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SF: #SaveMidTown #Rentcontrol rally 12:00 pm
SF: #SaveMidTown #Rentcontrol rally
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
#savemidtown #rentcontrol rally. MOH wants to codify rent increases designed to drive out long term Black community from the #Fillmore#blackhomesmatter61041
No Community Benefits? Shut Down Wood Partners! Speak at Planning Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
No Community Benefits? Shut Down Wood Partners! Speak at Planning Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Calling the OAKLAND community to join as we let our voices be heard and demand affordable housing now. Be here!! Advocates from the #SupportMalonga coalition, the Black Arts District, Chinatown, and labor allies just finished a 2-hour meeting with Wood Partners, and they disrespected our community by coming with almost no tangible commitments and details on our very specific set of meaningful community requests below. Even though their investors, CBRE Global, earn $9 billion annually and Wood Partners as a national firm owns over $8 billion in developments across the … Continued
Stop SFPD Taser Acquisition! 5:30 pm
Stop SFPD Taser Acquisition! @ SF City Hall, Room 400
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Today at 5:30pm, at @SFCity_Hall, let's show them how we feel about tasers.. #Frisco500 pic.twitter.com/KS3trB932Y— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) June 1, 2016 61049
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez 6:00 pm
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vigil for #AmilcarPerezLopez at Mission Police station 6 pm every Wed til @GeorgeGascon announces if #sfpd charged pic.twitter.com/TiyAAbsH6F— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) May 19, 2016 60982
A Film Taking on Gentrification: The Other Barrio 7:00 pm
A Film Taking on Gentrification: The Other Barrio @ New Parkway Theater
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Other Barrio, is a wonderful movie that takes on gentrification in San Francisco in a Noir setting. Post film discussion.61040
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Justice 4 Jessica Williams Press Conference 11:00 am
Justice 4 Jessica Williams Press Conference @ Bayview Police Station
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Jessica Williams Community Press Conference Thursday at 11 AMBayview Police Station201 Williams St. SF@MaryMad— LolaLolaLola (@Lola_Casanova) May 31, 2016 61042
“Occupy the Farm” film & discussion 6:30 pm
“Occupy the Farm” film & discussion @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley & the Ecology Center Present: “Occupy the Farm” film & discussion 6:30 refreshments, 7 pm event Please join us to witness an incredible drama that took place in our own back yard in 2012 and that continues to unfold today. Occupy the Farm tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned farm in Albany, California and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to … Continued
How do we continue the political revolution? 7:00 pm
How do we continue the political revolution?
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This is the most important election in decades. The billionaire class, their media, and their two parties are trembling as the 99% rally around Bernie’s platform. Kshama Sawant, the Socialist Alternative Seattle city councilmember has launched a petition for Bernie to run independently through November and over 30,000 people have signed! We’re done playing their two-party game! Join us to discuss questions like: can the Democrats help win fundamental change? Should Sanders run as an independent? Why are millions of people interested in socialism? Do we need a party of … Continued
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Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate 4:30 pm
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Jun 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Berkeley Post Office Defenders presents Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for US President. In addition to Ms. Stein, there will be other speakers who will cover such topics as –       Preservation of Berkeley’s main post  office and other public resources in the face of privatization manipulations by high profit corporations –       Unified protection of union jobs as USPS  attempts to move postal services to Staples –       Eco-wise use of common space resiliance after  destruction of our community information, clothing, book, plant … Continued
Bay Area Restaurant Workers Movement Bar Hop 5:00 pm
Bay Area Restaurant Workers Movement Bar Hop @ Soul Space
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join us this First Friday for a beer or two and connect with other Bay Area restaurant workers on our ongoing struggle for worker justice. Follow us on our bar hop! 5:00 – 5:30 = Meet at Soul Space & pick up banner 5:30 – 6:15 = Diving dog Brew House 6:15 – 7:00 = Beer Garden 7:30 – 8:00 = Hella Vegan Eats61045
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Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley
Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley @ Downtown & MLK Park
Jun 4 – Jun 5 all-day
On the weekend of June 4th and 5th, 2016, the Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you’re a fan of food writing or poetry or science fiction or children’s literature or biography, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet. Free to the public!61011
An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie – A Communist presentation 12:00 pm
An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie – A Communist presentation @ Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion of ‘An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie’. As background the following short articles are suggested reading. John Bachtell, ‘Left Strategy in 2016: Building Real Political Independence’ http://www.cpusa.org/article/left-strategy-in-2016-part-1-grasping-the-key-link-of-struggle/ C. Hass, ‘The Other Progressive Challengers Take on the Democratic Establishment’ http://inthesetimes.com/features/bernie_sanders_democrats_political_revolution_candidates.html Linda Burnham, ‘Notes on the Election’ http://portside.org/2016-04-25/notes-election Reese Ehrlich, ‘Why the Left Should Support Trump’ https://reeseerlich.com/2016/04/26/why-the-left-should-support-donald-trump/61023
A Forum on Police Accountability 1:00 pm
A Forum on Police Accountability @ Senior Center, Suite 201
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Forum on Police Accountability @ Senior Center, Suite 201 | Oakland | California | United States
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A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serano 2:00 pm
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serano
