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Mutual Aid Day – Collections 4:00 pm
Mutual Aid Day – Collections @ Lake Merritt
Jun 1 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This year the Ella Baker Center is partnering with various organizations and hosting a series of in-person mutual aid events across Alameda County. As we know, the  pandemic has only further exacerbated racial & socio-economic inequalities in our communities. So many of our neighbors are not safe as they face food insecurity and struggle to keep a roof over their head. Despite this clear public health crisis, Alameda County and certain city governments continue to push a false narrative of public safety. Spending our valuable tax dollars on more police … Continued
CA Public Records Act Requests and SB 1421 6:00 pm
CA Public Records Act Requests and SB 1421 @ Online
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
https://twitter.com/nlgsf/status/1395421518868357124 Register69052
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Whistle-Blowing as a Moral Mission 12:00 pm
Whistle-Blowing as a Moral Mission @ Online
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Whistle-Blowing as a Moral Mission @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.thenation.com/events/daniel-ellsberg-whistle-blowing-pentagon-papers/ In the 1960s, Daniel Ellsberg traveled to Vietnam to study conditions on the ground, as the war escalated during the Johnson presidency. While there, he slowly but surely came to the conclusion that the war was not only immoral but also unwinnable. And, upon his return Stateside, he told this to anyone whose ears he could catch, be they Defense Secretary Robert McNamara or Ambassador Averell Harriman, as Sasha Abramsky detailed in a recent Nation profile of Ellsberg as he approaches his 90th birthday. When these senior … Continued
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We Take Care Of Us: A Deep Dive Into The Movement to Decriminalize Mental Health & Skin Color 12:00 pm
We Take Care Of Us: A Deep Dive Into The Movement to Decriminalize Mental Health & Skin Color @ Online
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register Join us on June 3rd for our first virtual regional summit, We Take Care Of Us: A Deep Dive Into The Movement to Decriminalize Mental Health & Skin Color. We’ll spend an inspiring afternoon learning about how to build replicable and sustainable alternatives to police and prisons for mental health — and how we as a community can take care of each other in moments of crisis. May is #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, and we know that alternatives to the police for mental health crises are more critical than ever. Up to 50% of … Continued
Digital Security Training for Young Activists, Organizers, and Org Working with Young People! 3:30 pm
Digital Security Training for Young Activists, Organizers, and Org Working with Young People! @ Online
Jun 3 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
The NLG – San Francisco Bay Area will be hosting a Digital Security Training for young people to cover these areas of online safety: How young people are being watched by the government (surveillance) How the government uses this information How to keep yourselves and others safe while at protests, while texting and while using social media What apps you can use to stay safer If you are interested in joining or have inquiries, please contact: savannah@nlgsf.org69065
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Vanguard Webinar: A Human Rights Disaster at San Quentin 12:00 pm
Vanguard Webinar: A Human Rights Disaster at San Quentin @ Online
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Register   Proceedings have begun in Marin County Superior Court against San Quentin State Prison and the California Department of Corrections (CDCR) for what one judge has called “the worst epidemiological disaster in California correctional history.” More than 300 individuals have filed ‘habeas corpus’ petitions, alleging the prison violated 8th Amendment protections against “cruel and unusual punishment” when a transfer of incarcerated people which failed to test for COVID, to San Quentin resulted in a massive COVID-19 outbreak. In May of 2020, CDCR decided to move 121 incarcerated people from … Continued
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Alameda County Budget Training 11:00 am
Alameda County Budget Training
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Alameda County Budget Training
Alameda County’s budget decisions will have many implications for communities throughout the County. This training on Saturday morning is open to the public. To register: bit.ly/2021budget101   69083
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor 6:00 pm
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor @ Online
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor @ Online
Join us as community leaders discuss how labor and community can work in partnership together. Let’s build people power. Wednesday, May 5th, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register: bit.ly/EBCmeeting 68984
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Mutual Aid Day – Hayward 11:00 am
Mutual Aid Day – Hayward @ Weekes Park
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ellabakercenter/status/140025836929480294769079
Come celebrate the new mural, “The world is on fire” 1:00 pm
Come celebrate the new mural, “The world is on fire” @ Clarion Alley, between Mission and Valencia Streets and 17th and 18th Streets
Jun 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come celebrate the unveiling of Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay Area’s new mural, “The world is on fire,” with music performances, art activities, storytelling and some surprises! The mural is larger than life and has to be seen in person to fully appreciate the love and detail that our Art Working Group painters put into this over many months during COVID lockdown in 2020. Now that we can finally be out on the streets again, come celebrate and find community in the power of creativity to help us #TellTheTruth and turn the tide on … Continued
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Vaccine Clinic – Get Vaxxed! 10:00 am
Vaccine Clinic – Get Vaxxed! @ Laney College
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Vaccine Clinic - Get Vaxxed! @ Laney College
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Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays 6:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/Copwatch411/status/139079596963399680069026
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Oakland Public Safety Cmte: Militarized Police Equipment Ordinance 1:30 pm
Oakland Public Safety Cmte: Militarized Police Equipment Ordinance @ Online
Jun 8 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee hearing is tomorrow at 1:30 pm; public comment will be at the beginning. We hope for a unanimous vote of support, which could mean the ordinance goes on the full City Council’s consent calendar, as early as next week. This may be the principal time for telling City Council why we have worked for this measure. We have two asks of you to put this over the finish line: 1.  Join us tomorrow Tuesday at 11:30 am for a brief Facebook Live event … Continued
Socialist Night School: Black Reconstruction in America: The General Strike 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Black Reconstruction in America: The General Strike @ Online
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
With Juneteenth quickly approaching, we dive into WEB DuBois’ classic book Black Reconstruction in America, specifically looking at the chapter “The General Strike”. Join us as we discuss this important part of American history and how we can apply these lessons today. Readings: The General Strike   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84352872381?pwd=KzhMS0RsWlllZ0t3SzNSYkJ2a2daQT09 Meeting ID: 843 5287 2381 Passcode: school One tap mobile +16699006833,,84352872381#,,,,*072690# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,84352872381#,,,,*072690# US (Houston)69082
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Vaccine Clinic – Get Vaxxed! 10:00 am
Vaccine Clinic – Get Vaxxed! @ Laney College
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Vaccine Clinic - Get Vaxxed! @ Laney College
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American Reckoning: A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in Post George Floyd America 12:00 pm
American Reckoning: A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in Post George Floyd America @ Online
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
American Reckoning: A Conversation on Anti-Blackness in Post George Floyd America @ Online
  Register online using this form(link is external)         About the Speakers Keisha Blain, Ph.D. Dr. Keisha N. Blain is an award-winning historian of the 20th century United Stated with broad interests and specializations in African American History, the modern African diaspora, and Women’s and Gender Studies. She completed a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. She is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh, the president of the African American Intellectual History Society, and a columnist for MSNBC. She is currently a 2020-2021 fellow … Continued
Surviving In Oakland 5:00 pm
Surviving In Oakland @ Online
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
How does intercommunal violence impact public health? Join Three Girls Theatre on June 9th for a conversation on the Black murdered, missing and trafficked women and girls in Oakland. 3GT Investigates Program Director, Cat Brooks and Dr. Ayodele Nzinga will lead a town hall about the recent homicides in Oakland and the impact on Black women and girls. Featured panelists: Dr. Nikki Jones, professor of African American Studies at University of California, Berkeley and Dr. Aisha Mays, the director of Adolescent and School Based Programs at Roots Community Health Center. … Continued
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WORLD REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT DAY
WORLD REFUGEE & IMMIGRANT DAY
Jun 10 all-day
In honor of World Refugee & Immigrant Day, a weekend of free streaming access to the documentary “A Place to Breathe” is available from June 18 to 20th. The film explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of immigrant and refugee healthcare practitioners and patients as well as highlights the strategies by which immigrant communities in the U.S. survive and thrive. Visit https://screening.gooddocs.net/a-place-to-breathe-wrid and see the Facebook event at https://fb.me/e/2fBp9es6q Visit https://underexposedfilms.com/a-place-to-breathe to watch a trailer and read more about the film and its accomplishments to date.69125
DHS and Amazon Building Biometrics Database #EyesOnAmazon 4:00 pm
DHS and Amazon Building Biometrics Database #EyesOnAmazon @ Online
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For years, Amazon has used its technological power to supercharge the criminalization of immigrants by providing cloud services to ICE and its partners. Now, the tech giant is an integral part of a $4.3 billion dollar biometrics database that would track and identify millions of immigrants and US citizens in real time. If we dont stop it, the Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) project would expand policing of immigrants and their families by connecting biometrics databases across federal agencies and granting access to police departments. Join panelists from Mijente, Immigrant … Continued
Oakland Jericho’s Political Prisoner Writing Sessions 7:00 pm
Oakland Jericho’s Political Prisoner Writing Sessions @ Online
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Jericho’s monthly online events focus on Political Prisoners, their cases, dedication to the community, and guidelines for writing to them. This month we will discuss and write to: Ed Poindexter and Keith LaMar (Bomani Shakur). You must register for your free ticket on Oakland Jericho‘s Eventbrite page to receive the zoom link. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oakland-jerichos-political-prisoner-writing-sessions-tickets-154792064231 You will receive an email from Eventbrite confirming your ticket and then you will receive an email from Oakland Jericho within 2 days with the Zoom link. You will also receive a reminder … Continued
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Coding Democracy – How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism 12:00 pm
Coding Democracy – How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism @ Online
Jun 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Coding Democracy - How Hackers Are Disrupting Power, Surveillance, and Authoritarianism @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://grayarea.org/event/revisions-festival/  (scroll down for event) Hackers have a bad reputation, as shady deployers of bots and destroyers of infrastructure. Maureen Webb would like to offer another view. Hackers, she argues, can be vital disruptors. Hacking is becoming a practice, an ethos, and a metaphor for a new wave of activism in which ordinary citizens are inventing new forms of distributed, decentralized democracy for a digital era. Confronted with concentrations of power, mass ============================ Join City Lights, the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Gray Area for Revisions, a week-long festival exploring how technological bias … Continued
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Abolition and Socialism 12:00 pm
Abolition and Socialism @ Online
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
As both socialism and abolition grow in popularity and relevance, this event seeks to explore the connection between the two. Come join the EBDSA political education committee and racial solidarity committee for this event and discuss the connection between the fight for a world without police and prisons and a world without capitalism. It is suggested to do the readings beforehand, but not required. The Abolitionist Road to Socialism Full Abolition, the Highest Stage of Socialism From Detroit to Minneapolis: Police Brutality is Key to Containing Revolutionary Possibilities Trump’s Tech … Continued
“SNCC”: Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon 2:00 pm
“SNCC”: Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon @ Online
Jun 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
"SNCC": Civil Rights Movement Film and Discussion w/ Director Danny Lyon @ Online
FPL presents a film screening of “SNCC”, by Danny Lyon, photographer. The screening is followed by a conversation with Danny Lyon and Lewis Watts, photographer. Register: https://sfpl.org/events/2021/06/12/film-danny-lyons-sncc-screening-director-talk Danny Lyon’s “SNCC” (2020), brings together hundreds of never-before-seen black-and-white photographs made by Lyon during the years that he was employed as the staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC. Beginning in 1962 in Cairo, Illinois when Lyon, then a University of Chicago student, met John Lewis, Freedom Rider, the film traces the story of their friendship alongside the ongoing struggle … Continued
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DSA June General Meeting & Chapter Social 12:30 pm
DSA June General Meeting & Chapter Social @ Snow Park
Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 Join us for East Bay DSA’s June General Meeting & Chapter Social! We are excited to convene an outdoor general meeting and social this month — come and hear from our outgoing and incoming leadership, learn about our plans for the coming year, and meet and mingle with other members. We’ll meet on Sunday, June 13 from 12:30-2:30 pm in Snow Park in Oakland, at the corner of Harrison Street and 19th Street. Snacks and hand sanitizer will be provided. Friends, family, and kids are welcome! RSVP and we’ll see … Continued
The Plastics Disaster: Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
The Plastics Disaster: Sunflower Alliance Meeting
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
 Vastly increasing the production of plastic is the new fossil fuel industry strategy to maintain its profits—which means increasing toxic pollution at every step, from oil/gas extraction to production to waste. Join us to learn more about this racist and ecocidal campaign, and how people are fighting to stop it.  The program includes: A short animated film, The Story of Plastic,which summarizes a longer documentary explaining the whole disastrous process. Speakers: — Julie Teel Simonds, Center for Biological Diversity, providing an overview of this strategy; — Miriam Gordon, Upstream Solutions, sharing … Continued
Green Sunday: United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
 United States of Distraction: Media Manipulation in Post-Truth America (and what you can do about it) ***  With Nolan Higdon and Mickey Huff  *** The role of news media in a free society is to investigate, inform, and provide a crucial check on political power. But does it? Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82620271999?pwd=S3ZwUklteGI5YjJsMEtMSnJXRzU3UT09 Meeting ID: 826 2027 1999 Passcode: 2020 It’s no secret that the goal of corporate-owned media is to increase the profits of the few, not to empower the many. As a result, people are increasingly immersed in an … Continued
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FROM PARADISE TO PACIFIC HEIGHTS: YOUTH DEMAND A CIVILIAN CLIMATE CORPS 11:00 am
FROM PARADISE TO PACIFIC HEIGHTS: YOUTH DEMAND A CIVILIAN CLIMATE CORPS @ H. Dana Bowers Northbound Rest Area
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunrise Movement leaders from across California are marching 266 miles from Paradise to San Francisco for the Civilian Climate Corps. We’re marching to demonstrate the urgency of the climate and economic crisis, and need for Congress and Biden to pass an ambitious CCC by the end of Summer 2021 as an immediate first-step solution. The Civilian Climate Corps is a vision of a federal jobs program (modeled after the New Deal-era Civilian Conservation Corps) that will put our generation to work combatting the climate crisis with equity and equality, scaled … Continued
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David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams 6:00 pm
David & Margaret Talbot: By the Light of Burning Dreams @ Online
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents a unique Zoom Event: David & Margaret Talbot By the Light of Burning Dreams: The Second American Revolution Hosted by Greg Bridges ……………………………………………………………………………… New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate “America’s second revolutionary generation” in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century— brought to life through seven radical episodes that offer urgent lessons for today. The political landscape of the 1960’s and ‘70’s was probably the most tumultuous in this country’s … Continued
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A Conversation with Angela Davis 5:00 pm
A Conversation with Angela Davis @ Online
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“An activist. An author. A scholar. An abolitionist. A legend.”—TIME Join a live conversation with activist and scholar Angela Davis, who has been deeply involved in our nation’s quest for social justice for decades. The Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz has also taught at UC Berkeley, UCLA, the Claremont Colleges, Stanford, and other universities. The author of nine books, most recently, Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement, has lectured around the world and will be joined … Continued
CA Public Banking Act Review 7:00 pm
CA Public Banking Act Review @ Online
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://twitter.com/publicbankeb/status/140452682648403149069132
WANT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PUBLIC BANKING? 7:00 pm
WANT A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF PUBLIC BANKING? @ Online
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Register here Dear Friends and Public Banking Allies, We’d like to invite you to our next Public Banking 101 session, an educational series hosted by the Friends of the Public Bank East Bay exploring public banking in the context of our ongoing efforts to create a public bank in the East Bay. Our speaker will be Sylvia Chi, co-author of the landmark 2019 California Public Banking Act (AB 857) and former policy director for the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN). Sylvia will give an overview of AB857 and how it … Continued
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California Doughnut Economics Coalition Book Group – All We Can Save 6:00 pm
California Doughnut Economics Coalition Book Group – All We Can Save @ Online
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Are you hungry for deeper dialogue about the climate crisis and building community around solutions? We are too. A group of us at California Doughnut Economics Coalition are reading All We Can Save — it’s a book club! The book club helps us build on our doughnut economics foundation, further connect the (social & ecological) dots, and think more like a 21st-century economist. We want to extend the invite to all. About Book Club: A unique opportunity to read and share some information and inspirational conversation on important issues. The book club is an unbiased … Continued
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Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays 6:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/Copwatch411/status/139079596963399680069026
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Improving Oversight and Transparency in US Small Arms Trade 9:00 am
Improving Oversight and Transparency in US Small Arms Trade
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
https://twitter.com/ForumArmsTrade/status/140488416328352154169133
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Assange defense event
Assange defense event @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 26 all-day
This is the initial information we have re. this event, hosted by the Bay Area Freedom for Julian  Assange Committee, and Assangedefense.org. What: Speakers include Julian Assange’s father and brother, John and Gabriel Shipton, plus Alice Walker and Dan Ellsberg. Noam Chomsky will speak via Zoom as will Mumia Abu-Jamal. Initial co-sponsor list: Courage Foundation (Assangedefense.org)  Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal  National Lawyers Guild, Bay Area   Black Alliance for Peace  CodCode Pink, Golden Gate and nationally  United National Antiwar Coalition  International Action Center  Syria Solidarity Network Peninsula Peace and Justice … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism @ Online
Jun 26 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy - A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism @ Online
We still meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite. For our May meeting we’ll be reading Part I and Part II of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Marianna Mazzucato For our June meeting we will be finishing the book. Capitalism is in crisis. The rich have gotten richer—the 1 percent, those with more than $1 million, own 44 percent of the world’s wealth—while climate change is transforming—and in some cases wiping out—life on the planet. We are plagued by crises threatening our lives, and this … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
4/29/2018  start date   Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM … Continued
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Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy 4:00 pm
Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy @ Online
Jun 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Online Event Location:  https://www.crowdcast.io/e/annesebbaattheodysseybookshop/register  Join us on Crowdcast on June 29 at 7 PM for a Conversation with Anne Sebba, author of Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy. Joining us in conversation is Robby Meeropol from the Rosenberg Fund for Children. Questions about joining an online event? Email events@odysseybks.com for more info. About the Book In June 1953, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, a couple with two young sons, were led separately from their prison cells on Death Row and electrocuted moments apart. Both had been convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage for the Soviet Union, … Continued
Defunding Fear: A Conversation with Author Zach Norris and Hanif Fazal 5:30 pm
Defunding Fear: A Conversation with Author Zach Norris and Hanif Fazal @ Online
Jun 29 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday, June 29th, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Register here How do we make critical, collective commitments for change in this country? What does “defund the police” mean in context to historical injustices and reckoning? What can we each be doing today to make our communities safe, equitable and inclusive? Join the Center for Equity and inclusion for a free, virtual event of dialogue and reflection with our Executive Director Zach Norris and Center for Equity and Inclusion’s Co-Founder Hanif Fazal. Both well-known leaders in racial justice and transformational change, Zach and Hanif … Continued
DSA Night School: Palestine and Socialism 6:30 pm
DSA Night School: Palestine and Socialism @ Online
Jun 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us to learn about the Palestinian struggle for justice and why it’s important for our organizing. Our guest speaker will be Professor Rabab Abdulhadi from SFSU who is a leading voice on Palestinian Liberation.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82108143840?pwd=UHFHNUZFb0ZaaGpkME5QWlM1a1g3dz09 Meeting ID: 821 0814 3840 Passcode: school One tap mobile +16699006833,,82108143840#,,,,*276161# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,82108143840#,,,,*276161# US (Tacoma)69142
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