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24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have Died on our Streets @ Berkeley New City Hall
24 Hour Vigil for the Homeless Who Have Died on our Streets @ Berkeley New City Hall
Jan 17 – Jan 18 all-day
A vigil for the homeless who have died of exposure this year, especially those in Berkeley. A 24 hour vigil starting at 5 PM. A press conference around five or so. Candles lit at 6 pm. Body of homeless woman found near Berkeley High “It sickens me that we live in a society where we think of ourselves as civilized and people freeze to death because they have nowhere to live,” Four homeless people die of exposure in Portland in first 10 days of 2017 “Karen Lee Batts, 52, was … Continued
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1:00 pm Poets Protest Against Trump @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Poets Protest Against Trump @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
POETS PROTEST AGAINST TRUMP What: A Nation-wide action by poets from Austin to Chicago, New Orleans to St. Louis, San Francisco to Sacramento. When: January 15, 2017 at 1PM (Local time). Where: Oakland CA, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland CA Contact: Paul Corman-Roberts (pabs67@yahoo.com) On Sunday, January 15, at 1PM (local times) in protest against a Donald Trump presidency, poets across the United States will mount readings on the front steps of their respective city halls (as well as other venues). Citizens from all walks of life are welcome to … Continued
6:00 pm Cafe Night & Solidarity Hoe Down for the Homeless @ Longhaul
Cafe Night & Solidarity Hoe Down for the Homeless @ Longhaul
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bay Area Harmonica Club is organizing a special night of feasting and music benefiting Snubbed by the Hub Poor Tour 2016/ the Homeless Camp that gets raided every few weeks or so. This is about Building Community and Solidarity, with the “People’s Instrument”. NOTAFLAF… 6PM Dinner & Music featuring the harps… *(get on board that train with) Bay Area Harmonica Club *Mudfence *Andrea Prichett (of Leave it to Diva) & Ayr Tin Sandwich, harmonica trio (our mentors) *Dennis D Banjoman (Traditional American & Songs from the Sea) *Vincent Gordon … Continued
6:00 pm Film screening of THE SQUARE: The People Demand the Downfall of the Regime @ Revolution Books
Film screening of THE SQUARE: The People Demand the Downfall of the Regime @ Revolution Books
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The documentary film The Square, by the filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, brings us inside the mass uprisings in Egypt. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience. As 2011 dawned, President Hosni Mubarak had ruled Egypt for decades and seemed to be immovably implanted in power. But Mubarak was forced to leave office and … Continued
7:00 pm Free Movie: Salt of the Earth @ Longhaul
Free Movie: Salt of the Earth @ Longhaul
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Movie:  Salt of the Earth @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
APPARENTLY THIS SHOWING HAS BEEN ‘POSTPONED’    Free Movie: Salt of the Earth (1954 – Herbert J. Biberman) Made by blacklisted artists and workers during HUAC [House Un-American Activities Committee] era, the film explores feminist themes in the context of a union struggle. Inspirational on a number of levels as it demonstrates that the people can win against steep odds when they struggle together. 62171
11:00 am 3rd Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy/ & 120 Hours @ Oscar Grant Plaza
3rd Annual March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy/ & 120 Hours @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
You’re invited to the march on Monday to #ReclaimMLK, which also launches #120Hours of direct actions of protest and resistance leading up to the January 20th inauguration of Donald Trump. March will start at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland. This year, we will begin our week of action with the Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March. We will then launch into 120 hours of autonomous direct action in resistance to the fascist Trump agenda. This year we are focused on immigrant rights, protection of our Muslim brothers and sisters, … Continued
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Standing Rock
Occupy Forum: Standing Rock
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Standing Rock: “Every Footfall is a Prayer” with The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene, LMFT The Reverend Meg Whitaker-Greene, LMFT will reflect on her trips in November and December to Oceti Sakawin where the  “Black Snake” has been stopped. The Bismarck Mandan Unitarian Universalist Church and Fellowship plays an essential part in supporting this movement led by First Persons of the North American Continent to save our … Continued
12:00 pm Demand Resignation of Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson @ DA's Office
Demand Resignation of Contra Costa DA Mark Peterson @ DA's Office
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
It is time to act.  How much shameless corruption are we going to tolerate? As a community, we must fight back. Contra Costa’s District Attorney Mark Peterson has violated the law. He has admitted to embezzlement, fraud, and perjury. He claims to be “humbled and embarrassed by his errors of judgment;” he says he will pay a fine for his “mistakes and errors.”  Admission of guilt does not negate the fact that he broke the law and was caught red-handed only after an audit was conducted. As the top law enforcement official, DA … Continued
12:45 pm Emergency Press Conference, Public Defender for Sean Moore
Emergency Press Conference, Public Defender for Sean Moore
Jan 18 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
Sean Moore was assaulted then shot in the stomach and leg by SFPD on January 6, after a neighbor called to report that Sean was making noise IN HIS OWN HOME. Yesterday, Jan. 11, Mr. Moore was transferred from the hospital to JAIL on bogus charges of assaulting an officer. Public Defender Jeff Adachi has viewed the bodycam videotapes and will release a statement at 1:00 on the discrepancies between the police narrative we were fed by police at the town hall and the truth. Please attend this conference to … Continued
5:30 pm Open Circle Direct Action! – Repeal the Policeman’s Bill of Rights! @ SF Police Association
Open Circle Direct Action! – Repeal the Policeman’s Bill of Rights! @ SF Police Association
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Open Circle Community for a Direct Action as part of the APTP Reclaiming the Radical Legacy of Martin Luther King and Resisting the Fascist Trump Agenda. The focus of this action is to address the Police Officer Bill of Rights which protects killer cops from prosecution. This Bill of Rights needs to be REPEALED! Meet us at the Police Officers Association, 800 Bryant Street, San Francisco. We’ll have an introduction to the families directly impacted by police terror and a speakout on how the Police Officer Bill of … Continued
6:00 pm Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Walk – MLK 120 Hours of Action @ First Presbyterian Church
Interfaith Candlelight Vigil and Walk – MLK 120 Hours of Action @ First Presbyterian Church
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this family-friendly event in remembrance of the work of Dr. King and in recognition of the work we need to do to make the Beloved Community a reality. Bring a candle, glowstick or other source of light. After a brief gathering ceremony, we will begin our candlelight walk to Frank Ogawa Plaza. Clergy and faith leaders are invited to wear vestments or other garments relevant to their ministry.62265
7:30 pm Film Screening: “At the River I Stand” @ Omni Commons
Film Screening: “At the River I Stand” @ Omni Commons
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A recounting of the two months leading to the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Directors: David Appleby, Steve Ross, Allison Graham Cinematography: David Appleby Cast: Paul Winfield Producers: David Appleby, Steve Ross Nominations: News & Documentary Emmy Award for Outstanding Research 62236
7:00 am Human Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff’s Racism and Reject Trump @ Rockridge Bart
Human Billboard: Expose Libby Schaff’s Racism and Reject Trump @ Rockridge Bart
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
Join SURJ for a human billboard and flyering at Rockridge BART in conjunction with the APTP call to Resist Fascism & Reclaim MLK – 120 Hours of Direct Action. We’ll expose Mayor Libby Schaaf’s refusal to address police terror in Oakland. Under Libby’s watch, the Oakland Police Dept. has murdered eight Black people in and around Oakland. Yet, she has not denounced even one of these killings. White supremacy has no place in Oakland. The police who committed these acts and those involved in the police department sex scandal have … Continued
12:00 pm Inauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Inauguration Eve Meditation & Prayer @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
We will be meditating on Inauguration Eve at 12 noon at Oscar Grant Plaza. This is a loosely organized event and you are welcome to participate in your own way. We will be meditating silently for an hour, in anticipation of the battle to come.62235
6:00 pm NOISE DEMO! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! @ Santa Rita Jail
NOISE DEMO! Stop Santa Rita Jail Expansion! @ Santa Rita Jail
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
n honor of Martin Luther King and everyone who’s struggling against the prison industrial complex, the Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition will be holding a noise demo at Santa Rita Jail. This action is organized as part ofAnti Police-Terror Project‘s call for 120 hours of direct action. #120Hours,#HellNawguration, #ReclaimMLK. Noise demos break the isolation and alienation of cages and is a way of expressing solidarity for people imprisoned and remembering those held captive by the state. This will be a family friendly event and it will not be arrestable. We … Continued
7:00 pm Know Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest @ Grassroots House
Know Your Rights: A training in support of 120 Hrs of Protest @ Grassroots House
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
n support of the call by Anti Police Terror Project for 120 Hours of Protest (from the Martin Luther King holiday through Inauguration Day), Berkeley Copwatch is sponsoring a special KNOW YOUR RIGHTS training to help people get ready to deal with massive police presence in the streets. We will also practice techniques for gathering evidence, challenging racist practices and dealing with police intimidation even after the protests are over. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – At a protest – On the street – When observing and recording – What/how to document … Continued
8:00 am Bay Area Resist Trump – SF @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Bay Area Resist Trump – SF @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Jan 20 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
