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Demanding The TRUTH: Alameda TRUTH Act Forum – ICE/Sheriff Collaboration 12:00 pm
Demanding The TRUTH: Alameda TRUTH Act Forum – ICE/Sheriff Collaboration @ Alameda County Administration Bldg, 5th floor
Oct 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join community members, immigrants’ rights advocates, and many more advocates at the TRUTH Act forum in Alameda County to demand transparency and accountability! Sheriff Ahern has been collaborating with ICE to facilitate local deportations and the separation of families, it’s time to demand the TRUTH. Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement. Through our advocacy efforts, the Board of Supervisors scheduled the forum to ensure that … Continued
Prison Strike Solidarity Letter Writing Night 6:30 pm
Prison Strike Solidarity Letter Writing Night @ Telegraph Beer Garden
Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join comrades for a night of solidarity letter writing to inside organizers facing repression from the 2018 National Prison Strike In solidarity with the National #PrisonStrike, join comrades for a night of letterwriting to inside organizers facing repression from the strike on Monday at Telegraph Beer Garden in Oakland. Find out more info here: https://t.co/xbTbVmS7BU pic.twitter.com/45KNVrRPlS— East Bay DSA (@DSAEastBay) September 27, 2018 65112
Author Event: Shane Bauer – American Prison. 7:00 pm
Author Event: Shane Bauer – American Prison. @ Moe's Books
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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ALL EYES ON THE SHERIFF – EMERGENCY RALLY & MARCH! 9:30 am
ALL EYES ON THE SHERIFF – EMERGENCY RALLY & MARCH! @ Glen Dyer
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Turn out for a rally and march calling for FULL sheriff accountability and transparency! In the span of just 6 days, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department has been exposed for: Illegally recording attorney & youth-client privileged conversations Brutally assaulting a 76-year old disabled woman for jaywalking Guards ignoring the screams of a pregnant incarcerated woman for hours while she went into labor in a cold, dirty concrete solitary confinement cell Join us to demand that the Board of Supervisors authorize an independent audit and full transparency and accountability of the Alameda Sheriff’s Department. #AuditAhern … Continued
Oakland City Council – Public Banking Discussion 6:30 pm
Oakland City Council – Public Banking Discussion @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd floor
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Oakland City Council will discuss creating our local public bank. To review: On September 11, the four-member finance committee looked at the feasibility study, heard from the community, and decided to send the whole matter to the full Council. Now, to make sure the Council keeps moving forward, we need to show up once more. Please attend if you can; we’ll be there with t-shirts and signs for you.65114
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Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Alameda County Administration Bldg, Room 255
Oct 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’  Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative. Agenda: Revised Meeting Schedule and Meeting Protocols Learning Goals and Data Needs Urban Shield Guidelines, Adopted by Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Sheriff’s Office UASI Overview and 2019 Plan Alameda County Emergency Management Discussion on Criteria to Weigh Recommendations Public Comment65120
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hear from @CatherineNCrump discussing the recent SCOTUS Carpenter ruling, and from Darlene Flynn – Dept. of Race & Equity, on how to measure (and mitigate) disparate impact. Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Election of vice-chair 5. 5:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – discussion with Director Darlene Flynn – Dept. of Race & Equity about measuring and mitigating disparate impact; take action on Surveillance Technology Acquisition Questionnaire (STAQ) 6. 5:50pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – discussion with staff and take action to adopt sequence of impact analysis and use policy writing for existing equipment7. 6:00pm: … Continued
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The Role of Women in The Great Depression
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 5 all-day
Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal The Role of Women in The Great Depression A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on … Continued
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The Role of Women in The Great Depression
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 6 all-day
Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal The Role of Women in The Great Depression A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on … Continued
Oakland Does Not Consent 5:00 pm
Oakland Does Not Consent @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
In the now extremely likely event that Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, we will gather at 5pm on the day of the vote to show that #WeDoNotConsent to the appointment of yet another sexual predator into a position of power in the US govt. Join us to express our collective outrage and to continue the process of healing for survivors of the ‘justice’ system. Bring silver duct tape and chapstick if you are able. We will continue to update on this page as details about the vote are released.65143
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RESILIENCE FOR RENTERS: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD 10:00 am
RESILIENCE FOR RENTERS: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD @ EcoHouse
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Resilience for Renters: Grow Your Own Food WHAT: Growing your own food is a key resilience strategy lowers your grocery bills, makes healthier eating easy and fun, and helps combat climate change! No yard? No extra money? No problem! In this hands-on workshop at our lush outdoor classroom, you will learn many ways to grow food as a renter. Instructor Lori Caldwell, a long-time renter herself, will demonstrate creative solutions and cover topics such as: Container gardening, indoors and outside Vertical gardening (hanging pots and peats, pallets and trellises) From … Continued
Detention To Freedom – Reunited Families Speak! 4:00 pm
Detention To Freedom – Reunited Families Speak! @ KEHILLA COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE
Oct 7 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
FROM DETENTION TO FREEDOM-REUNITED FAMILIES SPEAK! Join us for a community celebration of the past 7+ years of Interfaith Prayer Vigils at WCDF with people who have been freed and come home, and the Joyful Noise! Gospel Singers, a nonprofit community choir dedicated to social justice and human rights. www.joyfulnoisegospelsingers.org65111
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Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China 7:30 pm
Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China @ Pegasus Bookstore
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Fan Shigang discusses Striking to Survive: Workers’ Resistance to Factory Relocations in China. In conversation with Li Wen. What is the meaning of the thousands of strikes in China? Do these strikes add up to a “labor movement”? How can solidarity between Chinese and American workers be built? Countering the popular myth that Chinese workers are “stealing American jobs,” Striking to Survive documents a recent wave of factory closures in China’s Pearl River Delta and struggles by workers there to hold onto their jobs, their pensions, and their livelihoods. The struggles of these workers … Continued
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7th Anniversary of Occupy Oakland: The Takeover of Oscar Grant Plaza.
Holding the Sheriff to account 6:00 pm
Holding the Sheriff to account
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Contra Costa Racial Justice Coalition will host Aaron Zisser, a civil rights lawyer who served as Independent Police Auditor in San Jose. As IPA, Zisser reviewed internal investigations of alleged officer misconduct and issued policy recommendations. He served in this role for about a year before an intense political campaign, waged by the police union, forced him out. South Bay police accountability activists believe that the campaign against Zisser was the police union’s way to trying to put the brakes on efforts to give the Auditor more powers to … Continued
“Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary” Book Launch 6:30 pm
“Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary” Book Launch @ North Gate Hall Library, UC Berkeley
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Editors Mateo Hoke (’14) & Taylor Pendergrass discuss their new oral history collection, SIX BY TEN: STORIES FROM SOLITARY, with narrator Mohammed “Mike” Ali. Featuring a reading and Q&A with Mateo, Taylor, and Mohammed, as well as a journalistic reversal in which Mohammed will interview the editors. This event is hosted by the Berkeley Oral History Center and is co-sponsored by Voice of Witness, Haymarket Books and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. About the book Six by ten feet. That’s the average size of the cell in which … Continued
Building the Movement for Mutual Aid 7:00 pm
Building the Movement for Mutual Aid @ Omni Commons
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re so excited to have Mutual Aid Disaster Relief stop in Oakland during their West Coast tour! Come hear about MADR’s work including their formation during Hurricane Katrina, solidarity efforts in Puerto Rico, and all the way to their current training program. This evening will be an introductory presentation: “Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism.” Free admission – all are welcome! This event is in OMNI’s Ballroom which has wheelchair accessibility. Posters from Beehive Collective and other merch will be on sale as a fundraiser for the … Continued
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Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) Night 7:00 pm
Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) Night @ Omni Commons
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) is a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform. Imagine if Facebook or Twitter was run by its users, could be extended by anyone, offered cryptographic security, and required no centralized infrastructure! Come by and learn more about SSB, ask questions, get set up on one of the several client programs, and be free from oppressive centralized social networks. Read more at https://www.scuttlebutt.nz65165
Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back 7:30 pm
Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back @ Pegasus Bookstore
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Katya Cengel discusses Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back. “Exiled” traces the story of violence through three generations of Cambodian-Americans by profiling a handful of families. It begins with the grandparents, the elderly who will soon be too old to tell their stories of survival. The violence they endured is recognized as the most brutal, a genocide that killed an estimated 20 percent of the Cambodian population. In Cambodia, the criminals have never fully been brought to justice and the victims remain largely silent. The silence is the … Continued
The Dark Shadow of Tech on the S.F. Bay Area 7:30 pm
The Dark Shadow of Tech on the S.F. Bay Area @ First Congregational Church
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
advance tickets: $12 : Books Inc (Berkeley), Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. East Bay Books,    $15 door, KPFA benefit. Cary McClelland is a writer, filmmaker, lawyer, and rights advocate.  His book is an eye-opening portrait of San Francisco transformed by the tech boom. Famously home to artists and activists, the birthplace of the Beats, the Black Panthers, and the LGBTQ movementin recent decades the Bay Area has been reshaped by Silicon Valley, the engine of the new American economy. The richer the region gets, … Continued
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Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening. 5:30 pm
Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening. @ Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Adios Amor: The Search for Maria Moreno. Film Screening. @ Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union | Berkeley | California | United States
Film screening followed by Q+A with Director Laurie Coyle and Maria Moreno’s daughters, Olivia Portugal and Lily DeLa Torre In Adios Amor, the discovery of lost photographs sparks the search for a hero that history forgot — Maria Moreno, a migrant mother driven to speak out by her twelve children’s hunger. She was the first farmworker woman in America to be hired as a union organizer and became an outspoken leader in an era when women were relegated to the background. In 1961, UC Berkeley students invited farmworker labor leader … Continued
Attica – a Documentary film. Part of Revolutionary University. 6:00 pm
Attica – a Documentary film. Part of Revolutionary University. @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Attica – a Documentary film. Part of Revolutionary University. @ South Berkeley Senior Center | Berkeley | California | United States
Attica – a documentary film by Cinda Firestone This film documents the events that began on September 9, 1971 when inmates at Attica State Prison seized the prison for four days after months of protesting inhumane conditions. The uprising resulted in the death of 43 people after state troopers were called in to put down the rebellion This event is the opening night of a three day Revolutionary University Join us for three days of presentations and discussions to help us understand our current conditions and the problems we face … Continued
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics 7:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ | Oakland | California | United States
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Learning Club: No Wall They Can Build 2:00 pm
Learning Club: No Wall They Can Build @ Omni Commons
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The tech industry has been shaken by calls from workers at companies including Microsoft, Amazon, and Salesforce to stop collaborating with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The outrage, sparked by stories of children being brutally separated from their parents, led many to call for the abolition of ICE. What would it take to abolish ICE? What is leading so many people to seek refuge in the US in the first place? In solidarity with those impacted by the actions of this agency, we must not only call to abolish ICE … Continued
Sanctuary City – Active Hope 3:00 pm
Sanctuary City – Active Hope @ BFUU
Oct 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
In October, Berkeley may become the 2nd city, following Richmond, to cut municipal contracts with ICE data brokers. The Sanctuary City Contracting ordinance, which ends city business with companies that send information to ICE, will be in front of the City Council in the town where sanctuary was born. Berkeley’s Federation of Unitarian Universalists will talk about it, along with many other social justice efforts, at Active Hope. Talks: Action Updates Tracy Rosenberg/ Sanctuary City ordinance Shahid Buttar/Kavanaugh Susan Harman/ Public Bank David Peattie, Steve Murphy/ Indivisible Berkeley Economic Justice … Continued
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Power To The People 1:00 pm
Power To The People @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Power To The People @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
  Celebrate 52 years of the Black Panther Party with a concert & rally featuring X Clan and more! Hosted by Gina Madrid + Saturu Ned. FREE EVENT, call for unity and solutions!65136
Green Sunday: The Upcoming Nov. 6 Elections (and the Green Voter Guide) 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: The Upcoming Nov. 6 Elections (and the Green Voter Guide) @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our October Green Sunday program will focus on the upcoming November 6 elections: the various measures and offices which will be on the ballot in Alameda County, and the written analyses and recommendations in our Voter Guide. Join a discussion about state and local tax measures, as well as candidates for various local races: mayors, city councils, school boards, special districts, etc. We will have short presentations by Laura Wells (Green candidate for Congress, CA-D13), Saied Karamooz (Green candidate for Oakland Mayor), James Vann (about housing issues on the ballot), … Continued
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Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series 6:30 pm
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/lXyMwgGT6yg 6:30 PM – Introduction 6:40 PM – Film Screening 7:40 PM – Discussion 8:30 PM – Closing Please bring snacks and other things to share if you can!!! The economic system of capitalism has undermined democracies throughout the world, created huge income disparities, wrecked our ecosystem and isolated us from our own communities. Yet very few people truly understand its roots. This six-part documentary series from Icarus Films is an ambitious but accessible series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have … Continued
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Deport ICE – Berkeley Sanctuary City Contracting Law 6:00 pm
Deport ICE – Berkeley Sanctuary City Contracting Law @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In May of 2018, Richmond became the first city in the country to prevent municipal contracts with companies that sell data to ICE. Now it is Berkeley’s turn as we try to build a region-wide resistance that will change the business decisions of companies. Using public money to subsidize the high-tech hunting of immigrants is a choice and we can make another, better choice here in Northern California. Sanctuary is not just a slogan. The good news is that the contracting restriction is, currently, on the consent calender and we … Continued
Socialist Night School: Socialist Perspectives on Women’s Oppression 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Socialist Perspectives on Women’s Oppression @ East Bay Community Space
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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The Rise of a Radical New Majority 7:30 pm
The Rise of a Radical New Majority @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents D.D. Guttenplan & Michael Lerner The Next Republic: The Rise of a Radical New Majority advance tickets: $12 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. East Bay Books   $15 door, KPFA benefit Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America?  National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplans The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient rise of democracy in America. Here youll meet some of the … Continued
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Leon Guerrero, Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability 6:00 pm
Leon Guerrero, Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability @ California Nurses Association
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join this conversation with Michael Leon Guerrero. Learn about the Labor Network for Sustainability, the only national membership organization building support in the labor movement for a just transition to a sustainable, renewable energy economy, and its Labor Climate Convergence taking place in CA next year. This will also be an opportunity to discuss next steps for Labor Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice following the hugely successful Labor Contingent in the September 8th march in SF. Pot-luck dinner: We’ll provide food. Any dish you would like to bring to … Continued
PUBLIC BANKING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD 7:00 pm
PUBLIC BANKING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD @ San Rafael Corporate Center
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come find out why public banking is suddenly making national news: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and other cities and states are considering changing finance to finance change! On Thursday, October 18, at the San Rafael Corporate Center 750 Lindaro Street in San Rafael, join 350Marin and hear author and attorney Ellen Brown, founder of the Public Banking Institute and host of the radio show ‘It’s our Money’ and Susan Harman, Co-founder of Commonomics USA Member of Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, talk about about the Public Bank movement … Continued
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Stop the Sleep Deprivation in CA Solitary Confinement! RALLY & COURT S\OLIDARITY 9:00 am
Stop the Sleep Deprivation in CA Solitary Confinement! RALLY & COURT S\OLIDARITY @ Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) for a rally and courtroom presence in opposition to the relentless practice of sleep deprivation torture in CA solitary confinement cells. Please show solidarity with imprisoned civil rights Plaintiff, Jorge Rico, and with people locked in solitary throughout CA suffering severe sleep deprivation due to guards’ loud and disturbing “security/welfare checks.” Case name and number: Rico v. Beard  2:17-cv-01402-KJM-DB 9:00AM RALLY outside the Courthouse 10:00AM COURTROOM SOLIDARITY with Jorge Rico, prisoner who brought this case (Crtrm #3, 15th Floor) After the hearing, … Continued
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics 7:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ | Oakland | California | United States
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Rally & March For Marriott Hotel Strikers “One Job Is Enough” 9:00 am
Rally & March For Marriott Hotel Strikers “One Job Is Enough” @ 2 Justice Plaza
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
SF Rally & March For Marriott Hotel Strikers “One Job Is Enough” http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/10-20-18-OneJobRallyFlier.pdf One Job Should be Enough! For more information on the strike check out https://onejob.org/. OPEIU 29 AFL-CIO 11 https://onejob.org SF Marriott Workers Strike: A Class Battle For All Workers https://youtu.be/R8M0mrxJpxA Twenty five hundred Marriott workers went on strike in San Francisco on October 4, 2018 at 7 Marriott owned hotels in the city. This is part of a national strike of United HERE at Marriotts in Boston, Chicago, Oakland, Hawaii, San Francisco and other cities. San Francisco members … Continued
ELLA BAKER CENTER CONGRESS 10:00 am
ELLA BAKER CENTER CONGRESS @ Oakland Public Library - Cesar Chavez Branch
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  Join us as we work together to set  EBC’s policy agenda for our local and state work in 2019. We hope that we can build stronger relationships across the membership, discuss our campaign work and identify important roles for members in 2019. In order to attend, we kindly ask that you RSVP here, by October 15th.  65138
