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SF Mime Troupe: Schooled 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled @ Cedar Rose Park
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in Berkeley July 2 & 3, then San Francisco July 4 with its 57th season premiering “Schooled“   Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom’s new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With it’s old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has … Continued
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion 3:00 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion A surprising number of Americans make their living off America’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California. We follow the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling, Landon Goodwin, a former minister, who struggles with his own fall from grace, and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent Korean … Continued
Spaghetti Party for the People 5:00 pm
Spaghetti Party for the People @ Liberty City (Old Berkeley City Hall Grounds)
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This dinner (of spaghetti and a sweet red sauce with grilled garlic bread) is being held in conjunction with First They Came for the Homeless’ re-establishment of Liberty City in an effort to demonstrate peaceful, communal living and self-sufficiency. https://www.facebook.com/events/294334184246214/ A homeless person is still a person, but in America the homeless are less than Untouchables: they are invisible to most of us, and a nuisance to others. In Berkeley the homeless not only have to live on some of the most dangerous streets in America, they have to constantly … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:00 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 3 @ 6:00 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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Renters Coalition March 10:00 am
Renters Coalition March
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
COME MARCH WITH US  Calling all renters to march with ARC in the Alameda 4th of July Parade ! The city has seen some of us on the streets gathering signatures, now let Alameda see MORE of us to show the city how important the issue of rent stabilization is and how many people it impacts. We’re calling on individuals, families, students, faith groups, and other sympathetic groups to join in.  Kids on bikes, trikes, in wagons, and in strollers welcome and wanted.  Dogs, too – great way to take … Continued
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion 3:00 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion A surprising number of Americans make their living off America’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California. We follow the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling, Landon Goodwin, a former minister, who struggles with his own fall from grace, and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent Korean … Continued
March for the Robin Hood Tax 4:30 pm
March for the Robin Hood Tax @ Lake Merritt
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us tomorrow. March for Bernie and Robin Hood tax around Lake Merritt #independenceday #RobinHoodTax #WeAreBern… pic.twitter.com/68accee0E4— Bay Area for Bernie (@BayArea4Bernie) July 4, 2016 March with us July 4th! Lake Merritt Oakland, CA #MarchForBernie #OurRevolution #RobinHoodTax #Bayareaforbernie #Am… pic.twitter.com/KGjPLBC4T7— Bay Area for Bernie (@BayArea4Bernie) June 20, 2016 61180
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Oakland: Hearing on Comprehensive Bail Reform 9:30 am
Oakland: Hearing on Comprehensive Bail Reform @ Auditorium of the Elihu Harris State Building
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
California’s flawed cash bail system punishes the poor for being poor. Join the ACLU of California in Oakland at a hearing to bring to light the human, economic, and criminal justice impacts of California’s problematic bail system. Corrected time: 9:30AM. Folks are behind bars just because they can't afford bail!! https://t.co/ndr0KEaVv2 pic.twitter.com/IzLQECYJiw— ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) July 1, 2016 Legislators, community leaders, advocates, government representatives, and affected individuals will come together for an in-depth discussion to determine the best path forward for comprehensive bail reform. Confirmed speakers Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) … Continued
Vigil for Tarishi Jain and Others 1:00 pm
Vigil for Tarishi Jain and Others @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Jul 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
A memorial vigil will be held on Sproul Plaza on Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. to honor UC Berkeley student Tarishi Jain and the others who lost their lives alongside her in the terrorist attacks in Bangladesh. All members of the community, both on campus and off, are invited to this vigil, which will be a safe space for reflection and mourning.61232
Oakland City Council – E12th St. Land Sale! 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – E12th St. Land Sale! @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
#Oakland city council wants to sneak thru a controversial land sale the day after a holiday weekend. Turn out to #SaveE12th 7/5/16 7pm — E12 Peoples Proposal (@PeoplesProposal) July 3, 2016 The E12 Coalition is calling all supporters to join us at City Hall TODAY at 7pm to oppose the sale of the E12th Street parcel! #SaveE12th — E12 Peoples Proposal (@PeoplesProposal) July 5, 2016 Agenda Item: Subject: 12th Street Remainder Parcel Disposition And Development Agreement With Urbancore And EBALDC From: Economic And Workforce Development Recommendation: An Ordinance: (1) Authorizing … Continued
POSTPONED: Oakland City Council: Renters Protections 6:30 pm
POSTPONED: Oakland City Council: Renters Protections @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd floor
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The Renter Protection Ordinance Ballot Initiative is now scheduled for the July 19th City Council Meeting. The Committee to Protect Oakland Renters urges the Community and Economic Development Committee to reject the Council Member Kalb’s Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.22, Article I (Rent Adjustment). Renters in Oakland are being squeezed now, and they cannot wait years for renter protections to be implemented. This ordinance just “kicks the can down the road”, protections for a huge number of renters would not even start until 2018. That means 24,000 additional tenants could be … Continued
San Leandro $15 Minimum Wage Proposal 7:00 pm
San Leandro $15 Minimum Wage Proposal @ San Leandro City Council
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
