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May
21
Mon
Occupy Forum Excursion: Film: Evolution of Organic by Mark Kitchell @ Roxy Theater
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Film: Evolution of Organic by Mark Kitchell
(get tickets in advance or be put on guest list!)

The San Francisco showing of Mark’s new film: Evolution of Organic will be at the Roxie this coming Monday, May 21st from 6 pm-9 pm. Rainbow Grocery is sponsoring the event. Appearing will be Bu Nygrens of Veritable Vegetable, Kim Kaput of Rainbow Grocery, and John Wick of the Marin Carbon Project. We recommend buying tickets in advance at ticketing.us.veezi.com or just go to the Roxie website.

From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A Fierce Green Fire) comes a new film: Evolution of Organic. It’s the story of organic agriculture, told by those who built the movement. A motley crew of back-to-the-landers, spiritual seekers and farmers’ sons and daughters reject chemical farming and set out to explore organic alternatives. It’s a heartfelt journey of change, from a small band of rebels to a cultural transformation in the way we grow and eat food. By now organic has gone mainstream, split into an industry oriented toward bringing organic to all people and a movement that has realized a vision of sustainable agriculture. It’s the most popular and successful outgrowth of the environmental impulse of the last fifty years.

If you would like to be on the Guest List as OccupySF, let me (ruthiesakheim@gmail.com)  know and I’ll put your name on it.

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FILM SCREENING: WILDER THAN WILD: FIRE, FORESTS AND THE FUTURE @ David Brower Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wilder than Wild is an hour-long documentary film about wildfires and climate change. This Bay Area premiere will be followed by a panel and Q&A with Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, UC Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens, Berkeley firefighter Mike Shuken, and filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most.

Registration required.

For more information and to register, visit their website.

Visit Event Website

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May
22
Tue
Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mass Meeting
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join APEN, CEJA, Idle No More SF Bay, Jobs With Justice, North Bay Organizing Project, PODER, SEIU 1021, 350.org and over 50 other organizations at a meeting on May 22. We are organizing to plan a bold, visionary action during Jerry Brown’s “Global Climate Action Summit.” We demand real climate leadership that protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations: keep fossil fuels in the ground; develop a just, equitable, resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity; create family sustaining jobs: Rise for Climate Jobs & Justice March on Saturday September 8th.

The whole world is coming to San Francisco for the Global Climate Summit from Sep 12-14.

Climate disruption is impacting all of our communities from jobs to justice and everything in between. And we want you, your organizations, friends, and family to rise up with the world on September 8th to demand real solutions.

You are invited to come to a meeting to build the movement leading up to the largest march for climate jobs & justice on the West Coast. There’s lots to do and your talents and gifts are welcomed!

Join your sisters and brothers as we look forward to creating a world of equity, justice, and a sustainable and safe future for the next seven generations to come. It’s up to us.

 

Info/RSVP

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Action for unjustly jailed Egyptian photojournalist, Shawkan @ McClaren Center, UCSF, Rm 252
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join Amnesty International SF Group 30 &
The Department of International & Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco

For an evening of discussion and short films about Shawkan, photojournalism, jailed journalists, and issues of press freedom.

Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich in conversation with award-winning Egyptian photojournalist and filmmaker Khaled Sayed.

With a special selection of Shawkan’s photographs exhibited.

Background: Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as “Shawkan” was recently honored with the prestigious 2018 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on World Press Freedom Day. Shawkan is detained in Egypt’s Tora Prison Complex, where he has been held arbitrarily for nearly five years—just for working as a photojournalist. Egyptian prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Shawkan.

Photography is not a crime. Journalism is not a crime. Come partake in photography and writing actions on behalf of Shawkan and other jailed journalists.

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Caring for our Community – A Forum on how we can respond to the needs of those who are Houseless @ The Way Church
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Panelists: After introducing themselves, panelists will be asked to answer a series of three questions:
1) What are the struggles of people who are homelessness in Berkeley?
2) What are immediate things that can be done by the Community and the City to address the needs of people who are homeless?
3) What are some long-term actions that can make a difference?
4) What are the challenges and obstacles?
Big Mama, First They Came for the Homeless Encampment
Mike Zint, First They Came for the Homeless – confirmed
Representative, Youth Spirit Art Works – confirmed
Nick Houston, East Oakland Collective – confirmed
Tiny, Poor Magazine, Oakland – confirmed
Respondents:
Paul Kealoha-Blake, Mental Health Commissioner, City of Berkeley
Osha Neumann, East Bay Community Law Center
Boona Cheema, founder of BOSS & Mental Health Commissioner, City of Berkeley – confirmed
Representative, Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center -confirmed

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May
25
Fri
Film: The Organizer. A Documentary About ACORN, its Growth and Demise. @ New Parkway Theater
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special Community Showing with Wade Rathke, Founder and Chief Organizer of ACORN.

The ORGANIZER is a film about people who have dedicated their lives to the hidden, usually message and always controversial job of building power for the powerless. It’s also a very human story about organizational tension, personal tragedy, betrayal and ultimately resilience. The film is about how ACORN as a political force the poor, marginalized and forgotten was built.

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May
27
Sun
Abolition of Policing Workshop with Critical Resistance @ Sierra Club
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

This Critical Resistance workshop explores the role and history of policing in the U.S., the way it has impacted different communities, and how people have resisted and challenged its inherent violence. This workshop also goes over how we can reduce our reliance on policing by highlighting the various ways that building up community strength and practices lead to true safety that does not depend on law enforcement.

We are asking for a $5 – 20 donation, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of donations will go to support Critical Resistance.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 27 @ 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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Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Film night: The Chinese Exclusion Act @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Discussion after the screening with Cynthia Choy, Co-Executive Director of Chinese Affirmative Action, and Nancy Wong, daughter of victims of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

Free snacks and popcorn.

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May
29
Tue
Gayle McLaughlin discusses Winning Richmond @ Pegasus Bookstore
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, discusses her new memoir, Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.  

A group of political activists, environmentalists, and social justice advocates formed a Progressive Alliance that took their city back from the Chevron Oil Company. They transformed Richmond, long polluted and poisoned, into a national leader in sustainability, equity and grassroots democracy, giving hope to the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California, and the world. Gayle McLaughlin was at the center of that long-term struggle, organizing with co-activists, going door-to-door campaigning and serving as the two-term Mayor of Richmond, California. This is her story. This is Richmond’s story.

​..”.the eyes of the country are on you. And if Chevron can roll over you, they and their buddies will roll over every community in America. If you can stand up and beat them with all of their money, you’re going to give hope to people all over America that we can control our destinies.” — Bernie Sanders at Richmond Town Hall for the Richmond Progressive Alliance

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May
30
Wed
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

 

Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech

Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar presents a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillance. Join us at Pegasus Books Downtown for a discussion and book signing of Habeas Data.
ABOUT HABEAS DATA

You are being watched.

Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCT camera or tracked through your online viewing history, government agencies know where you are, and are quietly collecting your most intimate, mundane, and personal information.

Is this even legal?

Habeas Data shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.

Award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar makes the case by taking ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matching them against the capabilities of modern technology. It’s an approach that combines the charge of a legal thriller with the shock of the daily headlines.

Chapters include: the 1960s proceeding against a drug dealer that established the “expectation of privacy” in nonpublic places such as your home (but how does that ruling apply now, when police can chart your every move and hear your every conversation within your own home — without even having to enter it?); the 1970s case where the police monitored a lewd caller — the decision of which is now the linchpin of the NSA’s controversial metadata tracking program revealed by Edward Snowden; and a 2010 low-level burglary trial that revealed police had tracked a defendant’s past 12,898 locations before arrest — an invasion of privacy grossly out of proportion to the alleged crime, which showed how authorities are all too willing to take advantage of the ludicrous gap between the slow pace of legal reform and the rapid transformation of technology.