On January 20th, Donald Trump’s inauguration begins a presidential term marked by outright xenophobia, bigotry, sexism, corporate giveaways and hate-fueled policies. We must reclaim our democracy, and show the nation how the Bay Area stands together to defend our communities and fight for justice. On this historic day, stand shoulder to shoulder with your neighbors, co-workers, and friends to RESIST TRUMP and join the movement to protect our healthcare, public education, civil liberties, unions, and environment. #rebelcitiesrising #J20 8 AM – 12PM Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco (Embarcadero … Continued
9:00 am J20 General Strike – Mutual Aid Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
J20 General Strike – Mutual Aid Fair @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! #oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay Teach-ins/Workshops, Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, A Free Store, Speakers and Music62259
9:00 am J20 Strike Community Organizing – Alchemy Cafe @ Alchemy Cafe
J20 Strike Community Organizing – Alchemy Cafe @ Alchemy Cafe
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
In solidarity with the J20 Strike, the cafe will be closed for business, but will offer free coffee and tea for organizers and people who want to collaborate with local groups to make a difference in our communities. We’ll also be collecting donations for: Standing Rock Water Protectors, Ghost Ship, and a domestic violence resistance org. Details TBA on facebook soon: @alchemycollective62248
10:00 am Technology for Racial Justice @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Technology for Racial Justice @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Connecting Racial Justice Organizations with Tech. Resources (part of the All Day Mutual Aid Fair: https://www.facebook.com/events/1862566130646162/) If you’re with a not-for-profit organization or activist/advocacy group working on racial/social justice causes to support, defend, and uplift underserved and marginalized communities throughout the Bay Area and beyond, and could use help from technology resources, we’re here to help! Fortunately, there are a growing number of people with diverse technical skills – often working in software start-ups and big tech companies, or as independent freelancers – who would gladly volunteer their time to … Continued
5:00 pm J20 General Strike – Open Mic / Speak Out @ Oscar Grant Plaza
J20 General Strike – Open Mic / Speak Out @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
NO WORK! NO SCHOOL! #oaklandJ20 #GeneralStrike #DumpTrump #InaugurationDay62260
5:00 pm Requiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Requiem for a Dream: A Resurrection of Hope @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A public interfaith ritual to give voice to the grief over our loss of faith in our nation’s public institutions and systems, looking toward a resurrection of hope through solidarity and community to strive for the world we imagine. In light of the inauguration of a fascist, and in the week that we officially remember the radical legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., we seek to connect the dreams of our past with the hopes for our future. This is a space to bring your grief, your tears, your mourning … Continued
10:00 am Woman’s March – Oakland @ Madison Park -> OGP
Woman’s March – Oakland @ Madison Park -> OGP
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join women and allies across the country to stand for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice for all, on the day after the inauguration. Marches in San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose will join the national Women’s March in Washington DC. The call to the national Women’s March describes its purpose as to “stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.” The … Continued
12:00 pm Resist Trump – #OccupyInauguration @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Resist Trump – #OccupyInauguration @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This will be a family-friendly event to protest the inauguration of Trump. We urgently need a movement to fight racism, sexism, homophobia, and Islamophobia! – No Border Wall! Stop the deportations of undocumented immigrants! – Tax rich millionaires like Trump! Fund healthcare for all! Make college free! – Black Lives Matter! – End rape culture — #PussyGrabsBack – Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline — Green Jobs now! — #NoDAPL The Democratic Party establishment claimed to be our only defense against Trump and the right wing. They have failed and now … Continued
3:00 pm Womens March Bay Area – SF @ Civic Center Plaza
Womens March Bay Area – SF @ Civic Center Plaza
Jan 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
he Women’s March is a national movement to unite everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, and social justice. There will be marches in D.C. and around the country, including in Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose and other communities/towns/cities in the Bay Area. San Francisco: 3:00-5:00 Rally at Civic Center, followed by 5:00-8:00 Candlelight march To Chelsea Manning Plaza (previously Justin Hermann Plaza) The march represents the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the … Continued
4:00 pm Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) @ Oakstop
Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) @ Oakstop
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Holiday Appeal for Class-War Prisoners (FundRaiser) @ Oakstop | Oakland | California | United States
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