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Community Foods Market Grand Opening 11:00 am
Community Foods Market Grand Opening @ Community Foods Market
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Community Foods Market Grand Opening @ Community Foods Market
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Impeach on the Beach 11:00 am
Impeach on the Beach
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us at Ocean Beach (near the Cliff House) at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 1st as we help the legendary Brad create a brand new I-M-P-E-A-C-H human banner. It’s CADem weekend and MoveOn presidential forum weekend so every big name D will be in town, including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris & Kirsten Gilibrand. The helicopter arrives at midday, so get there early and don’t miss out! This is a great opportunity to make ourselves seen and heard, and immediately after the event we plan to head off … Continued
U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela’s Future 2:00 pm
U.S. Imperialism and the Struggle for Venezuela’s Future @ Starry Plough
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism at the Starry Plough Pub U.S. Imperialism  and the Struggle for Venezuela’s Future Roger Harris and Mehmet Bayram, both recently returned from Venezuela, will discuss this key battleground in the U.S. ruling class’s ongoing war to overthrow independent and left-wing governments world wide. The will be joined by the National President of Veterans for Peace, Gerry Condon, who was beaten by police when he was delivering food to the activists defending the Venezuelan Embassy in Washinton, DC. All speakers have recently visited Venezuela. Questions and comments … Continued
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International Sex Worker Day 11:00 am
International Sex Worker Day @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
🗣️ Spread the word~SIT WITH US~ Inviting Bay Area community to our table for a Sex Worker celebration! 6/2• Tabling by community health, wellness & social justice orgs• Performers, Pole, & Speakers TBA• Allies are wanted & welcome• Wear red• Bring flowers to share pic.twitter.com/nz57lql8oD— Bay Area Workers Support (@BAWSupport) May 15, 2019 66611
Author Event: Bill Fletcher discusses ‘The Man Who Fell From The Sky’ 3:00 pm
Author Event: Bill Fletcher discusses ‘The Man Who Fell From The Sky’
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Noted social justice activist Bill Fletcher has written his first novel, The Man Who Fell From The Sky. In it, Fletcher looks at the issues of race, ethnicity, power, history and politics through the eyes of a young reporter in Cape Cod investigating a murder in 1970. In the course of the novel, he weaves together portraits of Cape Verde, Portuguese, African American and white communities. (Books will be available for purchase.) Please register at the Eventbrite page so we can get a good headcount: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bill-fletcher-book-talk-tickets-62069395232?fbclid=IwAR0-MHqTF9K9B_sbv8L5XemusaK-3NJ2-b078GR9kwvy2-sMEg9zmXpYO_k66630
Migrants At The Border: What’s Really Happening? What Can We Do? 3:00 pm
Migrants At The Border: What’s Really Happening? What Can We Do? @ RSVP for location (see text)
Jun 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
How can we show up in solidarity with migrants at the southern border who have fled gang violence and government brutality to endure traveling on foot for months, family separation, and further persecution? Please join us on June 2 to hear how you can volunteer with Al Otro Lado, (AOL), a wonderful organization known as the “most loving place in Tijuana.” Al Otro Lado, is mostly volunteer-run and provides asylum seekers with know-your-rights training, legal consultation, document support, meals and medical care.Bay Area SURJ members who spent several days at … Continued
Film Screening: THE LOBBY, ABRIDGED 7:30 pm
Film Screening: THE LOBBY, ABRIDGED @ Redwood Gardens Community Meeting Room
Jun 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“If Americans Knew” presents a 1-hour version of the censored Al Jazeera documentary, “The Lobby, Abridged”.   66606
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CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control 5:30 pm
CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers,
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We don’t have to wait to repeal Costa Hawkins to fight displacement and stabilize the homes of thousands of tenants in Oakland NOW. Oakland City Council has the power to remove rent-control exemptions on thousands of currently owner-occupied duplex and triplex units in Oakland and protect the futures of families in thousands more. It’s time we demand they take action to stop displacement and rent gouging. Closing the rent stabilization loophole for owner-occupied 2-3 unit buildings would immediately: • Protect an estimated 5,100 tenants already living owner-occupied duplexes or triplex … Continued
Socialist Night School: Anti-Imperialist Strategy 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Anti-Imperialist Strategy @ East Bay Community Space
Jun 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Throughout the history of capitalism, capitalists in a handful of countries have managed to impose their dominance across the world, subjecting people, land, and resources in the Global South to intense forms of exploitation. Socialists call this system imperialism. What is the connection between the socialist project and anti-imperialism? What can socialists in the US do to fight imperialism? And what might an international struggle against imperialism and capitalism look like? Join us on Tuesday, June 4 for the third part of our three-part Socialist Night School series on imperialism … Continued
Housing Struggles & International Solidarity: Eastern Europe 7:30 pm
Housing Struggles & International Solidarity: Eastern Europe @ Tamarack
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Housing Struggle & International Solidarity: Eastern Europe and Beyond The housing crisis is a global issue. Across the world, struggles for housing justice are on the rise, as are fights against evictions, gentrification, and houselessness. A transnational analysis and international solidarity strategy based on anti-capitalist, antiracist, and communitarian ideals has become increasingly necessary. Join us for an evening presentation and discussion around organizing and building regional and global solidarities! Drawing upon their own contexts in Romania, Czech Republic, and the US (Bay Area), housing activists Eliska Černá (Wake up houses), … Continued
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Making Political Art: Expression of a Movement 6:00 pm
Making Political Art: Expression of a Movement
