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Apr
22
Mon
Public Bank East Bay – Sacramento Hearing @ State Capitol, Banking and Finance Cmte
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Vote approaching – take action now!

AB 857, the crucial local public banking bill, will soon come up for a vote in the Assembly’s Banking Committee and Local Government Committee. The deadline for public comment is Wednesday, April 17. Please take a moment right now to send a letter to your Assemblymember and voice your support! You can bet our representatives are hearing from the bill’s powerful opponents, the big Wall Street banks.

And join us at our meeting to help support the public banking. Everyone welcome! Get involved!

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Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies.

4/15 – Housing
4/22 – Economy
4/29 – Education
5/6 – Public Health
5/13 – Neighborhood Life
5/20 – Public Safety

The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies.

Join us for this deeper dive into the Equity Indicators Report for the City of Oakland. Released last year, it clearly shows the effects of white supremacy on our community. Oakland posted a failing score of 33.5 out of a possible 100 across all indicators. This was the lowest score of all cities that participated in this national study.

Carroll Fife, the founder of Black Women & Elected Leadership, the Executive Director of Oakland ACCE, and one of the founding members of Community READY Corps, will join us as a guest speaker to provide some deeper analysis of the report’s findings and point us to actual solutions that will advance racial justice and equity in our housing market.

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Apr
23
Tue
Bay Area Student Loan Debt Summit @  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Please RSVP to join us on April 23rd!

The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invite you to join us on April 23rd for the first ever Bay Area Student Debt Summit, a gathering of researchers, advocates, policy makers and practitioners concerned with the growing student debt crisis and its particularly pernicious impact on the financial well-being and economic mobility of low-income communities and communities of color.

Join local, state and national policy experts, advocates and practitioners to discuss the implications of important new research on student loan borrowing and repayment across the Bay Area and strategies to address this growing crisis.

Please RSVP to reserve your place at the Summit (Registration begins 8:30am)

Who:                    Policy advocates, researchers, local and state government officials,  education leaders, nonprofits, funders, and other concerned  stakeholders

We need your voice and your participation! The Summit will highlight new evidence about the face of the student loan crisis in the Bay Area and inform the Office of Financial Empowerment’s new student loan debt initiative. We look forward to seeing you on April 23rd.

Register Here

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Apr
24
Wed
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events

Berkeley event registration here

The Sunrise Movement, whose sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office last fall helped create momentum for a Green New Deal, will hold town hall meetings on the Green New Deal in more than 100 cities in April and May.

Speakers will range from members of Congress and local politicians,  to people already working to transform local economies,  to  performers, musicians, and community leaders who are getting behind the movement for a Green New Deal.

They will share plans for the coming months and provide time for discussion of local strategies for educating the public and getting politicians to endorse the Green New Deal.

The town halls will also feature new videos produced by Means of Production, the group behind Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign ad, featuring young Sunrise leaders sharing why their communities need a Green New Deal.

Find dates and times for town halls near you here.
Scroll down to enter your zip code to find nearby events.

Here are some Bay Area events already scheduled, with links to RSVP:

April 22, 6 PM
Shannon Leigh Associates
1455 Hayes St., San Leandro

April 24, 1:30 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St., Berkeley

April 24, 6:30. PM
Sierra Club National Headquarters
3101. Webster St., Oakland #1300

April 27, 3:30 PM
San Jose Public Library”
150 East San Fernando St., San Jose

May 1, 7:30 PM
Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

May 4, 4:30 PM
Wally Pond (Irvington) Community Center
41885 Blacow Road, Fremont

May 7, 7 PM
Riconada Library
1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

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Green New Deal Town Hall @ Octopus Literary Salon
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Who stands to benefit from the Green New Deal? What’s at stake?

Join us at this Town Hall to hear leaders in our community share about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.

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Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events @ Sierra Club
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Sunrise Movement, whose sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office last fall helped create momentum for a Green New Deal, will hold town hall meetings on the Green New Deal in more than 100 cities in April and May.

