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The Haitian Revolution 2:00 pm
The Haitian Revolution @ The Starry Plough
Feb 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Haitian Revolution of 1804. The imp-act of the Haitian revolution was immeasurable – to the slave system, anti-imperial struggles, France and the US. To other slave societies it became an example of what could be accomplished and a source of hope. Speakers will be Pierre Labossiere and Gerald Smith.67624
Climate Disruption, Migration, and the Rise of Walls 7:00 pm
Climate Disruption, Migration, and the Rise of Walls @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate Disruption, Migration, and the Rise of Walls @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Climate disruption is driving tens of millions of people from their homes every year. In response to this massive forced migration, governments all over the world have intensified their construction and expansion of border walls along with their criminalization of immigrants. And the U.S. only leads the charge in these dehumanizing policies. Join us to discuss these important issues with Todd Miller, journalist and author of Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the US Border Around the World (2019) and Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (2017). … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Talk and Discussion Series 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Talk and Discussion Series @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jan 19, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Group Reading: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we will discuss what many believe is the greatest speech by America’s greatest spiritual leader, a speech that cost him his life. It is not widely recognized that Dr. King was an open socialist who stated that: “There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.” Reading the speech will take about an hour, leaving time for open discussion. … Continued
Sunflower Alliance 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 2 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Please join us for our regular Sunday meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We welcome newcomers, old friends, and regulars to hear updates on current campaigns and discuss future plans. We need your participation and your voice! Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. 67542
How We Win Workshop 2:30 pm
How We Win Workshop @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
How We Win Workshop Facilitated by George Lakey and Kazu Haga “It’s a good time to take a fresh look at what has worked in times of trouble, and share what we have learned about successful campaigning that gives hope for the future.” George Lakey. George Lakey, a campaigner and activist-sociologist, has led workshops on five continents. His first arrest was in the civil rights ovement, and most recetly in March 2018. His tenth book is How We Win. Kazu Haga is the founder and coordinator of East Point Peace … Continued
How We Win: Workshop by George Lakey & Kazu Haga 2:30 pm
How We Win: Workshop by George Lakey & Kazu Haga @ BFUU
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
It’s a good time to take a fresh look at what has worked in times of trouble, and share what we have learned about successful campaigning that gives hope for the future.” – George Lakey. These times call for new and creative tactics in order to make changes to the status quo. Explore: What makes nonviolent direct action campaigns relevant now? What about polarization? How do we build stronger campaigns? Can campaigns build a movement of movements that can deliver really big changes? Expect: experiential activities, small group work, a … Continued
Health Care For All (HCA) – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting 3:00 pm
Health Care For All (HCA) – Contra Costa County Chapter Meeting @ Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, Bldg 1 Conference Room
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us!  Supporters in Alameda County are welcome. Here are the links to the draft agenda and 12/1/19 meeting notes. We hope to see you there.67643
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Longhaul Meeting 4:00 pm
Longhaul Meeting @ Longhaul
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Long Haul Meeting: First Sunday of Every Month  from 4pm – 6pm The Long Haul is an anarchist resource center and community space. Our goal is to provide the shell for a space that feels alive with people, projects, and ideas (whether in concert or conflict)–where together we negotiate a tension with society. We provide a office/meeting space and a non-profit umbrella for a variety of projects/collectives, as well as hosting for numerous social and political events. We also house the Infoshop . What is the Infoshop? The Infoshop is a combination of a … Continued
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Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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Transit Equity Day Rallies 5:00 pm
Transit Equity Day Rallies @ Macarthur BART
Feb 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Transit Equity Day Rallies @ Macarthur BART
Join the 350 East Bay Transportation Campaign, East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Climate and Environmental Justice Caucus,  Labor Rise for Climate, Sunflower Alliance and more to rally on national Transit Equity Day. Public transit is a civil right! Public transit combats climate change! Support AC Transit drivers and their union as they fight for a better contract!67635
Renewable and Resilient: Community Microgrids 6:00 pm
Renewable and Resilient: Community Microgrids @ Community Center
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Renewable and Resilient: Community Microgrids @ Community Center
Learn about how community microgrids can increase renewable energy and make our communities more resilient for dealing with power shutoffs like those that stranded many Bay Area communities last fall. Climate change and the increased danger of fire make it necessary for us to build our own local electric grids, powered by renewable energy, not subject to whatever happens to long-distance power lines. Hear a panel describe the importance of distributed energy, how it works,  and current microgrid projects in California and Marin. SPEAKERS; Peter Asmus, Guidehouse Ellie Cohen, The … Continued
WE KEEP US SAFE: OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH 6:00 pm
WE KEEP US SAFE: OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH @ Restore Oakland
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for the official book launch of We Keep Us Safe, written by Ella Baker Center Executive Director Zach Norris.  Come hear from Zach and learn about how we can come together to build secure, just, and inclusive communities. Books will be available for sale and the author will be signing copies. Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities Despite the United States’ long-standing tradition of aggressive policing and imprisonment, we still don’t feel safe. It’s clear that our current approaches to justice aren’t working. They blame our problems on … Continued
Socialist Night School: Bernie 2020 and Class Struggle 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Bernie 2020 and Class Struggle @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Not me, us” is the slogan of Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential run. On the campaign trail, Bernie has consistently emphasized that he alone can’t transform society — that in order to end the stranglehold of the billionaire class over society, millions of working-class Americans must get involved in the political process. Why does Bernie insist on the need for a mass movement to change society? What is Bernie’s campaign doing to build that movement? What would a working-class movement need to be like in order to enact fundamental change, and what should … Continued