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
‘Making Political Art: Expression of a Movement’ invites you to a lively conversation as Oakland art critic Jeff Kelley facilitates a discussion with Bay Area artists Leslie Dreyer, Mark Harris & Sawyer Rose.  66623
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relevant Agenda Items: 5. 5:45pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – ShotSpotter technology Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and formation of ad hoc work group. No action on the use policy will be taken at this meeting. 6. 6:00pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Mobility Data Sharing Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action. 7. 6:30pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Remote Camera Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and formation of ad hoc work group. No action … Continued
‘Cacophony Society’ Reading and Signing 7:00 pm
‘Cacophony Society’ Reading and Signing @ Wolfman Books
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Launched in 1986, the Cacophony Society was a highly-influential, “randomly gathered network of free spirits united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society.” This underground collective of pranksters, culture jammers, and thrill-seekers birthed Burning Man, inspired Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and freaked out the squares with their proto-flash mobs of SantaCon. Please join us at E. M. Wolfman for the premier signing and reading of the recently issued paperback edition of this crucial counter-culture document first published in hardback by Last Gasp Publishers of San Francisco … Continued
‘DOLORES’ 7:00 pm
‘DOLORES’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century-and she continues the fight to this day, at age 88. With intimate and unprecedented access, Peter Bratt’s film chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the … Continued
THE LAND AND LIBERTY social justice advocates’ training seminar – Land and Housing Justice 7:00 pm
THE LAND AND LIBERTY social justice advocates’ training seminar – Land and Housing Justice @ Notable House
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What if the value of what real estate agents mean by “location, location, location” were treated fully as community property? What would it mean as tax revenue to collect land values? What would happen to land speculation if the rent of land was collected by society to pay for social infrastructure? What would happen to the sales price of land were its private income potential sent to near ZERO? What would happen to landlords’ pocketbooks if the land portion of the rent you’re paying went to pay for streets, schools, … Continued
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VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS 6:00 pm
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! To us, saving Chelsea … Continued
Report back from Cuba and update on Venezuela. 7:00 pm
Report back from Cuba and update on Venezuela. @ BFUU
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Report back from Cuba and update on Venezuela. Two local activists who participated in the May Day activities in Cuba will be sharing information with the public. Alicia Jrapko, co-chair of the National Network on Cuba and the US coordinator of the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity, and Bill Hackwell, photo journalist and co-editor for the English edition of Resumen Latinoamericano will be speaking. Recently returned from Venezuela: David Paul, one of the four remaining members of the Embassy Protection Collective, arrested when it was seized by the … Continued
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Oscar Grant Mural Unveiling 12:00 pm
Oscar Grant Mural Unveiling @ Fruitvale Bart Station
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Please join the Oscar Grant Foundation & Oscar's incredible Mom, Wanda Johnson, as we celebrate her son's life and legacy this Saturday, June 8 noon-2pm @SFBART Fruitvale Station unveiling his mural and the naming of Oscar Grant Way. TY @lateefahsimon: https://t.co/tLjxQ7a7tR— Bevan Dufty (@BevanDufty) June 4, 2019 66659
School’s Out! Party for a Better World: Fundraiser 7:00 pm
School’s Out! Party for a Better World: Fundraiser @ Place for Sustainable Living
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The school year is coming to a close. Join comrades and friends to celebrate a year of struggle in the schools and in the streets. Live music from left punk band Apocalypse Eventually and more! Come hungry for pupusas, tamales, and horchata. This fundraiser is to help us raise money to send comrades to the 2019 CSP-Conlutas international labor congress in Brazil in August. The CSP-Conlutas is a unique federation of socialist parties, labor unions, and social movements (LGBT, Women, Indigenous, and Quilombo) in Brazil. By bringing activists in the … Continued
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Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Jun 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. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, May 12 Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in … Continued
Medicare 4 All – Nothing Less! 1:00 pm
Medicare 4 All – Nothing Less! @ The Women's Bldg
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Medicare for All is gaining momentum — today, 70% of Americans support the single-payer policy. But in order to win it, we’re going to have to overcome the powerful private interests that want to defeat it. Already, establishment Democrats are cowing to private insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers by attempting to replace Medicare for All with lookalike legislation. As the new Democratic House majority begins to hold hearings and cohere around a healthcare policy, we need an uncompromising mass movement that demands nothing less than a universal, comprehensive, free-at-use Medicare for … Continued
Budget Blitz: Signature Gathering Launch Prep 2:00 pm
Budget Blitz: Signature Gathering Launch Prep @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all volunteers! The People’s Budget Initiative needs YOU to help make it a reality by gathering signatures in your neighborhood. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to get started as early as next week: meet other volunteers and build teams around your schedule, put together shift equipment, and run through one last training session. This is the perfect place for new volunteers to connect with experienced signature gatherers who can share their skills & knowledge and organize shifts together.66681
Green Sunday: Telecom Rollout of Next Generation Wireless 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Telecom Rollout of Next Generation Wireless @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Don’t miss the next Green Sunday June 9th at 5pm on 5G, the 5th generation Big Telecom planned roll out of close proximity so-called “small” cell antennas every 2 to 8 houses on every block emitting inescapable millimeter wave wireless radiation 24/7 which would harm mammals and pollinators, risk our privacy and security, cost more than cable or fiber optic with far less reliability and speed, interfere with weather predictions, etc.  Motive for 5G?  You guessed it….corporate greed (with no regard for human need.) 20+ Ca cities have passed related … Continued
Homeless First: a Documentary Film about First They Came for the Homeless 5:00 pm
Homeless First: a Documentary Film about First They Came for the Homeless @ Omni Commons
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come check out out latest Liberated Lens production: Homeless First, a documentary about First they came for the homeless, a self organized drug and alcohol free encampment in Berkeley that provides safe space for people on the streets to get out of homelessness. Film by Anka Karewicz and Travis Schirmer Juggling performance by Stacey, report from Houseless People Walking To Salem For Justice march and panel with camp members after the screening. Free admission, donations for FTCFTH and Liberated Lens will be collected.66598
Earth First! Journal Roadshow 6:00 pm
Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
The Earth First! Journal, purveyor of news and cutting edge strategy of the radical environmental movement made their cross-country move to Oregon this year. 

Join other rabble-rousers and earth defenders to welcome and celebrate this grassroots media collective in its 40th year. The Earth First! Journal is a quarterly magazine that prints biocentric news, movement analysis, how-to’s, direct action earth defense, prisoner support, pipeline campaigns, antifascism, action report backs, campaign updates and so much more. The Earth First! Journal is a movement magazine made by the movement and for the … Continued
Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security 6:30 pm
Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security @ Revolution Books
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Todd Miller discusses Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security at Revolution Books Millions of people, all over the planet, driven from their homes by climate change (and war and poverty) make desperate journeys to other lands. Seeking to survive and find a better life, they risk their lives and are then hounded and killed in militarized high-tech border zones. Trump is STILL separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border – and this is going on all over the planet. Todd Miller traces how the roots … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly & Movie Night 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly & Movie Night @ Finnish Hall
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  RSVP MOVIE NIGHT – Knock Down The House Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Description: Watch the trailer. “A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upset in recent American history.” ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. 66649
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Pass The People’s Budget 4:00 pm
Pass The People’s Budget @ outside Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Last month, Libby Schaaf presented her budget for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Despite a citywide survey that revealed Oakland’s two top priorities are homelessness and affordable housing, Libby’s budget increased spending for her office and the police department. And it decreased spending on everything else including public works, libraries, social services, parks & rec and race & equity. On Monday, June 10th, Council President Rebecca Kaplan will present her amended budget for community response. The Refund Coalition has spent the last several months creating a budget that reflects our values … Continued
Community Discussion Group “When We Fight We Win – Resist the Landlords!” 6:00 pm
Community Discussion Group “When We Fight We Win – Resist the Landlords!” @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Discussion Group "When We Fight We Win - Resist the Landlords!" @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Rising rents and gentrification are driving working class people in the East Bay out of the neighborhoods they grew up in and making the area unlivable. Still, workers are not powerless in the face of this onslaught of capitalist profiteering by the landlords and the rich. Workers can fight back! By understanding the real cause of the current housing crisis and organizing against it, workers have the power to change their conditions and create a future in their own image. Join us for a community discussion on housing in the … Continued
PUBLIC HEARING ON POVERTY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY 6:00 pm
PUBLIC HEARING ON POVERTY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership is seeking comment from the community on its Community Action Plan and input on the needs and gaps in services that exist for Alameda County’s low-income residents. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (510) 238-2362 OR VISIT www.AC-OCAP.com This meeting location is wheelchair accessible. To request disability-related accommodations or to request an ASL, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish interpreter, please email AC-OCAP@oaklandca.gov or call (510) 238-2362 at least five working days before the meeting.66663
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Choice Action Now 7:00 pm
Choice Action Now @ Forage Kitchen
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Choice Action Now is organized by Lisa Cole, Michele Pred, and Hadley Dynak –artists, fundraisers, and cultural producers enraged about the state of reproductive rights and abortion access. If you’re fuming too, OR if you’re feeling alone, overwhelmed, and not sure what to do about this assault on choice, join us. We’ve organized an event to help you learn, connect, and make a difference — right now. Come alone or bring your posse. But show up. **** Speakers include: Amy Everitt, VP for Special Projects NARAL Pro Choice California, a … Continued
What’s Really Happening in Venezuela 7:00 pm
What’s Really Happening in Venezuela @ Longhaul
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venezuela is facing significant difficulties and one of its worst difficulties are the lies and misinformation spread by the government and the media. Laura Wells, longtime Green Party Activist recently returned from Venezuela as part of an “End Venezuela Sanctions” delegation and will report back on what she found. There will be a Q&A session after the reportback.66670
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Justice for Janitors Day Oakland – Sweeping Out Fascism 11:00 am
Justice for Janitors Day Oakland – Sweeping Out Fascism
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In 1990 members of the L.A. janitors union launched a strike that became a turning point for the labor movement. The “Justice for Janitors” campaign pit low wage, mostly immigrant women and men against powerful local business leaders and multinational corporations. On June 13th, we will celebrate the brave women and men that sacrificed for the struggle. Century City showed us what organized labor can be and what our power can accomplish. On this day Janitors are launching a statewide campaign to continue the fight for immigrant rights calling on … Continued
Movie Night at Reem’s 6:00 pm
Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Nights at Reem’s The Arab Film and Media Institute and Reem’s are partnering to bring some of our favorite Arab films to Oakland. Screenings are free + the amazing team at Reem’s will be serving the full menu throughout the evening.  And that’s not all! There will be movie snacks (including za’atar popcorn!), April 11: Refugee Stories Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the … Continued
Oakland Police Commission – Armored Vehicle Purchase and Usage Policy 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission – Armored Vehicle Purchase and Usage Policy @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Agenda Items of Interest: Pawlik Investigation Update Commission Subpoenas Related to CPRA/Pawlik Investigation Communications OPD Budget Update OPD’s Policy on the Deployment of the BearCat and Other Militarized Weapons Analysis and OPD presentation on the use of the BearCat and the deployment of militarized weapons and potential Commission action on OPD’s request for a purchase of a second BearCat. The Commission may vote to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Acquisition and Use Policy. Commission Letter to City Council Regarding CAHOOTS The program CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On … Continued
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Women’s Visionary Conference
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 14 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
#ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy 12:00 pm
#ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy @ Federal Building
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
#ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy @ Federal Building
Come join our educational and family-friendly theatrical event as we read aloud Trump’s many Articles of Impeachment, plus the Mueller Report Executive Summary, and as we explain how the impeachment process works – while dressed as founding fathers. Come in costume!!! 66683
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS 6:00 pm
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! To us, saving Chelsea … Continued
TAKE BACK THE POWER! – PG&E Social 7:00 pm
TAKE BACK THE POWER! – PG&E Social @ &th West
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet comrades who want to stand up to PG&E’s corruption and criminal treatment of our communities and learn more about how to get involved in the fight for energy democracy!66698
The Battle for People’s Park – Author Event 7:30 pm
The Battle for People’s Park – Author Event @ Pegasus Bookstore
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Battle for People's Park - Author Event @ Pegasus Bookstore
The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969 Author Tom Dalzell will be in conversation with Steve Wasserman, publisher and executive director of Heyday, to reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most searing conflicts that closed out the tumultuous 1960s: the Battle for People’s Park. ————————————————————- 50 Years of Pegasus Books: 1969-2019 A week of special events celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling in Berkeley and Oakland.  From June 11-17. View the full schedule here. ————————————————————- “Resplendent…. A masterwork of history.”—Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch In eyewitness testimonies and hundreds of remarkable photographs, The … Continued
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Women’s Visionary Conference
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 15 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
Impeach Trump 1:00 pm
Impeach Trump @ Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building plaza
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. 4:30 pm
Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Economics Book Group - "Take Back the Economy." Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Reading for June 15th Meeting: Introduction and First Chapter of ‘Take Back the Economy.’ Reading for July 13th Meeting: Fourth Chapter: Take Back the Market. What can we, as individuals do, to seek a more just, sustainable and equitable world? “Take Back the Economy dismantles the idea that the economy is separate from us and best comprehended by experts. Instead, the authors demonstrate that the economy is the outcome of the decisions and efforts we make every day. The economy is thus reframed as a space of ethical action – … Continued
Storytelling Party + Restore Oakland Fundraiser 7:00 pm
Storytelling Party + Restore Oakland Fundraiser
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come join us for a storytelling and fundraising party! Listen to wonderful stories on the theme “Oops//Redemption” and build community. We will also hear from the Ella Baker Center’s Executive Director Zachary Norris about their exciting new building, Restore Oakland, and ways for you to get involved. 7:00 pm Community Potluck 8:00 pm Storytelling (please contact willyrogers@gmail.com if you want to sign up in advance to be a story teller) What is Restore Oakland? A joint initiative between the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers … Continued
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Women’s Visionary Conference
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, May 12 Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jun 16, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cuba”s Democracy Constitutional Referendum and grassroots political processes. Cuba is always described as a “dictatorship” by the mainstream media and the U.S. government, thus providing a pretext for the economic blockade and talk about regime change. But Sharat G. Lin found a remarkable democratic process in the recent Constitutional Referendum in Cuba and months of nationwide discussions involving millions of voters. (Awaiting confirmation) Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism What It Is and How To Fight It “Fascism: What It Is and … Continued
BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Pride 4:30 pm
BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Pride @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019. Food at 4:30pm Film at 5pm66650
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Putting the “Just” in Just Energy Transition 7:00 pm
Putting the “Just” in Just Energy Transition @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nick Mullins, a former coal minor now advocate for just transition, will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it. He considers the best and most important means of lessening this cultural disconnect lies within a just energy transition that provides immediate job alternatives to those who need them. Using his own story and experiences, Mullins asks what a “just” transition truly means and seeks to help audiences understand the issues working-class communities face. By illustrating the need to rethink … Continued
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Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event 6:00 pm
Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event @ Internet Archives
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on June 18th at the Internet Archive for a book reading and panel discussion about (and with!) some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. Modern security owes much to this irreverent group, whose members pioneered both smart, independent security research and hacking for human rights. The event is in celebration of the new book by veteran technology reporter Joseph Menn, entitled Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. EFF and the Internet Archive Present: Cult … Continued
Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off 6:30 pm
Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off @ BFUU
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off Extend your solidarity to Cuba by supporting the 30th Friend shipment caravan to Cuba! Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.66672
“Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” 7:30 pm
“Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” @ California Nurses Association
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nick Mullins, a former underground coal miner and an advocate for just transition, will speak about his perspectives on just transition There is no charge to attend, but there will be a collection to support Nick’s work. Nick is also speaking on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Richmond, at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Avenue.  These are two stops on his national tour, “Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” Nick’s presentation: Nick will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. … Continued
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APTP Membership Meeting – Healing Justice Training 6:00 pm
APTP Membership Meeting – Healing Justice Training @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What are some ways our communities have resisted violence over generations? What practices do you and your communities do to ground, center, and stay resilient? Why is it important to center healing within our movements? What “medicine” can a rapid responder carry to help respond to crisis? How do I connect to other healers who do this work? This is a moment to invite our radical imagination, our BIG hearts, and our outrage to build community and make change. As part of the Justice Teams Network – DPN will be … Continued
Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting 6:00 pm
Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Come show the East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors that we support investment in the Local Development Business Plan for building economic and environmental justice into our community electricity service. The board will be voting on next year’s budget at their June 19 meeting. Climate justice activists are demanding that the budget include $8 million to fund the plan, which calls for building a clean energy infrastructure at home to create clean energy jobs and affordable clean energy, improve health, and keep the energy wealth local. Specifically the East Bay … Continued
Watch Party: What’s next for the Poor People’s Campaign? 6:00 pm
Watch Party: What’s next for the Poor People’s Campaign? @ Omni Commons
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The movement that started with 40 days of moral action last summer has continued to grow, and the Poor People’s Campaign is entering its next phase. National leadership will be presenting their ideas for the months ahead at the upcoming Moral Action Congress, happening June 17-19 in Washington, DC. But you don’t have to travel all the way to DC to hear about next steps for the Poor People’s Campaign! Join us for a potluck and watch party on June 19th, where we’ll show video from the Congress laying out … Continued
Liberate The Cages Voices 7:00 pm
Liberate The Cages Voices @ Octopus Literary Salon
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to hear letters directly from inside California’s prisons. Hear the real story! pic.twitter.com/cBEkjqPFBg— California Prison Focus (@CAprisonfocus) June 13, 2019 66701
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No Coal in Richmond Rally and Press Conference 5:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Rally and Press Conference @ Richmond City Hall
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE:No Coal in #RichmondCA Rally & Press Conference Thursday 6/20 5:30 pm, City Hall StepsCome for the rally, stay to tell the Planning Commission: we need the strongest possible ordinance to phase out #coal.#airpollutionkills #nocoalexportshttps://t.co/Vb0PhZJAtL pic.twitter.com/TqZ2j39hJb— Sunflower Alliance (@SunflowerAction) May 28, 2019 66629
Oakland Screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route 7:00 pm
Oakland Screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route @ Red Bay Coffee House
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Insitute and MATATU will be co-hosting a joint screening of the film “Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route”. MCLI board members Walter Riley and Vicki Sawicki will be joining filmmaker Pamela Sporn and mail carrier Wendell Watkins to speak after the screening. The film explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of America’s “motor city” through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’ postal route. The role of racism is woven throughout the film, exposing the wall built in the … Continued
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Film: GhostFleet
Film: GhostFleet @ Shattuck Cinemas
Jun 21 all-day
[ Various times ] Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world. (Fully subtitled)66708
Power to the People – Rally Outside PG&E Shareholder Meeting! 9:00 am
Power to the People – Rally Outside PG&E Shareholder Meeting!
