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Dec
11
Tue
Fight for a Green New Deal @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Sunrisers across the West Coast will show up at Representative Pelosi’s office in San Francisco with candles (electric) to memorialize the 85 people burned in the most recent fires, and carrying items that represent what they are fighting to protect from the climate crisis. Speakers will share stories of why they are in this fight and why a Green New Deal is our only hope to protect the communities we come from and hold dear from the fires increasing in frequency and severity at an alarming rate. In California people are already experiencing climate change; climate change is here in the form of drought-induced infernos across the state. We are calling on our leaders to take action in alignment with what science and justice demand. Join us.

If you are in CA or on the West Coast and interested in attending this powerful action remembering lives already lost and staking a claim to a right for our generation not to be left to burn in the years to come, please register for the action here.

Mon. Dec. 10th 6-9pm – Action training ***required in order to attend the action***
Tues. Dec. 11th 8:15am – ACTION DAY

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Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal @ Civic Center BART plaza
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The last day of Congress is Dec. 13th, which means we have just a few days to push the agenda on climate change and build support for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. There will be opportunities for civil disobedience

Join us in San Francisco on Dec. 11th to demand Congress make a real plan to address climate change.

The time for transformative climate action is NOW. Entire towns are burning to the ground. Fossil fuels are poisoning our communities and our planet.

There’s no time to waste, and we’re calling on Representative Pelosi to STEP UP to create a Select Committee for a Green New Deal. One day after Sunrise leaders take action in DC, we are gathering at Representative Pelosi’s office in San Francisco to share stories of why we are fighting climate change and why a Green New Deal is we policy we need to protect the communities we come from and hold dear.

FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE –> http://www.bit.ly/cagnd

The last day of Congress is Dec. 13th, which means we have just a few days to push the agenda on climate change and build support for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal.

In California, people are already experiencing climate change, most recently in the form of drought-induced infernos across the state, which are increasing in frequency and severity at an alarming rate. We are calling on our leaders to take action in alignment with what science and justice demand.

If you are in CA or on the West Coast and interested in attending this powerful action remembering lives already lost and staking a claim to a right for our generation not to be left to burn in the years to come, please register for the action here: http://www.bit.ly/cagnd

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*SCHEDULE*

Sat. Dec. 8th 10am-1:30pm – Action prep work party

Mon. Dec. 10th 6-9pm – Action training ***highly encouraged (required for high riskers) in order to attend the action***

Tues. Dec. 11th 9:30am – ACTION DAY

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No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! @ Embarcadero Plaza
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PG&E’s unsafe electrical lines started the Camp Fire—and 12 other deadly fires last year.   Now they want us to pay for their continuing negligence.  We, the ratepayers, already picked up the tab for last year’s fires, while PG&E’s CEO took home $8 million.

We won’t keep bailing out a private company that turns a profit by putting our lives at risk.  It’s time for the people to take back the power grid, lead a transition to local clean energy, and tackle the climate crisis.

Sign this petition, and join the demonstration.

Facebook RSVP here.

 

WHEN

Tuesday, December 11, 12 Noon – 5 PM

 

WHERE

Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco 94105

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Intro to CoOp Conversions @ Alchemy Collective Cafe
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

I’d like to cordially invite you to my teach-in on December 11th about how converting businesses to worker cooperatives benefits owners, workers, and communities. My coworker, Ricardo Nuñez, and I will provide an overview of benefits, models, and stories of businesses converting to cooperatives. We’ll also share some of the legal steps and business considerations owners and employees should know before moving forward. RSVP here!

We’ll be hosting this conversation on December 11th from 5:00pm-6:30pm at Alchemy Collective Cafe (1741 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley), just a short walk from the Ashby BART station. Space is limited so please RSVP here  

 

Charlotte Tsui

Staff Attorney

http://www.theselc.org/

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Call for support at City Hall – No loans for luxury developers!
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Eastlake United for Justice

 

We recently learned that Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen is orchestrating a giveaway of millions of dollars in city funding to luxury apartment developer UrbanCore, after the developer failed to raise enough financing to pay for the E12th Street parcel and failed to meet project deadlines for the development.

