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DSA San Francisco – New Member Meeting 2:00 pm
DSA San Francisco – New Member Meeting @ Alley Cat Books
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Can’t come to the regular meeting? We recommend our very good New Member Meeting next Sunday. https://t.co/VqLVSWjToy pic.twitter.com/yiqwxNebBn— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) September 27, 2017 Welcome to all members and people who are just curious about DSA. Learn about upcoming events and learn how to plug in to new and ongoing projects.63712
DACA Workshop- Renewal Fees Covered 3:00 pm
DACA Workshop- Renewal Fees Covered @ East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
DACA Workshop- Renewal Fees Covered @ East Bay Sanctuary Covenant | Berkeley | California | United States
Starting at our workshop tomorrow, the $495 USCIS #DACA application fee for renewals will be covered by a generous gift from Mission Asset Fund. All DACA applicants/recipients are encouraged to attend the information sessions, regardless of renewal status. Please share widely. To register for a workshop, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9794DBgzk4GePPElv02yYPHcVnKlVRN6-vOPTzixSjYc03A/viewform?usp=sf_link 63718
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim 6:00 pm
Vigil for OPD Taser Victim
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us in a vigil for the as yet unnamed Black man who was killed by OPD on September 28 as a result of being tased. We offer our deep sympathy to his family and loved ones. Please bring candles and flowers. We are still trying to reach out to both his family and to witnesses of the events leading to his death. Please contact APTP either by direct message to our Facebook page or by email to aptpinfo at gmail.com63728
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OPD Negotiated Settlement Hearing. 3:00 pm
OPD Negotiated Settlement Hearing. @ Courtroom 2 - 17th Floor
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The first hearing before the Federal judge, Judge Orrick, who has taken over the case from retired Judge Henderson. OPD, under Kirkpatrick, claim no command staff can be punished for Guap screwup b/c of statutory deadlines. Not the case, say Chanin/Burris pic.twitter.com/aX7ZgtBrJ8— Ali Winston (@awinston) September 26, 2017 63704
Tax the Rich rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
Occupy Forum – The Original Free Speech Movement 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum – The Original Free Speech Movement @ Black and Brown Social Club
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion, & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! The Original Free Speech Movement: “Berkeley in the Sixties” Lately, when we hear U.C. Berkeley’s hosting extremists from the far right (white nationalists, racists, etc.) billed as “Free Speech Week”, we could just cry with frustration and outrage, and also laugh out loud at the scathing irony and sheer Orwellian chutzpah. It’s time to re-acquaint ourselves with the original Free Speech Movement of the ‘60s, and … Continued
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Learn how you can Save Money with Solar or Electric Vehicles 6:00 pm
Learn how you can Save Money with Solar or Electric Vehicles @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
SunShares Workshop: Interested in going solar or buying an electric vehicle, but don’t know where to start? SunShares is a renewable energy program that offers discounts, free workshops and helps Bay Area residents, including renters, learn more about their clean energy options. Attend this free workshop to learn about the SunShares program, how solar works and how the financials of renewable energy benefit YOU! Solar and electric vehicle providers will be on hand to discuss their products and answer any questions you may have about going solar or buying/leasing an … Continued
Fundraiser for Hurricane María Relief 6:30 pm
Fundraiser for Hurricane María Relief @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
FROM THE ORGANIZER A fundraising concert of Puerto Rican diaspora music by Majo and Taller Bombaléle. All proceeds will go to Hurricane María Community Relief Fund If you can’t come but want to donate or are looking for ways to help click here: www.losambulantes.com/help-puerto-rico Majo: music is medicine : esotérica tropical mariajosemontijo.bandcamp.com Taller Bombaléle: Afro-Puerto Rican drum and dance ensemble. Community music. De Santurce a la bahía, la bomba es vida. Be ready to sing and dance. facebook.com/TallerBombalele Show starts at 7pm $10-20 suggested donation 63737
An Evening of Action: Text-banking and Pizza and Beer 7:30 pm
An Evening of Action: Text-banking and Pizza and Beer @ Drake's Dealership
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Join Indivisible East Bay for beers/pizza/happy hour and, most importantly, text-banking to support the resistance! We’ll be using a system created by our partner, Rapid Resist, to mobilize voters for local organizers’ events around the country. They’ve recruited for organizations like the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Indivisible Jacksonville, and Working America, and moved thousands to oppose the Trump administration’s agenda. If you haven’t texted with Rapid Resist before, it is SO easy and SO effective. Come check it out! WHAT DO YOU NEED? – A mobile device with a good battery … Continued
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Court Support – Sacramento Anti-Fascists 12:30 pm
Court Support – Sacramento Anti-Fascists @ Sacramento County Jail, Dept 63
Oct 4 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Pack the Courtroom for Yvette’s Sacramento Court date 12:30 Press Conference 1:30 Pack the court room 720 9th Street Urgent: Yvette Felarca and Eddy Robinson were arrested while protesting at UC-Berkeley on Tuesday, September 26th. While protesting alt-right Portland-based thugs, Joey Gibson and his Patriot Prayer group and other neo-fascists at UC Berkeley, Yvette was assaulted by one of the white supremacists. Then, while following beside the alt-right march and chanting, Yvette was jostled and pushed by the thugs into their march. The police, who had been pointing-out Yvette all … Continued
Postponed: No Tasers in San Francisco! – Police Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
Postponed: No Tasers in San Francisco! – Police Commission Meeting @ SF City Hall
Oct 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Today, join us at the Police Commission meeting! Tasers are off the agenda, but we'll be there making sure the often deadly weapons don't come back.https://t.co/bxKBvzMPsc pic.twitter.com/kUcg0JDsHv— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) October 4, 2017 Tasers are on the agenda for the police commission meeting. They may be voting at this meeting and will have a public hearing on the subject! Show up, speak out, and let’s shut down tasers for SFPD.63710
