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Ban RoundUp in Alameda County 9:00 am
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. … Continued
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
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 … Continued
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Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative 6:30 pm
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Permanent Real Estate - Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
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 … Continued
A Savage Order: How the World’s Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security.  7:00 pm
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
A Savage Order: How the World's Deadliest Countries Can Forge a Path to Security.  @ Books, Inc
RACHEL KLEINFELD at Books Inc. Berkeley 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 … Continued
The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup 7:30 pm
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 … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – ALPRs, JTTF report, etc 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – ALPRs, JTTF report, etc @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relevant Agenda Items 4. 5:15pm: Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – OPD – presentation of inaugural annual report for FBI/JTTF, review and take possible action. 5. 5:25pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Automated License Plate Reader Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action. 6. 6:00pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Remote Camera Impact Report and draft use Policy – review and take possible action. 7. 6:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – UC Berkeley/Steve Trush – Review of Surveillance Acquisition Technology Questionnaire revisions 8. … Continued
Author Event: Seeking Rights From the Left 7:00 pm
Author Event: Seeking Rights From the Left @ East Bay Book Sellers
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Elisabeth Jay Friedman to discuss her new book Seeking Rights From the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latin American Pink Tide, on Thursday, April 4 at 7pm. She will be joined in conversation by C.S. Soong. Seeking Rights from the Left offers a unique comparative assessment of left-leaning Latin American governments by examining their engagement with feminist, women’s, and LGBT movements and issues. Focusing on the “Pink Tide” in eight national cases–Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, and Venezuela–the contributors evaluate how the Left addressed gender- and sexuality-based rights through … Continued
Devi Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues 7:00 pm
Devi Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues @ Revolution Books
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In The Atlas of Reds and Blues, an American born daughter of Bengali immigrants moves her family to a suburb of Atlanta. What happens there bears witness to American racism and abuse of power, tracing one woman’s shift from acquiescence to resistance. The Atlas of Reds and Blues is as narratively beautiful as it is brutal…. Laskar creates a world where the consequences of American terror never stop reverberating…I’ve never read a novel that does nearly as much in so few pages. Laskar has changed how we will all write … Continued
Solito, Solita Book Launch 7:30 pm
Solito, Solita Book Launch @ Pegasus Bookstore
Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the editors and two narrators of Solito, Solita for a discussion of this powerful new book from Voice of Witness and Haymarket Books. Solito, Solita tells the stories of youth refugees fleeing their home countries and traveling for hundreds of miles seeking safety and protection in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of immigrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? Narrators: Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age … Continued
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Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa 12:00 pm
Desperate Holdings Real Estate & LandMind Spa
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Opening Friday, April 5, please visit DESPERATE HOLDINGS REAL ESTATE & LandMind Spa, an immersive art installation organized by Cassie Thornton of the Feminist Economics Department (the FED). See our full website at http://www.desperateholdings.com. In 2015 Cassie Thornton, recently displaced from her San Francisco apartment, walked past the Salesforce Tower construction site in downtown San Francisco. Workers were digging 200 ft below, where they found Barbary Coast beams and thick clay-like soil. The foreman offered her and her friend a truckload of this clay, which would otherwise be sent to a toxic dump to … Continued
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Poor People’s Hearing for the Bay Area 2:00 pm
Poor People’s Hearing for the Bay Area @ United Methodist Church
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Poor People's Hearing for the Bay Area @ United Methodist Church
Join us for a Poor People’s Hearing on Homelessness, Mass Incarceration, and the Criminalization of Poverty in the Bay Area. Poor People’s Hearing Bay Area. Changing the Moral Narrative: Against Systemic Racism, Poverty, the War Economy, and Ecological Devastation. This 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 … Continued
The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? 2:00 pm
The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? @ Starry Plough
Apr 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? @ Starry Plough
The Green New Deal: A Step Towards Ecological Socialism? – a Suds, Snacks & Socialism forum 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. … Continued
Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom 7:00 pm
Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
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The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it 7:00 pm
