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Protest: Stop Detentions, Deportations & Murders of Immigrants! 8:00 am
Protest: Stop Detentions, Deportations & Murders of Immigrants! @ ICE Offices
Apr 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Since October 2014 the bodies of 55 immigrants were found in the Rio Grande River Valley in Texas and 15 other bodies were pulled from the waters of the Rio Grande River. These were people trying to cross one of the most militarized borders in the world. Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Guatemalan immigrant was unjustly killed by SFPD on February 26. Antonio Zambrano was brutally executed by Pasco, Washington police on February 10. 2059 immigrants were arrested nationwide by ICE agents in “Operation Cross Check”.  58473
The Bay Area OurWalmart April 1st National Day Of Action 5:00 pm
The Bay Area OurWalmart April 1st National Day Of Action @ Walmart, Oakland
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On WED APRIL 1st we will be getting out the message on the VICTORY and WAGE INCREASES at Walmart! Over 500,000 Walmart Associates will get a WAGE INCREASE! BUT WALMART ASSOCIATES STILL NEED HIGHER WAGES! Join us in front of Walmart Stores where we will be getting out the message. Oakland Walmart 5-7pm! 8400 Edgewater Dr Oakland, CA San Leandro Walmart 3-430pm 15555 Hesperian Blvd San Leandro, CA Richmond Walmart 5-7pm (Hilltop mall)1400 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA Help spread the Historic Victory and to make $15 and Full Time … Continued
Picket Lines & Produce Stands: Worker Power in Food Justice 6:00 pm
Picket Lines & Produce Stands: Worker Power in Food Justice @ Omni Commons
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event. Join Movement Generation us for a Meal & Conversation Behind that delicious #2 Burger & Fry Combo is a billion dollar fast food industry that not only erodes our soil, contaminates our water and destroys our health, but also serves up poverty wages and deadly working conditions to millions of fast food workers. As food justice activists fighting to transition our food system away from industrial farming toward local, sustainable agriculture, how do we unite our frontlines with the very workers who plant, harvest, pack, transport, cook, serve, … Continued
Film Showing: Century of Enslavement 6:30 pm
Film Showing: Century of Enslavement @ Humanist Hall
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. CENTURY OF ENSLAVEMENT by James Corbett Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street58468
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Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) 2:00 pm
Caravana 43: BERKELEY con AYOTZINAPA (Disappeared Mexican Students) @ Martin Luther King Civic Center Park
Apr 2 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event. We’re all very honored to be having 2 parents from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero and 2 surviving students come to UCBerkeley from April 2nd to April 3rd. We’ve been working very hard planning events where everyone can come and see the parents speak on their journey and on their continuous fight to find their missing children. We want the whole community, non-students and students, to come out and come together to welcome them to UCBerkeley and show them what international solidarity looks like. We are asking you all to spread … Continued
Screening of : American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs 6:30 pm
Screening of : American Revolutionary – The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley invites you to join us for an award winning film about Grace Lee Boggs, a Chinese American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. Rooted for 75 years in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements, she challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. American Revolutionary has won six Audience Awards from film festivals around the world, including the 2013 Los Angeles … Continued
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Liberation Day: Save AfrikaTown! 7:00 am
Liberation Day: Save AfrikaTown! @ Qilombo
Apr 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:45 pm
We need the voices, bodies and the love of the local community to stop developers from destroying the vision of a successful African counterculture movement. AfrikaTown has provided the community with fresh fruits and vegetables, a comfortable environment to interact with one another, barbecues and a place to gain political awareness. We are asking for folks to show up, bring your bodies, signs and stand in solidarity with one of the last black-ran community spaces in West Oakland. With your help, AfrikaTown has the power to prevent the complete displacement … Continued
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. 5:30 pm
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Apr 3 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Art Exhibit: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural | Oakland | California | United States
FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd 5:30-9pm: Art exhibit opening FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 6-9pm: Round table discussion Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. Re-Visions art exhibit and round table discussion draws connections between community struggles and cultures of resistance to challenge state violence, policing and prisons.  Re-Visions will be used to inform curriculum that will be made  accessible to the community as part of the Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural Project’s “Off the Wall”  programming. … Continued
The Struggle for Justice in Mexico Continues! 7:00 pm
The Struggle for Justice in Mexico Continues!
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The struggle for justice for the 43 disappeared students of Ayotzinapa continues. Protesters around the world are demanding justice for the students who disappeared in September 2014 at the hands of the mayor of Iguala in Guerrero, the police and the “Guerreros Unidos” gang. Many in Mexico are demanding the resignation of President Enrique Peña Nieto and an end to the impunity of the Mexican government towards murderous criminal gangs that have killed more than 100,000 people in recent years. But the U.S. government and banks are not let off … Continued
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Conscious Eating Conference 8:30 am
Conscious Eating Conference @ David Brower Center
Apr 4 @ 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Conscious Eating Conference @ David Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
The Conscious Eating Conference brings expert speakers to Berkeley, California to share their ideas about the best food choices we can make for the planet, ourselves, and animals. This conference will feature a fearless investigator who went undercover to document the inside story of animal farming. We will reveal little known facts about fish and the fishing industry and explore how plant-based eating is going mainstream. You don’t want to miss this exciting day of information exchange! Registration includes vegan continental breakfast and lunch.   http://upc-online.org/forums/2015/58470
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa 1:30 pm
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa
Apr 4 @ 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm
March and Forum for Ayotzinapa Community March: Mission and 16th Sts. 1:30pm- Danzantes welcome the community 2pm- Start of the rally 2:30pm- March starts towards 24th St. Community Forum: Buena Vista Horace Mann Elementary 3351 23rd St., between Bartlett and Valencia Sts. 4-6pm Saturday, April 4th, San Francisco welcomes the families of the 43 students disappeared by the Mexican government this past September, 2014, joining with their demand for justice with their caravan throughout the US. We are in solidarity with their struggle and welcome everyone to a community and … Continued
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Emeryville Living Wage Hearing / Workshop 6:30 pm
Emeryville Living Wage Hearing / Workshop @ Emeryville City Hall
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm
On April 7 the Emeryville City Council will hold a study session on hiking the minimum wage to $14.42, equal to the city’s living wage, effective July 1 2015.58426
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Film: All Wars Are Bankers Wars. 6:30 pm
Film: All Wars Are Bankers Wars. @ Humanist Hall
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
F ALL WARS ARE BANKERS’ WARS by Michael Avero & Zane Henry ilm evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by optional discussion after the film. For a description of this film, see the website shown below. Humanist Hall is wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/all-wars-ar…  58493
Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: The Latest on Syriza, Greece, Its Debt, Austerity and the Troika. @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We’ll be checking up on what’s happened in Greece 2 1/2 months after Syriza, the anti-austerity party, won the election. Here are links to various recent articles. Feel free to find your own as well!  And you don’t need to feel like you need to read them all – sele five or six perhaps. This list will be updated and possibly culled as new information becomes available, so check back! Greece Raids Public Health Service Kitty as It Scrambles for a Short-Term Lifeline; ECB Refuses to Cut a Break. Updated: … Continued
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Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela 7:00 pm
Black Community Control of the Police: Featuring Omali Yeshitela @ Uhuru House
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Demand the power to hire, fire and discipline the police be in the hands of a community-selected committee. Culture. Speakers. Food. Keynote by Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African Socialist International and leader of the Uhuru Movement.58433
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Free Soltan. 1:00 pm
Free Soltan. @ Booth Auditorium, Bolt Hall
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Soltan. @ Booth Auditorium, Bolt Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa 6:30 pm
Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Justice for Guadalupe Manzo Ochoa @ Oakland | California | United States
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24th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
24th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. In April, it will be two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast.58453
Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March 3:00 pm
Yuvette Henderson Vigil and March @ Extra Space Storage
Apr 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Facebook event. Vigil and march in loving memory of Yuvette Henderson. All aspects of the action are planned to be peaceful. This event is organized by the Anti-Police Terror Project with permission from the family of Yuvette Henderson. The APTP demands an open and public investigation, while knowing that a fair investigation will never occur if that investigation is left solely in the hands of the police. We have continued to make the following demands: – Release of the video tapes that contain the shooting or any lead-up to the … Continued
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Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. 11:00 am
Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. @ Ride from OGP
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm
Justice 4 James Rivera: Oakland to Stockton. BBQ, Rally to End Police Murder. @ Ride from OGP | Oakland | California | United States
Facebook event. Since April 10th 2012, Oakland and Stockton have become one in the fight against police brutality. Donnie Smith-Downs has gone coast to coast in support of victims of police killing. She has shown us that solidarity is an action word by her presence in the fight against police brutality and the militarization of local police departments. Her son James Rivera was shot with an AR-15, piercing his body leaving holes the size of tennis balls. Since 4/10 /12 Stockton has had a number of police killings, and momma … Continued
Stop Murder by Police #ShutdownA14 1:00 pm
Stop Murder by Police #ShutdownA14 @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Stop Business as Usual. No School! No Work! Say No More! To The System Giving a Green Light to Killer Cops!58432
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Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. 1:00 pm
Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Fight for Fifteen: Oakland to Berkeley. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Join the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly and march to Berkeley for the giant FF15 assembly there. 58421
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15 3:00 pm
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm
Fight for 15 March: Stand Up for $15 @ Berkeley | California | United States
Facebook event. On April 15, join the Fight for $15 and be part of the largest low-wage worker protests in modern American history. There is a crisis in America. Working families have endured decades of stagnant incomes. We are increasingly forced to choose between keeping a roof over our heads, paying our bills or feeding our kids. Meanwhile, the corporations we work for have record profits and their executives earn ever-increasing salaries. On April 15, here in the Bay Area, families, workers, people of faith, students, artists, leaders, and community … Continued
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Round table discussion: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. 6:00 pm
Round table discussion: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Round table discussion:  Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. @ Uptown Body and Fender, Across from Oakland Palestine Solidarity Mural | Oakland | California | United States
FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd 5:30-9pm: Art exhibit opening FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 6-9pm: Round table discussion Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Art Forces, Eastside Arts Alliance and Critical Resistance present an art exhibit and discussion, Re-Visions: Black and Brown Resisting State Violence, Commemorating Palestinian Prisoners Day. ART EXHIBIT: Friday April 3rd, Oakland First Friday, 5:30-9pm ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Friday April 17th, Palestinian Prisoners Day, 6-9pm SPEAKERS: Rachel Herzing Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicana Moratorium Rabab Abdulhadi, AMED, Ethnic Studies, SFSU Kiwi Illafonte, Mass Bass, San Quentin ROOTS program Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Moderated by: Maisha Quint, Eastside Arts Alliance … Continued
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Richmond Town Hall Meeting on Crude By Rail 10:00 am
Richmond Town Hall Meeting on Crude By Rail @ To be announced
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
There will presentations about the history of dangerous Crude By Rail, the threat from the Kinder Morgan operation in Richmond and strategies to fight for our rights to safety. For more information contact: Andrés Soto, CBE Richmond Organizer at 510.282.5363 or at andres@cbecal.org 58270
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CryptoParty: A Digital Security & Privacy Workshop 7:00 am
CryptoParty: A Digital Security & Privacy Workshop @ SudoRoom
Apr 19 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
CryptoParty: A Digital Security & Privacy Workshop @ SudoRoom | Oakland | California | United States
CRYPTOPARTY: A DIGITAL SECURITY & PRIVACY WORKSHOP October 20, 2013 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm   PARTY LIKE IT’S 1984!! • Learn security techniques & software. • Understand why responsible security is important. • Meet with other proactive residents! Bring your laptop! Bring your phone! All skill levels welcome, from novice to expert! Sudo Room 2141 Broadway Oakland,CA 94607 USA Note: The entrance to the SUDO Room space is on 22nd St.   Cost: Free! Contact: Bill E-mail More info here and here. 53225
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“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” 6:00 pm
“What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” @ Humanist Hall
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wellstone Club Meeting “What’s Happening with Greece, Spain and the European Union” Conn Hallinan Potluck at 6PM; Meeting at 6:45PM please bring something to share 58455
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Free Speech Radio Benefit for KPFA with Rahman Jamaal 6:00 pm
Free Speech Radio Benefit for KPFA with Rahman Jamaal
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
An Eclectic Free Speech Radio-Media Benefit for KPFA. With Rahman Jamaal (Street Poetry Music), Chuckleberries, Punk Funk Mob, Sarchasm, Bankrupt District, Public Safety, Baja Sociedad! All ages welcome.58466
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Anarchist Book Fair
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible
Apr 25 – Apr 26 all-day
Anarchist Book Fair @ The Crucible | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. Facebook event. 58202
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Special Hearing on Encounteres With Richmond Police: Richmond Human Rights Commission. 6:30 pm
Special Hearing on Encounteres With Richmond Police: Richmond Human Rights Commission. @ Richmond City Hall
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Human Rights Commission will hold a special mtg. to hear testimony/stories from those with encounters with the Richmond PD.  The HRC is a sympathetic group. This meeting was requested by George Galvis and others in response the the recent shooting of Leno Gonzales by Richmond PD. For more info. contact George Galvis with  “Communities for Restorative Youth Justice”.  Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice | Newsletter All are invited to attend this HRC mtg. on April 27th.58456
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Court Support for 2 Arrestees from BartFriday 9:00 am
Court Support for 2 Arrestees from BartFriday
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Abby and Evan will have a pre-trial hearing on the charges against them for participating in the BART shutdown on Bart Friday, part of a #BlackLivesMatter weekend of action. Come stand in solidarity with them!58487
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