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Bay Resistance Team Training 10:00 am
Bay Resistance Team Training @ East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Want to learn how to join the Bay Resistance team? Come get oriented on our strategy so we can build sanctuary and power together in 2018! At this training, we’ll share our plan for how to win against the Right, dig into our approach to making change, and meet in teams to plan work in 2018. We’ll also build art, to make the Resistance irresistible through creativity and culture. Come build community and political power with your neighbors from around the Bay. We are each other’s greatest resource! Childcare and … Continued
Family Law Clinic for People with Records 10:00 am
Family Law Clinic for People with Records
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
our first-ever Family Law Clinic for people with criminal records is this Saturday! We still have openings available for one-on-one appointments with our reentry attorneys, so sign up to reserve your spot at the clinic by clicking on the sign-up link below or by calling Root & Rebound at 510-279-4662! Sign up for an appointment here! If you are supporting or working with someone in reentry that you would like to refer to this clinic, please feel free to share this email with them or encourage them to call us at … Continued
RESILIENCY FAIR 2017 Film, Discussion and Action. Book, Clothing and Crop Swap. 10:00 am
RESILIENCY FAIR 2017 Film, Discussion and Action. Book, Clothing and Crop Swap. @ Berkeley Adult School, Multi-Purpose Room
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
A Celebration of Abundance & Community During Challenging Times. This year’s FAIR combines a wide variety of activities provided by a wide variety of groups that were SMOKED OUT by the North Bay fires in October. The FAIR will be opened by a blessing offered by the Indigenous Peoples Day Powwow Committee. Here’s a partial list of the activities that will follow: FOOD CONTEST, hosted by the BYA Youth Gardeners SEED SWAP, hosted by Transition Berkeley SWAP with CROPS, COTHING, BOOKS hosted by Transition Berkeley at NOON DIY Garden Exhibition, … Continued
Vigil at the West County Immigrant Detention Center 11:00 am
Vigil at the West County Immigrant Detention Center @ West County Detention Center
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Answering the Call of Love: Immigration Policy and our Response Dear Beloved Community, Because of the interest shown by our loving congregation in the current immigration policy,  we want to share some good news with you: On the first Saturday of each month the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity and the East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition sponsor a Vigil at the West County Detention Center in Richmond, CA. On Saturday, Dec.2, UU Oakland will be leading this Vigil and YOU are warmly invited to join with us to answer this … Continued
Supporting the Movement For Black Lives Platform 1:30 pm
Supporting the Movement For Black Lives Platform @ Sierra Club
Dec 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Looking for new ways to show up for racial justice? Interested in how we can build our capacity and leverage our grassroots power to support the Movement for Black Lives Policy platform and the legislative priorities of our POC partners? Please join the SURJ Policy Working Group on Saturday December 2nd from 1:30pm to 4:30pm for an interactive legislative advocacy workshop. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how the legislative process works in California, including how to track bills, lobby your legislator and bring your voice to the … Continued
Chiapas Support Committee: Speakers from Oaxaca 3:00 pm
Chiapas Support Committee: Speakers from Oaxaca @ Omni Commons
Dec 2 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
 CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE We are hosting 2 speakers from Oaxaca. They will talk about Marichuy’s campaign for president and the aftermath of the September 7 earthquake. Art from the Zapatista Communities will be on display. Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico Chiapas Support Committee (CSC) News & Announcements A Huge Thank You to everyone who supported us by attending the screening of Zapatista Moon! Below are 3 opinion articles that explore the social and political changes in our society. Enjoy! !. The end of democratic … Continued
2nd Anniversary Memorial: Mario Woods Execution by Police Firing Squad 3:30 pm
2nd Anniversary Memorial: Mario Woods Execution by Police Firing Squad
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
To honor Woods’ memory, on December 2nd at 3:30pm, a memorial march will begin at Third and Armstrong and will end at the site where he was killed. Parents of victims killed by police have been invited and will be given seats of honor at the front of the rally.  An altar will be constructed in memory of Woods and other victims of police violence including, Idriss Stelly, Kenneth Harding, Derrick Jones and Jessica Williams. Civil rights attorney John Burris and Officer Joel Babbs, who has gone on record about the … Continued
Prison Abolition Art Show//ABO Comix Release Party 7:00 pm
Prison Abolition Art Show//ABO Comix Release Party @ 1-2-3-4-Go! Records
