Calendar

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Apr
26
Sun
Face Mask Giveaway @ Abduu cafe
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Wood Street Community Action Day
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. 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. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than 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. 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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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Apr
27
Mon
Oakland Tenants Resist Scamlord with A Rent Strike @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Landlord Harasses, Bullies and Serves Illegal Notices on Oakland Tenants in a Global Pandemic and Eviction Moratorium

In the Middle of the Covid19 Pandemic and a state and county-wide Eviction Moratorium – A Landlord Harasses, Bullies and Serves Illegal Notices on Oakland Tenants.

“Raj Properties has given several tenants 3 day notices and threatened to tow cars from tenants legal parking spots, its why we launched a rent strike,” said long-time tenant and Oakland resident Momi P.

Please -Join Zoom Press Conference with this link on April 27th at 3pm PST
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9432352233

Meeting ID: 943 235 2233

While people locally and globally struggles with a shelter in place mandate — and the massive loss of work, abusive landlords like Raj Properties continue to operate as though there are no laws and protections in place for tenants.

Since March of 2020 The County of Alameda and the State of California have eviction moratoriums in place to protect tenants just like the 37 units at 3080 Richmond

Background on the Tenants of 3080 Richmond, Oakland

Raj properties are guilty of illegal harassment of these tenants, and with this struggle 3080 Richmond joins other working class, Black and Brown tenants across Oakland who have faced harassment from landlords who refuse to follow the laws put in place to protect tenants, said Lisa Tiny Gray-Garcia, formerly homeless, legal advocate and co-founder of POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE and Homefulness- a homeless peoples. “These tenants are sheroes and heroes, ” Lisa Tiny concluded.

The tenants have officially decided to transform this abuse into a rent strike, joining another group of tenants and Moms4Housing in refusing to accept the abuse and harassment of predatory, capitalist greed for profit over their human and civil rights as tenants in the State of California

Statement from the Tenants
RAJ PROPERTIES, our landlord, is being especially vicious during this time. We need your support to help stop the harassment from Raj properties. The city of Oakland has passed a rent moratorium, yet Raj Properties is ignoring it! They are using scare tactics to intimidate those who cannot afford it. They are violating the moratorium by putting “3-day notice” of evictions, threats to tow cars, and even increasing monthly rents. Tenants are having to borrow money from family, take out loans, go without food, etc. because Raj has no respect for its tenants and clearly functions unethically.

The tenants are asking for support from politicians and community to stand with them in this rent strike and for all landlords to stop harassing tenants in this time of Covid19

Tenants at 3080 Richmond and their advocates, other homeless and formerly homeless advocates at POOR Magazine/Homefulness and other organizations plan to hold a Zoom Press Conference on Monday, April 27 @ 3pm- and then plan a follow-up action on MayDay- they are asking for widespread support and organizations and individuals to sign on- If you are willing or able to co-sponsor or help please email poormag@gmail.com

Please -Join Zoom Press Conference with this link on April 27th at 3pm PST
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/9432352233

Meeting ID: 943 235 2233

POOR Magazine is a poor and indigenous people-led movement creating media , education, art, advocacy and solutions for low and no-income and homeless youth , adults and elders locally and globally.

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Apr
28
Tue
The Green Stimulus and Covid-19 @ Online or by phone
Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Join Fossil Free California for a webinar with Dr. Ashley McClure of Climate Health Now. She’ll talk about how we can emerge from the current global pandemic with policies that address climate justice. Dr. McClure is a practicing MD who can provide a perspective from the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.

The forum includes an opportunity to ask questions, and to engage each other in smaller group discussions. We’ll also provide updates on our campaigns, and plenty of ways to get involved over the next few months, even at a distance.

This webinar is free, but registration is required. We encourage you to share this invitation with your friends and colleagues. Register here to receive a sign-in link and instructions for how to join the call.

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Register here

Sign the petition telling the California State Employees Retirement System and the California Teachers Retirement System to divest from fossil fuel.

More info Fossil Free California here

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Mass Strikes and the Coronavirus – DSA Night School @ Online
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mass strikes have played a central role in the history of left movements, and they have long captured the imagination of socialists and other radicals. Mass strikes represent the explosion of class struggle outside of a single workplace or industry, bringing the working classes of entire cities or countries into revolt against the prevailing order. Such occurrences can act as the catalyst for significant pro-worker reforms, or even lead to revolution.

Recent movements against austerity in France and Chile show that mass strikes are far from a thing of the past. And with the coronavirus causing a global social and economic crisis, along with sparking an upsurge in labor militancy, it’s not hard to imagine similar events breaking out in the U.S. or across the world.

Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School for a discussion of the history and theory of mass strikes, with a focus on drawing lessons for the current crisis.

