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SUPPORT STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS 10:30 am
SUPPORT STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS @ BART exit on Market between 3rd and 4th St.s
Dec 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
SUPPORT OF STRIKING WORKERS AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTELS IN SF FOR A RALLY AND MARCH For 57 days 2,500 workers in SF have been out on strike at the Marriott Hotels.  We are partnering with the San Francisco and San Mateo Labor Councils for another day of action this Saturday. | Let’s show support for the workers! Meet at 10:30am at the Powell Street BART Station exit on Market Street between 3rd & 4th Streets.  Look for the ALC banner! Help get the word out! Share the flyer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wpl4lwn0b8pgkw/Flyer.12-01-18-OneJobRally.pdf?dl=0 65351
Stand for Oakland Teachers 2:00 pm
Stand for Oakland Teachers @ Outside Grand Lake Theater
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Oakland teachers are fighting to end the teacher retention crisis and provide a great education for all our students. We’ve been working without a contract for 1.5 years, and since the Oakland Unified School District is refusing to meaningfully engage with our demands, we are preparing for a possible strike in early 2019. Join Oakland teachers for our first neighborhood canvass to get the word out about our contract fight, and to give community members the opportunity to show their support. We’ll be going door to door with our support … Continued
Suds, Snacks & Socialism: After the 2018 Midterms: What’s changed, what hasn’t. 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks & Socialism: After the 2018 Midterms: What’s changed, what hasn’t. @ Starry Plough
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents After the 2018 Midterms: 
What’s changed, what hasn’t. We have invited some knowledgeable comrades to lead our discussion of whether and how the recent elections have impacted our struggles in various areas, including foreign policy, immigration, gender relations, jobs, education, human rights, and more. Confirmed speakers include
 Gary Hicks, CP-USA and CCDS, 
Gene Ruyle, Veterans for Peace, PFP 
Gerald Smith, Oscar Grant Committee, PFP 
Tom Gallagher, Progressive Democrats of America; SF-DSA
 Stan Woods, will moderate for the Peace and Freedom Party. This is part … Continued
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation 7:00 pm
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How We Get Free: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Politics, and Liberation @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
How We Get Free features three leading activist-scholars who will come together in conversation about Black Feminism past and present. The speakers, each coming from a unique radical tradition, will combine their own research and experience with the history of past movements to explore questions around race, gender, class, and ultimately, liberation. What is the role of elections? Of #BlackLivesMatter? Of Trump? How should we be organizing today for our collective liberation? Our speakers are Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Alicia Garza and Zoe Samudzi. How We Get Free takes place Saturday, December … Continued
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Howard Zinn Book Fair 10:00 am
Howard Zinn Book Fair @ City College Mission Campus
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Howard Zinn Book Fair is an annual celebration of people’s history, past, present and future. We gather together authors, zinesters, bloggers and publishers for a day of readings, panel discussions and workshops exploring the value of dissident histories towards building a better future. In the spirit of the late historian Howard Zinn we recognize the stories of the ways that everyday people have risen to propose a world beyond empires big and small. The Howard Zinn Book Fair is a non-sectarian left event that welcomes a wide variety of political traditions … Continued
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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN RALLY 10:00 am
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN RALLY @ North Steps
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
_At the moment that elected officials are entering the Capitol for the first day of the legislative session, we will convene to testify and demand that the Legislature address the needs of the people and the planet._ _The Northern California Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival will be joined by the Campaign to End Child Poverty in California and the Lifting Children Out of Poverty Task Force for the press conference._ * PRESS CONFERENCE AND RALLY AT 10AM- 10:45AM featuring speakers from Northern California (North Steps) *  … Continued
Protest to Demand Release of RVs and Vans 11:00 am
Protest to Demand Release of RVs and Vans
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Co-Sponsored by the Landless People’s Alliance and the United Front Against Displacement Residents living in over 15 RVs in West Oakland, many of whom have lived and worked in the surrounding community for decades, saw their vehicles impounded in mass by the police on October 23rd. Join us in demanding the return of these vehicles and the property inside them. Residents have been living on the street there ever since losing the vehicles, and several have been without their identification papers that remain in the impounded vehicles. We are also … Continued
Seth Tobocman – radical artist in conversation 7:00 pm
Seth Tobocman – radical artist in conversation @ Longhaul
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Seth Tobocman - radical artist in conversation @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Seth Tobocman – co-founder of World War 3 Illustrated magazine and author of “You Don’t have to fuck people over to survive” – an influential propagandist for squatting, anti-capitalism and anti- war movements. 65335
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End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County 9:00 am
End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
End Criminal Justice Fines and Fees in Alameda County @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
  Join @CaDebtJustice next Tuesday December 4 and speak directly to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors about the impact of court & reentry fees on your life and your community #DebtFreeJustice65366
HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE 5:30 pm
HEALTH CARE UNDER THE KNIFE @ UC Berkeley Campus, Gifford Room, 221 Kroeber Hall
Dec 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association present a discussion on strategies for moving towards a post-capitalist health-care system. 65364
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Bear Witness to Eviction of the Homeless 8:00 am
Bear Witness to Eviction of the Homeless @ #DignityVillage
Dec 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople The city of Oakland posted eviction notices to #HousingAndDignityVillage an hour ago. Please come visit us between now and then so you can see Oakland’s only clean and sober homeless encampment for women and families. Oakland only homeless encampment that provides services and resources to the housed and unhoused in our surrounding neighborhood. We are not criminals. We are not illegal. We are Human beings asserting our right to exist, our right to Housing, our right to sanctuary. We are not damaging this neighborhood or … Continued
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party 7:00 pm
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party @ Impact Hub
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
People Powered East Bay—Launch Party @ Impact Hub | Oakland | California | United States
Help celebrate the launch of a new people-powered economy with a HUGE party. The Sustainable Economies Law Center will be celebrating the debut of  two groundbreaking cooperatives:  the People Power Solar Cooperative and the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative.  These will  engage everyday people – like YOU – to co-own, develop, and steward our community’s critical assets: permanently renewable energy and affordable real estate. Come hear about the tireless work building energy democracy through People Power Solar Cooperative, with the assistance of a team of dedicated and visionary attorneys. … Continued
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Annual Homeless Memorial 11:00 am
Annual Homeless Memorial @ St. Mary's PlaCE.