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 2016 marks two years since the unjustly killing of our beloved Yanira at the hands of the Police in San Mateo County, pain and sorrow still present, but hope and love is even bigger. The death of my sister two years ago brought a community together, I met so many kind and generous people who were willing to give their time and energy to help my family. People who did not know me, or my family but they knew what happened to my sister was a tragedy and wanted … Continued
Jill Stein in SF: Challenging the Two-Party System 6:30 pm
Jill Stein in SF: Challenging the Two-Party System @ The Women's Bldg
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come hear from Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, speak about building a movement to put people, planet and peace over profit. Dr. Stein is committed to continuing the political revolution to Election Day and beyond, so no matter who you’re supporting in the primary, join us to hear Jill’s plan to win power for the people! As she says, “Unfortunately, our country has been concentrating wealth and losing democracy. And now it’s reaching its logical conclusions–it’s the inevitable final stages of predatory capitalism that’s creating an unlivable world. … Continued
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Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley
Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley @ Downtown & MLK Park
Jun 5 all-day
On the weekend of June 4th and 5th, 2016, the Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you’re a fan of food writing or poetry or science fiction or children’s literature or biography, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet. Free to the public!61012
COINTELPRO Then and Now: Breakfast Forum 9:00 am
COINTELPRO Then and Now: Breakfast Forum @ First Unitarian Universalist Church, Martin Luther King room
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  “COINTELPRO Then and Now” with Claude Marks and Nathaniel Moore of the Freedom Archives COINTELPRO is the FBI’s secret and illegal program to undermine and destroy popular movements for social justice that swept the US, beginning with the early civil rights movement and Puerto Rican independence movement in the 1950s, continuing to the 1960s/1970s. Orders to misdirect, discredit, disrupt, and neutralize progressive and radical organizations and leaders, up to and including outright assassination of leaders resulted. 9:00:    Coffee/socializing.  Breakfast is available for nominal fee. 9:30:    Program 10:30:    Questions, Comments, … Continued
A fundraiser for Critical Resistance, Oakland 12:00 pm
A fundraiser for Critical Resistance, Oakland @ Linden St. Brewery, #7
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reem’s will be popping up at Linden Street Brewery every other Sunday, and will partner with local organizations to support their work. Critical Resistance Oakland is this Sunday’s partner, and will receive 10% of sales. Join us for freshly baked Arab street food while supporting the fight against he prison industrial complex.61048
‘The Box’ Fundraiser at Cala 6:00 pm
‘The Box’ Fundraiser at Cala
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In less than a month rehearsals for The Box, Sarah Shourd’s play about solitary confinement, will commence. The show will run at Z Space for a total of 22 performances from July 8th to 30th. If we fill the house every night over 5,000 people see this play, elevating the brave and tragic stories of people fighting for justice on the front lines in this country. We’re almost there, but we still need your help. Cala, a new, seafood-centric Mexican restaurant in San Francisco that employs formerly incarcerated people is stepping … Continued
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Memorial for “Midnight” Matt Dodt 7:00 pm
Memorial for “Midnight” Matt Dodt @ Omni Commons
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Midnight Matt is gone. Matt was there many nights at the Post Office protest, providing his quiet solid security presence, filming during raids and bringing loads of food in the big wooden box on his bike. I had a sorrowful surprise on Friday last…Matt Dodt died of a massive heart attack while working on a construction job in San Francisco. Except for some pains that might have been angina pectoralis last month, he had no prior history of cardiac trouble and was a strong, worker with a can do spirit. … Continued
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Fight Santa Rita Jail Expansion 9:30 am
Fight Santa Rita Jail Expansion @ Alameda County Bldg
Jun 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
TURN UP with us at the June 9th Public Protections Meeting to OPPOSE Alameda County’s $61 million Santa Rita Jail construction project that has been approved without the community’s consent. The jail expansion is being presented and folded into other projects as an “imporvement project” in order to gain supervisor votes. We need to flex our growing grassroots community power to our Board of Supervisors so they will prioritize spending on county care, not cages! Will you be there to help us change the tide right here in our community? … Continued
Jobs for Freedom Town Hall 6:00 pm
Jobs for Freedom Town Hall @ Imani Community Church
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a town hall- let’s win 1400 jobs. It’s time for Alameda County to act by employing people impacted by the criminal justice system and youth in the school-to-prison pipline. Pre-Registration form: http://bit.ly/jobs4freedom61093
Breaking Through Concrete – An Arts & Activism Celebration 7:00 pm
Breaking Through Concrete – An Arts & Activism Celebration @ Starline Social Club
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Breaking Through Concrete – An Arts & Activism celebration This is a celebration. This is a gathering of local organizations and artist from impacted communities on the front lines of oil refineries, coal and oil train fights, displacement and gentrification. We will showcase artist who are exploring the impact of interconnected social and environmental justice issues that threaten the health and safety of our communities and our future, and offering solutions. Come and celebrate our resilience, our creativity, and our power. This FREE, All ages, event features speakers, performance artists, … Continued
Screening of: A Jihad for Love 7:00 pm
Screening of: A Jihad for Love @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screening of: A Jihad for Love @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall  | Berkeley | California | United States
Islam today is the world’s second largest and fastest growing religion. Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma travels the many worlds of this dynamic faith, discovering the stories of its most unlikely storytellers: lesbian and gay Muslims. A Jihad for Love was filmed in 12 countries and 9 languages and comes from the heart of Islam. Looking beyond a hostile and war-torn present, it reclaims the Islamic concept of a greater Jihad, whose true meaning is akin to ‘an inner struggle’ or ‘to strive in the path of God’ – allowing … Continued
“Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers” 7:30 pm
“Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers” @ Hillside Club
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers” @ Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
“Steven Hill’s groundbreaking book on the part-time, unstable Uber Economy shows how a sub-economy becomes a work of law-flouting regress undermining full-time work. Remote algorithms run riot!” — Ralph Nader, consumer advocate Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door “Raw Deal: How the ‘Uber Economy’ and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers” could not be more timely. With every jarring day our economy seems to be more seriously broken, … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk @ Ninth St. Park
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Refinery Corridor Healing Walk @ Ninth St. Park | Benicia | California | United States
2014 Rodeo to Richmond Healing Walk The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks, started in 2014 by Idle No More SF Bay, were inspired by the Alberta Tar Sands Healing Walks and many other similar Native American journeys.  The walks connect the dots between the Tesoro, Shell, Valero, Phillips 66 and Chevron refineries.  Walk with Idle No More and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition to bring attention to the health risks and climate dangers posed by the explosive crude, tar sands and fracked oil these refineries want to bring through our … Continued
38th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
38th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. The Baha’i community of Oakland is 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. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served.61094
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
Film Screening: “This Changes Everything.” 2:00 pm
Film Screening: “This Changes Everything.” @ Dimond Library
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestseller, this uplifting documentary portrays communities throughout the world living on the edge of climate change. Communities like West Oakland, now threatened by coal. Please join the discussion at the end of the film.61007
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Post Salon Community Assembly – Housing State of Emergency 2:00 pm
Post Salon Community Assembly – Housing State of Emergency @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Assistant City Administrator Claudia Cappio will speak at the Post Salon Community Assembly about the actions the city is taking on the Community Assembly’s 12 proposals as well as other actions of the city during Oakland’s 90-day Housing State of Emergency. URGENT – HELP KEEP GAINS OF OAKLAND EMERGENCY HOUSING MORATORIUM The Post Salon Community Assembly (with other local organizations) won a housing state of emergency that has lasted for the past two months. This ordinance has stopped hundreds and perhaps thousands of Oakland renters from having their rent raised … Continued
Report Back from Palestine Prisoner and Labor Solidarity Delegation 3:00 pm
Report Back from Palestine Prisoner and Labor Solidarity Delegation @ East Side Arts Alliance
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In March 2016, a delegation of 19 former prisoners, Black Panthers, activists and scholars convened by Dr. Rabab Abdulhadi, professor at San Francisco State University, visited Palestine. This was the first U.S. delegation to focus specifically on political imprisonment and solidarity between Palestinian and U.S. prisoners. Join us for slides, stories, reflections and discussion. With: Emory Douglas, Minister of Culture, Black Panther Party, Rabab Abdulhadi, Professor, San Francisco State University, and other delegation members.61075
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Town Meeting. 3:00 pm
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Town Meeting. @ East Side Arts Alliance
Jun 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oakland’s rents are rising faster than almost every city in the United States creating a displacement crisis that touches all of our communities.  The crisis has particular negative impacts on Black residents that manifest in lack of access to quality housing, jobs, and education, as well as increased racialized profiling. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police continue to be out of control. STOP the hemorrhaging of severely impacted populations. STAY – Retain current & long-time residents of Oakland. EXPAND opportunities for displaced persons to return to the City. and put the Oakland … Continued
Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Victims 8:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil for Orlando Victims @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil for #Orlando in #Oakland tonight. 8-10pm #OGP 14th & Broadway. Please bring items for an altar. pic.twitter.com/CnruKCB6YH— Bri. (@zuchinno) June 12, 2016 61133
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LGBTQ Healing & Metta 4:00 pm
LGBTQ Healing & Metta @ Kaiser Memorial Park (with the statues)
Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beloved Ones, the times are urgent and we must remember to love and hold one another. With the recent pains of the Orlando Massacre, we are reminded of the dangers that LGBTQI family members face every day. I will be holding space at Henry J Kaiser Memorial Park for those who need a hug, a listening ear, a smudging, an energetic cleansing. Stop by to grieve, to ground for a moment of silence, to drum, to sing a mourning song. We will send metta and lovingkindness to our relations in … Continued
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Film: Beyond Recognition 6:30 pm
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Film: Beyond Recognition @ 12th St. Parcel
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the E12th Coalition and friends for a week of: • Black & Brown liberation • Decolonization • People’s sovereignty • Hella good food • A right to housing • Art, short films, comedy, land, and more!! Free food and short films each evening, M–Thu. ==== MONDAY: 6:30pm – 9:00pm Honor This Land Food, discussion, mindfully being with the land, and themes of decolonization from Huichin (Oakland) to Palestine. Screening of the trailer of “Beyond Recognition,” on Ohlone organizing to reclaim stewardship over their sacred sites and traditional homeland, here … Continued
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No Jail Expansion in Alameda County – Board of Supervisors Meeting 9:30 am
No Jail Expansion in Alameda County – Board of Supervisors Meeting @ Alameda County Building, 5th floor