Berkeley PRC Hearing on Police Violence after Urban Shield City Council Mtg on June 20th 6:00 pm
Berkeley PRC Hearing on Police Violence after Urban Shield City Council Mtg on June 20th @ South Berkeley Senior Center (near Ashby BART)
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berkeley’s PRC subcommittee is holding a hearing on the June 20 City Council meeting about Urban Shield that ended in police confrontation. Here is the call for anyone who attended that meeting and wants to testify to the PRC. Notice Inviting Testimony The Berkeley Police Review Commission (PRC)  recently voted to open an investigation into whether the police response at and following the June 20, 2017 City Council meeting on Urban Shield was appropriate, and to create a subcommittee for this purpose. The subcommittee will discuss the issues and take … Continued
Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket 6:00 pm
Film Screening: The Price of the Ticket @ African American Museum & Library at Oakland
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Oakland Public Library, in collaboration with the James Baldwin Project, will present a special evening of film and discussion. Filmmakers Karen Thorsen and Douglas Dempsey will screen their documentary “The Price of the Ticket” that traces the life and career of writer James Baldwin. A community conversation about the issues raised in the film will follow the screening. Oakland History Room librarian Dorothy Lazard will moderate. This event is free and open to the public. 63641
Mario Savio Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today? 8:00 pm
Mario Savio Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today? @ PAULEY BALLROOM, UC Berkeley Student Union
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Mario Savio Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today? @ PAULEY BALLROOM, UC Berkeley Student Union | Berkeley | California | United States
Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award Annie Leonard UC Berkeley is proud to announce Annie Leonard as this year’s Mario Savio Memorial Lecture speaker. The executive director of Greenpeace USA will present  a lecture entitled: “Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?” Wheelchair accessible. This is a benefit for the Savio Lecture Project. Co-sponsored by KPFA. For more information, visit events.berkeley.edu 63739
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, 1st floor
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
You are invited to the October 5 Privacy Commission meeting, where we will discuss the August 16 ICE Raid in West Oakland. Almost all of the statements made by Chief Kirkpatrick pertaining to the raid are demonstrably FALSE. She has been invited to attend to answer our questions; we’ll see if that happens. Agenda: 1. 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of July 6 meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Discussion with Oakland Police Department Chief Kirkpatrick regarding the August 16 ICE raid … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – ICE Raid 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – ICE Raid @ Oakland City Hall
Oct 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 1. 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of July 6 meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Discussion with Oakland Police Department Chief Kirkpatrick regarding the August 16 ICE raid 5. 5:35pm: Discuss and take possible action on Oakland Police Department Immigration Policy No. 415 6. 5:50pm: Review and take possible action on an ordinance prohibiting City business with vendors that provide services to ICE 7. 6:10pm: Staff status update on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance labor discussions 8. 6:15pm: Staff status update on … Continued
Learn How to Encrypt Your Phone 6:00 pm
Learn How to Encrypt Your Phone @ Oakland Main Library
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn How to Encrypt Your Phone – expert trainers from the Electronic Frontier Foundation will offer a hands-on, intermediate-level workshop covering mobile encryption apps for voice, text, chat, and full-disk encryption. Bring your phone and bring a friend so you can test out the encryption apps together. Space is limited. Registration is required—please call (510) 238-6931 at least seven days prior to the event. For information, contact Mana Tominaga, Supervising Librarian, at mtominaga@oaklandlibrary.org or (510) 238-6611.63717
Days In Solidarity with African People: Unity Through Reparations – Oakland 6:30 pm
Days In Solidarity with African People: Unity Through Reparations – Oakland @ Uhuru House
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The famous Days in Solidarity with African People national speaking tour, hosted by the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, will kick off its 2017 campaign themed “Unity Through Reparations” in Oakland, CA at the historic Uhuru House at 7911 MacArthur Blvd on October 5th at 6:30pm. Speakers: Keynote: Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party. Featured: Penny Hess, Chairwoman of the African People’s Solidarity Committee Featured: Eritha “Akilé” Cainion, Chair of the Committee for Justice for the Three Drowned Black Girls and District 6 City Council candidate in St Petersburg, … Continued
OR7 – The Journey 6:30 pm
OR7 – The Journey @ BFUU Fellowship Hall
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OR7 – The Journey @ BFUU Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Transition Berkeley and Center for Biological Diversity Present: Please join us for a screening of “OR7: The Journey.” This inspiring film is about Oregon’s famous wandering gray wolf, OR-7, who made international news after trekking hundreds of miles across Oregon down into Northern California — the first wolf in the Golden State in nearly 90 years. OR-7 is back in Oregon now with a mate; they’ve had pups four years in a row, two of which have traveled to California on their own. Thrillingly, one of them found a mate … Continued
Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions 6:30 pm
Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions @ Workers World
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join a presentation and discusiion with the author of “Turn the Guns Around: Mutinies, Soldier Revolts and Revolutions”, John Catalinotto. He will be with us by Skype, but it will be fully interactive, with plenty of opportunity for discussion and questions. From a review of the book by El Tee “For young revolutionaries picking up “Turn the Guns Around,” I would encourage us to remember that who we are in this period matters — particularly for LGBTQ youth, youth of color and other oppressed youth. And who we are should … Continued
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March For Justice; From SF to Sacramento City Hall 12:00 pm
March For Justice; From SF to Sacramento City Hall
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
March for Justice/ Peace: Members of the Black & Brown movement from the community of San Francisco have come together to march from San Francisco to Sacramento City Hall on October 6th,2017. This action is taking place to bring awareness to the countless murders by the San Francisco Police Department without any accountability or consequences, we are demanding that Attorney General Xavier Becerra does what District Attorney George Gascon is having such a difficult time doing, while that is him having difficulty in charging the police officers that have taken … Continued
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Suds, Snacks, & Socialism 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism @ Starry Plough
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents U.S. Imperialism over Latin America Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and where next? WE’RE GONNA FREE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU! We haven’t finalized our speakers yet, but we expect an informative and provocative forum, with our usual good food and drink, and good company. This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Doors open at 2 pm and the program will start promptly at 2:30 pm. The forum will end by 4:30 pm, but folks can stay … Continued
Peace or Planet: Book Launch Party for The War and Environment Reader 7:30 pm
Peace or Planet: Book Launch Party for The War and Environment Reader @ BFUU Fellowship Hall
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Help unite the environmental and peace movements! Gar Smith’s new book examines Permawar (the culture of war), Terracide (war’s impacts on nature), and Ecolibrium (paths to a world in balance with nature). With essays by Daniel Ellsberg, Medea Benjamin, Jerry Mander, Helen Caldicott and others. Select readings by special guests, followed by a Q&A. Sponsored by BFUU’s Social Justice Committee.63732
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Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Oct 8 @ 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. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 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. “Thy name is my … Continued
DSA Canvass for Single Payer 1:00 pm
DSA Canvass for Single Payer
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oakland District 1 Single Payer Canvass RSVP for Location https://tinyurl.com/ya3645d6 Join us in North Oakland for a single-payer canvass, Sunday, October 8th from 1-5pm. The day will include lunch, a training on how to canvass, one-on-one practice time, and canvassing in the neighborhood!63730
Rally for a People-Powered Future of California 1:00 pm
Rally for a People-Powered Future of California @ Mario Savio steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Campus
Oct 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles, Former Berkeley Mayor Gus Newport and candidate for Congressional D10 Dotty Nygard invites you to join leaders of the progressive movement from across the region and state to proudly express our collective vision for the future. Together we will explore the tough questions, what comes next? What laws and budgets will protect our kids and heal our communities? Who are the leaders we the people need to elect to change those laws and pass those budgets? We are eager to answer these kinds of questions. … Continued
Universal Health Coverage Economics – with Peter Arno, PhD 3:00 pm
Universal Health Coverage Economics – with Peter Arno, PhD @ USW Hall
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peter S. Arno, PhD, one of the leading researchers for the University of Massachusetts-Amherst PERI team will speak about SB 562 and the Sanders Medicare for all bill, and the financing of each. Dr. Arno is an economist and Senior Fellow and Director of Health Policy Research at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Senior Fellow at the National Academy of Social Insurance. He recently served on the Board of Directors of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare Foundation from 2013 … Continued
Green Sunday: Militarism and the Environment:  Nature in the Crosshairs 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Militarism and the Environment:  Nature in the Crosshairs @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
GAR SMITH explores the business of war: the environmental and social consequences of war. The War and Environment Reader spotlights the damage military violence inflicts on regional and global ecosystems.  The Reader anthology features a wide array of global perspectives, including Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Daniel Ellsberg, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Dr. Jane Goodall, Koohan Paik, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, and Jody Williams. Gar Smith is editor emeritus of Earth Island Journal, a veteran of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, a Project Censored award-winning investigative reporter, and the author of Nuclear … Continued
Existence is Resistance: a report back from Palestine 8:00 pm
Existence is Resistance: a report back from Palestine @ Qilombo
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bay Area people! Existence is Resistance is having a report back from Palestine tonight in Oakland. Check out more: https://t.co/1hGocKiQQy pic.twitter.com/tT2pwBUPpz— Abby Martin (@AbbyMartin) October 7, 2017 63762
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Tax the Rich rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
Band Together Vigil: #NoMuslimBanEver 6:00 pm
Band Together Vigil: #NoMuslimBanEver @ Civic Center Plaza
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Just a few weeks shy of the October 10 hearing, the Trump administration announced its third iteration of the Muslim Ban. Three new nations were added to the list of countries facing restrictions—Chad, North Korea and Venezuela—and one country, Sudan, was removed from the list. In light of this development, the Supreme Court removed oral arguments from its calendar and asked for additional briefing from the parties. The Muslim and refugee bans are discriminatory, unconstitutional and inhumane in the same vein as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Japanese American incarceration, … Continued
Banned Together Vigil: Tell the Supreme Court #NoMuslimBanEver 6:00 pm
Banned Together Vigil: Tell the Supreme Court #NoMuslimBanEver @ Civic Center Plaza
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us in standing up for our communities and against discrimination and injustice. Let’s band together to tell the Supreme Court that we are against the Muslim and Refugee Bans. The months leading up to the election Donald Trump attacked brown and black immigrant communities with xenophobic rhetoric. Not even a week into his presidency, he began making good on his campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims and refugees entering the United States” by instituting his Muslim Ban. We have seen over the last months, 4th … Continued
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House Keys Not Handcuffs: Justice for SF’s Homeless 5:30 pm
House Keys Not Handcuffs: Justice for SF’s Homeless @ Koret Auditorium
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join panelists from the Democratic Socialists of America, the International Socialist Organization, Mother Brown’s, Coalition on Homelessness and Swords to Plowshares for an in-depth discussion of radical solutions to homelessness in San Francisco. This is a unique chance to hear perspectives from the front lines of San Francisco’s most pressing humanitarian crisis and learn how you can get involved!63765
March for Kayla Moore ~ Get ready for the family’s Oct. trial! 5:30 pm
March for Kayla Moore ~ Get ready for the family’s Oct. trial! @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
======================================= OCTOBER 10TH: MARCH FOR KAYLA MOORE ======================================= Show up Oct. 10th to amplify the Moore family’s call for justice for Kayla Moore, their loved one who was killed by BPD in 2013. We’re taking to the streets of Berkeley to lift up Kayla’s name, gear up for court support and demand mental health crisis response that is accessible to trans people, people of color, disabled people and everyone who ends up criminilized and endangered when our cities send cops to respond to crisis. ***Want to help prep for the … Continued
Film Screening: Birthright: A War Story 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Birthright: A War Story @ Rialto Cinemas
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Q&A with director Civia Tamarkin To Purchase Tickets Click HERE BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY is a feature length documentary that examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a radical movement tightens its grip across America. The film tells the story of women who have become collateral damage in the aggressive campaign to take control of reproductive health care and to allow states, courts and religious doctrine to govern whether, when and how women will bear children. The documentary explores the accelerating gains … Continued
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East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims 12:00 pm
East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We’re organizing mutual aid for folks who are displaced and affected by the North Bay fires. We’ll be taking donations up to Santa Rosa on Thursday and/or Friday. Stay tuned for next aid actions beyond donations. Items needed: Feminine hygiene items Flashlights w/ new batteries Tarps Lip Balm Deodorant Diapers and pull-ups Pack n play Dust masks Pet supplies (puppy pads, litter boxes, pet food) EBDSA DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 4255 Terrace Street, Oakland, 94611 Drop off anytime between 12-7pm Tuesday & Wednesday Please leave items on the porch 1850 Capistrano … Continued
Berkeley Police Review Commission 7:00 pm
Berkeley Police Review Commission @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Some Agenda Items: Public Recording of Law Enforcement Activity (Right to Watch) Observations of PRC Commissioners who attended Urban Shield Review Council revision of policy banning use of pepper spray in crowd control Rescind Standing Rule prohibiting non-Berkeley residents from sitting as community members on PRC subcommittees. Police Department’s timeline for implementation of body-worn camera program, including finalization of General Order governing use and access to video. 63766
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80 elderly people displaced by the fire need supplies in Oakland
80 elderly people displaced by the fire need supplies in Oakland @ St. Paul Towers
Oct 12 all-day
St Paul Towers in Oakland is taking in 80 elderly people who were displaced by the fire. THEY NEED: Gently used blankets and clothing (underwear and socks must be new) Unopened toiletries such as soap, toothpaste, shampoo Laundry detergent They need them RIGHT AWAY! Can you drop something off by Friday at St Paul Towers, 100 Bay Place, Oakland?63784
East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims @ Oakland and Berkeley, see text.
Oct 12 all-day
We’re organizing mutual aid for folks who are displaced and affected by the North Bay fires. We’ll be taking donations up to Santa Rosa on Thursday and/or Friday. Stay tuned for next aid actions beyond donations. Items needed: Feminine hygiene items Flashlights w/ new batteries Tarps Lip Balm Deodorant Diapers and pull-ups Pack n play Dust masks aka particulate respirators N95 or N100 Pet supplies (puppy pads, litter boxes, pet food) EBDSA DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 4255 Terrace Street, Oakland, 94611 Drop off anytime between 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday Please leave … Continued
DSA Dropoff in SF for Fire Victims 9:00 am
DSA Dropoff in SF for Fire Victims
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Today from 9am–7pm, we’re at 350 Alabama St. collecting supplies to send up north to our family and friends in need. pic.twitter.com/3GGR7Q8r78— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) October 12, 2017 63785
Why We Farm: Stories from the Farmers of Capay Valley 7:00 pm
Why We Farm: Stories from the Farmers of Capay Valley @ Ecology Center Store
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for an enlightening evening with author, farmer and educator Elviria DiBrigit as she premieres her new book Why We Farm. In her book, DiBrigit shares stories about farmers from Capay Valley, including several who sell at our very own Berkeley Farmers Market! Why We Farm is a book for people who want to know the whole truth about life as a modern day farmer. Each chapter features a different model of farming. Farmers share the stories behind their work and their lives on the farm; the business side … Continued
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East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims @ Oakland and Berkeley, see text.
Oct 13 all-day
We’re organizing mutual aid for folks who are displaced and affected by the North Bay fires. We’ll be taking donations up to Santa Rosa on Thursday and/or Friday. Stay tuned for next aid actions beyond donations. Items needed: Feminine hygiene items Flashlights w/ new batteries Tarps Lip Balm Deodorant Diapers and pull-ups Pack n play Dust masks aka particulate respirators N95 or N100 Pet supplies (puppy pads, litter boxes, pet food) EBDSA DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 4255 Terrace Street, Oakland, 94611 Drop off anytime between 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday Please leave … Continued
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East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims
East Bay DSA Mutual Aid for North Bay Fire Victims @ Oakland and Berkeley, see text.
Oct 14 all-day
We’re organizing mutual aid for folks who are displaced and affected by the North Bay fires. We’ll be taking donations up to Santa Rosa on Thursday and/or Friday. Stay tuned for next aid actions beyond donations. Items needed: Feminine hygiene items Flashlights w/ new batteries Tarps Lip Balm Deodorant Diapers and pull-ups Pack n play Dust masks aka particulate respirators N95 or N100 Pet supplies (puppy pads, litter boxes, pet food) EBDSA DROP OFF LOCATIONS: 4255 Terrace Street, Oakland, 94611 Drop off anytime between 12-7pm Tuesday through Sunday Please leave … Continued
Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action
Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action @ All over the Bay Area (and California)
Oct 14 all-day
Join us for our Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action on October 14th and 15th! Volunteers are hosting events in all 80 assembly districts across California to build support for SB 562 — a bill that would establish a Medicare-for-All system in our state. We’ll talk to thousands of California residents about what Medicare-for-All could do for their lives and ask for their support. Type in your zip code on the right to find the event closest to you and RSVP. Interested in hosting an event? Fill out this form and we’ll … Continued
Power to the People: Concert/Rally to Pay Tribute to the Black Panther Party 11:00 am
Free screening: “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” 12:00 pm
Free screening: “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” @ Alameda City Hall Council Chambers
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Free screening of the documentary “Merritt College: Home of the Black Panthers,” Speakers include Rep. Barbara Lee, Alameda Mayor Trish Herrera Spencer and the film’s director Jeffrey Heyman.63763
WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic 1:00 pm
WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us Grow Incubator for our Monthly (every second Saturday) Community Clinic. Enjoy a free hot meal and a wide array of healing modalities, No-one-turned-away-for-lack-of-funds Massage Therapy is always happening. More services TBA. 4 PM- Narcan Rescue kit and harm reduction training63692
Is The Bay Area Ready for a Corporate-Free and Socialist City Councilor? 2:00 pm
Is The Bay Area Ready for a Corporate-Free and Socialist City Councilor? @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Speakers: Jovanka Beckles, Vice Mayor Richmond Erin Brightwell, Socialist Alternative Dan Siegel, Oakland Justice Coalition International Socialist Organization, TBA  63645
East Bay Homes Not Jails 6:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly meeting and Mutual Aid Skill Shares. Oct 14: Common Home Repair. Nov 11: Dumpster Diving in the Bay Dec 9:  Researching Properties.63761
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Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action
Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action @ All over the Bay Area (and California)
Oct 15 all-day
Join us for our Medicare-for-All Weekend of Action on October 14th and 15th! Volunteers are hosting events in all 80 assembly districts across California to build support for SB 562 — a bill that would establish a Medicare-for-All system in our state. We’ll talk to thousands of California residents about what Medicare-for-All could do for their lives and ask for their support. Type in your zip code on the right to find the event closest to you and RSVP. Interested in hosting an event? Fill out this form and we’ll … Continued
East Meets West 10:00 am
East Meets West @ Omni Commons
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
East Meets West is a series of conferences and festivals that curate international entertainment and catalyze conversation around human potential + well-being, creative culture, professional development and social impact in order to bring about lasting human health and happiness.63775
The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty 2:00 pm
The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty @ Oakland Main Library
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty @ Oakland Main Library | Oakland | California | United States
In 1886, the Statue of Liberty’s torch stood unlit when Congress refused to fund its lighting. Enter M.B. Curtis, groundbreaking American Jewish actor. Curtis, who lived part of his life in the East Bay, rose to success in Sam’l of Posen, a play that challenged Jewish stereotypes of the time. In gratitude for his life and success in America, Curtis personally paid for the lighting of the Statue of Liberty when Congress would not fund it. Curtis went on to become a producer, a real estate developer, a promoter, a hotelier, a … Continued
Film Screening: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US (Japanese Internment) 4:00 pm
Film Screening: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US (Japanese Internment) @ AMC Van Ness
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us at the SF Premiere of AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US Please join us at the SF premiere of And The They Came for Us, where we will be screening the 56 minute version of the film for the first time.  So even if you have seen the film before, we encourage you to consider attending this screening.  Please forward this invitation to anyone you know who might be interested in attending. Click here for Tickets! with filmmakers, Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider; Satsuki Ina, Zahra Billoo … Continued
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Tax the Rich rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
Human Rights Forum on Racism 6:30 pm
Human Rights Forum on Racism @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Mobilization to Submit Reports to the United Nations Regarding Racism and Human Rights Violations November 20, 2017 is the deadline to submit reports to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) is reaching out to the community to ensure that all forms of racism by the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. are included in a report to be submitted by MCLI and allies working in communities experiencing racism at the hands of the government. With the election of … Continued
Occupy Forum: Society for the Many 6:45 pm
Occupy Forum: Society for the Many
Oct 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion, & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Society for the Many: A report-back from the inaugural People’s Congress of Resistance “Millions of people desire a political revolution against the billionaire class. The interest in socialism has grown rapidly in the last two years. The will to create a more just and equal society, the will to revolution, grows daily. The People’s Congress of Resistance was assembled to give voice and vision … Continued
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Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption 11:30 am
Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption @ Unitarian Universalist Society of  San Francisco
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Medical Aspects of Climate Disruption @ Unitarian Universalist Society of  San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
Climate activist and oncologist Dr. Jan Kirsch will address the global health effects of climate disruption, including the medical impacts of heat waves and floods, the spread of infectious disease, water and food insecurity, as well as psychological stress. Dr. Kirsch will also discuss the lethal local effects of fossil fuel extraction, refining, shipment and combustion.  These include respiratory disorders, cancer, neurological effects, heart disease and reproductive toxicity.   “For health’s sake,” she reminds us, “we are all called to be first responders in our actions, locally and globally.” Dr. Kirsch … Continued
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Justice 4 Kayla Moore! Support the family in court in Oct & Nov!
