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Socialist Night School: Eco-Socialist Principles 6:30 pm
Socialist Night School: Eco-Socialist Principles @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84693488061?pwd=M2t3S0dzdkhwN01oZm1hcFpHZS91UT09 In 2018 the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report, stating that the world needed to steeply cut its carbon emissions and make radical changes in order to limit the planet’s temperature from rising to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. If that goal wasn’t met, the report predicted a horrifying increase in suffering for almost all life and ecological collapses. In America, this report was met on the political Left by sustained calls for the abolition of capitalist exploitation of people and the planet. … Continued
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North Oakland Supply Drive for Local Encampments 10:00 am
North Oakland Supply Drive for Local Encampments
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Greetings Fam! We are asking for your love and support to provide hot meals, sanitation and care kits to 500 of our unhoused neighbors. Here are the dates we will be at the Omni to set up, Packing and clean-up: – FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2-5PM – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 and – SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 10a-1pm MAIN Prep day: Saturday August 15 MAIN Distribution day: Sunday August 16. We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to … Continued
Haiti’s Campaign for Dignity 2:00 pm
Haiti’s Campaign for Dignity
Aug 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Haiti's Campaign for Dignity
Register here   Watch on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/haitiemergencyrelieffund/live Click here to make a donation to Haiti’s Campaign For Dignity About Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Since its inception in March 2004, the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund has given concrete aid to Haiti’s democratic movement as they attempted to survive the brutal coup against their democratically elected president, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and to rebuild shattered development projects. We urge you to contribute generously, not only for this immediate crisis, but in order to support the long-run development of human rights, sustainable agriculture and economic justice in … Continued
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North Oakland Supply Drive for Local Encampments 10:00 am
North Oakland Supply Drive for Local Encampments
Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Greetings Fam! We are asking for your love and support to provide hot meals, sanitation and care kits to 500 of our unhoused neighbors. Here are the dates we will be at the Omni to set up, Packing and clean-up: – FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 2-5PM – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 and – SUNDAY AUGUST 9, 10a-1pm MAIN Prep day: Saturday August 15 MAIN Distribution day: Sunday August 16. We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al to … Continued
Screening: The Fourth World War 2:00 pm
Screening: The Fourth World War @ Online
Aug 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Chiapas Support Committee presents ¡Viva Zapata Film Series! rebellious films | películas rebeldes In partnership with PM Press and A Radical Guide. Join us online for the second installment of the Viva Zapata Film Series. We will be screening: The Fourth World War (A Big Noise Tactical Media production; 75 minutes) Film screening followed by circle discussion with members of the Chiapas Support Committee Please register here. The Reality seen through this camera is more real – Subcomandante Marcos Join us to view and discuss the documentary, The Fourth … Continued
Green Sunday: Reopening Schools: Whether, How, When? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Reopening Schools: Whether, How, When? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm
Can schools be reopened safely with the pandemic out of control? Why do several prestigious scientific and public health organizations push for reopening schools (the National Academy of Sciences; the American Academy of Pediatrics; the Centers for Disease Control) — do they really know, is their advice really unbiased, and anyway is this really a strictly scientific decision or is it a social decision to be based on overall well-being? What will be necessary for schools to reopen safely? Can we learn from the experiences of other nations and communities … Continued
Screening: Whose Streets 5:00 pm
Screening: Whose Streets
Aug 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends … Continued
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BART Board & Police Review Cmsn Mtg – Public Comment on Policing 4:00 pm
BART Board & Police Review Cmsn Mtg – Public Comment on Policing
Aug 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Participation instructions here In response to Black Lives Matter, the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police, Bay Area social justice protests and public demand, the Board of Directors requests that the General Manager work with the Board of Directors on an immediate stakeholder process to develop changes to the BART Police model that de-emphasize the use of sworn personnel to respond to homelessness, behavioral health and substance use, among other issues that do not need an armed police response. Recognizing that much has been done to implement progressive … Continued
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Calling BS: How to Spot Data Misinformation 3:00 pm
Calling BS: How to Spot Data Misinformation @ Online
Aug 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Making sense of data has never been more important. “Big data” in healthcare, education and the economy influences policies that affect billions. The problem? Most of us are woefully unprepared to spot accurate information amid the flood of misinformation and propaganda shared on channels like social media. University of Washington professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West, authors of Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, have made it their mission to help us assess data, separate the accurate from the bogus, and fight back with effective analysis and … Continued
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Calling All Single-Payer Supporters: Healthy California for All Commission Mtg 1:00 pm
Calling All Single-Payer Supporters: Healthy California for All Commission Mtg @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register here Participate as the Commission continues work to develop a plan for to achieve a health care delivery system for California that provides coverage and access for all through a unified financing system. The Commissioners are responding to our feedback! More Opportunities for Public Input. agenda is available online. For more information and updates go to the Healthy California for All website chhs.ca.gov/healthycaforall/. At this meeting, Commissioners will discuss and take an advisory vote on its first deliverable, An Environmental Analysis of Health Care Delivery, Coverage, and Financing in … Continued
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Soil Not Oil Conference
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Aug 14 all-day
The Biosafety Alliance/Soil Not Oil Coalition has been organizing conferences since 2011. Starting with the historic Justice Begins with Seeds Conference that supported GMO Labeling campaigns by educating community members about the environmental hazards of industrial agriculture that is highly fueled by the GMO industry. In 2015, we expanded our work through the Soil Not OilInternational Conference, in which we promote practical soil-based solutions to climate change by restoring ecosystems and expanding environmental justice by offering scholarships to diverse participants.. Our conference have featured international scientists, farmers, elected officials and … Continued
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Soil Not Oil Conference
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Online
Aug 15 all-day
The Biosafety Alliance/Soil Not Oil Coalition has been organizing conferences since 2011. Starting with the historic Justice Begins with Seeds Conference that supported GMO Labeling campaigns by educating community members about the environmental hazards of industrial agriculture that is highly fueled by the GMO industry. In 2015, we expanded our work through the Soil Not OilInternational Conference, in which we promote practical soil-based solutions to climate change by restoring ecosystems and expanding environmental justice by offering scholarships to diverse participants.. Our conference have featured international scientists, farmers, elected officials and … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
***>> EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. <<*** 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, and How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century. For our July, August and September discussions we will be reading  ‘The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy’ by Stephanie Kelton. (Find it at your local bookstore or through this site.) For July, we … Continued
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Memorial for Mike Lee 4:00 pm
Memorial for Mike Lee @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memorial for Mike Lee @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
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Climate Change and Human Health, 5:30 pm
Climate Change and Human Health, @ Online
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Climate Change and Human Health, @ Online
Health professionals will talk about how changes in environmental conditions — including fluctuations in temperature, increased pollution, and deterioration of food and water systems — affect multiple dimensions of human health. You will learn about why it’s important to recognize the impacts of climate change on individual and population health in the East Bay Area. In addition, you will hear about work being done right now by local climate action organizations — and how you can get involved. Presented by the Environmental Health Working Group of the Berkeley Climate Action Coalition … Continued
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Let’s Own PG&E Campaign 6:45 pm
Let’s Own PG&E Campaign @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 19 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Learn about why a for-profit PG&E will never work for the people or the planet and be a part of winning a Community-owned, Community-controlled PG&E. Where: Zoom: RSVP for link68049
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Dia De Madonnari: Berkeley Street Painting Festival
Dia De Madonnari: Berkeley Street Painting Festival
Aug 20 all-day
Dia De Madonnari: Berkeley Street Painting Festival
Dia De Madonnari is a street painting festival taking place August 20th-25th, 2020. We are searching for participants and help spreading the word. Sign up to be a participant to receive free chalk pastels and potentially prize money! The aim of the event is simple: Enhance community spirits during an unprecedentedly turbulent time through a vibrant celebration of the arts, while also lending support to local organizations, businesses, and artists. To achieve this, the event will work as follows: 1. Individuals or groups sign up to be an artist on … Continued
The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Marquita Price 5:00 pm
The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Marquita Price @ Online
Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Future Climate: Conversation with Climate Leader Marquita Price @ Online
Online Event Location:  Join the discussion  Join us for a candid conversation with climate leader Marquita Price of the East Oakland Collective. As part of Greenbelt Alliance’s Future Climate Webinar Series we invite you to join us as we sit down with notable Bay Area climate leaders. In each 30 minute session you will have the opportunity to connect with these inspiring professionals, hear their stories, and get an inside look into the amazing work that they do on issues relating to climate adaptation planning, equity, community engagement and more. This … Continued
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PEOPLE’S PARK FREE CONCERT 12:00 pm
PEOPLE’S PARK FREE CONCERT @ People's Park
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The People’s Park Committee invites you to a physically distanced free concert performance and live stream on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 3:30pm, featuring the music of Brontez & The Younger Lovers, Danny James & Pear, Cass McCombs, 2 Lazy Boys, Bella, the Funky Nixons and others. The concert takes place at People’s Park and live streaming happens at the Berkeley People’s Park Facebook page.68085
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Intro to DSA 6:30 pm
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? And how do socialists look at the crises … Continued
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2020 Virtual March on Washington 5:00 pm
2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
2020 VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON Organizer: NAACP Come join the 2020 Virtual March on Washington for racial justice which seeks to channel the soaring energy from America’s national moment of reckoning and calls for reforms of the systems, structures, policies, and attitudes that enable police brutality, racial discrimination, and interpersonal racism. Dates & Times: THE CALL: Thursday, August 27, 5 PM – 7 PM PT (8 PM – 10 PM ET) THE MARCH: Friday, August 28, 8 AM – noon PT (11 AM – 3 PM ET) THE CHARGE: Friday, … Continued
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A Bay Area Free of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure 9:00 am
A Bay Area Free of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure @ Online
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for the second interactive webinar in their Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future. More than 200 people attended the first Virtual Summit, which focused on Sustainable and Healthy Cities. Videos from that webinar will be posted to the website linked below. The August 28 summit will examine approaches for creating a Bay Area free of fossil fuel infrastructure. Workshops on these topics include: • Decommissioning California refineries • Local community action under AB 617, a process for heavily impacted … Continued
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Know Your Rights Training – Filming the Cops 11:00 am
Know Your Rights Training – Filming the Cops @ Online
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
You have a constitutional right to film the police as they perform their duties in public- but how?! About this Event This interactive training is meant as an introduction to your constitutional rights as they pertain to policing and strategies for filming and documenting the police, and is ideal for those looking to assert their rights on the streets! This is also meant to give you tools so you can better advocate for your rights and the rights of others. Sliding Scale donations start at $0. The way that you … Continued
Socialist Day School 2:00 pm
Socialist Day School @ Online
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Political Education Committee is proud to invite you to East Bay DSA’s Socialist Day School on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30! A lot has happened this year, from Bernie failing to win the nomination, to the economic and health disasters triggered by coronavirus, to the mass mobilization against the structural racism perpetuated by police violence. Discussion and debate of our strategies and tactics are crucial–now more than ever! The moment demands that we seriously engage with strategic debates and that we look critically at the theory which guides us. … 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
Aug 30 @ 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
Socialist Day School 2:00 pm
Socialist Day School @ Online
Aug 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Political Education Committee is proud to invite you to East Bay DSA’s Socialist Day School on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30! A lot has happened this year, from Bernie failing to win the nomination, to the economic and health disasters triggered by coronavirus, to the mass mobilization against the structural racism perpetuated by police violence. Discussion and debate of our strategies and tactics are crucial–now more than ever! The moment demands that we seriously engage with strategic debates and that we look critically at the theory which guides us. … Continued
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