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
We need all hands on deck in Alameda County! Despite rapidly growing community opposition, the sheriff’s department is barrelling forward to seek county supervisor approval for the proposed mental health expansion at Santa Rita jail without the community’s consent. Mobilize with us tomorrow at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ meeting! Will you help us change the tide in Alameda County? The sheriff will be seeking approval for the expansion’s proposed architect and we are mobilizing to tell our Board of Supervisors that we need county money spent on care, … Continued
Police Commission Ballot Initiative Hearing – Public Safety Cmte of the Oakland City Council 12:30 pm
Police Commission Ballot Initiative Hearing – Public Safety Cmte of the Oakland City Council @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 14 @ 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Press conference at 12:30 OM outside of City Hall. Committee meeting begins at 4:00 PM. Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee will be discussing and potentially voting on moving the Police Commission ballot measure being proposed by Dan Kalb & Noel Gallo and any of the Coalition’s proposed revisions to a full City Council vote. Attendance will be essential for ensuring community support is shown and heard, and that the measure moves forward. Mark your calendar and RSVP to optimize coordinated efforts. And check back here for more details about the meeting … Continued
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Equity for East Oakland. 2:00 pm
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Equity for East Oakland. @ Seven Eleven
Jun 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Stand up for equitable development & community benefits for East Oakland Residents! ===== Oakland’s rents are rising faster than almost every city in the United States creating a displacement crisis that touches all of our communities.  The crisis has particular negative impacts on Black residents that manifest in lack of access to quality housing, jobs, and education, as well as increased racialized profiling. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police continue to be out of control. STOP the hemorrhaging of severely impacted populations. STAY – Retain current & long-time residents of Oakland. EXPAND … Continued
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Black and Brown Unity: Drum and Healing Circle 6:30 pm
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Black and Brown Unity: Drum and Healing Circle @ 12th St. Parcel
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TUESDAY: 6:30pm–9:00pm Black & Brown Unity Drumming & healing circle with Maestro Arturo Carrillo, Black & Brown communities sharing a meal, sharing space, and discussing how to get free together in the face of legacies of trauma, violence, evictions, policing, and systems that pit us against one another. Affirming one another’s beauty and indispensable value to liberation. And screening the trailer of comedian Sampson McCormick’s “A Tough Act To Follow.” ==== WEDNESDAY: 6:30pm–9:00pm Building Our Visions Highlighting visionary projects like Homefulness, POC Sustainable Housing Network, Sustainable Economies Law Center, La … Continued
Film Screenings: Albany Bulb and Saving Midtown. 7:00 pm
Film Screenings: Albany Bulb and Saving Midtown. @ Omni Commons
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film Screenings: Albany Bulb and Saving Midtown. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
The local filmmaker series continues! This time, we’ve paired two short documentary films that seemed to complement each other quite well. They depict stories about gentrification on both sides of the Bay: the Bulb in Albany, and the Western Addition neighborhood in San Francisco. All We Did Was Live: Voices of the Albany Bulb (20 mins) Directed by Andrew Schrader and Travis Schirmer This film follows several residents of the Albany Bulb community after they are forcibly removed from their encampments by the city, but the harassment doesn’t stop there… … Continued
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Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Protect Tenants Now! 11:00 am
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. Protect Tenants Now! @ Roccab's Deli
Jun 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Target one of Alameda County’s largest landlords and demand an end to rent increases and evictions. ======= Oakland’s rents are rising faster than almost every city in the United States creating a displacement crisis that touches all of our communities.  The crisis has particular negative impacts on Black residents that manifest in lack of access to quality housing, jobs, and education, as well as increased racialized profiling. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police continue to be out of control. STOP the hemorrhaging of severely impacted populations. STAY – Retain current & long-time … Continued
BERKELEY CLIMATE ACTION COALITION CONVENING: CARBON FARMING 6:00 pm
BERKELEY CLIMATE ACTION COALITION CONVENING: CARBON FARMING @ Ed Roberts Campus
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Even if we stopped extracting and burning fossil fuels today, the wheels of catastrophic climate change have been set in motion. While reducing emissions is essential, it’s half the battle – we must also sequester carbon out of the atmosphere. The world’s soils hold roughly three times more carbon than the amount stored in the atmosphere. Carbon farming uses intensive composting and innovative land management strategies to draw down even more carbon into our soil. The Bay Area is a hub for this exciting, potentially planet-changing research and practice. Join … Continued
Honoring a Victim of Violence 6:00 pm
Honoring a Victim of Violence
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A 16 year old Black girl was killed in #Oakland last night. Tonight, we'll gather to honor her. 6 pm at 13th & Franklin. Be there.— Nicole Deane (@sassmasterdeane) June 15, 2016 TODAY, 6pm, #Oakland: Vigil for 16-Year-Old Reggina Jefferies https://t.co/bD0dzsmmYP pic.twitter.com/NbV4ZFAiPp— Indybay (@Indybay) June 15, 2016 My Brother Tur-Ha Ak says this: If you have ever appreciated my work in this community, I need folks at 13th & Franklin at 6:00 p.m. this evening to let the world know we love us, we are unafraid, & we will address … Continued
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Building Our Visions 6:30 pm
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Building Our Visions @ 12. St. Parcel
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
