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NoDAPL, Wells Fargo Action! 8:00 am
NoDAPL, Wells Fargo Action! @ Meet at the Montgomery BART Station. Rally at Wells Fargo Bank
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have just watched as President Trump has indicated he will sign an executive order that goes back on decades of progress and advances the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. Let’s hit him where it hurts and go after the money. Many organizations and activists have come together in a campaign that goes after the critical loans funding DAPL like projects. Join us as we deliver a petition to the banks that demands divestment from the Dakota Access Pipeline and meetings with Indigenous leaders. This event is … Continued
SF Police Commission Hearing:Urge SFPD Follow Sanctuary City Law 5:30 pm
SF Police Commission Hearing:Urge SFPD Follow Sanctuary City Law @ SF City Hall, Room 400
Feb 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Take Action Now! 1. Join us at the Police Commission hearing at 5:30 p.m. on February 1st, SF City Hall, Room 400. Resist Trump, and show your support for our local communities! 2. If you can’t make it to the hearing, send an email to the Police Commission, the Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors, and ask them to make the SFPD train its officers and promise not to violate our sanctuary city law! Draft email included at the end of this post. 3. Spread the word: Share this link … Continued
L.A. Kauffman on Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism 7:00 pm
L.A. Kauffman on Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism @ City Lights Bookstore
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
L.A. Kauffman on Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism @ City Lights Bookstore | San Francisco | California | United States
L.A. Kauffman discussing her new book: Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism from Verso Press A vibrant, groundbreaking history of American radicalism since the Sixties What happened to the American left after the Sixties? This engrossing account traces the evolution of disruptive protest over the last 40 years to tell a larger story about the reshaping of American radicalism, showing how the direct-action blockades, occupations, and campaigns of recent activist movements have functioned as laboratories for political experimentation and renewal. Propelled by more than 100 candid interviews … Continued
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Sean Moore Bail Hearing Support 9:00 am
Sean Moore Bail Hearing Support @ Department 9
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Peaceful support for victim and his family. Mr. Moore’s bail is set at $2 Million. He was assaulted then shot by SFPD in his own home for being loud while black. He needs medical treatment, not incarceration.62354
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – License Plate Reader Technology 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – License Plate Reader Technology @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 1. 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum. 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of January 5 meeting minutes. 3. 5:10pm: Presentation on Automated License Plate Readers by Oakland Police Department. 4. 5:20pm: Presentation on Automated License Plate Readers by Cyrus Farivar, Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica. 5. 5:30pm: Presentation on Automated License Plate Readers by Mike Katz-Lacabe, Director of Research at Center for Human Rights and Privacy. 6. 5:40pm: Review and discuss current Oakland Police Department Automated License Plate Reader policy. No action on this item will be … Continued
Steve Early presents “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and Remaking an American City” 7:30 pm
Steve Early presents “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and Remaking an American City” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Steve Early presents "Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and Remaking an American City" @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
Labor author STEVE EARLY with GAYLE McGLAUGHLIN + ANDRES SOTO present “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money and the Remaking of an American City.” “As Washington remains in gridlock, the everyday citizen-heroes of Richmond, California have been getting things done to make their city work for all.”—Robert Reich KPFA event co-sponsored by 22 progressive organizations as a tribute to Steve Early and former mayor Gayle McGlaughlin and all participants in this successful creative struggle against corporate power. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com and many indie bookshops. Don’t miss this! Tickets: $12 advance: … Continued
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Data, Science, and the Future of Democracy 1:00 pm
Data, Science, and the Future of Democracy @ 190 Doe Library, UC Berkeley Campus
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Conference/Symposium Sponsor: Berkeley Institute for Data Science Trust in basic democratic institutions is dropping and has been for years. Trust in facts, data, and science also seem to be eroding in what is being called a “post-fact” world. What is going on? And what can be done about it? Please join us for a mini unconference to discuss ways academics and data scientists might constructively improve our democratic infrastructure. This will be an open forum for people representing a range of perspectives to discuss concerns and potential solutions. All perspectives are … Continued
Black History Month Film Series 5:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Free. Each documentary will begin promptly at 5:30 PM, discussion afterwards.  Food provided. Feb 3 – John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk Feb 10 – The House I Live In Feb 17 – The Night Tulsa Burned Feb 24th – 13th   62380
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Townhall on Homelessness – Suitcase Clinic, Berkeley 12:00 pm
Townhall on Homelessness – Suitcase Clinic, Berkeley @ Anna Head Alumnae Hall
Feb 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Lunch will be provided! We will reimburse you for transit (keep your receipt) YOUR VOICE IS NEEDED62365
NoBanNoWall SF Protest 3:00 pm
NoBanNoWall SF Protest @ UN Plaza
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
NoBanNoWall SF Protest @ UN Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
Join the Resistance Against Donald Trump’s racist and exclusionary Executive Orders. We will not allow our country to be divided by hate and religious persecution. Join us in sharing your immigration stories and standing in solidarity with all our brothers and sisters. Immigrants Make America Great. We stand with our undocumented brothers and sisters. We stand with our refugee brothers and sisters. We stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters. This event is peaceful and inclusive and will not tolerate any violence or hate speech. 62384
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OJC Meets RPA: “Remaking An American City.” 1:00 pm
OJC Meets RPA: “Remaking An American City.” @ Elevator Building
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Oakland Justice Coalition Welcomes the Richmond Progressive Alliance! “Remaking An American City.” How the Richmond Progressive Alliance turned a company town into a model for municipal action in the Trump Era! Guest speakers: – Steve Early, Former CWA organizer, Labor for Bernie activist, & author of Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of An American City, and other books. –  Zak Wear, RPA steering committee member and coordinator of Richmond’s successful rent control campaign. Light Refreshments will be served – book signing! Parking on the street … Continued
Canceled because of weather: Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Canceled because of weather: Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Canceled because of weather: Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
We normally have a meal before GA on the last Sunday of the month, but this month that would fall the day after Chinese New Years, and our mayoral caninedate Einstein gets very spooked by fireworks after being so traumatized by flashbang grenades and tear gas on October 25th, 2011, when the cops broke up the first encampment that he and Ed Not Bombs are going to try and visits some friends in the country to get away from the noise. And without Einstein keeping the pigeons at a respectful … Continued
Open Circle – Families United for Justice mtg 3:30 pm
Open Circle – Families United for Justice mtg @ Armstrong Place
Feb 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle is taking steps to repeal the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights. The timing to achieve this is now. President trump vows to give police a wider bearth which means more racial profiling, more stop and frisk, more killer cops, zero accountablity. Let’s work together on this now. The longer trump is in office the harder it will be to turn over this reprehenisble pos Bill. “Trump states his administration “will be a law and order administration,” committed to ending the “dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.” breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/23/trump-white-house-pledges-support-law-enforcement-white-house-page/ ) … Continued
Two Spirit Nation Report Back with Candi Brings Plenty 5:00 pm
Two Spirit Nation Report Back with Candi Brings Plenty @ Starline Social Club
Feb 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a report back, art auction & fundraiser for the Standing Rock Two Spirit Nation camp! Trump’s administration brings new, imminent, and scary threats to water protectors at the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. Please help the Two Spirit Nation stand up for our water and the sovereignty of our First Peoples! Candi Brings Plenty belongs to the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe and identifies as an Indigenous Queer, Two Spirit Woman. In addition to her leadership within Two-Spirit Nation at Oceti Sakowin/Oceti Oyate camp, Candi is Executive … Continued
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Pretrial for Comrade arrested at anti trump election day protest 9:00 am
Pretrial for Comrade arrested at anti trump election day protest @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 7
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Please come out on monday at 9am to Rene C. Davidson Courthouse Dept 7 to support a comrade arrested at the Anti Trump election day protest. Let’s show our solidarity by packing the court!62377
Occupy Forum: Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Feb 6 @ 6:30 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! Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” with The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the “Black Snake” has been (now, under Trump, it appears only temporarily) stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of … Continued
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EMERGENCY #NoDAPL Action! – SF 8:00 am
EMERGENCY #NoDAPL Action! – SF @ SF Federal Bldg
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
EMERGENCY #NoDAPL Action! Arrestival! Stand with us! Share widely! Today the Army Corps of Engineers notified Congress that it will grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline in the next 24 hours, trampling a planned environmental and tribal consultation review process. Statement from Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of the Indigenous Environmental Network: “Donald Trump will not build his Dakota Access Pipeline without a fight. The granting of an easement, without any environmental review or tribal consultation, is not the end of this fight — it is the new beginning. … Continued
Meeting with the Public, City Administration and Council on Homelessness 4:00 pm
Meeting with the Public, City Administration and Council on Homelessness @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza, downstairs hearing room 1
Feb 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
After taking down “the Village” that had been erected at Marcus Garvey Park last week, the city agreed to have a meeting about homelessness tomorrow at 4 at city Hall in hearing room 1.62416
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Mayor Lee: Make Free City College REAL 12:30 pm
Mayor Lee: Make Free City College REAL @ AFT 2121
Feb 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
San Franciscans passed Prop W to fund the Free City College initiative. Since then the Board of Supervisors have kept their promise to the voters by acting to set aside the monies needed and the DCCC has unanimously passed a resolution in support of making the Free City College Initiative REAL by Fall 2017. Now we need to Mayor Lee to just cut the check! We’ve learned Mayor Ed Lee is considering drastically reducing the scope of Free City or possibly preventing it from moving forward at all, despite being … Continued
Public Banking Forum 6:00 pm
Public Banking Forum @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Banking Forum @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3 | Oakland | California | United States
The City of Oakland is planning a public forum on public banking in Hearing Room 3 of Oakland City Hall (14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland). Presenters are: Marc Armstrong, member, Federal Reserve Faster Payments Task Force, co-founder and past President of the Public Banking Institute, co-founder and President of Commonomics USA; Jesse Arreguin, mayor of Berkeley, former Berkeley City Council member Tom Sgouros, author of Checking the Banks: The Nuts and Bolts of Banking for People Who Want to Fix It (2014), Senior Policy Advisor to Rhode Island Treasurer; and Nichoe … Continued
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Occupella – Black Lives Matter SingAlong 5:15 pm
Occupella – Black Lives Matter SingAlong @ Ashby Bart
Feb 10 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Join us for a ‘Black Lives Matter — Protect the Vulnerable’ Sing. Everyone welcome!62421
Black History Month Film Series 5:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers
Feb 10 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Free. Each documentary will begin promptly at 5:30 PM, discussion afterwards.  Food provided. Feb 3 – John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk Feb 10 – The House I Live In Feb 17 – The Night Tulsa Burned Feb 24th – 13th   62380
An Evening with the Valve Turners – Pipeline Shutdown Activists 7:00 pm
An Evening with the Valve Turners – Pipeline Shutdown Activists @ Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
If We Are Willing:  How We Can Stop Disaster offers a local opportunity to hear personal testimony from the Valve Turners, the five courageous climate activists who shut down five separate pipelines in Washington, Minnesota, Montana and North Dakota as an act of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux.  Each of them is now facing decades in prison.  While they prepare for trial, they’re here in the Bay Area to talk strategy and share about what led them to sacrifice their own individual comfort and security for planetary preservation. Manually … Continued
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11 Solidarity with Planned Parenthood San Francisco 11:00 am
11 Solidarity with Planned Parenthood San Francisco @ Planned Parenthood
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
On February 11th, there are rallies planned across the country to in support of defunding Planned Parenthood, a move which will cut off essential services to people all across the spectrum, but particularly those who are at or near the poverty line. Join us in taking back the conversation around Planned Parenthood. The majority of the country does not believe it should be defunded, but we need to make sure that our voices are heard. If you bring signs, make them short and clearly pro-PP/pro-choice. We want to make sure … Continued
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe 12:00 pm
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Offerings: Massage therapy Energy work Acupuncture Birth Doula Practitioners Herbal Medicine Resource library Free Hot Meal Free Store Cafe Space to hang out, eat, make art and discuss what healing means to us by us and for us. 62423
Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary: Community Memorial and BBQ 2:00 pm
Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary: Community Memorial and BBQ @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary: Community Memorial and BBQ @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater | Oakland | California | United States
Community Memorial and BBQ: Yuvette Henderson 2nd Angelversary `On Saturday  family and community members will gather for a memorial and BBQ. Please bring a dish to share. — Yuvette Henderson Gunned Down by Emeryville Police in Oakland Community Questions Emeryville Police Version of Events in Killing of Yuvette Henderson https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2015/02/12/18768460.php 62360
Emergency Information Session About New Executive Orders 6:00 pm
Emergency Information Session About New Executive Orders @ Masjid Al Salam
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Emergency Information Session About New Executive Orders Attorneys from CAIR – San Francisco Bay Area and Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus will be on hand to: *Share what is known and what is still unclear about the travel restrictions put in place on 1/27 through the #MuslimBan *Share what you should know about the ban *Share what you should to do protect yourself62430
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Shaun King Speaking 9:00 am
Shaun King Speaking
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Oakland! I'm speaking in about 45 minutes at 2607 Myrtle StreetOakland, Ca 94607 pic.twitter.com/TWL7VtJXB7— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 12, 2017 62441
Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair 11:00 am
Together We Can: Post-Inauguration Resource Fair @ Oakland Peace Center
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Do you feel a drive to do something about the environment, immigrants’ rights, healthcare, Black Lives Matter, indigenous rights, reducing bullying, or building a culture of peace and inclusion? Are you looking for resources to turn your passion into action? Do you seek community support to help navigate the complications of the incoming administration? If so, come meet like-minded neighbors, local activists, and peacemakers at the second Oakland Peace Center Activism and Advocacy Resource Fair. Discover the ways you can get involved with activism, advocacy, and volunteering. Ask questions and … Continued
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Restaurant Work Supporting Families 9:30 am
Restaurant Work Supporting Families @ First Unitarian Church
Feb 13 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
JOIN OUR SANCTUARY RESTAURANT MOVEMENT TODAY! On Monday, February 13th, 2017 (2.13*) join the Restaurant Opportunities Center – Bay Area and ACCESS: Women’s Health Justice in a pivotal event on the intersections of economic and reproductive justice. We will bring together workers, employers, academics, parents, activists and policymakers for a transformative discussion on how restaurant owners, co-workers and community members can support each other during these trying times. Our opening panel discussion will bring in key leaders and workers to connect the issues and bring together the broader picture. In … Continued
Kayla Moore: Remember Our Names Black History Month Prayer Vigil 12:00 pm
Kayla Moore: Remember Our Names Black History Month Prayer Vigil @ MLK Civic Center Park
Feb 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
People of all faiths are invited to join Berkeley Congregations and members of the Justice 4 Kayla Moore coalition for an afternoon vigil in honor and celebration of Black History Month, and in remembrance of black lives murdered throughout American history: from the middle passage and slavery to the civil rights movement to the ongoing realities of hate crimes and police brutality. We will read names, sing, pray, reflect, and remember. February 13 is the anniversary of the murder of transgender African American woman Kayla Moore by the Berkeley Police … Continued
BART Police Board- Use of Force Policy 4:00 pm
BART Police Board- Use of Force Policy @ Kaiser Center, 3rd floor
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BART Police Citizen Review Board will discussing BART Police Use of Force Policy, as well as their Aggressive Panhandling Policy. We will be turning out… join us! To get there the easiest way is to go in the entrance on Webster just down from CVS and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.62428
Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella @ In front of Chase Bank
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sing for an hour with the Tax the Rich crew. Event is cancelled if it is raining.62420
Occupy Forum: Climate Refugees 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Climate Refugees @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Feb 13 @ 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! “Climate Refugees” The Enormous Worldwide Consequences of Climate Change and the Refugee Crisis During the shooting of his 2010 documentary “Climate Refugees,” the Irish-American filmmaker Michael Nash visited nearly 50 countries in about 18 months, interviewing politicians, scientists, health workers and victims of floods, cyclones, hurricanes and droughts. His conclusion was that short- and longer-term changes in climate are causing vast numbers of … Continued
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14 Rise up for Immigrant Justice! ICE out of CA! 10:00 am
14 Rise up for Immigrant Justice! ICE out of CA!
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
For the last few years, immigrant justice leaders and organizers have focused on decreasing deportations and immigration enforcement. These priorities will not change with any incoming administration, at either the federal or state level. With the help of political supporters, we have been able to advance pro-immigrant policies and legislation to ease the tension of xenophobic political practices and attacks. In the era of Donald Trump, our political supporters must move in a direction that is led by immigrant justice organizers. We are calling on them to adapt to innovative … Continued
Digital Privacy and Net Neutrality under the Trump Administration 5:00 pm
Digital Privacy and Net Neutrality under the Trump Administration @ 250 Goldman School of Public Policy
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Tech Policy Forecast: Digital Privacy and Net Neutrality under the Trump Administration: A talk by Heather West, Senior Policy Manager, Mozilla Sponsor: Center for Technology, Policy & Society Co-Sponsored by the Center for Technology, Policy & Society and Technology Applications in Public Policy at the Goldman School for Public Policy. Heather is Senior Policy Manager at Mozilla, prior to which she has worked at the intersection of policy and cyber-security at Google and CloudFare, Inc. In 2014, she became Forbes 30 under 30 for her influential role as policy-to-tech translator … Continued
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Tackling California’s billion dollar bail industry 6:00 pm
Tackling California’s billion dollar bail industry @ Compass Point, Suite 320
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Leading the Way on Bail Reform The Ella Baker Center and our allies are tackling California’s billion dollar bail industry and we need your help! Join us next Wednesday at Leading the Way on Bail Reform, a community discussion for formerly incarcerated people, family members, activists, and advocates about reforming California’s unjust money bail system. We will discuss the way the California’s bail system works, the reforms we are working on, and strategies for movement building. Help us build a strong grassroots movement that will overhaul an egregious money … Continued
The Trump Presidency and Land & Farmworker Justice 6:30 pm
The Trump Presidency and Land & Farmworker Justice @ La Pena Cultural Center
Feb 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A panel discussion with Rosalinda Guillen and David Bacon. What does the Trump presidency mean for farmworkers? What does it mean for the food justice & food sovereignty movements> How can people support the struggles of farmworkers under these new constraints? 62445
Surveillance and immigration in Trump’s America 7:00 pm
Surveillance and immigration in Trump’s America @ Tiki Bar
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s true. Donald Trump is now president. What does this mean for immigrant communities, regardless of their legal status? Our guest for Episode 10 of Ars Technica Live is Ahmed Ghappour, a law professor at the University of California, Hastings. He’ll be discussing if we may see a redux of the FBI vs. Apple controversy and how this may affect people in sanctuary cities like Oakland. Ghappour’s research bridges computer science and the law to address the contemporary challenges wrought by new technologies in the institutional design and administration of … Continued
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National General Strike Rally – SF 12:00 pm
National General Strike Rally – SF
Feb 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
National General Strike Rally - SF @ San Francisco | California | United States
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Black History Month Film Series 5:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Free. Each documentary will begin promptly at 5:30 PM, discussion afterwards.  Food provided. Feb 3 – John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk Feb 10 – The House I Live In Feb 17 – The Night Tulsa Burned Feb 24th – 13th   62380
Constitutional Law Teach-in 5:30 pm
Constitutional Law Teach-in @ Internet Archive
Feb 17 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Constitutional Law Teach-in at the Internet Archive with EFF and Others EFF and other lawyers will lead a conversation about the current issues and threats in constitutional law. Focusing on specific sections and amendments we will talk about current cases on censorship, surveillance, search and seizure, and more. Workshops on using encryption tools and maybe musical performances will accompany. If you want to present, perform, or have other ideas, please email us. Potluck-style: Please bring apple pie or other food Reserve your free ticket here Streamed via Facebook Live Donations welcome … Continued
Mass Copwatching! – Berkeley 8:00 pm
Mass Copwatching! – Berkeley @ Grassroots House
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Join Berkeley Copwatch for a mass copwatching shift. We’ll be out in the streets witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. No experience is required; we’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. FOOD AND DRINK WILL BE PROVIDED DURING OUR DEBRIEF AT THE END OF THE SHIFT. DETAILS * If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! * Dress prepared for being outdoors. * Depending on how many cars are available, … Continued
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Sanctuary Education 10:00 am
Sanctuary Education @ Islamic Cultural Center
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sanctuary Education @ Islamic Cultural Center | Oakland | California | United States
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Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland! 12:00 pm
Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland! @ Grand Lake Farmers Market
