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Ella Baker Center Night Out for Safety and Liberation 5:00 pm
Ella Baker Center Night Out for Safety and Liberation @ Defemery Park
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Think of a time when you felt safe in your community. Ask yourself: Who is there? Who isn’t? What do you see? Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) is our opportunity to share our answers to these questions with our neighbors, talk about what we need to feel safe in our communities, and redefine what safety means to us. NOSL is a national event where people across the country redefine and reimagine what public safety really means for our communities: having a living wage job, healthy food, healthcare, housing, … Continued
Night Out for Safety and Liberation 5:00 pm
Night Out for Safety and Liberation @ DeFremery Park aka Little Bobby Hutton Park
Aug 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Turn up with us for a BLOCK PARTY at DeFremery Park, the historic Black Panther Party organizing park in West Oakland. We’ll be celebrating Oakland’s 5th annual Night Out for Safety and Liberation to redefine what safety means to us to start a different conversation about public safety beyond policing; focusing on how we can build equity, power, and opportunity in our communities. Featured artist include: – Hip Hop for Change – DJ Slowpoke and more! There will be an art build, free posters, food, healers, lawn games, face painting … Continued
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Author Book Reading: OG Told Me, by Pendarvis Harshaw 5:30 pm
Author Book Reading: OG Told Me, by Pendarvis Harshaw @ Reddit HQ
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Pendarvis Harshaw is a Senior Communications Associate at PolicyLink, working to amplify stories of policies and practices that are moving us toward a more equitable world. Prior to becoming a member of the PolicyLink family, Pen earned a degree from UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and an undergraduate degree from Howard University’s School of Communications. Pen is a published journalist with bylines from Youth Radio, Fusion, The Huffington Post, National Public Radio and more. He runs a website dedicated to documenting the wisdom of elder African American men in … Continued
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Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque – 2017 Speakers Series. Free Speech vs. Hate Speech. 12:30 pm
Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque – 2017 Speakers Series. Free Speech vs. Hate Speech. @ Qal'bu Maryam Women's Mosque
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Linda Lye, of the ACLU: When is free speech hate speech? When does it cross the line? 63416
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From HIROSHIMA to WWIII: If workers won’t end these wars, who will? 2:00 pm
From HIROSHIMA to WWIII: If workers won’t end these wars, who will? @ Starry Plough Pub
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough The Peace and Freedom Party presents From HIROSHIMA to WWIII If workers won’t end these wars, who will? Hiroshima was not so much the end of WWII as the opening salvo in a series of new wars which must be ended if humanity is to survive. Will the working class fulfill its historic mission and end this madness? Or must we look elsewhere? We are inviting speakers to address this question. This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Feasibility study authorization delayed The City Council vote to authorize a feasibility study on a public bank didn’t happen at the July 18th meeting as expected. Instead, this item has been moved to the agenda for September 19th. According to Council staff, the vote was put off due to the overly long agenda for the last meeting before summer break. This delay is a big disappointment, of course, but there’s plenty to do in the next two months. The new budget provides only $75,000 of the study’s total cost of … Continued
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The Bail Trap Film Screening & Discussion 6:00 pm
The Bail Trap Film Screening & Discussion @ San Francisco Public Library - Koret Auditorium
Aug 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The San Francisco Chapter of the ACLU invites you to a film screening and discussion on bail reform. Are you aware that Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans are twice as likely to be stuck in jail because they can’t afford bail? The U.S. money bail system is largely to blame for over-crowded jails across the nation. 70 percent of people are incarcerated for one simple reason: being too poor to afford bail. The bail trap Unscrupulous bail bonds contracts allow private corporations to make exorbitant profits off of people … Continued
Building a Culture of Resistance to State Repression 6:30 pm
Building a Culture of Resistance to State Repression @ Humanist Hall
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
RSVP & follow on facebook here We’ll talk about how the state has historically tried to disrupt left movements, especially those led by people of color, and how to collectively resist it. This is a launch event for Catalyst’s new pamphlet: “A Troublemaker’s Guide: Principles for Racial Justice Activists in the Face of State Repression.” Panel discussion with: Cat Brooks, Anti-Police Terror Project Isaac Ontiveros, Center for Political Education Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center Maisha Quint, Eastside Arts Alliance Donna Willmott, Catalyst Project Wheelchair accessible, please come fragrance free. … Continued