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as we lift up our community members who have lived and died on our streets. Welcome by SMC’s new Executive Director Sharon Cornu Opening Remarks by Pastor Monica J. Cross, First Christian Church of Oakland Guest speaker: David Modersbach, Alameda County Healthcare for the Homeless Homelessness is not a crime. It is a symptom of systemic poverty demanding diverse grassroots solutions. Martin v. Boise – WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO STAY! RSVP to Janny Castillo jcastillo@stmaryscenter.org 510 923-9600 x 234 www.stmaryscenter.org65321
Press Conference: The Police Murder of Jehad Eid Lawsuit 11:00 am
Press Conference: The Police Murder of Jehad Eid Lawsuit @ Outside, in front of San Francisco City Hall
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
@AROCBayArea @mdbarba @kintarasu @AmalKPIX— Tariq Eid (@cityboy_tariq) December 6, 2018 Join us for a press conference at 11am Thursday, December 6 in front of San Francisco City Hall: Eid family and attorney, Dan Siegel, will be announcing the filing of federal lawsuit against @SFPD for the murder of 21 year old Palestinian Muslim, Jehad Eid. @APTPaction https://t.co/JwDsW5OAnr— AROC (@AROCBayArea) December 6, 2018 65373
Court Support for AntiFascists 1:30 pm
Court Support for AntiFascists @ Superior Court, Dept. 9
Dec 6 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3 anti-fascist activists are facing serious charges from the June 26, 2016 Nazi shutdown in #Sacramento. Come have their backs and show up to support them at their pre-trial hearing on Thursday 12/6 @ 1:30pm. See Antifa Sacramento’s event for more info: https://t.co/XaabtP6fXZ pic.twitter.com/660r23qX1q— Berkeley Antifa (@berkeleyantifa) December 1, 2018 Three antifascist activists are facing serious charges for defending our city against neo-Nazis two and a half years ago. We’re calling on our community to come out to their pretrial hearing and show support for these brave individuals. It’s up … Continued
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action 5. 5:35pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OFD – Discuss with staff existing equipment capabilities, report and policy drafting sequence 6. 5:50pm: Federal Task Force Transparency Ordinance – Discuss with OPD annual reporting metrics 7. 6:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Body Worn Camera Anticipated Impact Report and draft Use Policy – review and take possible action65367
Corazón del Tiempo Film Screening for Zapatista Middle Schools 6:30 pm
Corazón del Tiempo Film Screening for Zapatista Middle Schools @ Omni Commons
Dec 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Celebrate 25 years of Zapatismo by watching a love story that takes you to the heart of the Zapatista resistance. The Chiapas Support Committee presents: CORAZÓN DEL TIEMPO | HEART OF TIME BENEFIT SCREENING For the Zapatista Middle School Project Corazón del Tiempo (Heart of Time) is a film about love in the time of Zapatista Resistance. When Sonia, a Zapatista civilian supporter, falls in love with Julio, an insurgente (rebel soldier), a problem arises because she is already engaged to Miguel, a young community leader. The film shows how … Continued
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East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest 2018 11:00 am
East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest 2018 @ Omni Commons
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
The East Bay Alternative Book & Zine Fest is back at the Omni Commons in Oakland. We are introducing a Zine Store at EBABZ Fest this year. Drop off your zines and let EBABZ Fest volunteers manage your sales. Apply here: http://bit.ly/ebabzstore2018 Workshops: 12:00 – 1:15 PM: Writing From the Margins: Creativity & Embodiment for Artists of Color with Fatima Nasiyr https://www.facebook.com/events/2025491594197387/ 1:30 – 2:45 PM: Mixed Media Sticker Making with Rafael Tapia III https://www.facebook.com/events/196382107933370/ 3:00 – 4:15 PM: Letterpress Basics with Kristi Holohan https://www.facebook.com/events/580478732409174/ After Party: https://www.facebook.com/events/1916456818469234/65380
ACLU Bill Of Rights Day 12:30 pm
ACLU Bill Of Rights Day @ Impact Hub
Dec 8 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Beyond the Bay: Building Power for California’s Future Come celebrate with us at the ACLU Foundation of Northern California’s annual Bill of Rights Day at the Impact Hub Oakland. Recognize bold leaders and celebrate a year of legislative successes for civil rights and civil liberties in California. This year’s honorees include: Basim Elkarra for his unwavering commitment to expanding civil rights for Muslim Americans and all Americans, and for building respect and understanding between ethnic groups, faith communities and government agencies. Lisa Honig for her exceptional, decades-long commitment to civil liberties and … Continued
People’s Assembly for Migrant Caravan Solidarity 7:00 pm
