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Feb
28
Tue
From Ferguson to Oakland: Rev. Traci Blackmon on Activism and Community Health @ Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rev. Traci Blackmon, an organizer and registered nurse, discusses her experiences in social justice activism and community health in the wake of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder in Ferguson, MO. In Ferguson, Rev. Blackmon provided a mobile faith-based outreach program to improve health outcomes in underserved and impoverished areas. She co-authored the newly released “White Privilege” curriculum currently being taught throughout the United Church of Christ.

The event is FREE and open to the community.

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Refinery Town – book discussion with author Steve Early @ Piedmont Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

How activists in a working-class company town (Richmond, CA) harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community.

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Mar
1
Wed
Court Support for Michael Brewster!
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Court Support Needed!

Michael Brewster, was brutally attacked by police on February 8th.
His mother, Trina Peters, flagged down the police, explained Michael was having a mental health problem and asked them to call an ambulance for him. They said they would. Instead, the officers rushed him threw him on the ground and began to detain him. They called for back up and police swarmed the area.
Michael was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers, yet, they had him face down on the ground. Despite telling him he couldn’t breathe, several officers were on top of him. They beat him up and attempted to assault him with a billy club. Police told the people recording the incident to get back because it was a crime scene.
They beat him so badly that he was at SF General Hospital for 4 days before transferring him to the jail at 850 Bryant St, SF. The police denied his mother visitation and refused to release information regarding his wellbeing and that his court date was this last Wednesday. She only learned of it that day by chance.
The judge set his bail at $100,000. He is still being held at 850 Bryant St, SF.
His family is begging for court support.

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SudoRoom 5 Minutes of Fame! @ Sudo Room, Omni Commons
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rabi’a Keeble, former OO participant, will present on proposed legislation to increase Oakland’s minimum wage to $20, to establish fair scheduling standards, and an office of labor standards enforcement for the City of Oakland. We believe under this presidential administration the best defense is a strong offense. We’ve got the Dubs, why can’t we have the country’s highest minimum wage? -:)

This legislation was drafted at the request of the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. We will seek your advice and support for the necessary mobilization(s) to secure enactment we hope in 2017.

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The sudo room five minutes of fame is a social event where a bunch of folks meet up and munch on snacks while some folks make short 5 minute presentations about projects they’re working on or things they care about.

This type of event is blatantly stolen^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hheavily inspired by the noisebridge 5MoF events.

People are encouraged to bring snacks/food/drinks.

Schedule[edit]
These events happen every first Wednesday of the month at sudo room!

Email info@sudoroom.org or the sudo room mailing list to claim a slot for your project. All we need is the title of your presentation and a way to contact you.

10 minutes are allocated to each 5MoF presentation which includes 5 minutes for the presentation, time for questions and time for the next person to get their computer hooked up.

7 pm: People shuffle in, snack on food and get settled
7:30 pm: 1st 5MoF presentation
7:40 pm: 2nd 5MoF presentation
7:50 pm: 3rd 5MoF presentation
8:00 pm: 10 minute break (announced as a 5 minute break so we actually stay on time)
8:10 pm: Three-minute explanation of sudo room and the Omni. Donation hat passed around. New members encouraged to sign up right then and there.
8:12 pm: 10x 30 second announcements (no computer hookup allowed, no need to book these in advance)
8:20 pm: 4th 5MoF presentation
8:30 pm: 5th 5MoF presentation
8:40 pm: 6th 5MoF presentation
8:50 pm: Announce https://pad.riseup/p/sudoride for letting people ride-share back home.
8:51 pm: Social hangouts and tour of omni for new folk.
10:00 pm: Cleanup of food, chairs, etc. and moving folks to sudo room for continued hacking/socializing.

https://sudoroom.org/wiki/5MoF

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Mar
2
Thu
Tech Policy at the White House under Obama and Beyond @ Cloudfare, Inc
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Please join EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn in conversation with Alexander Macgillivray and Nicole Wong, both former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officers under President Obama who also worked as legal counsel inside Google and Twitter. The panel will discuss the development of the Obama administration’s policies on the Internet, intellectual property, and technology and privacy, as well as the costs and benefits of going “inside” the White House. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a robust Q&A session.

All are welcome to attend this free event so feel free to bring a guest! Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Hope to see you there!

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Screening of : Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How do our eating habits affect climate change? Transition Berkeley invites you to view COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET a ground breaking documentary that takes a sobering look at a destructive industry that is threatening the health of our planet. The film documents this industry’s impact on species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and more. Learn how we can be part of the solution.
Before the film our special guest, attorney Jeff Pierce with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will talk about efforts to combat the environmental harms of industrial animal agriculture, and highlight ways our individual choice to consume fewer animal products can help solve the problem. He’ll also discuss policy changes that can be implemented at the local level to address the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment.
After we watch COWSPIRACY we’ll have a time for discussion and planning local actions. Please bring vegan snacks to share for the social gathering at 6:30. The program begins at 7pm.

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU’s Social Justice Ctee.

Wheelchair accessible.

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Mar
4
Sat
Homeless Outreach in Berkeley @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking outward and giving our time to others!

Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

With everything that’s been going on this month (politically, socially, and emotionally) it’s time to fill Berkeley with the love of Christ. It’s time to put the church at the forefront for healing and reconciliation.

Friday: donation collection on Sproul Plaza! 12pm-3pm
Satuday: 10:30am- 2pm / sandwich prep and distribution
Join, Join, Join.

If you cannot offer your time but would still like to help you can donate materials or ingredients OR just pray that God would use this to bless the people of Berkeley.

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Fascists Are Not Welcome Here!
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

People getting organized against fascist ‘Proud Boys’ holding ‘March 4 Trump’ in .

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Mar
5
Sun
Healthcare For All: ‘Now is the Time’ Screening. @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 5 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

East Bay DSA is proud to present: NOW IS THE TIME

Join us on March Fifth and learn more about the fight to make single payer healthcare a reality!

Through interviews, animations and exposé, this new documentary film tells the story of the drama, struggle, and success of the movement towards healthcare equity.

Aftwards, the filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg will answer questions about the film and the state of healthcare in the United States.

Sponsors:

East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (EBDSA)
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)
Therapists for Single Payer (TSP)

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Responding to Trump and What to Do: Fighting State Violence and Forced Displacement @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Escuela Comunitaria presents:

This dialogue in the Latino community will be an evening of telling our stories, and the first showing of the new film ‘Where the Guns Go’, a documentary on U.S. weapons and testimonies of victims of organized crime and the drug war in Mexico.

Organizado por Oakland Sin Fronteras, American Friends Service Committee, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales, 67 Suenos, Encinal.

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Mar
8
Wed
SF Gender Strike – Shut Ice Down @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Mar
11
Sat
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Mar 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.
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Mar
12
Sun
Green Sunday & Monthly County Council Meetings @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 12 @ 7:44 pm – 8:44 pm

Monthly County Council Meetings

The County Council of the Alameda County Green Party meets on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library following the Green Sunday presentation.  All are welcome.

Green Sundays

Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.  All are welcome.

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Mar
13
Mon
Next Steps to Keep Coal out of Oakland @ West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

no-coal-in-oakland-logoJoin us to discuss options for the community to put pressure on Phil Tagami to drop his lawsuit. Tagami filed suit in federal court after the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban the storage of coal at the marine terminal that Tagami is planning to build on land he leased from the city, Still in its early stages, the lawsuit could make it difficult for local communities to protect themselves from toxic pollutants if it is ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. We will discuss what we can do to stop this, as well as hear an update about the current status of the lawsuit.

More information here

 

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Mar
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm

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… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

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 is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four 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)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@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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Apr
8
Sat
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Apr 8 @ 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.
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Apr
9
Sun
Green Sunday & Monthly County Council Meetings @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 9 @ 7:44 pm – 8:44 pm

Monthly County Council Meetings

The County Council of the Alameda County Green Party meets on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library following the Green Sunday presentation.  All are welcome.

Green Sundays

Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.  All are welcome.

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Apr
12
Wed
The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America @ Hillside Club
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
sm_the_other_slavery.berkeley_.jpg “Andres Reséndez vividly recounts the harrowing story of a previously little-known aspect of the histories of American slavery and of encounters between indigenes and invaders.” — Publishers Weekly
The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the early 20th century. This is a key missing chapter of American history. Resendez offers a startling contemporary insight: today’s global human trafficking has its roots less in the black slavery we have studied since grade school, and more in the other slavery we have failed to see. Unlike African slavery, Native American slavery was technically illegal on most of the American continent since the time of Columbus. Practiced as an open secret for centuries, there was no abolitionist movement to protect the indigenous people who were kidnapped and enslaved by the conquistadores throughout the 18th Century, or made to serve Mormon settlers and other Anglos as servants. Resendez builds the incisive, original case that mass slavery was more damaging than the disease epidemics that decimated indigenous populations across North America. He also sheds light on how and why the European enslaving incited Native Americans to enslave their own, through compelling anecdotes from priests, merchants, Indian captives, and Anglo colonists. What started as a European business passed into the hands of indigenous operators and spread across the entire American Southwest. Every now and then a new book comes along that…makes us see ourselves.
For more event information:
http://www.kpfa.org/events
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Apr
30
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm

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… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

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 is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four 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)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@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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May
14
Sun
Green Sunday & Monthly County Council Meetings @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 14 @ 7:44 pm – 8:44 pm

Monthly County Council Meetings

The County Council of the Alameda County Green Party meets on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library following the Green Sunday presentation.  All are welcome.

Green Sundays

Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.  All are welcome.

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