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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82465546845 Agenda items: 4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Forensic Logic Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action. 5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Exigent Circumstances Use Reports – review and take possible action. 6. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Live Stream Use Reports – review and take possible action. 7. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance Amendments – Hofer/Patterson/Gage – review and take possible action. a. Prohibition On Predictive Policing And Remote Biometric Surveillance Technology b. Annual Report metrics and due dates … Continued
Socialist Night School: Eco-Socialist Principles 6:30 pm
Socialist Night School: Eco-Socialist Principles @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84693488061?pwd=M2t3S0dzdkhwN01oZm1hcFpHZS91UT09 In 2018 the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report, stating that the world needed to steeply cut its carbon emissions and make radical changes in order to limit the planet’s temperature from rising to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. If that goal wasn’t met, the report predicted a horrifying increase in suffering for almost all life and ecological collapses. In America, this report was met on the political Left by sustained calls for the abolition of capitalist exploitation of people and the … Continued
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Mutual Aid Collection Drive at the OMNI 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Collection Drive at the OMNI @ Omni Commons
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday Sept. 13th to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collective the materials on Sept. 4th, 5th & 6th and aiming … Continued
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Mutual Aid Collection Drive at the OMNI 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Collection Drive at the OMNI @ Omni Commons
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to be redistributed on Sunday Sept. 13th to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collective the materials on Sept. 4th, 5th & 6th and aiming … Continued
Before and After November 2020 10:30 am
Before and After November 2020 @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
There are increasing concerns as to what will happen before, during, and after our November election so this is an opportunity to express our concerns. Our group discussion will be introduced by Gene Ruyle and other ICSS members with ample opportunity for discussion. Be prepared to voice, and defend, your views  For background, we will post a list of recommended sources in early September, for example in Democracy Now, the New York Times, and elsewhere ss they develop. ICSS member Sharon Rose will moderate. LOG-IN INFO The meeting will be opened up, … Continued
Harlan County, USA: East Bay DSA Presents a Film Screening. 6:00 pm
Harlan County, USA: East Bay DSA Presents a Film Screening. @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This Labor Day weekend, join the EBDSA Labor Committee for a screening of Harlan County, USA, and learn about our newly-launched Jobs Program! This Oscar-winning film documents the struggles of Brookside Mineworkers while striking for safer working conditions, fair labor practices, and decent wages. Following the screening, we will discuss the film and how the Jobs Program aims to build working-class power through strategic workplace organizing. RSVP here for Zoom link68143
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Protect Point Molate from Developers 5:30 pm
Protect Point Molate from Developers @ Online Via Zoom
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Point Molate is the last unprotected headland along San Francisco Bay. For several years, this rare, wild shoreline was being considered as a site for a mega-casino. A hardworking coalition of local groups helped defeat that wrongheaded proposal. Now, a Southern California-based luxury housing developer is trying to make this beautiful site available only to the rich.  Opponents of the SunCal proposal argue that the site should be held as a regional park instead of an elite housing complex. As a public park, Point Molate could be enjoyed by nearby … Continued
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A Conversation with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust 5:00 pm
A Conversation with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for a conversation with the Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, an urban Indigenous women-led land trust that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Starting in Fall 2020, BCNM commits to paying an annual Shuumi Land Tax, a small step towards acknowledging the history of genocide on this land and contributing to its healing, as well as embarking on our Indigenous Technologies Initiative. About Corrina Gould Corrina Gould (Lisjan Ohlone) is the chair and spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan​— she was born and raised in … Continued
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes 7:00 pm
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Due to unhealthy air quality, this memorial event is postponed until next Thursday.https://t.co/q9PjfNRCpy— Indybay (@Indybay) September 10, 2020 Come through to the Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland) on Thursday, September 10th 7-10pm for a memorial honoring the dozens of lives that have been taken by police and vigilante violence since George Floyd was killed. This number grows everyday 💔 Just as we exercise collective power through demonstrations, it is also important to collectively mourn and make the time and space to honor those for whom we seek justice 🖤 bring candles, … Continued
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Black Lives Matter: A Conversation With East Bay Candidates 12:00 pm
Black Lives Matter: A Conversation With East Bay Candidates @ Online