Benefit Film Showing: “Southwest of Salem,” for #MeToo Behind Bars Lawsuit 3:00 pm
Benefit Film Showing: “Southwest of Salem,” for #MeToo Behind Bars Lawsuit @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Benefit Film Showing for #MeToo Behind Bars Lawsuit Screening of the film “Southwest of Salem,” about four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted in the early 1990’s. After the screening, Maria Moore, sister of Kayla Moore, will speak on a panel about the extreme levels of violence that LGBTQ – GNC people face from the legal injustice system. Four plaintiffs who have been incarcerated at the women’s prison in Chowchilla, CCWF, have filed the #MeToo Behind Bars lawsuit against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDC(r). The plaintiffs all … Continued
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: FILM AND PANEL 3:00 pm
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: FILM AND PANEL @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Southwest of Salem tells the story of four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two young girls in the early 1990’s in San Antonio, Texas. They spent decades in prison before finally being exonerated. Their prosecution and conviction was the product of a homophobic culture and criminal legal system. Now trans, GNC and queer people are facing persecution in California’s women’s prisons as a result of similar attitudes and a prison power structure that condones targeted violence against LGBTQ and gender nonconforming prisoners. Hosted by California Coalition for … Continued
Cultivate Empathy for All 5:00 pm
Cultivate Empathy for All @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our philosophy: We are more interconnected and interdependent in our world than we think. Our ecosystem is built on the principle of interconnectedness. While science allows us to understand few of the interactions in ecosystem, the entire image of our interconnectedness with other individuals, species and environment is still beyond our intellectual grasp. But we certainly understood the importance of having a system built on the principle of interconnection. As a result, we developed our social, economic and political systems that rely on our interconnectedness. The ability to see the … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library : Kavanaugh 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library : Kavanaugh @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 21 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library : Kavanaugh @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Our planning committee suggested that we schedule time for folks to express their thoughts and feelings about the Kaganaugh nomination, hearings and confirmation, so we are arranging for speakers to address the topic from Marxist and feminist perspectives. Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly. FREE – but hat will be passed for donations to NPML About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as … Continued
Supplies for The Village Dropoff 1:00 pm
Supplies for The Village Dropoff @ Omni Commons
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
You can drop donations for our winter supply drive off at Omni Commons (4799 Shattuck) today bet 1-4pm. Help us and the folx we serve gear up for colder months ahead. pic.twitter.com/GdYe3C2kI6— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) October 21, 2018 65202
Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement: Solidarity and Resistance in the Trump Era 3:00 pm
Zionist Lawfare and the Boycott Movement: Solidarity and Resistance in the Trump Era
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  This event focuses on the attack on the academic boycott and BDS movement, including the recent lawsuit targeting members of USACBI (US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel) in the context of broader right-wing and Zionist repression, including of student activists such as GUPS at San Francisco State. The speakers will also discuss the campaign.   National Lawyers Guild – SFBA Chapter | 558 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 65089
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Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series 6:30 pm
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/lXyMwgGT6yg 6:30 PM – Introduction 6:40 PM – Film Screening 7:40 PM – Discussion 8:30 PM – Closing Please bring snacks and other things to share if you can!!! The economic system of capitalism has undermined democracies throughout the world, created huge income disparities, wrecked our ecosystem and isolated us from our own communities. Yet very few people truly understand its roots. This six-part documentary series from Icarus Films is an ambitious but accessible series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have … Continued
Stop the Deportation of Berkeley’s Benavides-Pineda Family 7:00 pm
Stop the Deportation of Berkeley’s Benavides-Pineda Family @ Barrows Hall, Room 175, UC Berkeley
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us to her the Benavides-Pineda family speak of their experience in their fight against deportation and for citizenship rights. Also, we will draw lessons from the victories we’ve had, the challenges we now face and also the opportunities.65179
The Legacy of 1968: Global to Local with Activist-scholars 7:00 pm
The Legacy of 1968: Global to Local with Activist-scholars @ Moe's Books
