Calendar

9896
Feb
20
Wed
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 20 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

65724
Feb
21
Thu
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 21 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

65724
Oakland Teachers Strike – Rally and Picket Line Support
Feb 21 all-day

City-wide rally at 11:30 a.m at Oscar Grant Plaza.

Oakland teachers are the lowest paid teachers in Alameda County.

Every year, 1-in-5 teachers leave the district, and on top of high teacher turnover, students are already under resourced with only one academic counselor per 600 students, and only 21 nurses for all 37,000 students.

Oakland teachers and our students deserve better! Sign up for a shift at the picket line!

What: Join a picket line near you!
When: Thursday, February 21 — Morning shift: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Afternoon shift: 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.;
Where: There will be picket lines at ALL 86 school sites. Check out this map to see a list of priority schools. The city-wide rally will be at Oakland City Hall.

Teachers on strike are demanding smaller class sizes, more student support, no more school closures, and a living wage.

If you can’t support at the picket line, but still want to get involved, check out this list of other ways to help.

65725
Feb
22
Fri
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 22 all-day

UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

Guest Speakers include:
Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project)
Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party)
Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras)
Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter)
Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100)
Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras)
Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@)
Christen Smith (UT Austin)
Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley)
Camila de Moraes and more throughout this three-day symposium!

In 2019, a U.S. congressional session begins with more women and non-white members than ever before amid a contentious executive branch, and Brazil’s far-right president-elect begins his first term despite anti-Black, -LGBTQ, and -woman rhetoric. The symposium on “Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas” will facilitate transnational coalitions, engagement, and learning. Taking place over three days, scholars, scholar-activists, and organizers will discuss the intersecting challenges of addressing anti-black state violence through workshops on topics including: policing and democracy; historical foundations of Black struggle; wellness and healing; sustainability and social movements; cultural media production; education in today’s socio-cultural contexts; pathways to contesting racialized forms of violence, and, many others.

Join us during this dynamic multi-disciplinary symposium as we illuminate cross-cultural understanding, bringing forward the sharp contrast and commonality between South and North America and generating anti-oppression community building across the Americas. All community members welcome!

RSVP for individuals events and workshops: https://goo.gl/forms/par3FykAT2mJtRCe2

All events are wheelchair accessible. Please fill out our Event Registration form so we can accommodate any additional access needs.

We can’t wait for you to join us for this dynamic event!!!

65724
Feb
23
Sat
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.

65047
Hands Off Venezuela Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join the International Action Center and Spring Action Coalition for a day of action against US intervention in Venezuela.

We will hold a rally at 14th and Broadway in Oakland to protest the Trump administration’s support for the coup against the Maduro government, and the long history of sanctions and threats against the Venezuelan people.

We demand an end to hostile actions against Venezuela!

65616
Mar
16
Sat
March/Direct Action @ Oily Wells (Fargo) @ PF Chang's parking lot
Mar 16 all-day

Join the March for Fossil Fuel Freedom, ending with a rally and nonviolent direct action at the San Francisco headquarters of Big Oil’s favorite banker, Oily Wells (Fargo). The direct action will be the conclusion of a three-day, 34-mile march from Palo Alto to San Francisco.

Indigenous people and other faith leaders will lead the march  in prayer and contemplation.  The march will make twelve “stagecoach stops” along the way – one for every year that remains to take urgent action on climate change – and arrive at the bank’s world headquarters just in time to crash their annual founding day celebration. Marchers are welcome to join for the entire length or portions of the route that meet their abilities and availabilities. (“Day trippers” are welcome!)

The direct action will underscore the seriousness of the climate crisis and the strength of our resolve to combat it.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up to participate in direct action 
— by risking arrest or by playing a supporting role (such as jail support, police liaison, social media person, etc.)

Register for the march

Invite friends to donate to sponsor your participation =

Volunteer to help prepare for the march

HELP PREPARE

ART BUILD

March 9, 10 AM – 4 PM
911 Riverside Dr., San Jose

TRAINING IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION (PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE)

March 10, 1 – 4 PM
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

THE MARCH

Saturday morning, March 16 – Monday afternoon, March 18

March will start in Palo Alto, at PF Chang’s parking lot, in the Stanford Shopping Center, corner of El Camino Real and Quarry Road. The march continues north on El Camino until it becomes Mission Street in South San Francisco, and continues straight into downtown San Francisco. with overnight stays in Burlingame and San Francisco’s Excelsior District.

RALLY AND DIRECT ACTION AT OILY WELLS

(including a performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe)

Monday, March 18, noon
Meet at Montgomery BART Plaza
598 Market St., San Francisco

On Facebook

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom is hosted by 350 Silicon Valley and cosponsored by the Sierra Club, Sunflower Alliance, Service Employees International Union Local 1021, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More SF, and more.

65691
Mar
18
Mon
March/Direct Action @ Oily Wells (Fargo) @ Montgomery BART Station
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the March for Fossil Fuel Freedom, ending with a rally and nonviolent direct action at the San Francisco headquarters of Big Oil’s favorite banker, Oily Wells (Fargo). The direct action will be the conclusion of a three-day, 34-mile march from Palo Alto to San Francisco.

Indigenous people and other faith leaders will lead the march  in prayer and contemplation.  The march will make twelve “stagecoach stops” along the way – one for every year that remains to take urgent action on climate change – and arrive at the bank’s world headquarters just in time to crash their annual founding day celebration. Marchers are welcome to join for the entire length or portions of the route that meet their abilities and availabilities. (“Day trippers” are welcome!)

The direct action will underscore the seriousness of the climate crisis and the strength of our resolve to combat it.

GET INVOLVED

Sign up to participate in direct action 
— by risking arrest or by playing a supporting role (such as jail support, police liaison, social media person, etc.)

Register for the march

Invite friends to donate to sponsor your participation =

Volunteer to help prepare for the march

HELP PREPARE

ART BUILD

March 9, 10 AM – 4 PM
911 Riverside Dr., San Jose

TRAINING IN NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION (PLEASE ATTEND IF YOU PLAN TO PARTICIPATE)

March 10, 1 – 4 PM
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

THE MARCH

Saturday morning, March 16 – Monday afternoon, March 18

March will start in Palo Alto, at PF Chang’s parking lot, in the Stanford Shopping Center, corner of El Camino Real and Quarry Road. The march continues north on El Camino until it becomes Mission Street in South San Francisco, and continues straight into downtown San Francisco. with overnight stays in Burlingame and San Francisco’s Excelsior District.

RALLY AND DIRECT ACTION AT OILY WELLS

(including a performance by the San Francisco Mime Troupe)

Monday, March 18, noon
Meet at Montgomery BART Plaza
598 Market St., San Francisco

On Facebook

The March for Fossil Fuel Freedom is hosted by 350 Silicon Valley and cosponsored by the Sierra Club, Sunflower Alliance, Service Employees International Union Local 1021, 350 Bay Area, Idle No More SF, and more.

65690