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Hold Sheriff Ahern Accountable to Make Sanctuary Real 8:30 am
Hold Sheriff Ahern Accountable to Make Sanctuary Real
May 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
On May Day we are holding a Community rally to hold Sheriff Ahern Accountable to make Sanctuary real! What Does Sanctuary Look Like? Tell Sherrif Ahern what Sanctuary Looks Like: NO collaboration with ICE! NO jail expansion! NO militarization of our communities! #NoBanNoWalNoRaids #SanctuaryForAll #ThisSanctuaryFightsBack62845
International Workers’ Day: ILWU Rally and March 9:00 am
International Workers’ Day: ILWU Rally and March @ ILWU Hall
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
International Workers' Day: ILWU Rally and March @ ILWU Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
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Feed-in March to May Day, Picket Line, Symbolic Wall, and Donald Trump Piñata 1:30 pm
Feed-in March to May Day, Picket Line, Symbolic Wall, and Donald Trump Piñata
May 1 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
JOIN US as East Bay hotel workers walk off the job to join the national May Day strike against Donald Trump and his administration’s attacks on immigrant workers. We will gather at 1:30 at the site of a proposed hotel on Mandela Parkway and Yerba Buena Ave, where a developer is proposing to build a new hotel and has refused to make a commitment not to retaliate against workers who organize for rights on the job. The site is less than a mile from the former Woodfin Suites hotel, where … Continued
Invisible Labor: May Day Meetup and March Participation 2:30 pm
Invisible Labor: May Day Meetup and March Participation
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Invisible Labor bloc & cacerolazo! Bring pots & pans Global Women’s Strike Bay Area and US PROStitutes Collective will be marching at the May 1 March for Immigrant and Labor Rights called by Oakland Sin Fronteras. We will be meeting up at 2:30 pm at 12th St and 38th Ave. We are marching in an Invisible Labor Bloc called by the Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective under two banners, Resources for Caregivers not for Walls and Feminism of the 99%. On Mayday, we will march to make visible the caring … Continued
May Day March: Workers, Immigrants, Women’s Bloc 3:00 pm
May Day March: Workers, Immigrants, Women’s Bloc @ Fruitvale Plaza
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland May Day: March for Immigrant and Worker Rights & General Strike CALL TO ACTION https://oaklandsinfronteras.wordpress.com/ Visit our website to add your organizations name to the lsit of endorsers. Save the date and get ready! We’ll be marching again on May 1st, 2017. This year and every year we fight for migrant and worker justice! Meet at Fruitvale Plaza at 3pm on May 1st March to San Antonio Park March Route – Find us along the way! From the Fruitvale Plaza – Go West on International Ave to 22nd ave … Continued
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant and Worker Rights 3:00 pm
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant and Worker Rights @ Fruitvale Plaza
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant and Worker Rights @ Fruitvale Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Oakland May Day: March for Immigrant and Worker Rights & General Strike CALL TO ACTION https://oaklandsinfronteras.wordpress.com/ Save the date and get ready! We’ll be marching again on May 1st, 2017. This year and every year we fight for migrant and worker justice! Meet at Fruitvale Plaza at 3pm on May 1st March to San Antonio Park #daywithoutanimmigrant #daywithoutaworker #ShutItDownMay #HuelgaMay1 #ResistenciaMay162652
Vigil for Kayla Moore 5:30 pm
Vigil for Kayla Moore @ Trumpetvine Court
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A vigil and reading of Moore’s poetry will be held in tribute to Kayla Moore and all Trans victims of police violence. #Justice4KaylaMoore We welcome participants to read poetry, offer remembrances, and voice support for Trans POC. Presented in collaboration with Justice for Kayla Moore + Copwatch Berkeley Sponsored by Southern Exposure62818
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TOWN HALL @THE CORNERS: MOMENTUM!!! HEALTHCARE, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, CLIMATE & MORE!!! 4:30 pm
TOWN HALL @THE CORNERS: MOMENTUM!!! HEALTHCARE, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, CLIMATE & MORE!!! @ Grand Lake Theater and Splash Pad Park intersection
May 2 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
WHAT: TOWN HALL @THE CORNERS: MOMENTUM!!! HEALTHCARE, IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, CLIMATE & MORE!!! CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS Since inauguration, 100 days ago, the #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement, started by our friends at Working Families Party, has brought out tens of thousands of people – and has members of Congress shaking in their boots. This resistance has led to significant victories, from defeating round one of Trumpcare to pushing Democrats to hold strong and filibuster extreme Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. In every corner of the country, week after week, we are meeting face … Continued
Tell Mayor Schaaf to keep Measure HH out of the General Fund! 5:30 pm
Tell Mayor Schaaf to keep Measure HH out of the General Fund! @ Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland City Hall
May 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CALL TO ACTION JOIN OFPC AT CITY HALL TUESDAY, MAY 2nd at 5:30pm in efforts to urge Mayor Schaaf keeps her word! On Friday, we learned that the Mayor is proposing to use Measure HH funds to fill a gap in the general Oakland budget. WE CANNOT LET THIS HAPPEN! Check out these articles by the East Bay Express and @SFGate on Mayor Libby Schaaf’s proposed plan. http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2017/04/28/oakland-councilmembers-accuse-mayor-schaaf-of-bait-and-switch-with-soda-tax-revenue http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Authors-of-Oakland-s-soda-tax-say-mayor-is-11107037.php We expect to receive an oral report about the Mayor’s budget proposal at the Tuesday, May 2nd City Council Meeting, commencing … Continued
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Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa: “What Really Happened in Iguala.” 12:00 pm
Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa: “What Really Happened in Iguala.” @ 5125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
May 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mass Disappearances in Mexico: The Case of Ayotzinapa: "What Really Happened in Iguala." @ 5125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Journalist Anabel Hernandez presents her new book, What Really Happened in Iguala. On September 26, 2014, Mexican police and military forces attacked and disappeared 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Iguala, Guerrero. Faced with such events, no country can go forward without knowing the truth to which the victims the society have a right. The events in Iguala force us to reflect on what is occurring in Mexico: they show crudely the degradation of state forces who are supposed to carry out justice and protect. At the same … Continued
My Name is Rachel Corrie 8:00 pm
My Name is Rachel Corrie @ Magic Theater
May 3 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner directed by: Jonathan Kane performed by: Charlotte Hemmings The critically acclaimed NY production of “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” comes to San Francisco for a limited run. “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” is a one-woman play composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and e-mails – creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, Salvador Dali – loving chain smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left her home and school in Olympia, Washington, … Continued
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Privacy Advisory Commission Meeting 5:00 pm
Privacy Advisory Commission Meeting @ City Hall, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room - 1st Floor
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Staff update on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance proposal to Public Safety Committee 5. 5:20pm: Discussion and possible action on Non-Cooperation with Registry Ordinance 6. 5:40pm: Presentation by Electronic Frontier Foundation – Analysis of Oakland Police Department’s use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPR), and overview of ALPR use by law enforcement 7. 6:00pm: Review and discussion of Oakland Police Department’s Automated License Plate Reader policy. No action will be taken on this item at this meeting62882
Anti-Lab 6:00 pm
Anti-Lab @ Anti-Lab
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anti Lab is a kind of clubhouse for creative resistance, a meeting place for people who want to transform their frustration with the current political climate into action. Anti Lab’s calendar features everything from a tenants’ rights workshop presented by the East Bay Community Law Center to weekly screen-printing hours and a trans photo booth. All for free. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am-8pm (ish). With workshops/events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons. ​ In the mood for resistance? Read our profile on Anti … Continued
The Battle for Berkeley – A Talk and a Challenge to Debate 6:00 pm
The Battle for Berkeley – A Talk and a Challenge to Debate @ Hearst Field Annex, Building D, Rm 237, UC Berkeley
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Thursday, May 4: "The Battle for Berkeley" — "a talk and a challenge to debate" by @SunsaraTaylor @RevolutionBksB #berkmtg pic.twitter.com/vikd6wfYM3— Berkeleyside (@berkeleyside) May 3, 2017 62881
A Basic Income Utopia: Q&A with TED-speaker Rutger Bregman 6:30 pm
A Basic Income Utopia: Q&A with TED-speaker Rutger Bregman @ Brigade
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Universal basic income made a big splash last week at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver. Rutger Bregman, basic income advocate and author of “Utopia for Realists”, received a standing ovation for his talk on why basic income could be the best solution for ending poverty. Rutger is visiting San Francisco this week, and we’re very excited to host him for a discussion and book signing this Thursday, May 4th. Join us to hear about Rutger’s experiences and perspectives from his book. Program: – 6:30 Doors open – 7:00 Program … Continued
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? 6:45 pm
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? @ Sierra Club
May 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Gentrification comes up constantly in the Bay Area, but few of us feel equipped to take action against it. Is it inevitable? What can we do now to prevent displacement? This SURJ workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You’ll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities. The analysis that we are presenting is based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause and we are asking … Continued
My Name is Rachel Corrie 8:00 pm
My Name is Rachel Corrie @ Magic Theater
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Taken from the writings of Rachel Corrie Edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner directed by: Jonathan Kane performed by: Charlotte Hemmings The critically acclaimed NY production of “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” comes to San Francisco for a limited run. “My Name Is Rachel Corrie” is a one-woman play composed from Rachel’s own journals, letters and e-mails – creating a portrait of a messy, articulate, Salvador Dali – loving chain smoker (with a passion for the music of Pat Benatar), who left her home and school in Olympia, Washington, … Continued
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Cocktails for La Causa
Cocktails for La Causa @ Various restaurants
May 5 all-day
Sponsored by THE CITY OF BERKELEY On Cinco de Mayo, restaurants throughout Berkeley and other Bay Area sanctuary cities take part in “Cocktails for La Causa” to raise awareness of deportation and immigration issues and support local organizations providing legal defense. Funds collected from the sale of food or drink specifically created for this event will be donated equally between Centro Legal de la Raza (acting as the fiscal agent), the East Bay Community Law Center, and the Multicultural Institute. Berkeley became a City of Refuge in 1971; in 2007 … Continued
Liberated Lens Film Night: “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock.” 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: “Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock.” @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock." @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
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SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop 2:00 pm
SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Location Suigetsukan Dojo
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Annie Danger, Mike Esmailzadeh and Heather will lead a two hour workshop on the basics of intervening in public as a bystander. They will cover the basics of stance, assertiveness, and situational awareness as well as go into depth about different potential scenarios, legality of bystander intervention, physical and social skills and tactics for successful intervention, de-escalation, police involvement, knowing your place, and aftercare. This workshop cannot cover all possibilities of intervention, but will provide a baseline for reducing harm and acting in effective solidarity with people being harassed or … Continued
Anti-Lab 6:00 pm
Anti-Lab @ Anti-Lab
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anti Lab is a kind of clubhouse for creative resistance, a meeting place for people who want to transform their frustration with the current political climate into action. Anti Lab’s calendar features everything from a tenants’ rights workshop presented by the East Bay Community Law Center to weekly screen-printing hours and a trans photo booth. All for free. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am-8pm (ish). With workshops/events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons. ​ In the mood for resistance? Read our profile on Anti … Continued
Now Is The Time Healthcare for Everybody Movie Showing 7:00 pm
Now Is The Time Healthcare for Everybody Movie Showing @ Central Labor Council of Contra Costa County, AFL-CIO
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Health Care for All – Contra Costa County Chapter and Indivisible Central Contra Costa County will sponsor a showing of a powerful new documentary, Now Is The Time Healthcare for Everybody. With the future of the Affordable Care Act in serious doubt, millions may lose their health insurance. Medicare and Medi-Cal are under attack. This documentary explains what single payer healthcare is and how it saves money. It shows what behind-the-scenes heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperceptions that has kept us from moving forward. Q&A and Discussion … Continued
