Park
May 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Idle No More SF Bay and citizens from front-line refinery communities invite you to attend the second of four walks. The Walk will begin near the Martinez Shoreline Park at the end of Ferry Street in Martinez, and will end at the 9th Street Park in the City of Benicia. 8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins This walk is approximately 9.5 miles from beginning to end.  There will be vehicles available for people who wish to take breaks during the walk.  Medics will also be available. Water will … Continued
Sunday at the Marxist Library: Malcolm X 10:30 am
Sunday at the Marxist Library: Malcolm X @ Niebyl Proctor
May 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malcolm X and Black Liberation In honor of the 90th birthday of Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965), we have invited Gerald Smith, of the Oscar Grant Committee, to speak on the life and death of Malcolm X and his continuing relevance for the Black Liberation struggle. 58767
End Racism and Police Terror – San Francisco. 12:15 pm
End Racism and Police Terror – San Francisco.
May 17 @ 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
From Oakland to Baltimore, police harassment and murder of poor Black, Brown and Native American women, men and transgenders is an epidemic. What will it take to bring justice for Freddie Gray, Oscar Grant, Mya Hall, Alex Nieto, Michael Brown and all those killed? How do we end the structural racism and brutality that warps the lives of the poor? Join a candid discussion that ranges from calling for civilian review boards over the police to replacing the whole rotten U.S. system. A home-cooked brunch is served at 12:15 pm … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
May 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
This Sunday we are meeting at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 2:30  PM sharp so folks can also attend the Open Circle at the Omni the same day at 3PM. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly normally meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland OO General … Continued
Open Circle Meeting ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle Meeting ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! Open circle will begin with speakers who have lost their loved ones to police violence. Then updates / announcements of upcoming actions followed by reflection and dialogue around the current … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
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“To Our Friends” Reading Group. 6:00 pm
“To Our Friends” Reading Group.
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
"To Our Friends" Reading Group. @ Oakland | California | United States
We will be reading the introduction and first chapter of To Our Friends, the newly released book from the Invisible Committee. Bring food and refreshments. Some will be provided. Hard copies of the first chapter will be available, but those with copies are encouraged to bring them.   58793
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly 6:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-Mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December.  There was a hearing in Federal Court on December 11th. There was another hearing in March 26th. Federal Judge … Continued
Occupy Forum: Planning for the Mayor’s Council 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Planning for the Mayor’s Council @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Planning for the Mayor's Council @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor | San Francisco | California | United States
OccupyForum presents  Action Council Forum to coordinate actions June 19-22, San Francisco’s Mayor Ed Lee is hosting the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors. Around 200 Mayors, their families and corporate sponsors will be in attendance. This is an opportunity to raise issues LOCALLY and NATIONALLY, that are of concern to us, The People, that the mayors have resisted and refused to act upon, or acted on against the interest of The People. For instance: “Black Lives Matter” ~ Police Militarization and Excessive Use of Force ~ Racism ~ Gentrification of … Continued
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Discuss the Proposed Department of Race and Equity 4:00 pm
Discuss the Proposed Department of Race and Equity @ City Hall
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Discuss the Proposed Department of Race and Equity @ City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
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West Berkeley Forum – Construction and Development 6:30 pm
West Berkeley Forum – Construction and Development @ Finnish Hall
May 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
West Berkeley Forum Sponsored by the Berkeley Neighborhoods Council Following up on our very successful April 8, 2015, Forum at the Berkeley Media Center, the Berkeley Neighborhoods Council invites you to a community forum to discuss responses to the city’s construction and development plans. The purpose of the meeting will be to foster discussion among members of the community and to affirm the necessity of the community having a voice in these developments  a form of “modification-power” “We’re not against development. But it should be development in which people … Continued
Join the Coalition for Police Accountability at City Council 7:00 pm
Join the Coalition for Police Accountability at City Council @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
If OPD violates your rights, abuses you, or worse, murders your loved one, you should not have to go file a complaint against OPD to OPD. Please join the Coalition for Police Accountability on May 19th in support of agenda item 11 to demand that all walk-in complaints against OPD be moved from the Internal Affairs Dept of OPD and into the hands of the Citizens Police Review Board (CPRB). The vote at tomorrow’s city council meeting is a very important step towards the ultimate goal of a real functioning … Continued
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Court Support 9:00 am
Court Support @ Wiley Manual Courthouse, Dept. 107
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
A comrade who was arrested in December is facing newly-filed charges. This person’s charges were not previously filed at a mass arraignment. Instead of going through this in solidarity with others, they were confronted through a letter from the DA, months later, alone. This is a reminder and a warning: though charges may not have been filed at a first arraignment, the DA may choose to press them within a year of arrest. Let’s show support for the long haul, beyond the moment of the protest, beyond the mass arraignment. … Continued
Statewide Day of Action against Nestlé 11:00 am
Statewide Day of Action against Nestlé @ Nestle Waters North America
May 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestle is bottling water out of California’s springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit. Nestle is unwilling to stop this practice – and even pumped water using a permit that expired 25 years ago. We must ramp up the pressure on Nestle – the poster child for corporate water abuse in California. Nestle has two bottling plants in California – one in Sacramento, and one in Los Angeles. Please join us on Wednesday at 11:00 … Continued
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
LOCATION CHANGE: PREVIOUSLY THIS LISTING HAD THE IMPACT HUB AS THE LOCATION. NOW AT THE OMNI! Join Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub, and other invasions of privacy by our benighted City Government, and to support privacy ordinances now being considered by the Oakland City Council emerging from the effort to fight the DAC. These pieces of legislation will be considered on May 26th by the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, and then later at a full City Council … Continued
SF Sex Worker Film and Art Festival (Film and Discussion Night–in La Commune) 6:45 pm
SF Sex Worker Film and Art Festival (Film and Discussion Night–in La Commune) @ Omni Commons Ballroom
May 20 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
The San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Art Festival is a biennial cultural event that has been happening in the Bay Area since 1999. We started out as a film festival, but have expanded to become a vibrant venue for performances, workshops, visual arts, community building, political organizing, skill sharing and have collaborated with various organizations to expand into a multi-dimensional project. The Sex Worker Festival recognizes and honors prostitutes, dancers, porn performers and other sex workers from diverse communities, who have been dynamic and integral members of arts communities … Continued
Anti-Police-Terrorism Project Meeting April 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm.Posted by LaborSolidarityCommittee 7:30 pm
Anti-Police-Terrorism Project Meeting April 10, 2015 at 10:16 pm.Posted by LaborSolidarityCommittee @ Eastside Arts Alliance
May 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Anti-Police Terrorism Project is a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee that in coalition with other organizations like the Alan Blueford Center for Justice, Workers World and Healthy Hoodz is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  58728
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Invisible Victims: Black Women’s Lives Matter 4:30 pm
Invisible Victims: Black Women’s Lives Matter @ Home Depot
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Invisible Victims: Black Women's Lives Matter @ Home Depot | Emeryville | California | United States
APTP is launching its campaign Invisible Victims of State Terror: Women of Color on 5/21. We have chosen this date for our launch in solidarity with the national call by The Black Youth Project to uplift the Black women who are murdered by law enforcement agencies across the country. The Invisible Victims campaign was born in February in response to the murder of #yuvettehenderson by the Emeryville Police Department on February 3, 2015. On 5/21, we will gather in the Home Depot parking lot (where the events leading to Yuvette’s … Continued
#JusticeForRekia and ALL Black women and girls. 7:00 pm
#JusticeForRekia and ALL Black women and girls. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
#JusticeForRekia and ALL Black women and girls. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The average life expectancy for Black trans women is 35 years. An estimated 25.1 percent of Black American women live in poverty – a higher rate than any other ethnic group. Black women and girls, trans* and cis, are routinely harassed by police and abused by the state. While we’ve witnessed entire cities rise up to resist the murders of Black men, the murders of Black women continue to go largely ignored. Silencing the pain of our sisters only perpetuates this violence. #BlackSpring is here: it’s time to remember and … Continued
ILWU Local 10 Labor Forum: Police Terror from South Africa to the U.S. 7:00 pm
ILWU Local 10 Labor Forum: Police Terror from South Africa to the U.S. @ ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
Police Terror from Marikana, South Africa to the US . Presentation By Dinga Sikwebu, Education Director of NUMSA, the National Union Of Metal Workers South Africa . . Thursday May 21, 2015 7:00 PM . ILWU Local 10 Henry Schmidt Room 400 North Point St. @ Mason San Francisco Transportation: Street car F, MUNI bus 47, 8, 88 . . When ILWU Local 10 stopped work on May 1, 2015 to protest police terror from Ferguson to Baltimore to the Bay Area, it received a statement of solidarity from the … Continued
Mass vigil at sunset against mass surveillance 7:00 pm