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
SURJ invites you to show up for the Movement for Black Lives and other communities targeted by Trump. Please join us in holding signs and banners to call attention to brutality by police on unarmed Black men and women, and demonstrate solidarity to all those being attacked by the White House agenda. Let’s make our empathy and support for Black and other people of color visible and public. Rain or shine! Meet under the awning of the Grand Lake Theater of Lakeshore and MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. Throughout the East … Continued
Join the Fight Against Islamophobia 2:00 pm
Join the Fight Against Islamophobia @ Lake Merritt, near Grand Lake Theater
Feb 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are you concerned about bullying & harassment of our Muslim neighbors? Plus Anti-Muslim/anti-immigrant edicts from the new Administration? Come canvas neighborhood shops (in pairs), ask them to post signs: “We Stand With Our Muslim, Arab and Immigrant Neighbors” Everyone welcome, rain or shine. Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace. Participating Organizations: Kehilla Community Synagogue, SURJ, Oakland Neighbors Inspiring Trust, Wellstone Democratic Club and more!62446
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Honduras & Colombia: Models of US Control; violence, poverty and displacement 10:30 am
Honduras & Colombia: Models of US Control; violence, poverty and displacement @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 19 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Honduras and Colombia are centers for US Control in Latin America which has been in process over many years. The Colombian elite has welcomed Plan Colombia, extensive military training and 7 US military bases in exchange for “stability”, class security, money, business interests and help opposing the mass anti-government movements over the years. The US has centers for intelligence gathering, a new “School of the Americas”, bases with great military capacity, ready to invade any anti-US country, such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Cuba and Bolivia. The US is not supporting the … Continued
Shadow Puppet Show to benefit First They Came for the Homeless 2:30 pm
Shadow Puppet Show to benefit First They Came for the Homeless @ The Long Haul
Feb 19 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Shadow Puppet Show to benefit First They Came for the Homeless @ The Long Haul | Berkeley | California | United States
JOIN US to create magical shadow scenes in support of First They Come for the Homeless! Using donated tents, LED flashlights, and simple cut out shapes, we will create messages of love or inspiring scenes to promote awareness of homelessness in Berkeley. These tents will be donated to the homeless, and our shadow messages will be publicly on display on the streets of Berkeley. Now more than ever we must come together to show support and love for all. Snacks provided   62455
Alternatives to Calling the Police – Training 3:00 pm
Alternatives to Calling the Police – Training @ Shelton Hall, Oakland Peace Center
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Featuring the poor, unhoused, disabled, Black, Brown, indigenous, elder and youth leaders, artists, cultural workers of POOR Magazine who have practiced this concept for 20 years through their own collective traumas. This workshop will include an ongoing teaching of poor peoples/traumatized peoples accountability, how to redefine a western white supremacist notion of security, and how to hold each other through trauma into a true definition of inter-dependent safety.62447
Indivisible Berkeley: Fourth General Meeting 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley: Fourth General Meeting @ Finnish Hall
Feb 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
We will review the work our 18 teams have accomplished over the past two weeks, and set action plans for the next two weeks. Time permitting, we might also offer a training on Grassroots Organizing 101 or another topic as part of our evening. A more detailed agenda will be developed over the next week, as we hear back from our new groups and see what they would find most helpful.62478
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Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella @ In front of Chase Bank
Feb 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sing for an hour with the Tax the Rich crew. Event is cancelled if it is raining.62420
Who’s Got the Power? 7:00 pm
Who’s Got the Power? @ The Women's Building--Room A
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Who’s Got the Power? A Workshop for Organizers on Analyzing the Balance of Forces Facilitated by Rebecca Gordon of University of San Francisco Department of Philosophy, a co-founder of the War Times/Tiempo de Guerras collective, and author of Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (Oxford University Press) and American Nuremberg: The U.S. Officials Who Should Stand Trial for Post-9/11 War Crimes (Skyhorse Publishing). Join Center for Political Education for a workshop offering a methodology for analyzing the relationship between forces of repression – social, economic, political – … Continued
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Health Care for All Californians Rally – Sacramento 11:00 am
Health Care for All Californians Rally – Sacramento @ North Grounds of the Capitol
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
It’s time for guaranteed healthcare for all Californians! Join us in Sacramento to step up the campaign for a Healthy California – where healthcare is guaranteed for everyone in our state. What California needs: -Universal coverage -No deductibles, co-pays -Real patient choice -Comprehensive benefits With the future of healthcare in California and the U.S. at stake, now is the time to act Hope to see you there!62456
RICHARD WOLFF: An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit 7:30 pm
