What: Stop Dirty Banks Day of Action
Join us for an action at Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters in downtown San Francisco to demand that big banks stop funding climate change through their investment in the fossil fuel industry.
Over the past year, thousands of people have taken the pledge to close accounts, cut up credit cards, and boycott Bank of America, Chase, Citibank, and Wells Fargo if they don’t move their investments out of fossil fuels. On 3.21.23, we will gather to show the strength of our movement!
This event is organized by partners in the Bay Area Climate Finance Hub, including Third Act SF Bay Area, Oil and Gas Action Network, 1000 Grandmothers, Stop the Money Pipeline, XRSFBay, and others.
More info about the campaign organized by Third Act can be found here. RSVP and stay tuned for info about a local action in San Francisco on the morning of March 21st.
📚📚 Join our #Ecosocialist Book Club for a two part discussion of The Future is Degrowth: A Guide to a World beyond Capitalism. Open to all – @demsocialists, @dsa_ecosocialists, & DSA-curious! We'll meet in March – register today! https://t.co/pHlv9iA3EM pic.twitter.com/1kw1zi23rO
— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) March 2, 2023
See full agenda on website.
People Get Ready 4 will gather left movements in the Bay Area of California to analyze political conditions and discuss movement strategy during a period of deepening economic, social, and ecological crises.
The conference is hosted by Center for Political Education.
Endorsing organizations include:
Arab Resource & Organizing Center | Alliance of South Asians Taking Action | Black Organizing Project | Bay Rising | California Coalition for Women Prisoners | Catalyst Project | Chinese Progressive Association | Critical Resistance (Oakland) | GABRIELA Oakland | Haiti Action | International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network | National Lawyers Guild – SF Bay Area | Palestinian Youth Movement (Bay Area) | San Francisco Rising | Sogorea Te’ Land Trust
The conference will feature organizers, activists, strategists, and scholars in conversations that will sharpen participants’ understanding of the political conditions and threats we face in the current moment and provoke thoughtful debate and discussion on strategies for building working-class power for the long-term.
*Note: Session times, titles, and speakers may still be adjusted over the next few weeks.
Tickets & Registration
Tickets are priced on a sliding scale. Please self-select your ticket level based on what you are able to give. If you are able to give more than the suggested levels, please consider donating to the Solidarity Fund, which helps CPE provide this conference to more participants free of charge.
As with all of our previous conferences, no one will be turned away from People Get Ready 4 for lack of funds.
Disability Access at the Venue
Dwinelle Hall is located by the Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley Campus. A detailed description of Accessibility and Compliance for Dwinelle Hall can be found here.
The eastern entrance of Dwinelle Hall has two sets of stairs to enter the building (both sets of stairs have 5 steps each for a total of 10 steps) and a ramp to enter the building as well.
Plenary sessions and breakout sessions will be held in 155 Dwinelle and 145 Dwinelle. These auditoriums are wheelchair accessible at the top level near the entrances, and on stage for conference speakers via elevator. There are 20-30 seats in each auditorium that are accessible by zero to two steps: these will be reserved for attendees with limited mobility. The remaining seats in the auditorium are accessible by 3-16 steps.
In addition to 155 Dwinelle, the breakout sessions will be held in Dwinelle classrooms that are flat and without internal stairs or levels. They contain classroom chairs and desks for seating.
The floors on which these classroom are located are accessible via stairwell or elevator. Restrooms are also accessible via the same stairwell and elevator.
Participants will be required to wear masks while indoors at the conference and to confirm up-to-date vaccination status prior to registration.
We will provide masks for participants to wear in case they do not have one.
If you are unable to attend the event due to illness, we will provide a full refund.
See our FAQ for more information on our COVID policy.
- just west of Shattuck, downtown Berkeley.
- Drop by briefly, or stay and chat if it isn’t crowded. Optional pot luck refreshments.
Dan’s recent open letter revealing diagnosis of 3-6 months to live: https://consortiumnews.com/2023/03/02/daniel-ellsbergs-not-yet-goodbye/
The 22nd Annual Bay Area BASIL Seed Swap is back and in-person. Free event! In collaboration with Transition Berkeley and Richmond Grows Seed Lending Library, the Seed Swap will include free educational resources on native pollinators and seed saving, space to network with other local gardeners, and an exchange of unique seeds from throughout the East Bay. Seed enthusiasts at all levels of experience are welcome. This event is free- seeds to share or a donation of $5-15 are suggested and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. So grab a friend, bring some seeds, and take home something new!
Anchored by the Wiyot Tribe’s Dishgamu Community Land Trust, several Cal Poly Humboldt faculty members, Green Eco-Socialist Network, Native Roots Network, New Economy Coalition, the US Solidarity Economy Network, and a growing network of additional partners, this 3-day virtual conference serves as a space to exchange experiences and information, strengthen alliances and networks, and to devise strategies to decenter colonial systems and implement concrete solutions to heal the land and people. Over 1,000 people participated in the 2022 Summit, and we expect even more in 2023!