Mass vigil at sunset against mass surveillance @ outside Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
WHAT: Mass vigil at sunset against mass surveillance – happening in 50 cities across the U.S BRING: A cell phone, laptop, tablet, and candles with the protestsign.org already pre-loaded. Make a big sunset sign and write “Sunset the Patriot Act”. WHY WE NEED YOU: This is the week when we have a chance to sunset the PATRIOT Act! The PATRIOT Act could end this week if Congress fails to reauthorize it by this Friday ahead of its June 1st expiration. So, on Thursday May 21st, people are organizing a mass vigil in … Continued
Public Financing of Campaigns in Berkeley 7:00 pm
Public Financing of Campaigns in Berkeley @ North Berkeley Senior Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 The City of Berkeley’s Fair Campaign Practices Commission will consider whether to recommend that the Berkeley City Council establish a public financing system – one of the best tools we have at our disposal to fix our broken electoral process. As public officials are being bought and sold by billionaires and wealthy special interests, the need for comprehensive campaign finance reform is more urgent now than ever. Sign up to attend and testify in support of public financing! Public financing allows candidates to rely on small dollar donations and aims … Continued
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March Against Monsanto – Oakland 11:30 am
March Against Monsanto – Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 23 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
In solidarity with the global movement to take back our food, that is… REAL FOOD FROM REAL SEED as Mother Nature and human evolution intended… Please save the date and take part in the groundswell of PEOPLE RISING in defense of unadulterated SEEDS, PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY, RESPONSIBLE STEWARDSHIP OF THE SOIL, ETHICAL PRACTICES, TOXIN FREE FOOD SYSTEM AND THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE WE ALL WANT. Millions of years of natural evolution and diversity of seeds are being wiped out in a generation if we don’t leverage our collective outrage to DIVEST … Continued
March Against Monsanto 12:00 pm
March Against Monsanto @ Ferry Building
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
March Against Monsanto @ Ferry Building | San Francisco | California | United States
Global Unity for a Sustainable Future. Come dressed as your favorite pollinator (Bees, Butterflies, Etc) 58434
Stop The Torture: End Solitary Confinement 12:30 pm
Stop The Torture: End Solitary Confinement @ Mosswood Park, Webster St. Side
May 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Stop The Torture: End Solitary Confinement @ Mosswood Park, Webster St. Side | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly rally to end Solitary Confinement.   58770
EFF Privacy Workshop 2:00 pm
EFF Privacy Workshop @ Random Parts Gallery
May 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Privacy Workshop It’s easy to succumb to privacy nihilism. That’s the idea that digital security and privacy are simply impossible. But that’s simply wrong. Better security and more privacy are possible. It is true that trying to protect yourself from 100% of the threats you face 100% of the time is a recipe for failure. But perfection is not the goal of digital security. Each person is faced with different threats—potential events that could undermine your efforts to defend your data. By determining what you need to protect and whom … Continued
Richmond Progressive Alliance 3:00 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance
May 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Talking Richmond, Talking Politics! Our focus this month: Talking Housing The RPA Housing Action Team reports. Learn about the work the HAT’s doing on affordable housing, in lieu fees, city planning & neighborhoods. And much more… Participate and guide RPA Standing Committees and possible new Action Teams. The Membership Committee wants your input Health Action Team (HAT: DMC/Health related), Education Action Team (EAT); Police/Community Action Team (P-CAT: Pedie Perez/Justice/Community Safety) , Global Campus. And we’ll revisit RPA’s mission statement: What’s our aim? 58837
Call to Action: We Will Not Bow Down; We Will Not Stop Marching! 7:00 pm
Call to Action: We Will Not Bow Down; We Will Not Stop Marching! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Call to Action: We Will Not Bow Down; We Will Not Stop Marching! @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Facebook event. BYP100: Bay Area , in collaboration with The BlackOut Collective , #BlackLivesMatter Bay Area, Anti Police-Terror Project, The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, and Onyx Organizing Committee are putting out a call to action on the behalf of all Black women and girls everywhere! On the night of Thursday, May 21st, while marching and chanting, and standing up for the lives of all Black women everywhere, Oakland Police Department informed us that there was a new ordinance in place: not only were we told that we are not … Continued
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The War on Yemen and the Struggle for Self-Determination: Community Forum 2:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than three years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our … Continued
Film screening on Judi Bari Day 7:00 pm
Film screening on Judi Bari Day @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 24, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the attack on “Earth First!” activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned. We will commemorate this in several ways. At 7 pm doors to Historic Fellowship Hall will open for a Judi Bari Day evening event sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) Social Justice Committee. NOTE: Earlier in the day of Sunday, May 24, people will gather to mark the moment of the bombing itself where the bomb … Continued
