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11:00 am Oakland Book Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland Book Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 31 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
One Day • Seven Hours • 90 Writers • 40 Events Schedule here. Readings and conversations with Ben Fong-Torres, Edwidge Danticat, Tracy K. Smith, Matthew Zapruder, Jenny Offill, Novella Carpenter, and others Panels with Paul Beatty, Astra Taylor, Vikram Chandra, Elaine Brown, Leo Hollis, Anthony Marra, and many more Rick Prelinger with Lost Landscapes of Oakland Children’s Area by Fairyland, MOCHA, and Oakland Public Library Music by HipHop4Change, Oakland Youth Chorus, and Oakland School for Arts58827
2:00 pm Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior @ Humanist Hall
Celebrate the Life of Leslie Feinberg, Revolutionary Transgender Warrior @ Humanist Hall
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For over 50 years Leslie Feinberg, revolutionary activist, transgender warrior in the LGBTQI community fought for justice. Leslie, who identified as an anti-racist white, working-class, secular Jewish, transgender, lesbian, female, revolutionary communist, died on November 15. She succumbed to complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections, including Lyme disease, after decades of illness. Feinberg’s 1993 first novel, Stone Butch Blues, won the Lambda Literary Award and the 1994 American Library Association Gay & Lesbian Book Award.  Feinberg authored Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue and Transgender Warriors: Making History; the novel Drag … Continued
2:00 pm Planning Meetings for ‘Listen Up Mayors’ Actions During Annual Conference of Mayors @ The Redstone Bldg, 3rd Fl, Room 302
Planning Meetings for ‘Listen Up Mayors’ Actions During Annual Conference of Mayors @ The Redstone Bldg, 3rd Fl, Room 302
May 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Planning Meetings for 'Listen Up Mayors' Actions During Annual Conference of Mayors @ The Redstone Bldg, 3rd Fl, Room 302 | San Francisco | California | United States
San Francisco is hosting the 83rd Annual Conference of Mayors June 19th, 2015 – June 22nd.. Around 250 Mayors will be in attendance. This is an opportunity to raise issues locally and nationally that are of concern to us. Black Lives Matter Gentrification Homelessness Privatization Homophobia and Transphobia Immigration The Environment Corporate Greed Wars not People All are welcome to help plan for actions.   58894
2:30 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective
May 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Omni Collective | Oakland | California | United States
This Sunday we are meeting at the Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland) basement at 2:30  PM sharp so folks can also attend the Open Circle at the Omni the same day at 3PM. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly normally meets Sundays at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. 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 OO General … Continued
3:00 pm FUN FUN FUN @ OMNI @ La Commune Cafe & Bookstore
FUN FUN FUN @ OMNI @ La Commune Cafe & Bookstore
May 31 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Re-Animinate, Break Bread and Celebrate. Potluck! Dancing! Open Mic! Community Circle! Imagination Station!  58892
3:45 pm Open Circle @ Omni Commons
Open Circle @ Omni Commons
May 31 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:45 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! Open circle will begin with speakers who have lost their loved ones to police violence, followed by reflection and dialogue around the current state and thoughts or approaches on how … Continued
3:45 pm Press the Police – With Ali Winston @ Laurel Bookstore
Press the Police – With Ali Winston @ Laurel Bookstore
May 31 @ 3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by Mother Jones From Baltimore to Ferguson to the streets of Oakland, unjust shootings by cops have put law enforcement under the microscope. How is the media covering a changing police force? This panel will explore how reporting and activism can help hold cops accountable to those they are charged to protect. JAEAH LEE is a reporter at Mother Jones. Her recent work includes investigations into police shootings and officer accountability, and a multimedia package on the cost of gun violence. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Wired, among others. … Continued
6:30 pm Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Berkeley Post Office Defenders General Assembly @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Come learn about continuing developments in the battle save the Berkeley Post Office and the Postal Service from privatization, support our Occupiers and help us plan our next steps in opposition to the theft of our public commons. The postal service wanted to sell the post office to Hudson-Mcdonald, a local developer. The City of Berkeley sued the post office to stop the sale. Hudson-Mcdonald backed out of the deal in early December.  There was a hearing in Federal Court on December 11th. There was another hearing in March 26th. Federal Judge … Continued
6:30 pm Occupy Forum: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Occupy Forum: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! 2011: Understanding the Role of Cyberspace and Social Change In 2011 demonstrations, direct action, revolt, and revolution swept the world. This wave of revolt, the largest since 1989 and 1969, was in part a product of ongoing technological changes and how people used them to bring about social change. Beginning in Tunisia and ending in Hong Kong the wave of revolt was born in a digital sea. How cyberspace and digital technology facilitated … Continued
6:00 pm EXTRA Occupy Forum: DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTH @ Local 2
EXTRA Occupy Forum: DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTH @ Local 2
Jun 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EXTRA OccupyForum  DON’T FRACK / NUKE OUR MOTHER EARTHJoin the coming together of two great clean energy movements! David Braun of CALIFORNIANS AGAINST FRACKING, Linda Seeley and Harvey Wasserman of the movement to SHUT DIABLO CANYON, (California’s last two reactors), will join together to facilitate a union of these two great campaigns. This unique, pathbreaking collaboration will allow us to join forces and free our state of its addiction to technologies that destroy our water supply and threaten us all. —– The movements for No Nukes and an end to fracking … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland City Council – 12th St. Parcel Fire Sale – Item 17 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oakland City Council – 12th St. Parcel Fire Sale – Item 17 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Note: This is the topic that caused activists to shut down the City Council meeting last month. Sign the petition against the sale! Subject: DDA For 12th Street Remainder Parcel From: Economic & Workforce Development Department Recommendation: Adopt An Ordinance Authorizing: (1) The City Administrator, Without Returning To The City Council, To Negotiate And Execute A Disposition And Development Agreement And Related Documents Between The City Of Oakland, And A Development Entity Comprised Of Urbancore Development, LLC, And UDR, Inc., (Or Its Related Entities Or Affiliates) For Sale Of The … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland City Council – DAC Privacy Policy. Item S-20 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphiteater
Oakland City Council – DAC Privacy Policy. Item S-20 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphiteater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
The Domain Awareness Center Privacy policy is up for a vote, along with related measures to be discussed. For background see The Oakland Privacy Working Group blog post “All Out for the Oakland City Council Meeting” and other posts on that site. Note: This item is late on the agenda as it stands. Agenda items can be moved around.  There is no real way to know approximately what time it will come up, as there are other controversial items on the agenda. OPWG has a few talking points specific to … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland City Council – FBI-OPD Joint Workspace – Item S-22 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Oakland City Council – FBI-OPD Joint Workspace – Item S-22 @ City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Note: This item is last on the City Council Agenda.  There is no good estimate of what time it will come before the Council. This item has raised many questions, among them being why the FBI needs an office inside OPD when they have offices in downtown Oakland already; whether they are really installing a mini-DAC and not telling anyone, whether Oakland would be implicitly or explicitly cooperating in FBI investigations of marijuana operations, spying on Muslims and undocumented immigrants, harassing and tracking  protesters and activists, and why such sophisticated … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland City Council – the Toxic Destruction of the East Bay Hills – item S-21
Oakland City Council – the Toxic Destruction of the East Bay Hills – item S-21
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
“Please come speak out against the toxic destruction of the East Bay Hills at Tuesday’s Oakland City Council meeting, where they will decide whether to accept the FEMA grant for the project.” check out these websites for more information about the project: http://www.saveeastbayhills.org/ http://milliontrees.me/ http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/ (especially: http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wildfire.html and http://www.eastbaypesticidealert.org/wpad.html for the decade long history of this project) http://hillsconservationnetwork.org/ http://treespiritproject.com/sfbayclearcut/ (sign up to participate in the July 18 nude photo shoot in the threatened forest) Via email alert: There’s been a lot of activity recently on the FEMA vegetation management front. … Continued