Homelessness: Berkeley Police Review Commission Subcommittee Discussion 7:00 pm
Homelessness: Berkeley Police Review Commission Subcommittee Discussion @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  Berkeley Police Review Commission – Homeless Subcommittee: Agenda action and discussion, review current policies related to homeless encampments, responses to policies and recommendations, https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/2017/2017-08-08%20Homeless%20Encampments%20agenda.pdf 63428
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Police Violence at June 20th Berkeley City Council 1:00 pm
Police Violence at June 20th Berkeley City Council @ 1st Floor, Western Sycamore Conference Room
Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
In a totally ironic twist, Berkeley Police Assaulted people and beat one man over the head after the June 20th Berkeley City Council meeting re: Urban Shield. Police Review Commission June 20, 2017 Subcommittee: Agenda action and discussion, plan for investigation whether June 20 BPD was appropriate, review BPD and other documents and ask questions of Police Chief or designee. https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Police_Review_Commission/Commissions/2017/2017-08-09%20June%2020%20agenda.pdf 63429
Film Screening: Ten Days That Shook the World 6:00 pm
Film Screening: Ten Days That Shook the World @ Museum of Capitalism
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, join Worker’s Voice/La Voz de los Trabajadores and the Museum of Capitalism for a film night! We will be screening the 1928 Soviet silent film by Sergei Einstein and Grigori Aleksandrov “October: Ten Days That Shook the World (Russian: Октябрь (Десять дней, которые потрясли мир). Following the film, we will have a brief discussion on the significance of the Russian Revolution for us today. Please make sure to RSVP as we will be providing food! Free Admission 63435
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Aug 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed by our State Legislature and around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and Davis City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other … Continued
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Pack the Courtroom for Eric’s Preliminary Hearing! 9:00 am
Pack the Courtroom for Eric’s Preliminary Hearing! @ Rene C. Davidson Courthouse
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Eric, who is facing charges stemming from the counter demonstration against an alt-right/fascist rally in Berkeley on April 15, needs our support! His court date is Friday August 10 at 9am. Rene C. Davidson Courthouse (12th and Oak St in downtown Oakland) Dept 11. Thus far, public call outs have not been made for court support because alt-right trolls have also shown up to harass Eric and his supporters. For supporters at court this has even meant risking getting their photo taken and their identity researched online, which increases the risk … Continued
Public Banking Gets a Hearing 9:30 am
Public Banking Gets a Hearing @ Online
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Public Banking Gets a Hearing at the California Treasurer’s Cannabis Banking Working Group’s Final Public Meeting Click Here to Listen and Watch Live on Thursday at 9:30am Pacific The final public meeting on Thursday, August 10th, of the Cannabis Banking Working Group will be held in West Los Angeles. The entire four hour session is dedicated to reviewing public banking as a solution to the lack of banking services being provided to the cannabis industry. Tune in via the webcast — it’ll be an informative discussion and public debate. Matt … Continued
 Interfaith Council of Alameda County: Sheriff Ahern Speaks 12:00 pm
 Interfaith Council of Alameda County: Sheriff Ahern Speaks @ Oakland Temple Visitors’ Center
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
ICAC’s next Working Group meeting will be on Thursday, August 10.  We will have a guest speaker, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern who speak to us about his department’s efforts on addressing homelessness, immigration and refugee, and other matters of importance to the faith communities. Please join us. 63417
Sheriff Ahern speaks. 12:00 pm
Sheriff Ahern speaks. @ Mormon Temple Visitors’ Center
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Sheriff Ahern Speaks At one of the last Beloved Conversations classes, people of color from the community came to speak about ways we as a congregation can be an ally against racism. One of the speakers talked about the policies and practices of the county sheriff as having a big impact on people of color. We can make a difference and find out more by attending this event.   I went to a town hall with the sheriff last month and felt that I learned a lot about how much power … Continued
BART Police Citizen Oversight Structure – Public Comment Needed! 5:00 pm
BART Police Citizen Oversight Structure – Public Comment Needed! @ pin Kaiser Center 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There are 53 recommendations for improvement of the Bart Police Oversight Citizen Review Board system. Oscar Grant family would love to hear your concerns and will be happy to talk about the details once you’ve had a chance to review the recommendations. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2NX8MwIutfzOUk3NXFsQ0Vxc2c/view?usp=sharing These will be on the agenda for the Bart Board of Directors meeting on August 10th (this is an evening meeting starting at 5 pm) and on the Bart Police Oversight Citizen Review Board committee meeting agenda for August 14th (starting at 4 pm). It would be helpful … Continued
