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Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training 10:00 am
Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training @ Oakland | California | United States
We’re excited to grow The Anti-Policing Health Workers cohort. Join us for a two day training on Saturday July 1st and Saturday July 8th, 10am-5pm in Oakland. Read below for more info and then fill out the application by clicking here. We will confirm participation by June 15. We strongly encourage applicants to attend an upcoming Know Your Options workshop so you have a clear sense of our program goals and politics. Click here to see the schedule. New cohort members will train alongside the 2015 OPP Health Workers and … Continued
Interfaith Vigil at West County Detention Center where immigrants are being held 11:00 am
Interfaith Vigil at West County Detention Center where immigrants are being held
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
 Interfaith Vigil at West County Detention Center where immigrants are being held RSVP, carpooling, questions, to help organize:  Amy Carlson amycarlson77@gmail.com  or (918)896-9577 (text is best) � 63302
Interfaith Vigil to Support Immigrant Detainees 11:00 am
Interfaith Vigil to Support Immigrant Detainees @ West County Detention Facility
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monthly Vigils Interfaith Vigils to Support Immigrant Detainees  1st Saturdays of every month.   We invite you to join our vigils each month as we gather to pray and bear witness to the pain, suffering, and separation of immigrant detainees, and to call for real and immediate immigration reform. We invite you to join us to pray, sing, and act for just immigration solutions.  Please bring a noisemaker for our sacred Moment of Noise– where we let the detainees know that we have not forgotten them. Why we vigil at … Continued
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS @ Cedar Rose Park
Jul 1 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area July 1, 2 & 4 with its 58th season premiering “WALLS“ WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an … Continued
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: What to a slave is the 4th of July? 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: What to a slave is the 4th of July? @ Starry Plough
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
  The Peace and Freedom Party presents After a reading of the 1852 speech of Frederick Douglas to the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester, NY, we will discuss two of the political institutions bequeathed us by the slaveowners: the Electoral College and the U.S. Senate. This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Doors open at 2 pm and the program will start promptly at 2:30 pm. The forum will end by 4:30 pm, but folks can stay and talk as long … Continued
Sarah Cronin – Beyond the Ban: Stories of Immigrants & Immigration 4:00 pm
Sarah Cronin – Beyond the Ban: Stories of Immigrants & Immigration @ Revolution Books
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Documentation, borders, deportation – it’s not your typical bedtime story. Yet it is part of the political reality many children face in America. In the midst of an increasingly hostile atmosphere & legislation targeting immigrants, these kinds of books shed an important light on the stories, hopes & dreams of immigrants. Revolution Books invites readers young & old to join us for an afternoon of storytelling & discussion with Sarah Cronin featuring five wonderful books for children. Featured speaker: Sarah Cronin – Youth Educator and Freelance Journalist for TheAntiMedia.org For … Continued
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RESISTANCE SUMMER COMMUNITY COOKOUT 12:30 pm
RESISTANCE SUMMER COMMUNITY COOKOUT @ Ohlone Park
Jul 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
YOU’RE INVITED! Resistance Summer Community Cookout in Berkeley Resistance Summer is here! Since November, Americans of all political stripes have been relentless in peaceful resistance to the divisive and dangerous policies of the Trump administration and its enablers in Congress, in state governments, and in corporate America. And with the Senate actively working to pass Trumpcare within weeks and the Supreme Court upholding parts of the Muslim ban, there is still much work ahead of us. But we know that taking the time to acknowledge all we have accomplished together … Continued
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS @ Cedar Rose Park
Jul 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area July 1, 2 & 4 with its 58th season premiering “WALLS“ WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an … Continued
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Stop holding our healthcare hostage! Pass SB 562. 12:00 pm
Stop holding our healthcare hostage! Pass SB 562. @ State Capitol steps
Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This Monday join nurses, patients, and community members as we take action again at the Capitol with the message: Speaker Rendon: Don’t deny democracy, Where: State Capitol South Steps (near 10th & N St) Sacramento, Ca. Some bus transportation will be available. Sign up for a seat on the bus below. Grass Valley/Auburn: https://goo.gl/SnC9jH Oakland/Davis: https://goo.gl/GeHwvn Other actions to take. Make Your Voice Heard! Please keep the calls coming to both speaker Rendon (562) 529-3250 & (916)319-2063 and your Assemblymember (855-271-8515 Tell them: Don’t deny democracy, pass SB 562. Stop … Continued