Readings:
“General Strikes, Mass Strikes,” Kim Moody
Excerpts from “Depression Decade,” Strike!, Jeremy Brecher
“The Great Minneapolis Strikes,” The History of American Trotskyism, James P. Cannon
“Even in a Pandemic, Workers Can Fight Back,” Nick French

Zoom link for meeting: https://dsausa.zoom.us/j/307978083

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Apr
29
Wed
PRESS CONFERENCE: Police Terrorize, Arrest Black Unhoused Essential Service Volunteers @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

OAKLAND CA-  On Friday, April 24, officers with the Oakland Police Dept profiled, detained, and arrested two volunteers of The Village in Oakland as they were arriving to the East Oakland Collective’s parking lot for a meeting. 

The two groups, the two volunteers who endured the police terror, and other witnesses are filing a complaint with the Oakland Police Commission demanding a full investigation of the incident and all OPD personnel involved, and an accounting of what resources were involved in the operation. They are calling on Mayor Libby Schaff to commandeer the 1,500 unused hotel rooms in Oakland immediately and pass them on Oakland members of the statewide #NoVacancyCa campaign for management. 

PRESS CONFERENCE   

*Zoom Info:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82910011409

            Footage of part of the incident was recorded and went viral. Details of incident below

Aiyahanna Johnson and Leon “Aki” Young, both themselves unhoused, had been distributing pet food, drinking water, and essential harm reduction items such as masks and hand sanitizers to encampments all over Oakland as volunteers with The Village. They had just left a hotel in Deep East Oakland where The Village purchased four hotel rooms to Shelter In Place unhoused Oaklanders, including Young.

“Cops are not essential service. Outreach and harm reduction are essential. We are essential workers on the frontlines. We were serving our fellow unhoused Oakland residents before Covid19, during Covid19, and we will be here after Covid19,” said Johnson. “We want attention to be brought on how the Oakland Police Department (OPD), and the local government continues to terrorize Black and unhoused leaders.

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Sex Workers and the COVID-19 Crisis Digital Panel @ Online
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tlm-online-presents-sex-workers-and-the-covid-19-crisis-tickets-102931502896

As with many industries, San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order
decimated the sex work industry.

Due to lack of support from the government, workers face the difficult
choice of sheltering-in-place and losing income or having to work and
risk exposure to COVID-19. Beyond the impacts on other industries, sex
workers are further marginalized by stigma, explicit exclusion from
federal relief efforts, and criminalization.

For sex workers and other workers in informal economies, governmental
relief has been insufficient to meet need–but as with all workers, sex
workers need economic relief so they can shelter in place and help all
of San Francisco stay home.

Join the Tenderloin Museum for a digital panel in which sex workers and
community organizers from the Rad Mission Neighbors, US PROStitutes
Collective, and St. James Infirmary speak out on the urgent need for the
decriminalization of sex work and how organizing around sex workers’
needs makes the city safer for all its residents. Moderated by local
historian and activist Ivy Anderson, participants will learn about local
legislative measures aimed at ensuring the support and safety of sex
workers–and how to join the mutual aid effort to provide emergency aid
to sex workers now.

Free | Suggested donation of $10
All donations will go directly to vulnerable members of the community.
The event is limited to 500 attendees.
Zoom link will be sent on the day of the event to those who register.
Source:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tlm-online-presents-sex-workers-and-the-covid-19-crisis-tickets-102931502896

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Intro to SURJ @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Apr 29 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

RSVP: https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/virtual-intro-to-surj?fbclid=IwAR33ZdvaFJfGq4KKG7pNgsDsuOmtRI1ylGF6Ax9sk-NjXtDgHTZgoSBm_cY

Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Join us at our first virtual Intro to SURJ meeting and learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.

You will hear about SURJ’s pathways for engaging in the work, including Study & Action, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

We’ll have a speaker from the Anti Police-Terror Project, a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.

ACCESS
The Intro meeting will be held virtually over Zoom. Please be sure to check-in to our zoom room between 6:30 and 6:50 so we can begin promptly at 7pm. It will take a few minutes to check-in. Participants will receive instructions for joining the event a few days beforehand.

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May
1
Fri
MayDay in the Bay: Worker & Community Caravan @ Ssa Berth 59 Port of Oakland
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

GENERAL STRIKE on Friday, May 1st, 2020. We are encouraging everyone through the U.S. and the world to join us in engaging #NoWork #NoShopping #NoRent #NoMortgage #NoEviction #NoDebt #NoSchool #NoPrison #NoDetention actions.

