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8th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil 12:00 pm
8th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil @ Grant Station (Fruitvale Station)
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
8th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil @ Grant Station (Fruitvale Station) | Oakland | California | United States
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Free Movie: Zero Patience 7:00 pm
Free Movie: Zero Patience @ Longhaul
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie: Zero Patience @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Free Movie to ring in the new year: Zero Patience (2005 – 100 minutes – dir. John Greyson) A radical musical about AIDS featuring sexy heros — like we’re going to need in 2017. Highly recommended cult classic 62172
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Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance 5:30 pm
Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance @ Omni Commons
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join the  Center for Biological Diversity to kick off its #Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance—a cross-country tour headed for Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., building a network of resistance along the way.  This a movement-building event, the kind of pump-you-up gathering we’re all hungry for right now.  The kick-off will include powerful speakers, badass music and a night to share with others in the growing movement of resistance to Trump’s agenda. To help kick off this roadshow in style are spoken-word artist AshEL Eldridge, folk rocker Casey Neill, and Afrobrazilian band … Continued
Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance Kick-off Rally: Oakland 5:30 pm
Earth2Trump Roadshow of Resistance Kick-off Rally: Oakland @ Omni Commons
Jan 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Center for Biological Diversity to kick off our #Earth2TrumpRoadshow of Resistance — a cross-country tour headed for Inauguration Day in Washington D.C., building a network of resistance along the way. We’d love to have your there! This a movement-building event — the kind of pump-you-up gathering you’ve been hungry for. Take a moment and RSVP for this FREE event on this page and right here:http://ow.ly/FYIh30786it The kick-off will include powerful speakers, badass music, and a night to share with others in the growing movement of resistance to Trump’s … Continued
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Community Response to Oakland Fire and Housing Crisis 5:00 pm
Community Response to Oakland Fire and Housing Crisis @ City Council Chambers, Oakland City Hall
Jan 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Community Assembly Call Out in Response to Oakland Fire and Housing Crisis The Post Salon Community Assembly, community organizations and individuals throughout the city will come together after the first of the year to build a unified response to the displacement that is occurring in the wake of the Ghost Ship fire, homelessness, eviction of non-profits from downtown Oakland and the crisis of affordable housing that the city is facing. The assembly will take place in City Hall chambers at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan has … Continued
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Public Hearing on a Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance 5:00 pm
Public Hearing on a Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance @ City Hall, Council Chambers
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission will be conducting a public hearing on the draft Surveillance Technology Ordinance. Here is the draft which has been recently modified and approved to form for submission. Oakland-Ordinance-12-16-16 Please share this information widely to encourage public comment as the Commission prepares to submit this draft to the Oakland City Council. Comments can be submitted ahead of time  directly to jdevries@oaklandnet.com. For more information about the Commission, visit the website: http://www2.oaklandnet.com/OAK057463 Schedule: 5:10pm: Presentation on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance by Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO of Center for Democracy … Continued
The Root Cause: Documentary Screening, Panel & Potluck 6:30 pm
The Root Cause: Documentary Screening, Panel & Potluck @ BFUU
Jan 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Root Cause: Documentary Screening, Panel & Potluck @ BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
The Root Cause is a documentary film about the impact humans have had upon the earth and its creatures. In the film scholars present their research about changes that are already taking place on earth and those we can expect in the future. The scholars conclude that human activity on the planet is a geological force, changing the climate and the oceans, reshaping the landscape, causing pollution, and driving extinctions of other species. As a result, human civilization as we know it is facing its own demise. Can humans change … Continued
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All Out for Oscar Lopez Rivera 4:30 pm
All Out for Oscar Lopez Rivera @ LAKEVIEW LIBRARY
Jan 6 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
All Out for Oscar!  Oscar has been imprisoned for almost 36 years for the charge of seditious conspiracy. The only legal remedy left is a presidential pardon or commutation. All sectors of Puerto Rican society, Nobel laureates, Latin American leaders, Former President Carter and Senator Bernie Sanders have all called for his release. Let’s celebrate Oscar’s 74th birthday on January 6 by joining the hundred thousand who petitioned the White House and demand: FREE OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA NOW! You can also CONTACT The White House on JAN 6 and 13 … Continued
Oakland First Friday: 11th Anniversary Event + Ghostship Tribute 5:30 pm
Oakland First Friday: 11th Anniversary Event + Ghostship Tribute @ Telegraph Avenue, uptown
Jan 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oakland First Friday: 11th Anniversary Event + Ghostship Tribute @ Telegraph Avenue, uptown | Oakland | California | United States
11 Years Ago, in the city of Oakland… A collective of art gallery owners now known as Art Murmur, created a free once-a-month art gallery walk. The event became so successful, that galleries became overwhelmed with the amount of attendees who began overflowing into city streets. To protect pedestrians and provide greater accessibility to the non-gallery community, participating collective Rock Paper Scissors (RPS), filed for a monthly permit to block the streets from auto-traffic under an event dubbed “The 23rd St. Fair.”  This event turned into what is now Oakland … Continued
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No More Presidents 10:00 am
No More Presidents
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Rosca de Reyes Community Feed & Outreach – Justice 4 Luís! 10:00 am
Rosca de Reyes Community Feed & Outreach – Justice 4 Luís!
Jan 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
On Luis’s 9th month commemoration, SAT. JANUARY 7th 10am-1pm, we will celebrate the Mexican tradition of sharing Rosca de Reyes by breaking bread and drinking hot chocolate, and expressing generosity towards our homeless encampment neighbors by bringing a few basic material gifts for them (e.g. socks.) For our Coalition, this is also the critical start to the next three months of organizing leading up to the 1 year anniversary of Luis’s killing. Let’s get there together with his family in San Francisco and Yucatán! We’ll announce the first court date … Continued
Ghost Ship Benefit 8:00 pm
Ghost Ship Benefit @ Starline Social Club
Jan 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Starline is hosting a benefit gig for the Immediate Oakland Fire Relief Fund, featuring Rituals of Mine, Wax Idols, Anticon artist JEL, Kool A.D. with Cult Days, and more. More info: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/rituals-of-mine-ghost-ship-benefit/Content?oid=5072561  62229
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No More Presidents 10:00 am
No More Presidents
Jan 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Free Movie: Dogtown Redemption 7:00 pm
Free Movie: Dogtown Redemption @ Longhaul
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie: Dogtown Redemption @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Free Movie: Dogtown Redemption (2016 – A film by Amir Soltani & Chihiro Wimpish – 94 minutes) The story of recyclers in West Oakland – A journey through a landscape of love and loss, prejudice and poverty shot over 7 years. http://dogtownredemption.com For more event information: http://www.thelonghaul.org62170
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Three Ways to Help Stop Urban Shield 9:00 am
Three Ways to Help Stop Urban Shield @ Anywhere
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Join AROC in Taking Action to Stop Urban Shield! On Tuesday, January 10th, the Stop Urban Shield Coalition will be rallying to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, where the Sheriff is set to present on the militarized policing program and weapons expo Urban Shield. At the last meeting, the Sheriff’s department flat out lied to both the Supervisors and the general public, claiming that they were not applying for the federal funding that they use to hold Urban Shield. We knew otherwise, and a public records request proved us right. With a … Continued
No Fossil Fascism in Oakland 4:00 pm
No Fossil Fascism in Oakland @ Ron Dellums Federal Bldg
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This action, sponsored by Families Against Fossil Fuels, will call for “No Fossil Fascism for Our Kids.” Families will also march to the office of Phil Tagami, the developer who is now suing Oakland for blocking a coal export terminal. Event will include activities for children, drumming, and dancing.62256
OccupyForum: The Trump Presidency and the Crisis of United States Imperialism 6:00 pm
OccupyForum: The Trump Presidency and the Crisis of United States Imperialism @ SEIU Local 2
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! The Trump Presidency and the Crisis of United States Imperialism   Almost daily since the 2016 election, the Obama administration and the Democratic Party Establishment has intensified its anti-Russia propaganda ­– while President-elect Trump claims that he plans to normalize relations with Russia. To explain the significance of that policy divergence, Professor George Wright will, first, outline the current geo-political situation in relationship … Continued
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Stop Urban Shield! 10:00 am
Stop Urban Shield! @ Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 5th Floor
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield! @ Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 5th Floor | Oakland | California | United States
Press Conference and Rally Standing Up, Fighting Back: Moving Forward Against Trump and Militarism in the New Year From the disturbing images of police repressing indigenous resistance in Standing Rock to the often unreported near-daily SWAT raids in Black and Brown neighborhoods in our cities, we know that police militarization is a violent strategy of containment, control, and warfare. But we also know that all over the world, people are fighting back. The Stop Urban Shield coalition sees its work as a tangible and winnable step toward diminishing the destructive impacts of … Continued
Mobilization to Demand a Vote Against Jail Expansion 10:30 am
Mobilization to Demand a Vote Against Jail Expansion @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm
We got word late yesterday, that Alameda County is racing forward with a terrible plan next Tuesday to spend over $61 million taxpayer dollars to build a new “mental health unit” at Santa Rita Jail. We need you to say NO to jail expansion and YES to community-based mental health care. The Alameda Jail Fight Coalition has been organizing to stop the jail expansion for over a year, and we need you next Tuesday! Join us, January 10th to stop the Alameda Board of Supervisors from selecting a contractor to … Continued
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Speak-Out: Stop Restarting Japan’s Nuclear Reactors 3:00 pm
Speak-Out: Stop Restarting Japan’s Nuclear Reactors @ Japanese Consulate
Jan 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A speak out against the restarting of more than 40 of Japan’s nuclear power plants. The government has told the residents of Fukushima that it is safe but independent surveys show that it is still highly contaminated. Over 175 children have already been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and this is expanding. While the government is subsidizing Tokyo Electric Power Company which has had to be nationalized the Abe government is telling families and children that they have to return to Fukushima or their subsidy will be cut. The are economically … Continued
Book Discussion: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age 6:30 pm
Book Discussion: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age @ UC Labor Center
Jan 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Discussion: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age @ UC Labor Center | Berkeley | California | United States
“Meaningful change can only happen with organizing that puts ordinary people at the center of their own struggle: there are no shortcuts to lasting social change.” A scholar and longtime organizer in the student, environmental and labor movements, McAlevey makes a compelling case that the gains of the two most successful social movements–labor and civil rights–gained their power from mass organizing, a strategy today’s progressives have mostly abandoned in favor of shallow mobilization or advocacy.  In order to win, progressive movements need strong unions built from bottom-up organizing strategies that … Continued
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No to SFPD Violence 5:30 pm
No to SFPD Violence @ Minnie & Lovie Ward Recreational Center
Jan 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come out to support the family of Sean Moore, who survived shooting by SFPD on January 6, 2017. Police need to use mental health professionals and their deescalation training instead of guns. The town hall is used to placate community members concerned about police violence and to promote the myth that additional weapons such as tasers would prevent future abuses of power. In fact, tasers kill. Announcement of Town Hall from Ingleside Police Station http://inglesidepolicestation.blogspot.com/2017/01/jan-6-2017.html Town Hall Meeting A town hall meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 … Continued
Screening of: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 7:00 pm
Screening of: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This “Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits” is Greg Palast’s documentary about steering an election through calculated racist disenfranchisement. Beginning with the 2000 election and continuing to the 2016 campaign, Palast interviews those who’ve been victimized, identifies schemes and villains, and presents the case for powerful corruption of the election system in the United States. Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee as part of our Conscientious Projector series. Wheelchair accessible.62193
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Clear Your Criminal Background – Clean Slate Workshop 11:00 am
Clear Your Criminal Background – Clean Slate Workshop @ Cosmopolitan Baptist Church
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Pray 4 Oakland has partnered with the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office & Clean Slate Program as well as America Works Inc. to help community members clean their criminal records & obtain jobs! We have the ability to assist residents reduce convictions, clear some criminal records, terminate probation early, seal juvenile records and more! America Works Inc.specializes in job placement for “hard to employ” individuals. East Bay Works will be present to speak about their job opportunities for people with criminal records/backgrounds. The Traffic Amnesty program will be closing in … Continued
People Get Ready: Building Resistance in the Trump Era 12:00 pm
People Get Ready: Building Resistance in the Trump Era @ Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The People Get Ready conference is just a week away! We hope this conference will be an empowering place for organizers and activists to think together to deepen our understanding of the political moment and ways to struggle for shifts in power. SESSIONS: Clampdown: Understanding Fascism, Imperialism, and White Supremacy Trying Times: Understanding the Impacts of Neoliberalism under Trump Are You Going to Go My Way?: Considering Alliances, Fronts, and other Left Formations Rocksteady: Exploring the Radical Potential of Community Defense Many Rivers to Cross: Navigating Opportunities and Tensions between … Continued
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Poets Protest Against Trump 1:00 pm
Poets Protest Against Trump @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
POETS PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP What: A Nation-wide action by poets from Austin to Chicago, New Orleans to St. Louis, San Francisco to Sacramento. When: January 15, 2017 at 1PM (Local time). Where: Oakland CA, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA Contact: Paul Corman-Roberts (pabs67@yahoo.com) On Sunday, January 15, at 1PM (local times) in protest against a Donald Trump presidency, poets across the United States will mount readings on the front steps of their respective city halls (as well as other venues). Citizens from all walks of life are welcome to … Continued
Cafe Night & Solidarity Hoe Down for the Homeless 6:00 pm
Cafe Night & Solidarity Hoe Down for the Homeless @ Longhaul
