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Community Forum on Kaiser Convention Center Redevelopment 10:00 am
Community Forum on Kaiser Convention Center Redevelopment @ The Forum at Laney College
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
*** Register here: http://bit.ly/2SrWFOt *** Did you know? The historic Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed 7,000 East Bay residents in 1962 on the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Now, Orton Development proposes to rehabilitate and adaptively reuse the center as a performing arts venue and office space for arts and non-profit organizations. Join Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas 4 Oakland and Laney College Facilities Planning Committee to hear plans from Orton and share feedback and questions about the project: Please message tkang@oaklandca.gov if … Continued
Haiti Action Committee: Haiti Report Back 3:00 pm
Haiti Action Committee: Haiti Report Back @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Haiti Action Committee for an eyewitness report  about the unstoppable fight of Haiti’s people for liberty and justice. Since February 7th, which was the anniversary of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s 1991 inauguration as Haiti’s first democratically elected president, hundreds of thousands of Haitians have been demonstrating in the streets of cities and towns throughout the country. When thousands are in the streets in Europe, we see live coverage. Not so with Haiti. The U.S. and the Haitian elite are afraid of the mobilization of the poor. Media silence and disinformation are weapons of empire … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Mar 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! NEW: Relieving millions in local Medical Debt through pennies-on-the-dollar buyback programs. NEW: A book group and seminar focused on Economic Inequality and Economic Theory for the modern age. Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes Tiny Homes and other solutions for the … Continued
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Indigenous Red Market 11:00 am
Indigenous Red Market
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Indigenous Red Market is this Sunday! Make sure to get all of your Indigenous Goodies! pic.twitter.com/qrm1SUZGbU— Native Health (@7Gen1D) February 28, 2019 65804
Chocolate Caliente Por Paz! 1:00 pm
Chocolate Caliente Por Paz! @ First Unitarian Church
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
HOT CHOCOLATE FOR PEACE / CHOCOLATE CALIENTE POR PAZ Since our first Hot Chocolate/Churros stand last Sunday, Lily & Lauren (Age 10) have raised $8500 To Reunite Immigrant Families. JOIN US this Sunday, hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Oakland, from 1-3:30 p.m. All donations will support RAICES, whose mission is to “help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States.” The girls decided to host the chocolate and churros stand as a response to the 7 year old boy in … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Liberated Lens presents: Schoolidarity, a film by Andrew Friend 5:00 pm
Liberated Lens presents: Schoolidarity, a film by Andrew Friend @ Omni Commons
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The interwoven story of two of the most significant workers’ rights struggles of our time: the 2011 weeks-long fight by public employees in Wisconsin, and the long struggle by teachers in Chicago to win quality public schools and democracy in their union, culminating in a 2012 teachers strike. Working class struggle is analyzed through union history and a radical critique of the Democratic Party. Panel with Oakland’s striking teachers after the screening free admission free snacks and popcorn65785
Schoolidarity: screening and panel in support of the Oakland Teachers’ Strike 5:00 pm
Schoolidarity: screening and panel in support of the Oakland Teachers’ Strike @ Omni Commons
Mar 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Schoolidarity: screening and panel in support of the Oakland Teachers' Strike @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens Film Collective is screening the move Schoolidarity at the Omni Commons in support of the striking Oakland Unified teachers on Sunday, March 3rd at 5 PM. Omni Commons 4799 Shattuck Ave Oakland The interwoven story of two of the most significant workers’ rights struggles of our time: the 2011 weeks-long fight by public employees in Wisconsin, and the long struggle by teachers in Chicago to win quality public schools and democracy in their union, culminating in a 2012 teachers strike. Working class struggle is analyzed through union history … Continued
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Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain! Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate … Continued
#AUDITAHERN (Alameda County Sheriff) GENERAL COALITION MEETING 6:00 pm
#AUDITAHERN (Alameda County Sheriff) GENERAL COALITION MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us and our allies in our campaign to audit the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. Help strategize, build community, organize for upcoming rallies and events. Interested in join the #AuditAhern campaign? please reach out to Jose@EllaBakerCenter.org to find out more! 65815
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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Socialist Night School: Socialism in the UK? The Corbyn Project 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Socialism in the UK? The Corbyn Project @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms Required Readings See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.    65692
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Urban Shield Ad Hoc Cmte Sits Down with the Sheriff! 11:00 am
Urban Shield Ad Hoc Cmte Sits Down with the Sheriff! @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ad Hoc Committee on UASI Wednesday March 6th, 2019 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM 125 12th street, 4th floor, Hayward Room (STE 400) Oakland CA 94607   Opening (15 min.)………………………………………………………………………………………………………Chair Roll call. Meeting purpose and deliverables / Direction from the Board of Supervisors. Agenda review. Review of Board Actions (30 min.)………………………………………………………County Counsel / Chair Review actions taken by the Board of Supervisors at their 2/26/2019 meeting. Review recommendations passed in BOS Motion 1. Review recommendations passed in BOS Motion 2. Review of BAUASI Funding Guidelines (30 min.)…………………………………………………BAUASI/ACSO Review funding guidelines … Continued
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING 4:00 pm
STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING
Mar 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
A lecture: “Stamped From the Beginning: How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society” For details, call 510.642.3726.65821
ELLA BAKER MEMBER MEETING: LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER MEMBER MEETING: LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM @ San Antonio Senior Center
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we discuss and finalize the Ella Baker Centers 2019-20 legislative platform to end mass incarceration and hear from people directly impacted by criminal justice policy changes. Dinner will be provided. 65816
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative 6:30 pm
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Permanent Real Estate - Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Come learn how you fit, and where you can plug into, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative. The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) uses community investment to develop permanently affordable cooperative housing that uses regenerative practices, like wealth re-distribution, to empower sovereign, self-determined Black Indigenous and POC communities. Our mission is to facilitate BIPOC and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market. By co-creating community controlled assets, thereby reducing risk of displacement, we help people … Continued
Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era Is Transforming Kenya 7:00 pm
Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era Is Transforming Kenya @ East Bay Book Sellers
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
AST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Nanjala Nyabola to discuss her new new book Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics: How the Internet Era is Transforming Kenya, on Wednesday, March 6th at 7pm. Kenya is the most digitally advanced country in sub-Saharan Africa, where Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and other online platforms are part of everyday life. And, as in Western nations, the digital age has had dramatic effects on society and politics. Yet, while we hear about the #MeToo movement and the Russian bot scandal, there is little appreciation for the feminist movement #MyDressMyChoice and the subversion of state-run … Continued
Film Showing: What is Democracy? by Astra Taylor at the Grand Lake 7:15 pm
Film Showing: What is Democracy? by Astra Taylor at the Grand Lake @ Grand Lake Theater
Mar 6 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Film Showing: What is Democracy? by Astra Taylor at the Grand Lake @ Grand Lake Theater
What is Democracy? View trailer Grand Lake Theater One Night Only! Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Main auditorium at 7:15pm Astra Taylor in person with philosopher Wendy Brown, moderator Anasuya Sengupta and other special guests Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Automated License Plate Readers, Etc 5:30 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Automated License Plate Readers, Etc @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
Mar 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: UC Berkeley’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic – presentation of draft Privacy Principles; review and take possible action. 5. 5:30pm: Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – OPD – presentation of inaugural annual reports (FBI/JTTF, ATF, DEA, US Marshals task forces), review and take possible action. 6. 5:45pm: Presentation by Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Senior Investigative Researcher Dave Maas – use and risks of Automated License Plate Readers 7. 6:00pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Automated License Plate Reader Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy … Continued
Rodeo Town Hall on Refinery Expansion 6:00 pm
Rodeo Town Hall on Refinery Expansion @ Rodeo Hills Elementary School
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Refinery corridor residents and allies are busy organizing a community forum on Phillips 66’s very dangerous plans to expand tar sands refining at its Rodeo facility.  Increased use of tar sands in the P66 crude slate means vastly increased tanker traffic in the Bay, an increased risk of spills, and increased assaults on community health and our worsening climate.  This town hall is an opportunity to learn about the two linked P66 proposals—the first Environmental Impact Report drops soon—and what we can do to stop them. Please come out to … Continued
Author Event: Positions of the Sun. The Financial Crisis, Neoliberalism, and Counter-Movements. 7:00 pm
Author Event: Positions of the Sun. The Financial Crisis, Neoliberalism, and Counter-Movements. @ Mrs. Dalloways
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The mid-2000s financial “crisis,” the spread of neoliberalism, and attempts by activists and artists to counter it. Lyn Hejinian, with Trisha Low and Noah Warren Celebrating the publication of Hejinian’s Positions of the Sun. To reserve your seat, please purchase a copy of Positions of the Sun in advance at Mrs. Dalloway’s or by speaking to one of our booksellers. Positions of the Sun is a sometimes melancholy, sometimes militant cross-genre experiment, combining elements of (largely non-narrative) fiction, with those of local journalism, and of cultural and literary criticism. Its twenty-six interlocking “essays with … Continued
Green New Deal: A Bold New Solution Or Sustainable Snake Oil for a Green American Empire 7:00 pm
Green New Deal: A Bold New Solution Or Sustainable Snake Oil for a Green American Empire @ Revolution Books
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Discuss & Debate The Green New Deal: A Bold New Solution Or Sustainable Snake Oil for a Green American Empire Read The New Green Deal https://revcom.us/a/581/the-green-new-deal-sustainable-snake-oil-for-a-green-american-empire-en.html For more event information: https://www.revolutionbooks.org/65809
Speaker: Ahmed Abu Artema, of the Gaza Great March of Return 7:00 pm
Speaker: Ahmed Abu Artema, of the Gaza Great March of Return @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Middle East Children’s Alliance & The American Friends Service Committee present Palestinian journalist and refugee, Ahmed Abu Artema –one of the original organizers of the Gaza Great March of Return. He will speak about his experience, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace. He advocates for restoration of Palestinian rights, and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, and more. Ahmed will be joined by Jehad Abusalim, a Chicago-based activist/scholar from Gaza and AFSC Program Associate. … Continued
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WOMEN’S STRIKE SPEAK OUT 5:00 pm
WOMEN’S STRIKE SPEAK OUT @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
International Women’s Strike Speak Out – which protests gender violence, racism & imperialism – takes place  at Oscar Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland.  For details, visit facebook ‘international women’s strike Bay Area’ or email gabrielawomen@gmail.com65820
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/65818
Hear German Anti-Coal Direct-Action Activists 6:30 pm
Hear German Anti-Coal Direct-Action Activists @ Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear German Anti-Coal Direct-Action Activists @ Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Hear climate organizers with the German anti-coal direct action group Ende Gelande discuss their epic campaign to stop the coal mines of the Rhineland region and protect the Hambach Forest. Brought to you by your friends and comrades at Diablo Rising Tide. Over the last ten years, a strong and diverse radical climate justice movement has been growing in Germany, founded on principles of frontline struggles, mass mobilization, direct action, and cooperation across organizational and tactical differences. The last few years saw the emergence of “Ende Gelände” mass mobilizations for … Continued
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International Women’s Day Programming on KPFA
International Women’s Day Programming on KPFA @ on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM
Mar 9 all-day
International Women's Day Programming on KPFA @ on KPFA radio, 94.1 FM
Tune in all day for music,culture and her-stories celebrating the courage, creativity and contributions of some of themost vulnerable and some of the most powerful women on the planet. 65825
Alameda Justice Alliance 2nd Annual Town Hall 10:00 am
Alameda Justice Alliance 2nd Annual Town Hall @ Future Site of the McKay Avenue Wellness Ct, Across from Neptune Plaza
Mar 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Alameda Justice Alliance and friends and neighbors for our second annual Town Hall, March 9th from 10am to noon! This time we’ll meet at the future site of Alameda Point Collaborative’s McKay Avenue Wellness Center for an interactive experiential tour and info session. Meet fellow activists and organizers experienced and new, and learn how you can get involved in AJA’s work for social justice, environmental justice, housing justice, and racial justice on the Island and beyond. We welcome everyone, no experience necessary!   We will be serving coffee, tea, … Continued
International Working Women’s Day March & Festival 11:00 am
International Working Women’s Day March & Festival @ Fruitvale Village
Mar 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Members of GABRIELA Oakland and our allies invite you to join us for a Rally, March & Festival to commemorate the 111th International Working Women’s Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908. Join us as we RISE, RESIST, and UNITE to build our collective Resistance here and abroad! Let us take the streets as we RISE up and say NO to violence against women and Trans people and RESIST militarization and state violence! Let us RISE to protect women, Trans and Gender non-conforming people, and our … Continued
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting 3:00 pm
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Steering Committee Meeting @ Citizen Engagement Laboratory
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) focuses on fighting the four pillars of evil: poverty, systemic racism, the war economy and environmental devastation, and on shifting the moral narrative. PPC supporters in the Bay Area have come together to form the Bay Area PPC Steering Committee and hope you can join this effort and share this information with others who may be interested. In the PPC, people directly impacted by the 4 pillars of evil are central in our work. We look forward to your … Continued
Immigration Emergency: In Defense & Defiance – Opening Reception and Live Printing 4:00 pm
Immigration Emergency: In Defense & Defiance – Opening Reception and Live Printing @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Mar 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Immigration Emergency: In Defense & Defiance - Opening Reception and Live Printing @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
San Francisco Poster Syndicate, a poster artists collective based in San Francisco, will silkscreen prints live during the opening reception to celebrate the new OACC exhibition, Immigration Emergency: In Defense & Defiance. More than 30 local artists produce powerful artworks in response to the Muslim Ban, DACA, proposed changes to the Public Charge Rule, Sanctuary Cities, ICE raids and detention, family separations, the fake border emergency and Trump’s wall, the 2020 Census, the revoking of Temporary Protected Status, and the rise of deportations of Southeast Asians. Co-presented by the Oakland … Continued
Creativity Unhoused – Opening Reception. Art By and About the Unhoused. 6:00 pm
Creativity Unhoused – Opening Reception. Art By and About the Unhoused. @ Expressions Gallery
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Creativity Unhoused - Opening Reception. Art By and About the Unhoused. @ Expressions Gallery
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Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It 12:00 pm
Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It @ Solidarity Center
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us to talk about this important topic. We will have a couple of short presentations, and then open the floor for discussion. Among the readings we will refer to are: – Leon Trotsky’s “FASCISM: What It Is and How To Fight It” https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/works/1944/1944-fas.htm – Sweezy on the Rise of Fascism – A synopsis by Fabian Van Onzen, including Paul Sweezy, Georgi Dimitrov, and Samir Amin https://portside.org/2019-02-23/sweezy-rise-fascism – George Jackson Readings not required to attend. Refreshments will be served. The space is wheelchair accessible. No cost, but donations are always … Continued
East Bay DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
East Bay DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EBDSA’s General Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month – the next is on Sunday, March 10th at the Omni Commons. These meetings are the highest governing body of our organization, and include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. Volunteering at the GM is lively, easy, and low-commitment, and volunteers participate fully in meeting business. The contribution is huge, though – meetings require a lot of hands, and our volunteers keep them lively, inspiring, and productive. Join up … Continued
Film Screening: “Resistance at Tule Lake” 2:00 pm
Film Screening: “Resistance at Tule Lake” @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Film Screening: "Resistance at Tule Lake" @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents Resistance At Tule Lake, a film that overturns the myth of Japanese Americans as obedient government collaborators during their WWII incarceration. Konrad Aderer’s seminal film reveals the long-marginalized story of Tule Lake Segregation Center, the overcrowded, highly-militarized concentration camp where over 12,000 Japanese Americans were demonized and punished for speaking out against the injustice of their incarceration. “Resistance at Tule Lake” is a potent piece of history at a time when the United States is once again feeling less than hospitable. — The New York … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Green Sunday: Shelter Now! Alternatives to the Housing Crisis 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Shelter Now! Alternatives to the Housing Crisis @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Shelter Now! Alternatives to the Housing Crisis The Green Party of Alameda County welcomes Clark Sullivan and Mary Behm-Steinberg to discuss alternative solutions to the housing crisis in the Bay Area. As rental costs increase across the city and climate change devastates Northern California regions, and as the Berkeley City Council recently passed overnight bans against RV dwellers, particularly at the Berkeley Marina — our panelists offer their unique experiences fighting for the rights of unhoused residents and low-income homeowners facing eviction and displacement, and offer next-step solutions on building … Continued
NOT HAPPENING: Liberated Lens film night: “No Choice” 6:00 pm
NOT HAPPENING: Liberated Lens film night: “No Choice” @ Omni Commons
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Join us for this interactive Bystander Intervention Training! This training will be led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. During the training, participants will learn about the history and principles of nonviolence, and will practice specific de-escalation techniques as a bystander in a variety of scenarios.  65853
Party for 31 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing 7:00 pm
Party for 31 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing @ Longhaul
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Party for 31 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing @ Longhaul
Slingshot turns 31 years old – 1988 – 2019 Meet authors from the last 31 years, learn how you can get involved in Slingshot for the next 31 years, look at a display of back issues. plus (as always) Vegan chocolate cake, zany free raffle for door prizes, get copies of issue #128 of the paper, maybe snacks, maybe music 65813
Screening of ‘Sara’ 7:00 pm
Screening of ‘Sara’ @ Tamarack Oakland
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“They cut my breasts in torture, I didn’t even say “ah”, The prevalent mindset is that if a woman knows justice, to cut her breasts I am embarrassed to even say “ah” as a militant of a justified cause. ” Sakine Cansız (Sara) Sara was born in Dersim in 1958 as the daughter of an Alevi family. She was one of the founding members of the PKK, a political activist and feminist known by the codename “Sara” in the organization. She was among the founders of the PKK and was … Continued
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Public Banking Press Conference 10:00 am
Public Banking Press Conference @ Old Mint
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
📢 Join us for some exciting public banking news Monday morning in LA and SF! We’re building a movement all across the state! ➡LA: 9AM @ LA City Hall ➡SF: 10AM @ Old Mint (88 Fifth St)#publicbanksnow 🙌 pic.twitter.com/j7xJrQKNbj — California Public Banking Alliance (@calpba) March 8, 2019 CA legislators to announce new bill The fight for socially and environmentally responsible public banking in California is about to level up! On Monday morning, March 11, state legislators will unveil a new bill to advance public banking in California. The California … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Special Meeting re ALPR Policy 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission – Special Meeting re ALPR Policy @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 2
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A Special Meeting of the PAC has been called  in Hearing Room 2 at City Hall to continue conversation and take action on the Department of Transportation’s Automated License Plate Reader Policy and the Oakland Police Department’s Automated License Plate Reader Policies. 65855
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain! Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate … Continued
Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting 5:30 pm
Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting @ East Bay for Everyone
Mar 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Public Bank East Bay General Membership Meeting @ East Bay for Everyone
Next Organizers’ Meeting: Come Get Involved in the Effort to Create a Regional Public Bank! Working Group Meetings: Some of our working groups meet between organizers’ meetings, and others just confer by phone and email. You can plug into any one of these: Outreach to Organizations Outreach to Individuals Digital Outreach Advocacy (working with politicians) Governance California Public Banking Alliance Operations Just send us a note and we’ll help you get connected to the work you want to do. The Advocacy Working Group meets with public officials, government staff and other stakeholders … Continued
Reckoning With Violence – Panel Discussion 6:30 pm
Reckoning With Violence – Panel Discussion @ All of Us or None of Us
Mar 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
All of Us or None is thrilled to welcome in conversation Danielle Sered, George Galvis, and Malachi Scott to talk about transformative responses to violence and building a movement to end mass incarceration that includes everyone—including people who commit violence. We know too well that all too often our movement draws lines between people convicted of non-violent and violent offenses that often leave people convicted of violence with little of the relief being sought administratively, legislatively or through the ballot box. We hope that this discussion will: 1) Assist audience … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Stop the Sheriff from Torpedoing the Decision to End Urban Shield 10:00 am
Stop the Sheriff from Torpedoing the Decision to End Urban Shield @ Alameda County Administration Bldg , 5th Floor
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
On February 26th, as a result of years of community organizing, the Board of Supervisors accepted 60 out of 63 community-supported recommendations for changes to emergency preparedness trainings under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) funding. On Tuesday March 12th, Supervisors have the opportunity to take the next steps in making a community-led vision for safety and disaster response a reality. The Alameda County Sheriff is fighting tooth and nail to sabotage the path forward for community-supported emergency preparedness. Let’s continue to work with—and push!—our Supervisors to make sure we … Continued
Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area 4:00 pm
Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area @ 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California Berkeley
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area @ 370 Dwinelle Hall, University of California Berkeley
Author and historian Peter Cole will discuss his new book, Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area. This book largely focuses upon the long history of activism by members of ILWU Local 10 for racial equality locally and nationally and against apartheid internationally. It also compares and contrasts the fascinating, unknown history of docker activism in the port of Durban, South Africa. 65814
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
Robert Reich: Free Speech in Angry Times 8:00 pm
Robert Reich: Free Speech in Angry Times @ ASUC Student Union
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Reich: Free Speech in Angry Times @ ASUC Student Union
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OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION – Joshua Pawley, Probation Searches 5:30 pm
OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION – Joshua Pawley, Probation Searches @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Full agenda. Oakland Police Department (OPD) Report on Pawlik Investigation Chief Anne Kirkpatrick will provide the Executive Force Review Board report, the Compliance Director’s report and addendum related to the Joshua Pawlik shooting investigation. (Attachments 10a, 10b, 10c, 10d) a. Discussion b. Public Comment c. Action, if any Searches of Individuals on Probation and Parole The Commission will review an updated proposal for R-02: Searches of Individuals on Probation or Parole. (Attachments 11a, 11b) 66014
Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) @ Sierra Club
Mar 14 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.65696
Naila and the Uprising Film Screening 7:00 pm
Naila and the Uprising Film Screening @ Berkeley City College
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In celebration of International Women’s Day, join us for this special film screening When a nation-wide uprising breaks out in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, a young woman in Gaza must make a choice between love, family, and freedom. Undaunted, she embraces all three, joining a clandestine network of women in a movement that forces the world to recognize the Palestinian right to self-determination for the first time. Naila and the Uprising chronicles the journey of Naila Ayesh and a fierce community of women on the front lines, whose stories weave … Continued
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Youth Climate Strike
Youth Climate Strike
Mar 15 all-day
Youth Climate Strike
On March 15, students across the US and the world will be going on strike, because decades of inaction have left us with only 11 years to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We’ll be striking to demand a Green New Deal, because we deserve good jobs and a livable future! Sign up here if you want to participate in, or help to organize, a school strike in your area! You can find out more information about the US Youth Climate Strike movement here: https://www.youthclimatestrikeus.org/ Also see the Facebook pages … Continued
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/65818
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No Coal in Richmond Canvassing 1:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage. ​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export … Continued
Screenings: Fruitvale Station & Sorry to Bother You 3:30 pm
Screenings: Fruitvale Station & Sorry to Bother You @ Oakland Library, 81st St Branc
Mar 16 @ 3:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Screenings: Fruitvale Station & Sorry to Bother You @ Oakland Library, 81st St Branc
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‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group 4:30 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Mar 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Doughnut Economics Reading Group: Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know the system needs to change—but we … Continued
A CELEBRATION OF PEOPLE’S PARK 6:00 pm
A CELEBRATION OF PEOPLE’S PARK @ ART HOUSE GALLERY & CULTURAL CENTER
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Doors open at 6 pm for Pot Luck, talk, and music. Concert 7:30-10 pm with The Yosemitones (Driftwood Dave Yosemite and Katie Lee Yosemite with Hali Hammer on bass), and Carol Denney. 65835
Building Sanctuary for Migrants Arriving in the Bay Area 7:00 pm
Building Sanctuary for Migrants Arriving in the Bay Area @ Kehilla Community Synagogue
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thousands of migrants are fleeing rampant violence and abject poverty, and are headed to the Bay Area. How do we open space for them? How do we strengthen existing organizations and networks who welcome migrants and asylum seekers to the Bay Area? How does defending sanctuary and asylum laws against Trump’s Administration contribute to the larger struggle against racism and white supremacy in the United States? Join SURJ Bay Area, SURJ San Francisco, the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, and the Kehilla Community Synagogue for an evening of solidarity and … Continued
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Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War 1:30 pm
Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War @ Berkeley Library
Mar 17 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Fukushima, Nuclear Threats and The Growing Danger of War Berkeley Screening of the John Pilger film “The Coming War On China” Commentary by Grace Shimizu, Miho Kim and others On the 8th anniversary on the continuing crisis and contamination at the Fukushima nuclear meltdown NNA looks at the growing threat of war in Asia and the costs of nuclear weapons and US bases in Asia. John Pilger’s film looks at the history of nuclear weapons in the Pacific including in Bikini Islands where the US tested nuclear weapons and the … Continued
Write a Letter to Chelsea Manning Rally 2:00 pm
Write a Letter to Chelsea Manning Rally @ Albany Bulb
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CHALK IN LETTER WRITING TO CHELSEA MANNING AT THE ALBANY BULB. RAIN CANCELS THE EVENT.66009
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
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Free Chelsea Manning 12:00 pm
Free Chelsea Manning @ US Federal Bldg
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange – Stop US Government Attack On Journalists and Whistleblowers Exposing US Government and Corporate Crimes Please Join and Speak Out The jailing of whistleblower and human rights activist Chelsea Manning is a threat to all people of the United States. She is being imprisoned again because she stood up for human rights and against the war crimes of the United States. After serving 7 years in jail the US government want to punish her again. She refuses to accept the Grand Jury’s right to … Continued
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain! Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate … Continued
Justice for Stephon Clark, Murdered by State Racism 6:00 pm
Justice for Stephon Clark, Murdered by State Racism @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Mar 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6 pm: Rally at Sproul Steps 7pm: Procession to People’s Park for a Candlelight Vigil Black Lives Matter.66008
𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗮 6:30 pm
𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗮 @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
𝗦𝗙 𝗕𝗮𝘆 𝗔𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗹 𝗔𝗴𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁 𝗜𝘀𝗹𝗮𝗺𝗼𝗽𝗵𝗼𝗯𝗶𝗮 𝗜𝗻 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗪𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 & 𝗦𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗭𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱 As we mourn the loss of life in New Zealand, let’s honor their lives by expanding, connecting and defending our movements. Join us Monday evening for community vigil against Islamophobia to express solidarity with our brothers and sisters in New Zealand, and all those targeted by white nationalism. To endorse or for more information please contact: 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼@𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴.𝗼𝗿𝗴 66036
Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. Performance. 7:30 pm
Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. Performance. @ Berkeley Marsh Cabaret, 
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
In Solitary Man, Charlie travels to Crescent City to visit a lifer named Otis Washington (played by Fred). A 64 year old native of New York City, Otis has been imprisoned since 1975 and at Pelican Bay since it opened in 1989. They get to know each other during the visit, and Otis explains some of what he has learned and experienced. Solitary Man is directed by Mark Kenward. No-Host Bar at the Marsh Here is a video preview of the play! http://lifewish.org/solitaryman/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/solitarymantheplay/66032
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Socialist Night School: Social Reproduction and the Teachers’ Strike Wave 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Social Reproduction and the Teachers’ Strike Wave @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Social reproduction—the often gendered labor that goes into creating workers and the conditions under which people can work—is a critical concept in socialist theory that has gained new currency from the teachers’ strike wave, including right here in Oakland. Come join us to learn and talk about the connections between emerging workers’ movements and socialist analyses of gender and how labor is reproduced. Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible entrance and restrooms Required Readings See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.    65996
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Berkeley Homeless Lawsuits – Motions for Summary Judgement. 8:00 am
Berkeley Homeless Lawsuits – Motions for Summary Judgement. @ Courtroom 12, 19th floor, Federal District Court
Mar 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Judge William Alsup (of Berkeley Post Office lawsuit and DACA fame, amongst many cases of note) will hear two cases involving First They Came for the Homeless and the treatment of homeless people and activists supporting them by the Berkeley Police. 3:17-cv-06051-WHA – Sullivan et al v. Bay Area Rapid Transit Motion for Summary Judgment 3:17-cv-06774-WHA – Armstrong-Temple et al v. City of Berkeley et al Motion for Summary Judgment https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/CEO/cfd.aspx?713765857
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative 6:30 pm
Permanent Real Estate – Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Permanent Real Estate - Hosted by East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Come learn how you fit, and where you can plug into, the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative. The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative (EB PREC) uses community investment to develop permanently affordable cooperative housing that uses regenerative practices, like wealth re-distribution, to empower sovereign, self-determined Black Indigenous and POC communities. Our mission is to facilitate BIPOC and allied communities to cooperatively organize, finance, purchase, occupy, and steward properties, taking them permanently off the speculative market. By co-creating community controlled assets, thereby reducing risk of displacement, we help people … Continued
CANCELLED: The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall 7:30 pm
CANCELLED: The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
CANCELLED: The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
CANCELLED. KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award & National Book Critics’ Circle Award now offers an eye-opening new interpretation of our history. “To live past the end of your myth is a perilous thing.” —Anne Carson   From the very beginning of this nation, the idea of an open frontier has been at the core of our American identity,  symbolizing a … Continued
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Press Conference: Fire the OPD Chief! 12:30 pm
Press Conference: Fire the OPD Chief! @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, Steps of City Hall
Mar 21 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Coalition for Police Accountability to the Federal Monitor-Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick Must Be Removed Oakland, CA.-  The Coalition for Police Accountability, comprising more than 25 groups and individuals, will hold a press conference in front of City Hall calling on Federal Compliance Director, Robert Warshaw, to fire Police Chief Kirkpatrick based on his own findings in the police shooting death of Joshua Pawlik, according to the East Bay Times, “she went light on cops who made serious errors and ignored a key piece of evidence, according to internal documents released … Continued
Author Event: No Human is Illegal 7:00 pm
Author Event: No Human is Illegal @ East Bay Book Sellers
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Event: No Human is Illegal @ East Bay Book Sellers
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes JJ Mulligan Sepulveda to discuss his new new book No Human Is Illegal. He will be joined by Lauren Markham. The perfect author on one of today’s hottest topics– an immigration reform lawyer’s journalistic memoir of being on the front lines of deportation. NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL is a powerful document of one lawyer’s fight for those seeking a better life in America against its ever-tightening borders. For author Mulligan Sepúlveda, the son and husband of Spanish-speaking immigrants, the battle for immigration reform is personal. Mulligan Sepúlveda writes of visiting … Continued
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Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/65818
Mexico Today: After the Election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador 7:00 pm
Mexico Today: After the Election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A talk by Edgard Sánchez,  leader of the (Partido Revolucionario de losTrajabadores de Mexico (Mexican Revolutionary Workers Party) Sponsored by Solidarity and Northern California Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism65866
Puzzles for Justice 7:00 pm
Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Love jigsaw puzzles? Hate white supremacy? Want to #MoveInSolidarity with #BlackSolidarityWeek? Join us at the ACCE office in Oakland for two hours of solving puzzles to raise money for the Black Solidarity Fund, a project of Community READY Corps. We’ll have 2500 pieces worth of puzzles and 2 hours to put together as many pieces as possible. People who want to donate to the drive will pledge a certain amount of money per piece solved*. For example, if a donor pledges to give 2 cents per piece, and we manage … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Projects for 2019 @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! NEW: Relieving millions in local Medical Debt through pennies-on-the-dollar buyback programs. NEW: A book group and seminar focused on Economic Inequality and Economic Theory for the modern age. Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes Tiny Homes and other solutions for the … Continued
Benefit for HERF [Haiti Emergency Relief Fund] 7:00 pm
Benefit for HERF [Haiti Emergency Relief Fund] @ pin The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Benefit for HERF [Haiti Emergency Relief Fund] @ pin The Malonga Casquelourd Center for The Arts
Bay Area Artists Benefit featuring Souls of Mischief, Jenny Lim, Phavia Kujichagulia, Avotcja, Robert Wood, GoodLOVE, Destiny Muhammad, Toreadah Mikell, Tacuma King, Stone’s of Fire, Sankofa Akili Dance Ensemble and more! Come out for a great show and give to support Haiti at the same time. Tickets $20 Please share!!! 66029
Mad Max vs Green New Deal Showdown 7:00 pm
Mad Max vs Green New Deal Showdown @ Glama!-Rama!
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate change is upon us, and the time has come to decide: will we live under socialism, or live under water? We’ll take socialism, thank you, and so come party at the launch of East Bay DSA’s Green New Deal campaign. Explore the stark divide between the nihilism of market-driven climate destruction and the hopeful future of ecosocialism in two theme rooms, enter the costume contest to see who can enshrine each eco-timeline sartorially, and learn a little about our campaigns to support the Green New Deal and bring PG&E … Continued
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No Coal in Richmond Canvassing 1:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage. ​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
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Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain! Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate … Continued
Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work 7:00 pm
Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Moe's
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Moe's
  Join us for an evening with Jenny Brown for the Berkeley book launch of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work at Moe’s Books. Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, Huffington Post, and Alternet, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation … Continued
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A Memoir of Witness and Resistance 7:30 pm
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance @ Hillside Club
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance @ Hillside Club
Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s   “This luminous book stands beside the memoirs of Pablo Neruda and Czeslaw Milosz in its account of a poet’s education, the struggle of a great artist to be worthy of her gifts. Carolyn Forché’s prose is shamanic: it sees both the surface of things and their inner workings, it animates the inanimate world.” — Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You Carolyn Forché is one of … Continued
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ELLA BAKER UNSHELTERED CRISIS COMMITTEE MEETING 6:00 pm
ELLA BAKER UNSHELTERED CRISIS COMMITTEE MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we discuss the homeless crisis in Oakland. Learn about our campaign and what you can do to help decriminalize the unsheltered community. You do not need to be a member to join, so bring a friend. Wheelchair accessible. Dinner will be provided. 65817
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Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social 6:30 pm
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!  65416
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Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/65818
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California Progressive Alliance founding convention
California Progressive Alliance founding convention @ San Luis Obispo Guild Hall
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
The new California Progressive Alliance seeks to elevate progressive ideas; promote the creation of local political alliances and coalitions for political power; support corporate-free progressive candidates and issue-based electoral campaigns; and expand the communication and dialogue among all our progressive family in the state of California, respecting and supporting the work done by all. The CPA is having is founding convention in San Luis Obispo March 30-31! Register by January 31 and get 25% off with early bird registration for our founding Convention in San Luis Obispo March 30-31. Speakers … Continued
What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US? 10:30 am
What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US? @ Omni Commons
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
You’re Invited to a Breakfast of Waffles & Zapatismo! Zapatista Autonomy: Challenging Solidarity & Organizing in the U.S. * 10:30am Waffles, coffee, getting to know each other * 11:00 a.m. Pablo Gonzalez presentation with discussion. On Pablo Gonzalez Pablo Gonzalez teaches at UC Berkeley. A first generation Chicano scholar-activist/anthropologist, Pablo is immersed in studying the political and cultural resonance of social movements. In particular, the resonance of Indigenous social movements on Chicanas/os and people of color in the U.S. Gonzalez has a book manuscript, “Autonomy Road: The Cultural Politics of … Continued
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing 1:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage. ​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export … Continued
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What Can We Do About Mass Incarceration? 12:15 pm
What Can We Do About Mass Incarceration? @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Mar 31 @ 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Panel and Dialog: Jose Bernal: Senior Organizer Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Serves on the S.F. Reentry Council; advocates for restorative justice policies; spearheaded campaigns to de-privatize reentry services and end gang  injunctions. Graduate of Stanford University’s Project ReMade program, a course aimed at empowering the formerly incarcerated. Jonathon Simon: directs the Center for the Study of Law and Society at UC and teaches about punishment, prisons, and mass incarceration. His books include, Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Society and Created a Culture of … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 31 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens 6:30 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night - Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series. “I am Not Your Negro” 2016” These Happen on the “Last Sundays” of every month @ It’s Your Move Games 4920 Telegraph Ave, in the historic Temescal district. The system thinks we are appeased with a so called “Black History Month” well in my world every moment was a moment to explore how our past effects our present. Still for February we will show “I Am Not Your Negro”. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary … Continued