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Privacy Advisory Commission Meeting 5:00 pm
Privacy Advisory Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OFD – Discuss with staff existing equipment capabilities, report and policy drafting sequence 5. 5:25pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Body Worn Camera Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – (continued from December 6) review and take possible action 6. 6:00pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Automated License Plate Reader Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action 7. 6:25: Unapproved Use of Surveillance Technology Report—OPD-take action on Report.65444
Planning meeting for the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy 7:30 pm
Planning meeting for the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy @ The Greenlining Institute
Jan 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Help us plan for a mass mobilization to reclaim King’s legacy Our 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy is coming up quickly on January 21, 2019! Thanks to all who attended our first planning meeting earlier this month. At that meeting we were able to establish several committees to begin the work of planning this major event. Even if you couldn’t make it to the first meeting, we invite you to join us for our 2nd big planning meeting to #ReclaimMLK! We’ve established committees working on policy … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Jan 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019!   NEW: Relieving millions in local Medical Debt through pennies-on-the-dollar buyback programs. NEW: A book group and seminar focused on Economic Inequality and Economic Theory for the modern age. Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes Tiny Homes and other solutions for … Continued
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Sunflower Alliance Retreat 10:00 am
Sunflower Alliance Retreat @ Sports Basement
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Retreat @ Sports Basement
Whether you come to meetings regularly or just value the Sunflower Alliance as a part of your life, please join us for a short, one-day retreat to plan our direction in 2019. Please come prepared to share your thoughts about the Sunflower Alliance’s strengths and how we can leverage them to evolve and grow. We’ll have a veteran community organizer lead us in a training on developing strategy. Coffee, tea, snacks, and lunch will be part of the experience, of course. Please bring your own refillable water bottle. The more … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 6 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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OEA Solidarity Committee Open Meeting 6:30 pm
OEA Solidarity Committee Open Meeting @ Sports Basement
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The teachers strike wave is sweeping California—and likely coming to Oakland next. Join East Bay DSA’s OEA Solidarity Committee for an open meeting to learn how we can help support the teachers of the Oakland Education Association as they struggle for smaller class sizes, better resources, and a livable wage. All East Bay DSA members are welcome—come join the movement against austerity and school privatization and defend public education with the OEA!65436
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
No Coal in Richmond meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jan 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
The Richmond City Council took its first step on December 18, 2018 toward ending the shipment of coal and petroleum coke (pet coke) through the city.  These toxic commodities are shipped overseas from the privately-owned Richmond Levin terminal. The Richmond City Council is considering legislation to phase out and ultimately end the use of the terminal for coal and pet coke.  At the council meeting yesterday, about a dozen people spoke in support and no one spoke in opposition to an initial draft of the legislation. Council members voted unanimously … Continued
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Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Sierra Club
Jan 10 @ 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.65417
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‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group 4:30 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Jan 12 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Doughnut Economics Reading Group: Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know the system needs to change—but we … Continued
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DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
East Bay DSA’s general meetings (GMs) are held on the second Sunday of each month. These meetings include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. Volunteering at the GM is lively, easy, and low-commitment, and hugely benefits the meetings and thus our internal democracy. If you intend to come and would like to volunteer (!), let us know. Use this form, too, if you have child supervision or accessibility needs, including the need for an ASL interpreter. With our new regular schedule, member-submitted resolutions … Continued
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting @ Citizen Engagement Laboratory
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) focuses on fighting the four pillars of evil: poverty, systemic racism, the war economy and environmental devastation, and on shifting the moral narrative. PPC supporters in the Bay Area have come together to form the Bay Area PPC Steering Committee and hope you can join this effort and share this information with others who may be interested. AT THE UPCOMING MEETING WE WILL DISCUSS: – Plans for the March 2019 PPC Bay Area Hearing (dates, times, locations, format) – … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 13 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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APTP General Meeting: Organize for #ThePeoplesMarch on MLK Day 7:30 pm
APTP General Meeting: Organize for #ThePeoplesMarch on MLK Day @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thanks to all who attended our previous planning meetings! We’ve established several committees who are working hard to plan this major event. There’s still lots more work to do and plenty of room for you to join in, if you’ve not yet been able to get involved. We’d like to invite back those of you who are already plugged into a committee and all those who were unable to make it, but would like to help us make this a powerful action. Working committees are policy & program, outreach, logistics … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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