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Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien 12:00 pm
Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Register here Join historian Robin D. G Kelley and artist Isaac Julien for an online conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. The conversation is informed by “Lessons of the Hour-Frederick Douglass” (2019), Julien’s immersive, ten-screen film installation about the famed abolitionist currently on view at McEvoy Arts. The conversation takes place online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 1, 2020 at 12pm PST. Attendance is free with registration. With excerpts of his speeches … Continued
Community Dialogs – Mass Incarceration and Higher Education 6:30 pm
Community Dialogs – Mass Incarceration and Higher Education @ Online
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We’re excited to announce Community Dialogs, a public education program offering events on topics related to mass incarceration and higher education. Events will feature guest speakers including students, our local community, and national experts; film and book discussion groups featuring Mount Tamalpais College faculty; and online workshops free of charge. The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm-7:45pm, and will feature the premiere screening of With This Knowledge, a short documentary series following two former students on their reentry journey. Film subjects Sumit Lal and Sajad Shakoor, and … Continued
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Socialists talk a lot about the working class. Why is that? Well, we think workers play a particular role under capitalism that makes them central in the fight for socialism. As the main producers of society’s wealth, workers have the potential power to halt the system. What does it mean to build this power and how does that inform our organizing today? Join the East Bay DSA Political Education Committee for a discussion of these questions and more! Reading + Listening Hal Draper, Why the Working Class Vivek Chibber, Why the Working … Continued
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Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice 6:00 pm
Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Register here If you are feeling called to action but are not sure how to or where to begin, this workshop is for you. In this introductory workshop, we’ll start by understanding systemic racism as a system of advantage rooted in the beliefs and institutionalization of white supremacy, rather than a product of individuals who are “good” or “bad”. We’ll also discuss how individuals can engage in an ongoing practice of anti-racism to actively dismantle racism in their daily lives. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in small-group dialogue and … Continued
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
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Workers and Just Transition: A Global View 9:00 am
Workers and Just Transition: A Global View @ Online
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
REGISTER HERE. Worldwide transitions deserve a worldwide response!  An exciting webinar produced by the Labor Network for Sustainability and the Just Transition Listening Project Organizing Committee will bring together labor and policy leaders to share perspectives, stories, and strategies from the frontlines of the struggle for a global just transition.  This webinar is the sixth in a series of the Just Transition Listening Project.  In addition to the webinar series, they have conducted interviews with more than 100 community leaders and workers to learn of their experiences and perspectives on Just … Continued
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? 2:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? @ Online
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Connect with https: https://tinyurl.com/election2020-WTF Speakers and themes include: * Dr. Laurence Shoup: The factors behind the vote: Historical, economic, social and political * Michael Rubin: The political reality revealed: What should socialists do now? * Marsha Feinland: California politics unmasked: What ballot initiatives have become This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.68354
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group - Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. MAX HAIVEN, THE AUTHOR, WILL BE JOINING OUR DISCUSSION IN DECEMBER! Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, Capital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, and The Deficit Myth. For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of  ‘Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Nov 15, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm The Ongoing War on Syria & Why it Matters | Rick Sterling will discuss the current situation in Syria and future prospects if Biden assumes the Presidency. Unreported in mainstream media, the US and allies continue to wage hybrid warfare on Syria – economically, politically, judicially and militarily. Why does the US persist in attacking Syria, preventing it from recovering and harming millions of Syrians? Will this change with a Democrat in the White House?  Why has this struggle become a focal point … Continued
Know Your Rights Training 11:00 am
Know Your Rights Training @ Online
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILM An introduction to your constitutional rights as they pertain to filming the police. The training will cover: I.    Introduction and Principles of Copwatching II.   Legal Rights and how they play into filming the police III.  Three Types of Stops, Violations, and Police Misconduct IV.  Copwatching Techniques V.   How to Film VI.  How Can You Fight Back Sliding scale donations start at $0 SIGN UP & GET ZOOM LINK DONATE 68374
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency 4:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Tune in on December 6th to hear from young people fighting the climate emergency by leading divestment work in their communities, school systems, and college campuses. Join us in taking the first step to divest from Wall Street and big banks like Chase who are poisoning the water we drink and the air we breathe, and reinvesting in the community-based solutions we need. RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeivpjgpGNwy0CbaEFdnzD0eddQcrS2u Are you in the beginning stages of deciding who you want to bank with? Do you have a checking account with Chase bank? Are you concerned … Continued
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Truth Act Forum – Alameda County 2:00 pm
Truth Act Forum – Alameda County @ Online
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join community members and advocates for the third TRUTH Act forum in Alameda County to demand transparency and accountability! If we uphold our values, we’ll move Alameda County forward together. Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement. At #AlamedaTruthForum2020, we’re calling on the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors to end all collaboration with ICE. Regardless of a community member’s convictions, they are valued and should … Continued
Prison Letter Writing Night 6:00 pm
Prison Letter Writing Night @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prison Mail Night – Holiday Cards Edition! Elaa Baker Center will host a virtual mail night to send out our annual holiday card to people who are currently incarcerated across the country. Our mailing list has grown to over 7,000 incarcerated people! This may be the only holiday card many will get this season, and with so much tragedy and loss, a bit of hope and light is always welcome. Please join us for our holiday themed mail night. RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org for Zoom link. 68372
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes 7:00 pm
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will be reading the prologue and the first chapter ahead of this meeting. Anyone interested in learning and discussing with others is welcome to join us. The book is about how two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87512638918?pwd=a0V3eHZlaFU2Z2lJL0tHaHpUVlNiUT09 Meeting ID: … Continued
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Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden 11:00 am
Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden @ Outside Barbara Lee's Office
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11/10 National Actions To Support The Campaign For US House Resolutions 1175 &1162 To Drop The Charges Against Julian Assange & Edward Snowden https://bayaction2freeassange.org/12-10-20-event/?uuid=ce85e565-606b-4ca0-946d-cc504160e09d On November 23, 2020 Stella Moris, Julian’s fiancé, tweeted that over 70% of prisoners in Julian’s Belmarsh Prison wing were infected with COVID-19. His life is in imminent danger and depends on us acting urgently! In October, Tulsi Gabbard and Thomas Massie introduced House Resolution 1175, a bill calling for the United States to ensure the release of Julian Assange. She introduced a similar bill, House … Continued
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Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 … Continued
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