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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical 6:30 pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change. Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a … Continued
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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical 6:30 pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change. Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a … Continued
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Funeral Service for Nia Wilson 11:00 am
Funeral Service for Nia Wilson @ Acts Full Gospel Church
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wilson along with her sister, 26-year-old Lahtifa Wilson, were traveling home from a family function Sunday night on BART. BART spokesman Jim Allison says 27-year-old John Lee Cowel attacked the sisters at random as they exited a train at the MacArthur station in Oakland. Wilson died soon after police arrived, and her sister was taken to a hospital. Family and friends say Wilson had a loving spirit and hoped to pursue a career in criminal justice. Her brutal murder sent shock waves across the nation sparking a discussion on race … Continued
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Pants off for the Planet 12:30 pm
Pants off for the Planet @ Golden Gate Park - RSVP for exact location
Aug 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pants off for the Planet @ Golden Gate Park - RSVP for exact location | San Francisco | California | United States
Strip down to your underwear along with thousands of friends gathering to protest the climate impact of the fashion industry. This event in Golden Gate Park will call on San Francisco’s Levi Strauss corporation to be an industry leader and transition the factories in its supply chain to renewable energy. Stand.earth is hosting this event, which it hopes will get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gathering of people in their underwear. They write: “While we love fashion and looking stylish, the clothes we wear are … Continued
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience 2:00 pm
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience @ Ohlone Playground and Greenway to MLK Park
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience @ Ohlone Playground and Greenway to MLK Park | Berkeley | California | United States
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience Endorsed by: SURJ Bay Area SURJ S.F. National Lawyer Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter Solidarity Against Fascism East Bay (SAFEBay) John Brown Anti-Klan Committee Bay Area Queer Antifascist Network International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Critical Resistance Oakland International Socialist Organization East Bay DSA Socialist Feminist Caucus Last August (2017), groups of white supremacists, aided by police and politicians, attempted to take over Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park in order to build a base in the Bay. A crowd of thousands—including students, unionists, … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net We usually meet in the basement, unless … Continued
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End Forced Arbitraton – Lobby Day in Sacramento
End Forced Arbitraton – Lobby Day in Sacramento
Aug 7 all-day
Let’s make change! On Tuesday August 7th, join us restaurant workers from around California in Sacramento, for a push to end forced arbitration as a condition of employment! Forced arbitration means that any complaint against an employer must be resolved through a private mediator (often hired by the employer) rather than through the public court system system! Employees must waive their right to sue, to participate in a class action lawsuit, or to appeal! Workers should not have to waive their rights to find work! On August 7th, we will … Continued
Demand Alameda County Sheriff Accountability Mobilization 9:30 am
Demand Alameda County Sheriff Accountability Mobilization @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Because since 2004 the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half, yet the sheriff’s budget has since increased by 105%. Because in the past 5 years 33 people have died while in jail custody. Because in June, two men died in the span of just three days, both while in custody in the Santa Rita Jail. August 7th is the last board meeting before the County Supervisors go on recess — let’s show up to demand that our elected officials do their job and hold the Sheriff accountable by … Continued
Demand Justice for Jessica St. Louis 4:00 pm
Demand Justice for Jessica St. Louis
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On July 28, 2018, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail at 1:25am. She was given a BART ticket and sent on her way to walk the 1.9 miles from Santa Rita Jail to Dublin/Pleasanton BART. By 5:25am she was found at the station unresponsive and declared dead. This should never have happened. The practice of late night and early morning releases must stop! Come join us to honor Jessica’s life and demand an end to late night and early morning release.64971
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No DAC for BART: BART Proposes Facial Recognition Surveillance Dragnet 9:00 am
No DAC for BART: BART Proposes Facial Recognition Surveillance Dragnet @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enter to the left of the CVS. On Thursday, BART police will propose a system-wide security dragnet for the Bay Area’s transit system. BART police are asking the board to approve the project in concept and authorize trials at Lake Merritt and Civic Center BART stations. No privacy policy. No civil rights impact assessment. No data storage and access rules. No biased and inaccurate facial recognition for BART, We need a strong public showing on Thursday morning to tell BART that this will not stand. BART is planning to use … Continued
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck 4:00 pm
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck @ Please RSVP for full directions to event
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck Fossil Free California is getting ready to RISE for CLIMATE, JOBS & JUSTICE at the San Francisco march on September 8 with partners and allies from around the world. The main march on September 8 in San Francisco will be the largest climate action on the West Coast in history! On August 9, please join us to make signs and banners for RISE and other actions. The art build will run from 4pm to 6pm. At 6pm, we … Continued
DSA: West Oakland Neighborhood Social 7:00 pm
DSA: West Oakland Neighborhood Social @ Ghost Town Brewing
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Comrades! Are you excited about housing justice, connecting with neighbors, and building real people-power in West Oakland? Come have a beer, meet organizers in your neighborhood, and learn about the work East Bay DSA is doing to fight for housing justice in West Oakland!64938
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Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 in West Oakland 11:00 am
Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 in West Oakland
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right. On Saturday, August 11, join us in the campaign for the Yes on Prop 10, also called the Affordable Housing Act, a ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord … Continued
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Protest at Richmond Jail / Bay Area ICE Detention 11:00 am
Protest at Richmond Jail / Bay Area ICE Detention @ West County Detention Facility
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MASS RESISTANCE TO MASS INCARCERATION IS GROWING! Please join your voice and stand together against he horrors of family separation, racist policing and imprisonment, and criminalization of immigrants this Sunday August 12th (11am-Noon) and demand WCDF and demand “Let Our People Go!” Please read details on parking and location below. Sheriff Livingston announced an end to WCDF contract with ICE, in part due to growing protests. Immigrant detainees are in peril of being sent to private prisons in other states, and the sheriff will likely fill the ICE budget hole … Continued
Medicare for All National Weekend of Action – DSA Canvass 12:00 pm
Medicare for All National Weekend of Action – DSA Canvass @ Bushrod Park
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join East Bay DSA for the second-ever Medicare for All National Weekend of Action! DSA has been at the forefront of the fight to guarantee healthcare as a human right, and our weekends of action are exciting opportunities to flex the collective power of DSA’s national membership towards winning Medicare for All—a much needed piece of democratic socialism for the American working class. East Bay DSA will join dozens of DSA chapters from coast to coast to build the movement for Medicare for All. Join us in Bushrod Park on … Continued
Green Sunday: Child Internment Camps in the American Refugee Crisis 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Child Internment Camps in the American Refugee Crisis @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  Our presentation looks at the practice of separating children from their parents – a United States policy designed to be a deterrrent to refugees, many of them from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, who have been forced to immigrate and seek asylum at the southern border. Ten thousand children ripped away from their parents are currently in internment camps – a situation far more than cruel and unusual, but indispuutably evil because this brutal traumatization of children is unnecessary.  To help us look into the abyss and understand what … Continued
25th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop 7:00 pm
25th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 25 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — vegan chocolate cake / celebratory food items — tell funny stories The Infoshop is accepting donations on its website and otherwise to continue for another 25 years.64790
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ELLA BAKER CENTER LOBBY DAY 9:00 am
ELLA BAKER CENTER LOBBY DAY @ State Capitol
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ella Baker Center members, staff, and allies will be traveling to Sacramento to advance our policy agenda. We will focus on lobbying for the Fair & Just Sentencing Reform Act (SB 1393) and other criminal justice reform bills. Transportation and food will be provided. RSVP required. Please RSVP here. 64864
ICE Detainee Bailout Volunteers Needed 6:00 pm
ICE Detainee Bailout Volunteers Needed @ The Finnish Center
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We need volunteers to assist the detainees with their paperwork BEFORE WEST COUNTY closes for ICE detainees and they are forced to go to some facility somewhere else in the country, probably away from their families. If you feel ready to take on this important role you’ll need to be trained – it’s a two hour training with Rebecca Merton from Freedom for Immigrants.64983
Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.64885
Habeas Data: Author Tour 7:00 pm
Habeas Data: Author Tour @ Octopus Literary Salon
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On behalf of the Northern CA chapter of Society of Professional Journalists – a book reading for Cyrus Farivar, author of the newly released Habeas Data. Habeas Data shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. Award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar makes the case by taking ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matching them against the capabilities of modern technology. It’s an approach that combines the charge of a legal thriller with the shock of the daily … Continued
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Screening of ‘Zero Weeks’ 6:00 pm
Screening of ‘Zero Weeks’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A film examining paid family leave. The film and panel that follows highlight the state and national movement for Paid Family Leave.64997
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Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis 9:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis @ Santa Rita Jail
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
On July 28, 2018, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail in the middle of the night at 1:25a. Like so many other people released from Santa Rita, she had to walk the 1.9 miles to Dublin BART. She would be found outside, unresponsive and declared dead before the station opened at 5:30a. We are demanding an end to late night releases. Please join us as we take the long, dark and desolate walk Jessica and so many other women and men take to get home after incarceration. … Continued
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SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil
SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil @ State Capitol
Aug 20 all-day
SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil @ State Capitol | Sacramento | California | United States
Join a non-violent direct action in Sacramento to insist that Governor Jerry Brown ban fracking and neighborhood drilling to protect our communities. Californians have delivered well over 1 million petitions to Governor Brown calling on him to stand up to the oil industry, and held many rallies and press conferences. Health forums have explained the toxic effects of extreme oil and neighborhood drilling. Brown has received consistent reminders that the majority of Californians and the science DO NOT support fracking and neighborhood drilling. Brown has never acknowledged these demands. Instead, … Continued
LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting and Mail Processing 6:00 pm
LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting and Mail Processing @ Farley's East
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this important way to show solidarity with our incarcerated LGBTQ+ and HIV+ community members! Every month on the 3rd Monday, we’ll have mail processing/data entry, birthday cards to our LGBTQ members in nearby Norcal prisons AND penpal info, so join us for whatever your pleasure is (and invite your friends)! Please join with or without a laptop – there is work for everyone! If you’d like, we’ll train you to respond to letters or to enter and update penpal request forms in our database. Getting these forms … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Solitary Confinement Settlement Rally 11:30 am
Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Solitary Confinement Settlement Rally
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