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Canvass for Single Payer Healthcare w/ East Bay DSA 12:00 pm
Canvass for Single Payer Healthcare w/ East Bay DSA
May 7 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/shmW9eipJ1ZFxEjn2 This is a key moment in the fight for single-payer health care. On April 26, the CA Senate Health Committee approved SB-562, a single-payer bill that will make healthcare free for all California residents. No more co-pays, no more expensive premiums. We have been calling our senators relentlessly to urge them to support the bill – now we need to develop more people power to usher SB-562 through the Senate appropriations committee, and through the CA legislature! Since our February canvassing kick-off, we’ve had 250 volunteer canvassers … Continued
SOLIDARITY DAY WITH OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS 2:00 pm
SOLIDARITY DAY WITH OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS
May 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The As Salaam Mosque has invited the East Bay community to show solidarity against harassment and discrimination, share cultural experiences, and celebrate diversity this Sunday from two to four thirty at 975 7th Street. There will be speakers, refreshments, and time to network with neighbors and local leaders. Imam Muhammed and Pastor Jim Hopkins of the Lakeshore Baptist Church will lead the event in prayer. Speakers include Assembly Member Rob Bonta, leader in the State Sanctuary movement, Assembly Member Tony Thurmond,  Council Members Lynette Gibson McElhany and  Noel Gallo, Jose … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Nuts and Bolts of Transitions of Power: Initiating a Just and Sustainable Society: Part I 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Nuts and Bolts of Transitions of Power: Initiating a Just and Sustainable Society: Part I @ The Black and Brown Social Club
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday NightForum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Nuts and Bolts of Transitions of Power: Initiating a Just and Sustainable Society:  Part I Now that the shock is beginning to wear off, and reality to sink in, about the Trump/Republican/Oligarchy takeover of our government, we must begin to seriously plan our response. Most of us agree it is not satisfactory to persist in the same strategies and tactics we used before the … Continued
Defund OPD at Budget Forums 6:30 pm
Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
May 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered: What do police really spend their time doing? How much do they make, and why do they get paid so much? Could we shrink OPD and make Oakland an even safer, better place to live? The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun.  We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a … Continued
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Press Event & Rally: ReFund and ReInvest in Oakland 12:00 pm
Press Event & Rally: ReFund and ReInvest in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall steps, Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Press event to ReFund and ReInvest in Oakland & Release of our Community-Labor Budget Platform We are inviting you to join renters, residents of affordable housing developments, city workers, seniors, artists, immigrants and low wage workers to call on City Leaders to ReFund our communities and support a Community Budget that ensures a healthy, livable and sustainable Oakland for EVERYONE! In the wake of the Administration’s release of their proposed Bait & Switch Budget that prioritizes displacement and criminalization over the needs of our communities, the ReFund Oakland Community-Labor Coalition … Continued
Anti-Lab 6:00 pm
Anti-Lab @ Anti-Lab
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anti Lab is a kind of clubhouse for creative resistance, a meeting place for people who want to transform their frustration with the current political climate into action. Anti Lab’s calendar features everything from a tenants’ rights workshop presented by the East Bay Community Law Center to weekly screen-printing hours and a trans photo booth. All for free. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am-8pm (ish). With workshops/events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons. ​ In the mood for resistance? Read our profile on Anti … Continued
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance Up for Consideration 6:00 pm
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance Up for Consideration @ Oakland City Hall
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tell the City Council to pass the Privacy Commission’s version. No weakening. No watering down. Real change.    Subject: Surveillance And Community Safety Ordinance From: Office Of The City Administrator Recommendation: Adopt A Surveillance And Community Safety Ordinance Which Prescribes The Rules For The Acquisition And Use Of Surveillance Equipment And Technology, Establishes Oversight, Auditing And Reporting Requirements, And Imposes Penalties For Violations Facebook Event It’s been a little over three years since we came together to stop the DAC – the surveillance octopus orwellingly named the Domain Awareness Center. … Continued
Protect Privacy, Resist Profiling 6:30 pm
Protect Privacy, Resist Profiling @ Oakland Public Library
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join experts Nicole Ozer (ACLU of California) and Malkia Cyril (Center for Media Justice) for a timely conversation about digital rights and freedom. For 15 years there’s been a heated battle over your right to privacy online — from the Patriot Act to the Snowden revelations to the recent repeal of Internet privacy protections. * What can we expect in the Trump Era? * What’s at stake? Who’s at risk? * And, most of all, what can you do to protect yourself and defend democracy in a digital world? This … Continued
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Defund OPD at Budget Forums 6:30 pm
Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered: What do police really spend their time doing? How much do they make, and why do they get paid so much? Could we shrink OPD and make Oakland an even safer, better place to live? The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun.  We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a … Continued
Film Screening: To the Ends of the Earth 7:00 pm
Film Screening: To the Ends of the Earth @ Roxie
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“To the Ends of the Earth” follows concerned citizens living at the frontiers of extreme oil and gas extraction, bearing witness to a global crossroads. They call for human ingenuity to rebuild society at the end of the fossil fuel era. The people we meet are uniquely positioned to watch this global crossroads unfold. For example, the mayor of an Inuit village in Canada’s high Arctic who is concerned that seismic testing for oil in the ocean is blowing up the eardrums of the animals that the Inuit hunt to … Continued
Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World 7:00 pm
Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World @ City Lights Books