Film Showing: White Light/Black Rain The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 7:00 pm
Film Showing: White Light/Black Rain The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki @ Revolution Books
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
America Was Never Great Film Series Film Showing & Discussion White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a film by Steven Okazaki At 8:15 am, on August 6, 1945, a blazing, million-degree fireball suddenly appeared just above the Japanese city of Hiroshima, instantly killing, burning alive, or vaporizing tens of thousands. The U.S. had just exploded the first nuclear bomb over the center of a city of 350,000. killing between 140-150,000. Three days later, on August 9, the U.S. dropped an even more powerful nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, … Continued
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#StopUrbanShield: Alameda County Taskforce on Urban Shield 9:00 am
#StopUrbanShield: Alameda County Taskforce on Urban Shield @ Conference and Training Center, 4th floor
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Next opportunity to turn out against Urban Shield! 63368
Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force 9:00 am
Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force @ 4th floor Hayward/Union City Room
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
AGENDA 9:10 am Task Force Discussion Groups Small groups will generate a list of proposed actions for each question under consideration by the Task Force. (Facilitation Team) – In small groups, formulate responses to the five learning questions under consideration by the Task Force – Develop summary of small group proposals (i.e., topics with unanimous/majority support; topics requiring further study; and unresolved topics with no consensus) Attachment Discussion IV. 10:40 am Task Force Discussion Group Reports Task Force will make a preliminary assessment of the proposed actions generated in the … Continued
Film Screening: The Coming War on China 7:00 pm
Film Screening: The Coming War on China @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Socialist Action presents Rebel Films. This week’s film is the John Pilger documentary entitled “The Coming War on China.” Pilger, an incisive critic of Western economic and military power, documents the American military bases now encircling the world’s newest superpower. This is both a warning and an inspiring story of people’s resistance to war.63440
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Oil Money Out Day of Action 12:00 pm
Oil Money Out Day of Action @ Nicholl Park
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
You can join Sunflower Alliance in gathering petition signatures at the Our Power event in Richmond on August 12th.  Come by our table. On this statewide day of action, join volunteers across California in hosting Petition-Gathering Events at our local farmers markets, grocery stores, shopping centers, and community events.   You will: 1) Hand out fact sheets to raise awareness about the gargantuan amounts of money the oil industry is spending to continue to drilling and polluting in California, 2) Collect as many petition signatures as possible to demand that our … Continued
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop   1:00 pm
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop   @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a set of techniques, games & practices for using theater as a vehicle for transforming individuals and their communities, and effecting social and political change. It is a method of harnessing the theatrical process as a powerful tool for healing communities and breaking cycles of oppression; resulting in empowered and engaged individuals and groups that have the tools to dialogue, educate, problem-solve, and effect change. TO is a collective, creative, whole-brained problem-posing/solving technique of learning and transformation.Prof. Jiwon Chung, a student of Augusto Boal, … Continued
Radical First Aid 8:00 pm
Radical First Aid @ Omni Commons
Aug 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
This skillshare will be focused on radical first aid/first responce. The facilitator will share information regarding protecting yourself at actions and protests, treating the effects of “less-than-lethal” technologies, and give a report back about their work at Standing Rock.63349
San Francisco stands with Charlottesville and against white supremacy 8:30 pm
San Francisco stands with Charlottesville and against white supremacy @ Union Square
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Indivisible SF stands with nonviolent protesters against white supremacy all over the country, particularly in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city where violent white supremacists attacked innocent people last night and today. President Trump has condemned violence “on many sides,” without specifically naming white supremacists, leading them to feel supported by his statement. We want statements from all of our elected officials that clearly, expressly condemn white supremacists. Please join us this evening, August 12 at 8:30 PM, at Union Square for a peaceful silent candlelight vigil to protest white supremacy, white … Continued
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Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay 3:30 pm
Oakland: Say No to Hate in the Bay @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
We stand with Charlottesville. 63480
Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF 3:30 pm
Open Circle – Monthly Meeting SF
Aug 13 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Historically, Open Circle has stayed stationary in Oakland and SF. We’re at a point where we want to bring Open Circle to areas that need further support. Last month, we were in Stockton. At this meeting, we will beginning planning where to hold the September meeting. Join us for a community potluck and thoughtful discussion around police accountability on behalf of families directly impacted by exessive use of force. ~~~~~~~~~~ Open Circle holds space for families directly impacted by police terrorism to gather with each other and members of the … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party 5:00 pm
13 Lessons from the Largest Land Conflict in Latin America + Benefit Party @ Gill Tract
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local organizer, Effie Rawlings, will share stories, video and art from one of the world’s largest and oldest social movements, Movimento Sem Terra (MST): The Landless Worker’s Movement of Brazil. Learn more about how the MST is helping to heal deforestation and displacement through direct action – occupying land and redistributing it to landless people, who, through the process of fighting for and holistically managing land, cultivate a deep political identity. The MST’s commitment to the well being of the planet and the development of social consciousness through the careful … Continued
Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? 5:00 pm
Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Green Sunday Don’t miss this riveting discussion! Speakers: Meleiza Figueroa and Juno Amy Rosenhaus OCCUPELLA kicks off the event with two songs! John Torok emcees. Will there be strong non-violent resistance to the Alt Reich? This topic was chosen for Green Sunday because alt-right rallies, featuring known violent instigators, are scheduled at UC Berkeley on Aug 19 and Sept 14 and downtown Berkeley on Aug 27. Mayor Jesse Arreguin asks us to avoid the Civic Center area that Sunday, but “If you do choose to attend and violence breaks out, … Continued
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop 7:00 pm
24th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 24 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — celebratory food items — tell funny stories There will be cake & a t-shirt raffle/ give away! For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org63442
SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville 7:00 pm
SF: Emergency Rally in Support of #DefendCville @ San Francisco City Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are coming together because we are needed. We are coming together because we will not accept what happened in Charlottesville, VA this weekend as the “new normal”. We are coming together to support and honor our comrades in Cville who bravely stood up to Nazis, Fascists and Klansmen–even at the cost of their lives. We come together to show that we will not be silent or cowed by so-called “Alt-Right” terrorists. Please come and bring a candle or a flashlight. Sunset is is around 8pm on Sunday, so let … Continued
Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville 7:30 pm
Berkeley: Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville @ Finnish Hall
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
TONIGHT! Candlelight vigil for #Cville.Meet: Finnish Hall 7:30p 1970 Chestnut St, #Berkeley, march to Civic Center Park by 8. Details later— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) August 13, 2017 63483
Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indvisible Berkeley General Assembly
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
General Assembly meeting, https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/ 63430
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Rally for Social Security 12:00 pm
Rally for Social Security @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Don’t believe the Debt Vultures. Social Security is Alive and Well! BUT WE NEED TO FIGHT TO PRESERVE, IMPROVE AND EXPAND IT.63409
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich 5:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.63459
Film Screening: The Bail Trap 5:30 pm
Film Screening: The Bail Trap @ Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The money bail system is one of the main feeders of mass incarceration. Yet, few people know what the money bail system is, let alone how it all works or why we need to do away with it. That’s why Brave New Films’ has produced a new short film compilation about America’s broken bail system — The Bail Trap: American Ransom. This ongoing short-film series includes: Breaking Down Bail, unpacking the myths and the history of bail, and Tai’s Story: College or Bail?, a documentary about a young woman and the $100,000 price-tag put … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup 6:00 pm
Workers & the Fight Against Coal – Monthly Meetup @ SEIU United Service Workers West, Fruitvale BART Plaza
Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Workers & the Fight Against Coal August Climate Workers Monthly Meetup Join us for Climate Workers’ monthly membership meetup, at which we’ll be strategizing about labor’s role in the fight against coal in Oakland. MORE INFO & RSVP Climate Workers believes that we must defeat coal in Oakland and that workers and our unions have a critical role to play in the fight. At this month’s Climate Workers member meet up, we’ll get an update on the fight against coal, learn how other communities have fought extractive industry (and won!), … Continued
San Francisco Security Meetup 7:00 pm
San Francisco Security Meetup @ Patriot House
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BaySec is the meetup for anyone interested in security and cryptography. There’s no sponsor, agenda, or talks, but feel free to buy a new friend a drink. It’s almost always on the third Tuesday of each month at Patriot House in San Francisco. #Baysec is Tuesday the 15th, 7-10ish pm at Patriot House (2 Embarcadero Center, SF). Info at https://t.co/5WCHUUinra— Root Labs (@rootlabs) August 13, 2017 63485
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Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left 6:00 pm
Coffee Break: Informal Discussion on Politics & The Left @ Free Speech Movement Cafe, Moffett Undergraduate Library, on the UC Campus
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosts a weekly informal discussion on Politics, The Left, the Platypus Review, and upcoming Leftist events & Platypus activities in the area. All are welcomed to attend regardless of whether or not you participate in the discussion. Sometimes certain articles or events are points of discussion, email PlatypusBCC [at] gmail.com to find out. This week we will be discussing “Organization, political action, history, and consciousness: on anarchism and Marxism” by Chris Cutrone https://platypus1917.org/2008/02/01/organization-political-action-history-and-consciousness-on-anarchism-and-marxism/ http://www.platypus1917.org http://www.facebook.com/platypusberkeley http://www.platypus1917.org/berkeley The Platypus Affiliated Society, established in December 2006, organizes reading … Continued
Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone 7:00 pm
Ars Technica Forum: How to make the tech industry work for everyone @ Eli's Mile High Club
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outside role in our daily lives. We feel it in our rent, in the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work in the industry or not. That’s why Catherine Bracy, a co-founder, has created a new Oakland-based organization to try to generate widespread opportunity for all. Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar in conversation with Ling at the next Ars Technica Live, at Eli’s Mile High Club in … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
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Freedom4Dajon Rally 8:30 am
Freedom4Dajon Rally @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Aug 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Come out and support DaJon Ford, who was arrested and charged as an adult back in 2013, when he was only 17 years old. He has been waiting almost 4 years for a trial in Santa Rita Jail. We made a lot of noise in support of Dajon at his court hearing last month, but we know we could get a lot more support for his next court hearing: Last year, Proposition 57 passed, which took the power away from district attorneys to directly try juveniles as adults, and put … Continued
Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
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Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland 6:00 pm
Town Hall – Stop the Violence in Oakland @ Youth Uprising
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From the Oakland Post: Adamika Village and other grass-roots organizations are hosting a town hall meeting to announce “strategic and consistent planning and implementation to stop the violence in Oakland.” “It is imperative that the community get involved in changing Oakland’s climate of violence. We can no longer rely on anyone but ourselves to make this happen,” says Pastor Anthony Woods, Adamika CEO. “This town hall is the beginning of regular monthly meetings to assure implementation occurs. Please don’t stay home and think somebody else is going to change Oakland. … Continued
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People First! Healthcare, Emergency Preparedness, + Decriminalization 10:00 am
People First! Healthcare, Emergency Preparedness, + Decriminalization @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
People First! Healthcare, Emergency Preparedness, + Decriminalization Please join Oakland Power Projects on Saturday as we build our community power to respond to healthcare needs and emergencies without police. We are reminded daily that we must build up our community resilience and preparedness. The racist violence in Charlottesville and the planned white supremacist actions in the Bay Area are yet another reminder to grow our community defense capacities. Saturday’s summit will feature self defense training, first responder and street medic skills, and de-escalation workshops. Join us and spread the word. … Continued
SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) Art Build 10:00 am
SURJ (Standing Up for Racial Justice) Art Build @ 1st Congregational Church
Aug 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Let’s send a clear message to the white supremacists rallying in Berkeley on August 27th! Come help us make banners and signs to say No to Racism and No to Hate Speech in Berkeley. Bring markers and poster board if you can. We will have supplies as well. RSVP: kaseybrenner@gmail.com 63502
Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 2:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance: Banners Over I-80 @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Banner Over I-80 with Our Messages to the World, Aug 19 Join Animals Against Extinction, the Sunflower Alliance art group, to get our messages out to tens of thousands of people driving on Route 80. Show them we have a vibrant progressive movement pushing hard for a just and sustainable world. Every time we banner we get lots of honks and waves. We’ll have banners saying RESIST PERSIST, WTF! THERE IS NO PLANET B, IMMIGRANTS R US, NO BAN NO WALL and a new one, SINGLE PAYER Its lots of … Continued
BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD 3:00 pm
BLUE RIBBON PANEL: REFORMING URBAN SHIELD @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please join us for a discussion on reforming Urban Shield with distinguished panelists David Muhammad, Reggie Lyles, Tracy Rosenberg, and Elliot Hosman. D a v i d  M u h a m m a d  i s  a  n a t i o n a l  l e a d e r  i n  t h e  f i e l d s  o f  c r i m i n a l j u s t i c e , v i o l e n c e  p … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance Meeting 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for a potluck lunch followed by our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. Lots going on, lots to talk about — what’s happening, and what we’re doing to stop fossil fuels from doing any more damage. New people encouraged to join us! We need your participation and your voice. 63466
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ In the park by the statues down 19th st.
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
ART & SOUL will be using Oscar Grant Plaza this weekend so we will meet at 19th & Telegraph. General information here.63508
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Slingshot Magazine New Volunteer Meeting 7:00 pm
Slingshot Magazine New Volunteer Meeting @ Longhaul
Aug 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #125. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #125 is due out on October 6, 2017 Deadline for Issue #125 is September 23, 201763458
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Eternal Summer Back-to-School Happy Hour 3:00 pm
Eternal Summer Back-to-School Happy Hour @ Starline Social Club
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event here. Please share widely! Calling all teachers, educators and anyone else with those first day of school blues! Come pick up a drink for a rad cause. 15% of all bar proceeds go directly to support the work of Critical Resistance. @SUP! TV Street Food from 6pm onward. Starline kitchen open from 3-6pm on. – Free screenings of CR’s new “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex” video series & learn how to bring the video + curriculum into your classroom – Free copies of The Abolitionist bilingual newspaper … Continued
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich 5:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.63459
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Moving ahead with the feasibility study The next Oakland City Council meeting is set for Tuesday, September 18th. On the agenda is authorizing the feasibility study on establishing the Public Bank of Oakland. But authorization is only half the battle; it is contingent on finding an additional $25,000 from outside the city coffers to supplement the budgeted $75,000. If you live outside Oakland, you can help establish PBO so it can bring beneficial banking to the whole bay area. Whether you live in Berkeley, San Leandro, Alameda, Newark or another … Continued
Occupy Forum: Film by Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Film by Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise @ Black and Brown Social Club
Aug 21 @ 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! Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave us the freedom to think about … Continued
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forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee 6:00 pm
forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee @ International Community School Gymnasium
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This week, East Bay residents Maria and Eusebio Sanchez were forced to say goodbye to their three daughters, their home, and the community they have lived in for more than twenty years. Their deportation is a devastating blow to our community. Maria and Eusebio are model neighbors and friends. Maria has dedicated her life to caring for cancer and cardiac patients at Highland Hospital. Eusebio has worked as a truck driver for the last twelve years. Just last year, they fulfilled their dream of purchasing a home in Oakland. In … Continued
Equity in the Time of Trump 6:30 pm
Equity in the Time of Trump @ New Parkway Theater
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Panel Discussion: “Equity in the Time of Trump.” We’ll focus on how we can advance justice and build community at a time when exclusion and hate are so prominent in the news. I’ll be joined by Kat Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank; Mauricio Miller, author of The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong; Nwamaka Agbo, senior new-economy fellow at the Movement Strategy Center; and journalist and author Pendarvis Harshaw. Admission is FREE but space is limited so you have to RSVP:  (get there … Continued
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Intro to SURJ 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Aug 23 @ 6:45 pm – 10:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Getting Into the Lobby: The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the … Continued
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Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy 6:00 pm
Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy @ 16th St. BART