WEDNESDAY: 6:30pm–9:00pm Building Our Visions Highlighting visionary projects like Homefulness, POC Sustainable Housing Network, Sustainable Economies Law Center, La Biblioteca, Afrikatown / Qilombo, and more. While the Planning Commission rubber-stamps a segregated luxury tower (with objection from our few yet wonderful allies on the commission), we stay steadfast on the People’s Visions. ==== THURSDAY: 6:30pm–9:00pm Healing Blessed with an abundance of local healing pracitioners in so many modalities, we assert the right of people and land to Heal. Herbal pain patches from Shift Acupuncture Collective; Danza Azteca with CuauhTonal; South … Continued
A Conversation about Online Trolling with Sarah Jeong 7:00 pm
A Conversation about Online Trolling with Sarah Jeong @ Tiki Bar Lounge
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join journalist Sarah Jeong for a conversation about online trolling, which she referred to as the “Internet of Garbage.” Jeong is a Poynter Fellow in Journalism at Yale and the author of the book The Internet of Garbage. She writes for Vice Motherboard, and other magazines and newspapers about the overlap between policy, tech, and the law. Filmed before a live audience in Oakland tiki bar Longitude (347 14th St., Oakland, CA), each episode is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar and an … Continued
CAN THE POLICE IN SF REALLY BE REFORMED? 7:00 pm
CAN THE POLICE IN SF REALLY BE REFORMED? @ The Women's Building
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CAN THE POLICE IN SF REALLY BE REFORMED? With the growing movement for Black Lives, and the struggle against racist policing continuing, many people are asking questions about how we can be safe from police terror. The violence of modern day policing has its roots in the capitalist state. Come join us to discuss this history and what’s next for the movement to get killer cops charged, fired, and jailed. What should we be demanding to defend Black, Latino, homeless, and working people in San Francisco and beyond?  61144
Police Stops: Data and the Way Forward. 7:00 pm
Police Stops: Data and the Way Forward. @ Castlemont High School
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Police Stops: Data and the Way Forward. @ Castlemont High School | Oakland | California | United States
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East of Salinas: Film & Discussion 6:00 pm
East of Salinas: Film & Discussion @ The Lab, Suite 300
Jun 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
East of Salinas: Film & Discussion for Immigrant Heritage Month, 6/16/16 East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher – both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant children, he is beginning to understand the situation – and the … Continued
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Healing 6:30 pm
E12th Week of Visionary Action – Healing
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
THURSDAY: 6:30pm–9:00pm Healing Blessed with an abundance of local healing pracitioners in so many modalities, we assert the right of people and land to Heal. Herbal pain patches from Shift Acupuncture Collective; Danza Azteca with CuauhTonal; South African songs with the Vukani Mawethu choir; free food, and more. ==== FRIDAY: 3:00–4:00pm Rally & March Kickoff with #StopStayExpand “WE DEMAND immediate protections for renters, redirecting City money to protect low wage workers & public education around connection between police terror, displacement and the impact on our schools/young people!” More info on … Continued
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A Conversation with Bobby Seale and a #Frisco5 Hunger Striker. 4:52 am
A Conversation with Bobby Seale and a #Frisco5 Hunger Striker. @ Freedom Archives
Jun 17 @ 4:52 am – 5:52 am
Averi Sellassie Blackwell, 39, will lead a frank conversation with Bobby Seale, 79. Tickets are available for $20.61153
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. March & Action to Reclaim Oakland. 3:00 pm
Week Of Action – #StopStayExpand. March & Action to Reclaim Oakland. @ E 12th St. Parcel - diagonally across from 1200 Lakeshore
Jun 17 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
March to City Hall, Rally at OGP. Oakland’s rents are rising faster than almost every city in the United States creating a displacement crisis that touches all of our communities.  The crisis has particular negative impacts on Black residents that manifest in lack of access to quality housing, jobs, and education, as well as increased racialized profiling. Meanwhile, the Oakland Police continue to be out of control. STOP the hemorrhaging of severely impacted populations. STAY – Retain current & long-time residents of Oakland. EXPAND opportunities for displaced persons to return … Continued
1971: The Discovery of COINTELPRO – Film Screening 6:30 pm
1971: The Discovery of COINTELPRO – Film Screening @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
              Forty-five years ago, before Watergate, Wikipedia Leaks and Eric Snowden, there was Media, Pennsylvania, 1971.   It was the town where eight brave souls broke into the FBI office and stole secret files and shared them with the public.   In doing so they uncovered the FBI’s illegal domestic spying program COINTELPRO.             The film was produced and directed by Johanna Hamilton bringing this crucial but little known episode to life.              This riveting heist story told through a combination of exclusive interviews, rare primary documents,  the investigation, and national … Continued
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A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
Alameda Renters Coalition Summer BBQ 3:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition Summer BBQ @ Washington Park
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join the Alameda Renters Coalition for a BBQ and launch party for our new website! All are welcome — long-time friends, family, kids, pets, and those just learning about us! We’ll have barbeque from a special member and Alameda resident, opportunities to get involved with the Coalition’s exciting summer work, and games for kids. Hope to see you there!61102
Film Premiere: DogTown Redemption 3:00 pm
Film Premiere: DogTown Redemption @ West Oakland Youth Center
Jun 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The first West Oakland screening of Dogtown Redemption is this Saturday Producer/co-director Amir Soltani will discuss the film after the screening.  Find out more at DogtownRedemption.   Shot over seven years, DOGTOWN REDEMPTION is not only the intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland but a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. A surprising number of Americans make their living off a vast river of trash. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION follows this river, and its inhabitants in a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of … Continued
Justice4Tyranny Exhibition Opening “This Little Light Of Mine” 6:00 pm
Justice4Tyranny Exhibition Opening “This Little Light Of Mine” @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Justice4Tyranny’s work is a visual exploration of the world’s social oppressions. He takes complex social ideas puts them into multifaceted layers of visual metaphors using symbolism and sattire. Among many themes, he highlights themes of heroinism, mass incarceration, subjugation of womyn, and gentrification. He is one of the premier emerging artists rising in the Bay Area and this work is a must see. Artist Talk 7pm Open reception with light refreshments following.61067
Building for a National Prison Strike 7:00 pm
Building for a National Prison Strike @ Revolution Cafe
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tonight in #Oakland at 7pm, Building for National Prison Work Strike on Sept 9th. https://t.co/cAwaJJIJll pic.twitter.com/aG0BxOPO1A— Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) June 18, 2016 61159
Film Screening: “Power of the Weak” 7:30 pm
Film Screening: “Power of the Weak” @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
SJC Presents the Film “Power of the Weak” “The Power of the Weak” film, sponsored by BFUU’s SJC and the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, is a documentary film by independent German filmmaker Tobias Kriele, which highlights being disabled does not have to mean weak. In this film, Jorgito, a young Cuban with severe cerebral palsy, shows how a society structured to support human development can make the disabled powerful. Refreshments available.61079
Fundraiser for Jessica Williams and the Frisco 500 Bail Fund 8:00 pm
Fundraiser for Jessica Williams and the Frisco 500 Bail Fund @ El Rio
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
June 18th, El Rio, Frisco500 bail fundraiser & benefit for the family of Jessica Nelson.. ✊🏾https://t.co/96OA2ToeH2 pic.twitter.com/gokhnDiDWT — Equipto (@EQUIPTO) June 9, 2016 61120
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CryptoParty at the SudoRoom 1:00 pm
CryptoParty at the SudoRoom @ Omni Commons
Jun 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come to the cryptoparty! We will have talks about electronic privacy, encryption technology, and why it matters. There will also be volunteers waiting to help you install encryption software on your computer and phone. Refreshments will also be present.  61143
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Solstice Summer Action at Shell Refinery in Martinez 7:30 am
Solstice Summer Action at Shell Refinery in Martinez @ Shell Refinery Gates
Jun 20 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
RSVP: Signers of the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty, Idle No More SF Bay and our allies from Diablo Rising Tide invite you to a Summer Solstice Action: With love in your hearts for all you hold dear, we invite you to join us on the Summer Solstice to protect and defend the sacred system of life on Mother Earth’s belly by joining us at the gates of Shell in Martinez, California. The Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth (more at www.IndigenousWomenRising.org) calls upon … Continued
Freedom for Oscar Rally 6:00 pm
Freedom for Oscar Rally @ Lake Merritt, just south of I 580
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On June 20, activists from 35+ countries will be demanding FREEDOM FOR OSCAR. Join us in Oakland. Oscar is a community organizer, a Vietnam veteran and a political prisoner for 35 years. Join this international day of solidarity following the UN Decolonization Committee Hearings to demand Oscar’s immediate relase. Let us add our voices demanding that President Obama commute Oscar’s sentence!61174
Occupy Forum: Film: Harry Bridges and the Longshoremen 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Film: Harry Bridges and the Longshoremen @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Jun 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupy Forum Presents: Film Screening: Harry Bridges: A Man and his Union Film and Discussion with Ted Frazier Harry Bridges (July 28, 1901–March 30, 1990) was an Australian-born American union leader, first with the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA). In 1937, he led several chapters in forming a new union, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), adding warehouse workers to its membership, and led it for the next 40 years. Harry Bridges — A … Continued
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APTP Press Conference – OPD Is Rotten to the Core 10:00 am
APTP Press Conference – OPD Is Rotten to the Core @ OPD Headquarters
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
@sanasaleem OPD is rotten to its core and Libby’s got to go. Press conference on Tuesday 6/21 at 10 am in front of OPD HQ #byelibby — APTP First Response (@aptpresponse) June 21, 2016 OPD is rotten to its core and Libby’s got to go On Tuesday, June 21st at 10:00 AM, the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), in coalition with Oakland Rising ACTION, Black Lives Matter, Causa Justa, Just Cause, Black Power Network, Ella Baker Center, Asians 4 Black Lives and the Oakland Alliance will hold a press conference in … Continued
Oakland City Council – Renters Protection and More 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – Renters Protection and More
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Speak up Oakland! Tell City Council how you feel. Ya’ll know that “rent is too damn high”. Community has been working hard this year to put into place measures to protect renters by asking the city to enact a ‪#‎HousingMoratorium‬ (which ends July 5th!) and additional ordinances on the November Ballot. Plus, given the recent upheaval with the policy, the Mayor and City Council are looking to reallocate funding from the police budget to other things. Key items are as follows: 1. Item 16 on the Agenda: The Renter’s Protection … Continued
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Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland. We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and are the result of a beautiful new & evolving partnership w/The Art of … Continued
Film Screening: Justice and the Generals 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Justice and the Generals @ Roxie Theater
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A film about the search for truth & justice for human rights crimes committed by the Salvadoran military during the Civil War in the 1980s. The film follows the efforts by the families of the four U.S. churchwomen raped and murdered in El Salvador in 1980 to bring two leading Salvadoran Generals into a U.S. courtroom. Several Salvadoran survivors of torture are also featured who confront the same Generals in the same Florida courtroom using the same legal concept: command responsibility. 90 min. Peter Stern, one of the attorneys, will … Continued
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Actions To End Solitary Confinement 11:00 am
Actions To End Solitary Confinement @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 23 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Actions To End Solitary Confinement @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland, CA: Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement Please participate in an informational demonstration on Thursday, in conjunction with actions all over California and throughout the U.S. Connect with family members, formerly incarcerated people, activists, and attorneys who struggle for prisoner human rights. Unity inside, unity outside! Get involved in the movement to end solitary confinement. Pass out leaflets. Promote the Agreement to End Hostilities. Take action to Stop Sleep Deprivation torture in Pelican Bay SHU and women’s death row. Become a Human Rights Pen Pal.   61192
Justice 4 Freddie Gray 4:00 pm
Justice 4 Freddie Gray @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
#Oakland! Take it 2 the streets!- Justice 4 #FreddieGray 4pm at 14th and Broadway. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/JKU9B19VNg— StopMassIncarceratio (@StopMassIncNet) June 23, 2016 61195
Policing Oakland, California, What Is to Be Done? 7:00 pm
Policing Oakland, California, What Is to Be Done? @ Humanist Hall
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Please come to the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club on Thursday, June 23rd, 7pm, at Humanist Hall for a discussion on forming independent police commissions in Oakland and Berkeley. Excerpts:  Full article here It’s not a surprise that Oakland finds itself in the middle of a new police scandal-we’re becoming a bit jaded to the police-chief-musical-chairs situation. But, even those of us who’ve been working on police accountability for years, are shocked and chagrined by what is being revealed about our costly department. We had thought they were on the road … Continued
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Protest Violence Against Oaxaca Teachers 12:00 pm
Protest Violence Against Oaxaca Teachers @ Mexican Consulate
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MEDIA ADVISORY California Teachers Association June 23, 2016 Protest Violence Against Oaxaca Teachers ‪#‎Oaxaca‬ Contact: Lysa Sassman at 916-813-2319 or Toby Spencer at 530-867-0594 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Educators Protest Slaughter of Teachers in Mexico Outraged At June 21 Killings in Oaxaca, Protest Educators, labor council members, Hispanic advocacy supporters will protest the June 21 killing of unarmed teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico NATOMAS – Outraged by the killing of nine teachers, educators say they will protest at the Mexican Consulate in Sacramento tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Reports indicate nine teachers were … Continued
Stop Urban Shield Townhall 6:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield Townhall @ East Bay Media Center
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield Townhall @ East Bay Media Center | Berkeley | California | United States
The Stop Urban Shield coalition and Berkeley Copwatch will be facilitating an interactive forum to understand what Urban Shield is, its tactics to repress our communities through increased militarization of emergency medical services, and its place within the global context of policing and imperialism. Join us and get plugged in to the fight! Come through on Friday, June 24 to learn how to support the state-wide mobilization against Urban Shield on Sept. 9 in Pleasanton, CA! This is the second of three Town Halls that Stop Urban Shield is holding, and we encourage all … Continued
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A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
No Coal in Oakland Rally 1:00 pm
No Coal in Oakland Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We need a massive demonstration so the Council clearly hears the voice of the people. Let them know we want NOTHING SHORT OF A BAN.61005
United for Community Radio Garden Party Fundraiser 3:00 pm
United for Community Radio Garden Party Fundraiser @ Grassroots House
Jun 25 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet UCR candidates for KPFA’s Local Station Board. Kris Stewart, LaTasha Warmsley, Jeremy Miller, TM Scruggs, Marilla Arguelles, Tom Voorhees. KPFA needs new people with new ideas and energy to bring more community news, public affairs,  cultural programming and new technology to the KPFA and the Pacifica network. United for Community Radio is seeking candidates to run on our free speech radio slate which represents individuals and organizations throughout KPFA’s signal range and beyond.  We particularly seek those with geographic, racial and cultural diversity to join in our campaign as … Continued
Talk by: USS Liberty Survivor Don Pageler 7:30 pm
Talk by: USS Liberty Survivor Don Pageler @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Don Pageler will give his first hand account of how the USS Liberty, a virtually unarmed American navy ship, was attacked by Israeli planes and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967. 34 American sailors were killed and 174 injured that day, a casualty rate of 70%. This is among the highest casualty rates ever inflicted upon a U.S. naval vessel. President Lyndon Johnson recalled the planes that responded to the distress call, saying he didn’t care if they all died, he did not want to embarrass an ally. Hear about … Continued
Rally For Housing 8:00 pm
Rally For Housing @ One Fam Community Event Ctr
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rally for Housing! pic.twitter.com/WEzBx6hj8F— East Bay Forward (@EastBayForward) June 9, 2016 61202
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Puerto Rico: The Fight Against Colonialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism 10:30 am
Puerto Rico: The Fight Against Colonialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jun 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Puerto Rico: The Fight Against Colonialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library We are inviting three Bay Area Puerto Rican activists to discuss the the history and current situation of the deepening crisis and the fight against colonialism, capitalism, and imperialism. Confirmed speakers include: Katherine Adames Rodríguez is  a pro-independence socialist from Puerto Rico who moved to the Bay Area last year. She has been a member of the Organización Socialista Internacional, the Puerto Rico Network of Solidarity with Palestine, and the Committee Against Homophobia and Discrimination. As a militant teacher, she was very active in the … Continued
Join the Climate Mobilization 11:30 am
Join the Climate Mobilization @ Humanist Hall
