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Sep
20
Thu
Oil Pipelines Connecting Resistance: Panel Discussion
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Info/RSVP

Join Idle No More SF Bay, with the support of Stand, for Oil Pipelines Connecting Resistance: Extraction, Pipelines, and Refineries. This will be a powerful discussion about how resistance to oil pipelines, oil tankers, and refinery expansions connects frontline communities in Canada and the US who are rising to stop climate change.

Moderator

Isabella Zizi member of Idle No More SF Bay and organizer with Stand

Panelists

Charlene Aleck, indigenous leader who holds the Sacred Trust Initiative portfolio and works with the STI team to oppose the expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline and protect TWN lands and waters for future generations.

Cedar George-Parker, 21-year-old member of the Tsleil Waututh Nation and Tulalip Tribes from the Salish Sea. Recently his nation won a victory in the courts against Kinder Morgan to protect the Burrard Inlet. He has travelled to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups stick up for the land and the people, worked with United Nations, and done divestment work

Dr. Melinda Micco (Seminole/Creek/Choctaw) is member of Idle No More SF Bay and a researcher and author who focuses on multiracial identity in American Indian and African American communities. She also produced the  documentary Killing the 7th Generation: Reproductive Abuses against Indigenous Women.

Shoshana Wechsler is a founding mother of the Sunflower Alliance, a group dedicated to environmental justice and fossil fuel resistance in the Bay Area and a lifelong grassroots activist.

John Gioia is a Contra Costa County Supervisor whose District includes the Richmond Chevron Refinery and a member of the board the Bay Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD). He recently returned from Alberta and British Columbia as a member of a fact-finding delegation on the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline and the Alberta tar sands.

Space is limited to 75 seats. Reserved seats will be up front for elders, first come first serve. If you aren’t able to make it, Stand.earth will be Facebook live streaming.

 

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Sep
22
Sat
Bystander Training: Rapid Response to ICE @ Downtown Oakland Library
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Call Me Phaedra: The Life & Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender @ African American Museum & Library
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Judge and author Lise Pearlman brings to AAMLO her well-researched book on prisoner rights activist and movement lawyer Fay Stender. Stender achieved amazing legal successes in criminal defense and prison reform, known for defending both Black Panther Party leader Huey Newton and revolutionary prisoner George Jackson, before she ultimately refocused with similar zeal on feminist and lesbian rights.

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First Aid and Trauma Response Training @ Joyce Gordon Gallery
Sep 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Sep
23
Sun
DSA: Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 @ Mclymonds Mini Park
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right.

On Saturday, September 23, join us in the campaign for the Yes on Prop 10, also called the Affordable Housing Act — a ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing crisis — has deeply exacerbated social disparities, displaced longtime communities, driven homelessness, and dealt a blow to working-class power by making housing ever more insecure and inaccessible.

Come learn more about Prop 10 and repealing Costa-Hawkins, and then we’ll hit the streets to talk with our neighbors about housing justice and the Affordable Housing Act!

We will be meeting within the park. Look for the big DSA flag!

Accessibility: McClymonds Park is ADA-accessible.

 

 

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Save People’s Park Rally @ People's Park
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Film Screenings: Dystopia Down Under: Stare Into The Lights My Pretties/iRony @ Omni Commons
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join Oakland Privacy for two award-winning Australian films about our dystopian techno-state. Cosponsored by Liberated Lens Film Collective.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Program starts at 6pm

iRony, directed by then 19-year old Radheya Jegatheya, is an 8 minute animated film exploring the relationship between human and technology …. told from the perspective of a phone. The hand drawn animated film is based on a poem by the director which won 2 national poetry awards in Australia and has received 14 “Best of” awards in film festivals around the globe.

Stare Into The Lights My Pretties, directed by Jordan Brown, investigates questions of how did we get here and who benefits to form a critical view of technological escalation driven by rapacious and pervasive corporate interests. Covering themes of addiction, privacy, surveillance, information manipulation, behavior modification and social control, the film lays the foundations as to why we may feel like we are sleep running into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm. The film won the “Edward Snowden Award” in Argentina, “Most Challenging Film” from Indie Lincs in Lincoln United Kingdom, “Most Unforgettable Film” Silver Award from the Spotlight Film Festival, United States; and winner and semi-finalist accolades from events in Poland, Bangladesh, Russia, Ireland and Belgium.

With a brief q+a with Privacy Advisory Commission chair Brian Hofer about what we can do to slow down dystopia right here in our backyard.

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Sep
25
Tue
Sex Worker Solidarity: Come Out & Speak Against Bad Laws in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Council Person Abel Guillen is proposing the Nordic Model for East Oakland otherwise known as End Demand legislation. The law would target clients, thereby creating a smaller pool of paying clients. This is the last thing we need while we are reeling from FOSTA/SESTA.

Every time this kind of bad legislation is put into law, anywhere in the world, it causes more violence against sex workers and unsafe working conditions. We need folks to come pack the meeting and fax City Council before hand at https://tribunus.typeform.com/to/ABrd2T

Accessibility info – This is at City hall – on the 3rd floor, there is an elevator up to the 3rd floor, in terms of scents, it is City Hall, so it’s not scent free

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Sep
26
Wed
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Sep 26 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.

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Organizing in the Gone City: Tech & the Dark Side of Prosperity
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ORGANIZING IN THE GONE CITY
A conversation with Dick Walker on his latest book,
Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity
in the San Francisco Bay Area

Join LeftRoots and the The Center for Political Education for an
evening with radical geographer Dick Walker. He will be joined by on-the-ground organizers against gentrification, displacement, and exploitation by the tech industry in the Bay Area, including:

• Vanessa Moses, of Causa Justa Just Cause
• Alex Tom, of Chinese Progressive Association
• Divya Sundar, of ASATA – Alliance of South Asians Taking Action

The San Francisco Bay Area is a jewel in the crown of capitalism—the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. The Bay boasts of being the Left Coast, home of green cities, and the best place for workers in the USA. So, what could be wrong?

Join us to examine the dark side of this success: overheated, exploding inequality, and severe environmental damage—and how Pictures of a Gone City can help us build power and win in these changing and challenging times.

Dick Walker is one of those rare scholars who helps us understand the world in order to change it. A professor emeritus of geography at UC Berkeley, he has long been a resource for Bay Area activists seeking to understand where we live and work, its local dynamics and global context. Pictures of a Gone City—sweeping in scope and exquisitely detailed—examines the political economy and class structure of the region; displacement, internal migration and the growth of its cities; and its history of environmental and political organizing.

Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, email bayareacc@leftroots.net or center@politicaleducation.org

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Sep
27
Thu
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Telegraph Beer Garden
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social!

Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!

 

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Sep
29
Sat
Rally To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine & Nude Love Parade @ SF City Hall
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Psychedelics are non-addictive, mind-altering plant-based medicines that do not harm the human body and pose no danger when consumed in safe conditions and within reasonable dosage.

The most known psychedelics are psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA (ecstasy), DMT, ayahuasca, ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT or Bufo Alvaris (frog medicine), salvia devinorum.

Psychedelic medicine has been used mostly underground to successfully cure PTSD, depression, different types of headaches, addiction to hard drugs and pharmaceuticals, autism, as well as an array of other mental and emotional conditions.

Despite their tremendous healing properties, most psychedelics are illegal in the United States.

In recent years new studies have been launched with the intent to legalize psychedelics. But the process of FDA approval is so tedious, so expensive and so prohibitively long that activists have decided to take matters in their own hands and start a movement to end prohibition of psychedelics.

Famous body freedom activist and founder of a psychedelic clinic and rehab for street kids in Mexico (Jerry Garcia Family Healing Clinic) Gypsy Taub organized the first legalization rally on August 19, 2018. It took place at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco and was followed by the 3rd annual Nude Summer of Love Parade.

The second rally will take place in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Saturday, September 29th and will be followed by a Nude Love Parade through Haight Street.

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Sep
30
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Oct
1
Mon
Author Event: Shane Bauer – American Prison. @ Moe's Books
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Oct
2
Tue
ALL EYES ON THE SHERIFF – EMERGENCY RALLY & MARCH! @ Glen Dyer
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Turn out for a rally and march calling for FULL sheriff accountability and transparency! In the span of just 6 days, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department has been exposed for:

Join us to demand that the Board of Supervisors authorize an independent audit and full transparency and accountability of the Alameda Sheriff’s Department. #AuditAhern NOW!! For more information visit our Facebook event page.