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This summer, we’ve seen a mass uprising for racial justice. Millions of people have taken to the streets and shut down their workplaces to declare that Black Lives Matter, to demand an end to racist police brutality. Protesters are calling on local governments to defund police and to invest in public services and good jobs for Black and brown communities. Join former Richmond City Councilmember and candidate for AC Transit Board Jovanka Beckles, candidate for Oakland City Council Carroll Fife, Berkeley City Councilmember Cheryl Davila, and Richmond City Councilmember Melvin … Continued
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism – Elections, Part I 2:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism – Elections, Part I @ Online
Sep 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
This is a virtual meeting: join with this link: https://tinyurl.com/SudsSnacks 2:30-3:30 Discussion of local elections, Featuring: – Carroll Fife, candidate for Oakland City Council District 3 – Aiden Hill, Green Party candidate for Berkeley Mayor – The Action 2020 slate for Oakland School Board – The socialist slate for Hayward City Council 3:30-4:00 Presentation and discussion of the Statewide propositions on the California ballot – – A short summary of all of the propositions with concurring positions by the Alameda County Greens and the Peace and Freedom Party, and a brief … Continued
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East Bay DSA Yearly Convention 1:00 pm
East Bay DSA Yearly Convention
Sep 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Welcome to East Bay DSA’s Annual Convention! The convention is the highest decision-making body of the chapter, where we discuss and reflect upon our work and organizing, debate priorities and platform for the future and ratify our annual Priorities Resolution. If you want to influence or provide your opinion on what you think the chapter should focus on, prioritize, or otherwise organize for, you don’t want to miss it! This year is a little different than previous years though: Because of COVID-19, we’ll be holding our convention digitally Normally we have our … Continued
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Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine 6:00 pm
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Sep 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://tinyurl.com/jews-white-supremacy-palestine  Want to explore the relationship between Jews and white supremacy? Between settler colonialism, here — and — in Palestine? The historical responses of Jews of European background wishing to maintain their safety have generally been to assimilate into whiteness and embrace ethno-nationalism in Israel. At this point in time, we see the question changing: Can we commit to seeking safety through solidarity? And where does antisemitism fit into all of this? Join Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area for a free two-session Zoom workshop to dig into … Continued
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Health and Community in Times of Crisis 4:00 pm
Health and Community in Times of Crisis @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Health and Community in Times of Crisis @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Rosemarie Day and Zach Norris discuss both of their books, the pandemic’s effect on communities of color and lower income communities, public health policy across a wider range of issues, and much more!   Register Here 68139
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Kickoff Meeting 6:30 pm
Reimagining Public Safety Taskforce Kickoff Meeting @ Online
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Find participation info, observation info, the agenda, the taskforce timeline, and more here: https://www.oaklandca.gov/meetings/reimagining-public-safety-taskforce-special-meeting68159
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POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes 7:00 pm
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED FOR A WEEK: Memorial for People Killed by Police and Vigilantes @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Due to unhealthy air quality, this memorial event is postponed until next Thursday.https://t.co/q9PjfNRCpy— Indybay (@Indybay) September 10, 2020 Come through to the Lake Merritt Amphitheater (Oakland) on Thursday, September 10th 7-10pm for a memorial honoring the dozens of lives that have been taken by police and vigilante violence since George Floyd was killed. This number grows everyday 💔 Just as we exercise collective power through demonstrations, it is also important to collectively mourn and make the time and space to honor those for whom we seek justice 🖤 bring candles, … Continued
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Defund OPD Town Hall – What is Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force?” 12:30 pm
Defund OPD Town Hall – What is Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force?” @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 19 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Please RSVP and join Carroll Fife (Director, ACCE Oakland & Candidate for Oakland City Council, District 3) and James Burch (Policy Director, Anti Police-Terror Project [APTP]) for a virtual town hall. The purpose of this town hall will be to get community input on goals and expectations for Oakland’s “Reimagining Public Safety” Task Force over the next 7-10 months. REGISTER HERE This event will include ASL interpretation and closed captioning. For other accessibility needs, please reach out to us. Background: In July 2020, spurred by community demands to reduce the … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Sep 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical . Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below: https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html … Continued
A Linguistic Town Hall”: Defining Gender & Ethnicity 6:00 pm
A Linguistic Town Hall”: Defining Gender & Ethnicity @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Linguistic Town Hall": Defining Gender & Ethnicity @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
WHAT: “A Linguistic Town Hall”: Defining Gender & Ethnicity” WHERE: A ZOOM fundraising gathering sponsored by Oakland Greens for their October Rosa Clemente event. As always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Register here WHY: Are the words that we say and how we say them, ranging from gender nonconforming pronouns to ethnic labels, important to bringing about a real progressive change? Join us for an open and upfront discussion from the community on how we choose to define gender and ethnic identities. 68164
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Speak Out Regarding Proposed Homelessness Policy 1:00 pm
Speak Out Regarding Proposed Homelessness Policy @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
URGENT: Monday 9/21, the City of Oakland will be introducing a new encampment management policy during Life Enrichment Committee mtg.The proposed policy is anti-homeless, pro-police, and a violent attack on human rights.Sign up to speak against it https://t.co/16T00BI3A7 pic.twitter.com/2CJMOPArKG— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) September 21, 2020 68175
Oakland Police Commission – Use of Force 5:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission – Use of Force @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Zoom: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362663ttps://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193 Presentation of the Commission’s Draft Use of Force Policy Commissioners on the Use of Force Ad Hoc Committee will provide an overview of the revision project and walk the full Police Commission through a working draft, highlighting suggested edits, community input, and the Raheem survey. Core Principles and Overall Mission First: The first section of the document is dedicated to important overarching concepts that must guide all decisions surrounding the use and evaluation of force, including the primary mission of protecting life, a commitment to de-escalation, a duty … Continued
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine 6:00 pm
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Jews, White Supremacy & Palestine @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://tinyurl.com/jews-white-supremacy-palestine  Want to explore the relationship between Jews and white supremacy? Between settler colonialism, here — and — in Palestine? The historical responses of Jews of European background wishing to maintain their safety have generally been to assimilate into whiteness and embrace ethno-nationalism in Israel. At this point in time, we see the question changing: Can we commit to seeking safety through solidarity? And where does antisemitism fit into all of this? Join Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area for a free two-session Zoom workshop to dig into … Continued
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Help Pass a Contra Costa Climate Emergency Resolution 9:30 am
Help Pass a Contra Costa Climate Emergency Resolution @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
The long-awaited Contra Costa Climate Emergency Resolution will be heard by the County Board of Supervisors on September 22nd.   With its passage, which could happen with strong public support, Contra Costa will join five counties and 25 cities in the Bay Area (70% of its total population) that have formally recognized the climate crisis in order to promote resilience and sustainable local economies no longer reliant on fossil fuels. The Climate Emergency Resolution is here.  It’s not long—please take a careful look at it in advance of the meeting. There are … Continued
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EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives 6:00 pm
EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn about East Bay Community Energy’s new program to help homeowners install a solar + battery system. Their new Resilient Home program pools the power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing, with an additional incentive that offers even better savings. EBCE has done the upfront legwork and selected an experienced industry partner, Sunrun, to make installing a new solar + battery backup system on your home simple and more affordable than ever. Learn more about how the Resilient Home program works, the basics of solar + battery backup systems, … Continued
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Green Infrastructure Conference 9:00 am
Green Infrastructure Conference @ Online
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Bay Area Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for an interactive webinar on Green Infrastructure: All-electric buildings, transportation, 100% renewable energy. This is the third in their Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future. Register here 8:00 – 9:00 am Doors Open / Meet & Greet Attendee Mixer 9:00 – 9:45 am Keynote speech by Mark Jacobson and panel for all attendees 9:45 – 11:30 am Workshops with Breakout Groups‍Summit Topic Areas: (details to follow as speakers/panelists are confirmed) 100% Renewable Energy All-electric Buildings Roadmap to Electric Vehicles … Continued
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WORKSHOP: THE POWER OF PUBLIC POLICY 10:00 am
WORKSHOP: THE POWER OF PUBLIC POLICY @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for a legislative strategy session and workshop that will demystify the legislative process, build our collective legislative capacity, and highlight the legislative priorities and strategies of SURJ’s people of color (POC) led partners. This workshop is for anyone who is passionate, curious, or wants to learn more about the ways that policy combined with grassroots organizing can be used as a tool in the movement for racial justice and collective liberation. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants to: Learn how the Movement 4 … Continued
Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution 3:00 pm
Mutual Aid Mask Build and Distribution @ Empowerment Park
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Red-skies and smoke are hard on everyone, but as with most of the impacts of capitalism, create additional burdens on our poor and unhoused neighbors. Join us for a mutual aid mask build at Empowerment park in Oakland, across from 465 Bellevue Ave. No experience necessary. Please bring PPE! We will be close to the nearby road and can accommodate any accessibility needs. Please email the committee Co-Chairs at green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org with any accessibility questions or concerns.    68170
Down the Rabbit Hole: Anonymous Publishing on the Darknet 4:00 pm
Down the Rabbit Hole: Anonymous Publishing on the Darknet @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Get your message out without revealing who you are by publishing anonymously on the “Darknet.” This workshop shows you how to create Tor Onion services for Web sites through free tools like OnionShare, and even by setting up Tor servers that are built and configured from scratch manually. You’ll learn about how Tor helps keep both publishers and consumers private and anonymous online, as well as how law enforcement might successfully de-anonymize poorly configured Onion services through host bypass, fingerprint correlation, and other similar attacks. Workshop Description It’s often said … Continued
Socialists at Work: The Rank and File Strategy and How We Build Power 4:00 pm
Socialists at Work: The Rank and File Strategy and How We Build Power @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
You’re a socialist, and you have to work for a living in order to survive. How can you combine those things and organize for socialism while on the job? Rank and file workers have played a crucial role in fighting for larger social demands that we benefit from to this day (The weekend! The 8-hour day! Much more!). Come hear labor sociologist Barry Eidlin discuss what the rank and file strategy is, why it’s important, and how YOU can do it! Join the Labor Committee for the first in a … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Sep 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our Sunday morning programs are scheduled pretty much on a “first come, first served” basis and confirmed at our planning sessions. The opinions expressed are those of the speakers only and do not represent a group consensus on the issues by the members of ICSS. Our general practice is to allot at least half of the time to comradely discussion of the issues so that we include as many voices as practical . Check here close to the date each week for subject matter and Zoom info if not below: https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html … Continued
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
Sep 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
OCCUPY OAKLAND POTLUCK – CANCELLED 3:00 pm
OCCUPY OAKLAND POTLUCK – CANCELLED @ CANCELLED
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
THE OCCUPY OAKLAND POTLUCK BEFORE THE GA ON THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH HAS BEEN INOPERATIVE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE INOPERATIVE FOR THE FORSEEABLE FUTURE. (Due to technical problems with the calendar events are nearly impossible to remove, hence this notice) Anyone wishing to get notices about the GA, which is currently being held online every other Sunday, can email occupyoakland@lists.riseup.net and request to be put on the list.68132
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Every Day We Get More Illegal 7:00 pm
Every Day We Get More Illegal @ ONLINE
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Every Day We Get More Illegal @ ONLINE
GET TICKETS KPFA Radio 94.1 FM with City Lights Books presents a webinar Juan Felipe Herrera & Naomi Shihab Nye Every Day We Get More Illegal with Sabrina Jacobs webinar info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juan-felipe-herrera-naomi-shihab-nye-every-day-were-more-illegal-tickets-118654726481 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. After two years on the road as United States Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera reports back on his travels through contemporary America. Poems written in the heat of witness, and later, in quiet moments of reflection, here coalesce into an urgent yet hope-filled portrait. The struggle and pain of those pushed to the edges, the wild injustice of … Continued
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Frontline Community Leaders: Climate and Just Recovery 5:00 pm
Frontline Community Leaders: Climate and Just Recovery @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hear leaders on the frontlines of historic and ongoing climate disasters who are building a Just Recovery on the ground.  At  Stronger than Storms: Climate & Just Recovery Forum, hosted by 350.org, you will hear: Jasilyn Charger, 24-year old Indigenous Environmental Protector Verónica Noriega, Mentes Puertorriqueñas en Acción, a non-profit organization organizing young people into social initiatives in Puerto Rico Cesar Aguirre, Central California Environmental Justice Alliance Xiye Bastida, Re-Earth Initiative, NYC youth climate activist, raised in Mexico as part of the Otomi-Toltec Indigenous Peoples   Troy Robertson, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP), Regional Organizer from New … Continued
EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives 6:00 pm
EBCE: Home Solar + Storage Incentives @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Learn about East Bay Community Energy’s new program to help homeowners install a solar + battery system. Their new Resilient Home program pools the power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing, with an additional incentive that offers even better savings. EBCE has done the upfront legwork and selected an experienced industry partner, Sunrun, to make installing a new solar + battery backup system on your home simple and more affordable than ever. Learn more about how the Resilient Home program works, the basics of solar + battery backup systems, … Continued