Join us from 10-11 AM for a rally with the ILWU at the Oakland Port. At 11 AM we leave for a car & bike caravan up Broadway to demand:
1. RELEASE ALL PRISONERS (Oakland Jail @ 11)
2. EQUITABLE EDUCATION FOR ALL (OUSD HQ @ 11:30)
3. POWER & RESOURCES TO THE PEOPLE (City Hall @ 12)
4. FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL (Kaiser @ 1)

Let’s send Trump, Wall Street, and the capitalists a clear message: #WeWontDieForWallSt
#PeopleAndPlanetOverProfits

The COVID-19 pandemic has starkly revealed the inequalities and injustices that daily plague the world.

The triple crisis of viral plague, systemic economic breakdown, and the failure and/or unwillingness of governments to provide necessary protections, especially for the poor and those subjected to white supremacy, ethnocentrism, xenophobia, and misogyny has thrown us into A FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES.

In order to avoid the needless deaths of millions of people and keep corporations and authoritarian governments from stealing our collective future, working and oppressed peoples need to stand together in solidarity using mutual aid, cooperation, and joint action. Together WE CAN BUILD A NEW WORLD, a better world, a world that puts people and the planet over profits.

Collective Action is the Key.

Determined mass direct action alongside a coordinated campaign can transform the institutions of governance and upend the power of the banks and the multinational corporations to address the immediate needs of workers and peoples throughout the world.
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Our lives are being threatened every day as we and others have to fight for PPE and safe working conditions, in particular due to COVID-19. The Coronavirus pandemic is absolutely exposing how important it is for the Working Class everywhere to collectively demand Safe Working Condition and Fair wages.

On May 1 working people around the world are joining together to show workers power.

Without workers there is no production and profits for the billionaires. This pandemic is particularly affecting Black and Brown communities at a much higher rate.

On going systematic discrimination and the lack of housing and healthcare for all that has plagued this country fear many years is the reason this is happening.

Our unions and organizations need to stand as one to demand truth and cooperation from our Government and Employers to effectively combat this global pandemic.

We must defend all the working people here in Oakland, the US and around the world. The billionaires from Bezos at Amazon, to Fisher who owns the A’s only care about profits and not the lives of workers nor the community.

Bring your banners and posters for your cars and bicycles. We will be practicing safe Social Distancing provisions (6ft apart and face coverings) for everyone’s protection to demand:

1) Fight For PPE For All Workers On the Front Lines-No Safety No Work.

2) National Healthcare For All/End Private Healthcare System.

3) Stop All Evictions and Foreclosures On Our Homes.

4) Full Funding For Cal/OSHA and Criminal Prosecution of Bosses Who Violate Labor Health Protections during this Pandemic.

5) Full Funding For All Working People & Our Families to Survive This Pandemic.

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Mayday Rally at Children’s Hospital – PPE for All @ Children's Hospital
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

From: Alameda Labor Council

May 1st “Rally” at 2:00pm at CHO

* “Rally” Keeping a safe distance from each other on May 1, 2020.
* 2:00 pm in front of the Children’s Hospital Oakland. 747 52nd St.
* We deserve to be treated with respect and to be kept safe by our
employer during this pandemic.
* If nurses and all health care workers aren’t safe, no one is safe.
Not our patients, our loved ones or our communities.
* The right to full contract protection is fundamental to our ability
to give our patients the care they all deserve!
* Proper PPE for all patient care.
* Fair treatment up to the Bay Area Standard.
* UCSF must recognize that Oakland deserves parity with SF.

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AROC: Friday Night Forums @ Online or by phone
May 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FORUMS: INTERNATIONAL LESSONS ON ORGANIZING


Join us this Friday, on May Day, International Workers Day, at 5pm PST/8pm EST. Rachel Herzing will be in conversation with Kali Akuno (Cooperation Jackson),  Zenei Cortez (National Nurses United) and Vijay Prashad (Tricontinental).

Fridays at 5pm PST/8pm EST

May 1: Organizing Workers Register
May 8: Sanctions on Iran Register
May 15: Palestine & the Blockade on Gaza Register
May 22: China and US Relations Register
May 29: Abolition & the COVID-19 Crisis Register

RECORDINGS OF PREVIOUS FORUMS
April 17: Venezuela and Sanctions Video Recording | Podcast
April 24: COVID-19 in Indian Country Video Recording | Podcast

The Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC) in partnership with The Red Nation and the Center for Political Education is hosting a series of critical conversations on settler colonialism, US imperialism, and decolonization. The COVID-19 pandemic is global, and so our response to it must also be global. Friday Night Forums feature anti-imperialist perspectives and lessons on organizing from around the world, with an eye toward decolonizing Turtle Island.

Donate to AROC!
Help sustain our work in building power in the Arab community!

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May
3
Sun
Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time.
May 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lenin on Democracy and Dictatorship & its relevance for our time.

