Calendar

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Oct
16
Sat
March for Reparations to African People: One year after the murder of George Floyd @ Snow Park
Oct 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
sm_march-oakland-clubcard-a_copy.jpg March for Reparations to African People: One year after the murder of George Floyd, it’s not over. The struggle continues.

On Saturday October 16, 2021, the Uhuru Solidarity Movement is hosting a March for Reparations to African People in four cities across the U.S.. The march is part of a decades-long campaign calling on white people to go beyond protest and get organized under the leadership of the African working class. Oakland’s march will begin at Snow Park (Harrison St & 19th St, Oakland, CA 94612) at 11:00am. This campaign is also a national fundraiser with the goal of raising $20,000 for the black self-reliance and economic development projects of the Black Power Blueprint (blackpowerblueprint.org).

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Rally and March to Demand Justice for Jonathan Cortez @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 
We’re calling on everybody to support Jonathan’s family in this moment. Jonathan took a trip to the corner store a month ago and never came home because he was gunned down by the FBI.

Unknown law enforcement agents have continued to call, harass, and follow members of his family, including at his funeral. This is terrorism.

On Saturday, let’s show the feds that the community is united in support of the family! We condemn Jonathan’s murder, call out the horrific acts of law enforcement on the day of his funeral, and demand justice and accountability.
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The family demands:

  • The FBI must release all video recordings of Jonathan’s killing;
  • Mayor Schaaf must name the officers or agents who were involved in Jonathan’s murder;
  • Jonathan’s personal belongings must be returned to his family;
  • All federal, state and local law enforcement must immediately stop harassing and following Jonathan’s family;
  • Stop the ongoing character assassination of Jonathan.

In addition, the family and community are outraged that the City of Oakland has done nothing to protect us from outside law enforcement agencies like the FBI and the California Highway Patrol, which killed Erik Salgado last year. We demand answers and accountability.

Hope to see y’all tomorrow!

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Oct
18
Mon
Copwatch Class on Community-based Accountability @ Online
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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The Rise of Public Sector Unionism & The Mass Movements of the 1960s-70s
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the East Bay DSA Labor Committee this fall for a 5-part study series on the rise of public sector unionism in the 1960s-70s in the context of the radicalizing social movements for civil rights, student power, ending the Vietnam war, and women’s liberation. Open to all and designed for anyone engaged or interested in workplace or non-workplace based movement work! Sign up here

What were the key lessons of the ‘60s and ’70s public sector union upsurge that can inform our work today? How did workers organize themselves and their communities? To what extent were the fights against racism and sexism integrated into those struggles? What role did union officials and the state play? And in all of this, what were the strengths and weaknesses that the Left brought to the movements?

This series will explore how the various movements of the period created the possibility for public workers to think of themselves as workers needing unions and with the right to bargain with their bosses collectively. We will especially look at how the civil rights movement paved the way for this to happen and the impact of the disproportionate percentage of black and women workers in this sector, left out of the New Deal labor laws of the 1930s. We will also consider how these unions met or failed to meet the challenges of racism, sexism, and anti-communism in the midst of Cold War America.

Groups will start the week of Monday, October 18th, consist of 10 – 15 people, and will meet on a regular date and time every other week for a total of 5 sessions. Group meeting dates will be assigned based on the overall availability that participants indicate below. Organizers of this series will reach out to those that sign-up a few weeks before the start week to inform participants of their group meeting dates and link them up with their group co-leads who will be facilitating the group.

Readings will be shared digitally at no cost and will average 25 – 30 pages every two weeks. The curriculum also features movies, some of which are assigned as essential curriculum and some of which are assigned as supplemental. A few of the movies will cost a small digital rental fee of $2 or $3 to watch.

To sign-up, fill out this form

For questions, comments, etc, please email labor@eastbaydsa.org

For a list of the readings, click here

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Oct
25
Mon
Copwatch Class on Community-based Accountability @ Online
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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Oct
28
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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Oct
31
Sun
National Mobilization for Reproductive Justice: SF Federal Building @ Federal Bldg
Oct 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rally and Speak Out:
Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
Repeal the Hyde Amendment
Stop forced sterilization
No to caged kids, forced assimilation & child welfare abuses
Defend queer & trans families
End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions

Hosted by Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.
Info: BayAreaFSP [at] socialism.com

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Nov
18
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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Nov
19
Fri
CLIMATE EMERGENCY MOBILIZATION TASK FORCE SERIES @ Online
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We are the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force (CEMTF) a Bay Area coalition of elected officials, city & county staff, nongovernmental organizations, youth, environmental activists, social activists, and front line communities addressing the inequities and causes of the climate emergency. We meet Fridays from 9am-noon, from July-November 2021.

Below are our planned meetings. Visit our website to learn more: https://www.cemtf.org/.

July 30th: Fossil Fuel Free Bay Area

August 20th: Clean and Just Transportation

September 17th: Ecological Protection

October 15th: Just Transition & Green New Deal

November 19th: United Climate Actions

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Dec
9
Thu
Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series @ Online
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups

Thu Oct 28th 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups: A Workshop Series

4 Sessions, Thursdays, 7 p.m. ET: Oct 28, Nov 18, Dec 9, Jan 20

Sponsored by BCRWFireweed Collective, and Survived & Punished NY

In this series, Dean Spade, author of Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (and the Next), will present four interactive workshops designed for people working in mutual aid groups. Each workshop provides tools for addressing common obstacles and growth areas for people doing sustained work together to meet basic survival needs in their communities. The workshops are appropriate for people doing work in all-volunteer groups or in groups that have some staffing.

October 28: Workshop 1 – No Masters, No Flakes! (more info here)

Group culture, capacity, overwork, procrastination, and perfectionism in mutual aid groups.

November 18: Workshop 2 – Decision-Making (more info here)

Planning and making decisions together in mutual aid groups.

December 9: Workshop 3 – Skills for Abolitionist Practice (more info here)

Giving and receiving feedback in mutual aid groups.

January 20: Workshop 4 – Leadership (more info here)

What does leadership look like in mutual aid groups? Moving together and mobilizing while we fight to survive.

About the Presenter

Dean Spade has been working in movements to build queer and trans liberation based in racial and economic justice for the past two decades. He’s the author of Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law, the director of the documentary “Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back!,” and the creator of the mutual aid toolkit at BigDoorBrigade.com. His latest book is Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (and the Next).

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