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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime & Punishment in the United States 2:00 pm
Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime & Punishment in the United States @ Room 105, Berkeley Law School 
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
CSLS SPECIAL BOOK EVENT Location is ADA accessible The Center for the Study of Law and Society is pleased to announce The CSLS Special Book Event Tony Platt, CSLS Distinguished Affiliated Scholar, Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime & Punishment in the United States (St. Martin’s Press, January 2019) Moderated by: Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law, and Faculty Director, Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley Comments by: Rebecca McLennan, Professor of History, UC Berkeley Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita, UC Santa Cruz Jonathan Simon, Faculty Director Rosann Greenspan, Executive Director 65558
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Screening of Pride by QT SURJ 2:00 pm
Screening of Pride by QT SURJ @ Sierra Club, Suite 1300
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SURJ Bay Area’s Queer and Trans (QT) Committee is hosting a screening of Pride, which highlights a true story of solidarity across identities for social and economic justice. This even is open to the public. Everybody is welcome to join us for an afternoon of film and snacks! About the film: “Realising that they share common foes in Margaret Thatcher, the police and the conservative press, London-based gay and lesbian activists lend their support to striking miners in 1984 Wales.“ Tickets: This NOTAFLAF screening is also a fundraiser for SURJ … Continued
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: Black History Is American History 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: Black History Is American History @ Starry Plough
Feb 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents Black History Is American History As Karl Marx wrote in Das Kapital, “Labor cannot emancipate itself in the white skin where in the black it is branded.” Marx also noted that for ALL workers Black Liberation is “not a question of abstract justice or humanitarian sentiment but the first condition of their own social emancipation.” Speakers for our forum on Black history will include: Kingdom speaking on “The Freedom Struggle–Then and Now,” and Steve Johnson speaking on “Black Teachers Struggle for Justice,” This is … Continued
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Transit Equity Day/Rosa Parks Birthday 8:00 am
Transit Equity Day/Rosa Parks Birthday @ Bus stop in front of Walgreens
Feb 4 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Transit Equity Day/Rosa Parks Birthday @ Bus stop in front of Walgreens
Celebrate Rosa Parks’s birthday by demanding transit equity for civil rights and a healthy planet. Social justice, public health, and climate protection all demand equity in transportation and a radical increase in support for public transit. There will be a few brief speakers, powerful messaging around equitable public transit to address our climate crisis, and a positive environment to show up for a transit equity! Please bring a sign with your personal message for transit equity, or just to say Happy Birthday Rosa Parks!   IN SAN FRANCISCO, 5:45 – … Continued
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Teachers March to Oakland City Council 4:00 pm
Teachers March to Oakland City Council @ Oakland Unified Offices
Feb 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
February 5, 2019 The time to strike is approaching and Oakland teachers are calling on Oakland City Council to show where they stand! Are they with the Oakland community or the billionaire privatizers taking over the district? Join teachers as they put pressure on city council members to back their demands for lower class sizes, living wages, student support, and stopping school closures. Oakland teachers and their allies across the East Bay will rally in front of Oakland City Hall before entering the city council meeting where the resolution to … Continued
Solidarity Support for Oakland Education Assoc at Oakland City 4:30 pm
Solidarity Support for Oakland Education Assoc at Oakland City @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Feb 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
JOIN US TO SUPPORT OAKLAND EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OEA ASKS OAKLAND CITY COUNCILMEMBERS: _”WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON?”_ OAKLAND STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE EAGER TO LEARN WHERE YOU STAND IN THE FIGHT TO SAVE PUBLIC EDUCATION IN OAKLAND! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, THE OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER A RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT OEA’S CONTRACT DEMANDS, STAND AGAINST SCHOOL CLOSURES AND FULLY FUND OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.  YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED. PLEASE JOIN OAKLAND TEACHERS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THIS CRITICAL RESOLUTION AS WE GEAR UP FOR A POTENTIAL … Continued
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle 6:00 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Tickets required RSVP: https://bit.ly/2SLZupJ *** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley *** Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment? Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism. This is the first lecture in a series of three special events: February 12, 2019: https://bit.ly/2ANX9nh Food Politics 2019: Nutrition … Continued
Towards an abolitionist public health 6:00 pm
Towards an abolitionist public health @ Asian Pacific Environmental Network
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CR Oakland and Public Health Justice Collective (formerly Occupy Public Health) are excited to invite you to join us for a learning and strategy session for ending the violence of policing in our communities. Snacks will be provided. PLEASE RSVP at: https://goo.gl/forms/PE96N1PDg6OvMkpT2 What does the fact that the American Public Health Association (APHA), a network of over 25,000 public health professionals, overwhelmingly adopted a policy statement that identifies the violence of policing as a public health issue? How can we use this statement and its recommendations for decriminalization , divestment … Continued
