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We want a Community Choice Energy plan! 8:30 am
We want a Community Choice Energy plan! @ Alameda County Bldg, 5th Floor
Aug 2 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Tell the Alameda County Board of Supervisors we want a Community Choice Energy plan that builds in community benefits right from the start. The supervisors will vote August 2 on a plan for Community Choice Energy (CCE).  Help make sure that plan prioritizes development of local clean energy and good jobs and includes community voices in decision-making. You can do three things to make a difference: Send a letter to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors telling them to shape a program that will create local jobs and cut greenhouse … Continued
Night Out for Safety and Liberation 5:30 pm
Night Out for Safety and Liberation @ Lowell Park
Aug 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, August 2nd, the Ella Baker Center is hosting Night Out for Safety and Liberation (NOSL) in Oakland where we will build community and share what makes us feel safe in our neighborhoods. NOSL is a national event where people across the country will redefine and reimagine what public safety really means for our communities. Join us on 8/2 and share what you need to feel safe. Bring your picnic blanekts to our free event at Lowell Park in West Oakland; we will have music, an art build, healing … Continued
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Justice for Mario Woods Coalition 6:00 pm
Justice for Mario Woods Coalition
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meetings: The demand for justice is happening and needs you!61385
Film & Discussion: Save the Delta “Over Troubled Waters” 6:30 pm
Film & Discussion: Save the Delta “Over Troubled Waters” @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Film & Discussion: Save the Delta "Over Troubled Waters" @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Join us for this visually rich documentary, “Over Troubled Waters,” the story of the battle being fought by the people of the Delta to protect the region they love and to encourage saner water policies for the Golden State and all the people of California. The evening will feature the controversial Delta Tunnels project. Our panel will include representatives from Restore the Delta and Sierra Club and Dr. Patty Oikawa, a UC Berkeley researcher investigating the climate benefits of Delta wetlands restoration. They are working furiously to save the Delta … Continued
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2nd Annual Soil Not Oil Conference 8:00 pm
2nd Annual Soil Not Oil Conference @ Richmond Memorial Convention Center
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm
The Soil Not Oil Coalition is pleased to announce the 2nd edition of the historic gathering where the Ecology Center will be a co-sponsor. As you may know, inspired in the book “Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis” by Dr. Vandana Shiva, in 2015 we organized the first Soil Not Oil International Conference that was a very successful event with over 100 speakers and more than 1,000 attendees. The Problem & Soil-ution Deforestation, erosion and industrial agriculture cause the decay of soils and in consequence … Continued
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The Empire Strikes Back: Attack on BRICS 12:00 pm
The Empire Strikes Back: Attack on BRICS @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion: The Empire Strikes Back: Attack on BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, S. Africa) Suggested Readings: Conn Hallinan, ‘A Very Brazilian Coup’ http://fpif.org/a-very-brazilian-coup/ Norman Markowitz, ‘The Asian “Pivot” in Historical Context’ http://www.academia.edu/25555123/The_Asian_Pivot_in_Historical_Context ‘Current Developments in India’ http://mltoday.com/article/2483-current-developments-in-india/90-frontpage-stories61339
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Brexit 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Brexit @ Starry Plough
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents: The recent vote for Great Britian to leave the European Union has many folks confused. Even leftists find themselves on different sides. We are inviting speakers to debate different positions. Please buy food and drink at the pub.61359
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Jubilee: Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty 11:30 am
Jubilee: Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty @ Skyline Community Church
Aug 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Payday Loans, the Panama Papers and Poverty Why the fight to end extreme poverty is global and winnableSkyline Community Church, 12540 Skyline Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 http://www.skylineucc.org/directions/ You are also invited to join us for worship at 10:00am (Andrew Hanauer preaching) And Free Brunch at 11:30 RSVP to Nancy Montier 510-531-8212. office@skylineucc.org, http://www.skylineucc.org/ Building an inclusive economy requires changing the structures and policies that trap more than one billion people in extreme poverty around the world – and fuel poverty and inequality right here in the United States. Learn about how … Continued
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Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement National Conference 2016
Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted Peoples & Families Movement National Conference 2016 @ Arroyo Viejo Recreation Center
Aug 9 all-day
We are at very unique moment in our struggle. The public discourse is filled with talk about ending mass incarceration by elected officials, academics, correctional officials, and funders. We are organizing this conference to specifically strengthen the voices of formerly incarcerated people and our families and to ensure that our ideas are included in the discourse. As the Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People & Families Movement, we have made real progress since our first meeting in Selma in 2011.  As a movement, we need the opportunity to collectively discuss the progress that we have made. We also need the opportunity … Continued
Nagasaki Day 2016: Gather at Livermore Lab 8:00 am
Nagasaki Day 2016: Gather at Livermore Lab @ Livermore Labs
Aug 9 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Music, speakers, drummers, art and more, followed by a short procession to the Livermore Lab gates where those who choose will peacefully risk arrest On the 71st anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we invite all who seek peace and justice to gather at the location where scientists are developing new nuclear weapons for the U.S. arsenal. Each new weapon involves “upgraded” features able to cause unimaginable devastation anywhere on Earth. Livermore Lab’s budget reveals that 86% of its funding is for nuclear weapons. Stand with … Continued
Investigate and Prosecute Predatory Cops 10:30 am
Investigate and Prosecute Predatory Cops @ Rene Davidson Courthouse
Aug 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
The Take Back Oakland Coalition (which APTP has initiated) is challenging the tri-county DA’s to prosecute the cops involved in the Bay Area-wide predatory policing scandal of statutory rape, commercial sexual exploitation, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Letters were delivered yesterday to DA’s Nancy O’Malley (Alameda), Mark Peterson (Contra Costa), and George Gascon (San Francisco). The letters demanded a signed agreement by Tuesday am to a specific list of demands around investigating and prosecuting these cops. We are planning simultaneous actions at 10:30 am to pick up these signed agreements … Continued
Critical Resistance Oakland Happy Hour Fundraiser 6:00 pm
Critical Resistance Oakland Happy Hour Fundraiser @ SomaR Bar
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come out and support the work of Critical Resistance Oakland! We are excited to talk with you about the work we are doing around the SF and Alameda Jail Fights, Stop Urban Shield, and the Oakland Power Projects, as well as: -Building alternatives to the cops in Oakland. -Abolishing solitary confinement in California. -Helping people on the inside organize for self-determination. -And slowly chipping away at the prison-industrial complex. Have a drink with us and learn more about what we do and how you can help us build our vision … Continued
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Aug 9 @ 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
Liberated Lens Film Night: Dogtown Redemption 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: Dogtown Redemption @ Omni Commons
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Story of the homeless recyclers in Dogtown, an Oakland neighborhood decimated by unemployment and gentrification. A Journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addition, prejudice and poverty within the threat of a recycling center slated for closure. Free snacks and popcorn.61360
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Continuing Fight Against the Alameda County Jail 5:00 pm
Continuing Fight Against the Alameda County Jail @ Suite 1125, Ella Baker Center
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The Jail Fight continues Here is a tentative agenda: Check in Report back on Decarceration Plan working meeting Review commitments and set deadlines Discuss new Health care provider and our strategy Meeting with sheriff or Chan to learn more about new contract? Media Strategy Video (follow up Leigh and Micky) Outreach/organizing Collect stories for decarceration doc Oakland Power Project, Mario Woods Coalition Establish facilitator, and location of next weeks meeting 61420
Justice for Mario Woods Coalition 6:00 pm
Justice for Mario Woods Coalition
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come to Justice for Mario Woods Coalition Meetings: The demand for justice is happening and needs you!61385
Screening of Where To Invade Next 7:00 pm
Screening of Where To Invade Next @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is Michael Moore’s latest and most hilarious film yet. Prepare to be liberated and laugh as well at this special free screening of this provocative and subversive comedy/documentary which confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds the solutions. Just when we need it most the Academy Award-winning director comes up with his best ever film-so rich we encourage folks to see it again! A truly enjoyable, patriotic and thoughtful film that is not to be missed. Sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Cmte as part of … Continued
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Green Reel Festival 6:30 pm
Green Reel Festival @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SF Unitarian-Universalist Center will show films on the environment every Friday this month. . The next film, Aug 12, “Unacceptable Levels” tells the story of the inadequate federal measures to keep toxics out of our environment. A speaker from the EPA will help make sense of the situation and the new law recently passed. In “Evolution of Organic,” showing Aug. 19, the story of the organic agriculture movement is told by those who built it – and looks ahead to the next generation of growers. In “Bill Nye’s Global … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 12:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Meeting: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Mudraker's Cafe, back room
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 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
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Abolished? 2:00 pm
Nuclear Weapons: Can They Be Abolished?
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Can we destroy nukes before they destroy us? You’re invited to hear HELEN CALDICOTT ADMISSION FREE Dr. Helen Caldicott, M.D., the world’s foremost anti-nuclear activist, will lecture in the Main SF Public Library’s Koret Auditorium She will also answer questions. The event is free of charge. Among critical issues to be discussed are Russian and-American preparations for nuclear war on each other. “Thousands of nuclear weapons remain continuously on hair-trigger alert” and any international disturbance could set off a “conflagration and nuclear winter,” ending most human life. That is the … Continued
Food Not Bombs Benefit Concert 6:00 pm
Food Not Bombs Benefit Concert @ Community Center
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The listing so far is Le fomo, Slave Unit, Future Twin, Old Pal, Diagonal Mints, and Josh The Navigator.61317
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Standing at the Intersection: Wars Abroad and Struggles for Justice Here at Home 10:45 am
Standing at the Intersection: Wars Abroad and Struggles for Justice Here at Home @ Conference Center Room 102, Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley, CA
Aug 14 @ 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Location: Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley, CA. Maria Moore, sister to Kayla, will speak on a panel at the Veterans For Peace National Convention: “Standing at the Intersection: Wars Abroad and Struggles for Justice Here At Home.” Usually when people think of violence and economic and social justice struggles in the United States they do not think about about wars abroad. However, racism, militarization and patriarchal domination are some of the forces responsible for the violence and victimization we see both at home and abroad. Join our panel as we discuss … Continued
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 14 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
“Campaign finance reform is the most important issue facing us today, because it impacts all the others.” —Bernie Sanders. Corporations_Are_Not_People: Come to a presentation and discussion with David Cobb of Move to Amend, on the movement for a Constitutional amendment stating that corporations aren’t people and money isn’t speech; plus this fall’s ballot measure opposing Citizens United. And updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice! 12:30 pm, Potluck lunch 1 – 3 pm, Talk followed by campaign updates – a ten-minute walk from the Richmond BART … Continued
BBQ to Save Uncle Ernest Thorton’s Home 1:00 pm
BBQ to Save Uncle Ernest Thorton’s Home
Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
We wanted to invite you to a BBQ this Sunday 8/14 from 1 to 4pm to honor the life and legacy of Uncle Ernest Thorton, former homeowner of 835 Page Street in Berkeley, and show our support for the countless other families who are experiencing the loss of their homes. We’ll be at Uncle Ernest’s house at 835 Page Street in Berkeley. There will be free food and music as well as children’s activities, so bring the family! You can RSVP for this event here. Please invite your friends and … Continued
Growing the Political Revolution: What’s Beyond Bernie? 5:00 pm
Growing the Political Revolution: What’s Beyond Bernie? @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Berners, Greens, Leftists, Progressives, and Socialists, Let’s grow & unify the political revolution! What should we do now? THE GREEN PARTY of Alameda County invites you to come TALK ABOUT IT on Sunday 8/14, 5 pm (sharp) to 7 pm, in North Oakland. Speakers include Laura Wells, David Cobb, Tom Gallagher, Wyatt Ratliff, Pat DeTemple and Isra Allison See full description: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/green-sundays/61421
Sing and Dance for Peace Love & Justice 6:00 pm
Sing and Dance for Peace Love & Justice @ Freight and Salvage
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Veterans For Peace is hosting a concert and public awareness event in honor of the innocent victims of gun violence. From the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida to the countless young black men and women lost at the hands of police, our communities are at war. This concert is a vital step forward in our mission to educate people about the true costs of war and bring about peace at home and abroad. Confirmed performers are: Jeff Turner Mike Rufo & No Exit Emily Yates Miles Megaciph Pat Scanlon … Continued
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Press Conference: Natl Call for a State of Emergency Moratorium on ALL PoLice Use of Force 1:00 pm
Press Conference: Natl Call for a State of Emergency Moratorium on ALL PoLice Use of Force @ Mission Police Station
Aug 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
National Call for a State Of Emergency/Moratorium on all PoLice Use of Force As the most impacted, the poor, unhoused, Black, Brown, indigenous and disabled mothers, uncles and fathers who are becoming increasingly terrified for our children’s lives in this climate of post-colonial power abuse, we are releasing a national state of emergency/moratorium on the use of all force, weaponry, robots by these tax-payer paid for pedophiles, murderers and child abusers. Due to the extreme danger, murder, and ongoing targeting of young peoples of color, Trans peoples, disabled and unhoused … Continued
Daniel Ellsberg: Election 2016 and Lessons from 1968: How RFK Could Have Saved Us 6:30 pm
Daniel Ellsberg: Election 2016 and Lessons from 1968: How RFK Could Have Saved Us @ Valencia Gardens
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
While the nation focuses on this year’s divisive presidential contest, it is worthwhile to look back at RFK’s bridge-building campaign of 1968, which reached its zenith with his win that summer in the California primary. Former Boston Globe reporter Larry Tye will present on his newly released biography of Bobby Kennedy which traces his transformation from the cold warrior he was at the beginning of his public life to the hot-blooded liberal he’d become by the end. FEATURED GUEST: DANIEL ELLSBERG We are extremely pleased to announce that Daniel Ellsberg, … Continued
Justice 4 Kayla Moore Organizing Meeting 7:00 pm
Justice 4 Kayla Moore Organizing Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Newcomers welcome! We need your voice! The Moore family’s fall 2016 court date is fast approaching! Sign up here to receive an announcement when the court date is officially assigned. In the meantime, the Justice 4 Kayla campaign has outlined four demands for the City of Berkeley, the BPD and the broader community: Justice for Kayla Moore! Honor her memory, tell her story, #SayHerName. Hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable for killing Kayla Moore. Police must not be first responders to mental health crises. End the BPD’s … Continued
Northern California Climate Mobilization Meeting 7:00 pm
Northern California Climate Mobilization Meeting @ Ancient Ways
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Northern California Climate Mobilization, a group of organizations and individuals fighting climate change, will meet to discuss ongoing projects in areas including: Pollution from oil refineries —  The campaign to get city councils to pass resolutions urging Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to cap pollution from oil refineries at the current levels Community Choice Energy – several counties have created a local, public  alternative to PG&E, and more are headed that way. Just Transition — How to build the alternatives we need for a just and healthy future Campaigns — for … Continued
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David Daven speaks on Foreclosure Fraud 12:30 pm
David Daven speaks on Foreclosure Fraud @ Laurel Books
Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
David Daven speaks on Foreclosure Fraud @ Laurel Books | Oakland | California | United States
David Dayen in Oakland: Tuesday, 8/16, 12:30pm Tuesday, August 16, 2016 – 12:30pm Laurel Books, 1423 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 510-452-9232 In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael … Continued
P A C K the C O U R T for #FoodWorkerJustice! 3:00 pm
P A C K the C O U R T for #FoodWorkerJustice! @ Post Office, Apartment #30 2nd. Floor.
Aug 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Support the ex-Calavera workers in their class-action lawsuit by packing the court for their official public hearing! Apoyemos a los ex trabajadores de Calavera en su demanda colectiva al llenar la corte para su audiencia pública oficial! Earlier this year, 3 workers were terminated from Calavera, a high-end Mexican restaurant in Oakland, without receiving their final wages. Throughout their employment, these workers worked off the clock and were denied rest and meal breaks without proper compensation. Since the filing of this class-action lawsuit, two other former employees have joined, citing … Continued
Protect Oakland Renters Allies/Coalition Briefing 5:30 pm
Protect Oakland Renters Allies/Coalition Briefing @ PolicyLink, 3rd floor
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The goal of the meeting will be to celebrate this key victory, brief folks on the measure & discuss what it will take to win this November! 61423
From Bystander to Witness: Your Right to Copwatch 6:00 pm
From Bystander to Witness: Your Right to Copwatch
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
From Bystander to Witness: Your Right to Copwatch @ San Francisco | California | United States
If you find yourself face-to-face with injustice, you don’t have to feel powerless. With a phone or other recording device, you can make a profound difference. Learn to share what you see. Join BAVC, Berkeley CopWatch and American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for an informative evening about your rights when documenting injustice, where to send your videos, and how to stay safe while doing so. Admission is free. Bethany Woolman is a communications strategist with the ACLU of Northern California. This year, she’s worked to publicize and expose the covert … Continued
David Dayen, Author of “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud 7:00 pm
David Dayen, Author of “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud @ Lafeyette Library
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
David Dayen, Author of “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud @ Lafeyette Library | Lafayette | California | United States
East Bay Democratic Clubs to Host David Dayen, Author of the Award-Winning Book “Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud” The Lamorinda Democratic Club, Diablo Valley Democratic Club, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, Contra Costa Young Democrats, and Democrats of Rossmoor invite you to join them as author David Dayen discusses his new book on Tuesday, August 16 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Room. The ocial time will begin at 7 p.m. with Dayen’s presentation to follow at 7:30 p.m. and … Continued
Film Screenings: Occupy Everything 7:00 pm
Film Screenings: Occupy Everything @ Omni Commons
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
East Bay Homes not Jails in Collaboration with Liberated Lens present: Occupy Everything: Films, panel, and discussion exploring open/public occupations as a direct action tactic. All proceeds to benefit the Omni Commons and the people of Oaxaca. Films Include: -A film about the 4/1/12 occupation of 888 Turk St in San Francisco -The Battle of Oakland: the story of #j28 aka Occupy Oakland Move-In Day -Stimulator Film on contemporary history of the struggle in Oaxaca -Nochixtlan tierra de gente valiente: a film about the current struggle in Oaxaca Panel and … Continued
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Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil 5:30 pm
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Aug 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner 61441
Coalition for Police Accountability – Ballot Initiative Campaign Formation 6:00 pm
Coalition for Police Accountability – Ballot Initiative Campaign Formation @ PUEBLO
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For those who are dismayed about the changes that were made and do not wish to continue to participate in the Coalition, we accept that and are grateful for the support you gave along the way. We will transition from a coalition into a campaign and discuss what that will mean in practical terms. We will look at a timeline and the need to create a budget, get endorsements, work on messaging, etc. I hope folks will join us to kick-off what promises to be an exciting moment in Oakland’s … Continued
David Dayen, Author of “Chain of Title” (San Francisco) 6:00 pm
David Dayen, Author of “Chain of Title” (San Francisco) @ Book Passage Bookstore
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
David Dayen, Author of "Chain of Title" (San Francisco) @ Book Passage Bookstore | San Francisco | California | United States
In the depths of the Great Recession, a cancer nurse, a car dealership worker, and an insurance fraud specialist helped uncover the largest consumer crime in American history—a scandal that implicated dozens of major executives on Wall Street. They called it foreclosure fraud: millions of families were kicked out of their homes based on false evidence by mortgage companies that had no legal right to foreclose. Lisa Epstein, Michael Redman, and Lynn Szymoniak did not work in government or law enforcement. They had no history of anticorporate activism. Instead they … Continued
Oakland Privacy Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ Omni Commons
Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Meeting: Fighting Against the Surveillance State. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join the Oakland Privacy Working Group 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 County Board of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland and Berkeley 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 benighted City, … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ Eastside Arts Alliance | Oakland | California | United States
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please join us for this important general meeting.  We will be working specifically on the four demands we put forth following the OPD Rape Scandal: 1) Nancy O’Malley must publicly state she intends to launch a full investigation into the police officers who raped and trafficked a 17 year old child and press charges against all officers involved. 2) Divest 50% of the Oakland Police Department’s budget and redirect those funds to career centers, job training programs, mental health … Continued
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Demand that the Peace Officers Bill of Right be repealed 9:00 am
Demand that the Peace Officers Bill of Right be repealed @ California Governor's Mansion
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
It is time for action! Join us in Sacramento on August 18th to demand that Peace Officers Bill of Right be repealed Come out to support families whose loved ones have been killed by Police. This is a Bill supported by Police and Law Enforcement Agencies to kill innocent citizens with impunity. It seems like there was a call for all white males to be deputized because there are 18000 law enforcement agencies in the United States. Even when there are black and/or brown in those positions they align themselves … Continued
Support the Land Action 4! 9:00 am
Support the Land Action 4! @ Alameda County Superior Court, Dept 3
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Pack the Court for the Preliminary Hearing! New Video on the #LandAction4 – it's awesome. Watch this and support Aug 18th at Alameda Court Aug 18th https://t.co/pEEtgfueVx #LandAction— Occupy Oakland (@OccupyOakland) August 15, 2016 61449
Worker Protest: Casino San Pablo: Respect Workers, Families & New Moms! 4:00 pm
Worker Protest: Casino San Pablo: Respect Workers, Families & New Moms! @ Casino San Pablo
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
My name is Isidoro Saravia Ramos. I worked for the Casino San Pablo for 15 years, and I’ve spent many years standing up for my co-workers as a union leader. I got injured – and then I got fired. I have knee and back problems and I needed surgery. But the Casino only lets us take 3 months of medical leave. I couldn’t recover so fast, so I lost my job. (Please read more about my story and donate to help with my surgery if you’re able!) It’s terrible for … Continued
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Green Reel Festival 6:30 pm
Green Reel Festival @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SF Unitarian-Universalist Center will show films on the environment every Friday this month. . The next film, Aug 12, “Unacceptable Levels” tells the story of the inadequate federal measures to keep toxics out of our environment. A speaker from the EPA will help make sense of the situation and the new law recently passed. In “Evolution of Organic,” showing Aug. 19, the story of the organic agriculture movement is told by those who built it – and looks ahead to the next generation of growers. In “Bill Nye’s Global … Continued
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison 7:30 pm
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Written and performed by Charlie Hinton Music by Bill Crossman Directed by Mark Kenward Charlie created Solitary Man based on letters and visits with prisoners in Pelican Bay SHU/solitary confinement. The show takes place in November, 2014, a year after the largest prisoner hunger strike in history. This performance is a benefit for the coalition to Stop Urban Shield and militarized policing. After the performance, we will have an update about Pelican Bay and discuss how and why people across California are mobilizing to stop the Urban Shield military expo and SWAT … Continued
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Omni Commons Re-Use Sale & Open House!
Omni Commons Re-Use Sale & Open House! @ Omni Commons
Aug 20 all-day
Throughout the building. Come find loads of great stuff for sale or service barter, from bookcases & chairs to building materials & printing machines; FREE stuff too! – Learn about and get a tour of the Omni Commons – Coffee & snacks by Agua Viva – Watch how shirts are silk-screen printed by Art Bison Design Co-Op – Come by and visit Liberated Lens’ new film editing studio in the basement! 61436
Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point – Free Movie Screening 10:30 am
Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point – Free Movie Screening @ Rialto Cinemas
Aug 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
This high quality 38-minute film features more than forty voices advocating for reform, including business and labor leaders, activists, health policy experts, economists, physicians, nurses, and patients. The film convincingly makes two points: -Our health care system is headed for a crash -There is way to fix it for businesses as well as individuals Bay Area folks: @healthcareforCA will show the xlnt #singlepayer movie "Fix It", with Q&A, in El Cerrito on 8/20: https://t.co/5WZRl0zrVU— RedwoodGirl (@RedwoodGirl) July 15, 2016 10:15 Doors open 10:30 Introduction 10:35 Movie Screening 11:15 Q&A with: … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor (between City Hall and the 12th St. mini-mall)
Aug 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Don’t miss the next general meeting of the Oakland Justice Coalition. We have a full agenda and need your help to begin the work of supporting our candidates. Agenda Welcome and Brief Orientation (TBD: Presentation by Registrar of Voters) Candidate Endorsements Review and Consideration of Changes to Ballot Initiatives Rent Protection Police Commission Candidate Support and Committee Sign Up/Planning Candidates Presented for Endorsement on 8/21 District 3 School Board: Kharyshi Wiginton District 5 School Board: Mike Hutcheson District 7 City Council: Nehanda Imara Candidates We’ve Endorsed To Date District 3 School … Continued
Reels of Injustice – 2nd Anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising 1:30 pm
Reels of Injustice – 2nd Anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising @ 1st Unitarian Universalist Church
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Film Screenings: 1:30 PM: Policing the Police 3:00 PM: Broken on All Sides 4:30 PM Solitary Nation 6:30 PM 3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets Sponsored by SFUU Human Rights Group, Amnesty International, Stop Mass Incarceration Network  61394
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled! 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled! @ Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe now running with its 57th season premiering “Schooled” Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom’s new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With its old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has failed to see students as individuals, and failed to give them … Continued
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Beyond Occupy Art Build 11:00 am
Beyond Occupy Art Build
Aug 21 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come build some secret art for the 5th Anniversay Occupy gathering to take place on October 8th. Come for a short time or come for a long time. we’ll have snacks and laughs. I’m (kelly) .7 mi from Ashby BART and we can come and give rides from there.61445
KEEP THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION GOING! 1:30 pm
KEEP THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION GOING! @ Berkeley Arts Festival (One Block from BART)
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
KEEP THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION GOING! A Working Meeting to Create Projects to Tap Into the Energy of This Moment Come to a meeting where attendees may make pitches for any projects that they are ready to organize, as long as they are concrete actions that speak to the unique opportunities of this short post-Bernie, pre-election period. After proposals are described, we will break out into working groups to start on whatever projects attendees are drawn to.  We will devote the bulk of the time to this part of the meeting. … Continued
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled! 1:30 pm
SF Mime Troupe: Schooled! @ Frances Willard/Ho Chi Minh Park
Aug 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
The Tony Award-winning SF Mime Troupe now running with its 57th season premiering “Schooled” Education. It’s like the weather: everyone has an opinion but nobody does anything about it. That’s how Livina Jones feels about her son Tom’s new school, Eleanor Roosevelt High. With its old textbooks, crumbling classrooms, and racist treatment of kids just like hers Livina believes Roosevelt is exactly the sort of school that can benefit from a little free-market common sense. The nanny-state government has failed to see students as individuals, and failed to give them … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park | Oakland | California | United States
Please Note: this week the Art & Soul festival will be at OGP, so instead we will meet at Henry J. Kaiser Memorial Park at 19th Street and Rashida Muhammad Street in Oakland at our normal time, 4PM.   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 … Continued
Slingshot newspaper new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm 7:00 pm
Slingshot newspaper new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm @ Longhaul
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #122. Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. *Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #122 is due out on September 30, 2016 Deadline for Issue #122 is September 17, 2016 For more event information: http://slingshot.tao.ca61485
The Iron Heel by Jack London 7:00 pm
The Iron Heel by Jack London @ Humanist Hall
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Iron Heel Theater Collective presents a “reader’s theater” adaptation of Jack London’s visionary anti-capitalist “The Iron Heel.” Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, this production is a dramatic adaptation of the futuristic 1908 novel that accurately predicted the First World War, the rise of fascism, authoritarianism, rebellion, and suppression. It features human sized puppetry, giant hand-painted cantastoria illustrations of the story, and live music. The production features Isolte Avila, David Bower, Paunika R. Jones, Antoine Hunter and Zahna Moss, all members of the Signdance Collective International, a dance/ music … Continued
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Justice 4 Teo Press Conference 11:00 am
Justice 4 Teo Press Conference @ Federal Courthouse
Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Please Join us along with APTP Monday Morning as we hold space for a Press Conference in front of the Oakland Federal Courthouse. As some of you know our Brother Teodoro Valencia Jr. was shot and killed in the back with an AR-15 assault rifle by a Newark, Ca Police Officer, Who is still un-named. We are asking if you can come out to support us and you have a Justice for Teo shirt already please wear it. Thank you!61464
Berkeley Copwatch General Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch General Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch is based on the idea that WATCHING the police is a crucial first step in the process of organizing.61414
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Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Livable Wage Assembly meeting @ SEIU Local 1000 Union Hall
Aug 23 @ 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
Film Screening: Screening: Out in the Night 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Screening: Out in the Night @ Omni Commons
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Film Screening: Screening: Out in the Night @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
A moving account of four women sensationalized by the media as a “Gang of Killer Lesbians” reveals the role that race, gender identity and sexuality play in our criminal justice system. Under the neon lights in a gay-friendly neighborhood of New York City, four young African-American lesbians are violently and sexually threatened by a man on the street. They defend themselves against him and are charged and convicted in the courts and in the media as a ‘Gang of Killer Lesbians’. trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5C-tcO18hYs by blair dorosh-walther, 2015 free snacks and … Continued
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Abolition of Policing Workshop 5:30 pm
Abolition of Policing Workshop
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sponsored by Critical Resistance. No further information available. Source.61479
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil 5:30 pm
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Aug 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner 61441
East Bay Homes Not Jails 7:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open as many homes as possible… Hold them as long as possible…61467
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued
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Community Meeting for Good Jobs on the Port! 6:30 pm
Community Meeting for Good Jobs on the Port! @ Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
PUBLIC LAND & PUBLIC WORKER PENSION FUNDS MUST SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD! Join us in West Oakland for a community meeting to demand and take action for good jobs! The Port of Oakland is negotiating with CalPERS-owned developer, Centerpoint Properties, to build the first warehouse on the Port’s Army Base property. If done right, this project has the potential to put Oaklanders to work in good, family sustaining careers. We are calling on the Port and developer, Centerpoint, to provide: • Living wages for all future workers • Real opportunity … Continued
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Green Reel Festival 6:30 pm
Green Reel Festival @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The SF Unitarian-Universalist Center will show films on the environment every Friday this month. . The next film, Aug 12, “Unacceptable Levels” tells the story of the inadequate federal measures to keep toxics out of our environment. A speaker from the EPA will help make sense of the situation and the new law recently passed. In “Evolution of Organic,” showing Aug. 19, the story of the organic agriculture movement is told by those who built it – and looks ahead to the next generation of growers. In “Bill Nye’s Global … Continued
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Join the Campaign to Protect Oakland Renters 9:00 am
Join the Campaign to Protect Oakland Renters @ Lake Merritt Columns (North Side of Lake Merritt near Lakeshore and El Embarcadero)
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Now that we’ve endorsed Measure LL, which strengthens the Oakland Rent Law and expands Just Cause eviction protection to more households, it’s time to turn out support. There will be a few brief speeches, a quick training and then we’ll walk and talk to voters in the area. We will distribute window signs to local merchants and discuss our issue with shoppers at the Grand Lake Farmer’s Market. We are expecting the landlords to spend a huge amount of money against our measure so it is important that we get … Continued
Fossil Free California Ice Cream Social 2:00 pm
Fossil Free California Ice Cream Social
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fossil Free California Ice Cream Social @ Oakland | California | United States
Quick, before the planet melts! Join Fossil Free California for an ice cream social and fundraiser on August 27th in Oakland. Learn about our ongoing divestment campaigns: CalPERS, CalSTRS, municipal funds, and more! Find out how to divest your own portfolio from fossil fuels Hear about the climate bills that are going through the state legislature this year And enjoy homemade ice cream – including delicious vegan ice cream   RSVP Can’t attend? Donate here More info on Fossil Free California here 61482
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Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: Fighting Fracking 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance General Assembly: Fighting Fracking @ Richmond Progress Alliance HQ
Aug 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a discussion with Ella Teevan, Northern California organizer for Food and Water Watch, about successes and challenges of the anti-fracking movement in California. Plus updates on our campaigns. We need your participation and your voice 61483
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
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice 3:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons
Aug 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Open Circle ~ Families Fighting for Justice @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
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Lesser of Two Evils – Do We Have To Live With That? 4:00 pm
Lesser of Two Evils – Do We Have To Live With That? @ Workers World - intercom at bldg entrance to buzz in
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us to discuss: What role can elections play in the revolutionary movement? What does it mean to vote in the streets? What about Sanders’ new group “Our Revolution”? Refreshments will be served. Wheelchair accessible.61470
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Berkeley Copwatch General Meeting 7:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch General Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch‘s Goals: 1) Reduce police violence by directly observing the police on the street, documenting incidents and keeping police accountable. We maintain principles of non-violence while asserting the rights of the detained person. We provide support to victims whenever possible. We also seek to educate the public about their rights, police conduct in the community and issues related to the role of police in our society. 2) Empower and unite the community to resist police abuse. We will do this by sharing information with the community, conducting “Know Your … Continued
Justice 4 Kayla Moore Organizing Meeting 7:00 pm
Justice 4 Kayla Moore Organizing Meeting @ Grassroots House
Aug 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Newcomers welcome! We need your voice! The Moore family’s fall 2016 court date is fast approaching! Sign up here to receive an announcement when the court date is officially assigned. In the meantime, the Justice 4 Kayla campaign has outlined four demands for the City of Berkeley, the BPD and the broader community: Justice for Kayla Moore! Honor her memory, tell her story, #SayHerName. Hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable for killing Kayla Moore. Police must not be first responders to mental health crises. End the BPD’s … Continued
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APTP First Responders Training 6:00 pm
APTP First Responders Training @ Siegel & Yee, 3rd floor
Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The next APTP first responders training will be on Tuesday 8/30, 6-9 PM, at Siegel & Yee, 499 14th St, Suite 300, #Oakland— APTP First Response (@aptpresponse) August 20, 2016 61474
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Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil 5:30 pm
Codepink’s Weekly Peace Vigil @ on the steps in front of Senator Diane Feinstein's office
Aug 31 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  JOIN CODEPINK, WORLD CAN’T WAIT, OCCUPYSF Action Council and others at the huge PEACE banner 61441
East Bay Homes Not Jails 7:00 pm
East Bay Homes Not Jails @ Omni Commons
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Open as many homes as possible… Hold them as long as possible…61467
Sudo Room Weekly Party 7:00 pm
Sudo Room Weekly Party @ Omni Commons Sudo room
Aug 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Our weekly PARTY to get this hackerspace together, to provide a venue for those things that otherwise cannot be worked out through day-to-day practice. Potluck! – bring your own tasty dish! Sudo room, located in the southwast corner of the ground floor, is a creative community and hackerspace. We offer tools and project space for a wide range of activities: electronics, sewing/crafting, 3D and 2D manufacturing, coding, and good old-fashioned co-learning! Hours: The space is open whenever a member is present. Come visit! Best times to drop in are evenings between … Continued