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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Feasibility study authorization delayed The City Council vote to authorize a feasibility study on a public bank didn’t happen at the July 18th meeting as expected. Instead, this item has been moved to the agenda for September 19th. According to Council staff, the vote was put off due to the overly long agenda for the last meeting before summer break. This delay is a big disappointment, of course, but there’s plenty to do in the next two months. The new budget provides only $75,000 of the study’s total cost of … Continued
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Homelessness: Berkeley Police Review Commission Subcommittee Discussion 7:00 pm
Homelessness: Berkeley Police Review Commission Subcommittee Discussion @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  Berkeley Police Review Commission – Homeless Subcommittee: Agenda action and discussion, review current policies related to homeless encampments, responses to policies and recommendations, https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/2017/2017-08-08%20Homeless%20Encampments%20agenda.pdf 63428
Just Say No to Phil Tagami for Police Commissioner 7:00 pm
Just Say No to Phil Tagami for Police Commissioner @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coal promoter and developer Phil Tagami is currently a candidate for a position on Oakland’s Police Commission. No Coal in Oakland is horrified at the prospect that this man – who proposes to bring toxic coall into Oakland and has sued the City to overthrow its popular ban on coal – could be chosen to represent residents on a city commission thattwill provide civilian oversight of the Police Department by reviewing and proposing changes to Department policies and procedures, requiring the Mayor to appoint any new Chief of Police from … Continued
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Police Violence at June 20th Berkeley City Council 1:00 pm
Police Violence at June 20th Berkeley City Council @ 1st Floor, Western Sycamore Conference Room
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In a totally ironic twist, Berkeley Police Assaulted people and beat one man over the head after the June 20th Berkeley City Council meeting re: Urban Shield. Police Review Commission June 20, 2017 Subcommittee: Agenda action and discussion, plan for investigation whether June 20 BPD was appropriate, review BPD and other documents and ask questions of Police Chief or designee. https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/2017/2017-08-09%20June%2020%20agenda.pdf 63429
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
Aug 9 @ 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,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed by our State Legislature and around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and Davis City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other … Continued
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Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force 9:00 am
Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force @ 4th floor Hayward/Union City Room
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
AGENDA 9:10 am Task Force Discussion Groups Small groups will generate a list of proposed actions for each question under consideration by the Task Force. (Facilitation Team) – In small groups, formulate responses to the five learning questions under consideration by the Task Force – Develop summary of small group proposals (i.e., topics with unanimous/majority support; topics requiring further study; and unresolved topics with no consensus) Attachment Discussion IV. 10:40 am Task Force Discussion Group Reports Task Force will make a preliminary assessment of the proposed actions generated in the … Continued
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Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF 3:30 pm
Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Historically, Open Circle has stayed stationary in Oakland and SF. We’re at a point where we want to bring Open Circle to areas that need further support. Last month, we were in Stockton. At this meeting, we will beginning planning where to hold the September meeting. Join us for a community potluck and thoughtful discussion around police accountability on behalf of families directly impacted by exessive use of force. ~~~~~~~~~~ Open Circle holds space for families directly impacted by police terrorism to gather with each other and members of the … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General Assembly meeting, https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/ 63430
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Aug 14 @ 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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Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup 6:00 pm
Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup @ SEIU United Service Workers West, Fruitvale BART Plaza
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Workers & the Fight Against Coal August Climate Workers Monthly Meetup Join us for Climate Workers’ monthly membership meetup, at which we’ll be strategizing about labor’s role in the fight against coal in Oakland. MORE INFO & RSVP Climate Workers believes that we must defeat coal in Oakland and that workers and our unions have a critical role to play in the fight. At this month’s Climate Workers member meet up, we’ll get an update on the fight against coal, learn how other communities have fought extractive industry (and won!), … Continued
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Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
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Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
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Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland 6:00 pm
Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From the Oakland Post: Adamika Village and other grass-roots organizations are hosting a town hall meeting to announce “strategic and consistent planning and implementation to stop the violence in Oakland.” “It is imperative that the community get involved in changing Oakland’s climate of violence. We can no longer rely on anyone but ourselves to make this happen,” says Pastor Anthony Woods, Adamika CEO. “This town hall is the beginning of regular monthly meetings to assure implementation occurs. Please don’t stay home and think somebody else is going to change Oakland. … Continued
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Mobilize! Millions for Prisoners 9:00 am
Mobilize! Millions for Prisoners @ West Oakland BART
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Oakland! This is the caravan of the summer, mobilizing the East Bay to the South Bay for #A19 #Millions4Prisoners march and rally. Come listen, learn, network, share, reach out, march, BUILD!!! DRIVERS and RIDERS: This will be a full day so SIGN UP EARLY!! Use the google form at the link to let us know your needs for transportation or comment on this event!!! Schedule: March with California Prison Focus & RISE UP FOR JUSTICE 9:00 am – Meet at West Oakland Station, depart 9:30am 11:00 am – Gather at Raymond Bernal Jr. Park 11:30 am … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ In the park by the statues down 19th st.
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ART & SOUL will be using Oscar Grant Plaza this weekend so we will meet at 19th & Telegraph. General information here.63508
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Slingshot Magazine New Volunteer Meeting 7:00 pm
Slingshot Magazine New Volunteer Meeting @ Longhaul
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #125. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #125 is due out on October 6, 2017 Deadline for Issue #125 is September 23, 201763458
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Moving ahead with the feasibility study The next Oakland City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, September 18th. On the agenda is authorizing the feasibility study on establishing the Public Bank of Oakland. But authorization is only half the battle; it is contingent on finding an additional $25,000 from outside the city coffers to supplement the budgeted $75,000. If you live outside Oakland, you can help establish PBO so it can bring beneficial banking to the whole bay area. Whether you live in Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda, Newark or another … Continued
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Intro to SURJ 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? 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 get involved in the movement for racial justice. Getting Into the Lobby: The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the … Continued
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Richmond Progressive Alliance 11:00 am
Richmond Progressive Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There will be a Special Membership Meeting to vote on the RPA’s endorsement for the vacant Richmond City Council seat.  RPA Steering Committee members have been interviewing candidates, and the Steering Committee will bring their recommendations to the membership on 8/26 for a vote.  Membership (and dues renewal) available at the door. 63506
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Aug 26 @ 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! Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Presenting debt-related topics at … Continued
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Attention All Anti-Racists – Nazis Are Coming 11:00 am
Attention All Anti-Racists – Nazis Are Coming @ Ohlone Park
Aug 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gather at Ohlone Park. March to Old City Hall. Bay Area United Against White Supremacy.   #Berkeley – Sunday, August 27, 11am pic.twitter.com/ohdQQNCR6h— tree (@treekisser) August 20, 2017 Event flier for Aug. 27th march/rally to Resist Racist Violence & Hate in Berkeley pic.twitter.com/Jh8nPPFTP6— SURJ Bay Area (@surjbayarea) August 20, 2017 63500
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly. This assembly will include a guest speaker and a debrief or discussion about the White Supremacist rally which is planned for that morning.63505
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