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come celebrate the release of the first edition of “ABO: a queer prisoners comix anthology” with all $$$ from the comic benefiting the artist’s commissary fund Peep some art from incarcerated comrades, make a comic, write a holiday card to a new pen pal, & listen to some jamz by… COPYSLUT HEARTILLERY +1 TBA Fundraiser for Black & Pink and the next edition of ABO63890
Screening of: Generation Zapped 7:00 pm
Screening of: Generation Zapped @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Don’t miss “GENERATION ZAPPED”, the important just released documentary on how to reduce wireless tech risks! Learn the facts and how to minimize associated risks during this technological revolution. Today we encounter a hundred thousand times the level of radiation from wireless technologies than we did decades ago. Safety standards are outdated.  Prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) affect health, from links to breast and brain cancer, to associations with infertility and genetic mutations related to autism/ADHD, to new illnesses such as Electrical Hyper-Sensitivity (EHS). “A wifi classroom is like the inside of … Continued
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Bill of Rights Day 12:30 pm
Bill of Rights Day @ The Rotunda Building
Dec 3 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Bill of Rights Day � Doors at 12:30 p.m. � Program at 1 p.m. � Reception to follow. Tickets will not be sold at the door. BUY TICKETS Please join us as we celebrate a year of resistance on Sunday, Dec. 3 at our 44th annual Bill of Rights Day! Get tickets now For those who cherish civil rights and civil liberties, 2017 has been the fight of our lives. President Trump has used his vast power to try to strip vulnerable groups of their constitutional rights. It seems this … Continued
Black Panther Party Mural Reception 1:30 pm
Black Panther Party Mural Reception
Dec 3 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This AeroSoul event is a reception and celebration for the completion of the only Black self-determined, community produced, public mural in West Oakland dedicated to the legacy of the Black Panther Party. Please join us in honoring the Black Panther Party’s legacy of grassroots service to the Black community. There will be former rank and file Panthers (TBA) in attendance to testify to the work that was done as well as more historically famous members of the BPP (TBA).63988
Film: Queen Mimi – Consider the Homeless Fundraiser 3:00 pm
Film: Queen Mimi – Consider the Homeless Fundraiser @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Dec 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Film: Queen Mimi - Consider the Homeless Fundraiser @ North Berkeley Senior Center | Berkeley | California | United States
As we approach our 3rd Year Anniversary and get closer to obtaining our Official Federal 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Status we are working on the educational part of our mission. We hope to show the community that most of the people that are living on the streets are not unlike ourselves, other than life circumstances. We will be presenting full length documentaries on individuals that have become homeless. Our first event is the award winning movie “Queen Mimi”. This is not only an interesting and entertaining movie, it will be a day you will not want to … Continued
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Berkeley: Charters, Privatization and School Bankruptcies 5:30 pm
Berkeley: Charters, Privatization and School Bankruptcies @ UAW 2865
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley: Charters, Privatization and School Bankruptcies @ UAW 2865 | Berkeley | California | United States
 Berkeley Forum-Charters, Privatization And School Bankruptcies Charters, Privatizations and School Bankruptcies-How We Can Fight Back And Defend Public Education Now! If door is locked call (415)282-1908 Charters are proliferating throughout California and the US. They are pushed by billionaires like the Bill Gates and his foundation, The Walton Family Foundation owned by the family that owns Walmart, The KIPP Foundation owned by the Fisher family which own the GAP corporation, the A’s and runs Rocketship Schools, The California Charters School Association CCSA which Netflix owner Reed Hastings runs, Facebook owner … Continued
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Berkeley City Council – Community Safety and Surveillance Regulation Ordinance 6:00 pm
Berkeley City Council – Community Safety and Surveillance Regulation Ordinance @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Surveillance Regulation Ordinance that a coalition of groups, including Oakland Privacy, has been working on for a year and a half is finally up for consideration before the Berkeley City Council (agenda). Support 23a and oppose 23b. 23a. Proposed Ordinance: Surveillance Technology Use and Community Safety From: Police Review Commission Recommendation: Adopt first reading of an Ordinance governing the approval, acquisition, and use of surveillance technology by the City of Berkeley. Financial Implications: Staff time Contact: Katherine Lee, Commission Secretary, 981-4950 23b. Companion Report: Proposed Ordinance: Surveillance Technology and Community Safety … Continued
INDIGENOUS AUTONOMY: Convivial Tools Building a Common Roof 6:00 pm
INDIGENOUS AUTONOMY: Convivial Tools Building a Common Roof @ Oakstop
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  We will be hosting Ángel Kú and Valiana Aguilar, two compañeros from the Center for Encounters and Intercultural Dialogues and the Universidad de la Tierra, Oaxaca for a conversatorio on Indigenous autonomy. They will be traveling throughout California to share information about Indigenous autonomy and community self-determination across Mexico but especially in Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Yucatán. They will provide important updates about the current initiative of the Congreso Nacional Indígena (CNI) and the Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional (EZLN), especially their effort to support the CNI’s Consejo Indígena de … Continued
Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation 6:00 pm
Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Update: The SEIU/IPTE strike has caused the cancellation of the 12-5 Public Safety Committee. New date (12-12) is tentative and will be confirmed as soon as possible. Deport ICE: The Resolution To End Cooperation With ICE On December 5th, Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will debate a resolution from Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE, after assistance in an August 16 raid violated the city’s sanctuary policy. Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid https://oaklandprivacy.org/2017/11/29/oakland-turns-out-for-long-delayed-ice-raid-hearing/ On August 16, HSI/ICE … Continued
Know Your Options Workshop: Opiate Overdose First Response 6:30 pm
Know Your Options Workshop: Opiate Overdose First Response @ Qilombo
Dec 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare. Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: The “Know Your Options: Opiate Overdose First Response” workshop This workshop is designed to increase people’s understanding of how policing, incarceration and gentrification drive health inequalities manifest as chronic illnesses and to empower folks who live with them to access the care they need with minimal contact with law … Continued
No Coal in Richmond Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Only three ports in the state of California still export dirty coal, and one of them, the Levin-Richmond Coal Terminal, is right here in the Bay Area on the Richmond waterfront.  Our goal:  Take Richmond off that list. Join the Sierra Club Bay Chapter, 350 Bay Area, Sunflower Alliance and community residents at a meeting to discuss ideas and strategies for stopping coal exports through the Bay Area.   We’ll have a few updates, then break into groups to start planning different paths forward.  Betsey Noth, a researcher at UC Berkeley … Continued
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Reform BAAQMD (Air Quality) Permitting Rules 9:30 am
Reform BAAQMD (Air Quality) Permitting Rules @ First Floor Hearing Room
Dec 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Reform BAAQMD (Air Quality) Permitting Rules @ First Floor Hearing Room | San Francisco | California | United States
This is a big one!  For the first time in many years, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will be considering revisions to their permitting process.   The Air District’s past permitting record indicates a very bad habit of rubber stamping projects that endanger community health and destabilize the climate.  Can that behavior be reformed? Unfortunately, the Air District is once again using AB 398—the recently passed cap and trade extension bill—to argue that it is prohibited from any direct regulation of CO2 emissions.  Although the bill specifically restricts Air Districts from … Continued
ELLA BAKER CENTER END OF YEAR CELEBRATION! 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER CENTER END OF YEAR CELEBRATION! @ Fruitvale San Antonio Senior Center’s Multi-Purpose Room
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join our end of the year celebration! We will celebrate our 2017 victories and plan for our state level campaigns in the year ahead! Can’t wait to see you there. 64002
Fingerprints on a Hunger Strike: Launch For Tony Robles’ New Book on the Frisco 5 7:00 pm
Fingerprints on a Hunger Strike: Launch For Tony Robles’ New Book on the Frisco 5 @ The Green Arcade
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fingerprints on a Hunger Strike: Launch For Tony Robles' New Book on the Frisco 5 @ The Green Arcade | San Francisco | California | United States
San Francisco Arts Commission award-winning poet Tony Robles focuses on the Frisco Five’s hunger strike held in April and May 2016 in front of the Valencia Street cop shop, protesting police killings. Robles also speaks of incarceration with a unique eye within the lens that is Frisco. The continuing displacement and neglect of elderly and low-income residents in the face of property development build another topic of concern, emerging from the poet’s great love of San Francisco and all its inhabitants. Kim Shuck, the current Poet Laureate of the City, … Continued
On Being American: Khizr Khan in Conversation with May Elawar 7:00 pm
On Being American: Khizr Khan in Conversation with May Elawar @ Glide Memorial Church ( Use Taylor Street entrance)
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Being American: Khizr Khan in Conversation with May Elawar @ Glide Memorial Church ( Use Taylor Street entrance) | San Francisco | California | United States
