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Sep
10
Thu
A Conversation with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Join us for a conversation with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Starting in Fall 2020, BCNM commits to paying an annual Shuumi Land Tax, a small step towards acknowledging the history of genocide on this land and contributing to its healing, as well as embarking on our Indigenous Technologies Initiative.

About Corrina Gould

Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan​— she was born and raised in Oakland, CA, the village of Huichin. A mother of three and grandmother of four, Corrina is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, a small Native run organization that works on Indigenous people issues and sponsored annual Shellmound Peace Walks from 2005 to 2009. These walks brought about education and awareness of the desecration of sacred sites in the greater Bay Area. As a tribal leader, she has continued to fight for the protection of the Shellmounds, uphold her nation’s inherent right to sovereignty, and stand in solidarity with her Indigenous relatives to protect our sacred waters, mountains, and lands all over the world.

Her life’s work has led to the creation of Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, a women-led organization within the urban setting of her ancestral territory of the Bay Area. Sogorea Te’ Land Trust works to return Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Based on an understanding that Oakland is home to many peoples that have been oppressed and marginalized, Sogorea Te works to create a thriving community that lives in relation to the land. Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, the Land Trust calls on native and non-native peoples to heal and transform legacies of colonization, genocide, and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.

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POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come through to the Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland) on Thursday, September 10th 7-10pm for a memorial honoring the dozens of lives that have been taken by police and vigilante violence since George Floyd was killed. This number grows everyday 💔 Just as we exercise collective power through demonstrations, it is also important to collectively mourn and make the time and space to honor those for whom we seek justice 🖤 bring candles, flowers, offerings, and your mask! Please maintain social distance when possible

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Sep
12
Sat
Black Lives Matter: A Conversation With East Bay Candidates @ Online
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This summer, we’ve seen a mass uprising for racial justice. Millions of people have taken to the streets and shut down their workplaces to declare that Black Lives Matter, to demand an end to racist police brutality. Protesters are calling on local governments to defund police and to invest in public services and good jobs for Black and brown communities.
Join former Richmond City Councilmember and candidate for AC Transit Board Jovanka Beckles, candidate for Oakland City Council Carroll Fife, Berkeley City Councilmember Cheryl Davila, and Richmond City Councilmember Melvin Willis for a conversation on how local governments can fight systemic racism. Moderated by Ashley Payne, an active member of SEIU Local 1021 and East Bay DSA.
Register here: https://bit.ly/32MKoGv
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Suds, Snacks, & Socialism – Elections, Part I @ Online
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This is a virtual meeting: join with this link: https://tinyurl.com/SudsSnacks
2:30-3:30 Discussion of local elections, Featuring:
– Carroll Fife, candidate for Oakland City Council District 3
– Aiden Hill, Green Party candidate for Berkeley Mayor
– The Action 2020 slate for Oakland School Board
– The socialist slate for Hayward City Council
3:30-4:00
Presentation and discussion of the Statewide propositions on the
California ballot –
– A short summary of all of the propositions with concurring positions by the Alameda County Greens and the Peace and Freedom Party, and a brief presentation of their differing views on Propositions 24 and 25.
4:00-4:30
Additional time for questions and comments
– Note: A forum about the national election will be held on Oct 3, 2020.
This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.
For more information call 510-465-9414

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Dismantling White Supremacy in Antioch – March and Occupation @ City Park
Sep 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Sep
13
Sun
East Bay DSA Yearly Convention
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Welcome to East Bay DSA’s Annual Convention!

The convention is the highest decision-making body of the chapter, where we discuss and reflect upon our work and organizing, debate priorities and platform for the future and ratify our annual Priorities ResolutionIf you want to influence or provide your opinion on what you think the chapter should focus on, prioritize, or otherwise organize for, you don’t want to miss it!

This year is a little different than previous years though:

  1. Because of COVID-19, we’ll be holding our convention digitally
  2. Normally we have our Steering Committee elections during the convention, but they have already happened
  3. We’re using a new, more participatory process to choose our priorities (more on that below)

 

For the full Convention breakdown, check out convention.eastbaydsa.org!

 

How Will the Convention Work?

Similar to our General Meetings, we will have structured debate and voting. All members of East Bay DSA are welcome to join and vote (double check your membership at proof.dsausa.org).

The final agenda for the convention will be available in the upcoming weeks.

 

How Will Priorities Be Determined?

Over a month-long span, committees, leaders, and members like you will draft short priority proposals around a single issue and/or campaign, gather signatures from membership in support, and bring them to the convention floor for debate. The purpose of these proposals is to outline political positions and concrete tasks that will guide our chapter’s work for the coming year. You can read about the whole process on our website soon!

Once the priority proposals are final, we will send them out along with a poll to members to agendize them in order of support. Most things will go on the consent calendar while contentious things will come to the convention floor.

Once we have heard and debated all of the proposals, we will vote them each up or down and those that were adopted, in addition to the consent calendar and the political preamble, will be our new priorities resolution.

 

Email info@eastbaydsa.org ASAP with any accessibility needs so we can begin to arrange accommodations.

Other questions about the convention? Reach out with questions at info@eastbaydsa.org.

 

See you there!

 

Details

When: September 13, 2020, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re looking forward to getting together with you for a regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in our fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development in the county. Plus we’ll catch up on campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland, just transition, regional climate planning, and more — and check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice!

RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 13 @ 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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Rise in Power: Recognizing Resistance from San Quentin to Attica and Back Again @ San Quentin State Prison
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our comrades at C.C.W.P. and No Justice Under Capitalism will hold a vigil and demonstration on the 49th anniversary of the brutal suppression of the Attica Prison Uprising

Across the country, across decades and circumstances, the struggle against abhorrent, inhumane conditions lives on today.

Here in California, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit our incarcerated brothers, sisters, and siblings mercilessly, due to the extreme and criminal negligence of Governor Newsom and the CDCR. The state continues to ruthlessly disregard Black, Brown, Indigenous, and incarcerated lives and must be brought to account.

Come out in solidarity to demand mass release and rehousing NOW!

What: Rise in Power: Recognizing Resistance from San Quentin to Attica and Back Again (1971-2020)

* Please note that electric candles will be provided.

Read coalition demands here and tap in this evening (9/8) at 5 PM PDT for a panel discussion on the Attica Uprising’s legacy and its lessons
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.

Donate

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Sep
14
Mon
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Want to explore the relationship between Jews and white supremacy? Between settler colonialism, here — and — in Palestine?
The historical responses of Jews of European background wishing to maintain their safety have generally been to assimilate into whiteness and embrace ethno-nationalism in Israel. At this point in time, we see the question changing: Can we commit to seeking safety through solidarity? And where does antisemitism fit into all of this?
Join Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area for a free two-session Zoom workshop to dig into & mull over these issues through presentation, discussion, and video. Since the 1st session builds to the 2nd, we do ask that participants be committed to attending both sessions. We also understand that in these times, that might not be possible.
Monday, September 14th — 6pm to 8pm
Monday, September 21st — 6pm to 7:30pm
The presenters for this workshop are active JVP Bay Area volunteers who are all white Ashkenazi Jews. While all are certainly welcome, discussion will be geared toward white Ashkenazi Jews.
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Sep 14 @ 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.

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Sep
15
Tue
Police Brutality Meetup @ Willow Park
Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation.

If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.

 

It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and functioning of the Public Bank of the East Bay to base its decisions on the values of:

Equity

PBEB is committed to a public bank which acknowledges and attempts restitution of the  historical burdens carried by disenfranchised communities, including  communities of color and many other marginalized groups.

Social Responsibility

Decisions regarding who gets loans, what projects get invested in, and who benefits should take into account investing our money into the wealth and health of local communities and the environment.

Accountability

The bank is accountable to the  residents of the East Bay, who have a right to fully transparent explanations of  the Bank’s actions and choices.

Democracy

The bank will be governed using  democratic processes which consciously and intentionally adhere to the values/principles listed above.

 

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Sep
16
Wed
Health and Community in Times of Crisis @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rosemarie Day and Zach Norris discuss both of their books, the pandemic’s effect on communities of color and lower income communities, public health policy across a wider range of issues, and much more!

 

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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info.

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

op-logo.2.1We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing.

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.

Check out some of what we worked on in 2019.

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.  We helped fight and helped win the fight against Urban Shield.

Our major projects currently include local legislation to regulate state surveillance (we got the strongest surveillance regulation ordinance in the country passed in Oakland!), supporting and opposing state legislation as appropriate, battling mass surveillance in the form of facial recognition, mass aerial surveillance, and other analytics, and pushing back against ICE.

On September 12th, 2019 we were presented with a Barlow Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation for our work.

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

 

“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 various municipalities around the Bay.  To help slow down the encroaching police and surveillance state all over the Bay Area, join us at the Omni.

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Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Kickoff Meeting @ Online
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Find participation info, observation info, the agenda, the taskforce timeline, and more here:

https://www.oaklandca.gov/meetings/reimagining-public-safety-taskforce-special-meeting

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Let’s Own PG&E Campaign @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 16 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Learn about why a for-profit PG&E will never work for the people or the planet and be a part of winning a Community-owned, Community-controlled PG&E.

Where: Zoom: RSVP for link for 8/19

Zoom: RSVP for 9/16
 

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Sep
17
Thu
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Come through to the Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland) on Thursday, September 10th 7-10pm for a memorial honoring the dozens of lives that have been taken by police and vigilante violence since George Floyd was killed. This number grows everyday 💔 Just as we exercise collective power through demonstrations, it is also important to collectively mourn and make the time and space to honor those for whom we seek justice 🖤 bring candles, flowers, offerings, and your mask! Please maintain social distance when possible

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Sep
19
Sat
Cruise for Justice @ Holly Park, San Francisco
Sep 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bay Area Cruise against police violence and over policing in our communities. Show up & show out to show Black & Brown solidarity for justice. We are cruising from the Mission to East Oakland to Vallejo and spreading blessings and cultura in each sacred space.
We are starting at noon in Holly Park in SF to show love to the family of Sean Monterrosa who was killed by Vallejo PD on 6/2/2020. From there we cruise slow and low across the bridge to Deep East Oakland 96th Ave and Cherry Street to show love to the family of Erik Salgado who was killed by California Highway Patrol on 6/6/2020. From there we head to Vallejo to the Waterfront Park. We will wrap up there and our allies will be feeding us.
**Keep an eye on this page the day of for route info and timing so you know when you and your crew can pull up.**
This is COVID-19 safe because we’ll be in our cars, but bring your masks. Polish your ride and floss it out with images of loved ones who you have lost or who are locked up

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Defund OPD Town Hall – What is Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force?” @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Please RSVP and join Carroll Fife (Director, ACCE Oakland & Candidate for Oakland City Council, District 3) and James Burch (Policy Director, Anti Police-Terror Project [APTP]) for a virtual town hall. The purpose of this town hall will be to get community input on goals and expectations for Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Task Force over the next 7-10 months.
This event will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning. For other accessibility needs, please reach out to us.
Background:
In July 2020, spurred by community demands to reduce the Oakland Police Department’s (OPD) budget by at least 50%, the Oakland City Council voted to establish a “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force” which will present recommendations to reduce the OPD budget by Spring of 2021. This task force will be made up of 17 Oakland residents, including James Burch, APTP Policy Director, and will establish recommendations to be considered by the Oakland City Council regarding ways to invest in alternatives to policing and reducing the amount of money spent on OPD by 50%.
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