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Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland,
Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland,
Apr 25 all-day
Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland, @ Oakland | California | United States
No Coal in Oakland asks our allies from throughout the state to join us in a statewide Call-in to Call-out Governor Brown on Monday, April 25th! We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9 million tons of coal from Utah to Oakland for export overseas. Last July at the Vatican, Governor Jerry Brown said to the Pope that 90% of coal must stay in the ground to avoid climate disaster. Brown said at the Paris climate conference, “We are really a crucial element in making the fundamental change from a carbon … Continued
Omni Commons Fair @ Omni Commons
Omni Commons Fair @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 all-day
The Omni Commons Fair is an all day event showcasing the power within interdisciplinary collaboration and grassroots community organizing. We will highlight the experimental and educational nature of social justice endeavors. The all day event will include a panel discussion about cooperatively organized arts groups featuring arts and cultural leaders in the Bay Area, an array of interactive booths which showcase Omni’s interdisciplinary, creative, and practical endeavors, and guided tours of the space. Light refreshments will be served.60697
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10:00 am 4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm @ Gill Tract
4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm @ Gill Tract
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
Celebrating 4 years at the Gill Tract! Food, live music, holistic medicine, and farmin’! We would love your help in making the magic happen sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4faba729a3fe3-earth   60779
10:00 am Berkeley Anarchists Conference @ Omni Commons
Berkeley Anarchists Conference @ Omni Commons
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The BASTARD (Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development) conference promotes multiple approaches to anarchism. Come and share yours. Come and participate in a commerce-free event with other anarchists to talk about the philosophy and theory of where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we’re going. Every year we have a loose theme, to allow people who want a framework on which to base a workshop. The BASTARD Conference is an annual event and gathering organized by the Berkeley Anarchist Study Group, which is an open … Continued
12:00 pm 47th People’s Park Anniversary @ People's Park
47th People’s Park Anniversary @ People's Park
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
It’s time to celebrate our History of Struggle! Leave it to Diva Skank Bank Funky Nixons Hali Hammer Yukon Hannibal Bogues Tee Lewis Bay Area Harmonica Club Us Steven Lewis Max Ventura Chanel All Nations Singers DJ Soul Food Not Bombs Field Kitchen all day Tables Good Community Good Times…Details TBA60820
1:00 pm Post Salon: Barbara Lee, Troy Williams @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Post Salon: Barbara Lee, Troy Williams @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Troy Williams to Speak at Post Salon. Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond. The salon will also report on the housing moratorium, a local voter registration drive and the crisis of jobs and job training programs in Oakland, discussing the significance of what will be discussed at the Tuesday, April 26 Community and Economic Development Community Meeting. RSVP online60851
3:00 pm Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Apr 24 @ 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
8:00 pm Prince Dance Party at the Hunger Strike @ Mission Police Station
Prince Dance Party at the Hunger Strike @ Mission Police Station
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Prince dance party at SFPD mission hunger strike at 8pm. #hunger4justicesf #FireChiefSuhr #BlackNBrownUnity#Justice4Luis— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) April 24, 2016 60860
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
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
1:00 pm Tell the City of Oakland: Enforce the minimum wage! No poverty-wage hotels in downtown Oakland! @ Oakland City Hall
Tell the City of Oakland: Enforce the minimum wage! No poverty-wage hotels in downtown Oakland! @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
RSVP here! Last winter, workers at the Holiday Inn Express Oakland Airport told the City of Oakland that their boss was violating their rights under Measure FF, the new minimum wage law. The City investigated and issued a report identifying a number of alleged violations at the hotel – failing to pay the minimum wage for all hours, “rounding off” time-clock records to shave off time worked, requiring employees to give notice before using sick leave, taking away workers’ accrued vacation time, and other alleged violations. Then, the following month, … Continued
7:00 pm Know Your Rights! @ Grassroots House
Know Your Rights! @ Grassroots House
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Berkeley Copwatch. Know Your Rights trainings are tools for learning how to deal with the police, how to safely assert your rights and how to safely and effectively observe the police in your community. Join us in this workshop at the Grassroots House at 7:00 PM on April 26! This is a free event; bring your bodies and your buddies, as well as questions, concerns, stories, resources. And in the meantime, check out the Berkeley Copwatch Know Your Rights Pocket Card.60861
7:00 pm Tell the Berkeley City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage @ School District Board Room
Tell the Berkeley City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage @ School District Board Room
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tell City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by Oct. 2017 Raise it each year by 3% + inflation until it’s in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage” (now $16.37) Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and San Francisco There is a crisis in Berkeley and the Bay Area.  Rents are out of control and the wage standards are so low families can’t work enough hours to keep their heads above water.  Many are being pushed out of … Continued
6:00 pm ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
7:30 pm Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World @ First Congregational Church
Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World @ First Congregational Church
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She has just compiled and edited a new book – Seed Sovereignty, Food Security; Women in the Vanguard of the Fight Against GMO’s and Corporate Agriculture – that is an extensive anthology of essays by women from around the globe. They write about the vital struggle to preserve small-scale farming, seed sharing, and local and indigenous knowledge. Seed keepers and community organizers, scientists and activists, mothers and scholars, the women … Continued
6:30 pm East Bay Housing Emergency Presentations and Discussions @ Wellstone Club @ Humanist Hall
East Bay Housing Emergency Presentations and Discussions @ Wellstone Club @ Humanist Hall
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion to start at 7pm, potluck precedes. All are welcome. Representatives [from] … East Bay Housing Organizations, the Oakland Tenants’ Union, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, The Berkeley Progressive Alliance, The Alameda Renters’ Coalition and the Oakland Alliance[will] brief the club and all interested parties on their efforts-how to join, support each other, learn from each other, and to organize region-wide towards long term, state solutions. Please plan to attend, bring your friends, your organization, if not represented here, such as-small business and artist advocates who currently have few protections against the corporate … Continued
9:00 am Court Support for Mike & Casey, Liberty City Arrestees. Pack the Court! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Rm 108
Court Support for Mike & Casey, Liberty City Arrestees. Pack the Court! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Rm 108
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“Today, Casey and I had court for our arrests at Liberty City. Trial begins April 29, 9 am, room 112. We want to pack the courtroom. What is at stake is the freedom to protest without government being able to say “that’s not a protest.” We want to challenge the ability of the state to use 647e, illegal lodging, in the commons. The law plainly states “without the permission of the owner” in it. Yet, this law has been used on public property to prevent homeless people from sheltering themselves. … Continued
10:00 am Omni Fair and Panel Discussion @ Omni Commons
Omni Fair and Panel Discussion @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birdhouse Art Collective, in conjunction with Open Engagement, will be hosting an interactive, all-day art fair celebrating a variety of arts collectives and other collectively organized, non hierarchical organizations within the Omni Commons and in the Bay Area. Presentations from within the Omni will include ferrofluid demonstrations from Counter Culture Labs’ monthly event The Art of Science/The Science of Art, a film screening and lens dissection by Liberated Lens, a multimedia installation about the Zapantera Embroidery Project by the Chiapas Support Committee, medicine making demonstrations by Buried Seeds, a demonstration … Continued
5:30 pm Public Forum on SFPD violence. March to Police Station. @ Mission Neighborhood Centers
Public Forum on SFPD violence. March to Police Station. @ Mission Neighborhood Centers
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tomorrow evening, San Francisco Vision will be holding a public forum on police violence against the community. Afterwards, they will march to the Mission Police Station to hold a rally in support of the #Frisco5. People of San Francisco…enough is enough. Come to a public forum on police violence and how we can bring the SFPD under community control. Speakers include Sana Saleem, who recently covered the Alex Nieto trial and is following the #HungerforJusticeSF hunger strike for 48 Hills; Father Richard Smith, who will discuss the Amilcar Perez Lopez … Continued
6:00 pm Active Hope: the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, lots more @ Historic Fellowship Hall
Active Hope: the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, lots more @ Historic Fellowship Hall
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray McGovern, Joanna Macy “Active Hope: Going Forward” 6pm Potluck dinner; music 6:30 Program Codepink Women for Peace Golden Gate Chapter, BFUU Social Justice Committee, Peaceworkers present: Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and one of the most respected progressive activists in the United States, talking about the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, the CIA, and war criminal/ UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo. http://raymcgovern.com/ Keynote: Joanna Macy, beloved author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy. http://joannamacy.net/ https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/19/18785372.php Also (so far; more … Continued
1:00 pm Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvass @ Eastmont Mall
Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvass @ Eastmont Mall
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to gather signatures for our three endorsed ballot initiatives! We’ll do a short training on how to get signatures and then hit the streets. Bring a car if you are able! We’re working to get these three measures on the ballot: From the Coalition for Police Accountability: Measure X turns the current Citizens’ Police Review Board into a Police Commission that has power to approve police policies and discipline officers who are found guilty of misconduct. From the Oakland Tenants Union: Oakland’s “Renters Upgrade” would expand Oakland’s current … Continued