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whose Technology? Protest, Resistance, and the Reshaping of the Global Village Two groundbreaking critics and historians of technological effects on culture discuss a re-envisioning of the electronic commons. As reactionary corporate elites reshape our geo-political landscape, possibilities emerge for a radical re-accessment of our relationship to information technology and its use. Finn Brunton and Ramesh Srinivasan rigorously explore the possibilities for grassroots resistance to misinformation campaigns, invasions of privacy, trolling, and offer creative approaches for the rebooting of progressive agendas and effective techniques of re-appropriating technology into the service of … Continued
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Anti-Lab 6:00 pm
Anti-Lab @ Anti-Lab
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anti Lab is a kind of clubhouse for creative resistance, a meeting place for people who want to transform their frustration with the current political climate into action. Anti Lab’s calendar features everything from a tenants’ rights workshop presented by the East Bay Community Law Center to weekly screen-printing hours and a trans photo booth. All for free. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am-8pm (ish). With workshops/events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons. ​ In the mood for resistance? Read our profile on Anti … Continued
Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement   6:00 pm
Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement  
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement    @ Berkeley | California | United States
“Readers interested in labor activism, history, economics, industrial relations, or immigration studies will find this book to be compelling and captivating, as Rosenblum captures the story of this unifying, important, and successful fight for economic equity.” — Booklist Join us for a book talk with author Jonathan Rosenblum to discuss his new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement. With captivating narrative and insightful commentary, labor organizer Jonathan Rosenblum reveals the inside story of the first successful fight for a $15 minimum wage, … Continued
State of Emergency: Unifying Our Struggles 6:00 pm
State of Emergency: Unifying Our Struggles @ Gallery 2301
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us, build with us and unite around an issue that affects all families and all communities. Featuring music, poetry and moderated dialogue with local activists, performing artists and literary icons. Among other pertinent issues of the day, this event will aim to increase awareness for the missing Black girls in D.C. through catalyzing both conversation and action around the growing epidemic of abducted Black youth nationwide. Although this tragedy has afflicted families and communities on the east coast, we are here in the spirit of solidarity. We will also … Continued
We Move Together: Disability Justice + Trans Liberation 6:00 pm
We Move Together: Disability Justice + Trans Liberation @ Citizen Engagement Laboratory
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We Move Together: Disability Justice + Trans Liberation @ Citizen Engagement Laboratory  | Oakland | California | United States
Join us for a speakers panel with visionary artists and organizers Patty Berne, Reina Gossett, Malcolm Shanks, and Kiyaan Abadani, on the intersections and tensions between struggles for disability and trans justice. This event will be Livestreamed on the Sins Invalid Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/206085096568351/ This event is free but due to limited space, RSVP through Eventbrite is required at bit.ly/WeMoveTogether. As disabled and/or trans people whose bodies are pathologized and policed, how can we move together towards collective liberation? How do we reclaim self-love for our bodies, establish our autonomy, … Continued
Community Choice 101 7:00 pm
Community Choice 101 @ Ecology Center
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
East Bay Community Energy is launching soon in Alameda County, as an alternative to PG&E for electricity!  Soon there will be more voice and more choice about where our electricity comes from.  Learn more about how Community Choice energy programs work and what means this means for you. Local Clean Energy Alliance is partnering with the Ecology Center for a free presentation on: The basics of Community Choice energy programs What benefits they can bring to communities What’s happening with Alameda County’s brand new Community Choice program, East Bay Community Energy Other Community Choice programs in … Continued
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Town Hall on Environmental Justice & Renters Rights 6:00 pm
Town Hall on Environmental Justice & Renters Rights @ Fruitvale Senior Center
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
At the Bay Area Town Hall on Environmental Justice and Renters Rights,  Asian, Black, Latino and immigrant communities impacted by pollution and displacement will discuss statewide solutions for clean air and renter protections with local legislators. APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network) co-hosts this important event with California Environmental Justice Alliance, Causa Justa Just Cause, Tenants Together, special guest Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and others TBA. How does housing justice prevent displacement and fight climate change? Climate justice and housing justice are deeply connected.  The climate and housing crises hit low-income communities … Continued
BLM Bay Area presents: Social and Discussion on Get Out 7:00 pm
BLM Bay Area presents: Social and Discussion on Get Out @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Now that everybody and they moma have seen the movie Get Out, its about time to have a fun lively disscussion and social about it. Invite your family and friends, and prepare for a fun and intense night of talking/acting out this highly acclamined and ground breaking movie. SPACE is LIMITED so RSVP youself. the Event is FREE. Donations are welcomle to pay for the space. Allies, Accomplices, and down ass folks are welcolme.62956
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WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic 1:00 pm
WOHCC Donation Based Holistic Healing Clinic
May 13 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us May 13th at grow Incubator for our Monthly (every second Saturday) Community Clinic. Enjoy a free hot meal and an array of healing modalities, No-one-turned-away-for-lack-of-funds Massage Therapy is always happening. More services TBA. 4 Pm- Narcan and Overdose Awareness and Harm Reduction training 5 PM- Qigong62911
Anti-Lab 6:00 pm
Anti-Lab @ Anti-Lab
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Anti Lab is a kind of clubhouse for creative resistance, a meeting place for people who want to transform their frustration with the current political climate into action. Anti Lab’s calendar features everything from a tenants’ rights workshop presented by the East Bay Community Law Center to weekly screen-printing hours and a trans photo booth. All for free. It will be open every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 11am-8pm (ish). With workshops/events on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus Saturday afternoons. ​ In the mood for resistance? Read our profile on Anti … Continued
Support Bo Brown: An Evening of Culture and Politics 6:00 pm
Support Bo Brown: An Evening of Culture and Politics @ First Unitarian Church
May 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Support Bo Brown: An Evening of Culture and Politics @ First Unitarian Church | Oakland | California | United States
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Janye’s Release Date!
Janye’s Release Date!
May 14 all-day
Janye Waller has been in prison for too long, but we hope to have him back on the outside in a month and a half! He’s really going to need our support when he’s out! He got evicted right before his imprisonment so he’ll need to sort out housing and everything else to get back on his feet. Please, please consider making a donation to his support fund! rally.org/supportjanye Noelle, one of his main supporters, was recently interviewed on the anarchist radio show, The Final Straw. Check it out, it’s … Continued
Brace Belden (A Foreign Fighter for Rojava) in Conversation 7:00 pm
Brace Belden (A Foreign Fighter for Rojava) in Conversation @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a evening with Brace Belden (aka @pisspiggranddad), recently back from fighting with the Syrian Democratic Forces in Rojava). Brace, who gained notoriety with his uncompromising, and uncompromisingly witty tweets from Rojava will talk about his time on the battlefield, being a foreigner in solidarity amongst the Kurdish ranks and the complex balance of political forces on the ground as well as how what is happening in Rojava is relevant to the Bay Area.62962
Amy Goodman & Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America 7:30 pm
Amy Goodman & Democracy Now!: Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Presbyterian Church
May 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents AMY GOODMAN & DEMOCRACY NOW! Covering the Movements Changing America Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan, Hosted by Cat Brooks advance tickets: $15: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2915178: T: 800-838-3006 or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, $18 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events WHEELCHAIR ACCESS Twenty years ago Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now!. She wanted to focus on the issues and movements too often ignored by corporate media. Today Democracy Now! Is the largest public … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Visualize Impeachment 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Visualize Impeachment @ The Black and Brown Social Club
May 15 @ 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! Visualize Impeachment Film: The Final Days Based on the acclaimed book written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, The Final Days chronicles president Richard Nixon’s administration during the critical period after the Watergate break-in scandal, which ultimately led to Nixon’s resignation from the office on August 1974. Facing certain impeachment on charges of obstruction of justice and abuse of power, the 37th President had virtually … Continued
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#DefundOPD at Oakland City Council 5:00 pm
#DefundOPD at Oakland City Council @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
TELL OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL: DEFUND OPD, INVEST IN COMMUNITY Keep building on the momentum we’ve been building at the neighborhood at neighborhood budget hearings. Bring your signs! Sign up to speak during public comment. APTP believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a safer and better place to live. Our Demands: INDEPENDENT AND THOROUGH COST SAVINGS AND PERFORMANCE AUDIT OF THE … Continued
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council 6:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council @ Berkeley City Council, Old City Hall
May 16 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
In an unprecedented move, the Berkeley City Council is considering fully withdrawing their support for local agency participation in the Urban Areas Security Initiative and Urban Shield. The Stop Urban Shield Coalition has been fighting Urban Shield on every front. We’ve been at Berkeley City Council Meetings to convince representatives that Urban Shield hurts Berkeley residents, particularly in Black and Brown communities. This meeting is critical for the fight against Urban Shield. A decision in favor of pulling out of Urban Shield by the Berkeley City Council paves the way … Continued
Liberated Lens film night: Beyond Recognition 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: Beyond Recognition @ Omni Commons
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them. Q&A with the director, Michelle Steinberg and Corrina Gould, lead organizer for … Continued
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Fruit-in at Ahern’s Office 11:45 am
Fruit-in at Ahern’s Office @ Sheriff's Office
May 17 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Join us as we demand answers from Sheriff Ahern for arresting a Street vendor in San Lorenzo! All people deserve the right to be treated with respect and dignity. Stand up against the criminalization of street vendors, against deportations, and pol-ICE collaboration! Bring one piece of fruit to share and a luggage (*the luggage is to exposed Ahern’s past racists’ comments about how he can tell who’s undocumented based on clothing, language, and luggage.) #NotMySheiff63008
Hitting the Wall: How the Media Shapes the Immigration Debate 5:30 pm
Hitting the Wall: How the Media Shapes the Immigration Debate @ Internet Archive
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
How can we tell fact from fiction when it comes to a controversial topic like immigration? Join us at the Internet Archive for an evening with experienced journalists from the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Retro Report, who will work with the audience to develop strategies to fight back against propaganda and fake news. Get Tickets Here The program will take place in three acts. Act 1: The Story In Act 1, we’ll go deep on the facts and stories about immigration in the U.S. What does does the … Continued
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls 6:00 pm
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
Speaker Series: Housing in Oakland 6:00 pm
Speaker Series: Housing in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Co-Sponsored by the Oakland Bay Area Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Speakers include:   Pamela Hall, City of Oakland Housing Advocate   Charmaine Curtis, Curtis Development Margaretta Lin, Executive Director of the Dellums Institute for Social Justice Alan Dones, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Strategic Urban Development Alliance, LLC (SUDA) RSVP here! 62974
Defund OPD at Budget Forums 6:30 pm
Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered: What do police really spend their time doing? How much do they make, and why do they get paid so much? Could we shrink OPD and make Oakland an even safer, better place to live? The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun.  We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community READY Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.62851
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The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. 10:00 am
The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. @ California Institute of Integral Studies
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. @ California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco | California | United States