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bay Area Harmonica Club is organizing a special night of feasting and music benefiting Snubbed by the Hub Poor Tour 2016/ the Homeless Camp that gets raided every few weeks or so. This is about Building Community and Solidarity, with the “People’s Instrument”. NOTAFLAF… 6PM Dinner & Music featuring the harps… *(get on board that train with) Bay Area Harmonica Club *Mudfence *Andrea Prichett (of Leave it to Diva) & Ayr Tin Sandwich, harmonica trio (our mentors) *Dennis D Banjoman (Traditional American & Songs from the Sea) *Vincent Gordon … Continued
Film screening of THE SQUARE: The People Demand the Downfall of the Regime 6:00 pm
Film screening of THE SQUARE: The People Demand the Downfall of the Regime @ Revolution Books
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The documentary film The Square, by the filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, brings us inside the mass uprisings in Egypt. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. As 2011 dawned, President Hosni Mubarak had ruled Egypt for decades and seemed to be immovably implanted in power. But Mubarak was forced to leave office and … Continued
Free Movie: Salt of the Earth 7:00 pm
Free Movie: Salt of the Earth @ Longhaul
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie:  Salt of the Earth @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
APPARENTLY THIS SHOWING HAS BEEN ‘POSTPONED’    Free Movie: Salt of the Earth (1954 – Herbert J. Biberman) Made by blacklisted artists and workers during HUAC [House Un-American Activities Committee] era, the film explores feminist themes in the context of a union struggle. Inspirational on a number of levels as it demonstrates that the people can win against steep odds when they struggle together. 62171
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3rd Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy/ & 120 Hours 11:00 am
3rd Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy/ & 120 Hours @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You’re invited to the march on Monday to #ReclaimMLK, which also launches #120Hours of direct actions of protest and resistance leading up to the January 20th inauguration of Donald Trump. March will start at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland. This year, we will begin our week of action with the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March. We will then launch into 120 hours of autonomous direct action in resistance to the fascist Trump agenda. This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, … Continued
Occupy Forum: Standing Rock 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Standing Rock
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” with The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene, LMFT The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene, LMFT will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the  “Black Snake” has been stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of the North American Continent to save our … Continued
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24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have Died on our Streets
24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have Died on our Streets @ Berkeley New City Hall
Jan 17 – Jan 18 all-day
A vigil for the homeless who have died of exposure this year, especially those in Berkeley. A 24 hour vigil starting at 5 PM. A press conference around five or so. Candles lit at 6 pm. Body of homeless woman found near Berkeley High “It sickens me that we live in a society where we think of ourselves as civilized and people freeze to death because they have nowhere to live,” Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017 “Karen Lee Batts, 52, was … Continued
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Demand Resignation of Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson 12:00 pm
Demand Resignation of Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson @ DA's Office
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It is time to act.  How much shameless corruption are we going to tolerate? As a community, we must fight back. Contra Costa’s District Attorney Mark Peterson has violated the law. He has admitted to embezzlement, fraud, and perjury. He claims to be “humbled and embarrassed by his errors of judgment;” he says he will pay a fine for his “mistakes and errors.”  Admission of guilt does not negate the fact that he broke the law and was caught red-handed only after an audit was conducted. As the top law enforcement official, DA … Continued
Emergency Press Conference, Public Defender for Sean Moore 12:45 pm
Emergency Press Conference, Public Defender for Sean Moore
Jan 18 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Sean Moore was assaulted then shot in the stomach and leg by SFPD on January 6, after a neighbor called to report that Sean was making noise IN HIS OWN HOME. Yesterday, Jan. 11, Mr. Moore was transferred from the hospital to JAIL on bogus charges of assaulting an officer. Public Defender Jeff Adachi has viewed the bodycam videotapes and will release a statement at 1:00 on the discrepancies between the police narrative we were fed by police at the town hall and the truth. Please attend this conference to … Continued
Open Circle Direct Action! – Repeal the Policeman’s Bill of Rights! 5:30 pm
Open Circle Direct Action! – Repeal the Policeman’s Bill of Rights! @ SF Police Association
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Open Circle Community for a Direct Action as part of the APTP Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King and Resisting the Fascist Trump Agenda. The focus of this action is to address the Police Officer Bill of Rights which protects killer cops from prosecution. This Bill of Rights needs to be REPEALED! Meet us at the Police Officers Association, 800 Bryant Street, San Francisco. We’ll have an introduction to the families directly impacted by police terror and a speakout on how the Police Officer Bill of … Continued
Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Walk – MLK 120 Hours of Action 6:00 pm
Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Walk – MLK 120 Hours of Action @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this family-friendly event in remembrance of the work of Dr. King and in recognition of the work we need to do to make the Beloved Community a reality. Bring a candle, glowstick or other source of light. After a brief gathering ceremony, we will begin our candlelight walk to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Clergy and faith leaders are invited to wear vestments or other garments relevant to their ministry.62265
Film Screening: “At the River I Stand” 7:30 pm
Film Screening: “At the River I Stand” @ Omni Commons
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A recounting of the two months leading to the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Directors: David Appleby, Steve Ross, Allison Graham Cinematography: David Appleby Cast: Paul Winfield Producers: David Appleby, Steve Ross Nominations: News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Research 62236
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Human Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff’s Racism and Reject Trump 7:00 am
Human Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff’s Racism and Reject Trump @ Rockridge Bart
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Join SURJ for a human billboard and flyering at Rockridge BART in conjunction with the APTP call to Resist Fascism & Reclaim MLK – 120 Hours of Direct Action. We’ll expose Mayor Libby Schaaf’s refusal to address police terror in Oakland. Under Libby’s watch, the Oakland Police Dept. has murdered eight Black people in and around Oakland. Yet, she has not denounced even one of these killings. White supremacy has no place in Oakland. The police who committed these acts and those involved in the police department sex scandal have … Continued
Inauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer 12:00 pm
Inauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We will be meditating on Inauguration Eve at 12 noon at Oscar Grant Plaza. This is a loosely organized event and you are welcome to participate in your own way. We will be meditating silently for an hour, in anticipation of the battle to come.62235
NOISE DEMO! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! 6:00 pm
NOISE DEMO! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! @ Santa Rita Jail
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
n honor of Martin Luther King and everyone who’s struggling against the prison industrial complex, the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition will be holding a noise demo at Santa Rita Jail. This action is organized as part ofAnti Police-Terror Project‘s call for 120 hours of direct action. #120Hours,#HellNawguration, #ReclaimMLK. Noise demos break the isolation and alienation of cages and is a way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned and remembering those held captive by the state. This will be a family friendly event and it will not be arrestable. We … Continued
Know Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest 7:00 pm
Know Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest @ Grassroots House
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
n support of the call by Anti Police Terror Project for 120 Hours of Protest (from the Martin Luther King holiday through Inauguration Day), Berkeley Copwatch is sponsoring a special KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training to help people get ready to deal with massive police presence in the streets. We will also practice techniques for gathering evidence, challenging racist practices and dealing with police intimidation even after the protests are over. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – At a protest – On the street – When observing and recording – What/how to document … Continued
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J20 General Strike – Picket to Shut Down the Federal Building 7:00 am
J20 General Strike – Picket to Shut Down the Federal Building @ Oakland Federal Building
Jan 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! #oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay62258
Bay Area Resist Trump – SF 8:00 am
Bay Area Resist Trump – SF @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
On January 20th, Donald Trump’s inauguration begins a presidential term marked by outright xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, corporate giveaways and hate-fueled policies. We must reclaim our democracy, and show the nation how the Bay Area stands together to defend our communities and fight for justice. On this historic day, stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors, co-workers, and friends to RESIST TRUMP and join the movement to protect our healthcare, public education, civil liberties, unions, and environment. #rebelcitiesrising #J20 8 AM – 12PM Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (Embarcadero … Continued
Shutdown Carl’s Jr, Hardee’s and Green Burritto 8:00 am