Interfaith Challenge to Protest Curfew 8:00 pm
Interfaith Challenge to Protest Curfew @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
People of faith and goodwill, come out Sunday night in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter #sayhername #justiceforrekia and all those fighting for black and brown liberation in the streets of Oakland. Together we will sing, pray, meditate, and drum for justice while claiming the streets of Oakland for the people of Oakland. Last night, the Oakland Police Department, acting on orders from Mayor Libby Schaaf, used tear gas and flash bang grenades on protestors and then violently arrested a group that was seated, holding candles and singing in solidarity with #blacklivesmatter and … Continued
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Defend Knowland Park: Seed Harvest and Plant Walk 3:00 pm
Defend Knowland Park: Seed Harvest and Plant Walk @ Zoo Entrance
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Within the principles of deep econology and biocentrism, DefendKnowlandPark has formed to protest the autonomy of the largest remaining wild space in the East Bay through direction confrontation with the affront of civilization.  58879
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Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. 6:00 pm
Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
After a period of public comment, the Oakland Public Safety Committee will again take up recommendations from the ad hoc Committee on the Domain Awareness Center Privacy Policy. (This was postponed from May 12th, to provide time for things to be forumulated into an ordinance) — a strong privacy policy in place for the DAC. — creation of a privacy policy for the City of Oakland — a surveillance equipment acquisition ordinance, demanding open and transparent processes before acquiring such devices. The Oakland Privacy Working Group asks you to come … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU 1000, Suite 200
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly @ SEIU 1000, Suite 200 | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds community and power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. We meet every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the SEIU Local 1000 union hall in downtown Oakland at 6:30 PM. Our work together encompasses: (1) the concerns of precarious, contingent, and care workers; (2) current campaigns to improve wages for low-wage workers; and (3) efforts by unionized workers and unions to improve wages and quality of work life. We share stories and information in … Continued
West Oakland Community Forum: Beyond Coal 7:00 pm
West Oakland Community Forum: Beyond Coal @ St. Patrick's Church
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
West Oakland Community Forum: Beyond Coal @ St. Patrick's Church | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland neighborhood at Ground Zero for the proposed coal export terminal is getting informed and mobilizing.  Join neighbors and friends to keep West Oakland coal-free and say NO to coal exports! Help get the word out about the forum.  If you can contribute an hour or two to canvassing, please contact Katy at katypolony@gmail.com.  Here’s a flyer you can print and distribute. 58845
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ARC Monthly Prisoner Letter Writing Night 5:00 pm
ARC Monthly Prisoner Letter Writing Night @ Qilombo
May 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Announcing a new monthly event organized by the Bay Area Anti-Repression Committee! Last Wednesday of every month!! Come write letters to prisoners of the state. It’s our responsibility to support those who have directly faced state repression as a result of their involvement in political struggle. All movements face repression, and we need to do what we can to ensure that those who are shouldering the biggest burden have support, love, and care. This Wednesday we will be focusing on writing letters to the Ferguson 3. They were arrested in … Continued
Berkeley Police Review Commission – Report on December Protests by Police Chief 7:00 pm
Berkeley Police Review Commission – Report on December Protests by Police Chief @ South Berkeley Senior Center, near Ashby Bart
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The PRC is meeting almost every Wednesday for the next couple months, focused on the investigation of the December 6 protest response. Next week on Wednesday, May 27 the PRC has summoned Chief Meehan to appear and answer our questions.  The questions are extensive and pretty pointed.  They can be found in: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/4-22-15%20PRC%20Minutes%20Approved.pdf <http://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/4-22-15%20PRC%20Minutes%20Approved.pdf> These minutes also contain the approved PRC Policy Investigation Plan, including the meeting dates through July. Chief Meehan also promised to release the long-awaited internal report on December and there will probably be questions about that. … Continued
Politics of Debt Reading Group. 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group. @ Omni Commons
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We will be discussing the Social Credit movement… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_credit and Basic Income and Non-Wage Money. Basic Income wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income#Funding Negative in come Tax wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negative_income_tax#Advocates Rutgers Bergman: https://decorrespondent.nl/541/Why-we-should-give-free-money-to-everyone/20798745-cb9fbb39 Films for Action: http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/the-town-where-everyone-got-free-money/ Vox: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/8/6003359/basic-income-negative-income-tax-questions-explain Ellen Brown:  http://ellenbrown.com/2014/09/01/even-the-council-on-foreign-relations-is-saying-it-time-to-rain-money-on-main-street/   The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.58844
