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activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ Tortona Big Top
activist training in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ Tortona Big Top
May 21 all-day
Huge activist training 5/20-21 in nonviolence, organizing, & diversity @ former Alameda Naval Air Station. Register https://t.co/8mJ6hcPQb2 pic.twitter.com/3hYW7RIDbs— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) May 17, 2017 63026
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11:00 am Oakland Book Festival @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland Book Festival @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
    I was one of the curators for this year’s @oaklandbookfest and tbh it’s gonna be historic. May 21. Be there~ https://t.co/3DWn6i2DNI pic.twitter.com/2Rzp3Of8g2 — Sarah Burke (@sarahlubyburke) May 9, 2017 62502
11:00 am Omni Pay What You Can Sale Fundraiser @ Omni Commons ballroom
Omni Pay What You Can Sale Fundraiser @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
We are cleaning out the house and have lots of things available to enrich your space. Join us for the “Pay What You Can Sale”, located in the main ballroom we have lots of stuff up for grabs and all we ask is that you donate a little cash to our tip jar. And by the way, in addition to cash we can also take card payments and offer a tax receipt so you can write off the cash donation if you desire. See ya there!62963
11:00 am SURJ Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! @ Temescal Farmers Market
SURJ Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! @ Temescal Farmers Market
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity! Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been creating “Human Billboards” – holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings are a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity. For those of us who are white, it’s a way to express a unified voice in opposition to Trump and the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist … Continued
2:00 pm Town Hall with John Dean, Watergate Heavy @ Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Town Hall with John Dean, Watergate Heavy @ Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
John Dean, of Watergate fame, will appear with Congresswoman Barbara Lee at a town hall meeting. Dean, the White House counsel from 1970 to 1973, was a key witness during the Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974. The purpose of the May 21 meeting, according to Lee, D-Oakland, is to discuss presidential accountability in the era of President Donald Trump, as well as the legal, ethical, and moral limitations of presidential authority, and its impact on her district. Also to appear is … Continued
3:00 pm HOW WAR ERODES AND DESTROYS DEMOCRACIES @ Ed Roberts Campus
HOW WAR ERODES AND DESTROYS DEMOCRACIES @ Ed Roberts Campus
May 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The East Bay and San Francisco branches of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) present author Susan Griffin in this second of four Peace Talks presented by WILPF. She will talk on “How War Erodes and Destroys Democracies” and what concerned citizens in this country can do to turn the tide toward peace and justice. Griffin will be in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine. All are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments. Susan Griffin is a celebrated author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, a poet … Continued
11:00 am Caravan for Justice – State Lobby Day @ State Capitol steps
Caravan for Justice – State Lobby Day @ State Capitol steps
May 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Caravan for Justice� #statelobbyday hosted by Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community – Justice 4 Mario Woods We start with a Press Conference and honoring victims and their families with words from mothers and families.  Then we lobby the state legislators around our demand for a Civil Rights Pattern and Practice Investigation of SFPD! We have a carpool tool set up – if you would like to arrange to share rides from the Bay Area to Sacramento!  Sign up as a driver or as a passenger: http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/o9w2f3 Please sign and … Continued
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Why There is No Socialism In the United States @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Occupy Forum: Why There is No Socialism In the United States @ The Black and Brown Social Club
May 22 @ 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! Why There is No Socialism In the United States with George Wright   The United States capitalist economy is at a historical conjuncture. The future, to borrow from revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg, will be either “Barbarism” or “Socialism.” This conjuncture is caused by the crisis of capital accumulation driven by the 40 year Neo-Liberal-Monopoly/Financial accumulation model, and intensified by the 2008 collapse of the financial … Continued
6:00 pm Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