 

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Oct
5
Fri
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 5 all-day

Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal
The Role of Women in The Great Depression

A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on Friday and Saturday at Maude Fife Room. Donations to the Living New Deal would be appreciated.  Registration is required. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

With pivotal national elections just weeks away and unprecedented numbers of women running for office, taking power, and leading change, the topic is especially timely. Co-hosts are The Living New DealFrances Perkins Center, and the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, will speak. He is  author of The Work of Nations; Saving Capitalism; and the documentary, Inequality. Reich will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. The award ceremony and Dr. Reich’s speech are open to the public on a donation basis. Registration is required to attend. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

Dr. John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, a former professor of psychology and a founding faculty member at Hampshire College, will lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5. Boettiger lived in the White House as a boy, and traveled with his grandmother during her work at United Nations while she authored the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

The program includes
    Kirstin Downey, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize while a reporter for the
Washington Post, and  award-winnng author of several books including
     The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins,
FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.

   Susan Quinn, autthor of two books about women of the New Deal:
Eleanor and Hick, Furious Improvisation, about the embattled
Federal Theatre Project and its director Hallie Flanagan.

Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange. Lange, who lived in Berkeley,
chronicled the Great Depression as a New Deal photographer. Dyanna produced the
documentary, Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about Lange’s life and work.

    Robin Gerber, <author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way,
an attorney and former labor leader who helped found the James MacGregor Burns
Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park.

   Dr. Eileen Boriis, Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara, co-author of
Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State.

See the full schedule and list of presenters here: : https://lndconference.eventbrite.com

The conference cosponsors include: the City of Berkeley, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden, Frances Perkins Center, National New Deal Preservation Association and UC Berkeley Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology.

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CONTACTS:
Susan Ives,
susan@susanivescommunications.com,
415-987-6764

Harvey Smith,
harveysmithberkeley@yahoo.com
510-684-0414

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Oct
6
Sat
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 6 all-day

Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal
The Role of Women in The Great Depression

A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on Friday and Saturday at Maude Fife Room. Donations to the Living New Deal would be appreciated.  Registration is required. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

With pivotal national elections just weeks away and unprecedented numbers of women running for office, taking power, and leading change, the topic is especially timely. Co-hosts are The Living New DealFrances Perkins Center, and the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, will speak. He is  author of The Work of Nations; Saving Capitalism; and the documentary, Inequality. Reich will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. The award ceremony and Dr. Reich’s speech are open to the public on a donation basis. Registration is required to attend. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

Dr. John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, a former professor of psychology and a founding faculty member at Hampshire College, will lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5. Boettiger lived in the White House as a boy, and traveled with his grandmother during her work at United Nations while she authored the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

The program includes
    Kirstin Downey, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize while a reporter for the
Washington Post, and  award-winnng author of several books including
     The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins,
FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.

   Susan Quinn, autthor of two books about women of the New Deal:
Eleanor and Hick, Furious Improvisation, about the embattled
Federal Theatre Project and its director Hallie Flanagan.

Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange. Lange, who lived in Berkeley,
chronicled the Great Depression as a New Deal photographer. Dyanna produced the
documentary, Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about Lange’s life and work.

    Robin Gerber, <author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way,
an attorney and former labor leader who helped found the James MacGregor Burns
Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park.

   Dr. Eileen Boriis, Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara, co-author of
Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State.

See the full schedule and list of presenters here: : https://lndconference.eventbrite.com

The conference cosponsors include: the City of Berkeley, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden, Frances Perkins Center, National New Deal Preservation Association and UC Berkeley Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology.

###

CONTACTS:
Susan Ives,
susan@susanivescommunications.com,
415-987-6764

Harvey Smith,
harveysmithberkeley@yahoo.com
510-684-0414

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Oct
12
Fri
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 12 @ 10:43 pm – 11:43 pm

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Oct
19
Fri
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 19 @ 10:43 pm – 11:43 pm

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