San Leandro’s minimum wage will be an action item on the Tuesday, July 5th at 7 PM Council meeting calendar. If it gets four votes it will go on the Council consent calendar on Monday July 18th. We need large turnouts at both Council meetings. We need to get as many people as we can to speak in favor of San Leandro increasing our minimum wage, before the State’s increase.   Vice Mayor Jim Prola’s proposal are $12 by July 2017, and then a dollar a year until it reaches $15 … Continued
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Gathering for Amilcar Perez-Lopez 5:00 pm
Gathering for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ SF City Hall, Rm 400
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Over the last few weeks we’ve learned that SFPD: * Failed to notify the DA of Amilcar’s killing so his team could independently investigate the crime scene. * Had already removed Amilcar’s body before the DA’s investigative team learned of the killing and arrived to investigate. As a result, no full independent investigation of the crime scene was possible. According to DA Gascón, this has made his investigation both more difficult and lengthy. WE SUSPECT A COVER-UP, especially given all the lies we’ve heard from SFPD ever since they killed … Continued
How to Win an Alameda County Fracking Ban 6:00 pm
How to Win an Alameda County Fracking Ban @ Food and Water Watch
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come join members of Alameda County Against Fracking at a planning meeting to gear up for the July 19th Alameda County Board of Supervisors hearing on the proposed fracking ban. It’s taken two years of negotiations to have gotten this far.  The final vote is near and although we’re definitely optimistic, we know it’s too early to relax.  Over the past few months we’ve seen the oil industry throw up delay after delay and threaten to gut the ban entirely, so we have to be ready for whatever they throw … Continued
Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland. We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and are the result of a beautiful new & evolving partnership w/The Art of … Continued
Laborfest: Film: The Hand That Feeds 6:30 pm
Laborfest: Film: The Hand That Feeds @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hand That Feeds (88 min.) (2014) Directed by: Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and … Continued
The Box: A Play about Solitary Confinement by Sarah Shourd 8:00 pm
The Box: A Play about Solitary Confinement by Sarah Shourd
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Did I mention that my play about solitary confinement is coming out in July in SF? Tickets are live: https://t.co/gwU0wq4hW7. #insidethebox— Sarah Shourd (@SShourd) May 7, 2016   Directed by Michael John Garcés Written by Sarah Shourd In 2009, journalist and playwright Sarah Shourd was living in the Middle East when she went on a hike with her fiancée and a friend. Little did she know it, but her life would never be the same. While pursuing what they were told were fantastic views over a nearby ridge, they suddenly … Continued
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Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry 6:30 pm
Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry @ BeBerkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by plastic-free activist and author Beth Terry, Ecology Center, Transition Berkeley, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee present an evening of short films and plastic-free ideas to inspire your zero waste efforts! Join us to view an assortment of short films about plastic pollution and consumption, share our triumphs and challenges around reducing plastic waste, and explore some fun, DIY solutions to replace common plastic household goods. Copies of Beth Terry’s book Plastic Free will be available for purchase and signing. Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks! For … Continued
The State of Policing Sex Work in Oakland 6:30 pm
The State of Policing Sex Work in Oakland @ Alameda County Law Library
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland sex workers are facing a policing crisis. Oakland DA Nancy O’Malley is calling for an increase in the criminalization of sex workers under the guise of ending “human trafficking.” This call for criminalization is couched as needed to give an entry point for services for people in need. http://www.alcoda.org/about_us/meet_the_da The Alameda County Sheriff’s department is calling for a $54 million expansion of Santa Rita jail under the guise of being able to give better services to people in jail, an argument that mirrors that of the anti-sex work policymakers. … Continued
Callout for #PhilandoCastile, #AltonSterling and #CelesteGuap 7:00 pm
Callout for #PhilandoCastile, #AltonSterling and #CelesteGuap @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
#Oakland callout for #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile #CelesteGuap rally/action tonight 7pm at Oscar Grant Plaza #OGP. #FTP #BlackLivesMatter— Bri. (@zuchinno) July 7, 2016 61283
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? 7:00 pm
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? @ Sierra Club, #1300
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This training will put gentrification and displacement in an historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. We will use this historical analysis to discuss the ways we can challenge gentrification today. The analysis that we are presenting is based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause and we are asking for $5-$20 donation, sliding scale, which will go to support CJJC’s work challegning gentrification and fighting displacement. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Our workshop has space for 66 … Continued
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Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! 3:00 pm
Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! @ Berkeley Central Library 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! Our movement faces a burning question: Do we fall in line behind Clinton’s corporate campaign, or do we continue the political revolution and build a new party for the 99%? Tens of millions are standing against the tide, resisting a Democratic Party establishment hell-bent on forcing Sandernistas behind Wall Street’s “lesser evil” candidate. But, how can we build a political alternative to continue the struggle against the billionaire class? Movement4Bernie and Socialist Alternative are organizing a series of forums across the country to debate … Continued
Richmond Progressive Alliance Mtg 3:00 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance Mtg @ New Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
RPA Membership Meeting, Warming Up the House! The Bobby Bowens Progressive Center has a new home in Civic Center! Come see the new digs and think about how to use our space for social justice and community enrichment. Get in sync with the campaign agenda as the efforts for Ben Choi and rent control lift off for November. Meet friends, share food as part of the potluck. We will treat this quarterly meeting as a more casual time to dialogue as members and prepare for the fall. As always, members … Continued
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39th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
39th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. The Baha’i community of Oakland is 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. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served.61139
Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power and Climate Change 10:30 am
Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power and Climate Change @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Challenging Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Power and Climate Change @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Bloomfield Township | Michigan | United States
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Know Your Rights! A Training from Copwatch 11:00 am
Know Your Rights! A Training from Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join Berkeley Copwatch on Sunday, July 10th to get training on how to… * deal with the police * safely assert your rights * safely and effectively observe the police in your community. The workshop will be held at the Grassroots House at 2022 Blake Street in Berkeley at 11am. The trainings usually last 2 – 3 hours. This is a free event; snacks will be included! Bring your bodies and your buddies, as well as questions, concerns, stories, resources. And in the meantime, check out the Berkeley Copwatch Know … Continued
Say No to NATO on the Golden Gate Bridge 11:45 am
Say No to NATO on the Golden Gate Bridge @ South side of Golden Gate Bridge
Jul 10 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
European activists are planning protests and a 3-day conference in Warsaw in response to the NATO Summit there next weekendhttp://www.no-to-nato.org/. In solidarity, Bay Area CODEPINK will focus our monthly Walk for Peace on opposition to the Cold War dinosaur, NATO. We invite Bay Area peace organizations to join us and help spread the word. Considering the U.S. Global Empire with its 1,000 plus military bases, is a worsening threat to the world’s stability & the major player contributing to the dire refugee crisis, we call on all Bay Area peace … Continued
Sunflower Alliance General Meeting 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Meeting @ Richmond Progressive Alliance Offices
Jul 10 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
“Listen Up! Tips and Techniques for Great Presentations,” a workshop with Louise Chegwidden and Janet Johnson, will give you tools to build your speaking confidence. We will also update you on current campaigns: BAAQMD, No Coal In Oakland, Fresh Air Vallejo. Join us at early for a potluck lunch. We need your participation and your voice! 61241
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Green Sunday: Our Fight Against Fossil Fuels in Alameda County 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Our Fight Against Fossil Fuels in Alameda County @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bay area climate justice activists have a victory to celebrate: the Oakland City Council’s unanimous June 27, 2016 vote to ban large coal shipments from a new Oakland marine export terminal. The grassroots organizing that made this possible will be highlighted with a report back by Margaret Rossoff of No Coal in Oakland. Ella Teevan of Food and Water Watch will present on and contextualize the emerging campaign to ban fracking in Alameda County. Then both speakers will reflect on the state of the movement to stop global warming to … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:00 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 10 @ 6:00 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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Press Conference: Anti-Police Terror Project Whistleblowing Call 11:00 am
Press Conference: Anti-Police Terror Project Whistleblowing Call @ Outside OPD Headquarters
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Anti Police-Terror Project calls on Oakland police officers: Blow the whistle on corruption, misconduct, and predatory policing In the face of the growing scandal engulfing the Oakland Police Department, rather than focus on solving the problems Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an investigation to identify and punish whistleblowers who are bringing these problems to the attention of the public. Additionally, the mayor appears to be using distraction tactics by diverting attention to the so called “racist text messages,” while pointing out that these were sent by Black officers. Oakland … Continued
Black Lives Matter Vigil 4:30 pm
Black Lives Matter Vigil @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Jul 11 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Black Lives Matter Vigil and Community Healing Circle, UCB, Sproul Steps 4:30 on Monday, July 11th. pic.twitter.com/bayxUuF5S4— Na'ilah Suad Nasir (@ProfNai) July 9, 2016 61302
Occupy Forum: Report from Zapatista Territory 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Report from Zapatista Territory @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In January 1994 the Zapatistas took the city of San Cristobal in an armed revolution to fight for the rights and freedom of the indigenous people of Chiapas. This rebellion has not died down since ’94 though the media is ignoring it. The Zapatistas are now functioning in complete autonomy from the Mexican Government and have formed their government without hierarchy and based in consensus. Maria Donjacour went and visited one of the Zapatista communities and is by no means an expert, but wishes to share some of the history … Continued
Pirate Party Meeting 6:30 pm
Pirate Party Meeting @ Zeitgeist
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Pirate Party Meeting @ Zeitgeist | San Francisco | California | United States
Pirate Party of San Francisco We’re activists dedicated to bringing the Pirate Party’s values of government transparency, civil rights, and digital freedoms to the City of San Francisco. Our next meeting will be at Zeitgeist, 199 Valencia Street on July 11th, 6:30pm, called by Patrick per shotgun rules. We have a mailing list—join it to stay in the loop. Previous Meetings Meeting 0 – June 27, 2016 – Notes 61223
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Free City College ACTION DAY 1:00 pm
Free City College ACTION DAY @ San Francisco City Hall, West steps
Jul 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Imagine what free City College could mean for building enrollment at our College and for the students­and would-be students­in our City. This Tuesday our supervisors will vote on the initiative to make City College of San Francisco FREE to city residents and workers. They will also vote on the identified funding source, a small increase in the transfer tax on SF luxury buildings and mansions. You can help show them how much our community supports making CCSF free for San Franciscans. Join us! We are delivering petitions and letting supervisors … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
Support Civilian Oversight of Surveillance Tech in Berkeley 7:00 pm
Support Civilian Oversight of Surveillance Tech in Berkeley @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scheduled for the July 12th Berkeley city council meeting is a proposal to draft an ordinance for civilian oversight over surveillance technology used by law enforcement in city limits. Surveillance oversight would be steered by an open participatory privacy working-group. Surveillance technology includes drones, camera systems, license plate readers, facial recognition software, IMSI catchers (International Mobile Subscriber Identity), social media aggregator software, and much more. A privacy working-group would place limits on how technology is used, the vendors that law enforcement purchases from, and the types of data sharing agreements … Continued
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SURJ Meeting 7:00 pm
SURJ Meeting @ SEIU 1000, 2nd floor
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Next INTRO TO SURJ meeting. Join us as we engage white people to work for racial justice.61244
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Committee to Protect Oakland Renters Press Conference, Rally, Social Media Storm 12:15 pm
Committee to Protect Oakland Renters Press Conference, Rally, Social Media Storm @ City Hall Steps
Jul 14 @ 12:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Press Event and Rally Front steps of City Hall, Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza Join the Twitter/Facebook/Call-in storm at 1:30-2:30pm!  * Information for Twitter/Facebook/Call-in Storm: Thurs. July 14, 1:30-2:30p #protectoaklandrenters “Please support Kaplan’s Renter Protections Act as it will be introduced on July 19th without gutting or weakening the existing language!” @DanKalb @Abel_Guillen @annieforoakland @LynetteGM @LibbySchaaf District 1/North Oakland- Kalb: 510 238-7001 District 2/Eastlake/Chinatown/San Antonio/Trestle Glen/Crocker- Guillén: 510-238-7002 District 3/West Oakland/Downtown/Adams Point- McElhaney: 510-238-7003 District 4/Hills/Laurel/Dimond/Allendale- Campbell-Washington: 510-238-7004 Mayor Libby Schaaf: 510-238-3141 61312
Justice For Teo Rally and March 6:00 pm
Justice For Teo Rally and March
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please Join us in a PEACEFUL-FAMILY FRIENDLY Vigil/Rally and March for our Brother Teodoro Valencia Jr.. Teo was known and loved by many people. Teo was charming, caring and a loving person with a beautiful smile. He was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. On March 11, 2016 Teo was wrongfully killed by the Newark Police Department. He was shot intentionally in the back with an AR-15 Assult Rifle by a single police officer. Our family’s goals are to bring justice for Teo, as well as truth and light … Continued
Ella Baker monthy meeting 6:15 pm
Ella Baker monthy meeting
Jul 14 @ 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm
It’s all hands on deck here at the Ella Baker Center and we need your help! Join us at the Ella Baker Center’s monthly member meeting this Thursday, July 14th to learn about what we do and get involved in our organizing efforts. We will be planning for Night Out for Safety and Liberation, an event on August 2nd where we will redefine what safety means for us in Oakland. We will also be organizing around the campaign to Stop Urban Shield in Alameda County.   RSVP on Facebook. Vegetarian … Continued
The Occupation of the American Mind 7:00 pm
The Occupation of the American Mind @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and its repeated invasions of the Gaza strip have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the United States. The Occupation of the American Mind takes an eye-opening look at this critical exception, zeroing in on pro-Israel public relations efforts within the U.S. Roger Waters, the narrator, is an English rock musician, singer-songwriter, and composer. He is best known as the bass player, co-lead vocalist, lyricist, and principal songwriter in the rock band Pink Floyd. Over … Continued
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Campaign Kickoff: Oakland vs. Big Soda 9:00 am
Campaign Kickoff: Oakland vs. Big Soda @ Fruitvale Senior Center
Jul 16 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Campaign Kickoff: Oakland vs. Big Soda @ Fruitvale Senior Center | Oakland | California | United States
Help us kickoff the Oakland vs. Big Soda Campaign on Saturday, July 16th! Hear from speakers about how the sugary drink tax will benefit you and the Oakland community. Learn how to talk about the tax and inform the community about the lies Big Soda is telling. After, we’ll head out into the community and make sure Oakland knows the truth about Big Soda and the soda tax. Light snacks will be served. RSVP at this link. 61286
LaborFest: International Conference Against Privatization 10:00 am
LaborFest: International Conference Against Privatization @ ILWU Hall
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
LaborFest: International Conference Against Privatization @ ILWU Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
International Conference Against Privatization The effort to destroy unions and working conditions is directly connected to privatization and deregulation. In nearly every country of the world, public workers are under attack through outsourcing and deregulation. This educational conference will look at privatization in Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Another key part of international policy that is being pushed through the US-controlled IMF and World Bank are trade agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA, and the TPP. This conference will look at the history of so-called “Free Trade” agreements and how this … Continued
Justice for Kayla: Art-Making Party 11:00 am
Justice for Kayla: Art-Making Party @ Grassroots House
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
This fall, Kayla Moore’s family will go to court to hold Berkeley and the BPD accountable for Kayla’s death in 2013. Want to lend a hand in advance of this important fight? Come to our art-making party on Saturday, July 16th to create art that honors Kayla’s life. We’ll be making posters, banners and other outreach materials. There will be a variety of ways to lend a hand; no need to have so-called creative talent. We’ll also have food to share. Drop by between 11:30am and 4pm – and invite … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 12:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudraker's Cafe, back room
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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 advocating for Postal banking helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting … Continued
Pacifica’s Future as an Independent Media Network 2:00 pm
Pacifica’s Future as an Independent Media Network @ Sports Basement--Community Room
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pacifica’s Future as an Independent Media Network @ Sports Basement--Community Room  | Berkeley | California | United States
Panel discussion by the KPFA Community Advisory Board. Presentations on and discussion of: • Finances of Pacifica’s 5 stations, affiliates and archives • Program sharing, corporate underwriting and censorship • Governance, legal issues and the 2016 Elections The KPFA Community Advisor Board often receives questions and concerns from the community about challenges faced by the Pacifica Foundation and its importance as a free speech global force. We want to help people understand what is happening with Pacifica and how it impacts the programming, policies and community services of KPFA. Please … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk @ Lone Tree Park
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk @ Lone Tree Park | Rodeo | California | United States
2014 Rodeo to Richmond Healing Walk The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks, started in 2014 by Idle No More SF Bay, were inspired by the Alberta Tar Sands Healing Walks and many other similar Native American journeys. The walks connect the dots between the Tesoro, Shell, Valero, Phillips 66 and Chevron refineries.  Walk with Idle No More and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition to bring attention to the health risks and climate dangers posed by the explosive crude, tar sands and fracked oil these refineries want to bring through our … Continued
BLOCK PARTY CELEBRATING BERKELEY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER William Rumford 12:00 pm
BLOCK PARTY CELEBRATING BERKELEY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER William Rumford
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BLOCK PARTY CELEBRATING BERKELEY CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER William Rumford @ Berkeley | California | United States
Food, documentary screenings, music, art and sculpture unveiling. Join neighbors for an afternoon block party honoring Berkeley civil rights leader William Byron Rumford. This free public event will feature music, food, film screenings, kids’ activities and festivities aimed at building community by celebrating the life and legacy of Mr. Rumford, a key player in the Civil Rights movement in California. Mr. Rumford (1908-1986) was the first African American elected to a state public office in Northern California. Among other achievements as a California Assembly member , he authored groundbreaking legislation which … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:00 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 17 @ 6:00 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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Vigil for Nicolas Leslie, UC Student Killed in Nice 4:30 pm
Vigil for Nicolas Leslie, UC Student Killed in Nice @ Sproul Plaza (?)
Jul 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Cal will hold vigil Monday @4:30 to remember Nicolas Leslie, now confirmed killed in #Nice truck attack. Terrorism has hit UC Berkeley hard— Berkeleyside (@berkeleyside) July 17, 2016 61327
Fair and Impartial Policing – Berkeley PRC 5:30 pm
Fair and Impartial Policing – Berkeley PRC @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The first meeting the Berkeley Police Review Commission’s “Fair and Impartial Policing Subcommittee,” which will address allegations of racial profiling in Berkeley. Agenda: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/2016/Fair%20-%20Impartial%20agenda%2007-18-16.pdf This is the first in a series of meetings that will continue into the fall, so there will be numerous opportunities for the public to engage with the process.  Please know that your participation is essential to the commission’s ability to take a deep and honest look at the performance of our police department.  We need to hear from the community at every meeting.61330
OccupyForum – The Sacramento Protest: Victory over Fascism 6:00 pm
OccupyForum – The Sacramento Protest: Victory over Fascism @ Global Exchange, 2nd Floor
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… The Sacramento Protest: Victory over Fascism On June 26, fascists were chased off of their intended rally site at the California State Capitol building by hundreds of anti-fascist protesters. People from the Sacramento community and anti-racist protesters from around northern California began to assemble in the morning to prevent white supremacists from entering the capitol grounds and holding their hate rally. Militarized police cornered the protesters on the street to allow space for fascists to assemble, but to their surprise the protesters heroically challenged them and took over … Continued
San Leandro Minimum Wage Vote 7:00 pm
San Leandro Minimum Wage Vote @ San Leandro City Hall
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All across the East Bay, cities are raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour!  The California legislature voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022! Now, we have the opportunity to stand with working families in San Leandro to raise the minimum wage.  It’s been a long time coming. Join us on Monday, July 18. Raise the Wage in San Leandro! City Council Vote on San Leandro Minimum Wage Ordinance 61334
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Justice 4 Mario Woods Press Conference: Standing in the Name of Justice 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Mario Woods Press Conference: Standing in the Name of Justice @ San Francisco City Hall
Jul 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
STANDING IN THE NAME OF JUSTICEPress Conference by Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition 7/19 at 12 PM SF City Hall. Bring your signs. @j4MWNow— LolaLolaLola (@Lola_Casanova) July 15, 2016 61319
Ban Fracking in Alameda County! 12:30 pm
Ban Fracking in Alameda County! @ Board Chambers, 5th Floor
