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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
Feb 1 @ 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 the Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland and Berkeley City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance General Assembly 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bob Allen of Urban Habitat will discuss the “6 Wins” campaign — working to make sure that regional planning in the Bay Area promotes equity in housing, transportation, jobs, land use, and the environment. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice Orientation for newcomers: 12 noon Meeting: 1 — 3 62321
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland 4:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Small Wonder, probably upstairs
Feb 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us in promoting a public bank for the City of Oakland! The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016. In November, we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business plan for … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. Note: At our November meeting we changed our meeting date from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Monday, starting December 5th61476
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Meeting with the Public, City Administration and Council on Homelessness 4:00 pm
Meeting with the Public, City Administration and Council on Homelessness @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza, downstairs hearing room 1
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
After taking down “the Village” that had been erected at Marcus Garvey Park last week, the city agreed to have a meeting about homelessness tomorrow at 4 at city Hall in hearing room 1.62416
Intro to SURJ Meeting 7:00 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Oakstop
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ committees, as well as upcoming workshops and events. We’ll answer your questions, and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Intro to SURJ Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of each month. 62358
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Trump’s First 100 Days — Planning Meeting 3:30 pm
Trump’s First 100 Days — Planning Meeting @ Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
Feb 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Help plan an inclusive event that reflects all our social and environmental justice movements to mark the end of Trump’s first 100 days. The coalition that sponsored the huge 2014 NYC People’s Climate March has called for mass demonstrations in DC and around the country on April 29, the end of Trump’s first 100 days. This planning meeting, to be facilitated by Patricia St. Onge (Six Nations), encourages the participation and leadership of people from all parts of the progressive movement, especially those who will be hardest hit by Trump’s attacks. RSVP 62379
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Health Care for All 3:00 pm
Health Care for All @ Pleasant Hill Cohousing
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
STRATEGY SESSION 2017 Health Care for All-Contra Costa County East Bay Single Payer Coalition · Update on New Legislative Campaign in California for Single Payer Universal Health Care · Participate in planning 2017 Bay Area advocacy, education and actions to promote Single Payer Universal Health Care · Bring your ideas, suggestions, questions, and enthusiasm Everyone Welcome. Light refreshments.62404
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons Basement
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 12 @ 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
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Don't miss our third General Assembly tonight 7:30pm at The Finnish Hall on Chestnut St. (more room than last time!) Doors open at 7 pic.twitter.com/iQUuP2EvyS— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) February 12, 2017 62443
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland 4:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Small Wonder, probably upstairs
Feb 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us in promoting a public bank for the City of Oakland! The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016. In November, we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business plan for … Continued
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Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community READY Corps and Workers World 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, multi-generational coalition.62378
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Feb 18 @ 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! organizing for public banking in Oakland! We made the first steps happen… now we have to keep … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance General Assembly 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
 Jan Kirsch of The Climate Mobilization will fill us in on climate-related politics in Sacramento this year. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice. Climate change is an emergency; it’s time to treat it like one. Although our task seems even more daunting with the new administration, we are seeing more awareness and action than we have witnessed in decades. That is the silver lining to the orange cloud. This Sunflower Alliance General Assembly features a presentation by Dr. Janice Kirsch on learning how to … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons Basement
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
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Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A call has gone out. It asks us to begin organizing a general strike on March 8, in response to Donald Trump’s oppressive administration and the neoliberal attack that threatens our livelihood. We are heeding the call. Given the short amount of time, we are not planning for a strike in the traditional sense. We are instead planning a 5 pm demonstration. By organizing this, we hope to create the tools and infrastructure necessary to organize a women’s bloc for the national general strike called for May 1 in Oakland. … Continued
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OAKLAND JUSTICE COALITION 1:00 pm
OAKLAND JUSTICE COALITION @ Siegel & Yee, Suite 300
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
OAKLAND JUSTICE COALITION 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Developing a coordinated agenda for local resistance and radical change in Oakland a. Presentation and discussion on the impact of Trump’s election b. Discussion of how Trump’s election impacts our work in Oakland (1) Housing, gentrification and displacement (2) Police accountability (3) Education (4) 2018 Oakland City Elections c. How to build OJC to carry out this work 3. Responding to Trump’s attacks on immigrants – Presentation and discussion 62499
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons Basement
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Democratic Socialists of America, East Bay Executive Committee Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the country’s largest socialist organization. We are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly democratic socialist presence in American communities and politics. DSA East Bay holds Executive Committee meetings on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. All are welcome to attend and join in the discussion about the direction of our local chapter!62439
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Homeless Advocacy Working Group 4:00 pm
Homeless Advocacy Working Group @ Hearing Room 3, Oakland City Hall
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Organizers Meeting 4:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Organizers Meeting @ Suite 100
Feb 27 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us in promoting a public bank for the City of Oakland! The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland was formed by members of Commonomics and Strike Debt Bay Area in August, 2016. In November, we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the cost and scope of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business … Continued
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Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Women’s Strike Planning Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A call has gone out. It asks us to begin organizing a general strike on March 8, in response to Donald Trump’s oppressive administration and the neoliberal attack that threatens our livelihood. We are heeding the call. Given the short amount of time, we are not planning for a strike in the traditional sense. We are instead planning a 5 pm demonstration. By organizing this, we hope to create the tools and infrastructure necessary to organize a women’s bloc for the national general strike called for May 1 in Oakland. … Continued