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SURJ Bay Area Lobby Visit Workshop 1:00 pm
SURJ Bay Area Lobby Visit Workshop
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Policy Working Group is excited to invite you to our upcoming, SURJ Bay Area Lobby Visit Workshop, part two of our legislative workshop series! Workshop participants can expect to… -Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJ’s larger framework -Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer -Hear about new opportunities to engage in the legislative process with SURJ -Hear from Essie Justice Group on their 2019 policy priorities Tickets are sliding scale, $0 – $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This … Continued
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March from People’s Park 1:00 pm
March from People’s Park @ People's Park
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
On January 22nd, supporters of People’s Park marched down Telegraph Avenue to Sproul Plaza to protest the University’s overwhelming police response to the protest defending the trees. This peaceful protest was interrupted by a reckless driver who pushed up on the protesters and struck a sleeping homeless man as he fled the scene. Police have refused to release the identity of the driver or respond to this blatant attack on the poor people of Berkeley.65598
People’s Park Rally and Protest 1:00 pm
People’s Park Rally and Protest @ People's Park
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
People's Park Rally and Protest @ People's Park
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Big Banks: Break up with Private Prisons or we’ll Break up with You 12:00 pm
Big Banks: Break up with Private Prisons or we’ll Break up with You
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This Valentine’s Day, we’re turning up the pressure on Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase in San Francisco. Will you join us? Click here to RSVP. What: Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase: Break up with private prisons or we’ll break up with you (Rally and petition delivery) Sixty percent of the immigrants the Trump administration locked up are being held in private prisons built by companies like CoreCivic and GEO Group. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase finance billions of dollars of their debt. All these banks need to do is stop … Continued
Dear Wells & CHASE, Show Your Love! Muestra Tu Amor! 12:00 pm
Dear Wells & CHASE, Show Your Love! Muestra Tu Amor!
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On Valentine’s Day, join Mujeres Unidas y Activas, La Colectiva de Mujeres, MomsRising, Bay Resistance, Candide Group, Hand in Hand, the national FamiliesBelongTogether Coalition and others to ask WellsFargo and JPMorgan Chase To Break Up with Private Prisons and Immigration Detention Centers! While professing respect for human rights, Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase continue to fund GEO Group and CoreCivic; the biggest operators of private prisons and immigrant detention centers. Let’s tell Jamie Dimon (Chase) and Timothy Sloan (Wells) that we’re not afraid to align our money with our values. … Continued
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Morality, Christianity, and the History of Policing 1:30 pm
Morality, Christianity, and the History of Policing @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 17 @ 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
ALTERNATIVES TO POLICING WORKSHOP 2 Let’s talk about the “common sense” ideas about crime, morality, and safety that shape and limit how we think about policing and community safety. Many of these ideas are profoundly influenced by a particular brand of Christianity that has dominated in this country, a version of the faith that served to justify genocide and slavery and continues to uphold white supremacy in ways that are sometimes overt but more often subtle and even innocuous-seeming. How can we begin to call these “common sense” ideas into … Continued
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Human Banner: “NO WALL!” 12:00 pm
Human Banner: “NO WALL!” @ The Pergola at Lake Merritt
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Oakland’s First** Human Banner: “NO WALL!” (**Believed to be) OAKLAND’S FIRST “human banner.” We will spell out NO WALL! with our bodies, and give the news helicopters a visual to go with their stories on the day’s nationwide rallies and their ongoing coverage of this saga. The event will be very short and, we hope, very sweet. No speeches, just aerial art. We will unfurl an actual USA flag (30 x 50 feet, held taut by some of the participants), and on the adjacent lawn area we will arrange our … Continued
Protest the Unconstitutional State of Emergency 12:00 pm
Protest the Unconstitutional State of Emergency @ Ohlone Way
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This protest is planned in response to President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. Join in to protect the rule of law and our Constitution. On this Presidents Day holiday, stand to demand that our president respect the separation of powers. RSVP.65685
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Socialist Night School: Strikes! 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Strikes! @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School continues its 2019 Winter Session with a class examining strikes. Over the last year there has been a wave of successful teacher strikes, and our local Oakland Education Association recently voted to authorize a strike. But how do strikes figure into the larger picture of class struggle and building working class power? And what lessons can we learn from historical strikes? Please join us on Tuesday, February 19 to discuss these questions and more! Details and readings coming soon! Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms … Continued
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 20 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 21 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
Oakland Teachers Strike – Rally and Picket Line Support
Oakland Teachers Strike – Rally and Picket Line Support
Feb 21 all-day
City-wide rally at 11:30 a.m at Oscar Grant Plaza. Oakland teachers are the lowest paid teachers in Alameda County. Every year, 1-in-5 teachers leave the district, and on top of high teacher turnover, students are already under resourced with only one academic counselor per 600 students, and only 21 nurses for all 37,000 students. Oakland teachers and our students deserve better! Sign up for a shift at the picket line! What: Join a picket line near you! When: Thursday, February 21 — Morning shift: 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Afternoon shift: 2:30 p.m. … Continued
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 22 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
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Waffles & Zapatismo 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.65047
Hands Off Venezuela Rally 12:00 pm
Hands Off Venezuela Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join the International Action Center and Spring Action Coalition for a day of action against US intervention in Venezuela. We will hold a rally at 14th and Broadway in Oakland to protest the Trump administration’s support for the coup against the Maduro government, and the long history of sanctions and threats against the Venezuelan people. We demand an end to hostile actions against Venezuela!65616
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