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Jan
11
Mon
Decarcerate Alameda County Covid-19 Press Conference @ ONLINE
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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Community Comment: OPD’s Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/J/89351447947

Okland PD uses a “Bearcat” tank-like vehicle for pre-planned SWAT deployments, often to serve warrants; at the Oakland Coliseum and other public events; at Sideshows; and to respond to emergencies. OPD also uses an armored “Surburban” SUV, which is not military-looking or as large and can withstand gunfire. In 2018-2019, OPD deployed the Bearcat about twice a week on average, mostly in East Oakland and West Oakland, never in the hills. The Bearcat’s expected functional life span will be up in about 3-5 years. Some people propose not getting another vehicle like the Bearcat when its use expires.

After OPD killed Joshua Pawlik, who was awakening from sleep, in March 2018 using a Bearcat as a shooting platform, a federal judge ordered Oakland to adopt policies on armored vehicles and two other issues (including responses to armed unconscious persons), which have a deadline of next month. The Police Commission appointed an Ad Hoc Committee to develop the policies (including Anne Janks), and they drafted the first two, before turning to policy for armored vehicles, which the Commission approved last night. This Ad Hoc Committee will hear community input on January 11th from 6:15 to 7:15 pm. The full Police Commission will consider a draft policy on January 28, before turning it over to the City Council.

OPD’s SWAT (Tactical Operations) team deploys with the Bearcat as a package: assault rifles, body armor, helmets, chemical agents, flash bangs, “less lethal” shotguns. Young people have testified how traumatizing their experience of these SWAT raids were. Yet the decision to deploy the Bearcat is linked in OPD policy and practice to these SWAT raids, with unclear and wide criteria for when to deploy.

The Commission has created a web page about Bearcat and armored vehicle policy at:
https://www.oaklandca.gov/resources/ad-hoc-committee-on-militarized-equipment
That page also includes OPD’s draft of the armored vehicle policy, and email addresses for Oakland Police Commission members, to whom you can send written comments. This list-serve doesn’t accommodate attachments larger than 500kb, but I can send anyone a copy of the revision to the policy that we are working on.

The proposed Oakland ordinance on militarized equipment will also require a policy for armored vehicles, but that ordinance has not yet been adopted by the City Council. The ordinance will also require an impact statement and, if equipment is approved, regular reporting on it use.

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DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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. 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!

Join January 11th Zoom Meeting

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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jan 11 @ 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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Jan
12
Tue
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week 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.

Donate to keep us moving forward
The California Public Banking Alliance has an exciting event on Saturday, January 9 at 10:00 a.m. The Alliance is convening two conversations with national experts to explore the role public banking can play in winning economic and ecological justice.

Panel 1 – 10am to 11am: Putting People and Planet Before Profit. Featuring Emily Kawano and Mike Strode of the US Solidarity Economy Network. Moderated by David Cobb with CPBA and Cooperation Humboldt.

Panel 2 – 11:15am to 12:15pm: Public Banks, Fossil Fuel Divestment and Community Reinvestment. Featuring Reina Tello of People Organizing to Demand Environmental and Economic Rights (PODER) and Sylvia Chi of Asia Pacific Economic Network (APEN). Moderated by Doug Norlen with CPBA and Friends of the Earth.

This event is free and open to everyone. Please register here.
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.

 

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Jan
13
Wed
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Cori Bush are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. Millions of working-class Americans are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more.

But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? How do socialists look at the crises of police brutality, economic recession, and COVID-19? And what will be the best course of action when Biden takes office?

Let’s talk about it.

Join us to discuss what our political moment calls for, meet new people, and get plugged into our fight for democratic control of the things that we need for all of us to live a dignified life.

 

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Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Jan 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm

Are you feeling angry by the continued killings of Black people by the police and vigilantes and want to do something about it? Come learn about SURJ Bay Area at a virtual introductory meeting and find out how SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.

Hear about our current work and activities including SURJ’s pathways for engaging in the work such as 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. ​

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Jan
14
Thu
Jubilee Policy [Debt Eradication] Platform Study Group @ Online
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The California Policy and Political Education Working Group of the CA Poor People’s Campaign will host the first monthly meeting of the Jubilee Policy Platform Study Group. Here is the section we’re reading for the first meeting.

Being a document that the campaign is using to put forward a policy agenda that addresses the interlocking injustices we want to read and discuss what it means to our work on the state and local level.

For the first session, Lauren Hill and Abraham Entin will share facilitation. They are asking us to read the introduction and 1st section (pages 1-3).

If you want to join, please RSVP. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
sum_of_us.jpg The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee

MODERATOR: Sheila Smith McKoy, HNU’s Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

RSVP (Free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cost-of-racism-for-everyone-a-conversation-with-heather-mcghee-tickets-133795336453

Join Heather McGhee for a conversation about the topic of her upcoming book,
“The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”.