Speakers will range from members of Congress and local politicians,  to people already working to transform local economies,  to  performers, musicians, and community leaders who are getting behind the movement for a Green New Deal.

They will share plans for the coming months and provide time for discussion of local strategies for educating the public and getting politicians to endorse the Green New Deal.

The town halls will also feature new videos produced by Means of Production, the group behind Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign ad, featuring young Sunrise leaders sharing why their communities need a Green New Deal.

Find dates and times for town halls near you here.
Scroll down to enter your zip code to find nearby events.

Here are some Bay Area events already scheduled, with links to RSVP:

April 22, 6 PM
Shannon Leigh Associates
1455 Hayes St., San Leandro

April 24, 1:30 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St., Berkeley

April 24, 6:30. PM
Sierra Club National Headquarters
3101. Webster St., Oakland #1300

April 27, 3:30 PM
San Jose Public Library”
150 East San Fernando St., San Jose

May 1, 7:30 PM
Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

May 4, 4:30 PM
Wally Pond (Irvington) Community Center
41885 Blacow Road, Fremont

May 7, 7 PM
Riconada Library
1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

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Apr
25
Thu
History of May Day @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Why do we celebrate Labor Day in the United States when the rest of the world has May Day? The history of May Day reveals that the struggle for the eight-hour day, general strikes, and the socialist roots of the holiday made it anathema to the ruling class, and a goal for workers everywhere, including here. Please join East Bay DSA for a presentation on May Day’s history.

Accessibility: NPML is ADA accessible.

 

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RPA movie night – The Hemp Revolution @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The next monthly potluck and (free!) movie night at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center will feature The Hemp Revolution:

6:30pm potluck and socializing
7-9:30pm screening and discussion

Join us for the HEMP REVOLUTION, a film that examines the history of hemp’s criminalization and the interests behind it.

A more durable fibre than thirsty cotton for making textiles. A sustainable crop requiring almost no pesticide to thrive, making farming a cleaner process for the environment. A higher quality material than wood pulp for paper making. A non-polluting fuel, providing a cleaner energy production than via petroleum. The medicinal qualities have been used for thousands of years. The list goes on.

America went from a country which produced vast quantities of the non-narcotic crop, to the complete ban on hemp production upon the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Why has a powerful plant that provides so many human needs been much condemned for decades? Grown properly, this can be a great plant to save the planet! Join us and investigate the controversy and confusion between industrial hemp and medical marijuana.

This is a free monthly event at BBPC that falls on the last Thursday each month. Mark your calendar for upcoming films:

May 30 – The One Percent
June 27 – Flow: for Love of Water

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Author Event: The Management of Savagry @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:

 

MAX BLUMENTHAL

“The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State

  Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump”

 

Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites),
Books Inc (Berkeley),
Moe’s,
Walden Pond Bookstore,
East Bay Books,
Mrs. Dalloway’s

 

 

Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the

most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power

with fearlessness and integrity.”—Reza Aslan, author of Zealot

 

“The Management of Savagery” excavates the real story behind America’s dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of America’s imperial designs. Washington’s secret funding of the mujahedin provoked the Russian invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. With guns and money, the United States has ever since sustained the extremists, including  Osama Bin Laden, who have become its enemies. The Pentagon has trained and armed jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya; it has launched military interventions to change regimes in the Middle East. These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. The Trump presidency is the inevitable consequence of neoconservative imperialism in the post–Cold War age. Trump’s dealings in the Middle East are likely only to exacerbate the situation.

 

Blumenthal’s book is a damning indictment of the bipartisan national security    consensus and warning of its present danger to democracy.

 

“Max Blumenthal audaciously takes in-your-face, on-the-ground journalism into the realm of   geopolitics.” —Juan Cole, author,The New Arabs and Engaging the Muslim World

 

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in the New York Times, The Daily Beast, The Guardian, Huffington Postand SalonAl Jazeera English and many other publications. He is Senior Editor of AlterNet’s Grayzone Project and the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel, which won the 2014 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award, the New York Time’s bestseller Republican Gomorrah: Inside  the Movement that Shattered the Party, and The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.      

