Research Working Group

The OO Research Working Group is an independent research committee of volunteers dedicated to the self-determination of local communities.

The Research Working Group has three goals:
1) To build a research community in Oakland and to share skills.
2) To support Occupy Oakland's upcoming actions.
3) To provide research for long-term strategies and actions, such as research about Oakland's 1%. |

Occupy Oakland Research Working Group Meets at The Holdout, Sundays, 5-7pm

Occupy Oakland Research Working Group has a new meeting location Date: Sundays Time: 5:00-7:00 pm Location: The Holdout, 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland CA   Everyone who’s interested in doing research to empower Oakland’s 99% and target the city’s 1% is welcome. Bring an open mind and be prepared to learn together. For more information, email or visit our website: 27128


Occupy Oakland Hackathon – Chinatown, Oakland – Saturday, March 24, 2012 – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

What Hackathon II builds on the demos and tools from the first and turns our collaborative energy on visualizing the 5000+ responses to the OccupyResearch General Demographics and Participation Survey (ORGS), Occupy Oakland Serves the People Survey Results, and R-Shief Twitter #occupy tags aggregating since September 2011. Where 900 Alice Street, Oakland, CA 94607 3rd floor rear conference room (3R) Between 9th and 10th St., Oakland’s Chinatown. Two blocks from Lake Merritt Bart, six blocks from Oscar Grant Plaza. When Saturday, March 24th, 2012 10:00am to 6:00pm More info This event … Continued


Occupy Research: Research by & for the Movement (Left Forum, NYC)

Occupy Research: Research by & for the Movement Noon! Saturday, March 17, 2012 Join us in NYC Left Forum Conference, Room E310 on the Pace University campus, NYC Conference Panel Announcement Join us for a critical discussion of social movement research and research justice for movement building, in the context of the Occupy Movement. Knowledge can be used to build and maintain, as well as to upset, power. Scholars and activists on the Left are working with the 99% to develop participatory research and include a broader base in the … Continued


99% Knowledge Share – Workshop and Info Day for the 99% and Occupy

Members of the OO Research Working Group will be presenting at the 99% Knowledge Share. 99% Knowledge Share Workshop and Info Day for the 99% and Occupy When: 12:30-7pm, March 3rd, 2012 Where: 1000 Broadway, 5th floor, Oakland CA (Alameda county Public Health Department) Everyone is encouraged to attend this event, whether you are a veteran activist or new to the Occupy and 99% movement. There will be workshops, discussion groups, info tables, and film screening. We will talk about the movement, the social issues it addresses, and various solutions … Continued


Occupy Oakland Research Meeting

Occupy Oakland Research Meeting Sunday, 2/26, 5:00-7:00pm ARC’s conference room 900 Alice Street, Suite 3R, Oakland’s Chinatown (bet. 9th and 10th) Two blocks from Lake Merritt BART, six blocks from OG Plaza. Propose agenda items: Next steps from last meeting: 1. Lee will send out occupy-related research on the mailing list, do a future presentation 2. Shayna, Amanda, Yvonne, Mark: Open Forum 3. Amanda, Darwin, Dorothy: OO Serves the People introduction 4. Shayna, Gary, Eric: Tuesday meeting for Take Back the Land 5. Eric: Send links to Jim Chanin … Continued


Revolutionary Reading: David Graeber’s Debt

The revolutionary reading group is meeting for the first time, ever, on Wednesday, February 29 at 7:00pm in the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s conference room: Electronic Frontier Foundation 454 Shotwell Street San Francisco, CA 94110 EFF is within walking distance of the 16th Street/Mission BART station. We will be reading and discussing the first half of David Graeber’s book, Debt: The First 5000 Years (Melville House, July 2011).  The book is available online in PDF form. RSVP to David Johnson. 21681