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May Day 2016 – San Francisco 11:00 am
May Day 2016 – San Francisco @ ILWU Local 10
May 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
May Day 2016 - San Francisco @ ILWU Local 10 | San Francisco | California | United States
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International Workers Day 2016 – Fruitvale March 12:00 pm
International Workers Day 2016 – Fruitvale March @ Fruitvale Bart
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On May Day We Vote In The Streets For Justice! March for Legalization, Housing, Education, and a Living Wage! No More Raids! No More Deportations! No More Gentrification! No More Police Violence- Black Lives Matter! Sunday, May 1: Bay Area Regional March 12 pm Rally at Fruitvale Bart / 1 pm March to San Antonio Park for Closing Program. – Bring food, picnic items, and plan to stay at San Antonio Park! – This event IS FAMILY FRIENDLY!60863
International Workers Day: Sin Fronteras 12:00 pm
International Workers Day: Sin Fronteras @ Fruitvale Plaza
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Call to Action: On May Day 2016, We Vote in the Streets for Justice! On May Day We Vote In The Streets For Justice March for Legalizaton, Housing, Education, and a Living Wage! No More Raids! No More Deportations! No More Gentrification! No More Police Violence – Black Lives Matter! We, the Bay Area May Day Coalition, call on all immigrant, labor, and community of color organizations to endorse and mobilize for May 1st and May 2nd, 2016. In the Bay Area our communities face increased state and economic violence. … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
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Bay Area May Day Coalition Press Conference at Sheriff’s Office 11:00 am
Bay Area May Day Coalition Press Conference at Sheriff’s Office @ Oakland Sheriff's Office
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
#Oakland: Join us tomorrow at 11AM for a rally & press conference for #InternationalWorkersDay #MayDay #Fightfor15 pic.twitter.com/lc82ugtRVz— Fight For 15 Nor Cal (@NorCalFF15) May 1, 2016 60875
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Fracking SHOWDOWN at the Planning Commission 5:45 pm
Fracking SHOWDOWN at the Planning Commission
May 2 @ 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm
Guess what, oil industry: the game is up. The SHOWDOWN is on! We’ve been pushing to ban fracking and other extreme oil extraction methods in Alameda County for years. At every turn, the oil industry has thrown up roadblocks. But the people of Alameda County have a message: we’re tired of waiting. We demand the strongest ban on fracking and extreme extraction possible. It’s the only thing that will protect our water, our families, and our health. And we won’t be silent. Join us for the most critical hearing of … Continued
Occupy Forum: Move to Amend 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Move to Amend
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
OccupyForum presents… (please note location !) Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Move To Amend: Waging Non-Violent Revolution through Constitutional Amendment With David Cobb   Corporations do not merely exercise power, they rule over us. The wealthy elite have stolen our sacred right to self-government, and the illegitimate, court-created legal doctrines of “corporate constitutional rights” and “money is political speech” legalize the theft. All across the country ordinary folks are crying ENOUGH!!!! Come hear … Continued
Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill Tract! 6:00 pm
Stop Sprouts! Save the Gill Tract! @ Sprouts, Oakland
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The plans for the commercial development of Sprouts Farmer’s Market on the south side of the Gill Tract are on their way. Earlier this week trees were cut just 20 feet from the banks of Village Creek— one of the last remaining open air tributaries of Marin Creek.Join us to tell Sprouts Farmers Market that there will be “no business as usual until you pull out of paving over the Gill Tract farm.” Folks will be holding signs, handing out leaflets, and letting Sprout’s customers know about the harm Sprouts … Continued
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. 7:30 pm
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. @ First Congregational Church
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ilan Pappe: Why Palestine is Still the Issue. @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
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Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference 5:00 pm
Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference @ Raymond Kimball Playground (for march)
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Fire Chief Suhr March/Press Conference @ Raymond Kimball Playground (for march) | San Francisco | California | United States
San Francisco’s Police Chief Greg Suhr has blood on his hands. Specifically, the blood of Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Kenneth Harding, and a whole host of others who his officers have gunned down. Every time SFPD murders Black, Brown, and poor people you can count on Chief Suhr lying to the community and creating a false narrative of officers fearing for their lives. The Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition demands the immediate firing or resignation of Chief Suhr. With the hunger strikers putting their lives on the line … Continued
Liberated Lens Local Filmmaker Series: THE WAITING ROOM 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens Local Filmmaker Series: THE WAITING ROOM @ Omni Commons
