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Omni Orientation for New Commoners 6:00 pm
Omni Orientation for New Commoners @ Omni Commons
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come by our open Orientations every First and Third Thursday of the month at 6pm! We’ll introduce you to the variety of ways you can get involved at the Omni, whether through joining a working group or a collective—or starting one of your one. Write our Communications Working Group with questions: comms@omnicommons.org64074
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Turn Oakland Around: Oakland Justice Coalition 10:00 am
Turn Oakland Around: Oakland Justice Coalition @ ACCE Offices
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for a meeting on Saturday, January 6, 10 am, at the ACCE Office, 2501 International Boulevard, to plan our strategy to begin turning Oakland around in 2018. Oakland needs new leadership, and that will not come from the group that has dominated Oakland politics for decades. Now is the right time for new leadership. 2018 can begin a new era for Oakland, or it will end with more of the same. Many key positions will be open, including the Mayor, City Council members for Districts 2, 4, … Continued
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 1:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Jan 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please come out to join the first in our series of spokescouncils to help plan the #96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Note that in contemplating what is happening in the world right now, and the critical importance of solidarity with indigenous peoples and peoples engages in liberation struggles around the world – the third day of #96Hours will be Indigenous/International Solidarity Day! Here is our revised Call and please don’t forget to join our Facebook spokescouncil event series by clicking “interested” on the series, then “going” on the … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Jan 6 @ 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
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 7 @ 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
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tentative agenda: Reportbacks (15 min) Feasibility study in progress! Governance Peace and Freedom Forum General news (15 min) Los Angeles San Francisco New Jersey Cannabis developments (repeal of Cole memo) Repeating items (15 min) Treasurer’s report introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place Upcoming (20 min) Friends of Public Bank focus group: proposed date, 1/22. First Presbyterian Church Next forum (student debt?) Anything not discussed above.64106
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jan 8 @ 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
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Because of the OGC’s traditional New Year’s Day commemoration vigil of Oscar Grant’s murder at the Fruitvale Station we are postponing our monthly meeting until Monday, Jan. 8th at 7 PM at the Niebyl-Proctor Library. 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 … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ 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
Jan 10 @ 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
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Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.64096
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 14 @ 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
Green Sunday: Meet Our Candidates: for Governor and Mayor of Oakland 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Meet Our Candidates: for Governor and Mayor of Oakland @ Niebyl-Proctor library
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Green Sunday: Meet Our Candidates: for Governor and Mayor of Oakland @ Niebyl-Proctor library | Oakland | California | United States
Green Sunday (1/14):  Meet Our Candidates: for Governor of California and Mayor of Oakland   January’s Green Sunday will be your opportunity to meet two of our Party’s candidates in the 2018 election.  Josh Jones is seeking our Party’s endorsement for governor.  He has a scientific background in geology and hydrology and lives in Davis.  In 2016, he was an active supporter of Bernie Sanders and a leader of his campaign in Yolo County.  In 2017 he returned to the Green Party, tired of the behavior of the “regular”  Democrats.  Hopefully he can bring other … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley 7:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley @ Finnish Hall
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Save the date! Come at 7 to mix and mingle. The assembly will begin at 7:30. Bring a friend!Bring snacks to share!Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org. pic.twitter.com/wmx8u4JBc3— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) December 28, 2017 64076
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jan 17 @ 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
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Omni Orientation for New Commoners 6:00 pm
Omni Orientation for New Commoners @ Omni Commons
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come by our open Orientations every First and Third Thursday of the month at 6pm! We’ll introduce you to the variety of ways you can get involved at the Omni, whether through joining a working group or a collective—or starting one of your one. Write our Communications Working Group with questions: comms@omnicommons.org64074
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ECONOMIC JUSTICE: REVERSING RUNAWAY INEQUALITY 10:00 am
ECONOMIC JUSTICE: REVERSING RUNAWAY INEQUALITY @ Western Institute for Social Research
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
John Borst, PhD, WISR Alumnus, Presenter Advocates of neoliberalism or market fundamentalism envision a world free of government intervention in which self-regulating markets replace political judgements in shaping and determining economic equity for people. As the guiding economic narrative/ideology in the United States since the election of President Reagan, seminar participants will increase their awareness of the dystopian consequences of neoliberal governance by our country’s ruling and financial elite (e.g., the “1%”), as well as be able to identify, explore, and/or take steps to build an alternative democratic future intended … Continued
RIOTcon 11:00 am
RIOTcon @ East Bay Community Space
Jan 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Details RIOTcon (Radical Interactive Open Technology Conference) is a new conference seeking to highlight the intersections between radicalism, art, and technology. Hosted in Oakland, CA SCHEDULE 11 am Main Room: Advanced Tactics for Guerrilla Eco Street Art By Kasey Smith Telegraph Room: Hackerspace and The need for community By Mitch Altman 12 pm Main Room: Building a Better Opposition: The Pursuance System and the Second Wave of Online Resistance By Steve Phillips Telegraph Room: Free Crack Pipes For Better Public Health Outcomes By Maggie Mayhem 1pm: Main Room: Audience Choice … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 21 @ 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
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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12th Annual Social Justice Symposium 8:30 am
12th Annual Social Justice Symposium @ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
Jan 27 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
12th Annual Social Justice Symposium @ Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School | Berkeley | California | United States
The 12th Annual Social Justice Symposium will be on Saturday, January 27, 2018, with the theme: Raising Voices, Driving Action. The Social Justice Symposium (SJS) is a student-organized event that serves as space for the community to meet and discuss social justice work in the Bay Area. Strike Debt Bay Area will be presenting one of the seminars, from 10:30 AM – 12:00 noon, entitled Financial Inequality: How We Got Here and How We Get Out The Social Justice Symposium is an annual FREE event organized by students in the School of … Continued
SF Bay Area Interfaith Drone Warfare Conference 10:00 am
SF Bay Area Interfaith Drone Warfare Conference @ Pacific School of Religion
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
This interfaith gathering includes presentations, three half-hour videos, and Q&A time to inform faith communities and others about the dangers and realities of drone warfare. Action suggestions for followup. Panel Presenters include: Marjorie Cohn, professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild and criminal defense attorney is a legal scholar, political analyst and social critic who is editor and contributor to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues. Lisa Hajjar, is a professor of sociology at the University of California … Continued
Divest from Fossil Fuels/Invest in a Healthy Future 1:00 pm
Divest from Fossil Fuels/Invest in a Healthy Future @ North Berkeley Library
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Divest from Fossil Fuels/Invest in a Healthy Future @ North Berkeley Library | Berkeley | California | United States
Workshop: Divest from Fossil Fuels/Invest in a Healthy Future Join us for a workshop on the whys and hows of personal divestment from fossil fuels —  a powerful tool in the struggle for climate justice. This 90-minute workshop will explain why fossil fuel divestment matters, the role divestment has played in civil rights movements throughout history, and how you can do it! This workshop is for everyone even if you are thinking about opening your first bank account or have been investing for many years. We will be debuting an … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 28 @ 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
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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