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Afrikatown Anti-Eviction Block Party @ Qilombo
Afrikatown Anti-Eviction Block Party @ Qilombo
May 28 all-day
Recently, the Qilombo Collective has been ordered to move the garden, and the people feel like there should be space in the city for people to learn, organize and work free of corporate pressure. So the fight is beginning to take shape, and on May 28, everyone is invited to the Anti-Eviction Block Party at the Afrikatown Garden. I hope to see you there.60981
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11:00 am Oakland Book Festival @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
Oakland Book Festival @ Oscar Grant Plaza / City Hall
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oakland Book Festival Free and open to the public Read. Debate. Celebrate. One day – Seven Hours – 90 Writers – 40 Events60558
11:00 am Oakland Book Festival
Oakland Book Festival
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
One day – Seven Hours – 145 Writers – 70 Events Inside City Hall, more than 100 novelists, poets, historians, philosophers, journalists, and activists will engage event-goers in panels, interviews, and open debate. This year’s Festival will feature (among many others) Dave Eggers, Mary Roach, Frank Chin, Elaine Brown, Fred Moten, Ellen Pao, Emily Raboteau, Victor LaValle, Larissa MacFarquhar, Pico Iyer, Arlie Hochschild, and Greil Marcus. Join us for conversations about labor movements, immigration, drug trafficking, altruism, censorship, prisons, restorative justice, labors of love, the dignity of work, and the … Continued
2:00 pm Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative @ Geoffrey Pete's
Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative @ Geoffrey Pete's
May 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Oakland Post Salon on Police Commission Ballot Initiative: the Oakland City Council could put the measure directly onto the ballot – but some members have used procedural delays to block our efforts. Come out to the Post Salon this Sunday to continue the discussion and learn how you can get involved. 60990
3:00 pm Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
6:00 pm TEACH-IN: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HAITI @ Oakland Peace Center
TEACH-IN: WHAT’S HAPPENING IN HAITI @ Oakland Peace Center
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For the past few months, 68 grassroots organization in Haiti have joined together and have taken to the streets in massive numbers. They have stopped fraudulent presidential and legislative elections from taking place and have forced President Michel Martelly out of office. The teach-in will give us the latest information about where this struggle stands, how the United States is subverting democracy, and how we can show our solidarity. This is the main event of “Black Love Beyond Borders: A Week of International Solidarity”, May 21-28, 2016. For more information … Continued
5:00 pm Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
5:00 pm Rally & Vigil: Justice for James “Nate” Greer! @ Hayward City Hall
Rally & Vigil: Justice for James “Nate” Greer! @ Hayward City Hall
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May 23rd will be the 2 year anniversary of James “Nate” Greer’s death at the hands of Hayward rogue police. His grieving Family will be holding a rally with their attorneys, and have a candle light vigil immediately following. Other coalitions, families and activists will be there to support. as well as memorialize the loss of their loved ones, who were killed by police. For more info on the beating death of Nate Greer, please see : https://www.facebook.com/groups/1760883287473600/61009
5:00 pm Rally to demilitarize the Emeryville Police Department
Rally to demilitarize the Emeryville Police Department
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
AR-15 assault rifles and other military equipment have no place in Emeryville, let alone in the hands of the police department that claims to protect and serve this community. On Monday, Chief Tejada will be meeting with our comrades at Residents United for a Livable Emeryville (R.U.L.E.) in an attempt to divide and conquer community organizations working together on this issue. APTP and SURJ will be outside holding a rally to oppose this tactic. An Emeryville police officer used an AR-15 in the killing of beloved community member Yuvette Henderson … Continued
5:00 pm Reframing the Dialogue: Race, Police Violence and Public Health @ Cole Hall Auditorium
Reframing the Dialogue: Race, Police Violence and Public Health @ Cole Hall Auditorium
May 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us for a student-led initiative to examine closely the need to address police violence and racism as public health issues directly affecting the safety of communities in the US and particularly here in San Francisco. This event is the initiative of the Do No Harm Coalition at UCSF, which is a group of students, faculty and staff spanning the entire campus who are interested in furthering the local and national dialogue around community policing and public safety for all. This event is open to UCSF community members and the public. … Continued
1:30 pm Protect Oakland Renters: Oakland City Council CED Cmte Considers Ballot Initiative @ Oakland City Hall
Protect Oakland Renters: Oakland City Council CED Cmte Considers Ballot Initiative @ Oakland City Hall
May 24 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The committee will decide to either send the proposed ordinance to the full City Council to vote on putting it on the November, 2016 ballot (polls show that it would pass by more than 80%) or kill it altogether. With this much at stake, count on the real estate industry to be there in force with sharpened knives unsheathed. We need to be there to make sure our proposal moves forward.   Agenda Item with Link to Proposed Ballot Initiative. Come and demand that the City Council put this initiative … Continued
2:00 pm Alameda Renters Coalition – Time To Deliver the Ballot Initiative Signatures! @ Alameda City Hall
Alameda Renters Coalition – Time To Deliver the Ballot Initiative Signatures! @ Alameda City Hall
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate the delivery of more than 8,000 pre-screened petition signatures for the ballot measure we have been promoting. We needed only 6,240 verified signatures; so we are confident we will qualify for the November ballot! Please come and join the celebration. We can all be enormously proud of our role in making this historic moment possible. Celebrate loudly. Then let’s get busy getting voters to the polls in November! Catherine Pauling and the Steering Committee thank the 100 or more volunteer who spent countless hours gathering … Continued
6:00 pm Jobs for Freedom campaign kickoff. @ Imani Church
Jobs for Freedom campaign kickoff. @ Imani Church
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Ella Baker Center and the Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County for the kickoff of the Jobs for Freedom campaign tonight! Together let’s win 1,400 jobs. We’re urging Alameda County leadership to provide good jobs for people affected by the criminal justice system and for youth to prevent their interaction with the criminal justice system. Locking people up and then locking them out of quality jobs hurts us all. Come out tonight to Imani Community Church and learn more about the campaign and how you can plug in! … Continued
5:30 pm Clean Power to the People @ Oakstop (basement)
Clean Power to the People @ Oakstop (basement)
May 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Alameda County’s Community Choice energy program is moving forward.  Now is a crucial time to join the East Bay Clean Power Alliance in advocating for community representation on the board and development of local energy resources to benefit our community. Clean Power to the People is a happy-hour mixer with a campaign update and community organizing strategy session. We need to organize ourselves to take action at an upcoming late June or early July Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. We must come together to demand an Alameda County Community Choice energy program that … Continued
6:00 pm Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vigil for #AmilcarPerezLopez at Mission Police station 6 pm every Wed til @GeorgeGascon announces if #sfpd charged pic.twitter.com/TiyAAbsH6F— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) May 19, 2016 60982
6:00 pm Community Connect Oakland @ Omni Commons
Community Connect Oakland @ Omni Commons
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Calling all Social Change Agents Who Want to Get Support in Achieving Their Life Enhancing Goals Join us for an evening ofInteractive activities and intentional conversations during a potluck meal designed to help you connect in meaningful ways based on Open Space Technology. They include: • Revitalize your passion for creating a better world • Share your knowledge and gifts • Find co-collaborators and kindred spirits • Nourish established connections Workshop and Conversation Topics include: Mutual Aid Networks: Redesign your own work life and build a more equitable sustainable and enjoyable Transition Town: Making … Continued
8:00 pm Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley
Neighborhood Copwatch in Berkeley
May 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
MAY COPWATCH DAYS AND TIMES – FRIDAY 5/6 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/13 – 8pm – SATURDAY 5/21 – 8pm – FRIDAY 5/27 – 8pm You’re invited to join Berkeley Copwatch on one of our weekly copwatch shifts. We’ll be out in the streets witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. No experience is required – we’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. DETAILS: * Please RSVP (no deadline) by calling/texting 510-224-5950 or emailing CRivka@sonic.net to let us know which … Continued
1:00 pm A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
2:00 pm The History of Socialism in America @ South Berkeley Library
The History of Socialism in America @ South Berkeley Library
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bernie Socialist Workshop The History of Socialism in America from Robert Owens’ utopian experiment in 1825 to Bernie’s political revolution of 2016. A slide presentation by Eugene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Cal State, Long Beach As a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders is leading a political revolution to transform a political system run by the billionaire class into one that represents working and middle class Americans and creates more opportunity for everyone. This workshop will take a closer look at Bernie’s socialism by placing it within the global context of … Continued
5:00 pm Dinner and a Movie: Pride @ SEIU Local 1021
Dinner and a Movie: Pride @ SEIU Local 1021
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dinner and a Movie: Pride @ SEIU Local 1021 | Oakland | California | United States
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6:00 pm An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners @ OneFam
An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners @ OneFam
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening in Support of Political Prisoners @ OneFam | Oakland | California | United States
Join us on Saturday May 28th at 6pm for an evening of food, speakers and music to support long term Political Prisoner, Romaine “Chip” Fitzgerald, and to build solidarity around US Political Prisoners. 60963