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The Annual People’s World July 4th BBQ 1:00 pm
The Annual People’s World July 4th BBQ @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  Workers of the World Unite! From Ha Noi to Havana: Eyewitness Report Backs Nadya Williams toured Viet Nam with the annual spring Veterans For Peace delegation that she has coordinated for the past 6 years. Michelle Kern was a member of a delegation that recently met with leaders of the Communist Party and Government of Cuba. Join us for an afternoon with good people, good food, and good discussion for a great cause program at 2:00 pm               All proceeds support the new … Continued
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sudo room 5 minutes of fame 7:00 pm
sudo room 5 minutes of fame @ Omni Commons
Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A series of 5 minute presentations of hackery and radical projects from the bay and beyond, followed by socializing and hacking! Sponsored by the Sudo Room. 63266
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall Hearing Room 1
Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AGENDA: 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of June 1 meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Staff update on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance status 5. 5:20pm: Discuss and take possible action on city attorney feedback regarding Non-Cooperation With Anti-Registry Ordinance 5:30pm: Review take possible action on draft Privacy Advisory Commission Annual Report 7. 5:45pm: Continue ongoing Database Review with outside entities 8. 6:10pm: Discuss and take possible action on Oakland Police Department’s automated license plate reader policy 63358
FILM SCREENING AND POTLUCK: SMOG OF THE SEA 6:30 pm
FILM SCREENING AND POTLUCK: SMOG OF THE SEA @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Transition Berkeley for a film screening of Smog of the Sea, followed by a discussion with San Francisco’s Senior Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator, Jack Macy, who will share info about local efforts to reduce single use plastics. Smog of the Sea follows the crew of @5Gyres SEA change research expedition, as they discover that the great ocean garbage patch is actually a “fog” of microplastics – trillions of barely visible shards – permeating the world’s oceans. The crew includes renowned surfers Keith & Dan Malloy, musician Jack Johnson, spearfisher … Continued
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Rally: Free Mumia! Demand End to DA Cover-Up! 4:00 pm
Rally: Free Mumia! Demand End to DA Cover-Up! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Mumia’s Struggle For Freedom at Crucial Stage! Mumia Abu-Jamal has been kept alive while on the slow death row of life imprisonment without parole, by those who came out to support him worldwide in the fight to get him hepatitis-C treatment! Now, let’s act to finally free him! “…I’m Hep C “negative”! Aint’t that a gas? I wanna thank you and the brothers in N. Cali for helping to make it happen. Without a people’s movement we would have never gotten into ct. W/out it, we never coulda won…” – … Continued
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Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training 10:00 am
Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Anti-Policing Health Workers Two Day Training @ Oakland | California | United States
We’re excited to grow The Anti-Policing Health Workers cohort. Join us for a two day training on Saturday July 1st and Saturday July 8th, 10am-5pm in Oakland. Read below for more info and then fill out the application by clicking here. We will confirm participation by June 15. We strongly encourage applicants to attend an upcoming Know Your Options workshop so you have a clear sense of our program goals and politics. Click here to see the schedule. New cohort members will train alongside the 2015 OPP Health Workers and … Continued
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS @ Live Oak Park
Jul 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area July 1, 2 & 4 with its 58th season premiering “WALLS“ WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an … Continued
Lockpicking, etc. Skillshare 8:00 pm
Lockpicking, etc. Skillshare @ Omni Commons
Jul 8 @ 8:00 pm – Jul 9 @ 10:00 am
The second in our series of Second Saturday Skillshares. This month we are sharing skillz related to lockpicking, locksmithing and using bolt cutters. Come get some hands-on experience with these ninja skills! Additionally, we will be talking about other methods of gaining entry, bypassing security, etc. ALL INFORMATION IS SHARED FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES ONLY!!!!! Donations are collected to support East Bay Homes not Jails and the Omni Commons63340
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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
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
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
People’s Breakfast 10:30 am
People’s Breakfast
Jul 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
The city of Oakland's government won't feed it's most vulnerable people. We will. It is our duty.#PeoplesBreakfastOakland pic.twitter.com/N7z8cnhkZh— DaHonorable Brotha B (@BlakeDontCrack) July 2, 2017 63331
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: WALLS @ Live Oak Park
Jul 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe opens in the Bay Area July 1, 2 & 4 with its 58th season premiering “WALLS“ WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR!L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an … Continued
United Against Hate Community Forum 3:30 pm
United Against Hate Community Forum @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jul 9 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
What is the history of violent white supremacist groups? What is the relationship between our government and these hate groups? What are our legalcies of resisting this violence? How do we support those of us who are targeted and repressed while working towards our shared goal of community resilence? We must come together in defense of our neighbors, elders, youth, friends, families, movements and ourselves! A panel discussion will be followed by small group sessions about how to organize effective community defense. Speakers: Lara Kiswani, AROC Judith Mirkinson, NLG Tur-Ha … Continued
Party for a Potty. – First They Came for the Homeless Fundraiser. 5:30 pm
Party for a Potty. – First They Came for the Homeless Fundraiser. @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Party for a Potty. - First They Came for the Homeless Fundraiser. @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall  | Berkeley | California | United States
Our goal is the purchase of a porta potty for The Poor Tour. The city, after months, still has not helped. The encampment is stressing neighbors by needing to use the bathroom. Enough is enough. We are forced to take matters into our own hands. Please share. 63294
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Mobilization to support the California Bail Reform Act 8:30 am
Mobilization to support the California Bail Reform Act @ State Capitol
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
On July 11th, several key bills are being heard by California Senate and Assembly committees, and SURJ has been asked to show up to support!  PLEASE RSVP BELOW! Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) / All of Us or None is co-sponsoring AB 1008, Ban the Box, which would make it unlawful for an employer to include on a job application any question that seeks the disclosure of an applicant’s criminal history. On July 11th, the bill is being heard by the Senate Judiciary committee. All of Us or None has … Continued
People’s Assembly Health Committee 12:00 pm
People’s Assembly Health Committee @ South Steps of the Sacramento State Capitol
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
We the People will hold a “People’s Assembly Health Committee” Hearing on SB 562 where the people will vote! We are joining with the Poor People’s Lobby day on SB 562 and will highlight stories of patients, seniors, nurses, doctors, business and it wouldn’t be complete with out a few words of doom and gloom from our industry opposition J. We have buses coming from multiple locations. Please help push out this event and mobilize a great assembly! Buses coming from around the state! RSVP here: http://bit.ly/PeoplesAssemblyHealthCommittee OAKLAND: STOP 1: … Continued
Kick ICE Out Of Oakland! 6:00 pm
Kick ICE Out Of Oakland! @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
City Of Oakland Public Safety Committee – Oakland City Hall The City of Oakland will consider terminating their memorandum of understanding with ICE (Immigrations and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations) following a unanimous recommendation from the Oakland Privacy Commission. This would stop datasharing with the rogue ICE agency, prevent Oakland police officers facilitating the detainers of the undocumented and make sanctuary city legislation real. Hugely important. Please come and say why Oakland should be a freedom city. Item 5 Subject: Revoking Agreement With Immigrations And Customs Enforcement Agency From: Councilmember Kaplan … Continued
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INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY
INTERNET-WIDE DAY OF ACTION TO SAVE NET NEUTRALITY @ Everywhere
Jul 12 all-day
The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will come together to stop them. WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON JULY 12TH? Websites, Internet users, and online communities will come together to sound the alarm about the FCC’s attack on net neutrality. We’ll provide tools for everyone to make it super easy for your followers / visitors to take action. From … Continued
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#StopUrbanShield: Alameda County Public Protection Committee meeting 10:00 am
#StopUrbanShield: Alameda County Public Protection Committee meeting @ Room 512, County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tomorrow the Assistant Sheriff and Commander of the Alameda County Sheriff’s department will be giving an overview of Urban Shield 2017. This is an opportunity to demand the Alameda County Board of Supervisors end their reliance on Urban Shield and militarized policing. Next opportunity to turn out against Urban Shield: Meeting of Alameda County Taskforce on Urban Shield Friday, August 11th, 9am Conference and Training Center 125 12th St, 4th Fl Oakland, CA63367
Speaker Series: Thinking Ahead: The Making of a Progressive City 5:15 pm
Speaker Series: Thinking Ahead: The Making of a Progressive City @ Citizens Engagement Laboratory
Jul 13 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Join us for the Thinking Ahead speaker series with Richmond City Council member Melvin Willis and journalist Steve Early on a discussion of community empowerment and transformative policies that help get big money out of politics. What can we do to ensure everyone shares in the prosperity that they contribute to? Come hear how progress-minded activists transformed a city dominated by a narrow corporate agenda into a model for a greater shared prosperity. RSVP here.63318
Decarcerate Alameda – Letter to the Editor Training & Working Meeting 5:30 pm
Decarcerate Alameda – Letter to the Editor Training & Working Meeting @ Ella Baker Center office
Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Greetings all, Decarcerate Alameda will be hosting a CURB Letter to the Editor Training and a working meeting as we prepare for an emergency mobilization. Letters to the editor are a quick and easy way to influence reporters, editorial boards and public opinion and a great way to practice our arguments and talking points.  Please try to bring in a recent article you may want to respond to (especially about Alameda County), as well as a laptop, pen & paper, or whatever writing utensil suits you. Reach out with questions, no … Continued
Conscientious Projector Presents “The River Ran Red” 7:00 pm
Conscientious Projector Presents “The River Ran Red” @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In the summer of 1892, the nation’s largest steelmaker (Carnegie) took on its most militant labor union, with devastating consequences. Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick head a fascinating cast of characters, including Pinkerton guards and anarchist Alexander Berkman. Directed by Steffi Domike and Nicole Fauteux. To evoke the period, the film employs documentary techniques, primary sources, dramatically staged scenes shot on location in the Pittsburgh area, and lyrical commentary found in poetry, song and fiction. Labor Singer Jimmy Kelly Will Lead a Sing-Along Song Salute to Woody Guthrie, the … Continued
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Prosecution Not Promotion – Protest OPD Promotions Ceremony 9:30 am
Prosecution Not Promotion – Protest OPD Promotions Ceremony @ Greek Orthodox Cathedral
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
‘Feminist’ Police Chief and Mayor promote ‘Good Old Boys’ Club #FireRapistCops #ProsecutionNotPromotion JOIN US IN PICKETING THIS OUTRAGEOUS OPD PROMOTIONS CEREMONY, where Chief Kirkpatrick is promoting three of the criminal cops responsible for covering up the child rape actions of OPD (and other jurisdictions) police officers. Chief Kirkpatrick has approved major promotions for the very officers who failed to properly investigate the rape scandal, notify the federal monitor, DA and Mayor, and even encouraged “Celeste Guap’ to destroy evidence in the case. Schaaf closed her investigation before findings were even … Continued
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Know Your Rights Training: Berkeley Copwatch 11:00 am
Know Your Rights Training: Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join Berkeley Copwatch on Saturday, July 15th to get training on how to… * deal with the police * safely assert your rights * safely and effectively observe the police in your community. 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 Your Rights Pocket Card here: http://www.berkeleycopwatch.org/resources/pocketguide05.pdf63292
First Healers Collective Gathering at Qilombo! 2:00 pm
First Healers Collective Gathering at Qilombo! @ Qilombo
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for the first coalition gathering of the Qilombo Healers Collective! Help us build a permanent healing space with ongoing programming that promotes autonomous, accessible and holistic healthcare in our communities. The Medical Industrial Complex has never given us meaningful options for accessible holistic healing. With TrumpCare threatening to cut MedicAid to 22 million low-income people across the country, the need for autonomy from America’s failed health system is more important than ever. We want to spread health and wellness knowledge and empower our communities to care for ourselves, … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walks 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
Jul 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk #1:  Saturday, April 8 (Scroll down for the additional walks) We will begin near the Pittsburg Marina at 3 Marina Blvd in the City of Pittsburg, California 8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk – please see the details of the route below. The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 … Continued
Museum of Capitalism: Artifact Donation. 12:00 pm
Museum of Capitalism: Artifact Donation.
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Museum of Capitalism is hosting an in-person artifact donation event on July 16th from noon-5pm. RSVP, and bring your artifacts of capitalism to be considered for inclusion in the museum’s collection. If you live out of town and are interested in contributing, please visit our new artifact donation platform to submit an item for consideration. Individuals who possess items related to the history or memory of capitalism, or tied to a personal experience that could help others to understand or feel life in capitalism, are invited to come forward … Continued
The Current State of Surveillance: A Townhall 2:00 pm
The Current State of Surveillance: A Townhall @ SEIU Local 87 Hall
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
How are National Security Tools being Used for Deportation? Since the election, Donald Trump began his campaign to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. He used racist rhetoric to target our communities. Over the course of his Presidency, there has been a sharp increase in immigration arrests. In March, ICE agents and the FBI used a stingray, an extremely invasive breach of privacy, to track Rudy Carmaco-Carranza, a 23 year old immigrant from El Salvador. A stingray, also known as a cell-site simulator tricks nearby phones into providing location data and … Continued
Film: Cincinnati Goddamn 7:30 pm
Film: Cincinnati Goddamn @ Omni Commons ballroom
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This feature-length documentary is about police brutality, anti-black racism, and the power of grassroots activism in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1995-2001 there were fifteen black men killed by the Cincinnati police. The film focuses on two of those murders, Roger Owensby, Jr and Timothy Thomas. Martin Luther King said that “A riot is the cry of the unheard.” Thomas’s death sparked three days of civil unrest and protests. This poignant and powerful story of injustice is told through news reports, first-person accounts and cinema verité footage of the surviving families’ long-suffering … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Occupation as a Tactic 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Occupation as a Tactic @ Black and Brown Social Club
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Occupation as a Tactic: Lakeview Elementary School and OccupyOakland With Gerald Smith As an act of protest, occupation is a strategy often used by social movements and other forms of collective social action in order to take and hold public and symbolic spaces, buildings, critical infrastructure such as entrances to train stations, shopping centers, university buildings, squares, and parks. Opposed to a military occupation, … Continued
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Oakland City Council: Public Bank of Oakland Feasibility Study 5:30 pm
Oakland City Council: Public Bank of Oakland Feasibility Study
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Progress on Public Bank Feasibility Study First, the good news: the City Council has budgeted $75,0000 for a feasibility study regarding establishment of the Public Bank of Oakland! This study will include the possibility of a multi-jurisdictional public bank and the possibility of accepting deposits from cannabis businesses. However, the Council still needs to vote to authorize the study. This vote will come at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, July 18th. Item # 18. Subject: Feasibility And Economic Impact Of Establishing A Public Bank From: Finance Department Recommendation: Adopt … Continued
Lovisa and Holly’s Great and Wonderful Friend and Fund-Raiser for the Ella Baker Center! 6:00 pm
Lovisa and Holly’s Great and Wonderful Friend and Fund-Raiser for the Ella Baker Center! @ Joyce Gordon Gallery
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lovisa and Holly's Great and Wonderful Friend and Fund-Raiser for the Ella Baker Center! @ Joyce Gordon Gallery | Oakland | California | United States
Join us for a evening of fun, friends, and fund-rasing benefitting the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights! If you unable to join us, show your support through a donation. For 20 years, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights has fought tirelessly to build the power of black, brown, and poor people to break the cycles of incarceration and poverty and to make our communities safe, healthy, and strong. The Ella Baker Center’s work includes: The Ella Baker Membership: Anyone, anywhere can join our movement to create a safe and just nation … Continued
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SF Mime Troupe: Walls 6:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Walls @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Walls @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR! L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner … Continued
Ars Live: Whistleblower Lisa Ling about working with military drones. 7:00 pm
Ars Live: Whistleblower Lisa Ling about working with military drones. @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Drone strikes and surveillance are a major component of modern warfare, but few people outside the military understand how these programs work. That’s why former military technician Lisa Ling became a whistleblower after 14 years in the National Guard. She wanted policymakers to know that drones are not reliable, and they can create more problems than they solve. Lisa Ling joined the military in 1991, serving as an army medic and nurse before transferring to the Air National Guard (ANG). In the ANG, she became a communications technician working on … Continued
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Sanctuary for All: Mobilizing to Resist Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation 5:00 pm
Sanctuary for All: Mobilizing to Resist Mass Incarceration and Mass Deportation @ The Greenlining Institute
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our communities are under attack from Trump administration policies ushering in a new era of mass incarceration and an unprecedented increase in the criminalization, detention and deportation of our immigrant families and neighbors. Join us for a conversation about the intersection of the criminal justice system and immigration and how we can stand together to protect our communities and our deeply held values of justice, inclusion and equity for all. Part of the #LeadingEdgeIdeas series, this event is co-hosted by the Rosenberg Foundation and Heising-Simons Foundation. The conversation will be … Continued
SF Mime Troupe: Walls 6:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Walls @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Walls @ Edoff Memorial Band Stand, Lakeside Park, Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
WALLS asks the question: How can a nation of immigrants declare war on immigration? The answer: FEAR! L. Mary Jones (Velina Brown) knows all about fear. As a top agent for I.C.E. – Immigration and Customs Enforcement – she knows how to stoke fear to keep her country safe. Fear of people like Bahdoon Samakab (Rotimi Agbabiaka), a Somali refugee escaping oppression, fear of Cliodhna Aghabullogue (Lizzie Calogero), an Irish woman yearning to be American, and fear of Zaniyah Nahuatl (Marilet Martinez), whose family comes from… here. As a foreigner … Continued
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Amor for Alex Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Amor for Alex Fundraiser @ Yerba Buena Center
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Share with lots of love 🙂 Join us as the internationally renowned Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco will be opening its doors for our community so that we can generate funds for our “International Amor for Alex Memorial Monument” on top of Bernal Heights! Come support and be part of history; with your solid contributions, we are hoping to break ground by the end of this summer and to have the monument erected by the end of October or the end of this year! We … Continued
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Summer Saturdays at Reem’s Bakery: Show Solidarity 9:00 am
Summer Saturdays at Reem’s Bakery: Show Solidarity @ Reems Bakery
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Summer Saturdays at Reem's Bakery: Show Solidarity @ Reems Bakery | Oakland | California | United States
Saturday, July 8, 2017, anti-Palestinian zealots attempted to disrupt business at Reem’s.  As part of an on-going attempt to take down Reem’s California, Islamophobes followed through on their threats to demonstrate in front of the business. They came with racist signs and harassed customers. When community members and movement supporters came to defend Reem’s and support customers in safely entering and leaving, the demonstrators aggressively attacked them. One rammed their scooter wheel chair into two members of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center while punching one in the stomach. Another … Continued
Laborfest: WPA Berkeley Walk 10:00 am
Laborfest: WPA Berkeley Walk @ Berkeley Downtown Post Office
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WPA Berkeley Walk With Harvey Smith. This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm Credit Building. The tour will also include the incredible mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus and photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the … Continued
Healthcare Town Hall: Creating the Future of Health Care in CA. 11:00 am
Healthcare Town Hall: Creating the Future of Health Care in CA. @ Rockridge Library
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Healthcare Town Hall: Creating the Future of Health Care in CA. @ Rockridge Library | Oakland | California | United States
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Mario Woods Remembrance Day 11:00 am
Mario Woods Remembrance Day @ Martin Luther King Park
Jul 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Hello, Justice Community – First a congratulations to members of our outreach team – Marty, Muhammad, Darrell, Joanne, Lisa, Phelicia and Lynn – for working with Parks and Rec this week and standing strong and overcoming obstacles to secure the park and stage at the same location as last year for Mario Woods Remembrance Day.  Thank you – this is a Victory! We are gearing up to a beautiful event commemorating Mario Woods’ life, and reaffirming our stance for Justice for Mario Woods and Justice for all victims of police … Continued
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Free Screening: The Bail Trap 12:30 pm
Free Screening: The Bail Trap @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Come watch a screening of The Bail Trap and learn what you can to do reform the money bail system in California. California’s money bail system hurts families. One of the Ella Baker Center’s members, Tracey Bell-Borden, knows that firsthand. When Tracey’s daughter Tai was arrested, her bail was set at $100,000. Tracey faced an impossible choice: let her daughter stay in jail or pay $10,000 to a bail bondsman so that her daughter could come home before her trial. On Sunday, July 23rd Tracey and the Ella Baker Center … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Hey folks, because some of us will be indisposed on the last Sunday of July we are holding our monthly feed a week early on Sunday, July 23rd, at 3 PM. Hasta la pasta, Ed Not Bombs   Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley Special Assembly 6:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley Special Assembly @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Assembly (with dinner!) To advance the progressive agenda, we HAVE to win elections. Join our Special Assembly at BFUU with focus on how we can harness our progressive energy to help turn districts outside the Bay Area from red to blue! Led by the Indivisible Berkeley Elections team. Bring snacks to share! Bring friends! Questions? Email elections+owner@indivisibleberkeley.org. SPONSORED BY INDIVISIBLE BERKELEY Berkeley,CA 63385
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Alternatives to Incarceration: Stop the Jail Expansion! 9:00 am
Alternatives to Incarceration: Stop the Jail Expansion! @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
It’s time for us to demand healthcare for the people! We are calling on all community members, healthcare providers, formerly incarcerated folks and their families to make your voices heard. After two years of fighting the jail expansion in Alameda County, we have finally won our hearing on alternatives to incarceration for those who suffer from mental illness. However, the county is doing everything in their power to fast track the jail expansion without community input. There is no such thing as mental health in a jail. The first step … Continued
Tax the Rich Rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rally @ Outside the Oaks Theater
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Harry Brill said at our last gathering that Tax the Rich is now the longest running rally in the history of Berkeley.  September 12, 2017 will be the 6th anniversary 63405
Occupy Forum: Film: National Bird (Drone Warfare) 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Film: National Bird (Drone Warfare) @ Black and Brown Club
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Film: Our National Bird Directed by Sonia Kennebeck Three whistleblowers, (who all worked on the drones program, gathering intelligence and tracking targets to be killed), break the silence around the US drone war. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, the whistleblowers speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. National Bird offers an unparalleled glimpse into the surreal landscape … Continued
Plan Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation 6:00 pm
Plan Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation @ Compass Nonprofit Services
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s all hands on deck at the Ella Baker Center this month and we need your help to make Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL) Block Party the best one yet! Come to this member meeting to learn how you can thrown down for Oakland’s 5th annual NOSL Block Party on August 1st at Defremery Park, the historic West Oakland Black Panther Party community space. You will have a chance to put finishing touches to the program, sign up for volunteer and outreach roles, and build with fierce … Continued
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Active Hope: What Must We Do Now 6:00 pm
Active Hope: What Must We Do Now @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring Joanna Macy, Starhawk, and Ahmed Salah. Active Hope events aim to lift us out of inaction and despair and into a beautiful, caring world of peace, love, and concern for all beings. This program will include inspiration from those working to save the world; bringing us together and unifying us in this work. It will include voices from the First Nations people, social and environmental justice activists, music, delicious organic vegetarian food, a book signing, heart connections, and inspiration to action. Book signing, information tables, opportunities for action and … Continued
