Calendar

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Apr
17
Wed
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE FRIENDS OF PUBLIC BANK EAST BAY HOST GENERAL ORGANIZING MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM VIA ZOOM

If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.

WE CAN MATCH YOUR INTERESTS AND SKILL SET TO OUR NEEDS

Volunteer Organizing Committees

ADVOCACY

builds relationships with community groups, financial institutions and city governments.


COMMUNICATIONS

assists other committees with content creation and promotion.


FUNDRAISING

develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.


ACADEMY

plans trainings for Board members and others.

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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Online
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info.

(THE JANUARY 17TH MEETING, 2024 WAS MOVED TO JANUARY 24TH)


Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for privacy, surveillance regulation of both corporations and the state, and government transparency, around the Bay and nationwide.

op-logo.2.1We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, tracking equipment, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Check out some of what we worked on in 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.  We helped fight and in 2018 helped win the fight against Urban Shield.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), supporting and opposing state legislation as appropriate, battling mass surveillance in the form of facial recognition and other analytics, mass aerial surveillance, ubiquitous license plate readers,  and street surveillance, and fighting to ensure local governments adhere to State privacy and transparency regulations.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work, and on March 16th, 2021 s James Madison Freedom of Information Award by the Northern California Society of Professional Journalists.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


Check out our website: http://oaklandprivacy.org/

Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy, and/or on Mastodon at https://mastodon.social/@oaklandprivacy

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Apr
18
Thu
The Fight For Clean Air: Industrial Incidents and Community Activism @ Online
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Hear from grassroots community advocates Marisol Cantú (Reimagine Richmond) and Heidi Taylor (Healthy Martinez), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and a Contra Costa County Health representative to learn about local environmental incidents and recent legislation proposed to keep communities safe and healthy.

Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Library and Contra Costa TV.

The Library will provide closed captioning and simultaneous Spanish.  The webinar will be recorded and uploaded to the Library’s YouTube channel.

Register for the Zoom webinar here.  A link will be emailed to you 24 hours before the program.

 

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Apr
19
Fri
The People’s Clinic
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Apr
20
Sat
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Wealth Supremacy @ Online
Apr 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the online invite.

For our April meeting we will be reading  Wealth Supremacy: How the Extractive Economy and the Biased Rules of Capitalism Drive Today’s Crises, by Marjorie Kelly (Amazon, Penguin)

“This bold manifesto exposes seven myths underlying wealth supremacy, the bias that institutionalizes infinite extraction of wealth by and for the wealthy, and is the hidden force behind economic injustice, the climate crisis, and so many other problems of our day:

    • The Myth of Maximizing: No amount of wealth is ever enough.
    • The Myth of Fiduciary Duty: Corporate managers’ most sacred duty is to expand capital.
    • The Myth of Corporate Governance: Corporate membership must be reserved for capital alone.
    • The Myth of the Income Statement: Income to capital must always be increased, while income to labor must always be decreased.
    • The Myth of Materiality: Profit—material gain—alone is real, while social and environmental damages are not.
    • The Myth of Takings: The first duty of government must be the protection of private property.
    • The Myth of the Free Market: There should be no limits on the field of action of corporations and capital.


Kelly argues instead for the democratization of ownership: public ownership of vital services, worker-owned businesses, and more. And she sketches the outlines of a non-extractive capitalism that would be subordinate to the public interest. This is an ambitious reimagining of the very foundations of our economy and society.
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Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included (in chronological order) Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s TelescopeMission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, Exploring Degrowth, The Origin of Wealth, Mine!, The Dawn of Everything  A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Beyond Money, Less is More,  Cannibal Capitalism,  Debt, the First 5000 Years , Poverty, By America, End Times, Jackson Rising Redux , The Feminist Subversion of the Economy and How Infrastructure Works, Inside the Systems that Shape our World.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival @ David Brower Center
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come celebrate Earth Day with The Wild and Scenic Film Festival at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley!

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival “combines stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling. These films explore nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture, and more.”

The festival is held early every year in Nevada City and Grass Valley, then audience favorite films go on tour, with local fundraising events hosted by chapters of the Citizens Climate Lobby—in the Bay Area, at the David Brower Center in Berkeley.

Films to be screened

More information and tickets: www.tinyurl.com/wsff24.  $5 discount on tickets with code CCLALA. (Sunflower Alliance is a Community Partner.)

