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Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression 12:00 am
Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
This workshop will provide the context for the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act of 2018, including essential understanding of voter suppression history in the United States and California. Learn concrete actions you can take over the next several months to help restore voting rights to 162,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California. This effort is led by Initiate Justice. More information can be found here: http://www.surjbayarea.org/restore-the-vote-20180201 64201
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United Against White Supremacy Symposium 9:00 am
United Against White Supremacy Symposium @ Berkeley School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. Over centuries of struggle, the United States has been pushed to evolve on this issue and in many ways the Bay Area has led the charge to provide progressive models of social and legal equity and inclusion. Nevertheless, white supremacy continues to operate in the Bay Area both covertly and increasingly, overtly. Now, the Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy, Asian American Law Journal, La Raza Law Journal, and Journal of Middle Eastern … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued
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Occupy The Superbowl 3:00 pm
Occupy The Superbowl @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy The Superbowl @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Don’t want to watch millionaires bash each other’s heads in between billiionaires trying to convince you to buy their overpriced and tasteless beer? Want to discuss some of the local activist and political goings on in the East Bay instead? Come to the Occupy Oakland General Assembly instead! …come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & … Continued
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Friends Of the Public Bank of Oakland 5:30 pm
Friends Of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Xolo Restaurant
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Come help make the Public Bank of Oakland a reality. The feasibility study, currently underway. is due to the City of Oakland by the end of March.   agenda: Reportbacks (25 min) Feasibility study changes/role of governance committee FoPB Focus group Governance General news (10 min) 1. John Chiang California task force 2. Michigan developments Repeating items (25 min) Treasurer’s report/budgeting and meeting place issues introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place Upcoming (20 min) First Presbyterian Church Student debt … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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ELLA BAKER CENTER MEETING 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER CENTER MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
Feb 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Save the date and join us for the first member meeting of 2018! Not a member? Not a problem! This meeting is open to everyone so join us, bring a friend, make a friend, and learn more about the Ella Baker Center. See you there. we organize with Black, Brown, and low-income people to shift resources away from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities that make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. 64280
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Oakland IWOC Meeting 6:00 pm
Oakland IWOC Meeting @ OneFam/Rev Cafe
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Get involved with Oakland IWOC! *New folks should come 15 min early for a brief orientation* Can’t make the meeting but interested in getting involved? Wondering about joining our material support efforts at Santa Rita and in Oakland? Hit us up at iwoc.oakland@gmail.com.   64270
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Medicare for All Open Strategy Meeting 2:00 pm
Medicare for All Open Strategy Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
East Bay DSA has been a leading voice in the fight to guarantee healthcare as a human right. As we continue growing our Medicare-for-All campaign, we need your input! Our first Medicare for All open strategy meeting will be a forum for all members to participate as we decide how to expand our campaign. During the meeting, we will Learn about healthcare and why we’re fighting to change it Discuss our national and local goals for the campaign Debate and vote on political tactics that can help us win Our … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly, hosted by our Immigration Team and Racism & Criminal Justice Reform Team. Agenda details will be published when they are available. Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Just prior to the meeting, join us for a training on how to bring more of your friends into the Indivisible Berkeley community. 6:15-7:15 at the Finnish Hall downstairs cafe. More info ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Please email us … Continued
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 12 @ 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
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 18 @ 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
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ 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
Feb 21 @ 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
No Coal in Richmond Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
What exactly can be done about the Levin-Richmond coal terminal on the Richmond waterfront?  Join the ongoing community discussion about how to remove this blight from our midst.  Why do we have huge, uncovered piles of dirty, dusty coal sitting right next to our Bay—and contaminating several of our neighborhoods?  Why is the Richmond terminal one of the last three ports left in the state to export this dirty fossil fuel when California doesn’t even use coal power?  Why does the Bay Area, a region renowned for its environmental leadership, … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Special guest speaker for January: Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. Don’t miss this! APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.64171
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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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Sunflower Alliance 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 25 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
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. Come early to share a potluck lunch.   64313
DSA General Membership Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Membership Meeting @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
General Membership Meeting The February general meeting is going to be a big one! For one, we’ll be voting on whether or not to join the campaign to repeal the Costa-Hawkins Act, which severely restricts local governments in California from implementing rent control. See the text of the resolution. We’ll also be voting on a major set of revisions to our Chapter’s bylaws! You can see the proposed revisions as well as a reader guide with some explanation for those proposed revisions. And if you’d like to propose an amendment to those proposed bylaws, … Continued
Indvisible East Bay 1:00 pm
Indvisible East Bay @ Sports Basement
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 25 @ 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
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Anti-War March Planning Meeting 7:00 pm
Anti-War March Planning Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Groups are forming to stage the first nation-wide anti-war protests in years. Save the date – April 15 for a march and rally in Oakland. If you are interested in helping, you can attend the next organizing meeting. There are so many wars with US involvement that we become numb. “In 2013, the US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) – one of thee nine organizational units that make up the Unified Combatant Command – had special operations forces (SOFs) in 134 countries, where they were either involved in combat, special missions, … Continued