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Fighting for Tenants in the Sanctuary City 4:30 pm
Fighting for Tenants in the Sanctuary City @ The Green Room
Nov 2 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Eviction Defense Collaborative would be honored by your presence at our 22nd Annual Fundraiser – a fun & inspiring evening dedicated to preventing homelessness, preserving affordable housing, and protecting the diversity & character of San Francisco: We will feed you delicious food! We will serve you delicious drinks! We will honor local heroes of the Housing Justice movement! We will show a new short film about the impact of the housing crisis on our most vulnerable neighbors. We will dance the night away to live music by amazing local … Continued
Beer & Roses: DSA Labor Social 6:00 pm
Beer & Roses: DSA Labor Social @ The Tandoori Nite
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In this edition of Bread and Roses, food for thought will come from EBDSA member John Pearson RN. He’ll talk about a recent member-driven campaign that won breaks and back pay for nurses at Highland Hospital in Oakland. Come break bread and hang with East Bay Labor activists! Open to East Bay Labor activists, union members and workplace organizers in and outside of DSA. $16 buffet available at the social.63829
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42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival
42nd Annual American Indian Film Festival @ Brava Theater Center
Nov 3 all-day
Running November 3rd – November 11th. RedX Talks. Amasani Neekomok Indian Giver Waabooz Wind River63847
Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley
Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline
Nov 3 all-day
Homeless Eviction Farewell Party to South Berkeley @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline | Berkeley | California | United States
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No Tasers in SF – Final Decision By Police Commission 4:00 pm
No Tasers in SF – Final Decision By Police Commission @ SF City Hall
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
SF Police Commission making final decision on use of #Taser on 11/3 at 5pm. #NoTasersSF https://t.co/HCC625DnRD — Media Alliance (@twrling) October 28, 2017 4:00pm, � RALLY In Front of City Hall The Sf Police Commission will be voting on whether SFPD will have tasters! It is Critical to get AS MANY PEOPLE POSSIBLE and pack the room! Tasers are dangerous weapons that do not belong in our city!! The San Francisco Police Commission will be holding its last public hearing on purchasing stun guns for San Francisco police officers. Although … Continued
Berkeley Film Festival: Defender 8:00 pm
Berkeley Film Festival: Defender @ East Bay Media Center
Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 –  DEFENDER – Jeff Adachi and Jim Choi – Documentary – 75 min.                                                                  This insightful documentary focuses on San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi as he and his team, take on the high-profile case of 22-year-old Michael Smith, who pleads not guilty after he is charged with nine counts of resisting arrest. Pulled off a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train along with his girlfriend, Smith is wrestled to the ground, the arrest captured on the attending officers’ body cameras. 63790
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Open Hours at UC Gill Tract Community Farm 10:00 am
Open Hours at UC Gill Tract Community Farm @ Gill Tract
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Open Hours at UC Gill Tract Community Farm @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will be open the next two Saturdays, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11, 2017 from 10am to 2pm. Please join us to prepare planting beds, transplant seedlings, mulch pathways, assist in other farm maintenance tasks as well as learn about organic, urban agro-ecology. We welcome all ages to work with us and take home some freshly harvested produce. We are located at 1050 San Pablo Avenue (at Marin), Albany, CA 94706. Please check our website (gilltractfarm.org) for more information. 63867
Berkeley Film Festival: VOICES FOR FREEDOM, and others 3:00 pm
Berkeley Film Festival: VOICES FOR FREEDOM, and others @ East Bay Media Center
Nov 4 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
VOICES FOR FREEDOM:The Hyers Sisters’ Legacy – Documentary – Susheel Bibbs – 30 min               In 1877, when nightriders terrorized African-Americans and black-face minstrels ridiculed them across the land, The Hyers Sisters (African-American, opera prodigies) arose to become Voices For Freedom.  Q&A Follows    4:00 – Citizen Clark… A Life Of Principle – Joseph C. Stillman – Documentary – 90 min. Q&A Follows  Introduction of the film by Alice Walker, in person. This is a film about former U.S. Attorney General and Humans Rights Activist Ramsey Clark. Narrated by Martin Sheen. This is a ‘work in progress’. … Continued
Aaron Swartz Day 2017 6:00 pm
Aaron Swartz Day 2017 @ Internet Archive
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Fifth Annual Aaron Swartz Day International Hackathon and Evening Event.   The event will take place following this year’s San Francisco-based Aaron Swartz International Hackathon, which is going on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 10-6 and Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11am-6pm at the Internet Archive. Hackathon Reception: 6:00pm-7:00pm – (A paid ticket for the evening event also gets you in to the Hackathon Reception.) Come talk to the speakers and the rest of the Aaron Swartz Day community, and join us in celebrating many incredible things that we’ve accomplished by this year! (Although there is … Continued
A Force More Powerful – Film 7:00 pm
A Force More Powerful – Film @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Don’t miss hearing firsthand accounts of how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule all over the world! “A veritable manual on how to mount a successful nonviolent resistance movement …stark footage and personal stories add drama to the history of a 20th century movement.” LA Times “The film is a work of art because, first, it is a work of fact.” National Catholic Reporter “Outstanding! …rich in archival footage and thoughtful interviews….The stories are inspiring, sometimes awesome.” Washington Post We’d like a full house, and your presence is very … Continued
APTP Evaluate What You Tolerate Release Party 8:00 pm
APTP Evaluate What You Tolerate Release Party @ Eli's Mile High Club
Nov 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Maximum Rocknroll and the Anti Police-Terror Project present… The Evaluate What You Tolerate tape release party and mixer! DJ tba — let’s dance Silent Era — silenterabayarea.bandcamp.com Preening – preening.bandcamp.com MANE — manesf.bandcamp.com All proceeds to APTP. 21+. An all ages show is planned for the new year. Flyer and set times to come. Come meet and hang out with some great comrades. Everyone is welcome. Get the November issue of MRR featuring an interview with APTP’s Cat Brooks for FREE when you pick up a comp.  No non-sense and fuck nazis. ————————–——————- This Fall, 50 bay area … Continued
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Berkeley Film Festival: The Ito Sisters 4:00 pm
Berkeley Film Festival: The Ito Sisters @ East Bay Media Center
Nov 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Ito Sisters – Antonia Grace Glenn –  Documentary – 83 min. Q&A Follows                                                           The Ito Sisters is a documentary film capturing rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to their United States and their American – born children.63792
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Justice 4 Kayla Moore! Support the family in court in Oct & Nov!
Justice 4 Kayla Moore! Support the family in court in Oct & Nov! @ Phillip Burton Federal Building,
Nov 6 all-day
***Note: Dates are tentative. Stay tuned to this page for any changes!*** Show up this Oct. & Nov. to support the Moore family as they finally have been granted their days in court, after over four years of seeking a fraction of accountability from the City of Berkeley and BPD. Stay tuned for more details about each day of court. ~ www.facebook.com/Justice4KaylaMoore ~ justiceforkaylamoore.wordpress.com ~ WHEN: Wednesday, October 18 – final pre-trial hearing Tuesday, November 6 – FIRST DAY OF TRIAL November 7,8,9,10 – Trials Dates =============== About Kayla Moore =============== Kayla Moore was … Continued
Occupy Forum: TREASURE ISLAND 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: TREASURE ISLAND @ Unite Here Local 2
Nov 6 @ 6:30 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!TREASURE ISLAND: Carol Harvey’s Update on Environmental Injustice, the Homelessness Catastrophe, and Big Development on Treasure Island Treasure Island, the former radioactive-waste dump site off the coast of San Francisco, is turning into a $5 billion housing development for big profits.   Treasure Island, a man-made island off the coast of San Francisco, looks more like a post-apocalyptic wasteland than a Bay Area suburb. But as demand … Continued
100 Years after the Balfour Declaration: The Anti-Colonial Struggle in Palestine 7:00 pm
100 Years after the Balfour Declaration: The Anti-Colonial Struggle in Palestine @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
100 Years after the Balfour Declaration: The Anti-Colonial Struggle in Palestine @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
The Middle East Children’s Alliance Presents Nobel Peace Prize Nominee DR. MUSTAFA BARGHOUTI Speaking on 100 Years after the Balfour Declaration: The Anti-Colonial Struggle in Palestine Facebook event Mustafa Barghouti is General Secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative & President of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees Introduced by linguistics professor Dr. Khalil Barhoum, Stanford University Interviewed by Dr. Samia Shoman, Palestinian-American educator whose research was on a sovereign Palestinian state Benefit for the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees Wheelchair Accessible Tickets: $10 – $100, available now through Eventbrite … Continued
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Film: Now Is The Time; Healthcare for Everybody 1:00 pm
Film: Now Is The Time; Healthcare for Everybody @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet us in the First Floor Multipurpose Room for a showing of the powerful documentary, Now Is The Time Healthcare for Everybody. With the future of the Affordable Care Act in serious doubt, millions may lose their health insurance. Medicare and Medi-Cal are under attack. This documentary explains what single payer healthcare is and how it saves money. It shows what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperceptions that has kept us from moving forward. Q&A and Discussion about State Senate Bill 562,The Healthy California Act (Lara/Atkins). … Continued
Trump Tax Scam Protest 4:30 pm
Trump Tax Scam Protest @ Grand Lake Theater
Nov 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Join Indivisible East Bay to protest the TRUMP TAX SCAM. Bring a “check” payout to the top 1% protest sign or be creative with another sign! Please sign up using form http://goo.gl/fBKHRq 63886
We want answers! (In the Death of Lamesha Smith by OPD) 5:00 pm
We want answers! (In the Death of Lamesha Smith by OPD) @ OPD Headquarters
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We need you to turn up tomorrow to support Lamesha Smith and others from Marcellus Toney’s family as we rally at OPD headquarters to tell them “We want answers!” In conjunction with the family, we are gathering to demand answers from #OPD . He was killed as a result of being tased by OPD on 9/28 at 42nd Ave and Foothill Blvd. Please come out to support his family in demanding answers about his death. Please bring signs. ______________________________________________________________________________ Dear Anti Police-Terror Project members, supporters, friends and allies, APTP Co-founder Cat Brooks’ birthday … Continued
DSA – Single Payer Social 6:00 pm
DSA – Single Payer Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Single-Payer Social, North Oakland Canvassing door to door isn’t the only way to meet people interested in joining the fight for a healthcare system free from capitalism. Each district canvassing group also organizes a monthly happy hour. Come out to the patio at Eli’s Mile High Club in North Oakland to meet with people in these districts and talk about single-payer over a beer or some food. 63811
Reading Group: Why the Working Class? 6:00 pm
Reading Group: Why the Working Class? @ Dwinelle Hall , UC Berkeley
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East Bay comrades! There's a @jacobinmag reading group on Berkeley's campus next week, we hope to see you there 🤓✊🏾📕 pic.twitter.com/aMiJHJmkQW— Bay Area ISO (@norcalsocialism) October 30, 2017 63853
Single-Payer Social – DSA 6:00 pm
Single-Payer Social – DSA @ Eli's Mile High Club
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Canvassing door to door isn’t the only way to meet people interested in joining the fight for a healthcare system free from capitalism. Each district canvassing group also organizes a monthly happy hour. Come out to the patio at Eli’s Mile High Club in North Oakland to meet with people in these districts and talk about single-payer over a beer or some food. 63774
Zionism, Fascism and the Free Speech Debates 6:00 pm
Zionism, Fascism and the Free Speech Debates
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Zionism, Fascism and the Free Speech Debates: A Fundraiser for the Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi Defense Fund Appetizers and Drinks Will be Provided Sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild Co-Sponsors: Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM), Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA), International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN) Among the speakers will be Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, the San Francisco State University professor publicly accused by AMCHA and seven other Zionist organizations of “egregious misuse of university … Continued
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Pack the Court: Antifascists on Trial 1:30 pm
Pack the Court: Antifascists on Trial @ Sacramento County Jail, Dept 63
Nov 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pack the court on November 8th for antifascists facing charges from 6/26/16 nazi shutdown in Sacramento pic.twitter.com/jT9cPd7Syj— Berkeley Antifa (@berkeleyantifa) November 2, 2017 63872
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting was moved to this day and time from its normal first Thursday of the month date. Agenda: 1. 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of October meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Discuss and take possible action on Oakland Police Department Immigration Policy No. 415 5. 5:45pm: Receive staff status update on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance labor discussions and take possible action. 6. 6:00pm: Subcommittee status update on ALPR policy conversion project 7. 6:05pm: Further discussion of citywide Privacy Initiative and Privacy … Continued
Immigrants: Know Your Rights 6:00 pm
Immigrants: Know Your Rights @ Oakland Main Library, Walters Community Room
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Learn what you should do at work, home, in school or on the streets if you are ever confronted by immigration officers.   Oakland Centro Legal De La Raza63880
Anti-Occupation Coalition Building with Achvat Amim 7:00 pm
Anti-Occupation Coalition Building with Achvat Amim @ Kehilla Community Synagogue - Fireside Room
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
IfNotNow and Kehilla’s Middle East Peace Committee are stoked for this conversation with Karen Isaacs and Daniel Roth about how they’re working to end the Occupation through education and coalition-building. Karen Isaacs and Daniel Roth founded the program Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim to help young diaspora Jews engage with anti-Occupation work on the ground in Jerusalem. Dedicated to the principle of self-determination for all people — Achvat Amim offers young activists a way to find their place in the struggle for freedom and dignity for both Palestinians and … Continued
Town hall meeting in Berkeley to focus on police reform 7:00 pm
Town hall meeting in Berkeley to focus on police reform @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
District 4 Councilwoman Kate Harrison will speak at a town hall meeting on police reform. Harrison will be part of a speakers panel along with George Lippman, the District 4 member of the Police Review Commission, and Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance. “Police are often depicted as separate from the government but, ultimately, as elected representatives, the (City) Council and its appointees on the Police Review Commission are responsible for setting broad police policies and evaluating police performance,” an announcement from Berkeley Citizens Action, the event sponsor, reads in part. Among the focuses of the event will be … Continued
AGE OF FOLLY, America Abandons Democracy. 7:30 pm
AGE OF FOLLY, America Abandons Democracy. @ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BERKELEY
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
AGE OF FOLLY, America Abandons Democracy. @ FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF BERKELEY | Berkeley | California | United States
The Editor Emeritus of Harper’s Magazine Lewis Lapham  Hosted by Mitch Jeserich. KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 – 7:30 PM First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana Street, Berkeley Advance tickets: $15 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s wheelchair access “Without doubt our greatest satirist—elegant, honorable, learned and fair. I love reading him.”  —Kurt Vonnegut In twenty-five years of imperial adventure, America has laid waste to its principles of democracy. The self-glorifying march of folly … Continued
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Hunger Strike Support at BOS Public Protections Hearing 9:00 am
Hunger Strike Support at BOS Public Protections Hearing
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hunger Strike Support at BOS Public Protections Hearing @ Oakland | California | United States
The community will mobilize on November 9th to support Prisoners United at a Public Protections Hearing at 1221 Oak Street in Downtown Oakland at 10am. There will be a rally outside the building at 9am to bring awareness to the cruel and unusual punishment and inhumane living conditions, due to arbitrary classification reviews and the torturous practice of solitary confinement. 63855
Oppose the Trump Tax Scam, Indivisible-style 4:30 pm
Oppose the Trump Tax Scam, Indivisible-style @ I80 Pedestrian Overpass
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join your Berkeley neighbors on the 80/580 freeway overpass to announce to Thursday Rush Hour traffic that you aren’t fooled by the Trump Tax Scam, and they shouldn’t be either. RSVP.63878
Bay Area Brilliance: Centering Black Women as Agents of Change 6:30 pm
Bay Area Brilliance: Centering Black Women as Agents of Change @ New Parkway Theater
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Bay Area social visionaries Alicia Garza, Nwamaka Agbo, Mia Birdsong, and Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Calif.) for a conversation with Professor Brittney Cooper, author of Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women about centering the narratives, wisdom, and leadership of Black women as essential to charting a better future for us all. Addressing the crowd at the Women’s March on Washington, civil rights activist and scholar Angela Davis said, “We recognize that we are collective agents of history and that history cannot be deleted like web pages.” While the March asserted … Continued
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Single-Payer Canvass, North Oakland – DSA 1:00 pm
Single-Payer Canvass, North Oakland – DSA
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP for address The campaign for single-payer healthcare is gaining momentum, but we still have a lot of work to do. Only by going door-to-door in every neighborhood in every district can we build a movement large enough to overwhelm the money that the private insurance companies will throw against it. By talking to our neighbors about how joining the campaign for single-payer healthcare can benefit them and the people they know, we also strengthen our capacity to articulate the daily anxieties and traumas inflicted on all of us by … Continued
East Bay Homes Not Jails 6:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly meeting and Mutual Aid Skill Shares. Oct 14: Common Home Repair. Nov 11: Dumpster Diving in the Bay Dec 9:  Researching Properties.63761
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AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism 5:00 pm
AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism @ 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AntiFa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism @ 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
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Occupy Forum: Food and Water Watch 6:45 pm
Occupy Forum: Food and Water Watch @ Unite Here Local 2
Nov 13 @ 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! FOOD AND WATER WATCH\ Adam Scow From Food and Water Watch’s website: “Food & Water Watch champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment. The problems we’re facing are immense, but not insurmountable. Around the world, activists have pushed back against corporate … Continued
The Catalan Chessboard: An Anarchist Perspective 7:00 pm
The Catalan Chessboard: An Anarchist Perspective @ Longhaul, 2 blocks from Ashby BART
Nov 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Catalan activist from Barcelona will give background information about the Catalan fight of independence from Spain. He will show some recent video footage and speak about the history of the struggle and the latest developments: the referendum, the resulting Spanish police repression, peoples’ self-organization, imposition of new elections – it is a big chessboard with many players and agendas. How do Catalan anarchists position themselves in this fight while holding ideas of abolishing nation states? Event Monday Nov. 13 7pm at Long Haul: The Catalan Chessboard (an anarchist perspective) … Continued
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Berkeley City Council – Racial Disparity and New Civilian Police Commission 6:00 pm
Berkeley City Council – Racial Disparity and New Civilian Police Commission
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Item 24: Direct the City Manager to analyze and address disparate racial outcomes in policing and implement policy and practice reforms. This item has been heavily revised since it was first introduced.  Please see the following link for the current proposal: https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/City_Council/2017/11_Nov/Documents/2017-11-14_Item_24_Refer_to_the_Berkeley_Police_Department_-_Rev.aspx Evaluation:  These proposals are positive, if somewhat vague.  They introduce concepts that will become much more developed and actionable with the forthcoming release of the PRC’s Fair and Impartial Policing report, due November 15 (see section II below). Item 25: Referral to Police Review Commission to Write a … Continued
ICE Raid Hearing – Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee 6:00 pm
ICE Raid Hearing – Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will hold a public hearing on the ICE raid – with the police chief. Also likely that the surveillance equipment ordinance will go through its final pass through on that same day. We will want numbers in the room for the ICE hearing. Tell people.  #DeportICE —– 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 … Continued
the history of racist housing policies 6:30 pm
the history of racist housing policies @ Oakstop
Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
the history of racist housing policies @ Oakstop | Oakland | California | United States
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Book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel, Co-Founder of SURJ 8:00 pm
Book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel, Co-Founder of SURJ @ Wendte Hall
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A book talk and discussion with Paul Kivel. Paul is an Oakland-based social justice educator, activist, author and a co-founder of SURJ – Showing Up for Racial Justice. His newest book is “Uprooting Racism 4th Edition” which he revised and updated after last year’s election. You can learn more about Paul and his work at his website: paulkivel.com. Please join us for what is sure to be a very interesting presentation and discussion of interest to everyone in our community. Everyone is also welcome to join us for the other … Continued
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TEACH-IN on Health Care, Migrant Rights, Gentrification & the proposed A’s stadium at Laney 9:15 am
TEACH-IN on Health Care, Migrant Rights, Gentrification & the proposed A’s stadium at Laney @ Laney College Forum
Nov 15 @ 9:15 am – 9:00 pm
— two sessions — 9:15am-Noon & 6:15-9pm at the Laney College Forum. Both sessions will include guest speakers and breakout sessions for discussion. PLUS a mid-day rally + clubs & resources fair on the Quad starting at Noon PREPARE & PROMOTE  Faculty: BRING YOUR CLASSES, &/or discuss the issues in class and ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO ATTEND. INTERACT & DISCUSS  HOW DOES DEVELOPMENT IMPACT OUR COMMUNITIES, and what kind of development will help PROTECT & PROMOTE our communities? Does ‘profit’ have any legitimate role in healthcare? Is healthcare a … Continued
Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule 9:30 am
Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule
Nov 15 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Help Pass BAAQMD Toxic Emissions Rule @ San Francisco | California | United States
A new clean air regulation is coming up for approval by the Air District’s Board of Directors, and it needs our support. Rule 11-18 aims to reduce health risks from cancer-causing toxic air pollutants like heavy metals, diesel PM and benzene.  These are emitted by industry and disproportionately impact vulnerable Bay Area communities.  The regulation will mandate extensive risk screenings and health risks assessments (HRAs), incorporating recently adopted risk management guidelines and health risk values from the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).  Once data is collected and … Continued
A brief history of crypto 7:00 pm
A brief history of crypto @ Eli's Mile High Club
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
With the DOJ recently bringing back the “Going Dark” debate, and now calling for “responsible encryption,” what does the Trump administration have to say about strong crypto? Do we know yet? Do they? If there’s anyone who might be able to figure that out, it’s Riana Pfefferkorn. As an attorney and legal fellow, Pfefferkorn is at the forefront of trying to make sense of new technology, surveillance policy and the thorny legal questions that emerge. She’ll explain how this problem emerged, and what the FBI has already done about it … Continued
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SleepOut to End Homelessness! 5:00 pm
SleepOut to End Homelessness! @ Powell St. at the Cable Car Turnaround
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – Nov 17 @ 9:00 am
Join us for a #SleepOut to end homelessness! Where: Powell Street Cable Car Turnaround by Powell BART When: Thursday, 11/16 at 5pm With the adult shelter waitlist at 1000+ people long and as the City continues to criminalize homeless people living in tents and on the streets, we invite all community members to join us for a #SleepOut to bring light to this issue. Bring your sleeping bag and your friends! Note from Kelley… If you are looking for ways to contribute it would be great to bring food & … Continued
Single Payer Social With DSA 6:00 pm
Single Payer Social With DSA @ Moxy
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Single-Payer Social, South Berkeley   In addition to canvasses, a critical part of each canvassing district’s monthly organizing are the social events, which create a more casual space to talk about the fight to decommodify healthcare. Come meet the wonderful comrades and neighbors in your district and socialize about socialism over a beer or some food. 63893
The People’s Study Group: Capitalism and Housing 6:00 pm
The People’s Study Group: Capitalism and Housing @ Omni Commons
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The People’s Study group is a grassroots effort to reclaim Black and Brown peoples’ struggles against capitalism and create a collective analysis of our current situation. We will be exploring texts from past and current revolutionary movements and thinkers. We live in the Bay Area, a region affected by skyrocketing costs of living and stagnant wages and opportunities. A revolutionary social movement has to take into account the relationship between housing and capitalism; as anti-capitalists we have to dissect its devastating impact on working class communities of Color. Talking about … Continued
Building Solidarity Against Militarization 7:00 pm
Building Solidarity Against Militarization @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A Panel on Political Prisoners and Incarceration from Palestine, the US and the Philippines, with Sahar Francis of Addameer (the Palestinian Prisoner Support & Human Rights Association) The full panel will include speakers from: Addameer Critical Resistance Freedom Archives Ella Baker Center for Human Rights AnakBayan- East Bay Malcom X Grassroots Movement63917
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Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD 7:00 pm
Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Blossomy Project Benefit for Survivors of Human Trafficking In India: A Screening of SOLD and a performance by Kristi Williamson of Spoken Word Mystic Poetry, Song and Movement Blossomy Project is a Berkeley based 501(c)3 working with trafficking survivors since 2004 in India and in 2016 expanded its reach to vulnerable communities in Thailand! The focus of Blossomy Project is empowerment through self expression. Our programs include dance therapy, art therapy, music therapy and photography. SOLD is a narrative film based on the true story of Lakshmi’s trafficking from rural … Continued
Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon 7:00 pm
Celebrate the Zapatista Revolution with new film: Zapatista Moon @ Omni Commons ballroom
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
CELEBRATE THE ZAPATISTA REVOLUTION with a benefit screening of a new documentary film ZAPATISTA MOON Doors open @ 7:00, screening @ 7:30 The film will be followed by a roundtable discussion with: * Amira Ali, artist, poet, filmmaker, founding member AfricaSpeak4Africa * Laura Rivas, activist, member of Chiapas Support Committee * Elizabeth Saez, Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University > > Tamales & Aguas Frescas, Zapatista Artesanía & t-Shirts will be available. A benefit to support educational projects in the autonomous Zapatista communities in Chiapas Zapatista Moon narrates one … Continued
Discussion with Mark Bray, Author of ‘Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook’ 7:00 pm
Discussion with Mark Bray, Author of ‘Antifa, the Anti-Fascist Handbook’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Super psyched for this #Antifa event organized by JBAKC + NLG comrades in #Berkeley pic.twitter.com/idLmVX6egV— Mark Bray (@Mark__Bray) November 6, 2017 63884
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Howard Zinn Book Fair 2017: The World We Want 10:00 am
Howard Zinn Book Fair 2017: The World We Want @ City College
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
This year has brought many hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to defend immigrants, fight for healthcare for all, defeat a Muslim ban, and provide a powerful voice against the racism, mysoginy and homophobia that brought Trump to office. This is the spirit that the Fourth Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair celebrates on Sunday, November 19th as we envision what “The World We Want,” might look like. Over 140 Authors, Zinesters, Bloggers and publishers will gather for a jam-packed for a day of close to 60 readings, panel discussions and … Continued
Answering the Call of Love: Immigration Policy and our UU Oakland Response 1:00 pm
Answering the Call of Love: Immigration Policy and our UU Oakland Response @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
You are warmly invited to hear Miriam Noriega, once again, share important information with us. We will learn how UU Oakland can choose to effectively respond to current immigration policy. Miriam Noriega is a seminarian and the coordinator of the Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity. Special attention will be given to Accompaniment Teams who walk with Immigrants in need of direct support. We will be forming an Accompaniment Team in early 2018. Snacks will be served. Come and be part of this work of  love and resistance. 63870
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke 3:00 pm
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Nov 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store. Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!). — … Continued
Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? @ Berkeley Art House Gallery
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
What is North Korea’s goal in attaining nuclear strike capability; how does it seek to shape the balance of power in NE Asia; and how might it engage, as a nuclear state, in nuclear disarmament dialogs?  Paul Liem will discuss the origins of North Korea’s nuclear strategy; the present state of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, and how it might resolve, for better or worse.  He will also share some observations about North Korean society and take questions and answers. Paul Liem has been active on Korean peace … Continued
Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: What does North Korea Want, and Is There a Deal to be Made? @ Art House Gallery
Nov 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
What is North Korea’s goal in attaining nuclear strike capability; how does it seek to shape the balance of power in NE Asia; and how might it engage, as a nuclear state, in nuclear disarmament dialogs?  Paul Liem will discuss the origins of North Korea’s nuclear strategy; the present state of tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, and how it might resolve, for better or worse.  He will also share some observations about North Korean society and take questions and answers. Paul Liem has been active on Korean peace and … Continued
Film Showing: National Bird. (Drone Warfare and Whistleblowers) 6:00 pm
Film Showing: National Bird. (Drone Warfare and Whistleblowers) @ Omni Commons ballroom
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Film Showing: National Bird.  (Drone Warfare and Whistleblowers) @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
National Bird follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the protagonists to Afghanistan where she learns about a horrendous incident. But her journey also … Continued
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48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation 9:00 am
48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join Indians of All Tribes Co-Founder Dr. LaNada War Jack on Alcatraz Island for the 48th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation! We have limited tickets for each boat leaving from Pier 33 starting at 9 am Please RSVP and we will give further instructions and coordination on the ferry. Opening Ceremony by Ann Marie Sayers of Indian Canyon Nation Morning Panel “Why We Took The Rock” Film: End of the Line with Pearl Means www.endofthelinefilm.com Afternoon Panel “Legacies of the Occupation” The program will conclude with an honoring Indigenous Women’s Dance Dancing … Continued
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All Eyes On the Sheriff 9:30 am
All Eyes On the Sheriff @ Board of Supervisors Chamber
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Over the past 10 years, the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half—so why is the sheriff’s budget increasing? Under the sheriff’s “watch” there have been increasing deaths in the jails, abuse of people by sheriff’s deputies, and support of white supremacists from his department. Yet his budget continues to grow. Meanwhile, people in power aren’t investing in the resources our communities really need—like jobs, healthcare, housing, education, and more. Turn up with us before the Board of Supervisors meeting to tell county officials we demand transparency and accountability … Continued
City of Oakland Annual Thanksgiving Dinner 11:00 am
City of Oakland Annual Thanksgiving Dinner @ Oakland Marriot
Nov 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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#DeCOALonlize Oakland: Boycott Tagami’s Rotunda Building 11:45 am
#DeCOALonlize Oakland: Boycott Tagami’s Rotunda Building @ Oakland Rotunda Building - Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
RSVP & MORE INFO Last year, Oakland developer Phil Tagami tried to build a coal transport terminal in our town. But workers, youth, and community members came together to win an historic ban on coal. Now Tagami is suing in Federal Court to try to force the City of Oakland to accept his dirty coal terminal. We’re fighting back. Last month, two hundred of us went to Phil Tagami’s house in the hills. This month, we go to Tagami’s Rotunda Building in downtown to launch a boycott of his swanky … Continued
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Ann Fagan Ginger on Civil Rights of the Homeless 1:30 pm
Ann Fagan Ginger on Civil Rights of the Homeless @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers is pleased to invite you to hear civil rights attorney Ann Fagan Ginger on The Civil Rights of the Homeless Music and a holiday party follows her talk. Ann Fagan Ginger is a lawyer, teacher, writer, and political activist. She is the founder and the Executive Director Emerita of the Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute and was legal counsel for the students at the University of California at Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement in the 1960’s. She is an expert in human rights law and … Continued
Liberated Lens film night & fundraiser for Puerto Rico: “TAINO DACA (I AM)” 6:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night & fundraiser for Puerto Rico: “TAINO DACA (I AM)” @ Omni Commons
Nov 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night & fundraiser for Puerto Rico: "TAINO DACA (I AM)" @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
In honor of Indigenous People’s Day, Liberated Lens and the Omni Commons present the documentary “TAINO DACA (I AM)”. “TAINO DACA (I AM)” explores Taino history, culture and the indigenous identity throughout the Caribbean and the Diaspora, who were considered to be extinct for over 500 years since their encounter with Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World. Today, Tainos are on a quest to reclaim their identity and rewrite their history. Director/producer Alex Zacarias will be in attendance for Q&A after the film. Doors at 6pm, … Continued
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BLACK FRIDAY MARCH AND VIGIL 11:45 am
BLACK FRIDAY MARCH AND VIGIL @ Powell St. BART
Nov 24 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Bay Area Women in Black holds their annual “Black Friday” march and vigil. Holiday shoppers learn how their buying choices and actions can help to eliminate illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine. The action begins on Friday, November 24th, at 11:45am at the Powell Street BART Station, at 899 Market Street in San Francisco. A march to the vigil in Union Square follows.63930
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Special Thanksgiving Potluck! 12:30 pm
Special Thanksgiving Potluck! @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Special Thanksgiving Potluck! @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Please join us in sharing a bounty of Thanksgiving fare. Bring (safely preserved) leftovers*, a special dish you want to share* – or just your good appetite! Whether you have a dish to share* or not, we invite you to join us as we break bread in the spirit of loving community. If you can, please help us set up tables and chairs before, and put them away afterward. In between, join in the bounty provided by members and friends. Members, friends, neighbors, and the wider community are welcome! *If … Continued
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
Nov 26 @ 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
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DSA: Single-Payer Informational Event and New Member Orientation 6:00 pm
DSA: Single-Payer Informational Event and New Member Orientation @ California Nurses' Association
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
East Bay DSA’s bimonthly informational meeting will be held at the California Nurses’ Association space in downtown Oakland. Following a one-hour orientation for new members, we will host an informational meeting on the topic of SB 562 and Medicare-for-All, featuring Michael Lighty, director of public policy for the California Nurses’ Association. Stay tuned for more information. New Member Orientation: 6–7 p.m. Single-Payer Healthcare Informational Event: 7–8:30 p.m 63921
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Revisting Reparations 6:00 pm
Revisting Reparations @ Sierra Club
Nov 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A recent study found that, in the U.S., the median white households net wealth was 13 times greater than the median Black households and 10 times greater than the median Latinx households. Differences in level of education, marital status, full- or part-time employment or consumption habits did not come close to explaining this shocking difference, commonly termed the racial wealth gap.[1] Where did the racial wealth gap come from, and what can we do about it? In the absence of a government-level program of reparations, how can we participate in … Continued
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