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1:00 pm Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: How “No Coal in Oakland” Won @ RPA Headquarters | Richmond | California | United States
Sunflower Alliance members who participated in the successful No Coal in Oakland campaign will discuss the ways the campaign built the power to stop the coal export terminal. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice. The Sunflower Alliance brings together individuals and organizations committed to environmental justice and the health and safety of all Bay Area communities threatened by toxic pollution and climate change. We work toward building an equitable, sustainable economy fueled by renewable energy.61671
3:00 pm Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
3:30 pm Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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4:00 pm Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. @ Berkeley Arts Festival
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. A Play. @ Berkeley Arts Festival
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Charlie Hinton & Bill Crossman Directed by Mark Kenward Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with prisoners in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show takes place in November, 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. Pianist Bill Crossman will improvise music throughout the performance. Afterwards, we will have an update about Pelican Bay and the “security/welfare” checks that are waking up prisoners every 30 minutes in solitary confinement units throughout CA. Suggested Donation $5-10, no one turned away61688
4:00 pm Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Roundtable @ Northbrae Community Chur h
Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Berkeley Mayoral Candidate Roundtable @ Northbrae Community Chur h
Sep 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Homelessness is on the rise in Berkeley. Beyond the immediate impact upon those persons living without shelter, it is increasingly on the minds of Berkeley residents and business-owners, and is central to voters this November.  The Berkeley Public Library, BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action) and Northbrae Community Church are in collaboration to host a community forum on homelessness featuring the 2016 Berkeley Mayoral candidates. How can Berkeley best address the issues of the escalating costs of affordable housing, and the necessary support for persons who are homeless?  What policies … Continued
6:30 pm Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi @ Omni Commons
Community Democracy Project: 4th Sundays are 4 Sci-Fi @ Omni Commons
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Every Sunday The Community Democracy Project and our supporters gather to imagine a society that functions differently. We organize and strategize to make Participatory Budgeting a reality in Oakland through a voter initiative that uplifts and values the voices of the most marginalized. Beginning August 28th every 4th Sunday will be dedicated to a work of Science Fiction that inspires us. We’re very excited to blast off with the short story, Bloodchild by Octavia Butler. Read (attached in the comments!) and join us to share your insight and inspiration. Future … Continued
7:00 am Idle No More Calls Us to Stand Up to Phillips 66
Idle No More Calls Us to Stand Up to Phillips 66
Sep 26 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
The Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery in Rodeo has once again poisoned Bay Area water and air.  After a tanker spill this week in San Pablo Bay, over 100 people have gone to the hospital and untold numbers of relatives in the area have been affected.  We are standing together to say that it is time to leave fossil fuels in the ground! We will begin at Lone Tree Point and walk to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery (P66) on San Pablo Ave. in Rodeo. The EPA has listed P66 as … Continued
12:30 pm Fossil-Free Bay Area @ SPUR
Fossil-Free Bay Area @ SPUR
Sep 26 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
California has the most ambitious climate policy framework in the world, and the Bay Area has the resources, political temperament and innovative spirit to demonstrate how to work toward eliminating fossil fuel use. But is that spirit enough to go fossil-free? SPUR’s latest report lays out an agenda for the region to transition to a high-efficiency, 100% renewable energy system that will create a model for other urban regions while improving climate resiliency. + Laura Tam / SPUR + Sarah Jo Szambelan / SPUR61690
5:30 pm Help Film a Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters) Commercial. @ Gazebo on Lake Merritt, near Bellevue & Grand
Help Film a Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters) Commercial. @ Gazebo on Lake Merritt, near Bellevue & Grand
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
A “Yes on Measure JJ (Protect Oakland Renters)” commercial will be filmed on Monday, 9/26.  We’re inviting all supporters to come join in the finale — at 5:30 pm at the Gazebo on Lake Merritt — find it on the map: Lake Merritt Gazebo area. NOTE: Everyone is welcome in their daily casual wear, but please no logos, organization shirts or jerseys, because getting formal approval for those to appear on television is a long process. Please let Becki or Gabby know if you will be able to join at … Continued
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Occupy Forum: The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues The Presidential Debates: Mega-events? High Stakes? Or BULLSHIT? At OccupyForum, we don’t really have the stomach to watch the Clinton-Trump debate, although lurid curiosity may get the better of us for a few minutes. After we turn it off in disgust and despair, we may instead turn to something Ralph Nader is putting together called Breaking Through Power. On September 26th through September … Continued
12:00 pm Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition Press Conference @ DA's Office
Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition Press Conference @ DA's Office
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition NOON Press Conference To DEMAND that DA Gascon charge Killer Cops with Murder! And then at 1:30 Steps of City Hall, 2pm Inside City Hall, 2nd Floor For the Board of Supervisors Vote on the Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Police Misconduct in San Francisco. It is unfathomable that as we see other cops being charged across the country for their heinous murders of black and brown people – we in San Francisco still await a SINGLE charge or action from our District Attorney. … Continued
1:30 pm Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance @ Oakland City Hall
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Oakland Worker Coop Ordinance Community & Economic Development Committee Hearing We’re sending out a call to action for those interested in building just and resilient economies in the Bay Area! This is your chance to come out, have your voice heard, and tell Oakland City Council that we demand an economy that supports the growth of worker owned businesses! A coalition of organizations and community members have been working for over two years to get us to this point, and we need your support to get us past the finish … Continued
6:00 pm Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer: A Listening Session @ The Way Christian Center
Alameda County’s New Chief Probation Officer: A Listening Session @ The Way Christian Center
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alameda County’s new Chief Probation officer comes to us with a stellar reputation from San Francisco. These community listening sessions are where you can voice your concerns about how the police interact with our community. Chief Probation Officer Wendy Still cordially invites you to attend District 5’s Community Listening Session on Tuesday, September 27th, at The Way Christian Center, 1305 University Ave., Berkeley, from 6:00-7:30 pm. This will be the first of five listening sessions held by Chief Wendy Still to meet and engage community members in District 5 and … Continued
6:00 pm Ella Bake Center – Prisoners’ Letter Writing Night & Meeting @ Suite 1125
Ella Bake Center – Prisoners’ Letter Writing Night & Meeting @ Suite 1125
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Writing letters to people behind bars is one of the most vital ways of providing direct support. The level of isolation and lack of agency produced by prisons and jails raises the stakes of communication with the outside world, and receiving a letter is a simple way to brighten someone’s day by creating human interaction and communication. Come to the Ella Baker Center and help us respond to the letters we’ve received from people locked up in prison. We are getting lots of questions about upcoming ballot initiatives, Prop 47, … Continued
6:30 pm Demouria Hogg Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement – Oakland City Council
Demouria Hogg Wrongful Death Lawsuit Settlement – Oakland City Council
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
On Consent Calendar: Subject: Settlement Agreement Of Allene Hutchinson, Et Al., V. City Of Oakland From: Office Of The City Attorney Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution Authorizing And Directing The City Attorney To Compromise And Settle The Case Of Allene Hutchinson, Et Al. V. City Of Oakland, Et Al., United States District Court, Northern District Of California Case No.15-CV-05011/16-CV-01669, City Attorney’s File No. 30189, In The Amount Of One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars And No Cents ($1,200,000.00) (Oakland Police Department -Wrongful Death) (Allene Hutchinson is Demouria Hogg’s mother)61709
6:30 pm Ecuadorians Fighting Chevron Speak @ Bobby Bowen Center
Ecuadorians Fighting Chevron Speak @ Bobby Bowen Center
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come hear the stories of the indigenous people of Ecuador who have been fighting Chevron for 20 years, demanding it clean up the toxic devastation it left in their home. Two members of the Union of Affected Peoples of Ecuador will speak in Richmond, fresh from their solidarity visit to the Standing Rock Sioux fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline   61698
12:00 pm Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community @ Mario Salvo Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community @ Mario Salvo Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Berkeley Day of Solidarity with the African American Community @ Mario Salvo Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
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5:00 pm Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca – Berkeley Teacher Suspended for Supporting Anti-Fascist Protest @ North Berkeley Library
Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca – Berkeley Teacher Suspended for Supporting Anti-Fascist Protest @ North Berkeley Library
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
After she helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer, and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists, terror threats were made against the school if she was not fired. Instead of defending the entire school, including Yvette, the Berkeley Unified School District has since turned on her, docked some of her pay, and last Wednesday abruptly suspended her. A parent of one of her students reported that his son was removed from class that day, and interrogated about … Continued
5:00 pm Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca @ Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
Town Hall to Defend Anti-Fascist Berkeley Teacher Yvette Felarca @ Berkeley Public Library, North Branch
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm
Please come out to a community town hall to defend an anti-fascist Berkeley middle school teacher under attack by the school district, and to find out more about the situation:   Community Town Hall for Yvette Felarca Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5pm Berkeley Public Library, North Branch 1170 The Alameda (at Hopkins), Berkeley, California     After she helped prevent the neo-Nazi rally on the steps of the capitol in Sacramento this summer, and was one of several people who were stabbed by the fascists, terror threats were made against … Continued
6:00 pm From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley @ Qilombo Community Center
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley @ Qilombo Community Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Oakland to Stockton: Mobilizing Against Police Terror from the Bay to the Valley @ Qilombo Community Center | Oakland | California | United States
Come out to the Qilombo Community Center in West Oakland on Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm, to hear a special report and presentation from Stockton organizers and community members about the ongoing battle against police terror and brutality in Stockton, CA. Hear from family and friends of Colby Friday and James Rivera, Jr about their fight for justice and about how people in Stockton are working to build bridges between the bay area and beyond and how you can show solidarity with their ongoing organizing and participate in upcoming actions. … Continued
6:30 pm Film showing: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Film showing: ‘3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
On November 23, 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at a mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop, for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks … Continued
7:00 pm Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
12:00 pm Stand with our service workers!