The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight it @ UC Berkeley Moffitt Library Room 101
Apr 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Christoph Vandreier, Deputy National Secretary of the Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei (SGP), is the author of a new book Why are They Back? Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany. He will speak about the role of the SGP in exposing the network of pro-fascist academics and state intelligence operatives who are paving the way for the far-right. The meeting series will also take up the historical lessons that must be learned in order to build a mass working class movement capable of preventing the disaster of Nazism from … Continued
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Support Legislation to Redefine Police Use of Deadly Force 5:00 am
Support Legislation to Redefine Police Use of Deadly Force @ West Oakland BART
Apr 9 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 pm
Police should exhaust all alternatives before using deadly force Dear APTP supporters, This session we are supporting AB 392 — the California Act to Save Lives  – which would require law enforcement to exhaust all other alternatives before using deadly force on us and our loved ones. It’s our duty to protect the Black, Brown and Indigenous people who suffer at the hands of law enforcement daily by every means possible. Next Tuesday, April 9, will be the first hearing on AB 392. Join impacted families and the Let Us … Continued
Oakland City Council – Improving Sex Worker Health and Safety 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – Improving Sex Worker Health and Safety @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The City Council will be voting on support for a bill in the California legislature _Improving Sex Worker Health and Safety_ (SB 233 [1]). The hearing will be in the Third Floor Council Chambers. US PROStitutes Collective is part of the Bay Area PPC steering committee and has testified at several PPC hearings about the criminalization of survival. Although PPC does not support specific pieces of legislation, US PROS is supporting SB 233 because it aims to increase safety for sex workers by prohibiting their arrest when they come forward … Continued
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OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION 5:30 pm
OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Full agenda Agenda items of special interest: VII. R-02: Searches of Individuals on Probation and Parole The Commission will review an amended version of R-02: Searches of Individuals on Probation or Parole, and may vote on approving that version. Members of communities directly impacted by the policy may share their experiences and views. IX. Bey Case – Noticing the Federal Monitor The Commission will discuss, and may vote on, a letter that will be submitted to the Federal Monitor regarding new evidence in the Bey Case XI. Police Commission … Continued
Movie Night at Reem’s 6:00 pm
Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Nights at Reem’s The Arab Film and Media Institute and Reem’s are partnering to bring some of our favorite Arab films to Oakland. Screenings are free + the amazing team at Reem’s will be serving the full menu throughout the evening.  And that’s not all! There will be movie snacks (including za’atar popcorn!), April 11: Refugee Stories Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the … Continued
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ENDING LEGAL BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS 10:00 am
ENDING LEGAL BIAS AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS @ David Brower Center
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
Join Safe Return Project and Haas Institute to discuss bold solutions to end legal bias against formerly incarcerated people. ‘This convening brings together formerly incarcerated community leaders, legal experts, organizers and others to critically explore paths to liberation.’ Register here. 66335
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The 50th Anniversary of People’s Park
The 50th Anniversary of People’s Park @ People's Park
Apr 13 all-day
The 50th Anniversary of People’s Park @ People's Park
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!  65836
Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings 9:00 am
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 … Continued
Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Day 10:00 am
Alameda County Emergency Preparedness Day @ Chabot Elementary School
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Transition Berkeley: OPEN MEETING and CELEBRATION! 4:00 pm
Transition Berkeley: OPEN MEETING and CELEBRATION! @ Terea Hall Pittman, South Branch, Berkeley Public Library,
Apr 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  Want to help build a better future for Berkeley?….. Transition Berkeley wants you! Curious about Transition Berkeley activities and projects? Wondering how you can be involved? Do you have ideas on how to help transform Berkeley into a more livable, equitable and sustainable place? Join us! And celebrate our 8th Anniversary and new nonprofit status! To build a better future, we have to act collectively and we have to act now! We’ll have light refreshments to share! Questions: click here 66298
Art Build to Support the Fight to Stop Proposed Bay Area Refinery Expansion 6:00 pm
Art Build to Support the Fight to Stop Proposed Bay Area Refinery Expansion
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us during the Promise to Protect training weekend for an evening art build to create imagery, messaging, and designs that support the fight to stop the proposed Bay Area refinery expansion. Oil giant Phillips 66 wants to dramatically expand its San Francisco Bay marine terminal and refinery so it can process more toxic tar sands from Canada. This would threaten worker safety, degrade our climate, and worsen the quality of life for everyone living in the shadow of the Phillips 66 refinery— and the entire Bay Area. Tar sands … Continued
Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? 7:00 pm
Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Can We Feed the World Without Destroying It? @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Agribusiness corporations claim their destructive practices are necessary to feed the world’s current large population. Come hear Eric Holt-Gimenez, executive director of Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, debunk this claim. He will explain how, on the contrary, the current global system causes injustice, hunger, poverty and environmental degradation. He will also describe the social movements that are fighting to take back control of the food systems we all depend on. Sponsored by the Revolutionary Workers Group Info/RSVP Background: Global agribusinesses are big fossil fuel users, adding to climate change by … Continued
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Feed The Hood 7:00 am
Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
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Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings 9:00 am
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 … Continued
Intro to Marxism · Hosted by DSA Communist Caucus 3:00 pm
Intro to Marxism · Hosted by DSA Communist Caucus
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We will be going over one of Marx’s most famous texts: the 18th Brumaire! This class is open to all, and was created with the intention of bringing in folks who are unfamiliar with Marx. Come through!! Note: The meeting space is up a flight of stairs.66330
War Tax Resistance Granting Ceremony 3:00 pm
War Tax Resistance Granting Ceremony @ Berkeley Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Hall
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The People’s Life Fund of the Northern California War Tax Resistance will hold a Granting Ceremony Sunday, April 14 at 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll begin with a potluck, then have our ceremony. We will give away $15,000 – interest on resisted war tax money – to organizations doing peace and social justice work, who will describe their organizations and specific projects. The PLF offers counseling/education on various forms of war tax resistance.  BFUU has long hosted this very inspiring and worthy event. https://nwtrcc.org/resist/war-tax-resistance/ Co-sponsored by the BFUU … Continued
Green Sunday: What is really happening in Venezuela? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: What is really happening in Venezuela? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venezuela is facing significant difficulties, and one of the worst is the widespread misinformation spread by governments and media. Laura Wells and Roger Harris have traveled to Venezuela multiple times to see for themselves, and they will present critical information to counter the outright lies. They plan to save lots of time for Q&A, so bring your questions. Both have served on the board of the Task Force on the Americas. They have participated in many Latin American delegations and report-backs. Laura is a long-time Green, and Roger is with … Continued
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Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland 12:00 pm
Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland @ 5125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland Moderated by Roxanna Altholz Enter glass doors facing Life Sciences, go to Level E Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism, recently published by Duke University Press, narrates the story of a rural Colombian community in a conflict area that declared itself a peace community, a massacre that occurred there in 2005, and U.S. grassroots and government responses. Parallel to this, the book recounts and analyzes the multi-billion U.S. program known as Plan Colombia and the impact of U.S. military … Continued
Sound the Alarm for a Living Future! 4:00 pm
Sound the Alarm for a Living Future! @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On March 15th, more than one million of our children marched worldwide to demand action on climate change. They told us we cannot carry on living as we have been living – and they are right. They told us we have to focus on what MUST be done rather than what is politically possible or there is no hope for them – and they are right. They told us we are stealing their future with every minute of our inaction – and they are right. On March 15th, one million … Continued
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing 7:00 pm
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. 4/15 – Housing 4/22 – Economy 4/29 – Education 5/6 – Public Health 5/13 – Neighborhood Life 5/20 – Public Safety The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. Join us for this deeper … Continued
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Charm City – Film Screening 6:30 pm
Charm City – Film Screening @ Grand Lake Theater
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Indie Lens Pop-Up and KQED for a community screening of the award-winning documentary Charm City by Marilyn Ness.  Round table discussion to follow screening Hosted by Myles Bess from Above the Noise Doors open at 6:00 pm Program starts at 6:30 pm About the film: Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the front lines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence … Continued
ELECTRIC VEHICLES 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! 6:30 pm
ELECTRIC VEHICLES 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! @ Ecology Center
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thinking about buying an Electric Vehicle? EV 101 will discuss what vehicles are currently available, and their respective ranges. Other topics include charging and charging infrastructure, rebates, buying and leasing and other subjects pertinent to owning an EV. There will be plenty of time for questions. Guest experts include Elena Engel and Suzanne Loosen. Register here. 66235
Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Freedom of Movement Center
Apr 16 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. ​You’ll will hear about SURJ’s pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Featured Speaker: Sandra Johnson a Community Organizer for All of Us or None, a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights … Continued
DSA Socialist Night School: Green New Deal 7:00 pm
DSA Socialist Night School: Green New Deal @ East Bay Community Space
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution elicited reactions from the dismissive (“the green dream, or whatever they call it” from Rep. Pelosi) to the ridiculous (a “socialist fantasy” from Sen. Thune) in the halls of Congress. The Green New Deal frightens both major parties and enjoys broad support among Americans, but what would a Green New Deal look like? Who supports it and who’s critical from the left? And most importantly, how do we achieve it and climate justice more broadly? Join us on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss … Continued
Liberate The Caged Voices 7:00 pm
Liberate The Caged Voices @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for this interactive event as we read the letters, commentary and poetry of people experiencing the current iteration of modern day slavery within our prisons, as codified by the exception clause to the 13th Amendment, Section 1. Neither slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.66331
People Power Happy Hour! 7:00 pm
People Power Happy Hour! @ Reems Bakery
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet the organizers behind the all-volunteer campaign to bring a People’s Budget to Oakland! Talk policy, plug into volunteer opportunities, or just enjoy some flatbread and conversation. Special thanks to Reem’s for hosting!66382
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A Poor People’s Hearing, Part II 12:00 pm
A Poor People’s Hearing, Part II @ Laney College Forum
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Poor People's Hearing, Part II @ Laney College Forum
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Rally for Kaiser workers! 12:00 pm
Rally for Kaiser workers! @ 1 Kaiser Plaza
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kaiser National Union of Healthcare Worker (NUHW) members have been in bargaining with Kaiser management for almost nine months. They staged a five-day strike in December, including a picket in front of Richmond Kaiser, which drew electeds such as Councilmember Eduardo Martinez. Despite tremendous support from various allies, with over 80 elected and community leaders signing strong letters of support, Kaiser has still refused to budge on key issues: ensuring patients have timely access to mental health services (some patients seeking mental health services have to wait two months!) and … Continued
Nurses Present on Medicare for All 6:00 pm
Nurses Present on Medicare for All @ Taylor Memorial Church
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nurses Present on Medicare for All @ Taylor Memorial Church
Our for-profit health care system has failed communities of color and struggling families and individuals.  Even after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, our health care system still leaves nearly 30 million individuals uninsured and at least 40 million who can’t afford to use the insurance they have. The ability to see a provider or the ability to afford needed medications have not improved for communities of color, regardless of the expansion of insurance coverage. Insurance continues to be confusing, constantly changing, and unaffordable, having harsh impacts on communities of color.  Race and income impact the care you get—or don’t get. … Continued
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Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force 10:00 am
Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, City Hall steps
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction of joint resolution by District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor, District 1 Councilmember Dan Kalb, and City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan in support of State Assembly Bill 392, which just passed out of the State Public Safety Committee on April 9. Confirmed speakers include Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project; Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, Love Not Blood Campaign; Attorney John Burris; Attorney Dan Siegel, APTP; and Jose Pavon of CURYJ. The Oakland City Council Rules Committee meets right after this press conference at 10:45. This … Continued
NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” 1:30 pm
NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” @ St. Mary's Center
Apr 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Time to Move Beyond Income – For the first time in history the US was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. For the first time in history the United States was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. Speakers include: Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law and Poverty, Maryann Broxton, US Coordinator MAP Research, Boston, Guillaume Charvon, US Coordinator for the MAP research/NY Leadership Team and the St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. RSVP Here 66336
Author Event: How to Do Nothing 7:00 pm
Author Event: How to Do Nothing @ East Bay Book Sellers
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Jenny Odell to discuss her new new book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important … Continued
Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir 7:00 pm
Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir @ Albany Twin
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feature documentary film, directed by Michael M. Conti, produced with Heather Boyle (USA) 70 minutes. “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him … Continued
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Court Support for the Homeless – Oakland Union Point Dwellers 10:00 am
Court Support for the Homeless – Oakland Union Point Dwellers @ Federal Courthouse, Room 6
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
COURT SUPPORT! needed tmrw, FridayUnion Point camp has a case management hearing10amSF Fed Bldg450 Golden Gate AveRoom 6Let's keep up the pressure— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) April 18, 2019 66400
Defend & Defy: A Community Panel Discussion 6:30 pm
Defend & Defy: A Community Panel Discussion @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Key community representatives will come together to discuss urgent immigration issues that are threatening our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on diverse backgrounds, the panelists will share their expertise and perspectives on a range of issue-areas affected by recent anti-immigration policies. Learn how each of us can effectively defend our communities and defy anti-immigration policies and attitudes. Confirmed panelists include Catherine Tactaquin, (Executive Director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights), Martha Ockenfels-Martinez (Researcher, Human Impact Partners), and Lara Kiswani (Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center). Moderated by Eddie Yuen. … Continued
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Berkeley Earth Day! 10:00 am
Berkeley Earth Day! @ David Brower Center
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Berkeley Earth Day! @ David Brower Center
Berkeley Earth Day is an exciting day of inspiring, life changing fun! Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it! This event features dozens of vendors sharing their eco-friendly products and epic activism. Hear educational and inspirational talks from experts, activists, enjoy delicious sustainable food, films and more! Compassionate Living, a non-profit organization based in the … Continued
Earth Day at the Gill Tract 10:00 am
Earth Day at the Gill Tract @ Gill Tract
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  The UC Gill Tract Community Farm invites you to their 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration. This celebration features music, food, and children’s activities. For details, call 510.292.3418. 66304
Vehicular Residents Meet & Greet BBQ 12:00 pm
Vehicular Residents Meet & Greet BBQ @ People's Park
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Vehicular Residents Meet & Greet BBQ @ People's Park
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Film Showing: STRUGGLES IN STEEL 4:30 pm
Film Showing: STRUGGLES IN STEEL @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
  Liberated Lens hosts a screening of Black Labor’s “Struggles in Steel”. Discussion follows.   66305
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Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing 7:00 pm
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. 4/15 – Housing 4/22 – Economy 4/29 – Education 5/6 – Public Health 5/13 – Neighborhood Life 5/20 – Public Safety The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. Join us for this deeper … Continued
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Bay Area Student Loan Debt Summit 8:30 am
Bay Area Student Loan Debt Summit @  Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Apr 23 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Please RSVP to join us on April 23rd! The San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco invite you to join us on April 23rd for the first ever Bay Area Student Debt Summit, a gathering of researchers, advocates, policy makers and practitioners concerned with the growing student debt crisis and its particularly pernicious impact on the financial well-being and economic mobility of low-income communities and communities of color. Join local, state and national policy experts, advocates and practitioners to discuss the implications of … Continued
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Sunrise Movement Green New Deal 1:30 pm
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events Berkeley event registration here The Sunrise Movement, whose sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office last fall helped create momentum for a Green New Deal, will hold town hall meetings on the Green New Deal in more than 100 cities in April and May. Speakers will range from members of Congress and local politicians,  to people already working to transform local economies,  to  performers, musicians, and community leaders who are getting behind the movement for a Green New Deal. They will share plans for the coming … Continued
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events 6:30 pm
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events @ Sierra Club
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Sunrise Movement Green New Deal Events @ Sierra Club
The Sunrise Movement, whose sit-in in Nancy Pelosi’s office last fall helped create momentum for a Green New Deal, will hold town hall meetings on the Green New Deal in more than 100 cities in April and May. Speakers will range from members of Congress and local politicians,  to people already working to transform local economies,  to  performers, musicians, and community leaders who are getting behind the movement for a Green New Deal. They will share plans for the coming months and provide time for discussion of local strategies for … Continued
Green New Deal Afterparty 8:30 pm
Green New Deal Afterparty @ Octopus Literary Salon
Apr 24 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Who stands to benefit from the Green New Deal? What’s at stake? Join us after the Sierra Club Green New Deal Town Hall to socialize and discuss about how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for us.66255
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BART: License Plate Reader Mass Surveillance at BART Stations 9:00 am
BART: License Plate Reader Mass Surveillance at BART Stations @ Kaiser Center, 3rd floor. Use entrance on Webster behind CVS.
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
BART Meeting Agenda Entry: A. Surveillance Policy: Automated License Plate Readers.* a. Surveillance Use Policy. b. Surveillance Impact Report. Board requested to authorize. BART will be considering policies for ALPR usage at all BART Stations.  Their proposal is to eventually install these mass surveillance devices at all BART stations across the Bay Area that have parking facilities. Meeting agenda is here (Item 6) Proposed policy and impact report are here More info here    66409
A Place to Breathe: A Work-In-Progress Fundraising Screening 6:30 pm
A Place to Breathe: A Work-In-Progress Fundraising Screening @ Community Bank of the East Bay
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us as we toast our progress so far on A PLACE TO BREATHE – a film that tells the stories of immigrant and refugee health care providers and clients in Oakland, CA and Lowell, MA. The film explores culturally responsive integrative models in health care, following individuals and families from Mexico, Guatemala, Uruguay, Congo, and Cambodia. Enjoy a special work-in-progress fundraising screening and meet the filmmakers and key players at Street Level Health Project, one of the clinics featured in the film. Click here to watch a five minute introduction to the film. … Continued
History of May Day 6:30 pm
History of May Day @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Why do we celebrate Labor Day in the United States when the rest of the world has May Day? The history of May Day reveals that the struggle for the eight-hour day, general strikes, and the socialist roots of the holiday made it anathema to the ruling class, and a goal for workers everywhere, including here. Please join East Bay DSA for a presentation on May Day’s history. Accessibility: NPML is ADA accessible.  66303
RPA movie night – The Hemp Revolution 6:30 pm
RPA movie night – The Hemp Revolution @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The next monthly potluck and (free!) movie night at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center will feature The Hemp Revolution: 6:30pm potluck and socializing 7-9:30pm screening and discussion Join us for the HEMP REVOLUTION, a film that examines the history of hemp’s criminalization and the interests behind it. A more durable fibre than thirsty cotton for making textiles. A sustainable crop requiring almost no pesticide to thrive, making farming a cleaner process for the environment. A higher quality material than wood pulp for paper making. A non-polluting fuel, providing a cleaner … Continued
POSTPONED: Author Event: The Management of Savagry 7:30 pm
POSTPONED: Author Event: The Management of Savagry @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
POSTPONED: Author Event: The Management of Savagry @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
POSTPONED. NOT HAPPENING THIS DAY. KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents:   MAX BLUMENTHAL “The Management of Savagery: How America’s National Security State   Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump”   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     “Max Blumenthal has spent the last decade transforming himself into one of the most vital voices in journalism today, always speaking truth to power with fearlessness and integrity.”—Reza Aslan, author of Zealot   “The … Continued
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WORKER’S MEMORIAL DAY 2019! MOURN FOR THE DEAD, FIGHT FOR THE LIVING! 12:00 pm
WORKER’S MEMORIAL DAY 2019! MOURN FOR THE DEAD, FIGHT FOR THE LIVING! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Workers Memorial Day 2019/May Day Rally Union Construction Jobs for Oaklanders! WORKER’S MEMORIAL DAY 2019! MOURN FOR THE DEAD, FIGHT FOR THE LIVING! Sunday, April 28, is International Workers Memorial Day, a day to mourn and remember brothers and sisters we have lost to workplace injury and disease. It is observed around the world by surviving family members, friends, coworkers, and health and safety activists in workplaces and communities. Join Worksafe -Safety, Health, and Justice for Workers on FRIDAY, APRIL 26TH, AT NOON in Downtown Oakland to observe Workers Memorial … Continued
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Feed The Hood 10 7:00 am
Feed The Hood 10 @ Cristo Rey High School
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
eastoaklandcollective Feed the Hood 10 is next Sunday, April 28! Don’t forget to join us for this large scale opportunity to provide lunch and hygiene kits for our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. Register today at bit.ly/feedthehood10.66404
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | 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 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 at the Oscar Grant … Continued
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens 6:30 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night - Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
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 … Continued
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Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing 7:00 pm
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. 4/15 – Housing 4/22 – Economy 4/29 – Education 5/6 – Public Health 5/13 – Neighborhood Life 5/20 – Public Safety The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. Join us for this deeper … Continued
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