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10:00 am 3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair @ San Francisco City College Mission Campus
3rd Annual Howard Zinn Book Fair @ San Francisco City College Mission Campus
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of People’s History, Past Present and Future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. Program Listing.62066
10:30 am The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom @ Niebyl Proctor
The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom @ Niebyl Proctor
Dec 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library The New Path to Mumia’s Freedom A precedent-setting ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court provides the basis for a new legal action filed by Mumia Abu-Jamal, providing a path for the courts to overturn Mumia’s conviction and win his freedom. But we we can never forget the continuing importance of mass action to support Mumia’s legal case. Gerald Smith will discuss Mumia’s case to date, Mary McIlroy will discuss the latest in the effort to free Leonard Peltier, and Ricardo Ortiz will bring us … Continued
11:00 am Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons
Legal Observer Training – National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Legal Observer Training - National Lawyers Guild @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Legal Observers work to insure that protesters’ right to express their political views are not violated by law enforcement. They do not participate in protests or actions, instead documenting law enforcements’ interactions with protesters. We need LOs now more than ever. Get trained by civil rights attorney EmilyRose Johns, connect with other organizers and legal observers, and learn how you can put your legal knowledge to work to protect freedom of assembly and expression. This training is FREE, but please register via EventBrite so that we can track how many … Continued
12:15 pm The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe @ City College Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room
The Capitalist Climate: Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe @ City College Mission Campus, Lucy Parsons Room
Dec 4 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
This talk will discuss lessons from a grassroots working-class climate organizing effort, and how patriarchy and racism intersect with capitalism to perpetuate the climate crisis. Lara and Paul Messersmith-Glavin, the presenters, are members of the Institute for Anarchist Studies collective, editors of the IAS’s annual and on-line journal Perspectives on Anarchist Theory and organizers with the Hella 503 Collective in Portland, Oregon. This talk is part of the Howard Zinn Book Fair 62065
2:00 pm Building the Resistance – Next Steps. @ UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall Room 20
Building the Resistance – Next Steps. @ UC Berkeley, Barrows Hall Room 20
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Now is the time to get organized. Join Socialist Alternative in Berkeley for a public meeting discussing how we can build the resistance against Trump. Trump’s white nationalist rhetoric has already led to a rise in attacks on Muslims, immigrants, women and LGBTQ people. We need to fight against discrimination in all its forms and defend each other. This has begun with mass protests in the streets. But Trump is also dangerous because he is a billionaire looking to deregulate financial institutions and line the pockets of rich shareholders. Come … Continued
2:00 pm Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Post Salon: Public Banking, New Superintendant @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Dec 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The next Post Salon will discuss two important question: What would a Public Bank mean for Oakland, and how should Oakland go about picking a new schools’ superintendent? A Public Bank operates in the public interest, rather than operating to generate short-term profits for shareholders. North Dakota has a public bank. Santa Fe, Santa Rosa, and other communities are looking at creating them. Speakers will look at: What is a Public bank? Why does it matter? Can we get one in Oakland? Second, the city’s superintendent is leaving in February, … Continued
7:00 pm Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas @ Omni Commons
Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas @ Omni Commons
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Luisella Preciado -From the Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas Human Rights Center, Chiapas Luisella Preciado is a human rights defender and attorney with the FrayBa Human Rights Center in Chiapas, Mexico. There, Ms. Precido accompanies indigenous peoples fighting for their rights as autonomous, self-determining communities. She will speak on on-going Indigenous peoples’ struggles for autonomy and rights in Chiapas and other parts of Mexico. In Spanish with English interpretation. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/361188807568719/ 62098