Please join us at the Oakland City Council meeting this Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm to speak out against this giveaway of public funds to a dirty developer.

UrbanCore is currently facing a lawsuit from the City of San Francisco for $5.5 million dollars in unpaid loans for a failed project in the Fillmore district (https://bit.ly/2El48Yb Now, UrbanCore has lapsed on it’s financial commitments to the City of Oakland, and has violated the timeline approved by the City Council for its development on E12th St. UrbanCore does not deserve a multi-million dollar loan of Oakland taxpayer money!

Will you join us on Tuesday at City Hall to tell the City Council not to approve this sweetheart deal for UrbanCore? We are calling for the Council to pull this item from the agenda, allow more time for a public process, and let the new city council to take up the issue after it convenes in January. In order to win, we will need a strong turnout.

Please sign up for a speaker card in advance here: https://bit.ly/2klMglm Indicate that you are speaking on Agenda Item Number 17. The meeting starts at 5:30pm, although our item may not be discussed until later.

If enough of us show up to speak, we can stop the council from giving away millions in city funds to an irresponsible developer. Please join us Tuesday at City Hall! #SaveE12th

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Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons, Upstairs
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hello we are here to Save the Internet!

Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay!

Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting.

A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities.

Our goal is to create a wireless mesh network that is owned and operated by the community.

Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? Join us for the mesh hacknight! We need people of all backgrounds to help with everything from community involvement and grant writing to mounting antennas on buildings and developing software!

Learn more at https://peoplesopen.net and http://sudomesh.org/

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Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings @ Live Oak Theater
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Those Women Productions presents a staged reading of Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings by Mame Hunt, a docudrama adapted from the 1991 hearing transcripts, with a new epilogue added after the #MeToo events of October 2017. Directed by Erin Merritt. Net proceeds from this performance go to the Women’s Law Program: https://www.womenslaw.org/ “Because knowledge is power.”

Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay.

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Dec
12
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay.

op-logo.2.1We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government.

We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no one is illegal.

Oakland Privacy originally came together in 2013 to fight against the Domain Awareness Center, Oakland’s citywide networked mass surveillance hub. OP was instrumental in stopping the DAC from becoming a city-wide spying network.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), opposing Urban Shield (now gone!) and pushing back against ICE with local legislation.

If you are interested in joining the Oakland Privacy email listserv, coming to a meeting, or have questions, send an email to:

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


Check out our website: http://oaklandprivacy.org/   Follow us on twitter: @oaklandprivacy

Check out our sister site DeportICE.

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

Oakland Privacy works regionally to defend the right to privacy and enhance public transparency and oversight regarding the use of surveillance techniques and equipment.  Oakland Privacy drove the passage of surveillance regulation and transparency ordinances in Oakland and Berkeley and is kicking off new processes in Richmond and Alameda County.  To help slow down the encroaching police state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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Planning meeting for the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy @ The Greenlining Institut
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

If you haven’t already saved the date, our 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy is on January 21, 2019 and we need your help to make it a reality.

Join us for a planning meeting next week to make this mass mobilization come true!

Near the 10th anniversary of the murder of Oscar Grant, Anti Police-Terror Project calls our comrades to come together in solidarity against police-terror and the corporate development in the Bay Area that is prioritized over affordable housing for the people.

RSVP today to let us know you can join us for the planning meeting.
RSVP
Hope to see you there!
APTP
Anti Police-Terror Project is not a non-profit.
We are a community group powered by people like you.

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Dec
13
Thu
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC

*Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet
if you have it or we can give information at clinic*

We may be able to help with:
 Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4
 Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief
 Early Termination of Probation
 Certificate of Rehabilitation
 Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence
 Juvenile Record Sealing
 Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and
Survivors of Human Trafficking
 Employment denials due to criminal background
reports
 Occupational Licensing Denials(DSS, Security
Guard)
 Voting Rights, Jury Service Rights

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SF Public Bank Hearing @ SF City Hall, Room 250
Dec 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything @ UtilityAPI
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history. Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency. Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart phones in how much they know about your day-to-day life. They know when you’re home, when you’re at work, when you’re sleeping, when you’re watching TV, when you’re taking a shower, when you’re having sex. So how do we make the switch to a carbon-free future without compromising energy data privacy? What will the future of energy data privacy look like?

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Bio:

Daniel Roesler is the co-founder and CEO of UtilityAPI, a utility data

service that automates interactions with utilities. UtilityAPI is an

early adopter of the U.S. Department of Energy DataGuard Voluntary

Code of Conduct, which outlines best practices for handling private

energy data. Daniel is on the board of the Green Button Alliance,

which manages the international standard around personal utility data

access, and is technical contributor to the Customer Data Access

Committee at the California Public Utilities Commission, which comes

up with the next generation of regulations around utility data access

in California. In his spare time, Daniel maintains several open source

privacy and security projects.

Tickets are limited to 40 people. Feel free to contact us if you have any trouble getting a ticket.

You are encouraged to read this relevant article on the legal status of smart meters before Daniel’s talk: https://www.lawfareblog.com/public-utilitys-recording-home-energy-consumption-every-15-minutes-search-seventh-circuit-rules

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Dec
14
Fri
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield.

The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.

The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and asked the Ad Hoc Committee to make recommendations to the Board on the UASI-funded emergency preparedness training and exercise in 2019 and beyond.

The agenda will include a presentation and Q/A with county emergency preparedness officials (from ACSO, Public Health, and Social Services); a discussion of criteria for weighing recommendations; and a presentation about community-based emergency preparedness initiatives.

More information.

Agendas and materials for each meeting are posted at http://www.acgov.org/board/calendarcom.htm

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Important City Council vote this morning on OPD ” Stop and Search” @ Oakland City Hall
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Come and support Rebecca Kaplan’s motion to send the “Stop and Search” policy regarding folks on parole or probation back to the Police Commission. Item 7.37 on tomorrow’s City Council agenda – meeting starts at 11 AM.

We must make sure that the policy is effective at stopping racial profiling and requires police officers to have ‘reasonable suspicion’ as a basis for pulling someone over and conducting a search. Enough is enough!!

88% of Oaklanders voted for the Police Commission so now OPD is trying to sneak around to do their dirty work of criminalizing most of us, especially our black and brown youth- come and tell them to listen to the will of the people who VOTED.

Make your own signs on 8 ½ x11 paper

Fill out a speaker card for the agenda item(s) you wish to address. You may elect to cede your time to others.
https://solar.oaklandnet.com/Speaker/form

(If you are unable to attend please call (you can email but due to the time frame it is more likely your message will be noted if you call)

Mayor Libby schaff:
510-238-3141
LSchaaf@oaklandnet.com
Officeofthemayor@oaklandnet com
Asst to city admin Joe deVries
510-238-3083
Jdevries@oaklandnet.com
JDeVries@oaklandca.gov

Council rep Rebecca Kaplan
510-238-7008
Atlarge@oaklandnet.com

Councilmember Dan Kalb D1
Phone: (510) 238-7001
Fax: (510) 238-6910

Lynette Gibson Council Member D3
Email Address: lmcelhaney@oaklandca.gov
Phone Number: 510-238-7003

Legislation and Policy
If you are interested in interfacing with Councilmember McElhaney on a policy-related matter before the Oakland City Council, please contact her policy team:

Alex Marqusee, Policy Analyst
Email: AMarqusee@oaklandnet.com
Phone: (510) 238-7031

Zachary Wald, Chief of Staff
Email: ZWald@oaklandnet.com
Phone: (510) 238-7032

Councilmember Noel Gallo D5
Ngallo@oaklandnet.com
510-238-7005

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“COMPASSION HAS NO WALLS” – Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity vs. ICE @ ICE San Francisco
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm


Interfaith Prayer & Ceremony

  • We will gather on the sidewalk near the entrance to the building.
  • 630 Sansome St. is about a 10 minute walk from Embarcadero or from Montgomery BART Stations.
  • We will be welcoming Alexey Kharis recently freed from ICE detention thanks to your help, letters and support!

Also speaking will be members of the Cambodian community to share about the URGENCY of stopping deportations of Cambodian community members with an ICE deportation flight scheduled for this Monday!

Come stand with us outside the ICE building in downtown San Francisco to show solidarity and support to the many people who are required to go there for their ICE check-ins or who are held there in a transitional cell or attending their immigration court hearings.

Come and join us as we offer multi-faith prayers for reunification of families everywhere, for the redemption of human dignity of all, and for the termination of ICE and their inhumane prisons and tactics.

We will be taking up an offering of gift cards and Clipper cards for newly arrived immigrants if you would like to contribute. Suggestionis gift cards from Smart & Final, Foodmax, Target, CVS and Safeway.

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East Bay DSA Stands With NUHW on Strike! @ Oakland Kaiser Hospital
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join your East Bay DSA comrades on December 14 and support the National Union of Healthcare Workers’ strike!

Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental healthcare workers will be on strike across California from December 10–14. The East Bay DSA Labor Committee calls on all East Bay DSA members to join the picket line at the Oakland Medical Center, 3600 Broadway, for their lunchtime rally on Friday, December 14, from 11:30–12:30 p.m.

Mental health clinicians across the state will be striking against Kaiser. As front-line healthcare workers, NUHW members understand that the conditions of their work are the conditions of their patients’ care. That’s why they are striking against Kaiser’s chronic understaffing, which burdens workers and creates extensive wait times for patients seeking mental healthcare.

Learn more about the strike. An injury to one is an injury to all!

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Big Tech Comedy Roast! @ Internet Archives
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Come fire up the grill on Big Tech, come laugh at our local tech firms!

Comedy acts interspersed with talks from NSA Comedy Host, former Amazon executive, and entrepreneur Vahid Razavi, author of Ethics in Tech, or The Lack Thereof and Age of Nepotism.

Friday Dec 14th, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive.

It’s better to laugh than cry. As the Romans used to say “illegitimi non carborundum,” “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Come and make a difference with others who feel like you and have fun doing it too!

Besides the entertainment, it is a chance to have an amazing time while meeting others who are being the change they want to see in the world. Tickets available at EthicsInTech.com

Francesca Fiorentini is a correspondent, comedian and B-list internet celebrity. She was behind viral hits like “The Real Deal With the US Mexico Border” and “White Fragility in the Workplace”, and was host of the show Newsbroke on Facebook Watch. She has been in SF Sketchfest three years and counting and is currently host of the podcast The Bitchuation Room.

Chloe McGovern started doing stand-up comedy when she was 18 years old, a decision that proved to be irreparably damaging both morally and spiritually, but a true delight to audiences everywhere. She can be seen regularly opening for Rich Vos and competing in Roast Battles at The Stand, New York Comedy Club, and The Comedy Store.

The New York Times on Will Durst: “Quite possibly the best political satirist working in the country today.” The Boston Globe: “A modern day Will Rogers.”

San Francisco Examiner: “Heir apparent to Mort Sahl & Dick Gregory.”

Nichole Spain was raised in Detroit and NY now by way of Philadelphia, Nichole is multiracial, multicultural, addicted to food, love men, and can’t keep a job.

Nichole has done theatre 9 years with comedic and dramatic rolls. She attended Philadelphia Comedy College and recently was a contestant at Helium Comedy Club’s Philly’s Phunniest. She recently debuted at Philly’s Punchline Comedy Club.

