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Celebration of Food Worker Resistance 5:00 pm
Celebration of Food Worker Resistance @ Calavera Restaurant
Jul 1 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join ex-Calavera restaurant workers and the Bay Area Restaurant Worker’s Movement (BARWM) for a rally, community meal and celebration of resistance across the food system! On July 1st, BARWM will be scaling up our #BoycottCalavera campaign, giving voice to ex-Calavera employees fighting wage theft! We’ll be serving up delicious, free tamales made with love from Tamales La Oaxaqueña! Come hungry, and help us turn away customers with our irresistible community meal. We will host a rally with ex-Calavera employees, community organizers and other food workers sharing stories of resistance … Continued
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SF Mime Troupe: Schooled 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled @ Cedar Rose Park
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in Berkeley July 2 & 3, then San Francisco July 4 with its 57th season premiering “Schooled“   Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom’s new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With it’s old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has … Continued
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion 3:00 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dogtown Redemption, with post-film discussion A surprising number of Americans make their living off America’s vast rivers of trash. They are America’s unseen. DOGTOWN REDEMPTION tells the story of one river, and the humanity of its inhabitants in Dogtown, West Oakland, a lively, bustling yet invisible corner of California. We follow the lives of three recyclers: Jason Witt, the titan of recycling, Landon Goodwin, a former minister, who struggles with his own fall from grace, and Miss Hayok Kay, the ultimate outsider, formerly a punk rocker from a prominent Korean … Continued
Occupation – Liberty City 2 We’re Back! 4:00 pm
Occupation – Liberty City 2 We’re Back! @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Yes we are going back to demand our right to rest, housing we can afford, ending 647e. Donations always needed tents, blankets,food, propane stove and housewares.Cash is always welcome so we can buy the survival stuff we realy need. Got big furniture you don’t need? Drop it off especially that big ratty sofa the dog sleeps on. Sorry Fido homeless people need it more then you do.61198
Spaghetti Party for the People 5:00 pm
Spaghetti Party for the People @ Liberty City (Old Berkeley City Hall Grounds)
Jul 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This dinner (of spaghetti and a sweet red sauce with grilled garlic bread) is being held in conjunction with First They Came for the Homeless’ re-establishment of Liberty City in an effort to demonstrate peaceful, communal living and self-sufficiency. https://www.facebook.com/events/294334184246214/ A homeless person is still a person, but in America the homeless are less than Untouchables: they are invisible to most of us, and a nuisance to others. In Berkeley the homeless not only have to live on some of the most dangerous streets in America, they have to constantly … Continued
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Renters Coalition March 10:00 am
Renters Coalition March
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
COME MARCH WITH US  Calling all renters to march with ARC in the Alameda 4th of July Parade ! The city has seen some of us on the streets gathering signatures, now let Alameda see MORE of us to show the city how important the issue of rent stabilization is and how many people it impacts. We’re calling on individuals, families, students, faith groups, and other sympathetic groups to join in.  Kids on bikes, trikes, in wagons, and in strollers welcome and wanted.  Dogs, too – great way to take … Continued
March for the Robin Hood Tax 4:30 pm
March for the Robin Hood Tax @ Lake Merritt
Jul 4 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
March with us July 4th! Lake Merritt Oakland, CA #MarchForBernie #OurRevolution #RobinHoodTax #Bayareaforbernie #Am… pic.twitter.com/KGjPLBC4T7— Bay Area for Bernie (@BayArea4Bernie) June 20, 2016 61180
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Oakland: Hearing on Comprehensive Bail Reform 9:30 am
Oakland: Hearing on Comprehensive Bail Reform @ Auditorium of the Elihu Harris State Building
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
California’s flawed cash bail system punishes the poor for being poor. Join the ACLU of California in Oakland at a hearing to bring to light the human, economic, and criminal justice impacts of California’s problematic bail system. Corrected time: 9:30AM. Folks are behind bars just because they can't afford bail!! https://t.co/ndr0KEaVv2 pic.twitter.com/IzLQECYJiw— ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) July 1, 2016 Legislators, community leaders, advocates, government representatives, and affected individuals will come together for an in-depth discussion to determine the best path forward for comprehensive bail reform. Confirmed speakers Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) … Continued
POSTPONED: Oakland City Council: Renters Protections 6:30 pm
POSTPONED: Oakland City Council: Renters Protections @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd floor
Jul 5 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The Renter Protection Ordinance Ballot Initiative is now scheduled for the July 19th City Council Meeting. The Committee to Protect Oakland Renters urges the Community and Economic Development Committee to reject the Council Member Kalb’s Ordinance Amending Chapter 8.22, Article I (Rent Adjustment). Renters in Oakland are being squeezed now, and they cannot wait years for renter protections to be implemented. This ordinance just “kicks the can down the road”, protections for a huge number of renters would not even start until 2018. That means 24,000 additional tenants could be … Continued
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Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland. We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and are the result of a beautiful new & evolving partnership w/The Art of … Continued
Laborfest: Film: The Hand That Feeds 6:30 pm
Laborfest: Film: The Hand That Feeds @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The Hand That Feeds (88 min.) (2014) Directed by: Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick At a popular bakery café, residents of New York’s Upper East Side get bagels and coffee served with a smile 24 hours a day. But behind the scenes, undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. Mild-mannered sandwich maker Mahoma López has never been interested in politics, but in January 2012, he convinces a small group of his co-workers to fight back. Risking deportation and … Continued
The Box: A Play about Solitary Confinement by Sarah Shourd 8:00 pm
The Box: A Play about Solitary Confinement by Sarah Shourd
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Did I mention that my play about solitary confinement is coming out in July in SF? Tickets are live: https://t.co/gwU0wq4hW7. #insidethebox— Sarah Shourd (@SShourd) May 7, 2016   Directed by Michael John Garcés Written by Sarah Shourd In 2009, journalist and playwright Sarah Shourd was living in the Middle East when she went on a hike with her fiancée and a friend. Little did she know it, but her life would never be the same. While pursuing what they were told were fantastic views over a nearby ridge, they suddenly … Continued
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Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry 6:30 pm
Plastic-Free Solutions Salon: Short Films & Discussion with Beth Terry @ BeBerkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Led by plastic-free activist and author Beth Terry, Ecology Center, Transition Berkeley, and the BFUU Social Justice Committee present an evening of short films and plastic-free ideas to inspire your zero waste efforts! Join us to view an assortment of short films about plastic pollution and consumption, share our triumphs and challenges around reducing plastic waste, and explore some fun, DIY solutions to replace common plastic household goods. Copies of Beth Terry’s book Plastic Free will be available for purchase and signing. Come at 6:30 for conversation and snacks! For … Continued
The State of Policing Sex Work in Oakland 6:30 pm
The State of Policing Sex Work in Oakland @ Alameda County Law Library
Jul 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland sex workers are facing a policing crisis. Oakland DA Nancy O’Malley is calling for an increase in the criminalization of sex workers under the guise of ending “human trafficking.” This call for criminalization is couched as needed to give an entry point for services for people in need. http://www.alcoda.org/about_us/meet_the_da The Alameda County Sheriff’s department is calling for a $54 million expansion of Santa Rita jail under the guise of being able to give better services to people in jail, an argument that mirrors that of the anti-sex work policymakers. … Continued
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Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! 3:00 pm
Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! @ Berkeley Central Library 3rd Floor Meeting Room
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Beyond Bernie: Continue the Political Revolution! Our movement faces a burning question: Do we fall in line behind Clinton’s corporate campaign, or do we continue the political revolution and build a new party for the 99%? Tens of millions are standing against the tide, resisting a Democratic Party establishment hell-bent on forcing Sandernistas behind Wall Street’s “lesser evil” candidate. But, how can we build a political alternative to continue the struggle against the billionaire class? Movement4Bernie and Socialist Alternative are organizing a series of forums across the country to debate … Continued
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39th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
39th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Jul 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. 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.61139
Know Your Rights! A Training from Copwatch 11:00 am
Know Your Rights! A Training from Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Jul 10 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Join Berkeley Copwatch on Sunday, July 10th to get training on how to… * deal with the police * safely assert your rights * safely and effectively observe the police in your community. The workshop will be held at the Grassroots House at 2022 Blake Street in Berkeley at 11am. The trainings usually last 2 – 3 hours. This is a free event; snacks will be included! Bring your bodies and your buddies, as well as questions, concerns, stories, resources. And in the meantime, check out the Berkeley Copwatch Know … Continued
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Justice for Kayla: Art-Making Party 11:00 am
Justice for Kayla: Art-Making Party @ Grassroots House
Jul 16 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
This fall, Kayla Moore’s family will go to court to hold Berkeley and the BPD accountable for Kayla’s death in 2013. Want to lend a hand in advance of this important fight? Come to our art-making party on Saturday, July 16th to create art that honors Kayla’s life. We’ll be making posters, banners and other outreach materials. There will be a variety of ways to lend a hand; no need to have so-called creative talent. We’ll also have food to share. Drop by between 11:30am and 4pm – and invite … Continued
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Berkeley Copwatch Shift 8:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Shift @ Grassroots House
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
July Copwatch Shift. RSVP required. Contact Charlotte at (510) 224-5950 or crivka@sonic.net.61231
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Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Jul 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
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SHOUT THEIR NAMES 2:00 pm
SHOUT THEIR NAMES @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In response to another preventable and tragic death, advocates at the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) are reaching out to allies in the Bay to call further attention to the ongoing crisis occurring at California Institution for Women (CIW). CIW is at 130 percent capacity and has a suicide rate that is 8 times the national average for people in women’s prisons, and 5 times the rate for all California prisons. We will be holding a Town Hall on Sunday, July 31st at the Eastside Arts Alliance in Oakland. … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued