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Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
Oakland Spring Rising – 40 Farms in 40 Days – May 1st 2015
May 1 all-day
Oakland Spring Rising - 40 Farms in 40 Days - May 1st 2015 @ Oakland | California | United States
Oakland Spring Rising All Food is Medicine ~ All Water is Sacred 40 Farms in 40 Days beginning May 1st, 2015 Mission: The Mission of Oakland Spring Rising is to support existing community groups and new urban farmers to grow as much nutritious food in an urban setting as possible. Goals: To grow 100 pounds of healthy, organic produce for 400,000 people per year using available vacant land in Oakland.  In order to achieve this, Oakland Spring Rising was formed to be a hub for material & knowledge transfer between … Continued
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March – San Francisco 1:30 pm
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March – San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
International Workers Day Regional Festival and March - San Francisco @ Civic Center Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
nternational Workers Day Regional Festival and March 1:30-3:30 Festival @ Civic Center Plaza 3:30 Regional March to 24th and Mission 5:00-5:30 Closing program @ 24th and Mission More info, RSVP.   58671
Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers 6:30 pm
Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers @ Studio Grand
May 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Silicon Valley De-Bug’s Class Conscious Photographers and Studio Grand present the opening night of: Eyes on the Movement: Images from Bay Area Activist Photographers Powered by working class people and captured by photographers embedded in these struggles. Photography, music, cultural performances, and refreshments. Special digital slideshow photo exhibit from that day’s May 1st marches. Photographers include Brooke Anderson, David Bacon, Jenny Cain, Charisse Domingo, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Isabel Gonzalez, Najib Joe Hakim, Jean Leasiolagi, Abraham Menor, Antonio Nava, Karen Ng, Ronald Orlando, Leopoldo Pena, Daniel Zapien.58698
Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back 8:00 pm
Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakland2Baltimore: We Got Your Back @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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State of Emergency 3: Panel Discussion and Concert, with Fred Hampton Jr. 8:00 pm
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Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs 9:00 am
Teach-In: The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs @ MetWest High School
May 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The war in Viet Nam was one of the most important historical events of the 20th century. It brings to light the heroic struggle of Vietnamese people against foreign aggression, particularly the United States of America. The Viet Nam Victory Coalition (VNVC), formed in 2014, is hosting a Community Event: “The Spirit of Viet Nam is Stronger than U.S. Bombs” – a day-full of cultural, educational & powerful sharing to mark the 40th anniversary of the US military’s forced departure from Viet Nam and international struggle for self-determination. PLEASE REGISTER … Continued
National Day of Action: Oakland Rally! #FreddieGray Oakland2Baltimore #blackspring 2:00 pm
National Day of Action: Oakland Rally! #FreddieGray Oakland2Baltimore #blackspring @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rally in solidarity with Baltimore and the fight for justice for Freddie Gray. All across the country on Saturday May 2nd folks will be in the streets to demand that the war on black folks must end! Come get in the streets! #blackspring #freddiegray Facebook RSVP.58720
May Day: the Real Story of Radicalism and the American Working Class 5:30 pm
May Day: the Real Story of Radicalism and the American Working Class @ Women's Building
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to a meeting about what we learn from the real history of May Day, the Marxist traditions of working class organizing in America and discuss what we need to do today to continue the fight. Followed by a social/fundraiser for the Socialism 2015 conference. www.socialismconference.org58703
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Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks! 10:00 am
Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks! @ Mountain View Improvement Association
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Help make art to support the Refinery Corridor Healing Walks!  Come help paint a 24-foot parachute banner with this years Healing Walk image and hand-paint t-shirts (if you got this years Healing Walk t-shirt or patch bring it and paint it–or the feathers on it). Wear clothes you can get paint on. Here is the Facebook event to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/982279841804638/58655
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Court Support: 3 Comrades Arrested in MayDay Actions 2:00 pm
Court Support: 3 Comrades Arrested in MayDay Actions @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 112
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Come support 3 comrades still in custody who were arrested during May Day actions and are facing felony charges. Share, invite, show up and support! Thousands of people went out to protest this weekend, and there were many arrests, but unsurprisingly, the folks who were held and face serious charges are black and brown. Part of fighting white supremacy is standing in solidarity with those who racist systems try to oppress.58731
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Kathy Kelly talk. 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Kathy Kelly talk. @ San Francisco Friends Meetinghouse
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​FIELD TRIP: OccupyForum is co-sponsoring Kathy Kelly this coming Monday Sponsored by: SF Friends Peace and Social Concerns Committee; Voices for Creative Nonviolence, ECUMENICAL PEACE INSTITUTE/CALC, EMERGENCY, AFSC, Vets for Peace, Occupy Forum, Campaign Nonviolence and Code Pink ​Kathy Kelly ​The Raft and the Shore: Crossing Borders to Abolish War​ During the war in Vietnam, two venerable peacemakers, Thich Nhat Hanh and Daniel Berrigan, SJ, exchanged ideas about nonviolent resistance to war in a book entitled: The Raft is Not the Shore. Drawing on experiences living alongside people trapped in war … Continued
Film Fest: “Deep Web” a Film About ‘Silk Road’, with Cindy Cohen 9:00 pm
Film Fest: “Deep Web” a Film About ‘Silk Road’, with Cindy Cohen @ Sundance Kabuki Cinemas
May 4 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Deep Web, a film about “Silk Road” (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road_(marketplace), online communications and commerce, is to be screened at SF International Film Festival. Cindy Cohn, legal director of EFF is scheduled to appear at the 9:00 PM, May 4 screening.  More information below and at:  http://www.sffs.org/sfiff58/program/deep-web#.VUQAtqbVmJ0. -Art About the film: Director Alex Winter, a well-known actor and a leading advocate for an open internet, lucidly investigates the implications of online technologies and the gray legal areas of anonymous communications and commerce by focusing primarily on the history and demise of online black market … Continued
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ALL OUT: Rally to #SaveE12th before deciding City Council vote! 5:00 pm
ALL OUT: Rally to #SaveE12th before deciding City Council vote! @ City Hall steps at Oscar Grant Plaza
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Facebook RSVP This Tuesday the Oakland City Council decides whether or not to sell off the East 12th parcel to private developers. Join us for a rally at City Hall to demand that public land be used for public good, not for private profit! Background In the midst of a housing affordability crisis in Oakland, the City is proposing to sell publicly owned land to private developers UDR and Urban Core to create a 24 story, 300 unit luxury high-rise apartment tower right by Lake Merritt, where the median rent … Continued
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam 5:00 pm
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
An Evening With Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblowing and GI Resistance Vietnam @ Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
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Walkout to Save City College 12:30 pm
Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Walkout to Save City College @ Ram Plaza, City College | San Francisco | California | United States
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No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo 4:30 pm
No Keystone XL: Hillary’s Donor Dinner Demo
May 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. For years, Hillary has bobbed and weaved as reporters have tried to ask her where she stands on the pipeline, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. Wednesday afternoon, as Hillary dines with donors in Pacific Heights, join us to demand a permanent rejection of Keystone XL. Sponsored by Idle No More SF Bay, Center for Biological Diversity, Benicians for a Safe and Healthy … Continued
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Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck 6:00 pm
Occupy the Farm: Action Reflection & Next Steps Potluck @ Omni Commonsq
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join other OccufFarmers for reflection on our April 25th/26th days of action, to share thoughts on what we can do better next round, and give props to those who made this one successful! We especially invite the input of folks NEW to the Gill Tract struggle, as fresh eyes offer important insights. If you are able, bring a snack or dish to share. 6-7pm is food and socializing. 7-9pm facilitated discussion58732
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Million Moms March
Million Moms March
May 9 all-day
Million Moms March @ Washington | District of Columbia | United States
Friday, May 8th: 8:00AM-12:00PM: The Coalition For Justice Lobbying Campaign on Capitol Hill 1:00PM – 6:00PM: Afternoon Social at Lincoln Memorial Park for the Mothers -Will Include: Mother’s Speak Out, Special Guest Speakers, Special Guest Musicians, Presentation of the Ribbons !   Saturday, May 9th: 9:00AM-10:00AM: Prayer Circle 11:00AM-2:00PM: Million Mother’s March -Begin in China Town Mt. Vernon Square> South on 7th Street > West on Pennsylvania Avenue> End at Federal Department of Justice Building 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW   Sunday, May 10th: 9:00AM-11:00AM: Check Out 12:00Noon: Brunch 3:00PM: Leave … Continued
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser 12:00 pm
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