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Waiting Room is a character-driven documentary film that uses extraordinary access to go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients. The film – using a blend of cinema verité and characters’ voiceover – offers a raw, intimate, and even uplifting look at how patients, staff and caregivers each cope with disease, bureaucracy and hard choices. Directed by Peter Nicks. Director will be present for Q7A after the film. Doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm. Free popcorn!60862
Oakland City Council Action on Coal 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council Action on Coal @ Oakland City Hall
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Oakland City Council Action on Coal @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Come to the May 3 meeting of the Oakland City Council to insist that the Council hire public health experts as an essential component of the review of the health and safety risks of shipping coal through Oakland’s bulk terminal. No Coal in Oakland has been concerned about the Council’s intention to hire Environmental Science Associates (ESA).  At this point, our best hope is that they also hire Health Impact Partners (HIP) to analyze the health and safety concerns documented in the evidence.  HIP is a national leader in the … Continued
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SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency 1:30 pm
SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency @ St. Anthony's Conference Room
May 4 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
SF Town Hall: Homeless State of Emergency @ St. Anthony's Conference Room | San Francisco | California | United States
What does the Homeless State of Emergency really mean for poor people?The Homeless State of Emergency is in the headlines and in the mouths of politicians, but what does it mean for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco? Join us for a Town Hall discussion on what it means for our city to declare a Homeless State of Emergency as well as how to respond to the real emergency that has kept people poor and homeless for decades. This conversation will be happening at St. Anthony’s Foundation on Wednesday, May … Continued
North America Premiere of Drone Whistleblower Doc NATIONAL BIRD 4:00 pm
North America Premiere of Drone Whistleblower Doc NATIONAL BIRD @ Pacific Film Archive
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We are pleased to announce the North American Premiere of our feature documentary National Bird at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and the West Coast Premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival in May. National Bird follows the journeys of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around the secret U.S. drone war. Their stories take dramatic turns, leading one of the veterans to Afghanistan where she learns about one of the worst U.S. airstrikes to have impacted civilians. For the first time, the Afghan survivors, … Continued
NO POVERTY HOTELS IN OAKLAND 5:30 pm
NO POVERTY HOTELS IN OAKLAND @ Oakland City Hall
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Almost 40 East Bay hotel and food service workers flooded City Hall last week to tell the City Council that we don’t need poverty-wage hotels in Oakland – we need good jobs that support workers, families and communities of color. The workers will be back at City Hall tomorrow night – stand with them! This winter, employees at the Holiday Inn Express on Hegenberger complained that their bosses were breaking Oakland’s minimum wage law. The City of Oakland investigated and issued a report showing many violations, and ordered the owners … Continued
SF POLICE COMMISSION MEETING #FRISCO5 5:30 pm
SF POLICE COMMISSION MEETING #FRISCO5 @ SF City Hall, Rm 400
May 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The police commission and the mayor are the only two governing bodies which have the power to fire the chief of police. Police Chief Greg Suhr will be at this meeting.  One of the Frisco 5 was admitted to the hospital this morning. We must show up en masse at this meeting to let them see, hear and feel the people’s discontent! The meeting is in room 400 on the 4th floor. http://sanfranciscopolice.org/meeting/police-commission-may-4-2016-agenda60909
Film: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change 6:30 pm
Film: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change @ La Pena
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
RSVP For All Screenings Our ally Amazon Watch is proud to have supported Josh by accompanying him and his crew to the Amazon to see firsthand the effects of climate change and the fossil fuel industry. Stay after the film for a Q&A with filmmaker Josh Fox, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, and Leila Salazar-López of Amazon Watch. Gabriel Mayers, a musician featured in the film will also perform.60908
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Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop 10:00 am
Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop @ Suite 300
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Certificate of Rehabilitation Workshop @ Suite 300 | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland: #reentry workshop 5/5, legal clinic 5/25 for folks who’ve served prison time. https://t.co/yneAIjybA1 @ROOTandREBOUND #smartjustice — ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) April 21, 2016 In California, the Certificate of Rehabilitation (COR) is a powerful but underutilized legal tool for people who served time in state prison for a past conviction to prove their successful rehabilitation after years of success back in society. CORs help restore some of the civil rights and opportunities that individuals with criminal records are stripped of, and applicants have the right under law to FREE … Continued
Protest Verizon – National Day of Action, Oakland Action 5:00 pm