Last July, Khizr Khan captivated the nation with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in which he criticized Donald Trump for his stance against immigrants and Muslims. He spoke as the father of a Muslim US soldier killed in combat about what it means to dedicate your life to the promise of the American dream, inspiring a renewed patriotism and pride in the hearts of many Americans. His six-minute speech became a powerful cultural touchstone when he pulled a pocket-size copy of the Constitution out of his suit jacket … Continued
Sudo Room (Hackerspace) Weekly PARTY! – Potluck! 7:00 pm
Sudo Room (Hackerspace) Weekly PARTY! – Potluck! @ Sudo Room, Omni Commons
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish!63963
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Vigil / Town Hall for SFPD Shooting Victim Keita O’Neil 6:00 pm
Vigil / Town Hall for SFPD Shooting Victim Keita O’Neil @ True Hope of God in Christ Church
Dec 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We were just informed that SFPD changed their townhall on the police killing of Keita O’Neill to 6:00 pm. (was formerly scheduled for 1 pm). Please join us at the townhall, instead of the vigil, to demand justice. Keita O’Neil was a young Black man who was shot and killed by #SFPD on December 1 after a police chase at Griffith St and Fitzgerald Ave. He was unarmed. We offer our deep sympathy to his family and loved ones. We are still trying to reach out to both his family and to … Continued
Film Screening: ‘Growing Up Trans’ 7:00 pm
Film Screening: ‘Growing Up Trans’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec 7@ 7pm in Piedmont, and Dec 9@ 3pm at The New Parkway,474 24th Street, Oakland In the opening scene of the film 9-year-old Lia Hegarty is on a surfboard splashing in the ocean. From the sun,sea and her gleeful little-girl calls as she catches a wave, the sound and images move to her bedroom, where she declares,”I am transgender. I was born male, and I identify female. But I like to say I’m a girl stuck in a boy’s body.” In taking a look at transgender children, Filmmakers Miri … Continued
Leading the Fight for Voting Rights: Jason Kander at the Berkeley Forum 7:00 pm
Leading the Fight for Voting Rights: Jason Kander at the Berkeley Forum @ UC Berkeley, C230 Cheit Hall, Haas School of Business
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LEADING THE FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS: JASON KANDER AT THE BERKELEY FORUM After narrowly losing the 2016 U.S. Senate election, Jason Kander founded Let America Vote, a campaign dedicated to ending voter suppression and gerrymandering. Through online and grassroots organizing, an aggressive media strategy, and advertising, Let America Vote seeks to lead the way against policies and practices that it deems harmful to eligible voters and their right to cast a ballot. Join the Berkeley Forum on Thursday, December 7 for an urgent discussion about electoral politics, political activism, and … Continued
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Film Screening: OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND 6:30 pm
Film Screening: OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND @ Omni Commons ballroom
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Film Screening, Followed by Moderated Discussion led by Dennis Bernstein of Flashpoints Radio, KPFA Film synopsis: Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian territory and repeated invasions of Gaza have triggered a fierce backlash against Israeli policies virtually everywhere in the world — except the US. Narrated by Roger Waters and featuring leading observers, the film explores the U.S.-based public relations campaigns that emerged in the 1980s to today, to provide a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people in … Continued
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California Solidarity Conference
California Solidarity Conference
Dec 9 – Dec 10 all-day
What is the California Solidarity Conference? DECEMBER 9-10  |  OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER Saturday 9AM-5:45PM  | Sunday 10AM-5:30PM The 2017 California Solidarity Conference is a resource for our movement. This weekend-long “unconference” is an opportunity for movement organizers, legislative advocates, policy experts, and issue campaigners to build solidarity across issue areas and discuss how to lay the groundwork for long-term systemic change in California and beyond. In the past year since the election, the progressive movement across the country has been engaged in all-out resistance – with California leading the charge. The Solidarity … Continued
SURJ Difficult Dialogues Workshop 10:00 am
SURJ Difficult Dialogues Workshop @ Sierra Club
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
How do we approach the challenging conversations in our lives, whether its about confederate flags, Donald Trump, cultural appropriation, Palestine/Israel, or even just racism and racial justice in general? This workshop is an opportunity to dive in much deeper with structured time to practice a range of difficult conversations around highly-charged racial issues. We will be sharing some basic skill-building tools in how to approach conversations, and then explore scenarios relevant to the lives of participants. This will include examination of some of the ways that internalized sexism can impact … Continued
East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest 11:00 am
East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest @ Omni Commons