12:00 pm BART Twitter Town Hall @ Twitterverse
BART Twitter Town Hall @ Twitterverse
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
BART Twitter Town Hall @ Twitterverse
BART to hold Twitter town hall on FY18 budget May 23 Bring all your questions about BART’s future to the upcoming Twitter town hall we’re hosting from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23, where we’ll have experts and elected leaders on-hand to discuss next year’s budget (FY18 is July 1 2017-June 30 2018). Hashtag #AskSFBART  Bart Twitter: @SFBART BART is facing funding challenges as ridership has dropped, but we look forward to discussing with the public the reasons for these shortfalls and our plan to move forward. In times … Continued
11:30 am Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day
May 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Commemorate revolutionary resistance and Judi Bari Day @ Oakland | California | United States
May 24 is Judi Bari Day* Please join us to– COMMEMORATE the anniversary of the 1990 Oakland bombing of Judi Bari & Darryl Cherney & attack on Earth First! CELEBRATE AND STRENGTHEN Revolutionary resistance and movement solidarity May 24, 2017 is the 27th anniversary of the attack on Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned. At 11:30 am, people will gather to mark the moment of the bombing itself (12 noon), at the location the bomb blew up … Continued
6:00 pm Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
Public Bank Lobbying at Budget Town Halls @ Various locations and slight time variations, see below
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
At the Finance Committee meeting on June 13th, fund allocation and approval of the feasibility study contract will be discussed. Because the funding for the study will impact the city budget, we are asking supporters to not just contact Finance Committee members directly, but to attend all budget meetings hosted by councilpersons and voice your support for funding the study as soon as possible. Upcoming meetings are: Wednesday, May 17: 6:30-8:30 pm, District 7 and at-large, Councilpersons Larry Reid and Rebecca Kaplan, Oakland Zoo, Snow Building, 9777 Golf Links Road … Continued
6:30 pm Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
Defund OPD at Budget Forums @ Various locations (and times) on different dates - see below
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Have you ever wondered: What do police really spend their time doing? How much do they make, and why do they get paid so much? Could we shrink OPD and make Oakland an even safer, better place to live? The process of allocating Oakland’s 2.6 billion dollar budget for 2017-2019 has begun.  We believe that the scandal-ridden and dysfunctional Oakland Police Department consumes far too many of our city’s resources.  It’s time to audit police spending and performance, and redirect wasted funds to community-building, constructive strategies for making Oakland a … Continued
7:00 pm Chris Hedges: Overcoming Fascism @ First Presbyterian Church
Chris Hedges: Overcoming Fascism @ First Presbyterian Church
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CHRIS HEDGES: Overcoming Fascism Hosted by Greg Bridges Tickets and more information: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2910431 If Occupy people want a discount ticket ($8), please let Ruthie know, and I’ll put your name on a list at the door. Ken Preston from KPFA offered it to us. Ruthie’s email is: ruthiesakheim@gmail.com. Put “CHRIS HEDGES TICKET” in subject window! 63033
10:00 am FEMICOIN @ Gallery 308
FEMICOIN @ Gallery 308
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
FEMICOIN @ Gallery 308 | San Francisco | California | United States
FEMICOIN an experimental design workshop for women, men and gender fluid people   Explore the circulation of a speculative feminist currency that unlocks creative capital and facilitates economic gender equality in the Bay Area. A nominal “fee” of $5 will buy a number of Femicoins to participate in the workshop activities. Learn More As part of the 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival, the organizers invite men, women and gender fluid people to participate in FEMICOIN an experimental design and performance workshop. This workshop will imagine and explore the circulation … Continued
6:30 pm Abolition for a Moral Economy @ Oakland Peace Center
Abolition for a Moral Economy @ Oakland Peace Center
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Abolition for a Moral Economy @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
From slavery and segregation to redlining and ‘the new Jim Crow,’ the American legal system has been rigged against people of color. We will gather as communities of faith and action to ask: can we imagine a society without jails and prisons? How can we seek to practice abolition now? The Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME) is delighted to welcome the panel for our fourth FAME forum: Marie Levin, activist with the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and cofounder of Freedom Outreach Ministries; Joshua Dubler, professor and author … Continued