Shutdown Carl’s Jr, Hardee’s and Green Burritto @ Carl's Junior locations (see below)
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
http://www.carlsjr.com/locations On #J20 shut down Carl’s Jr, Hardee’s, Green Burrito stores wherever you are. Let Trump and Puzder know we won’t go back! The fight is on! Respond on Facebook with locations you will be holding down on #J2062161
J20 General Strike – Mutual Aid Fair 9:00 am
J20 General Strike – Mutual Aid Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! #oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay Teach-ins/Workshops, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, A Free Store, Speakers and Music62259
J20 Strike Community Organizing – Alchemy Cafe 9:00 am
J20 Strike Community Organizing – Alchemy Cafe @ Alchemy Cafe
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
In solidarity with the J20 Strike, the cafe will be closed for business, but will offer free coffee and tea for organizers and people who want to collaborate with local groups to make a difference in our communities. We’ll also be collecting donations for: Standing Rock Water Protectors, Ghost Ship, and a domestic violence resistance org. Details TBA on facebook soon: @alchemycollective62248
Technology for Racial Justice 10:00 am
Technology for Racial Justice @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Connecting Racial Justice Organizations with Tech. Resources (part of the All Day Mutual Aid Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862566130646162/) If you’re with a not-for-profit organization or activist/advocacy group working on racial/social justice causes to support, defend, and uplift underserved and marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and could use help from technology resources, we’re here to help! Fortunately, there are a growing number of people with diverse technical skills – often working in software start-ups and big tech companies, or as independent freelancers – who would gladly volunteer their time to … Continued
United We Resist – General Strike 12:00 pm
United We Resist – General Strike @ Latham Square
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
United We Resist - General Strike @ Latham Square | Oakland | California | United States
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J20 General Strike – Open Mic / Speak Out 5:00 pm
J20 General Strike – Open Mic / Speak Out @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! #oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay62260
Requiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope 5:00 pm
Requiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A public interfaith ritual to give voice to the grief over our loss of faith in our nation’s public institutions and systems, looking toward a resurrection of hope through solidarity and community to strive for the world we imagine. In light of the inauguration of a fascist, and in the week that we officially remember the radical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we seek to connect the dreams of our past with the hopes for our future. This is a space to bring your grief, your tears, your mourning … Continued
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Woman’s March – Oakland 10:00 am
Woman’s March – Oakland @ Madison Park -> OGP
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join women and allies across the country to stand for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, on the day after the inauguration. Marches in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose will join the national Women’s March in Washington DC. The call to the national Women’s March describes its purpose as to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” The … Continued
Resist Trump – #OccupyInauguration 12:00 pm
Resist Trump – #OccupyInauguration @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump. We urgently need a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia! – No Border Wall! Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants! – Tax rich millionaires like Trump! Fund healthcare for all! Make college free! – Black Lives Matter! – End rape culture — #PussyGrabsBack – Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline — Green Jobs now! — #NoDAPL The Democratic Party establishment claimed to be our only defense against Trump and the right wing. They have failed and now … Continued
Women’s March- UC Berkeley 12:00 pm
Women’s March- UC Berkeley @ Memorial Glade, Main UC Campus
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
We, in Berkeley and our surrounding cities, are joining others around the world on January 21 in championing human rights. The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us – immigrants of all statuses, Muslims and those of diverse religious faiths, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, survivors of sexual assault – and our communities are hurting and scared. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and … Continued
Womens March Bay Area – SF 3:00 pm
Womens March Bay Area – SF @ Civic Center Plaza
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he Women’s March is a national movement to unite everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. There will be marches in D.C. and around the country, including in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose and other communities/towns/cities in the Bay Area. San Francisco: 3:00-5:00 Rally at Civic Center, followed by 5:00-8:00 Candlelight march To Chelsea Manning Plaza (previously Justin Hermann Plaza) The march represents the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the … Continued
Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) 4:00 pm
Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) @ Oakstop
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) @ Oakstop | Oakland | California | United States
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Healthcare For All Alameda County Chapter Revival Meeting 1:00 pm
Healthcare For All Alameda County Chapter Revival Meeting @ Berkeley Public Library
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We are very pleased to announce that our Health Care for All-California Alameda County chapter is re-forming after a long slumber! The chapter will hold a chapter revival meeting with a movie showing of the brand-new documentary about #singlepayer health care “Now Is The Time”. They’ll also discuss the upcoming campaign to get a #singlepayer bill passed in the California legislature in 2017. The meeting and movie showing will be at the Berkeley Main Library in downtown Berkeley on Sunday Jan 22nd from 1-4pm. Admission is free but we will … Continued
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Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East 12:00 pm
Teach-In: Trump in the Middle East @ 340 Stevens Hall, UC Berkeley
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
As Donald Trump enters office as the 45th President of the United States, what might this mean for U.S. involvement in the Middle East and North Africa, including military involvement, economic ties, and diplomatic endeavors? Join CMES faculty affiliates and community members in an informal moderated conversation about what we might expect in the first 100 days and beyond.  62299
Occupy Forum: Working with the Homeless 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Working with the Homeless @ Black and Brown Social Club
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Father River Sims and Philip O’Donnell: Working with the Homeless  “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” The way River Sims tells his horror stories, calmly, barely raising … Continued
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Omni Commons Celebration Dinner 6:00 pm
Omni Commons Celebration Dinner @ Omni Commons ballroom
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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CANCELLED: A Teach-in on the Crisis of Affordable Housing 2:00 pm
CANCELLED: A Teach-in on the Crisis of Affordable Housing @ Oregon Park Cooperative Community Room
Jan 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Power of Community A Teach-in on the Crisis of Affordable Housing [the first in a series]   THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.   A teach-in is designed to educate about issues, develop organizing skills, and invent forms of political action (future topics will include the homeless crisis, police demilitarization, etc.) This will be a celebratory teach-in follow-up to Cheryl Davila’s election victory to initiate community defenses against gentrification. Presenters Damion McNeil – chair of Berkeley Housing Authority Stephen Barton – formerly of the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board Willie Cook – Affordable … Continued
Syria: Fight Trump at Home and Abroad 2:30 pm
Syria: Fight Trump at Home and Abroad @ Temescal Library
Jan 28 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Syria: Fight Trump at Home and Abroad @ Temescal Library | Oakland | California | United States
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Killer Drones – Obama’s Tragic Legacy and a Blunt and Homicidal Weapon Handed to Trump 7:00 pm
Killer Drones – Obama’s Tragic Legacy and a Blunt and Homicidal Weapon Handed to Trump @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Brian Terrell participated in the first protests against killing by remote control in 2009, shortly after newly elected President Obama made assassination by Predator and Reaper drones the cornerstone of his military policy. Since his arrest at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada that spring, Brian has participated in nonviolent protests around the country and abroad as this deadly technology has been proliferating. At these protests he has been arrested many times, serving jail sentences in New York and Nevada and in 2013, he spent six months in federal prison … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jan 29 @ 2:00 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 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) 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 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it … Continued
Liberated Lens film night: MASHPEE NINE 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: MASHPEE NINE @ Omni Commons
Jan 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: MASHPEE NINE @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Mashpee Nine: The Beat Goes On is a story of injustice, outrage, activism, and vindication that emboldened cultural pride and integrity for the Wampanoag in Mashpee, Massachusetts nearly 40 years ago. The story begins with a July 29, 1976, midnight police raid, SWAT style, on a camp for Mashpee children at the site of a recreated 17th century Wampanoag village. The drummers—some in tents for the night, others talking around the fire—were set upon, handcuffed and arrested by police in riot gear with dogs. The police destroyed the camp and … Continued
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