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Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien 12:00 pm
Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Register here Join historian Robin D. G Kelley and artist Isaac Julien for an online conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. The conversation is informed by “Lessons of the Hour-Frederick Douglass” (2019), Julien’s immersive, ten-screen film installation about the famed abolitionist currently on view at McEvoy Arts. The conversation takes place online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 1, 2020 at 12pm PST. Attendance is free with registration. With excerpts of his speeches … Continued
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Socialists talk a lot about the working class. Why is that? Well, we think workers play a particular role under capitalism that makes them central in the fight for socialism. As the main producers of society’s wealth, workers have the potential power to halt the system. What does it mean to build this power and how does that inform our organizing today? Join the East Bay DSA Political Education Committee for a discussion of these questions and more! Reading + Listening Hal Draper, Why the Working Class Vivek Chibber, Why the Working … Continued
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Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice 6:00 pm
Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Register here If you are feeling called to action but are not sure how to or where to begin, this workshop is for you. In this introductory workshop, we’ll start by understanding systemic racism as a system of advantage rooted in the beliefs and institutionalization of white supremacy, rather than a product of individuals who are “good” or “bad”. We’ll also discuss how individuals can engage in an ongoing practice of anti-racism to actively dismantle racism in their daily lives. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in small-group dialogue and … Continued
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
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Workers and Just Transition: A Global View 9:00 am
Workers and Just Transition: A Global View @ Online
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
REGISTER HERE. Worldwide transitions deserve a worldwide response!  An exciting webinar produced by the Labor Network for Sustainability and the Just Transition Listening Project Organizing Committee will bring together labor and policy leaders to share perspectives, stories, and strategies from the frontlines of the struggle for a global just transition.  This webinar is the sixth in a series of the Just Transition Listening Project.  In addition to the webinar series, they have conducted interviews with more than 100 community leaders and workers to learn of their experiences and perspectives on Just … Continued
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? 2:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? @ Online
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Connect with https: https://tinyurl.com/election2020-WTF Speakers and themes include: * Dr. Laurence Shoup: The factors behind the vote: Historical, economic, social and political * Michael Rubin: The political reality revealed: What should socialists do now? * Marsha Feinland: California politics unmasked: What ballot initiatives have become This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.68354
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group - Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. MAX HAIVEN, THE AUTHOR, WILL BE JOINING OUR DISCUSSION IN DECEMBER! Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, Capital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, and The Deficit Myth. For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of  ‘Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling … Continued
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Health Care for All 10:00 am
Health Care for All @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Health Care for All – Contra Costa County News / 12-06-19 Zoom meeting If you are interested in joining us, please email Yi Shepard. Links to the draft agenda and draft October meeting notes. And at this meeting we will elect directors and officers for 2021. Therefore Contra Costa County chapter members are highly encouraged to attend.   Message from Chapter Co-Chairs We hope this finds you well.  We are relieved at the outcome of the federal election, which makes any effort to legislate health care reform at the State … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Nov 15, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm The Ongoing War on Syria & Why it Matters | Rick Sterling will discuss the current situation in Syria and future prospects if Biden assumes the Presidency. Unreported in mainstream media, the US and allies continue to wage hybrid warfare on Syria – economically, politically, judicially and militarily. Why does the US persist in attacking Syria, preventing it from recovering and harming millions of Syrians? Will this change with a Democrat in the White House?  Why has this struggle become a focal point … Continued
DSA East Bay General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA East Bay General Meeting @ Online
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us for a voting General Meeting of East Bay DSA! This month, we will hear a resolution to approve a campaign plan as we launch our push for California single-payer system, and hear how to get involved with some of our chapter’s new organizing projects. The full agenda will be available shortly. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register here!68368
Sunflower Alliance 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Online
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’re looking forward to getting together with you for our regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the campaigns we’re participating in: fighting local fossil fuel expansion, coal exports, and refinery pollution. And local work to plan for a just transition and sustainable future. Plus most important, check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice! WHEN Sunday, December 6, 1 – 3 PM WHERE RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link68367
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency 4:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Tune in on December 6th to hear from young people fighting the climate emergency by leading divestment work in their communities, school systems, and college campuses. Join us in taking the first step to divest from Wall Street and big banks like Chase who are poisoning the water we drink and the air we breathe, and reinvesting in the community-based solutions we need. RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeivpjgpGNwy0CbaEFdnzD0eddQcrS2u Are you in the beginning stages of deciding who you want to bank with? Do you have a checking account with Chase bank? Are you concerned … Continued
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DSA Green New Deal for Transit Meeting 7:00 pm
DSA Green New Deal for Transit Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to win power for: Free Public Transit Greatly expanded service, accessibility, and schedule Protection of union workers and expansion of union jobs Social equity to overcome transportation discrimination Conversion of Public Transit to Zero Emissions vehicles RSVP for Zoom link.68369
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC | Oakland | California | United States
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC. Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone. Download the JITSI app here: For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jitsi.meet For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store … Continued
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Truth Act Forum – Alameda County 2:00 pm
Truth Act Forum – Alameda County @ Online
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join community members and advocates for the third TRUTH Act forum in Alameda County to demand transparency and accountability! If we uphold our values, we’ll move Alameda County forward together. Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement. At #AlamedaTruthForum2020, we’re calling on the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors to end all collaboration with ICE. Regardless of a community member’s convictions, they are valued and should … Continued
Prison Letter Writing Night 6:00 pm
Prison Letter Writing Night @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prison Mail Night – Holiday Cards Edition! Elaa Baker Center will host a virtual mail night to send out our annual holiday card to people who are currently incarcerated across the country. Our mailing list has grown to over 7,000 incarcerated people! This may be the only holiday card many will get this season, and with so much tragedy and loss, a bit of hope and light is always welcome. Please join us for our holiday themed mail night. RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org for Zoom link. 68372
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes 7:00 pm
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will be reading the prologue and the first chapter ahead of this meeting. Anyone interested in learning and discussing with others is welcome to join us. The book is about how two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87512638918?pwd=a0V3eHZlaFU2Z2lJL0tHaHpUVlNiUT09 Meeting ID: … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30.   It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide … Continued
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Decarcerate Alameda County 6:00 pm
Decarcerate Alameda County @ Online
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We meet as a coalition on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30p. We also have a google group where we share updates. If you’d like to be added to those meetings or google group, please contact decarceratealameda@gmail.com. Decarcerate Alameda County has a vision for a just and healthy Alameda County that places at the center those communities currently targeted and fast-tracked to Santa Rita Jail. We are committed to #DefendBlackLives and principled in our organizing methodologies to amplify those who are directly impacted by criminalization and incarceration. We focus … Continued
DSA Green New Deal Committee Meeting 6:45 pm
DSA Green New Deal Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP to receive the URL to the meeting or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org.68370
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Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden 11:00 am
Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden @ Outside Barbara Lee's Office
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11/10 National Actions To Support The Campaign For US House Resolutions 1175 &1162 To Drop The Charges Against Julian Assange & Edward Snowden https://bayaction2freeassange.org/12-10-20-event/?uuid=ce85e565-606b-4ca0-946d-cc504160e09d On November 23, 2020 Stella Moris, Julian’s fiancé, tweeted that over 70% of prisoners in Julian’s Belmarsh Prison wing were infected with COVID-19. His life is in imminent danger and depends on us acting urgently! In October, Tulsi Gabbard and Thomas Massie introduced House Resolution 1175, a bill calling for the United States to ensure the release of Julian Assange. She introduced a similar bill, House … Continued
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
oin us for a special reconvening of the Medicare for All Committee! With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. This will relaunch our work as a chapter committee. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome!   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) … Continued
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info. Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We … Continued
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Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Dec 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
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