Socialist Night School: The Capitalist State and the Limits of Reform 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: The Capitalist State and the Limits of Reform @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Progressives and socialists have sometimes won state power in liberal, democratic regimes, and used it to rein in the worst excesses of capitalism. But, due to their structural power, capitalists exercise disproportionate control over the state, often allowing them to prevent or roll back such reforms. Please join the Socialist Night School on Tuesday, February 5 for a discussion of the capitalist state and the sorts of reforms possible under capitalism. Required Readings See the readings that we’ll be discussing after a brief introduction from our members.    65552
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Robert Reich: The Common Good 7:30 pm
Robert Reich: The Common Good @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Robert Reich: The Common Good @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door For decades one of the most farseeing, outspoken public intellectuals in the United States has been Robert B. Reich. Now he provides us with The Common Good, his sixteenth book, a passionate, clear-eyed manifesto urging the recentering of our national economics and politics on the profound idea of the common good. Responding to the prevailing uproar of divisiveness, cynicism and blind self-interest, Reich makes a powerful case for expanding … Continued
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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
EAST BAY ELECTRIFICATION EXPO: FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN A CLEAN ENERGY HOME 3:00 pm
EAST BAY ELECTRIFICATION EXPO: FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN A CLEAN ENERGY HOME @ Ed Roberts Campus
Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by the Ecology Center, StopWaste and City of Berkeley, with the generous support of BayREN. Why? Our homes and buildings are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But thanks to local Community Choice Energy providers, electricity in the Bay Area is clean, and is getting cleaner and greener every year. We can vastly reduce our carbon footprint by getting off natural gas in our homes and electrifying everything. Not only does electrification reduce GHGs, it also makes our homes healthier and safer. What? Watch induction cooktop demos Talk … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: UC Berkeley’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic – introduction and discussion of scope of work, including drafting of Privacy Principles. 5. 5:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Exigent Use of Surveillance Technology report, and take possible action. 6. 5:30pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Automated License Plate Reader Anticipated Impact Report – review and take possible action. 7. 6:00pm: Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – OPD – presentation of inaugural annual reports (FBI/JTTF, ATF, DEA task forces), and take … Continued
Higher Education and Affordability 5:30 pm
Higher Education and Affordability @ Merritt Community College Campus, Student Lounge R Building
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
How does the dream of a college degree become a reality for low-income students? Please join us for East Bay Community Conversations Higher Education and the California Dream: Myth or Reality These and many other issues facing students desiring a higher education degree in California are critical topics for a two-part series hosted by the KQED Community Advisory Panel. Hear from and share your thoughts with higher education administrators, faculty, students, and elected officials. Panelists include: Dr. Marie Elaine Burns, President, Merritt College Dr. Jowel Laguerre, Chancellor, Peralta Community College … Continued
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E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense 8:00 am
E12th & 23rd Homeless Eviction Defense @ The Village
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
The encampment at E 12th & 23rd Ave got eviction notice, happening over a week: Thursday 1/31 Friday 2/1 Thurs 2/7 Fri 2/8. We’re asking for folks to come for eviction support at 8 am each day – bringing coffee, breakfast, and doing copwatch/documentation. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) January 29, 2019 65562
Court Case on Revealing Retroactive Police Misconduct Records 1:30 pm
Court Case on Revealing Retroactive Police Misconduct Records @ Dept 12
Feb 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Contra Costa hearing on whether police misconduct and lethal use of force records will be released retroactively (#SB1421) Case # N19-0109. Media Alliance, as with many Bay Area media outlets, filed public record requests after the January 1, 2019 enactment of Senate Bill 1421 which allowed the release of police misconduct and use of force records. Our requests to the cities of Antioch and Richmond are tied up in litigation from the police unions, which will be heard in the consolidated Contra Costa County case Walnut Creek Police Officers Association … Continued
Film & Discussion: Jackson 7:00 pm
Film & Discussion: Jackson @ Revolution Books
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
In Mississippi, a state of almost 3 million, there is now only one abortion clinic in Jackson. This award winning documentary is an intimate, unprecedented look at the lives of three women affected by the vicious and constant attacks to deny women abortions. “Maisie Crow’s Jackson, about the last-remaining abortion clinic in the state of Mississippi, where the Dixie flag still flies over the capital, brings to mind Nina Simone’s song “Mississippi Goddam.” She wrote it after Medgar Evers’ 1963 assassination in Jackson. Watching this documentary about the embattled clinic, … Continued
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Come Out and Support Huey Newton’s Memory 2:00 pm
Come Out and Support Huey Newton’s Memory @ West Oakland Library
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Come Out and Support Huey Newton's Memory @ West Oakland Library
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Eyewitness Gaza: Palestinian Children Under Siege 2:00 pm
Eyewitness Gaza: Palestinian Children Under Siege @ Omni Commons
Feb 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eyewitness Gaza: Palestinian Children Under Siege @ Omni Commons
Heather La Mastro, a school teacher in Berkeley, recently traveled to occupied Palestine. She visited several refugee camps, hospitals and pediatric mental health care programs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip administered by the Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF). Heather will share her stories meeting Palestinian people, especially her students’ Palestinian pen pals in Gaza. She will be joined by Priscilla Wathington, the Managing Editor for Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP), an independent, local Palestinian child rights organization based in Ramallah. Priscilla will speak about the most … Continued
The Fight for Quality Education 7:00 pm
The Fight for Quality Education @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Public education has been under attack for decades. But last year some things began to change. Teachers in West Virginia went on strike and were joined by school cooks, secretaries, janitors, and bus drivers. Their example spread to schools across the country, including Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Arizona. Now it’s our time! Oakland teachers are preparing to fight back. Come to a discussion with activists in the fight for decent education in Oakland about what we can do to stand up to these attacks. Download PDF (2.1MB) For more event information: https://revolutionaryworkers.org/65559
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Feed the Hood 9: Bag Lunch & Hygiene Kit Distribution 7:00 am
Feed the Hood 9: Bag Lunch & Hygiene Kit Distribution @ Cristo Rey De La Salle High School
Feb 10 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
RSVP: bit.ly/feedthehood9 DONATE: bit.ly/feedthehood Join The East Oakland Collective for their large scale community service opportunity to prepare and distribute 3,000 lunches and hygiene kits to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. This Feed the Hood is paying respect and homage to the Black Panther Party, who fed, clothed and provided resources to the community without government assistance. << At-A-Glance Agenda for Feed the Hood >> 7 AM: Volunteers arrive. Volunteer breakfast. 7 AM – 9 AM: Prepare bag lunches and hygiene kits 9 AM – 9:30 AM: Program … Continued
Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
Artist Reception with Edythe Boone/Film Screening 12:45 pm
Artist Reception with Edythe Boone/Film Screening @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 10 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet living treasure Edythe Boone and enjoy the new installation of her works in Fellowship Hall. This bold muralist, activist, and educator tackles poverty, racism, and inequality—with a paintbrush. She makes murals with all who share her yearning for community. (Note that the reception takes place after the regular 2nd Sunday potluck, which starts around noon.) As a special treat, we’ll be screening the fascinating, award-winning documentary by Marlene “Mo” Morris, “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.”65617
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally 1:00 pm
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally @ Lake Merritt Columns
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rally to demand U.S. Hands Off Venezuela in support of the elected Maduro Bolivarian government at The Lake Merritt Columns/Pergola/ThePillars, 599 El Embarcadero, Oakland We demand: No U.S. Coup! – No troops – No sanctions – Return Venezuelan money to the legitimate Maduro government – No proxy interventions (i.e. through Colombia or Brazil) Recognize the elected Maduro Bolivarian government No recognition of the self-imposed, rogue Guaidò “government”. We invite other organizations to endorse. Please message with your endorsement, and we’ll add you to the listed endorsers. Causes 65581
Green Sunday: The Teachers Strike and the Defense of Public Education in Oakland   5:00 pm
Green Sunday: The Teachers Strike and the Defense of Public Education in Oakland   @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Our forum this month will focus on the likely teachers strike in Oakland and the battle against school closures and charters linked to a privatization agenda locally and nationally. This comes on the wake of a very successful strike by teachers in Los Angeles and an educator upsurge spreading elsewhere. Our presenters will be Mike Hutchinson, long time education activist, school board candidate, and leader of OPEN (Oakland Public Education Network) and Becca Rozo-Marsh, a leader of the Oakland Education Association and co-chair of that union’s community outreach committee. Mike … Continued
Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion 5:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion @ Omni Commons
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion @ Omni Commons
One of the biggest film awards contenders (including the upcoming Oscars) this year is likely to be Roma, the latest film from Gravity and Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón, but it’s nothing like either of those two films. Instead, the filmmaker has crafted a family drama that many critics are calling a masterpiece. The film is inspired by Cuarón’s life and portrays a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in the political turmoil of Mexico City in 1970s. The film was praised by most critics and … Continued
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Community Study Session on Tasers: San Mateo County Board of Supes 6:00 pm
Community Study Session on Tasers: San Mateo County Board of Supes
