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Sanctuary Convening 2018 8:30 am
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness. Click Here For Program Details Cost: We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to … Continued
Families Belong Together National Day of Action – Rally in SF at ICE Offices 12:00 pm
Families Belong Together National Day of Action – Rally in SF at ICE Offices @ ICE San Francisco
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Families Belong Together National Day of Action - Rally in SF at ICE Offices @ ICE San Francisco | San Francisco | California | United States
We need to raise our voices against they key actors who are carrying out Trump’s family separation order: ICE and U.S. Attorneys. ICE apprehends and separates families while US Attorneys enforce the separation in legal proceedings. We need to stand up against this incompetence and the moral abomination of family separation. We’re excited to be partnering with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, MomsRising, United We Dream, MoveOn and many others to hold family-friendly rallies across the country. Bring your friends, wheel your stroller on over, grab your lunch boxes, and … Continued
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Sanctuary Convening 2018 8:30 am
Sanctuary Convening 2018 @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Sanctuary: Caminando Hacia la Libertad is a 2-day convening that serves to strengthen and organize people of faith in our sanctuary work across California to respond in an increasingly dangerous climate for immigrant communities in 2018. Join us to learn tools and best practices to create a more prophetic path towards liberation, caminando hacia la libertad, where all can live with dignity and wholeness. Click Here For Program Details Cost: We encourage everyone to attend both days of the convening, but have provided options if you are only able to … Continued
Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. 12:00 pm
Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sex Worker Justice Now: A March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Press release here. On Saturday, June 2, SWers and our allies will be standing up for justice all over the country. Join us at Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland, CA to make the voices & needs of our Bay Area communities loud & visible: Sex Worker Justice Now! (Allies wanted & welcome) We are protesting, rallying & marching with the following goals in mind: 1/ To make more Bay Area residents & local media aware of the systematic violence against sex workers: • Repercussions of FOSTA/SESTA legislation • Police … Continued
Sex Worker Justice Now! March For Sex Worker Rights. 12:00 pm
Sex Worker Justice Now! March For Sex Worker Rights. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
New rally flyer for June 2 by @BayProsSupport -please retweet! pic.twitter.com/leDQnI6grK— Maxine Holloway (@MaxineHolloway) May 6, 2018 Sponsored by Bay Area Pros Support & St. James Infirmary @BayProsSupport for more info. 64676
Socialism and Elections: 2018 2:00 pm
Socialism and Elections: 2018 @ Starry Plough Pub
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents Socialism and Elections: 2018 From the Peace and Freedom Party Platform: “Our goals cannot be achieved by electoral means alone. We support mass organization, direct action, a militant labor movement, and establishment of alternative institutions.” And when we vote, we honor the memory of Medgar Evers and other Civil Rights martyrs. So come to our forum and let’s do it right. Mary McIlroy, Co-Chair of the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Movement will lead our discussion of the June 5 ballot, candidates … Continued
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Save Berkeley’s People’s Park 1:00 pm
Save Berkeley’s People’s Park @ People's Park
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Save People’s Park UCB Using “Housing Crisis” to Doze People’s Park. • City of Berkeley told UC to LIMIT ENROLLMENT. • UCB creates housing crisis by Uping Enrollment. Build elsewhere in Berkeley, Save our greenspace, Save People’s Park! If UCB gets their way, Berkeley will be covered with high-rises and hotels and the legacy of Berkeley’s historic contributions to the Free Speech, Anti War, and Community Democracy reduced to a bronze plaque. Don’t let that Happen! • The Spirit of Democracy Lives on in People’s Park. • The natural beauty … Continued
Intro to DSA (San Francisco) 2:00 pm
Intro to DSA (San Francisco) @ Alley Cat Books
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Interested in local politics? Have you heard about the Democratic Socialists and wanted to find out more? Are you looking for a way to be involved in your community? Come learn about the Democratic Socialists of America, San Francisco. Hear about our projects, our ballot measure, and ways that you can get involved. A better world is possible!64762
Haiti Report Back – A Benefit for Community Radio in Haiti 4:00 pm
Haiti Report Back – A Benefit for Community Radio in Haiti @ La Pena Cultural Center
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
with Margaret Prescod, Pierre Labossiere, Devonte Jackson, Walter Riley, Leslie Mullin. A report back of a recent delegation to Haiti with activists from Haiti Action Committee, BAJI-Oakland, and Global Women’s Strike. Come hear about the unbreakable resistance of the people of Haiti, who persevere in the face of US-orchestrated coups, stolen elections, violent repression and natural disasters worsened by corporate greed and government corruption. Eyewitness accounts of the first graduation ceremony at the University of the Aristide Foundation [UniFA]; community education through radio; local food production; and grassroots mobilizations against … Continued
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Occupy Forum: Historical Context, United States Decline, and the Corporate-Owned Media 6:45 pm
Occupy Forum: Historical Context, United States Decline, and the Corporate-Owned Media
Jun 4 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Historical Context, United States Decline, and the Corporate-Owned Media We will examine the United States’ attempts to prevent its Global Hegemonic decline and the implications of that effort by situating United States foreign policy within “Historical Context.” The United States’ post-war Global Hegemony is rapidly declining partly because of its geo-political overreach as well as the rise of “Contender States” that are challenging that hegemony. However, the corporate-owned … Continued
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Nancy Schimmel: Author of Occupella 6:30 pm
Nancy Schimmel: Author of Occupella @ Laurel Book Store
Jun 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Nancy Schimmel: Author of Occupella @ Laurel Book Store | Oakland | California | United States
Meet local author Nancy Schimmel, who will discuss her work and read from her book, Occupella: Singing in the Lifeboats. About the Book: An account of the first year of Occupella, an activist song-leading group that grew out of song circles at Occupy Oakland and Occupy Berkeley formed by five professional singer-songwriters in 2011. Occupella is still busy leading songs at rallies, marches and meetings.. About the Author: Nancy Schimmel is a veteran of the sixties peace movement and the women’s movement. her songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Sally Rogers, … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Committee 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Committee @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Privacy Advisory Commission provides advice to the City of Oakland on best practices to protect Oaklanders’ privacy rights in connection with the City’s purchase and use of surveillance equipment and other technology that collects or stores our data. Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Oakland Department of Transportation/Vendor use of UAV/Drones. Review and take possible action on use policy and anticipated impact report. 5. 5:25pm: Illegal Dumping Project – a) staff update on project and District Attorney direct monitoring of video; b) discuss Surveillance Equipment Ordinance compliance next steps. 6. 5:30pm: … Continued
People’s Assembly on Keeping Art in Oakland 6:30 pm
People’s Assembly on Keeping Art in Oakland @ OneFam Cafe
Jun 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
We are holding the event at OneFam Cafe to additionally highlight the tragic story being repeated too often across the City: Black people being pushed out of Oakland. Tony Coleman has been fighting to hold onto his 7th street spot. So we’ll show him some love and hear how we can support before diving into the evening’s topic. This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already … Continued
Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran 7:30 pm
Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran @ Hillside Club
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Inside Iran: The Real History & Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran @ Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Project Censored present Advance Tickets at: Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books   Wheelchair access Medea Benjamin, one of America’s best-known and most effective  activists,co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange, is the author of Drone Warfare and Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S—Saudi Connection. In 2012 she was awarded the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation’s Peace Prize,  and in 2014 the Gandhi Peace Award.   Now Medea has written the first general-audience progressive  book on Iran’s history and politics, recounting Iran’s history from … Continued
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Lawsuit Victory Party: US Postal Service v City of Berkeley 5:00 pm
Lawsuit Victory Party: US Postal Service v City of Berkeley @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
There will be an informal get-together to celebrate: – The awesome lawsuit victory in United State Postal Service v. City of Berkeley, validating Berkeley’s Historic District Zoning Overlay Ordinance! – The long and so-far successful struggle to keep Berkeley’s historic and culturally important downtown Post Office preserved and operating! We will gather on JUNE 8TH, 2018 at (where else?) THE SIDEWALK AND STEPS OF THE DOWNTOWN BERKELEY POST OFFICE, at 5:00 PM. The principal gastronomic experience will be provided, while you’all are encouraged to bring your very own dishes, desserts … Continued
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West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe 12:00 pm
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ Qilombo
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The West Oakland Community clinic offers donation based holistic healing modalities monthly, on the second Saturday. We are committed to creating a safe space and affordable (even free) massage therapy and other therapies and services to those most marginalized in the community. This month we will have: Massage Therapy of various styles Energy work Cranialsacral Australian Osteopathy Narcan Kit training and Harm reduction (4 Pm- pick up kits anytime) We always have a free VEGAN hot Meal. There are other various donations at times- e.g traditional chinese medicine supplements. You … Continued
Meet and Greet Oakland’s Police Commissioners 1:00 pm
Meet and Greet Oakland’s Police Commissioners @ St. Elizabeth's
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Mark your calendar and register on Eventbrite! pic.twitter.com/cBuCfwEVVk— Coalition for Police Accountability (@oakcopoversight) May 23, 2018 64735
Immigrant Solidarity Rapid Response Training 2:00 pm
Immigrant Solidarity Rapid Response Training @ RSVP for location (see text)
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 9, 2018: 2-5pm RSVP for location https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/immigrant-solidarity-rapid-response-training Join the Immigrant Liberation Movement and the Alameda County Immigration Legal and Education Partnership for a special solidarity training for immigrant freedom and justice in the East Bay. The need to unify in support of migrants and their families is greater than any time in recent memory. Participants will train in documenting and monitoring ICE activity in real time, learn how to accompany immigrant families impacted by ICE raids and other ways to strengthen existing local immigrant defense and rapid response capacity. … Continued
Save 7th Street Culture — BBQ Block Party for OneFam 2:00 pm
Save 7th Street Culture — BBQ Block Party for OneFam
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Free Food – Live Bands & Performances OneFam and Bikes 4 Life have a rich history, but they are facing eviction unless we unite to defend it. OneFam, located in West Oakland, is a community-based organization that utilizes a series of for-profit social enterprise businesses to support its non-profit mission. OneFam started years ago with Bikes 4 Life. It has since grown to include the other units on the property: the 7th Street Rev Cafe, and other land subleased for gardening projects. The goals of OneFam are as follows: — … Continued
Red State Teacher Rebellion: What Can California Learn? 4:00 pm
Red State Teacher Rebellion: What Can California Learn? @ Oakland Tech
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This spring, teachers and other school workers in predominantly right-to-work “red” states organized together and struck for more education funding in confrontations with their state governments. They won unprecedented gains. What can we – in a “blue” state with collective bargaining rights like California – learn from their experiences? What challenges lie ahead? Join us for this critical discussion with key leaders and activists from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Arizona. Speakers: Rebecca Garelli – Middle School Math and Science Educator; Arizona Educators United Lead Organizer Tia Edison – Elementary School … Continued
Lise Pearlman: Author of Call Me Phaedra 5:00 pm
Lise Pearlman: Author of Call Me Phaedra @ Laurel Book Store
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Lise Pearlman: Author of Call Me Phaedra @ Laurel Book Store | Oakland | California | United States
Meet Local Author Lise Pearlman, who will discuss her work and read from her newest book. About the Book: Call Me Phaedra: The Life and Times of Movement Lawyer Fay Stender provides an inside view of activism during the McCarthy Era, the Civil Rights Movement, Free Speech Era, the rise of black power, and the Women’s Rights Movement. It chronicles the extraordinary life and career of Fay Stender, focused particularly on her work as a rare female criminal defense lawyer and ground-breaking prisoners’ rights advocate. The book focuses on Stender’s achievements … Continued
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Contemporary Russia and the Struggle to Build Communism 10:30 am
Contemporary Russia and the Struggle to Build Communism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
   Russia in the 20th century was the site of enormous upheavals   the Bolshevik Revolution, the massive industrialization, the Great Patriotic War, the Cold War, the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the Yeltsin era.  The Putin presidency (2000-present) poses particularly difficult political and theoretical problems for imperialists and Marxists alike.  to review imperialism’s (U.S.) incessant lying attacks on ex-USSR/Putin, see this source; https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/06/understanding-russia-un-demonizing-putin For 30 years Sharon Tennison, with high marks for her work in particular by some Leftists, talked to Soviets/Russians and U.S. Americans to try to bring … Continued
Potluck/Barbeque at Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute 1:00 pm
Potluck/Barbeque at Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute @ Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
On Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the MCLI office at 1715 Francisco Street, Berkeley, CA 94703. MCLI will be hosting a Potluck/BBQ. This will be a casual event and we encourage all MCLI supporters to come and bring friends, family, and colleagues. This will be a great opportunity to socialize with friends and to meet the new board members and leadership, learn about new and ongoing work, and eat great food with others who care about human rights. RSVP AT 510-355-701064776
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net We usually meet in the basement, unless … Continued
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Everybody’s Got the Right To Live
Everybody’s Got the Right To Live @ Capitol Steps
Jun 11 all-day
EVERYBODY’S GOT A RIGHT TO LIVE: Education, Living Wages, Jobs, Income, Housing. ** RVSP http://bit.ly/PPCwk5 ** WEEK 5 of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. We are creating a Radical Revolution of Values by undertaking mass, nationally coordinated, civil disobedience, for six straight weeks. 12:30pm @ Rally and Direct Action launch at West Capitol steps ————————————————————— 50 years ago, Dr. MLK Jr. started the Poor People’s Campaign to spark a radical revolution of values across the nation. The campaign was intended to turn his dream, our dream, into … Continued
OccupyForum FIELD TRIP: Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop 5:30 pm
OccupyForum FIELD TRIP: Sanctuary Neighborhood Workshop @ Impact HUB SF
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Come build a sanctuary neighborhood with your neighbors! Learn how to defend your rights and community from ICE in your workplace, school, congregation or home. This workshop will include: – Know Your Rights training and how to practice your rights – Resources specific for workers, employers, educators, students & faith groups to practice sanctuary – What a sanctuary neighborhood is and tips & practices on how to organize your neighborhood – Networking with others in your neighborhood – Lawyers available for legal consultations for additional hour after the workshop (7:30 … Continued
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs. San Francisco Appearance. 7:00 pm
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs. San Francisco Appearance. @ City Lights Books
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs.  San Francisco Appearance. @ City Lights Books | San Francisco | California | United States
David Graeber discussing the subject of his new book Bullshit Jobs from Simon and Schuster From bestselling writer David Graeber, a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs, and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After a million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are millions … Continued
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“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” 7:30 pm
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America” @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM and Marcus Books present Advance tickets:  Marcus Books, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books  What happens to the black boys who come of age in neglected, heavily policed, and economically desperate cities that the War on Drugs and mass incarceration have created? How do they learn to live, love, and grow up? Where should they turn when history rejects their very existence? Darnell explores these questions in NO ASHES IN THE FIRE. When Darnell Moore was fourteen years old, three … Continued
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Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support 9:00 am
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Jun 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109 | Oakland | California | United States
The trial of the Berkeley 5 started today, with three witnesses for the prosecution, a cop, a fireman, and the neo-fascist Quillinan (see details below), who will take the stand again tomorrow morning. The trial is expected to last at least through the rest of the week, and possibly into early next week. Please come out and support our antifascist comrades again tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 9am, in Department 109 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland. 64794
End the Injunctions! SF All Out to Supervisors Public Safety Committee 3:00 pm
End the Injunctions! SF All Out to Supervisors Public Safety Committee @ SF City Hall Room 263
Jun 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The SF Board of Supervisors’ Public Safety & Neighborhood Services Committee will hold a hearing on the injunctions. The City Attorney, Public Defender, District Attorney, and SFPD will testify. We need a strong showing of public support and as many people as possible to give public comment. The hearing will be held at 4 pm to allow more community members to attend. Share this event widely!  Meet beginning at 3:00 PM. We need to let this committee know that gang injunctions should have never been implemented. If you can’t make it to the … Continued
“Major!” Screening and Fundraiser for TGI Justice Project 7:00 pm
“Major!” Screening and Fundraiser for TGI Justice Project @ Sierra Club
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FREE film Screening of MAJOR! Documentary about the life and activism of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist. We will be joined by Janetta Johnson, Executive Director of the Transgender, Gender-Variant and Intersex Justice Project (TGI Justice Project). Entry is free and first-come, first-served for the first 60 people. We will also be fundraising for TGI Justice Project. Please bring cash if you’d like to donate. More information here https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/major-screening-and-fundraiser-for-tgi-justice-project There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of … Continued
Ars Technica Live – AUTONOMOUS & HABEAS DATA 7:00 pm
Ars Technica Live – AUTONOMOUS & HABEAS DATA @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hey @arstechnica fans!Our next Ars Live in #Oakland on June 13 at 7pm, with my triumphant return to the Eli's stage! We’re breaking format this time to have @Annaleen and I interview each other about our books, AUTONOMOUS, and HABEAS DATA. Both will be for sale at the event!— Cyrus Farivar (@cfarivar) May 31, 2018 64763
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Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support 9:00 am
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109
Jun 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Anti-Trump Protesters - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse, Dept 109 | Oakland | California | United States
The trial of the Berkeley 5 started today, with three witnesses for the prosecution, a cop, a fireman, and the neo-fascist Quillinan (see details below), who will take the stand again tomorrow morning. The trial is expected to last at least through the rest of the week, and possibly into early next week. Please come out and support our antifascist comrades again tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, 9am, in Department 109 at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse at 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland. 64794
HARRY BRIDGES: THE 20-YEAR CRUSADE TO DEPORT AN IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST 5:00 pm
HARRY BRIDGES: THE 20-YEAR CRUSADE TO DEPORT AN IMMIGRANT ACTIVIST @ Northern District Court Historical Society US District Court, Ceremonial Courtroom, 19th Floor
Jun 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
TONIGHT, we will speak in San Francisco about the US government’s infamous attempt to deport Harry Bridges. Bridges was a labor leader who in the 1930s led the strike that resulted in longshoremen up and down the West Coast being unionized. As a result, the United States spent the next two decades trying to deport him. After four separate trials, and two Supreme Court opinions, they failed, and Bridges eventually became a naturalized citizen. I am joining Peter Afrasiab, who authored  Burning Bridges: America’s 20-Year Crusade to Deport Labor Leader … Continued
East Bay Community Energy Comes Home! 6:00 pm
East Bay Community Energy Comes Home! @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Are you eager to power your home with clean electricity? At the same price (or less!) than PG&E, you finally can. East Bay Community Energy, Alameda’s Community Choice Energy provider, is already serving commercial customers in Alameda County. Residential customers will automatically be enrolled this fall. Learn about your choices as a customer, how this energy program advances climate mitigation and environmental justice efforts, and how you can get involved as an advocate for community choice energy. Light snacks and beverages provided. Please RSVP.64742
Safety Is Rethinking Violence Using Restorative Justice 6:00 pm
Safety Is Rethinking Violence Using Restorative Justice @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Safety Is… Rethinking Violence Using a Restorative Justice Lens The Ella Baker Center will host a panel discussion and planning session where community members can engage with advocates on how we can re-envision safety. The panel discussion will be followed by small group facilitated action planning. Dinner will be provided. Moderated by David Muhammad, Executive Director of National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform. Panelists include: Reverend Daniel Buford (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action), John Jones III (Community and Political Engagement Director, East Oakland Black Cultural Zone) and Jessica Travenia (Development … Continued
Caring for Our Community: Responding to Needs of Houseless 6:30 pm
Caring for Our Community: Responding to Needs of Houseless @ South Berkeley Community Church
Jun 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Follow-up meeting to Caring For Our Community – Responding to the Houseless is Thursday evening. So often the message to the homeless seems to be top down. The last meeting included a panel of homeless people who responded to the question of what are their most immediate needs. The responses included: access to bathrooms (or porta potties), drinkable water, showers, food, a place to store their belongings, pick-up of trash, a place to be (evictions, raids, towing of vehicles) Agenda: 2nd Street eviction of houseless people, closure 9th Street … Continued
Screening of The New Rulers of the World 7:00 pm
Screening of The New Rulers of the World @ BFUU
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Screening of The New Rulers of the World @ BFUU | Berkeley | California | United States
The New Rulers Of The World (2001) is a documentary about how the US, UK, Dutch Neo-Colonial Corporations plotted General Suharto’s removal in 1966 of the first elected President of Indonesia, Sukarno, who had ruled from 1959 – 1966. It analyzes the corporate globalization economy and reveals that the divisions between the rich and poor have never been greater. The film turns the spotlight on the “new rulers of the world,” the great multinational corporations running governments that back them via the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade … Continued
Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like 7:30 pm
Michael Eric Dyson: What Truth Sounds Like @ First Congregational Church
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & Marcus Books present Michael Eric Dyson is one of America’s premier public intellectuals. The author of last year’s outstanding bestseller, “Tears We Cannot Stop,” Dyson is University Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, a frequent contributor to the New York Times, and an editor of The New Republic. Ebony magazine named him one of America’s 100 most influential African-Americans. In addition, Dyson is a uniqely outstanding public speaker, employing exceptionally deep knowledge with a talent for Immediacy, terrific wit, and an extraordinarily rich voice. His new book, What Truth Sounds Like: RFK, James … Continued
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UNITING AGAINST HATE: A Conversation with Christian Picciolini 5:00 pm
UNITING AGAINST HATE: A Conversation with Christian Picciolini @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Combating Hate in the East Bay Former white extremist Christian Picciolini will speak on Uniting Against Hate Picciolini will share his experience in addressing hatred and discrimination through empathy and conversation that can result in a more inclusive world.  He will be introduced by Holocaust camp survivor, Ben Stern, who led the 1978 fierce public battle against Nazis in Skokie, Illinois, and neo-nazis at the 2017 Rally Against Hatred in Berkeley, California. The event is sponsored by the ACLU, the Alameda Labor Council, Indivisible Berkeley, Not in Our Town, the … Continued
“Divest From War!” Medea Benjamin, Joana Macy & Betsy Rose 7:00 pm
“Divest From War!” Medea Benjamin, Joana Macy & Betsy Rose @ BFUU
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Divest From War” is an action-focused event featuring beloved author and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, Codepink Co-founder and world renowed peace activist Medea Benjamin, musician Betsy Rose, brief presentations on active divestment campaigns from Idle No More SF Bay, Indivisible Berkeley Economic Justice, Fossil Free Calif., Public Bank of Oakland, as well as an organic vegetarian potluck dinner @ 6:30pm, live music, and a dessert reception with homemade pies, tea and wine to benefit Codepink Women for Peace Golden Gate Chapter. Medea will sign copies of her new book Inside Iran. … Continued
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Hands Around Lake Merritt 10:00 am
Hands Around Lake Merritt @ Lake Merritt, At the Arches
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
An action of UNITY is taking place in OAKLAND this SATURDAY June 16✊️10-12PM – Meet at The ArchesCome Join #HandsAroundLakeMerritt with us!Oakland is about unidad & protecting one another and we do I️t with love. @APTPaction @CatsCommentary @MusicNegrito @EastBayExpress pic.twitter.com/Ia0d4auUh0— Gina Madrid (@RawwG) June 14, 2018 64813
Canvass for Housing Justice in West Oakland 11:00 am
Canvass for Housing Justice in West Oakland @ Bobby Hutton (Defemery) Park
Jun 16 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right. Join us (DSA) in the campaign for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing … Continued
Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity 12:00 pm
Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for CPF's Community Celebration for Human Rights and Dignity event. June 16th 12;30 to 4:30 at Ogawa/Grant Plaza in downtown Oakland.Invite your family and friends and help us get the word out. pic.twitter.com/qQ1FoQLTD2— California Prison Focus (@CAprisonfocus) June 1, 2018 64764
People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis 1:00 pm
People’s Assembly on the Housing Crisis @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater, South Side of Lake Merritt
Jun 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This campaign is committed to building our platform in partnership with the community. We don’t want to reinvent the wheel. We want to uplift the amazing progressive grassroots work that is already happening. Over the next few weeks, we will host People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there. Our next People’s Assembly will focus on housing, and the crisis of affordability that is displacing Black … Continued
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BERKELEY JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 11:00 am
BERKELEY JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Jun 17 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The City of Berkeley holds it’s Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 17, from 11am to 7pm. This cultural event celebrates African American culture and traditions, as well as promotes community diversity. The event – featuring music, food, health screenings, historical exhibits & art for children – takes place along Adeline Street, from Ashby to Alcatraz in Berkeley.  64797
Movie: Gods in Shackles + Vegan Potluck 6:00 pm
Movie: Gods in Shackles + Vegan Potluck @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us to watch the award winning documentary ‘Gods In Shackles’. Bring along your favorite vegan dish (enough for 6-8 people) 6:00 to 6:15: Mingle with attendees and enjoy the delicious food 6;15 to 7:45: Screening of ‘Gods in Shackles’ 7:45 to 8:00 PM: Call for donations and Q-A with Seema Vaid Details about the film: Gods in Shackles is a feature-length documentary film, an exposé revealing the dark side of the southern Indian state of Kerala’s glamorous cultural festivals that exploit temple elephants for profit under the guise … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net We usually meet in the basement, unless … Continued
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Court Support for the Berkeley 5 8:00 am
Court Support for the Berkeley 5 @ Department 109, Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
8am – Rally at Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse, 661 Washington Street (at 7th Street) in Oakland 9am – Support Comrades Awaiting Verdict in Department 109 (5th Floor) The trial of the Berkeley 5 ended with the last two defendants taking the stand, as well as another witness for the defense, who had been at the protest in March. The prosecution’s case unraveled by the end of the day, and the prosecutor got increasingly vicious, which backfired and resulted in the judge dismissing the bogus weapons charge against one defendant. The … Continued
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The rise and fall of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) 7:00 pm
The rise and fall of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) @ East Bay Community Space
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
This coming Tuesday, longtime socialist and labor activist Mike Parker will be joining East Bay DSA for a special event: a discussion of the rise and fall of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). June 19, 7pm, East Bay Community Space, Oakland pic.twitter.com/fPGhCfyfkQ— East Bay DSA (@DSAEastBay) June 16, 2018 64820
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APTP General Meeting 7:30 pm
APTP General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.​ The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.64792
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Feed the Hood Volunteer Celebration & Donation Drive 12:00 pm
Feed the Hood Volunteer Celebration & Donation Drive @ Martin Luther King Shoreline Park, Kingfisher Picnic Area
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Since September 2017, Feed the Hood has has galvanized over 1,000 community volunteers, distributed 18,000 lunches and hygiene kits, and served over 3,000 unhoused people across Oakland. We want to thank all of the volunteers who have participated in Feed the Hood! We appreciate your service to our unsheltered and we’d like to say “thank you” with a small celebration.  Join us at MLK Shoreline Park at the Kingfisher Picnic area for a chance to kick back and chill with others who have contributed to Feed the Hood. We will provide: … Continued
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HOUSING OAKLAND NOW!, 3:00 pm
HOUSING OAKLAND NOW!, @ Uptown Night Club
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2L51Mf7 – People Power Investor – $12 ADV / $20 DOOR – Feeling Generous Investor – $50 The Housing Oakland Now! Collaborative is a group of housed and unhoused people in Oakland who have joined together to create immediate and long term permanent solutions to the housing and homeless crisis in The Town. We are changing the game and the narrative on homelessness, and we need your support. Please join our First Annual Homes For All Fundraiser The fundraiser features a night of live performances from Mistah Fab, La Misa … Continued
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games | Oakland | California | United States
Dinner: 6:30 PM Movie: 7:30 PM64475
Liberated Lens film night: Submedia Trouble 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: Submedia Trouble @ Omni Commons
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
subMedia is a grassroots, independent media collective which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos. In 2017 subMedia has launched Trouble, a monthly documentary series. In the two episodes of “Trouble” sub.Media examines  gentrification by taking closer look at how it is playing out in Toronto, New Orleans, Istanbul, Montreal, the Bay Area  and Berlin and to see how people in these cities are fighting back on attacks on their communities by developers,  real estate speculators and the … Continued
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AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS — causes, connections, and organizing for radical change      1:30 pm
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS — causes, connections, and organizing for radical change      @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
YES, WE HAVE A CRISIS! AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS — causes, connections, and organizing for radical change                                         With Boona Cheema and Steve Barton Stephen E. Barton, PhD is a long-time consultant to the Rent Stabilization Board, former Housing Director of the City of Berkeley, and an independent researcher/writer in evolutionary economics and community-based democracy. His analysis of rapidly rising rents in Berkeley led to passage of Measure U1 in 2016, increasing business license fees for commercial landlords, and providing the basis of the $100 Housing Bond on the ballot … Continued
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Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social 7:00 pm
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in getting involved in the labor movement, and hear from fellow East Bay DSA members about their experience at this spring’s national Labor Notes conference. (show less)64802
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Copwatch: Know Your Rights Training 11:00 am
Copwatch: Know Your Rights Training @ Grassroots House
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Know Your Rights training! Saturday June 30, 11a – 2p. 2022 Blake Street, Berkeley. Learn how to protect yourself and your community from the police by asserting your rights. pic.twitter.com/ITB07ScrqQ— Berkeley Copwatch (@Copwatch411) June 20, 2018 64831
Film Debut: “Homeless: The Story of America’s Economic Refugees.” 3:30 pm
Film Debut: “Homeless: The Story of America’s Economic Refugees.” @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 30 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
HOMELESS: A documentary film by internationally renowned writer & scholar Dr Samar Habib, exposing the state emergency crisis of homelessness in Berkeley & Oakland. Plus a documentary collage of information, interviews and stills from the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter at 9th & University. Dr. Habib will introduce the film and be on hand to answer questions. There will be a homemade meal from the Fabulous Chefs at Consider the Homeless. Sponsored by Consider The Homeless : We are a grassroots, community-based group of like-minded neighbors and friends who want to help … Continued