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Feb
20
Wed
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 20 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

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STOP SFPD MILITARIZATION @ San Francisco City Hall, Rm 400
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come learn how you fit, and where you can plug into, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) uses community investment to develop permanently affordable cooperative housing that uses regenerative practices, like wealth re-distribution, to empower sovereign, self-determined Black Indigenous and POC communities.

Our mission is to facilitate BIPOC and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market.

By co-creating community controlled assets, thereby reducing risk of displacement, we help people meet their basic social, economic, and emotional needs, and empower them to cooperatively lead a just transition from an extractive capitalist system into one where communities are ecologically, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, and economically restorative and regenerative.

Points of Unity:
This is not an exhaustive list and it is a work in progress. For now, EB PREC has adopted the following points of unity.

~We stand for the liberation and healing of all people and lands oppressed and exploited by histories of Genocide, Slavery, Low wage labor, Land theft, Predatory lending, and Forced migration.

~We provide mutual aid to front-line communities first, the liberation of black and indigenous communities is fundamental to the liberation of all people, a rising tide lifts all boats.

~We believe restorative solutions are rooted in collective land stewardship and decision-making. We prioritize people, planet, and future generations over profits. We move at the pace of community, not capital.

~We build trust and safe spaces with each other by doing the healing work required to transform antiquated capitalist notions into regenerative and cooperative relationships.

~We build productive capacity for disinvested BIPOC communities through community education and networks of cooperatives. EBPREC helps communities manifest vision into reality on the communities terms.

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APTP General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out to our next general meeting to celebrate the volunteers who made Reclaim MLK Day possible and to get a recap of the highlights from that day!

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Indivisible Berkeley: Economic Justice Team
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join our team as we plan more individual divestment workshops, talk about CA state legislation, and more!

RSVP

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Feb
21
Thu
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 21 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

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Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social!

Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!

 

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Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions @ Castro Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gloria Steinem in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller.

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 – a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material.

Steinem will talk with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, and Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point from KALW will moderate the conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an ever-relevant icon in a smart, sassy conversation that will provoke and inspire you.

Special promo! Join Women Lit at any level and receive many benefits, including a complimentary ticket (more at higher donation levels!), priority seating, and first access to the book signing line for the Steinem event.

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Feb
22
Fri
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 22 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

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Oakland Teachers’ Strike Rally @ Defemery Park
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Oakland’s teachers, students, and families are ready for a historic strike for public education. The stakes are high. In Oakland and all across the country public education is under attack.  We support Oakland teachers’ fight for schools that our students deserve. Smaller class sizes, more student support services, a living wage for teachers and to keep schools open.  SEIU 1021 and AFSCME have already joined the fight!  Let’s all show them our support!  Here’s how you can help:

  • Join us for a rally at DeFremery Park
  • Donate directly to the Bread for Ed fund raising efforts to support students by clicking this link: https://donorbox.org/breadfored?fbclid=IwAR2OAxXd0TCQ7edRIBwruYNmZp504FiUVHApv0oszsx2ppMosvF5IM2e29U
  • Donate to the OEA Member Assistance Fund (strike hardship fund) for educators who are experiencing financial hardship because of the strike, by clicking on this link:  https://www.gofundme.com/striking-oakland-teachers?member=1579912
  • Donate to the Alameda Labor Council Hardship Fund for OEA strike support.  Make your checks payable to �Alameda Labor Council � Memo: Strike Fund�. Drop off or mail to Alameda Labor Council, Attn: Cora Kapenga, 7750 Pardee Lane, Ste 110, Oakland, CA 94621
  • Adopt-A-School: (targeted schools) Need 2-4 affiliates for each location to support by donating food and supplies (breakfast/lunch/snacks/drinks) to the teachers, parents, students and community allies on the picket lines.  Also, turnout for picket line help from 7am-10am and 2pm-4pm at these targeted locations.  To adopt-a-school, please contact Eleanor Angeles at eleanor@alamedalabor.org or (510) 499-2839.

Markham Elementary – 7220 Krause Ave.

Burkhalter Elementary – 3994 Burckhalter Ave.

Brookfield Elementary � 401 Jones Ave.

Fruitvale Elementary – 3200 Boston Ave.

Howard Elementary – 8755 Fontaine St.

Sojourner Truth/Rudsdale – 8251 Fontaine St.

Sankofa Academy – 581 61st St.

Parker Elementary – 7929 Ney Ave.

Carl Munck Elementary – 11900 Campus Dr.

  • Phone bank for strike support:  Dates and times will be announced soon for phone bank at the Alameda Labor Council to make calls for strike support.  To volunteer, contact Eleanor Angeles eleanor@alamedalabor.org or (510) 499-2839.
  • Wear and share with your worksite “We Stand with Oakland Teachers” buttons.  Pick up from the Alameda Labor Council

We will keep you posted for any changes or additional information.  For daily updates follow OEA on their website: https://oaklandea.org/  or their FaceBook page: Oakland Education Association

In Solidarity!

