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United States Postal Service v. Berkeley – Oral Arguments. TIME CHANGE! 12:00 pm
United States Postal Service v. Berkeley – Oral Arguments. TIME CHANGE! @ Federal District Court House, San Francisco
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
The finale in the US Postal Service’s lawsuit against the City of Berkeley for rezoning the downtown Historic District, which includes the Post Office Building on Allston & Milvia, in late 2014 to prevent it from being used for most commercial purposes should it be sold, as the Post Service intended to do beginning back in 2013. There will be two hours of oral testimony, one hour allocated to each side. Federal District Court Judge William Alsup, who presided over a previous lawsuit by the City of Berkeley in its … Continued
Demand D.A. O’Malley Charge Mateu with Murder of Sahleem Tindle 3:30 pm
Demand D.A. O’Malley Charge Mateu with Murder of Sahleem Tindle @ District Attorney's Office
Apr 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Demand D.A. O'Malley Charge Mateu with Murder of Sahleem Tindle🚨 #Oakland Monday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m."The Tindle family will be meeting with Nancy O'Malley and we want to let them know we support them." @APTPaction#Justice4Sahleem #OMalleyChargeMateuhttps://t.co/VerGmeY22i— Indybay (@Indybay) March 29, 2018 64515
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Public Participatory Reading of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech 12:00 pm
Public Participatory Reading of MLK’s “Beyond Vietnam” Speech @ Oakland Federal Building plaza
Apr 4 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesday April 4, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will also mark the 51st anniversary of his visionary speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” delivered at the Riverside Church in New York City. Dr. King’s words were precautionary and prophetic, providing both a diagnosis and a cure – “a true revolution of values” – for our society’s gravest illnesses, “the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism.” Today his words remain as timely and relevant as … Continued
Bobby Seale on Police Accountability 6:00 pm
Bobby Seale on Police Accountability @   Berkeley City Club
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hear Bobby Seale speak on Police Accountability on Wednesday April 4! An Evening of Free Speech With Bobby Seale and Tony Platt Doors open at 5:30 pm Tony Platt 6:00 to 7:00 pm Bobby Seale 7:00 to 9:00 pm Bobby Seale is an activist working toward police accountability. He previously co-founded and was Chairman of the Black Panther Party. Tony Platt is a Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society. He is the author of ten books and 150 essays and articles … Continued
Vijay Prashad: Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom 7:00 pm
Vijay Prashad: Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom @ pin Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Long, Bitter and Beautiful Struggle for Freedom A conversation with Vijay Prashad What does it mean to live in a democracy where guns are more important than ending poverty? On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. made a powerful argument that the mass movement for racial and economic justice needed to break its silence on the US wars raging abroad. King’s words echoed those of other radicals who argued that understanding the relationship between war, imperialism, and exploitation abroad and violence, racism, and impoverishment at home would imbue … Continued
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Court Support – Eric Clanton 9:00 am
Court Support – Eric Clanton @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 11
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Eric Clanton’s next pre-trial court appearance is at Rene C. Davidson courthouse (the one by the lake) at 9am in Department 11. Eric was the target of a harassment and smear campaign led by neo-nazis last Spring which resulted in police raiding  two bay area homes. Four felony charges were brought based on the accusations circulating on 4chan, and other parts of the right wing net. This is Eric’s seventh appearance, the last several of which have been a series of date changes. There’s hope that a heavy show of … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda 1. 5:00pm: Call to Order, determination of quorum 2. 5:05pm: Review and approval of February meeting minutes 3. 5:10pm: Open Forum 4. 5:15pm: Introduction of new commissioners 5. 5:20pm: Presentation by UC Berkeley School of Information – CRIMS Privacy Assessment. Possible Action – Accept report; make recommendations to the City Council. 6. 5:45pm: Review and take possible action on Sanctuary City Contracting Ordinance 7. 5:55pm: Review and take possible action on Cell Site Simulator Annual Report 8. 6:10pm: Community Inquiry into Landlord Tax Audit/Business Revenue Data Requests (presentation by … Continued
“Tomorrow” Film & Discussion 6:30 pm
“Tomorrow” Film & Discussion @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley presents: “Tomorrow” Film & Discussion 6:30 pm refreshments, 7 pm event Please join us for a showing of the French documentary “Tomorrow “(Demain), a globetrotting documentary focused on solutions to our environmental crisis, by actress Melanie Laurent and eco-activist Cyril Dion. “Tomorrow” provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and ordinary citizens are trying to make the world a better, more sustainable place. Tomorrow shows communities taking power back from governments and corporations ­ a form of grassroots activism which may be the best way … Continued
Transition Berkeley Film: “Tomorrow” 6:30 pm
Transition Berkeley Film: “Tomorrow” @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for a showing of the French documentary Tomorrow (Demain), by actress Melanie Laurent and eco-activist Cyril Dion, a globetrotting documentary focused on solutions to our environmental crisis. Tomorrow provides a comprehensive look at ways in which activists, organizers and ordinary citizens are trying to make the world a better, more sustainable place. It takes an optimistic view of the future and visits every corner of the earth to meet with men and women who are taking concrete, positive action for the planet. Tomorrow shows communities taking power … Continued
Justice for Stephon Clark! 7:00 pm
Justice for Stephon Clark! @ Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sacramento police murdered Stephon Clark in his grandmother’s backyard on March 18. The killer cops shot him in the back 8 times. Protesters have taken the streets of the state capital nearly every day since. Police kill more people in the United States than in any comparable country. Disproportionate numbers of those killed are Black, Latinx and Native American people. Kayla Moore, Shaleem Tindle, Jesus Adolfo Delgado-Duarte, Mario Woods, Yuvette Henderson, Alan Blueford, Oscar Grant. These are the names of just a few of the black and brown people who … Continued
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War or Peace in Korea? 7:30 pm
War or Peace in Korea? @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A Public Forum with Christine Hong, Michael Klare, and Andrew Lichterman A forum on the dangers of war in Korea, options for a peaceful solution, and prospects for a movement leading to that outcome. Christine Hong is Associate Professor of Literature and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at UC Santa Cruz and is the author of the forthcoming book, The Price of Inclusion: Race, Militarism, and the Pax Americana in Cold War Asia and the Pacific. Michael T. Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies … Continued
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Canvassing for Housing Justice in West Oakland 12:00 pm
Canvassing for Housing Justice in West Oakland @ Revolution Cafe
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 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 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. Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing crisis … Continued
We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us! – Suds, Snacks and Socialism Forum 2:00 pm
We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us! – Suds, Snacks and Socialism Forum @ Starry Plough
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents We didn’t cross the border,  the border crossed us! The Peace and Freedom Platform states: “We call for open borders. Full rights for all immigrant workers. No human is illegal. Stop ICE raids. Stop jailing and deporting immigrants.” We have four speakers to discuss immigration issues: Bree Bernwanger, Staff Attorney, Lawyers Committee for International Human Rights; Yvette Felarca, Middle School Teacher, By Any Means Necessary (BAMN); Eugene Ruyle, former PFP Congressional Candidate, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, CSULB; Antonio Trossero, political refugee arrested by the … Continued
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#METOO WORLD-WIDE AND ACROSS SOCIETIES, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO PRISONS IN THE U.S. 12:30 pm
#METOO WORLD-WIDE AND ACROSS SOCIETIES, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO PRISONS IN THE U.S. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, 2018: #METOO WORLD-WIDE AND ACROSS SOCIETIES, FROM HOLLYWOOD TO PRISONS IN THE U.S. Whether in Iran demonstrating against the compulsion to wear head scarves, or in Poland threatening the regime posed to pass the most draconian abortion law, or in the U.S. leading the largest opposition to Trump and Trumpism, women’s sustained actions strive to bring about a new world. Every aspect of women’s struggle is reflected and deepened in the experiences and ideas of women prisoners. Does Marx’s view that … Continued
Bystander Intervention Training 2:30 pm
Bystander Intervention Training @ St. Alban's Parish Hall
Apr 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Or Zarua and St. Albans are partnering to host a “Bystander Training” put on by the Council on American Islamic Relations. Many Muslims and allies have been asking about the role bystanders can play in protecting targets of hate crimes since the election. The tragedy in Portland, where two heroes were killed while protecting two women who were being attacked, really brought that question to the forefront again. The bystander effect is a psychological phenomenon that often prevents people from intervening on behalf of victims of harassment, assault, or other … Continued
Green Sunday: A Fight for Our Future, with Veronika Fimbres 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: A Fight for Our Future, with Veronika Fimbres @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Ms. Veronika Fimbres (She/Her) is an award winning LGBT living   legend and trans pioneer. Fimbres is the first trans officer in the San Francisco city and county history. Serving as Commissioner of Veterans Affairs for over fourteen years, Fimbres implemented policy changes including contract compliances as well as gender inclusive language and non-binary options on for demographic forms to the city, state, and nation at-large. Fimbres staffed for Former Speaker of the California State Assembly Willie Lewis Brown Jr. during his Campaign. As Brown’s Lavender Co-Chair and Precinct Captain, Fimbres worked … Continued
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No Tar Sands in SF Bay 8:30 am
No Tar Sands in SF Bay
Apr 9 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Protect the Water – Join Idle No More SF Bay to say NO TAR SANDS IN OUR BAY! The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a permit to the Phillips 66 Refinery for the Refinery Expansion Project. This is the first part of a project leading toward the refinery processing more Alberta tar sands and allowing an additional 93+ oil tankers a year filled with tar sands into the Bay (also called oil sands or dilbit). Please sign this petition: https://www.stand.earth/action/phillips-66-wants-more-tar-sands-tankers-our-bay Come early to ensure that you get a … Continued
Forum on Student Debt and Public Banking 7:00 pm
Forum on Student Debt and Public Banking @ Richmond Public Library
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Forum on Student Debt and Public Banking @ Richmond Public Library | Richmond | California | United States
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland and Strike Debt Bay Area are excited to announce the Student Debt Forum happening on Monday, April 9. Student Debt Community Forum: Facebook. How can a public bank help relieve the burden of student debt that so many of us are struggling with? Come hear the progressive candidate for CA lieutenant governor, Gayle McLaughlin, discuss this question. All are invited to attend this free event and take part in the conversation. 64377
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Notice to Appear – Peoples’ Tribunal. The People v Sheriff Ahern 10:00 am
Notice to Appear – Peoples’ Tribunal. The People v Sheriff Ahern @ County Sheriff's Oakland Offices
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Notice to Appear – Peoples’ Tribunal. The People v Sheriff Ahern @ County Sheriff's Oakland Offices | Oakland | California | United States
California Sanctuary Campaign Media Advisory Oakand, CA: An alliance of coalitions including ACILEP, Detention Watch Network, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Freedom for Immigrants (formerly CIVIC) and many more organizations representing immigrants, those seeking asylum and groups opposed to mass incarceration will deliver a Notice To Appear [Orden del Pueblo] at the May 5th Peoples’ Tribunal [Tribunal Popular] at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond, CA. Reverend Dr. Maria Cristina Vlassidis Burgoa of the Starr King Unitarian Universalist Church in Hayward will deliver the summons, saying, “We demand that … Continued
Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee – Surveillance Regulation Ordinance 6:00 pm
Oakland City Council Public Safety Committee – Surveillance Regulation Ordinance @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Privacy’s, the ACLU’s and the EFF’s surveillance equipment regulation ordinance comes to City Council for the (hopefully) final go-round to be made into City law. ============== Subject: Surveillance And Community Safety Ordinance From: Office Of The City Administrator Recommendation: Adopt An Ordinance Adding Chapter 9.64 To The Oakland Municipal Code Establishing Rules For The City’s Acquisition And Use Of Surveillance Equipment   1. View Report, 2. View Report 3/30/2018  64557
VICTORIES FROM INSIDE OUT: DISMANTLING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 7:00 pm
VICTORIES FROM INSIDE OUT: DISMANTLING THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Taina Vargas-Edmond, Executive Director of Initiate Justice, and Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None, will be in conversation with Tim Wise at this live taping of his national podcast. Taina Vargas-Edmond, Executive Director of Initiate Justice and Dorsey Nunn, Executive Director of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All of Us or None, two leaders in the forefront of policy and advocacy work on behalf of incarcerated Californians, the formally-incarcerated, and their families, will be in conversation with anti-racism author and educator … Continued
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Free Name and Gender Change Workshop 6:00 pm
Free Name and Gender Change Workshop @ East Bay Community Law Center
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THIS WEDNESDAY: FREE Name and Gender Change workshop at EBCLC’s Adeline office, right next to Ashby Bart! And because of funding from Trans Lifeline – Microgrants, we can provide fee waivers to folks who need them! Please share widely- this will be our last Name and Gender Change Workshop until this summer.64559
URBAN VILLAGES & SHARING CITIES: A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION 6:30 pm
URBAN VILLAGES & SHARING CITIES: A COMMUNITY DISCUSSION @ Oakstop
Apr 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Shareable for an interactive “World Cafe” style discussion to collaboratively dig into questions about the current state of Urban Villages here in the Bay Area, where we would like be, and what we need to do to get there together. This event will also serve as the official Bay Area release of our new book, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons.”  We’ll have plenty of copies on hand that will be available for 20% off! Want to read more about urban villages to prepare for the discussion? Shareable has  you covered. … Continued
Filmmaker screening of “The Long Shadow” – a racial justice movie 7:15 pm
Filmmaker screening of “The Long Shadow” – a racial justice movie @ Grand Lake Theater
Apr 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Resistance Action East Bay and KPFA Radio Bring Uplifting Documentary “The Long Shadow” to Oakland The Long Shadow is a wonderful new feature-length documentary on the origins and legacy of slavery. Filmmaker and investigative journalist Frances Causey, a daughter of the South, set out to explore her personal family history of slaveholding. Join this special one-time screening of a film that explores the origins and legacy of Slavery, White Supremacy and the political role of the South.The Long Shadow is a gripping new feature-length documentary on the origins and legacy … Continued
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HARD WORK IS NOT ENOUGH: GENDER AND RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AN URBAN WORKSPACE 12:00 pm
HARD WORK IS NOT ENOUGH: GENDER AND RACIAL INEQUALITY IN AN URBAN WORKSPACE @ Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Hard Work Is Not Enough: Gender and Racial Inequality in an Urban Workspace Institute for the Study of Societal Issues KATRINELL DAVIS Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University with CATHERINE FISK Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, UC Berkeley, asrespondent Sponsored by Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley Co-sponsored by Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Center for the Study of Law & Society, Division of Equity and Inclusion, and Sociology Department, UC Berkeley ABSTRACT In this talk, I discuss African American women’s experiences as bus … Continued
Oakland Police Commission Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Commission will be considering amendments to the proposed enabling ordinance and will be reviewing the complaints of officer misconduct that are being investigated by CPRA (Community Police Review Agency). Commissioners will also review the staffing of CPRA and the new case management software that is being implemented. Read the agenda here 64584
Here I Stand – Film Screening 7:00 pm
Here I Stand – Film Screening @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Here I Stand - Film Screening @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
American Masters/Paul Robeson: Here I Stand presents the life and achievements of an extraordinary man. Athlete, singer, and scholar, Robeson was also a charismatic champion of the rights of the poor working man, the disenfranchised, and people of color. His story is one of the great dramas of the 20th century–spanning an international canvas of social upheaval and ideological controversy. Directed by St. Clair Bourne, narrated by Ossie Davis. 117 minutes. Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.64494
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FILM SCREENING: A PLASTIC OCEAN 6:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: A PLASTIC OCEAN @ Animal Rights Center
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Along with being endorsed by the United Nations, this film showcases the true strain that we put on our planet’s oceans and native sea life through our production and use of plastic. After, we will discuss extending our compassion to the fullest extent possible and how not to arbitrarily decide where to draw the line when it comes to the suffering of our nonhuman friends. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zrn4-FfbXw Itinerary 6:00-6:15 Gather Zero Waste food and seats 6:15-7:45 A Plastic Ocean documentary 7:45- 8:15 Zero Waste presentation/discussion Light food and snacks provided. We … Continued
Movie: Resistance at Tule Lake (with Satsuki Ina who was born at Tule Lake) 7:00 pm
Movie: Resistance at Tule Lake (with Satsuki Ina who was born at Tule Lake) @ Revolution Books
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Movie: Resistance at Tule Lake (with Satsuki Ina who was born at Tule Lake) @ Revolution Books | Berkeley | California | United States
Special Guest: Satsuki Ina, who was born at Tule Lake Segregation Camp During World War II President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. 120,000 men, women and children, living on the West Coast were rounded up and sent to “relocation camps.” They had committed no crime other than being Japanese and Japanese American. Tule Lake was the largest of these 10 concentration camps, a maximum security facility reserved for those the U.S. government considered disloyal. Resistance at Tule Lake tells the long-suppressed story of 12,000 Japanese Americans who dared to protest … Continued
Whose Money? Our Money! – Radio Program on KPFA 7:00 pm
Whose Money? Our Money! – Radio Program on KPFA @ KPFA Radio 94.1 FM
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Whose Money? Our Money!  - Radio Program on KPFA @ KPFA Radio 94.1 FM | Bowman | North Dakota | United States
Whose Money? Our Money! Everybody talks about money, but nobody knows what to do about it.  For the Full Circle show on KPFA closest to tax day, Paul Pryde of Our Money and Debbie Notkin of Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland reach into our wallets and look at what money is, who has it, who needs it, and how we could think about money in completely different ways. 64563
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March for Science Bay Area 11:00 am
March for Science Bay Area @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join millions of people around the world in the second annual March for Science! In 2017, more than one million people around the world gathered to defend science for the common good and its role in policy and society. Since then, science has continued to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. In 2017, over 70,000 people took to the streets across multiple Bay Area marches. This year, the Bay Area will come together again to demand evidence-based policy and practice, robustly funded and well-communicated science for … Continued
A POETIC BENEFIT for the HAITI EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND 3:00 pm
A POETIC BENEFIT for the HAITI EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND @ SAINT JOHN's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A POETIC BENEFIT for the HAITI EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND with RAFAEL JESUS GONZÁLEZ (Poet Laureate of Berkeley) AVOTCJA with BILL CROSSMAN (Piano) & CAROLYN SCARR also A Report back by PIERRE LABOSSIERE & DELEGATION (who just returned from Haiti)   Wheelchair Accessible Come celebrate National Poetry month for a good cause! A benefit for the Haiti Emergency Relief Fund  featuring: Avotcja with Bill Crossman, Rafael Jesus Gonzalez (Poet Laureate of Berkeley), and Carolyn Scarr followed by open Mic www.Avotcja.org64593
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Feed The Hood 7:00 am
Feed The Hood @ Oakland SOL Middle School
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
Until we solve the problem, it’s that time again. Join us for #FeedTheHood 5 bag lunch and hygiene kit distribution to the homeless across Oakland in #DeepEastOakland . RSVP and donate today at http://bit.ly/feedthehood5 . #housingforall Until we solve the problem, it’s that time again. Join us for #FeedTheHood 5 bag lunch and hygiene kit distribution to the homeless across Oakland on Sunday, April 15, 7 AM at Oakland SOL in #DeepEastOakland . RSVP and donate today at https://t.co/SfAMcRjW2q. #housingforall pic.twitter.com/iAcJeQ8USf— EOakCollective (@EOakCollective) March 16, 2018 64441
Post Salon: Should the  City Sell or Keep Public Land? 1:30 pm
Post Salon: Should the  City Sell or Keep Public Land? @ Geoffrey’s Inner Circle
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
  The next Post Salon will discuss the question: what should the City of Oakland do with publically owned land? The following alternatives will be discussed: Should the parcels be sold to developers at the highest price? Should real estate developers who purchase city-owned property for private investment, such as market-rate housing and office buildings be required to pay community benefits? Should all the property be kept permanently in the public domain and developed for community needs?   64591
Film Screening: Food for Change 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Food for Change @ Omni Commons ballroom
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
82-minute documentary focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in the US culture. The film examines the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. http://foodforchange.coop/ Film will be followed by a panel discussion with: Adrionna Fike, Worker Owner of Mandela Foods Cooperative Dennis Terry, Director of Seeds of Struggle & more TBA Here is a Liberated Lens TV interview with Adrionna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmjOqMD5J2A&t=9s doors open at 7pm, film starts at … Continued
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Kayla’s Birthday Celebration at Provo Park! 6:00 pm
Kayla’s Birthday Celebration at Provo Park! @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Five years have passed since the death of disabled Black trans loved one Kayla Moore at the hands of Berkeley Police, so we are throwing a great big party to keep her memory alive! Expect food, music, art and updates from the family about the court case. Accessibility: We will be setting up in a paved area, so the event will be wheelchair accessible. We will also provide chairs for those who wish to sit. Please email us at justice4kaylamoore@gmail.com with specific access requests. Check back here for updates about … Continued
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Stop Urban Shield: Campaign Victory Discussion 4:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield: Campaign Victory Discussion @ Internet
Apr 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  When our movements make gains and win campaigns, it’s important to uplift these victories, assess how we accomplished them, and strategize on future wins. We invite you to join us  for a webinar. Come learn how the Stop Urban Shield Coalition won a resounding victory against the largest SWAT training in the world. Featuring members of the Stop Urban Shield Coalition: Lara Kiswani, Arab Resource and Organizing Center Tash Nguyen, Ella Baker Center Maisa Morrar, Oakland Power Projects and Palestinian Youth Movement Charlene Khoo, Critical Resistance Oakland Where: Click on this link to join the webinar (on Wednesday 4/18) … Continued
STANDING UP FOR THE VULNERABLE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP 6:00 pm
STANDING UP FOR THE VULNERABLE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP @ Berkeley Public Library, West Branch
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IN THE TRADITION OF CESAR CHAVEZ: STANDING UP FOR THE VULNERABLE IN THE AGE OF TRUMP A Talk by MARIA ECHAVESTE, Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton and visiting scholar at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies Maria Echaveste is a long-time community leader, attorney and public policy expert who specializes in Latin America. She has lectured at UC Berkeley’s School of Law and was affiliated with the UC Berkeley Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. She is currently a senior visiting scholar at UC … Continued
Greg Palast at the Grand Lake Theater for The Best Democracy Money Can Buy 7:00 pm
Greg Palast at the Grand Lake Theater for The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ Grand Lake Theater
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Greg Palast at the Grand Lake Theater for The Best Democracy Money Can Buy @ Grand Lake Theater | Oakland | California | United States
GREG PALAST FILM: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy The Case of the Stolen Election When: April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm Where: Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland Add to Calendar KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Wednesday, April 18, 7:00 pm    Single Screening Only Grand Lake Theater, 3200 Grand Avenue, Oakland Tickets: $15 advance, $18 door,  available at brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 stores), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s   TRUMP SWEPT INTO POWER BY DUSTING OFF THE … Continued
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Jacobin Health of Nations Panel 6:00 pm
Jacobin Health of Nations Panel @ California Nurses Association
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
For those of us fighting for Medicare for All and health justice everywhere, Jacobin Magazine’s latest issue The Health of Nations is an indispensable tool. Join us in coming together to discuss its relevance and celebrate its release! The program will feature the latest left perspectives on our broken healthcare system and where the fight for health justice is heading with talks by contributors to the issue, including Michael Lighty (public policy director of National Nurses United) and Meagan Day (staff writer at Jacobin). Copies of the new issue will … Continued
Land & Freedom: Sovereignty, Right to Return, Anti-Displacement 7:00 pm
Land & Freedom: Sovereignty, Right to Return, Anti-Displacement @ Eastside Annex Gallery (NEXT DOOR TO MAIN EASTSIDE BUILDING!)
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
LAND AND FREEDOM: Repression and Resistance in the Struggles for Indigenous Sovereignty, Right to Return, and Anti-Displacement Featuring: Corrina Gould(Ohlone), Sogorea Te Land Trust Morningstar Gali (Pit River Nation), International Indian Treaty Council Max Rameau, Take Back the Land Movement Bilal Mafundi Ali, POOR Magazine Homefulness Project Leila Sayed-Taha, AROC: Arab Resource & Organizing Center Ziad Abbas, Palestine Action Network What do organizers and activists need learn and think about in how the state seeks to repress the right to land, movement, and sovereignty from the streets of Oakland, to Indigenous Territories, to Palestine? Join us for our … Continued
The Muslims I Know – A Film by Mara Ahmend 7:30 pm
The Muslims I Know – A Film by Mara Ahmend @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents The Muslims I Know A documentary written and produced by filmmaker, writer, artist and social activist MARA AHMED Doors Open: 7:15pm Free and Open to the Public The events of 9/11 have created much interest in Islam and Muslims. Mainstream media have responded to this demand for information with generalizations and stereotypes. America’s community of Muslims longs to be a part of the discourse. THE MUSLIMS I KNOW is a documentary that gives them a chance to be heard and understood through dialogue with … Continued
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Trump, The Rightwing & The Targeting and Assault On Academics and Education Workers 7:00 pm
Trump, The Rightwing & The Targeting and Assault On Academics and Education Workers @ Finnish Hall
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
There is an organized attack on professors and education workers by Turning Point USA and other rightwing organizations funded by billionaires like the Mercer family and Tea Party politicians like Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. This forum will hear from academics who have been targeted, what this has meant to them and how they and their unions have fought back. Turning Point USA with a budget of over $8 million dollars has organized events for racists and neo-nazis throughout the US, and set up chapters not only on college and universities … Continued
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Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land 10:00 am
Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land @ Planting Justice Nursery
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Regenerating the Land Kids Activities Plant Sale Community Lunch 64603
Bail Clinic! 11:00 am
Bail Clinic! @ East Bay Community Law Center
Apr 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bail Clinic! If you’ve ever used a bail bonds company in California, we might be able to help. We may be able to help with the following issues: Confusing contracts Co-signers and thos e who have signed a contract on behalf of a loved one Debt High payment plans Those at risk of losin g a home or car Harassment from debt collectors Bad credit Being sued by a bail bonds company Please contact Tamura Rosby at trosby@ebclc.org to schedule an appointment. Walkins will be seen on a first come, … Continued
Performance: “Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison” 3:00 pm
Performance: “Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison” @ Black Repertory Group Theater
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison A Benefit for the San Francisco Bay View Newspaper Performed by Charlie Hinton & Fred Johnson Written by Charlie Hinton Music by Fred Johnson Directed by Mark Kenward ***** In Solitary Man, Charlie travels to Crescent City to visit a lifer named Otis Washington (played by Fred), a 64 year old native of New York City, whos been imprisoned since 1975 and at Pelican Bay since it opened in 1989. During the visit, Otis explains some of what he has learned … Continued
Revolution in the Air 4:00 pm
Revolution in the Air @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Apr 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
West Coast release event for new edition of REVOLUTION IN THE AIR: SIXTIES RADICALS TURN TO LENIN, MAO, AND CHE. Released during the 50th anniversary of the worldwide 1968 protests, the new edition of Revolution in the Air shares lessons that are as salient as ever. CPE is honored to host author, #MaxElbaum in conversation with Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and author of the new edition’s foreward. Join us to celebrate people’s movements for change then and now!64522
Poor People’s Campaign’s East Bay Mass Meeting! 5:00 pm
Poor People’s Campaign’s East Bay Mass Meeting! @ Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church
Apr 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
As the new Poor People’s Campaign spreads across the country, we wanted to invite you and your networks to the Poor People’s Campaign’s East Bay Mass Meeting! The Poor People’s Campaign is dedicated to ending systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, ecological devastation and the nation’s distorted morality, and is co-chaired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis. On April 21st, join us for the East Bay Mass Meeting. We will… > LEARN from our neighbors affected by unjust policies > GEAR UP for 40 Days of Action … Continued
Film Showing: Mumia – Long Distance Revolutionary 7:00 pm
Film Showing: Mumia – Long Distance Revolutionary @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come see the acclaimed movie “Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary” on the big screen. Sponsored by Labor Action for Mumia and Liberated Lens.64596
Rev. Dr. William Barber Comes to Oakland 7:00 pm
Rev. Dr. William Barber Comes to Oakland @ Allen Temple Baptist Church
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Congresswoman Barbara Lee bringing William J. Barber, II to Oakland! Let’s pack the house to be inspired by Rev. Dr. William Barber and to learan about the Poor People’s Campaign Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.64523
ROY ZIMMERMAN: REZIST 7:30 pm
ROY ZIMMERMAN: REZIST @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
ROY ZIMMERMAN: REZIST @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
ReZist is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. “Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world’s absurdities and laughing in their face, I’m affirming the real possibility for change.” Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, … Continued
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Renters Rising 2018
Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Apr 22 all-day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM through April 23, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2–8 p.m.: Workshops, spokesperson training, sign and banner making and social hour! Lodging and dinner provided! Monday, April 23, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.: March and rally to the capitol, visits to state legislators, and an action! Breakfast and lunch provided! Join the Housing Now! coalition in Sacramento, April 22–23, to make Sacramento and the state capitol shake with the voices of renters and other housing advocates demanding justice. Renters Rising 2018 will be a day and a … Continued
Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s 10:00 am
Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
APRIL 22: Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s Join the Ecology Center for TWO events on April 22nd. From 10:00am – 6:00pm at the David Brower Center, join us for Berkeley Earth Day where Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, will be speaking about the history of Earth Day, its power and its future. Berkeley Earth Day includes inspiring speakers, music, up-cycled crafts, bamboo bikes, great food and much more! Learn more at BerkeleyEarthDay.org Join our staff from 5:00-10:00pm at Gio’s Pizza & Bocce for a fun … Continued
Earth Day at the David Brower Center 10:00 am
Earth Day at the David Brower Center @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Earth Day at the David Brower Center @ David Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate a shared vision for a sustainable future. A festival including music, food, and “eco-friendly products,” it will also include reports from the front lines of the struggle for a sustainable climate, including: PANEL: Youth on the Front Lines of Environmental Advocacy, including Our Childern’s Trust (the kids suing the federal government for failing to protect them from climate catastrophe) and local youth who are organizing and speaking out about the critical environmental issues of our time, Hope Bohanec, animal … Continued
Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land 10:00 am
Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land @ Gill Tract
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
EARTH DAY IS ALMOST HERE FIRST, join us on April 21st from 10-3 at Planting Justice Nursery (319 105 Ave. Oakland CA 94603) for a morning of community farm work, kids activities, a plant sale, and community lunch. for more info check out plantingjustice.org THEN join us on April 22nd at the UC Gill Tract Farm for the annual Earth Day Festival. We will kick the morning off with some good ol’ community farming to the tune of a few local DJ’s. Then together we will enjoy a FREE lunch of … Continued
How YOU Can Help Get Rid of All* Nuclear Weapons 7:00 pm
How YOU Can Help Get Rid of All* Nuclear Weapons @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*not “some,” not “theirs,” but every single one FREE Workshop with NuclearBan.US co-founders Timmon Wallis, PhD and Vicki Elson, MA. Celebrating two huge victories for the world: 1. The new UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons, signed by 122 nations! 2. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, for achieving the “impossible!” Come learn how, together, we will compel divestment, legislation, and enforcement, even though the US government hasn’t signed on yet. Presented by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice … Continued
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Renters Rising 2018
Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Apr 23 all-day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM through April 23, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2–8 p.m.: Workshops, spokesperson training, sign and banner making and social hour! Lodging and dinner provided! Monday, April 23, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.: March and rally to the capitol, visits to state legislators, and an action! Breakfast and lunch provided! Join the Housing Now! coalition in Sacramento, April 22–23, to make Sacramento and the state capitol shake with the voices of renters and other housing advocates demanding justice. Renters Rising 2018 will be a day and a … Continued
Rising Tides, Rising Voices, 6:00 pm
Rising Tides, Rising Voices, @ Anna Head Alumni Hall
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This panel discussion on climate justice looks at the uneven racial and economic distribution of both environmental degradation and environmental benefits.   Come hear a lively conversation about these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those most marginalized.  The intersection of environmental and social justice must be put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Panelists include Jessica Tovar from Local Clean Energy Alliance, Alvaro Sanchez from the Greenlining Institute, Rachel Morello-Frosch from UC Berkeley, and Esther Goolsby from the Communities for a Better Environment. Sponsored by the … Continued
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Community and Teacher March for a Fair Contract 4:00 pm
Community and Teacher March for a Fair Contract @ Lake Merritt Amphtheater
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Unite for Oakland Kids!!! We are negotiating to prioritize STUDENT LEARNING over wasteful bloat in OUSD. Oakland Teachers need a FAIR CONTRACT NOW. We are demanding SMALLER CLASS SIZE and FAIR COMPENSATION and the District has disrespected us over and over by offering us almost nothing. On April 24th, we will show the District that Students, Families and Teachers are UNITED behind PUTTING STUDENTS AT THE CENTER! In order to provide the highest quality education, we need SMALLER CLASS SIZE and CASE LOADS! In order to have teachers stay in … Continued
Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny Homes Proposal. Berkeley City Council. 6:00 pm
Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny Homes Proposal. Berkeley City Council. @ Berkeley City Council, Old City Hall
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Youth Spirit Artwork’s Tiny House Village project will be considered for very important permit & fee waivers, as well as other project benefits, by the Berkeley City Council. Our youth and project team are asking that as many of our supporters as possible attend this important Council meeting and speak on behalf of our item. The proposal is sponsored by Council Members Ben Bartlett and Cheryl Davila and is being amended with input from the Mayor and City Manager. We will pass out the most up to date version of … Continued
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Malcolm Margolin to speak on Lessons from the Ohlone Way 1:30 pm
Malcolm Margolin to speak on Lessons from the Ohlone Way @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers present Malcolm Margolin, author, publisher, and cultural bridge-builder, to speak on  Becoming Fully Human: Lessons From The Ohlone Way  in honor of Earth Day. Margolin is founder and  former executive director of Heyday Press, an independent nonprofit  publisher and cultural institution based in Berkeley, CA. His 1974 book,  The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area  was named by the SF Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He will share his experiences … Continued
Divest San Francisco – Rally & March to City Hall 4:00 pm
Divest San Francisco – Rally & March to City Hall @ Bank of America
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us as we rally in front of Bank of America and march to San Francisco City Hall to demand the SF Board of Supervisors, SF Mayor, and SF Treasurer divest its 10+ billion dollar cash flow from Wall Street banks and create a People’s Bank that will operate with principles of equity, social, racial, economic and environmental justice. April 25th is the day of Bank of America’s shareholder meeting and it is also one of the main banks that manages San Francisco taxpayer money. Bank of America currently invests … Continued
Tech Profiling, Policing And Disruption of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ 5:30 pm
Tech Profiling, Policing And Disruption of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ @ 117 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public / ADA Accessible A Conversation and Strategy Session with: -Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource Organizing Center -Christina Sinha, National Security and Civil Rights Program Co-Leader, Asian Law Caucus, -Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network & Co-Founder Anti-Police Terror Project -Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney and Legal Analyst with Electronic Frontier Foundation -Juan Prieto, Immigrant Rights Organizer / Statewide Communications Strategist, CIYJA -facilitated by Leslie Dreyer, organizer with Housing Rights Committee and Artist in Residence with the UC ACES Program Technologies coming out of the Bay … Continued
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Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion 6:30 pm
Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Join the ACLU as we facilitate a free film screening and discussion on money bail and what we can do to replace this broken system in California. Are you aware that Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans are twice as likely to be locked in jail because they can’t afford bail? The U.S. money bail system is largely to blame for over-crowded jails across the nation. 70 percent of people are incarcerated for one simple reason: being too poor. Unscrupulous bail bond contracts allow private corporations to make exorbitant profits off of people … Continued
Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability 6:30 pm
Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
From its inception, the Oakland Police Commission has been incredibly problematic. One of the most egregious elements is that it allows the Mayor to directly appoint three people to the commission with no vetting. NOW – the Commission is dragging its feet to comply with community demands that the Chair of the commission, Thomas Lloyd Smith, who was directly appointed by Libby Schaaf, undergo an investigative process related to inappropriate actions he has taken as the Chair: – On March 11, the night of the most recent police shooting in … Continued
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Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Apr 28 all-day
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2 | Oakland | California | United States
ROAR aka Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference is a two day event, organized by a group of anti-racist organizers, that will be held on Ohlone Territory (Bay Area). ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each other’s struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to … Continued
Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training 10:00 am
Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training @ Oakland Public Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
You may be aware that there is a rise in overdoses due to fentanyl (fueled by the War on Drugs). Narcan (naloxone) administration is one successful method to reverse overdose. Walgreens and CVS have recently been authorized to sell Narcan over the counter, and we would like to share this life-saving information. This training will teach you how to administer naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Please join us in building tangible skills for preparedness and increasing mutual care in our communities.64525
Health Care forum 11:00 am
Health Care forum @ Residence Halls, Unit 1
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RSVP 2018 will be the year California gives serious attention to legislation, that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State.  If you’ve ever wondered about the intricacies of  our current healthcare system, and the historic progress in California under the ACA; or policy options that can successfully move California toward  Universal Healthcare, then you’ll want to attend the IB Healthcare Team’s Forum coming up on Saturday, April 28th from 11 to 3, in Berkeley (lunch provided). Save the Date! The forum will feature two expert speakers from … Continued
Uhuru Health Festival 11:00 am
Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall | Oakland | California | United States
This family-friendly festival is free to all and will offer free health screenings, interactive fitness workshops, live music, free healthy lunches, garden workshops, free children’s face painting and activities, vendors, info on alternative health options and more. The theme of this year’s festival is “Family, Fitness, Freedom! Putting the Power of African Health in African Hands!” The festival will include presentations and workshops from organizations including the Black Nurses Association, the East Bay Boxing Association, East Bay Chiropractic, Family Education Resource Center, Fresh Approach and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing … Continued
Free Mumia Rally 12:00 pm
Free Mumia Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
And in #Oakland join us on Saturday, April 28, 12 pm at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway to #FreeMumiaApr30 https://t.co/HEUk25pLS0— Terri Kay (@TKOakWWP) March 29, 2018 64512
FILM SCREENING: DOLORES 2:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: DOLORES @ Berkeley Main Public Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century – and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing … Continued
Free Film Screening: Birthright 3:00 pm
Free Film Screening: Birthright @ New Parkway Theater
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A radical movement is tightening its grip across America. The collateral damage? WOMEN. @BirthrightFilm is a must-see → https://t.co/d6ixdbGXDP pic.twitter.com/WN1JFcTBFV— ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) April 19, 2018 64611
Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution’s People Powered Women 6:00 pm
Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution’s People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution's People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School | Berkeley | California | United States
Remember that chant “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie? There’s a new one now: “Nina, Nina, Nina”! Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, is coming to the East Bay to help us send to Sacramento and the Alameda County DA seat three corporate-free, people powered WOMEN. No one is more eloquent than Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution. Her grandma told her about three bones in the body (Ask her!) — she’s got all three! Nina Turner brings a powerful message to the Bay Area Saturday, April 28th at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle … Continued
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Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Apr 29 all-day
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2 | Oakland | California | United States
ROAR aka Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference is a two day event, organized by a group of anti-racist organizers, that will be held on Ohlone Territory (Bay Area). ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each other’s struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to … Continued
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar – Strike Debt Bay Area 11:00 am
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar – Strike Debt Bay Area @ Omni Commons, Disco Room (upstairs)
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar - Strike Debt Bay Area @ Omni Commons, Disco Room (upstairs) | Oakland | California | United States
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must! After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part … Continued
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop 11:00 am
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must! After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant … Continued
Surveillance, Public Safety, Privacy & Civil Rights with Professor Catherine Crump 3:00 pm
Surveillance, Public Safety, Privacy & Civil Rights with Professor Catherine Crump @ Piedmont Community Hall
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
League of Women Voters of Piedmont  Speaker Series Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley Law School. She will speak about surveillance, public safety, privacy and civil rights. A former staff attorney for the ACLU, Professor Crump has focused her career on free speech, privacy and the impact of modern technology on the law. This event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the City of Piedmont and City Councilmember, Jen Cavenaugh. … Continued
Mass incarceration and supermax solitary confinement 3:30 pm
Mass incarceration and supermax solitary confinement @ Ashby Village
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
You are invited to A conversation with Terry Kupers: Why we need to be concerned about mass incarceration and supermax solitary confinement The prison population is seven times what it was in the 1970s, and meanwhile the proportion of prisoners with serious illness has grown.   Tens of millions of people have served time and experienced resultant compromised lives. Solitary confinement is pervasive in the prison world and causes great human damage.   Let’s get beyond the “lock ’em up and throw away the key” sensibility and talk frankly about how mass … Continued
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Apr 29 @ 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
Film Night: Dispatches from Resistant Mexico 7:00 pm
Film Night: Dispatches from Resistant Mexico @ Omni Commons ballroom
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Night: Dispatches from Resistant Mexico – Producer/Director Caitlin Manning will present her film from communities and peoples in resistance in Mexico.  Sponsored by Liberated Lens and co-sponsored by the Chiapas Support Committee64588
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