A dazzling exposé that journeys from Bonn, Germany to Oakland, California, from the halls of the Supreme Court to the back of a squad car, Habeas Data combines deft reportage, deep research, and original interviews to offer an X-ray diagnostic of our current surveillance state.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cyrus Farivar is the Senior Business Editor at Ars Technica and the author of The Internet of Elsewhere. He is also a radio producer and has reported for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, The EconomistWired, The New York Times, and others.

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Jun
1
Fri
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness.

Click Here For Program Details

Cost:
We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to come for one day.

Registration cost includes breakfast and lunch for both days. We are accepting two forms of payment; via PayPal or via check by mail. If you have any questions or may need scholarship please contact Sarah Lee at slee@im4humanintegrity.org. We encourage anyone who may require financial assistance (scholarship) to contact Sarah as early as possible as funds are limited.
Early Registration  Before May 15th
-Two day: $70
-One day: $455
After May 15th
-Two days: $80
-One day: $50
Register here

Program Details: Through speakers, seminars, and creative spaces Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad includes opportunities to build:

– Spiritual, educational, and strategic tools for faith communities to take a next step in their involvement in immigrant justice

– Relationships and networks across immigrant and ally congregations, faith traditions, and geography

– Shared vision for a faith-rooted and race equitable framework on sanctuary

Sanctuary Convening Values

    • Centering Voices of Directly-Impacted Communities: Majority of our speakers come from communities that have been directly impacted by our current and historical immigration policies and climate. Directly-impacted immigrant community members consult and guide the planning process.

 

  • Framing Racial Justice in Our Sanctuary Work: Our content and tools are rooted in how our sanctuary work combats racial oppression on immigrant communities.

 

    • Integrating Interfaith Principles and Practices: Our content and tools incorporate interfaith practices throughout the convening, and teach on the challenges and opportunities for solidarity in interfaith activism
    • Humanizing Our Experience: We incorporate margins for breaks and emotional processing during the convening, and address accessibility needs such as language translation

 

  • Prophetic: We acknowledge that our sanctuary work, in collaboration with other actors, bears witness to a visionary and public morality that has national implications

 

 

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Jun
2
Sat
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness.

Click Here For Program Details

Cost:
We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to come for one day.

Registration cost includes breakfast and lunch for both days. We are accepting two forms of payment; via PayPal or via check by mail. If you have any questions or may need scholarship please contact Sarah Lee at slee@im4humanintegrity.org. We encourage anyone who may require financial assistance (scholarship) to contact Sarah as early as possible as funds are limited.
Early Registration  Before May 15th
-Two day: $70
-One day: $455
After May 15th
-Two days: $80
-One day: $50
Register here

Program Details: Through speakers, seminars, and creative spaces Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad includes opportunities to build:

– Spiritual, educational, and strategic tools for faith communities to take a next step in their involvement in immigrant justice

– Relationships and networks across immigrant and ally congregations, faith traditions, and geography

– Shared vision for a faith-rooted and race equitable framework on sanctuary

Sanctuary Convening Values

    • Centering Voices of Directly-Impacted Communities: Majority of our speakers come from communities that have been directly impacted by our current and historical immigration policies and climate. Directly-impacted immigrant community members consult and guide the planning process.

 

  • Framing Racial Justice in Our Sanctuary Work: Our content and tools are rooted in how our sanctuary work combats racial oppression on immigrant communities.

 

    • Integrating Interfaith Principles and Practices: Our content and tools incorporate interfaith practices throughout the convening, and teach on the challenges and opportunities for solidarity in interfaith activism
    • Humanizing Our Experience: We incorporate margins for breaks and emotional processing during the convening, and address accessibility needs such as language translation

 

  • Prophetic: We acknowledge that our sanctuary work, in collaboration with other actors, bears witness to a visionary and public morality that has national implications

 

 

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Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Press release here.