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mat Callahan is a musician and author originally from San Francisco, where he founded Komotion International. He is the author of three books, Sex, Death & the Angry Young Man, Testimony, and The Trouble with Music, editor of Songs of Freedom: The James Connolly Songbook, and The Explosion of Deferred Dreams: Musical Renaissance and Social Revolution in San Francisco, 1965–1975. He currently resides in Bern, Switzerland. George Katsiaficas lives in Gwangju, South Korea, and in Ocean Beach, California. A student of Herbert Marcuse, he is the author of The Subversion … Continued
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Press Conference – UN Report on Homelessness 11:00 am
Press Conference – UN Report on Homelessness @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Oct 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Press Conference For Immediate Release Bay Area Curbside Communities Respond To UN Special Report On Homelessness Naming Oakland, San Francisco As Human Rights Violators On October 19th, the United Nations Special Rapporteur to the Right to Adequate Housing, Lelani Farha, released her new report documenting the “global scandal” of homeless encampments. In January of 2017, Farha spent time in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California to meet with unhoused residents and housed advocates and described the conditions as “cruel and inhumane”. The only U.S. cities explicitly called out … Continued
Court Support: Pack the Courtroom for Whole Foods Suit! 2:30 pm
Court Support: Pack the Courtroom for Whole Foods Suit!
Oct 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
COURTROOM SUPPORT NEEDED! On September 19th, Wayne Hsiung and DxE were served with a lawsuit from Whole Foods asking for a restraining order and monetary damages because of our protests. On September 21st, there was a hearing for a temporary restraining order. Whole Foods asked for all of DxE to be banned from all of its California stores. Luckily, the judge only granted a restraining order for the Telegraph location, where we had a successful week of protest anyway, ending in a historic action at a factory farm in Petaluma … Continued
Environmental Justice Panel: A Dialogue About Racial Disparities 5:00 pm
Environmental Justice Panel: A Dialogue About Racial Disparities @ UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, 220 MLK Jr. Student Union
Oct 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Environmental Justice Panel: A Dialogue About Racial Disparities @ UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, 220 MLK Jr. Student Union | Berkeley | California | United States
As part of Climate Justice Week, the Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley (SERC) is sponsoring a panel on environmental racism featuring two very powerful warriors for environmental justice. Join them for an evening of critical dialogue surrounding race and its intersection with social justice within the environmental movement.  Both environmental degradation and benefits are distributed among racial and socioeconomic lines: toxic environmental racism works alongside the structural violence of poverty.  Yet, these forms of violence receive little to no exposure or priority in the environmental movement, which only … Continued
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Gender and Race in the 2018 Elections – Wellstone Club Meeting and Talk 6:00 pm
Gender and Race in the 2018 Elections – Wellstone Club Meeting and Talk @ Humanist Hall
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Gender and Race in the 2018 Elections” Carroll Fife Oakland Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment(ACCE) Black Lives Matter Carole Joffe Prof of Ob/Gyn at UCSF; Pro-Choice Activist potluck at 6PM; meeting at 6:45PM please bring something to share 65177
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social 6:30 pm
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Oct 25 @ 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! For more event information: http://www.eastbaydsa.org65186
Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) Night 7:00 pm
Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) Night @ Omni Commons
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Secure Scuttlebutt (SSB) is a decent(ralised) secure gossip platform. Imagine if Facebook or Twitter was run by its users, could be extended by anyone, offered cryptographic security, and required no centralized infrastructure! Come by and learn more about SSB, ask questions, get set up on one of the several client programs, and be free from oppressive centralized social networks. Read more at https://www.scuttlebutt.nz65165
Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary 7:00 pm
Six by Ten: Stories from Solitary @ WOLFMAN BOOKS
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a night of readings with Voice of Witness, a non-profit human rights organization in the Mission who publishes oral histories of human rights abuses. With a new book releasing this October with Haymarket Books, 6 x 10 —Voices from Solitary. This will be an event with author Mateo Hoke and a few of the narrators from the book centered around experience and mass incarceration throughout the US and beyond. Press Release Below: “Six by Ten is a deeply moving and profoundly unsettling wake-up call for all citizens. … Continued
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Stop Trump’s Child Separation and Indefinite Family Detention Policies! 10:00 am
Stop Trump’s Child Separation and Indefinite Family Detention Policies! @ Berkeley YWCA
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Shut down the  concentration camps! Free all immigrant detainees! No ban, no wall, sactuary for all! 10:00 AM : Teach-In 12:00 Noon : Youth Speak Out and March from Krober Hall Plaza (Bancroft & College).65180
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics 7:00 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ | Oakland | California | United States
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Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges from Within and Without 7:30 pm
