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Stand with Kaepernick – Press Conference in SF 11:00 am
Stand with Kaepernick – Press Conference in SF @ SF Police Officers Association
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us in supporting Colin Kaepernick! San Francisco 49ers player Colin Kaepernick has recently garnered press attention for refusing to stand during the national anthem, in protest of the state violence enacted on people by this country on a daily basis, in the form of police brutality. He has specifically called out the disproportionate incidence of police brutality against people of color. Unbelievably, the Police Officers’ Association (POA) of San Francisco, has sent a letter completely denying that SFPD has any racist violence problem — in spite of the record-breaking … Continued
Film Screening: A Place At The Table 6:00 pm
Film Screening: A Place At The Table @ Berkeley Fellowship Unitarian Universalists' Hall
Sep 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  A Place at the Table: Film Screening, Panel, and Potluck Join us for a screening of the eye-opening film: A Place at the Table. After the film, we’ll hear from a panel of people working in the realm of food waste, hunger awareness, and the issues around nourishing our communities with good quality food. Presented by Transition Berkeley, Slow Food East Bay, BFUU, Social Justice Committee, and the Ecology Center. We hope to see you there. Please bring a potluck dish to share. For more details, and to RSVP visit … Continued
Film screening & discussion: WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE 10:00 pm
Film screening & discussion: WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE @ Revolution Books
Sep 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Film screening & discussion hosted by notorious flag burner Joey Johnson WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE Filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, the late, great radical civil rights lawyer. Kunstler defended the Black Panther Party, the American Indian Movement, and was called on by prisoners to negotiate for them during the Attica uprising of 1971. In 1989 William Kunstler successfully argued the case of Texas v. Johnson before the US Supreme Court and in a landmark decision won the right to burn a flag … Continued
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Balloon Release in Memory of Jose Paulino, Killed by Police 4:00 pm
Balloon Release in Memory of Jose Paulino, Killed by Police @ Lake Merritt Pergola and Colonnade
Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stephanie Grant, wife of Jose Paulino, would like to have a balloon release to mark his 2 year Angelversary. Jose was killed in 2014 in Tamaqua, PA by police who tazered him to death. Stephanie is newer to the Bay Area and would like Jose to be remembered by us here. Purple was Jose’s favorite color, please bring a purple balloon, wear purple, or anything else to remember him by. We’ve got the balloons..and cake too. Really hope you can make it. Stephanie was also a witness to the police … Continued
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Incorrect Date: Homeless in Berkeley. Panel Discussion. 2:00 pm
Incorrect Date: Homeless in Berkeley. Panel Discussion. @ Downtown Public Library, Community Room, 3rd floor
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Suds, Snacks and Socialism: A World to Win- The Labor Movement Today 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: A World to Win- The Labor Movement Today @ Starry Plough POub
Sep 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
In our of Labor Day, we will explore some labor struggles which are transforming out world. Confirmed speakers include Steve Early, Roger Wilkins, Vince Edwards, and Alborz Ghandehari. 61475
Do Black Lives Really Matter? 3:30 pm
Do Black Lives Really Matter? @ Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley
Sep 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Come see @marclamonthill speak Sept 3 during #Black2Cal! REGISTER https://t.co/9E9NeVP6Cm. Ticket info on image. pic.twitter.com/ss2V8v0AJN— Cal (@Cal) August 29, 2016 61511
Political Prisoner Solidarity Party 11:00 pm
Political Prisoner Solidarity Party @ Qilombo
Sep 3 @ 11:00 pm – Sep 4 @ 4:00 am
Political Prisoner Solidarity Party @ Qilombo | Oakland | California | United States
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Kaepernick will speak about his concerns 10:00 am
Kaepernick will speak about his concerns @ Third Baptist Church
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49er quarterback whose refusal to stand for the national anthem has drawn both scorn and admiration, will speak to the congregation of Third Baptist Church in San Francisco on Sunday morning after its pastor, the Rev. Amos Brown, said the church wanted to “give him all the support possible.” Kaepernick is expected to talk about his motivation for sitting and for kneeling during the playing of the anthem before recent 49ers games, Brown said. 61552
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
We didn’t do our normal fin-de-mois feed on August 28th, so we’re making it up today.  Well marbled super rich folks, mmmmm…that’s good eating. 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 … Continued
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Stop Urban Shield: Call the Alameda Board of Supervisors Today! 10:00 am
Stop Urban Shield: Call the Alameda Board of Supervisors Today!
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
CALL THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ON SEPTEMBER 6TH! From the Bay Area to the east coast and beyond, join us in letting the Alameda County Board of Supervisors know that their Sheriff’s war games are harming communities everywhere, and we demand that they put an end to it. On Tuesday, September 6 beginning at 10am Pacific Time, we are calling on people everywhere to call and email the Alameda County Board of Supervisors throughout the day. We are demanding that they use their leadership to rein in the Sheriff’s unchecked attempts … Continued
UpliftHerSafety: Women of Color Resisting State Violence in CA 2:00 pm
UpliftHerSafety: Women of Color Resisting State Violence in CA @ San Francisco City Hall
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Official Title: #UpliftHerSafety: An Art Protest & Self-Defense Rally Resisting State Violence Against Women of Color in California “We are women of color and allies committed to the safety and human rights of Black, Brown, Indigenous and API women and condemn the multi-layered state violence targeting women and girls of color in California such as police brutality, sexual assault, abuse in prisons/immigration detention centers, historical revisionism and institutional disregard for the deceased. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors return from recess for their first post-break Supervisors meeting on September 6th … Continued
Film: Paying the Price for Peace. The Story of Brian Willson. 7:00 pm
Film: Paying the Price for Peace. The Story of Brian Willson. @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: Paying the Price for Peace.  The Story of Brian Willson. @ Grand Lake Theater | Oakland | California | United States
7:00 & 9:30 Q&A will follow the 7:00 show (at approximately 9pm) Attendees for the 9:30 show are invited to attend the Q&A (space permitting) Award winning independent documentary filmmaker Bo Boudart’s newest release is the feature documentary film, Paying the Price for Peace: The Story of S. Brian Willson . The film tells the story of S. Brian Willson’s courageous attempts to promote peace through nonviolent actions, as well as the struggles and activism of other American veterans and civilians. The documentary features other notable peace advocates such as … Continued
Liberated Lens film night: THE TAKE 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: THE TAKE @ Omni Commons
Sep 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: THE TAKE @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
A group of 30 unemployed Argentinian auto workers attempt to kick-start their dead careers. Following in the footsteps of others throughout the country, they set up shop in the desolate auto factory where they used to work, announcing their intentions to re-start the plant as a cooperative business, without the aid of bosses. To keep their plan alive, these radical thinkers must battle the former owners of the company, the government and the police. 2004, by Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis Free snacks and popcorn. 61541
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Albert Woodfox of Angola 3 Speaks – 43 Years in Solitary 7:00 pm
Albert Woodfox of Angola 3 Speaks – 43 Years in Solitary @ Near 24th St. BART
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to a special public event featuring Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3 Finally free after 43 years in solitary confinement! Albert Woodfox, the last of the prisoners known as the Angola 3 was finally released from prison on his birthday, February 19, 2016, after serving 43 years in solitary confinement, most of those years in the infamous Angola State Prison in Louisiana. He and his comrades Robert King and the late Herman Wallace, were subjected to horrific abuse for decades for organizing a chapter of the Black … Continued
Film Screening: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 7:00 pm
Film Screening: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy   The Bay Area premiere of Greg Palasts brilliant new documentary film, with live    appearances by S.F. comic Will Durst, Robert F. Kennedy Jr,  actress Rosario Dawson, producer Greg Palast and surprise guests single screening only!!! Grand Lake Theatre,  3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA advance tickets: $15 :  at Books, Inc, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. S.F. -Modern Times. $18 door, KPFA benefit  www.kpfa.org/events Greg Palast is a New York Times bestselling … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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#NoDAPL Solidarity Rally/March – No Pipelines 1:00 pm
#NoDAPL Solidarity Rally/March – No Pipelines
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come be part of the #NoDAPL Global Weeks of Solidarity Action, supporting the frontline, indigenous led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. We will meet for a rally at 1 pm and then march in downtown SF. The Camp of the Sacred Stones and Red Warrior Camp, currently defending against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, are calling on allies across the world to take action from September 3-17 on the pipeline companies and financial institutions working to build the pipeline. Solidarity rally/march with Standing Rock against the Dakota … Continued
9/11 Truth Film Festival – Exposing the Crime of the Century 1:00 pm
9/11 Truth Film Festival – Exposing the Crime of the Century @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm
15 Years After 9/11, the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance presents the 12th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival Films include: Incontrovertible – British documentary produced by Tony Rooke that features his case, a refusal to pay fees supporting “Terrorism,” or the BBC, who announced the demise of WTC 7, before it happened. Rooke makes a strong case about the crime of 9/11 and the subsequent crimes that have hinged upon the unquestioned belief of the official narrative. Filmmaker, Tony Rooke will also speak. 9/11 Decade of Deception– Canadian documentary chronicling … Continued
Conscientious Projector Presents “Babel” 7:00 pm
Conscientious Projector Presents “Babel” @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Babel” is a 2006 drama by Academy Award winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, considered a masterpiece by some critics. The film shows there are consequences and redemption for our actions. And though cultures differ in language and values, the multi-narrative stories highlight that we are all connected as one human family. Beautifully filmed over three continents. There are no heroes, just victims of fate and circumstance. Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.61505
Film screening and discussion: WHICH WAY HOME 7:00 pm
Film screening and discussion: WHICH WAY HOME @ Revolution Books
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Director Rebecca Cammisa follows the struggles of these would-be “illegal aliens”— a group of young, unaccompanied Central American children fleeing violence and poverty, struggling to make their way through Mexico, riding on top of a train that crosses Mexico known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) to reach and cross the border into the United States. For more event information: http://www.revolutionbooks.org/2016/08/thu…61509
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2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 9 all-day
Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement National Conference 2016 September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT) Oakland, California We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & … Continued
STOP URBAN SHIELD: MASS MOBILIZATION 8:00 am
STOP URBAN SHIELD: MASS MOBILIZATION @ Alameda County Fairgrounds
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
STATEWIDE MOBILIZATION. On September 9, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition and communities from across the state will be mobilizing to Pleasanton, CA, where the Urban Shield weapons expo will be held. Join us in saying no to militarization and policing in our communities! **We are organizing buses and travel from across the state for people everywhere to be able to attend. Please let us know if you would like travel support.** Current pickup locations: Pleasanton, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, Los Angeles Stop militarized policing. Stop #UrbanShield! Friday, September 9 in … Continued
Counterpoints: Stories and Data For Resisting Displacement 6:00 pm
Counterpoints: Stories and Data For Resisting Displacement @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come build community power for resisting displacement in Alameda County! The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) hosts a night of food, music, conversation, and insurgent art. AEMP reports back on a year of displacement data analysis and oral history in Oakland, Fremont, and Alameda. We are releasing a new narrative map along with project report writen with Tenants together. The event honors those who participated in oral history interviews and the work of community partners: Oakland Creative Neighborhoods Coalition, Fremont RISE, Alameda Renters Coalition, Bay Area Video Coalition, and more! AEMP … Continued
Prisons Are For Burning – Support the Prisoners’ Strike 6:00 pm
Prisons Are For Burning – Support the Prisoners’ Strike @ Mosswood Park
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
September 9th at Mosswood #Oaklandpic.twitter.com/q3tkOSYNkC — BlackOUT Collective (@blackoutcollect) August 11, 2016 Join us on Friday, September 9th at Mosswood Park (look for us by the amphitheater) for a BBQ, banner and sign making party, open discussion on the strike and the mobilization on the 10th, and also watch a film about the Attica Prison Uprising. Oakland IWOC also stands in solidarity with our comrades organizing the Urban Shield protest in Pleasanton the same day as well as the FICPFM Conference. We encourage people to attend these other events and … Continued
San Francisco Rocks Against the TPP! 6:00 pm
San Francisco Rocks Against the TPP! @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
On September 9, San Francisco Rocks Against the TPP! RSVP and reserve your free ticket now. San Francisco is set to Rock Against the TPP. This free concert is part of a nationwide uprising to sound the alarm about the biggest corporate power grab in history — the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The San Francisco concert tour stop will feature legendary punk artist and former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys Jello Biafra, Grammy Award winning Latin Rock group La Santa Cecilia, Bay Area Indie Rock group Built for the Sea, … Continued
Boots Riley – Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe 7:00 pm
Boots Riley – Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
On Wednesday September 14th Bay Area activists will drive to North Dakota to bring needed supplies and solidarity to the 4,000 Sioux, Lakota and other Native Peoples camped at Standing Rock. They are resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Oil pipeline. Their water is at risk. Our air is at risk. All our futures are at risk. COME JOIN US for drinks and fundraising. BOOTS RILEY will speak briefly about this fight, as well as those who will be hitting the road. PLEASE BRING: Tents, blankets/sleeping bags, diapers, baby … Continued
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2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
2016 National Conference by Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Family Movement
Sep 10 all-day
Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement National Conference 2016 September 9-10, 2016 – Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM – Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 5:30 PM (PDT) Oakland, California We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & … Continued
SF: One Year of Tenant Struggle: Community BBQ and Fundraiser. 12:00 pm
SF: One Year of Tenant Struggle: Community BBQ and Fundraiser. @ Midtown Courtyard
Sep 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF: One Year of Tenant Struggle: Community BBQ and Fundraiser. @ Midtown Courtyard | San Francisco | California | United States
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Take The Streets In Solidarity With The Prison Strike 1:00 pm
Take The Streets In Solidarity With The Prison Strike @ Latham Square
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
#Oakland September 10th at Latham square pic.twitter.com/kKJZgpsg0t — BlackOUT Collective (@blackoutcollect) August 11, 2016 #Oakland: Take The Streets In Solidarity With The September 9th Prison Strike pic.twitter.com/JphaoIByDw — Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) August 5, 2016   ORGANIZED BY THE OAKLAND CHAPTER OF IWOC: https://iwocoakland.wordpress.com/ ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH people across Oakland, the Bay Area, and Northern California in general, will converge in Downtown Oakland and rally and march in solidarity with the US wide prison work strike against prison slavery. Slavery is legal in America. Written into the 13th Admendment, it … Continued
Homelessness in Berkeley: a panel discussion 2:00 pm
Homelessness in Berkeley: a panel discussion @ Downtown Berkeley Public Library
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us at the downtown Berkeley Public Library for Homelessness in Berkeley: a Panel Discussion. There are exciting and viable programs that can house the homeless in Berkeley! Panelists will provide a broad background on homelessness as well as specific conditions in Berkeley in order to demystify this important community issue and share proven solutions that have already worked in other cities. We will hear about solutions that are happening now and those that can be applied in Berkeley. The panel includes experts on the subject, local service providers and … Continued
Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond 5:30 pm
Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond @ John F. Kennedy Park
Sep 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Say His Name! Justice For Pedie Perez BBQ-Richmond @ John F. Kennedy Park | Richmond | California | United States
Pedie Perez had been drinking when he was arrested by Richmond officer Wallace Jensen. After waiting on the floor for a while, he got up to walk away. He was gunned down. He was unarmed. There are several witnesses that attest that he didn’t attack the cop or try to seize his weapon, but in the follow up investigation NONE of the actual eye witnesses testimony was even mentioned and Jensen was allowed to continue on his merry way without so much as a reprimand.  But folks are organizing and … Continued
Strangers In Their Own Land – Why Do People Fall Into The Arms Of Donald Trump? 7:00 pm
Strangers In Their Own Land – Why Do People Fall Into The Arms Of Donald Trump? @ Neibyl-Proctor
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Arlie Russel Hochschild, a sociology professor emerita at UC Berkeley and author of The Second Shift and The Outsourced Self, will discuss her most recent book, Strangers in Their Own Land; Anger and Mourning on the American Right. Over five years, Hochschild got to know people in the Louisiana bayou country – stronghold of the conservative right. How, she wondered, could those in the poorest state in the nation disparage help from the federal government? How could residents of a highly polluted area resist the idea of regulating polluters? Most … Continued
With the Movement: Open Mic and Sistar Cypher at ABC4J 7:00 pm
With the Movement: Open Mic and Sistar Cypher at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
With the Movement: Open Mic and Sistar Cypher at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice | Oakland | California | United States
Peace Bay Area Fam: Artists, Hip-Hop Heads, Mothers, Lovers, Leaders, Healers – people of the movement. Tatu Vision & Sistar Cypher are coming through with another slammin’ collaboration… Second Saturday Open Mic / Dance Party / Sistar Cypher. First off, big Love and big Thanks to Kaye Sweat for leading us in a room full of dance last Second Saturday! That was almost too much fun lol! We still feel the rhythm in our bones and must express it forward! Who better to call than our dynamic dance organization ——–> … Continued
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41st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
41st Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Sep 11 @ 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. 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.61448
Inside U.S. Imperialist Policy Today: Syria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Beyond 10:30 am
Inside U.S. Imperialist Policy Today: Syria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Beyond @ Niebyl Proctor
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Inside U.S. Imperialist Policy Today: Syria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Beyond @ Niebyl Proctor | Oakland | California | United States
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Inside U.S. Imperialist Policy Today: Syria, Libya, Egypt, Iran, Iraq and Beyond Speaker, Jeff Mackler, National Secretary, Socialist Action and Socialist Action’s 2016 candidate for President; Author, Revolution and Counterrevolution in Egypt; The Tragedy of Libya; Syria 2014; Marx Was Right: The Capitalist Crisis Today and Capitalism Damns the Environment; Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal 61545
