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12:30 pm Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for a potluck lunch followed by our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. Lots going on, lots to talk about — what’s happening, and what we’re doing to stop fossil fuels from doing any more damage. New people encouraged to join us! We need your participation and your voice. 63466
2:00 pm APTP First Responders Training
APTP First Responders Training
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This training introduces APTP first responders model for conducting independent investigations of police terror and providing support to impacted families. The training will cover: -Preparation and building investigation team -Conducting investigations -Trauma focused interviewing -Cultural sensitivity -Providing family support -Lessons learned from past investigations -Know your rights – Collecting video evidence – by Dia Kayyali of Witness.org -Security considerations This training is organized together with SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area as a fundraiser for Anti Police-Terror Project. Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.63437
3:00 pm Eternal Summer Back-to-School Happy Hour @ Starline Social Club
Eternal Summer Back-to-School Happy Hour @ Starline Social Club
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facebook event here. Please share widely! Calling all teachers, educators and anyone else with those first day of school blues! Come pick up a drink for a rad cause. 15% of all bar proceeds go directly to support the work of Critical Resistance. @SUP! TV Street Food from 6pm onward. Starline kitchen open from 3-6pm on. – Free screenings of CR’s new “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex” video series & learn how to bring the video + curriculum into your classroom – Free copies of The Abolitionist bilingual newspaper … Continued
5:00 pm Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Occupella Sing Along - Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater | Berkeley | California | United States
Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.63459
6:30 pm Occupy Forum: Film by Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise @ Black and Brown Social Club
Occupy Forum: Film by Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise @ Black and Brown Social Club
Aug 21 @ 6:30 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! Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave us the freedom to think about … Continued
5:00 pm Policy Cafe & Teach-In @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Policy Cafe & Teach-In @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Aug 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Policy Cafe & Teach-In @ Sustainable Economies Law Center | Oakland | California | United States
Do you have an idea to change your community for the better? Do you have questions about policymaking on a local or state level? Do you want to explore your inner policymaker? Come get answers, ideas, and strategies from our center’s staff, experienced attorneys and policymakers! This is a two-part event (You can come to both, or either!) 1. From 5:00PM – 5:45PM, there will be a DIY Policymaking teach-in facilitated by Sustainable Economies Law Center’s Policy Director, Yassi Eskandari, and Executive Director, Janelle Orsi. They’ll present best practices for engaging in local and state-level policy issues. 2. … Continued
6:00 pm forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee @ International Community School Gymnasium
forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee @ International Community School Gymnasium
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This week, East Bay residents Maria and Eusebio Sanchez were forced to say goodbye to their three daughters, their home, and the community they have lived in for more than twenty years. Their deportation is a devastating blow to our community. Maria and Eusebio are model neighbors and friends. Maria has dedicated her life to caring for cancer and cardiac patients at Highland Hospital. Eusebio has worked as a truck driver for the last twelve years. Just last year, they fulfilled their dream of purchasing a home in Oakland. In … Continued
6:30 pm Equity in the Time of Trump @ New Parkway Theater
Equity in the Time of Trump @ New Parkway Theater
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Panel Discussion: “Equity in the Time of Trump.” We’ll focus on how we can advance justice and build community at a time when exclusion and hate are so prominent in the news. I’ll be joined by Kat Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank; Mauricio Miller, author of The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong; Nwamaka Agbo, senior new-economy fellow at the Movement Strategy Center; and journalist and author Pendarvis Harshaw. Admission is FREE but space is limited so you have to RSVP:  (get there … Continued
6:00 pm Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy @ 16th St. BART
Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy @ 16th St. BART
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  Join us at a Faith Vigil to denounce the racism on blatant display in Charlottesville last weekend and the hatred that is coming to our own backyard in 10 days, with white supremacist groups planning a similar rally at Crissy Field. On Friday evening, interfaith voices will lead us in prayerful and powerful resistance against white supremacy, and call out Governor Brown for enabling mass deportation of immigrants through his attempts to amend SB 54 Statewide Sanctuary Bill. This event is jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese … Continued
10:00 am Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons
Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
(Look for our class down in the Basement) This is the fourth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. The first session focused on the years before the Zapatista Uprising. The 2nd and 3rd classes focused on the 1994 Uprising, the Peace Talks, the San Andrés Accords, the first five Declarations from the Lacandón Jungle and the militarization. This fourth class will focus on the Good Government Boards (Juntas de Buen Gobierno) and the Other Campaign. Classes are free and open to all … Continued
1:00 pm East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley
East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
South Berkeley District Canvass This last Saturday, a team of ten canvassers knocked on doors and had some wonderful conversations with their South Berkeley neighbors about single-payer healthcare in California. Come join us on Saturday, August 26, in South Berkeley for our next neighborhood canvassing event. For more information, email info@eastbaydsa.org.63467
1:00 pm Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building. more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK63462
2:00 pm Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
BERKELEY — The film “Hate Man, street philosopher,” about the former New York Times reporter Mark Hawthorne who quit the paper and became a colorful fixture of Berkeley street life for more than three decades, will be screened on Aug. 26 at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St. The free screening of the film, made by local filmmaker Ivan Jaigirdar, will occur at 2 p.m. as part of a city-sponsored event celebrating Hawthorne that also will include a city proclamation in Hate Man’s honor. The … Continued
3:00 pm Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity @ Civic Center Park
Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Beyt Tikkun Invitation to all faith communities, secular-humanists and atheists to join at Civic Center Park for inter-faith secular gathering, Saturday, August 26, 3:00 pm, gathering to assemble the day before to affirm solidarity with those who will be nonviolently protesting Sunday. 63504