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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission- Discussion re collaboration with ICE 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission- Discussion re collaboration with ICE @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Meeting Agenda 4. 5:15pm: Staff update on Surveillance Equipment Ordinance 5. 5:20pm: Review and discussion of Oakland Police Department’s written report on their collaboration with ICE; database access and sharing with outside entities 6. 5:40pm: Review and discussion of Oakland Police Department’s Immigration Policy63115
“DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN: STOP DRILLING CALIFORNIA” 6:30 pm
“DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN: STOP DRILLING CALIFORNIA” @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN: STOP DRILLING CALIFORNIA” @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
Learn the sobering facts about oil production in California and the damage it’s doing to families, agriculture, our water and environment. Explore ways we can work together to challenge our Governor to be consistent in his environmental policies. We’ll watch a short film called DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN, STOP DRILLING CALIFORNIA. The discussion afterward features representatives from Food and Water Watch, a leader in the anti-fracking movement, and several other organizations concerned about fracking in California. We’ll close out the evening with a postcard writing campaign. Bring healthy vegetarian snacks or … Continued
Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
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Demand Justice for Angel Rico Ramos 10:30 am
Demand Justice for Angel Rico Ramos
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please join Angel Rico Ramos’ family and Anti Police-Terror Project at a press conference demanding justice for Angel and the release of his autopsy report. Angel was murdered on January 23, 2017, by Vallejo police, and on June 3, 2017 he would be turning 22. Solano county sheriff failed to release the autopsy report, which we believe constitutes negligence on their part. We feel the need to point out that Solano County has the largest number of murders by law enforcement in the Bay Area, and refusing to release Angel’s … Continued
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Bay Area Book Festival
Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley, all over
Jun 3 all-day
To guarantee access to indoor sessions, we recommend that you purchase a Priority Admission Ticket for only $8. Otherwise, you can purchase a General Admission Wristband for $15 for the whole weekend, with first-come, first-served admission after Priority Ticket holders are let in. Outdoor sessions — at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park and the Showtime Stage for families — are free, with first-come, first served seating. Schedule. Map of Festival.62890
Interfaith Vigil to Support Immigrant Detainees 11:00 am
Interfaith Vigil to Support Immigrant Detainees @ West County Detention Facility
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Monthly Vigils Interfaith Vigils to Support Immigrant Detainees  1st Saturdays of every month.   We invite you to join our vigils each month as we gather to pray and bear witness to the pain, suffering, and separation of immigrant detainees, and to call for real and immediate immigration reform. We invite you to join us to pray, sing, and act for just immigration solutions.  Please bring a noisemaker for our sacred Moment of Noise– where we let the detainees know that we have not forgotten them. Why we vigil at … Continued
Swing District Resistance Canvass 11:00 am
Swing District Resistance Canvass @ Congressperson Denham's district
Jun 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
A key to the success of the resistance in California is people from the Bay Area going to swing districts! Congressman Denham of nearby Modesto voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (after telling his constituents he wouldn’t) and to leave millions of Americans without healthcare. Over the next two months the Senate will debate and vote on healthcare repeal, followed by a House vote on the final bill.  We need to bring the fight for affordable healthcare and accountability to the voters in areas like Modesto. RSVP now for … Continued
Workshop: Girls Far Above Rubies – Begin the Process of Healing 12:00 pm
Workshop: Girls Far Above Rubies – Begin the Process of Healing @ Alan Blueford Center for Justice
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
pic.twitter.com/YMl5MTOAll— jeralynn (@mommablueford) June 2, 2017 63198
#CareNotCages Town Hall 1:00 pm
#CareNotCages Town Hall @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
More than $70 million had been cut from the Alameda county’s mental health care budget since 2007. Yet, Alameda County has the highest per capita incidence in the state of involuntary holds placed on individuals experiencing a mental health emergency. While the overall number of people locked up in Santa Rita Jail is decreasing, the percentage of people with mental health issues who are imprisoned there is on the rise. This disparity is caused by our failure to provide mental health services in the community, and the criminalization of mental … Continued
Envisioning Community Care for People with Mental Illness 1:00 pm
Envisioning Community Care for People with Mental Illness @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Alameda County Jail Fight Coalition for a Town Hall envisioning what it would look like to provide #CareNotCages to members of our community with mental illness. A space for learning and discussion for directly impacted people, their family and friends, service providers, activists, elected officals and all others concerned with the over incarceration of people with mental illness. If you are in need of childcare, please contact hollydelanycole@gmail.com to RSVP. Please includes the number and ages of kids, any allergies, if they will do best with a 1 on … Continued
Alameda Renters Coalition 2:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition @ Alameda Point Collaborative
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
June 3 @Alameda_Renters Coalition General Meeting @thealamedapoint w/#Alameda CM Ashcraft. #TenantRights #AlaMtg https://t.co/Hi39MNu7Yq pic.twitter.com/DmsUJW1s9k— Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) May 30, 2017 63144
San Francisco Rally in Support of #MarchForTruth 2:00 pm
San Francisco Rally in Support of #MarchForTruth @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
San Francisco Rally in Support of #MarchForTruth @ Chelsea Manning Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
There is more than sufficient cause for alarm about the role Russian state-led hacking and information warfare played in the 2016 election, and there are crucial unanswered questions about the relationship between the Russian state and Donald Trump, his associates and his campaign. The legitimacy of the United States government may hinge on the answers to these questions. If the President was elected even in part due to collusion with a foreign effort to interfere in our democratic process, then the will of the people has been subverted. We call … Continued
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Bay Area Book Festival
Bay Area Book Festival @ Downtown Berkeley, all over
Jun 4 all-day
To guarantee access to indoor sessions, we recommend that you purchase a Priority Admission Ticket for only $8. Otherwise, you can purchase a General Admission Wristband for $15 for the whole weekend, with first-come, first-served admission after Priority Ticket holders are let in. Outdoor sessions — at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park and the Showtime Stage for families — are free, with first-come, first served seating. Schedule. Map of Festival.62890
Indivisible: All Members Meeting 9:30 am
Indivisible: All Members Meeting @ Drake's Dealership
Jun 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Join Indivisible East Bay for resistance and brunch on Sunday, June 4th. Learn about our work from the past month, participate in upcoming actions, and hear from other local groups resisting here in the East Bay. New members welcome! We hope you can join us!63070
Prisoner Hunger Strike – Rally & Press Conference 12:00 pm
Prisoner Hunger Strike – Rally & Press Conference @ Folsom Prison
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
SHOW UP FOR FOLSOM PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE Please join us to rally outside Folsom Priosn and show that we support prisoners’ efforts to strike for humane” RALLY & PRESS CONFERENCE at Folsom To Support Hunger Strikers On May 25th, prisoners in Folsom State Prison B4 ASU (Administrative Segregation Unit) began a hunger strike to peacefully protest the inhumane conditions of their confinement in the administrative segregation unit. Prisoners have exhausted all reasonable remedies and have attempted to open lines of communication with administrative officials, and … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 4 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Liberated Lens Film Showing: Beyond Recognition 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Showing: Beyond Recognition @ Omni Commons
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A film exploring the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them.  http://www.beyondrecognitionfilm.com/ After decades struggling to protect her ancestors’ burial places, now engulfed by San Francisco’s sprawl, a Native woman from a non-federally recognized Ohlone tribe and her allies occupy a sacred site to prevent its desecration. When this life-altering event fails to stop the development, they vow to follow a new path- to establish the first women-led urban Indigenous land trust. Beyond Recognition explores the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland … Continued
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Rally to Stop the Deportations of Rodrigo & Hugo 12:00 pm
Rally to Stop the Deportations of Rodrigo & Hugo
Jun 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Rally to stop the deportations of Hugo Mejía and Rodrigo Núñez are both fathers – and community volunteers – with deep roots in the Bay Area. They’ve been trapped in detention since May 3, cut off from their families and communities. More details about their story: ICE put Rodrigo and Hugo in chains after they reported for a construction project at a hospital, sparking a huge outcry that made headlines. The men didn’t know the project was located inside Travis Air Force base. When they gave their information at the … Continued
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting @ Downtown Oakland Post Office
Jun 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In November, 2016 we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business plan for a public bank in Oakland. After that, we will pressure the Oakland City Council to pass enabling legislation that will create and fund a public bank for Oakland. Our overarching goal is to see a public bank flourish in Oakland … Continued
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 6:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
On the first and third Mondays of the month, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project holds its data viz and oral history meetings related to our project in Alameda County. 62964
BECOMING MS. BURTON BOOK SIGNING 6:00 pm
BECOMING MS. BURTON BOOK SIGNING @ Laurel Bookstore
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Susan’s life story is one our nation desperately needs to hear and understand. This is a story about personal transformation and collective power. It is about one woman’s journey to freedom, but it will help free us all.” -Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow. Join Susan Burton for her Bay Area book release! Susan will offer some remarks and will be signing copies of her books. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided. Event Hosted By: Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, All of Us or … Continued
OccupyForum : SHUT DOWN CREECH! 6:00 pm
OccupyForum : SHUT DOWN CREECH! @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! CODEPINK: SHUT DOWN CREECH! With Toby Blome and friends In each of the last two years, nearly 150 activists, including over 50 veterans, joined CODEPINK from 20 different states across the country. In a series of imaginative nonviolent direct actions, involving the arrest of dozens of activists, they were able to disrupt business as usual.At this crucial point in history, come and hear Toby … Continued
DEFUND OPD General Meeting 6:30 pm
DEFUND OPD General Meeting @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Jun 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This will be a collaborative planning meeting so that we can start carrying out the next phase of our work, launching a viral social media / traditional media campaign to leverage as much pressure as possible on the council to implement our defunding demands! Please show up! Please bring your ideas about how to spread the message as broadly as possible, demonstrate widespread public support and pressure on city council to cut OPD’s budget! Also, please forward this note to invite organizers, people who have lots of connections, traditional media … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Neibyl Proctor Library
Jun 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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.62823
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Court Support: Preliminary hearing for Cesar 9:00 am
Court Support: Preliminary hearing for Cesar
Jun 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Come to Rene C Davidson courthouse Dept 7 at 9am on Tuesday June 6, to support Cesar, who was arrested at an anti trump demo on election day. Lets pack the court!63202
Oakland City Council Meeting: Divest from Chase Bank! 5:00 pm
Oakland City Council Meeting: Divest from Chase Bank! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
“Let all of our deliberations be made with the seventh generation in mind”. Haudenosaunee Guiding Principle On March 7th, the Oakland City Council nearly voted to end its banking relationship with JPMorgan Chase, one of the principal financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the private prison industry, and the foreclosure crisis. Since then, Defenders of Mother Earth-Huichin has been working to introduce an amendment to Oakland’s Linked Banking Services Ordinance that will prohibit the City from banking with Chase and other institutions that benefit from violations of indigenous sovereignty, climate … Continued
BERKELEY FILM FOUNDATION PRESENTS “LIFE AFTER LIFE” 6:45 pm
BERKELEY FILM FOUNDATION PRESENTS “LIFE AFTER LIFE” @ New Parkway Theater
Jun 6 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
  Join us for this Berkeley Film Foundation funded film screening with an in-depth panel discussion post-screening with: Azadeh Zohrabi, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights David Muhammad, National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR) Tamara Perkins, Director | Producer Jesse Dana, Cinematographer | Co-Producer Kevin Jones, Editor | Associate Producer and special guests from the film Harrison Seuga and Noel Valdivia Sr. Purchase Tickets Life After Life Trailer https://vimeo.com/137638023 Hosted by: Berkeley Film Foundation  63213
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“Time to Choose” Film on Climate 6:00 pm
“Time to Choose” Film on Climate @ Michaan’s Auction Theater
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Time to Choose” Film on Climate @ Michaan’s Auction Theater  | Alameda | California | United States
Documentary by Oscar-winning director Charles Ferguson depicts the devastation being caused by fossil fuel and the catastrophe that will come if we don’t replace it — then turns to beautiful and inspiring visions of technology already in place that can create a clean, sustainable way of living that also promotes more social justice and sense of community. At the June 7 showing in Alameda, Executive Producer, Tom Dinwoodie (former Co-Founder, SunPower) and Michael Brune (Natl Exec Director, Sierra Club – and local Alameda Resident) will hold a live panel discussion following the film. Proceeds … Continued
Ella Baker Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Monthly Meeting @ Restore Oakland
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us at Ella Baker Center’s monthly member meeting! This month, we will be organizing for our 5th annual Night Out for Safety & Liberation Oakland Block Party. On August 1st, people across the country will come together to redefine what #SafetyIs: dignity, opportunity, and power in our communities. Click here for more information on Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL) Vegetarian dinner will be provided. 63212
Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued
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Activists Unite! Come Party! Great Food! 7:00 pm
Activists Unite! Come Party! Great Food! @ Orinda Community Church
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Have you wanted to meet all the new activist groups under one tent? Come party at our 1st Activists Unite Event! We will have fabulous food and drinks and FUN! You won’t want to miss this chance to meet other activists! Haven’t you been dying to learn their vision and activities! Come meet others who share your values. Democratic clubs and activist groups to Table & increase your membership! Tell us what you do. Bring flyers & sign-up sheets. One thing we all agree upon? We want to FLIP CD10 … Continued
Mexico Report: Indigenous peoples form parallel government 7:00 pm
Mexico Report: Indigenous peoples form parallel government @ Omni Commons
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Report on the National Indigenous Congress’ constituent assembly held over Memorial Day weekend to form a parallel government for Mexico. We’ll also have a report from the Chiapas Support Committee’s recent delegation to Zapatista Territory with photos and video footage. Discussion following reports62966
Indigenous Government Council for Mexico – A Panel Discussion. 7:30 pm
Indigenous Government Council for Mexico – A Panel Discussion. @ Omni Commons
Jun 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Indigenous Government Council for Mexico - A Panel Discussion. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
The National Indigenous Congress met at the end of May in Zapatista Territory to form the Indigenous Government Council for Mexico, an anti-capitalist government from below and to the Left and based on the same governing principles that the Zapatistas follow. The new council named an indigenous woman as its spokesperson, and as a candidate in Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections. What does that mean to those of us here in the U.S.? What ideas can we take away from this revolutionary project? A panel, which includes activists that just returned … Continued
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Alameda County URBAN SHIELD TASK FORCE 9:00 am
Alameda County URBAN SHIELD TASK FORCE @ Hayward/Union City Room, 4th floor
Jun 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
View agenda here.  63200
The Welcome Home Project Opening Night 5:30 pm
The Welcome Home Project Opening Night @ Hayward City Hall
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Please come to the exhibit of the The Welcome Home Project Opening night. The panel will feature moving stories by several of the participants in the Welcome Home Project. The photographer, Ruth Morgan, will be present and refreshments will be served. I know it is a schlepp to Hayward, but the BART stops a block from the city hall gallery. I promise that you will be moved in many ways by hearing these powerful and compelling speakers talk about their many years of experience in the criminal justice system and … Continued
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SURJ Difficult Dialogues Workshop 10:00 am
SURJ Difficult Dialogues Workshop @ Sierra Club
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
How do we approach the challenging conversations in our lives, whether its about confederate flags, Donald Trump, cultural appropriation, Palestine/Israel, or even just racism and racial justice in general? This workshop is an opportunity to dive in much deeper with structured time to practice a range of difficult conversations around highly-charged racial issues. We will be sharing some basic skill-building tools in how to approach conversations, and then explore scenarios relevant to the lives of participants. This will include examination of some of the ways that internalized sexism can impact … Continued
Solar Simplified I: Getting Started 1:00 pm
Solar Simplified I: Getting Started @ Ecology Center
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Solar is more accessible and affordable than ever. Are you ready to make the leap to get your power from the sun? Should you? Can you? How? Solar expert Doug McKenzie will provide a strong foundation for your decision-making. Presentation followed by Q&A, so bring your questions! Topics include: Why: the environmental benefits of solar What: what a PV system includes & how it works Solar Economics: Payback/ROI, rate comparisons with/without solar Solar Financing: owning versus leasing, low-income options Other Considerations: Contractors, home selling, Tesla tiles, policies Jobs: The growth … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baugette
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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! Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Presenting debt-related topics at … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walks 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
Jun 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk #1:  Saturday, April 8 (Scroll down for the additional walks) We will begin near the Pittsburg Marina at 3 Marina Blvd in the City of Pittsburg, California 8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk – please see the details of the route below. The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 … Continued
Direct Action for Racial Justice: A SURJ Bay Area Training 9:30 am
Direct Action for Racial Justice: A SURJ Bay Area Training @ Solespace
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area for our sixth homegrown Direct Action training dedicated to teaching you the framework and the hard skills needed to take action for racial justice. This interactive workshop is designed to give you real-time experiences of being in a protest while also building our understanding of direct action from the perspective of white people participating in the movement for racial justice. We talk about the importance of direct action, centering Black and POC voices, our perspective on relating to police, our legal rights, and more. We teach … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Green Sunday: Public Banking: Here, There, and Everywhere! 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Public Banking: Here, There, and Everywhere! @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm
  In the last few months, articles, conversations, and proposed legislation about public banking have been cropping up all over. It seems sudden – if you aren’t one of the people who have been working for well over five years to plant the seeds. Because the topic is so new to most people, reactions range from blank looks to confusion and misapprehension about what a public bank is, what it isn’t, and what it could be. The three speakers will cover many aspects of public banking, both potential and existing. … Continued
Liberated Lens Film Night: Abundant Land 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: Abundant Land @ Omni Commons
Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Director Natasha Florentino will be in attendance! Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Agrochemical biotech corporations, including Monsanto and Mycogen Seeds, are depleting Moloka’i’s topsoil and fresh water while contributing to dust storms that spread pesticides into the ocean and surrounding communities. Abundant Land also offers a historical look at the intrusion and political underpinnings of chemical-intensive farming in Hawaii while portraying the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and … Continued
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2017 Homeless Workforce Conference – Richmond 9:00 am
2017 Homeless Workforce Conference – Richmond @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2017 Homeless Workforce Conference Working Upstream: What Can We Do to Prevent Homelessness? Breakfast 8:00 a.m. & Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Monday & Tuesday CONFERENCE PROGRAM REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW! HOTEL RESERVATIONS Homelessness is a whirlpool that traps more than 1.6 million Americans each year, including tens of thousands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many never escape and need rescue again and again. Programs designed to lift the homeless and those at risk out of the whirlpool can become self-perpetuating “revolving doors.” Successful exits to … Continued
J20 Resisters – PACK the COURT 9:00 am
J20 Resisters – PACK the COURT
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
COME OUT AND SUPPORT THE J20 RESISTERS! Why is San Francisco criminalizing dissent? Show up for the J20 resisters at the courthouse, and call DA George Gascon and tell him to drop the charges! January 20th, the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, was marked by widespread resistance across the U.S. Five months later San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon continues to use our city’s resources to prosecute a group of 11 protesters. We believe the City should be dedicating its resources to protecting those most vulnerable under the new administration. … Continued
A Department of Violence Prevention? 4:00 pm
A Department of Violence Prevention? @ Liberty Hall
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Coalition to end violence and Councilmember McElhaney invite you to tell your story. What will it take to get @Oakland to make holistic public safety a real priority? We need #DVP to get same attention as OPD. pic.twitter.com/3HoJAKv9KN— L.Gibson McElhaney (@LynetteGM) June 9, 2017 63228
OccupyForum presents: Film: BOOM: The Sound of Eviction 6:00 pm
OccupyForum presents: Film: BOOM: The Sound of Eviction @ Black and Brown Club
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Boom: The Sound of Eviction Sixteen years after it was released, this documentary from 2001 is, unfortunately, incredibly relevant, (and eerily familiar). Here is the promo from the film’s official site \ (and consider when you’re reading it that this was written in 2001). “Now the bubble has popped and most of the startups are gone, but the tidal wave of gentrification that came with the … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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2017 Homeless Workforce Conference – Richmond 9:00 am
2017 Homeless Workforce Conference – Richmond @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
2017 Homeless Workforce Conference Working Upstream: What Can We Do to Prevent Homelessness? Breakfast 8:00 a.m. & Program 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both Monday & Tuesday CONFERENCE PROGRAM REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE NOW! HOTEL RESERVATIONS Homelessness is a whirlpool that traps more than 1.6 million Americans each year, including tens of thousands in the San Francisco Bay Area. Many never escape and need rescue again and again. Programs designed to lift the homeless and those at risk out of the whirlpool can become self-perpetuating “revolving doors.” Successful exits to … Continued
Oakland Finance Committee: Public Bank Feasibility Study 9:00 am
Oakland Finance Committee: Public Bank Feasibility Study @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Tomorrow! 9am! Finance Committee will vote on funding the feasibility study for the Public Bank of Oakland. #oakmtg #ourmoneyourbank— Oakland Public Bank (@OaklandBank) June 12, 2017 Item #4 Subject: Feasibility And Economic Impact Of Establishing A Public Bank From: Finance Department Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution (1) Amending The City Of Oakland’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2016-17 Midcycle Budget (Which Was Adopted Pursuant To Resolution No. 86250 C.M.S. On June 21,2016) To Appropriate One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000), From The Fiscal Year 2016-17 General Purpose Fund (1010) Balance For A Contract To … Continued
Police Commission Legislation: Oakland Public Safety Committee 5:00 pm
Police Commission Legislation: Oakland Public Safety Committee @ Hearing Room 1 City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sign up to speak on Item # 8 Speaker’s Card We need a large turnout of the community to advocate for the changes that are needed to the enabling legislation proposed by Dan Kalb. Noel Gallo stands with us but we need to show strong community support to back him up, since he is representing us! Will you stand with us? The changes we seek are important to our conviction that the Police Commission function effectively, transparently and independently and can be found on our website: http://coalitionforpoliceaccountability.com 63249
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Love on Trial : Book Signing and Talk 5:30 pm
Love on Trial : Book Signing and Talk @ Comal
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
When Kris Perry and Sandy Stier agreed to become two of the plaintiffs in the legal challenge to overturn California’s Proposition 8, which specified marriage as only between a man and a woman, they saw themselves as just ordinary people. The couple had a great life, except they couldn’t officially marry. That bothered them, according to a new joint memoir, Love on Trial: Our Supreme Court Fight for the Right to Marry. Perry and Stier will be talking about their story and signing books. he event is free and open … Continued
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond and Davis City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our … Continued
Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued
SINGLE PAYER – ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK 7:00 pm
SINGLE PAYER – ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK @ Alameda Elks Lodge
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Panel of Health Professionals will answer all your questions on the Healthy California Act [SB562] Free event. Sponsored by the City of Alameda Democratic Club, which has endorsed the bill. 63253
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Alameda County-specific ICE Rapid Response training 5:00 pm
Alameda County-specific ICE Rapid Response training
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Resist Trump’s Agenda Connect with allies to resist Trump’s attacks and build a just, sustainable society. ALAMEDA CO ICE RESPONSE TRAINING June 15 63242
Organizers’ Orientation: Alameda Jail Fight 6:00 pm
Organizers’ Orientation: Alameda Jail Fight
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Looking for more ways to plug in after Decarcerate Alameda County’s Town Hall? Come join us on June 15th to talk about our next steps to getting care not cages for our community. We’ll talk about why we’re fighting the jail expansion in Alameda County, and how you can plug in. We will also be preparing for the joint public safety/public health meeting on Monday, July 24th at 9:30am. Here the committees will be discussing the state of mental health in Alameda County- this appears to be a tepid replacement … Continued
Rally to Save Historic Downtown Richmond Post Office 6:00 pm
Rally to Save Historic Downtown Richmond Post Office @ Nevin Community Center
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  Richmond Leaders to Host Town Hall, Rally to Save Historic Downtown Richmond Post Office Richmond, CA — Following a public hearing convened by the United States Postal Service on May 31, Richmond leaders have announced a community-wide Town Hall meeting. The town hall meeting is being hosted by the Iron Triangle Neighborhood Council and co-organized by the Office of Mayor Tom Butt, the Office of Congressman DeSaulnier, and Richmond Main Street Initiative. “The community really spoke loud and clear at the public hearing. They were very concerned about the … Continued
NLG: Bodies & Bondage A History of California Prisons 6:30 pm
NLG: Bodies & Bondage A History of California Prisons
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
JOIN US FOR OUR JUNE MEMBERSHIP MEETING Bodies & Bondage A History of California Prisons Every month, we invite members, non-members, activists, organizers, lawyers and legal workers to join us for the NLGSF “Join the Conversation” Membership Meeting Each month will feature a political discussion. This month we will hold a discussion onBodies and Bondage A History of California’s Prisons with Jared Rudolph of the Prison Advocacy Network. Jared Rudolph is a criminal defense attorney and the founder of Prisoner Reentry Network,a nonprofit that supports successful transitions from incarceration to … Continued
Intro to SURJ Meeting 7:00 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Sierra Club
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including study and action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. — Address info: The Sierra Club is located at … Continued
Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
Film: Nat Bates for Mayor. The Story of Richmond’s 2014 Election. 9:30 pm
Film: Nat Bates for Mayor. The Story of Richmond’s 2014 Election. @ Roxie Theater
Jun 15 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Nat Bates For Mayor tells the story of the outrageous 2014 mayor’s race in Richmond, home to the second largest refinery in California. In a brazen move, Chevron spent more than $3 million to back 83-year-old African American stalwart Nat Bates. Bates makes a Faustian bargain with the city’s corporate behemoth in a cagey attempt to preserve the long-standing but waning power of Richmond’s African-American working class community, whose rich history dates back to the formation of the Kaiser shipyards during World War Two. It’s black against white. It’s pro-development … Continued
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Tell the Global Insurance Industry to Unfriend Coal 5:15 pm
Tell the Global Insurance Industry to Unfriend Coal
Jun 16 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
We expect insurance companies to protect us from serious risks, but when it comes to climate change the insurance industry is doing the opposite:  it is insuring and investing in new fossil fuel projects that directly contribute to climate catastrophe. On June 16th, leaders of the world’s largest insurance companies will be here in San Francisco for an industry conference.  Join us to tell these insurance industry CEO’s to Unfriend Coal.  This will be a peaceful, public rally on public sidewalks, so feel free to bring your friends and family. … Continued
Remembering the Charleston Church Nine 5:30 pm
Remembering the Charleston Church Nine
Jun 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Alameda for Black Lives and community and faith leaders as we honor the two-year anniversary of the white supremacist terror attack that claimed the lives of nine people as they attended a church service in Charleston, SC. We will meet at the southwest corner of Webster Street and Atlantic Avenue. Speakers will include Rab’ia Keeble of Qual’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque and Robbie Wilson of Alameda Black Achievers Alliance. State Rep. Barbara Lee has been invited to speak also. All are welcome to this free event. Please share widely.63261
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Peace Picnic 11:00 am
Peace Picnic @ Mosswood Park
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Peace in the Park is reaching out to your community to come out and experience peace in YOUR park. Enjoy a fun, relaxing, mindful day with us free of stress and cost. Children and youth are strongly encouraged to attend. Lets get to know each other! 11-12 pm Arts & Crafts, Games 12-12:20 pm Meditative Movement w/ Dr. Marcus Penn 12:20-12:35pm Pancho Ramos, Peace Activist and founder of Casa de Paz 12:35-12:50 Pause for World Peace Meditation 12:50-1:10 pm Mai’saan hip-hop of Youth Speaks 1:10-1:40 pm Lunch 1:40-2 pm Nature … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition People’s BBQ 12:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition People’s BBQ @ San Antonio Park, under the trees next to the tennis courts
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bring family and friends and come enjoy some BBQ and talk about the future of your neighborhood (District 2). We are a group of Oaklanders who have come together around the causes we all believe in, including: Jobs, Displacement, Homelessness, Education, Public Safety, Healthcare, Immigration63245
Elected State Representatives Town Hall 1:00 pm
Elected State Representatives Town Hall @ Caesar Chavez Education Center
Jun 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join state legislators @TonyThurmond @RobBonta @NancySkinnerCA for a Town Hall this Saturday on CA's recent leadership on important issues! pic.twitter.com/TvuqqdZa1A— Keith Carson (@Keith_Carson) June 13, 2017 63256
Richmond Progressive Alliance 2:00 pm
Richmond Progressive Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
You are invited! Richmond Progressive Alliance Membership Meeting As always, members can join or renew at the meeting, and all RPA supporters are welcomed, too. Volunteers Needed Before the Meeting! Consider joining us from 11 am – 2 pm to help distribute the latest issue of The Richmond Sun. We’ll feed volunteers a late lunch before the meeting starts.  Click here to sign up for a volunteer shift. 63232
Occupella – Black Lives Matter 5:15 pm
Occupella – Black Lives Matter @ San Leandro BART
Jun 17 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Occupella will have our monthly BART sing for Black Lives Matter/Protect the Vulnerable from 5:15-6:15 at the San Leandro BART station. We’re at the Tax the Rich Rally on Solano every Monday from 5-6. Songbooks provided at all events. For a full calendar, visit www.occupella.org.63136
Earth First! Road Show 2017 7:00 pm
Earth First! Road Show 2017 @ Omni Commons
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Earth First! Road Show 2017 @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Calling all rabble rousers, land defenders and nature-lovers ! The Roadshow crew brings campaign and history presentations, looking to mix it up with local eco concerns and passions. We’ll be featuring updates on Earth First! issues, discussions on earth-centric philosophy, tactics, water and species defense and resistence to the Trump agenda. The gathering aims to inspire the seeds of dissidence and connect people and struggles around the planet. The crew has been doing trainings and workshops in cities and towns in 22 states (so far) since late April. Come hear … Continued
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SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop 12:00 pm
SURJ Bystander Intervention Workshop @ Suigetsukan Dojo
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Annie Danger, Mike Esmailzadeh, and Heather will lead a two-hour workshop on the basics of intervening in public as a bystander. They will cover the basics of stance, assertiveness, and situational awareness as well as go into depth about different potential scenarios, legality of bystander intervention, physical and social skills and tactics for successful intervention, de-escalation, police involvement, knowing your place, and aftercare. This workshop cannot cover all possibilities of intervention, but will provide a baseline for reducing harm and acting in effective solidarity with people being harassed or assaulted. … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
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DefundOPD – Oakland City Council Budget Meeting 5:00 pm
DefundOPD – Oakland City Council Budget Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello, Comrades! First off, we would like to thank EVERYONE for their participation in the#DefundOPD Campaign. Your actions have spoke loudly and have clearly influenced the City’s decisionmaking process when it comes to allocating money to the Oakland Police Department. That being said, the fight is not over! City Council plans to announce and vote on its proposed budget, and we want to be there in full force to hold them accountable! On Monday, June 19 at (tentatively) 5 pm we need folks to TURN UP to Oakland’s City Council … Continued
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland General Membership Meeting @ Greenlining Institute
Jun 19 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In November, 2016 we succeeded in getting the Oakland City Council to instruct the City Administrator to report on the usefulness of a feasibility study for creating The Public Bank of Oakland. Our next goal is to convince the City Council to commission that study as soon as possible, and incorporate it into a business plan for a public bank in Oakland. After that, we will pressure the Oakland City Council to pass enabling legislation that will create and fund a public bank for Oakland. Our overarching goal is to see a public bank flourish in Oakland … Continued
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project 6:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Mapping Project @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
On the first and third Mondays of the month, the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project holds its data viz and oral history meetings related to our project in Alameda County. 62964
Occupy Forum: Film: From the Ashes 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Film: From the Ashes @ Local 2
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Film: From the Ashes by Radical Media OccupyForum is hosting a free screening of a new National Geographic documentary about coal, From the Ashes. Join us to watch this film together in community. Come and share any updates about the coal campaign in Oakland and talk more generally about the struggle for environmental and climate justice as we resist the new administration in Washington. … Continued
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Public Bank of Oakland: Rally & Vote at the City Council 4:30 pm
Public Bank of Oakland: Rally & Vote at the City Council @ Oscar Grant Plaza & City Council Chambers
Jun 20 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland will be out in full force at the council meeting next Tuesday. Please find us in our bright green shirts to receive signs. We will also have t-shirts available for sale. If this is your first time participating in something like this, please find us and we will help you get oriented. Attend our outreach event before the council meeting. Time: 4:30PM The Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland is organizing a political action an hour before the full council meeting. … Continued
Establish The Department Of Violence Prevention? Oakland City Council Mtg. 5:00 pm
Establish The Department Of Violence Prevention? Oakland City Council Mtg. @ Oakland City Hall, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Special Concurrent Meeting of the Oakland Subject: Establishing The Department Of Violence Prevention From: Councilmember McElhaney, Kaplan And Council President Reid Recommendation: Adopt A Ordinance Amending Chapter 2.29 Of The Oakland Municipal Code Entitled “City Agencies, Departments And Offices” To Create The Department Of Violence Prevention Focusing On Ending The Epidemic Of Violent Crime In Oakland And Healing Trauma In Impacted Communities 1. View Report, 2. View Supplemental Report, 3. View Report A winding, two-month push for the new city department meets its conclusion Tuesday. The proposed department would be … Continued
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council – Rally Beforehand 5:30 pm
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council – Rally Beforehand @ Longfellow School
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield at Berkeley City Council - Rally Beforehand @ Longfellow School | Berkeley | California | United States
On Tuesday May 16 more than 200 people turned out to the Berkeley City Council in anticipation of the Council’s vote on whether or not to continue Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield. After waiting six hours for the agenda item to be heard and after giving powerful testimony, we were told that the Council once again decided to postpone the vote. The coalition and supporters staged a walkout to show the Council that we won’t stand for this kind of manipulation. The Council has rescheduled the vote for June 20th … Continued
Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield! Out Now! 6:00 pm
Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield! Out Now! @ Longfellow Middle School
Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Mark Your Calendars Special Berkeley Hearing on Urban Shield: The Berkeley City Council will be voting on the city’s participation in Urban Shield. On Tuesday May 16 more than 200 people turned out to the Berkeley City Council in anticipation of the Council’s vote on whether or not to continue Berkeley’s participation in Urban Shield. After waiting six hours for the agenda item to be heard and after giving powerful testimony, we were told that the Council once again decided to postpone the vote. The coalition and supporters staged a walkout to … Continued
Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough 7:30 pm
Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Naomi Klein presents her new book No Is Not Enough @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Join us for a discussion of resistance in the Trump era with internationally acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda — including a corporate coup in government, aggressive scapegoating and warmongering, and sweeping aside climate science to set off a fossil fuel frenzy — will generate waves of disasters and shocks to the economy, national security, and the environment. Acclaimed journalist, activist, and bestselling author Naomi Klein has spent two … Continued
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Historic Vote on Refinery Greenhouse Gas Caps – ALL HANDS ON DECK! 8:45 am
Historic Vote on Refinery Greenhouse Gas Caps – ALL HANDS ON DECK! @ BAAQMD Offices
Jun 21 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
 ALL HANDS ON DECK! We Need GREEN ​ HOUSE ​ GAS​ Caps, Not Massive Emissions Increases! 11th-hour Air District staff changes to Rule 12-16, scheduled for a vote this coming Wednesday, effectively sabotage what was to be the first-in-the nation rule to regulate local refinery-emitted greenhouse gases. In a stunning reversal, the Air District is now trying to grandfather in horrendous emission increases. Staff’s history of reckless permitting is causing them to propose a total gutting of the caps by raising permissible emissions levels by 25% – the equivalent to … Continued
Tasers: SF Police Commission 5:30 pm
Tasers: SF Police Commission @ San Francisco City Hall, Room 400
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Via 48 Hills The Police Commission will be talking about Tasers Wednesday/21. This is an ongoing debate, and took center stage when the supes Rules Committee voted to allow Petra DeJesus to stay on the commission for another term. The cops want Tasers, and say they are a good alternative to shooting people. A lot of activists who have studied the issue (and some police departments that have abandoned the devices) say there are really serious problems with giving officers what is generally considered a less-lethal, but still lethal, weapon. … Continued
Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued
What Democracy Could Look Like: Presentation on Proportional Representation 7:00 pm
What Democracy Could Look Like: Presentation on Proportional Representation @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the RPA in an interactive presentation which will provide an overview of local election systems, and discuss possible reforms, including ranked choice voting and forms of proportional representation.  Speakers will include Pedro Hernandez, Deputy Director of FairVote California; Steve Chessin, President of Californians for Electoral Reform (CfER); and Joan Strasser, Board Member of CfER, and a teacher at Richmond High School. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. 63285
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg 7:15 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 21 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and speak out. Several brave individuals have responded. One of them is Melvin Goodman. Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens, Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from 1971–1972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg 7:30 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Whistleblower at the CIA: Melvin Goodman with Daniel Ellsberg @ First Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio and City Lights Books present: Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and speak out. Several brave individuals have responded. One of them is Melvin Goodman. Melvin A. Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens, Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from … Continued
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BART Board : Stopping Harrassment, Protecting Immigrants 9:00 am
BART Board : Stopping Harrassment, Protecting Immigrants
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
The BART Board will vote on on a proposal to rescind the ordinance that would have BART police ticket people who take up more than one BART seat. BART has limited police resources, and police should be focusing on serious crimes. This ordinance would increase BART delays, 17% of which are already caused by police interactions. And according to the BART Police Officers Association, this ordinance would likely target homeless people and increase use of force incidents. BART should not criminalize etiquette violations. Instead Bart Board Chair Saltzman will be … Continued
Sanctuary Transit – Keep Immigrants Safe On BART 9:00 am
Sanctuary Transit – Keep Immigrants Safe On BART @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) Board of Directors Meeting.  Agenda. Directions: The BART Board Meeting Room is entered on Webster Street between 20th and 21st, to the north of the large CVS store at 20th and Webster. BART will be considering newly-elected BART rep Lateefah Simon’s proposal for “sanctuary transit” i.e instructions to BART’s police department to not cooperate with immigration enforcement activities on the Bay Area’s rail system and to ensure unfettered travel to and from work, family and leisure for all residents regardless of status. Op-Ed in the … Continued
Decarcerate Alameda 5:30 pm
Decarcerate Alameda @ CURB office
Jun 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
We will be having our next Decarcerate Alameda meeting this Thursday, June 22nd. If you can, please bring some snacks to share. Our agenda will include planning for the July 24th hearing on mental health alternatives, our upcoming art build, jail outreach and more. 63287
No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles 6:30 pm
No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles @ Workers World
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Trans Power! Queer Power! Im/Migrant & Worker Power! IN THE SPIRIT OF STONEWALL, LETS UNITE TO SMASH OPPRESSION! Teresa Gutierrez, lesbian Im/Migrant rights socialist activist, presenting: “No walls, no borders in the peoples struggles” Teresa is a member of the national Secretariat of Workers World Party and National Director, International Action Center Latin-America/Caribbean and Immigration Projects. For many years, she was also the Coordinator of the NYC May 1st Coalition. In 2004, she ran for Vice-President on the Workers World Party ticket. Note that location may change, watch this space … Continued
Film Screening: From the Ashes – the legacy of the coal industry and its future 7:00 pm
Film Screening: From the Ashes – the legacy of the coal industry and its future @ La Pena Cultural Center
Jun 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Oakland is hosting a free screening of a new National Geographic documentary about coal, From the Ashes. Join us to watch this film together in community.  We will also share any updates about the coal campaign in Oakland and talk more generally about the struggle for environmental and climate justice as we resist the new administration in Washington. You can see a trailer for the film at https://vimeo.com/user21699071/review/212647120/507d57d428 From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry … Continued
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Movement School For Revolutionaries 8:30 am
Movement School For Revolutionaries @ Richmond Progressive Alliance
Jun 24 @ 8:30 am – 4:15 pm
This conference is sure to be an inspiring journey for all in attendance. This is our opportunity to come together and shake off the dust from the 2016 election season and start anew with a revived and refreshed determination to transform the political ground under our feet! Check out these sample agenda items and let us know what you think! Explore the context we are operating in, under our present political reality, and flesh out the norms embedded in our cultural assumptions. See also: Movement School For Revolutionaries | event | … Continued
East Bay DSA – Intro, Election and General Meeting 9:30 am
East Bay DSA – Intro, Election and General Meeting @ California Nurses Association
Jun 24 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
9:30 AM: If you’re new to DSA, come learn how we are organizing locally, what our plans are for the future, and how you can get involved! This orientation is open to members and nonmembers alike who are interested in DSA. It is open to the public and you do not need to be a member to attend. Those interested in becoming members can sign up at: https://dsausa.nationbuilder.com/join. 10:30 AM On June 24, we come together for a beautiful demonstration of democracy and solidarity. We’ll elect the new Local Council … Continued
Free Health Screenings, Free Legal Assistance – Oakland Family Festival 1:00 pm
Free Health Screenings, Free Legal Assistance – Oakland Family Festival @ Verdese Carter Park
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BAY AREA! Join us at the #Oakland Family Festival on June 24th! Free legal assistance & health screenings https://t.co/EUmn9FtMBK #BayArea pic.twitter.com/HKBmXe2ec1— Dannyoso (@Dannyoso) June 20, 2017 Attorneys to work for free on Sat to reduce or throw out old convictions under Prop. 47, per @BrendonWoodsPD @safeandjust @Nate_Miley pic.twitter.com/u90DnsuZSn— Henry K. Lee (@henrykleeKTVU) June 23, 2017 63290
SOLAR SIMPLIFIED II: THE DEEPER DIVE 1:00 pm
SOLAR SIMPLIFIED II: THE DEEPER DIVE @ Ecology Center
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Residential solar technologies are evolving at a fast clip, as are the policies that support solar generation. Expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products and technologies that can extend solar’s reach in your life, plus the policies that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in our region, state, and country. This presentation and Q&A is useful for people who have already gotten solar, and those who are still considering and want to take a deeper dive. Bring your questions! Topics include: Panels & Inverters Electric Vehicles … Continued
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop 1:00 pm
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Theater of the Oppressed Workshop @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
Theatre of the Oppressed (TO) is a set of techniques, games & practices for using theater as a vehicle for transforming individuals and their communities, and effecting social and political change. It is a method of harnessing the theatrical process as a powerful tool for healing communities and breaking cycles of oppression; resulting in empowered and engaged individuals and groups that have the tools to dialogue, educate, problem-solve, and effect change. TO is a collective, creative, whole-brained problem-posing/solving technique of learning and transformation. Jiwon Chung studied with Augusto Boal, the … Continued
Justice4Pedie Community Meeting 3:30 pm
Justice4Pedie Community Meeting @ Richmond Public Library, Whittlesey Community Room
Jun 24 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Members of the Oscar Grant Committee and the Perez family are organizing a special community meeting to review the Pedie Perez case and discuss how we can ensure justice is done. Co-sponsored by Richmond Progressive Alliance Justice4Pedie Update, June 2017 Special Investigator Hired to Look into Perez Shooting The City of Richmond has hired Mr. Lucky Narain, for the part-time position as special investigator for the Richmond Citizens Police Review Commission. Relatively unknown to the Richmond community, Mr. Narian was a candidate for Oakland School Board in 2016, when he … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jun 25 @ 3:00 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 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) 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 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Film Night: “The Antifascists” 7:30 pm
Film Night: “The Antifascists” @ Omni Commons ballroom
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A low, intense war is being fought on the streets of Europe and the aim is on fascism. This documentary takes us behind the masks of the militant groups called antifascists. In 2013 a group of armed nazis attacks a peaceful demonstration in Stockholm where several people are injured. In Greece, the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn becomes the third largest in the election. In Malmö, the activist Showan Shattak and his friends are attacked by a group of nazis with knives and he ends up in a coma. In this … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
 Special guest, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin!  Arreguin will be speaking and answering questions. We’ll have updates from our teams, and community event announcements, followed by team breakouts and discussions. Bring snacks to share! Bring friends!63284
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Visit/Picket Anthony Rendon’s Capitol Office – SB 562 10:00 am
Visit/Picket Anthony Rendon’s Capitol Office – SB 562 @ State Capitol
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Speaker Anthony Rendon is not letting SB 562, the Healthy California Act, progress through the Assembly Committees. Let’s visit his office and let him know that this is not ok! Meet at the South Entrance of the Capitol at 10 AM. Pack a lunch if you want to picket all day outside of his office with signs. Room 219. CNA Statement http://www.nationalnursesunited.org/press/entry/statement-by-ca-nurses-on-decision-by-assembly-speaker-rendon-to-block63299
#DefundOPD – City Council Final Budget Hearing 5:30 pm
#DefundOPD – City Council Final Budget Hearing @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 26 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Join APTP in demanding Oakland City Council pass a progressive budget that ensures ZERO % increase in the Oakland Police Department Budget63296
OccupyForum: Sacred City: On Loss, Betrayal and the Art of Gentrification 6:00 pm
OccupyForum: Sacred City: On Loss, Betrayal and the Art of Gentrification @ Black and Brown Social Club
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Sacred City: On Loss, Betrayal and the Art of Gentrification with Pearl Ubuñgen accompanied by Dave Mihaly percussion Improvising with images, sonic sources, writings, dreams and daily heartbreak, choreographer/cultural activist Pearl Ubuñgen reflects on the conflicted role artists and arts organizations play as bewildered accomplices in the gentrification-based activity of cultural erasure. Inspired by the subtle presence and memory of her mentor, the late great Master Artist Ed Mock (1938 -1986). Ubuñgen performs an illustrated case-study weaving a sorrowful, soulful lament drawn from the terrain of today’s late … Continued
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Radio Reading of ‘1984’ 9:00 am
Radio Reading of ‘1984’ @ The Airwaves
Jun 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 pm
There will be a 15-hour reading of 1984 across the country on June 27. This includes KPFA here in the Bay Area, and KPFK in Socal, which is the largest radio transmitter west of the Mississippi and can be heard from Santa Barbara to Tijuana. As well as NY, Houston, DC and a few hundred smaller stations across the country.. “The reading of George Orwell’s 1984 is going to be a Pacifica national event, using the 1975 recording from the 64GB USB drive from PRA”.63271
Press conference on racial profiling by the Berkeley Police 6:00 pm
Press conference on racial profiling by the Berkeley Police @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The ACLU, Copwatch, NAACP, NLG & UC Berkeley Black Student Union are holding a press conference to demand the chief release the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) report on racial profiling, and that the City of Berkeley commit to a program to address racial profiling by the BPD. Press conference on the steps of Old City Hall ahead of the City Council meeting. 63293
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Stop the Delay and Pass SB 562 11:00 am
Stop the Delay and Pass SB 562
Jun 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us to urge the California Assembly to stop the delay and pass SB 562 – guaranteed healthcare for all Californians. 63298
Prisoners Literature Project 6:30 pm
Prisoners Literature Project @ Grassroots House
Jun 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer with us! The Prisoners Literature Project is based in Berkeley, California, and we’re always looking for volunteers to help answer letters, send out books, learn more about the prison system, and assist in other ways. We currently meet on Sundays from 2-5pm and on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm at the Grassroots House.  This is located at 2022 Blake St. (at Milvia), Berkeley, CA 94704.  (Map – there’s plenty of local parking, and the office is walkable in 11-15 minutes from downtown Berkeley BART or Ashby BART  – also, AC Transit … Continued
Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Climate Change 6:45 pm
Project Drawdown: 100 Solutions to Climate Change @ Info upon RSVP
Jun 28 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Full address with RSVP Hear a presentation of the research described in the new book by environmentalist and business leader Paul Hawken. The book, Drawdown, describes 100 solutions to the climate crisis and ranks them according to the researchers’ criteria. Chad Frischman, research director for Project Drawdown, will present the research and lead a discussion after a potluck dinner at an event hosted by the group Climate Compassion in Berkeley on June 28. Full address with RSVP   63241
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Cuban Union Leader Speaks 7:00 pm
Cuban Union Leader Speaks @ Communication Workers of America Local 9119 Union Hall
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Since 2001, representatives from Cuba’s nationwide central labor organization Central de Trabajadores de Cuba (CTC) were granted U.S. visas to visit our cities. Victor Manuel Lemagne, is the 55 year old Secretary-General of Cuba’s Health and Tourism union where he has served since 2011. As the leader of that nation-wide union he is also a member of the CTC Secretariat (executive committee). Lemagne is also a delegate to Cuba’s National Assembly (Parliament). He is Vice President of the International hotel and tourism union for the Americas and Caribbean affiliated with … Continued
Unfinished Business – The Japanese American Internment Cases – Film Showing 7:00 pm
Unfinished Business – The Japanese American Internment Cases – Film Showing @ Revolution Books
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Unfinished Business – The Japanese American Internment Cases, a 1986 documentary directed by Steven Okazaki. In 1942, the U.S. government rounded up more than 110,000 Japanese Americans on the west coast and forced them into concentration camps. Three young men defied this and served jail time. This film is of their fight to overturn their sentences 40 years later. Today with a fascist regime in power, there is an urgent need to learn from this history and to commit ourselves to act to stop what the U.S. did to the … Continued
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Town hall with Alameda County Sheriff Ahearn – Immigration & ICE 5:00 pm
Town hall with Alameda County Sheriff Ahearn – Immigration & ICE @ Hayward Adult School
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office has a long history of working with ICE – they federal agency responsible for enforcing immigration laws. They have notified ICE about arrests of undocumented people. 
 People have been picked up and then caught up by ICE even if the charges have been dropped. They also sponsor Urban Shield, a yearly gun fair for police departments, which trains police in terror tactics against urban populations. We’ll meet in front of Adult school at 4:45 pm.  or just come in if you’re later.  RSVP, carpooling, … Continued
A Benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund – Poetry for Peace and Justice 7:00 pm
A Benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund – Poetry for Peace and Justice @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund, will present readings by Susan Griffin, Rafael Jesús Gonzalez, Dennis Bernstein and Shanga Labossiere, followed by open mic at wheelchair accessible St. John’s Presbyterian Church Haiti Emergency Relief Fund (http://haitiemergencyrelief.org/) gives concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement  and grassroots community groups  organizing to meet Haitians’ needs directly. 63197