Post Salon: Jobs and African Americans 2:00 pm
Post Salon: Jobs and African Americans @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle,
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The panelists and community discussion will focus on what Oaklanders are doing to fight displacement by struggling for African-Americans to obtain a fair share of the jobs in the city. African Americans at present make up 28 percent of the city and have three times the unemployment rate of whites. Black people are only getting 5 percent of the hours on city-funded construction projects. Speakers will discuss: Winning decent paying warehouse jobs at the new Port of Oakland logistics project; Ensuring city-funding of the job resource centers that are the … Continued
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Tell The Mental Health Advisory Board-No New Jail! 12:00 pm
Tell The Mental Health Advisory Board-No New Jail! @ Redwood Conference room - Right across from BART
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition is calling health care workers and community members to attend the Alameda County Mental Health Advisory Board meeting where they will be discussing the Sherffis proposal to build a new “mental health unit” at the Santa Rita Jail. The sheriff thinks he can get the Mental Health Adviory Board to rubberstamp his proposal – join us as we demand real accountability and real solutions to our county’s needs. We need to let the Mental Health Adviory Board know that the community and healthcare workers … Continued
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Stand in Solidarity: Bay Area No Dakota Access Pipeline Actions
Stand in Solidarity: Bay Area No Dakota Access Pipeline Actions @ Various
Sep 13 all-day
Stand in solidarity with thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).  Actions around the Bay Area will be part of a national day of solidarity Tuesday, Sept. 13. BAY AREA ACTIONS SEPT 13 More actions are still being added. Find a  current list of local events and RSVP here 12 PM San Anselmo: Creek Park-San Anselmo Hub, Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Center Blvd Fremont: Jamba Juice, Fremont Plaza Shopping Center, 3962 Mowry Ave. 4 PM Berkeley:  I-80 overpass at the Berkeley Marina 5:30 PM Oakland: Oscar Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza 6 PM Palo Alto: Lytton … Continued
NoDAPL: No Keystone By Any Name – Rally at OGP 5:30 pm
NoDAPL: No Keystone By Any Name – Rally at OGP @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The “Dakota Acces” Pipeline (DAPL) is a $3.8B, 1,100 mile fracked-oil pipeline currently under construction from the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota to Peoria, Illinois. DAPL is slated to cross Lakota Treaty Territory at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where it would be laid underneath the Missouri River, the longest river on the continent. Construction of the DAPL would engender a renewed fracking-frenzy in the Bakken shale region, as well as endanger a source of fresh water for the Standing Rock Sioux and 8 million people living downstream. DAPL … Continued
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Know Your Rights for Social Movement Photographers 6:00 pm
Know Your Rights for Social Movement Photographers @ Asian Resource Gallery
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Photographers! Know your rights when you cover marches, demonstrations and other movement actions. Know how to protect yourself, who is on your side, and where the lines are in the real world. Have you ever wondered: * Can police confiscate my camera or images? * What are my rights to photograph or film police themselves? * Is it safe to stay after a dispersal order? * What additional rights, if any, does a press pass confer? We’ll hear from activist photographers, seasoned photojornalists, and movement lawyers on these questions and … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Santa Rita Jail Fight 5:00 pm
Santa Rita Jail Fight @ Ella Baker Center Office
Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
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Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, by Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch 6:30 pm
Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment, by Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sep 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This is a great opportunity to meet Wenonah Hauter, the Executive Director of Food & Water Watch, as she tours to promote her important new book, Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment. Wenonah will discuss one hundred years of political influence-peddling by the oil and gas industry and the resulting deregulation that has devastated communities across the country.  But her vision is not bleak:  she reminds us of the groundswell of public support for a clean energy revolution, and the ascendance of a grassroots movement … Continued
How UC Berkeley’s System Lets You Down 7:00 pm
How UC Berkeley’s System Lets You Down @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley, Room 54
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You’re invited to join us tonight to discuss justice and injustice at UC Berkeley, and how to build a student organization on campus. The ISO will hold a discussion about UC Berkeley’s history of complicity with sexual harassment, and its censorship of a student-run course on Palestine, and plan how to expand socialist organization on campus. 61647
Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood 7:30 pm
Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood @ Hillside Club
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood @ Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
Nicolas Schou, award-winning investigative journalist, author of “Kill the Messenger: How the CIA’s Crack Cocaine Controversy Destroyed Journalist Gary Webb,” exposes government operatives altering media stories and films. He names names and spotlights flagrant examples of collusion, of respected reporters selling out to powerful agencies. For the first time, Schou gets CIA officers, Hollywood consultants, reporters, and entertainment executives to go on record about the ways “true stories” come about and how the CIA has embedded itself in Hollywood to ensure that the agency gets the hero treatment on-screen. We … Continued
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National Day of Action for Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) 1:30 pm
National Day of Action for Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) @ Lil Bobby Hutton Park
Sep 16 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
National Day of Action for Imam Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown) @ Lil Bobby Hutton Park | Oakland | California | United States
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Justice 4 Colby Friday – Vigil for Answers 5:30 pm
Justice 4 Colby Friday – Vigil for Answers
Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Justice 4 Colby Friday - Vigil for Answers @ Stockton | California | United States
We are asking if anyone in the community has any information, eyewitness accounts or video showing the unjust killing of Colby Friday, shot in the back by Stockton Police Officer David Wells. The community can no longer tolerate Stockton police officers shooting their citizens in the back – it is the same tired narrative that repeats time and time again. From Luther Brown, James Cook and James Rivera Jr., all shot and yet these officers all still work, are promoted and are allowed to stalk the streets for their next … Continued
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Abolition of Policing 11:00 am
Abolition of Policing @ Omni Commons
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Want to learn how to work toward eliminating the cops? Want to hear how we challenge the notion that policing keeps us safe? CR Oakland regularly offers this workshop that looks at the role and history of policing in the U.S., the way it has impacted various communities, and how people have resisted and challenged its inherent violence. This workshop also goes over how we can reduce our reliance on policing by highlighting the various ways that building up community strength and practices lead to true safety that does not … Continued
Know Your Options: Chronic Illness Workshop 11:00 am
Know Your Options: Chronic Illness Workshop
Sep 17 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Know Your Options: Chronic Illness Workshop @ Oakland | California | United States
The space is accessible with no stairs and has an accessible bathroom. Please come scent free to accommodate those with chemical sensitivities. This Saturday, Critical Resistance Oakland and the Oakland Power Projects will be hosting an important workshop, “Know Your Options: Chronic Illness.” It is designed to increase people’s understanding of how policing, imprisonment, and gentrification drive health inequalities manifest as chronic illnesses and to empower people who live with them to access the care they need with minimal contact with law enforcement. The workshop ends with the problem of … Continued
OccupySF 5th Anniversary Picnic and Open Mic 12:00 pm
OccupySF 5th Anniversary Picnic and Open Mic @ Sue Bierman Park
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
OccupySF 5th Anniversary picnic and open mic. Bring your own food. Bring your own drink. Bring instruments. Bring megaphone. Bring sings and banners!61471
Rally Against the TPP 12:00 pm
Rally Against the TPP @ Vallejo Ferry Terminal
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rally Against the TPP @ Vallejo Ferry Terminal | Vallejo | California | United States
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Film: Remember the International Hotel. Alameda Renters Coalition. 2:00 pm
Film: Remember the International Hotel. Alameda Renters Coalition. @ t. Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Alameda Renters Coalition and Filipino Advocates for Justice for an intimate screening of “The Fall of the I-Hotel” documentary, as well as special showings of two short videos produced by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project about the signature drive to put M1 on the ballot. In 1977, tenants at San Francisco’s International Hotel — mostly Filipino elders — fought a mass eviction. Students, activists, poets, and politicians joined their cause, and while the residents were eventually forced out by sheriff’s deputies, the campaign helped catalyze the Filipino-American community and the … Continued
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Turkey’s Invasion of Syria 10:30 am
Turkey’s Invasion of Syria @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Turkey's Invasion of Syria @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
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ByeLibby Launch Party 1:00 pm
ByeLibby Launch Party @ Outside Oakland City Hall
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
After much posturing, the City FINALLY approved our petition to gather signatures for the recall of Libby Schaaf. Join us for a brief training and refreshments before we hit the streets to talk to the people and build momentum for our campaign. We will break bread as a community in Oscar Grant Plaza at the end of the afternoon. Displacement in the name of Development Rampant Police Corruption, Rape & Brutality Inciting Police Violence Against Black Women, Children & Elders Attempting to Turn Oakland Into A SunDown Town Loss of … Continued
Intentional Community in Exile 2:00 pm
Intentional Community in Exile @ Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Intentional Community in Exile (ICE) presents “Intentional Community in Exile (ICE)” Including a treatise on ‘warming up exile without melting’ using voices, bodies. Discussion: 2pm in the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive Koret Reading Room Action: 3:30pm ICE (Intentional Community in Exile) is a fresh new mutual aid society, built to sustain radical, creative and political practices within a hostile economic system. ICE breaks with the assumption that the objective of this life is a house with a nuclear/biological family, through accumulation of personal property, or individual recognition. … Continued
Fascism on Film: The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui 4:00 pm
Fascism on Film: The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui
Sep 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fascism on Film: The Resistable Rise Of Arturo Ui @ Berkeley | California | United States
Dear Friends, There are still plenty of seats left for the SECOND in the film series and discussion group called “Fascism on Film”. The film this time is “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” (1970), a BBC production based on the play by Bertolt Brecht.  It features an outstanding performance by Nicol Williamson in the title role. The story parallels the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich, portraying Hitler as a petty gangster in Chicago who by hook and by crook takes over the vegetable market, a.k.a. the … Continued
CDP Workshop with the People’s Community Medics 6:30 pm
CDP Workshop with the People’s Community Medics @ Omni Commons
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Every week, the Community Democracy Project holds a space for community leaders, volunteers, and members to discuss current events, important issues impacting our communities, or to share a skillset. On September 18, 2016, we’re proud to host the People’s Community Medics! They will conduct a training on how to provide first-aide to victims of gun shot wounds. Read more about them below: The People’s Community Medics (PCM) was founded in 2011 by Sharena Thomas and Lesley Phillips when members of the Oscar Grant Committee we learned that BART police refused … Continued
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Donate Supplies for Dakota Pipeline Resistance Camps 10:00 am
Donate Supplies for Dakota Pipeline Resistance Camps @ Greenpeace Office
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Greenpeace offices around the county will be collecting camping, cooking, art, medical, and other supplies for the thousands of  indigenous and other people gathered to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline would carry almost half a million barrels of water a day, endangering the lands of native tribes and others in four states as well as the water of the Missouri River. Sacred Stone and Red Warrior camps have been blocking pipeline construction for weeks. Thousands of supporters from 100 native tribes and allies across the country have joined the … Continued
Occupy Forum: The History of Socialism in America: from Robert Owens to Bernie Sanders 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The History of Socialism in America: from Robert Owens to Bernie Sanders @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… The History of Socialism in America: from Robert Owens’ utopian experiment of 1825 to Bernie’s political revolution of 2016 By Eugene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology,  Cal State, Long Beach Institute for the Critical Study  of Society in Oakland   As a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders began a political revolution to transform a political system run by the billionaire class into one that represents working and middle class Americans and creates more opportunity for everyone. This workshop will take a closer look at Bernie’s socialism by placing it … Continued
Two Lectures: Cassie Thornton on Smashing Debt and Alessandra Saviotti on Art as a Tool 7:00 pm
Two Lectures: Cassie Thornton on Smashing Debt and Alessandra Saviotti on Art as a Tool @ Omni Commons
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for two consecutive lectures by Cassie Thornton of the Feminist Economics Department and Alessandra Saviotti of the Asociación de Arte Útil. Sponsored by the Birdhouse Collective and WICAN Cassie Thornton, working under the Feminist Economics Department (FED), presents the three recent projects in Chicago, Halifax and New York. These projects involve (respectively) (a) encouraging children to use crowbars to destroy walls made out of debt-wracked adults’ imagination, (b) mobilizing citizens in a pub to use yoga to demand the economically depressed Nova Scotia be declared a postwork … Continued
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March/Vigil for Kayla Moore 6:00 pm
March/Vigil for Kayla Moore @ Old City Hall
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We can’t let Berkeley forget Kayla. City government continues to fail to prioritize people over policing. But, what we really need is accountability, not a motion to dismiss. What we really need is community care, not killer cops! NEXT TUESDAY, we’ll come together in community to keep Kayla’s memory alive in the streets of Berkeley.61631
“Entwined” Book Reading and “Outsider” Film 7:00 pm
“Entwined” Book Reading and “Outsider” Film @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Down Syndrome and deafness in 1950 consigned Judith Scott to a state institution for 35 nightmare years before her twin sister obtained her release. Once discarded by society, she responded to opportunities at Creative Growth Art Center by becoming a world-famous fiber artist. “Entwined”, a book by her sister Joyce, explores the twins’ closeness and the profound impact of Judith’s extraordinary life and remarkable creativity. Copies will be available for sale. Also on this program, Betsy Bayha’s film, “Outsider”, is an intimate portrait of a compelling, eccentric and talented individual … Continued
