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Food Not Bombs Monthly Meeting 7:30 pm
Food Not Bombs Monthly Meeting @ Longhaul
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For 22 years East Bay Food Not bombs has been providing free foods to the public in People’s Park and various locations in Oakland, AND bringing food to protests and encampments. Our message: you’re not poor and homeless because you suck, it’s because a sick society prioritizes war and greed over basic human needs. We can’t keep this up without your help. Come to our monthly meeting first Wednesday of the month. 62372
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Oakland Greens General meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens General meeting @ It's Your Move Games
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The monthly public meeting of the Oakland Greens an AD – Hok group of the Green Party of Alameda County. Agenda Intro (if needed) – 5 min Clinic Event Planning – 20 min Fund Spending approval procedures – 15 min Fund raiser event planning – 15 min bank account transfer – 10 min Fund raiser for general assembly social – 15 min web site update – 10 min Treasury update – 10 min Join the green party literature update – 10 min For more event information: 62837
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Bay Area Regional Jail Fight Meeting 10:00 am
Bay Area Regional Jail Fight Meeting @ Sports Basement Community Room
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bay Area Regional Jail Fight Meeting – Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco Local sheriffs are currently attempting to expand and renovate jails in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. These expansions are all coming out of similar statewide offensives to build more cages on a local level following orders to reduce state prison populations. Let’s work together to strengthen our efforts! Please join us to build strategy and share resources between the three campaigns to stop jail expansion. In the meeting we will share updates between the jailfights, determine … Continued
East Bay DSA New Member Meeting 10:00 am
East Bay DSA New Member Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
DSA East Bay has experienced a huge surge in membership since the election and our local chapter is getting busy! People are coming together to build power locally and fight for everything from Single Payer healthcare in California to a living wage for all workers, homes for all, equal rights for people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people and women and ultimately, a society run to satisfy human need, not corporate profit. Come out on the first Saturday of May to learn how DSA is organizing locally, what our plans are … Continued
Building Toward Crisis Alternatives in Berkeley: Potluck/Meeting 1:00 pm
Building Toward Crisis Alternatives in Berkeley: Potluck/Meeting @ Grassroots House
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us May 6th to gather over food as we plan next steps towards building respectful, non-police crisis supports in Berkeley. This event is a follow up to Berkeley Copwatch/Justice 4 Kayla Moore’s 4/8 forum on Responding to Mental Health Crises without BPD:A Community Forum, but all are welcome whether or not you were at the forum. Details to come – save the date and share any ideas in the discussion for now!62817
Alameda Renters Coalition General Meeting 2:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition General Meeting
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Come out to ARC’s monthly General Meeting! This month, we’re welcoming Councilmember Jim Oddie to our meeting to discuss improvements to the rent ordinance and answer questions. Cities across the Bay are passing greater tenant protections. Let’s make Alameda next!   TODAY: General Meeting from 2-4pm: @thealamedapoint 677 W Ranger Ave w/guest CM @jhoddie777 #Alameda #JustCause https://t.co/O7P5NxoIji pic.twitter.com/tF2cw1FhRU— Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) May 6, 2017 62877
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudraker's Cafe
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Tiny Homes for the homeless. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
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 … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 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.62823
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Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective 7:00 pm
Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective @ Omni Commons basement
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“On Mayday, we marched to make visible the caring work that is integral to reproducing society every day. Caregiving, cleaning, cooking, emotional labor, sex work. These and other forms of caring work are often made invisible, because they are not valued.” “We formed ourselves as a group of “invisible laborers”. We took pots and pans, the implements of domestic labor, and made noise with them.” Join us to continue our work. “We need an identity. Now that May Day has passed, we can start making decisions about a long-term project. … Continued
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East Bay Homes Not Jails 7:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open as many homes as possible… Hold them as long as possible.62785
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Sunflower Alliance Future Directions General Assembly 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance Future Directions General Assembly @ Bobby Bowen Progressive Center
May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us as we continue our discussion about where the Sunflower Alliance should go from here. The more of our members and friends participate. the better our plans will be. We need your participation and your voice. Plus updates on our campaigns. Potluck lunch 12:30 PM Meeting 1 – 3 PM 62914
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Liberated Lens General Meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens General Meeting @ Omni Commons
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:15 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
