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9th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil 12:00 pm
9th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil @ Fruitvale Bart Station
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Oscar Grant Foundation is hosting the 9th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil “Speak Up and Judge Fairly” The Oscar Grant Foundation (OGF) was established on August 13, 2010, as a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.  It was organized after the criminal trial and subsequent conviction of former B.A.R.T. Police Officer Johannes Mehserle for the January 1, 2009 unlawful killing of Oscar Julius Grant III.  Oscar’s mother, Rev. Wanda R. Johnson, now heads the Foundation, and its mission is to help bridge the gap of distrust between individuals in at-risk communities and … Continued
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Direct “Right” Action 6:15 pm
Direct “Right” Action @ Heart and Soul Center of Light
Jan 3 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
At Here at Heart and Soul Center of Light , we recognize society has systems in place that train, condition, and socialize us to sever connections to people who are perceived as “different” or less than. That’s why on Wednesday evenings we set an intention of debunking those lies, envisioning a more inclusive and free world. Please join Valerie Joi Fiddmont, Rev. C. Michael Woodstock and myself as we co- lead a discussion on the infinite potential of direct right action. On that evening, I will discuss my work in … Continued
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 7:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Jan 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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 … Continued
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Pregnant Female Prisoners at Santa Rita Inhumanely Treated – Lawsuit 11:00 am
Pregnant Female Prisoners at Santa Rita Inhumanely Treated – Lawsuit @ Alameda County Sheriff's Office Administration Building
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Federal Suit Charges Pregnant Female Prisoners at Alameda County Santa Rita Jail Inhumanely Treated – Coerced to Abort by Authorities OAKLAND  –  Pregnant female prisoners are inhumanely treated and coerced to have abortions at the Alameda County Jail (Santa Rita) – women have had recent miscarriages and one gave birth alone in solitary confinement –  according to a new federal lawssuit naming Alameda County, the Alameda County Jail, the Alameda County Sheriff and dozens of individual officers as defendants. Details available at the news conference. At least three pregnant female prisoners … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Head of NCRIC to Testify 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Head of NCRIC to Testify @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The head of Northern California’s Federal spy data center, the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC), will testify and answer questions from the Commission. Agenda: 1. NCRIC Q&A with Mike Sena, Executive Director, also taking questions from the public. 2. Surveillance Ordinance  64038
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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Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants – SF 3:00 pm
Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants – SF @ Federal Bldg (btw Market and Mission)
Jan 5 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants The Trump administration is threatening to remove Temporary Protected Status (TPS) from Salvadorans, Hondurans, Nicaraguans, Syrians, and Haitians and send them back to situations of life-threatening violence. Many came to the United States because of wars and natural disasters and have been here for years, and for some, even decades. Removing Temporary Protected Status will put hundreds of thousands of people at risk of deportation. Sending them back to countries where there are ongoing conflicts or economic instability is a human rights … Continued
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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
Stop Unfair Evictions – SF 11:00 am
Stop Unfair Evictions – SF
Jan 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
This Saturday 11AM, join us at 350 Alabama St to help gather signatures for https://t.co/yWJEfrqTTM.Let’s help ensure all tenants facing eviction have a right to counsel!👨‍⚖️🏛🏠https://t.co/LfVCxB8WG7 pic.twitter.com/OCBkfyCjBZ— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) January 2, 2018 64088
#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
Local Film Screening: City Rising: Public Land for Public Good! 2:00 pm
Local Film Screening: City Rising: Public Land for Public Good! @ First Congregational Church
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Please join First Congregational Church of Oakland and KCET City Rising for a screening of the new documentary special, CITY RISING, examining gentrification in California, followed by a discussion about the use of Public Land in Oakland. The multi-platform documentary series shows how gentrification is deeply rooted in a history of discriminatory laws and practices in the United States that have disproportionately impacted and continue to impact marginalized communities. The film follows the journey of California communities that are fighting displacement and features a growing movement of advocates seeking responsible … Continued
You Are Not A Loan! Banks, Debt, and Socialism 2:00 pm
You Are Not A Loan! Banks, Debt, and Socialism @ Starry Plough Pub
Jan 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough 2 blocks from Ashby BART in Berkeley The Peace and Freedom Party presents YOU ARE NOT A LOAN! Banks, Debt, and Socialism Bertolt Brecht famously asked whether it’s worse to rob a bank or to own one. Good question. To explore this issue, we are inviting Debbie Notkin and Maren Poitras from Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland and Gloria La Riva, 2016 Presidential Candidate of the Peace and Freedom Party. Sat, Jan 6, 2018 • 2:00 PM-4:30 PM FREE! (Please … 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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Know Your Rights Training 11:00 am
Know Your Rights Training @ Grassroots House
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
We're hosting a Know Your Rights training in support of the #96Hours to help people get ready for massive police presence at actions and demos. THIS SUNDAY, January 7 @ 11am, 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley https://t.co/qIVoSLnckG— Berkeley Copwatch (@Copwatch411) January 6, 2018 64103
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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Eviction Defense! 8:30 am
Eviction Defense! @ Hall of Justice
Jan 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Bay Area, we need you to show up to this eviction defense TOMORROW! Khaliff Webb is facing an eviction by a tech landlord thru the same loophole in protections that Aunti Frances' landlords are using. Protect 3 generations of #Oakland community! #ClosetheLoopholes #gentrification pic.twitter.com/Y2fq23rp1u— Defend Aunti Frances (@defendauntif) January 8, 2018 64115
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
Occupy Forum 6:45 pm
Occupy Forum @ Unite Here, Local 2
Jan 8 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues How the Current Tech Boom and Low  Unemployment Rate Give Bay Area Service Workers Considerable Power   Ever notice all the HELP WANTED or NOW HIRING signs in windows of service industry establishments — like cafes, restaurant, bars, stores and shops — throughout the Bay Area? The current unemployment rate in San Francisco is 2.3%, its at an all-time historical low. The causes are various, but it’s clearly due to … Continued
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 7:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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 … Continued
End Harassment of the Homeless 7:00 pm
End Harassment of the Homeless @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ann Fagan Ginger, founder of MCLI, took action and wrote an open letter to the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission asking them to join with us to demand that the City of Berkeley end its harassment of people who are unsheltered and allow sanctioned encampments so that landless people can be treated with dignity. In response the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission has added this issue to their agenda for public comment at their next meeting on January 8, 2018. Make your voice heard before that meeting. Sign the email … Continued
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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POSTPONED: #FreeTheBill Day of Action – Single Payer Health Care CA 9:30 am
POSTPONED: #FreeTheBill Day of Action – Single Payer Health Care CA @ State Capitol steps
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
  POSTPONED!  THIS IS NOT HAPPENING ON THIS DATE – AWAITING SCHEDULING AND LOCATION FOR ANOTHER SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING, SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT SB 562. Join us for a day of action for the Healthy California Act (SB 562) as the 2018 Legislative Session begins. We will be providing bus transportation to and from Sacramento Sign up here. Please join us to send a clear message that it’s time to free the bill! OAKLAND/BERKELEY STOP 1: Departs @ 7:20 am  from CNA Headquarters, 250 22nd Street, Oakland CA STOP 2: Departs … Continued
#DeportIce: Preventing OPD From Assisting ICE in Any Way – City Council Public Safety Cmte 6:00 pm
#DeportIce: Preventing OPD From Assisting ICE in Any Way – City Council Public Safety Cmte @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The CM Kaplan, Brooks, Gallo sponsored Resolution to prohibit any assistance to ICE will be heard. Background: On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a search warrant for the sexual trafficking of juveniles, biut there were no actual allegations of sexual abuse, no juveniles were removed from the home and the solitary arrest was for being undocumented. The 25 year old arrestee is now in the deportation process. At an … Continued
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Courthouse Rally To Stop Coal Lawsuit 8:30 am
Courthouse Rally To Stop Coal Lawsuit
Jan 10 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Join No Coal in Oakland for a rousing rally before the court hearing that could put an end to developer Phil Tagami’s lawsuit against the City of Oakland. We are planning a presence outside the Federal Courthouse in San Francisco at 8:30 a.m. The hearing will begin promptly at 10 a.m.; we encourage No Coal in Oakland supporters to arrive early to participate in our rally and have a good chance of getting a seat in the courtroom. OBOT’s, the City of Oakland’s, and Sierra Club/SF Baykeepers’ Motions for Summary … Continued
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
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 7:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Jan 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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 … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Lawsuit Hearing 8:00 am
Berkeley Post Office Lawsuit Hearing @ Federal District Court House, Courtroom 12, 19th floor
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Judge Alsup will hear arguments for and against the Postal Service’s motion to award them victory in the case without a trial. Berkeley has rezoned the Civic Center District, including the Post Office property at Allston & Milvia, to not allow most commercial activities.  The Postal Service claims this was unconstitutional. Some background in various articles here. 3:16-cv-04815-WHA – United States Postal Service v. City of Berkeley Motion for Summary Judgment Motion to Strike64111
FTCftH Lawsuit Against Berkeley: Hearing in Federal Court 8:00 am
FTCftH Lawsuit Against Berkeley: Hearing in Federal Court @ Federal District Court, 19th Floor, Courtroom 12
Jan 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The City of Berkeley is moving to dismiss the First They Came for the Homeless lawsuit against Berkeley and BART for various evictions, raids, theft of property and failure to provide housing or any kind of legal status for homeless residents of Berkeley. 3:17-cv-06051-WHA – Sullivan et al v. Bay Area Rapid Transit Motion to Dismiss64112
REPEAL COSTA HAWKINS: PROTECT RENTERS IN CALIFORNIA 8:30 am
REPEAL COSTA HAWKINS: PROTECT RENTERS IN CALIFORNIA @ State Capitol, Room 4202
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
AB 1506 HEARING: REPEAL COSTA HAWKINS/ PROTECT RENTERS IN CALIFORNIA After months and months of phone calls, letters, and meetings urging the Assembly to allow AB 1506 to be heard, the Assembly Housing Committee is scheduled to hold its’ first hearing and vote on AB 1506 which would repeal the state restriction on rent control – the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The hearing will be held on Thursday, January 11th at 9:00am in State Capitol, Room 4202 at the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee meeting. It’s important to … Continued
A faith-based homelessness solution 12:00 pm
A faith-based homelessness solution @ Mormon Temple
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC) is holding a meeting Thursday, Jan. 11th to propose a faith-based homelessness solution plan for the City of Oakland, County of Alameda and the community. Attending with be Oakland City Administrator Sabrina Landreth, Landon Williams of the San Francisco Foundation and Alameda County Supervisors Nate Miley and Wilma Chan. Also attending will be Oakland City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Noel Gallo and Abel Guillén. For more information, call Rev. Ken Chambers, ICAC president, at (510) 239-6969. Open to the public.64121
Defending J20 Protestors from DC to the Bay 6:30 pm
Defending J20 Protestors from DC to the Bay @ First Congregational Church
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tomorrow! Please share widely #Resist #J20 #defendj20 #ReclaimMLK pic.twitter.com/gEJ6HMwQEu— Bay Solidarity (@BaySolidarity) January 11, 2018 64132
Free Screening of I Am Not Your Negro 7:00 pm
Free Screening of I Am Not Your Negro @ Sierra Club
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
SURJ Bay Area’s Queer and Trans (QT) Committee is hosting a free screening of I Am Not Your Negro, a film based on the work of James Baldwin that dives deep into white supremacy and resistance.  This will be the eve of APTP’s 96 hours of Direct Action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Members of the QT Committee will encourage attendees to participate in actions January 12-15th, including the mass march on Monday, January 15th. “Master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, Remember This House. The result … Continued
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96 Hours: MLK Morning Wake Up Call – Human Billboard 7:00 am
96 Hours: MLK Morning Wake Up Call – Human Billboard @ Rockridge BART
Jan 12 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
For the 4th year in a row, the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) is calling on folks to come out in solidarity over the MLK Day weekend and say no to white supremacy, no to state-sponsored terror, no to development over people, no to misogyny, no to homophobia and transphobia, no to the targeting of immigrants and Muslims. #WeWillNotComply #96Hours SURJ Bay Area will be kicking off its participation in the #96Hours to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy with a morning rally and human billboard at Rockridge BART. We’ll be holding up signs and … Continued
96Hours/ReclaimMLK: DefendDurham Projection and Noise Demo – 5:30 pm
96Hours/ReclaimMLK: DefendDurham Projection and Noise Demo – @ San Francisco Federal Bldg
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
#DefendDurham #96Hours #NonCompliance #ReclaimMLK Join in solidarity with the 8 Durham comrades, whose trial starts 1/11 on multiple felony charges and their call for national days of action. Also join in solidarity with the Anti Police-Terror Project and their call for 96 Hours of action to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Resistance SF is going to do projections on the SF Federal Building. Join us and bring your signs, voices, instruments and other noise making stuff. On Aug. 14, Takiyah Thompson climbed a confederate monument and invited Durham to choose what … Continued
Film: Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt. 6:00 pm
Film: Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt. @ Omni Commons
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will show the film: Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt. This film showing will accompanied by a discussion (Q. +A., debate, and organizing strategies) Donations will be shared with the OMNI (50/50)64092
96 Hours: Lower Bottom Playaz present: “Lifer” 8:00 pm
96 Hours: Lower Bottom Playaz present: “Lifer” @ The Flight Deck
Jan 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Opening night of Lifer, a play based on the true life account of events that occurred during Glenn Baileys 52 years of incarceration in the California Penal System. $5.00 discount if you mention APTP at the door. http://www.lowerbottomplayaz.com/ 64149
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The Village – A Weekend of Building 10:00 am
The Village – A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Village - A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village | Oakland | California | United States
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Join the One Big Canvass for HealthCare 11:00 am
Join the One Big Canvass for HealthCare @ Omni Commons
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our neighborhood canvassing program has created opportunities for small, intimate canvassing groups to coalesce around neighborhoods in Berkeley and Oakland. There’s nothing more inspiring, though, than a room full of hundreds of socialists ready to hit the streets and canvass the whole East Bay, armed with clipboards and a materialist analysis of social antagonisms. So in that spirit, we’re bringing back chapter-wide canvasses with the new year as we continue our single-payer campaign and think about the other campaigns we’re committed to as a chapter. Dozens of DSA and community … Continued
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Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 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. “Thy name is my … Continued
The Village – A Weekend of Building 10:00 am
The Village – A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Village - A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village | Oakland | California | United States
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96 Hours: Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy of Militant Internationalism 1:00 pm
96 Hours: Reclaiming MLK’s Legacy of Militant Internationalism @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
On Sunday January 14, 2018, actions that focus on Indigenous/International Solidarity.Reclaiming MLK's Legacy of Militant Internationalism, Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St, Oakland, 1 pm, by Third World Resistance— CRC Media Corps (@CRCMediaCorps) January 11, 2018 64147
96 Hours: Linking Third World Struggle with Black Resistance 1:00 pm
96 Hours: Linking Third World Struggle with Black Resistance @ Cafe Space
Jan 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Third World Resistance reclaiming the legacy of militant internationalism of #MartinLutherKing leading up to the #96 hours of action called for by @APTPaction to #ReclaimMLK. #ThirdWorldResistance #NoBanNoWallNoWar #MLKDay2018 pic.twitter.com/IHf5KtC10W— AROC (@AROCBayArea) January 12, 2018 64162
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
SB 100 CA Climate Legislation – 100% renewable energy by 2045 2:00 pm
SB 100 CA Climate Legislation – 100% renewable energy by 2045 @ Sierra Club
Jan 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
SB 100 CA Climate Legislation: 100% renewable energy by 2045 Presentation on bill, current status, Q & A.64110
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
96 hours: Rally for Salvadorans & Central Americans! 6:00 pm
96 hours: Rally for Salvadorans & Central Americans! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Defend TPS! Rally for Salvadorans & Central Americans! Join AF3IRM SF Bay Area to #defendTPS and stand in solidarity with all Salvadoran and Central American survivors of U.S. imperialism. We are outraged by the repeal of Temporary Protective Status for 200,000+ Salvadorans and condemn this administration for continuing to perpetuate violence against transnational people of color. We have not forgotten that the U.S. funded, armed, and trained the death squads that massacred  thousands of Salvadoran people during the 12-year civil war. We will not allow the government to deny the blood … 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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96 Hours: 4th Annual Reclaim MLK Teach-in 9:00 am
96 Hours: 4th Annual Reclaim MLK Teach-in @ Lincoln Square Park
Jan 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us for the 4th annual #ReclaimMLK Teach-In with the Young Activists for Black Lives Coalition! This Year’s Theme: “YES TO WHAT WE WANT NO TO WHAT MUST GO!” -From “A is for Activist” (2012) by innosanto Nagara This Teach-In will be led by Youth and Youth workers for young activist 2-12+ yeas old and their adult allies. This will be a wonderful opportunity for families to honor the histories of Black and Indigenous resistance and#NonCompliance against state-sponsored violence. The morning will include activity stations, music featuring the Alphabet Rockers & BoomShake, movement … Continued
The Village – A Weekend of Building 10:00 am
The Village – A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Village - A Weekend of Building @ Two Three Hunid Ohlone Village | Oakland | California | United States
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Occupy Forum: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees   6:45 pm
Occupy Forum: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees   @ Unite Here Local 2
Jan 15 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! CALL of the FOREST : The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees Trees provide food, create medicine, and most importantly, provide life-giving oxygen. Without trees and their ability to capture carbon dioxide, our living breathable atmosphere would cease to exist. Trees are the most important living organisms on earth, chemically affecting our environment more than anything else, and playing a vital role that sustains all life. Trees … Continued
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No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! 8:30 am
No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! @ Federal District Court of San Francisco
Jan 16 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Coal lawsuit heads to trial Currently-scheduled trial dates/times are: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 — 10:00 am until 3:30 pm Friday, Jan 19, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm As many of you know from press coverage in the East Bay Express and elsewhere, the coal trial begins this coming Tuesday, Jan 16th in the case that local developer Phil Tagami and his coal industry backers have brought against the … Continued
Transportation GentriFUKation of Oakland – Press Conference / Rally 1:00 pm
Transportation GentriFUKation of Oakland – Press Conference / Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
TRANSPORTATION GENTRIFICATION How Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Is Kicking Out Our Neighborhoods The continual displacement of our neighborhoods by corporate transportation agencies and government. A Youth & Family Poverty Scholars We-Search Investigation from Deecolonize Academy/POOR Magazine Press Conference & Demand to the City for Community Reparations Background: While AC transit and the City of Oakland Take HUGE payments from Corporate Transportation Agencies to Gentrify Oakland residents out of Oakland. At this press conference poor, unhoused and working class Youth and families residents of East Oakland will release their extensive “WeSearch” … Continued
Right to Know, Freedom to Act: A FOIA Briefing for Activists, Citizen Journalists, and Other Troublemakers 5:00 pm
Right to Know, Freedom to Act: A FOIA Briefing for Activists, Citizen Journalists, and Other Troublemakers @ Conference Call
Jan 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This introductory briefing will cover the basic mechanics of filing a FOIA request, how journalists, activists, or just everyday citizens can use FOIA, and the current landscape for FOIA policy under the Trump administration. Everyone who wants to learn more about FOIA is invited to join. The briefing will be held over a conference call line, so you can join from anywhere in the country! Please RSVP to receive the conference number.  Featuring: Ken Klippenstein, Journalist--Ken is an American national security reporter. His work has been featured in The Daily Best, AlterNet, and Shadowproof. As a … Continued
Deport ICE: The Resolution To End All Cooperation – Final Vote 5:30 pm
Deport ICE: The Resolution To End All Cooperation – Final Vote @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 16 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We did it! Five months after the Oakland Police Department provided traffic assistance to Homeland Security Investigations/ICE in a West Oakland raid,. Oakland’sCity Council will debate a resolution sent unanimously from the Public Safety committee to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE and clarify the city’s sanctuary policy. Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid https://oaklandprivacy.org/2017/11/29/oakland-turns-out-for-long-delayed-ice-raid-hearing/ On August 16, HSI/ICE conducted an AM raid on the 700th block of 27th Street in West Oakland with OPD assistance. The raid was advertised (erroneously) as a … Continued
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights 6:00 pm
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights @ Internet
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
REGISTER TODAY Join us for one of several webinars and in-person trainings on critical civil liberties issues facing our state and the nation: Voting Rights: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. California has one of the lowest rates of voter registration and voter turn-out in the country. 2018 is a critical year for ballot measures, local elections like the DA races, and of course, changing who holds the keys to power. In this webinar, we’ll give you the resources you need to get all eligible California voters to the … Continued
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No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! 8:30 am
No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! @ Federal District Court of San Francisco
Jan 17 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Coal lawsuit heads to trial Currently-scheduled trial dates/times are: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 — 10:00 am until 3:30 pm Friday, Jan 19, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm As many of you know from press coverage in the East Bay Express and elsewhere, the coal trial begins this coming Tuesday, Jan 16th in the case that local developer Phil Tagami and his coal industry backers have brought against the … Continued
Rally and Hearing on Universal Health Care (SB 562 – Single Payer) 11:00 am
Rally and Hearing on Universal Health Care (SB 562 – Single Payer) @ State Capitol , Room 4202
Jan 17 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rally and Hearing on Universal Health Care (SB 562 - Single Payer) @ State Capitol , Room 4202 | Sacramento | California | United States
Healthcare is a human right! Join us at this rally to show support for S.B. 562, The Healthy California Act. This life-saving legislation would guarantee healthcare for ALL Californians. The California Assembly’s Select Committee on Healthcare Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage has just announced their third hearing, this time to be held in the State Capitol in Sacramento. This hearing is another opportunity for us to demonstrate the powerful public support that the movement for SB 562 has built to the very legislators that have the ability to make universal … Continued
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance: Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance: Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special meeting of the PAC this coming Wednesday 1/17 at 5pm to discuss the Surveillance Technology Ordinance. 3. 5:10pm: Discuss and take possible action on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance.64154
ELLA BAKER CENTER WRITE RESPONSES TO PRISONERS’ MAIL NIGHT 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER CENTER WRITE RESPONSES TO PRISONERS’ MAIL NIGHT @ Ella Baker Center office
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We will host a mail night at our office to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the country. Please RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org. 64122
Defend Aunti Frances! Food Justice Panel & Fundraiser 6:30 pm
Defend Aunti Frances! Food Justice Panel & Fundraiser @ La Pena
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come out to support Aunti Frances and learn about the relationship between gentrification on the Bay Area food justice movement! At this fundraiser and community panel you will hear from Aunti Frances and other leaders in the fight about the impacts of displacement on our communities! More info on panelist to come soon! If you can’t make it, donate today (https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/self-help-hunger-program) and sign the petition athttps://actionnetwork.org/petitions/defend_aunti_frances ACCESS INFO La Peña is wheelchair accessible. More information forthcoming. BACKGROUND Aunti Frances is a beloved Black disabled activist, elder, Black Panther and community … Continued
Benefit Show for Bay Area Women Against Rape: Sarchasm, Mya Byrne, Lavender Scared 7:00 pm
Benefit Show for Bay Area Women Against Rape: Sarchasm, Mya Byrne, Lavender Scared @ Octopus Literary Salon
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Benefit Show for Bay Area Women Against Rape: Sarchasm, Mya Byrne, Lavender Scared @ Octopus Literary Salon | Oakland | California | United States
Come see rad music for a good cause! Scene In Opposition is organizing a benefit concert against sexual violence in the Bay Area, featuring local ponk heroes Sarchasm, singer/songwriter Mya Byrne from the fabulous Homobiles, and queerdo-punks Lavender Scared. Proceeds will go to Bay Area Women Against Rape. January 17th, 2018, from 7pm to 9pm. $10 cover. More details TBA. Our scenes are powerful and beautiful, and it’s important that we use that power to fight back against our oppressors and look out for each other. The recent outings of … Continued
Chiapas Support: Special Oakland Gathering with CIG Members from Mexico! 7:00 pm
Chiapas Support: Special Oakland Gathering with CIG Members from Mexico! @ Omni Commons
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico For More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/668009870036381/ https://chiapas-support.org/2018/01/10/join-us-to-welcome-cig-members-on-january-17/ Zapatista News & Analysis !. Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering – Zapatista women are calling us to a women’s gathering of sports, politics, art and culture. It will be held in March 2018 in the Caracol of Morelia. Their communiqué is posted on our blog and includes the registration link. En español: http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2017/12/29/convocatoria-al-primer-encuentro-internacional-politico-artistico-deportivo-y-cultural-de-mujeres-que-luchan/ ______________________________ Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA  94609 Email: enapoyo1994@yahoo.com64131
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
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. 7:30 pm
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. @ St. John's Presbyterian
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. @ St. John's Presbyterian | Berkeley | California | United States
Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry BANDY X. LEE The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump. With Dee Mosbacher, Hosted by Joanna Manqueros. Advance tickets: $12 : www.brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s,  East Bay Books “There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than The Dangerous Game of Donald Trump.” — Bill Moyers In this current New York Times’ bestseller, more than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump’s mental state presents a clear and … Continued
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Court Support – Antifascists 1:30 pm
Court Support – Antifascists @ Sacramento County Jail, Dept 63
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Court Support - Antifascists @ Sacramento County Jail, Dept 63 | Sacramento | California | United States
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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
The End of Policing – Author Alex Vitale 7:00 pm
The End of Policing – Author Alex Vitale @ City College of San Francisco
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The End of Policing with Alex Vitale Join Center for Political Education and Critical Resistance in welcoming internationally renown expert on alternatives to policing, Alex Vitale, to the Bay Area! Vitale will discuss his new book, THE END OF POLICING in conversation with CPE’s Rachel Herzing. The conversation will be moderated by CR’s Kamau Walton. Thursday, January 18, 2018 7-9pm City College of San Francisco Mission Campus, Room 154 “…we can’t just tinker with the police response, to make it a little bit nicer or to make the police department … Continued
“Shades of Madness” 7:30 pm
“Shades of Madness” @ Monkey House
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! 8:30 am
No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! @ Federal District Court of San Francisco
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Coal lawsuit heads to trial Currently-scheduled trial dates/times are: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 — 10:00 am until 3:30 pm Friday, Jan 19, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm As many of you know from press coverage in the East Bay Express and elsewhere, the coal trial begins this coming Tuesday, Jan 16th in the case that local developer Phil Tagami and his coal industry backers have brought against the … Continued
Land Honoring and Celebration 11:00 am
Land Honoring and Celebration @ Planting Justice
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sogorea Te Land Trust is partnering with Planting Justice to repatriate a piece of land in East Oakland. The shared vision includes the creation of an indigenous cultural site with a traditional arbor, a place for ceremony, and a place to remain true to the original teachings and pass them onto the next generations. Please Join us to bless this land and celebrate this collaboration. 11am: Blessing of the Land at 319 105th Ave, Oakland, CA 12:30-3: Walk from Planting Justice to Intertribal Friendship house 3-6 prayer and meal at … Continued
Federal Building Vigil – We Refuse to Tolerate Ethnic Cleansing 12:00 pm
Federal Building Vigil – We Refuse to Tolerate Ethnic Cleansing @ Oakland Federal Building
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The California Sanctuary Campaign, the Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership, ACLIP, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, the Council on American Islamic Relations, CAIR-SF Bay Area, the Oakland Justice Coalition, and the Coalition for Police Accountability will come together in front of the Oakland Federal Building to stand vigil against current White House policies which directly threaten the lives of people of color in this country and abroad. According to Rev J Alfred Smith Jr of Allen Temple Baptist Church, “the president’s stated policies and actions will promote … Continued
Book discussion: The End of Policing 7:00 pm
Book discussion: The End of Policing @ Diesel
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
How the police endanger us and why we need to find an alternative Join Alex Vitale for the launch of his new book “The End of Policing” and a conversation on current organizations working to end police violence. Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression—most dramatically in Ferguson, Missouri, where longheld grievances erupted in violent demonstrations following the police killing of Michael Brown. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and … Continued
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Saturday Brunch with AROC 9:00 am
Saturday Brunch with AROC
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
In January, 5% of all Saturday brunch proceeds at Reem’s will be donated to the Arab Resource & Organizing Center! Join AROC at Reem’s on Saturdays and support local Arab organizing! AROC is a local grasssroots organization that builds power in the Arab and Muslim community through immigration services, organizing and mobilizing against racism, war, repression and Zionism. @AROCBayArea www.araborganizing.org64160
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
The hidden history behind segregated cities 2:00 pm
The hidden history behind segregated cities @ Richmond City Hall
Jan 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Richmond: Author to discuss hidden history behind segregated cities RICHMOND — The process that led to segregated cities is not what most people think. That’s the contention of author Richard Rothstein, who will present his case at a free talk. “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” is the title of both the talk and the 2017 book by Rothstein that is a nonfiction finalist for the National Book Award. “In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Rothstein explodes the myth that America’s … Continued
First They Came for the Homeless Benefit: Empower Our Needs! 5:30 pm
First They Came for the Homeless Benefit: Empower Our Needs! @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
First They Came for the Homeless Benefit: Empower Our Needs! @ Berkeley Old City Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Labor Notes Fundraiser and Party 7:00 pm
Labor Notes Fundraiser and Party @ Omni Commons
Jan 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Every two years in April, Labor Notes hosts a conference of about 2,000 labor organizers in Chicago. Labor Notes is the rabble-rousing left wing of the labor movement, and it works to support bottom-up, militant, democratic unionism and to empower rank-and-file members to hold union leadership accountable. This event is a crucial chance for rank-and-file members from across the country to come together and get important skills, learn about each others’ fights, and draw much-needed inspiration from stories of victory. East Bay DSA labor organizers are hosting a huge fundraiser … 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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No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! 8:30 am
No Coal in Oakland: Lawsuit Heads to Trial! @ Federal District Court of San Francisco
Jan 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Coal lawsuit heads to trial Currently-scheduled trial dates/times are: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 — 10:00 am until 3:30 pm Friday, Jan 19, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018 — 8:30 am until 2:00 pm As many of you know from press coverage in the East Bay Express and elsewhere, the coal trial begins this coming Tuesday, Jan 16th in the case that local developer Phil Tagami and his coal industry backers have brought against the … Continued
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights 6:00 pm
ACLU Webinars on Getting Involved With Civil Rights @ Internet
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
REGISTER TODAY Join us for one of several webinars and in-person trainings on critical civil liberties issues facing our state and the nation: Voting Rights: Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 7:30 p.m. California has one of the lowest rates of voter registration and voter turn-out in the country. 2018 is a critical year for ballot measures, local elections like the DA races, and of course, changing who holds the keys to power. In this webinar, we’ll give you the resources you need to get all eligible California voters to the … Continued
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Preparing People for Climate Change Conference
Preparing People for Climate Change Conference @ California Endowment Conference Center
Jan 24 all-day
Preparing People for Climate Change Conference @ California Endowment Conference Center | Oakland | California | United States
Mental health, social service, public health, social justice, climate, faith, disaster response, and other leaders are invited to attend this two day “conference to launch a movement to make California the first trauma-informed, human-resilience-enhancing state in the US for climate trauma and stresses,” The call to the conference explains, “From high levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), to job and financial struggles, racism and other forms of inequity and injustice, traumatic stress is epidemic today. Climate change is aggravating all of these existing adversities, and adding many new ones as … Continued
SF pension board special vote on fossil fuel divestment 1:00 pm
SF pension board special vote on fossil fuel divestment
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for the SF pension board special vote on fossil fuel divestment Last week, New York City changed everything. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the city’s pension system would be divesting from fossil fuels — that’s the nation’s fourth largest pension system. Exactly two weeks after that announcement, next Wednesday January 24th, San Francisco’s $20 billion pension system will vote to do the same. San Francisco’s late, great Mayor Ed Lee published an op-ed1 just hours before his untimely passing calling on the pension system and the city to … Continued
The Housing Crisis: What We Must Do Now 1:30 pm
The Housing Crisis: What We Must Do Now @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jan 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers present The Housing Crisis: What We Must Do Now. Speakers are Michael Kane, executive director of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants and Willie Phillips of the Berkeley NAACP Economic Development Committee, and Friends of Adeline Corridor. The Gray Panther Monthly Meeting.  All Welcome, Wheelchair Accessible. Affordable housing is under threat! Michael Kane of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants will speak on issues and organizing strategies in the Bay Area. He has a broad, up to date, and amazing knowledge of housing issues and … Continued
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Preparing People for Climate Change Conference
Preparing People for Climate Change Conference @ California Endowment Conference Center
Jan 25 all-day
Preparing People for Climate Change Conference @ California Endowment Conference Center | Oakland | California | United States
Mental health, social service, public health, social justice, climate, faith, disaster response, and other leaders are invited to attend this two day “conference to launch a movement to make California the first trauma-informed, human-resilience-enhancing state in the US for climate trauma and stresses,” The call to the conference explains, “From high levels of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), to job and financial struggles, racism and other forms of inequity and injustice, traumatic stress is epidemic today. Climate change is aggravating all of these existing adversities, and adding many new ones as … Continued
When They Call You a Terrorist: Hosted by Cat Brooks 7:30 pm
When They Call You a Terrorist: Hosted by Cat Brooks @ First Congregational Church
Jan 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
When They Call You a Terrorist: Hosted by Cat Brooks @ First Congregational Church | San Francisco | California | United States
BLACK LIVES MATTER PATRISSE CULLORS & ASHA BANDELE   Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s Books, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books $15 door, wheelchair access   The emotional and powerful story from the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and how it came to be. “It is a story our nation desperately needs to hear, especially right now. Our country has been at war with its own people for decades…This remarkable book … forces us to face the … Continued
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Power Not Paranoia: a Discussion About Digital Surveillance 6:00 pm
Power Not Paranoia: a Discussion About Digital Surveillance
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. It’s vital that organizers protect their digital security so we can continue to work for social change. The Ella Baker Center and The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with Wellstone Action, would like to invite you to an evening of dialogue on 21st century policing, the impact on our community, and what we can do to protect ourselves and … 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
Saturday Brunch with AROC 9:00 am
Saturday Brunch with AROC
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
In January, 5% of all Saturday brunch proceeds at Reem’s will be donated to the Arab Resource & Organizing Center! Join AROC at Reem’s on Saturdays and support local Arab organizing! AROC is a local grasssroots organization that builds power in the Arab and Muslim community through immigration services, organizing and mobilizing against racism, war, repression and Zionism. @AROCBayArea www.araborganizing.org64160
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
Build Your Own Internet: discussion, demos, hands-on workshops 2:00 pm
Build Your Own Internet: discussion, demos, hands-on workshops @ Omni Commons
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Build Your Own Internet: discussion, demos, hands-on workshops @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
What if the internet wasn’t about connecting to Comcast, AT&T, Google, or Facebook? What if it meant connecting directly with your friends, neighbors, and community…?Let’s discuss how the internet works, how to build your own, and talk about existing community network projects like the Oakland-based People’s Open Network. 2:00pm Introduction 2:15pm Panel discussion: Net neutrality is dead — or is it? 3:00pm Hands-on workshops and demos 5:00pm End / clean up 64182
Neighborhood assemblies: the possibility of direct democracy 2:00 pm
Neighborhood assemblies: the possibility of direct democracy @ West Berkeley Library
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
What can we do to have a real voice in political issues?                   Neighborhood assemblies: the possibility of direct democracy Lessons from People’s Assemblies in Jackson, MS and Cuba’s Municipal Assemblies  with Steve Martinot, neighborhood activist and Berkeley Planning Commissioner Why do important issues never seem to get resolved? �      Affordable housing �      An end to rent increases and rent-gouging displacement �      Shelter if not housing for the homeless �      Policing that serves people rather than impose social control �      An end to industrial and infrastructure pollution These issues become … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
Support ICE Detainees in West County Jail Facility – Benefit Concert 2:30 pm
Support ICE Detainees in West County Jail Facility – Benefit Concert @ Ashkenaz
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Support ICE Detainees in West County Jail Facility - Benefit Concert @ Ashkenaz | Berkeley | California | United States
Raise your voice, rouse your body, and move to the rhythms of the highly spirited Dance Chants and smooth jazz of Humanistic on Sunday, the 28th of January. Calpulli Huey Papalotl, a Danza Mexica and cultural circle open the days cultural jamboree with danza and songs to honor the fight for justice for all immigrants. Danza Mexica,a vibrant meditation in movement, connects the dancers to the Cosmos and to their Indigenous Ancestors through the movements of their bodies, accompanied by the beat of the Huehuetl, the Ancient drum. The opening … Continued
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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Community Meeting on Stop Urban Shield 6:30 pm
Community Meeting on Stop Urban Shield @ Greenlining Institute
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Critical Resistance invites you and your community group/organization to join us. One block from 12th St BART. Wheelchair accessible. RSVP today to join Critical Resistance and the Stop Urban Shield Coalition for a community organization meeting to discuss next steps and immediate targets for the Stop Urban Shield campaign. Learn how you and your organization can fight back against Urban Shield and make 2018 our most powerful year yet. We will also be sharing findings from our Stop Urban Shield People’s Report. Sheriff Ahern will be submitting his application to host … Continued
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A New Way to Stop Police Brutality: #NoJusticeNoDeal 6:00 pm
A New Way to Stop Police Brutality: #NoJusticeNoDeal @ The Episcopal Church of Saint John the Evangelist
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For too long, the San Francisco Police Officers Association (the police union) has taken hardline stances and used inflammatory tactics that destroy trust between residents and police. It has blocked or delayed common-sense reforms—like the city’s improved use-of-force policy—and has publicly attacked police accountability champions—including elected officials, prominent athletes like Colin Kaepernick, and its own police members. Unlike other unions focused on wages and benefits and reasonable working conditions for their employees, the SFPOA has used labor law to exert an enormous influence on public policy and public safety. Right … Continued
Under the Hood of Oakland City Government 6:00 pm
Under the Hood of Oakland City Government @ Laurel Book Store (off Oscar Grant Plaza)
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whether an Observer Corps volunteer or regular LWVO member, you’ll enjoy an evening presentation on the nuts and bolts of how the City works. Guest speaker Tracy Rosenberg, executive director of Media Alliance, will provide an overview of the city structure––from elected officials to city manager to committees and commissions––as well as the legislation flow. Who can introduce legislation and how does a member of public use the “bully pulpit” to get the assistance from a Council member to do so? Also covered will be a review of good governance … Continued