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Unity Rally for Chicano LGBT Mural 6:00 pm
Unity Rally for Chicano LGBT Mural @ Galeria de la Raza
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
After such a beautiful and historic Pride weekend, it was heartbreaking to wake up to the news that a mural that celebrates Latino/Chicano LGBT culture in the Mission was destroyed yet again, this time by arson. The Mission is a neighborhood that has a long history of tolerance and acceptance of all people. The actions of the individual or individuals who perpetrated this hate crime do not reflect the values of the Mission or San Francisco. Homophobia or hate of any kind has no place in our neighborhood. In this … Continued
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“Freedomland” by SF Mime Troupe 1:30 pm
“Freedomland” by SF Mime Troupe @ Dolores Park
Jul 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This opening event of the 21st annual Laborfest is produced by another San Francisco treasure, the 56 year old San Francisco Mime Troupe. The 4th of July weekend shows will take place July 3, 4 and 5, 2015 with live music at 1:30 p.m. and the 1.5 hour or so show at 2 p.m. The biggest crowd is of course on the 4th of July. Bring a picnic lunch, water, your suntan/sunscreen lotion as needed (and it is always sunny in the Mission District), sign the petitions that you like, … Continued
‘Fresh Juice Party’ in Oakland 8:00 pm
‘Fresh Juice Party’ in Oakland @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
'Fresh Juice Party' in Oakland @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
Songwriting duo Craig Casey (guitar, vox) & Pratibha Gautam (keys, vox) are the backbone of this sprawling musical, artistic and political juggernaut. FJP is NOT yo’ momma’s protest music! Defying easy categorization, their infuriatingly catchy songs range from pop, reggae, acoustic, gospel, and hard rock. FJP plays a large collection of wildly danceable original tunes full of punch…er, we mean: juice! Their debut full-length album, “Where’s Our Change?” is available on iTunes, Amazon, Reverb Nation and through the official website: www.FreshJuiceParty.com. FJP’s second release is an EP of digital downloads … Continued
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Annual People’s World July 4 BBQ: Big Changes for Cuba 1:00 pm
Annual People’s World July 4 BBQ: Big Changes for Cuba
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Big Changes for Cuba What is the meaning of the partial normalization of relations with the U.S.? Does the updating of the Cuban economic model herald the restoration of capitalism? Zenobia Thompson will answer these and other questions from American supporters of Cuba. She was a member of a delegation from the Communist Party, USA that met in February with leaders of the Cuban Communist Party and Government and toured important institutions. 59153
Oakland: 4th of July Flag Burning Gathering 4:30 pm
Oakland: 4th of July Flag Burning Gathering @ OPD HQ
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
In Solidarity with Disarm NYPD, and in Conspiracy with the Black, Brown and Red Rebellion, We Call on all those who Support the Self Determination of the Oppressed to a Flag Burning Gathering at Oakland Police Headquarters on the 4th of July. [We will convene at Oscar Grant Plaza if we are blocked from the Oakland Police Department] Facebook event & more info. Sponsored by Bay Area Intifada    59162
“The 4th of the Lie” a Conversation about Independence 7:00 pm
“The 4th of the Lie” a Conversation about Independence @ Qilombo
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fredrick Douglass once asked “to what to the slave is the 4th of July?” This question is more relevant now than ever. With the rise of white supremacist terrorist attacks on New Afrikan people it is clear that the u.s. government is unwilling to defend the most basic Human Rights of it’s so called “citizens”. Black and Brown people’s can no longer be governed by a system designed to exploit and exterminate us, it’s time we governed our selves. This will be a discussion about the importance of Independence and … Continued
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Laborfest: David Rovics: “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night.” 7:00 pm
Laborfest: David Rovics: “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night.” @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Laborfest: David Rovics: "I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night." @ ILWU Local 34 Hall  | San Francisco | California | United States
“I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night” Join LaborFest on The 100th Anniversary Concert on Death of Joe Hill with David Rovics In 1915 in Salt Lake City, Utah, IWW union organizer and labor troubadour Joe Hill was murdered by a firing squad. The effort to silence him failed and he has become one of the most famous labor organizers and musicians in the world. It is a sick irony that Utah this year has reinstituted the firing squad for executions! Over 2 million mostly Black and Latino workers … Continued