A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo 7:30 pm
A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo @ Hillside Club
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
PETER JAN HONIGSBERG with Steve Wasserman ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com ::T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs.Dalloway’s Books $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  info: kpfa.org/events   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..  You’re doing God’s work with this book…”  —Robert Scheer “Honigsberg combines his impressive research with his persistent advocacy for detainees who clearly played no role in the 9/11 attacks and who almost certainly never posed any threat to American citizens. . . . A well-documented, hard-hitting, necessary exposé.”    —Kirkus Reviews  “What sets Honigsberg’s … Continued
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Reject the Cover-up! Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial 5:30 pm
Reject the Cover-up! Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial @ Grand Lake Theater
Feb 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Reject the Cover-up! Protest Against Sham Impeachment Trial @ Grand Lake Theater
OME ON DOWN! No worries if you don’t have a sign. We will have poster board and markers. ___________________________________________________________ This Wednesday, hundreds of thousands of Americans will mobilize to demand: Accountability — Trump and the Senators and members of Congress who voted to cover up his crimes will be held accountable by their constituents. Democracy — Now more than ever, we need to ensure a free and fair election in 2020, which means real election security reform and and end to voter suppression. Reform — Like after Watergate, we demand … Continued
Ella Baker Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Meeting
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ella Baker Meeting
This February we are highlighting not only the history of black people but the future as well. We will be paying homage to our local leaders and activists. Local performer, artist, and educator TJ Sykes will be joining us. All are welcome, dinner provided, for more information email monifa@ellabakercenter.org. Come build with us!67674
Building a Movement to Stop the War 6:30 pm
Building a Movement to Stop the War @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join the Center for Political Education for an emergency teach-in. As the Trump regime unveils its shameful “Middle East Peace Plan”, tensions with the people of Iran remain high, millions are in the streets of Iraq demanding immediate US withdrawal, and the situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Globally, US militarism continues to destabilize life from Bolivia, to Venezuela, to Haiti, Sudan and the Philippines. Across the planet and here in the Bay Area, movements are taking up the vital task of building unity against these threats to life, along … Continued
Justice Jam 6:30 pm
Justice Jam @ Lakeshore Ave. Baptist Church
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The housing crisis affects us all. Join Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church’s Justice Jam February 5, 6:30-8pm – hear about the intersections of homelessness, housing insecurity, affordable housing. Find out how to get involved. Guest speakers @Skarlinsky @EBALDC_ED @gwehmanbrown pic.twitter.com/znc4WCnIHM — Faith in Action East Bay (@FIAEastBay) January 27, 2020 67657
Multifaith Response to Climate Crisis 6:30 pm
Multifaith Response to Climate Crisis @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Multifaith Response to Climate Crisis @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
 Rev.Ambrose Carroll (Green the Church), Starhawk (Earth Activist Training), and Rabbi Arthur Waskow (The Shalom Center) will lead an evening of song, ceremony, preaching, prayer, and community at the intersection of climate activism and spirituality. Funds raised from this event help support the work of Green the Church, Earth Activist Training, and The Shalom Center. Co-sponsors include St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Church By the Side of the Road, Aquarian Minyan, and Keneset HaLev. Co-produced by Derech HaAreretz – Way of the Earth and JeWitch Collective. Please help spread the word on facebook Wheelchair accessible Fragrance-free … Continued
DSA Green New Deal Committee 6:45 pm
DSA Green New Deal Committee
Feb 5 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly Meeting Join the Green New Deal Committee for our monthly meeting! The Green New Deal Committee (GNDC) is organizing for a socialist Green New Deal in the East Bay and beyond. We believe that future generations are entitled to a beautiful planet with a vibrant natural world that can sustain a good life for all people, and that creating a fully ecological society will require a revolutionary transformation to replace the capitalist social order based on exploitation and oppression with a new society based on cooperation, equity, and justice. … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda items: 4. Census Team – Presentation on 2020 Census – Informational report only Richard J. Luna, Assistant to the City Administrator, will give a presentation regarding the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census will be conducted primarily online and made available in only 13 languages, which makes it a challenge in ensuring a complete count for Oakland. According to the State of California, 57% of Oakland’s population lives in hard-to-count Census tracts. Factors that lead to hard-to-count areas in Oakland include: crowded units, renters, multiple families living at a residence, … Continued
“Kids Caught in the Crackdown,” a documentary 7:00 pm
“Kids Caught in the Crackdown,” a documentary @ Revolution Books
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
As the detention of migrant children has climbed to record-breaking levels under Trump, FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigated what’s going on inside federally-funded shelters – and the lasting impact on children held in U.S. custody. The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year – up 42 percent in fiscal year 2019 from 2018 – spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years. Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism. He produced “Rape in the … Continued
Homeless First & 24 Hours, Community Film Screening 7:00 pm
Homeless First & 24 Hours, Community Film Screening @ Longhaul
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Homeless First & 24 Hours, Community Film Screening @ Longhaul
Screening of two short films on homelessness: 24 HOURS by Yesica Prado An account of eviction of an encampment in Berkeley HOMELESS FIRST by Anka Karewicz & Travis Schirmer A Liberated Lens production that follows the Berkley encampment known as “First They Came for the Homeless,” a group fighting for the right to live in tents within a self-sustaining community. Wheelchair accessible 67668
Omni General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every Thursday evening at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.67526
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THANKS CHELSEA MANNING AND JULIAN ASSANGE FOR REVEALING BUSH’S WAR CRIMES 4:00 pm
THANKS CHELSEA MANNING AND JULIAN ASSANGE FOR REVEALING BUSH’S WAR CRIMES
Feb 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
THANKS CHELSEA MANNING AND JULIAN ASSANGE FOR REVEALING BUSH'S WAR CRIMES
Weekly Friday Vigil with music, snacks, letter writing, conversation 67652
The Terrible State of Oakland 5:00 pm
The Terrible State of Oakland @ Oakland Museum
Feb 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The United Front Against Displacement and the West Oakland Wood St Community will rally on February 7th at 5 pm to condemn the Oakland State of the City Address (1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607). The City is in a terrible state. The State of the City Address is an opportunity for Mayor Schaff and the city administrators to lie about the horrendous conditions of the people of Oakland. The City of Oakland has invested millions in “managing” and sweeping homeless people out of site and done little to provide … Continued
