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Dec
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Tue
Solutions of the Year: Moving Money From Cops to Communities Keynote
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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We say their names. We never forget. Racial justice uprisings gained momentum during the Summer of 2020, fueled by the unrepentant police killings of unarmed Black and Brown Americans. Men, women and children were killed while walking. Driving. Sitting in cars. Selling cigarettes. Relaxing in the backyard. Holding a toy gun. Experiencing a mental health crisis. The policing system has been racist and unjust at its core. Calls to abolish, to defund, the police are ever louder, and more compelling.

So how do we get there? What does this look like in practice? How should cities redistribute their budget millions to keep communities healthy and safe? To advance the conversation, Next City welcomes Asantewaa Boykin and Cat Brooks, co-founders of the Anti Police-Terror Project. Brooks and Boykin have started a program, MH First, which sends trained volunteers to respond to people having psychiatric emergencies or problems with substance use, circumventing the police entirely. Boykin calls it a “framework based on community members taking care of each other, specifically in times of crisis.”

Join Next City as we hear from Boykin and Brooks in a keynote address that digs into the questions: How can communities best care for themselves? How can we deepen our community bonds, and political engagement, to hold officials accountable and take action to dismantle systemic racism, so that we finally live up to the promise of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans? As Brooks has said, “A year ago it felt like we were screaming into the wind about needing these alternative responses … finally people are listening.”


Kelly Regan
Next City

Kelly Regan is editorial director at Next City, where she oversees all site content, manages the ebook program and serves as a frequent webinar moderator. During her tenure she has been passionate about elevating issues of representation, criminal justice reform, environmental justice and truth and reconciliation. Regan has spent more than two decades working in books, magazines, and print and online publishing. She is a longtime freelance editor and writer, and is the author of Field Guide to Dreams, published by Quirk Books.

 

 


Cat Brooks
Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP)

When an Oakland family is experiencing the trauma of police violence, when young people of color need encouragement, when elder neighbors are in pain, Cat Brooks has been a force for change as she engages in the work of accompaniment and struggle. Inspired by her own lived experience, she has spent her life organizing to bring an end to unjust systems which were built to sustain the privileges of the status quo. Whether she’s serving the People in their fight for justice, collaborating with State Assembly members to pass AB931 or raising her daughter in West Oakland, she brings with her the combined forces of compassionate grace, resilient tenacity, and laser focused vision which are rooted in and nurtured by the fierce love of her activist mother who raised her and energized by the injustice of a system that incarcerated her father instead of providing him with healthcare support to fight his addiction.

Born into a mixed-race, working class, union family in segregated Las Vegas, NV, Cat learned about what it means to fight from her mother, who was on the forefront of the domestic violence movement and from her father was the first Black stagehand with IATSE Local 720 on the strip. She was only 8 years old when her father’s struggle with substance abuse landed him in a Nevada Correctional Facility. But she learned how to stay strong from her mother who raised her on very little income in their one bedroom apartment in the deserts of Las Vegas. Her eighth year was important in another way – it was the year she found and fell in love with the theater. Theater would be a grounding force for Cat. The training and performances sustained her throughout her school years and led her toward a Bachelor’s Degree in theater from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. After graduation, she studied briefly with the National

Royal Studio in London before moving to Los Angeles to pursue her dream to become an actress.

What happened next would change her life forever. Instead of finding full time work as an actor, she was hired as communications coordinator for Community Coalition, an organization founded by now Congresswoman Karen Bass. In many ways, this role prepared her for everything that would follow. Not only did she build her skills as a communications professional, she gained vital “on the ground” political training as an organizer and advocate around community concerns such as: educational equity, land use, foster care, re-entry for ex-offenders, and Black-Brown solidarity. One of her early successes came as part of a citywide coalition that fought for and passed a resolution that required the Los Angeles Unified School District to adopt the “A-G” curriculum which is required by the University of California system to ensure that students have acquired sufficient general subject matter knowledge prior to entering college.

Following that success, Cat was asked to come to Oakland as Media Outreach Manager for the Education Trust-West to support the passage of a similar resolution in the Oakland

Unified School District. Cat played a leadership role in fostering a grassroots partnership with the community to pass the “A-G” resolution in Oakland. In her work at ETW, together with parents, she developed a curriculum to empower families to advocate for quality education for their youth.

Whether honing her skills as a consummate performer and passionate speaker or serving as the Communications Director for Coaching Corps, as Executive Director of Youth Together or as Executive Director of the National Lawyers Guild, Cat’s leadership has always been informed by and in collaboration with impacted communities. She played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant and is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) whose mission is to rapidly respond to and ultimately eradicate state violence in communities of color. With APTP she shepherded the development of a “First Responders” process which provides resources and training for a rapid community-based response to police violence. This model is currently being replicated across the state of California and the country.

While Cat’s energies have been centered on activism and community engagement, she also successfully navigates the “halls of power” offering her considerable skills to the work of negotiating the passage of AB931 and SB 1421. In addition, she has organized with local housing advocates to bring Proposition 10 (Repeal Costa Hawkins) to the ballot in November. Cat currently serves as the Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network, a network of grassroots activists providing rapid response and healing justice in response to all forms of State violence across California. In addition, she is touring her one-woman show, Tasha, about the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna in the Fairfax County Jail. And, in late 2018, Cat was the runner up in the Oakland mayoral race.

She lives in West Oakland with her daughter.


Asantewaa Boykin, R.N MICN
Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP)

San Diego, CA native,  Emergency RN, daughter of Valerie Boykin and granddaughter of Bertha Brandy. Her poetry combines her love of words, storytelling, and resistance. Exploring topics like; space-travel, black-femme militancy,& motherhood. Which describes her first full length poetry collection, “Love, Lyric and Liberation.” Asantewaa is co-founder of APTP (Anti Police – Terror Project) an organization committed to the eradication of police terror in all of its forms. Along with being a dedicated nurse she is also a founding member of the Capital City Black Nurses Association. Asantewaa along with a brave group of organizers and medical professionals developed Mental Health First or MH FIRST a mobile mental health crisis response team aimed at minimizing police contact with those who are in the midst of a mental health crisis. While her greatest honor is being the mother of her son Ajani and bonus daughter Aryana and granddaughter Lilith.

RSVP now for this panel, or to purchase a single ticket to all six of the Solutions of the Year events for just $35, visit the main event page.

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Truth Act Forum – Alameda County @ Online
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join community members and advocates for the third TRUTH Act forum in Alameda County to demand transparency and accountability! If we uphold our values, we’ll move Alameda County forward together.

Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement.

At #AlamedaTruthForum2020, we’re calling on the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors to end all collaboration with ICE. Regardless of a community member’s convictions, they are valued and should not be funneled to ICE, which could be a death sentence. Collaborating with ICE is one of the many things the Sheriff spends money on that ends up harming communities of color and immigrant communities. For this reason, we participate in this forum in solidarity with the many Alameda community racial justice organizations and their demands to #DefundThePolice & #DefundTheSheriff, and invest in Black communities.

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Prison Letter Writing Night @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Prison Mail Night – Holiday Cards Edition!

Elaa Baker Center will host a virtual mail night to send out our annual holiday card to people who are currently incarcerated across the country. Our mailing list has grown to over 7,000 incarcerated people! This may be the only holiday card many will get this season, and with so much tragedy and loss, a bit of hope and light is always welcome. Please join us for our holiday themed mail night. RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org for Zoom link.

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Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We will be reading the prologue and the first chapter ahead of this meeting. Anyone interested in learning and discussing with others is welcome to join us.

The book is about how two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.

 

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

Donate to keep us moving forward

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.

JOIN A WORKING GROUP!

We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay:

  • Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments.

  • Communications assists other committees with content creation and promotion.

  • Fundraising develops our organization’s budget and raises funds for our business plan.

  • Membership brings on new members and volunteers and organizes educational events.

  • Governance is responsible for operations and the execution of PBEB’s business plan.

Email us with your interests and we’ll help you find a way to get plugged in!

JOIN THE ALLIANCE

The California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) is an organization of 12 member regions, not of individuals. You can join the CPBA mailing list (link at the Alliance website) to receive updates on state and sometimes national progress, which we will also include on this site.

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Dec
9
Wed
Decarcerate Alameda County @ Online
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

We meet as a coalition on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30p. We also have a google group where we share updates. If you’d like to be added to those meetings or google group, please contact decarceratealameda@gmail.com.

Decarcerate Alameda County has a vision for a just and healthy Alameda County that places at the center those communities currently targeted and fast-tracked to Santa Rita Jail. We are committed to #DefendBlackLives and principled in our organizing methodologies to amplify those who are directly impacted by criminalization and incarceration. We focus on strategies that reduce the jail population and divest from incarceration and policing. We are in deep solidarity with our movement allies fighting for life affirming resources that keep our communities whole and are determined to prioritize the money we shift away from imprisonment into their priority areas.

​In recent decades policing and incarceration have been increasingly used to respond to political, economic, and social problems resulting in mass incarceration and community instability. At the same time, the government has abandoned institutions and practices that actually address what our most marginalized communities need. A local manifestation of this trend is Alameda County’s plan to spend $318 million to hire more deputies and jail staff at Santa Rita Jail, instead of investing in community-based mental health treatment and other programs and services that have proven to promote health and safety for all.

Our Three-Pronged Platform:

  • FREE PEOPLE FROM SANTA RITA JAIL​

  • DIVEST FROM INCARCERATION & POLICING

  • INVEST IN COMMUNITY HEALTH

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DSA Green New Deal Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP to receive the URL to the meeting or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org.

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Dec
10
Thu
Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden @ Outside Barbara Lee's Office
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

11/10 National Actions To Support The Campaign For US House Resolutions 1175 &1162 To Drop The Charges Against Julian Assange & Edward Snowden

https://bayaction2freeassange.org/12-10-20-event/?uuid=ce85e565-606b-4ca0-946d-cc504160e09d

On November 23, 2020 Stella Moris, Julian’s fiancé, tweeted that over 70% of prisoners in Julian’s Belmarsh Prison wing were infected with COVID-19. His life is in imminent danger and depends on us acting urgently!
In October, Tulsi Gabbard and Thomas Massie introduced House Resolution 1175, a bill calling for the United States to ensure the release of Julian Assange. She introduced a similar bill, House Resolution 1162, with Matt Gaetz aimed at dropping criminal charges against Edward Snowden. With Tulsi Gabbard leaving Congress it is imperative to ensure that H.Res 1175 and H.Res. 1162 do not die with the start of the 117th Congress.

Please join us LIVE, if you can, at Representative Barbara Lee’s Congressional Office and stand for Julian Assange and Edward Snowden in peaceful protest and educating the public with fliers and information. It will take place on Thursday December 10, 2020 at 11:00 AM 1301 Clay St. Oakland.

Please bring signs/banners/fliers if you have them, but mainly just show up. Safe distancing & masks please.

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DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

oin us for a special reconvening of the Medicare for All Committee! With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. This will relaunch our work as a chapter committee. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome!

 

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Dec
12
Sat
2020 Bioneers Conference
Dec 12 all-day

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

The Bioneers Conference takes place on a virtual platform. You will receive a login via email after registering. If you’re a registered conference attendee needing support to access the virtual conference, please reach out to: bioneers@e2k.helpscoutapp.com

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew.” As we enter into a permanent emergency, it’s much easier to see what’s dying than what’s being born. But since the beginning, Bioneers has been about what’s being born. As always, we’ll be showcasing many of the most visionary and practical solutions afoot today, and many of our greatest visionary innovators, including the greatest people you’ve never heard of.

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Rally for a People’s Recovery @ Federal Bldg
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In the face of multiple crises – COVID-19, massive unemployment, climate chaos, systemic racism – DSA chapters around the country are rising up with #FightForOurLives. The Biden administration will pursue austerity unless we unite and pressure them to help the multi-racial working class instead.

Join us on December 12 as we raise 5 key demands for federal action:

✔️ A Federal Jobs Guarantee Act
✔️ The Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act
✔️ The Protect the Right to Organize Act
✔️ The #ClimatePresident Action Plan
✔️ Stop the Wars at Home and Abroad

We’ll convene at the Oakland Federal Building (1301 Clay St.) starting at noon to rally for the programs we urgently need and deserve. We will wear masks and practice physical distancing.

Bring banners, picket signs, noisemakers, musical instruments, and high spirits, because now’s the time to #FightForOurLives!

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Berkeley Homeless Memorial Service and Good Trouble @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Dec
13
Sun
2020 Bioneers Conference
Dec 13 all-day

Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges.

The Bioneers Conference takes place on a virtual platform. You will receive a login via email after registering. If you’re a registered conference attendee needing support to access the virtual conference, please reach out to: bioneers@e2k.helpscoutapp.com

This year’s theme is “Beyond the Great Unraveling: Weaving the World Anew.” As we enter into a permanent emergency, it’s much easier to see what’s dying than what’s being born. But since the beginning, Bioneers has been about what’s being born. As always, we’ll be showcasing many of the most visionary and practical solutions afoot today, and many of our greatest visionary innovators, including the greatest people you’ve never heard of.

Complete schedule

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East Bay Transit Riders Union @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Zoom link
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Ensure Equitable Transit for All: We believe that public transit should be reliable, accessible, cheap and free, particularly on bus transit. We believe that transit should not be just a useful option for getting around, but the most frequent and fast option.

Accountability for Public Transit: EBTRU will hold local officials and government agencies accountable for how they treat public transit and public transit riders. Our goal is to be a unified voice that both city, county government and management at AC Transit, Westcat, the County Connection and BART hear.

Bring All Transit Riders to the Table: Prioritizing bus riders is our first priority as a bus riders union. Being a bus rider is key to our membership. Black and Brown residents, Seniors, the disabled, and workers of the East Bay are the most reliant on bus service. We will make bus service decisions easy to understand alongside a network of established community organizations.

Reduce Reliance on Private Cars: EBTRU advocates for policies and projects that will improve the quality of public transit service throughout our region while also lowering carbon emissions that primarily come from cars. This includes efforts to improve on-time performance, enhance existing service, and prioritize public streets for public transit over for-profit, polluter automobiles.

Encourage Transformative Improvements: EBTRU advocates for improvements to transit service that produce time savings, reliability, increased access, and safety for transit riders and transit operators. We support transit agencies in efforts to be bold in making service useful to passengers and re-purposing infrastructure to be advantageous to bus and zero/low-emission transportation modes.

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Dec
14
Mon
Anti-Imperialism, Policing and Decolonization After the Trump Presidency @ Online
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/casiwebinar

Speakers:

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Nick Estes
Navid Farnia
Toussaint Losier
Moderator: Suzanne Adely

President-Elect Joe Biden announced as early as November 24, just three weeks after the election, that one of his greatest priorities as the new president will be to restore the United States to its rightful place as an international leader. This is of course a euphemism for the restoration of U.S. imperialism, and Biden’s cabinet nominees reflect such aspirations. Biden’s pick for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, has been complicit in the CIA’s use of torture and drone warfare, while Biden’s nominee for ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, stated in her lauded speech on November 24 that “America is back.”

But it is the nomination of Tony Blinken as Secretary of State that is the most telling. Blinken once called for the partition of Iraq, and has advocated for the bombing of Syria and Libya, reflecting an embrace of chaos and destruction as the backbones of U.S. foreign policy in the Arab region. Now Blinken’s got his eye on China. Recently, Blinken announced that the U.S. should prioritize its “relations” with China.

“China poses a growing challenge, arguably the biggest challenge, we face from another nation state: economically, technologically, militarily, even diplomatically…. So I think the question we have to ask ourselves is, ‘What is the most effective strategy to protect and advance our security, our prosperity, our values when it comes to engaging with China?’ And I think the Vice President would tell you that we have to start by putting ourselves in a position of strength from which to engage China so that the relationship moves forward more on our terms than on theirs.”

There is no question that U.S. imperialism will soon experience a resurgence. But anti-imperialist movements throughout the world have also entered a new phase of resistance and even victory. The success of the Bolivian people against the U.S. sponsored coup and the return of Evo Morales to Bolivia is one of the greatest anti-imperialist victories in recent memory, and is sure to usher in more anti-imperialist triumphs. In the face of a multilateral geopolitical landscape, a weakened U.S. economy and divided ruling class, and a new wave of anti-imperialist resistance, how much longer can U.S. imperialism survive?

Please join the Committee for Anti-Imperialists in Solidarity with Iran as we end our workshop series on U.S. imperialism. Panelists will discuss the future of U.S. imperialism and global repression under the incoming Biden administration. Specific topics of discussion include recent assassinations of Iranian government officials and coup attempts in Venezuela, the role of AFRICOM in expanding U.S. imperial power, the demise of liberalism and the rise of fascism as it effects U.S. imperial policy, and links between domestic policing and militarism abroad. This discussion will be undergirded by an analysis of U.S. continental imperialism as the process of racial capitalist accumulation that allowed the U.S. to launch overseas imperialism, presented by Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz.

And stay tuned for our next workshop series, which will focus on Iran and the Arab region. Our first workshop in this series, scheduled for January, is entitled “U.S.-Iran Relations in the Biden Era: What’s Next?”, and includes Richard Falk, Sasan Fayazmanesh, Vira Ameli and others. And in March, we will host “Iran and Palestine: A History of Joint Struggle.”

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Happy Birthday Ella @ Online
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Ella Josephine Baker was born on December 13th, 1903 and her legacy continues to inspire the social justice movement and generations of young people today.

Join us for a special evening featuring spoken word poetry and an opportunity for us all to engage in collective creativity. Our new Inside/Outside policy fellow, Isa Borgeson, will lead us in a collective poetry workshop to ground ourselves in community, healing, and redefining safety together as we reflect on this past year and look ahead.

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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Dec 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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Dec
15
Tue
Sign a Petition for the Strongest Refinery Pollution Rule, Testify
Dec 15 all-day

The Bay Area Air Quality Monitoring District (Air District) is planning to finalize a rule that would reduce pollution from the Chevron and PBF (formerly Shell) oil refineries in Richmond and Martinez—two of the largest refineries in the world.  Due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry, the Air District is seriously considering a weak version of the rule.

This is where you come in.   The Air District will be meeting to consider this rule on December 17th, which is why we need your (or your organization’s) signature by December 15th, 2020.** 

If the Air District were to adopt the strongest rule possible, this would be the boldest action they will have taken in years to cut their pollution to stop harming communities of color.  We all need to push the Air District to adopt the strongest rule possible.

To learn more about Rule 6-5, the Cat Cracker Rule, and why it needs to be as strong as possible, please read this short CBE fact sheet, or a slightly more technical brief here.

The Air District’s regulation page with ongoing updates for Rule 6-5 is here.

** If you or your organization’s members are able to give testimony at the Thursday, December 17th Air District meeting, please email Andres Soto at andres@cbecal.org.

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The Racial Justice Act – Now What? @ Online
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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COVID’s Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders @ Online
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Join the Berkeley Food Institute for screening of clips from the FRONTLINE PBS film, “COVID’s Hidden Toll” and discussion with the film’s creators. Along with Assemblymember and Agriculture Committee Chair Robert Rivas, and other esteemed guests, we will examine the inequities for farmworkers’ health being exposed amid the current pandemic.

The film, of which select clips will be shown, examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary, follows the pandemic’s victims who are essential workers often invisible to many people relying on them, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and are suffering higher rates of illness.

Access Coordinator
Nathalie Muñoz, namc93 [at] berkeley.edu, 510-529-1533

CART Captioning will be provided. If you require any other accommodation for effective communication in order to fully participate in this virtual event, please contact Nathalie Muñoz at least 7–10 days in advance.

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