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Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls 6:00 pm
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
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Lobby Day for California Universal Health Care, SB 562
Lobby Day for California Universal Health Care, SB 562
May 19 all-day
Join the #SinglePayer healthcare movement in CA! May 19th, we will rally for #SB562 at CA Dem Con: https://t.co/p2D70WayLG. #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/vV8wbAobxv— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) May 11, 2017 May 19 Lobby Day for #SB562 Get on the bus! Dem Party Convention starts then too. Must show them we’re not playing! https://t.co/ocuj59CnMS pic.twitter.com/zYH5KMhf4I — mARTha (@MWallner_) May 7, 2017 62906
The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. 10:00 am
The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. @ California Institute of Integral Studies
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Pedagogies of Social Movements in America. @ California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco | California | United States
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HEALTHY CALIFORNIA LOBBY DAY FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AT THE CAPITOL! 1:00 pm
HEALTHY CALIFORNIA LOBBY DAY FOR UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AT THE CAPITOL! @ Capitol Steps
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join the Statewide Healthy CA Lobby Day & Rally! In just a couple weeks your State Senator will have a chance to vote on SB 562 which guarantees healthcare for all. It’s critical your Senator hear from you! Healthy California is joining with California Nurses Association for a lobby day and then rally to let all of the Democrats at their Convention know what Ro Khanna and other progressive leaders already know…“Standing for Medicare for All is a no brainer for Democrats” because it saves billions and covers everyone. LOBBY … Continued
Reversing Runaway Inequality – An Interactive Workshop with Les Leopold 6:00 pm
Reversing Runaway Inequality – An Interactive Workshop with Les Leopold @ Nextspace Coworking Space
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Please join Indivisible Berkeley and The Incorruptibles as we host Les Leopold, director of the New York-based Labor Institute and author of Runaway Inequality: An Activist’s Guide to Economic Justice. Les will run an interactive workshop on how to build a cross-movement alliance (labor, environment, Black Lives Matter, healthcare for all, immigration reform etc), showing how runaway inequality links us all together, and what we can do about it. This event is free, but registration is required. Salon.com: “Runaway Inequality doesn’t just explain where the U.S. economy went wrong; it … Continued
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activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity
activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ Tortona Big Top
May 20 all-day
Huge activist training 5/20-21 in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ former Alameda Naval Air Station. Register https://t.co/8mJ6hcPQb2 pic.twitter.com/3hYW7RIDbs— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) May 17, 2017 63026
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
May 20 @ 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
Waffles and Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought 10:00 am
Waffles and Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons Disco Room
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first in a series of monthly classes that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking and discussion of how the Zapatista experience has relevance to those of us outside of Chiapas and Mexico. Classes are open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through a government parallel to that of the Mexican State. We’re also serving waffles and coffee to welcome participants.62848
Oil Money Out of California 12:00 pm
Oil Money Out of California @ Governor's Mansion
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The only way to disrupt the oil industry’s political influence is with people power.  Join us in Sacramento for a march and rally and send a clear message to our elected officials to swear off dirty oil money! Last year, in lobbying alone, the oil industry spent $36 million to push our elected officials to do their bidding.  Over the past ten years, that number amounts to $266 million. Unsurprisingly, during this time there has been little to no headway in reining in the most toxic or damaging practices of … Continued
Stand with Refugees: A Benefit for 1951 Coffee Company 6:00 pm
Stand with Refugees: A Benefit for 1951 Coffee Company @ David Brower Center
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us to support and welcome newly arrived refugees and asylees to the Berkeley community. Connect with friends and community members, while supporting 1951 Coffee Company’s innovative vision to help local refugees and asylees settle into life and work in the Bay Area. Enjoy great wine, music, and delicious appetizers catered by a newly arrived Syrian family. 1951 Coffee Company is a nonprofit specialty coffee organization whose name derives from the 1951 Refugee Convention where the United Nations defined and set forth its first guidelines for the protection of refugees. … Continued
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activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity
activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ Tortona Big Top
May 21 all-day
Huge activist training 5/20-21 in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ former Alameda Naval Air Station. Register https://t.co/8mJ6hcPQb2 pic.twitter.com/3hYW7RIDbs— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) May 17, 2017 63026
Oakland Book Festival 11:00 am
Oakland Book Festival @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    I was one of the curators for this year’s @oaklandbookfest and tbh it’s gonna be historic. May 21. Be there~ https://t.co/3DWn6i2DNI pic.twitter.com/2Rzp3Of8g2 — Sarah Burke (@sarahlubyburke) May 9, 2017 62502
Omni Pay What You Can Sale Fundraiser 11:00 am
Omni Pay What You Can Sale Fundraiser @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
We are cleaning out the house and have lots of things available to enrich your space. Join us for the “Pay What You Can Sale”, located in the main ballroom we have lots of stuff up for grabs and all we ask is that you donate a little cash to our tip jar. And by the way, in addition to cash we can also take card payments and offer a tax receipt so you can write off the cash donation if you desire. See ya there!62963
SURJ Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! 11:00 am
SURJ Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! @ Temescal Farmers Market
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity! Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been creating “Human Billboards” – holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings are a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity. For those of us who are white, it’s a way to express a unified voice in opposition to Trump and the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist … Continued