Protest Verizon – National Day of Action, Oakland Action @ Verizon Store
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Stand with Verizon Strikers RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/support-verizon-strikers This strike is a part of an upsurge in working class & oppressed peoples’ actions & movements: Shut down Trump, Stand against Islamophobia & immigrant bashing, Black Lives Matter, No to anti-trans laws, last year’s USW oil workers strike, the UAW Kohler strike, Wisconsin’s “Day Without Latinos,” the Chicago Teachers Union strike, the incredible Boston school bus drivers’ victory, the Fight-for-$15-&-a-union movement of low-wage workers, to name a few. A victory for the CWA and IBEW will be yet another boost that helps … Continued
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TIME CHANGE: #Frisco5 Vigil and Rally 3:00 pm
TIME CHANGE: #Frisco5 Vigil and Rally @ UN Plaza
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@marymad the time has been changed to three— HungerForJusticeSF (@hngr4justicesf) May 6, 2016 As a showing of unity, let’s fittingly gather, connect and build as a community at the United Nations Plaza. As their health continues to decline, let’s gather in a peaceful loving show of support and solidarity for the FRISCO 5, those who have fallen in the struggle and victims of injustice. Meet new people and build new bridges. All power to the people! One love60914
Remembering is Revolutionary – Alan Blueford 4:00 pm
Remembering is Revolutionary – Alan Blueford
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Please join us pic.twitter.com/lNxrPQyepY — jeralynn (@mommablueford) May 5, 2016 60913
First Friday tabling with Oakland Justice Coalition 5:00 pm
First Friday tabling with Oakland Justice Coalition @ South End of First Friday
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us at Oakland First Friday to table and canvass! We’ll focus on collecting signature for our three Oakland ballot initiatives, as well as voter registration. We haven’t been assigned a space yet, but the political groups are always located together at the south end of the event on Telegraph between Grand and 23rd. We’ll have a table with two chairs and signage. Please share this event with your friends! There is so much foot traffic at Oakland First Fridays that we’ll need all the help we can get. … Continued
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary 8:00 pm
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
May 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
First Friday: Alan Blueford 4th Anniversary @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice | Oakland | California | United States
With Green for the Heart Chakra & Peace for what we Cultivate in the Space- Alan Blueford Center for Justice (First Friday). May 6th is the exact day Alan Blueford’s life was taken at 18 years old by an Oakland police officer. So we come together- hearts open, creativity flowing, band live- to transcend, so are you coming through?   ‪#‎TatuVision‬ ‪#‎OneLove‬ ‪#‎ABC4J‬ 60897
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Boycott for SF Justice: In Honor of the Frisco Five
Boycott for SF Justice: In Honor of the Frisco Five
May 7 all-day
Endorsed by the Frisco Five Hunger Strikers: BOYCOTT FOR SF JUSTICE: IN HONOR OF THE FRISCO FIVE. JOIN HERE. If they are hungry for justice, we should be too! In honor of the Frisco Five Hunger Strikers, who are fighting against police killings and terror, we invite you to partake in a MASS BOYCOTT OF CORPORATE RESTAURANTS, especially in San Francisco. Until Mayor Ed Lee fires corrupt SFPD Chief Suhr, we promise to BOYCOTT ALL CORPORATE RESTAURANTS! The restaurants include: McDonalds Popeyes Wendy’s Carl’s Jr. Taco Bell KFC Subway And … Continued
Police Militarization, a Discussion. 12:00 pm
Police Militarization, a Discussion. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion: Police Militarization Suggested Readings: Ana Conner &Tara Tabassi, ‘Ending Police Militarization, One City at a Time’ http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/33001-ending-police-militarization-one-city-at-a-tim Stephen Graham, Cities Under Seige, The New Military Urbanism http://libcom.org/files/Graham,%20Stephen%20-%20Cities%20Under%20Siege.%20The%20New%20Military%20Urbanism_0.pdf This is a book length piece – worth reading introduction and skimming the rest60889
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: U.S. Imperialism II Hands Off the Americas 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: U.S. Imperialism II Hands Off the Americas @ Starry Plough Pub
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
From the Peace and Freedom Party Platform: “The drive for greater profits by multi-national corporations which direct U.S. foreign policy is a major cause of war. We stand for peace between nations and the right of all peoples to self-determination. We support an ongoing socialist transformation everywhere.” We have confirmed speakers to address issues of war, imperialism, revolution, and socialism in Haiti (Pierre Labossiere), Puerto Rico (Ricardo Ortiz), and Venezuela (Laura Wells). FREE! Please buy food & drink at the Pub. All ages welcome! FREE! This is part of our … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Will Oakland Ban Petroleum Exports? 5:00 pm
Will Oakland Ban Petroleum Exports? @ Oakland City Hall
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come tell the City Council to ban exports of crude oil, fuel oils, and gasoline — as well as coal — from the new Oakland Bulk and Oversize Terminal (OBOT). The City Council has announced it will hold a hearing May 9 to consider this expanded fossil-fuel ban at OBOT, the marine terminal that is the focus of the campaign to keep coal out of Oakland.  We don’t yet know who will be providing expert testimony.  But certainly everyone who cares about local health and safety and global climate change –- … Continued
Final Hearing on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement in SF 5:30 pm
Final Hearing on Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Law Enforcement in SF @ Buriel Clay Theater
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
@MLNow @48hills @sfexaminer @sfchronicle @sjmercnews @EastBayTimes #SFPD pic.twitter.com/TY0lC1STEd— Mary Kelly Persyn (@mkpersyn) May 7, 2016 60929
OccupyForum: “You’re Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution” 6:00 pm
OccupyForum: “You’re Under Arrest for Masterminding the Egyptian Revolution” @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ahmed Salah was imprisoned, tortured and nearly killed by the Egyptian authorities. After making it out of the country he was born in, by sheer luck, Salah’s memoir of co-designing and implementing the Egyptian revolution during the “Arab Spring” was published on April 4th, 2016. Salah will discuss his newly released book, and field questions and dialogue. For more event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/115739705491611/60931
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program 7:30 pm
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program @ First Congregational Church
May 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government’s Secret Drone Warfare Program @ First Congregational Church | Mesa | Arizona | United States
The Assassination Complex reveals stunning details of the government’s secretive and horrific drone warfare program, based on documents supplied by a confidential source in the intelligence community. Drones are a tool, not a policy. The policy is assassination. Proponents of drone warfare, however, prefer the term “targeted killings.” But drone strikes Frequently kill people who are not the intended target. Unless it can be proven otherwise, the government refers to these unintended victims as “enemies killed in action.” These deaths – all too often of women and children – dwarf … Continued
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SFPD: Abuse of Power Emergency Press Conference 11:00 am
SFPD: Abuse of Power Emergency Press Conference @ Hall of (In)Justice
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition With John Burris Law Office, Jeff Adachi, Alex Nieto Coalition Frisco 5, Amilcar Perez Lopez Coalition, SEIU 1021… Facebook event.60952
San Francisco Police Commission Meeting – Fire Chief Suhr! 5:30 pm
San Francisco Police Commission Meeting – Fire Chief Suhr! @ San Francisco City Hall, Rm 400
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed at 5:30 police commission meeting. Everyone come out. #FireChiefSuhr #BlueRibbon pic.twitter.com/GJEUSDWunP— mary mad (@marymad) May 10, 2016 60945
SF Police Commission Meeting 5:30 pm
SF Police Commission Meeting @ SF City Hall
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
SF POLICE COMMISSION MEETINGTonight, 5:30pm, SF City Hall#frisco5 #frisco500 #firechiefsuhr— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) May 11, 2016 Personally let Chief Greg Suhr and the Police Commission know you proudly and courageously stand in solidarity with and support the FRISCO 5’s demand. Calling all FRISCO 500. This is a public meeting to hear and speak to Police Chief Greg Suhr and the SF Police Commission. Come get informed and involved. Support your community and let your voices be heard loud and clear. Spread the word. 60955
Liberty City – Berkeley Police Review Commission 7:00 pm
Liberty City – Berkeley Police Review Commission @ South Berkeley Senior Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberty City, the protest organized by First They Came for the Homeless against anti-homeless ordinances considered and ultimately passed by the Berkeley City Council, was swept away by the Berkeley Police in late December. The Police Review Commission will take up the matter. Details to follow.60910
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#Frisco5 Press Conference 10:30 am
#Frisco5 Press Conference @ Mission Station
May 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
THURSDAY: #FRISCO5 PRESS CONFERENCE at Mission Station 630 Valencia St, SF, CA. 10:30 AM @ShaunKing #FIRECHIEFSUHR #RECALLEDLEE— OccupythePort (@occupytheport) May 11, 2016 60956
Free Screening: “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” 6:30 pm
Free Screening: “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” @ La Pena
May 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
“How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” by Josh Fox, documents the effects of climate change and the fossil fuel industry in the Amazon and around the world. Our ally Amazon Watch supported Josh by accompanying him and his crew to produce this firsthand account. Stay after the film for a Q&A with filmmaker Josh Fox, environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, and Leila Salazar-López of Amazon Watch. Gabriel Mayers, a musician featured in the film, will also perform.   ` 60959
FILM SCREENING: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING 7:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“This Changes Everything” is the great critically acclaimed film inspired by Naomi Klein’s book and directed by Avi Lewis about how the challenges of climate change can lead us to a post-fossil fuel, post-capitalist future. This is an ultimately encouraging film, which everyone must as most if not all people do care about justice. The film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Interwoven with these stories … Continued
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Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley 8:00 pm
Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MAY COPWATCH DAYS AND TIMES – FRIDAY 5/6 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/13 – 8pm – SATURDAY 5/21 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/27 – 8pm You’re invited to join Berkeley Copwatch on one of our weekly copwatch shifts. We’ll be out in the streets witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. No experience is required – we’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. DETAILS: * Please RSVP (no deadline) by calling/texting 510-224-5950 or emailing CRivka@sonic.net to let us know which … Continued
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A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
Film Screening: El Canto del Colibrí 1:00 pm
Film Screening: El Canto del Colibrí @ Eastside Arts Alliance
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Film Screening: El Canto del Colibrí El Canto del Colibrí es un nuevo documental que explora las relaciones entre padres Latinos inmigrantes y sus hijxs y familia LGBTQ. Ven a disfrutar comida deliciosa, ver el documental, conectarte con organizaciones LGBTQ en Oakland, y platicar sobre temas importantes en nuestras comunidades. The film El Canto del Colibrí is a new documentary exploring the relationships between Latino immigrant fathers and their LGBTQ family members. Come enjoy delicious food, watch the documentary, meet LGBTQ Latinx organizations in Oakland, and talk about important topics … Continued
Film: Traces of the Trade 1:30 pm
Film: Traces of the Trade @ Niles Discovery Church
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Film: Traces of the Trade @ Niles Discovery Church | Fremont | California | United States
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Alameda Renters Coalition Ballot Initiative Drive 2:30 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition Ballot Initiative Drive @ Firefighters Union Hall
May 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
PETITION DRIVE COORDINATION AND TRAINING – WE NEED YOU! SATURDAY 2:30PM, May 14 FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION HALL  2027 Clement Street, Alameda. YES, WE NEED MORE SIGNATURES AND VOLUNTEERS!60966
Housing for All – Film Festival 6:00 pm
Housing for All – Film Festival @ Omni Commons
May 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Liberated Lens hosts 2 days of films. Liberated Lens in collaboration with the Land Action 4 hosts 2 days of films, workshops and fun!! Bay Area social justice, activist organizations will be sharing their knowledge and experience throughout the festival and holding hands on activities in between the films. Films screening: 1) Shelter 2) Edible City: Grow the Revolution 3) Occupy the Farm A 2 day mini film fest benefit, showing a total of 4 activist/social justice films about various projects in the Bay Area. Directors and Producers of the … Continued
Second Saturday Open Mic & Sistar Cypher 7:00 pm
Second Saturday Open Mic & Sistar Cypher @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Second Saturday Open Mic & Sistar Cypher @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice | Oakland | California | United States
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Al Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance 4:00 pm
Al Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance @ Uptown Body & Fender
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art Exhibit and Cultural Event to remember Al Nakba, the Black Panthers, and Indigenous Resistance May 15, Oaklandhttps://t.co/k2CQzTGpSx — Dave Id (@DaveId) May 13, 2016 60967
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Housing for All – Film Festival 6:00 pm
Housing for All – Film Festival @ Omni Commons
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens hosts 2 days of films. Liberated Lens in collaboration with the Land Action 4 hosts 2 days of films, workshops and fun!! Bay Area social justice, activist organizations will be sharing their knowledge and experience throughout the festival and holding hands on activities in between the films. Films screening: 1) Shelter 2) Edible City: Grow the Revolution 3) Occupy the Farm A 2 day mini film fest benefit, showing a total of 4 activist/social justice films about various projects in the Bay Area. Directors and Producers of the … Continued
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10th Annual War Resisters and Conscientious Objectors Day 11:30 am
10th Annual War Resisters and Conscientious Objectors Day
May 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley With Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars David Harris, Co-founder of The Resistance, the movement to Resist the Draft during the Vietnam War Bob Meola, Berkeley Peace and Justice … Continued
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
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Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem @ Omni Commons
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Rezoning Harlem @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Spare Our Air 2! Community Forum 5:30 pm
Spare Our Air 2! Community Forum @ St Mark's Church gym
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is in the process of revising the rules for the five Bay Area refineries, whose hazardous emissions are responsible for the higher risk of dying from heart disease and strokes in surrounding communities. However, the current draft of the new rules could increase the amount polluters are allowed to emit, and if implemented, would allow refineries to process far dirtier crude such as Canadian tar sands. Communities at risk have joined with the refinery workers’ union, USW Local 5, to support an alternative rule that would cap the amount … Continued
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez 6:00 pm
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vigil for #AmilcarPerezLopez at Mission Police station 6 pm every Wed til @GeorgeGascon announces if #sfpd charged pic.twitter.com/TiyAAbsH6F— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) May 19, 2016 60982