Earlier the same day at the Brower Center, Citizens Climate Lobby will host a FREE Home Electrification Fair.  Experts will answer questions about transitioning from gas to electric.  Where do I start? Must I upgrade my electrical panel? What are the available financial incentives?
For more information go to www.tinyurl.com/electrifyberk.
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Apr
21
Sun
DSA New Member Day @ DSA East Bay Offices
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Drag Queen Story Time @ New Parkway Theater
Apr 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Apr
23
Tue
Criminal Justice and the Law and Order Backlash @ Clio's Books
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Apr
24
Wed
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE FRIENDS OF PUBLIC BANK EAST BAY HOST GENERAL ORGANIZING MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM VIA ZOOM

If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.

WE CAN MATCH YOUR INTERESTS AND SKILL SET TO OUR NEEDS

Volunteer Organizing Committees

ADVOCACY

builds relationships with community groups, financial institutions and city governments.


COMMUNICATIONS

assists other committees with content creation and promotion.


FUNDRAISING

develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.


ACADEMY

plans trainings for Board members and others.

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Apr
27
Sat
Extinction Rebellion @ Register for location
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Dear Climate Activists and Activists to Be,

Have you been thinking about getting involved with climate action but not sure how to start? Or are you hoping to start or rebuild a local chapter and need some help?

Register Here for the April 27 Open House!

Celebrate the close of Earth Week with activists from across the US and learn about Extinction Rebellion, XRUS, and upcoming local actions and events. Representatives from active chapters will be there to welcome new activists from their area and share advice about starting or rebuilding a chapter.

If you are already a member of a chapter, you are warmly invited to attend as well and help us welcome new activists to XRUS and to nearby chapters. You are also, of course, invited to attend our next All-Chapter Gathering on Saturday, May 18, focused on LNG and hydrogen pipelines. More details to come soon!
Register Here for the May 18 All-Chapter Gathering!

If you are not sure which to attend, contact us at xrus_chapter_engagement@unitedrebellion.com, and tell us about your situation, needs, and questions!

We look forward to seeing you at the April 27 Open House and/or the May 18 All-Chapter Gathering! 

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Apr
28
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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May
1
Wed
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE FRIENDS OF PUBLIC BANK EAST BAY HOST GENERAL ORGANIZING MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM VIA ZOOM

If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.

WE CAN MATCH YOUR INTERESTS AND SKILL SET TO OUR NEEDS

Volunteer Organizing Committees

ADVOCACY

builds relationships with community groups, financial institutions and city governments.


COMMUNICATIONS

assists other committees with content creation and promotion.


FUNDRAISING

develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.


ACADEMY

plans trainings for Board members and others.

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May
3
Fri
“Finding the Money” Film Release in Bay Area, etc
May 3 all-day

May 3rd nationwide online and in select theaters in NYC, DC, LA, SF, Portland, Seattle, Boston. Come out and see us for in-person Q&A’s after the screenings with Stephanie Kelton, myself, other film protagonists and very special guests, TBA!

Check out our exclusive announcement with Deadline! We are partnering with Giant Pictures and Kanopy for educational distribution where we will be available to Universities for classrooms and public libraries nationwide!

And watch and share our NEW Official Trailer!

We are also honored to have a special NYC premiere screening at IFC Theater with DOC NYC Selects on April 16th at 7pm. Be the first to see the film, with Stephanie Kelton and myself in attendance for Q&A: Get your tickets here!

Or watch from the comfort of your home on VOD wherever you rent movies – AppleTV, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube�

We�’ve had an amazing international screening tour so far in Australia, Greece, UK, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. From small towns in Northern England, to engaged and enthusiastic students at SOAS University and in Berlin, to Greek citizens with so much first hand experience of privatization and public austerity, it’s very rewarding to meet the people who have been waiting a long time for this story to be told. Some highlight photos below.

If you want to host an in person screening in your area or at your University let us know here, as we are still working on international distribution.

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The People’s Clinic
May 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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May
5
Sun
Drag Queen Story Time @ New Parkway Theater
May 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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May
6
Mon
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Zoom Meeting
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually via Zoom on the first Monday of the month.

Meeting ID: 828 0976 4186

If you wish to get the password please subscribe to the Oscar Grant Committee mailing list by sending an email to:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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May
8
Wed
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE FRIENDS OF PUBLIC BANK EAST BAY HOST GENERAL ORGANIZING MEETINGS EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 6PM VIA ZOOM

If you’d like to join us, send us an email and one of our members will be in touch.

WE CAN MATCH YOUR INTERESTS AND SKILL SET TO OUR NEEDS

Volunteer Organizing Committees

ADVOCACY

builds relationships with community groups, financial institutions and city governments.


COMMUNICATIONS

assists other committees with content creation and promotion.


FUNDRAISING

develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.


ACADEMY

plans trainings for Board members and others.

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