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Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro 6:00 am
Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro @ Downtown San Leandro BART Station
Jul 6 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am
Stop Oil Trains in San Leandro @ Downtown San Leandro BART Station | San Leandro | California | United States
Join us to stop oil trains in San Leandro and beyond! On July 6, 2013, an oil train exploded in Lac Megantic, Quebec, killing 47 people. Two years later, and big oil is pushing harder than ever to move more and more oil trains through North America, while oil trains keep exploding, and carbon emissions keep rising. This May, the US Department of Transportation is set to release new rail safety regulations. While an oil train erupted in flames in Galena, IL, lobbyists for big oil met with Federal regulators … Continued
OccupyForum: “My Brooklyn” Film/Discussion w/ anti-gentrification activists 6:30 pm
OccupyForum: “My Brooklyn” Film/Discussion w/ anti-gentrification activists @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, near 16th St. BART
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! OccupyForum presents “My Brooklyn” Film and discussion with SF anti-gentrification activists My Brooklyn is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. During Michael Bloomberg’s election as mayor in 2001, a massive speculative real estate boom is rapidly altering the neighborhoods Anderson has come to call home, spurring … Continued
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40 Years Later: Revisiting the Dangerous Legacies of the Vietnam War (fundraiser) 6:00 pm
40 Years Later: Revisiting the Dangerous Legacies of the Vietnam War (fundraiser) @ The Grease Diner
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Grease Diner will be hosting an in-progress screening and fundraiser for Benjamin Welmond’s Renew Vietnam, a film about Project Renew – an organization removing bombs, mines and other dangerous explosives from the Quang Tri province of Vietnam. The event will take place on July 17th from 6 – 9pm at the Grease Diner in Oakland. In addition to an in-progress screening of the unfinished 20 minute film, there will be a Q & A with director Benjamin Welmond, and the founder of Project Renew, Chuck Searcy. Bill Creighton (head … Continued
Copwatch Training 7:00 pm
Copwatch Training @ Grassroots House
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Copwatch Training @ Grassroots House | Berkeley | California | United States
Come to our training so that you can be a safe and effective Copwatcher.At our Know Your Rights trainings, you’ll learn what your rights are in various situations with police, what to expect, what to look out for, and how to stay safe. We use direct instruction, videos and role plays to help you to feel more comfortable when asserting your rights, while copwatching as well as in the rest of your life. Join regular copwatch patrols every Thursday evening or at a time best suited for you. Shift leaders … Continued
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LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising 6:30 pm
LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising @ Neibyl-Proctor Library
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
LaborFest: Film: Wisconsin Rising @ Neibyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival Wisconsin Rising (60 min) (2014) by Sam Mayfield This film documents the days, weeks and months when Wisconsinites fought back against power, authority and injustice. They were fighting back against newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker’s action stripping collective bargaining rights from public employees. This fight took place in the same period as the Arab spring, and workers in both struggles saw their common fight. Discussion to follow. 59098
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 7:00 pm
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 @ ) ILWU Local 10 - Henry Schmidt Room
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 @ ) ILWU Local 10 - Henry Schmidt Room | San Francisco | California | United States
An Injury To One Is An Injury To All The Lessons of May Day 2015 and ILWU Local 10 On May 1, 2015 ILWU Local 10 called for a stop work meeting to protest the police terror and murders of African Americans, Latinos and other working people. Two thousand marched to demand justice and human rights. ILWU made history as the only union in the United States to not only to challenge the epidemic of police murders, but also to take action on the job. This educational forum will look … Continued
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Capitalism, Policing, & the Role of State Violence 6:00 pm
Capitalism, Policing, & the Role of State Violence @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the discussion as Lamont Lilly, of Workers World Party Durham Branch talks about the fight against police terror and capitalism’s need to have a police state. Lilly was recently in Baltimore People’s Power Assembly during the rebellion there in response to the police murder of #Freddie Grey. He has been active in the struggle to free Liberty and Justice for Carlos Riley Jr. Lilly is an activist and an author, writing frequently for Workers.org newspaper, a contributing editor for Triangle Free Press, and also published in Truth-out.org. You can … Continued