The Criminalization of Resistance 6:30 pm
The Criminalization of Resistance @ California Institute of Integral Studies, Room 306
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Let's talk about the criminalization of resistance. #apeoplesprimer pic.twitter.com/htP1EOPHGK— Dr Crystallee Crain (@crystalleecrain) May 18, 2016 60980
Ars Technica Live: A Conversation About Surveillance 7:00 pm
Ars Technica Live: A Conversation About Surveillance @ tiki bar Longitude
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Ars Technica writers and law professor Elizabeth Joh for a conversation about law enforcement surveillance technology. You can participate in the second episode of Ars Technica Live, a monthly interview series with fascinating people who work at the intersections of tech, science and culture. Filmed before a live audience in Oakland, each episode is a speculative, informal conversation between Ars Technica hosts Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar and an invited guest. The audience, drawn from Ars Technica’s readers, is also invited to join the conversation and ask questions. These … Continued
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Enough is Enough – Vigil at SF City Hall. #SayHerName. 5:00 pm
Enough is Enough – Vigil at SF City Hall. #SayHerName. @ San Francisco City Hall steps
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Enough is enough! We are asking the community to join #frisco500 at 5 pm SF city hall and hold a vigil until the mayor #firechiefsuhr— HungerForJusticeSF (@hngr4justicesf) May 19, 2016 60986
Solitary Confinement (SHU) Advocacy Post Ashker Case 6:00 pm
Solitary Confinement (SHU) Advocacy Post Ashker Case @ ACLU
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RSVP and send questions here tinyurl.com/Walls-Pre-Training-Survey -1.5 hours General CLE credit (We ask attorneys to make a donation of $30 to support the work of the Prisoner Advocacy Network; no one will be turned away.) -This training will teach participants about the Ashker v. Governor settlement and strategies for advocating for and with people still enduring solitary confinement or retaliation due to political activity and/or alleged gang activity. Trainers will focus on strategies for successfully advocating with and on behalf of people in SHU or otherwise related to the Ashker … Continued
Vigil at Site of SFPD’s Latest Extrajudicial Execution 8:30 pm
Vigil at Site of SFPD’s Latest Extrajudicial Execution
May 19 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
SF City Hall at 5:00. Vigil at 8:30 pm Shafter Ave & Elmira St, San Francisco, CA 94124 @BLMBAYAREA @last3% @CatsCommentary @TheFrisco5— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) May 19, 2016 Today, an SFPD sergeant shot and killed a 27 year-old Black woman and her unborn child who were in a car in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. These are all the details we have right now. This is the same neighborhood where a sergeant recently expressed a desire to kill Black people. At 5:00, Mama Christina from the Black and Brown … Continued
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Land Action 4: Motion to Dismiss, Pre-Trial Hearing. Court Support. 9:00 am
Land Action 4: Motion to Dismiss, Pre-Trial Hearing. Court Support. @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 10
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
You know that old saying, “third times a charm…” Well, this will be the 3rd time that all of you have come out to show your immense support of the Land Action 4 and this huge, grass-roots, housing rights movement. On MAY 20th, at 9am in DEPT 10 of the RENE C DAVIDSON COURTHOUSE The Land Action 4 have been promised a full half-day of the court’s time and an entire courtroom to ourselves!!! This is really huge!! Our legal defense team, with Tony Serra leading the charge, will present … Continued
Documentary Film: Care not Cages 7:00 pm
Documentary Film: Care not Cages @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Care Not Cages: 40 minute documentary film and panel discussion on the use of Solitary Confinement. The film Breaking Down the Box examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. Panelists will include Laura Magnani, director of American Friends Service Committee’s Bay Area Healing Justice Program. Author of “America’s First Penitentiary: A 200 Year Old Failure and co-author of “Beyond Prisons: A New Interfaith Paradigm for Our Failed Prison System.” Jennifer Kim, Esq. Director of Programs for the Ella … Continued
Film: Care Not Cages: Breaking Down the Box 7:00 pm
Film: Care Not Cages: Breaking Down the Box @ Unitarian Church
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the 30 minute film BREAKING DOWN THE BOX followed by an update on California solitary confinement by Laura Magnani of AFSC’s Healing Justice program. Jennifer Kim, Esq. Director of Programs for the Ella Baker Center will discuss the legislation on confinement and isolation for youth. Before and after, step into the mock solitary confinement booth to experience the dimensions of the solitary world. Learn how you can help. Childcare available with 48 hour advance notice. This is a FRAGRANCE FREE event. For more information or to request … Continued
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Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival 11:00 am
Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival @ San Antonio Park
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival @ San Antonio Park | Oakland | California | United States
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Alameda Renters Coalition: We Need You to Collect Signatures. 12:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition: We Need You to Collect Signatures.
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Click the button at this link and let us know when you can go get some signatures. We are approaching the end of our time to submit our initiative, and we need to get as many signatures as possible to make sure it qualifies!  Collecting signatures all week.  Here is Saturday’s schedule: 5/21/2016, Saturday Lucky’s                                         12-3p                 Sign-up! 3-6p              … Continued
March Against Monsanto 12:00 pm
March Against Monsanto @ Meet at the wooden platform by the water at Embarcadero and North Point in San Francisco, CA
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
March Against Monsanto @ Meet at the wooden platform by the water at Embarcadero and North Point in San Francisco, CA
Join this 5th annual global day of action to show solidarity together across the earth between the people, the creatures, and the land. Join the global march and movement and help co-create a better world for us and the generations to come! Come dressed like your favorite creature in need of representation against the Big Agro-Chemical Industry E.g. Bees, Salmon, Butterflies, Bats, Frogs, etc! Bring the whole family! We will meet at NOON at the wooden platform at Embarcadero and North Point in San Francisco, California. Lets make some noise … Continued
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
Protect Yourself Against Undercover Cops, Informants and Cooperating Witnesses 1:00 pm
Protect Yourself Against Undercover Cops, Informants and Cooperating Witnesses @ The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Protect Yourself Against Undercover Cops, Informants and Cooperating Witnesses @  The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics | San Francisco | California | United States
Join AROC in partnership with the National Lawyers’ Guild-SF and the Electronic Frontier Foundation for: AROC Community Defense Training Protect Yourself Against Undercover Cops, Informants and Cooperating Witnesses This training is intended for youth, families and activists in the broader community. Come learn about ways to protect yourself, friends and community with digital security, what to do if you or someone you know are visited by law enforcement, or if someone feels that they are being targeted for their political activity. RSVP by emailing info@araborganizing.org or calling 415-861-7444. 60926
West Oakland Picnic for a Safe, Clean, Affordable Neighborhood 1:00 pm
West Oakland Picnic for a Safe, Clean, Affordable Neighborhood @ Defemery Park
May 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  We have the right to clean air.  We have the right to safe neighborhoods.   We have the right to stay in our homes. West Oakland can make it happen.  We can make our community healthy and safe for everyone and find ways to make it affordable for friends and family to stay.  But not if we don’t Stop the Coal Trains from coming through Oakland, one more bad idea pushed on us by greedy developers.  We need a livable West Oakland, not one polluted with toxic coal dust and diesel exhaust.  … Continued
SOLITARY MAN – My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison 4:00 pm
SOLITARY MAN – My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Written and performed by Charlie Hinton, Directed by Mark Kenward, Music by Fred Johnson Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with people in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show is set in November 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. Charlie says, “I want this show to gain an audience and become one more voice calling for the end of mass incarceration and solitary confinement.” After the performance, we will have an update and discuss how and why the men in Pelican Bay … Continued
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Oakland Book Festival 11:00 am
Oakland Book Festival @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
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Oakland Book Festival 11:00 am
Oakland Book Festival
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
One day – Seven Hours – 145 Writers – 70 Events Inside City Hall, more than 100 novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, and activists will engage event-goers in panels, interviews, and open debate. This year’s Festival will feature (among many others) Dave Eggers, Mary Roach, Frank Chin, Elaine Brown, Fred Moten, Ellen Pao, Emily Raboteau, Victor LaValle, Larissa MacFarquhar, Pico Iyer, Arlie Hochschild, and Greil Marcus. Join us for conversations about labor movements, immigration, drug trafficking, altruism, censorship, prisons, restorative justice, labors of love, the dignity of work, and the … Continued
Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative 2:00 pm
Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative @ Geoffrey Pete's
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative: the Oakland City Council could put the measure directly onto the ballot – but some members have used procedural delays to block our efforts. Come out to the Post Salon this Sunday to continue the discussion and learn how you can get involved. 60990
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
May 22 @ 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
TEACH-IN: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HAITI 6:00 pm
TEACH-IN: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HAITI @ Oakland Peace Center
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For the past few months, 68 grassroots organization in Haiti have joined together and have taken to the streets in massive numbers. They have stopped fraudulent presidential and legislative elections from taking place and have forced President Michel Martelly out of office. The teach-in will give us the latest information about where this struggle stands, how the United States is subverting democracy, and how we can show our solidarity. This is the main event of “Black Love Beyond Borders: A Week of International Solidarity”, May 21-28, 2016. For more information … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Rally & Vigil: Justice for James “Nate” Greer! 5:00 pm
Rally & Vigil: Justice for James “Nate” Greer! @ Hayward City Hall
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May 23rd will be the 2 year anniversary of James “Nate” Greer’s death at the hands of Hayward rogue police. His grieving Family will be holding a rally with their attorneys, and have a candle light vigil immediately following. Other coalitions, families and activists will be there to support. as well as memorialize the loss of their loved ones, who were killed by police. For more info on the beating death of Nate Greer, please see : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1760883287473600/61009
Rally to demilitarize the Emeryville Police Department 5:00 pm
Rally to demilitarize the Emeryville Police Department
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AR-15 assault rifles and other military equipment have no place in Emeryville, let alone in the hands of the police department that claims to protect and serve this community. On Monday, Chief Tejada will be meeting with our comrades at Residents United for a Livable Emeryville (R.U.L.E.) in an attempt to divide and conquer community organizations working together on this issue. APTP and SURJ will be outside holding a rally to oppose this tactic. An Emeryville police officer used an AR-15 in the killing of beloved community member Yuvette Henderson … Continued
Reframing the Dialogue: Race, Police Violence and Public Health 5:00 pm
Reframing the Dialogue: Race, Police Violence and Public Health @ Cole Hall Auditorium
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a student-led initiative to examine closely the need to address police violence and racism as public health issues directly affecting the safety of communities in the US and particularly here in San Francisco. This event is the initiative of the Do No Harm Coalition at UCSF, which is a group of students, faculty and staff spanning the entire campus who are interested in furthering the local and national dialogue around community policing and public safety for all. This event is open to UCSF community members and the public. … Continued
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Protect Oakland Renters: Oakland City Council CED Cmte Considers Ballot Initiative 1:30 pm
Protect Oakland Renters: Oakland City Council CED Cmte Considers Ballot Initiative @ Oakland City Hall
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The committee will decide to either send the proposed ordinance to the full City Council to vote on putting it on the November, 2016 ballot (polls show that it would pass by more than 80%) or kill it altogether. With this much at stake, count on the real estate industry to be there in force with sharpened knives unsheathed. We need to be there to make sure our proposal moves forward.   Agenda Item with Link to Proposed Ballot Initiative. Come and demand that the City Council put this initiative … Continued
Alameda Renters Coalition – Time To Deliver the Ballot Initiative Signatures! 2:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition – Time To Deliver the Ballot Initiative Signatures! @ Alameda City Hall
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate the delivery of more than 8,000 pre-screened petition signatures for the ballot measure we have been promoting. We needed only 6,240 verified signatures; so we are confident we will qualify for the November ballot! Please come and join the celebration. We can all be enormously proud of our role in making this historic moment possible. Celebrate loudly. Then let’s get busy getting voters to the polls in November! Catherine Pauling and the Steering Committee thank the 100 or more volunteer who spent countless hours gathering … Continued
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Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez 6:00 pm
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vigil for #AmilcarPerezLopez at Mission Police station 6 pm every Wed til @GeorgeGascon announces if #sfpd charged pic.twitter.com/TiyAAbsH6F— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) May 19, 2016 60982
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Community Connect Oakland 6:00 pm
Community Connect Oakland @ Omni Commons
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Calling all Social Change Agents Who Want to Get Support in Achieving Their Life Enhancing Goals Join us for an evening ofInteractive activities and intentional conversations during a potluck meal designed to help you connect in meaningful ways based on Open Space Technology. They include: • Revitalize your passion for creating a better world • Share your knowledge and gifts • Find co-collaborators and kindred spirits • Nourish established connections Workshop and Conversation Topics include: Mutual Aid Networks: Redesign your own work life and build a more equitable sustainable and enjoyable Transition Town: Making … Continued
Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley 8:00 pm
Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MAY COPWATCH DAYS AND TIMES – FRIDAY 5/6 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/13 – 8pm – SATURDAY 5/21 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/27 – 8pm You’re invited to join Berkeley Copwatch on one of our weekly copwatch shifts. We’ll be out in the streets witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. No experience is required – we’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. DETAILS: * Please RSVP (no deadline) by calling/texting 510-224-5950 or emailing CRivka@sonic.net to let us know which … Continued
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Afrikatown Anti-Eviction Block Party
Afrikatown Anti-Eviction Block Party @ Qilombo
May 28 all-day
Recently, the Qilombo Collective has been ordered to move the garden, and the people feel like there should be space in the city for people to learn, organize and work free of corporate pressure. So the fight is beginning to take shape, and on May 28, everyone is invited to the Anti-Eviction Block Party at the Afrikatown Garden. I hope to see you there.60981
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time 1:00 pm
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
The History of Socialism in America 2:00 pm
The History of Socialism in America @ South Berkeley Library
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bernie Socialist Workshop The History of Socialism in America from Robert Owens’ utopian experiment in 1825 to Bernie’s political revolution of 2016. A slide presentation by Eugene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Cal State, Long Beach As a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders is leading a political revolution to transform a political system run by the billionaire class into one that represents working and middle class Americans and creates more opportunity for everyone. This workshop will take a closer look at Bernie’s socialism by placing it within the global context of … Continued
Dinner and a Movie: Pride 5:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie: Pride @ SEIU Local 1021
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie: Pride @ SEIU Local 1021 | Oakland | California | United States
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An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners 6:00 pm
An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners @ OneFam
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners @ OneFam | Oakland | California | United States
Join us on Saturday May 28th at 6pm for an evening of food, speakers and music to support long term Political Prisoner, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, and to build solidarity around US Political Prisoners. 60963
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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
May 29 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie 7:30 pm
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Join David and Cindy to mark the publication of the new, 2nd edition of War is A Lie, a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, countering the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature and drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, especially those wars that have been widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin. Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
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Film Screening: Killing Them Safely. (Anti-Taser Documentary) 6:30 pm
Film Screening: Killing Them Safely. (Anti-Taser Documentary) @ Roxie theater
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the San Francisco theatrical premiere of Killing Them Safely, an explosive 2015 Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection on the controversy over police use and misuse of Tasers. Following the screening, stay for an important discussion featuring filmmaker, Nick Berardini, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi about the film and its implications for the upcoming decision of the San Francisco Police Commission to possibly start outfitting SFPD officers with Tasers. Co-sponsored by ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco Public Defender’s Racial Justice Committee, Coalition on Homelessness, Asian … Continued