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9:30 am SURJ Direct Action Training
SURJ Direct Action Training
Oct 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Are you interested in direct action but just don’t know how to go about it? Are you ready to know the ins and outs of participating in blockades and protests while also learning about how to handle police interactions? Do you want to learn how to be at actions in a way that is accountable to and working in solidarity with people of color- led groups? Now is an important moment in the movement. The white supremacists are openly mobilizing in the Bay Area and the state has an active … Continued
12:00 pm Rally: the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California @ Sproul Plaza
Rally: the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California @ Sproul Plaza
Oct 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
COME OUT to Sproul Plaza this Sunday to hear from Jovanka Beckles and fellow progressive candidate Nurse Dotty Nygard who is running for Congress in CD 10! On the same steps where CAL Berkeley students launched the Free Speech Movement in the 1960’s, Richmond Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles and Congressional District 10 candidate Nurse Dotty Nygard will talk about the powerful momentum the progressive movement has built here in California. United across the state, progressive candidates are in positions to bring true change to the State and Country!63807
2:00 pm FOLK FIGHTS BACK – A BENEFIT FOR THE ELLA BAKER CENTER @ The Back Room
FOLK FIGHTS BACK – A BENEFIT FOR THE ELLA BAKER CENTER @ The Back Room
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Folk musicians around the country are holding simultaneous themed fundraising concerts to support needed causes. The cause for this concert is Racial Justice, and the Ella Baker Center has been selected as the beneficiary. Lineup includes: Faye Carol, KTO Project, MoToR/dance, Austin Willacy, Cascada de Flores, Oakland Youth Chorus. BUY TICKETS “Folk Fights Back Bay Area is proud to present a benefit for Racial Justice, to support the Ella Baker Center – featuring The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol, the KTO Project, Evie Ladin’s MoToR/dance, Austin Willacy, Cascada de Flores and … Continued
3:00 pm The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Oct 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store. Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!). — … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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 … Continued
6:30 pm Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom
Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night and fundraiser: “October” by Sergei Eisenstein @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
  In commemoration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, Liberated Lens is hosting a viewing of the classic feature film October by Sergei Eisenstein.  October was commissioned in 1927 for the tenth anniversary of the world-historic 1917 workers’ revolution and is based on the first-hand account of American journalist John Reed’s book, Ten Days That Shook the World. Liberated Lens is committed to bringing to the conscious public the very best films available to stimulate your intellect, lift your spirits, and stiffen your backbone. As usual, there will be a discussion following the film. … Continued
7:00 pm Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the Finnish Hall for our next General Assembly! Doors open at 7PM; we’ll start promptly at 7:30PM. We’ll have updates from our teams, an invited speaker, and community event announcements, followed by team breakouts and discussions. This GA will include a focus on women’s issues and possibly gender issues as well, in part to commemorate the First Inaugural Women’s Convention in Detroit, which is being organized by the Women’s March planners. This week has also developed into #MeToo week, highlighting sexual harassment as a national issue. Our guest speakers … Continued
11:00 am Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare. Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled … Continued
11:30 am Divest the Globe @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Divest the Globe @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous People’s rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more. Mazaska Talks is calling on indigenous people and allies everywhere to join us for 3 days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will … Continued
11:30 am Divest the Globe Huichin @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Divest the Globe Huichin @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Oct 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
On October 23rd, ninety-two of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to vote on a policy that upholds indigenous people’s right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent  (FPIC) to allow or disallow projects on their lands. These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and more. As Energy Transfer (the company behind DAPL) made clear in their lawsuit against Greenpeace and others, DIVESTMENT WORKS. There is a coalition working on divestment in Huichin (East Bay of San … Continued
5:00 pm Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Tax the Rich rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing songs with Ocupella and hold signs, use a sign created by Tax the Rich or create your own on the GOP-Trump tax plan.63720
6:30 pm SHOULD RESISTORS RUN FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
SHOULD RESISTORS RUN FOR OFFICE? JOIN THE CONVERSATION!
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join this open grassroots conversation about 2018 elections and the role of activists, if any, in this space. We need your input. Hosted by Community READY Corps63818
6:45 pm OccupyForum: America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico @ The Black and Brown Social Club
OccupyForum: America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Oct 23 @ 6:45 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! How America’s colonial history in Puerto Rico is reflected in its current political and economic crises, and how shock doctrine policy threatens us all In Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is still operating 50 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents recovering from Hurricane Harvey. In Florida, FEMA is running 18 Disaster Recovery Centers to help residents there after Hurricane Irma. In Puerto Rico 83% of the people … Continued
7:00 pm Film: Dolores @ New Parkway Theater
Film: Dolores @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dolores Dolores Huerta bucks 1950s gender conventions by starting the country’s first farm worker’s union with fellow organizer Cesar Chavez. What starts out as a struggle for racial and labor justice, soon becomes a fight for gender equality within the same union she is eventually forced to leave. As she wrestles with raising 11 children, three marriages, and is nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco tactical police squad, Dolores emerges with a vision that connects her new found feminism with racial and class justice. (95 Minutes) The New … Continued
11:00 am Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Medicare for All in California – Rally in Sacramento @ State Capitol
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The movement for Medicare for All in California continues! Join us in Sacramento on October 23rd and 24th to rally in support for SB 562 at the State Capitol during the Select Committee Hearing on Healthcare. Instead of moving SB 562 forward,  Speaker Rendon has blocked the democratic process by stalling the bill, and created a “Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage,” with absolutely no legislative authority. The first select committee hearings will be held on these 2 days in Sacramento with apparently little time scheduled … Continued
4:30 pm EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – Oct 25 @ 12:00 am
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery | Berkeley | California | United States
You’re invited to an EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY The evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday morning, as long as necessary. The camping community HERE/THERE has been practicing consensus government and responsible urban camping at its present location for more than nine months. Multiple members of City Council have called us “a model community”. So why has “someone” in the city government told BART to get rid of us? We were only given three days notice: they will seize our property and force us onto the street some time on Tuesday. … Continued
7:00 pm “POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” @ Qilombo
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” @ Qilombo
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE” @ Qilombo | Oakland | California | United States
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: Behavioral Health” workshop This workshop is designed to increase people’s understanding of mental health-related experiences, events, trauma, and conditions so that we don’t default to 911 or the cops when a baseline or escalated mental health-related event or experience happens. The “Know Your Options” workshop series aims to increase people’s access … Continued
7:30 pm “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
“Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM present: Advance tickets: $15: brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006  or Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s WHEELCHAIR ACCESS “We should all be listening to Van Jones… His vision for American politics calls forward the best of who we are, so that we can engage with humanity and solve real problems together.” —Ai-jen Poo, director, National Domestic Workers Alliance  “Those of us who truly believe in the power of love and aloha welcome Beyond the Messy Truth with open arms, in the hope that … Continued
7:30 pm VAN JONES “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
VAN JONES “Beyond the Messy Truth, How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oct 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Van Jones is a CNN political contributor and host of the recurring CNN primetime special The Messy Truth with Van Jones. A graduate of the University of Tennessee and Yale Law School, he was a special adviser to the Obama White House and is the author of two New York Times bestsellers. Jones founded the social justice accelerator the Dream Corps and has led numerous social and environmental justice enterprises, including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Color of Change, and Green For All. He has earned many honors, including the World Economic Forum’s … Continued
12:00 am EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery
Oct 25 @ 12:00 am – 11:45 pm
EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY @ HERE/THERE on the Berkeley/Oakland border, across from Sweet Adeline bakery | Berkeley | California | United States
You’re invited to an EVICTION RESISTANCE PARTY The evening of Tuesday, Oct. 24 through Wednesday morning, as long as necessary. The camping community HERE/THERE has been practicing consensus government and responsible urban camping at its present location for more than nine months. Multiple members of City Council have called us “a model community”. So why has “someone” in the city government told BART to get rid of us? We were only given three days notice: they will seize our property and force us onto the street some time on Tuesday. … Continued
5:00 pm Usher in the rise of coops in Richmond! @ Rich City Rides Bike Skate Cooperative Shop
Usher in the rise of coops in Richmond! @ Rich City Rides Bike Skate Cooperative Shop
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Worker cooperatives are businesses that are owned and controlled by the people who work in them. Coops provide a promising way for communities to create good, dignified jobs; and in the Bay Area, coops such as Arizmendi are long-standing community institutions. Under the mayorship of Gayle McLaughlin, Richmond promoted coops in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis by creating a position to support the development of coops. Today, a relatively new organization, Cooperation Richmond, is continuing that mission by providing a range of services, including education, “matchmaking” for prospective … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Sierra Club
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Sierra Club
Oct 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
ant to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. — Address info: The Sierra Club is located at 2101 Webster Street between 21st and 22nd Street in Oakland. The Sierra Club Offices are on the 13th floor. There is a bank … Continued
6:30 pm A History of Fascism: Lessons for Today’s Anti-Fascist Resistance @ North Berkeley Senior Center
A History of Fascism: Lessons for Today’s Anti-Fascist Resistance @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the National Lawyer’s Guild San Francisco Bay Area for our October community-membership meeting. In the United States and internationally fascism is on the rise and with it growing anti-fascist opposition. Explicitly and implicitly fascist parties and individuals are in the highest levels of government while vigilante forces are enacting racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, homophobic and transphobic violence. Furthermore, elements of the right-wing government and local and federal police forces are make false equations between fascist and anti-fascist action and collaborating to target anti-fascists and calling for vigilante protection of elected … Continued
7:00 pm The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan @ Ecology Center
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan @ Ecology Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us for a fascinating slideshow presentation with Andy Couturier, author of the newly released book, The Abundance of Less. In his photos and essays, Couturier captures the texture of sustainable lives well lived in ten profiles of ordinary-yet-exceptional-men and women who left behind mainstream existences in urban Japan to live surrounded by the luxuries of nature, art, friends, delicious food, and an abundance of time. Space is limited, RSVP here. 63748
12:00 pm Socialism or Barbarism Fall Conference @ Valley Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley
Socialism or Barbarism Fall Conference @ Valley Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Socialism or Barbarism Fall Conference @ Valley Life Sciences Building at UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Over the past 10 months of the Trump administration, we’ve seen a barrage of right-wing atrocities and social suffering from the far-right carnival of hate in Charlottesville, to the unnatural disasters of Harvey and Irma, to Trumps nuclear saber-rattling with North Korea, to the Trump administration ending DACA protections. At the root of the crimes and outrages of this era are the priorities of a capitalist system controlled by a small elite of the wealthiest and most powerful people. There are struggles for change in many different corners of society, … Continued
1:00 pm Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ ACCE
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ ACCE
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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1:00 pm YSA Tiny House Unveiling Celebration @ Youth Spirit Artworks
YSA Tiny House Unveiling Celebration @ Youth Spirit Artworks
Oct 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join Youth Spirit Artwork’s Leaders in celebrating the Unveiling of their new Tiny House prototype! Learn the latest about our Tiny House Village development & about Tiny Houses. Enjoy great speakers! FREE snacks & drinks! Create tiles & buy youth-made art! 63827
5:00 pm Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space
Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Liberation in the Trump Era: Abolitionist Campaigns with Critical Resistance @ Alter Space | San Francisco | California | United States
Critical Resistance invites you to join us for a conversation on how abolition is a neccesary and comprehensive way to fight state violence in this current moment. For almost 20 years, Critical Resistance has been building a movement to increase community wellbeing and fight the harms of policing, surveillance and imprisonment. Come hear from experienced organizers talk about campaigns and projects that are designed to combat white supremacy and advance liberation. Ellen Barry, cofounder of Critical Resistance and Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Lara Kiswani from Arab Resource and … Continued
7:00 pm An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs @ Omni Commons
An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening with DAPL Saboteurs Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya: How and Why Two Women Went from Protesting to Sabotage to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Jessica Reznicek, 35, and Ruby Montoya, 27, both of Des Moines, held a news conference Monday outside the Iowa Utilities Board’s offices where they provided a detailed description of their deliberate efforts to stop the pipeline’s completion… Both women are involved in Iowa’s Catholic Worker social justice movement and they described their pipeline sabotage as a “direct action” campaign that began on Election Day 2016. They said their first incident … Continued
7:00 pm Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas  @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Co-sponsored by PM Press and Liberated Lens. The author will facilitate a community discussion with a panel of video activists from various fields. $5-10 donation, but no one turned away! Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Two predominant trends emerge from this social movement-based video activism: 1) anarchist-inflected processes increasingly structure its production, distribution, and exhibition practices; and 2) video does not simply … Continued