Jul 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Alameda County BOS Votes on Fracking Ban Across California, the dominos of fracking are toppling over. Butte County just banned fracking by a landslide 71% vote. Monterey is gearing up to beat back the oil industry on November’s ballot. Let’s make Alameda County next, and set the golden standard for the Bay Area and beyond. This is the final vote in the community’s campaign to pass a ban on fracking in Alameda County! For the last two years, Big Oil has used delaying tactics and wild exaggerations to claim that … Continued
Oakland Renters Coalition: Food, Rally and Pre-Briefing 4:00 pm
Oakland Renters Coalition: Food, Rally and Pre-Briefing @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd floor, reserved room
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Food, Rally, and Pre-briefing before Council Meeting Meet in the reserved room next to City Council chambers at City Hall, 3rd floor–there will be people wearing this sticker! 61313
Berkeley – Workshop on police body camera implementation. 5:30 pm
Berkeley – Workshop on police body camera implementation. @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Jul 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Workshop on police body camera implementation. Council will hear presentations from the PRC and from the City Manager/police chief. Agenda: http://records.cityofberkeley.info/Agenda/Meetings/ViewMeeting?id=234&doctype=1 Note that the police department proposal differs from the PRC proposal in these respects: 1. The police position is to let officers review camera footage before writing their incident reports, except for an officer-involved shooting or in-custody death investigation.  The PRC made a broader exception for all use foo force incidents; this was in itself a compromise position. This issue is important to prevent officers from tailoring their report to … Continued
Oakland City Council – Dueling Renter Protection Proposals 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – Dueling Renter Protection Proposals @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The Committee to Protect Oakland Renters (sponsor of, and collector of signatures for an effective rent control Initiative) is organizing a stepped up campaign to show councilmembers that broad components of Oakland civil society are concerned about the rental and displacement crisis that is pushing so many long time Oakland households out of the city. We ask that you send a letter to Council Members Lynette McElhaney, Abel Guillen, Anne Campbell Washington, Dan Kalb, Mayor Libby Schaaf, in addition to your councilmember. Email Addresses:  lmcelhaney@oaklandnet.com, dkalb@oaklandnet.com, aguillen@oaklandnet.com, acampbell-washington@oaklandnet.com, officeofthemayor@oaklandnet.com, Select … Continued
Oakland City Council: Citizens’ Police Commission Ballot Initiative 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council: Citizens’ Police Commission Ballot Initiative @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
.@DanKalb: "Council will Not be voting on the Police Comm measure tonight." #oakmtg pic.twitter.com/oKndpAyGM7— MakeOaklandBetterNow (@MakeOakBetter) July 19, 2016 1.  Attend the City Council meeting on July 19th and speak (or cede your time. https://solar.oaklandnet.com/Speaker/form 2.      Contact Council members (email, tweet, social media, phone) urging them to accept the changes to the Kalb/Gallo measure offered by the Coalition. Earlier, Kalb/Gallo had made changes some of which we agreed to but some of which we disagreed with. We need to fight to have the original language of our measure re-inserted so we want … Continued
Alameda City Council: Rent Control Ballot Initiative 7:00 pm
Alameda City Council: Rent Control Ballot Initiative
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come down to City Hall! Stop them from fighting Rent Control!https://t.co/YTivkvbJ6I— Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) July 19, 2016 61336
Film Night: Medium Cool 7:00 pm
Film Night: Medium Cool @ Omni Commons
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Night: Medium Cool @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Because the Democratic & Republican National Conventions are coming up later this month: Medium Cool Directed by Haskell Wexler (1969) John Cassellis is a tough TV-news reporter who covers violence and racial tension in the ghetto. When he discovers that his network has been giving his tapes to the FBI to look for suspects, he protests and is fired. He goes to cover the 1968 Democratic National Convention as an independent journalist, but instead of being an objective observer, he finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts… … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Working Group: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ Omni Commons
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ 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, especially by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland City Council. 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, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted City, County, State … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please join us for this important general meeting.  We will be working specifically on the four demands we put forth following the OPD Rape Scandal: 1) Nancy O’Malley must publicly state she intends to launch a full investigation into the police officers who raped and trafficked a 17 year old child and press charges against all officers involved. 2) Divest 50% of the Oakland Police Department’s budget and redirect those funds to career centers, job training programs, mental health … Continued
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#BlackLivesMatter #FreedomNow Berkeley City Hall Sitin 1:00 pm
#BlackLivesMatter #FreedomNow Berkeley City Hall Sitin
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
As part of the Movement for Black Lives call for #FreedomNow Actions across the United States, we support the people of Berkeley in calling their city officials to make a Special Meeting to 1) Oppose By-Right Development and 2) Support Police Accountability by forming a strong Police Review Board and vote to put those measures onto the November election ballot.61363
#BlackLivesMatter March 3:30 pm
#BlackLivesMatter March @ OPQ Headquarters
Jul 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
From the East Bay Times: Brooks said activists plan to hold an 11 a.m. news conference in advance of a 3 p.m. march from Oakland police headquarters to Frank Ogawa Plaza as part of nationwide Black Lives Matter protests Thursday. From The Movement for Black Lives: Join Black Lives Matter Bay Area, Black Youth Project 100, and community members as we respond to the call from the Movement for Black Lives and demand #FreedomNow! We will be marching to many of the sites responsible for/benefiting from the war on Black … Continued