Host Nora Barrows-Friedman is a journalist, Electronic Intifada Associate Editor, autho of In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice in Palestine, and frequent KPFA Flashpoints’ guest.

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Apr
26
Fri
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations.

For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/

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Apr
27
Sat
Richmond Progressive Alliance Quarterly Membership Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Should RPA endorse Bernie?

You never want to miss out on a quarterly RPA membership meeting, but you’ll be especially regretful if you don’t make our April meeting!

At the meeting we’ll be voting on whether the RPA should endorse Bernie Sanders for President — we encourage you to attend the meeting, share your thoughts, and vote. Full agenda coming soon. And of course, if you find that your membership has elapsed, you can always renew at the door.

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Apr
28
Sun
Feed The Hood 10 @ Cristo Rey High School
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

eastoaklandcollective

Feed the Hood 10 is next Sunday, April 28! Don’t forget to join us for this large scale opportunity to provide lunch and hygiene kits for our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. Register today at bit.ly/feedthehood10.

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DSA Medicare for All Committee @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join East Bay DSA’s Medicare for All Committee as we discuss updates from the fight for single-payer healthcare and upcoming organizing projects. We’ll circulate some a short reading in advance, so please RSVP. All East Bay DSA members interested in getting involved with the Medicare for All campaign are welcome!

 

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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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Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series.
“I am Not Your Negro” 2016”
These Happen on the “Last Sundays” of every month @ It’s Your Move Games 4920 Telegraph Ave, in the historic Temescal district.

The system thinks we are appeased with a so called “Black History Month” well in my world every moment was a moment to explore how our past effects our present. Still for February we will show
“I Am Not Your Negro”.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.”
The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
As usual, the doors at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
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Apr
29
Mon
Public Bank of the East Bay @ East Bay For Everyone
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Come join us make public banking happen! What we’re doing:

Cities press CA Assembly for local public banking

The push is on for Assembly Bill 857, the local public banking bill! This landmark legislation will enable cities and counties to keep their money local and divest from large banks that invest in fracking and pipelines. The full text of the bill and a fact sheet are available here.

This week in Oakland, City Council President Rebecca Kaplan will introduce a resolution not only endorsing AB 857, but also, importantly, instructing the City’s lobbyist to work for it in Sacramento. The resolution, which will also reiterate Council’s support for the future East Bay Public Bank, is scheduled for a vote at the April 16 City Council meeting. Although it will be a “consent” item, to be passed without discussion, this would be a fine time to come out and show strong community support for our bank.

Other city councils around the state, including those in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose, as well as Richmond and Berkeley, have similar plans to endorse and support the local public banking bill. This is big!

Tell your assemblymember: Yes on 857!

On Monday, April 8, California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) volunteers from all over the state will converge on the Capitol to press for lawmakers’ promises of support for AB 857.

But lobbying can’t do the whole job. Now is the time for all of us California supporters of public banking to call our assemblymembers and tell them to vote YES on this crucial legislation!

Calling your elected officials is quick and easy. You can talk to the staffer who answers the phone or leave a voicemail. Say something like this:
“My name is _________, and I live in District [number]. I’m calling to ask Assemblymember _______ to vote YES on AB 857, the public banking bill. I strongly support establishing a public bank in my community.”

Below are phone numbers for all assemblymembers whose districts include part of Alameda County. Wherever you live in the state, if you’re not sure who represents you, check this finder.
     District 15�Buffy Wicks                  (916) 319-2015
District 16�Rebecca Bauer-Kahan  (916) 3119-2016
District 18�Rob Bonta                    (916) 319-2018
District 20�Bill Quirk                      (916) 319-2020
District 25�Kansen Chu                 (916) 319-2025

And remember, everyone you know in California can call their legislator. Please ask them to call, too. It could make a real difference!

See you in Hayward!

Look for our table this Saturday, April 6, at the Hayward Farmers’ Market. We’ll be there to chat and answer questions about public banking, and we’ll have PBEB t-shirts, brochures, and window signs available. We’d love to meet you!

Next, to continue building local support for our East Bay bank, members of PBEB’s advocacy team are meeting on April 10 with two key Hayward officials – the city manager and the finance director. City by city, we’re getting there.

Hayward Farmers Market
Saturday, April 6, from 9am to 1pm
777 B Street, Hayward 94541
(Next to City Hall Plaza and BART)

Help make our East Bay bank happen

We’re planning on doing a lot more tabling at markets and street fairs through the spring and summer, and we could really use some help. Tabling is a great way to get out of that cyber-bubble and talk to actual fellow citizens about creating the vibrant local economy we all want to see. You don’t need a finance background – just a couple free hours and an ability to explain the basics.

You can also help by suggesting places for us to table. We need to connect with folks all over Alameda County so we can point to broad grassroots support for our bank as we push the Board of Supervisors to make it happen.

If you’re interested in tabling or have an idea for a venue, please don’t wait to shoot us an email at contact@publicbankeastbay.org. Thank you!

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Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies.

4/15 – Housing
4/22 – Economy
4/29 – Education
5/6 – Public Health
5/13 – Neighborhood Life
5/20 – Public Safety

The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies.

Join us for this deeper dive into the Equity Indicators Report for the City of Oakland. Released last year, it clearly shows the effects of white supremacy on our community. Oakland posted a failing score of 33.5 out of a possible 100 across all indicators. This was the lowest score of all cities that participated in this national study.

Carroll Fife, the founder of Black Women & Elected Leadership, the Executive Director of Oakland ACCE, and one of the founding members of Community READY Corps, will join us as a guest speaker to provide some deeper analysis of the report’s findings and point us to actual solutions that will advance racial justice and equity in our housing market.

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May
1
Wed
International Workers Day Mobilization @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 1 @ 3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Gathering at 3pm at Oscar Grant Plaza
Rally starts at 3:30pm
March starts at 4pm
Closing Rally at Lake Merritt Amphitheater

For This years March:

There will be a designated section at the front of the March for youth and people with disabilities who wish to lead the March. There will be several accessibility cars following the March for folks who cannot or would prefer not to walk (contact Jenny to reserve a seat Jenny.tighe@gmail.com). Please show up to the event scent-free. We will have community security, medics, food and water distribution throughout the full program and public restrooms at the end of the March. We will have Spanish translation and ASL interpretation for the program. Please contact Jenny (Jenny.tighe@gmail.com) with any accessibility questions or concerns.

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Sunrise Movement Green New Deal @ Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
May 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Sunrise Movement, whose sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office last fall helped create momentum for a Green New Deal, will hold town hall meetings on the Green New Deal in more than 100 cities in April and May.

Speakers will range from members of Congress and local politicians,  to people already working to transform local economies,  to  performers, musicians, and community leaders who are getting behind the movement for a Green New Deal.

They will share plans for the coming months and provide time for discussion of local strategies for educating the public and getting politicians to endorse the Green New Deal.

The town halls will also feature new videos produced by Means of Production, the group behind Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign ad, featuring young Sunrise leaders sharing why their communities need a Green New Deal.

Find dates and times for town halls near you here.
Scroll down to enter your zip code to find nearby events.

Here are some Bay Area events already scheduled, with links to RSVP:

April 22, 6 PM
Shannon Leigh Associates
1455 Hayes St., San Leandro

April 24, 1:30 PM
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis St., Berkeley

April 24, 6:30. PM
Sierra Club National Headquarters
3101. Webster St., Oakland #1300

April 27, 3:30 PM
San Jose Public Library”
150 East San Fernando St., San Jose

May 1, 7:30 PM
Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley

May 4, 4:30 PM
Wally Pond (Irvington) Community Center
41885 Blacow Road, Fremont

May 7, 7 PM
Riconada Library
1213 Newell Rd., Palo Alto

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