7:00 pm Optik Allusions: Community Media Project Mtg. @ Omni Commons
Optik Allusions: Community Media Project Mtg. @ Omni Commons
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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. If you’d like to make videos or want to become a member, join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually, meet briefly and then work on projects. It’s open … Continued
7:00 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and … Continued
6:30 pm BACE Timebank General Meeting @ Omni Commons: Treatment Room
BACE Timebank General Meeting @ Omni Commons: Treatment Room
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Every 1st Wed of the Month @ the Omni. The Bay Area Community Exchange (BACE) Timebank promotes and facilitates the use of Time instead of money in the exchange of goods and services. The foundation of the Timebank is a free, open source online directory, reputation and accounting system. These exchanges help develop stronger, more resilient connections between individuals and community service organizations which participate in them, by improving communication and the distribution of skills and resources among our participants. We work to help people meet their needs regardless of … Continued
1:00 pm Rally: Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! @ Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
Rally: Tell the ACCJC to treat our colleges fairly! @ Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel
Jun 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Do you think the ACCJC treats California’s Community colleges unfairly? The next ACCJC meeting will be on Friday, June 5th in Oakland. You can bet that AFT 2121 and CFT leaders from across the state will be there to tell them what we think! Want to help? Invite your friends and come out to join us! ACCJC, TREAT OUR COLLEGES FAIRLY! Rally and press conference Friday, June 5th at 1pm Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel 1 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland RSVP and invite on Facebook ACCJC will host meetings at this hotel … Continued
5:00 pm First Friday
First Friday
Jun 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oakland First Fridays street festival is here once again June 5th from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This month’s event will feature one-of-a-kind arts and crafts vendors, delectable eats, and unique entertainment to bring the diverse Oakland community together in a way only First Fridays can. Five blocks of Telegraph Avenue, from West Grand to 27th Street, will be closed to through traffic making room for 30 food vendors, musical acts, and community groups and over 75 artists, makers, crafters and performers of all sorts. The music stages will … Continued
10:00 am Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley
Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 12:00 am
Schedule here. The festival is free, including the keynotes, interviews and panels on various downtown stages during the day. But we expect many of those indoor sessions to be full. How to make sure you get in? Stand in line for a couple of hours? Who wants to spend valuable festival time doing that when you could be exploring exhibitors, visiting the 50,000-book Lacuna installation, or having lunch? Solution: Tickets! By two means: (1) Best is to get single tickets in advance. Reserve single tickets. There is a button next … Continued
10:00 am Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing!
Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing!
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Balloons Aloft! Uphold Berkeley’s need for affordable housing! Balloons Aloft! Come to downtown Berkeley to see balloons aloft at 194 feet, marking the height and dimensions of this LA developer’s monstrous 18-story luxury condo high rise for 2211 Harold Way: Demolish the Shattuck Cinemas and Habitot Museum and terminate their 50 employees for an 18-story luxury condo high rise across the street from the Berkeley Public Library?! Turn Downtown into a construction site for three years, intensifying traffic congestion and harming businesses? Make a mockery of Berkeley’s need for affordable housing? … Continued
2:15 pm Debtors’ Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Debtors’ Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom
Jun 6 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Debtors' Assembly: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons Ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
You are not a loan! Are you in debt? Are you outraged by the debt system? Join the growing resistance! Attend the 4th Strike Debt Bay Area’s Debtors’ Assembly. Come to the Assembly to learn about tools for escaping the closing walls of debt, to share resources and skills, and to magnify our assembled energy. As we share our experiences we can begin to take back from the financiers what they have taken from us….. our freedom and our future. Organized by Strike Debt Bay Area. Facebook, Website, Twitter More information: strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com Strike … Continued