Stop Urban Shield for Good!
Mar 8 all-day


March 8th Call-in & Email Supervisors

Stop Urban Shield for Good!

This is a pivotal moment in the Stop Urban Shield campaign. Get READY! This month we will mobilize to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote to defund Urban Shield and put an end to Sheriff Ahern’s racist policing program and weapons expo.

No money ($1.5 million), No Program.

On Tuesday, February 27th you and the Stop Urban Shield coalition helped the Alameda County Board of Supervisors understand and challenge a major report given to them by the Urban Shield Task Force. A report meant to help them decide on the continuation of Urban Shield. 3 of the 5 Supervisors (Keith Carson, Wilma Chan, and Richard Valle) actually challenged Sheriff Ahern on the impacts of militarized policing. They named racial profiling, trigger-happy cops, and called ICE terrorists in the wake of the Bay Area ICE Raids.

But, they’re scared by the Sheriff’s fear-driven campaign, and they aren’t swayed yet. We want to thank them for taking the threats to their communities seriously and for listening to their constituents. They need to know they aren’t alone in making a huge decision about emergency preparedness for their district. They need to know the people want life-affirming emergency preparedness, and that we’re with them.

Two Ways You Can Act:

1)      Email or Call Supervisors Carson, Chan and Valle (see email and phone script) by Monday, March 12th.

2)     Prepare to mobilize To   Alameda County Board of Supervisors, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA.  The meeting can happen as early as next week so it is important to make calls and be on the lookout for action alerts.

This is an important moment. The Supervisors are expressing rising mistrust and anger with the Sheriff. Let’s use this moment to channel their anger into a REAL WIN. You’ve been with us a long time. Let’s STOP URBAN SHIELD.


Email & Phone Script – Please email or call the following Supervisors:


Keith Carson: phone: (510) 272-6695 or email: amy.shrago@acgov


Wilma Chan: phone: 510.272.6693 or email:


Richard Valle: phone: 510.272.6692 or email:


Hi, my name is ____ and I am a member of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition.

[If you are a resident or worker in the Supervisors District, please name that as well. For example: I am a resident of Supervisor Chan’s district. Or Supervisor Carson represents me. I work in Supervisor Valle’s district.]

I am calling/emailing to thank Supervisor [fill in the their name] for their rigorous examination of the Urban Shield Task Force report and Sheriff Ahern’s role in sponsoring racist training programs for emergency responders. As a resident of Alameda County, I am encouraged to see Supervisor [fill in their name] and others taking the impact of militarized policing on our communities and their constituents seriously.

You work everyday for a safer Alameda County. You already know Sheriff Ahern’s connections with ICE and the recent ICE raids, his support of racial profiling, and Urban Shiled (the program that builds up all of this) do not keep our communities safer. I am asking you to defund Urban Shield when it comes up for vote this month, whether it’s Tuesday March 13th or later. You have a chance to stand for life-affirming emergency preparedness in our county, and I am with you. Thank you.



A Conversation on Big Data, Surveillance, and Policing @ 205 South Hall, UC Berkeley
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Catherine Crump & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson

This event will feature a conversation between scholars interested in issues related to surveillance, policing, and civil liberties. In his talk, The Rise of Big Data Policing, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. He will reveal how these new technologies – viewed as race-neutral and objective – have been eagerly adopted by police departments hoping to distance themselves from claims of racial bias and unconstitutional practices. Yet behind the data are real people, and difficult questions remain about racial discrimination and the potential to distort constitutional protections.

In her presentation, Surveillance Policy Making By Procurement, Catherine Crump will discuss ways in which federal funding for surveillance equipment disrupts local accountability mechanisms that typically regulate policing. These federal funding programs generally are designed to prevent terrorism but in reality are overwhelmingly used for routine law enforcement purposes. The talk will discuss in detail the structural and institutional features that lead local law enforcement agencies to adopt surveillance technology that is out of step with community norms, and will review the ways in which some local communities have passed laws in an attempt to address this issue systematically.

A light lunch is included for attendees who RSVP in advance.


International Women’s Strike: EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WOMEN’S STRIKE RALLY: International Women’s Day of Action in the East Bay

Sponsors: International Women’s Strike Bay Area & Bay Area Reproductive Justice

As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the East Bay we call for:

* 24 hours of action on March 8th
*12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods to make our presence visible, wearing red, and being vocal about women and LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with disabilities
* 4.30pm to 6pm: REGIONAL RALLIES–Oscar Grant Plaza in Oakland

Last Year on March 8th, women of every kind, marched, stopped works, and took over the street in fifty different countries across the world. March 8th, 2018 is coming and things have gotten worse for us a women in this country.

We will go on strike against gender violence—against the men who commit violence and against the system that protects them. Racialized gender violence is international, as must be the campaign against it. US imperialism, militarism and settler colonialism foster misogyny throughout the world.

The #METOO, #USTOO, #TIMESUP campaigns made visible the gender violence that haunts women’s everyday lives. We do not willingly keep our mouths shut. We are forced into a racist, sexist power structure by capitalism.

The recently passed “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” guts exemptions that benefit low-wage workers, the vast majority of whom are women. Corporations got a hefty tax break, from 35% down to 21%, while plans are afoot to savage Medicaid and Medicare—two programs that support the elderly and the poor, the sick and the disabled, family planning and children—and hence women, who do most of the care work. . .

Trump has announced that welfare reform is his next target which is bound to further impoverish single mother families. Already in the US, women and our children are 70% of the poor. The work of mothers producing and reproducing all of society is not valued and we are not counted as workers, but as charity cases.

On March 8th, we will speak out against violent and abusive systems of power and privilege that deny women and all vulnerable others, the possibility of health, dignity and a safe life.

We call on local unions, both elected officials and rank and file workers, as well as labor councils to actively engage with this re-emerging independent, non-corporate, and grassroots women’s movement, for we believe our unions and working class women have been and should continue to be at the center of this struggle.

Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Police Commission meetings have shifted to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Council Chambers of City Hall (3rd floor).

This meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Enabling Legislation for Measure LL which will provide details on the structure and operations of the Police Commission, the Inspector General and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA). 

The Coalition’s suggested edits to the Ordinance will be discussed. Of particular importance is our insistence that there be legal counsel for both the Agency and the Commission that is not part of the City Attorney’s office in order to protect the independence of the process. We encourage the community to come out and echo this point.

March 8th Planning Meeting – Bay Area for Reproductive Justice @ The Womens' Bldg
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On January 27th, we gathered hundreds to confront the right-wing, religious fundamentalists trying to further limit access to reproductive healthcare and abortion.

Our fight is not over! Join us and organize future events to fight for reproductive justice and women’s rights. Including nationally-coordinated actions on International Women’s Day on March 8th.

Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

August 9, 2014, in the wake of the brutal
police shooting of Michael Brown the
people of Ferguson, Missouri rose up.
Like Montgomery, Ala. 60 years before
gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement
and the prominence of Martin Luther King,
the defiance of the people in Ferguson,
gave birth to a new wave of struggle.
The Black Lives Matter movement
emerged and with it a new clarion call to
struggle for justice.

Kimberly Jade Norwood
Henry H. Oberschelp professor of law;
Professor of African & African American studies;
Author of Ferguson’s Fault Lines: The
Quake that Rocked the Nation and
Color Matters: Skin Tone Bias and the
Myth of Post Racial America will provide us with a
personal discussion on the quest for racial justice post Ferguson.

Whose Streets: How the Killing of 18 Year Old Michal Brown Inspired a Community to Fight
Back — A People’s Documentary. Director Sabaah Folyan and Damon Douglas take an
unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising following the shooting of unarmed Michael Brown.
Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting not only for their Civil
Rights but for the right to live! The film aims to show how people stood together, resisted
together, and fought together in the name of love and justice for black people not only in their
city but around the world similar to the Civil Rights Movement.

R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ – Community Vigil
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm



19 years old

Killed by SFPD on March 6th

Capp Street & 21st Street
Where Adolfo was killed by the SFPD
San Francisco

Note: This gathering is Youth-led and with permission of Adolfo’s Family.

All are welcome

Adolfo’s last words:

“I don’t want to be deported!”

Adolfo Delgado “Jesus” was 19 years old when he was killed in a trunk by a barrage of 30 bullets fired by the SFPD on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

On March 7th, friends and community members spoke of Adolfo, how he helped others and helped his Mother. Their words were powerful. The vigil and march were powerful and youth-led.

On Friday, March 9th, a Community Vigil has been called, All are welcomed,  it is asked that people respect and follow the lead of the YOUTH, who are friends of Adolfo and members of the community.

It is also asked that all respect the family and lift them up in prayers. Please respect them and do not contact them.

From: Adriana C.

“Another thing learned last night…Gascon is charging the young man driving the car for manslaughter, not the cops. Because of a “you made me shoot him argument” that the cops are using. I don’t know who this young man is but we need to have his back too.”

Article from Mission Local:

19-year-old police shooting victim came to the U.S. as a child and grew up and worked in SF’s Mission (March 8, 2018)

Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St.
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The Housing Crisis is getting out of hand! Families are being pushed out of our community and onto the streets. We can’t just keep waiting, we must act now!