Justice 4 Kayla Moore! Support the family in court in Oct & Nov! @ Phillip Burton Federal Building,
Oct 18 all-day
***Note: Dates are tentative. Stay tuned to this page for any changes!*** Show up this Oct. & Nov. to support the Moore family as they finally have been granted their days in court, after over four years of seeking a fraction of accountability from the City of Berkeley and BPD. Stay tuned for more details about each day of court. ~ www.facebook.com/Justice4KaylaMoore ~ justiceforkaylamoore.wordpress.com ~ WHEN: Wednesday, October 18 – final pre-trial hearing Tuesday, November 6 – FIRST DAY OF TRIAL November 7,8,9,10 – Trials Dates =============== About Kayla Moore =============== Kayla Moore was … Continued
BAAQMD (Air Quality Management) Board of Directors Meeting 8:30 am
BAAQMD (Air Quality Management) Board of Directors Meeting @ First Floor Hearing Room
Oct 18 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
At the next Board of Directors meeting, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will for the first time in many years consider revisions to their permitting process—Rules 2-X.   The Air District’s past record of permitting indicates a bad habit of rubber stamping “stationary source” projects that endanger community health and destabilize the climate.  Can that behavior be reformed? Unfortunately, BAAQMD is once again using the recent passage of AB 398, the cap and trade extension bill, to argue that they are prohibited from passing any direct regulation of CO2 emissions.  … Continued
Court Support for Kayla Moore 1:00 pm
Court Support for Kayla Moore @ Outside the Phillip Burton Federal Courthouse
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Court Support for Hearing: New Time! NOTE: The court changed the hearing time…again! We will now gather at 1 p.m. 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m: Gathering outside courthouse 1:30 p.m: Line up to enter courthouse 2:00 p.m.: Hearing begins in Courtroom#6 On Facebook: Click here for Facebook event Accessibility: The court and gathering area outside are wheelchair accessible. We will have folding chairs available for outside portion. We won’t have ASL interpretation, unfortunately. If you have questions or requests for other access needs in the future, please let us know: justice4kaylamoore@gmail.com. … Continued
Breathing Masks Available – Pay What You Can, NOTAFLOF 2:00 pm
Breathing Masks Available – Pay What You Can, NOTAFLOF @ Hub Oakland
Oct 18 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are a trans+queer led group acquiring N95 masks in large quantities and distributing them to encampments, folks on the street, and communities in need. We are too small and need more $ and people! IF YOU STILL NEED AN N95 MASK We will be at Impact Hub Oakland this Tuesday and Wednesday 2-6pm. 2323 Broadway. By donation, NOTAFLOF. We’ll be right in front with our cute sandwich board on the street. If you know a ton of people who need masks, you can buy a large chunk, or we … Continued
Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era 5:30 pm
Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era @ ACLU of Northern CA
Oct 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Police Brutality & Surveillance in the Online Era @ ACLU of Northern CA | San Francisco | California | United States
Join us at the ACLU office in San Francisco for a Human Rights Happy Hour and discussion on police brutality and surveillance in communities of color. We’ll hear from these inspiring speakers on the grave problems of excessive use of force and discrimination in policing, the challenges of data collection, and the role of technology and media as tools of both advocacy and repression. Confirmed speakers Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice Kristian Lum, Lead Statistician, Human Rights Data Analysis Group DeRay Mckessson, Civil rights activist, organizer, and educator Diana … Continued
Stop the Draft! Now!: remembering Oakland’s Stop the Draft protests 6:00 pm
Stop the Draft! Now!: remembering Oakland’s Stop the Draft protests @ Oakland Main Library
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Stop the Draft! Now!: remembering Oakland's Stop the Draft protests @ Oakland Main Library | Oakland | California | United States
The Oakland History Room in association with the California Historical Society will observe the 50th anniversary of the Stop the Draft protests of the Vietnam era with historian Charles Wollenberg and members of the Oakland Seven. This program is part of the Oakland Public Library’s Fall History Series. 63643
Migration, Displacement, Hope: Refugee Stories – Film Shorts. 6:30 pm
Migration, Displacement, Hope: Refugee Stories – Film Shorts. @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AFF presents: Migration, displacement, hope: Refugee Stories (special program) This year we received multiple submissions from filmmakers from around the globe documenting stories of displacement. From the gut-wrenching to the experimental to the hopeful, we are honored to share these stories with you. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster, struggling to survive, recover, and gain control of their future. Far … Continued
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Decriminalization of Sex Work – 9th Circuit Appeal of Erotic Svc Provider Legal Edu. v. George Gascon 9:00 am
Decriminalization of Sex Work – 9th Circuit Appeal of Erotic Svc Provider Legal Edu. v. George Gascon @ Courtroom 3, 3rd Floor Rm 307, James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Erotic Service Provider Legal Education and Research Project appeals from the district court’s dismissal of its action challenging the constitutionality of Cal. Penal Code § 647(b), which criminalizes the commercial exchange of sexual activity. The case is ESPLERP v Gascon, which seeks to strike down California’s prostitution law as unconstitutional.— Mike Chase (@mikechaseRights) October 18, 2017 Background: OR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9.30.2016 Contact: Maxine Doogan 415-265-3302, info@espu-usa.com Sex Workers File Appeal For Decriminalization Of Sex Work ESPLERP Files Brief With Ninth Circuit Appealing District Court’s Dismissal Of Challenge To California’s … Continued
Single-Payer Social – DSA 6:00 pm
Single-Payer Social – DSA @ Moxy
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Canvassing door to door isn’t the only way to meet people interested in joining the fight for a healthcare system free from capitalism. Each district canvassing group also organizes a monthly happy hour. Come out to Moxy in South Berkeley to meet with people in these districts and talk about single-payer over a beer or some food. 63771
Beyond #Resistance: Building Towards Socialism in the Trump Era 7:00 pm
Beyond #Resistance: Building Towards Socialism in the Trump Era @ Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  As the Trump years begin, socialists are coming to the realization that #Resistance is not enough. Join the Cal Working Group of the East Bay DSA for a panel discussion on how socialists can organize for transformative demands that raise the expectations of working-class people. Resisting budget cuts and militarization is crucial, but playing defense won’t work unless it’s linked to a forward-looking agenda for social transformation. Socialists have the opportunity to lead the charge for demands like Medicare for All, free college, universal childcare, higher minimum wages, and … Continued
“What Donald Trump is Doing To You!” 7:30 pm
“What Donald Trump is Doing To You!” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“What Donald Trump is Doing To You!” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents: Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 stores), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s The culmination of 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, The Making of Donald Trump is the recent New York Times’ bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. Now, in “What Donald Trump Is Doing to You,” the author takes a uniquely close look at the mogul’s rise to the presidency. He reveals the stunning facts and  disclosures of what Trump has actually done with all of the … Continued
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Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants – SF 12:30 pm
Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for Immigrants – SF @ SF City Hall steps (Civic Center side)
Oct 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Rally to Save Temporary Protected Status for  Immigrants The Trump administration is threatening to remove Temporary Protected Status from hundreds of thousands of Salvadorans, Hondurans,Nicaraguans and Haitians and deport them. Many of these people have been here for years, even decades, coming to the United States during wars or natural disasters. This will tear families apart. It will be a major human rights disaster sending people back to situations of life-threatening violence where there are continuing conflicts or economic instability. Bay Area Coalition to Save TPSRENASE- Red National Salvadoreña en … Continued
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Single-Payer Canvass, South Berkeley – DSA 1:00 pm
Single-Payer Canvass, South Berkeley – DSA @ RSVP for address
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP for address The campaign for single-payer healthcare is gaining momentum, but we still have a lot of work to do. Only by going door-to-door in every neighborhood in every district can we build a movement large enough to overwhelm the money that the private insurance companies will throw against it. By talking to our neighbors about how joining the campaign for single-payer healthcare can benefit them and the people they know, we also strengthen our capacity to articulate the daily anxieties and traumas inflicted on all of us by … Continued
Indian Land Forever, Reflecting Alcatraz Art Exhibit 4:00 pm
Indian Land Forever, Reflecting Alcatraz Art Exhibit @ Intertribal Friendship House
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Through art, photos, music, poetry and video, native artists help to educate the public about indigenous peoples’ efforts to recognize and protect their lands and rights. With work by many native artists, Dignidad Rebelde &#HonorNativeLand.63809
Support Black Trans Liberation! – House Party! 5:00 pm
Support Black Trans Liberation! – House Party!
Oct 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Support Black Trans Liberation! SURJ Queer and Trans Committee House Party to Benefit TGIJP Save the Date! The Queer and Trans Committee of SURJ Bay Area is throwing a party, and you’re invited! Please join us in eating, drinking, and dancing to support TGI Justice Project. We’ll be celebrating and fundraising to support the critical work TGI Justice Project does to make our communities safer for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks of color. We’ll also be discussing what white folks can do to be in solidarity with Black Trans … Continued
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SURJ Direct Action Training 9:30 am
SURJ Direct Action Training
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Are you interested in direct action but just don’t know how to go about it? Are you ready to know the ins and outs of participating in blockades and protests while also learning about how to handle police interactions? Do you want to learn how to be at actions in a way that is accountable to and working in solidarity with people of color- led groups? Now is an important moment in the movement. The white supremacists are openly mobilizing in the Bay Area and the state has an active … Continued
Rally: the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California 12:00 pm
Rally: the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California @ Sproul Plaza
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
COME OUT to Sproul Plaza this Sunday to hear from Jovanka Beckles and fellow progressive candidate Nurse Dotty Nygard who is running for Congress in CD 10! On the same steps where CAL Berkeley students launched the Free Speech Movement in the 1960’s, Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles and Congressional District 10 candidate Nurse Dotty Nygard will talk about the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California. United across the state, progressive candidates are in positions to bring true change to the State and Country!63807
FOLK FIGHTS BACK – A BENEFIT FOR THE ELLA BAKER CENTER 2:00 pm
FOLK FIGHTS BACK – A BENEFIT FOR THE ELLA BAKER CENTER @ The Back Room
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Folk musicians around the country are holding simultaneous themed fundraising concerts to support needed causes. The cause for this concert is Racial Justice, and the Ella Baker Center has been selected as the beneficiary. Lineup includes: Faye Carol, KTO Project, MoToR/dance, Austin Willacy, Cascada de Flores, Oakland Youth Chorus. BUY TICKETS “Folk Fights Back Bay Area is proud to present a benefit for Racial Justice, to support the Ella Baker Center – featuring The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, the KTO Project, Evie Ladin’s MoToR/dance, Austin Willacy, Cascada de Flores and … Continued
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke 3:00 pm
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store. Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!). — … Continued
Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
  In commemoration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Liberated Lens is hosting a viewing of the classic feature film October by Sergei Eisenstein.  October was commissioned in 1927 for the tenth anniversary of the world-historic 1917 workers’ revolution and is based on the first-hand account of American journalist John Reed’s book, Ten Days That Shook the World. Liberated Lens is committed to bringing to the conscious public the very best films available to stimulate your intellect, lift your spirits, and stiffen your backbone. As usual, there will be a discussion following the film. … Continued
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Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento 11:00 am
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare. Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled … Continued
Divest the Globe 11:30 am
Divest the Globe @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People’s rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more. Mazaska Talks is calling on indigenous people and allies everywhere to join us for 3 days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will … Continued
Divest the Globe Huichin 11:30 am
Divest the Globe Huichin @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to vote on a policy that upholds indigenous people’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent  (FPIC) to allow or disallow projects on their lands. These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. As Energy Transfer (the company behind DAPL) made clear in their lawsuit against Greenpeace and others, DIVESTMENT WORKS. There is a coalition working on divestment in Huichin (East Bay of San … Continued
Tax the Rich rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
SHOULD RESISTORS RUN FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE CONVERSATION! 6:30 pm
SHOULD RESISTORS RUN FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join this open grassroots conversation about 2018 elections and the role of activists, if any, in this space. We need your input. Hosted by Community READY Corps63818
OccupyForum: America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico 6:45 pm
OccupyForum: America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Oct 23 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! How America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico is reflected in its current political and economic crises, and how shock doctrine policy threatens us all In Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still operating 50 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents recovering from Hurricane Harvey. In Florida, FEMA is running 18 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents there after Hurricane Irma. In Puerto Rico 83% of the people … Continued
Film: Dolores 7:00 pm
Film: Dolores @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dolores Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice. (95 Minutes) The New … Continued
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EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY 4:30 pm
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 11:45 pm
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery | Berkeley | California | United States
You’re invited to an EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY The evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday morning, as long as necessary. The camping community HERE/THERE has been practicing consensus government and responsible urban camping at its present location for more than nine months. Multiple members of City Council have called us “a model community”. So why has “someone” in the city government told BART to get rid of us? We were only given three days notice: they will seize our property and force us onto the street some time on Tuesday. … Continued
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento 11:00 am
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare. Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled … Continued
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” 7:00 pm
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” @ Qilombo
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” @ Qilombo | Oakland | California | United States
Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare. Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: The “Know Your Options: Behavioral Health” workshop This workshop is designed to increase people’s understanding of mental health-related experiences, events, trauma, and conditions so that we don’t default to 911 or the cops when a baseline or escalated mental health-related event or experience happens. The “Know Your Options” workshop series aims to increase people’s access … Continued