RICHARD WOLFF: An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Democracy at Work present RICHARD WOLFF “An Evening of Lucid Economics and Caustic Wit” Hosted by Anita Johnson Richard Wolff, an American Marxist economist, well known for his work in economic methodology and class analysis, has rapidly become famous as well for his Pacifica Network Radio program, Economic Update, which is syndicated on over 60 stations. Additionally, Professor Wolff has made appearances on various television shows, radio shows and films including: Real Time with Bill Maher, The Young Turks, Moyers & Company, Charlie Rose, Al Jazeera … Continued
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Mobilization for Yuvette Henderson 11:00 am
Mobilization for Yuvette Henderson @ Oakland Federal Courthouse
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Yuvette Henderson was murdered by Emeryville police on 2/3/2015 who shot her with an AR-15 assault rifle for alleged shoplifting. The city of Emeryville has filed a motion to dismiss her family’s lawsuit. We need everyone to turn up in the Federal Courthouse on Thursday 2/23/2017 to show that the community stands with Yuvette’s family and demands Justice for Yuvette. #sayHerName #Justice4Yuvette62426
Movement to End the New Jim Crow: Reimagining Justice 7:00 pm
Movement to End the New Jim Crow: Reimagining Justice @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movement to End the New Jim Crow: Reimagining Justice @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
A conversation on ending mass criminalization and incarceration with: • Fania Davis, Executive Director, Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth • Dorsey Nunn, Co-Founder, All of Us or None buy tickets62359
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Black History Month Film Series 5:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers
Feb 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Black History Month Film Series @ Oakland City Hall, City Council Chambers | Oakland | California | United States
Free. Each documentary will begin promptly at 5:30 PM, discussion afterwards.  Food provided. Feb 3 – John Henrik Clarke – A Great and Mighty Walk Feb 10 – The House I Live In Feb 17 – The Night Tulsa Burned Feb 24th – 13th   62380
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Single Payer Healthcare Kickoff event 12:00 pm
Single Payer Healthcare Kickoff event @ California Nurses Association
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  This will be the first major organizing drive for our campaign to make single-payer health care a reality in California. You can learn more about this issue here. We want all hands on deck for this exciting kick-off day! No prior experience necessary! You can RSVP by filling out this short form. And don’t forget to share the event on Facebook! DSA members who come will receive education on single payer and be trained on how to talk to your neighbors and friends about the issue. Then, first-time canvassers … Continued
Roundtable discussion on a civic campaign for basic income in the United States 1:30 pm
Roundtable discussion on a civic campaign for basic income in the United States @ Covo
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Enno Schmidt will be returning to San Francisco Saturday, Feb 25th. He’ll be engaging with us in a deeper afternoon roundtable discussion: A Civic Campaign for Basic Income in the United States. If you’re interested, you can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/178774692617282/ What would a civic campaign for basic income look like in the United States? Join us for an afternoon roundtable conversation with Enno Schmidt, co-founder of the Swiss basic income campaign — we’ll discuss what’s happening right now in the US and how we can foster a strong civic and cultural … Continued
Bob Moses – Lead Organizer for “Mississippi Freedom Summer” 7:00 pm
Bob Moses – Lead Organizer for “Mississippi Freedom Summer” @ First Presbyterian Church
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents BOB MOSES President and Founder, The Algebra Project Bob Moses served as Director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s (SNCC) Mississippi Voter Registration Project from 1961-1964, and was a lead organizer for the “Mississippi Freedom Summer.” Moses’ civil rights work in the 1960s culminated in the national response to protect a fundamental right: the right to vote. His current work seeks a national response to establish a fundamental right: the right of every child to a quality public school education. Co-produced by … Continued
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Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech 10:30 am
Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech on the Berkeley campus: A Discussion Trump tweeted on Feb 2: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?” We are inviting speakers to lead our discussion on this topic.62449
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it … Continued
Liberated Lens Film Night: Within Our Gates 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: Within Our Gates @ Omni Commons ballroom
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Within Our Gates by Oscar Michaeux. Oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director. 1920’s silent film. Portrays the contemporary radical situation in the United States during the early 20th Century – the years of Jim Crow, the revival of the Klan, the Great Migration of blacks to cities of the North and Midwest, and the emergence of the ‘New Negro.’ Free snacks and popcorn.62370
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Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella @ In front of Chase Bank
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sing for an hour with the Tax the Rich crew. Event is cancelled if it is raining.62420
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