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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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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
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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May
1
Wed
May Day General Strike to Stop Genocide @ Harry Bridges Plaza, Between SF Ferry Building & Market St.
May 1 all-day

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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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May
17
Fri
The People’s Clinic
May 17 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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May
19
Sun
Drag Queen Story Time @ New Parkway Theater
May 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
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