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  Join us at a Faith Vigil to denounce the racism on blatant display in Charlottesville last weekend and the hatred that is coming to our own backyard in 10 days, with white supremacist groups planning a similar rally at Crissy Field. On Friday evening, interfaith voices will lead us in prayerful and powerful resistance against white supremacy, and call out Governor Brown for enabling mass deportation of immigrants through his attempts to amend SB 54 Statewide Sanctuary Bill. This event is jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese … Continued
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Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(Look for our class down in the Basement) This is the fourth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. The first session focused on the years before the Zapatista Uprising. The 2nd and 3rd classes focused on the 1994 Uprising, the Peace Talks, the San Andrés Accords, the first five Declarations from the Lacandón Jungle and the militarization. This fourth class will focus on the Good Government Boards (Juntas de Buen Gobierno) and the Other Campaign. Classes are free and open to all … Continued
Richmond Progressive Alliance 11:00 am
Richmond Progressive Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
There will be a Special Membership Meeting to vote on the RPA’s endorsement for the vacant Richmond City Council seat.  RPA Steering Committee members have been interviewing candidates, and the Steering Committee will bring their recommendations to the membership on 8/26 for a vote.  Membership (and dues renewal) available at the door. 63506
East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley 1:00 pm
East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
South Berkeley District Canvass This last Saturday, a team of ten canvassers knocked on doors and had some wonderful conversations with their South Berkeley neighbors about single-payer healthcare in California. Come join us on Saturday, August 26, in South Berkeley for our next neighborhood canvassing event. For more information, email info@eastbaydsa.org.63467
Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event 1:00 pm
Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building. more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK63462
Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher 2:00 pm
Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BERKELEY — The film “Hate Man, street philosopher,” about the former New York Times reporter Mark Hawthorne who quit the paper and became a colorful fixture of Berkeley street life for more than three decades, will be screened on Aug. 26 at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St. The free screening of the film, made by local filmmaker Ivan Jaigirdar, will occur at 2 p.m. as part of a city-sponsored event celebrating Hawthorne that also will include a city proclamation in Hate Man’s honor. The … Continued
Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity 3:00 pm
Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Beyt Tikkun Invitation to all faith communities, secular-humanists and atheists to join at Civic Center Park for inter-faith secular gathering, Saturday, August 26, 3:00 pm, gathering to assemble the day before to affirm solidarity with those who will be nonviolently protesting Sunday. 63504
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Presenting debt-related topics at … Continued
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Bay Area Rally Against Hate 10:30 am
Bay Area Rally Against Hate
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We’re residents of the Bay Area — people of color, working class people, immigrants, queer, gay, bi, and trans people, liberals, leftists, and others. We think it’s time to get together, to celebrate our differences in solidarity, and peacefully speak out against the hateful currents in American society. Fascists and white supremacists are meeting in Berkeley to try to intimidate us and incite violence. We’re meeting near UC Berkeley campus, blocks away and on the other side of the downtown, for a non-violent rally to speak to each other about … Continued
Protest the White Supremacist Rally: Communities Against Racism & Fascism 12:00 pm
Protest the White Supremacist Rally: Communities Against Racism & Fascism @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The bigotry, racism and violence that far-right organizers are bringing to Berkeley on August 27th cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Their event will be a magnet for white supremacists, Nazi enthusiasts, anti-Muslims and anti-Semites, feminist bashers, home/trasphobes, anti-communists and immigrant haters, all gathered under the theme “No Marxism in America.” We want to build on Charlottseville, VA where 6,000 brave protesters shut down the neo-Nazi rally. Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder with those targeted by bogotry in a unified, orderly, and strong counter-demo. History has shown that by taking … Continued
Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event 1:00 pm
Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building. more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK63462
Community Democracy Project 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project @ Omni Commons - Disco Room
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly. This assembly will include a guest speaker and a debrief or discussion about the White Supremacist rally which is planned for that morning.63505
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Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich 5:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.63459
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