On Saturday, June 2, SWers and our allies will be standing up for justice all over the country. Join us at Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland, CA to make the voices & needs of our Bay Area communities loud & visible: Sex Worker Justice Now! (Allies wanted & welcome)

We are protesting, rallying & marching with the following goals in mind:
1/ To make more Bay Area residents & local media aware of the systematic violence against sex workers:
• Repercussions of FOSTA/SESTA legislation • Police violence • Anti-trafficking legislation that continuously conflates sex work & “sex trafficking” • How criminalization damages our communities •

2/ Sex worker justice is inherently tied to the justice of transgender, BIPOC, LGBTQ, femme & GNC, undocumented, poor/low-income, drug using communities

3/ Elevate specific SWer community voices

4/ Be visible & celebrate: come together & show each other some serious love during this tough political time

5/ Celebrate the St. James Infirmary’s 19th B-Day!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
noon-1: Gather at Oscar Grant Plaza
1-2: Community Speakers
2-3: March
3-4: Celebrate
*More info about Speakers & the March coming soon*

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:
• Invite friends an allies: we have power in numbers
• Wear red
• Bring Signs (sign making parties & lists of sign ideas coming soon!)
* Our goal & expectations are that this will be a peaceful & positive gathering for SWer justice. That being said, we are aware that undocumented/on parole/BIPOC/Swers/etc are at a higher risk of police involvement, harassment & violence. We are working on creating safer spaces & systems within the rally and will have more information about this coming soon. Standing up for justice is important, but please prioritize your safety.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
• We are looking for folks that have experience with protests to help us lead our crowd.
Currently seeking:
-march leaders
-chant leaders
• Do you have a cool & affordable food truck or ice cream cart? We want to keep our people with snacks, lemonade & popsicles in hand 🙂

DONATIONS NEEDED
• We are wanting to provide the St. James Infirmary Clinic with a lovely B-day bash – seeking cake & red balloon donations
*please msg here or email maxineholloway@protonmail.com or arabelleraphael@protonmail.com to help out*

This event is sponsored by Bay Area Pros Support (Baps)twitter.com/BayProsSupport
& The St. James Infirmary Clinic stjamesinfirmary.org/

Flyer Artwork by The Rambling Hooker instagram.com/ramblinghooker/

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Sex Worker Justice Now! March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Sponsored by Bay Area Pros Support & St. James Infirmary
@BayProsSupport for more info.

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Jun
7
Thu
Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran @ Hillside Club
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Project Censored present

Advance Tickets at:
Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books  
Wheelchair access

Medea Benjamin, one of America’s best-known and most effective  activists,co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, is the author of Drone Warfare and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S—Saudi Connection. In 2012 she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize,  and in 2014 the Gandhi Peace Award.

 

Now Medea has written the first general-audience progressive  book on Iran’s history and politics, recounting Iran’s history from the pre-colonial period through the CIA-engineered coup that in 1953 overthrew the country’s democratic leadership, to its emergence as the only nation (other than Russia, of course) both Democrats and Republicans regularly denounce. Benjamin draws upon her firsthand experiences with Iranian politicians, activists and everyday citizens to provide a deeper understanding of the extraordinary complexities of Iranian society and the national role in the region.

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution brought a Shia theocracy to the 80 million inhabitants of the Middle East’s second largest country. In the decades since, bitter relations have persisted between the U.S. and Iran. Yet how is it that Iran has become the primary target of American antagonism, when Saudi Arabia – a regime far more repressive – has become one of America’s closest allies?

Tackling the contradictions in Iran’s systerm of government, its religion, and its citizens’ way of life, Inside Iran cuts sharply through the inflammatory rhetoric surrounding U.S.-Iranian relations to present a realistic and hopeful case for the two nations’ future.

Mickey Huff, Project Censored’s current director, is also president of the nonprofit Media Freedom Foundation. To date, he has edited or coedited eight volumes of Censored and contributed numerous chapters to these books. In addition, Mickey is at he frequent host of the Project Censored show aired on KPFA Radio.

KPFA benefit

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Jun
9
Sat
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ GROW Incubator
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The West Oakland Community clinic offers donation based holistic healing modalities monthly, on the second Saturday.
We are committed to creating a safe space and affordable (even free) massage therapy and other therapies and services to those most marginalized in the community.

This month we will have:
Massage Therapy of various styles
Energy work
Cranialsacral
Australian Osteopathy
Narcan Kit training and Harm reduction (4 Pm- pick up kits anytime)

We always have a free VEGAN hot Meal.
There are other various donations at times- e.g traditional chinese medicine supplements.

You can pre-book a session (not required) by emailing us at:
westoaklandclinic@gmail.com
Email us to get involved or for all other inquires as well.

Hope to see you there!!!!

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Jun
12
Tue
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Marcus Books present


Advance tickets: 

Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books 

What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Where should they turn when history rejects their very existence? Darnell explores these questions in NO ASHES IN THE FIRE.

When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three boys from his neighborhood tried to set him on fire. They cornered him while he was walking home from school, harassed him because they assumed he was gay, and poured gasoline on him. He barely escaped with his life.  On many other occasions there were terrifying confront-ations, including some within his family…

Three decades later, Moore is an award-winning writer and activist, a leader in the Movement for Black Lives, and a tireless advocate for justice and liberation.  No Ashes in the Fire is his compelling Account of how that bullied, frighteneed teenager not only survived, but found such a unique calling. He traces his life from his childhood in Camden, New Jersey, a city famously scarred by uprisingsa  and repression, to his search for intimacy in the gay gathering places in Philadelphia, and finally to soal movements in Newark, Brooklyn, and Ferguson, where he could openly fight for others who survive on society’s edges.  An editor-at-large at the content distributor Urban One, and a columnist at Logo, Darnell L. Mooore describes his bold, candid memoir as “snapshots of my life”  molded by forces of “brutality, poverty, and self-hatred.”

 

Darnell L. Moore (born in 1976 in Camden, NJ) is an American writer and activist whose work is characterized by anti-racist, feminist, queer, and anti-colonial thought and advocacy. His essays, social commentary, poetry and interviews have appeared ion various national and international media venues, including The Feminist Wire, Ebony Magazine, and The Huffington Post.

Moore’s scholarship focuses broadly on  Black Theology and Black Christian thoought that is inclusive of queer subjectivities.  He has published essays in Black Theology, Theology & Sexuality: An International Journal, and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies.

 

GREG BRIDGES is a radio dj and journalist living in Oakland. Currently he can be heard over KCSM and KPFA, where he has a weekly show and is a contributor to  KPFA’s Hip Hop and social affairs show HardKnock Radio. Greg has written for various publications including Jazz Now Magazine and Bayshore Magazine.

KPFA benefit

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Jun
14
Thu
Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like @ First Congregational Church
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & Marcus Books present

Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals. The author of last year’s outstanding bestseller, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and an editor of The New Republic. Ebony magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential African-Americans. In addition, Dyson is a uniqely outstanding public speaker, employing exceptionally deep knowledge with a talent for Immediacy, terrific wit, and an extraordinarily rich voice.

His new book, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America deftly explores the tense intersection of the conflict between politics and prophecy— of whether we embrace political resolution or moral redemption to fix our fractured landscape. Dr. Dyson examines key players today, from Jay-Z to Jordan Peele and LeBron James, from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Kamala Harris. He ends with a paean to Makanda, the all too mythical nation celebrated in the film “Black Panther”.  “If James Baldwin and his glorious crew could gather again, they could hardly have a better place to reconvene and let the beautiful momentum of blackness eash over them as they sought to make America truly great. For the first time.”

What Truth Sounds Like reveals how every big argument about race that persists to this day got a hearing in a crucial meeting convened in 1963 when Robert F. Kennedy invited James Baldwin and a few of his friends to discuss Black America’s rage: disdain for black dissent, the belief that black folk wallow in the politics of ingratitude and victimhood, and that they lack hustle and ingenuity.

Kevin Cartwright has been a radio producer, media trainer and music programmer for Pacifica Radio station KPFA-FM since 1994.  He has produced and contributed to a number of local and national public affairs programs that have included Living Room with Larry Bensky, Democracy Now, the KPFA Evening News, and The Morning Show. Kevin is a communications strategist who continues to work with a number of social change organizations across the country to help improve their overall communications.

KPFA benefit

Tickets: brownpapertickets.com
Marcus Books, Pegasus Books (3 stores), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s

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