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.

Party for 30 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing @ Longhaul
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slingshot turns 30 years old – 1988 – 2018

Hear authors from the last 30 years read a few really old articles and see if the articles still make sense nowadays

plus (as always) Vegan chocolate cake, display of back issues, door prizes, maybe stacks, maybe music

Pack the BART Police Citizen Review Commission Meeting: Justice 4 Sahleem @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re asking everyone who can to support the family of Sahleem Tindle in their struggle to get justice for Sahleem, who was murdered by BART officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. BART was forced to release the body cam video of his murder, where it was exposed for all to plainly see that 28 year old Sahleem was shot in the back three times with his hands up and no weapon in sight! We have been with the family to two BART Board meetings in the past few weeks, where the family and community have pressed hard to get Mateu fired and charged with murder. Through this effort BART has finally added a point about this added to the BART Police Citizen Review Board agenda on Monday, 3/12 at 4pm. Please help us pack this meeting. See the Facebook event here for further info:
Pack the BART Police Citizen Review Board

But we’re not stopping there! The family’s demands are to fire, charge and prosecute this murderer! So the next morning, Tuesday, 3/13, at 10am, we’re going to have a talk with DA Nancy O’Malley, who has the power to prosecute him. Mind you, she’s never prosecuted a single killer cop, so we have to press hard to make her break that record. Here’s the event info for that:
Demand DA O’Malley Charge Mateu with Murder

We’re not stopping there, either! OPD is in charge of the investigation, since Mateu murdered Sahleem across from West Oakland BART, not on BART property. So on Tuesday, 3/13, at 6pm, we’re going to visit OPD HQ at Broadway and 7th St to demand that they charge Mateu with murder! The event info for that is here:
Demand OPD Charge Mateu with Murder

Please Show up and support this family! For general information about Sahleem Tindle, you can go to the Justice 4 Sahleem Tindle Facebook group here:


Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us this–and every Monday for an hour of singing in front of the old Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Avenue, Berkeley. Demonstrators have kept this rally going for over six years with their “Tax the Rich” and other timely signs and good spirits. We provide music; songbooks available. Come for a song, come for an hour.

Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities @ ILWU Local 4
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How will the transition to a clean-energy economy affect workers and unions?  How is organized labor responding to this transition?  What policies and strategies can best address workers’ concerns?  A panel of labor and climate leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities at this free public forum.

Workers in a range of fields—steelworkers, pipe fitters, teachers, electricians, hospitality and service employees, government, communications, healthcare and autoworkers—will be affected differently by this transition.  Even within the same trade unions, some workers will see new job opportunities, some will be less affected, others will face job losses.

During this transition, labor unions must be at the table.  Opportunities may come in the form of job growth, project labor agreements, skill standards, and organizing the unorganized.  Challenges may be met through retraining programs, relocation assistance, and healthcare and pension guarantees.

This forum is one attempt to help set that table.  Its purpose is to grow communication channels between labor representatives, policy experts and climate advocates in order to create promising pathways to a prosperous and equitable future.

JB Tengco, Moderator. West Coast Executive Director, Blue Green Alliance
Betony Jones, Labor and Climate Policy Researcher
Susan Reed, International Representative, United Auto Workers
Victor Uno, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 595
Marguerite Young, Service Employees International Union, Climate and Environmental Justice Coordinator
A member of the United Steel Workers
6:30 PM: snacks and refreshments
7 – 9  PM: panel discussion


Ample on-site parking.
Convenient BART-MUNI access.




League of Women Voters • Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville
Alameda, Contra Costa and San Francisco Chapters of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

OccupyForum: The threat to net neutrality @ Local 2 UNITE HERE
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance on the threat to net neutrality

The fight for net neutrality:  an update & what we in SF can do at all levels of government to protect and promote equal access to the internet

Trump’s FCC has announced its intention to end net neutrality a step which undermines equal access for all to the internet in our country. But the fight is not yet over. Get an update about the current attack on net neutrality; why net neutrality is crucial to our democracy and must be preserved; and what steps we can take to protect it in Congress, in the California legislature and in San Francisco.

Tracy Rosenberg is the executive director of Media Alliance. She organizes and advocates for a free, accountable and accessible media system; monitors the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation; and has facilitated the training of many groups in effective communications. She serves on the board of the Alliance for Community Media (Western Region), on the steering committee of the Media Action Grassroots Network and co-coordinates Oakland Privacy.

Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OTU’s Mission

The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf.

Monthly Meetings

The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 pm on the second Monday evening of each month. Our monthly meetings are held in the Community Room of the Madison Park Apartments, 100 – 9th Street (at Oak Street, across from the Lake Merritt BART Station). To enter, gently knock on the window of the room to the right of the main entrance to the building. At the meetings, first we focus on general issues affecting renters city-wide and then second we offer advice to renters regarding their individual concerns.

If you have an issue, a question, or need advice about a tenant/landlord issue, please call us at (510) 704-5276. Leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you.

Demand DA O’Malley Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

We’ve all seen the video! How is it that BART police officer Joseph Mateu has not already been charged with the murder of Sahleem Tindle, after he shot the 28 year old in the back three times? Join us to demand that Nancy O’Malley do her job and charge and prosecute Mateu for murder. O’Malley has yet to prosecute a single killer cop. It’s time to break that unjust record!

Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. He is now back on the job, after only a two week leave. The family demands: fire, arrest, charge and prosecute Joseph Mateu!