Town Hall with John Dean, Watergate Heavy 2:00 pm
Town Hall with John Dean, Watergate Heavy @ Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
John Dean, of Watergate fame, will appear with Congresswoman Barbara Lee at a town hall meeting. Dean, the White House counsel from 1970 to 1973, was a key witness during the Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974. The purpose of the May 21 meeting, according to Lee, D-Oakland, is to discuss presidential accountability in the era of President Donald Trump, as well as the legal, ethical, and moral limitations of presidential authority, and its impact on her district. Also to appear is … Continued
HOW WAR ERODES AND DESTROYS DEMOCRACIES 3:00 pm
HOW WAR ERODES AND DESTROYS DEMOCRACIES @ Ed Roberts Campus
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The East Bay and San Francisco branches of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) present author Susan Griffin in this second of four Peace Talks presented by WILPF. She will talk on “How War Erodes and Destroys Democracies” and what concerned citizens in this country can do to turn the tide toward peace and justice. Griffin will be in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine. All are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments. Susan Griffin is a celebrated author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, a poet … Continued
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Caravan for Justice – State Lobby Day 11:00 am
Caravan for Justice – State Lobby Day @ State Capitol steps
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Caravan for Justice� #statelobbyday hosted by Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice 4 Mario Woods We start with a Press Conference and honoring victims and their families with words from mothers and families.  Then we lobby the state legislators around our demand for a Civil Rights Pattern and Practice Investigation of SFPD! We have a carpool tool set up – if you would like to arrange to share rides from the Bay Area to Sacramento!  Sign up as a driver or as a passenger: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/o9w2f3 Please sign and … Continued
Occupy Forum: Why There is No Socialism In the United States 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Why There is No Socialism In the United States @ The Black and Brown Social Club
May 22 @ 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! Why There is No Socialism In the United States with George Wright   The United States capitalist economy is at a historical conjuncture. The future, to borrow from revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, will be either “Barbarism” or “Socialism.” This conjuncture is caused by the crisis of capital accumulation driven by the 40 year Neo-Liberal-Monopoly/Financial accumulation model, and intensified by the 2008 collapse of the financial … Continued
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls 6:00 pm
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
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BART Twitter Town Hall 12:00 pm
BART Twitter Town Hall @ Twitterverse
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BART Twitter Town Hall @ Twitterverse
BART to hold Twitter town hall on FY18 budget May 23 Bring all your questions about BART’s future to the upcoming Twitter town hall we’re hosting from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, where we’ll have experts and elected leaders on-hand to discuss next year’s budget (FY18 is July 1 2017-June 30 2018). Hashtag #AskSFBART  Bart Twitter: @SFBART BART is facing funding challenges as ridership has dropped, but we look forward to discussing with the public the reasons for these shortfalls and our plan to move forward. In times … Continued
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Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day 11:30 am
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day @ Oakland | California | United States
May 24 is Judi Bari Day* Please join us to– COMMEMORATE the anniversary of the 1990 Oakland bombing of Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney & attack on Earth First! CELEBRATE AND STRENGTHEN Revolutionary resistance and movement solidarity May 24, 2017 is the 27th anniversary of the attack on Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned. At 11:30 am, people will gather to mark the moment of the bombing itself (12 noon), at the location the bomb blew up … Continued
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Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls 6:00 pm
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
Defund OPD at Budget Forums 6:30 pm
Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered: What do police really spend their time doing? How much do they make, and why do they get paid so much? Could we shrink OPD and make Oakland an even safer, better place to live? The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun.  We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a … Continued
Chris Hedges: Overcoming Fascism 7:00 pm
Chris Hedges: Overcoming Fascism @ First Presbyterian Church
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CHRIS HEDGES: Overcoming Fascism Hosted by Greg Bridges Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2910431 If Occupy people want a discount ticket ($8), please let Ruthie know, and I’ll put your name on a list at the door. Ken Preston from KPFA offered it to us. Ruthie’s email is: ruthiesakheim@gmail.com. Put “CHRIS HEDGES TICKET” in subject window! 63033
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FEMICOIN 10:00 am
FEMICOIN @ Gallery 308
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FEMICOIN @ Gallery 308 | San Francisco | California | United States
FEMICOIN an experimental design workshop for women, men and gender fluid people   Explore the circulation of a speculative feminist currency that unlocks creative capital and facilitates economic gender equality in the Bay Area. A nominal “fee” of $5 will buy a number of Femicoins to participate in the workshop activities. Learn More As part of the 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival, the organizers invite men, women and gender fluid people to participate in FEMICOIN an experimental design and performance workshop. This workshop will imagine and explore the circulation … Continued
Abolition for a Moral Economy 6:30 pm
Abolition for a Moral Economy @ Oakland Peace Center
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Abolition for a Moral Economy @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
From slavery and segregation to redlining and ‘the new Jim Crow,’ the American legal system has been rigged against people of color. We will gather as communities of faith and action to ask: can we imagine a society without jails and prisons? How can we seek to practice abolition now? The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) is delighted to welcome the panel for our fourth FAME forum: Marie Levin, activist with the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and cofounder of Freedom Outreach Ministries; Joshua Dubler, professor and author … Continued
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Russia, the US, Trump, Putin, and the Danger of World War 7:30 pm