Jun 26 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Join The Climate Mobilization for an afternoon of activism, entertainment, education, refreshment and fellowship. Become a first responder to the greatest public health emergency that humankind has ever faced. Stop the lethal fossil fuel pollution now plaguing our communities. We demand a World War II scale peaceful mobilization to battle climate change and achieve full employment in transitioning to a renewable energy economy. Learn how we can all join in peaceful combat on behalf of life. PRESENTERS INCLUDE: ANDRES SOTO (Communities for a Better Environment) Reverend KEN CHAMBERS (Westside Baptist Church) MICHAEL … Continued
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
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
Jun 26 @ 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
Jazz Fundraiser for the Oakland Justice Coalition 6:00 pm
Jazz Fundraiser for the Oakland Justice Coalition @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jazz Fundraiser for the Oakland Justice Coalition @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle | Oakland | California | United States
Support the Oakland Justice Coalition, have a great soul food buffer dinner, and listen to Jazz. Putting people committed to economic, social, racial, and environmental justice into power in Oakland. Advocating for policy and legislation to implement an Oakland People’s Agenda. Putting people committed to economic, social, racial, and environmental justice into power in Oakland. The Oakland Justice Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals that came together around common goals for the 2016 Oakland elections. Our aim is to build people power and advance radical change through the … Continued
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BAN Coal in Oakland – Special City Council Meeting 4:00 pm
BAN Coal in Oakland – Special City Council Meeting
Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First vote on a Coal Ordinance. Rally at 4:00 PM, Fill the Council Chambers at 4:30 PM. Come to the special City Council meeting and speak out for a complete ban! Will the Council vote to ban coal storage and export from Oakland? Or will they compromise and allow coal with some phony “mitigtions” that won’t protect Oakland from coal dust and won’t stop the global climate impact of the coal burned overseas?    61004
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Antioch March for Justice 4:00 pm
Antioch March for Justice @ the corner Mahogany and Manzanita Way
Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IN THE PAST YEAR, THE ANTIOCH POLICE HAVE KILLED TWO PEOPLE IN THEIR CUSTODY… THIS IS INEXCUSABLE!!.. IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO ON JUNE 25th 2015 A STILL NAMELESS MAN WAS KILLED IN THE APARTMENTS AT THE END OF CLAUDIA CT. THE OFFICERS INVOLVED, OFFICERS BROGDON AND KIDD. AND MOST RECENTLY, ON FEBRUARY 5TH THIS YEAR, WENDELL CELESTINE, JR. WHO WAS APPARENTLY SLEEPING IN A CAR WAS CONFRONTED BY CORPORAL MORTIMER AND OFFICER MORAGA. AFTER WHAT THE OFFICERS CLAIM WAS A “VIOLENT STRUGGLE” WENDELL CELESTINE, JR. WAS DEAD. THESE ARE … Continued
No Housing in Peoples Park! 5:30 pm
No Housing in Peoples Park! @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Jun 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
As part of the new economic development plan for Telegraph Avenue, aka the “Telegraph Public Realm Plan”, the economic development manager for the city of Berkeley (Michael Caplan) is recommending that Berkeley city council support new student housing in People’s Park. Show up to the city council special session at 5:30PM (this is not the regular meeting which starts at 7PM) and speak during the public comment period. Show your support for keeping People’s Park as an open space. 2019 will be the 50th anniversary of People’s Park. In 2019, … Continued
Tell Regulators to Stop Subsidizing Dirty Energy 6:00 pm
Tell Regulators to Stop Subsidizing Dirty Energy @ Oakland City Hall, Third floor
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell Regulators to Stop Subsidizing Dirty Energy @ Oakland City Hall, Third floor | Oakland | California | United States
Come to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Rate Design Forum and tell them our tax dollars should not subsidize natural gas, but support clean energy generation and storage. This forum, one of eight held throughout the state, is intended to explain CPUC’s new structure of electricity rates. The agency says the new rates will more closely reflect costs and promote cleaner electricity. Some of the changes modify the Self-Generation Incentive Program, which is intended to provide subsidies for “distributed” (decentralized) electricity generation and storage projects that help reduce greenhouse … Continued
Film Screening: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS 7:00 pm
Film Screening: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS @ Omni Commons
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Directed by Grace Lee What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs (June 27, 1915 – Oct. 5, 2015) was a Chinese American woman in Detroit whose vision of revolution will surprise you. A writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America’s past and its potentially radical future. The documentary film, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS, plunges us into Boggs’s … Continued
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Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Jun 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland. We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and are the result of a beautiful new & evolving partnership w/The Art of … Continued
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion 6:30 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion @ New Parkway Theater
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion   A surprising number of Americans make their living off America’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California. We follow the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling, Landon Goodwin, a former minister, who struggles with his own fall from grace, and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent … Continued
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Fundraiser for Survivors of Mission Fire on Mission St & 29th 8:00 pm
Fundraiser for Survivors of Mission Fire on Mission St & 29th @ El Rio
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A fundraiser for survivors of the fire that burned down the homes of 58 people on Mission and 29th. Door fee will be $10 USD (but no one turned away). We’ll also do a raffle (please message if you have suggestions for raffle prizes). El Rio are kindly donating all bar proceeds from 8-12 to the fund. All proceeds will go directly to the familes and will be matched 1-1 by a corporate sponsor. The Mission Economic Development Agency will process all donations and won’t be charging a fee.61189