On Saturday, March 10, join us as we kick off the campaign in the Bay Area for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed 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.

This Kick Off Event will be the first of many! Come learn more about repealing Costa-Hawkins and then we’ll hit the streets to gather signatures for the Affordable Housing Act!

Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee for a FREE SHOWING of the French film Demain (“Tomorrow”), an inspirational film that showcases creative solutions to climate change in communities around the world.  A panel discussion and group conversations, informed by positive efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area,  will follow.

Panelists include:
 Supervisor John Gioia
 Carl Anthony, Author/Educator
 Sheila Tarbet, Elders Climate Action
 Carey Batha, Adapting to Rising Tides

Healthy snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!

More information here

The Big Medicare for All Canvass @ Cedar Rose Park
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

In January, more than 130 canvassers hit the streets in North Oakland for our Big Medicare-for-All Canvass. They were met with a commensurate number of new people signing the pledge and even more real, substantive conversations about the Medicare-for-All campaign and the two corporate money-free candidates our chapter has endorsed who will help make it happen.

Save the date for March 10 when it all happens again. The movement to decommodify healthcare continues to gain momentum and our canvassing efforts drive that motion.

Accessibility: The park and restroom are both wheelchair-accessible.

We won’t be able to serve food this time because of permitting issues, so please bring snacks and a water bottle!


Speaker: ANITA HILL @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Barbara and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents:

Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA

RSVP 510 434 3988

Co-presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center
and the Peralta Community College District

Student March and Rally @ Lake Merritt
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight – Police Commission Ballot Initiative Drive @ Ashby Flea Market
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The new grassroots organization Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight has submitted a ballot initiative to create a Police Oversight Commission with actual power (not just advisory, as it is now).  We will begin collecting signatures at our campaign kickoff!


Campaign Kick-off
We will be hosting a campaign kick-off celebration  at the Ashby Flea Market! We will be releasing media + flyers soon!

We are looking for musicians, artists, signature-gathers, speakers, poets, & folks to table, engage the community, and set-up/clean-up to get the community EXCITED for strong police oversight!

Please email our outreach chair, George at, if you are available!

Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and plans for the future.

Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to share a potluck lunch.


International Working Women’s Day MARCH & Celebration 2018 @ Fruitvale Village, BART Plaza
Mar 11 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Members of GABRIELA Oakland and our allies invite you to join us for a March & Celebration on Sunday March 11th to commemorate the 110th International Working Women’s Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908. Join us as we RISE, RESIST, and UNITE to build our collective Resistance here and abroad!

Let us take the streets as we RISE up and say NO to violence against women and Trans people and RESIST militarization and state violence!

Let us RISE to protect women, Trans and Gender non-conforming people, and our children!
Let us RESIST economic exploitation of our women!
Let us UNITE for the self-determination of all oppressed people to fight for their basic rights and livelihood!

*Note* This will be a family friendly march and celebration that will be accessible for children, elders, and people with disabilities. We will also be organizing our own community safety/security team.

Please email or send us a FB message if you or your organization would like to sponsor or endorse the march.
Las miembras de GABRIELA Oakland y nuestrxs aliadxs les invitan a unirse a nosotrxs para una celebración de marzo el 11 de marzo para conmemorar el 110 aniversario del Día Internacional de la Mujer Trabajadora en honor de las primeras mujeres huelguistas en 1908. Únase a nosotrxs a medida que Nos Levantamos, Nos Resistimos y Nos Unimos para construir nuestra resistencia colectiva aquí y en el extranjero!

¡Tomemos las calles mientras NOS ENFRENTAMOS y decimos NO a la violencia contra las mujeres y las personas trans y RESISTEMOS la militarización y la violencia estatal!

¡Levantémonos para proteger a las mujeres, a las personas trans y las que no cumplen con las normas de genero, y a nuestros niños!
¡Resistámonos de la explotación económica de mujeres!
¡UNIENOS para la autodeterminación de todas las personas oprimidas para luchar por sus derechos básicos y sustento!

* Nota * Esta será una marcha para familias y una celebración que será accesible para niños, ancianos y personas con discapacidades. También organizaremos nuestro propio equipo de seguridad / protección de la comunidad.

Envíe un correo electrónico a o envíenos un mensaje de FB si usted o su organización desean patrocinar o respaldar la marcha.

ORGANIZERS of event:
International Women’s Alliance
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)
ASATA – Alliance of South Asians Taking Action
Causa Justa Just Cause
VietUnity – East Bay
Xicano Moratorium
Cal-Nev Philippine Solidarity Task Force
Workers World Party
Anakbayan East Bay
Marcha Patriótica Colombia

About Face: Veterans Against the War
Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC)
Art Forces
Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN)
Aypal: Building API Community Power
Chinese Progressive Association
CRC-Liberation Logistics
Design Action Collective
El/La Para Trans Latinas
Filipina Women’s Network
Forward Together
Haiti Action Committee
HOBAK – Hella Organized Bay Area Koreans
Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area
Movement Generation
Nikkei Resisters
Oakland Law Collaborative
SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area
Youth Together
Women’s March Oakland

Anti Police-Terror Project
API Equality – Northern California
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Bay Area
Boomshake Music
Buena Vista United Methodist Church
Critical Resistance Oakland
CRC-Liberation Logistics
Filipino Advocates for Justice
International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network
Laney Social Justice Center
League of Filipino Students – SFSU
Migrante SoMa/TL- San Francisco
Migrante Northern California
Nafcon National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
Nafcon National Alliance for Filipino Concerns
Palestinian Youth Movement – حركة الشباب الفلسطيني
67 Sueños

Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months,  once Daylight Savings Time springs forward we tend to assemble at 4 PM).

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 2 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over five 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. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. 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: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:

Green Sunday:  War of Words: Does Patriarchy Still Rule over Communication in Movements? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Is what we say as important as the words we use to say them? Could it be that the green party has not grown in Alameda county because of a patriarchy that is reflected in how we talk to one another? Does the movement suffer from the same patriarchy we criticize others of having? Does how we speak and what we say have an impact on our ability to move forward more swiftly? Join your community as we engage in this conversation.
Ourpresenters are Meleiza Figueroa, Vicente Cruz, and Aidan “AJ” Hill:
Meleiza Figueroa is Co-Facilitator of the Movement School for Revolutionaries ( She is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, and was Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign.  She has been a longtime political educator and organizer, and has been involved in a wide range of movements for social and environmental justice.
Vicente Cruz is an Oakland Green, the Producer of the Oakland Greens dinner and movie discussion series, and a sports educator.
Aidan “AJ” Hill  (they/them/theirs) County Council member is an emerging political activist in the bay area living on the intersection of multiple identities. They hope to highlight the disparity of power among marginalized groups and actively contribute to the social, cultural and political movements during their lifetime. Aidan actively works to promote pro-black feminism, trans-inclusion, environmental protections and develop a culture of consent and radical vulnerability in order to create a cycle of empowerment. By empowering others to be vulnerable, we break down stigmas that tell us that we must remain silent and alone. Their ultimate goal is to ensure that all persons have the ability to live a life of dignity and autonomy.

West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour – Oakland Stop @ Hasta Muerte
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour, March 3rd – 18th

On January 20th, 2017, militarized police in Washington, D.C. attacked and mass-arrested over 200 protestors at an anti-fascist, anti-capitalist march, charging 214 of them each with an unprecedented eight felonies. Yet even while facing decades in prison, 194 defendants refused to cooperate with prosecutors or accept plea bargains, supporting each other to beat the charges but also to defend the legitimacy of uncompromising resistance to the Trump regime. As a result, the first trial against 6 defendants ended with a verdict of not guilty on all charges, forcing prosecutors to drop charges against 129 of the arrested. However, the state is now doubling down against 59 remaining defendants, hoping to divide the powerful movement that has successfully defended the arrestees. In an era of escalating repression, these charges aim to stomp out protest and resistance through broad conspiracy statutes, demonization of anarchists, and divide-and-conquer tactics.

In this touring presentation, you’ll hear an overview and critical analysis of the case this far, highlighting its role and significance in the changing landscape of political repression in the United States. From the broad use of conspiracy law to criminalize all aspects of protest organizing to the dramatic victory against the state in the first trial this past December, the case offers insights into strategies for repression in the new administration, connections between different targeted social movements, and the potential of collective defense to effectively defeat the government’s efforts. But most importantly, you’ll learn how this case fits into the broader struggle against Trump and the world that made him, and why it is critical that we support the 59 remaining defendants until they all walk free.

Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on March 11 for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly.

Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30.

On the agenda at our General Assembly Sunday 7:30 @ Finnish Hall:

– action for Sanctuary CA (cc )

– our plan for the 3/24

– Mark Chekal-Bain on

– IB Economic Justice Team & on “Break Up w Your Bank Day”

ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Please email us at with questions.

T-Shirt Distribution

T-Shirts will be available for purchase between 7 and 7:30 PM, immediately before the GA, for $25 cash or $26 credit card. We have sizes ranging from small to 2XL and these shirts run large. We apologize in advance if we run out of the size you want.

Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required!

We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ ].

We usually meet in the basement, unless otherwise noted.