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Mar
28
Tue
Resist Trump Tuesday
Mar 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

YOU’RE INVITED!
TOWN HALL @THE CORNERS: RUSSIAGATE, GORSUCH & OTHER ATROCITIES!
 
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Our movement is growing. In every corner of the country, week after week, we are meeting face to face, with our elected officials, making it clear to Republicans and Democrats alike that collaboration with the Trump administration comes at a steep political price.

Our message to them: Do everything in your power to resist the Trump administration’s attempts to attack our communities and dismantle our democracy or face the power of an energized electorate.

The #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement, started by our friends at Working Families Party, has brought out tens of thousands of people since the inauguration – and has members of Congress shaking in their boots. Will you keep up the pressure and attend an event at your elected official’s local office?
Will you join the event as a part of #ResistTrumpTuesdays?
YES, I’LL BE THERE!

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Community Security Training Series @ Main Branch, SF Public Library - Learning Studio
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

EFF Launches Community Security Training Series

EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL.

EFF has tailored this series for technology beginners who may be unaware of potential privacy dangers, but already use smart phones or computers. Library patrons are invited to bring their devices to EFF’s introductory classes which include discussions of basic online security concepts and privacy tools. Lisa Wright and Willie Theaker, members of EFF’s TechOps Team, will facilitate Digital Privacy and Security: A Beginner-to-Intermediate Workshop followed by Encryption Apps for your Phone: An Intermediate Workshop. There will be two opportunities to attend each class.

Event details are included in each link to the EFF calendar above. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis so attendees should prepare to arrive early. We encourage all EFF supporters to help people in their circles learn more about online rights issues and how to keep themselves—and each other— safer.

At the end of April, EFF’s spring Bay Area Members’ Speakeasy will feature a more advanced workshop on email encryption and key generation open to EFF members and their guests—we encourage you to bring a friend! Following the workshop, all EFF members will be invited to join our PGP keysigning party to help bring the community together and further expand the web of trust. If you are a current Bay Area member accepting email, you will receive a personal invitation including event details. Not a member yet? Join today!

With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.

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First Response Opiate Overdose Workshop: Know Your Options @ Qulture Collective
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE”

Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare.

Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: The “Know Your Options: Chronic illness” workshop

This workshop is designed to increase people’s understanding of how policing, incarceration and gentrification drive health inequalities manifest as chronic illnesses and to empower folks who live with them to access the care they need with minimal contact with law enforcement. The workshop ends with the problem of substance use and specific training on responding to and reversing drug overdoses.

The “Know Your Options” workshop series aims to increase people’s access to the healthcare they need and to decrease people’s contact with law enforcement. Workshops are facilitated by healthcare workers and community organizers.

Accessibility: Please come fragrance free to this event to minimize fragrance in this space.

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Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Oakland Asian Cultural Cente
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ committees, as well as upcoming workshops and events. We’ll answer your questions, and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

Beginning this month, we are holding intro meetings twice a month.

ccessibility Information:
We ask that attendees please refrain from wearing scented or fragranced body products or laundry detergent, to support access for people with chemical sensitivities. See https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free- at-ebmc/ for more info on going fragrance free. While OACC does attempt to use unscented products as much as possible, they do use some chemically scented cleaning products such as bleach, window cleaner, and possibly the bathroom hand soap. We will provide fragrance free soap in the bathrooms, and will reserve several rows of seating for people who are sure that they are free of fragrances and need to sit in a space that is less scented.

The entrances to Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC) are wheelchair accessible. The door ison the second floor and is accessible by elevator, escalator and stairs. You can enter the plaza (which takes up the entire block between 9th and 1 th streets and Webster and Franklin streets) from all directions except 10 th street. The building is ADA compliant: the doors have long handles that open out; we will also have someone at the door. Restrooms have wheelchair accessible stalls, with handles at a reasonable height. Restrooms are gendered with multiple stalls and a urinal in the men’s room at OACC, but we ask everyone to treat them as gender neutral and use whichever restroom feels most comfortable.

If you have additional access needs, questions, or offerings, please email basebuilding@surjbayarea.org

http://www.surjbayarea.org/surj_intro_meeting_20170328

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The Peoples Climate Movement-Bay Area: General Assembly @ Greenlining Institute
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come to this General Assembly to hear reports from the working groups and committees, to make decisions that will guide our work going forward, and to take part in building turnout for the events.

Three events are being planned. A working group has been established to work on each.

  1. On April 29th from 11am until late afternoon we will gather in the Amphitheater at Lake Merritt for music and spoken word performances, speakers, climate scientists, information booths and hands-on activities for all ages throughout the afternoon. A processional march around the lake will take place in the late afternoon.
  2. Sometime prior to April 29th, we will conduct a Community Environmental Justice Town Hall Forum in West Oakland so that public officials who have responsibility for addressing the effects of climate change can hear from members of the most impacted frontline communities. UPDATE: Barbara Lee was invited, but we learned she will not be available until sometime later in the Spring or Summer. We will need to decide whether to go forward with just local public officials or wait for a date when she can attend.
  3. On May 1st, we will organize an Environmental Justice Contingent in the Oakland May Day rally and march in solidarity with immigrants and victims of Islamophobia, racism, nativism, xenophobia, sexism and homophobia. There will be a rally at 3pm at Fruitvale Plaza and then a march at 4pm to San Antonio Park. We will designate an area where our contingent can assemble.

In addition we will support the March for Science on Earth Day (April 22) in San Francisco and the Tax Day March on April 15.

If you want to work on any of these working groups, or help with logistics, security, communications, outreach or other committees, please come to this important General Assembly. Bring your ideas, your enthusiasm and your friends.

Your involvement makes a difference!
Please share with others. Invite your Facebook Friends.
Help spread the word!!!

Ask them to RSVP for the April 29th event at
http://bit.ly/peoplesclimatebayareaRSVP

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Women’s Strike Planning Meeting for May 1st General Strike @ Omni Commons basement
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Continue the momentum of the Women’s March in January and the Women’s Strike March 8th, planning towards a May 1st General Strike!

All welcome!

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Mar
29
Wed
Support an East Oakland Family’s Right to Stay – No Evictions!
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 11:45 pm

As many of you know, the foreclosure crisis claimed over 12,000 homes throughout Oakland since 2006, wiping out generations of wealth built by predominantly people of color & paving the way for outside investors to purchase unprecedented numbers of properties, driving up rents and driving out families.

One of the latest victims of this type of economic violence and racist, predatory lending practices, was Dorothy Debose and her family.  Ms. Dorothy, now 76 years old, and the family moved into their home @ 6521 Bancroft Ave in the 1960’s, to one of the few neighborhoods in Oakland at the time where African Americans could actually buy a house.  Some 50 years later, amidst historic displacement, Ms. Dubose’s home was taken from her by Wells Fargo and sold to one of the largest investors in Alameda County, Community Fund LLC, owned by Michael Marr.

After a very questionable foreclosure process and aggressive behavior on behalf of the investor, Dorothy and her nephew, Omar Osiris, a long time organizer and participant in the movement, decided to take a stand.  The family has decided to not be another victim of displacement and wrongful or illegal behavior and began an occupation of the front portion of their family home last week.  Fellow members of ACCE Action supported the family’s right to remain in their home and are working alongside them to see to it they do not get pushed out.

On Wednesday, March 29th, @ 3pm, Ms. Dorothy, the family with the support of ACCE Action will be publicly launching this fight and they need your help.  Given the extremely aggressive nature of this particular investor, it is important to have their back and support them as much as possible.  We are calling on everyone who believes in long-term families’ right to stay to come out next Wednesday to 6521 Bancroft Ave. in East Oakland, support the family and be part of saying “no” to displacement and the type of race based, economic violence that has pushed so many families from their homes.

The family will be calling on allies, supporters and community to help hold down this action in a number of different ways that we will inform folx about in the coming days.  In the meantime, please let us know if you can support the family this coming Wednesday.  If not, we ask that you sign up for the rapid response team, in the event of an eviction, or take a shift at the house, holding down this action.

In solidarity,

Omar, Anthony-on staff w/ ACCE & the family

apanarese@calorganize.org

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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join the Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland and Berkeley City Councils.

We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted City, County, State and Federal Governments.

op-logo.2.1OPWG originally came together to fight against the Domain Awareness Center (DAC), Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OPWG was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network; its members helped draft the Privacy Policy that puts further restrictions on the now Port-restricted DAC, and made Oakland’s new Privacy Advisory Commission to the City Council happen.  We were also the lead in having Alameda County pass the most comprehensive privacy and usage policy in the country for deployment of “Stingray” technology (cell phone interceptors).  Oakland and Fremont have followed suit. In conjunction with other groups we fight against Urban Shield and other killer-cop trainings.

We have presented our work at RightsCon in San Francisco and at Left Forum and HOPE in New York City.

If you would like to attend our meeting and would like a quick introduction to what we’re doing before we dive right into the thick of our agenda, send email to  contact@oaklandprivacy.org and one of us will arange to meet you before the meeting.

Stop by and learn how you can help guard our right not to be spied on by the government. Look on the whiteboard inside near the entrance to the OMNI for our exact location within the OMNI.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy Working Group email listserv, send an email to:

oaklandprivacyworkinggroup-subscribe AT lists.riseup.net

or send a request to contact@oaklandprivacy.org

Check out our website.

For more information on the DAC check out

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Apr
1
Sat
East Bay DSA Single Payer Healthcare Canvass @ South Berkeley Community Church
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Please RSVP by filling out this short form: https://goo.gl/9nqgFo.
You can also join DSA here at dsausa.org/join.

At our February canvassing kick-off, 160 of our volunteers signed up 600 East Bay residents to stay informed and support the fight, before the bill was even introduced. Learn more about our last big canvassing event here:
https://eastbaydsa.org/news/2017/2/28/single-payer-campaign-kickoff-building-power-to-win-big

Now that SB-562 is out in the world, in the news and fresh in everyone’s minds, we’re ready to build on that momentum with another day of canvassing on April 1st. There’s no better time to get the word out, and no more pressing moment to show everyone a real socialist alternative to the broken system of private insurance.

You can learn more about the bill here: http://www.healthycaliforniaact.org/legislation/
and here: healthyca.org

We want all hands on deck for this exciting day! No prior experience necessary!

Anyone who comes will receive education on single payer and be trained on how to talk to your neighbors and friends about the issue. First-time canvassers will be paired with experienced organizers and canvassers to go spread the word about single payer, sign people up to be supporters, and recruit new members to DSA.

This is not only EBDSA’s a big day of organizing, but it’s also an opportunity for new members and people new to organizing to learn the ropes and build confidence for the work of socialist organizing we will be doing for years to come.

East Bay DSA is a member of the Campaign for a Healthy California coalition – learn more here: https://healthycaliforniacampaign.org/

And check out these articles:

http://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-california-single-payer-healthcare-20170303-story.html

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/02/gaffney-single-payer-sanders-healthcare-obamacare-aca-clinton/

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Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland! @ Rockridge BART
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us at the Rockridge Bart station in Oakland, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity.

Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been gathering on prominent street corners and freeway overpasses, holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings – or “human billboards” – have been 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 politics he represents, and to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.

For all of us, it’s a concrete way to put our heart and soul into action. It’s being in community with each other, to share with like-minded people a belief that a loving, humane, compassionate world is possible, and to take a small step towards making that happen.

If you’ve been wanting to get more involved, this event is a great way to take action, meet people and gain further connections in the community we’re building.

Bring a sign with the following messaging!:

Will you show up for racial justice?
Black Lives Matter!
No Deportations! No Border Walls!
End Displacement of Black and Brown communities!
Solidarity with Undocumented Migrants!
Solidarity with Queer and Trans People of Color!
We Support Black Womxn!
We Support Our Muslim Neighbors!
Will you fight against Islamophobia?

This event called and organized by SURJ Bay Area.

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DeEscalation and Grounding Skills Intro Workshop @ Omni Commons Disco Room
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This workshop offers two basic knowledge skillsets.
The deescalation skillset is intended to:
– identify potentially dangerous situations, particularly those of hateful victimization
– ensure the safety of the person or persons being victimized
– deescalate the rise in aggression and/or potential physical violence
– offer resources for help with no police involvement

The grounding skills workshop is intended to:
– become familiar with what grounding skills are and how can they help
– learn how to identify triggers
– identify bodily measurements of severe discomfort or anxiety once triggered
– learn what grounding skill is best to use based on the level of our discomfort/anxiety
– offer resources for help when all else fails
** Donations will go to Indigenous People Organizing for Change (IPOC). **
There will be snacks people can munch on throughout the workshop.
There will also be a short break between workshops.
Feel free to bring a notepad and pen to take notes; however, the central points of the workshops will be condensed in a zine for folks to take home, review, and pass on the knowledge.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Apr
2
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (In prior years we have agreed to meet at 3:00 PM during winter hours, that is, once Daylight Savings Time ends).