Universal Income in California 6:30 pm
Universal Income in California @ Covo
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Tuesday, July 25th to learn about a California Climate Dividend Fund. Though we’re likely at least a decade away from a federal basic income, people often debate whether there are policies that states can enact as “stepping stones” to help pave the way. California State Senator Bob Wieckowski introduced a bill (SB 775) that would create a Climate Dividend Fund  a fund to return carbon auctionn revenue to Californians in the form of regular, unconditional payments. Carbon dividends are one popularly discussed stepping stone policy to a universal … Continued
Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS 7:00 pm
Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS! Accused of helping a teenaged boy on the run, a newly-wed Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her child, in chains, in an Israeli high-security prison — where she fights to protect him and to survive herself. Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri’s film 3000 NIGHTS explores the meaning of motherhood, love, betrayal, and the solidarity of women prisoners. Masri says it is about “resilience, resistance, and above all, a film about hope.” Selected as the Jordanian entry for Best Foreign Language Film for 2017 Oscars. “See … Continued
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An Evening with Norm Stamper, Author of ‘Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police’ 7:00 pm
An Evening with Norm Stamper, Author of ‘Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police’ @ Barnett Hall, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register here. Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper will offer his thoughts on “Police Accountability: Reimagining and Reengineering the Cop Culture,”followed by a Q & A faciliated by Reggie Lyles, Deacon of Allen Temple Baptist Church, former police captain for Berkeley and Novato police departments and former public safety advisor to Mayor Jean Quan. After the discussion, Chief Stamper will be available to sign his latest book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police which will be available for sale on site. From to Protect and Serve: How … Continued
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P66 Marine Terminal Expansion Scoping Meeting 5:00 pm
P66 Marine Terminal Expansion Scoping Meeting @ City Council Chambers
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COMMUNITY SCOPING MEETING Phillips 66 has applied for Air District permission to launch what clearly looks like yet another tar sands project.  There will be another opportunity to comment about the scope and content of the draft Environmental Impact Report in a July 27th meeting scheduled by the Air District for Vallejo, given potential impacts on that city.  A September 2016 oil spill in San Pablo Bay sent 120 Vallejo residents to the hospital and caused 1500 noxious odor complaints.  The BAAQMD subsequently found Phillips 66 and the operator of … Continued
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“Heather Booth: Changing the World” 11:30 am
“Heather Booth: Changing the World” @ Albany Twin Theater
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Heather Booth: Changing the World” @ San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Click here to RSVP and get more details and ticket information. (Be sure to get tickets before they sell out!) This inspiring film is being promoted with the line “Heather Booth is the most influential person you’ve never heard of,” but we’ve heard of her. We know her well! Heather Booth has been a partner with the PCCC in many fights…and now one of our own is featured in a movie. From 2008 – 2010 Heather worked closely with … Continued
Laborfest: 1946 General Strike Walk 12:00 pm
Laborfest: 1946 General Strike Walk @ Begin at Latham Square
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called It a Work Holiday” With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the … Continued
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DSA: No Work Picnic 12:00 pm
DSA: No Work Picnic @ Mosswood Park
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
It’s the last Sunday of the month — that means picnic time! We have been busy socialists, so it’s time to relax and hang out. Bring your lunch, picnic blanket, friends, and family for a casual picnic with your comrades. No work done here — just socializing! We will try to stake a spot out in the Broadway and MacArthur Blvd. quadrant of the block. Weather permitting63350
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Tax the Rich Rally 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rally @ Outside the Oaks Theater
Jul 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Harry Brill said at our last gathering that Tax the Rich is now the longest running rally in the history of Berkeley.  September 12, 2017 will be the 6th anniversary 63405