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Aug
19
Sun
Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis @ Santa Rita Jail
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm

On July 28, 2018, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail in the middle of the night at 1:25a. Like so many other people released from Santa Rita, she had to walk the 1.9 miles to Dublin BART. She would be found outside, unresponsive and declared dead before the station opened at 5:30a.

We are demanding an end to late night releases.

Please join us as we take the long, dark and desolate walk Jessica and so many other women and men take to get home after incarceration.
Along the way, we will hear the stories of other women who encountered traffickers, were sexually harassed, and braved the cold after release from Santa Rita Jail.

We will have a number of cars shuttling people from Dublin BART to Santa Rita. Those with disabilities will join our walk via caravan.

#SayHerName
#JusticeForJessica
#ProtectOurSisters
#EndLateNightReleases

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Aug
20
Mon
SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil @ State Capitol
Aug 20 all-day

Join a non-violent direct action in Sacramento to insist that Governor Jerry Brown ban fracking and neighborhood drilling to protect our communities.

Californians have delivered well over 1 million petitions to Governor Brown calling on him to stand up to the oil industry, and held many rallies and press conferences. Health forums have explained the toxic effects of extreme oil and neighborhood drilling. Brown has received consistent reminders that the majority of Californians and the science DO NOT support fracking and neighborhood drilling.

Brown has never acknowledged these demands. Instead, he has cultivated close ties to big oil, taken money from industry, and cut oil industry-friendly deals around critical policies and regulations, while people continue to be exposed to known carcinogens in their own homes and as drilling expands.

Governor Jerry Brown wants to be remembered as a climate leader, but the reality is that he has already failed the test of real leadership. August 20 Californians will travel to Sacrament to take non-violent direct action to declare a day of reckoning and demand that Governor Brown stand up to big oil. They will insist that Brown

  • stop issuing new permits for oil drilling in California
  • commit our state to a managed decline of fossil fuel production
  • beginning with 2,500 ft setback limits to protect frontline communities from toxic oil and gas drilling
  • as part of a just and equitable transition away from fossil fuels.

For more information, visit: https://brownsreckoning.org/  

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LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting and Mail Processing @ Farley's East
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for this important way to show solidarity with our incarcerated LGBTQ+ and HIV+ community members! Every month on the 3rd Monday, we’ll have mail processing/data entry, birthday cards to our LGBTQ members in nearby Norcal prisons AND penpal info, so join us for whatever your pleasure is (and invite your friends)!

Please join with or without a laptop – there is work for everyone! If you’d like, we’ll train you to respond to letters or to enter and update penpal request forms in our database. Getting these forms into our database helps get our inside folks matched to penpals, so this is an essential part of our work (and we have so much mail!).

If you want to start a penpal relationship, we will also have info on folks to send letters to, all the supplies, and ways to get more involved in the movement to abolish prisons. Letterwriting is one incredible way we have to overcome the isolation intended by the PIC.

Some food and beverages are available for purchase from the cafe. And please bring some dollars and change toward postage, if you can. Any money raised beyond the cost of supplies will be used to support both local & national Black & Pink projects.

Wheelchair accessible, though outlets for laptops are on the 2nd floor only.

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Aug
21
Tue
Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Solitary Confinement Settlement Rally
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

RALLY at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse while the four CA Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Class Representatives ‘Meet and Confer’ with CDCr to address the continuing solitary conditions that violate the Ashker lawsuit settlement agreement. The four prisoner hunger strike representatives will be present in the courtroom, an historic presence!

Help create a strong show of solidarity with prisoners fighting for human rights!

What’s going on? The prisoner class-led movement and the Ashker class action lawsuit resulted in the release of over 1400 people from solitary confinement Security Housing Units (SHUs) to what the CA Department of Corrections (CDCr) calls “General Population.” However, many of those people continue to be subjected to conditions of extreme isolation. With little to no out-of-cell time and no chance for social interaction, they are still in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT.

On July 3, 2018, U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken ruled:

The Settlement Agreement was intended to remove Plaintiffs from detention in the SHU, where they were isolated in a cell for 22 ½ to 24 hours a day.� many Plaintiffs [now] spend an average of less than an hourr of out-of-cell time each day, which is similar to the conditions they endured in the SHU.�  … This demonstrates a violation of the Settlement Agreement.” FULL RULING HERE

and “…a substantial percentage of Plaintiffs in Restricted Custody General Population (RCGP) are …not permitted to exercise in small group yards or engage in group leisure activities. This does not comply with the terms of the Settlement Agreement.” FULL RULING HERE

The Ashker Plaintiff class reps and legal team were ordered to meet and confer* with CDCr lawyers to explore a resolution of these two issues. The four prisoner hunger strike representatives will be inside the courtroom. Please join us outside, and bring a friend, in a strong show of solidarity.

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS TORTURE

UNITY INSIDE, UNITY OUTSIDE

IMPORTANT NOTE: August 21, 2018 is the 47 year memorial anniversary of revered prison activist, George Jackson, who was assassinated by CA guards in San Quentin prison. It is also the first day of the 2018 National Prison Strike for humane living conditions, access to rehabilitation, sentencing reform, and the end of modern day slavery.

*Meet and confers are usually private with no judge present. This one will be in the presence of Magistrate Robert Illman and not open to the public.

prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com

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How Socialists Can Dismantle the US Police State @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 

This event is the second in a two-part mini-series on race, class, and the socialist struggle against racial oppression. This class will build on the concepts of the first class, focusing on socialism and the struggle against racial oppression via a discussion of the US police state. We’ll discuss how democratic socialists can put theory into practice to most effectively combat police violence and mass incarceration.

Aside from a short opening lecture, the bulk of class time will be spent in small, group-facilitated discussions. We’ll provide a short set of readings here beforehand, and we encourage all participants to read them before class. Members and non-members of any experience and knowledge level on this issue are warmly invited.

Required Readings

See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.

 

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Aug
23
Thu
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present


Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006   Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books , $15 door, wheelchair access

“One of the world’s most honored philosophers provides a candid examination of the current political crisis.”

For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her full attention to the terrible political standoff tha has polarized America since the Trump election. Although today’s atmosphere is heavily marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the seeming total inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters, journalists and pundits have overlooked.  She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional.  Globalizatiojn, automation and the high costs of high education have produced feelings of utter powerlessness in millions of people in the U.S.Similar issues trouble European unity.

 

That sense of powerlessness and a pervasive underlying fear bubble into resentment and blame: blame of immigrants, blame of Muslims, blame of other races, blame of cultural elites.  While this politics of blame played a hefty role in the elction of Trump – and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues that it can in fact be found on all sides of the political spectrum—confusingly intertwined, however, with reasonable arguments aiming at greater justice. She insists that retribution is always a bad response to fear, and she articulates a clear politics of constructive work and hope.

 

“Nussbaum is an elegant and lyrical writer, and she movingly describes the pain of recognizing1 one’s vulnerability.” — THE NEW YORKER

 

“Like any clearheaded thinker, Nussbaum was unsettled by Trump’s election, but she’s also troubled by the way people of all political persuasions have succombed to fear and mindless fear-slinging. She tries to keep Trump at arm’s length and focus instead on what philosophers and psychologists going back to antiquity have had to say about fear…its role in stoking anger, disgust, and envy, and how those emotions in turn perpetuate divisive politics (sexism and misogyny especially)”  —Kirkus Reviews

 

Martha C. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Philosophy Department  and the Law School of the University of Chicago. She gave the 2016 Jefferson Lecture for the National Endowment for the Humanities and won the 2016 Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy. She has written more than twenty books.

KPFA benefit

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Aug
25
Sat
Community Restorative Justice Training @ Saint Columbia Church
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Restorative Justice for Oakland and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council is offering free restorative justice trainings for community members wh want to help creae a restorative North Oakland.

If you are interested in attending one of the trainings, please email us your name, your desired training date and we will reply.

rjoytrainings@rjoyoakland.org

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Refoundation Caucus Presents: A Conversation with Cat Brooks @ Omni Commons
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

** This is not an official EBDSA event. It is hosted by the Refoudnation caucus of the DSA***

Cat Brooks, a long-time community organizer is running for Mayor of Oakland. She is by far the most radical candidate in the race, considered by many to be the successor to Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party.

As an organizer, Cat has served as the Exective Director of various organizations including the National Lawyers Guild SF, Justice Teams Networks, and Youth Together. As the co-founder of Anti-Police Terror Project, Cat is a staunch advocate of community-led solutions to public safety that divest funds away from OPD.

This forum is a chance for the public to ask Cat directly about her policy positions, and how she plans to move Oakland closer to socialism.

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Aug
26
Sun
Clear Your Record with Open Oakland @ Main Library
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you have convictions? Or do you know someone who does?

Get help clearing your record with members of OpenOakland.

We’ll use Code for America’s online application tool to help remove barriers to new jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Clear My Record is a free, nonprofit, service for people with a criminal record in select California counties. It is easy to use, but we’ll be at the library to guide you through the process.

Drop-in any time between 2 and 5 pm. No appointment required.

Know someone who might be interested but can’t make it? They can get started at this website: https://www.clearmyrecord.org.

If you’d like to learn more about OpenOakland, a local brigade of Code for America, or how to get involved, please visit: www.openoakland.org.

 

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 26 @ 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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Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist @ Bacheeso's
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebration of Life for John Murcko

A wonderful dedicated activist for human rights ans social justice.  John was active in the five year so-far successful fight to save the Berkeley Post Office from privatization.

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Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Aug
28
Tue
Free Mumia Now! Rally to Free Mumia. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

All out to free Mumia!

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Aug
31
Fri
Biking While Black – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

We need all your support in helping Naj K. Smith get justice! On Friday Aug. 3 naj took a group of young people on a first Friday ride. As usual Naj had his speaker and typical rig he always rides with. He was jammin his usual non offensive tunes when an OPD OFFICER grabbed his handle bars and stopped his bike. Naj politely got off his bike and proceeded to understand what the cops issue was. Being an example to the youth he was leading he remained calm and respectful even the youth were outraged. He had to dessculate the youth and talk with this cop who was upset about Najari’s music. He first stated he was giving a citation for the loud music so naj turned it off altogether next thing you know naj was in handcufffs bike rig and speaker have all been confiscated and he was booked and sent to Rita where he spent his weekend.

He was able to make bail but can you believe this?? Where is the crime?? How sway how?? I’m asking all the fellow bike riders to please make this post go viral so we can get some awareness to what’s going on. Clearly the OPD was threatened by the power naj was exuding from his pores and couldn’t take it. We want all our fellow bikers riders to please show up to downtown Oakland 6th n Washington traffic division 9am Aug 31st. court building with bikes and music in solidarity to support or community leader who did nothing wrong. We want his bike rig and speaker all back in mint condition along with the bail money returned compensation for missing work dramatizing youth and file harassment charges. Let do this bikers 🚴🏾‍♀️🤜🏽🤛🏽 #bikingwhileblack the picture shows what has been taken by OPD. 

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Sep
2
Sun
Climate Non-Violent Direct Action Training @ Greenpeace Warehouse
Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Get ready to take bold action for the climate during Jerry Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit September 12 – 14.

Diablo Rising Tide will conduct a non-violent direct action training session that will take participants through the strategies and tools used in non-violent direct action. It will include a a know-your-rights training.

This training will be an important place, not only to learn or refresh your skills, but to plug into upcoming street actions around the Global Climate Action Summit.

More information on the Solidarity to Solutions week of action leading up to and during the Global Climate Action Summit here

 

More info/RSVP

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Sep
8
Sat
RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

10:00 AM – Lineup.

11:00 AM – March.

Will we choose a safe, healthy future where everyone benefits? Or will we be stuck with the status quo?

RISE for Climate, Jobs and Justice is drawing upon the  strengths of our movement – indigenous people, labor, youth, people of faith, communities of color, families and others to build a massive mobilization that demands what our communities and the planet really need – bold, immediate action towards a just transition away from the era of false solutions and fossil fuels and towards a just, equitable, and renewable economy that protects our families, our workers, our planet and ensures that everyone has enough to thrive.

Will you join us?

ca.riseforclimate.org

We demand Real Climate Leadership, which requires:

  • Environmental, racial, and economic justice for all
  • No new fossil fuel development and a managed decline of existing fossil fuel production
  • A just transition to 100% renewable energy that protects workers, Indigenous peoples and frontline communities — both in these extractive industries and more broadly — and ensures family-sustaining jobs with the right to unionize, that are safe for people and the planet
  • Just and equitable resiliency and recovery efforts led by the communities most impacted;
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Sep
9
Sun
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area/Grand Theater
Sep 9 all-day

This year’s Soil Not Oil Conference has an amazing lineup of keynote speakers including Vandana Shiva, Tom Goldtooth, Miguel A. Altieri, Starhawk, Wenonah Hauter and John Dennis Lu, with dozens of presentations from activists (including ourselves and allies, workshop TBA) working on community-powered solutions to climate change.

The conference will showcase agro-ecological practices—regenerative agriculture, no-till/bio-intensive farming, permaculture—as well as grassroots-originated solutions that people in the global south have creatively implemented to adapt and prevent the ecological and social impacts of climate change.

Miguel Robles, who started the annual conferences in 2011, writes:

“We trust the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and we honor the borderless collaboration among organizations leaded by women, caretakers of the land, elderly, youth and others that not always are fairly represented.  This year our goal is to provide a platform in which the voiceless can speak in behalf of their communities on live-streamed presentations.

Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions to climate change. We highly recommend it to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, parents, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.”

Promo trailer here.

Website here.

Sliding scale tickets here.

 

 

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Protest at Richmond Jail / Bay Area ICE Detention @ West County Detention Facility
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

MASS RESISTANCE TO MASS INCARCERATION IS GROWING! Please join your voice and stand together against he horrors of family separation, racist policing and imprisonment, and criminalization of immigrants this Sunday August 12th (11am-Noon) and demand WCDF and demand “Let Our People Go!” Please read details on parking and location below.

Sheriff Livingston announced an end to WCDF contract with ICE, in part due to growing protests. Immigrant detainees are in peril of being sent to private prisons in other states, and the sheriff will likely fill the ICE budget hole by increasing the general population at WCDF. Never forget, most of the people incarcerated there are interned only because they cannot post bail.

Livingston also blocked off the entire jail property and declared no protests are allowed and threatened anyone who steps on the property without “official business” will be arrested. This is a clear violation of first amendment rights. We won’t allow the Sheriff’s blatant disregard of free speech stop us from protesting the immorality of mass incarceration and inhumane treatment of general population and immigrant detainees.

Stand with our monthly multi-face action to demand that immigrant detainees be released, not transferred, hear about community bail funds and demand an end to the racist poverty imprisonment policies. We will gather and protest across the street (read on for details).

Across the country, the situation is dire. Kidnapped migrant children are being interned alone, the regime is rapidly building internment camps—some on toxic sites—where they plan indefinite internment of immigrant families. We have to end the normalization of millions of people separated from their families in the course of racist mass incarceration policies throughout the US.

This Sunday, August 12th from 11am-Noon across the street from WCDF at 1111 Giant Highway Richmond we will:

• HEAR Samba band Sistah Boom
• Patricia Contreras Flores, healer and writer, from ACUDIR Alameda County United in Defense of Immigrant Rights who will share an indigenous perspective with prayer, updates from dispatching the ACILEP hotline and song
• GET UPDATES from families whose loved ones are imprisoned at WCDF
• WRITE letters to individuals detained by ICE
• CREATE at the children’s art table
• SHOUT & MAKE NOISE so people inside can hear they are not forgotten

MUST READ: Parking & Location Info
1. There is no longer access to parking or entry at WCDF (Google Map is HERE). There are two choices for parking: the first is anywhere possible on the sides of Great Highway, and the second is to pay $3 at the Point Pinole parking lot that is located immediately south of WCDF.

2. The only bathrooms for public to use are located in the Point Pinole parking lot. We can no longer use the jail bathrooms.

3. We will have signs and volunteers indicating the flattest place to enter the field area to guide people to the field next to the large eucalyptus trees across from WCDF.

4. Some of the scrubby plants in the field are prickly. But it is not paved and therefore not easily accessible. We suggest closed shoes and longer pants to avoid prickly plants.

5. The sheriff’s “no entry” policy is unfair, we think illegal, and especially challenging to people with limited mobility. Last Saturday, a small group of people in wheelchairs and in camping chairs clustered with signs by the entrance barricaded by patrol cars, people with mobility challenges may choose this option again and there will be helpers to offer support for folks with mobility challenges reach the prostest on the field.

LET OUR PEOPLE GO protests are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at 11am, to oppose the immorality of mass incarceration and deportations with activist debriefs, music, art, stories, poetry, interactive small groups and more. We demonstrate at West County Detention Facility in Richmond, which holds both county jail and Bay Area ICE detainees. We stand/sit outside the front entrance, adjacent to both public parking and the visitors’ waiting room, which has public bathrooms, making this an accessible action.

Let Our People Go was initiated by members of Kehilla Community Synagogue’s Immigration Committee, modeled in part on the 1st Saturday vigils held by our partners at Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity. A grassroots effort, Let Our People Go protests are organized ongoing by a few volunteers from Kehilla’s Immigration Committee, Congregation Beth El and Solidarity Sundays. The participation of a multitude of organizations, artists and regular attendees creates a powerful community circle to send a sustained message of resistance. **If your school, network, affinity group or congregation is interested in getting involved, contact us at letourpeoplego@kehillasynagogue.org.**

This one-hour Sunday morning protest is one way that Bay Area residents—especially those who currently enjoy the privileges of citizenship—can shine a spotlight on this immoral site of internment right in the East Bay. It’s our responsibility to fight the right wing’s racist, xenophobic, anti-Muslim, ableist, transphobic, homophobic, misogynist ramp up of authoritarian policing, incarceration, and deportation practices—if not now, when?

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Sep
10
Mon
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area/Grand Theater
Sep 10 all-day

This year’s Soil Not Oil Conference has an amazing lineup of keynote speakers including Vandana Shiva, Tom Goldtooth, Miguel A. Altieri, Starhawk, Wenonah Hauter and John Dennis Lu, with dozens of presentations from activists (including ourselves and allies, workshop TBA) working on community-powered solutions to climate change.

The conference will showcase agro-ecological practices—regenerative agriculture, no-till/bio-intensive farming, permaculture—as well as grassroots-originated solutions that people in the global south have creatively implemented to adapt and prevent the ecological and social impacts of climate change.

Miguel Robles, who started the annual conferences in 2011, writes:

“We trust the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and we honor the borderless collaboration among organizations leaded by women, caretakers of the land, elderly, youth and others that not always are fairly represented.  This year our goal is to provide a platform in which the voiceless can speak in behalf of their communities on live-streamed presentations.

Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions to climate change. We highly recommend it to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, parents, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.”

Promo trailer here.

Website here.

Sliding scale tickets here.

 

 

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Sep
11
Tue
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area/Grand Theater
Sep 11 all-day

This year’s Soil Not Oil Conference has an amazing lineup of keynote speakers including Vandana Shiva, Tom Goldtooth, Miguel A. Altieri, Starhawk, Wenonah Hauter and John Dennis Lu, with dozens of presentations from activists (including ourselves and allies, workshop TBA) working on community-powered solutions to climate change.

The conference will showcase agro-ecological practices—regenerative agriculture, no-till/bio-intensive farming, permaculture—as well as grassroots-originated solutions that people in the global south have creatively implemented to adapt and prevent the ecological and social impacts of climate change.

Miguel Robles, who started the annual conferences in 2011, writes:

“We trust the traditional knowledge of indigenous people and we honor the borderless collaboration among organizations leaded by women, caretakers of the land, elderly, youth and others that not always are fairly represented.  This year our goal is to provide a platform in which the voiceless can speak in behalf of their communities on live-streamed presentations.

Soil Not Oil is an educational event in which attendees learn the root causes, effects and solutions to climate change. We highly recommend it to students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, health providers, parents, urban planners and everyone else concerned with life on earth.”

Promo trailer here.

Website here.

Sliding scale tickets here.

 

 

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