Back to Court: Impact CDCR’s Resentencing Process 5:30 pm
Back to Court: Impact CDCR’s Resentencing Process @ Ella Baker Center, Suite 202
Feb 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Help us get people back to court for resentencing and get people free! Come learn about CDCR’s re-sentencing process, and prepare comments and live testimony. We have 45 days to make public comments and testify at CDCR’s hearing. Since June 2018, CDCR’s PC § 1170(d)(1) Resentencing “pilot program” formally tracked and reviewed over 1,800 cases and referred roughly 1300 people back to court for resentencing. So far CDCR prioritized referring people with illegal or no longer mandatory enhancements, with sentencing errors, and for exceptional conduct. Now, effective January 1, 2020, … Continued
Tsuru Fold-In & Film Screening 6:30 pm
Tsuru Fold-In & Film Screening @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Suite 290
Feb 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tsuru Fold-In & Film Screening @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Suite 290
Never again is NOW. Join OACC and Tsuru for Solidarity for a “Tsuru Fold In,” to fold cranes that will join the “National Pilgrimage to Close the Camps” in June 2020. This movement plans to bring 125,000 paper cranes, or tsuru, as expressions of solidarity with immigrant and refugee communities that are under attack today. The 125,000 cranes represent the members of the community who were rounded up and incarcerated in U.S. concentration camps during World War II, including both Japanese Americans and Japanese Latin Americans. Learn more at tsuruforsolidarity.org. … Continued
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Showing Up for Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy 10:00 am
Showing Up for Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ Berkeley YWCA
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for a legislative strategy session and workshop that will demystify the legislative process, build our collective legislative capacity, and highlight the legislative priorities and strategies of SURJ’s people of color (POC) led partners! This workshop is the first of a two-part series for anyone who is passionate, curious, or wants to learn more about the ways that policy combined with grassroots organizing can be used as a tool in the movement for racial justice and collective liberation. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants … Continued
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Meeting 3:00 pm
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Meeting @ Redstone Bldg
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up the unfinished work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. We are creating a new fusion politics to change the moral narrative of the country. From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area’s Economics Book Group: “Limits” 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area’s Economics Book Group: “Limits” @ Omni Commons
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area's Economics Book Group: "Limits" @ Omni Commons
We start a new book for the new year.  All are welcome at host Strike Debt Bay Area’s economics book group discussion. We meet once a month.  For January we are reading the first three chapters of “Limits (Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care” by Giorgos Kallis (Amazon, Stanford University Press).  For February, the remaing chapters.  Not a problem if you will have missed January – the chapters are short and it is easy to catch up for February! Previous books er have discussed include Kate Raworth’s … Continued
Report from 2nd International Gathering of Women in Struggle 5:00 pm
Report from 2nd International Gathering of Women in Struggle @ Omni Commons
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In December 2019 Zapatista Women organized the Second International Gathering of Women in Struggle in Chiapas Mexico. At least 4,000 women attended from all over the world. The gathering was dedicated to struggle to end gender based violence. Women who attended the gathering will share their experience, feelings, thoughts, and analysis. Participants include the Chiapas Support Committee, Sogorea Te Land Trust, the Sexta National and International, etc. Hosted by Chiapas Support Committee Oakland67660
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools 5:30 pm
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools @ Mills College, Lisser Hall
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The precarity of Black girls’ lives in school have been made visible by Dr. Monique Morris. Through her writing, advocacy, and now film, PUSHOUT, we now have the language to describe and understand what we see happening to Black girls in schools. Morris’ work has inspired debate and legislation with the recent sponsoring of the Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (P.U.S.H.O.U.T) Act,” by representatives Ayanna Pressley (D- MA), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.). The law identifies the many students made vulnerable by race, … Continued
Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay 7:00 pm
Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay @ South Berkeley Senior Center
As the Trump administration escalates its xenophobic war in the Middle East, it continues its brutal war on immigrants. Thousands of migrants await justice in shelters, border camps, and private detention facilities across the U.S and México. In spite of the inhumane immigration policies, people are still arriving at the border seeking asylum and 25,000 migrants are waiting in Mexico to begin their asylum process. Join the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), the Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity (IM4HI), and SURJ-Bay Area for an evening of sharing, solidarity and … Continued
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Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Refreshments will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Refreshments and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM67610
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Talk and Discussion Series 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Talk and Discussion Series @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jan 19, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Group Reading: Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence. In honor of Dr. King’s birthday, we will discuss what many believe is the greatest speech by America’s greatest spiritual leader, a speech that cost him his life. It is not widely recognized that Dr. King was an open socialist who stated that: “There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.” Reading the speech will take about an hour, leaving time for open discussion. … Continued
DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
East Bay DSA’s bimonthly voting general meetings (GMs) include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. With our new regular schedule, member-submitted resolutions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email them to resolutions@eastbaydsa.org. The submissions deadline for each meeting is three weeks before the meeting. Want to make sure our meeting runs smoothly? Sign up to volunteer with the meetings committee. This is a great, low-commitment role for new and experienced members alike. Please use the same form if you have child supervision … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Movie Showing: The Power To Heal (Healthcare for All) 4:00 pm
Movie Showing: The Power To Heal (Healthcare for All) @ St. Peter's Church
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
St Peter Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and Health Care for All – Contra Costa County will show The Power to Heal Medicare And The Civil rights Revolution, a 56-minutes long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all.67612
Green Sunday: Let’s Make the Alameda County Sheriff Accountable to the People 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Let’s Make the Alameda County Sheriff Accountable to the People @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
This talk will deal with the campaign launched by the Ella Baker Center, and also involving a variety of organizations, to audit the sheriff’s budget and hold him (in this case Sheriff Ahern) accountable for using taxpayer dollars for long-term public safety solutions that can improve the health and well-being of all people. Demanding transparency with this budget can uncover potential savings to be reinvested directly into our communities. Jose Bernal is the Organizing Manager at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. Jose comes from a family of first … Continued
Indvisible Berkeley 7:30 pm
Indvisible Berkeley @ Finnish Hall
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org. ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Indivisible Berkeley brings the Trump Resistance to 4000+ of our closest neighbors in Berkeley and surrounding communities. Our mission is to resist the Trump agenda by engaging our elected officials at all levels of government and promote progressive and democratic values. Read our entire mission statement here. Participation in Indivisible Berkeley activities constitutes agreement with our terms of participation.67527
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Europe’s Green New Deal 12:30 pm
Europe’s Green New Deal @ 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Europe’s Green New Deal @ 223 Moses Hall, UC Berkeley
Europe aspires to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.  To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition.  Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment. This presentation by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission, will address the centrality of research and innovation.  According to the event description, the Green Deal is … Continued
People’s Park Forum: The Displacement Plan 4:00 pm
People’s Park Forum: The Displacement Plan @ UC Berkeley, MLK Jr. Student Union Ballroom
Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
People's Park Forum: The Displacement Plan @ UC Berkeley, MLK Jr. Student Union Ballroom
A public forum on People’s Park. Mayor Arreguin and UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Christ are hosting a public forum to rally support for the final devastation of People’s Park. Along with the development plan, they will discuss what the mayor calls “the displacement plan”. Attend this meeting to challenge their narrative. There is no particular reason why the dorm must be built on People’s Park. UC Berkeley does have other locations to build a dorm. The Chancellor and the Mayor will describe a 3 part development plan: a dorm, a separate … Continued
POSTPONED: Tell SF City Hall: No More Business with Concentration Camp Profiteers! 4:30 pm
POSTPONED: Tell SF City Hall: No More Business with Concentration Camp Profiteers! @ SF City Hall Steps (Polk St. Side)
Feb 10 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
POSTPONED. NOT HAPPENING ON THIS DATE. San Francisco is supposed to be a sanctuary city for immigrants; but it also gives sanctuary to corporations that have contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Corporations like Salesforce, Amazon and Google profit from deportation and detention; yet City Hall continues to give them contracts while mouthing support for immigrants. Fortunately, the Immigrants’ Rights Commission is taking the first step to ending these contracts and has asked the City Controller to issue a report highlighting which companies … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 6:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Impact Hub
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
If you would like to come early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and someone will come meet you at 5:30. Working Group Meetings: Some of our working groups meet between organizers’ meetings, and others just confer by phone and email. You can plug into any one of these: Outreach to Organizations Outreach to Individuals Digital Outreach Advocacy (working with politicians) Governance California Public Banking Alliance Fundraising Operations Just send us a note and we’ll help … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Trans Mountain Pipeline Webinar 5:00 pm
Trans Mountain Pipeline Webinar @ Online
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Tuesday at 5pm from February 11th to March 3rd, we have an opportunity to learn from impacted communities all along the Trans Mountain pipeline route.  Click here to RSVP for the free webinar series, “From Wellhead to Tidewater.” On March 3rd, Isabella Zizi of Idle No More SF,  Stand.Earth, and the Protect the Bay Coalition will speaking about the impacts of the Trans Mountain pipeline and tankers in California: the plan to dredge San Francisco Bay to make room for more fully loaded tankers, the impacts of the refinery expansion, and what resistance … Continued
Idle No More: Equity & Direct Action on Climate 6:00 pm
Idle No More: Equity & Direct Action on Climate @ University of San Francisco Del Santo Reading Room, Lone Mountain
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Idle No More: Equity & Direct Action on Climate @ University of San Francisco Del Santo Reading Room, Lone Mountain
Indigenous and community leaders will speak on the connections linking oil projects, climate impacts, and indigenous rights, and in particular the connections between Canadian tar sands oil, the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and the proposed dredging of San Francisco Bay to bring large tankers of tar sands oil to Phillips 66 refinery in Rodeo.  The speakers—Pennie Opal Pant, Isabella Zizi, and Andrés Soto—will share strategies to stop these destructive projects, protect frontline communities, and protect the sacred system of life. The event is free and open to … Continued
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Stop the school board’s budget cuts and mass layoffs 5:00 pm
Stop the school board’s budget cuts and mass layoffs @ La Escuelita School
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OPEN is supporting SEIU 1021 in calling for a community mobilization to stop the school board from cutting at least $6.27M from our schools and firing at least 68 vital employees. When Oaklamd’s school board proposed $30 million in cuts that led to the teacher’s strike he posted evidence that there has actually been about a $70 million SURPLUS being illegally “put aside” (presumably to be given to the charter schools bought by the supporters of the real estate developer controlled school board but that’s what I deduced from what … Continued
“The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” 5:30 pm
“The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” @ Allen Temple Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2nd Floor
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?" @ Allen Temple Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2nd Floor
BBBON Presents Meeting + Potluck on “The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” What Way Forward? Join Block By Block Organizing Network for their February general assembly. Come listen and discuss recent strategies and movements with local activists/leaders who fight for the unhoused. Let’s bring our input and our hearts together. The time is now!! TIME: 5:30 PM Potluck Supper (please bring a dish to share). 6:30 PM Program. Parking available in parking lot or street. PANELISTS: Candice Elder, CEO and ED, East Oakland Collective James Vann, Moderator of Homeless Advocacy … Continued
Utility Justice Campaign Launch 6:00 pm
Utility Justice Campaign Launch @ Greenlining Institute
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Help launch the campaign for a sustainable and accountable electricity system in California. The Utility Justice Campaign is leading a movement to Reclaim Our Power, demanding that front-line communities have a seat at the table in designing a blueprint for restructuring PG&E. The campaign sent a  letter to Governor Newsom outlining the principles that should govern a new California electricity system: 1. Distributed energy 2. Worker and community control 3. Clean renewable energy for all 4. Corporate accountability 5. Frontline leadership 6. Indigenous sovereignty and land stewardship 7. Environmental justice … Continued
Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and … Continued
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Court Support, Militarized Police and Moms 4 Housing 9:00 am
Court Support, Militarized Police and Moms 4 Housing @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
“The Alameda County Sheriffs have not taken responsibility for their grossly exaggerated use of force in the pre-dawn eviction of Black women and children in Oakland. They are still holding arrest charges over the heads of 2 mothers and 2 supporters. Join us all to stand with the moms and demand transparency, accountability and that all pending charges be dropped immediately.” Also, if you haven’t signed this petition (and for more background info), go to: https://www.change.org/p/alameda-county-sheriff-gregory-ahern-hold-the-sheriff-accountable-protect-moms-babies-from-tanks?signed=true Petition � Hold Them Accountable – Protect Moms & Babies from Tanks, AR-15s, and … Continued
Oakland Police Commission 5:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Agenda. Items of particular interest: Election of Char Use of Force Ad Hoc Cmte Draft Ordinance on Militarized Police Equipment Process for Drafting Policy Many of you witnessed or saw images of the Moms4Housing visionary action for the right to housing and the Alameda County Sheriff Office’s warrior deployment of assault weapons, a tank and battering ram in response to peaceful protest in Oakland. The event demonstrated more clearly than ever the need to push back on police use of military equipment in our communities. The Oakland Police Commission will … Continued
Bay Area Skeptics Talk – Big Data 7:30 pm
Bay Area Skeptics Talk – Big Data @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bay Area Skeptics Talk This critical thinking-focused organization meets Every Second Thursday of the month with a different topic and guest speaker for every conversational meeting. This month’s topic: Big Data: What it is, how its used, where it’s headed by Mike Olson T67701
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Volunteer on the Planting Justice Farm 10:00 am
Volunteer on the Planting Justice Farm
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Volunteer on the Planting Justice Farm
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NUDE VALENTINE’S DAY PARADE 11:00 am
NUDE VALENTINE’S DAY PARADE @ Jane Warner Plaza
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Nothing could be more ignorant and hypocritical than criminalizing the human body in a city that is named after a preacher who preached in the nude. In early 2013 a law was passed in San Francisco that is commonly called “the nudity ban”. According to this law you can go to jail for a year for merely taking off your clothes on a warm summer day. (That’s if you do it 3 times in a year. If it is your first or second time you get a $100 fine.) Nothing … Continued
Active Hope: How Will We Survive? 4:00 pm
Active Hope: How Will We Survive? @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 15 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Active Hope: How Will We Survive? @ Fellowship Hall
Come join Codepink and friends in a two-day exploration of Active Hope.  There will be thought-provoking speakers, rousing entertainment, activism updates, information tables, and great eats and socializing. The featured speakers are: Joanna Macy, author and teacher, scholar of Buddhism, systems thinking and deep ecology, and a veteran of six decades of activism. Harvey Wasserman, author, journalist, democracy activist, advocate for renewable energy, and a strategist and organizer in the anti-nuclear movement in the United States for over 30 years.  Entertainment by Emma’s Revolution.   Homemade organic pies  –  impeach, … Continued
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Feed the Hood 14 7:00 am
Feed the Hood 14 @ EOYDC
Feb 16 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feed the Hood 14 @ EOYDC
Feed the Hood 14: Bag Lunch and Hygiene Kit Preparation and Distribution Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood– giving back to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland by preparing and distributing bag lunches and hygiene kits. This Feed the Hood is in partnership with Black Joy Parade and sponsored by Abbott. **Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with their parent(s) or guardian). **Coffee/tea and continental breakfast will be served for volunteers. **Venue is wheelchair accessible. For more info, including itinerary, visit eastoaklandcollective.com/feedthehood. … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 10:00 am
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
NEW TIME!!!! Join us for our regular Sunday meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We welcome newcomers, old friends and regulars to hear updates on current campaigns and discuss future plans. We need your participation and your voice! And weigh in on the decision about our future meeting time and place! Should we continue to meet at the Bobby Bowens Center at the new time, 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM? Or change the time and/or place?   67699
Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched. 12:30 pm
Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched. @ New Parkway
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join a pilot screening presented by Minema, your pass to the most relevant media events in the city. A Tribeca, Hot Docs, and POV documentary, The Feeling of Being Watched is a groundbreaking film on government surveillance. In the Chicago suburb where journalist Assia Boundaoui grew up, most residents in her Muslim immigrant neighborhood believe they are under surveillance. Assia investigates and uncovers FBI documents about “Operation Vulgar Betrayal,” one of the largest pre-9/11 counterterrorism probes conducted on domestic soil, right in Assia’s hometown. Guided post-screening conversation to follow. Find out more … Continued
Screening Of “Fukushima Speaks” By Journalist and Videographer Toshikuni Doi‘ 1:30 pm
Screening Of “Fukushima Speaks” By Journalist and Videographer Toshikuni Doi‘ @ Downtown Bereley Public Library
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FUKUSHIMA SPEAKS’ EXPLORES LIVES OF SURVIVORS On Sunday, February 16, No Nukes Action will host the Bay Area premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” a compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist Toshikuni Doi. “It is not enough for a journalist to report facts and news of what is happening, but rather it is the journalist’s duty to expose the ‘human’ underneath it all,” Doi stated. “If we fail to shed light on [universal themes]and just succeed in reporting on facts and news, to the audience, it will come across … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase Action Planning Meeting 3:00 pm
Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase Action Planning Meeting @ Chocmat HaLev
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase Action Planning Meeting @ Chocmat HaLev
Come hear about the plans for the next Stop The Money Pipeline @Chase action coming up later this month, and see how you can join in! Anyone interested in climate action is welcome, and we will have breakout sessions including QA for you or your affinity groups to decide how you’d like to plug in to this campaign. For more event information: http://www.extinctionrebellionsfbay.org67724
UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation 5:00 pm
UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation @ Tamarack
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation @ Tamarack
This Sunday in Oakland, join members of @DSACommunists and Black Rose Bay Area, who will discuss the historic, ongoing wildcat strike by graduate workers at UC Santa Cruz. #UCSCstrike 67717
Prison Truth 6:30 pm
Prison Truth @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Revolutionary journalism and Prisoner Human Rights Movement … freedom of the press … is an embodiment of freedom….Freedom is so much the essence of the human that even its opponents realize it … No human fights freedom; they fight at most the freedom of others. Every kind of freedom has therefore always existed, only at one time as a special privilege, at another time as a universal right. Karl Marx A new book, Prison Truth, “The Story of the San Quentin News” by William J. Drummond (UC Press, 2020) tells of prisoners’ self-transformation … Continued
The Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution (Film Screening & Discussion) 8:00 pm
The Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution (Film Screening & Discussion) @ La Pena
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us for a film screening of On the Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution, followed by a discussion with Vee Bravo and Rodstarz, Chilean activists and media makers documenting the nations social crisis. Featuring a special performance by Rodstarz of Rebel Díaz! Doors open at 7:30 pm / Event starts at 8pm67702
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Wake Zuck Up at His House on President’s Day! Facebook Protest 10:00 am
Wake Zuck Up at His House on President’s Day! Facebook Protest
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Gather at 21st Street and Fair Oaks This Presidents Day, we will gather outside Mark Zuckerberg’s house near Dolores Park to let him know that we won’t be quiet in the face of his company undermining our democracy. We are not sure what billionaires brunch on, but let’s give him some food for thought and a piece of our minds. It will be fun. We will be loud. And we will bring plenty of democracy bagels for everybody who shows up with a sign or a noisemaker. Why? Zuckerberg’s San … Continued
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Socialist Night School: The Socialist Feminist Case for Bernie Sanders 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: The Socialist Feminist Case for Bernie Sanders @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Isn’t Bernie just another old, white man? Shouldn’t feminists instead support one of the smart, competent women on the primary ticket? These are valid questions, but whether we’re talking about the environment, healthcare and reproductive rights, immigration, or strengthening unions, Bernie’s policies are fundamentally feminist ones. His program addresses not only issues of gender, but tackles all of the intersecting oppressions that exist under capitalism. No other candidate can make that claim. Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a panel a discussion featuring reproductive rights … Continued
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End Oil Extraction in California 8:30 am
End Oil Extraction in California @ State Capitol (meet at 1003 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Can you join us in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 19th for a mass rally and banner drop to let Gavin Newsom know that we’re fed up? Jp, the date has been set. On February 19, Governor Newsom will deliver his second State of the State speech in Sacramento. He’ll tackle a lot of important issues – but with the climate crisis unfolding all around us, we need him to prioritize ending California’s oil problem.� We must show up in force to make it clear that Californians are watching and that any … Continued
A Public Conversation on Privacy – Panel at Twitter 5:30 pm
A Public Conversation on Privacy – Panel at Twitter @ Twitter
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
February’s Privacy Lab, hosted by Twitter, will be a panel on the topic of: A Public Conversation on #Privacy. Panelists will discuss why taking a global approach to privacy matters, and what the future of privacy-first product development looks like. Panelists include: Damien Kieran, Global Data Protection Officer, Twitter Lea Kissner, Chief Privacy Officer, Humu Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum Please note that Twitter requires an ID for building entry and will receive a list of guests who have RSVPd for the event. Check-in will be open until 6:15 at … Continued
Beloved Oakland – Homeless Benefit Concert 6:00 pm
Beloved Oakland – Homeless Benefit Concert @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico 6:00 pm
Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico Oscar López Rivera Foundation OLR-Libertá Co-sponsored by: Boricuas in Berkeley, Bay Area Boricuas, Alt Breaks P.R. Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies, Big Ideas Prison Class, Berkeley Underground Scholars, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Ethnic Studies Library, Hispanic Engineers and Scientists, Latinx Research Center, Multicultural Community Center, Poetry for the People, The American Cultures Center, UCB Graduate Assembly Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican ex-political … Continued
Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! 6:00 pm
Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! @ Hayward City Council
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! @ Hayward City Council
At its next meeting, the East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors will be considering and perhaps voting on whether to accept nuclear energy from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. PG&E has proposed making allocations of carbon-free energy, 70% nuclear from their Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and 30% from large hydroelectric generators,  to EBCE and other community choice programs.. The proposal is tied to the exit fee that all community choice customers pay to PG&E. The coalition of community organizations that helped create EBCE is fighting to oppose bringing … Continued
Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died 6:30 pm
Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died @ Freedom and Movement Center
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died @ Freedom and Movement Center
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Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Feb 19 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
ant 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. You will hear about SURJ’s pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. LOCATION AND ACCESS The Movement Strategy Center is located at 436 14th St., Ste 500, (5th floor) at the corner of Broadway … Continued
APTP General Membership Meeting 7:00 pm
APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We’ll discuss our current efforts to build responses to mental health crisis and Intimate Partner Violence that do not lead with law enforcement intervention. The East Side Arts Alliance is wheelchair accessible.67707
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Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism 5:00 pm
Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism @ Center for Latin American Studies
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism @ Center for Latin American Studies
John Lindsay-Poland is a writer, activist, researcher and analyst focused on human rights and demilitarization, especially in the Americas. He has written about, researched and organized action for human rights and demilitarization of US policy in Latin America for 30 years. Currently he coordinates Stop US Arms to Mexico, a project of Global Exchange, and serves as California Healing Justice Associate of the American Friends Service Committee, with a focus on police demilitarization. His award-winning book Plan Colombia narrates a 2005 massacre in the San José de Apartadó Peace Community … Continued
Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition 6:30 pm
Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition @ Tenderloin Museum
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
America thinks they know about the Black Panthers. But just wait until they hear about the Rainbow Coalition. The Rainbow Coalition was a broad coalition of diverse, freedom struggle organizations, from the Black Panthers and Young Lords to working class white groups like the Young Patriots. Standing in solidarity in their class struggle against economic and racial injustice, the group both challenged—and changed—the face of 1960s politics in Chicago, one of the most segregated cities in postwar America. Collectively confronting issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, the Rainbow … Continued
How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) 7:00 pm
How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) @ Books, Inc
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) @ Books, Inc
Author Erica Etelson will talk about her new book, Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide. zx67694
Omni General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every Thursday evening at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.67526
Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” 7:00 pm
Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” @ Revolution Books
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC. “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” (November 2019) retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the history of the United States. This was the German Coast Uprising of 1811, just outside New Orleans. “Instead of studying George Washington, a great enslaver, or Thomas Jefferson, a great enslaver, when they talk about freedom… we should be studying people who were actually trying to get free from a system of enslavement which was … Continued
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No Retaliation Against Striking Santa Cruz Grad Students 1:00 pm
No Retaliation Against Striking Santa Cruz Grad Students @ Sproul Plaza
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
No Retaliation Against Striking Santa Cruz Grad Students @ Sproul Plaza
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21 Cherish and Protect – A March for Real Climate Leadership 4:30 pm
21 Cherish and Protect – A March for Real Climate Leadership @ Merritt College
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cherish and Protect an exhibition of art expressing our responses to the crisis of our heating planet.67753
Gracias Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange for Exposing Bush’s War Crimes 4:30 pm
Gracias Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange for Exposing Bush’s War Crimes
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Organizing to Save Chelsea and Julian because of the recent  UN report .They said ‘Chelsea’s and Julian’s Solitary Confinement is Torture!” 67749
Tent City Film Screening 6:30 pm
Tent City Film Screening @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Presented by La Peña Cultural Center and the San Francisco Foundation. Tent City highlights the impact of unprocessed grief on mental health in America, the toll that gentrification has taken on the city of Oakland (nation wide), and ignites a call to action to reclaim our humanity in the midst of our ever changing world. The screening also features live music, a resource fair, community discussion, Q&A, and more! RSVP Free with RSVP / Donations Accepted https://lapena.org/event/tentcity/?mc_cid=8e0269a1ab&mc_eid=83c795cf6867703
Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal 7:30 pm
Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal @ Antioch Community Center
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal @ Antioch Community Center
This Town Hall Symposium brings together experts, local leaders, activists, and frontline community members to exchange perspectives about how climate change impacts East County and the Bay Area, and how a Green New Deal can address these challenges. Guest speakers include: Dr. Mark Stemen, Professor of Geography and Planning, and Civics from California State University, Chico. Youth leaders from the Sunrise Movement Sierra Club Delta Group hosts. RSVP on Facebook   67664
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Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy 10:00 am
Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ YWCA
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for part two of our 2020 legislative workshop series! Workshop participants can expect to… – Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJ’s larger framework – Hear about new opportunities to engage in the legislative process with SURJ – Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer – Hear from Ella Baker Center on their 2020 policy priorities Guest Speaker: Derick Morgan is the Policy Associate for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. As part of the Ella Baker Center’s legislative … Continued
Memorial for Mike Zint 11:00 am
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
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Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go 12:00 pm
Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go @ Berkeley City College, Room 34
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monthly reading and discussion series for those interested in a better understanding of a socialist perspective. Suggested readings for this topic (readings are recommended but optional) 1) The Problem is Capitalism by Speak Out Now: https://speakoutsocialists.org/capitalism-is-the-problem-2/ 2) What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism by Monthly Review https://monthlyreview.org/2010/03/01/what-every-environmentalist-needs-to-know-about-capitalism/ 3) The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm 4)Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto by Leon Trotsky (1937): https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1937/10/90manifesto.htm 5) The Communist Manifesto (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/18467695
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening 2:00 pm
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
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Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group 3:00 pm
Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group @ CEL, 3rd Floor
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What will it take to truly address the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today? The answer is presented in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Budget, which lays out the policies and investments to address the widespread and systemic injustices we face. We invite you to come together with other supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about these solutions through our Moral Budget Reading Group. This will be a space for us to develop our collective understanding of the policies we’re … Continued
Day of Remembrance 5:30 pm
Day of Remembrance @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Duncan Ryūken Williams discusses his book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. Williams reveals the little-known story of how, in the darkest hours of World War II when Japanese Americans were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, a community of Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation’s history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American. Reverend Williams has taken part in Tsuru For Solidarity, a non-violent direct action protest lead by Japanese Americans formerly incarcerated … Continued
Oscar López Rivera 5:30 pm