RALLY at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse while the four CA Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Class Representatives ‘Meet and Confer’ with CDCr to address the continuing solitary conditions that violate the Ashker lawsuit settlement agreement. The four prisoner hunger strike representatives will be present in the courtroom, an historic presence! Help create a strong show of solidarity with prisoners fighting for human rights! What’s going on? The prisoner class-led movement and the Ashker class action lawsuit resulted in the release of over 1400 people from solitary confinement Security Housing … Continued
How Socialists Can Dismantle the US Police State 7:00 pm
How Socialists Can Dismantle the US Police State @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  This event is the second in a two-part mini-series on race, class, and the socialist struggle against racial oppression. This class will build on the concepts of the first class, focusing on socialism and the struggle against racial oppression via a discussion of the US police state. We’ll discuss how democratic socialists can put theory into practice to most effectively combat police violence and mass incarceration. Aside from a short opening lecture, the bulk of class time will be spent in small, group-facilitated discussions. We’ll provide a short set of … Continued
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Punks With Lunch 6:00 pm
Punks With Lunch
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly. Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun! Wednesday:  Mobile Outreach Meet at: 36th and MLK             … Continued
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Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear 7:30 pm
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006   Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books , $15 door, wheelchair access “One of the world’s most honored philosophers provides a candid examination of the current political crisis.” For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her full attention to the terrible political standoff tha has polarized America since the Trump election. … Continued
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Community Restorative Justice Training 9:00 am
Community Restorative Justice Training @ Saint Columbia Church
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Restorative Justice for Oakland and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council is offering free restorative justice trainings for community members wh want to help creae a restorative North Oakland. If you are interested in attending one of the trainings, please email us your name, your desired training date and we will reply. rjoytrainings@rjoyoakland.org64910
Refoundation Caucus Presents: A Conversation with Cat Brooks 1:00 pm
Refoundation Caucus Presents: A Conversation with Cat Brooks @ Omni Commons
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
** This is not an official EBDSA event. It is hosted by the Refoudnation caucus of the DSA*** Cat Brooks, a long-time community organizer is running for Mayor of Oakland. She is by far the most radical candidate in the race, considered by many to be the successor to Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party. As an organizer, Cat has served as the Exective Director of various organizations including the National Lawyers Guild SF, Justice Teams Networks, and Youth Together. As the co-founder of Anti-Police Terror Project, Cat is … Continued
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Clear Your Record with Open Oakland 2:00 pm
Clear Your Record with Open Oakland @ Main Library
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you have convictions? Or do you know someone who does? Get help clearing your record with members of OpenOakland. We’ll use Code for America’s online application tool to help remove barriers to new jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Clear My Record is a free, nonprofit, service for people with a criminal record in select California counties. It is easy to use, but we’ll be at the library to guide you through the process. Drop-in any time between 2 and 5 pm. No appointment required. Know someone who might be … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 26 @ 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
Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist 5:00 pm
Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist @ Bacheeso's
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebration of Life for John Murcko A wonderful dedicated activist for human rights ans social justice.  John was active in the five year so-far successful fight to save the Berkeley Post Office from privatization.64918
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Aug 26 @ 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
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Free Mumia Now! Rally to Free Mumia. 4:00 pm
Free Mumia Now! Rally to Free Mumia. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All out to free Mumia!64984
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Punks With Lunch 6:00 pm
Punks With Lunch
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly. Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun! Wednesday:  Mobile Outreach Meet at: 36th and MLK             … Continued
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Habeas Data Panel Discussion 5:30 pm
Habeas Data Panel Discussion @ South Hall (UC Berkeley) Rm 202
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. Habeas Data explores ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matches them against the capabilities of modern technology. Mitch Kapor, co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the book was “Essential reading for anyone concerned with how technology has overrun privacy.” The panel will be moderated by 2017 and 2018 CTSP … Continued
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Biking While Black – Court Support 9:00 am
Biking While Black – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Biking While Black - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
We need all your support in helping Naj K. Smith get justice! On Friday Aug. 3 naj took a group of young people on a first Friday ride. As usual Naj had his speaker and typical rig he always rides with. He was jammin his usual non offensive tunes when an OPD OFFICER grabbed his handle bars and stopped his bike. Naj politely got off his bike and proceeded to understand what the cops issue was. Being an example to the youth he was leading he remained calm and respectful even the … Continued
Final Fridays: Political Education + Film Screening 6:00 pm
Final Fridays: Political Education + Film Screening @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Final Fridays at EastSide Arts Alliance Join us for a FREE evening of information, food, and film. Join us on FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 at EastSide Arts Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606. 6-7 PM // Political Education to Build Community Power This month’s topic: what is Black August and why should we celebrate it? Come out this Final Friday and learn more about why we should honor our People outside of February. 7-9 PM // Free film screenings on issues affecting our communities. Refreshments provided at film screening. … Continued