May 14 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
OUR GOAL Indivisible Berkeley is a part of the national Indivisible Movement. Our mission is to resist the agenda of the current administration and promote a progressive and inclusive agenda by effecting change through the political system at all levels of government. We seek to embracedemocratic and progressive and promote inclusivity, respect, empathy, and fairness in all of our actions. OUR VALUES Our team will uphold democratic and progressive values, not only in the political sphere but in our day-to-day interactions with each other. This means inclusivity, equality, respect, and … Continued
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Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 6:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
On the first and third Mondays of the month, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project holds its data viz and oral history meetings related to our project in Alameda County. 62964
No Coal in Oakland Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Oakland Meeting @ West Side Missionary Baptist Church
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Catch up on the latest developments in the No Coal in Oakland campaign at this community meeting.   Hear an update on the lawsuit and join a discussion of ongoing strategies and new directions for the campaign while the lawsuit proceeds.  (The trial date is set for January 16, 2018.) Check the website for current news and background about the campaign. 62915
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BEYOND MAY DAY: A Climate Workers Monthly Meetup 6:00 pm
BEYOND MAY DAY: A Climate Workers Monthly Meetup @ IFPTE Local 20 Union Hall
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
You marched. You walked out. You went on strike. Now what? Join us  for “Beyond May Day,” a conversation with key organizers behind the Oakland Sin Fronteras May Day 2017 march and general strike. MORE INFO & RSVP At this May edition of Climate Workers monthly meetups, we’ll dialogue with May Day 2017 organizers about what we built, what we learned, and where we go from here as we “ORGANIZE and DEFEND our communities from state violence and capitalist exploitation, and toward liberation and self-determination” (from the Oakland Sin Fronteras … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley and Richmond City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted … Continued
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Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
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Waffles and Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought 10:00 am
Waffles and Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons Disco Room
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
The first in a series of monthly classes that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking and discussion of how the Zapatista experience has relevance to those of us outside of Chiapas and Mexico. Classes are open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through a government parallel to that of the Mexican State. We’re also serving waffles and coffee to welcome participants.62848
Oakland Justice Coalition General Membership Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Membership Meeting @ Siegel & Yee
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
AGENDA INCLUDES: Electoral Committee Report and Planning for 2018 Budget report and endorsement conversation DeFundOPD (APTP’s campaign) ReFund Oakland campaign East Bay Progressive Round Table Report Planning for Community BBQ, June 11th at San Antonio  Park Education Committee Report The Oakland Justice Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals that came together around common goals for the 2016 Oakland elections. Our aim is to build people power and advance radical change through the arena of electoral politics. It is time for us to unite around the causes we all … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudrakers Cafe
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Presenting debt-related topics at … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Liberated Lens General Meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens General Meeting @ Omni Commons
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting @ Greenlining Institute Building
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
It’s critical that the Oakland City Council Finance Committee vote to allocate money for a feasibility study for the Public Bank of Oakland now. Postponing funding the study only further delays the creation of the bank. Please call the members of the Finance Committee and ask them to ‘Fund A Public Bank Feasibility Study.’ Noel Gallo (510-238-7005) Abel Guillen (510-238-7002) Dan Kalb (510-238-7001) Annie Campbell Washington (510-238-7004) We are always looking for help bringing Public Banking information to Oakland residents. There are many ways large and small to be involved; … Continued
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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
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Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
May 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued
East Bay Homes Not Jails 7:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open as many homes as possible… Hold them as long as possible.62785
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the Finnish Hall for our next General Assembly! Doors open at 7PM; we’ll start promptly at 7:30PM. We’ll have updates from our teams, an invited speaker, and community event announcements, followed by team breakouts and discussions. Bring snacks to share! Bring friends! FEATURED SPEAKERS: Phonebanking with Organizing for America (OFA) Voter Registration (IB Elections team) Invited speaker on healthcare (IB Healthcare team) A word about the importance of recognition (Training team) Come to the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly: 5/28 @ Finnish Hall, doors @ 7, start … Continued
Liberated Lens General Meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens General Meeting @ Omni Commons
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued