Events

Occupy the Farm Calls for Action at Albany City Council to Consider Gil Tract Development Monday 7/9 7 PM

Supporters of the Gill Tract Farm are mobilizing on July 9th at 7 PM at the corner of San Pablo and Marin, then marching to the City Council meeting. This week is critical for the future of the Gill Tract Farm.  Although the Albany City Council and UC have stated in city resolutions and open letters that they are committed to community collaboration around the future of the farm, they are moving forward with the original proposal to develop a housing and shopping center on the south side of the … Continued

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Dinner and a Movie at the Lakeview Sit-In, Sunday – 7/1, 6 pm

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FROM: The Lakeview Sit-In and People’s School for Public Education Celebrate Day 16 of the Lakeview Sit-In and the People’s School with a community potluck and film screening this Sunday, July 1st, at 6 pm. For two weeks now we’ve been running a free summer program out of occupied Lakeview Elementary, serving over 30 children with programming in social justice, art, PE, and gardening. At the same time, we’ve been organizing to pressure Tony Smith and the school board to reopen all five closed elementary schools, repudiate the state debt, … Continued

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People’s School Board Meeting – Weds. 6/27 4pm @ Lakeview Elementary 5pm @ OUSD offices ( 1025 2nd ave.)

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Share your vision for Oakland schools and your ideas for how to transform our public education system! Hold Tony Smith and the school board accountable to the people they are supposed to serve! Demand the district reverse the school closures, privatization trend, attacks on teachers, and special education cuts! The People’s School Board Meeting Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4pm @ Lakeview Elementary 5pm @ OUSD offices ( 1025 2nd ave.) This Wednesday is the last OUSD school board meeting until the fall. All year, we have been attending school board … Continued

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Stop Goldman Sachs 6/26 12 noon Oakland City Finance Committee

June 26, 2012 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Where: Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room 1st Floor Oakland City Hall The Finance Committee will discuss the city’s interest rate swap with Goldman Sachs. Our coalition will argue that the city should not accept a termination fee. Instead, our city leader must stand strong and tell Goldman Sachs that the swap is immoral, unjust, and possibly illegal! DROP THE SWAP! Bring signs! Sign up to speak! We are expecting journalists from the Wall Street Journal and Rolling Stone, among others, to attend … Continued

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Meet Saturday 6/23 Noon Oscar Grant Plaza – March to the Lakeview Sit-In

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Daily Rallies at Lakeview Elementary 746 Grand Ave. at 5pm! ( In case of a police raid, rally the next day 5 pm at Lakeview) Public education in Oakland is under attack. Literally. On Monday, the 18th, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) police and OPD threatened the parent and teacher led sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. We re-opened the school they shut down. Now we need a mass mobilization to defend the re-opening. Instead of keeping elementary schools open, the OUSD claims they’re broke – yet 6 million dollars goes to … Continued

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6/20 8:45 am – Pack the Court for Kali!

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Kali was originally arrested December 16th on minor misdemeanor charges, but because of a probation violation hold he was incarcerated for 4 days before any charges were formally filed. While most people would have been released from jail and asked to appear for a future court date given the minor nature of the misdemeanor charges, the DA denied Kali’s release because of the county’s assertion that he is homeless. At his arraignment Kali immediately notified the judge that he did have a residence and provided the address. The staff that … Continued

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Rally against Oakland School Closures- 6/16 2pm Lakeview Elementary Occupation

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Lakeview teachers, parents and students  invite supporters to join them, starting with a 2:00 pm rally on Saturday June 16th, and every evening from 5 to 9 pm in front of Lakeview for a vigil in protest of the school closure. Lakeview Elementary School, 746 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 On Friday June 15th, at 4:00 p.m., parents, teachers and community members held a press conference announcing the beginning of a sit-in at Lakeview Elementary. The sit-in comes as a response to the Oakland School Board’s decision to close 5 … Continued

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Occupy Lakeview Elementary School–Closed by Oakland School District

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WHERE: Lakeview Elementary School, 746 Grand Avenue, Oakland CA 94610 WHAT: Sit-in Protest To Reverse Closures of Oakland Public Schools WHEN: Beginning Friday, June 15 at 1:00 p.m. PST WHO: Teachers, parents, students, allies, and all who believe in public education At the end of this school year, the Oakland Unified School District plans to close five public elementary schools and hand children’s school buildings over to private charter schools and district administration offices. Hundreds of the displaced students have been placed by the district in elementary schools that are … Continued

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What’s Next? Occupy Oakland BBQ – June 9th, @ 2PM Bellevue and Grand

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Mayday has come and gone… Capitalism is still here.  Now what? While Occupy Oakland has many great projects in the works, our energies are so dispersed we often don’t get the chance to come together face to face and strategize for the future. This is why the BBQ assembly is planning a picnic this Saturday June 9th at 2PM at Lake Merrit to discuss our vision and plan for the future. From the the AC transit campaign to school closure defense to vengeance for the victims of killer cops, let’s … Continued

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