We Are Ferguson Community Gathering, Fundraiser @ Humanist Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us for a day long event hosted by Inter Council for Mothers of Murdered Children. Event starts at 12 pm and continues until 10 pm. The Fundraiser will be held at Humanist Hall, and includes Speakers, Games (Chess, Dominoes), snacks, brunch, and dinner, as well as video clips . Families who have lost their loved ones through Gun violence and Police Misconduct will share their stories. We are scheduling a food giveaway and Vendor’s Booths are available for rent (contact Event Coordinator for details). The Inter Council For Mothers … Continued
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. 1:00 pm
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Celebrate the victory of saving the Berkeley Post Office from being sold. Appreciations to the attorneys who argued for us in Federal Court. Appreciations to Judge Alsup who recently ruled favorably in the lawsuits against USPS practices, lawsuits filed by the City of Berkeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Music!  Speakers!  Cake!  More Music !!! Appreciations to our entire community! 58710
Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J 7:00 pm
Sing, Dance, and share Revolutionary Love at ABC4J @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Every 1st Friday & every 2nd Sat of the month we sing, dance, and share Revolutionary Love at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice-ABC4J. The next open mic & cypher is Sat May 9th, doors & sign-up at 7pm, show at 7:30pm, all ages, suggested donation $5, please.58729
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25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center
May 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
25th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Baha'i Center | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. We are organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. In April, it will be two years since we started holding these prayer meetings at the Baha’i Center. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. We will serve a simple breakfast. 58650
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Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters 7:00 pm
Benefit Play: Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Benefit Play:  Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, a Play Through Letters @ La Pena | Berkeley | California | United States
Join California Coalition for Women Prisoners for a performance of Mariposa & the Saint and a conversation about the shocking conditions in California’s women’s prisons and what can be done to change them. In 2012, Mariposa was sentenced to fifteen months in solitary confinement. In 2015, she is still in a special confinement unit. Through letters with longtime friend Julia Steele Allen, who met her through a CCWP prison visiting team, Mariposa brings her experience to the stage. Written by Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca & Julia Steele Allen Directed by Noelle Ghoussaini … Continued
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Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. 6:00 pm
Oakland Public Safety Committee on DAC / Privacy Policy. @ Oakland City Hall
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After a period of public comment, the Oakland Public Safety Committee will again take up recommendations from the ad hoc Committee on the Domain Awareness Center Privacy Policy. — a strong privacy policy in place for the DAC. — creation of a privacy policy for the City of Oakland — a surveillance equipment acquisition ordinance, demanding open and transparent processes before acquiring such devices. The Oakland Privacy Working Group asks you to come and stand and speak in support of these proposals, which will make Oakland a model for privacy … Continued
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Politics of Debt Reading Group: Iceland’s Anti-Austerity Recovery & Monetary Reform Proposal 7:30 pm
Politics of Debt Reading Group: Iceland’s Anti-Austerity Recovery & Monetary Reform Proposal @ Omni Commons basement
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Iceland bailed out its citizens and jailed the bankers.  Now they are thinking of a new system for their monetary policy.  Join us for a discussion about Iceland, this proposal, and their recovery from their financial collapse. Readings (more to come) Monetary Reform in Iceland The Politics of Debt Reading Group is affiliated with the Bay Area Public School and Strike Debt Bay Area.  58708
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National Day of Action: “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Oakland Action. 2:00 pm
National Day of Action: “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Oakland Action. @ West Oakland Post Office
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
On May 14, just six days before the current contract expires, postal workers across the country will hold events organized around the theme, “I Stand with Postal Workers.” Join us! With the union’s Collective Bargaining Agreement with the U.S. Postal Service set to expire in less than a month, APWU negotiators and union members are turning up the heat. Postal workers are demanding Good Postal Service! Good Jobs! Good Contract! As negotiations draw to a close, postal workers need a strong demonstration of support. 58719
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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#BlackLivesMatter Forum: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century 12:00 pm
#BlackLivesMatter Forum: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century @ California State University, East Bay Old Student Union, Rms. 311 and 102
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
CSU East Bay Department of Communication and the Graduate Communication Society Presents: #BlackLivesMatter: Civil Rights Social Justice in the 21st Century Featuring: Dr. Andreana Clay, Families Seeking Justice panel, three student panels, and a hosted reception. The Graduate Communication Society at CSU East Bay hosts a graduate student conference surrounding themes related to social justice issues in a 21st Century context. Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Andreana Clay, Associate Professor at San Francisco State University, Her book, The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth Activism and Post-Civil Rights Politics (NYU Press, 2012) … Continued
Stand Up Comedy Fund Raiser for Zapatista Children 8:00 pm
Stand Up Comedy Fund Raiser for Zapatista Children @ Omni Commons
May 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Bay Area comics perform STAND UP! Comedy: Featuring Natasha Muse, with Veronica Porras, Lalique D’Bruzzi and Emily Van Dyke. Natasha Muse is a performer and writer of comedy in the Bay Area. She is also a skeptic, an agnostic, and at least the second funniest trans-sexual you know––guaranteed. Come to the emerging and energizing OMNI COMMONS and laugh with us while you support autonomous education for indigenous Zapatista children.58745
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No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support @ Qulombo
May 16 all-day
No More Locked Doors- a conference on political prisoners and revolutionary prisoner support- May16 Oakland pic.twitter.com/RDmWWQbcYQ— Alyssa (@alyssa011968) April 11, 2015 58553
Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle 7:00 pm
Book Launch Party! “Like Water” by T. Thorn Coyle @ The Alan Blueford Center For Justice
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PF Publishing invites you to celebrate T. Thorn Coyle’s first novel, dedicated to Alan Blueford, and to all victims of police violence. Like Water: a story of love and sudden violence. a story of a ghost and a city. a story for our times. Welcome to the streets of Oakland, CA. Meet Alex and Jonah. Best friends since childhood: one poet, one professor, one black, one white. One dead–killed by police with a Taser to the heart–and one bereft, trying to figure out how to go on living…and how to … Continued
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project 9:00 pm
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon
May 16 @ 9:00 pm – May 17 @ 1:00 am
Fundraiser for the Anti Police Terror Project @ The Legionnaire Saloon | Oakland | California | United States
Come out Saturday, 5/16 at Legionnaire for our 2nd Left Bass Dance Party! Last month, the club was packed by 10pm, the party went OFF, and we raised over $1,800 for BlackOUT Collective. Let’s do it in May for APTP! LEFT BASS is an Oakland Dance Party for all us activists, organizers, artists, and just plain MOVEMENT FOLKS to shake a tail feather together and continue to support local organizing. Get down with “Feminist/Panther/Hip-Hop Heroine” Coco Peila, featured DJs Camilo (Queer Qumbia) and Xander (Mondial Afrique) and resident DJs Baagi … Continued
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WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Film screening on Judi Bari Day 7:00 pm
Film screening on Judi Bari Day @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday, May 24, 2015 is the 25th anniversary of the attack on “Earth First!” activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned. We will commemorate this in several ways. At 7 pm doors to Historic Fellowship Hall will open for a Judi Bari Day evening event sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU) Social Justice Committee. NOTE: Earlier in the day of Sunday, May 24, people will gather to mark the moment of the bombing itself where the bomb … Continued
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WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm 7:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons
May 28 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
WiFi Mesh Meeting Thursdays 7:30pm-11:30pm @ Sudoroom at Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
WiFi Mesh General Meeting When: Every Thursday @ 7:30pm – 11:30pm Where: 4799 Shattuck Avenue – Oakland, CA (corner of 48th and Shattuck) Contact: Jenny Ryan – email – We’re building a community wireless mesh network! A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Our goal is to create such a free mesh network that is entirely controlled and operated by the community! Want to help create an alternate means of … Continued
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Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior 2:00 pm
Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior @ Humanist Hall
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For over 50 years Leslie Feinberg, revolutionary activist, transgender warrior in the LGBTQI community fought for justice. Leslie, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, after decades of illness. Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, Stone Butch Blues, won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award.  Feinberg authored Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue and Transgender Warriors: Making History; the novel Drag … Continued