Stop the New Alameda County Jail 5:00 pm
Stop the New Alameda County Jail @ Ella Baker Center Offices, suite 1125
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Sheriff wants to build a new $55 million jail expansion at Santa Rita for treating mentally ill inmate.  It needs to be stopped in its tracks and the money redirected to mental health treatment outside of jail.61001
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Mario Woods Remembrance Day Press Conference 12:00 pm
Mario Woods Remembrance Day Press Conference @ SF City Hall Steps
Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
July 22, 2016 would’ve been Mario Woods’ 27th birthday. Join us Tuesday 7/19 noon for our press conference on the steps of City Hall. July 22 was declared Mario Woods Day officially by the city of San Francisco – at the urging of this Coalition. This first memorial weekend for Mario, we celebrate and honor Mario’s life. Then 7/22 5-9pm Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church 6190 3rd St as we kick off Mario Woods memorial weekend 61322
Mario Woods Remembrance Day 5:00 pm
Mario Woods Remembrance Day @ Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
July 22, 2016 is Our Son Our Brother Mario Woods Birth Day. San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution unanimously to make his birthday a Day of Remembrance. That we remember that he should have not been murdered on December 2, 2015 shot down execution style in Bayview Hunters Point. Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition remembers, the community remembers and let us come together collectively to remember Our Son Our Brother. Join us and Gwen Woods Mario’s Mother and his family to celebrate Mario’s life. Let us remember why we … Continued
Solidarity Works Oakland: Boston School Bus Drivers Discuss Winning Strategies 6:00 pm
Solidarity Works Oakland: Boston School Bus Drivers Discuss Winning Strategies @ ATU Local 1555
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come hear four of the victorious Boston School Bus Drivers talk about their fighting strategies, as part of their west coast tour. * ATU hall is directly across from Lake Merritt BART. * Refreshments will be provided. Hall is wheelchair accessible. After more than two years of hard-fought struggle, last year the militant, fighting rank and file of the Boston School Bus Drivers Union — ­United ­Steelworkers Local 8751 — won a historic victory against global giant Veolia/Transdev, one of the most notorious capitalist union busters, as well as ­Boston … Continued
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Mario Woods Memorial Day Celebration. 11:00 am
Mario Woods Memorial Day Celebration. @ MLK Jr Park
Jul 23 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
July 22 was declared Mario Woods Day officially by the city of San Francisco – at the urging of this Coalition. This first memorial weekend for Mario, we celebrate and honor Mario’s life.61323
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ Siegel & Yee
Jul 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next general meeting of the Oakland Justice Coalition. Join us to talk politics in Oakland, endorsements, campaigns, elections, ballot initiatives, canvassing, the Renters’ crisis in Oakland and next steps. Come learn about the candidates we have or soon will be endorsing in races for school board and City Council. Come learn what you can do to join the fight for a fair and just Oakland for workers, renters, homeowners and the homeless, school parents and school kids. Directions: go directly across 14th St. from City Hall at the crosswalk, … Continued
Alameda Renters Ballot Initiative: Campaign Kickoff 2:30 pm
Alameda Renters Ballot Initiative: Campaign Kickoff
Jul 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
We are on the ballot! Now what? Now we organize! Now we let the City Council candidates know what they have to do to earn our endorsement! Now we get mobilized and get people registered to vote! Come to 2027 Clement Ave, the Fireman’s Union Hall, and let’s get our sleeves rolled up! Councilman Daysog says he will have no pity for us if we do not fight. Challenge accepted!61311
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RESTORATION or CLEARCUT? “Signpost 29″ TOUR 10:00 am
RESTORATION or CLEARCUT? “Signpost 29″ TOUR @ Mile Marker 29
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Jack Gescheidt, TreeSpirit’s founder, to see for yourself what a massive deforestation plan, under the guise of “habitat restoration” and “fire danger mitigation” looks like. MEET AT “Signpost 29,” a mile marker on Claremont Ave. approx. 1.5 miles uphill/east of Claremont Ave. from the Claremont Hotel (1/2-mile below/west of Grizzly Peak Blvd.)  Signpost 29 is on the south (downhill) side of Claremont Ave.  Park in dirt pullouts on either side of Claremont Ave.  Pre-registration not required, but parking is limited, so arrive early. LEARN MORE about the 450,000-tree clearcut … Continued
Beyond # Occupy Art Build 11:00 am
Beyond # Occupy Art Build
Jul 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Beyond # Occupy Art Build @ Oakland | California | United States
come and build the secret art come for a little bit or a long bit we’ll be here makin’ art 61326
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice 3:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Jul 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:00 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 24 @ 6:00 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
St. Andrews Plaza “Dinner & a Movie” 7:00 pm
St. Andrews Plaza “Dinner & a Movie”
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join the Economic Development Without Displacement Coalition for free community dinner, film screening of Purple Rain and participatory visioning: The future of West Oakland is at a crossroads, as massive displacement continues to threaten long-term residents, especially low-income people of color. The closure and imminent redevelopment of St. Andrews Plaza – along with the related closure of Alliance Metals, a crucial source of livelihood and self-determination for many people – is an opportunity to create a new way forward for community power and design that protects Black, brown, poor and … Continued
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Oakland City Council: Police Commission Charter Amendment Measure 5:00 pm
Oakland City Council: Police Commission Charter Amendment Measure @ City Hall, 3rd floor