Workers in the US accepted New Deal in 1939, got jobs & social security benefits in return for giving up struggle for power to rule the society; only to lose it a generation later. US Democracy: Bill Clinton gave us NAFTA; shipped jobs to China, Bush set us up to be robbed by Banks, Obama sold us “Hope” only to be defrauded by Wall Street, and so workers, given the choices, elected Trump, the impostor. Sanders denounced Trump only to now support Biden, the corporate Democrat. Bourgeois democracy is exposed as irrelevant to the lives of the vast majority as never before.
April 22 marked the 150th anniversary of the birth of V. I. Lenin. Raj Sahai will go into Lenin’s views on how to get past bourgeois democracy while using it. Discussion will follow.

LOG-IN INFORMATION AT OUR WEBSITE
ICSSMARX.ORG

OR EMAIL CUYLERUYLE [at] MAC.COM

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How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change: @ Online
May 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

LIVESTREAM! How to use Social Media to Drive Environmental Change – Climate Change

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/livestream-how-to-use-social-media-to-drive-environmental-change–tickets-93000512035

In response COVID-19, the Ecology Center is joining in the community efforts to keep everyone safe and healthy “How to us Social Media to Drive Environmental Change” will now be offered as an interactive livestream presentation!

In the second of her three Livestream workshop series, Jessica Jane Robinson will share,
in-depth, the second part of her United Nations 68th Civil Society Conference presentation, “Why Zero Waste,” that she presented on August 28th, 2019. She will explain how she has leveraged 9 out of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development goals to address the global emergency of climate change.

Afterward, the workshop will learn how to quantify personal sustainable daily actions and create personal environmental goals on Jessica’s free non-profit carbon calculator website.

As the former Vice President and Board Director of the Northern California Recycling Association since 2013, Ms. Robinson will cover issues of climate change, the trashing of the planet, current environmental disasters, and how zero waste practices can be a robust tool community can leverage to make a difference today. Jessica will share social media and branding tools she has leveraged to make a difference within the City of Alameda, Bay Area and beyond.

ABOUT: Jessica Jane Robinson

Jessica Jane Robinson works with businesses, community organizations, school districts, and individuals on engagement projects that help achieve zero waste and climate protection goals. She is a former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project Climate Leader and her rank by the organization is in the top 50 and top 1% for presenting 110 times to over 27,000 audience members from 2012-2019.

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Sunflower Alliance @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to connecting with you on Zoom — we hope you’ll join us for our next regular Sunday meeting. We’ll share updates on key campaigns — yes, they are still going forward — and open the space for discussion. We want to hear from you!

If you could use some Zoom tech support, join at 12:50

WHERE

Zoom link

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to:

occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

 

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend to meet at 3:00 PM during the cooler months from November to early March after Daylights Savings Time.)

On every ‘last Sunday’ we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome.

OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over six years, since October 2011! 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

Welcome & Introductions
Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
Announcements
(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: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

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May
4
Mon
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
May 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC.

Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone.

Download the JITSI app here:

For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here:

For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store or go here:

The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality.

In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize and mobilize people against police and state repression. Sisters and brothers! The Oscar Grant Committee invites you to join us in this vital struggle.

We meet on the 1st Monday of each month
You can join our discussion list by sending a blank (doesn’t even need a subject) email to

oscargrantcommittee-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

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May
6
Wed
COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy @ Online
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
COVID-19 and Climate: The Future of Energy

Where: Online via livestream; RSVP at link (FREE): https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2020-05-06/covid-19-and-climate-future-energy

After decades spent trying to reach 100 million barrels of daily production, the oil industry is devastated from the sudden evaporation of demand. Renewables are also taking a big hit with projections that half of America’s solar workers will lose their jobs. Federal relief packages are bailing out airlines and public transportation, while excluding any help for clean energy.

What are the energy impacts of the COVID-19 recession? How will this reshape use of renewables and hydrocarbons in the years to come?

Join us for a conversation with Jason Bordoff, founding director of Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, Amy Harder, energy and climate change reporter at Axios, Scott Jacobs, CEO & co-founder of Generate Capital, and Julia Pyper, co-host of the Political Climate Podcast.

PANELISTS:

Jason Bordoff
Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Amy Harder
Energy and Climate Change Reporter, Axios
Image – Scott Jacobs

Scott Jacobs
CEO & CO-Founder, Generate Capital
(specialty company financing renewable energy solutions)

Julia Pyper
Co-Host, Political Climate Podcast

HOST:

Greg Dalton
Founder and Host, Climate One

ABOUT: Climate One

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club (non-profit) is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the economy and the environment. We bring together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

The Commonealth Club is offering its speaker talks for free online during the COVID-19
stay-at-home orders. A donation during registration would be welcome.

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