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Here/There Camp – Celebration of Survival @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Strike Ready! Strategy Session for Community Organizations @ Greenlining Institute
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Community organizations: Want to know how to support the Oakland teachers’ strike?

Come learn and strategize around how your organization can help teachers, parents, and students fighting for the public education system all Oakland students deserve. The more that our organizations show up, the more powerful (and quick!) the strike will be.

Hosted by Bay Rising, EBASE, Parent Voices Oakland, Oakland Rising, and the Oakland Education Association.

We stand with Oakland teachers! #StrikeReady #Unite4OaklandKids

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Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please be on time, so we can start the meeting early. We’ll be discussing and planning our next direct action for the month of February, and sharing community updates.

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Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Love jigsaw puzzles?
Hate white supremacy?
Want to #MoveInSolidarity with #BlackSolidarityWeek?

Join us at the ACCE office in Oakland for two hours of solving puzzles to raise money for the Black Solidarity Fund, a project of Community READY Corps.

We’ll have 2500 pieces worth of puzzles and 2 hours to put together as many pieces as possible. People who want to donate to the drive will pledge a certain amount of money per piece solved*. For example, if a donor pledges to give 2 cents per piece, and we manage to complete 1500 pieces worth of puzzles, that person would donate 1500 * 2 cents = $30.

You can help out by showing up to the event as a participant and helping us solve puzzles, or by pledging to donate.

For donors, sign up to donate here: https://puzzlesforjustice.typeform.com/to/jVMVJO
and we’ll send you the total amount to donate once the event is over and we know how many pieces we managed to solve.

For participants, we’ll have food and snacks and a chance to have fun with fellow justice-minded puzzle solvers.

Solve puzzles! Sign up to donate! Fight racism! Invite your friends!

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Feb
23
Sat
RESILIENCY FAIR featuring the REPAIR CAFE @ Berkeley Adult School
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Become more resilient!
Learn about emergency preparedness, renewable energy, personal health & well-being, how to fix things & reduce waste, grow & share food, help our natural habitat thrive, plus so much more at the Resiliency Fair!

Don’t send your broken item to the trash – bring it to the Repair Cafe!  Come to this gathering where community members help each other repair what’s broken.  This event is free and intended to empower us to repair.  It is not a free drop-off repair service.

Calling Volunteers! Are you handy with repair? Or do you enjoy hosting? Join this fun and empowering event! Click here to be a volunteer fixer or host!

What type of items can be fixed?
All kinds of household items including – lamps, clothing, toys, furniture, electronics, appliances and bicycles, jewelry … pretty much anything that can be carried through the door. Bring one or two items you would most like to bring back to life and we’ll help you fix one of them!

A cafe will offer refreshments during the event by MLK Middle School as a fundraising effort for their Washington D.C. trip.

This event is organized by Transition Berkeley, with funding from StopWaste. It is co-sponsored and supported by The Culture of Repair Project, the Berkeley Adult School, the Berkeley Times and the Ecology Center.

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Richmond Progressive Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

RPA membership meeting

Mark your calendars for the next RPA membership meeting!

All RPA members are welcome. Join here. Membership can be renewed online or at the door. Agenda will be emailed prior to the meeting.

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Film Screening: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” @ The Way Christian Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Israelis and Palestinians, the film reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year of the ongoing tragedy. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. This film is your chance to make sense of what is happening in Israel-Palestine today. Co-sponsored by The Way Christian Center, NorCal Sabeel and Jewish Voice For Peace-Bay Area.

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Feb
24
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five years! 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. 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

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (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)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@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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Visionaries: Indigenous Organizers Protecting Land @ Oakstop
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come listen to, learn from, and be inspired by the visionaries who have been organizing at the forefront of indigenous peoples’ fights to protect people, the planet and what is sacred — from Ohlone territories in Oakland, to Standing Rock, to Bayou Bridge.

SPEAKERS

Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone, co-founder  of Indian People Organizing for Change, and co-founder of the Native-women-led Sogorea Te Land Trust.. In 2011 she helped lead a 109-day occupation of the Sogorea Te sacred site in Vallejo.

Mark k. Tilsen is an Oglala Lakota Poet Educator from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He served as direct action trainer and police liaison at Standing Rock. He recently spent six months at L’eau est La Vie Camp helping fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Wahleah Johns, a tribal member of the Navajo Nation, is  founder and director of Native Renewables, a dynamic company focusing on solar energy in Native American communities. For 15 years she has been working on campaigns around water protection, environmental justice, and community economic development.

Childcare will be available (please RSVP to childcare@collectiveliberation.org by Tuesday the 19th)
We will be providing projected live transcription (CART)
This event is fully wheelchair accessible.
We will be livestreaming this event from the Facebook event page.
Please email us at accessibility@collectiveliberation.org by Tuesday, Feb 19th, to request language translation or with other access needs.
This will be a reduced-scent space and there will be a fragrance-free seating area.

The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
Hosted by the Catalyst Project.

 

Info/RSVP

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 2 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over five years! 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

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (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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