How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives? @ Steve Early's House
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

House Party With Our Revolution!

David Duhalde is a DC-based political and socialist activist, and is the current Political Director of Our Revolution – a progressive political action organization inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

Mark your calendars for a discussion with David: “How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives?” hosted by the RPA. It will be held at Steve Early’s house on Monday, February 18, from 3-6pm (747 Lobos Avenue, Richmond). Beer, wine, and snacks provided. (Additional food or drink contributions welcome!)

Please RSVP to Steve Early at or at 617-930-7327.

Currently, Our Revolution has over 200,000 members and 600 groups across the country (and a few in Europe). Under Duhalde’s tenure, Our Revolution won over 70 races in the 2018 general election cycle, including electing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Deb Haaland to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

*** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley ***

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle.

Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era
What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment?

Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism.

This is the first lecture in a series of three special events:

February 12, 2019:

Food Politics 2019: Nutrition Science Under Siege
Nutrition science is under attack from statisticians and the food industry. Who stands to gain and what might be lost?

February 19, 2019:

Food Politics 2019: An Agenda for the Food Movement
Recent government policy changes are eroding programs aimed at feeding the hungry, curbing obesity, and protecting the environment. What can consumers and citizens do?

About Marion Nestle
Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, emerita, at New York University. She holds a doctorate in Molecular Biology and an MPH in Public Health Nutrition, both from UC Berkeley. She is the author of ten books, among them the prize-winning Food Politics; What to Eat; Why Calories Count; Eat, Drink, Vote; and Soda Politics. Her most recent book, Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat, was published in 2018.  From 2008 to 2013, she wrote a monthly Food Matters column for the San Francisco Chronicle.  She blogs almost daily at, and her twitter account, @marionnestle, has been ranked by Science Magazine, Time Magazine, and The Guardian as among the top ten in health and science.


This series is presented in partnership with Berkeley Journalism, the Berkeley Food Institute, the UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship.

Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social!

Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!


Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions @ Castro Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gloria Steinem in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller.

What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 – a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy bunny essay is in here) and analyses, the book includes classics along with new material.

Steinem will talk with artist and activist Favianna Rodriguez of CultureStrike, and Lauren Schiller, host of Inflection Point from KALW will moderate the conversation. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from an ever-relevant icon in a smart, sassy conversation that will provoke and inspire you.

Special promo! Join Women Lit at any level and receive many benefits, including a complimentary ticket (more at higher donation levels!), priority seating, and first access to the book signing line for the Steinem event.

Here/There Camp – Celebration of Survival @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Strike Ready! Strategy Session for Community Organizations @ Greenlining Institute
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Community organizations: Want to know how to support the Oakland teachers’ strike?

Come learn and strategize around how your organization can help teachers, parents, and students fighting for the public education system all Oakland students deserve. The more that our organizations show up, the more powerful (and quick!) the strike will be.

Hosted by Bay Rising, EBASE, Parent Voices Oakland, Oakland Rising, and the Oakland Education Association.

We stand with Oakland teachers! #StrikeReady #Unite4OaklandKids

Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Love jigsaw puzzles?
Hate white supremacy?
Want to #MoveInSolidarity with #BlackSolidarityWeek?

Join us at the ACCE office in Oakland for two hours of solving puzzles to raise money for the Black Solidarity Fund, a project of Community READY Corps.

We’ll have 2500 pieces worth of puzzles and 2 hours to put together as many pieces as possible. People who want to donate to the drive will pledge a certain amount of money per piece solved*. For example, if a donor pledges to give 2 cents per piece, and we manage to complete 1500 pieces worth of puzzles, that person would donate 1500 * 2 cents = $30.

You can help out by showing up to the event as a participant and helping us solve puzzles, or by pledging to donate.

For donors, sign up to donate here:
and we’ll send you the total amount to donate once the event is over and we know how many pieces we managed to solve.

For participants, we’ll have food and snacks and a chance to have fun with fellow justice-minded puzzle solvers.

Solve puzzles! Sign up to donate! Fight racism! Invite your friends!

RESILIENCY FAIR featuring the REPAIR CAFE @ Berkeley Adult School
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Become more resilient!
Learn about emergency preparedness, renewable energy, personal health & well-being, how to fix things & reduce waste, grow & share food, help our natural habitat thrive, plus so much more at the Resiliency Fair!

Don’t send your broken item to the trash – bring it to the Repair Cafe!  Come to this gathering where community members help each other repair what’s broken.  This event is free and intended to empower us to repair.  It is not a free drop-off repair service.

Calling Volunteers! Are you handy with repair? Or do you enjoy hosting? Join this fun and empowering event! Click here to be a volunteer fixer or host!

What type of items can be fixed?
All kinds of household items including – lamps, clothing, toys, furniture, electronics, appliances and bicycles, jewelry … pretty much anything that can be carried through the door. Bring one or two items you would most like to bring back to life and we’ll help you fix one of them!

A cafe will offer refreshments during the event by MLK Middle School as a fundraising effort for their Washington D.C. trip.

This event is organized by Transition Berkeley, with funding from StopWaste. It is co-sponsored and supported by The Culture of Repair Project, the Berkeley Adult School, the Berkeley Times and the Ecology Center.

Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm

Feed The People!

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

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway in the amphitheater. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we meet at 4 PM at the plaza.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than five years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (
Strike Debt Bay Area :
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:
Oakland Privacy Working Group:
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity:
Bay Area AntiRepression:
Biblioteca Popular:
Interfaith Tent:
Port Truckers Solidarity:
Bay Area Intifada:
Transport Workers Solidarity:
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy)
Sudo Room:
Omni Collective:
First They Came for the Homeless:
Sunflower Alliance:
Bay Area Public School:

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United:
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department:


Visionaries: Indigenous Organizers Protecting Land @ Oakstop
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Come listen to, learn from, and be inspired by the visionaries who have been organizing at the forefront of indigenous peoples’ fights to protect people, the planet and what is sacred — from Ohlone territories in Oakland, to Standing Rock, to Bayou Bridge.


Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone, co-founder  of Indian People Organizing for Change, and co-founder of the Native-women-led Sogorea Te Land Trust.. In 2011 she helped lead a 109-day occupation of the Sogorea Te sacred site in Vallejo.

Mark k. Tilsen is an Oglala Lakota Poet Educator from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He served as direct action trainer and police liaison at Standing Rock. He recently spent six months at L’eau est La Vie Camp helping fight against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Wahleah Johns, a tribal member of the Navajo Nation, is  founder and director of Native Renewables, a dynamic company focusing on solar energy in Native American communities. For 15 years she has been working on campaigns around water protection, environmental justice, and community economic development.

Childcare will be available (please RSVP to by Tuesday the 19th)
We will be providing projected live transcription (CART)
This event is fully wheelchair accessible.
We will be livestreaming this event from the Facebook event page.
Please email us at by Tuesday, Feb 19th, to request language translation or with other access needs.
This will be a reduced-scent space and there will be a fragrance-free seating area.

The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook.
Hosted by the Catalyst Project.



Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Feb 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series.
“I am Not Your Negro” 2016”
These Happen on the “Last Sundays” of every month @ It’s Your Move Games 4920 Telegraph Ave, in the historic Temescal district.

The system thinks we are appeased with a so called “Black History Month” well in my world every moment was a moment to explore how our past effects our present. Still for February we will show
“I Am Not Your Negro”.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.”
The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.
As usual, the doors at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m.
Bree Newsome: Tearing Hatred from the Sky @ Soda Activity Center
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


The Roy E. and Patricia Disney Forum and Communication Department, President James Donahue, the Committee on Inclusive Excellence, CILSA and the Black Lives Matter Subcommittee.

This is the signature event of 44 Days Honoring Black History.

Bree Newsome is a noted artist, community organizer, and advocate for racial justice. Newsome gained national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and removed a Confederate battle flag that was originally raised in 1961 as a white supremacist statement of opposition to the Civil Rights Movement and lunch counter sit-ins occurring at the time.


Admission: FREE

Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System @ Samuel Merritt University
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Dr. Tina Sacks discusses her book “Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System”.

Don’t Displace Oakland’s Black Community! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

All out for City Council on Tuesday, February 26 to demand written commitment to community benefits for the proposed Mandela hotel.

Development without community benefits = displacement of Oakland’s Black community!

To get involved please contact Pastor David Brazil at 510-508-7104 or

POLICE REFORM: Urban Shield Fate to be Decided at Alameda County Board of Sups @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Feb 26 @ 10:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Take action right now.
Take Action

POLICE REFORM:  Alameda County Urban Shield/UASI Task Force   

For six years, Bay Area activists have pushed to repurpose Homeland Security disaster preparedness funds away from the hyper-militarized training exercise Urban Shield. Finally the Alameda Board of Supervisors agreed and convened a task force to end “Urban Shield as we know it”.  The  task force has provided dozens of recommendations to do exactly that.

There is lots of pushback and lots more coming, according to the SF Chronicle, which announced the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is “primed for battle.  But this is our taxpayer money to protect us and help us recover from disasters like catastrophic wildfires. We get a say in how it is spent.

You can view some of the proposed recommendations here and here. The recommendations follow years of problems with racial profilingright wing vigilantes, and environmental abuse. Your physical presence on the 26th is important (look out for an event invite), but you can also use this easy action alert to tell the Supervisors not to buckle to the pressure and really change Urban Shield. Now:

After 5 years, Urban Shield may end on February 26 …. with your help

Since 2013, the Bay Area has been trying to transform Urban Shield from a highly militarized SWAT competition and weapons expo into a community-focused safety and resilence exercise

And now we are almost there.

The second Alameda County task force has completed its work and issued a long and thorough list of recommendations that include ending the weapons expo that features spying and crowd control gadgets, ending the violent SWAT competition to focus on training other first responders, and.directing $5 million in new funding to health and social services.

But we need to make the adoption of these recommendations by the Supervisors a reality – and that means countering the Sheriff’s Department pressure with our own.

Take action right now.
Take Action

Write to the Board of Supervisors with this easy one-click action from our friends at Media Alliance and share it with others.

And join us at the Alameda Administration Building on February 26 at 10:45am to end Urban Shield.

Board of Supervisors – Alameda County
Alameda County Administration Building
1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor

Tuesday  February 26  10:45AM Meeting Start

More Info About Urban Shield

2018 Urban Shield Promo Video

2018  Notes From The Last Urban Shield As We Know It 

2017 Urban Shield Community Report Card from the Stop Urban Shield Coalition

2017 ICE At Urban Shield Photo Gallery

Oakland Privacy Recommendations to Task Force

Screening of City Rising: The Informal Economy @ UC Berkeley Labor Center
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join us for a screening of the documentary City Rising: The Informal Economy, which follows four California workers organizing to find pathways for legalization and protection. The documentary follows the lives of a street vendor in Boyle Heights, a truck driver in Long Beach, a farm-working family in Coachella and an organizer in Oakland fighting for jobs for formerly incarcerated people. Featured in the film, Sylvia Allegretto from CWED will join us in discussion after the screening. Food and refreshments will be provided. Space is ADA accessible.

Co-sponsored by the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Expert Panel Discussion: Homelessness in the Bay Area @ Oakstop
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Alameda Point Collaborative, Beyond Emancipation, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Contra Costa Health Services, Operation Dignity, and BOSS for an expert panel discussion on Homelessness in the Bay Area

The panelists will touch on particularly vulnerable groups like foster youth, veterans, and the mentally ill. They will also discuss the changing face of poverty.

We will examine the state of homelessness and what nonprofit organizations are doing to address it through technology, advocacy, cross-collaboration, outreach, and volunteer work. We will also talk about potential long term, sustainable solutions.

The following experts will participate in the panel:
-Doug Biggs, Executive Director of Alameda Point Collaborative
-Nella Gonçalves, Deputy Director of Beyond Emancipation
-Nikki Beasley, Executive Director of Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
-Jaime Jenett, Continuum of Care Planning and Policy Manager, -Homeless Program, Contra Costa Health Services
-Katie Derrig, Development Manager of Operation Dignity
-Gina Tomlinson of Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

Send questions to

Socialist Night School: Socialism in the UK? The Corbyn Project @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms

Required Readings

See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.



Hear German Anti-Coal Direct-Action Activists @ Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Hear climate organizers with the German anti-coal direct action group Ende Gelande discuss their epic campaign to stop the coal mines of the Rhineland region and protect the Hambach Forest.

Brought to you by your friends and comrades at Diablo Rising Tide.

Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences.

The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for civil disobedience; 6,000 people collectively blocked coal infrastructure last fall. Wearing their emblematic white overalls, demonstrators invaded mining pits, danced in front of the diggers, slept on the railways, and provoked pictures that have raised attention globally by exposing the dirty truth behind the official tale of the German energy transition “Energiewende” and making the connection between climate chaos and capitalism.


More info on Ende Gelande here

Reckoning With Violence – Panel Discussion @ All of Us or None of Us
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

All of Us or None is thrilled to welcome in conversation Danielle Sered, George Galvis, and Malachi Scott to talk about transformative responses to violence and building a movement to end mass incarceration that includes everyone—including people who commit violence. We know too well that all too often our movement draws lines between people convicted of non-violent and violent offenses that often leave people convicted of violence with little of the relief being sought administratively, legislatively or through the ballot box.

We hope that this discussion will:
1) Assist audience members to formulate better arguments when pursuing reforms that include the interests of people convicted of violence
2) Challenge the narrative that people convicted of violence pose the greatest risk to public safety
3) Challenge the notion that it is possible to end mass incarceration without addressing the issue of people incarcerated for violent offenses
4) Explore what role restorative justice can play in the work to end mass incarceration

The panelists will use themes from Danielle Sered’s new book, Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair, as a launchpad for a visionary conversation about what else is possible. The panelists and the work they do will model what it looks like to steer directly and unapologetically into the question of violence, offering approaches that will help end mass incarceration, increase safety, and break down false barriers about who is deserving and capable of transformation.

This conversation will happen in All of Us or None’s new space The Freedom & Movement Center, where every day people make what is possible real.

Join us at 6:30 P.M. on March 11 at 4400 Market St. in Oakland.

Phone: Ivana Gonzalez 415.255.7036