Film: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible 7:00 pm
Film: Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible @ New Parkway Theater
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This screening is co-presented by World Trust and features a post-film discussion with filmmaker Shakti Butler. Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible allows white people to find their own voice, and to reflect on their own experience and understanding. They hear from role models — other white people who have already committed themselves to racial justice. This has been a missing piece in social justice and cultural competency work. And, when viewing this film, people of color have an opportunity to focus on their own issues of internalized racism, should … Continued
Liberated Lens: Heist 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens: Heist @ Omni Commons
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Who stole the American Dream?  (And How Can We Get it Back?) This documentary explores the worldwide economic collapse of 2008, tracing its originals to a 1971 secret memo entitles ‘Attack on the American Free Enterprise System.’ Free snacks and popcorn!61559
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The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream 4:00 pm
The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream @ Wildavsky Conference Room, ISSI
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, The Center for Ethnographic Research presents: Steve Viscelli, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania Co-sponsored by the Center for Labor Research and Education Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn’t always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. Deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking’s labor markets–once dominated by … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Renters National Day of Action – Rally at OGP 12:00 pm
Renters National Day of Action – Rally at OGP @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Oakland – As part of the national renters’ day of action, on September 22, there will be a rally in support of renters’ rights in Oakland and many other cities across the nation. Organizers have planned a day of action for renters in 46 cities on September 22, including some days near September 22 to fight back, and demand a freeze on all unjust evictions and rent increases. On September 22, according to Causa Justa/Just Cause, in Oakland there will be a rally & banner drop in Oakland at 14th … Continued
Organize to save Kevin Cooper 7:00 pm
Organize to save Kevin Cooper @ Barrows Hall, Room 54, UC Berkeley
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On September 9th, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, thousands of prisoners took action in more than 40 facilities across the country as part of a national strike to demand their rights as workers and humans. The fight against legal caging and murder is not new, and continues. Two death penalty propositions on the November 2016 California ballot are stirring debates about capital punishment. It’s undeniable that capital punishment targets the poor, is racist, kills innocent people, is cruel and unusual, and doesn’t deter crime. The ISO has been … Continued
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National Blackout Day – Wear All Black. #TerenceCrutcher #KeithLamontScott
National Blackout Day – Wear All Black. #TerenceCrutcher #KeithLamontScott @ Everywhere
Sep 23 all-day
Do you participate?#blackout #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/xu7poDatEg— Black To Live (@BlackToLive) September 23, 2016 61694
JUSTICE 4 KAYLA: SUPPORT THE MOORE FAMILY IN COURT, 9:00 am
JUSTICE 4 KAYLA: SUPPORT THE MOORE FAMILY IN COURT, @ Floor 17, Courtroom 6 Judge Breyer's Courtroom
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
9am: coffee and food. 10am: hearing begins. Hearing could take as little as an hour or could be longer. More info: Facebook event: click HERE Some details about court support tomorrow: WEAR PURPLE! Or, if you have one of the black & white Justice for Kayla Moore shirts bring that plus a back up in case the judge disallows shirts with a message. COMING FROM BERKELEY? A group of folks will be meeting at Downtown Berkeley BART at 8am. They’ll have a banner so you can find them to BART … Continued
Mexican Human Rights Defenders Speak Out 4:00 pm
Mexican Human Rights Defenders Speak Out @ UC Berkeley Multicultural Center
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Alejandro Ramos, Morelos y Pavón Human Rights Center, Guerrero, Mexico Gerardo Espinoza, Fray Matías Human Rights Center, Chiapas, Mexico Sagnicthe Salazar, Xicano Moratorium Coalition Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project Moderator: Rev. Debbie Lee, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity From the Bay Area to Mexico, police act with impunity against local communities and migrants. The ‘drug war’ that has incarcerated millions in the United States has killed 150,000 people and forcibly disappeared another 27,000 in Mexico since 2007. In both countries, spurred by Washington’s policies, immigration agents detain and deport Central … Continued
Art of Living Yoga Course at ABC4J 6:30 pm
Art of Living Yoga Course at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Sep 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hurt people hurt people. Healed people heal people. Because we believe this to be true, our main mission at The Alan Blueford Center for Justice is to help heal the commUnity❤️ Much gratitude to Pratiksha Ahuja from The Art of Living for bringing this healing opportunity to the commUnity❤️ We invite you to our first Art of Living Yoga course in Oakland, CA. Please feel free to share this flyer and info below. The course is open to all. No prerequisites required. “A weekend immersion – Art of Living Yoga” … Continued
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. 8:00 pm
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. @ Berkeley Arts Festival
Sep 23 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Charlie Hinton & Bill Crossman Directed by Mark Kenward Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with prisoners in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show takes place in November, 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. Pianist Bill Crossman will improvise music throughout the performance. Afterwards, we will have an update about Pelican Bay and the “security/welfare” checks that are waking up prisoners every 30 minutes in solitary confinement units throughout CA. Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away61687
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Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation 10:00 am
Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation @ San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation @ San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium | San Francisco | California | United States
Sponsored by: San Franciscans for Police Accountability. The evidence is clear: San Francisco Police Department is badly broken, operates without effective oversight and is in need of transformational reform. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Police Transparency and Accountability composed of independent volunteer judges and attorneys has thoroughly studied SFPD and made thoughtful recommendations for change. But unless San Franciscans speak out, SFPD will continue to embarrass our City and harm our citizens while these recommendations gatherdust. On September 24, 2016, you are invited to learn more about the Blue Ribbon … Continued
Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation 10:00 am
Making SFPD Accountable: A Community Conversation @ San Francisco Main Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sponsored by San Franciscans for Police Accountability   The evidence is clear: San Francisco Police Department is badly broken, operates without effective oversight and is in need of transformational reform. The Blue Ribbon Panel on Police Transparency and Accountability  composed of independent volunteer judges and attorneys has thoroughly studied SFPD and made thoughtful recommendations for change. But unless San Franciscans speak out, SFPD will continue to embarrass our City and harm our citizens while these recommendations gather dust. On September 24, 2016, you are invited to learn more about the … Continued
Afrikatown’s Hood Healing Day 11:00 am
Afrikatown’s Hood Healing Day @ Qilombo
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Healing is sacred liberation. Some of us use ancient spiritual tools, some of us create our own rituals and ceremonies, and some of us use whatever is around us to transform. Envision a space where communities can converge! Where healers of color from different ethnicities, different physical and mental health abilities, & different relationships to the Creator and land can join their communities. Think of Afrikatown’s Hood Healing Day as a space where you can invite the people you love the most (blood or chosen families) to be in remembrance … Continued
Hillary Clinton’s Program for War 4:00 pm
Hillary Clinton’s Program for War @ Workers World
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
What would our prospects for continued and increased militarization and imperialist adventurism look like under a Hillary Clinton presidency? Is she the “safer” vote? Come talk about current U.S. agression abroad and what those prospects look like going forward under a Clinton presidency. Come join our discussion. Refreshments will be served. Wheelchair accessible.61674
Solidarity With the Charlotte Rebellion. 7:00 pm
Solidarity With the Charlotte Rebellion. @ Latham Square
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
#Oakland: Demonstration in Solidarity With #Charlotte Rebellion #RevoltWithCharlotte https://t.co/BcOwNoqqhi pic.twitter.com/TyKEV01PQm— It's Going Down (@IGD_News) September 23, 2016 61692
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Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters | Richmond | California | United States
Sunflower Alliance members who participated in the successful No Coal in Oakland campaign will discuss the ways the campaign built the power to stop the coal export terminal. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice. The Sunflower Alliance brings together individuals and organizations committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of all Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate change. We work toward building an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.61671
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
Sep 25 @ 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
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice 3:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. 4:00 pm
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. @ Berkeley Arts Festival
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Charlie Hinton & Bill Crossman Directed by Mark Kenward Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with prisoners in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show takes place in November, 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. Pianist Bill Crossman will improvise music throughout the performance. Afterwards, we will have an update about Pelican Bay and the “security/welfare” checks that are waking up prisoners every 30 minutes in solitary confinement units throughout CA. Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away61688
Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Roundtable 4:00 pm
Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Roundtable @ Northbrae Community Chur h
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Homelessness is on the rise in Berkeley. Beyond the immediate impact upon those persons living without shelter, it is increasingly on the minds of Berkeley residents and business-owners, and is central to voters this November.  The Berkeley Public Library, BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action) and Northbrae Community Church are in collaboration to host a community forum on homelessness featuring the 2016 Berkeley Mayoral candidates. How can Berkeley best address the issues of the escalating costs of affordable housing, and the necessary support for persons who are homeless?  What policies … Continued
Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Sunday The Community Democracy Project and our supporters gather to imagine a society that functions differently. We organize and strategize to make Participatory Budgeting a reality in Oakland through a voter initiative that uplifts and values the voices of the most marginalized. Beginning August 28th every 4th Sunday will be dedicated to a work of Science Fiction that inspires us. We’re very excited to blast off with the short story, Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Read (attached in the comments!) and join us to share your insight and inspiration. Future … Continued
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Idle No More Calls Us to Stand Up to Phillips 66 7:00 am
Idle No More Calls Us to Stand Up to Phillips 66
Sep 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
The Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo has once again poisoned Bay Area water and air.  After a tanker spill this week in San Pablo Bay, over 100 people have gone to the hospital and untold numbers of relatives in the area have been affected.  We are standing together to say that it is time to leave fossil fuels in the ground! We will begin at Lone Tree Point and walk to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery (P66) on San Pablo Ave. in Rodeo. The EPA has listed P66 as … Continued
Fossil-Free Bay Area 12:30 pm
Fossil-Free Bay Area @ SPUR
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
California has the most ambitious climate policy framework in the world, and the Bay Area has the resources, political temperament and innovative spirit to demonstrate how to work toward eliminating fossil fuel use. But is that spirit enough to go fossil-free? SPUR’s latest report lays out an agenda for the region to transition to a high-efficiency, 100% renewable energy system that will create a model for other urban regions while improving climate resiliency. + Laura Tam / SPUR + Sarah Jo Szambelan / SPUR61690
Help Film a Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters) Commercial. 5:30 pm
Help Film a Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters) Commercial. @ Gazebo on Lake Merritt, near Bellevue & Grand
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A “Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters)” commercial will be filmed on Monday, 9/26.  We’re inviting all supporters to come join in the finale — at 5:30 pm at the Gazebo on Lake Merritt — find it on the map: Lake Merritt Gazebo area. NOTE: Everyone is welcome in their daily casual wear, but please no logos, organization shirts or jerseys, because getting formal approval for those to appear on television is a long process. Please let Becki or Gabby know if you will be able to join at … Continued
Occupy Forum: The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Sep 26 @ 6:00 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 The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? At OccupyForum, we don’t really have the stomach to watch the Clinton-Trump debate, although lurid curiosity may get the better of us for a few minutes. After we turn it off in disgust and despair, we may instead turn to something Ralph Nader is putting together called Breaking Through Power. On September 26th through September … Continued
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Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition Press Conference 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition Press Conference @ DA's Office
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition NOON Press Conference To DEMAND that DA Gascon charge Killer Cops with Murder! And then at 1:30 Steps of City Hall, 2pm Inside City Hall, 2nd Floor For the Board of Supervisors Vote on the Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Police Misconduct in San Francisco. It is unfathomable that as we see other cops being charged across the country for their heinous murders of black and brown people – we in San Francisco still await a SINGLE charge or action from our District Attorney. … Continued
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance 1:30 pm
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance Community & Economic Development Committee Hearing We’re sending out a call to action for those interested in building just and resilient economies in the Bay Area! This is your chance to come out, have your voice heard, and tell Oakland City Council that we demand an economy that supports the growth of worker owned businesses! A coalition of organizations and community members have been working for over two years to get us to this point, and we need your support to get us past the finish … Continued
Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer: A Listening Session 6:00 pm
Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer: A Listening Session @ The Way Christian Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alameda County’s new Chief Probation officer comes to us with a stellar reputation from San Francisco. These community listening sessions are where you can voice your concerns about how the police interact with our community. Chief Probation Officer Wendy Still cordially invites you to attend District 5’s Community Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27th, at The Way Christian Center, 1305 University Ave., Berkeley, from 6:00-7:30 pm. This will be the first of five listening sessions held by Chief Wendy Still to meet and engage community members in District 5 and … Continued
Ella Bake Center – Prisoners’ Letter Writing Night & Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Bake Center – Prisoners’ Letter Writing Night & Meeting @ Suite 1125
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Writing letters to people behind bars is one of the most vital ways of providing direct support. The level of isolation and lack of agency produced by prisons and jails raises the stakes of communication with the outside world, and receiving a letter is a simple way to brighten someone’s day by creating human interaction and communication. Come to the Ella Baker Center and help us respond to the letters we’ve received from people locked up in prison. We are getting lots of questions about upcoming ballot initiatives, Prop 47, … Continued
Demouria Hogg Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement – Oakland City Council 6:30 pm
Demouria Hogg Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement – Oakland City Council
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
On Consent Calendar: Subject: Settlement Agreement Of Allene Hutchinson, Et Al., V. City Of Oakland From: Office Of The City Attorney Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing And Directing The City Attorney To Compromise And Settle The Case Of Allene Hutchinson, Et Al. V. City Of Oakland, Et Al., United States District Court, Northern District Of California Case No.15-CV-05011/16-CV-01669, City Attorney’s File No. 30189, In The Amount Of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,200,000.00) (Oakland Police Department -Wrongful Death) (Allene Hutchinson is Demouria Hogg’s mother)61709
Ecuadorians Fighting Chevron Speak 6:30 pm
Ecuadorians Fighting Chevron Speak @ Bobby Bowen Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come hear the stories of the indigenous people of Ecuador who have been fighting Chevron for 20 years, demanding it clean up the toxic devastation it left in their home. Two members of the Union of Affected Peoples of Ecuador will speak in Richmond, fresh from their solidarity visit to the Standing Rock Sioux fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline   61698
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Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community 12:00 pm
Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community @ Mario Salvo Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community @ Mario Salvo Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
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Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca – Berkeley Teacher Suspended for Supporting Anti-Fascist Protest 5:00 pm
Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca – Berkeley Teacher Suspended for Supporting Anti-Fascist Protest @ North Berkeley Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
After she helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer, and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists, terror threats were made against the school if she was not fired. Instead of defending the entire school, including Yvette, the Berkeley Unified School District has since turned on her, docked some of her pay, and last Wednesday abruptly suspended her. A parent of one of her students reported that his son was removed from class that day, and interrogated about … Continued
Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca 5:00 pm
Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca @ Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm
Please come out to a community town hall to defend an anti-fascist Berkeley middle school teacher under attack by the school district, and to find out more about the situation:   Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5pm Berkeley Public Library, North Branch 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), Berkeley, California     After she helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer, and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists, terror threats were made against … Continued
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley 6:00 pm
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley @ Qilombo Community Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley @ Qilombo Community Center | Oakland | California | United States
Come out to the Qilombo Community Center in West Oakland on Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm, to hear a special report and presentation from Stockton organizers and community members about the ongoing battle against police terror and brutality in Stockton, CA. Hear from family and friends of Colby Friday and James Rivera, Jr about their fight for justice and about how people in Stockton are working to build bridges between the bay area and beyond and how you can show solidarity with their ongoing organizing and participate in upcoming actions. … Continued
Film showing: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ 6:30 pm
Film showing: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On November 23, 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at a mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop, for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks … Continued
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Stand with our service workers! 12:00 pm
Stand with our service workers!
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join and support the dedicated Social Workers and Eligibility Workers who provide services to the homeless, victims of child and elder abuse, and families in need of food assistance. They are fighting to make sure they have the safety, resources and staffing to do their jobs. The County’s failure to recruit and retain staff puts crucial public assistance programs at risk. Workers who have spoken out on have been targeted and threatened by County management. Contra Costa has one of the lowest salary and benefit packages in the Bay Area, … Continued
Autonomous Worker Organizing and Organized Labor: A Lecture. 2:00 pm
Autonomous Worker Organizing and Organized Labor: A Lecture. @ Wildavsky Conference Room, Center for Research on Social Change
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Only 11% of United States workers today are unionized. Unions under our labor law regime and economic system have become smaller for almost a half century. Thus wages have stagnated or declined for the 89% of U.S. workers who are now not in unions and, for the unionized, they have barely kept pace with inflation. If greater union density improves wages and work life conditions for all workers: (1) how do we grow actually existing unions, and (2) how do we organize workers who are not unionized? The Oakland Livable … Continued
INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI 4:30 pm
INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join Haiti Action Committee to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a coup that continues to inform the present struggle of the Haitian people for democracy and justice. SEPTEMBER 30th – 4:30 PM DEMONSTRATION meets at 14th & Broadway in Oakland OCTOBER 2nd – 3PM EVENT at Eastside Arts, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland Why is it important to remember September 30, 1991? It is a battle of memory against forgetfulness, because we think that we cannot build the democracy we want for this country if we continue to erase what happened. … Continued
Tracy Kidder: A Truck Full of Money 7:30 pm
Tracy Kidder: A Truck Full of Money @ First Congregational Church
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
THIS EVENT IS MOST LIKELY CANCELLED BECAUSE THE BUILDING IT WAS BEING HELD IN CAUGHT FIRE ON 9/30 AND IS STILL BURNING!   Tracy Kidder, master of the nonfiction narrative and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Soul of the New Machine and the bestselling Mountains Beyond Mountains, presents the inspiring story of Kayak.com founder Paul English, a kinetic, unconventional inventor and entrepreneur. Growing up in working-class Boston, Paul English discovers the perfect medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. Despite suffering from what is … Continued
Colorstruck! 8:00 pm
Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr., BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…. COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. 61645