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Long overdue, the SMC Supes have decided to have a COMMUNITY Study Session on the use of Tasers, by county Law enforcement. In 2018 Law enforcement tased 3 persons to death. Public Comment is part of this session, and we need all people to come and speak up about use of the murdering weapons which are used as an extension of excessive force by law enforcement. Justice4Chinedu, and members of the community at large, have been speaking out at BoS meetings since his death on 3 Oct 2018, requesting the … Continued
Radio Free Vermont 7:00 pm
Radio Free Vermont @ East Bay Book Sellers
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Radio Free Vermont @ East Bay Book Sellers
East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group’s discussion of Radio Free Vermont byBill McKibben, on Monday February 11th at 7pm. As the host of Radio Free Vermont–“underground, underpowered, and underfoot”–seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an “undisclosed and double-secret location.” With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio … Continued
Who Feeds the World 7:30 pm
Who Feeds the World @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Vandana Shiva and Vijaya Nagarajan Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Currently based in Delhi, she has authored more than twenty books, including Who Really Feeds the World? Water Wars, and Biopiracy. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin) and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as evidenced by her interview in the … Continued
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The Schools Oakland Deserves 12:00 pm
The Schools Oakland Deserves @ Laney College
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Schools Oakland Deserves @ Laney College
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Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle 6:00 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Tickets required RSVP: https://bit.ly/2SLZupJ *** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley *** Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment? Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism. This is the first lecture in a series of three special events: February 12, 2019: https://bit.ly/2ANX9nh Food Politics 2019: Nutrition … Continued
Medicare for All 6:00 pm
Medicare for All @ Women's Building
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
#MedicareForAll is supported by the people, but we cannot get it passed without @SpeakerPelosi’s support.Join us on Tuesday, 2/12 from 6pm-8pm at the Women’s Building (3543 18th Street) as we team up with the Nurse’s Union to call on Pelosi to embrace Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/2lug001X4K— SF Berniecrats-Our Revolution (@sfberniecrats) January 21, 2019 65525
Medicare For All Barnstorm 6:00 pm
Medicare For All Barnstorm @ Women's Building
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Medicare For All Barnstorm @ Women's Building
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Court Support for Anti-Fascists 8:30 am
Court Support for Anti-Fascists @ Sacramento Court House, Dept 63
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
The charges are as follows: Felarca: felony assault with great bodily injury, misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor inciting riot Williams: felony assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor riot Paz: misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor riot This is a gross miscarriage of justice. The prosecutor’s case at the evidentiary hearing relied heavily on unauthenticated video and a single witness, the CHP officer, Ayres. His testimony made crystal clear the selective nature and bias of his “investigation” into the protest on June 26, 2016. He was loathe to even characterize the Traditionalist Workers Party as … Continued
Cooperation Jackson Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Cooperation Jackson Fundraiser @ Law Offices of Siegel, Yee, Brunner and Mehta, Suite 500
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We will be joined by Cooperation Jackson Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kali Akuno. The program will feature a presentation about the innovative work of Cooperation Jackson, and will focus in particular on their two primary initiatives for 2019: Revitalizing a former Grocery Plaza and exhibiting their first digitally fabricated homes on their Ewing Street Eco-Village Pilot Project. For those who don’t know, Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of worker cooperatives and supporting solidarity economy institutions and practices based in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information on Cooperation Jackson visit www.CooperationJackson.org. … Continued
A new hope for tech activism 7:00 pm
A new hope for tech activism @ Eli's Mile High Club
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a huge upsurge in activism within the technology community. From the walkouts at Google to labor organizing at Amazon, tech workers are starting to see a connection between their work and social issues. Engineer, activist, and entrepreneur Leigh Honeywell has been at the forefront of tech activism for many years. We’ll be talking to her about the new tech activism, and the politics of a life lived online. Honeywell founded two hackerspaces (HackLabTO in Toronto, and the Seattle Attic Community Workshop in Seattle), created the … Continued
You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60’s and 70’s for a Better World 7:00 pm
You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60’s and 70’s for a Better World @ The Green Arcade
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60's and 70's for a Better World @ The Green Arcade
When Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and The Progressive Labor Party (PL) splintered in June 1969, a majority of the delegates supported the program of its Worker-Student Alliance caucus. These candid accounts by WSA activists bring to life their struggles to end the Vietnam War and achieve social justice-and evaluate both WSA’s successes and its failure to achieve its promise. The contributors in this book were mostly members of WSA, whose formation was initiated by the Maoist Progressive Labor Party. Here they recount and evaluate their participation in the … Continued
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Homeless Eviction Support Needed! 8:00 am
Homeless Eviction Support Needed! @ Lake Merritt North Shore by the columns
Feb 14 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
EVICTION SUPPORT NEEDED Thu & Fri starting 8amAll Lake Merritt camps getting booted. Bring coffee, bkfst, trashbags, lunch. Starting at columns @Lakeshore— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) February 13, 2019 65638
Make Sure the BART Board Approves Oscar Grant Way! 9:00 am
Make Sure the BART Board Approves Oscar Grant Way! @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us this Thursday at the BART Board mtg and next week to celebrate the people that made #ReclaimMLKOak possible . Last month the Oakland City Council unanimously approved a resolution to name an unnamed street near Fruitvale Station as Oscar Grant Way. Join us and Oscar Grant’s family this Thursday at the BART Board of Directors meeting to make sure they approve the motion! Dear APTP supporters, Huge THANK YOU to everyone that came out last month to support the 5th Annual People’s March to Reclaim King’s Legacy! It … Continued
Alameda County Fire seeks drone policy 10:00 am
Alameda County Fire seeks drone policy @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ALAMEDA COUNTY ­ Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee meeting ENTIRE AGENDA HERE -FIRE DRONES- Several years back, Alameda County residents , because of privacy concerns, opposed a plan by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to use “small unmanned aerial systems” AKA drones to fight crime. Ultimately the drones were purchased and a policy for its use was crafted by residents and law enforcement. Now, the Alameda County Fire Department wants its own policy to use drones to fight fires. The early stages of a policy comes before the Alameda … Continued
Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis 10:00 am
Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis @ The California Endowment Conference Center
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis @ The California Endowment Conference Center
Can’t Build Our Way Out We invite our allies, the media, government staff, and funders to hear from local community groups working to house low-income people and people of color—who have experienced consecutive waves of housing crises—and built lasting solutions in the process. We will host a moderated panel to amplify the voices and accomplishments of Serve the People San Jose, The Village, and others. Panelists will discuss the importance and potential of public land, community land trusts, and permanently affordable housing structures. The event is free, but please register … Continued
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Homeless Eviction Support Needed! 8:00 am
Homeless Eviction Support Needed! @ Lake Merritt North Shore by the columns
Feb 15 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
EVICTION SUPPORT NEEDED Thu & Fri starting 8amAll Lake Merritt camps getting booted. Bring coffee, bkfst, trashbags, lunch. Starting at columns @Lakeshore— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) February 13, 2019 65638
Faces of Houselessness: It Could Happen To Anyone 6:00 pm
Faces of Houselessness: It Could Happen To Anyone @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A lot of people have not heard in depth details of what people who are in the circumstance of not having a house to live in, go through. Join us at the Berkeley Animal Rights Center for a personal presentation from Robin Housley about that subject exactly with a surprise guest. This surprise guest, due to a life threatening illness, lost their job while getting medical treatment and subsequently lost their place of residence. They were living without a house for nearly three years on the streets, primarily in San … Continued
Film The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution 7:00 pm
Film The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution @ Revolution Books
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a 2015 documentary directed and written by Stanley Nelson Jr. The Black Panther Party burst onto the scene in the late ’60s, standing up to police brutality and murder, taking out a message of revolution, drawing forward thousands of Black youth. It was viciously attacked by the government. The director sets out to tell the story of the rise and fall of the The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense by weaving together rare archival footage, interviews with ex-Panthers and others, and music. … Continued
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Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community 11:30 am
Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community @ Taylor Memorial Church
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Oakland Police Commission is holding it’s first special public hearing. The commissioners decided to focus on homelessness. #OakMtg pic.twitter.com/QA2pZ2HhQC— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) February 2, 2019 65586
Nude Valentine Parade 12:00 pm
Nude Valentine Parade
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In San Francisco we celebrate Valentine’s Week – the week of love and friendship – with an annual Nude Valentine Parade. Why nude? Because it’s much more interesting and fun that way, and because nudity and love go well together. But more importantly, this is a way to reduce the harm that prudishness does to our society. The parade starts in the Castro District – once famous as the nation’s center of gay love – and ends in the Haight-Ashbury District  – where the Summer of Love took place in the … Continued
Bay Area Extinction Rebellion Opening Event: Grief and Solidarity 3:30 pm
Bay Area Extinction Rebellion Opening Event: Grief and Solidarity @ Athol Plaza
Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Extinction Rebellion, an international direct action movement, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm for an opening ceremony and solidarity gathering! We begin our afternoon at Athol Plaza in Downtown Oakland with opening remarks, before starting our contemplative walk to the lake; we will then gather around the Lake Merritt Amphitheater for a ceremony and incredible lineup of speakers. In the spirit of grief, love, and compassion, we will gather to honor Earth and to affirm our commitment to rebel nonviolently against government inaction on climate change. The … Continued
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What’s Happening in Venezuela? 10:30 am
What’s Happening in Venezuela? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
On January 22nd Mike Pence made a phone call to opposition politician Juan Guaidó, essentially offering him the presidency of Venezuela. The next day, Guaidó swore an oath in which he appointed himself “Interim President of Venezuela.” Minutes later, Donald Trump officially recognized that self-appointment, in effect instigating a coup against the elected Bolivarian government of Nicholas Maduro. Since then, the mainstream corporate media has been supporting the coup, flooding the air waves and Internet with stories about chaos, poverty, corruption, and violence in Venezuela, exclusively covering anti-government marches, and … Continued
BLACK Film Series: Nightjohn + author of “Queen Sugar” 4:30 pm
BLACK Film Series: Nightjohn + author of “Queen Sugar” @ Omni Commons
Feb 17 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
BLACK Film Series: Nightjohn + author of "Queen Sugar" @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens will host a free film series commemorating the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to present day America. The series will feature an event every third Sunday of the month starting February, for Black History Month, and ending in August, which marks the quadricentennial. For the first event of the series we will show “Nightjohn” and have a discussion with Natalie Baszile, author of a novel, “Queen Sugar”. NIGHTJOHN: Sarny, a 12-year-old slave girl in the South, faces a relatively hopeless life. Her chief duties at the … Continued
CANCELLED: Black Women in the Movement w/Cat Brooks & Mama Akua Njeri 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: Black Women in the Movement w/Cat Brooks & Mama Akua Njeri @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELLED. The birthplace of our Chicago-based comrade Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. is being targeted for foreclosure. It’s time to turn out to preserve the home where Mama Akua Njeri, formerly known as Deborah Johnson, raised her son and from where they carry on the Panther legacy of organizing their community to bring an end to predatory smash and grab tactics that cause so many to suffer in their community. Join Community Ready Corps (Allies and Accomplices) for a conversation between community activist Cat Brooks and Mama Akua as they talk … Continued
Preserving the Radical Legacy of the Black Panthers: Save Fred Hampton House 6:30 pm
Preserving the Radical Legacy of the Black Panthers: Save Fred Hampton House
Feb 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The birthplace of freedom fighter Chairman Fred Hampton is being targeted for foreclosure. Without our support, this monument to the radical legacy of the Black Panthers will be another casualty of the big banks. The Chicago community will also lose a key organizing space that currently hosts the Black Panther Cubs among other survival programs. Join Community Ready Corps (Allies) for a special night of political education and material support for the work of Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. and Mama Akua Njeri. Last year you heard from them at our … Continued
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How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives? 3:00 pm
How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives? @ Steve Early's House
Feb 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives? @ Steve Early's House
House Party With Our Revolution! David Duhalde is a DC-based political and socialist activist, and is the current Political Director of Our Revolution – a progressive political action organization inspired by Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Mark your calendars for a discussion with David: “How Can Our Revolution Work More Closely With East Bay Progressives?” hosted by the RPA. It will be held at Steve Early’s house on Monday, February 18, from 3-6pm (747 Lobos Avenue, Richmond). Beer, wine, and snacks provided. (Additional food or drink contributions welcome!) Please RSVP to Steve Early … Continued
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Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle 6:00 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Tickets required RSVP: https://bit.ly/2SLZupJ *** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley *** Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment? Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism. This is the first lecture in a series of three special events: February 12, 2019: https://bit.ly/2ANX9nh Food Politics 2019: Nutrition … Continued
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 20 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
STOP SFPD MILITARIZATION 5:30 pm
STOP SFPD MILITARIZATION @ San Francisco City Hall, Rm 400
Feb 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
STOP SFPD MILITARIZATION ALERT! The vote to approve Tasers in 2018 violated the Brown Act! Remember how they locked us out of City Hall last year and cast an illegal vote? Come out tomorrow and demand the SF Police Commission rescind the vote! City Hall 2/20 5:30 Rm. 400.— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) February 20, 2019 65727
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
Feb 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
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 21 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
Tell Nancy Pelosi we want Medicare 4 All! – Crowd Canvass 11:00 am
Tell Nancy Pelosi we want Medicare 4 All! – Crowd Canvass @ Federal Bldg (Outside Pelosi's Office)
Feb 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
We’ll be in front of Nancy Pelosi’s office, talking to people about the Medicare for All act of 2019 and putting on the pressure for her and other representatives to support and advance the new bill being introduced. This crowd canvass is one of hundreds of events are happening across the country as activists come together to win Medicare for All. Check out more events and share the map at: https://medicare4all.org/actions/ To find out more information and sign up to participate, visit the event page here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/san-francisco-medicare-for-all-crowd-canvass-565730
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social 6:30 pm
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Feb 21 @ 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
Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions 7:00 pm
Gloria Steinem: More Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions @ Castro Theater
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gloria Steinem in conversation with Favianna Rodriguez, moderated by Lauren Schiller. What is Gloria Steinem thinking about today in our era of #MeToo and intersectionality? How can today’s feminists learn from our foremothers, and vice versa? We’ll celebrate an updated, third edition of Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, originally published in 1983 – a book that has sold over half a million copies, and counting. As author Susan Faludi (Backlash) put it, Outrageous Acts “will always be… a required feminist reader.” From satires to moving tributes, confessions (yes, the Playboy … Continued
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Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas Symposium
Feb 22 all-day
UC Berkeley is hosting influential scholars and social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa. Guest Speakers include: Cat Brooks (Anti Police-Terror Project) Ericka Huggins (Black Panther Party) Vilma Reis (Movimento de Mulheres Negras) Alicia Garza (Black Lives Matter) Asha Ransby-Sporn (Black Youth Project 100) Djamila Ribeiro (Movimento de Feministas Negras) Andreia Beatriz & Hamilton Borges dos Santos (Reaja ou Será Mort@) Christen Smith (UT Austin) Tina Sacks, Leigh Raiford & john a. powell (UC Berkeley) Camila de … Continued
Oakland Teachers’ Strike Rally 11:30 am
Oakland Teachers’ Strike Rally @ Defemery Park
Feb 22 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Oakland’s teachers, students, and families are ready for a historic strike for public education. The stakes are high. In Oakland and all across the country public education is under attack.  We support Oakland teachers’ fight for schools that our students deserve. Smaller class sizes, more student support services, a living wage for teachers and to keep schools open.  SEIU 1021 and AFSCME have already joined the fight!  Let’s all show them our support!  Here’s how you can help: Join us for a rally at DeFremery Park Donate directly to the … Continued
Here/There Camp – Celebration of Survival 3:00 pm
Here/There Camp – Celebration of Survival @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Here/There Camp - Celebration of Survival @ HERE/THERE, across from Sweet Adeline
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Strike Ready! Strategy Session for Community Organizations 6:00 pm
Strike Ready! Strategy Session for Community Organizations @ Greenlining Institute
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Community organizations: Want to know how to support the Oakland teachers’ strike? Come learn and strategize around how your organization can help teachers, parents, and students fighting for the public education system all Oakland students deserve. The more that our organizations show up, the more powerful (and quick!) the strike will be. Hosted by Bay Rising, EBASE, Parent Voices Oakland, Oakland Rising, and the Oakland Education Association. We stand with Oakland teachers! #StrikeReady #Unite4OaklandKids65686
Puzzles for Justice 7:00 pm
Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Feb 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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RESILIENCY FAIR featuring the REPAIR CAFE 11:00 am
RESILIENCY FAIR featuring the REPAIR CAFE @ Berkeley Adult School
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Become more resilient! Learn about emergency preparedness, renewable energy, personal health & well-being, how to fix things & reduce waste, grow & share food, help our natural habitat thrive, plus so much more at the Resiliency Fair! Don’t send your broken item to the trash – bring it to the Repair Cafe!  Come to this gathering where community members help each other repair what’s broken.  This event is free and intended to empower us to repair.  It is not a free drop-off repair service. Calling Volunteers! Are you handy with … Continued
Film Screening: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” 6:00 pm
Film Screening: “1948: Creation and Catastrophe” @ The Way Christian Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Israelis and Palestinians, the film reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year of the ongoing tragedy. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel as seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. This film is your chance to make sense of what is happening in Israel-Palestine today. Co-sponsored by The Way Christian Center, NorCal Sabeel and Jewish Voice For Peace-Bay Area. Facebook 65717
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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
Feb 24 @ 2:00 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
Visionaries: Indigenous Organizers Protecting Land 2:00 pm
Visionaries: Indigenous Organizers Protecting Land @ Oakstop
Feb 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Visionaries: Indigenous Organizers Protecting Land @ Oakstop
Come listen to, learn from, and be inspired by the visionaries who have been organizing at the forefront of indigenous peoples’ fights to protect people, the planet and what is sacred — from Ohlone territories in Oakland, to Standing Rock, to Bayou Bridge. SPEAKERS Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone, co-founder  of Indian People Organizing for Change, and co-founder of the Native-women-led Sogorea Te Land Trust.. In 2011 she helped lead a 109-day occupation of the Sogorea Te sacred site in Vallejo. Mark k. Tilsen is an Oglala Lakota Poet … 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
Feb 24 @ 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
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Bree Newsome: Tearing Hatred from the Sky 7:00 pm
Bree Newsome: Tearing Hatred from the Sky @ Soda Activity Center
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
REGISTER HERE: https://wwws.stmarys-ca.edu/forms/speakers/bree-newsome/index.html PRESENTED by: The Roy E. and Patricia Disney Forum and Communication Department, President James Donahue, the Committee on Inclusive Excellence, CILSA and the Black Lives Matter Subcommittee. This is the signature event of 44 Days Honoring Black History. Bree Newsome is a noted artist, community organizer, and advocate for racial justice. Newsome gained national attention in 2015 when she climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina Capitol building and removed a Confederate battle flag that was originally raised in 1961 as a white supremacist statement … Continued
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Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System 5:30 pm
Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System @ Samuel Merritt University
Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Tina Sacks discusses her book “Invisible Visits: Black Middle-Class Women in the American Healthcare System”.65698
Don’t Displace Oakland’s Black Community! 6:00 pm
Don’t Displace Oakland’s Black Community! @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All out for City Council on Tuesday, February 26 to demand written commitment to community benefits for the proposed Mandela hotel. Development without community benefits = displacement of Oakland’s Black community! To get involved please contact Pastor David Brazil at 510-508-7104 or david@workingeastbay.org65688
Deport ICE Berkeley – The Vote 6:30 pm
Deport ICE Berkeley – The Vote @ Berkeley City Council
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Deport ICE Berkeley - The Vote @ Berkeley City Council
The Sanctuary City Contracting Ordinance will keep the money of Berkeley’s residents from lining the pockets of companies that collaborate directly with the Trump administration’s lawless and unconstitutional immigration policies. The contracting ordinance will phase out gradually the use of vendors that supply ICE with information that helps them to better terrorize immigrant communities. Combined with similar actions by other Bay Area cities, the ordinance will send the message that it isn’t good business to separate young children from their parents, violate asylum seekers constitutional rights and lock people up … Continued
POLICE REFORM: Urban Shield Fate to be Decided at Alameda County Board of Sups 10:45 pm
POLICE REFORM: Urban Shield Fate to be Decided at Alameda County Board of Sups @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Feb 26 @ 10:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Take action right now. Take Action POLICE REFORM:  Alameda County Urban Shield/UASI Task Force    For six years, Bay Area activists have pushed to repurpose Homeland Security disaster preparedness funds away from the hyper-militarized training exercise Urban Shield. Finally the Alameda Board of Supervisors agreed and convened a task force to end “Urban Shield as we know it”.  The  task force has provided dozens of recommendations to do exactly that. There is lots of pushback and lots more coming, according to the SF Chronicle, which announced the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is “primed … Continued
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Screening of City Rising: The Informal Economy 12:00 pm
Screening of City Rising: The Informal Economy @ UC Berkeley Labor Center
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us for a screening of the documentary City Rising: The Informal Economy, which follows four California workers organizing to find pathways for legalization and protection. The documentary follows the lives of a street vendor in Boyle Heights, a truck driver in Long Beach, a farm-working family in Coachella and an organizer in Oakland fighting for jobs for formerly incarcerated people. Featured in the film, Sylvia Allegretto from CWED will join us in discussion after the screening. Food and refreshments will be provided. Space is ADA accessible. Co-sponsored by the … Continued
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Expert Panel Discussion: Homelessness in the Bay Area 7:00 pm
Expert Panel Discussion: Homelessness in the Bay Area @ Oakstop
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, Alameda Point Collaborative, Beyond Emancipation, Richmond Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc., Contra Costa Health Services, Operation Dignity, and BOSS for an expert panel discussion on Homelessness in the Bay Area The panelists will touch on particularly vulnerable groups like foster youth, veterans, and the mentally ill. They will also discuss the changing face of poverty. We will examine the state of homelessness and what nonprofit organizations are doing to address it through technology, advocacy, cross-collaboration, outreach, and volunteer work. We will also talk about … Continued
Astra Taylor: What is Democracy? 7:30 pm
Astra Taylor: What is Democracy? @ Nourse Theater
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Astra Taylor: What is Democracy? @ Nourse Theater
City Arts & Lectures Presents ASTRA TAYLOR Film screening and discussion with director Astra Taylor Astra Taylor’s engagement with philosophy, democracy, and political organizing transcends form, emerging through documentary films, books, essays, and social activism. Her feature documentaries include Zizek! (2005) and An Examined Life (2008). Her most recent film, What is Democracy? (2018), collapses time and space, doggedly pursuing the eponymous question, while exploring a conglomeration of threads that refuse to be constrained by the camera’s frame, continuing the conversation rather than offering decisive answers. The film has been called “a deliberate challenge to complacency” (The … Continued