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Jun
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Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 all-day

11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS

Date And Time

Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT

After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again!

Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below.

The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change.

For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was created by and for community activist collectives.

Tickets are $125 for the entire weekend or $65 per day. People of all genders are welcome.

Presenter biographies here

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BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Pride @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019.

Food at 4:30pm
Film at 5pm

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Jun
17
Mon
Putting the “Just” in Just Energy Transition @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Nick Mullins, a former coal minor now advocate for just transition, will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it. He considers the best and most important means of lessening this cultural disconnect lies within a just energy transition that provides immediate job alternatives to those who need them.

Using his own story and experiences, Mullins asks what a “just” transition truly means and seeks to help audiences understand the issues working-class communities face. By illustrating the need to rethink traditional environmental communication methods and work harder to establish common ground, he builds hope to achieve a sustainable future for generations to come.

You can read more about Nick at https://www.breakclean.com/ and https://thoughtsofacoalminer.com/about-the-author/.

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Jun
18
Tue
Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event @ Internet Archives
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on June 18th at the Internet Archive for a book reading and panel discussion about (and with!) some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. Modern security owes much to this irreverent group, whose members pioneered both smart, independent security research and hacking for human rights. The event is in celebration of the new book by veteran technology reporter Joseph Menn, entitled Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World.

EFF and the Internet Archive Present:
Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event

This event is completely free and open to the public. More details on panel guests and program schedule can be found here:

We’ll be live-streaming the event on the Internet Archive’s Youtube channel, so if you can’t make it on June 18, feel free to join us remotely.

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Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off @ BFUU
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off
Extend your solidarity to Cuba by supporting the 30th Friend shipment caravan to Cuba!
Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.

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“Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” @ California Nurses Association
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm


Nick Mullins, a former underground coal miner and an advocate for just transition, will speak about his perspectives on just transition There is no charge to attend, but there will be a collection to support Nick’s work.

Nick is also speaking on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Richmond, at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Avenue.  These are two stops on his national tour, “Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.”

Nick’s presentation:

Nick will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it.  He considers the best and most important means of lessening this cultural disconnect lies within a just energy transition that provides immediate job alternatives to those who need them.

Using his own story and experiences, Mullins asks what a “just” transition truly means and seeks to help audiences understand the issues working-class communities face. By illustrating the need to rethink traditional environmental communication methods and work harder to establish common ground, he builds hope to achieve a sustainable future for generations to come.

You can read more about Nick at https://www.breakclean.com/ and https://thoughtsofacoalminer.com/about-the-author/.

Oakland details:

Note that there is no parking available at Oakland event.  There is some street parking, and public transportation by bus or BART is encouraged.  The conference room is on the first floor.  If possible, please RSVP for this event by Monday, June 17.  You can email nocoalinoakland@gmail.com with your RSVP.  Our hosts have requested this to help them set up the room.

The Oakland presentation is co-sponsored by No Coal in Oakland, the California Nurses Association, East Bay Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Climate and Environmental Justice Caucus, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP), Sunflower Alliance, No Coal in Richmond, Bay Area System Change not Climate Change, and the No Coal Alliance.

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Jun
19
Wed
APTP Membership Meeting – Healing Justice Training @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

What are some ways our communities have resisted violence over generations? What practices do you and your communities do to ground, center, and stay resilient? Why is it important to center healing within our movements? What “medicine” can a rapid responder carry to help respond to crisis? How do I connect to other healers who do this work?

This is a moment to invite our radical imagination, our BIG hearts, and our outrage to build community and make change. As part of the Justice Teams Network – DPN will be sharing our Healing Justice approach within our Rapid Response work. Our work centers the healing and regeneration of the families and communities we work with, as well as the healing of the healers and rapid response workers. Join Justice Teams, APTP, and Dignity and Power Now DPN for this very important and timely conversation and medicine making session! All materials will be provided, including a light dinner.

APTP meets the third Wednesday of every month.
Join us to find out how you can get involved.
This space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any additional accessibility questions or concerns.

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Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come show the East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors that we support investment in the Local Development Business Plan for building economic and environmental justice into our community electricity service.

The board will be voting on next year’s budget at their June 19 meeting. Climate justice activists are demanding that the budget include $8 million to fund the plan, which calls for building a clean energy infrastructure at home to create clean energy jobs and affordable clean energy, improve health, and keep the energy wealth local.

Specifically the East Bay Clean Power Alliance is calling for investments in:

Vehicle Electrification
Building Electrification
Collaborative Procurement
Community Investment Fund
Enhanced Net Energy Metering
Demand Response
Energy Efficiency

For more information about these programs, check out these handouts:

https://tinyurl.com/earlyactionshandout (November 2018)
https://tinyurl.com/Plan4LocalCleanEnergyEB (June 2018)

More info/RSVP

 

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Watch Party: What’s next for the Poor People’s Campaign? @ Omni Commons
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The movement that started with 40 days of moral action last summer has continued to grow, and the Poor People’s Campaign is entering its next phase. National leadership will be presenting their ideas for the months ahead at the upcoming Moral Action Congress, happening June 17-19 in Washington, DC.

But you don’t have to travel all the way to DC to hear about next steps for the Poor People’s Campaign! Join us for a potluck and watch party on June 19th, where we’ll show video from the Congress laying out what’s next for the movement.

The potluck will start at 6pm, and video will be shown at 7pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring some food or a drink to share. Children are welcome to join.

We hope you’ll join us in kicking off the next phase of this fusion movement that is building in more than 40 states and Washington DC – shifting the narrative, impacting policies, and building power among the 140 million poor people in the United States.

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Liberate The Cages Voices @ Octopus Literary Salon
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Jun
20
Thu
No Coal in Richmond Rally and Press Conference @ Richmond City Hall
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance @ Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grown Women Dance Collective (GWDC) presents the 10th annual Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance, featuring powerhouse performances honoring musical greats and civic leaders whose legacies continue to inform and inspire.

All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. This event honors the legacy of African American artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Nipsey Hussle & Maya Angelou. Former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Company, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, & over 40 Broadway shows, perform beautifully crafted pieces to iconic songs by these artists. Using dance and music to teach and celebrate African American history, the power of dancers in their 40’s & 50’s uplift, inspire, and create a family-friendly, can’t sit still in your seat celebration of who we are as Americans that will have you singing to yourself for weeks.

Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance pays homage to the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States – Juneteenth. On June 19, 1865 enslaved people in Texas were informed by Union soldiers that the Civil War had ended and they were free. The news came two and a half years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. GWDC’s production reflects the larger themes of the Juneteenth holiday: Jubilation, self-development, respect for all cultures and the betterment of community. The show is a joyful, inspiring and family-friendly evening of dance, music and American history.

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Oakland Screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route @ Red Bay Coffee House
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Insitute and MATATU will be co-hosting a joint screening of the film “Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route”. MCLI board members Walter Riley and Vicki Sawicki will be joining filmmaker Pamela Sporn and mail carrier Wendell Watkins to speak after the screening.

The film explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of America’s “motor city” through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’ postal route. The role of racism is woven throughout the film, exposing the wall built in the 40’s on the northwest side of Detroit. The wall once divided whites and blacks. A must-see movie for those interested in understanding the history of our country tainted by racism.

Help Spread the word on social media here: https://www.facebook.com/events/861896050811417/

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Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come by our open Delegates Meetings every other Thursday evening at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom

This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.

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Jun
21
Fri
Film: GhostFleet @ Shattuck Cinemas
Jun 21 all-day

[ Various times ]

Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world. (Fully subtitled)

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Power to the People – Rally Outside PG&E Shareholder Meeting!
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

PG&E is holding their annual shareholder meeting and we want to let them know that their shareholders shouldn’t profit off the backs of ratepayers! Californians demand a seat at the table – let’s take back the power from this corrupt institution!

9am- we’ll meet in front of PG&E’s headquarters on Beale Street to gather together to honor the fire victims through a reading of names and sharing of stories.
10am – PG&E Shareholder meeting starts.
10am-1pm (speakers, letters from fire victims, spoken word, community art).

Please share widely! PM us with any questions.

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The Amazon Is Not for Sale—Respect Indigenous Rights @ Brazilian Consulate
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stand with local Indigenous activists in solidarity with their Indigenous relatives, the Amazon, and communities at risk under Brazilian’s President Bolsonaro.Idle No More SF Bay writes:  “Indigenous people and allies across the Americas are strongly opposed to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s actions to eliminate the rights and commit genocide of Indigenous people while opening up the Amazon to corporate interests.  Brasil Solidarity Network (BSN) has been organizing rallies at the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco to stand up to Bolsonaro’s policies and to lift up the harms to Indigenous people, marginalized communities and the Amazon.  Idle No More SF Bay and local signatories on the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty are collaborating on this action which is the Solstice obligation of the Treaty.  We invite you to join us.

This action will include speakers, music and the creation of a mural in front of the Brazilian Consulate.  You are invited to bring musical instruments, handmade banners and your open heart. Organizers do not expect arrests, but we encourage everyone to attend a training on nonviolent civil disobedience.  These trainings also share the many supporting roles that one can take other than risking arrest.”

Find updates on the action and more information about Bolsonaro’s racist policies on Facebook.

Sponsored by the Brasil Solidarity Network, Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty, and Idle No More SF Bay

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Ethics In Tech Community Night and Comedy Show @ Internet Archives
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join Ethics In Technology for our Community Night and Comedy Show at the Internet Archive on June 21st at 6 PM.

Comedy acts interspersed with talks from NSA Comedy Host, former Amazon executive, and entrepreneur Vahid Razavi, author of Ethics in Tech, or The Lack Thereof and The Age of Nepotism.

Friday June 21st, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive.

Brett Wilkins- Independent Journalist and Board member of Ethics In Technology Will be Presenting Bug Splat.

Bugsplat: Can Technology Really Make War Less Deadly for Civilians?

There is a school of thought that posits advances in technology will make war less deadly for innocent civilians. But is that really true? We’ll examine the notion that “smart,” “precision” and other technologies have made armed conflicts less dangerous for civilians by looking at case studies from decades of US wars in the Middle East and beyond.

We will be showing the Movie “Drone” Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei and Produced by Interfaith Network on Drone Warfare

Bob Chandra has worked in high-tech since 1996; serving in Product Management roles for Twitter, Amazon, and Walmart Global E-Commerce. His talk is on the commercialization of military weapons including technologies such as Active Guardian (a pain beam used for crowd control) and LRAD (a long range acoustic weapon that produces ear splitting targeted sound).

Francesca Fiorentini is a correspondent, comedian and B-list internet celebrity. She was behind viral hits like “The Real Deal With the US Mexico Border” and “White Fragility in the Workplace”, and was host of the show Newsbroke on Facebook Watch. She has been in SF Sketchfest three years and counting and is currently host of the podcast The Bitchuation Room.

Chloe McGovern started doing stand-up comedy when she was 18 years old, a decision that proved to be irreparably damaging both morally and spiritually, but a true delight to audiences everywhere. She can be seen regularly opening for Rich Vos and competing in Roast Battles at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, and The Comedy Store.

Annette Mullaney is a software engineer and standup comic based in San Francisco. Named a “Comic to Catch” by the San Francisco Chronicle, her comedy is self-deprecating, feminist, existentialist, smart, vulgar, and full of big words to prove she’s been to grad school.

Abi See is a PhD student in Computer Science at Stanford University, where she specializes in Natural Language Processing – the application of Artificial Intelligence to human language. She comes from Cambridge, UK, and has performed comedy in New York and the Bay Area.

Vahid Razavi is the host of previous NSA Comedy Shows and Big Tech Comedy Roast. Previously employed at Amazon and many tech firms in the Valley. Author of a new book Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. Copies of the book will be shared with the audience.

All Net Proceeds from the sales of tickets will be donated to Ethics In Tech a new Non-Profit Organization.

Video recording of the stage will be taking place at this event.

Download Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. A Free Book By Vahid Razavi at https://MyAWSStory.com

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VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

EVERY FRIDAY NOON TO 1 PM
MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA.

Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth.

Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!!

To us, saving Chelsea and Julian is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! They told us the truth about the wars! And all the NEW MACARTHYISM.  is due to blaming Julian for being a puppet of Russia.  So much of all our issues stem from the honesty of Chelsea and Julian!! That’s why our govt. wants to kill them!

Please join us Fridays at noon to 1, at our vigil/demo/music/potluck  at MacArthur and Fruitvale, and if you know other organizations around the state and the country, contact them and encourage them to organize to protect Chelsea and Julian as well!! We have some pretty good posters, but also bring your own. Thanks. gg and Orion

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Jun
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Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs… @ New Valencia Hall
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
sm_good_night_3_copy_4_3x-100.jpg Film Screening & Discussion:
Good Night & Good Luck.
Independent Journalism vs. The Reactionary Right

“Good Night, and Good Luck” chronicles the clash between Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist, and right-wing Senator Joseph McCarthy. At the height of the Cold War, McCarthy whipped up fear by accusing anyone who opposed him politically of being a communist.
Once again, right-wing leaders like Trump, Duterte, Erdogan, and Bolsonaro utilize fear and prejudice to scapegoat immigrants, national minorities, LGBTQ folks and people of color for problems brought on by the global profit system.
Independent media are key in exposing the bigotry of the reactionary right. The Freedom Socialist newspaper has been on the frontlines of radical reporting that highlights working class struggles and lessons. Share your thoughts about the film in the discussion following the screening.

Doors open at 1:30pm, door donation
Light lunch available for $7
Auspices: Freedom Socialist Party
http://www.socialism.com or visit us on Facebook at Freedom Socialist Party-Bay Area.

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