Russia, the US, Trump, Putin, and the Danger of World War @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The forum will look at the growing confrontation between the US and Russia and what is behind this growing threat of world war. Speakers include George Wright, Retired Professor Chico State University; Tony D’Agostino, Professor SFSCU, Russian History; and Steve Zeltzer, KPFA WorkWeek Radio.63120
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Soil Remediation Day at 7th St Cafe Garden 10:00 am
Soil Remediation Day at 7th St Cafe Garden @ 7th St. Cafe
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Call for Volunteers: Lincoln Theatre Park and Community Garden We are looking for neighbors near and far — anyone who wants to support the cultural memory and self-determination of West Oakland’s black community is welcome! No gardening experience or minimum time commitment necessary! West Oakland’s Revolution Cafe is about to start a new community garden. Located on the historic 7th street jazz and blues corridor, Revolution Cafe works with non-profit One Fam to host music and provide space for grassroots organizers to meet. In an effort to increase local produce … 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
May 28 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 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 of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Left of the Left 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Left of the Left @ The Black and Brown Social Club
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Left of the Left: My Memories of Sam Dolgoff With Anatole Dolgoff Sam Dolgoff was a prominent anarchist from New York City, raised among the Wobblies and Anarchists of the latter two thirds of the 20th century. Sam’s activist life included encounters with Emma Goldman, Vladimir Lenin, Eugene Debs, MLK Jr., and many others. A house painter by trade, Sam Dolgoff was at the center of American anarchism for seventy years. His political voyage began in the 1920s when he joined the Industrial Workers of the World. He … Continued
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Defund OPD to Refund Oakland! 4:30 pm
Defund OPD to Refund Oakland! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 30 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We are going to be making sure that the people’s budget gets the support it needs, and making sure that the City Council knows where to get the funding we need for our communities – TAKE IT OUT OF THE POLICE BUDGET! Rally at 4:30 PM. Get to city hall as early as you can! If you can’t get there till 6 or 7, it’s still worth it to come! Touch base with the action coordinators when you arrive and they’ll plug you in! Contact defundopd@gmail.com if you would like … Continued
Public Bank of Oakland Petition Presentation to City Council 5:30 pm
Public Bank of Oakland Petition Presentation to City Council @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Important Meeting Tuesday May 30th City Hall Meeting and Petition Deadline 5:30pm May 30th, we are looking to hand over our petition forms to the city council to put pressure on them to vote on adding the money needed for the feasibility and implementation study in this budget cycle. This will require the attendance of everyone that supports the Public Bank of Oakland. Ideally we will all be wearing our green t-shirts. We’re trying to get over 100 people to come out in support with signs and in our shirts.62885
Press Conference: Berkeley Wells Fargo Divestment 6:30 pm
Press Conference: Berkeley Wells Fargo Divestment
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Press Conference re: #Berkeley DIVESTS from #WellsFargo. Tuesday 5/30 at 6:30 pm. Front Steps of Old City Hall. See you there!— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) May 26, 2017 63110
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Crucial BAAQMD Hearing on Rule 12-16 – caps on refinery emissions 9:30 am
Crucial BAAQMD Hearing on Rule 12-16 – caps on refinery emissions @ BAAQMD Offices
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
The fate of Rule 12-16, which would set transparent, enforceable caps on refinery emissions—and prevent a major switch to heavier and dirtier crude oil like tar sands—could be decided at this hugely important hearing of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Board of Directors.  Certification of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on Rule 12-16 and a subsequent up-or-down vote by the board could well go forward if several significant problems with the EIR are not first resolved. Whether this is actually the last stand, or even the second-to-last stand, … Continued
Welcome Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area 5:30 pm
Welcome Oscar López Rivera to the Bay Area @ First Presbyterian Church
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
After nearly 36 years in prison for struggling for the independence of Puerto Rico, Oscar Lopez Rivera will be free as of May 17th and he’s coming to the Bay Area on May 31st! It’s a real honor that he’s coming here, and I hope you can come to celebrate him, and help us raise money for him as he begins his life back in the community that fought for so long for his release. If you aren’t able to attend but would like to donate to the fund for … Continued
Richmond Post Office: Public Hearing on Proposed Closing 6:00 pm
Richmond Post Office: Public Hearing on Proposed Closing @ Richmond City Council Chambers
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Downtown Post Office Update: Public Hearing Announced A public hearing regarding the proposed closure of the Downtown Post Office has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 6pm, at Richmond City Council Chambers, 440 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804. A notice posted at the post office announced the public hearing and information about submitting written remarks: for 30 days after the public meeting, anyone may submit written comments for the Postal Service’s consideration prior to its final decision. Please come out to this important public hearing and submit your comments … Continued
Welcome Oscar Lopez Rivera to the Bay Area 7:00 pm
Welcome Oscar Lopez Rivera to the Bay Area @ First Presbyterian Church
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Lopez Rivera is coming to the Bay Area after 36 years in prison for his struggle to support  Puerto Rican Independence and sovereignity . For many of us, this is a welcome opportunity to celebrate his release and our shared victory. He will be visiting the Bay Area for this unique one time only public appearance on May 31st.  Help us support Oscar as he continues his work while beginning his new life. Please make as generous a donation as possible. Let us show Oscar that the SF Bay … Continued
Book Talk with Sam Dolgoff 7:30 pm
Book Talk with Sam Dolgoff @ Omni Commons
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Book Talk: Sam Dolgoff, a lifetime well known anarchist from NYC, had many encounters and meetings with such notables as Emma Goldman, Lenin, Eugene Debs, MLK Jr. an many others. Anatole Dolgoff, his son, will discuss his book on his outrageous and adventurous father.63138