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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
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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
Grassroots Digital Security Training 9:00 am
Grassroots Digital Security Training
Jan 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Grassroots Digital Security Training @ Oakland | California | United States
  Register here Bay Area activists of color and allies: Learn how to protect yourself from surveillance at a digital security training! The vast system of U.S. surveillance is in the hands of a President who is violating our constitutional and human rights. As organizers, it’s vital that we protect our digital security so we can continue to work for social change. The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and The Center for Media Justice – home of the Media Action Grassroots Network – in partnership with Wellstone Action and United We Dream, would like to … Continued
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
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