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March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. 11:00 am
March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. @ Atchison Village Park
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
March, Rally, Action: Stop the Oil Trains. Richmond. @ Atchison Village Park | Richmond | California | United States
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FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE 1:00 pm
FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE @ Rockridge Library
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
FIGHTING DRONE WARFARE AND THE MILITARIZATION OF LOCAL POLICE A Talk and Discussion with Toby Blome Code Pink activist Please join East Bay and SF WILPF Free, Refreshments, Handicapped Accessible www.wilpfEastBay.org 59160
Social Justice Theatre: Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter 5:51 pm
Social Justice Theatre: Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter
Jul 11 @ 5:51 pm – 6:51 pm
Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a special presentation created, written, and performed by playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith. Directed by Obie Award-winner Leah C. Gardiner, this limited engagement opens Saturday, July 11 and runs through Sunday, August 2, 2015 in the Roda Theatre. Individual tickets start at $50 and are currently on sale to the general public. Tickets can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. Smith garnered a National Humanities … Continued
Antoinette’s Rent Party and Art Show 7:00 pm
Antoinette’s Rent Party and Art Show @ Omni Commons
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Antoinette's Rent Party and Art Show @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
“Mogi and I are in need of some help. I need to move at the end of July and I won’t have enough to cover a deposit and last months rent for a new home. So, I’m throwing a Rent Party & Art Show.” More details and RSVP   59091
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Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
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LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices 7:00 pm
LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices @ Canessa Gallery
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices @ Canessa Gallery | San Francisco | California | United States
A Victory in the Fight to Save our Historic Post Offices With members of the Committee to Save the Berkeley Post Office The U.S. Postal Service, now headed by those favoring privatization, is closing and selling off many post offices listed on the National Register of Historic Places, reducing postal services and cutting public sector union jobs.  Many of these historic post offices have murals and art created during the New Deal. The City of Berkeley, however, prevailed in federal court saving the historic post office building and setting a … Continued
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Love the Land? Take a Stand! 4:00 pm
Love the Land? Take a Stand! @ Gill Tract
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Love the Land? Take a Stand! @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
For 3 years, the commercial development project that is slated to pave the southern 7 acres of the historic Gill Tract has been held off by a lawsuit. On June 16th, the courts ruled in favor of the UC, citing that their polluting, privatizing, pavement project breaks no state laws. But we hold ourselves accountable to the laws of nature: Did you know the neighborhood surrounding the Gill Tract already ranks in the top 2% nationwide for traffic congestion? Now imagine how many cars and diesel trucks the addition of … Continued
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LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy 7:30 pm
LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
LaborFest: Song and Story from Occupy @ ILWU Local 34 Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
Song and Story from Occupy Rockin’ Solidarity Labor Chorus presents a celebration of the Occupy movement, in song and story. The audience is invited to sing along: lyric sheets will be provided. Founded in 1999, the Labor Chorus helps keeps working-class culture alive, in four-part harmony. We will also have special guests. www.laborchorus.org59096
The Coup 9:00 pm
The Coup @ The New Parish
Jul 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:45 pm
The Coup @ The New Parish | Oakland | California | United States
Door Time: 8:00 PM Restrictions: 18 & over Under 21 must buy $5 non-alcoholic drink ticket at the door. 58942
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Richmond Progressive Alliance Summer Picnic 11:00 am
Richmond Progressive Alliance Summer Picnic @ Marsh Hawk site
Jul 18 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Come to the RPA Summer Picnic! RPA will provide compostable paper ware, ice, some beverages, and charcoal for the grills from noon to 1:30, if conditions allow fires.  Bring food to share. Please invite friends, family, neighbors. We’ve reserved a shady picnic area at Miller Knox Regional Shoreline that’s close to the parking lot and not far from the ADA-accessible children’s play area and tot lot. The views are marvelous.  The Golden State Model Railroad Museum is across the street, and their trains run on Sunday afternoons… All of RPA’s friends, … Continued
A Celebration of Life: O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr., James Rivera, and Nelson Mandela 2:00 pm
A Celebration of Life: O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr., James Rivera, and Nelson Mandela
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The families of O’Shaine Evans, Kenneth Harding Jr. & James Rivera welcome you to celebrate the lives of their loved ones whose lives were stolen by police terror in the month of July, as well as the birthday of Nelson Mandela. Some good eats are in the works. This is a Family friendly event. The day will be filled with activities, music, and fun. South Park is just yards away from where O’Shaine was executed. We will have a Libation Ceremony there. It is about 1 mile from Powell St. … Continued
Bay Area Child Care Collective 2:00 pm
Bay Area Child Care Collective @ See text.
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orientation: A call for volunteers for a child care collective. Come to the new member orientation to learn more. Contact Sonia or email bayareachildcarecollective@gmail.com for location details. Visit the website for more info about what it looks like to be a part of their volunteer collective. Hey activists, childcare providers, and folks who want to build power and spend time with kids… The Bay Area Childcare Collective (BACC) is looking for new members! The BACC offers childcare resources to grassroots organizations composed of a lead by m/others who face multiple opressions, … Continued
Electing Candidates for the 99% | Panel Discussion 2:00 pm
Electing Candidates for the 99% | Panel Discussion @ Berkeley Public Library, 3rd floor
Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel Discussion Featuring representatives from Bay Area Socialist Alternative, Richmond Progressive Alliance Bay Area People for Bernie Join us Saturday, July 18th to hear from three groups working to elect candidates for the 99%. Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant won 95,000 votes in the Seattle City Council election in November 2013. Kshama was the first openly Socialist city council member elected in almost 100 years. This November Kshama is up for reelection in what Chris Hedges has called “one of the most important elections in the country this year.” Come hear … Continued
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J 6:00 pm
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J @ ABC4J
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Life A Shade Darker Tour: Benefit for ABC4J @ ABC4J | Oakland | California | United States
“Life A Shade Darker” is a Book, Album, & T shirt brand by award winning poet “Kleeane Ryhmen” Life A Shade Darker (#LASD) the book consists of 45 of Kleeane Ryhmen’s most eloquent poems and the album consists of 7 all original tracks. The #LASD T shirts consists of some of the most powerful quotes within the book and the album. This event is free to the public. This event will be held at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 1/4 OF ALL PROFITS WILL BE DONATED TO THE ORGANIZATION … Continued
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Rent Control Comes Before the Richmond City Council 6:30 pm
Rent Control Comes Before the Richmond City Council @ Richmond City Council Chambers
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Stand up for Rent Control & Just Cause for Eviction Tenant Protections Let’s speak up to get these important measures passed by Council in July. Tell the Council you want this ordinance on the books before the August recess! Staff will be bringing back draft versions. Let the Council know you want strong and effective protections. Last estimate was that Rent Control could apply to 9400 units here. Help promote Development without Displacement. 59151
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LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk 12:00 pm
LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
LaborFest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called it a Work Holiday” With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general … Continued
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The Medicare for All Rally & March 11:00 am
The Medicare for All Rally & March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We will rally to Protect, Improve, and Expand Medicare to All.  Nationally, the legislation we are campaigning for is HR 676 sponsored by 49 congress members.  59108
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