Calendar

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Apr
1
Mon
Ban RoundUp in Alameda County @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

UPDATE
The Board of Supervisors, for a reason unknown to us, canceled their scheduled Transportation and Planning Committee meeting scheduled for Monday 3/4, at which this issue was scheduled to be heard. As far as we know, the issue will be heard Monday April 1st at 9am. Please come, and spread the word!

We have an historic opportunity to place a moratorium on Bayer’s (formerly Monsanto’s) RoundUp, and all toxic herbicides containing glyphosate in Alameda County. We need YOU to come out on April 1st and to spread the word. The Transportation/Planning Committee of the BOS will be considering the moratorium, and it won’t happen without mass turnout and thousands of signatures. Please sign and share this petition: https://www.change.org/p/alameda-county-board-of-supervisors-ban-roundup-glyphosates-in-alameda-county?recruiter=6256975&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition

Here’s the deal: Alameda County agencies still spray thousands of gallons of RoundUp on Alameda County residents without their knowledge, despite clear scientific evidence spanning years of studies around the globe demonstrating glyphosate’s toxicity to humans and Life. They only post notifications when they spray on public trails/trailheads, but the vast majority of RoundUp is sprayed on literally thousands of linear miles of waterways and flood control channels, many of which border homes and backyards of East Oakland and unincorporated Alameda County residents. These residents are NOT warned, and are being put at risk by Alameda County agencies and officials by toxic RoundUp “drift”.

RoundUp is associated with higher rates of cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, early pregnancy terminations, low-birth weight, endocrine disruption, and it kills beneficial gut bacteria which is linked to a growing list of health problems. With this knowledge, Alameda County agencies are at risk for class action lawsuits if they don’t stop. Like Dewayne Johnson, who recently won a $289 million settlement against Monsanto, the Alameda County workers who are tasked with spraying this poison are also at great risk. And in this moment of severe climate disruption, why would Alameda County continue to spray RoundUp directly into the waterways of the Bay???

Let’s follow the lead of our indigenous elders who are leading this fight to force Alameda County to stop using glyphosates. Goats are being used by the county already with great results, at a comparable financial expense. Let’s have Alameda County join the dozens and dozens of cities and countries who have banned glyphosates, and help inspire other cities and counties throughout the U.S. to follow suit!

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Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain!

Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement.

Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate and everyone is welcome.

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Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting @ East Bay for Everyone
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Next Organizers’ Meeting: Come Get Involved in the Effort to Create a Regional Public Bank!

Public Bank East Bay

Working Group Meetings:

Some of our working groups meet between organizers’ meetings, and others just confer by phone and email. You can plug into any one of these:

  • Outreach to Organizations
  • Outreach to Individuals
  • Digital Outreach
  • Advocacy (working with politicians)
  • Governance
  • California Public Banking Alliance
  • Operations

Just send us a note and we’ll help you get connected to the work you want to do.

The Advocacy Working Group meets with public officials, government staff and other stakeholders to learn what they can teach us about integrating a public bank into existing systems, and to convince them to support our bank. Drop us a note (contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org) if you want to participate.  Read a report on a recent Sacramento lobbying and public testimony outing.

The Outreach Working Group needs organizers, and people to staff tables and talk to folks about public banking. Send us a note at contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org if you can help.

The ad hoc Governance Working Group is working on updating our governance plan in light of new information. Drop us a note at contact@friendsofpublicbankofoakland.org if you want to be part of this effort.

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Oakland Justice Coalition @ ACCE
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Futuring OJC

In the way of all things in springtime, we want to engage what is emerging around us and begin to assess where we need to be in the months to come. You’re invited to join us for a “What’s Next for OJC” conversation. The focus of this meeting will be the beginning of our engagement around these questions:

  1. What is my individual capacity for future work in this coalition? What is my organization’s interest in participating?
  2. What is my individual capacity and interest in taking up organizing roles within OJC?
  3. What commitment am I willing to make as an individual to organize to build OJC’s capacity in particular?
  4. What is my comfort level with struggling together in the event that leadership develops work that may not always be in perfect alignment with all coalition partners?

RSVP to help us prepare

Snacks provided.
P.S. Copies of our platforms and other material will be available at the meeting. Contact info@oaklandjustice.org to get copies in advance.

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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 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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Apr
3
Wed
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Come learn how you fit, and where you can plug into, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.

The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) uses community investment to develop permanently affordable cooperative housing that uses regenerative practices, like wealth re-distribution, to empower sovereign, self-determined Black Indigenous and POC communities.

Our mission is to facilitate BIPOC and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market.

By co-creating community controlled assets, thereby reducing risk of displacement, we help people meet their basic social, economic, and emotional needs, and empower them to cooperatively lead a just transition from an extractive capitalist system into one where communities are ecologically, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, and economically restorative and regenerative.

Points of Unity:
This is not an exhaustive list and it is a work in progress. For now, EB PREC has adopted the following points of unity.

~We stand for the liberation and healing of all people and lands oppressed and exploited by histories of Genocide, Slavery, Low wage labor, Land theft, Predatory lending, and Forced migration.

~We provide mutual aid to front-line communities first, the liberation of black and indigenous communities is fundamental to the liberation of all people, a rising tide lifts all boats.

~We believe restorative solutions are rooted in collective land stewardship and decision-making. We prioritize people, planet, and future generations over profits. We move at the pace of community, not capital.

~We build trust and safe spaces with each other by doing the healing work required to transform antiquated capitalist notions into regenerative and cooperative relationships.

~We build productive capacity for disinvested BIPOC communities through community education and networks of cooperatives. EBPREC helps communities manifest vision into reality on the communities terms.

No photo description available.

 

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A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security.  @ Books, Inc
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

RACHEL KLEINFELD at Books Inc. Berkeley

Rachel Kleinfield author photo and A Savage Order cover image

Senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Rachel Kleinfeld discusses her comprehensive work, A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security.

The most violent places in the world today are not at war. More people have died in Mexico in recent years than in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. These parts of the world are instead buckling under a maelstrom of gangs, organized crime, political conflict, corruption, and state brutality. Such devastating violence can feel hopeless, yet some places–from Colombia to the Republic of Georgia–have been able to recover.

In this powerfully argued and urgent book, Rachel Kleinfeld examines why some democracies, including our own, are crippled by extreme violence and how they can regain security. Drawing on fifteen years of study and firsthand field research–interviewing generals, former guerrillas, activists, politicians, mobsters, and law enforcement in countries around the world–Kleinfeld tells the stories of societies that successfully fought seemingly ingrained violence and offers penetrating conclusions about what must be done to build governments that are able to protect the lives of their citizens.

Taking on existing literature and popular theories about war, crime, and foreign intervention, A Savage Order is a blistering yet inspiring investigation into what makes some countries peaceful and others war zones, and a blueprint for what we can do to help.

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The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Apr 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or
Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley),
Moe’s,
Walden Pond Bookstore,
East Bay Books,
Mrs. Dalloway’s

As the United States continues to tear-gas and imprison asylum seekers on the U.S.-Mexico border, we wonder why so many Hondurans are fleeing their homeland, now one of the most violent countries in the world due to a devastating drug war and a political crisis stemming largely from a U.S.-backed coup. Dana Frank’s powerful narrative recounts the tumultuous time in Honduras that witnessed then-President Manuel Zelaya overthrown in 2009. Told through first-person experiences layered with deeper political analysis, this narrative weaves together two perspectives; first, the broad picture of Honduras since the coup, including the coup itself and its continuation in two repressive regimes; secondly, the evolving Honduran resistance movement, plus an emerging solidarity movement in the United States.

 

While full of disturbing incidents, this narrative directly counters mainstream media coverage that portrays Honduras as a pit of unrelenting awfulness, in which powerless sobbing mothers cry over bodies in the morgue. Rather, it’s about sobering challenges and the inspiring collective strength with which people can face them.

 

Dana Frank, Professor of History Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz, is the author of Baneras: Women Transforming the Banana Unions of Latin America. Since the 2009 military coup her articles about human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras have appeared in The Nation, New York Times, Politico Magazine, Foreign Affairs.com, The Baffler, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and many other publications, and she has testified before both the US Congress and Canadian Parliament.

Diana Martinez is a native of El Salvador. She graduated from medical school in Mexico City and worked as a community doctor in rural Mexico. Later she served in the conflict zones as part of the liberation movement during the war in El Salvador. Subsequently Diana returned to academics to study public health and demographic sciences. After doing a fellowship at UCSF, she coordinated innovative research in health literacy, reproductive health, pesticide exposure, and chronic disease among Latino immigrants and farm workers across California. Through her use of multimedia in public health education interventions, Diana became passionate about radio production. She graduated from the KPFA Apprenticeship program and has since been involved at the station as a producer for more than ten years. Currently she is KPFA’s senior producer for Letters and Politics.

KPFA benefit

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Apr
6
Sat
Poor People’s Hearing for the Bay Area @ United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a Poor People’s Hearing on Homelessness, Mass Incarceration, and the Criminalization of Poverty in the Bay Area.

Image may contain: text that says 'Poor People's Campaign A NATIONAL CALL for MORAL REVIVAL'

Poor People’s Hearing Bay Area. Changing the Moral Narrative: Against Systemic Racism, Poverty, the War Economy, and Ecological Devastation.

Image may contain: textThis Bay Area hearing will focus specifically on homelessness, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of poverty. It is the Oakland stop on a statewide Poor People’s Bus Tour from the Yurok Indian Nation in the North down to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Bus Tour is organized the California Poor People’s Campaign which is part of the National Poor People’s Campaign.

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is organizing tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality.

https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/

Organized by California Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Steering Committee. Please join the Poor People’s Campaign Bay Area Support Group. If you can help organize future events in the National Poor People’s Campaign with us here in the Bay, please join us at the steering committee meetings.

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The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? @ Starry Plough
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join the Peace and Freedom Party’s Alameda County chapter for the monthly Suds, Snacks and Socialism forum. All are welcome to discuss the topic The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism?.

Is the Green New Deal as presented in Congress the real deal? Can it restore and protect the environment, halt climate change, and bring about economic justice? Join Marsha Feinland, Michael Rubin, and Larry Shoup for a lively discussion .

Doors open at 2pm. The program will start promptly at 2:30pm and will wrap up by 4:30pm, but folks can stay and talk as long for as you like.

The April forum The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? is part of our ongoing Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Our purpose is informed political discussion, and the views expressed are those of the speakers only, not official positions of the Peace and Freedom Party.

 

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Apr
7
Sun
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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
8
Mon
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Apr 8 @ 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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Apr
10
Wed
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

contact@oaklandprivacy.org


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

Check out our sister site DeportICE.

 

“WATCHING YOU WATCHING US”

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

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Apr
13
Sat
The 50th Anniversary of People’s Park @ People's Park
Apr 13 all-day

The 50th Anniversary of People’s Park is coming soon in April 2019!

We are planning two major events with music, speakers and food in April, likely on Saturday April 13 and Sunday April 28, 2019, and many side events! Stay tuned!

 

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Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings @ RSVP for details
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

We acknowledge that the Bay Area P2P training weekend takes place in occupied Ohlone territory.

The Promise to Protect is a commitment to resist fossil fuels where you live and prepare to take creative action along the Keystone XL pipeline route when called upon by Indigenous leaders.

*Make sure to RSVP at one of the links below to save your spot*

Saturday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-saturday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth

Sunday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-sunday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth

With millions of dollars being poured into fossil fuel projects each year and TransCanada planning to begin building the pipeline this June, we must be ready to mobilize and fight back to protect our land, water and climate.

This training will educate, empower, and elevate the voices and skills of community members to resist and push out extractive oil and gas companies. After the training, community members will be equipped with the knowledge and support necessary to organize their own actions to stop the fossil fuel industry and, if invited by Indigenous leaders, be prepared to take immediate action on the route of Keystone XL.

Never before have Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies come together to build power in this way. This is an exciting opportunity for those who are committed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and ending the extraction of fossil fuels in their communities.

Note: This training is meant to be fun, but also not to be taken lightly. There are a limited number of spots available, therefore you should only register if you are 100% committed to attending. Because there are limited spots, only confirmed participants will receive the location information for the training leading up to the event.

Host Contact Info: Isabella Zizi isabella@stand.earth

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Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Day @ Chabot Elementary School
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Apr 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Doughnut Economics Reading Group:
Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril

Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist

By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017)

The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet.

We know the system needs to change—but we can’t change what we don’t understand. We have to know what we’re talking about.

Kate Raworth’s Doughnut Economics lays out traditional economic theory—still taught as gospel at all the major temples of capitalism—with clarity, authority, lots of graphics, and quite a bit of humor. She exposes the flawed models and persistent myths that keep the system in place. Even more importantly, she presents seven big, basic ideas with which to begin creating the world we want to see. We can indeed build an economy in the “doughnut”—meeting the needs of all while maintaining the biospheres that support us.

All of us need to read this book. We’ve all grown up in this deeply unfair and absurd system; seeing it clearly and getting free of it require a group effort.

So we at Strike Debt Bay Area are sponsoring a group discussion of Doughnut Economics. We’re doing one meeting a month on the 2nd Saturday; we’ll usually do about one chapter per meeting. Please join us!

4th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, February 9th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 4th chapter.

5th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, March 16th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 5th chapter.

6th meeting:

4:30 – 6:00pm, Saturday, April 13th.
Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Avenue, Oakland

We’ll be discussing the 6th chapter.

Bring the book (available at your favorite online bookseller and in select local bookstores) and/or your thoughts on the topic (The first and possibly subsequent chapters are available online – http://tinyurl.com/ycysqtde ‘Look Inside’).

The book is an easy read (but full of ideas!) so it’s easy to catch up.

Author website: https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

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Apr
14
Sun
Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

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Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings @ RSVP for details
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm

We acknowledge that the Bay Area P2P training weekend takes place in occupied Ohlone territory.

The Promise to Protect is a commitment to resist fossil fuels where you live and prepare to take creative action along the Keystone XL pipeline route when called upon by Indigenous leaders.

*Make sure to RSVP at one of the links below to save your spot*

Saturday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-saturday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth

Sunday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-sunday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth

With millions of dollars being poured into fossil fuel projects each year and TransCanada planning to begin building the pipeline this June, we must be ready to mobilize and fight back to protect our land, water and climate.

This training will educate, empower, and elevate the voices and skills of community members to resist and push out extractive oil and gas companies. After the training, community members will be equipped with the knowledge and support necessary to organize their own actions to stop the fossil fuel industry and, if invited by Indigenous leaders, be prepared to take immediate action on the route of Keystone XL.

Never before have Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies come together to build power in this way. This is an exciting opportunity for those who are committed to stopping the Keystone XL pipeline and ending the extraction of fossil fuels in their communities.

Note: This training is meant to be fun, but also not to be taken lightly. There are a limited number of spots available, therefore you should only register if you are 100% committed to attending. Because there are limited spots, only confirmed participants will receive the location information for the training leading up to the event.

Host Contact Info: Isabella Zizi isabella@stand.earth

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Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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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