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Agenda Item #21: Subject: Police Commission Charter Amendment Measure From: Councilmembers Noel Gallo And Dan Kalb Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution On The City Council’s Own Motion Submitting To The Voters At The November 8, 2016 Statewide General Election 1) A Proposed Amendment To The City Charter To Create The Oakland Police Commission, The Community Police Review Agency, And A Process For Police Discipline And 2) A Proposed Enabling Ordinance Relating To The Oakland Police Commission And The Community Police Review Agency, And Directing The City Clerk To Take Any And … Continued
Experimenting with Basic Income: A Q&A with GiveDirectly 6:30 pm
Experimenting with Basic Income: A Q&A with GiveDirectly @ Covo
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
GiveDirectly is the nonprofit working to study the impact of unconditional cash transfer programs in Kenya and Uganda. Rated in the top 5 most effective charities in the world for its groundbreaking work, GiveDirectly is now making headlines for the $30 million universal basic income study they will be conducting in Kenya. Joe Huston, regional director of special projects at GiveDirectly, will be visiting San Francisco, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to host a conversation with him. We’ll be talking about basic income, the research they’ve done so … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
Laborfest: Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, Labor and Zionism 7:00 pm
Laborfest: Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, Labor and Zionism @ Uptown Body & Fender
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Laborfest:  Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, Labor and Zionism @ Uptown Body & Fender | Oakland | California | United States
Forum – Palestinian Workers, Human Rights, Labor and Zionism Palestinian workers are under attack and they and their families face apartheid conditions. At the same time, legal efforts are being made to prevent an international boycott of Israel and labor action. Bay Area ILWU longshore workers played an important role in supporting Palestinian workers by boycotting the Israeli controlled Zim shipping line. This forum will look at the history of Zionism including the collaboration with the Nazis, and the present attack on UK Labor Party members critical of Israel who … Continued
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Justice for Mario Woods Coalition 6:00 pm
Justice for Mario Woods Coalition
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meetings: The demand for justice is happening and needs you!61385
“Get In Where You Fit In: White Folks Discerning Our Places in The Movement 7:00 pm
“Get In Where You Fit In: White Folks Discerning Our Places in The Movement @ First Congregational
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Collaboration between Seminary of the Street and Beyond Separation Facilitated by Nichola Torbett and Elana Isaacs Suggested donation *$20-$5 to cover the cost of the space. No one turned away. Donations in excess of room cost will go toward reserving space for a similar conversation facilitated by and for people of color The systemic killing of black people at the hands of the police, most recently #altonsterling and #philandocastile, are leading many of us white folks*** to yearn to be more effective and in deeper solidarity with Black Lives … Continued
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1946 Oakland General Strike Walk 12:00 pm
1946 Oakland General Strike Walk @ Latham Square
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
1946 Oakland General Strike Walk @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called It a Work Holiday” With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the … Continued
A Day to Remember Nate Greer – Killed by the Hayward Police 1:00 pm
A Day to Remember Nate Greer – Killed by the Hayward Police @ Birchfield Park
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lets celebrate “A day to remember” for JAMES NATE GREER! Join us for a BBQ at Birchfield Park in Hayward, same location as the march. Across the street from the HPD on the corner by the basketball courts! Again, same rules apply, no drama, this is a peaceful event. A day to eat, drink, talk about Nate and chill! If you are able to, please bring some meat for the grill, a side dish and some drinks, (enough for your family) and we will put it all together and share. … Continued
Celebrate Coal-Free Oakland 4:00 pm
Celebrate Coal-Free Oakland @ West Oakland Farm Park—City Slicker Farms
Jul 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Let’s come together for a rousing NO COAL victory party! On July 19, the Oakland City Council cast its second and final vote to ban coal. This means that the No Coal Ordinance is now law. No one can store or handle large quantities of coal anywhere in Oakland, including the former Oakland Army Base. What do you think about that, Phil Tagami? It took 15 months of hard work by all of us to achieve this stunning victory for the people of Oakland, the Bay Area, and the planet. … Continued
California Homelessness Emergency: A Rally of Love in Sacramento 5:00 pm
California Homelessness Emergency: A Rally of Love in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Jul 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Rally of Love Sacramento is where we hold a Rally in front of the Sacramento Capitol Building to ask Governor Jerry Brown to Declare an Emergency on Homelessness in California. A Convoy of 200 vehicles will be driving in from LA to arrive at the State Capitol Building at 5.00pm on Saturday the 30th, 2016. We are asking you, all Northern Californians, from Sacramento, San Fransisco, Oakland, San Jose to join us at 5.00pm in front of the California State Capitol to Rally for an End to Homelessness in … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance General Assembly 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Discussion with Paul Paz y Miño, who leads Amazon Watch’s campaign against Chevron in Ecuador and can tell us about opposition to Chevron’s toxic effects in communities around the globe. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice.   61383
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
SHOUT THEIR NAMES 3:00 pm
SHOUT THEIR NAMES @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In response to another preventable and tragic death, advocates at the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) are reaching out to allies in the Bay to call further attention to the ongoing crisis occurring at California Institution for Women (CIW). CIW is at 130 percent capacity and has a suicide rate that is 8 times the national average for people in women’s prisons, and 5 times the rate for all California prisons. We will be holding a Town Hall on Sunday, July 31st at the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland. … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 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 every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued