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Revolutionary University 1:00 pm
Revolutionary University @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Revolutionary University @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Tools for Changing Society Join us for two days of presentations and discussions on current world problems and possible solutions Sat.   10/1 1:00-3:00 pm Revisiting Black Marxism in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Robin D. G. Kelley, is Distinguished Professor of History and Black Studies & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA, and current Chair of the Department of African American Studies and a prolific author and editor My talk reflects on the life and work of Cedric J. Robinson, who just passed this year, … Continued
On Her Own Film Viewing and Discussion with Morgan Schmidt-Feng and Nancy Prebilich    3:00 pm
On Her Own Film Viewing and Discussion with Morgan Schmidt-Feng and Nancy Prebilich    @ University of the Pacific Center
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Her Own tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th-generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy’s parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece, and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability. On Her Own represents what is happening all across the U.S. as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move for purely economic reasons, and small farms face ruthless competition from larger factory farms and land developers. Chronicling Nancy’s personal journey … Continued
A Night to Urge Justice 4 Kayla Moore (featuring Cat Brook’s Tasha) 7:30 pm
A Night to Urge Justice 4 Kayla Moore (featuring Cat Brook’s Tasha) @ Ashkenaz
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Support the Moore family as they go to court to hold Berkeley police accountable for Kayla’s death. The event will feature a dramatic play performance, a vigil for Kayla and for all Black, Brown and Poor women killed by state-sanctioned violence, and will be followed by a transformational celebration of Black life and resilience. – 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) ~ Tasha Tasha is Cat Brooks’ one-woman play based on the 2015 murder of Natasha McKenna by Virginia police. -9:30 p.m. ~ A vigil for Kayla and all Black, … Continued
Colorstruck! 8:00 pm
Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr., BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…. COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. 61645
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Revolutionary University, Day 2 10:30 am
Revolutionary University, Day 2 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Day One (Saturday, 10/1) Here Sun. 10/2 10:30am -12:30 pm How Capitalism Shreds Our Personal Lives Harriet Fraad, Harriet Fraad  is a licensed mental health counselor and hypnotherapist in private practice in New York City. She has been an activist in the feminist movement and the journal Rethinking Marxism. For 40  years, she has been a radical committed to transforming US personal and political life. 1:30-3:30 pm Crisis: It’s How Capitalism Works  Richard Wolff, Marxist professor of economics, Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he taught economics from 1973 to … Continued
U.S. Hands Off Haiti! – Public Meeting. 3:00 pm
U.S. Hands Off Haiti! – Public Meeting. @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join Haiti Action Committee to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a coup that continues to inform the present struggle of the Haitian people for democracy and justice. SEPTEMBER 30th – 4:30 PM DEMONSTRATION meets at 14th & Broadway in Oakland OCTOBER 2nd – 3PM EVENT at Eastside Arts, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland Why is it important to remember September 30, 1991? It is a battle of memory against forgetfulness, because we think that we cannot build the democracy we want for this country if we continue to erase what happened. … Continued
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Court Support for Omar Shakir 9:00 am
Court Support for Omar Shakir @ Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Dept. 7
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Court Support for Omar Shakir @ Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Dept. 7 | Oakland | California | United States
Omar Shakir is a brother who was arrested during a pre-dawn paramilitary OPD raid for an assault on a police officer that the cops KNOW Mr. Shakir did not commit. People are encourage to attend to show support and encourage the prosecutor to drop the charges. Read more about this travesty.61659
CALL TO ACTION – Support Low-Wage State Workers 12:00 pm
CALL TO ACTION – Support Low-Wage State Workers @ State Building
Oct 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SEIU Local 1000 employees are holding informational pickets in San Francisco and Oakland. We are looking for physical support and solidarity from our local labor and community groups at both of these events as we strive to uphold union labor in public service. We are State employees represented by SEIU Local 1000, standing along with our brothers and sisters of IUOE Local 3, State division, who have turned down insulting offers from Cal HR on behalf of Governor Brown that disrespects and devalues the important work that we do for our great … Continued
Demand Accountability for OPD Shootings – Justice 4 Demouria Hogg 6:00 pm
Demand Accountability for OPD Shootings – Justice 4 Demouria Hogg @ City Hall, 3rd floor
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
City Council is set to give final approval to a $1.2M settlement with the family of Demouria Hogg, a 30-year-old father of three shot to death last year by Oakland police, the first in a new spate of questionable OPD homicides.  The victim was unconscious in a car on a freeway offramp.  He could not be roused by sirens, loudly amplified commands, the firing of beanbag rounds, or even the breaking of windows in his car.  A pistol was on the passenger seat, but police could have finished clearing out … Continued
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Oakland Green Jobs Summit 10:00 am
Oakland Green Jobs Summit
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
East Bay community leaders are organizing a dynamic one day summit to build a shared vision and strategy for an inclusive green economy in Oakland and the wider East Bay. Participants will hear from green businesses based in Oakland and East Bay, local officials, investors, faith leaders and more, and share input on how to bring more jobs and opportunity to our communities as we fight climate change. From clean tech to urban farming, green transportation to forestry, let’s build a local economy that works for everyone and protects the … Continued
BERKELEY CLIMATE ACTION SOLAR FOR ALL CONVENING 5:00 pm
BERKELEY CLIMATE ACTION SOLAR FOR ALL CONVENING @ South Berkeley Library
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The time is right for rooftop solar!  At our Solar for All Convening learn about opportunities for renters and time-limited discounts for homeowners through the Bay Area SunShares bulk purchasing program. Hear about financing options and tax credits from local solar advocate Doug McKenzie of SunWork Renewable Energy Project, and GRID Alternatives’ low-to-no-cost solar for qualified low-income homeowners. Solar vendors and zero-emission vehicle dealers participating in SunShares will be on hand to discuss their products and answer questions.  Light refreshments served. Co-presented by the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the City … Continued
Stop the Political Witch-Hunt Against Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca 7:00 pm
Stop the Political Witch-Hunt Against Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca @ Berkeley School Board
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Stop the Political Witch-Hunt Against Ms. Yvette Felarca Protest and Speak Out at the Berkeley School Board Meeting 7pm Rally outside 7:30 pm Speak Out inside   Community members, parents, teachers and students plan to rally and speak at the  the Berkeley School Board Meeting  to defend Yvette Felarca, an anti-fascist middle school teacher in Berkeley under attack by the school district. After Ms. Felarca helped prevent the neo-Nazi/KKK rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento last June where she and 8 other anti-fascists were stabbed by the … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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EBOC: Fight 4 Fifteen – Press Conference at McDonald’s re Sexual Harassment at Work 11:30 am
EBOC: Fight 4 Fifteen – Press Conference at McDonald’s re Sexual Harassment at Work @ McDonald's
Oct 6 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
For over 4 years, we have been fighting to hold McDonalds accountable for driving wages and working standards down.  They pay poverty wages, often are perpetrators of wage theft and turn a blind eye to the needs of their workers. Sexual harassment is widespread at fast-food companies like McDonald’s, which, too often, turn a blind eye to their workers’ complaints. Forty-percent of women working in the fast-food industry have been sexually harassed on the job – that’s 60% higher than other industries on average. Women who speak out about the … Continued
Listening Session With Wendy Still, Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer 6:00 pm
Carbon Pricing: Climate Game Changer 6:30 pm
Carbon Pricing: Climate Game Changer @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening with Citizens’ Climate Lobby members, Amy Gorman and Harry Chomsky for a presentation and discussion on CCLs’ legislative proposal for a comprehensive and effective solution to the climate crisis. Learn about tools on how to pass climate change legislation. CCL is a national organization that is committed to creating the political will for a sustainable planet. The presentation will include a specific nonpartisan proposal for pricing carbon emissions. CCL has an active chapter in Alameda County and will be talking about progress made locally toward … Continued
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Arab Film Festival 2016 Opening Night | US Premiere of CLASH 7:30 pm
Arab Film Festival 2016 Opening Night | US Premiere of CLASH @ Castro Theater
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This year, the Arab Film Festival is going bigger and bolder than ever: we are honored to host the US premiere of Clash, the Egyptian entry to the 2017 Oscars. Tickets are on sale, and bound to sell out, so snatch yours right away. And we will be making a special announcement on Opening Night, you won’t want to miss it! Described as “bravura filmmaking with a kick-in-the-gut message” by the Hollywood Reporter, Clash was widely praised after opening Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival just a few … Continued
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Affordable Housing, Just What Does it Mean? 10:00 am
Affordable Housing, Just What Does it Mean?
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Renewed Hope Housing is putting on a forum on affordable housing. October 8, 10 to noon, at the United Methodist Church. 2311 Buena Vista. They have lined two speakers who have real knowlege of the problem and the power to do something about it- Victoria Johnson, Director for Housing and Community Development, and Debbie Potter, Community Development Director for the City of Alameda. The Alameda Renters’ Coalition will be there too!61724
Life is Living Festival 10:00 am
Life is Living Festival @ Lil Bobby Hutton, Defemery Park
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Life is Living Festival @ Lil Bobby Hutton, Defemery Park | Oakland | California | United States
THE 9TH ANNUAL LIFE IS LIVING FESTIVAL LEGACY: A TRIBUTE TO THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY   The Coup will rock the Life Is Living festival. October 8th. Oakland. Defremery Park. It’s free. pic.twitter.com/96n5eOZpa6 — Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) September 16, 2016 This year marks the 9th Annual Life Is Living Festival in Oakland. Over the past 10 years, we have transformed deFremery Park (Little Bobby Hutton Park) from vacant to vibrant. We are indebted to the local West Oakland heroes and sheroes of The Black Panther Party for inspiring us to use … Continued
Payday Loans, Panama Papers and Poverty 10:00 am
Payday Loans, Panama Papers and Poverty @ Saint Columbo Catholic Church
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Payday Loans, Panama Papers and Poverty Why the fight to end extreme poverty is global, local and winnable Keynote Speaker: Andrew Hanauer, Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA in Washington, D.C.   We can heal our broken economy and build strong, safe and prosperous communities. Learn how predatory financial behavior from the East Bay to East Africa harms people and communities and what we can do about it. Workshops will discuss predatory payday loans, anonymous shell companies, and how East Bay organizations, congregations and individuals can help stop the damage they … Continued
Beyond Occupy – Five Years Hence. 6:00 pm
Beyond Occupy – Five Years Hence. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Beyond Occupy - Five Years Hence. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Beyond Occupy! An art show with music and speakers, celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Occupy Movement, highlighting its achievements and the work that has continued since the heady days of October and November, 2011. GA. Kitchen. Info. Medics.  Library. Garden. Media. Labor Solidarity. Anti-Repression. Occupy Forum. Foreclosure Defense. Occupy the Farm. Strike Debt. Anti-Surveillance. Berkeley Post Office Defense. And more!   A bit of history: The Port Shutdown Video featuring Boots Riley.  61562
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Dubh Nation Steps Up for Down Syndrome 10:00 am
Dubh Nation Steps Up for Down Syndrome
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are fundraising for an incredible local resource, the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area. The Step Up for Down Syndrome walk is a 1/8th mile lap around a flat track in a wheelchair accessible location. Folks can donate online or collect pledges in real life and bring them to the event. Please donate, share the link, join the team as a virtual Walker, solicit donations offline, and/or come to the event as a refistered participant on October 9th, and generally support this fundraiser! https://www.firstgiving.com/team/33224361510
Film Showing: Do Not Resist 5:45 pm
Film Showing: Do Not Resist @ Rafael Film Center
Oct 9 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Many have been alarmed by the recent spectacle of law enforcement in full riot gear and armored vehicles moving through peaceful demonstrations. At first glance, it’s easy to suspect our police forces are preparing for war or terrorism instead of protecting and serving citizens exercising their civil rights. In Craig Atkinson’s disquieting documentary, such suspicions are reinforced as we learn that since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security has given police departments $34 billion in grants to purchase equipment, while the Department of Defense has contributed additional billions in free … Continued
Film Screening: #OO (Occupy Oakland) 7:00 pm
Film Screening: #OO (Occupy Oakland) @ Omni Commons
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A message from Kevin Pina: Many of you are aware of my work in Haiti and the documentaries I produced about the struggle for justice by the Haitian people. While reviewing footage from the spectacle of violence created by the Oakland Police Department against Occupy Oakland protesters, I was often reminded of experiences in Haiti where I saw US Marines, and later UN military forces, draw their guns on those protesting against the 2004 coup. Many times a brutal Haitian police blatantly gunned people down in broad daylight in their … Continued
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#Justice4DialloNeal: Calling out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder! 4:00 pm
#Justice4DialloNeal: Calling out the CHP for Hit and Run Murder! @ CHP
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
WANTED FOR HIT AND RUN! On October 10, 2005 in Oakland, Diallo Neal was murdered when a CHP motorcycle officer struck the rear end of Diallo’s motorcycle, launching Diallo into a bus stop, pole, and concrete bench. The CHP fled the scene. OPD began an investigation, but CHP took it over and closed it saying there was no case because they were never there. Diallo would have turned 34 the next day, October 11th. Work is underway to revive the truth of this tragedy, regardless of legal statutes of limitations, … Continued
The Cannabis Decision 6:00 pm
The Cannabis Decision @ David Brower Center
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Cannabis Decision @ David Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
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Vigil to End Deportations & Criminalization 11:00 am
Vigil to End Deportations & Criminalization @ Santa Rita Jail
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Vigil to End Deportations & Crimilization Join us in solidarity on indiginous resistance day. We will have activities for families who have been victims of deportation/crimilization.   Vigilia para No Mas Deportaciones y Crimilizacion! Acompañe nos para un dia de solaridad en el dia de resistencia indigena. Tendremos actividades para las familias que han tenido un familiar que ha sido victim@ de la deportacion/crimilizacion.61727
Film Showing: Do Not Resist 2:15 pm
Film Showing: Do Not Resist @ Sequoia Theater
Oct 12 @ 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Many have been alarmed by the recent spectacle of law enforcement in full riot gear and armored vehicles moving through peaceful demonstrations. At first glance, it’s easy to suspect our police forces are preparing for war or terrorism instead of protecting and serving citizens exercising their civil rights. In Craig Atkinson’s disquieting documentary, such suspicions are reinforced as we learn that since 9/11, the Department of Homeland Security has given police departments $34 billion in grants to purchase equipment, while the Department of Defense has contributed additional billions in free … Continued
Revolutionary Socialist Presidential Campaign Comes to Oakland 6:00 pm
Revolutionary Socialist Presidential Campaign Comes to Oakland @ Workers World
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Two Black revolutionary socialists from Workers World Party are running for president and vice president – Monica Moorehead & Lamont Lilly 2016. Both will be reporting back from the Nogales SOA Watch Convergence at the border with Mexico. Lamont Lilly just recently returned from a WWP campaign solidarity delegation to Standing Rock. We’re not running to win the elections – we’re running to help to build the struggle in the streets and connect with activists and freedom fighters doing the work in communities across the country – from Black Lives … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Housing Rally – Fight Back 1:00 pm
Housing Rally – Fight Back @ People's Park
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Housing Rally - Fight Back @ People's Park | Berkeley | California | United States
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Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Ars Live: #7: What’s it like in space? How will we live there? 7:00 pm
Ars Live: #7: What’s it like in space? How will we live there? @ Longitude
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our guest for episode 7 of Ars Technica Live is author and space activist Ariel Waldman! She’ll tell us about what it’s like to live in space, and how we’ll make that happen. Ariel is the founder of Spacehack.org, a directory of ways to participate in space exploration, and the global director of Science Hack Day, a 20-countries-and-growing grassroots endeavor to make things with science. Filmed before a live audience in tiki bar Longitude each episode of Ars Technica Live is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts and … Continued
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Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi @ Omni Commons
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Sunday The Community Democracy Project and our supporters gather to imagine a society that functions differently. We organize and strategize to make Participatory Budgeting a reality in Oakland through a voter initiative that uplifts and values the voices of the most marginalized. Beginning August 28th every 4th Sunday will be dedicated to a work of Science Fiction that inspires us. We’re very excited to blast off with the short story, Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Read (attached in the comments!) and join us to share your insight and inspiration. Future … Continued
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Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Oct 30 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
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