Calendar

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Aug
12
Wed
DSA Green New Deal Committee Monthly Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP to receive the URL to the meeting or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org.

Aug 12th RSVP page

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Aug
13
Thu
Calling All Single-Payer Supporters: Healthy California for All Commission Mtg @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm


Register here

Participate as the Commission continues work to develop a plan for to achieve a health care delivery system for California that provides coverage and access for all through a unified financing system.

The Commissioners are responding to our feedback!
More Opportunities for Public Input.
agenda is available online.

For more information and updates go to the
Healthy California for All website
chhs.ca.gov/healthycaforall/.

At this meeting, Commissioners will discuss and take an advisory vote on its first deliverable, An Environmental Analysis of Health Care Delivery, Coverage, and Financing in California. They will receive an update on community engagement plans. Finally, members of the Commission will discuss design issues related to financing.

Email your Comments and Stories.
HealthyCAforAll@chhs.ca.gov

Invite Others.

Together we can transform Health Care in California!

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Aug
14
Fri
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Aug 14 all-day

The Biosafety Alliance/Soil Not Oil Coalition has been organizing conferences since 2011. Starting with the historic Justice Begins with Seeds Conference that supported GMO Labeling campaigns by educating community members about the environmental hazards of industrial agriculture that is highly fueled by the GMO industry. In 2015, we expanded our work through the Soil Not OilInternational Conference, in which we promote practical soil-based solutions to climate change by restoring ecosystems and expanding environmental justice by offering scholarships to diverse participants..

Our conference have featured international scientists, farmers, elected officials and environmental activists including: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Andrew Kimbrell, Wenonah Hauter, Miguel Altieri, David Zuckerman, John D. Liu, Starhawk, John Jeavons, Tim LaSalle, Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser and hundreds more.

Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions towards creating climate stability. Highly recommended to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, families, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.

It’s not too late to submit proposals to present at the 6th Annual Soil Not Oil conference, or to volunteer, or even register for this year’s conference—this time to be held entirely online.  Soil Not Oil is an exciting educational event in which attendees learn about the root causes and effects of climate instability, as well as the solutions that contribute to climate stability.  Highly recommended for students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policymakers, health providers, families, urban planners, and everyone else concerned with life on earth.  Each year’s conference has been well worth attending, with presenters from all over the globe.  This year promises to be no different, except that it’s going virtual.

The Soil Not Oil Coalition advocates for sustainable and regenerative management of soils while reducing dependency on fossil fuels.  It works to promote respect for soils worldwide, and to highlight how shifting agricultural practices is the key to combating climate change.  The Coalition promotes integrated action on sustainable agriculture and clean energy to ensure a safe and healthy planet for generations to come.

Register here.

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Extinction Rebellion Welcome Call @ Online
Aug 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Been to a “Heading for Extinction” Talk or seen us in the media? Want to get more involved? Attend a Zoom (video) Orientation Call! Note that this call is phone friendly! If you want to call in by phone, you can call in using the zoom meeting number (disclosed once you sign up).
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Aug
15
Sat
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Aug 15 all-day

The Biosafety Alliance/Soil Not Oil Coalition has been organizing conferences since 2011. Starting with the historic Justice Begins with Seeds Conference that supported GMO Labeling campaigns by educating community members about the environmental hazards of industrial agriculture that is highly fueled by the GMO industry. In 2015, we expanded our work through the Soil Not OilInternational Conference, in which we promote practical soil-based solutions to climate change by restoring ecosystems and expanding environmental justice by offering scholarships to diverse participants..

Our conference have featured international scientists, farmers, elected officials and environmental activists including: Dr. Vandana Shiva, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Andrew Kimbrell, Wenonah Hauter, Miguel Altieri, David Zuckerman, John D. Liu, Starhawk, John Jeavons, Tim LaSalle, Paul and Elizabeth Kaiser and hundreds more.

Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions towards creating climate stability. Highly recommended to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, families, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.

It’s not too late to submit proposals to present at the 6th Annual Soil Not Oil conference, or to volunteer, or even register for this year’s conference—this time to be held entirely online.  Soil Not Oil is an exciting educational event in which attendees learn about the root causes and effects of climate instability, as well as the solutions that contribute to climate stability.  Highly recommended for students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policymakers, health providers, families, urban planners, and everyone else concerned with life on earth.  Each year’s conference has been well worth attending, with presenters from all over the globe.  This year promises to be no different, except that it’s going virtual.

The Soil Not Oil Coalition advocates for sustainable and regenerative management of soils while reducing dependency on fossil fuels.  It works to promote respect for soils worldwide, and to highlight how shifting agricultural practices is the key to combating climate change.  The Coalition promotes integrated action on sustainable agriculture and clean energy to ensure a safe and healthy planet for generations to come.

Register here.

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Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

***>> EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. <<***

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, and How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century.

For our July, August and September discussions we will be reading  ‘The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy’ by Stephanie Kelton. (Find it at your local bookstore or through this site.)

For July, we will have read the first two chapters.

For August, we will have read chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6,

For September, chapters 7 and 8.