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism.

But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all.

But how did this happen? And is there a way out?

This event is part of Holy Names University’s “Soaring Toward Justice” speaker series, designed to encourage conversations about anti-racist action, diversity, and restorative justice with the goal of building campus and community stakeholder coalitions to actively co-create an anti-racist society.

ABOUT: Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee holds a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Californiaat Berkeley School of Law. McGhee is a the chair of the board of Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

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How Fines and Fees Harm Californians @ Online
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Pre-register for a link to this Digital Discourse >>

Fines, fees and other legal monetary sanctions burden millions of Californians and disproportionately impact low-income people and communities of color. These mechanisms trap people in a byzantine and punitive system that can cause things like traffic tickets to cost thousands of dollars, contributing to a two-tiered system of justice where some are burdened more than others. However, recent policy changes at both the local and state level are attempting to reform this unfair and unjust system of fines and fees. Come hear how the Bay Area is proving itself a leader in the critical efforts to eliminate regressive fees and deliver equitable fines.

Stephanie Campos-Bui / UC Berkeley Policy Advocacy Clinic
Elisa Della-Piana / Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
Jacob Denney / SPUR
Anne Stuhldreher / San Francisco Financial Justice Project
+ Paul Briley / Legal Services for Prisoners with Children & All of Us or None

SPUR Digital Discourse

Registrants will receive a link to this Digital Discourse a day in advance of the program. Later registrants will receive a link one hour prior to the program’s start. Anyone registering less than an hour before the program may not receive a link.
Phone: 415.781.8726

Admission

Free for SPUR members.
$10 for non-members.

 

When registering, please use the same email address that you use to receive SPUR emails.

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Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Just us for a virtual event with Mary Ziegler for her new book “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present”. She’ll be in conversation with Mother Jones reproductive rights reporter Becca Andrews.

Hosts: San Francisco’s Booksmith independent bookstore and Mother Jones Magazine (SF)

Cost: FREE & open to the community. The event link will be sent to everyone who registers.

RSVP required: https://app.gopassage.com/events/mary-ziegler

To order “Abortion and the Law in America”, with free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay, please go to: http://booksmith.com/book/9781108735599

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“Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present” by Mary Ziegler

With the Supreme Court likely to reverse Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion decision, American debate appears fixated on clashing rights. The first comprehensive legal history of a vital period, Abortion and the Law in America illuminates an entirely different and unexpected shift in the terms of debate. Rather than simply championing rights, those on opposing sides battled about the policy costs and benefits of abortion and laws restricting it. This mostly unknown turn deepened polarization in ways many have missed.

Never abandoning their constitutional demands, pro-choice and pro-life advocates increasingly disagreed about the basic facts. Drawing on unexplored records and interviews with key participants, Ziegler complicates the view that the Supreme Court is responsible for the escalation of the conflict. A gripping account of social-movement divides and crucial legal strategies, this book delivers a definitive recent history of an issue that transforms American law and politics to this day.
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ABOUT: Mary Ziegler, author

Mary Ziegler is the Stearns Weaver Miller Professor at Florida State University College of Law. Pulitzer Prize winning historian David Garrow has called her “the premier historian of abortion in the post-Roe era.” She teaches and writes on the legal history of reproduction and constitutional law, family law, and sexuality. Her latest book is Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press 2020). Her first book, After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate (Harvard, 2015), was the winner of the 2014 Harvard University Press Thomas J. Wilson Memorial Prize for best first manuscript in any discipline. She often serves as commentator in leading mass media outlets across the world, including The Atlantic, The BBC, the Boston Globe, CNN, the Guardian, MSNBC, NBC, The New York Times, NPR, PBS News Hour, Politico, the Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

ABOUT: Becca Andrews, reporter for Mother Jones Magazine

Becca Andrews is a reporter at Mother Jones. A Southerner, she most often writes about the Southeast, gender, and culture. Before joining Mother Jones as an editorial fellow, she wrote for newspapers in Tennessee. Her work has also appeared in Slate, Marie Claire UK, and USA Today. Her first book, No Choice, on the dwindling access to abortion in the United States, is forthcoming from Hachette’s Public Affairs imprint.
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Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Jan
15
Fri
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 15 all-day

It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020.

This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream.

Oaklanders have a dream:

We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety.

We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety.

We dream of housing our unhoused.

We dream of being able to afford our rent.

We dream of an equitable and competent response to our most COVID-19 impacted communities.

We dream of communities that are not terrorized and traumatized by gun violence.

We dream of a 100% progressive city government that reflects the values that are the heart and soul of Oakland.

We are making our dream the collective lived reality of our City.

We are asking organizations to organize events over the weekend on January 15, 16, or 17. But please reserve Monday, January 18, MLK Day itself, for the 7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy — Car Caravan: https://www.facebook.com/events/446637456326892

Events should be virtual or absolutely ensure safe social distancing and adherence to COVID-19 precautions. We will post events here as we learn of them.

See you online and in the streets!

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Jan
16
Sat
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 16 all-day

It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020.

This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream.

Oaklanders have a dream:

We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety.

We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety.

We dream of housing our unhoused.

We dream of being able to afford our rent.

We dream of an equitable and competent response to our most COVID-19 impacted communities.

We dream of communities that are not terrorized and traumatized by gun violence.

We dream of a 100% progressive city government that reflects the values that are the heart and soul of Oakland.

We are making our dream the collective lived reality of our City.

We are asking organizations to organize events over the weekend on January 15, 16, or 17. But please reserve Monday, January 18, MLK Day itself, for the 7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy — Car Caravan: https://www.facebook.com/events/446637456326892

Events should be virtual or absolutely ensure safe social distancing and adherence to COVID-19 precautions. We will post events here as we learn of them.

See you online and in the streets!

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Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Green Eco-Socialist Network – 3 part series with David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, David Bond, Chey Bell!

Join us for a deep dive into Eco-Socialism, and learn how the capitalist status quo deprives us of our human rights and aspirations. The first presentation in this 3-part series is an introduction to Eco-Socialism vs. Capitalism including a discussion of what Eco-Socialism may mean to you.
The world we need and deserve is not only possible, it is an imperative. We and our children will not survive the status quo.

Event is FREE – advance registration required: https://rebrand.ly/GreenEcoSocialism.

Here’s the Facebook event page.

Event opens with Comedian Chey Bell !

The two following presentations in the series will build on the first event and will be held on Feb. 20th and April 10th, 2021. Presentations will focus on Eco-Socialist platforms and programs and institutions being built around the country to shift away from capitalist systems and into a just, sustainable future.

2020 showed us how corporate America tripled their riches while we scrambled to feed our families and keep a roof over our heads. It’s time to break up big corporations! The Green Party platform and our Green New Deal seek to build an alternative economic system based on ecology and decentralization of power. We believe private ownership of production and state ownership of production are not ecologically sound, socially just, or democratic and that both contain built-in structures that advance injustices. We seek democratic decision making in communities and workplaces in balance with nature. This decentralized system is knows as co-ops, communalism, or ecological socialism (eco-socialism).

Please join the Ecosocialist Network for this kick ass kick off with California Greens: Cooperation Humboldt co-founder David Cobb, 2016 press director for Stein/Baraka presidential campaign & UC Berkeley PhD candidate Meleiza Figueroa, and David Bond of Los Angeles who was Kenneth Mejia’s campaign manager.  Cobb is an attorney who was the 2004 Green Party candidate for U.S. President.
This is sure to be a riveting panel, with kick ass comedy, to boot, to kick off the series!

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Jan
17
Sun
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 17 all-day

It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020.

This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream.

Oaklanders have a dream:

We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety.

We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety.

We dream of housing our unhoused.

We dream of being able to afford our rent.

We dream of an equitable and competent response to our most COVID-19 impacted communities.

We dream of communities that are not terrorized and traumatized by gun violence.

We dream of a 100% progressive city government that reflects the values that are the heart and soul of Oakland.

We are making our dream the collective lived reality of our City.

We are asking organizations to organize events over the weekend on January 15, 16, or 17. But please reserve Monday, January 18, MLK Day itself, for the 7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy — Car Caravan: https://www.facebook.com/events/446637456326892

Events should be virtual or absolutely ensure safe social distancing and adherence to COVID-19 precautions. We will post events here as we learn of them.

See you online and in the streets!

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The Farmer’s Movement in India @ Online
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our speaker, Cde. Nagraj, is an agronomist based in Karnataka State of India in South-India. This state is now ruled by BJP but was ruled by the Congress Party in 1983. He resigned from his state gov. job in 1983 over what he saw was unfairness to the farmers. He then worked with farmers unions. I think he is associated with CPI-M (to be confirmed).  He is available both for the 17th and 31st of January 2021. I have asked him to send me a synopsis of his talk by email.  Since the farmers’ movement is at a crucial stage, we would prefer we give him the 17 January slot if at all possible

LOGIN INFORMATION
The meeting will be opened up, as usual, at 10:15 for anyone to join and discuss technical matters, catch up with each other, say Hi, etc. We Intend to start the presentation as close to 10:30 am as possible. The program (and recording) will end at 12:30, but the Waiting Room will remain open for informal discussion.

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Jan
18
Mon
7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy – Car Caravan Edition @ Port of Oakland
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Gather your friends and family. Reach out to your schools, unions, churches and other organizations. On Monday, January 18, join the Anti Police-Terror Project for the 7th Annual March to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy!

This year’s Reclaim “march” will be a car caravan that begins at the Port of Oakland, makes its way down International/E14 and ends in East Oakland with a short program.

(See our separate event for how you can also support by calling related events all weekend -except MLK Day: https://www.facebook.com/events/855403635222329.)

For seven years running, the APTP Reclaim MLK event has been the only MLK March in the city of Oakland and brings together thousands of people across race, class and political ideology with a commitment to build a just and equitable Oakland that Dr. King would be proud of.

For decades, MLK’s legacy has been whitewashed. Often portrayed as a passive figure, in truth he was a radical leader demanding rational change: an end to capitalism, to war, to empire, to poverty, and to white supremacy. Communities in Oakland and across the country take this opportunity every year to celebrate the true spirit of this revolutionary. We intend to follow in his legacy through our campaign to defund the police and refund the community.

This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream.

The work to Refund. Restore. Reimagine our communities is a modern day reflection of King’s work, legacy and unfulfilled dream. He said, “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” That’s Oakland’s budget every year. As we reimagine what public safety means in Oakland — violence interruption, housing as a human right, living-wage jobs with dignity, good schools, clean streets and parks, mental health care and crisis support, and thriving communities — we are making King’s Dream a reality.

We acknowledge that the pandemic is still raging through our communities. We will take this seriously. But we also acknowledge the essential work of defunding OPD in order to eradicate police terror. Police terror, like the pandemic, is a public health emergency.

And that’s why we still plan to hit the streets on MLK Day and Weekend but will do so in a car caravan that envelopes our whole city as we ride from the Port to Eastmont Mall.

On Monday, January 18, we will take action to demand:
-Cut OPD’s allocation from the General Fund by 50% (roughly $150 Million);
-Redirect funds to invest in housing, jobs, youth programs, restorative justice, mental health workers and other services that actually keep us safe.
-Discontinue unauthorized overtime by OPD;
-An immediate response to the violence in our streets that is NOT rooted in the carceral state.

#ReclaimMLK
#ReclaimMLKOak
#DefundOPD
#RefundTheCommunity
#RefundRestoreReimagine
#KingsDreamLives

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION:
Kid & family friendly! More info TBD.

Message or email us if you’d like to get involved in the planning: aptpinfo@gmail.com

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Jan
19
Tue
Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Idle No More SF Bay and Urban Tilth on the day before the Inauguration for a #BuildBackFossilFree Day of Action.

Facebook info and RSVP

Call on Joe Biden to kick off his term by taking executive action to:

  • Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters.
  • Reject new fossil fuel projects, eliminate giveaways to oil gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production.
  • Launch a national climate mobilization to Build Back Fossil Free, and deliver jobs, justice, and opportunity for all.

Please ask your network to sign the petition that will be delivered to the Biden Administration in the first 100 days.

Car Caravan Instructions:
You are encouraged to create and bring your own signs, due to more strict safety and health guidelines during the pandemic.  Here are some ideas:
“Joe Biden, end the era of fossil fuels!”
“Dear Chevron: We demand clean air, not polluted air”
“Build Back Fossil Free”
“Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities”
“We live for a healthy, safe and clean future!”Keep in touch: A google number is available for current locations and ETA.  Keep an eye out the morning of the action: it will be shared on the Facebook event page.
Make noise: If you have instruments, pots, pans, rattles or drums bring them!  Driving directions will be given at the beginning of the event at Fallas Padres parking lot.
Please be mindful of your surroundings.
Stick with the slow speed of the caravan.
Masks are mandatory.
Maintain social distances of more than 6 feet at the beginning and ending of the caravan.

If you plan on taking photos or video footage, please share them on the Facebook event page and other social media handles with the hashtags #BuildBackFossilFree#BBFF#KeepItInTheGround,   #ClimatePresident, and #IdleNoMoreSFBay .

 

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Socialist Night School: MLK In His Own Words @ Online
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

In the decades since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at sanitation workers strike in Memphis, his legacy has been appropriated by just about every political movement out there. From Fox News pundits claiming he would oppose tax increases on the rich because he was “for freedom,” to the more typical whitewashing of his radical politics for a broad audience, anyone and everyone claim the sainted image2 of the good Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as their own.

But in his own time, MLK was viewed as the radical that he was. By cleaving toward an uncompromising politics of racial justice, economic transformation, and peace abroad, MLK won the ire of nearly ¾ of Americans who said they disapproved of him in a 1967 Harris Poll. Today, on our national holiday celebrating his legacy, we invite you to read and listen to his own prophetic words as he wrote and spoke them in his time.

 

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