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12:00 pm SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Suigetsukan Dojo
SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Suigetsukan Dojo
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Annie Danger, Mike Esmailzadeh, and Heather will lead a two-hour workshop on the basics of intervening in public as a bystander. They will cover the basics of stance, assertiveness, and situational awareness as well as go into depth about different potential scenarios, legality of bystander intervention, physical and social skills and tactics for successful intervention, de-escalation, police involvement, knowing your place, and aftercare. This workshop cannot cover all possibilities of intervention, but will provide a baseline for reducing harm and acting in effective solidarity with people being harassed or assaulted. … Continued
5:00 pm DefundOPD – Oakland City Council Budget Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
DefundOPD – Oakland City Council Budget Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello, Comrades! First off, we would like to thank EVERYONE for their participation in the#DefundOPD Campaign. Your actions have spoke loudly and have clearly influenced the City’s decisionmaking process when it comes to allocating money to the Oakland Police Department. That being said, the fight is not over! City Council plans to announce and vote on its proposed budget, and we want to be there in full force to hold them accountable! On Monday, June 19 at (tentatively) 5 pm we need folks to TURN UP to Oakland’s City Council … Continued
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Film: From the Ashes @ Local 2
Occupy Forum: Film: From the Ashes @ Local 2
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Film: From the Ashes by Radical Media OccupyForum is hosting a free screening of a new National Geographic documentary about coal, From the Ashes. Join us to watch this film together in community. Come and share any updates about the coal campaign in Oakland and talk more generally about the struggle for environmental and climate justice as we resist the new administration in Washington. … Continued
4:30 pm Public Bank of Oakland: Rally & Vote at the City Council @ Oscar Grant Plaza & City Council Chambers
Public Bank of Oakland: Rally & Vote at the City Council @ Oscar Grant Plaza & City Council Chambers
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland will be out in full force at the council meeting next Tuesday. Please find us in our bright green shirts to receive signs. We will also have t-shirts available for sale. If this is your first time participating in something like this, please find us and we will help you get oriented. Attend our outreach event before the council meeting. Time: 4:30PM The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland is organizing a political action an hour before the full council meeting. … Continued
5:00 pm Establish The Department Of Violence Prevention? Oakland City Council Mtg. @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Establish The Department Of Violence Prevention? Oakland City Council Mtg. @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Special Concurrent Meeting of the Oakland Subject: Establishing The Department Of Violence Prevention From: Councilmember McElhaney, Kaplan And Council President Reid Recommendation: Adopt A Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.29 Of The Oakland Municipal Code Entitled “City Agencies, Departments And Offices” To Create The Department Of Violence Prevention Focusing On Ending The Epidemic Of Violent Crime In Oakland And Healing Trauma In Impacted Communities 1. View Report, 2. View Supplemental Report, 3. View Report A winding, two-month push for the new city department meets its conclusion Tuesday. The proposed department would be … Continued
5:30 pm Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council – Rally Beforehand @ Longfellow School
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council – Rally Beforehand @ Longfellow School
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council - Rally Beforehand @ Longfellow School | Berkeley | California | United States
On Tuesday May 16 more than 200 people turned out to the Berkeley City Council in anticipation of the Council’s vote on whether or not to continue Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield. After waiting six hours for the agenda item to be heard and after giving powerful testimony, we were told that the Council once again decided to postpone the vote. The coalition and supporters staged a walkout to show the Council that we won’t stand for this kind of manipulation. The Council has rescheduled the vote for June 20th … Continued
6:00 pm Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield! Out Now! @ Longfellow Middle School
Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield! Out Now! @ Longfellow Middle School
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mark Your Calendars Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield: The Berkeley City Council will be voting on the city’s participation in Urban Shield. On Tuesday May 16 more than 200 people turned out to the Berkeley City Council in anticipation of the Council’s vote on whether or not to continue Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield. After waiting six hours for the agenda item to be heard and after giving powerful testimony, we were told that the Council once again decided to postpone the vote. The coalition and supporters staged a walkout to … Continued
7:30 pm Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Join us for a discussion of resistance in the Trump era with internationally acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda — including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy — will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two … Continued
8:45 am Historic Vote on Refinery Greenhouse Gas Caps – ALL HANDS ON DECK! @ BAAQMD Offices
Historic Vote on Refinery Greenhouse Gas Caps – ALL HANDS ON DECK! @ BAAQMD Offices
Jun 21 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
 ALL HANDS ON DECK! We Need GREEN ​ HOUSE ​ GAS​ Caps, Not Massive Emissions Increases! 11th-hour Air District staff changes to Rule 12-16, scheduled for a vote this coming Wednesday, effectively sabotage what was to be the first-in-the nation rule to regulate local refinery-emitted greenhouse gases. In a stunning reversal, the Air District is now trying to grandfather in horrendous emission increases. Staff’s history of reckless permitting is causing them to propose a total gutting of the caps by raising permissible emissions levels by 25% – the equivalent to … Continued
5:30 pm Tasers: SF Police Commission @ San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
Tasers: SF Police Commission @ San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Via 48 Hills The Police Commission will be talking about Tasers Wednesday/21. This is an ongoing debate, and took center stage when the supes Rules Committee voted to allow Petra DeJesus to stay on the commission for another term. The cops want Tasers, and say they are a good alternative to shooting people. A lot of activists who have studied the issue (and some police departments that have abandoned the devices) say there are really serious problems with giving officers what is generally considered a less-lethal, but still lethal, weapon. … Continued