Venezuela Under Siege: Challenges from Within and Without
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
National Speaking Tour: Steve Ellner. Ellner has taught economic history in Venezuela since 1977. He is the author of numerous books and journal and magazine articles on Venezuelan history and politics. His most recent book: The Pink Tide Experiences: Breakthroughs and Shortcomings in 21st Century Latin America. Campaign to end US and Canada Sanctions Against Venezuela.65175
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Wash House Free Laundry Event 9:00 am
Wash House Free Laundry Event @ Poppy's Bubble Wash
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Luxe Laundromat Free Laundry Events will offer free laundry to the community. If you or someone you know is in need please reach out to our page and leave your contact information. Anyone can come and help support by volunteering. The event will include live music,food and prizes.65145
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan 7:00 pm
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan @ BFUU
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cindy Sheehan and gg Winter have a slide presentation and report from their recent trip to Cuba, including a celebration with four of the released Cuban 5 where Cindy was honored for her work in helping get them released. It was an amazing musical and dancing program put on for her and our group. Nice pictures of the occasion, and many others of the trip will be shown. Please attend and enjoy. Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee. For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice … Continued
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Hardships imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions. 10:30 am
Hardships imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Hardships imposed on the Venezuelan people by US-Canadian Sanctions. As part of a campaign to educate the public and organize a stronger movement against ongoing – and ever increasing – US and Canadian sanctions and intervention on the Venezuelan people, the Alliance for Global Justice is organizing a national speaking tour by Dr. Steve Ellner, who has taught at several U.S. and Latin American Universities. FREE – but hat will be passed for donations to NPML About Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library A … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 28 @ 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
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games | Oakland | California | United States
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Whither China and humanity? 6:30 pm
Whither China and humanity? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Striking to Survive records workers’ views of their ongoing strikes in Pearl River Delta. There is also a new movement of idealistic party youth in China for who are looking to Marxism to align with workers’ own aspirations. They have been rounded up by the party-state machine. What future comes from “handling contradictions among the people” according to the “thought of Mao” or now the “thought of Xi Jinping”? What is Marx’s philosophy of liberation in distinction from the party-state? How does it speak to the new movements in China and … Continued
2018 World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs! 8:00 pm
2018 World Conference Against Atomic & Hydrogen Bombs! @ BFUU
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Don’t miss this riveting report on the state of the world and what’s being done to back away from the nuclear brink. A Slide Show & Talk by John Steinbach, Hiroshima Nagasaki Peace Committee of the National Capital Area Edging toward nuclear war, the world remains balanced precariously on the knife edge of nuclear annihilation. Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Committee.65190
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Rally to Support Youth Suing over Climate 3:00 pm
Rally to Support Youth Suing over Climate @ Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Rally to Support Youth Suing over Climate @ Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals | San Francisco | California | United States
Rally to support the  #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States. They are suing the US government for knowingly violating their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. When their trial comes to federal court in Eugene, OR, on October 29, they will march into court to demand a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan. This plan would end the reign of fossil fuels and require the United States government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations. Join the rally … Continued
Revisiting Reparations 6:30 pm
Revisiting Reparations @ Sierra Club
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What are the origins of the racial wealth gap and how can we leverage wealth to undermine, rather than support, the structures of white supremacy? SURJ’s Fundraising Committee will provide historical context, map the limitations of existing institutional financial support for racial justice, and engage participants to rethink their own access to wealth, networks, and other resources in an effort to develop a “reparations mindset.” All proceeds go to support one or more of our partner organizations led by people of color.65211
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Socialist Night School: The Assault on Education 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: The Assault on Education @ East Bay Community Space
Oct 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re still finalizing this course. Required Readings Additional details and readings will be added shortly.    65141
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