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
From the sparkling zine community of The Bay Area, the 8th Annual East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest (EBABZ) invites you to immerse yourself within a ballroom of zine mania! EBABZ will feature over 60 vendors selling zines, comics, books, art, and workshops led by local artists and zinesters. The East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest is an all-volunteer run and not-for-profit event dedicated to supporting, promoting, and educating the public about the zine, self-publishing, and DIY community of the Bay Area.63962
IWOC Oakland’s Taco Pop-Up Benefit 11:00 am
IWOC Oakland’s Taco Pop-Up Benefit @ Enter on Hickory Street between Van Ness and Franklin
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grab some tasty tacos from Chef Antonio Ramos, hang with us in the beautiful Cala Restaurant (which generally employs ~50% ex-incarcerated folks), and help fund our work to support California prisoner’s efforts to self-organize and fight back against the carceral state! Tacos: Duck ‘Carnitas’ Carne Asada King-Trumpet Mushroom Pumpkin Garlic With choice of: Salsa Verde Salsa San Marzano Pickled veggies Add-ons: Slow Poached Egg Drinks: Horchata (optionally boozy) Persimmon agua fresca (optionally boozy) Incarcerated Worker’s Organizing Committee is an organization which provides material support to inmates in California Prisons who … Continued
No Eviction Without Representation! Petition Drive Mobilization – SF 11:00 am
No Eviction Without Representation! Petition Drive Mobilization – SF
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Stop unfair evictions! Join us (the Democratic Socialists of America, San Francisco office) to join the movement and pick up your petition! Tenants and activists are gathering signatures to put No Eviction without Representation on the San Francisco ballot for June 5, 2018! This historic measure would make SF the first city in California, and the second in the nation, to provide a right to counsel to tenants facing eviction. We’re amped about the impact this will have for renters in SF, but we are gathering 17 thousand signatures to … Continued
WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic 12:00 pm
WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic
Dec 9 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us December 9th for the last community clinic in 2017!!! @ Grow Incubator for our Monthly (every second Saturday) Community Clinic. NEW WINTER TIME: 12 Noon- 5PM Enjoy a free hot meal and a wide array of healing modalities, No-one-turned-away-for-lack-of-funds Massage Therapy is always happening. Energy work. Cranialsacral. Herbalist consults and remedies. Doula and Birth-workers  More services TBA. 4 PM- Narcan Rescue kit and harm reduction training63951
Danica Roem – First Transgender Person Elected to Virginia’s Legislature 7:00 pm
Danica Roem – First Transgender Person Elected to Virginia’s Legislature @ Venue 550
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Excited to announce @EmergeVirginia alum & VA Delegate-elect @pwcDanica Roem will keynote @EmergeCA's Class of 2018 Kickoff on 12/9! Connect the Democratic wave from VA to Cali and buy your tickets: https://t.co/7yk0fyxsmt pic.twitter.com/jpVLbnYpLj— Sandra Fluke (@SandraFluke) November 23, 2017 63947
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund: Benefit Concert 7:00 pm
Haiti Emergency Relief Fund: Benefit Concert @ Omni Commons
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In Memory of Lori Nairne, Bay Area Activist & Haiti Supporter.63846
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Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The Baha’i community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. “Thy name is my … Continued
North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman 10:30 am
North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
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 Green Party Holiday Party  6:00 pm
 Green Party Holiday Party  @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear Greens and Supporters, Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. We’ll have good fun, yummy food, drink, and open dialogue at the 2017 Annual Potluck Holiday Party Bring your choice of food or drink for the potluck table to share. (There will be no regular Green Sunday program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead! The next regular Green Sunday program will be the second Sundayin January, 2018 (followed as usual by the County Council meeting). All members are welcome to participate). 64013
From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize 6:00 pm
From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize @ Western Institute of Social Researc
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize @ Western Institute of Social Researc | Berkeley | California | United States
On December 10, the Nobel Committee will present the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Nuclear disarmament advocates around the world will be celebrating. Please join Western States Legal Foundation to celebrate the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and our 35th anniversary! Learn about the direct line from the 1967 Treaty of Tlatelolco to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty! The Nobel Committee awarded the 1982 Peace Prize to Alfonso García Robles of Mexico and Alva Myrdal of Sweden for their years of work in United … Continued
Liberated Lens: This Is Where We Take Our Stand 6:00 pm
Liberated Lens: This Is Where We Take Our Stand @ Omni Commons ballroom
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four days of heartbreaking testimony that revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.63937
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Youth Climate Lawsuit – Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF 10:00 am
Youth Climate Lawsuit – Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF @ James R. Browning United States Courthouse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Climate Lawsuit - Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF @ James R. Browning United States Courthouse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | San Francisco | California | United States
Good news in the landmark youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S.  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has granted Juliana v. US attorneys the opportunity to argue in support of the fundamental and constitutional right to a livable climate.  Faced with a climate emergency, 21 youth plaintiffs will call on the Ninth Circuit to lift the temporary stay and allow the case to proceed to trial.  Please show up in solidarity with the youth and stand for climate rights!  You can also livestream the hearing. Read … Continued
The Welcome Home Project 12:30 pm
The Welcome Home Project @ Albany Library
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Welcome Home Project is a collection of stories and photographs of formerly incarcerated Alameda County residents who turned their lives around after many years in prison. Their stories are testimony to the power of resilience and determination in the face of the barriers that most formerly incarcerated individuals face. There is a mini-exhibit of the photography show and a panel event on Dec. 11th at the Albany Library.The panel with include a few of the Welcome Home participants.63946
BART Police Citizen Review Board – Use of Force Policy 4:00 pm
BART Police Citizen Review Board – Use of Force Policy @ 3rd floor, Kaiser Center, 20th St. Mall
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BART Police Citizen Review Board (BPCRB) Agenda: 8.  Revised BART Police Department (BPD) Use of Force Policy.  For Discussion and Action.64012
Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening 6:30 pm
Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening @ Auditorium at Oakland Technical High School: Enter through the side gate on 42nd St.
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening @ Auditorium at Oakland Technical High School: Enter through the side gate on 42nd St. | Oakland | California | United States
This film explores the impact that corporate-driven reform of public education is having on America’s most vulnerable children and communities across the country. The film will be followed by a discussion including: Dr. Julian Vasquez-Heilig, Professor at Sacramento State and CA NAACP Education Chair Sylvester Hodges, Former OUSD Board Member Sponsored by the Sacramento State Doctorate of Educational Leadership. 63994
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Court Support: J20 Resisters 9:00 am
Court Support: J20 Resisters
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
#J20Resist #J20 Save the date- Court support 12/12, 9am, 850 Bryant, SF pic.twitter.com/h43wLN4zms— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) November 22, 2017 63945
Trump Tax Scam Protest – Oakland 4:00 pm
Trump Tax Scam Protest – Oakland @ Grand Lake Theater Intersection
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trump Tax Scam Protest - Oakland @ Grand Lake Theater Intersection | Oakland | California | United States
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Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation 6:00 pm
Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Update: The SEIU/IPTE strike has caused the cancellation of the 12-5 Public Safety Committee. New date (12-12) is tentative and will be confirmed as soon as possible. Deport ICE: The Resolution To End Cooperation With ICE On December 5th, Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will debate a resolution from Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE, after assistance in an August 16 raid violated the city’s sanctuary policy. Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid https://oaklandprivacy.org/2017/11/29/oakland-turns-out-for-long-delayed-ice-raid-hearing/ On August 16, HSI/ICE … Continued
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DSA Single Payer Social Hour 6:00 pm
DSA Single Payer Social Hour @ Moxy
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to our social hour at Moxy!  Come out to connect with DSA, learn more about our single-payer campaign, and meet your neighbors!63958
Imagining Justice: Conscious Artist Talk 6:15 pm
Imagining Justice: Conscious Artist Talk @ Heart and Soul Center of Light
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Meditation, service & a transformative message from Minister Cherri Murphy & Reverend C. Michael Woodstock. Ro will be sharing her inspirational art & community awareness storytelling in an interactive experience as a part of the Wednesday evening service. Open to all, would love to have you & your voice in the room64030
First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission 6:30 pm
First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Agenda: Commissioner Introductions. Open Forum Election of Chair and Vice Chair Determination of Regular Meeting Schedule Role of Alternates Rules and Procedures Training and Orientation of Commissioners Comments – OPD Chief Kirpatrick Report on Transition of Pending Business of the CPRB Note: This meeting may be postponed because of the Oakland City Worker Striker. 64028
SURJ Intro Meeting 6:45 pm
SURJ Intro Meeting @ Sierra Club
Dec 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice with passion and accountability as part of a multi-racial majority.  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. Address info: The Sierra Club is located at 2101 Webster Street between 21st and 22nd Street … Continued
Berkeley Police Review Commission – Body Worn Cameras, Use of Force 7:00 pm
Berkeley Police Review Commission – Body Worn Cameras, Use of Force @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
On the agenda: body worn cameras – BPD presentation, use of force http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Commissions__Police_Review_Commission_Homepage.aspx64026
Community Teach-In about Urban Shield 7:00 pm
Community Teach-In about Urban Shield @ ACLU Northern California Office
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Interested in learning about what Urban Shield is, the work of the coalition, and how to get involved? On Wednesday, December 13, SURJ San Francisco will be hosting a public Community Meeting on Policing and Urban Shield. There will be time to hear about what organizing against Urban Shield has looked like, next steps, and how you can support us in achieving a people’s victory over Urban Shield. We encourage organizations and community members in SF to attend this gathering so that we can all be well informed and best … Continued
Dr. Daniel Kammen – Report from the Bonn Climate Conference 7:00 pm
Dr. Daniel Kammen – Report from the Bonn Climate Conference @ Northbrae Church
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Daniel Kammen, distinguished policy expert on energy and climate change, will report on the recently concluded Bonn Climate Conference on Wed., Dec 13,  7-9 pm in the Parlor Room of the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen’s talk will be preceded by a holiday potluck. The Parlor Room is accessible from the parking lot behind the community building through the more southerly entrance. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy … Continued
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Don’t Be a Grinch, Phil Tagami: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! 5:00 pm
Don’t Be a Grinch, Phil Tagami: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! @ Oakland Rotunda Building, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All we want for Xmas: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! RSVP & MORE INFO Rhythm Brigade! Picket Line! Holiday Treats! Elves Rising Up Against Coal! On Thursday, December 14th, Building Owners and Management Association East Bay – an organization of commercial building owners and real estate brokers – is holding its annual holiday party at the Oakland Rotunda Building, which is currently under boycott. Youth and workers have had enough of landlords and developers threatening our city with gentrification, pollution, and exploitation. We interrupt BOMA’s celebration to demand our rights … Continued
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 7:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Please come out to join the first in our series of spokescouncils to help plan the #96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Note that in contemplating what is happening in the world right now, and the critical importance of solidarity with indigenous peoples and peoples engages in liberation struggles around the world – the third day of #96Hours will be Indigenous/International Solidarity Day! Here is our revised Call and please don’t forget to join our Facebook spokescouncil event series by clicking “interested” on the series, then “going” on … Continued
Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music 7:00 pm
Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
What About Islam? In this time of anti-Muslim propaganda, what about hearing from real Muslims who live among us? Come hear activist Ahmed Salah speak about how Islam has deeply influenced his philosophy, which is to create social change while preserving life on both sides. Ahmed Salah was one of the primary organizers of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 where hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Tahrir Square, leading to the resignation of an oppressive president. Mr. Salah is the recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability’s 2013 Champion … Continued
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Defend Our Spaces: #TakeBackBART 1:00 pm
Defend Our Spaces: #TakeBackBART
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
With White Nationalist/Alt-Right activity and racist harassment on the rise in our public transportation system, Community Ready Corps (CRC) is calling for a campaign to make BART safe for all. In just the last month, there were several sightings of BART passengers openly displaying Neo-Nazi symbols (as tattoos, pins, or patches on outer clothing), and one incident of racist harassment that went viral after being caught on tape. In this video (linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCRq0gGg30), a white BART passenger repeatedly called an Asian passenger a “Chinese n*****” and even physically assaulted him. … Continued