Stand with our service workers!
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join and support the dedicated Social Workers and Eligibility Workers who provide services to the homeless, victims of child and elder abuse, and families in need of food assistance. They are fighting to make sure they have the safety, resources and staffing to do their jobs. The County’s failure to recruit and retain staff puts crucial public assistance programs at risk. Workers who have spoken out on have been targeted and threatened by County management. Contra Costa has one of the lowest salary and benefit packages in the Bay Area, … Continued
2:00 pm Autonomous Worker Organizing and Organized Labor: A Lecture. @ Wildavsky Conference Room, Center for Research on Social Change
Autonomous Worker Organizing and Organized Labor: A Lecture. @ Wildavsky Conference Room, Center for Research on Social Change
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Only 11% of United States workers today are unionized. Unions under our labor law regime and economic system have become smaller for almost a half century. Thus wages have stagnated or declined for the 89% of U.S. workers who are now not in unions and, for the unionized, they have barely kept pace with inflation. If greater union density improves wages and work life conditions for all workers: (1) how do we grow actually existing unions, and (2) how do we organize workers who are not unionized? The Oakland Livable … Continued
4:30 pm INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI @ Oscar Grant Plaza
INTERNATIONAL DAY IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE PEOPLE OF HAITI @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 30 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Join Haiti Action Committee to commemorate the 25th anniversary of a coup that continues to inform the present struggle of the Haitian people for democracy and justice. SEPTEMBER 30th – 4:30 PM DEMONSTRATION meets at 14th & Broadway in Oakland OCTOBER 2nd – 3PM EVENT at Eastside Arts, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland Why is it important to remember September 30, 1991? It is a battle of memory against forgetfulness, because we think that we cannot build the democracy we want for this country if we continue to erase what happened. … Continued
7:30 pm Tracy Kidder: A Truck Full of Money @ First Congregational Church
Tracy Kidder: A Truck Full of Money @ First Congregational Church
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Tracy Kidder, master of the nonfiction narrative and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Soul of the New Machine and the bestselling Mountains Beyond Mountains, presents the inspiring story of Kayak.com founder Paul English, a kinetic, unconventional inventor and entrepreneur. Growing up in working-class Boston, Paul English discovers the perfect medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. Despite suffering from what is later diagnosed as bipolar disorder, he begins his pilgrim journey through the surreal ups and downs of our brave new world. Relating to … Continued
8:00 pm Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr., BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…. COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. 61645
1:00 pm Revolutionary University @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Revolutionary University @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Revolutionary University @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Tools for Changing Society Join us for two days of presentations and discussions on current world problems and possible solutions Sat.   10/1 1:00-3:00 pm Revisiting Black Marxism in the Wake of Black Lives Matter Robin D. G. Kelley, is Distinguished Professor of History and Black Studies & Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History at UCLA, and current Chair of the Department of African American Studies and a prolific author and editor My talk reflects on the life and work of Cedric J. Robinson, who just passed this year, … Continued
3:00 pm On Her Own Film Viewing and Discussion with Morgan Schmidt-Feng and Nancy Prebilich    @ University of the Pacific Center
On Her Own Film Viewing and Discussion with Morgan Schmidt-Feng and Nancy Prebilich    @ University of the Pacific Center
Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Her Own tells the story of Nancy Prebilich and her family as they struggle to save their 5th-generation farm during the Great Recession. When both of Nancy’s parents suddenly pass away, Nancy, her sister, niece, and nephews fight to stay afloat in the face of loss and financial instability. On Her Own represents what is happening all across the U.S. as houses are foreclosed, families are forced to move for purely economic reasons, and small farms face ruthless competition from larger factory farms and land developers. Chronicling Nancy’s personal journey … Continued
7:30 pm A Night to Urge Justice 4 Kayla Moore (featuring Cat Brook’s Tasha) @ Ashkenaz
A Night to Urge Justice 4 Kayla Moore (featuring Cat Brook’s Tasha) @ Ashkenaz
Oct 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Support the Moore family as they go to court to hold Berkeley police accountable for Kayla’s death. The event will feature a dramatic play performance, a vigil for Kayla and for all Black, Brown and Poor women killed by state-sanctioned violence, and will be followed by a transformational celebration of Black life and resilience. – 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) ~ Tasha Tasha is Cat Brooks’ one-woman play based on the 2015 murder of Natasha McKenna by Virginia police. -9:30 p.m. ~ A vigil for Kayla and all Black, … Continued
8:00 pm Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Colorstruck! @ Laney College Theater, Laney College
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr., BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…. COLORSTRUCK! Written and performed by Donald E. Lacy Jr. In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Black Panther Party. 61645