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12:00 pm Nurses on the Picket Line @ Contra Costa Medical Center
Nurses on the Picket Line @ Contra Costa Medical Center
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Please join nurses in their demand that Contra Costa County Supervisors invest in the health and wellbeing of  county residents.  This is a matter of life and death. Every budget cycle in the last few years Contra Costa County Supervisors have attempted to divest from the Contra Costa County Health System.  Last year 63,000 Contra Costa County residents visited the ER, and 100 nurses left the System, leaving short staffing.  Nurses are scrambling to provide appropriate patient care. Please join the nurses on their picket line. Any time is fine, … Continued
2:00 pm Solitary Confinement: Settlement Hearing in Ashker v Brown @ Oakland Federal Courthouse
Solitary Confinement: Settlement Hearing in Ashker v Brown @ Oakland Federal Courthouse
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
There will be a hearing on the joint motion for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement in Ashker v. Brown before JudgeWilken. Her order for the hearing stated that she was leaning in favor of issuing a preliminary approval. Everyone is welcome to attend.  It’s a public hearing. 59624
5:30 pm Berkeley City Council Worksession on Tasers @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Berkeley City Council Worksession on Tasers @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Oct 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Worksession: Stanford Study: Electronic Control Weapons Study (e.g. Tasers ©) Public Comment – Items on this agenda only Here is the Stanford Criminal Justice Center Report on Tasers, which will be discussed: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35320626/2015-10-06%20Agenda%20Packet.pdf   TASING MINORITIES, HOMELESS, AUTISTIC, MENTALLY ILL AND ANY OTHER HUMAN IS NOT THE SIGN OF AN ENLIGHTENED SOCIETY. NO TO TASERS FOR THE BERKELEY POLICE! YES TO DE-ESCALATION AND POLICE DE-MILITARIZATION. Come speak out against the madness. Tell the City Council no to police tasers at Old City Hall, Allston & MLK. ===== Taser Fact Sheet … Continued
7:00 pm Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop @ Omni Commons
Optik Allusions Meeting and Workshop @ Omni Commons
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
OptikAllusions is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open to all! https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Optik_Allusions 59574
7:15 pm Emeryville City Council to Address Policing and Use of Force @ Emeryville City Hall
Emeryville City Council to Address Policing and Use of Force @ Emeryville City Hall
Oct 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
As a result of our first mobilization (with SURJ) Emeryville City Counsel is holding a special session on policing and use of force. As Part of our campaign against police militirization we need to pack the house and make our voices heard! Please mark you calendars. Additional info to follow. — APTP59604
7:30 pm “FIRE” Performance at the Omni @ Omni Commons
“FIRE” Performance at the Omni @ Omni Commons
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    Initially performed in 1965, Bread and Puppet Theater presents a revival of FIRE. FIRE shows six days in a Vietnamese community, followed by a bombing raid and ending with a self-immolation. Dedicated to three Americans who immolated themselves in protest against the Vietnam War, FIRE is performed with life-size puppets that resemble their masked manipulators. (This show may not be appropriate for young children.) There is also a performance on Friday in San Francisco.59648
7:30 pm Book Discussion: Richard Dawkins: Brief Candle in the Dark, My Life in Science @ King Middle School
Book Discussion: Richard Dawkins: Brief Candle in the Dark, My Life in Science @ King Middle School
Oct 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert, the host of KPFA’s outstanding weekday show, UpFront. KPFA benefit http://www.kpfa.org/events “A century from now historians will take note of a mere handful of scientific luminaries from the second half of the 20th century who changed not just their science but their culture.  First among them will surely be Richard Dawkins, unquestionably one of the great minds of our time who is also an eloquent writer.” — Michael Shermer, Scientific American columnist In Brief Candle in the Dark, Dawkins explores the halls of intellectual inquiry and … Continued