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
PG&E is holding their annual shareholder meeting and we want to let them know that their shareholders shouldn’t profit off the backs of ratepayers! Californians demand a seat at the table – let’s take back the power from this corrupt institution! 9am- we’ll meet in front of PG&E’s headquarters on Beale Street to gather together to honor the fire victims through a reading of names and sharing of stories. 10am – PG&E Shareholder meeting starts. 10am-1pm (speakers, letters from fire victims, spoken word, community art). Please share widely! PM us … Continued
The Amazon Is Not for Sale—Respect Indigenous Rights 9:00 am
The Amazon Is Not for Sale—Respect Indigenous Rights @ Brazilian Consulate
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stand with local Indigenous activists in solidarity with their Indigenous relatives, the Amazon, and communities at risk under Brazilian’s President Bolsonaro.Idle No More SF Bay writes:  “Indigenous people and allies across the Americas are strongly opposed to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s actions to eliminate the rights and commit genocide of Indigenous people while opening up the Amazon to corporate interests.  Brasil Solidarity Network (BSN) has been organizing rallies at the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco to stand up to Bolsonaro’s policies and to lift up the harms to Indigenous people, … Continued
Ethics In Tech Community Night and Comedy Show 6:00 pm
Ethics In Tech Community Night and Comedy Show @ Internet Archives
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Ethics In Technology for our Community Night and Comedy Show at the Internet Archive on June 21st at 6 PM. Comedy acts interspersed with talks from NSA Comedy Host, former Amazon executive, and entrepreneur Vahid Razavi, author of Ethics in Tech, or The Lack Thereof and The Age of Nepotism. Friday June 21st, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive. Brett Wilkins- Independent Journalist and Board member of Ethics In Technology Will be Presenting Bug Splat. Bugsplat: Can Technology Really Make War Less … Continued
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS 6:00 pm
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! To us, saving Chelsea … Continued
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Permaculture Action Day 10:00 am
Permaculture Action Day @ Hoover Elementary School Garden
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Permaculture Action Day @ Hoover Elementary School Garden
  Workshops Water Harvesting Design Principles w/ Brennan Blazer Bird of SolutionCraft Gardening On A Budget w/ Khadija Khansia Community Assembly on the Equitable Climate Action Plan with Oakland Climate Action Coalition Disaster Preparedness with Sharena Thomas of People’s Community Medics (workshop sponsored by the NorCal Resilience Network) The Colors of Us: A Natural Dying Skillshare  w/ Grace HANDS-ON PROJECTS: Rainwater Catchment Earthworks Building a Cob / Adobe Wall Creating a Wishing Well Building Edging for Garden Beds Weeding, Planting, and Mulching Building Natural Benches for Students & Crossing Guards MOOP (Matter Out of Place) Clean Up Painting Educational Signage … Continued
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs… 1:30 pm
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs… @ New Valencia Hall
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs... @ New Valencia Hall
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs. The Reactionary Right “Good Night, and Good Luck” chronicles the clash between Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist, and right-wing Senator Joseph McCarthy. At the height of the Cold War, McCarthy whipped up fear by accusing anyone who opposed him politically of being a communist. Once again, right-wing leaders like Trump, Duterte, Erdogan, and Bolsonaro utilize fear and prejudice to scapegoat immigrants, national minorities, LGBTQ folks and people of color for problems brought on by the global profit … Continued
Support folks robbed by the city in the sweeps! 1:30 pm
Support folks robbed by the city in the sweeps! @ DPW Operations Yard, Gate
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Stolen Belonging – A Public Reclamation at DPW Operations Yard Food, Drinks, Music, Art and Collective Action *REQUEST FOR DONATED SURVIVAL GEAR & SUPPLIES [Detiails here: https://www.stolenbelonging.org/action-at-dpw] Hosted by Stolen Belonging Project & Coalition on Homelessness Location: DPW Operations Yard back gate at the intersection of Kansas and Marin, where one is supposed to ask the guard to retrieve their confiscated belongings. (building address is 2323 Cesar Chavez, but go to back gate.) Join us, houseless residents, housing justice advocates, human rights lawyers and ‘housies’ who want to hold the … Continued
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance 6:30 pm
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance @ Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grown Women Dance Collective (GWDC) presents the 10th annual Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance, featuring powerhouse performances honoring musical greats and civic leaders whose legacies continue to inform and inspire. All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. This event honors the legacy of African American artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Nipsey Hussle & Maya Angelou. Former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Company, Bill … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism and Counterrevolution in China: Tiananmen 1989 and Hong Kong 2019 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism and Counterrevolution in China: Tiananmen 1989 and Hong Kong 2019 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
What really happened at Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989? What’s happening in Hong Kong right now? We have invited the following speakers to address these questions: Richard Becker, Party for Socialism and Liberation; David Ewing, U.S. China Peoples Friendship Association; Gerald Smith, Liberated Lens; Eugene Ruyle, ICSS member. Questions and comments will follow the presentations with time limits as needed to ensure that as many people as possible can express their views or ask their questions Suggested Reading: “Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t.” By Brian Becker.
https://liberationschool.org/tiananmen-the-massacre-that-wasnt/66727
Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. 4:00 pm
Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
In Honor of her 150th birthday: Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy  By Candace Falk, Founding Editor/Director,The Emma Goldman Papers, UC, Berkeley  Please spread the word to your friends and social media contacts! Candace will speak about Emma Goldman, her legacy, her complexities, and the often misunderstood range of her definition of anarchism, and the spontaneity and collaborative nature of Occupy that resonates with her imagined vision of  the future.  Candace is founding editor of the Emma Goldman Papers at UC Berkeley, which has collected, identified, and … Continued
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Encampment Management Policy – A Different Approach 4:00 pm
Encampment Management Policy – A Different Approach @ Oakland City Hall, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PUBLIC COMMENT – HEAL NOT HARM Show up for the Life Enrichment Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 25th, 4 PM, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room – 1st Floor at Oakland City Hall. Councilmember Nikki Fortunado Bas and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan are championing “Item 9. Supplemental Report for Encampment Management Policy And Program.” If you can’t make the hearing but would like to leave an electronic comment that will become a part of the official record the link is here – https://bit.ly/2RlfYoy Here are some general talking points: Housing is a human right. A key function of … Continued
Banning Facial Recognition – Oakland Public Safety Committee 6:00 pm
Banning Facial Recognition – Oakland Public Safety Committee
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Item 4: Subject: Face Recognition Technology From: Council President Kaplan Recommendation: Adopt Ordinance Amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 9.64 To Prohibit The City Of Oakland From Acquiring And/Or Using Face Recognition Technology66702
Emergency Speakout/Rally: No U.S. War on Iran! 6:00 pm
Emergency Speakout/Rally: No U.S. War on Iran! @ 24th St. BART
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Emergency Speakout/Rally No U.S. War on Iran! End the Sanctions Now! The Trump administration has imposed deadly sanctions – an economic war – on Iran and is continuing to threaten a massive military attack. Despite reportedly pulling back from an attack on June 20, Trump has threatened “obliteration like you’ve never seen before.” Join us to say NO to a new war in the Middle East! Initiated by ANSWER Coalition – Act Now to Stop War and End Racism66728
Urge Oakland to Ban Facial Recognition Tech! 6:00 pm
Urge Oakland to Ban Facial Recognition Tech! @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Oakland Public Safety Committee will be considering a Facial Recognition ban on Tuesday evening. Please show up to the meeting and urge the Committee to support a complete ban on Facial Recognition Technology. Face recognition technology runs the risk of making Oakland residents less safe as the misidentification of individuals could lead to the misuse of force, false incarceration, and minority-based persecution. The City of Oakland should reject the use of this flawed technology that infringes on our right to privacy. If unable to attend, please write to the … Continued
“Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” 7:30 pm
“Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present: JOHN CARLOS FREY “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” Hosted by Miguel Guerrero 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 Benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border” is a damning portrait of the southern border, where militaristic fantasies are being unleashed and violent technologies are being tested, always targetting impoverished immigrants. The groundwork for our current … Continued
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Ella Baker Center Open House 3:30 pm
Ella Baker Center Open House
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ella Baker Center Open House
June 26, 2019 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm Please join us for an office warming as we celebrate our new home with food, drink, and community! Parking: Parking near the office is limited. ublic Transporation: The Ella Baker Center’s new space is at the intersection of International Blvd and 34th Ave, just two blocks north of the Fruitvale BART station. Multiple AC transit lines also stop nearby. PLEASE RSVP 66671
Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us 6:00 pm
Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us @ Galvanize
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a cocktail hour conversation with Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, and Mike Swift, Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent of mLex. They’ll have a one-on-one interview about Harold’s new book, The Case for the Digital Platform Act. Then, a panel of experts from the tech industry and public interest sector will offer their responses. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served for what we expect will be a lively discussion on the “Big Tech” regulation debate. Sponsored by Mozilla and Postmates66716
Building Alternatives to Police Emergency Response 6:00 pm
Building Alternatives to Police Emergency Response @ St. Columbia
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For years, the Anti Police-Terror Project (and Critical Resistance) has been the leading voice demanding that Oakland be the vanguard in creating a model for mental health responders to be the first responders for mental health issues – and this was a central component of the Cat Brooks For Oakland campaign platform. The idea seems to be resonating and Councilmember Kaplan ForOakland has called for a meeting to review a model that exists in Eugene, Oregon. We firmly believe that Oakland is a unique city and we need a unique … Continued
“Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” 7:30 pm
“Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & Democracy at Work present: RICHARD WOLFF “Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs Advance tickets: $15: 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 Benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Democracy at Work Still reeling from the 2008 crash, capitalism’s next recession looms large. Inequality deepens. Politics spins out of control. The system’s leaders worry about “saving” it. A better idea: system change. Let’s focus on that. Richard David Wolff (born April 1, … Continued
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Happy 150th birthday, Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs 7:00 pm
Happy 150th birthday, Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs @ Tamarack
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for snacks, refreshments, a play performance, and a conversation ~ “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” ~ On Thursday June 27th, we will gather and honor Emma Goldman, our ancestor and sister-mother in the lineage of worker struggle, anarchism and the fight for freedom of self-expression. Her first job was sewing in a factory. She was influenced by Kropotkin and first radicalized by the state’s execution of four of the Haymarket Square activists in 1887 Chicago. She was a birth control … Continued
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VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS 6:00 pm
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! To us, saving Chelsea … Continued
5G Free Forum: Wireless “small” cell radiation harms ALL cells! 7:00 pm
5G Free Forum: Wireless “small” cell radiation harms ALL cells! @ Sports Basement
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop close proximity antennas’ radiation on every block! 5G is slower than cheaper alternatives that don’t squander energy, privacy, security, property values. Power point presentation and panel discussion featuring health educator Sarah Aminoff, scientist Lloyd Morgan, and former attorney Kelley Hart, followed by audience discussion. Come learn why there’s a movement to ban 5th Generation close proximity “small” cell wireless antennas near schools, residences, etc. Oppose 5G to protect our local bird, pollinator, wildlife, and human populations. Stopping 5G wireless will NOT prevent the availability of wireless services, but will: … Continued
Puzzles for Justice 7:00 pm
Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Love jigsaw puzzles? Hate white supremacy? Join us at the ACCE office in Oakland for three hours of solving puzzles. We’ve gotten a bunch of new puzzles donated since the last event, so we’ll be breaking some of those out for this one. Puzzles for Justice is both a fundraiser for the Black Solidarity Fund*, and a time to relax, chat, be social with fellow racial-justice-minded folks! For participants, we’ll have tea and snacks and a chance to have fun and put your puzzle-solving skills to work for a great … Continued
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Reel Stories Film Festival 10:00 am
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
You’re invited to the Reel Stories June Film Festival! July 27th location is the California Theater, 2113 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA. Reel Stories teaches young women and non-binary youth ages 12-18 how to create a film in only 10 days.  Institute and Beginner 1 filmmakers are debuting their films June 29th. Join us for the Reel Stories Film Festival and support the next generation of filmmakers!   Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Topic and Discussion 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Topic and Discussion @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It. “Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It” – a two part talk including a historical overview of the events leading up to the rise of fascism in Europe leading up to WWII, and a political analysis of the failures of the communist movement at the time in preventing it. This all in light of the current rise of white supremacy and fascist movements in the U.S., Europe and … Continued
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens 6:30 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night - Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series. As usual, the doors at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. 65437
Test 8:00 pm
Test @ Wherever
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a test of the repeat feature.66676