7:00 pm What Democracy Could Look Like: Presentation on Proportional Representation @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
What Democracy Could Look Like: Presentation on Proportional Representation @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the RPA in an interactive presentation which will provide an overview of local election systems, and discuss possible reforms, including ranked choice voting and forms of proportional representation.  Speakers will include Pedro Hernandez, Deputy Director of FairVote California; Steve Chessin, President of Californians for Electoral Reform (CfER); and Joan Strasser, Board Member of CfER, and a teacher at Richmond High School. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 63285
7:15 pm Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and speak out. Several brave individuals have responded. One of them is Melvin Goodman. Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens, Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from 1971–1972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of … Continued
7:30 pm Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio and City Lights Books present: Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and speak out. Several brave individuals have responded. One of them is Melvin Goodman. Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens, Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from … Continued
9:00 am BART Board : Stopping Harrassment, Protecting Immigrants
BART Board : Stopping Harrassment, Protecting Immigrants
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The BART Board will vote on on a proposal to rescind the ordinance that would have BART police ticket people who take up more than one BART seat. BART has limited police resources, and police should be focusing on serious crimes. This ordinance would increase BART delays, 17% of which are already caused by police interactions. And according to the BART Police Officers Association, this ordinance would likely target homeless people and increase use of force incidents. BART should not criminalize etiquette violations. Instead Bart Board Chair Saltzman will be … Continued
9:00 am Sanctuary Transit – Keep Immigrants Safe On BART @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Sanctuary Transit – Keep Immigrants Safe On BART @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Board of Directors Meeting.  Agenda. Directions: The BART Board Meeting Room is entered on Webster Street between 20th and 21st, to the north of the large CVS store at 20th and Webster. BART will be considering newly-elected BART rep Lateefah Simon’s proposal for “sanctuary transit” i.e instructions to BART’s police department to not cooperate with immigration enforcement activities on the Bay Area’s rail system and to ensure unfettered travel to and from work, family and leisure for all residents regardless of status. Op-Ed in the … Continued
6:30 pm No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles @ Workers World
No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles @ Workers World
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Trans Power! Queer Power! Im/Migrant & Worker Power! IN THE SPIRIT OF STONEWALL, LETS UNITE TO SMASH OPPRESSION! Teresa Gutierrez, lesbian Im/Migrant rights socialist activist, presenting: “No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles” Teresa is a member of the national Secretariat of Workers World Party and National Director, International Action Center Latin-America/Caribbean and Immigration Projects. For many years, she was also the Coordinator of the NYC May 1st Coalition. In 2004, she ran for Vice-President on the Workers World Party ticket. Note that location may change, watch this space … Continued
7:00 pm Film Screening: From the Ashes – the legacy of the coal industry and its future @ La Pena Cultural Center
Film Screening: From the Ashes – the legacy of the coal industry and its future @ La Pena Cultural Center
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Oakland is hosting a free screening of a new National Geographic documentary about coal, From the Ashes. Join us to watch this film together in community.  We will also share any updates about the coal campaign in Oakland and talk more generally about the struggle for environmental and climate justice as we resist the new administration in Washington. You can see a trailer for the film at https://vimeo.com/user21699071/review/212647120/507d57d428 From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry … Continued
8:30 am Movement School For Revolutionaries @ Richmond Progressive Alliance
Movement School For Revolutionaries @ Richmond Progressive Alliance
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
This conference is sure to be an inspiring journey for all in attendance. This is our opportunity to come together and shake off the dust from the 2016 election season and start anew with a revived and refreshed determination to transform the political ground under our feet! Check out these sample agenda items and let us know what you think! Explore the context we are operating in, under our present political reality, and flesh out the norms embedded in our cultural assumptions. See also: Movement School For Revolutionaries | event | … Continued
1:00 pm Free Health Screenings, Free Legal Assistance – Oakland Family Festival @ Verdese Carter Park
Free Health Screenings, Free Legal Assistance – Oakland Family Festival @ Verdese Carter Park
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BAY AREA! Join us at the #Oakland Family Festival on June 24th! Free legal assistance & health screenings https://t.co/EUmn9FtMBK #BayArea pic.twitter.com/HKBmXe2ec1— Dannyoso (@Dannyoso) June 20, 2017 63290
1:00 pm SOLAR SIMPLIFIED II: THE DEEPER DIVE @ Ecology Center
SOLAR SIMPLIFIED II: THE DEEPER DIVE @ Ecology Center
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Residential solar technologies are evolving at a fast clip, as are the policies that support solar generation. Expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products and technologies that can extend solar’s reach in your life, plus the policies that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in our region, state, and country. This presentation and Q&A is useful for people who have already gotten solar, and those who are still considering and want to take a deeper dive. Bring your questions! Topics include: Panels & Inverters Electric Vehicles … Continued
1:00 pm Theater of the Oppressed Workshop @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a set of techniques, games & practices for using theater as a vehicle for transforming individuals and their communities, and effecting social and political change. It is a method of harnessing the theatrical process as a powerful tool for healing communities and breaking cycles of oppression; resulting in empowered and engaged individuals and groups that have the tools to dialogue, educate, problem-solve, and effect change. TO is a collective, creative, whole-brained problem-posing/solving technique of learning and transformation. Jiwon Chung studied with Augusto Boal, the … Continued