“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” 7:30 pm
“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM present: Advance tickets: $15: brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006  or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s WHEELCHAIR ACCESS “We should all be listening to Van Jones… His vision for American politics calls forward the best of who we are, so that we can engage with humanity and solve real problems together.” —Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance  “Those of us who truly believe in the power of love and aloha welcome Beyond the Messy Truth with open arms, in the hope that … Continued
VAN JONES “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” 7:30 pm
VAN JONES “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s … Continued
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Usher in the rise of coops in Richmond! 5:00 pm
Usher in the rise of coops in Richmond! @ Rich City Rides Bike Skate Cooperative Shop
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by the people who work in them. Coops provide a promising way for communities to create good, dignified jobs; and in the Bay Area, coops such as Arizmendi are long-standing community institutions. Under the mayorship of Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond promoted coops in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by creating a position to support the development of coops. Today, a relatively new organization, Cooperation Richmond, is continuing that mission by providing a range of services, including education, “matchmaking” for prospective … Continued
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A History of Fascism: Lessons for Today’s Anti-Fascist Resistance 6:30 pm
A History of Fascism: Lessons for Today’s Anti-Fascist Resistance @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the National Lawyer’s Guild San Francisco Bay Area for our October community-membership meeting. In the United States and internationally fascism is on the rise and with it growing anti-fascist opposition. Explicitly and implicitly fascist parties and individuals are in the highest levels of government while vigilante forces are enacting racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic violence. Furthermore, elements of the right-wing government and local and federal police forces are make false equations between fascist and anti-fascist action and collaborating to target anti-fascists and calling for vigilante protection of elected … Continued
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan 7:00 pm
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan @ Ecology Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a fascinating slideshow presentation with Andy Couturier, author of the newly released book, The Abundance of Less. In his photos and essays, Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in ten profiles of ordinary-yet-exceptional-men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Space is limited, RSVP here. 63748
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YSA Tiny House Unveiling Celebration 1:00 pm
YSA Tiny House Unveiling Celebration @ Youth Spirit Artworks
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join Youth Spirit Artwork’s Leaders in celebrating the Unveiling of their new Tiny House prototype! Learn the latest about our Tiny House Village development & about Tiny Houses. Enjoy great speakers! FREE snacks & drinks! Create tiles & buy youth-made art! 63827
Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance 5:00 pm
Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space | San Francisco | California | United States
Critical Resistance invites you to join us for a conversation on how abolition is a neccesary and comprehensive way to fight state violence in this current moment. For almost 20 years, Critical Resistance has been building a movement to increase community wellbeing and fight the harms of policing, surveillance and imprisonment. Come hear from experienced organizers talk about campaigns and projects that are designed to combat white supremacy and advance liberation. Ellen Barry, cofounder of Critical Resistance and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Lara Kiswani from Arab Resource and … Continued
An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs 7:00 pm
An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya: How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news conference Monday outside the Iowa Utilities Board’s offices where they provided a detailed description of their deliberate efforts to stop the pipeline’s completion… Both women are involved in Iowa’s Catholic Worker social justice movement and they described their pipeline sabotage as a “direct action” campaign that began on Election Day 2016. They said their first incident … Continued
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  7:00 pm
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Co-sponsored by PM Press and Liberated Lens. The author will facilitate a community discussion with a panel of video activists from various fields. $5-10 donation, but no one turned away! Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Two predominant trends emerge from this social movement-based video activism: 1) anarchist-inflected processes increasingly structure its production, distribution, and exhibition practices; and 2) video does not simply … Continued
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Post Salon: Solutions to Homelessness and Illegal Dumping 2:00 pm
Post Salon: Solutions to Homelessness and Illegal Dumping @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
This month, the Oakland Post Salon will host a community discussion on two of the most obvious problems that seem to be growing out-of-control in Oakland: homelessness and illegal trash dumping. The Post Salon, which will feature panelists and community discussion focusing on solutions is free and open to the public. Invited panelists include: Needa Bee, co-founder of “The Village/Feed the People” Homeless Encampment; Kate Harrison, Berkeley City Council member; Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland City Council member-at-large; Ken Houston, community activist working against blight an homelessness; City of Oakland official working … 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
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater … Continued
Film Screening: The Bail Trap: American Ransom 6:00 pm
Film Screening: The Bail Trap: American Ransom @ Congregation Beth El
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The money bail system is broken: private companies achieve exorbitant profits by scavenging off of communities (primarily of color) living in poverty. Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years for the most minor of infractions simply because they can’t afford to pay high bond amounts. The reality is that the majority of people in jails – over 70% – are there for one simple reason: their income status. This is both morally and legally wrong. Join us for a powerful viewing of the documentary ‘The … Continued
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Zombie March on Coal 4:30 pm
Zombie March on Coal @ Oak Grove Park
Oct 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
ZOMBIE MARCH ON COAL Workers & Youth Unite Against the Tagami Coal-pocalypse As the fires burn and the cities flood, one man in Oakland is trying to wreak MORE havoc on the planet’s ecosystem and put MORE toxic chemicals into the lungs of our little ones. That man is Phil Tagami. See you at his house the day before Halloween? RSVP and more info  |  Co-Sponsor the march Halloween is here, but will it be trick or treat? Developer Phil Tagami is using legal tricks to force dirty coal on … Continued
Tax the Rich rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
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