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RightsCon Silicon Valley in San Francisco 9:00 am
RightsCon Silicon Valley in San Francisco
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm
Welcome to RightsCon Silicon Valley Preliminary session list. RightsCon is the world’s leading conference convened on the future of the internet. This year will see a bigger, brighter, and better RightsCon, more dynamic and outcome-oriented than ever before. Join us to shape the global conversation among human rights experts, business leaders, technologists, human rights experts, government representatives, investors, and advocates. Confirmed speakers Edward Snowden, David Kaye, Chris Riley, Nicole Wong, Salil Shetty, Nicole Karlebach, Uri Rosenthal, Eileen Donahoe, Esra’a Al Shafei, Yasmin Green, Cindy Cohn, Andrew McLaughlin, AND MORE. Up … Continued
Court Support: First Hearing for the Land Action 4. 9:00 am
Court Support: First Hearing for the Land Action 4. @ Wiley Manual Courthouse, Dept 115
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Court Support: First Hearing for the Land Action 4. @ Wiley Manual Courthouse, Dept 115 | Oakland City | Indiana | United States
Support Anti-Gentrification Activists Facing Political Repression & Trumped-Up Charges! The DA is aggressively prosecuting four Land Action organizers for their involvement in a recent adverse possession project. There are seven criminal charges, including three felony counts. Contrary to established precedent in Oakland in recent years, the DA has deliberately, and in violation of the law, pushed this civil dispute into criminal court. The case was brought to the DA’s attention because the property owner was personally connected to the DA’s office! On Wednesday January 20, 2016 the Alameda County District Attorney’s … Continued
Protest Big Pharma! Public Health, Not Corporate Wealth! 12:00 pm
Protest Big Pharma! Public Health, Not Corporate Wealth! @ Gilead Sciences’ Headquarters
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Labor Action Committee To Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, together with the Oasis Clinic in Oakland, urges you to support this demonstration to protest the outrageous price-gouging of Big Pharma corporations, like Gilead Sciences!  Corporations such as Gilead hike-up the cost for essential, life-saving medications such as the cure for the deadly Hepatitis-C disease (HCV), in order to reap huge profits. Public transportation is available — Take BART Richmond/Daly City line to Milbrae Station, transfer to Caltrain Shuttle to 353 Lakeside, then walk to 333 Lakeside Dr. One pill a day … Continued
Protest Bill Clinton’s Mass Incarceration! 5:00 pm
Protest Bill Clinton’s Mass Incarceration! @ Haas Pavilion
Apr 1 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“From the crime bill to welfare reform, policies Bill Clinton enacted—and Hillary Clinton supported—decimated black America.” – Michelle Alexander, The Nation, February 10th. On April 1st former US President Bill Clinton is speaking at UC Berkeley during the Clinton Global Initiative University Conference. His presidency engineered the structural racism of mass incarceration. The Welfare Reform Act (1996) pulled the rug out from under African American communities. The “Tough On Crime” Bill (1994) destroyed families as it incarcerated masses of jobless black men and barred them from employment, housing and welfare. … Continued
Boycott Wage Theft! Justice for Oakland Restaurant Workers! 5:30 pm
Boycott Wage Theft! Justice for Oakland Restaurant Workers! @ On Broadway outside BART-19th Street, In front of Future Uber HQ
Apr 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join restaurant workers and community allies in an autonomous picket of a fine dining restaurant in Uptown Oakland. Former employees are alleging widespread wage theft, among many issues of oppression. So we say Boycott! Oakland will no longer stand by and allow our restaurant industry to fail to care for so many thousands of our most low-income workers! No to racism, theft and abuse – food justice means worker justice! Join the Bay Area Restaurant Worker’s Movement and the Brass Liberation Orchestra for a family-friendly and spirited protest. Gather outside … Continued
Rally for Justice for ALL Victims of Racist Police Brutality 6:30 pm
Rally for Justice for ALL Victims of Racist Police Brutality
Apr 1 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Rally for Justice for ALL Victims of Racist Police Brutality @ San Francisco | California | United States
From Akai Gurley to Mario Woods … Rally for Justice for ALL Victims of Racist Police Brutality Fire SFPD Chief Suhr! Stop Police Terror! As racist presidential candidate Donald Trump emboldens white supremacist groups to openly organize and lash out against the most oppressed sectors of society, the police in the United States continue to terrorize and murder Black, Brown, Native, immigrant, and poor and working people who are targeted by the same racist hate groups with impunity. These acts of racist police terror continue largely unchallenged by the so-called … Continued
Rooted Oakland: Holding On To Home 8:00 pm
Rooted Oakland: Holding On To Home
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A festive, mobile happening with art, giant projections, drumming and more! Be on time cuz we’ll be moving!!! Meet at 80 Grand Avenue (The plaza at the intersection of Broadway and Grand) Details: Oakland residents, community groups, organizations, arts groups and local small businesses facing the biggest housing and inequality crisis of our time are standing together in solidarity to block displacement. We are celebrating Oakland roots and collective power and raising our voices in rhythm and unison to demand a right to a roof and the city. Join us … Continued
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#‎ProtectOaklandRenters‬ Campaign Launch & Kick Off to ‪ 9:30 am
#‎ProtectOaklandRenters‬ Campaign Launch & Kick Off to ‪ @ CJJC offic
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Campaign Launch & our FIRST Signature Gathering mobilization The “Protect Oakland Renters Act” & initiative campaign officially starts this Saturday and we want each and every one of you to be part this movement moment! This is the official launch of our effort to qualify a measure on the November 2016 Ballot to protect renters being displaced in droves by skyrocketing rents, unfair evictions, and unlawful practices. We will have a brief program and training on why the time is NOW to protect renters and take on Oakland’s growing displacement … Continued
Raise the Wage in Berkeley: Community Mobilization 10:00 am
Raise the Wage in Berkeley: Community Mobilization @ Blue Door Cafe
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Raise the Wage in Berkeley Community Mobilization Berkeley working families need your help. Join us in getting the few more signatures needed to qualify our initiative for the November ballot. The initiative will: � Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by October 2017 � Raise it further each year by 3% + inflation till it gets in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage”  currently $16.37 � Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and SF � Prevent tip theft Everyone has probably heard by now of … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvassing Kickoff 11:00 am
Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvassing Kickoff
Apr 2 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Oakland Justice Coalition is a coalition of organizations and individuals that grew out of a series of public forums hosted by theOakland Alliance, and now includes the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the Oakland Education Association, the Anti Police-Terror Project, Block by Block Organizing Network, the Coalition for Police Accountability, the The Community Democracy Project (Oakland), the Oakland Green Party, the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly, the Oakland Tenants Union and Socialist Alternative Bay Area . This is the kickoff event for our plan to turn out hundreds of volunteers … Continued
A Street Mural Dedication Ceremony – Celebrate Art and Culture 12:00 pm
A Street Mural Dedication Ceremony – Celebrate Art and Culture @ Place for Sustainable Living
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
North Oakland and other East Bay folks, come on out tomorrow for a very special culture and art event and show support for some ally org efforts! “With the help of folks from Ohlone Nation, we will be welcoming the finished creation of Oakland’s first intersection mural. After sharing lunch, we will convene talking circles on the themes of anti-gentrification, restorative justice and indigenous rights. We’ll finish with youth performances by Bay- Peace and hip hip show with Red Star and Anthony Sul. See you at noon tomorrow!” SCHEDULE IN … Continued
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | 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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Apr 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Apr 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, and organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually meet in our editing suite (2nd floor in the ballroom, to the left of the stage) and then work … Continued
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Justice 4 Hernan Jaramillo 9:00 am
Justice 4 Hernan Jaramillo @ Federal Court, Courtroom 2, 17th floor
Apr 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hernan Jaramillo was murdered by OPD in July 2013. The family has decided not to accept a settlement, and will be pursuing a trial. The official announcement will be made on this day. Please come out and support! The hearing will be at the Courtroom 2, 17th Floor at the United States District Court, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, in San Francisco. More information: ACLU Northern California Statement https://www.aclunc.org/blog/aclu-northern-california-statement-hernan-jaramillo-s-death-oakland-police-custody60757
Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing 6:00 pm
Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ Room 160, Alameda County Offices
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After two years and much behind-the-scenes work by Alameda County Against Fracking (ACAF), a comprehensive ordinance that would ban all extreme oil and gas extraction methods is coming up for approval by the Alameda County Planning Commission.  The proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment would: Modify the Alameda County Zoning Ordinance (ACZO) to prohibit high intensity oil and gas operations in the unincorporated area, including Well stimulation by increasing the permeability of the formation; enhanced recovery wells that are injected with brine, water, steam, polymers, carbon dioxide, or other gasses into oil-bearing … Continued
Occupy Forum: Squatters’ Rights 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Squatters’ Rights @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, across from 16th St BART
Apr 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Steve DeCaprio: Activist for Squatter Rights At the end of 2011, there were 3.5 million homeless people in America and 18.5 million vacant homes, according to Amnesty International. Oakland’s Steven DeCaprio is doing his part to fix that disparity. A musician by trade, DeCaprio toured Europe in the late ’90s. “There was a huge movement in Europe to take over abandoned buildings and use … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch meets weekly. Also check out their “mass copwatching” events.60766
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Martin Luther King Readings “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” 12:00 pm
Martin Luther King Readings “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break the Silence” @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Martin Luther King Memorial Inter-Generational Community Readings “Beyond Vietnam:A Time to Break the Silence” The day after the anniversary of this prophetic speech (1967) and his assassination (1968) Public, Shared Readings 12 noon, 2 pm and 4:30 pm Be part of a mosaic of voices, reawakening King’s power for the here and now Sign up for a certain time at <bit.ly/MLKReaderReg> or just show up. There are 16 segments for each reading. This event is part of the Global Day Against Military Spending (GDAMS), April 5 to 18 <demilitarize.org> Link … Continued
Documentary Film: Earthlings 5:00 pm
Documentary Film: Earthlings @ Main San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level.
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Documentary Film: Earthlings @ Main San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, Lower Level.  | San Francisco | California | United States
Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, EARTHLINGS chronicles the day-to-day practices of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit.60726
Eviction and Rent Increase Moratorium – Oakland City Council 6:00 pm
Eviction and Rent Increase Moratorium – Oakland City Council @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The community coalition — The Oakland Post Sunday Salon, Oakland Tenants Union, Oakland Alliance, Block By Block Organizing Network, John George Democratic Club, Wellstone Democratic Club — that sponsored the request to declare a “Housing State of Emergency” with Moratoriums on Rent Increases (above CPI), and on No-Cause Evictions, named a volunteer Action Committee at the Mar 13 meeting.  The Committee met last week and developed a suggested list of actions (attached) that City Council could consider implementing during the moratorium period. The “Moratorium Resolution” will be heard and acted … Continued
APTP Direct Action! Who’s at War, Emeryville! / #Justice4YuvetteHenderson 6:30 pm
APTP Direct Action! Who’s at War, Emeryville! / #Justice4YuvetteHenderson @ Home Depot
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TURN UP FOR APTP’s DIRECT ACTION against Emeryville PD’s use of AR-15s in our communities! Why does a police department require the use of military-style assault weapons when serving its community? We believe that the police should not be at war with the people. TURN UP for this DIRECT ACTION that will begin at the Home Depot in Emeryville at 6:30pm and we will go from there…WE COMIN! #Justice4YuvetteHenderson Background: —First, an offering: We affirm the existence, beauty, brilliance, and right of black, brown, and indigenous folk to self determine … Continued
Film Screening: First Friday 6:30 pm
Film Screening: First Friday @ Omni Commons
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
TODAY, 6:30pm, #Oakland: Liberated Lens Local Filmmaker Series presents: FIRST FRIDAY https://t.co/AkPloe2DSR pic.twitter.com/bQv8zUOmAb— Indybay (@Indybay) April 5, 2016 60773
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Oscar Grant Committee was born from the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant, mudered by BART police on Jan  1, 2009. We organize working class resistance in support of families whose loved ones were murdered by police. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month.60326
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
he 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
Sarah Schulman and Lucy Jane Bledsoe In Conversation 7:00 pm
Sarah Schulman and Lucy Jane Bledsoe In Conversation @ Laurel Books
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sarah Schulman and Lucy Jane Bledsoe In Conversation @ Laurel Books | Oakland | California | United States
Laurel Book Store welcomes Sarah Schulman, author The Cosmopolitans, and Lucy Jane Bledsoe, author of the forthcoming A Thin Bright Line, who will discuss queer life in midcentury Greenwich Village through the eyes and stories of their new novels’ characters. The Cosmopolitans is a novel set in Greenwich Village in 1958.  Earl, a black, gay actor, and Bette, a white secretary, have lived next door to each other for thirty years, building a relationship of trust and caring. Then Hortense, a wealthy young actress from Bette’s past appears to “make it” … Continued
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ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ Omni Commons
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Working Group Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join the Oakland Privacy Working Group to organize against Stingrays (cell phone interceptors) being acquired by law enforcement agencies, against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed around the Bay Area, especially by Alameda County and by the Oakland City Council. 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, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against other invasions of privacy by our benighted City, County, State and … Continued
Homes Not Jails Meeting 7:00 pm
Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.60728
Stop the Bomb Trains 7:00 pm
Stop the Bomb Trains @ Benicia City Hal
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  Benicia’s City Council is about to make a decision that could put our communities at risk. Valero Energy Corporation wants to build an oil-by-rail terminal at their Benicia refinery — meaning more dangerous oil trains coming through the Bay Area.   If approved, this terminal would allow trains carrying over 2.5 million gallons of toxic, explosive crude oil to travel through the area every day. We don’t need more fossil fuel infrastructure that puts communities and our climate at risk. Greenlighting fossil fuel infrastructure is the last thing our … Continued
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Fire Chief Suhr! TownHall Meeting 6:00 pm
Fire Chief Suhr! TownHall Meeting @ Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Auditorium
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
FIRE CHIEF SUHR! CHARGE THE OFFICERS WITH MURDER! INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION! Justice 4 Mario Woods. Justice 4 Amilcar Perez Lopen.  Justice for Alex Nieto. Join us at a townhall meeting to make our voices heard. Refreshments will be available.60754
Book Discussion: China on Strike 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: China on Strike @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The new book, China on Strike, is based on dozens of interviews with workers in Pearl River Delta factories, an industrial region of region of 60 million people that has become the “workshop of the world,” as China has become the fastest growing major economy in the world over the last three decades. Pearl River Delta factories supply the world’s most profitable corporations, like Apple, Nike, Hewlett Packard, and many others. These interviews document the processes of internal migration in China, changing employment relations, worker culture, and other issues related … Continued
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AROC Presents: Palestine Before 1948 6:30 pm
AROC Presents: Palestine Before 1948
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
AROC Presents: Palestine Before 1948 @ San Francisco | California | United States
AROC Presents: Palestine Before 1948 Sherene Seikaly on her new book, Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine. Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine and Palestinians in the larger world of Arab thought and social life, moving attention away from … Continued
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch 8:00 pm
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Starting in April, Berkeley Copwatch is kicking off our ongoing *weekly* copwatching shifts! We’ll be out in the streets most Fridays and Saturdays witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. Please join us! No experience required — any experience welcome. We’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! Please let us know in the “discussion” section or by sending Berkeley Copwatch a message. APRIL … Continued
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Put Your Feets on the Streets! Richmond Rent Control Signature Gathering. 10:00 am
Put Your Feets on the Streets! Richmond Rent Control Signature Gathering. @ Bobby Bowens Center
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sometimes you’ve just got to take it to the streets, and this is one of those times. Sunflower Alliance is sponsoring a canvassing day to put rent control and just cause for eviction on the Richmond ballot in November. Bring a friend, or partner up with another canvasser when you get here. And if walking isn’t your thing, you can man (or woman) a table outside FoodsCo, Walgreens or Target. We’ll provide juice, coffee, and snacks at the Bobby Bowens Center to get you jump-started or tide you over. Come … Continued
A Fair Chance to Advance 11:00 am
A Fair Chance to Advance @ Imani Community Church
Apr 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Please join us on Saturday, April 9th for “Fair Chance to Advance,” a community resource fair! Free services include: Proposition 47 lawyer consultation, DMV vouchers, job training, EBT and Medi-Cal Support, veteran services, immigration consultation, and housing assistance services. There will be a bouncy house and childcare services for kids. – Do you have a felony that is keeping you from securing housing, employment or public assistance? – Do you have questions about your immigration status? – Would you like information about the new DMV amnesty program? If you or … Continued
A Crowdsourced Surveillance Sweep, Sponsored by the EFF 12:00 pm
A Crowdsourced Surveillance Sweep, Sponsored by the EFF @ Anywhere with Internet Access
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join EFF on Saturday, April 9 for a first-of-its-kind crowdsourcing campaign to hold California law enforcement agencies accountable for their use of surveillance technologies.  Please pre-register here. Volunteers like you will help us track down the privacy and useage policies of law enforcement agencies across California and add them to our database. We’ll show you how to do it, and you can be anywhere with an Internet connection to participate. Last year, the California legislature passed two key transparency bills. S.B. 34 requires anyone uses automated license plate recognition (ALPR) systems, as … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting
Apr 9 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We will have our first vote on candidate endorsements and on our final document outlining our expectations for our endorsed candidates. We’ll also do a training on how to gather signatures for our three endorsed ballot measures and connect with our neighbors district by district to create canvassing teams. Please remember that if you would like to vote at this and future Oakland Justice Coalition membership meetings, you must join as a voting member. Contact info@oaklandjustice.org to join. Check out the new OJC information flyer. The Oakland Justice Coalition is … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudracker's Cafe
Apr 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
IF YOU CAN’T FIND US IN MUDRAKER’S, LOOK FOR US AT WILLARD PARK, ONE BLOCK EAST ON STUART AND A HALF BLOCK NORTH ON REGENT. WE WILL GO THERE IF MUDRAKER’S IS TOO CROWDED OR TOO NOISY.  BRING A BLANKET OR SOMESUCH TO SIT ON THE GRASS. 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 … Continued
Boots Riley et al: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour 5:30 pm
Boots Riley et al: Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour @ Oakland Peace Center
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
When heavily militarized police in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted African American protesters angry at the police murder of Mike Brown in 2014, Palestinians watching events unfold from Gaza began sending tweets about how to cope with the teargas filling the streets. Such an act of solidarity was more than a mere expression of support from people who, though half a world away, know firsthand about state repression.  Police in cities across the U.S. – including police in Ferguson and Baltimore – have turned to Israel for training in how to deploy … Continued
Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour 5:30 pm
Toward Justice: The Black/Palestine Solidarity Tour @ Oakland Peace Center
Apr 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
When heavily militarized police in Ferguson, Missouri, confronted African American protesters angry at the police murder of Mike Brown in 2014, Palestinians watching events unfold from Gaza began sending tweets about how to cope with the teargas filling the streets. Such an act of solidarity was more than a mere expression of support from people who, though half a world away, know firsthand about state repression. Police in cities across the U.S. – including police in Ferguson and Baltimore – have turned to Israel for training in how to deploy … Continued
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36th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
36th Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. The Baha’i community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us.60661
Oakland Justice Coalition Canvass & Signature Gathering 2:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition Canvass & Signature Gathering @ West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Apr 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thank you to everyone who came out to our hugely successful canvassing kickoff last Saturday! We had nearly fifty people and gathered hundreds of signatures. Come out this Sunday for our next canvass to collect signatures for our three ballot initiatives. We will be gathering signatures for our three endorsed ballot measures for 2016: the Protect Oakland Tenants Initiative, sponsored by Oakland Tenants Union and the Citywide Development Network, the charter amendment to create a police commission sponsored by the Coalition for Police Accountability, and the measure to establish a … Continued
CANCELLED: Open Circle: Now Meeting Once a Month on the 4th Sunday. 3:00 pm
CANCELLED: Open Circle: Now Meeting Once a Month on the 4th Sunday. @ Omni Commons
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CANCELLED: Open Circle:  Now Meeting Once a Month on the 4th Sunday. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
  Now meeting once a month, on the fourth Sunday, instead of twice a month.  59204
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | 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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, and organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually meet in our editing suite (2nd floor in the ballroom, to the left of the stage) and then work … Continued
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INTERFAITH COMMUNITY MEETING ON COAL 6:00 pm
INTERFAITH COMMUNITY MEETING ON COAL @ Westside Missionary Baptist Church
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Rev. Ken Chambers, pastor of West Side Missionary Baptist Church, will host a Community Meeting on Coal at the church one half block from Main Post Office off of 7th Street near the West Oakland BART station.60733
Occupy Forum: “From The Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning” 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: “From The Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning” @ Global Exchange, 2nd floor, across from 16th St. Bart
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! OccupyForum presents “From The Heart of the World: The Elder Brothers’ Warning” A documentary about a South American Indian tribe and their plea for ecological sanity in a time when the earth is being ravaged by so-called civilized people. One of the best films of 1992 is a warning by a South American Indian tribe that people give up their self-destructive ways and honor the … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch meets weekly. Also check out their “mass copwatching” events.60766
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Justice 4 Luis: Battle Cry Of The People: Enough is Enough 11:00 am
Justice 4 Luis: Battle Cry Of The People: Enough is Enough @ SF City Hall
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Battle Cry of the People Enough is Enough Enough of Racist Police Enough of the Killing of our People Enough Discrimination Enough of the Injustices against Black and Brown Communities Enough of the Powers at Be Ignoring the People’s Cry Enough of Rogue Cops within SFPD We the People say Enough is Enough This is our Battle Cry! Fire Chief Suhr Come and Join Justice 4 Mario Woods Coalition Alex Nieto Coalition Amilcar Perez Coalition Jeff Adachi…SF Public Defender Lead Counsel of ACLU SF BOS (some) and You the … Continued
Town Hall on Latest SF Police Shooting 12:00 pm
Town Hall on Latest SF Police Shooting
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
#SFPD: Town hall meeting on latest police shooting to be held Wednesday at noon at 3271 Mission St. — Jonah Owen Lamb (@jonahowenlamb) April 12, 2016 From the SF Fist: According to a a press release sent by SFPD at 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, the noon town hall meeting will be held “to provide the Mission community with an update,” at Union Local Hall located at 3271 18th Street. 60813
Protest Clinton-Clooney Fundraiser in San Francisco! 5:00 pm
Protest Clinton-Clooney Fundraiser in San Francisco! @ Huntington Park
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Calling all conscientious humans of San Francisco! George and Amal Clooney, coupled with Hillary Clinton will be hosting a fundraising dinner in San Francisco on April 15th. “The fundraiser is for The Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee for Hillary for America, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic committees of 32 states and Puerto Rico” (http://fortune.com/2016/03/25/clinton-clooney/). The dinner costs $300,000+ to attend for a couple, and around $33,000 for an individual to be able to dine at the table with celebrities and to take a photo with Hillary … Continued
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall | Oakland | California | United States
Join us to fight for a livable wage for all Bay Area workers! We collaborate in principled reflection and action on what the Bay Area livable wage would be and where we are at on the right to a livable wage. The Oakland Livable Wage Assembly builds Community and Power among those who seek higher wages and better work life conditions for area workers. Our work together encompasses: (1) The concerns of precarious, care and contingent workers, (2) Campaigns to improve wages for low wage workers, and (3) Efforts by … Continued
Homes Not Jails Meeting 7:00 pm
Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.60728
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Alameda Renters Coalition: Press Conference 10:00 am
Alameda Renters Coalition: Press Conference @ Bay View Apartments
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Tenants in Bay View Apartments are fighting displacement despite passage of the Alameda Rent Ordinance that went into effect on March 1st, 2016. The Rent Review and Limitations on Evictions Ordinance is not protecting tenants from unfair evictions and allows landlords to create a climate of fear and intimidation. Tenants Together, the Alameda Renters Coalition, and Filipino Advocates for Justice will be holding a press conference at 10am Thursday April 14th at Bay View Apartments 470 Central Ave. The landlord Matt Sridhar, CEO of San Jose-based Sridhar Equities, LLC, is … Continued
The Push for Local Clean Energy 1:00 pm
The Push for Local Clean Energy @ Sierra Club
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come to the monthly meeting of the East Bay Clean Power Alliance to hear updates on Alameda County’s Community Choice Energy program and on the campaign for strong community choice programs that promote local renewable energy generation and create good, union jobs and community benefits. In a last minute switch, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) President Michael Picker exempted one of the non-bypassable fees from the proposal, the transmission access charge (TAC). The TAC pays for upkeep of transmission lines, which are the high voltage, long-distance lines that carry power … Continued
Fight for $15 : Day of Action 2:00 pm
Fight for $15 : Day of Action @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater and grounds
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
#OAKLAND! Join workers in their #Fightfor15 at our #DayofAction! APRIL 14TH AT 2PM! https://t.co/teoxkpOuPE pic.twitter.com/i5fpMJFVQL— Fight For 15 Nor Cal (@NorCalFF15) March 30, 2016 60741
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Court Support for the Land Action 4 9:00 am
Court Support for the Land Action 4 @ Dept. 11
Apr 15 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who came out to support us a couple weeks ago. Our hearing to present a motion to dismiss the charges brought against four Land Action organizers was rescheduled for this coming Friday, and we would appreciate your support once again. Specifically, the Land Action 4 are being prosecuted for their involvement in a recent adverse possession project.  There are seven criminal charges, including three felony counts and four misdemeanors.  Contrary to established precedent from similar cases in Oakland in recent years, the District Attorney … Continued
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch 8:00 pm
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Starting in April, Berkeley Copwatch is kicking off our ongoing *weekly* copwatching shifts! We’ll be out in the streets most Fridays and Saturdays witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. Please join us! No experience required — any experience welcome. We’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! Please let us know in the “discussion” section or by sending Berkeley Copwatch a message. APRIL … Continued
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Berkeley Post Office Defenders – Response to Eviction 10:30 am
Berkeley Post Office Defenders – Response to Eviction @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Apr 16 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
In the wake of the eviction of First They Came for the Homeless, the information booth, et al, Berkeley Post Office Defenders will gather to discuss the event and possible responses. Should be illegally run off the Post Office steps we will (re)convene in MLK park (Allston & MLK).60823
Title: Health is Freedom Community Health Fair 11:00 am
Title: Health is Freedom Community Health Fair @ Uhuru House
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Title:	Health is Freedom Community Health Fair @ Uhuru House | Oakland | California | United States
On Saturday April 16, 2016 the African People’s Education and Defense Fund (APEDF) will hold an annual health-fair entitled “Health is Freedom”, at Akwaaba Hall in the Uhuru House, 7911 MacArthur Blvd, in East Oakland from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. There will be food, culture, vendors, live music, free health resources and screenings. End the health and economic disparities in Oakland! Support black community self – determination, justice, health and economic development. 60816
Oakland Justice Coalition Canvass 12:30 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition Canvass @ Across from Oakland City Hall
Apr 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Come out this Saturday at 12:30 pm to 499 14th St for the Oakland Justice Coalition‘s next canvass to collect signatures for our three ballot initiatives. We will be gathering signatures for our three endorsed ballot measures for 2016: the Protect Oakland Tenants Initiative, sponsored by Oakland Tenants Union and the Citywide Development Network, the charter amendment to create a police commission sponsored by the Coalition for Police Accountability, and the measure to establish a $20 minimum wage by 2020 and enforce fair scheduling regulations from the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. … Continued
Meet the Candidates Fighting to Smash White Supremacy & Abolish Capitalism 3:00 pm
Meet the Candidates Fighting to Smash White Supremacy & Abolish Capitalism @ West Oakland Public Library
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Monica Moorehead, Presidential candidate of Workers World Party , and John Parker, candidate for US Senate of the Peace and Freedom Party and west coast leader of Workers World Party from LA, will be in Oakland to speak about what a real socialist program looks like and why capitalism must be overturned. http://www.workers.org/wwp/program/ https://www.facebook.com/mooreheadlilly2016/ Also hear Clarence Thomas, former Secretary-Treasurer of ILWU Local 10 speak about the elections. See the pinned post with the WWP 10 point campaign program short form. We are participating in the elections to expose them, … Continued
Film: “Sold.” Q&A With Filmmaker. 4:00 pm
Film: “Sold.” Q&A With Filmmaker. @ Rialto Cinemas
Apr 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for the Berkeley premiere of SOLD! Based on the award-winning international bestseller by Patricia McCormick and inspired by a true account, SOLD tells the story of a 13 year-old Nepalese girl who is trafficked from a peaceful, rural village to the brothels of Kolkata, India. One extraordinary girl’s story becomes both a call to action and a testament to the power and resilience of the human spirit. Directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Jeffrey Brown, this extraordinary story illustrates the brutality of child trafficking, which affects millions of children … Continued
FREE KEVIN COOPER! Movie Screening: Chicago Confessional. (Police Torture in Chicago) 7:00 pm
FREE KEVIN COOPER! Movie Screening: Chicago Confessional. (Police Torture in Chicago) @ Omni Commons
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
. LIVE FROM DEATH ROW PHONE CALL FROM KEVIN COOPER FROM SAN QUENTIN ! Free this innocent man! END the Death Penalty NOW! At the young age of 16, Mark Clements was wrongfully convicted for murder in Chicago when he was tortured into a false confession by the corrupt police precinct of Jon Burge. After serving 28 years toward the sentence of Life Without Parole, Mark was finally exonerated and released from prison. Mark is on a tour across the country to highlight cases of the wrongfully convicted in the fight to … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition Fundraising Kickoff 7:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition Fundraising Kickoff
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oh snap! We’re gonna kick it off with hors d’ouvres and beverages, fundraiser-style. Will there be beer? Yes! Will there be wine? Yes!! Will there be non-alcoholic beverages? Yes!!! And what are we asking from you? Your attendance, your good cheer, and your open wallet — because let’s face it, this is a fundraiser! Let’s get down to discuss local politics, play party games, and raise money for the incredible Oakland Justice Coalition so that the OJC can pay for canvassers, window signs, and all the good stuff that makes … Continued
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Post Salon Housing Committee 12:00 pm
Post Salon Housing Committee @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
  Agenda: 1 Recap/debrief/analysis of the April 5th City Council decision: Moratorium 2.  Actionable next steps during 90 days a Review of 12 points b.  What efforts are underway now? c.  What needs to happen? d  How do we support each other? 3.  Immediate housing issues on the table a Impact Fees b. Renters’ Upgrade ballot initiative, now called the “Protect Oakland Renters” Initiative c  Others? 4 Next steps60829
Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party 2:00 pm
Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Sunday, April 17th, Planting Justice will launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise $150,000 to buy 2 acres of vacant land in deep East Oakland, where we will build an urban food production hub that create access to living-wage jobs and nutritious, affordable food for the Sobrante Park neighborhood. Join us for our Kickoff Party!  $20 donation requested  Join us for live music, beloved community, and of course, great food for a great cause! This is the perfect opportunity to get your friends on board with what Planting Justice is … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | 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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum 5:00 pm
Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum @ East Side Arts Alliance
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by the Alameda County chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party. Confirmed speakers: Gloria La Riva (Party for Socialism and Liberation) http://www.votepsl.org/ Monica Moorehead (Workers World Party) https://www.facebook.com/mooreheadlilly2016/ and http://www.workers.org/wwp/ Lynn Kahn http://www.vote4lynn2016.com/ Jill Stein* (Green Party) or her representative http://www.jill2016.com/ John Parker (Workers World Party), Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate https://www.facebook.com/parkerforsenate/ —– *The Secretary of State has refused to place Jill Stein on our primary ballot60745
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Apr 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, and organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually meet in our editing suite (2nd floor in the ballroom, to the left of the stage) and then work … Continued
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America 7:30 pm
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
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Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! 12:00 pm
Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! @ Berkeley City Hall Steps
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Celebrate a Step towards Economic Justice Winning this in Berkeley strengthens the fight of working families throughout the bay. Join Berkeley for Working Families as they turn in 150% of the required signatures to put an initiative on the November Berkeley ballot that will: – Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by October 2017 – Raise it further each year by 3% + inflation till it gets in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage” – currently $16.37 – Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and … Continued
New Film Screening: Dear President Obama 6:00 pm
New Film Screening: Dear President Obama @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Rm 310, Main Level
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Dear President Obama,” narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, is a new film that reveals the true costs of Obama’s energy policy.  Since 2008 under Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed.  As a result, today more than 20 million people live within a mile of an oil or gas well.  Pro-drillers argued that this new “black gold” rush would create energy independence for the United States.  Meanwhile, development of new renewable energy sources has stalled, and new threats are being posted to our water, environment and … Continued
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch meets weekly. Also check out their “mass copwatching” events.60766
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq 7:00 pm
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq @ Timken Hall
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​OccupyForum F I E L D T R I P OccupyForum is going on a field trip. Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq will be presenting her work, and discussion about the intersection of art and activism. ​Baddawi, her new graphic novel published by Just World Books, depicts the stories of her father who was raised in the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon. “A lot of people don’t know much about Palestine or haven’t met a Palestinian,” Abdelrazaq said. “I hope this teaches people a bit, not just about the … Continued
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Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland 6:00 pm
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
THIS ITEM SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CITY COUNCIL’S AGENDA. Come to the April 19 meeting of the Oakland City Council to tell them not to hire Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to review evidence about the dangers of shipping coal through Oakland’s bulk terminal.  ESA is not the right choice to evaluate evidence about the health and safety dangers of coal.  No Coal in Oakland will be proposing a better alternative. ESA is notorious in the Bay Area for writing the Environmental Impact Review that gave the green light to Valero’s crude … Continued
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. 6:30 pm
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Mark Kitchell will be present for Q7A after the film. doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm 60817
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ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
Homes Not Jails Meeting 7:00 pm
Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.60728
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Community Ready Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country. We are led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.60831
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SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People 10:00 am
SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People @ SF Police Station
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Hunger Strike starts Thursday!! Our demands are for Mayor Lee to fire Chief Suhr or step down as Mayor of SF.!! pic.twitter.com/S7DFetupxq— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) April 16, 201660841
Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! 11:30 am
Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! @ Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
 Eat at Cafe Eritrea D’Afrique. Just stop in for lunch or dinner and tell them you are eating for the Coalition for Police Accountability. 20% of your bill total will go to the CPA. This Eritrean cafe focuses on bold flavors in traditional stews, vegetable platters & honey wine.   Phone:     (510) 547-4520   Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 pm Menu: www.urbanspoon.com If you can’t make it, you can make a donation at www.coalitionforpoliceaccountability   This funding will be used to print petitions for our Oakland Police Commission ballot measure, … Continued
Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing 6:00 pm
Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ 11th Floor
Apr 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Get Ready for May 2 Alameda Fracking Ban Hearing @ 11th Floor | Oakland | California | United States
On May 2nd, the Alameda County Planning Commission—and the public—will revisit the Planning Commission’s proposed ordinance to ban all extreme oil and gas extraction methods.  Supporters of the ban will have a chance to address the damaging revisions to that proposed ordinance which were presented just a few hours before the previous April 4th hearing by E & B  Natural Resources. To help prepare people for the May hearing, Alameda County Against Fracking will meet on Thursday, April 21st, from 6-7 pm, at 1814 Franklin St., 11th Floor, Oakland. BACKGROUND: … Continued
Film Screening: Occupy the Farm 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Occupy the Farm @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Occupy The Farm” tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walked onto a publicly owned research farm and planted it with two acres of crops in order to save it from becoming a real estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” This story took place in the East Bay, and is still unfolding to this day. The filmmaker and some organizers from Occupy The Farm will do a Q&A following the screening. Seating capacity is limited to 45. First come, first served. View Trailer60833
Homes Not Jails Film Night 7:00 pm
Homes Not Jails Film Night @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of 8 days of anarchy, homes not jails will be screening films about squatter movements from around the world. This will be followed a panel and discussion about the films and squatting in general. Donations will support east bay homes not jails and the omni commons. https://omnicommons.org/occupy/events/film…  60818
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Stop Urban Shield Town Hall 6:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield Town Hall @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Urban Shield is a weapons expo and war-like police training that brings together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world to learn how to better repress, criminalize, and militarize our communities. It is a key player in creating militarized emergency response systems that make police the first responders to everything from climate disasters to uprisings. But as we saw during Katrina, when “public safety” relies on armed emergency management, communities of color, and particularly Black communities, become an “emergency” that need to be controlled and managed with a … Continued
Is Climate Change Protest Broken? 7:00 pm
Is Climate Change Protest Broken? @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The “Is Climate Change Protest Broken?” panel will include Bay Area activists. The forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session moderated by Michelle Myers of the Sierra Club. Micah White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, will participate in the forum on the past and future of environmental protest. White is the author of “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution,” which contends that reliance on materialism, empiricism and scientism has limited the potential of environmental protest, necessitating a social revolution for individuals, communities … Continued
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You 7:00 pm
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
Laurel Bookstore welcomes Reverend Billy Talen, spiritual leader and global activist, to speak on Earth Day from his new book The Earth Wants You. A preacher’s exhortation, an activist’s primer, inspired visions and a call to arms for a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Civic life in the time of climate chaos—floods, fire, drought and superstorms—will require intensive policing and social control. Governing bodies will transform and democracy will fall by the wayside; the banks and the power stations will be heavily defended; whole populations will be incarcerated. While this … Continued
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch 8:00 pm
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Starting in April, Berkeley Copwatch is kicking off our ongoing *weekly* copwatching shifts! We’ll be out in the streets most Fridays and Saturdays witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. Please join us! No experience required — any experience welcome. We’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! Please let us know in the “discussion” section or by sending Berkeley Copwatch a message. APRIL … Continued
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21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair 10:00 am
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. 60659
Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival 10:00 am
Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival @ Dolores Park
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This Earth Day 2016, MARCH FOR THE EARTH in honor of Cesar Chavez because environmental rights are human rights! Gathering at 10am at 19th and Dolores, the parade departs promptly at 11 to walk to 24th and Mission. The festival is on 24th Street between Bryant and Treat. Please don’t miss the music, speakers and community! Bring signs and friends! Organizations please call John (415) 312-6924 or email marchfortheearth@gmail.com if you would like to be listed in the parade roster.60798
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. 12:00 pm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm | Albany | California | United States
Join us to celebrate EARTH DAY WEEKEND at the Gill Tract where we will come together to BUILD OUR POWER and continue the fight to DEFEND THE LAND. As many of you know construction has started on the southernmost part of the Tract below Monroe St. UC Berkeley has sold out that parcel of public land to be turned into a luxury senior housing complex. But we won’t let the rest of the southside of Gill Tract be paved into a corporate chain grocery store. It’s a critical moment as … Continued
The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. 1:00 pm
The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 'Must Go On' Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
What’s Next in the Fight to Protect Public Spaces, the Rights of Homeless People, AND Free Speech   A press conference and celebration to discuss what’s next for the activists who occupied the grounds of the Main Berkeley Post Office for a year-and-a-half Why: Though our occupation has been torn down, the fight to preserve public resources, free speech, and the rights of homeless people must continue Though the Main Berkeley Post Office is not currently up for sale, the USPS continues to pursue a “shrink to survive” strategy by … Continued
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride 5:00 pm
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
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Hunger Strike Against Police Terror.
Hunger Strike Against Police Terror. @ Mission Police Station
Apr 24 – Apr 29 all-day
Update 4/28: The crowd is chanting the names of black and brown people gunned down by SFPD (self-appointed judge, jury and executioner), for as many bullets the police shot into their bodies. This video also shows The People’s demand for a full community meeting (after the most recent killing of Luis Gongora) casually denied. Hunger Srriker Edwin confronts the Captain about the murdering of our brothers and gets a smirk. We will win. The word is out now. Join us at 17th and Valencia. Also Justice 4 Mario woods coalition … Continued
4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm 10:00 am
4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm @ Gill Tract
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
4 Year Anniversary of Occupy the Farm @ Gill Tract | Albany | California | United States
Celebrating 4 years at the Gill Tract! Food, live music, holistic medicine, and farmin’! We would love your help in making the magic happen sign up to volunteer at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4faba729a3fe3-earth   60779
Berkeley Anarchists Conference 10:00 am
Berkeley Anarchists Conference @ Omni Commons
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The BASTARD (Berkeley Anarchist Students of Theory And Research & Development) conference promotes multiple approaches to anarchism. Come and share yours. Come and participate in a commerce-free event with other anarchists to talk about the philosophy and theory of where we’ve come from, where we are, and where we’re going. Every year we have a loose theme, to allow people who want a framework on which to base a workshop. The BASTARD Conference is an annual event and gathering organized by the Berkeley Anarchist Study Group, which is an open … Continued
47th People’s Park Anniversary 12:00 pm
47th People’s Park Anniversary @ People's Park
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
It’s time to celebrate our History of Struggle! Leave it to Diva Skank Bank Funky Nixons Hali Hammer Yukon Hannibal Bogues Tee Lewis Bay Area Harmonica Club Us Steven Lewis Max Ventura Chanel All Nations Singers DJ Soul Food Not Bombs Field Kitchen all day Tables Good Community Good Times…Details TBA60820
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us to learn about fossil fuel resistance and climate justice action in our region. We welcome your participation and your voice! Steve Ongerth will present on “just transition” — ensuring that fossil fuel workers get support, training, and good new jobs as we eliminate fossil fuel. Potluck lunch before the meeting at 12:30 PM.   60838
Post Salon: Barbara Lee, Troy Williams 1:00 pm
Post Salon: Barbara Lee, Troy Williams @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Troy Williams to Speak at Post Salon. Congresswoman Barbara Lee will discuss overcoming barriers for the formerly incarcerated to vote and find jobs at next week’s Post Salon. Troy Williams, former San Quentin inmate, will respond. The salon will also report on the housing moratorium, a local voter registration drive and the crisis of jobs and job training programs in Oakland, discussing the significance of what will be discussed at the Tuesday, April 26 Community and Economic Development Community Meeting. RSVP online60851
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression 3:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Circle ~ Addressing Police Terror & Systemic Oppression @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Open Circle, first and foremost, is an opportunity to build community with one another. Secondly, it is a space to reflect and collaborate on strategies and actions to bring an end to these egregious crimes. Please join us for the Potluck at 3:00 pm followed by the Open Circle at 3:30 pm. Please bring a dish or snacks to share! ~ Open circle will begin at 3:30 with a speaker. Then checkins and updates with the families affected by police violence ~ Reflection and dialogue on how we can help … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | 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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
Community Democracy Project Meeting 6:30 pm
Community Democracy Project Meeting @ Omni Commons Basement
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Community Democracy Project is your connection to direct democracy in Oakland! Convened out of Occupy Oakland in Fall 2011, we’re gathering steam on a campaign to bring the people back in touch with the city’s resources through participatory budgeting. Picture this: Across Oakland, Neighborhood Assemblies are regularly held in every community. People come together to tackle the important issues of their neighborhoods and of the city. At these assemblies, people don’t just have discussions–they learn from one another, from city staff, and they make fundamental decisions about how the … Continued
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens Weekly Meetup @ Omni Commons
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens is a digital filmmaking collective dedicated to social change, based in Oakland, California. We share resources, skills and knowledge to help each other tell stories that might otherwise remain untold. We make films in a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, share a lending library of film equipment for creative projects, and organize free, at cost or donation-based workshops. Join us for our weekly meeting and a workshop! We usually meet in our editing suite (2nd floor in the ballroom, to the left of the stage) and then work … Continued
Prince Dance Party at the Hunger Strike 8:00 pm
Prince Dance Party at the Hunger Strike @ Mission Police Station
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Prince dance party at SFPD mission hunger strike at 8pm. #hunger4justicesf #FireChiefSuhr #BlackNBrownUnity#Justice4Luis— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) April 24, 2016 60860
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Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland,
Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland,
Apr 25 all-day
Tell Gov. Brown: No Coal in Oakland, @ Oakland | California | United States
No Coal in Oakland asks our allies from throughout the state to join us in a statewide Call-in to Call-out Governor Brown on Monday, April 25th! We are fighting a plan to transport up to 9 million tons of coal from Utah to Oakland for export overseas. Last July at the Vatican, Governor Jerry Brown said to the Pope that 90% of coal must stay in the ground to avoid climate disaster. Brown said at the Paris climate conference, “We are really a crucial element in making the fundamental change from a carbon … Continued
Alameda Renters Coalition – Ballot Initiative Final Push! 10:00 am
Alameda Renters Coalition – Ballot Initiative Final Push! @ Various locations
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
 URGENT!!  We need 50 people to commit to collect 100 signatures over the next two weeks. Our petition drive is reaching the final leg and we need to sprint to the finish. We can do this! Most of our volunteers get about 10 signatures an hour, on average. So, if 50 people can give us just under an hour a day for the next two weeks, we will easily make it!            Can you commit to 5 hours a week for two weeks?       … Continued
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of the old Oaks Theater
Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sing for an hour on Solano Avenue at the old Oaks Theater, Berkeley.60835
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch Meeting @ Grassroots House
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch meets weekly. Also check out their “mass copwatching” events.60766
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Tell the City of Oakland: Enforce the minimum wage! No poverty-wage hotels in downtown Oakland! 1:00 pm
Tell the City of Oakland: Enforce the minimum wage! No poverty-wage hotels in downtown Oakland! @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
RSVP here! Last winter, workers at the Holiday Inn Express Oakland Airport told the City of Oakland that their boss was violating their rights under Measure FF, the new minimum wage law. The City investigated and issued a report identifying a number of alleged violations at the hotel – failing to pay the minimum wage for all hours, “rounding off” time-clock records to shave off time worked, requiring employees to give notice before using sick leave, taking away workers’ accrued vacation time, and other alleged violations. Then, the following month, … Continued
Justice for Luis Gongora – Pack the police meeting 6:00 pm
Justice for Luis Gongora – Pack the police meeting
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Find out why police are killing more residents. Please pack the community meeting and ask questions of the captain, Captain Daniel Perea The Mission Station Commanding Officer holds a district related community meeting on the last Tuesday of each month at 6PM in the community room of the station. 60848
Know Your Rights! 7:00 pm
Know Your Rights! @ Grassroots House
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Hosted by Berkeley Copwatch. Know Your Rights trainings are tools for learning how to deal with the police, how to safely assert your rights and how to safely and effectively observe the police in your community. Join us in this workshop at the Grassroots House at 7:00 PM on April 26! This is a free event; bring your bodies and your buddies, as well as questions, concerns, stories, resources. And in the meantime, check out the Berkeley Copwatch Know Your Rights Pocket Card.60861
Tell the Berkeley City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage 7:00 pm
Tell the Berkeley City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage @ School District Board Room
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tell City Council to adopt a REAL Living Wage Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by Oct. 2017 Raise it each year by 3% + inflation until it’s in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage” (now $16.37) Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and San Francisco There is a crisis in Berkeley and the Bay Area.  Rents are out of control and the wage standards are so low families can’t work enough hours to keep their heads above water.  Many are being pushed out of … Continued
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ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour 6:00 pm
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
Ella Baker Membership Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Membership Meeting @ La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Come to our April member meeting to learn about our vision for Truth and Reinvestment and how to get involved in Alameda County’s local Justice Team. We will kick-off the meeting with free dinner and a panel discussion. All are welcome. The meeting will be at La Cultura Cura Cultural Arts Cafe, a social enterprise of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice that aims to employ and empower systems impacted youth and young adults.   60872
Homes Not Jails Meeting 7:00 pm
Homes Not Jails Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Homes Not Jails is a consensus-based collective of squatters and squat supporters who believe housing is a human right. Our goal is to open as much vacant housing as possible and to keep it open as long as possible. HNJ is a place to organize mutual aid among squatters and squat supporters and housing rights advocates in the bay. We actively fight to make our space inclusive and safe for everybody and combat oppression in all forms.60728
Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World 7:30 pm
Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World @ First Congregational Church
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Vandana Shiva: Feeding the World @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
Vandana Shiva is a physicist, world-renowned environmental thinker and activist, and a tireless crusader for economic, food, and gender justice. She has just compiled and edited a new book – Seed Sovereignty, Food Security; Women in the Vanguard of the Fight Against GMO’s and Corporate Agriculture – that is an extensive anthology of essays by women from around the globe. They write about the vital struggle to preserve small-scale farming, seed sharing, and local and indigenous knowledge. Seed keepers and community organizers, scientists and activists, mothers and scholars, the women … Continued
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Oakland Janitors March 1:00 pm
Oakland Janitors March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Oakland Janitors March demanding a tech economy that works for all! Contracted janitors are an integral part of daily operations at tech company offices, but the majority of janitors working at tech campuses across California are earning poverty wages. Our wages consistently trail behind the cost of living, especially in Oakland with the rising rents. In fact, there are more janitors living in poverty today in the Bay Area than there were in 1990.  Janitors are working in a toxic environment where exploitation and abuses including rape, sexual assault, and … Continued
East Bay Housing Emergency Presentations and Discussions 6:30 pm
East Bay Housing Emergency Presentations and Discussions @ Wellstone Club @ Humanist Hall
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Discussion to start at 7pm, potluck precedes. All are welcome. Representatives [from] … East Bay Housing Organizations, the Oakland Tenants’ Union, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, The Berkeley Progressive Alliance, The Alameda Renters’ Coalition and the Oakland Alliance[will] brief the club and all interested parties on their efforts-how to join, support each other, learn from each other, and to organize region-wide towards long term, state solutions. Please plan to attend, bring your friends, your organization, if not represented here, such as-small business and artist advocates who currently have few protections against the corporate … Continued
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Omni Commons Fair
Omni Commons Fair @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 all-day
The Omni Commons Fair is an all day event showcasing the power within interdisciplinary collaboration and grassroots community organizing. We will highlight the experimental and educational nature of social justice endeavors. The all day event will include a panel discussion about cooperatively organized arts groups featuring arts and cultural leaders in the Bay Area, an array of interactive booths which showcase Omni’s interdisciplinary, creative, and practical endeavors, and guided tours of the space. Light refreshments will be served.60697
Turn Up on Trump (PUBLIC CALL FOR EVERYONE IN THE BAY) 7:00 am
Turn Up on Trump (PUBLIC CALL FOR EVERYONE IN THE BAY)
Apr 29 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Hey Folks, This contingent is being organized/ called by the Anti-Police Terrorism Project, Black Lives Matter Bay Area and the BlackOUT Collective. Our groups are led by Black folks and People of Color, who have long connections to our communities in the Bay area, specifically SF and communities in the East. We have strong allies like Asians 4 Black Lives, Occupy Oakland, SURJ, Rising Tide, BASAT. We will operate as Affinity groups meaning: because there is a large mass of folks ready to hit the streets (on this page and … Continued
Court Support for Mike & Casey, Liberty City Arrestees. Pack the Court! 9:00 am
Court Support for Mike & Casey, Liberty City Arrestees. Pack the Court! @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Rm 108
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“Today, Casey and I had court for our arrests at Liberty City. Trial begins April 29, 9 am, room 112. We want to pack the courtroom. What is at stake is the freedom to protest without government being able to say “that’s not a protest.” We want to challenge the ability of the state to use 647e, illegal lodging, in the commons. The law plainly states “without the permission of the owner” in it. Yet, this law has been used on public property to prevent homeless people from sheltering themselves. … Continued
Turn Up on Trump: PUBLIC CALL FOR EVERYONE IN THE BAY 9:00 am
Turn Up on Trump: PUBLIC CALL FOR EVERYONE IN THE BAY @ Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Trump announced Wednesday that he will deliver the kickoff address for the California Republican Party convention on April 29. Cruz and Ohio governor John Kasich are also addressing the convention.” – Breitbart article Building a mass action wall to keep him out! Donald CHUMP thinks he’s going to give a speech in the bay. The republicans are meeting to build more facist power. The people will rise and shut it all down. California has the most prisons in the US and rates amoungst the lowest in education. We need systemic … Continued
Omni Fair and Panel Discussion 10:00 am
Omni Fair and Panel Discussion @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birdhouse Art Collective, in conjunction with Open Engagement, will be hosting an interactive, all-day art fair celebrating a variety of arts collectives and other collectively organized, non hierarchical organizations within the Omni Commons and in the Bay Area. Presentations from within the Omni will include ferrofluid demonstrations from Counter Culture Labs’ monthly event The Art of Science/The Science of Art, a film screening and lens dissection by Liberated Lens, a multimedia installation about the Zapantera Embroidery Project by the Chiapas Support Committee, medicine making demonstrations by Buried Seeds, a demonstration … Continued
Donald Trump is coming to the Bay Area- Protest 12:00 pm
Donald Trump is coming to the Bay Area- Protest @ Hyatt Regency
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Donald Trump is coming to the Bay Area – let’s show him a real Bay Area welcome by protesting outside.60826
Public Forum on SFPD violence. March to Police Station. 5:30 pm
Public Forum on SFPD violence. March to Police Station. @ Mission Neighborhood Centers
Apr 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tomorrow evening, San Francisco Vision will be holding a public forum on police violence against the community. Afterwards, they will march to the Mission Police Station to hold a rally in support of the #Frisco5. People of San Francisco…enough is enough. Come to a public forum on police violence and how we can bring the SFPD under community control. Speakers include Sana Saleem, who recently covered the Alex Nieto trial and is following the #HungerforJusticeSF hunger strike for 48 Hills; Father Richard Smith, who will discuss the Amilcar Perez Lopez … Continued
Active Hope: the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, lots more 6:00 pm
Active Hope: the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, lots more @ Historic Fellowship Hall
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ray McGovern, Joanna Macy “Active Hope: Going Forward” 6pm Potluck dinner; music 6:30 Program Codepink Women for Peace Golden Gate Chapter, BFUU Social Justice Committee, Peaceworkers present: Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst and one of the most respected progressive activists in the United States, talking about the “Panama Papers”, drone warfare, the surveillance state, the CIA, and war criminal/ UC Berkeley Law Professor John Yoo. http://raymcgovern.com/ Keynote: Joanna Macy, beloved author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy. http://joannamacy.net/ https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2016/04/19/18785372.php Also (so far; more … Continued
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch 8:00 pm
Mass Copwatch by Berkeley Copwatch @ Grassroots House
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Starting in April, Berkeley Copwatch is kicking off our ongoing *weekly* copwatching shifts! We’ll be out in the streets most Fridays and Saturdays witnessing and documenting police activity and doing outreach. Please join us! No experience required — any experience welcome. We’ll train you in the essentials for documenting police activity and staying safe in the process. If you are able to bring a car and be a shift driver, that would be GREAT! Please let us know in the “discussion” section or by sending Berkeley Copwatch a message. APRIL … Continued
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#HungerForJustice Rally – Fire Chief Suhr 12:00 pm
#HungerForJustice Rally – Fire Chief Suhr @ Outside the Mission Police Station, 2 blocks from 16th St. BART
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Bay Area – this Saturday 12-3PM #HungerForJusticeSF RALLY – @mayoredlee @jasiri_x @OccupyOakland @ajplus @cnnbrk pic.twitter.com/wA0O1b7Rac — Raw-G (Gina Madrid) (@RawwG) April 29, 2016 60880
Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvass 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition Ballot Measure Canvass @ Eastmont Mall
Apr 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to gather signatures for our three endorsed ballot initiatives! We’ll do a short training on how to get signatures and then hit the streets. Bring a car if you are able! We’re working to get these three measures on the ballot: From the Coalition for Police Accountability: Measure X turns the current Citizens’ Police Review Board into a Police Commission that has power to approve police policies and discipline officers who are found guilty of misconduct. From the Oakland Tenants Union: Oakland’s “Renters Upgrade” would expand Oakland’s current … Continued
MOVED TO NEXT WEEK: Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
MOVED TO NEXT WEEK: Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ World Ground Cafe
Apr 30 @ 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! organizing for public banking advocating for Postal banking helping out America’s only non-profit check-cashing organization and fighting … Continued