Nichole is a regular at Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan. Live cable tapings for Manhattan Neighbor Network and Tnos Comedy cable Show in Brooklyn.

Up and coming comedian Jared Horning, has performed at the Shippensburg Comedy Club and the Boomerang Bar and Grill.

Vahid Razavi is the host of previous NSA Comedy Shows. Previously employed at Amazon and many tech firms in the Valley. Author of a new book Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. Copies of the book will be shared with the audience.

All Net Proceeds from this event will be donated to split between three Non-Profit Organization. These include Internet Archive, Freedom of the Press Foundation and The Church of Fellowship of All People.

Video recording of the stage will be taking place at this event.

Download Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof. A Free Book By Vahid Razavi at http://MyAWSStory.com

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ROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

In the current political horror show, do you need some laughter? Some encouragement? Perspective? Inspiration? RIZE UP is Roy Zimmerman’s latest extravaganza, full of funny songs about ignorance, war, and greed. “With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.” – No Depression Magazine

Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby. More information, videos, and merch at https://www.royzimmerman.com

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Dec
15
Sat
Mass Solidarity Meeting to Support Public Education @ Omni Commons
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

**WEAR RED**

Endorse here:
https://goo.gl/forms/mioA4lTZSwSd2XOw1

California has the 5th largest economy in the world and the wealthiest in the nation but ranks only 48th in class size and 43rd in per-pupil funding. In terms of relative economic opportunity, California is 48th in cost of living and 49th in housing affordability.

Both United Teachers of Los Angeles and Oakland Education Association are fighting to improve student learning conditions that are their working conditions, for fair wages for educators and support staff, to decrease class size and caseload reductions, and support community schools, all made possible through increased funding that our students and schools deserve.

We are building towards coordinated local, regional, and statewide actions to fight for progressive and fully funded schools in all of California’s 1,050 districts; to defend public education against privatization and the further erosion of union sector jobs which fight to preserve decent working conditions for their workers, and to connect with struggles for social, racial, and economic justice so our students and communities can thrive.

OEA and UTLA are in intense contract negotiations and gearing up for possible strikes this coming winter. In response to the realtime needs of both UTLA and OEA, California Educators Rising is shifting the focus of this event on 12/15 (on the same day as UTLA’s “March for Public Education”) to a gathering of local union members, including OEA leaders and organizers, and community allies to build labor-community support for a possible OEA strike. We will engage in solidarity actions (photos, social media, art, etc) to support UTLA’s public march on the same day, and build our network of rank-and-file supporters that stand in solidarity with each other across the Bay. The more unions and adjacent organizations that participate in strike support, the better for the overall health and strength of the labor movement.

We envision this public meeting as an active participatory space that will build a network of rank and file union members and community allies who will support strike solidarity with OEA and UTLA and build towards future actions in the fight for fully and progressively funded public education in California. We welcome union members, community allies, and anyone in the Bay Area (and CA!) to join us on this date. We stand together with OEA and UTLA in the fight for the schools all our students deserve! Location and other details to be announced soon.

The meeting will include speakers, art, music, story shares and organizing meetings.

We welcome endorsements and participation from unions, organizations, and community groups for this mass meeting so that we can build the strongest base of support for OEA/UTLA and public education in California. We will also be showing our solidarity with UTLA’s “March for Public Education” happening on the same day.

If you are a member of a local union or community group, please bring this information back to your membership, and endorse here:
https://goo.gl/forms/Z5CNIWkSx8o2Y6Qw2

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GOING SOLAR WORKSHOP @ Berkeley Public Library, South Branch
Dec 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

GOING SOLAR WORKSHOP

Learn about solar photovoltaic (PV) for your home. Understand the basics of solar PV, the economics benefits of going solar, the options you have and purchasing tips. Special focus will be on home owners with low electric bills averaging under $100/month (excluding EV usage)

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