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May Day – International Workers Day 10:00 am
May Day – International Workers Day
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
May Day - International Workers Day @ Oakland | California | United States
10:00 AM – Rally, Berth 63, 1579 Middle Harbor Rd., Oakland 11:00 AM – March to Little Bobby Hutton (Defemery Park) for Rally, then march to… 3:00 PM – Rally and March at Oscar Grant Plaza for Immigrant and Worker Rights. The ILWU will stop work for eight hours at all 29 ports on the West Coast. Join dockworkers Local 10 & 34 for a day of solidarity and resistance. Justice for Stephon Clark. Justice for Saleem Tindle. 64623
Occupy Forum Field Trip 7:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip @ The Green Arcade bookstore
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This week Occupy Forum is heading out to another location for several authors’ readings Richard Walker, author of Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay Area & Phil Cohen, author of Archive That Comrade! Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance Richard A. Walker is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California. He has written on a diverse range of topics in economic, urban, and environmental geography. He is coauthor of The Capitalist Imperative (1989) and The … Continued
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Emergency Community Meeting to Stop the SF Homeless Sweeps! 6:00 pm
Emergency Community Meeting to Stop the SF Homeless Sweeps! @ St. John's Episcopal
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mayor Mark Farrell has declared war on poor folks… AGAIN! This time he has launched a full on attack and is sending out SFPD in force to cruelly sweep homeless people & encampments. You can read about it here… https://48hills.org/2018/04/mayors-lie-homelessness/ We are holding this community meeting to strategize how to fight back. Join us as we work together to end the sweeps! We will meet at St. John’s in the Mission to hold a community meeting to strategize our call to action. For more info, email Human Rights organizer Kelley … Continued
HABEAS DATA: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech 6:00 pm
HABEAS DATA: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Oaklan Main Library
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
HABEAS DATA: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Oaklan Main Library | Oakland | California | United States
Author Event: HABEAS DATA: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech Kick off Digital Privacy Week with Ars Technicareporter Cyrus Farivar’s fascinating discussion of his new book HABEAS DATA: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech.  As technology has made our lives easier, it has simultaneously made it possible for all of our personal information to be collected. We are being watched. Is it even legal? Come find out! 64530
Invasion of Privacy – Digital Security Workshop 6:00 pm
Invasion of Privacy – Digital Security Workshop @ ACLU of Northern California
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Invasion of Privacy - Digital Security Workshop @ ACLU of Northern California | San Francisco | California | United States
It’s no secret social media giants like Facebook have been found guilty of invading user’s privacy. On Wednesday, May 2, TechActivist.Org will host a free Digital Security workshop. During this workshop we will review how much data social media companies (and other applications) are tracking on you, how to opt out of data sharing programs on these applications, and other key ways to protect yourself and your community online. Make sure to bring your laptops and other electronic gadgets! This workshop is designed for activists, organizers, disrupters and youth dedicated to social justice. ————————————————————————– … Continued
Occupy Forum Field Trip, Part II. “Carving Out the Commons” 7:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip, Part II. “Carving Out the Commons” @ Green Arcade Bookstore
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This week Occupy Forum is heading out to another location for several authors’ readings The SF Tenants Union and the San Francisco Community Land Trust Present: Amanda Huron, author of Carving Out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C. Provoked by mass evictions and the onset of gentrification in the 1970s, tenants in Washington, D.C., began forming cooperative organizations to collectively purchase and manage their apartment buildings. These tenants were creating a commons, taking a resource – housing – that had been used to extract profit from … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – discuss methodology and department outreach for survey of existing equipment. 5. 5:25pm: Streetline Status Report. Review and take possible action on report. 6. 5:30pm: Vehicle-mounted Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) for Parking Enforcement. Review and take possible action on use policy. 7. 6:10pm: Oakland Department of Transportation/Vendor use of UAV/Drones. Review and take possible action on use policy.64647
FILM SCREENING: FLUSH 6:30 pm
FILM SCREENING: FLUSH @ PLACE for Sustainable Living
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FLUSH – The Documentary is the surprising story of what happens after we “go”, and a growing movement to change the way we think about waste. Filmmaker Karina Mangu-Ward wonders if the unprecedented damage from Superstorm Sandy, the drought out West, and the future of our food supply has a lot to do with how we flush. So she gives herself a challenge: follow one flush from beginning to end. FLUSH – The Documentary is the story of everything that happens next, and the cultural, political, and corporate forces shaping the way … Continued
March for Our Health Public Planning Meeting 6:30 pm
March for Our Health Public Planning Meeting @ Oakstop
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Public Meeting for the March for Our Health! MacArthur Room at Oakstop https://www.facebook.com/events/24312410287748464653
Danny Glover Speaks 7:00 pm
Danny Glover Speaks @ MLK Freedom Center
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents Danny Glover RSVP 510 434 3988 Co-presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and the Peralta Community College District 64501
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BAY AREA VICTORY PARTY FOR STOPPING URBAN SHIELD 5:00 pm
BAY AREA VICTORY PARTY FOR STOPPING URBAN SHIELD @ Reem's Bakery Cafe
May 4 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We won! After years of committed actions and struggle, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors has voted to end Urban Shield as of 2019. This would not have been possible without all of you! The ongoing solidarity efforts of this coalition and visions of community safety have been our greatest power through these years and will continue to be the power that ensures that Urban Shield truly sees its end! Now it’s time to celebrate together, to honor the resistance that has gotten us this far and cheer each other … Continued
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Berkeley Repair Cafe 11:00 am
Berkeley Repair Cafe @ Historic Fellowship Hall
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Come join us for the upcoming Repair Cafe, a half-day community gathering  where some folks bring broken things, others bring know-how and tools, and yet others bring hospitality – and everyone brings goodwill and zeal for fixing. Though free, Repair Cafes aren’t free repair services. They’re participatory events – neighbors helping each other out, getting to know each other over coffee, baked treats, and repair projects, and squeezing more life out of the things they already have. Volunteer fixers will be on hand who know how to repair all kinds … Continued
ICE on Trial: People’s Tribunal at the West County Detention Center 11:00 am
ICE on Trial: People’s Tribunal at the West County Detention Center @ West County Detention Facility
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Immigrant rights activists, community leaders and people who have been directly affected by the immigrant detention system will gather in front of the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) for a people’s tribunal to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office accountable for their culture of secrecy and systemic abuse. The tribunal is one of a series of coordinated people’s tribunals across the country as a part of the #ICEonTrial campaign. The campaign comes with a rise of retaliation by ICE against activists, as the agency … Continued
People’s Tribunal: Sheriff Greg Ahern on Trial 11:00 am
People’s Tribunal: Sheriff Greg Ahern on Trial @ Outside of West County Detention Facility
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Summon Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern to Appear at a People’s Tribunal On Saturday, May 5, 2018 immigrant rights activists, community leaders and people who have been directly affected by the immigrant detention system will gather in front of the West County Detention Facility (WCDF) for a people’s tribunal to hold Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Alameda and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office accountable for their culture of secrecy and systemic abuse. The tribunal is one of a series of coordinated people’s tribunals across the country as a part … Continued
RECLAIMING CINCO DE MAYO / RESCATE DE CINCO DE MAYO 6:00 pm
RECLAIMING CINCO DE MAYO / RESCATE DE CINCO DE MAYO
May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RECLAIMING CINCO DE MAYO / RESCATE DE CINCO DE MAYO @ San Francisco | California | United States
The SF Living Wage Coalition invites you to our spring art and literature gala.  A celebration of cross-border unity and taking back the TRUE meaning of the holiday. MUSIC/ART/FOOD. 64613
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Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday 10:30 am
Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
We will celebrate the two hundredth birthday of Karl Marx (b. March 5, 1818) with discussion led by three volunteers who will share their views on the contemporary significance of Marx: Antonio Trossero, an Argentinian labor leader and political exile living in the Bay Area; Eugene Ruyle, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Cal State Long Beach; and Raj Sahai, our ICSS member from India, and longtime Bay Area resident. Sun, May 6, 2018: 1-2 pm Planning Session We get together after the morning session on the first Sunday of every month to discuss things in general and … Continued
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar – Strike Debt Bay Area 11:00 am
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar – Strike Debt Bay Area @ Omni Commons, Disco Room (upstairs)
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar - Strike Debt Bay Area @ Omni Commons, Disco Room (upstairs) | Oakland | California | United States
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must! After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part … Continued
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop 11:00 am
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop @ Omni Commons
May 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must! After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
May 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice.64656
Human Rights Forum on Racism 3:00 pm
Human Rights Forum on Racism
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mobilization to Submit Reports to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination It comes as no surprise that the Trump administration seems to have failed to submit its report to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by the deadline November 20, 2017. The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (MCLI) continues to reach out to the community to ensure that all forms of racism by the federal, state, and local governments in the U.S. are included in a shadow report to be submitted by MCLI and … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Community Medics Campfire Party! 6:30 pm
Community Medics Campfire Party!
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The People’s Community Medics teach basic emergency first aid skills free of charge “BECAUSE NO ONE SHOULD DIE WAITING FOR AN AMBULANCE.” Currently, Sharena Diamond Thomas is the only first aid trainer at the People’s Community Medics and she has asked us, The Community Democracy Project (Oakland)* to help her find other folks in Oakland willing to help her do this incredibly important and life-saving work. We’re honored to help her out and invite YOU to come join us. Feel free to bring food (and booze! because we’re also celebrating Shawn and Tia‘s birthdays!) *The Community … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
Readings from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s brand new book 7:00 pm
Readings from Mumia Abu-Jamal’s brand new book @ Oakstop
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come and hear co-authors, Mumia Abu-Jamal (who will call in during the event) and Stephen Vittoria, plus readers Pam Africa, Tyson Amir, Cat Brooks, Ayanna Davis, Aya de Leon, Emory Douglas, Derethia DuVal, Anita Johnson, devorah major, and others, recite passages from Dreaming of Empire. This is the first in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s most ambitious work to date, a trilogy written as he struggles for life. 5-20 donation at the door, no one turned away for lack of funds64575
COLLUSION: How Central Bankers Rigged the World 7:30 pm
COLLUSION: How Central Bankers Rigged the World @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
May 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
COLLUSION: How Central Bankers Rigged the World @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church  | Berkeley | California | United States
A searing exposé of the collusion between central bankers as they control  global markets and dictateeconomic policy… The 2008 financial crisis unleashed a chain reaction that turbo-boosted the influence of  central Bankers and triggered a massive shift in the world order. Central banks and institutions like the IMF are overstepping the bounds of their mandates and directing the flow of money without any checks or balances. Meanwhile, the open door between private and central banking ensures endless manipulation against a backdrop of government support. Packed with details about the power … Continued
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Solidarity Rally with Striking UC Workers 6:00 pm
Solidarity Rally with Striking UC Workers
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Socialist solidarity rally TONIGHT!6pm, Bancroft and TelegraphWear green if you have it! We are joining @norcalsocialism, @LaVozLITci, and @AFSCMELocal3299 pic.twitter.com/OtP9gG0cDW— East Bay DSA (@DSAEastBay) May 7, 2018 64677
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
May 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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Ella Baker Center Prison Mail Night 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Center Prison Mail Night @ pin Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EBC will host a mail night at our office to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the country. We are getting lots of questions about prior ballot initiatives including Prop 47 and 57, advocacy support, requests for pen pals and EBC’s work at large. We will also be sending information to people inside about how they can get involved with our priority bills. Please RSVP to Eric@ellabakercenter.org64635
Book Release: Habeas Data 7:00 pm
Book Release: Habeas Data @ Laurel Book Store
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Habeas Data chronicles the evolution of surveillance law in America over the last 50 years and argues that current law is insufficient for modern technology. May 8 – Oakland – Laurel Books – 7pm (Launch Party!)64368
DSA Berkeley Social 7:00 pm
DSA Berkeley Social @ Westbrae Biergarten
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Come hang out with the northwest Berkeley canvass team at Westbrae Biergarten for a Tuesday happy hour social. This is a great opportunity to connect with your comrades and neighbors and get an idea of what DSA activities are going on in your neighborhood. 64663
SudoMesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
May 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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3rd anniversary of the People’s Council (AKA Oakland City Council Take-over) Celebration 3:00 pm
3rd anniversary of the People’s Council (AKA Oakland City Council Take-over) Celebration
May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
YOU ARE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY CELEBRATION! Join the E12th Coalition and friends to celebrate the 3rd anniversary of the People’s Council (AKA Oakland City Council Take-over) and the spirit of the Public Land for Public Good campaign. Three years ago this week, community members who’d had enough of Oakland City Council’s continuous failure to listen to neighborhood needs for affordable housing, took over the City Council chambers to prevent the sale of the E12th St public parcel to a luxury tower developer. What followed was a year of community … Continued
Ella Baker MONTHLY MEETING 6:00 pm
Ella Baker MONTHLY MEETING @ Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for May’s member meeting. Whether you are a member, supporter, or interested in learning more come out for food, good company, and get to know the Ella Baker Center. All are welcome! 64620
CLIMATE OF HOPE & DROWNED RIVER With May Boeve & Rebecca Solnit 7:00 pm
CLIMATE OF HOPE & DROWNED RIVER With May Boeve & Rebecca Solnit @ 3rd Floor McRoskey Mattress Factory
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This September in San Francisco, the Global Climate Action Summit will bring together leaders from state, tribal, and local governments, business, and citizens from around the world, to demonstrate how the tide has turned in the race against climate change, showcase climate action taking place around the world, and inspire deeper commitments from each other and from national governments in support of the Paris Agreement. 2018 is a turning point: countries and all of us must step up the commitments that were made in Paris and do more. The momentum … Continued
No Coal in Richmond Working Group 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Working Group @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
May 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Working Group @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
This is the next meeting of the community group working to end coal exports at the Levin-Richmond terminal on the Richmond waterfront.  Join us to discuss ideas and strategies for stopping coal exports through the Bay Area. Thanks to the falling price of clean energy and the commitment of activists like you, the coal industry is in retreat.  We’ve retired 259 coal plants in seven years—that’s one plant retired every eleven days.  And more than 3 million people now work in the clean energy economy, which now employs more people … Continued
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THE COLOR OF LAW By Richard Rothstein 4:00 pm
THE COLOR OF LAW By Richard Rothstein @ West Oakland Senior Center
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
NY Times bestselling author, Richard Rothstein, will discuss his recent book, The Color of Law, and the role of the state in creating and maintaining segregation, to the detriment of African Americans and society as a whole. This panel will situate the author’s work in West Oakland, a community that was created/disadvantaged by redlining, “urban redevelopment,” nearby industrial zoning, and other government actions. The panel will pull together activists, electeds, and community members, to reflect on how we got here and the role of government and private actors in remedying … Continued
Displacement & Gentrification Workshop 6:30 pm
Displacement & Gentrification Workshop @ Neyborly
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Gentrification comes up constantly in the Bay Area, but few of us feel equipped to take action against it. Is it inevitable? What can we do now to prevent displacement? Berkeley City Councilmember Cheryl Davila is hosting a SURJ workshop which will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You’ll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities. Facilitators from SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area will present analysis based on the work … Continued
Community Microgrids: Building Resilience and Sustainability 7:00 pm
Community Microgrids: Building Resilience and Sustainability @ Movement Strategy Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come join Local Clean Energy Alliance and Rosana Francescato and Matt Renner from the Clean Coalition, who will explain what a microgrid is, the basics of how it works, and how Community Microgrids provide economic, environmental and resilience benefits to communities. We will hear about the Clean Coalition’s plans for microgrids in fire-devastated parts of the North Bay, and in other areas, to create islands of power sustainability as part of the rebuilding process. For a 90-second video on Community Microgrids, follow this link. Tickets are free, but space is limited.  … Continued
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March For Our Health 1:00 pm
March For Our Health @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We all have a right to a healthy life. That means a right to healthcare, a right to clean air, clean water, and a clean earth, to healthy food, a right to a job and housing and the right to live a life free of discrimination and oppression. WE NEED IMPROVED MEDICARE FOR ALL NOW. The U.S. is one of the only countries in the “developed” world that does not guarantee universal health coverage. We pay more for health care and have worse outcomes (http://www.commonwealthfund.org/interactives/2017/july/mirror-mirror/) because our system isn’t built … Continued
The Bay Area – For the 1% or for us? 7:00 pm
The Bay Area – For the 1% or for us? @ South Berkeley Senior Center
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bay Area - For the 1% or for us? @ South Berkeley Senior Center | Berkeley | California | United States
For decades the San Francisco Bay Area was a home for working class families, radicals, musicians, poets and artists of all sorts. Now, it’s the tech capital of the world, boasting of millionaires and billionaires and the most expensive housing in the country. What happened? Dick Walker, former professor of Geography at UC Berkeley, will tell the story of capitalism’s current and hopefully temporary triumph here in the Bay Area. His new book, Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity in the San Francisco Bay … Continued
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Mother’s Day Peace Walk on Golden Gate Bridge 12:00 pm
Mother’s Day Peace Walk on Golden Gate Bridge
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Bring your daughters, mothers, and entire family. Walk in unity & spirit for the original mother’s day purpose (post-Civil War): To Unite Women to End War. “We will not raise our children to kill the children of other mother’s.” Gather on either end of the eastern walkway, & converge in middle. Wear PINK, or not. Rally afterwards.64692
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Green Sunday: David Bacon on “Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home” 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: David Bacon on “Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home” @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Green Sunday: David Bacon on “Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home” @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Free Trade, Chained Workers, and the Right to Stay Home    Bacon’s presentation looks at the sources of migration to the U.S. and the displacement of communities by neoliberal economics and military intervention.  Then it presents the criminalization of migrants in the U.S. as part of that same system, and asks who benefits from it.  Finally, it talks about the resistance to immigration raids, the fight for the right to not migrate, and the alternatives to forced migration and criminalization. David Bacon is a California-based writer and photographer.  He was a … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
May 13 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us on May 13 for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly featuring the IB Elections Team. We’re six months out from the midterms and it’s time to make moves to take back Congress! The Elections Team will have specific actions and ways to contribute. So come on down and bring a friend! Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Our pre-GA training will take place at 6:30. Topic TBA. Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org. ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Please email … Continued
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#Justice4Sahleem Rally & March 11:00 am
#Justice4Sahleem Rally & March @ Various locations. Start at Alameda County Courthouse
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
#Justice4Sahleem Rally & March—Monday, 5/14/18, #Oakland!11 AM—County Courthouse, 12th & Fallon1:30 PM—March to Webster & 20th2:30 PM—Dedication to the Life & Spirit of #SahleemTindle4 PM—BART Police Citizen Review Board Meeting, 2040 Webster@APTPAction & #MothersFightBack pic.twitter.com/LS4CzEjbPh— Elizabeth Fitzer (@ItsBethFitzer) May 14, 2018 64700
Oakland Homeless Advocacy Working Group 4:00 pm
Oakland Homeless Advocacy Working Group @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 4
May 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Open to the public.64638
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor 7:00 pm
Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor @ Green Arcade Bookstore
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Virginia Eubanks talks about her book Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is also the author of Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age. Her writing about technology and social justice has appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, Harper’s and Wired. For two decades, Eubanks has worked in community technology and economic justice movements. 64682
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
May 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
Official launch meeting for TANC! (Tenant and Neighborhood Councils) 7:00 pm
Official launch meeting for TANC! (Tenant and Neighborhood Councils) @ Omni Commons
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities. A council is a group of tenants who work together to wield collective power against a shared landlord in order to improve their conditions. While, in general, councils may organize for more affordable, habitable, … Continued
Real Climate Leadership Panel Event 7:00 pm
Real Climate Leadership Panel Event @ pin Oakland Scottish Rite
May 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As Californians, we understand the urgency of climate action. From droughts, fires, oil spills, to deadly air pollution, we’re seeing the impacts of fossil fuels firsthand. Despite this, California has yet to take the action we know is necessary to stop climate change: commit to a fast and just transition to 100% renewable energy and keep fossil fuels in the ground. We know this is what science and our communities demand, and there’s no time to wait. That’s why community and movement leaders are coming together for an exciting event … Continued
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Conscientious Objector and War Resisters’ Day 11:30 am
Conscientious Objector and War Resisters’ Day @ West end of Civic Center Park
May 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Peace Flag raising ceremony. With Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Sing Along with Max Ventura, Hali Jammer, and Nancy Schimmel.64704
Grill Your Government – BBQ at City Hall 4:30 pm
Grill Your Government – BBQ at City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The recent incident that took place at Lake Merritt surrounding charcoal grilling is not only an example of how the police are used to control African Americans, it also exemplifies the growing tensions for how Black Oakland experiences a changing city. Join us in solidarity to protect Black Oakland and to push elected officials to do something about the abuse of city resources. We don’t want more meetings, forums or empty gestures – we want action so this doesn’t happen again.64699
#DeportICE Richmond 6:00 pm
#DeportICE Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
#DeportICE Richmond @ Richmond City Hall | Richmond | California | United States
“It is not enough to say we are a Sanctuary City. We must also act like one.” Deport ICE Richmond ! On May 15, the City of Richmond is going to vote on a sanctuary city law to prohibit contracts with ICE data brokers.Press Conference at 6pm. Council meeting starts at 6:30pm. Bloomberg: CA Cities ICE Out Contractors Helping Feds Track Immigrants LA Times: TechnologyTurns Our Cities Into Spies for ICE SF Gate: Immigrant Activists Ask Livermore’s Vigilant Solutions To End ICE Contract In Richmond, the bill sponsors are Councilmember … Continued
Deport ICE Richmond – The Vote 6:00 pm
Deport ICE Richmond – The Vote @ Richmond City Council Hall
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Making Sanctuary Real continues in the Bay Area. The Sanctuary City Contracting and Investment Ordinance will cut the data pipes to ICE by prohibiting municipal contracts and investments with data brokers that sell information to ICE to track and profile immigrants. This gets public money out of subsidizing the Trump deportation machine. Press Conference at 6pm, Council meeting starts at 6:30pm. In Richmond, our bill sponsors areCouncilmember and AD 15 candidate Jovanka Beckles and Councilmembers Ada Recinos. This will be the first Deport ICE ordinance in the Bay Area, but … Continued
SudoMesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
May 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
May 16 @ 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
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment 7:00 pm
Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment @ Green Arcade Bookstore
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talks about her latest book Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment Introduced by James Tracy From the author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, Loaded is a deeply researched and deeply disturbinghistory of guns and gun laws in the United States.  From Daniel Boone and Jesse James, to the NRA and Seal Team 6, gun culture has colored the lore, shaped the law, and protected the market that arms the nation. In Loaded, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz peels away the myths of gun culture to … Continued
YANIS VAROUFAKIS Adults In The Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment 7:30 pm
YANIS VAROUFAKIS Adults In The Room: My Battle with the European and American Deep Establishment @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The most interesting man in the world — Business Insider One of the greatest political memoirs of all time. —The Guardian In this blistering memoir and expose, Varoufakis blows the lid off the world’s deep establishment, exposing what actually goes on behind the scenes through the corridors of real power. He offers a fascinatingly candid I-was-there account of his meetings with Barack Obama, Lawrence Summers, and European leaders. He exposes the hypocrises, power plays, and frustrated good intentions that control the fate of nations large and small. While he was … Continued
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EVER AFTER: STORIES OF VIOLENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND HEALING 4:00 pm
EVER AFTER: STORIES OF VIOLENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND HEALING @ Impact Justice, 2nd Floor
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us as we live stream the world premiere of a series of short videos produced by Common Justice of people who have survived or committed violence, followed by a panel discussion that will explore healing, safety, and accountability after violence. This event is being hosted by UnCommon Justice and Restore Oakland partners. Please RSVP here. 64670
The Fight Against Coal: Youth Vs Apocalypse: Round One- Community Vs Corruption 5:30 pm
The Fight Against Coal: Youth Vs Apocalypse: Round One- Community Vs Corruption @ East Bay Innovation Academy, Lower School
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Recently, Phil Tagami announced plans to host the 2018 East Bay Innovators Awards on behalf of his childrens’ school, East Bay Innovation Academy. But Tagami is completely draining Oakland of its resources, and threatening our health and climate with a toxic coal terminal, targetting a predominantly low-income community of color with environmental injustice, and was planning to honor DA Nancy O’Malley, who has a record of protecting police, not youth of color. After plans were announced for a youth-led protest, the venue and tone suddenly changed. But we we are … Continued
Free Them All: Survived & Punished Screening & Discussion 7:00 pm
Free Them All: Survived & Punished Screening & Discussion @ Red Bay Coffee
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to hear more about our work to #FreeThemAll! Whether you’ve been following our work for a while or are new to what abolition is, this is a great opportunity to learn the why we’ve been organizing to decriminalize survival, how we plan to continue, and how you can participate. Our evening will include a screening of the TEDTalk featuring Ny Nourn, a survivor who spent 17 years in prison, was put into deportation proceedings upon her release and then freed after community mobilized on her behalf. Afterwards, stay for … Continued
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Righteous Resistance Symposium 5:00 pm
Righteous Resistance Symposium @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We face a current political and social climate that continues to belie black humanity – where, without impunity, a young black man can be followed into his grandmother’s backyard and shot in the back six times out of the 20 shots fired at him. Will we stand on the sideline or will we join the important struggle that Black Americans & many others daily endure to live free from racism, violence & terror? We believe we are called to lean into a ministry and theology of resistance, reclaiming the hope … Continued
Indigenous Women Inspire the World! 7:30 pm
Indigenous Women Inspire the World! @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Indigenous Women Inspire the World! – A panel of women that attended the Zapatistas’ 1st International Gathering of Women That Struggle will present video footage from the Gathering, share their experiences, answer questions and encourage discussion about that amazing event, which some 7,000 women attended!Facebook: 64639
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Richmond People’s Assembly 9:30 am
Richmond People’s Assembly @ Richmond High School
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Get ready for the Richmond People’s Assembly!  The 2018 Richmond People’s Assembly aims to bring a voice to the community, gather neighborhoods together to organize for collective power, and empower residents to engage in political activities that create the change and solutions we need.  It’s inspired by the Richmond People’s Convention of 2004, organized by Richmond Progressive Alliance, Just Cause Richmond, ACORN, and others, which drew over 300 people, The Assembly is sponsored by the Richmond Our Power Coalition, a collection of local community organizations including the Asian Pacific Environmental … Continued
Malcolm X Jazz Festival 11:00 am
Malcolm X Jazz Festival
May 19 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Malcolm X Jazz Arts Festival is an all day, free neighborhood festival that celebrates jazz, America’s classical music and the Black musical tradition that has transcended the U.S. to reach all corners of the globe, and the legacy of Malcolm X, who believed in the self-determination, self-respect and self-defense of Black and oppressed people throughout the world. This event is a celebration of our Third World communities in the San Antonio district and includes music, speakers, community organizations, local arts & crafts vendors, live mural painting and delicious food. … Continued
Masked Rally for Climate Justice 1:00 pm
Masked Rally for Climate Justice @ Japantown Peace Plaza
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
In California, the face of climate change is fire. So many of us were impacted by the Northern and Southern California wildfires. Now, we’re holding a rally to make the N95 Particulate Respirator Mask into a powerful symbol of climate change. The mask is uncomfortable, it changes the wearer’s face, and more than anything it means that the air surrounding the wearer is no longer safe to breathe. The megafires California is facing are the result of climate change. Shorter, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers turn formerly healthy forests … Continued
Tribute to Robert Parry 2:00 pm
Tribute to Robert Parry @ Fellowship Hall
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Tribute to Robert Parry @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Robert Parry was instrumental in exposing the truth about the Nicaraguan Contras, the Cocaine shipments into the US and Ronald Reagan’s “October Surprise”. For breaking these stories, instead of winning a Pulitzer Prize, he was slowly but surely pushed OUT of mainstream media. Parry then founded Consortiumnews which continues today as one of the best sources of analysis about international events. Guest speakers at the event will include: * Sam Parry, son of Robert * Joe Lauria, new editor of Consortiumnews * Natylie Baldwin, contributor to Consortiumnews * Dennis Bernstein, … Continued
2nd Amendment and the Left: panel discussion 2:30 pm
2nd Amendment and the Left: panel discussion @ Berkeley City College, Rm 55
May 19 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2nd Amendment and the Left: panel discussion @ Berkeley City College, Rm 55 | Berkeley | California | United States
Panel Description: “Recent school shootings and the ever-recurring instances of police brutality pose acutely the question of gun control today. Should the Left take up the demand for gun control, and if so, how? If not, why not? How is gun control related to the struggle for socialism?” Panelists: Gloria La Riva (Party of Socialism & Liberation) Urzula Wislanka (News & Letters Committees) K. Khan (International Marxist Tendency) 64693
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Please come to our Inequality Seminar on Sunday, 4/29 at 11:00 AM at the OMNI! Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt … Continued
Righteous Resistance Symposium 5:00 pm
Righteous Resistance Symposium @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
May 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We face a current political and social climate that continues to belie black humanity – where, without impunity, a young black man can be followed into his grandmother’s backyard and shot in the back six times out of the 20 shots fired at him. Will we stand on the sideline or will we join the important struggle that Black Americans & many others daily endure to live free from racism, violence & terror? We believe we are called to lean into a ministry and theology of resistance, reclaiming the hope … Continued
The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King Jr. 7:00 pm
The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King Jr. @ Fellowship Hall
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Plot to Kill Martin Luther King Jr. @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
  There’s more to history than you might think! In two films, Prime Suspects: Who Killed Martin Luther King Jr.? (Court TV, 2000, 37 min.) and Truth At Last: The Assassination of Martin Luther King (James Corbett, 2018, 51 min.), the official story of the murder is convincingly disproved – James Earl Ray did not kill King – through the decades-long work of William F. Pepper, attorney, investigator, and author, an influential friend of Martin King in the last year of his life, and attorney for the King family. Pepper, … Continued
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“And Then They Came for Us.” Film, Panel, Refreshments & Call to Action! 10:30 am
“And Then They Came for Us.” Film, Panel, Refreshments & Call to Action! @ Landmark Albany Twin
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Albany Democratic Club for this cautionary tale: And Then They Came For Us (2017), about the fragility of our Democracy during times of crisis. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it! Featuring George Takei and many others who were incar- cerated, and photographs by Dorothea Lange. Directed by the Peabody Award winners, Abby Ginzberg (Albany resident) and Ken Schneider. Former Albany Mayor and icon, Jewel Okawachi and her family will be honored during the program. Includes informal brunch reception Panel members: … Continued
Kurds in the Eye of the Storm 10:30 am
Kurds in the Eye of the Storm @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm
Kurds in the Eye of the Storm @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Kurds in the Eye of the Storm The Kurdish people — divided among Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran — have found themselves on the frontlines of the fight against ISIS in the aftermath of still more intense wars that had raged around them in all four countries for decades. While being battered by the storm, emerging out of its eye are some pioneering social experiments and some surprising alliances. Sharat G. Lin, who has visited all of these countries, is a political economist, expert … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
May 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice.64656
DSA West Oakland Block Party for Housing Justice 2:00 pm
DSA West Oakland Block Party for Housing Justice @ Bobby Hutton (Defemery) Park
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Are you excited about housing justice, connecting with neighbors, and building real people-power in West Oakland? Bring a dish or non-alcoholic beverage or just your lovely selves, and of course be sure to bring your ideas for future directions for organizing for housing justice, Medicare for All, and other DSA projects in West Oakland! Accessibility: The park is wheelchair-accessible. 64662
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Rally for Safety, Justice, & Democracy! 11:00 am
Rally for Safety, Justice, & Democracy! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
May 21st is the last day to register to vote for the June 5th primary election in California! Please join us for a special rally to share information and resources! Learn about Proposed New Laws that will affect you! Get information on Education and Employment, meet local Employers. Come together as a Community!! Ella Baker Center for Human Rights | www.ellabakercenter.org | 510.428.3939 REGISTER TO VOTE! MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!! May 21st is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER to vote for the June 5th primary election in California! Please join … Continued
Occupy Forum Excursion: Film: Evolution of Organic by Mark Kitchell 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum Excursion: Film: Evolution of Organic by Mark Kitchell @ Roxy Theater
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Film: Evolution of Organic by Mark Kitchell (get tickets in advance or be put on guest list!) The San Francisco showing of Mark’s new film: Evolution of Organic will be at the Roxie this coming Monday, May 21st from 6 pm-9 pm. Rainbow Grocery is sponsoring the event. Appearing will be Bu Nygrens of Veritable Vegetable, Kim Kaput of Rainbow Grocery, and John Wick of the Marin Carbon Project. We recommend buying tickets in advance at ticketing.us.veezi.com or just go to the Roxie website. From filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties, A … Continued
FILM SCREENING: WILDER THAN WILD: FIRE, FORESTS AND THE FUTURE 7:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: WILDER THAN WILD: FIRE, FORESTS AND THE FUTURE @ David Brower Center
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wilder than Wild is an hour-long documentary film about wildfires and climate change. This Bay Area premiere will be followed by a panel and Q&A with Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, UC Berkeley fire scientist Scott Stephens, Berkeley firefighter Mike Shuken, and filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most. Registration required. For more information and to register, visit their website. Visit Event Website64660
TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. 7:00 pm
TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. @ Omni Commons
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) is a member-run housing organization built out of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. We encourage all tenants of private landlords, unhoused people, and public housing residents, to join us in organizing councils. Existing avenues for combating rising rents, slumlord behavior, and evictions are channeled through non-profit organizations. These types of organizations, while a critical resource for tenants, do not necessarily challenge the larger structural dilemma that we face—the subjugation of housing under capitalism. Effectively challenging well-heeled landlords, developers, and state managers depends on … Continued
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Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mass Meeting 5:30 pm
Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mass Meeting
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join APEN, CEJA, Idle No More SF Bay, Jobs With Justice, North Bay Organizing Project, PODER, SEIU 1021, 350.org and over 50 other organizations at a meeting on May 22. We are organizing to plan a bold, visionary action during Jerry Brown’s “Global Climate Action Summit.” We demand real climate leadership that protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations: keep fossil fuels in the ground; develop a just, equitable, resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity; create family sustaining jobs: Rise for Climate Jobs & Justice March on Saturday … Continued
Action for unjustly jailed Egyptian photojournalist, Shawkan 7:00 pm
Action for unjustly jailed Egyptian photojournalist, Shawkan @ McClaren Center, UCSF, Rm 252
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Amnesty International SF Group 30 & The Department of International & Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco For an evening of discussion and short films about Shawkan, photojournalism, jailed journalists, and issues of press freedom. Featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Kim Komenich in conversation with award-winning Egyptian photojournalist and filmmaker Khaled Sayed. With a special selection of Shawkan’s photographs exhibited. Background: Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abou Zeid, known as “Shawkan” was recently honored with the prestigious 2018 UNESCO Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on World Press Freedom Day. Shawkan … Continued
Caring for our Community – A Forum on how we can respond to the needs of those who are Houseless 7:00 pm
Caring for our Community – A Forum on how we can respond to the needs of those who are Houseless @ The Way Church
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Caring for our Community - A Forum on how we can respond to the needs of those who are Houseless @ The Way Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Panelists: After introducing themselves, panelists will be asked to answer a series of three questions: 1) What are the struggles of people who are homelessness in Berkeley? 2) What are immediate things that can be done by the Community and the City to address the needs of people who are homeless? 3) What are some long-term actions that can make a difference? 4) What are the challenges and obstacles? Big Mama, First They Came for the Homeless Encampment Mike Zint, First They Came for the Homeless – confirmed Representative, Youth … Continued
SudoMesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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Open Discussion and Workshop on Copwatching 10:00 am
Open Discussion and Workshop on Copwatching @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
hey oakland folks, we're going to be filming an open discussion and workshop on copwatching at OGP on Friday at 10am – 12pmits been a long while since @WeCopwatch has operated in the Bay. even longer since i participated in the project. Breakfast (Bagels and coffee?) on us.— Harun ⚑☪⚑ (@ArsalaiH) May 24, 2018 64736
Asylum Seekers Fundraiser: Moria Art Exhibit 5:00 pm
Asylum Seekers Fundraiser: Moria Art Exhibit @ Omni Commons
May 25 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This fundraiser is a traveling art show raising money to fund the Asylum Seekers: Moria documentary while spreading awareness of the inhumanity surrounding the refugee crisis in Europe. This show will feature artists from all over the world with work focussed around asylum seekers. Pieces of the documentary will be played with Q&A following by the documentarians Anne Di Grazia and Irene Hollebrandse who recently got back to the US after shooting the documentary in one of the worst refugee camps in Greece: Moria. Each art work will be part … Continued
Film: The Organizer. A Documentary About ACORN, its Growth and Demise. 6:00 pm
Film: The Organizer. A Documentary About ACORN, its Growth and Demise. @ New Parkway Theater
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Special Community Showing with Wade Rathke, Founder and Chief Organizer of ACORN. The ORGANIZER is a film about people who have dedicated their lives to the hidden, usually message and always controversial job of building power for the powerless. It’s also a very human story about organizational tension, personal tragedy, betrayal and ultimately resilience. The film is about how ACORN as a political force the poor, marginalized and forgotten was built.64448
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Abolition of Policing Workshop with Critical Resistance 11:00 am
Abolition of Policing Workshop with Critical Resistance @ Sierra Club
May 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
This Critical Resistance workshop explores the role and history of policing in the U.S., the way it has impacted different communities, and how people have resisted and challenged its inherent violence. This workshop also goes over how we can reduce our reliance on policing by highlighting the various ways that building up community strength and practices lead to true safety that does not depend on law enforcement. We are asking for a $5 – 20 donation, however no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 100% of donations … Continued
Indivisible East Bay 1:00 pm
Indivisible East Bay @ Sports Center
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
EB All Member Meeting at Sports Basement, Berkeley. RSVP (free) here. Mission and Goals Indivisible East Bay is a chapter of the Indivisible movement. We are a grassroots organization focused on stopping the Trump administration’s policies by: Lobbying our group’s Members of Congress (MoCs) with office visits, calls, emails, and rallies. Lobbying our MoCs on topics of laws, policies, and nominations. Collaborating with other Indivisible groups and sharing resources for meetings and events. We will also focus on the following, in order of declining priority: Lobby our representatives at all levels (state, local, county, party, … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 27 @ 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
May 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games | Oakland | California | United States
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Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
May 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
Film night: The Chinese Exclusion Act 7:30 pm
Film night: The Chinese Exclusion Act @ Omni Commons ballroom
May 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion after the screening with Cynthia Choy, Co-Executive Director of Chinese Affirmative Action, and Nancy Wong, daughter of victims of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Free snacks and popcorn. 64724
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Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Gathering 10:00 am
Memorial Day Interfaith Prayer Gathering
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Please join us on Memorial Day morning for an interfaith prayer gathering to honor the ancestors.64738
TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. 7:00 pm
TENANT AND NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS, Public Meeting. @ Omni Commons
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils (TANC) is a member-run housing organization built out of the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America. We encourage all tenants of private landlords, unhoused people, and public housing residents, to join us in organizing councils. Existing avenues for combating rising rents, slumlord behavior, and evictions are channeled through non-profit organizations. These types of organizations, while a critical resource for tenants, do not necessarily challenge the larger structural dilemma that we face—the subjugation of housing under capitalism. Effectively challenging well-heeled landlords, developers, and state managers depends on … Continued
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Net Neutrality Lobby Day – Sacramento. 8:30 am
Net Neutrality Lobby Day – Sacramento. @ State Capitol
May 29 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Register here. Get on the bus! This Tuesday May 29th we’ll be overwhelming Comcast and AT&T’s lobbying power in Sacramento and showing lawmakers our support for SB 822, California’s comprehensive Net Neutrality bill. SB 822 is the strongest Net Neutrality bill in the country, and the large Internet Service Providers are spending millions to try and stop it. But we’re not going to let them because we know what’s at stake. A free and open Internet is critical to our ability to thrive as Black people and people of color in … Continued
Gayle McLaughlin discusses Winning Richmond 7:30 pm
Gayle McLaughlin discusses Winning Richmond @ Pegasus Bookstore
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Corporate-free candidate for Lt. Governor, Gayle McLaughlin, discusses her new memoir, Winning Richmond: How a Progressive Alliance Won City Hall.   A group of political activists, environmentalists, and social justice advocates formed a Progressive Alliance that took their city back from the Chevron Oil Company. They transformed Richmond, long polluted and poisoned, into a national leader in sustainability, equity and grassroots democracy, giving hope to the San Francisco Bay Area, the state of California, and the world. Gayle McLaughlin was at the center of that long-term struggle, organizing with co-activists, going door-to-door campaigning … Continued
SudoMesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
SudoMesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally 11:00 am
End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally @ Steps of City Hall
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
End the SF Gang Injunctions Press Conference & Rally @ Steps of City Hall | San Francisco | California | United States
Come stand with Critical Resistance as we call on the San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera to #EndtheSanFranciscoGangInjunctions Recently, the City Attorney removed 34 out of the 42 people named on the Western Addition gang injunction under pressure from community advocates. While this is a good start, we want the City Attorney to remove all listed individuals from ALL gang injunction in San Francisco. Join us on the San Francisco City Hall steps to call for an end to the injunctions. **Please share the event with your friends, family members, and … Continued
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech 7:30 pm
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books
May 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech @ Pegasus Books | Berkeley | California | United States
  Cyrus Farivar discusses Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech Ars Technica senior business editor Cyrus Farivar presents a critical and historic look at how 50 years of American privacy law is inadequate for the near-future of surveillance. Join us at Pegasus Books Downtown for a discussion and book signing of Habeas Data. ABOUT HABEAS DATA You are being watched. Whether through your phone or your car or your credit card, caught on a CCT camera or tracked through your online viewing history, government agencies know where you … Continued
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