DSA Single Payer Canvass 1:00 pm
DSA Single Payer Canvass
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The fight for single-payer healthcare in California is still just beginning. We have momentum, and so far the opposition has been content only to shelve the bill for now. In our neighborhood canvasses, we are knocking every door to talk to every one of our neighbors, amplify the demand for a decommodified healthcare system, and set the stage for the fight to come when those who stand to lose 30 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare by cutting out the private insurance industry. RSVP for address   63959
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. For reasons of meteorology (rain in November) and convenience we have fused the November fress with the one … Continued
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke 3:00 pm
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Dec 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store. Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!). — … Continued
Liberated Lens: Sir No Sir 6:00 pm
Liberated Lens: Sir No Sir
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The suppressed story of the GI Movement to end the War in Vietnam.63938
Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party @ Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
It's a party! Dec 17, 2017 7:30 pm Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Berkeley CA pic.twitter.com/tOPHS1FNOJ— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) December 4, 2017 The resistance has had a productive year! Join us at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists on December 17 for the Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party! Great food and drink; communing with friends and comrades; Inspiring live performances by Choral Majority, Occupella, Vukani Mawethu (invited); and, the evening finale–dancing to Motown tunes. Bring canned goods to donate to Alameda County Food Bank. If you would like to contribute food or … Continued
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Oakland City Council – Special Meeting 5:00 pm
Oakland City Council – Special Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 18 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
One item of particular interest on the agenda :   Subject: Fiscal Year 2017 Urban Area Security Initiative Program Grant Agreement From: Oakland Fire Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator, Or Her Designee To: A) Enter Into The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Administration Agreement With The City And County Of San Francisco; B) Accept, Appropriate, And Administer Up To One Million One Hundred Ninety-Two Thousand Five Hundred Nine Dollars ($1,192,509.00) In Said UASI Grant Funds For Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2017; C) Approve The FY … Continued
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Freedom On the Move Prisoner Solidarity Postcard Writing 6:00 pm
Freedom On the Move Prisoner Solidarity Postcard Writing @ E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
oin us for a night of art, books, prisoner solidarity, music and food! *Special edition N.O. Bonzo / CR tshirts * * Dignidad Rebelde art table + more * *Kid-friendly! Coloring book pages and kids station with childcare.* It’s time for our annual Prisoner Solidarity Postcard mailing. We invite you to join us as we take action and build power across prison walls! Every year in the wintertime, Critical Resistance sends a note of solidarity, hope, and encouragement to all of the subscribers of The Abolitionist newspaper that are currently locked up … Continued
Berkeley Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service 6:30 pm
Berkeley Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service
Dec 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Table has the privilege of co-hosting the Berkeley Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service, Tuesday December 19th 6:30pm gather at First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana Street then process to First Church Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way. Hosted by the Table Spiritual Community and First Church Berkeley.64024
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#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils 7:00 pm
#96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy – Planning SpokesCouncils @ ACCE Action
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Please come out to join the first in our series of spokescouncils to help plan the #96Hours of #NonCompliance to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy. Note that in contemplating what is happening in the world right now, and the critical importance of solidarity with indigenous peoples and peoples engages in liberation struggles around the world – the third day of #96Hours will be Indigenous/International Solidarity Day! Here is our revised Call and please don’t forget to join our Facebook spokescouncil event series by clicking “interested” on the series, then “going” on … Continued
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