The book is easy reading, and it would be easy to catch up.  Join us – all are welcome!

Stephanie Kelton’s brilliant exploration of modern monetary theory (MMT) dramatically changes our understanding of how we can best deal with crucial issues ranging from poverty and inequality to creating jobs, expanding health care coverage, climate change, and building resilient infrastructure. Any ambitious proposal, however, inevitably runs into the buzz saw of how to find the money to pay for it, rooted in myths about deficits that are hobbling us as a country.

Kelton was chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (minority staff) and an advisor to the Bernie2016 presidential campaign. Kelton is a regular commentator on national radio and television and speaks across the world at large gatherings of people interested in global finance, political economy and public policy. She has superb connections in all areas of print and broadcast national media. Her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg.

For July, we will also have read two shorter pieces, following up on themes we have taken up in previous readings:

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Aug
16
Sun
Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for a regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in our fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development in the county. Plus we’ll catch up on campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland, just transition, regional climate planning, and more — and check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice!

RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 16 @ 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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Aug
17
Mon
Memorial for Mike Lee @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Aug
18
Tue
Climate Change and Human Health, @ Online
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Health professionals will talk about how changes in environmental conditions — including fluctuations in temperature, increased pollution, and deterioration of food and water systems — affect multiple dimensions of human health. You will learn about why it’s important to recognize the impacts of climate change on individual and population health in the East Bay Area. In addition, you will hear about work being done right now by local climate action organizations — and how you can get involved.

Presented by the Environmental Health Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition

Register here

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Aug
19
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Find connection info here a few days before the meeting.

 

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide.

op-logo.2.1We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, 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 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 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, mass aerial surveillance, and other analytics, and pushing back against ICE.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work.

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

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in various municipalities around the Bay.  To help slow down the encroaching police and surveillance state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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Let’s Own PG&E Campaign @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 19 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about why a for-profit PG&E will never work for the people or the planet and be a part of winning a Community-owned, Community-controlled PG&E.

Where: Zoom: RSVP for link

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Let’s Own PG&E Campaign @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 19 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about why a for-profit PG&E will never work for the people or the planet and be a part of winning a Community-owned, Community-controlled PG&E.

Where: Zoom: RSVP for link

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Aug
20
Thu
Dia De Madonnari: Berkeley Street Painting Festival
Aug 20 all-day
Dia De Madonnari is a street painting festival taking place August 20th-25th, 2020. We are searching for participants and help spreading the word.
Sign up to be a participant to receive free chalk pastels and potentially prize money!

The aim of the event is simple: Enhance community spirits during an unprecedentedly turbulent time through a vibrant celebration of the arts, while also lending support to local organizations, businesses, and artists. To achieve this, the event will work as follows:

1. Individuals or groups sign up to be an artist on our website. When signing up, artists are encouraged to write down a local organization close to their hearts, so that organization (plus ways to support/donate to it) can then be added to the description of their painting when it is uploaded online. To this end, an “artist” can also be a local organization (such as you) itself, signing up in the “group” category.

2. To respect social distancing guidelines, paintings will be created at a location chosen by the artist, and shared via our social medias to the general public. Complimentary chalk pastels are distributed to artists.

3. Paintings will be created following one of three themes, which were chosen based on current events and experiences: racial justice, connection, and environment. The art can be a credited reproduction or original. Artists behind the top three paintings in each category, as chosen by a to-be-announced panel of judges, will receive cash prizes, with the 1st place prize in each category being $200.

4. At the artist’s discretion, locations of paintings will be shared on an interactive map on our website so community members can take self-guided, socially-distanced tours of the paintings throughout and following the festival as they choose.

Like our FB to stay updated!
https://www.facebook.com/DiadeMadonnari/

Support the event by sharing with any artists, community activists, or residents that you know!

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The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Marquita Price @ Online
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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Join us for a candid conversation with climate leader Marquita Price of the East Oakland Collective.

As part of Greenbelt Alliance’s Future Climate Webinar Series we invite you to join us as we sit down with notable Bay Area climate leaders. In each 30 minute session you will have the opportunity to connect with these inspiring professionals, hear their stories, and get an inside look into the amazing work that they do on issues relating to climate adaptation planning, equity, community engagement and more.

This week our featured expert is Marquita “Keta” Price, Director of Urban and Regional Planning for The East Oakland Collective. Keta has a background in computers and technology, business processes, chemistry, math, and community organizing. She has formerly interned for the City of Oakland’s Department of Planning and Building and University of California, Berkeley’s College of Chemistry biochemistry lab. Keta previously worked part-time as the Constituent Liaison of City of Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen, focusing on the immediate needs of the San Antonio and East Lake communities.

Inspired by the Black Panther Party and Marcus Garvey, Keta’s civic engagement is driven by her passion to develop an economic base for the Black residents of Oakland. Her early advocacy is rooted at Merritt College where she served as the Vice President of The Black Student Union, President of the Kem(istry) Club, President of the Associated Students of Merritt College, and served on the Student Trustees of the Peralta Community College School District. Keta’s goals were to restore the resilience of the student government planted by Chairman Bobby Seale and other former Black Panthers, which focused on leveraging the institution’s resources to address the social justice issues students face in their community prohibiting them to thrive in life and academics. Keta transitioned from student advocacy to neighborhood community organizing focused on racial and economic justice. Marquita Price has an Associate in Science degree in Mathematics and Natural Science from Merritt College.

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Aug
21
Fri
Extinction Rebellion Welcome Call @ Online
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Been to a “Heading for Extinction” Talk or seen us in the media? Want to get more involved? Attend a Zoom (video) Orientation Call! Note that this call is phone friendly! If you want to call in by phone, you can call in using the zoom meeting number (disclosed once you sign up).
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Aug
23
Sun
PEOPLE’S PARK FREE CONCERT @ People's Park
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

The People’s Park Committee invites you to a physically distanced free concert performance and live stream on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 3:30pm, featuring the music of Brontez & The Younger Lovers, Danny James & Pear, Cass McCombs, 2 Lazy Boys, Bella, the Funky Nixons and others.

The concert takes place at People’s Park and live streaming happens at the Berkeley People’s Park Facebook page.

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 23 @ 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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Aug
26
Wed
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more.

But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? And how do socialists look at the crises of police brutality, economic recession, and COVID-19?

Let’s talk about it.

This event will be held on Zoom! Join here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83930797718?pwd=NVZzOUdVQzc4SmhTWnhoZGZaYmt0dz09
Passcode  MEC

Join us to discuss what our political moment calls for, meet new people, and get plugged into our fight for democratic control of the things that we need for all of us to live a dignified life.

 

 

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Aug
27
Thu
2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
sm_march_naacp.jpg 2020 VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON

Organizer: NAACP

Come join the 2020 Virtual March on Washington for racial justice which seeks to channel
the soaring energy from America’s national moment of reckoning and calls for reforms of the systems, structures, policies, and attitudes that enable police brutality, racial discrimination, and interpersonal racism.

Dates & Times:

THE CALL: Thursday, August 27, 5 PM – 7 PM PT (8 PM – 10 PM ET)
THE MARCH: Friday, August 28, 8 AM – noon PT (11 AM – 3 PM ET)
THE CHARGE: Friday, August 28, 6 PM – 8 PM PT (9 PM – 11 PM ET)

Livestream: https://naacp.org/call-to-action-program/

RSVP: https://2020march.com/

VOTE: Register or Pre-Register (16-17 yrs) here: https://registertovote.ca.gov/

CENSUS: Have your household complete the census here: https://my2020census.gov/
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2020 Virtual March on Washington: A 2 Day Digital Event for Racial Justice & Civil Rights

For generations, African Americans in this country have faced an anti-Black pandemic. From the unjust killings of innocent African Americans to the disproportionate impact of a global health pandemic, Black people have been getting attacked on all fronts. This moment has exposed the inequities embedded in the underlying fabric of our nation.

The NAACP will be holding a 2020 Virtual March on Washington on August 28th, 2020,
the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, where the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech and the now late Congressman John Lewis declared, “We want our freedom and we want it now!”

The NAACP will lead this virtual march alongside civil rights leaders, activists, and families
of those who died at the hands of law enforcement, to call for police accountability reform and mobilize voters ahead of the November elections. This virtual march will be in partnership with the socially distant, in-person march planned for those in the D.C. area.

As thousands virtually march on Washington to restore and recommit to the dream, this one
of a kind event will set forth a bold new Black agenda. The NAACP will also execute a robust
civic engagement effort with multiple levers of change, including registering participants to vote and encouraging them to participate in the Census.

This virtual grassroots mobilization will drive the movement from protest to policy to power.

Press Release: https://www.naacp.org/latest/naacp-announces-virtual-march-washington-channel-momentum-police-accountability-voter-mobilizatio/
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A series of virtual and in-person programming will take place on the following dates:

THE CALL: Thursday, August 27, 5 PM – 7 PM PT (8 PM -10 PM ET): There will be virtual programming carried on television networks and key social media platforms, including musical performances, remarks from young activists and emerging organizations, and other entertainment.

THE MARCH: Friday, August 28, 8 AM – noon PT (11 AM – 3 PM ET): There will be a Virtual March on Washington, streamed across key social media platforms and television networks. Led by Martin Luther King III, and the families of Black people who have died at the hands of police officers, thousands will virtually March on Washington to restore and recommit to the dream Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. defined in 1963. The virtual march will be in partnership with the socially distant, in-person march for those in the D.C. area.

THE CHARGE: Friday, August 28, 6 PM – 8 PM PT (9 PM – 11 PM ET): The event will conclude with a night of virtual programming, including a major keynote address and musical performances by award-winning artists.
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Virtual Event During COVID-19

In light of COVID-19 risks and the fact that Blacks and other people of color have been disproportionately impacted because of systemic health disparities highlighted during this pandemic, the NAACP has committed to leading this event virtually.

https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/politics/march-on-washington/naacp-to-lead-2020-virtual-march-on-washington/65-358786ea-16e2-49dc-94ec-4429ccc5195d
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ABOUT: NAACP

Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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