On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Liberated Lens film night: FREISTUNDE – Doing Nothing All Day @ Omni Commons
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

A documentary about democratic schools in England, Germany and Israel, where students have complete control over their time. No curriculum, no classes, no tests, no grades – unless the students ask for it. Students and staff run the school as a democratic community, with equal voices.

In partnership with AERO http://educationrevolution.org/ and the
Alliance for Self-Directed Education http://self-directed.org/
Homepage of the documentary: https://doingnothingalldayengl.wordpress.com/

Doors open at 6:30pm, film stars at 7pm
A panel of students and staff from local self-directed environments will answer your questions after the film!

Free snacks and popcorn

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Apr
3
Mon
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank.

All are welcome!

Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM.

For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org.

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

Note: At our November meeting we changed our meeting date from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Monday, starting December 5th

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Apr
4
Tue
Community Security Training Series @ Main Branch, SF Public Library - Learning Studio
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

EFF Launches Community Security Training Series

EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the SFPL.

EFF has tailored this series for technology beginners who may be unaware of potential privacy dangers, but already use smart phones or computers. Library patrons are invited to bring their devices to EFF’s introductory classes which include discussions of basic online security concepts and privacy tools. Lisa Wright and Willie Theaker, members of EFF’s TechOps Team, will facilitate Digital Privacy and Security: A Beginner-to-Intermediate Workshop followed by Encryption Apps for your Phone: An Intermediate Workshop. There will be two opportunities to attend each class.

Event details are included in each link to the EFF calendar above. Space is limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis so attendees should prepare to arrive early. We encourage all EFF supporters to help people in their circles learn more about online rights issues and how to keep themselves—and each other— safer.

At the end of April, EFF’s spring Bay Area Members’ Speakeasy will feature a more advanced workshop on email encryption and key generation open to EFF members and their guests—we encourage you to bring a friend! Following the workshop, all EFF members will be invited to join our PGP keysigning party to help bring the community together and further expand the web of trust. If you are a current Bay Area member accepting email, you will receive a personal invitation including event details. Not a member yet? Join today!

With the Surveillance Self-Defense project and these local events, EFF strives to help make information about online security accessible to beginners as well as seasoned techno-activists and journalists. We hope you will consider our tips on how to protect your digital privacy, but we also hope you will encourage those around you to learn more and make better choices with technology. After all, privacy is a team sport and everyone wins.

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Women’s Strike Planning Meeting for May 1st General Strike @ Omni Commons basement
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Continue the momentum of the Women’s March in January and the Women’s Strike March 8th, planning towards a May 1st General Strike!

All welcome!

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Apr
5
Wed
Pretrial for Cesar @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 7
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Come to support Cesar, who was arrested at an anti trump demo on election day. Lets pack the court!
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Food Not Bombs Monthly Meeting @ Longhaul
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

For 22 years East Bay Food Not bombs has been providing free foods to the public in People’s Park and various locations in Oakland, AND bringing food to protests and encampments. Our message: you’re not poor and homeless because you suck, it’s because a sick society prioritizes war and greed over basic human needs.

We can’t keep this up without your help.

Come to our monthly meeting first Wednesday of the month.

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Apr
6
Thu
Film and Presentation: CAPITALISM & DEMOCRACY: Can They Co-Exist? @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Transition Berkeley Presents…

How can we shift our economic structure to be more equitable and humane?

Please join Transition Berkeley for a short film: “How Class Works”, an animated overview by Richard Wolff.
The film will be followed by a talk and discussion led by local author and distinguished Marxist scholar Richard Lichtman, who has taught at UC Berkeley, SF State, and the Wright Institute. His topic will be Marxism 101: Capitalism and Democracy – Can They Co-exist?

Is capitalism the root cause of the climate crisis? How can we shift our economic structure to be more equitable and humane? If capitalism is the problem, what alternatives do we have? We’ll discuss these issues and more.
Meet and greet at 6:30 pm before the film. Bring healthy vegetarian snack or a refreshment to share if you can. The program begins at 7:00 pm.

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