Oscar López Rivera @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled “Oscar López Rivera—Two Years Later: Resistance and Resilience”. Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few … Continued
Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party 6:00 pm
Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party @ Omni Commons
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dance, eat, drink, and meet local labor activists at the Bay Area Labor Notes Dance Party Fundraiser Featuring local DJ Kream from 8:30PM-11:30PM. A small donation of $5-$35 covers food, music, camaraderie, and stories about the Bay Area labor movement from local labor activists. Cash bar available, Venmo also accepted. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. All ages. All proceeds will help low-wage workers attend the international Labor Notes conference in Chicago this April. The Labor Notes Conference is a unique gathering of thousands of rank-and-file union members, local … Continued
Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night 7:00 pm
Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night @ Hasta Muerte Coffee
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Black Rose/Rosa Negra Bay Area for a movie night and discussion about the current events in Chile. Movie: The Chicago Conspiracy – This documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which explore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against … Continued
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Harriet Tubman as a Military Figure 10:30 am
Harriet Tubman as a Military Figure @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Al Sargis: Harriet Tubman as a Military Figure The recent (2019) film, Harriet, left many aspects of Harriet Tubman’s life and work unexplored, but ICSS member Al Sargis has been researching Tubman’s military exploits as head of military intelligence of the Army of the Potomac and her planning, organizing and leading the only amphibious assault by a woman in US (and possibly world) history. I would place her skills and talents in the context of what she learned in the Underground Railroad and her collaboration with John Brown in the raid on … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Feb 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
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International Day Of Action To Free Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning 12:00 pm
International Day Of Action To Free Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning @ UK Consulate
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
International Day Of Action To Free Julian Assange & Chelsea Manning @ UK Consulate
Join the Bay Action Committee to Free Julian Assange on an international day of action on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the San Francisco UK consulate. The action will also include support for Chelsea Manning who has been jailed by a Grand Jury to force false testimony against Julian Assange. The real war criminals who run the UK government and the US. government go unpunished while the whistleblowers who exposed war crimes are threatened with torture and life in jail. The criminal prosecution of journalist Glenn Greenwald by the Brazilian … Continued
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Know Your Rights Training 7:00 pm
Know Your Rights Training @ Grassroots House
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Know Your Rights Training @ Grassroots House
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E. J. Dionne: Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country 7:30 pm
E. J. Dionne: Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country @ Hillside Club
Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
New York Times bestselling author and Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne sounds the alarm in Code Red, calling for an alliance between progressives and moderates to seize the moment and restore hope to Americas future for the 2020 presidential election. Will progressives and moderates feud while America burns? Or will they take advantage of the greatest opportunity since the New Deal Era to strengthen American democracy, foster social justice, and turn back the threats of the Trump Era? The country is at a crossroads. Principled opposition to Trumps presidency … Continued
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Gracias Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange for Exposing Bush’s War Crimes 4:30 pm
Gracias Chelsea Manning & Julian Assange for Exposing Bush’s War Crimes
Feb 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Organizing to Save Chelsea and Julian because of the recent  UN report .They said ‘Chelsea’s and Julian’s Solitary Confinement is Torture!” 67749
Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay – Performance and Panel 6:30 pm
Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay – Performance and Panel @ Place
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A benefit for the 25th anniversary of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners and the Free Sitawa Campaign~ Please join us  for a performance of Solitary Man: A Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison. The one-hour two-person play with music by Fred Johnson and Charlie Hinton will be followed by a panel discussion with the producers alongside Dejohnette from CCWP to speak on the DROP LWOP (Life Without Parole) campaign and CCWP’s 25th anniversary, and Minister King with updates on the campaign to free Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and the resistance … Continued
Puzzles for Justice Returns! 7:00 pm
Puzzles for Justice Returns! @ ACCE
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Puzzles for Justice has returned! Love jigsaw puzzles? Love social justice? Join us for three hours of solving puzzles Friday, February 28th from 7 to 10pm! This quarter’s Puzzles for Justice is a fundraiser for CRC’s Safety, Survival & Self Determination Program. Think of it like a walk-a-thon except instead of raising money based how far people walk, we’re raising money based on how many puzzle pieces we can put together (a puzzle-a-thon?). You can help out by either coming to the event and helping us put these puzzles together, … Continued
Richard Wolff: Understanding Socialism 7:30 pm
Richard Wolff: Understanding Socialism @ First Presbytarian Church of Berkeley
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM and Democracy at Work present: RICHARD D. WOLFF Understanding Socialism With Sabrina Jacobs advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM info: kpfa.org/events “Richard Wolff’s book is the best accessible and reliable treatment we have of what socialism is, was, and should be.” – Cornel West A blend of history, analysis, and theory, Understanding Socialism is an honest and approachable text that knocks down false narratives, confronts failures and the challenges of various socialist experiments throughout history, and offers a … Continued
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Leap Day Action – Declare Climate Emergency – extravagant spectacle, roving street party 2:00 pm
Leap Day Action – Declare Climate Emergency – extravagant spectacle, roving street party @ Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Leap Day Action - Declare Climate Emergency - extravagant spectacle, roving street party @ Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza
Use your Extra Day to Declare Climate Emergency and keep carbon in the ground *For life, beauty and joy & against eco-destroying robber barons!
* The earth is not dying – it is being killed. The corporations killing it have locations near you (including in downtown Berkeley) *Roam downtown visiting, decorating and disrupting banks and corporations* *Build zero waste compostable altars for the 1 billion dead animals at each target* *Dress as an Australian or Amazonian animal* *Marching band / mobile bike sound system* *Kid friendly * Bring disguises, decorations, musical … Continued