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Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. – Building a National Movement against Police Terror 5:00 pm
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. – Building a National Movement against Police Terror @ Omni Commons Ballroom
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr (the son of Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton, who was assassinated by the US government) is visiting the Bay Area to build relationships and discuss strategy with activists organizing against police terrorism. This event, sponsored by CRC (Community Ready Corps) & APTP (Anti Police-Terror Project) will a panel of Oakland anti-policing activists in conversation with Chairman Fred. It will also serve as a fundraiser to send a delegation of APTP/Black Lives Matter activists to Chicago later this summer and build a national campaign to end … Continued
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Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera 5:00 pm
Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera @ San Francisco | California | United States
Support the struggle for the self-determination and independence of the Puerto Rican people  . Join us in calling for the release of OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA Friday, May 29, 2015 Market & Powell St., SF 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  . The San Francisco Support Committee for the unconditional release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar López Rivera, calls all political, civic, religious, labor unions and the community in general to join us to demand his freedom. Oscar López Rivera has spent thirty four years of his life imprisoned due to … Continued
FTP – Films 2 The People Short Film Festival! 7:00 pm
FTP – Films 2 The People Short Film Festival! @ Omni Commons
May 29 @ 7:00 pm – 11:15 pm
FTP - Films 2 The People Short Film Festival! @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Optik Allusions is a radical film & video collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We make media that challenge the dominant culture. We tell stories that otherwise might remain untold. We express our alternative views of the world, have fun doing it, and welcome everyone to do so, regardless of prior experience. We learn by doing. We share resources, skills and knowledge to support each other’s creative endeavours. We make films in a spirit of collaboration, inclusivity and solidarity, supply a lending library of film equipment for … Continued
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Displacement and Police Terror 7:00 pm
Displacement and Police Terror @ Station 40, Apt B
May 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
More than just a discussion on what’s wrong, the speakers will also talk about how regular people are getting organized in their neighborhoods and fighting back. James Tracy, author of Dispatches Against Displacement Linda Grant, Community organizer at Qilombo Rachel Jackson, Harm reduction & anti-police brutuality activist58784
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Oakland Book Fair 11:00 am
Oakland Book Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
One Day • Seven Hours • 90 Writers • 40 Events Schedule here. Readings and conversations with Ben Fong-Torres, Edwidge Danticat, Tracy K. Smith, Matthew Zapruder, Jenny Offill, Novella Carpenter, and others Panels with Paul Beatty, Astra Taylor, Vikram Chandra, Elaine Brown, Leo Hollis, Anthony Marra, and many more Rick Prelinger with Lost Landscapes of Oakland Children’s Area by Fairyland, MOCHA, and Oakland Public Library Music by HipHop4Change, Oakland Youth Chorus, and Oakland School for Arts58827
Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior @ Humanist Hall
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For over 50 years Leslie Feinberg, revolutionary activist, transgender warrior in the LGBTQI community fought for justice. Leslie, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, after decades of illness. Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, Stone Butch Blues, won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award.  Feinberg authored Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue and Transgender Warriors: Making History; the novel Drag … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
May 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
This Sunday we are meeting at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 2:30  PM sharp so folks can also attend the Open Circle at the Omni the same day at 3PM. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly normally meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland OO General … Continued
Open Circle 3:45 pm
Open Circle @ Omni Commons
May 31 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! Open circle will begin with speakers who have lost their loved ones to police violence, followed by reflection and dialogue around the current state and thoughts or approaches on how … Continued
Press the Police – With Ali Winston 3:45 pm
Press the Police – With Ali Winston @ Laurel Bookstore
May 31 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by Mother Jones From Baltimore to Ferguson to the streets of Oakland, unjust shootings by cops have put law enforcement under the microscope. How is the media covering a changing police force? This panel will explore how reporting and activism can help hold cops accountable to those they are charged to protect. JAEAH LEE is a reporter at Mother Jones. Her recent work includes investigations into police shootings and officer accountability, and a multimedia package on the cost of gun violence. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Wired, among others. … Continued