People’s Assembly for Migrant Caravan Solidarity @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Calling all organizations, crews, congregations and affiliations around the Bay to join a People’s Assembly and formation of the Migrant Welcome Committee of the Bay Area. On October 12, a caravan of refugees departed San Pedro Sula, Honduras fleeing rampant violence and grinding poverty, headed for the US border. Step by step, they called their trek an “exodus” as they gained steam and powered ahead 6,000-strong out of Mexico City toward Tijuana. With other caravans on the way, a crisis is building up on the US-Mexico border that will not … Continued
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#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused 7:00 am
#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused @ Cristo Rey De La Salle East Bay High School (St. Elizabeth campus)
Dec 9 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
#FeedtheHood8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused – Sunday, December 9 WHAT: Feed the Hood 8 – Holidays for Our Unhoused RSVP: bit.ly/feedthehood8Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood! We are excited to host #FeedTheHood8 bagged lunch and hygiene kit preparation and distribution to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. **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. << At-A-Glance Agenda for Feed the Hood >> 7 … Continued
Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Dec 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
Community Discussion – Oakland Teachers Strike 1:00 pm
Community Discussion – Oakland Teachers Strike @ Geoffrey's Inner Circle
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Ay! Oakland Teachers are going on strike soon.Learn about it and support them.Go to the community discussion on 12/9 at 1pm st Geoffrey's. 410 14th St Oakland. pic.twitter.com/Dqvx754Yyn— Boots Riley (@BootsRiley) December 6, 2018 65376
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles 2:00 pm
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles @ ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Room
Dec 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
ILWU Local 10 Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles @ ILWU Local 10, Henry Schmidt Room | San Francisco | California | United States
ILWU Local 10 Pays Tribute to Howard Keylor, Longshore Veteran of Bay Area Labor Struggles . Local 10 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in San Francisco is holding a public event to honor Howard Keylor. A veteran of the Battle of Okinawa, Howard opposed the atomic bombing of Japan, an experience that led him to become anti-militarist, anti-racist and anti-imperialist. He quit college to support Filipino farm workers in the 1948 asparagus strike and became a labor activist during the McCarthy period, joining the longshore union in Stockton … Continued
Green Party 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party 6:00 pm
Green Party 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. We’ll have good fun, yummy food, drink, and open dialogue at the 2018 Annual Potluck Holiday Party Bring your choice of food or drink for the potluck table to share. ** See you there — party on! ** (There will be no regular Green Sunday program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead! The next regular Green Sunday program will be the second Sunday in January, 2018 (followed as usual by the County Council meeting). All members are … Continued
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX 6:30 pm
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Critical Resistance: 0 YEARS OF STRATEGY AND STRUGGLE TO DISMANTLE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX @ First Congregational Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
  ABOUT THE EVENT 5:00 pm – Movement Dinner and Reception 6:30 pm – Doors Open 7:00 pm – Program  Critical Resistance (CR) invites you to join us for “Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition,” a community celebration highlighting 20 years of dismantling the prison industrial complex and building for the world we need. We are excited to host the incomparable author, educator and activist Angela Y. Davis in conversation with Black liberationist organizer Kamau Walton (Critical Resistance), anti-imperialist organizer and former political prisoner Linda Evans … Continued
Israel’s Neglected and Abused Beduoin People 7:00 pm
Israel’s Neglected and Abused Beduoin People @ West Berkeley Library
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come hear Ibrahim Nsasra, a Bedouin elder and founder of the Tamar Center Negev, talk about the organization’s efforts to empower the Bedouin community, which is by far Israel’s most disadvantaged population.65391
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Protest the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage 5:00 pm
Protest the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage @ ACCE Oakland
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
ACTION: Protest eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage/all encampment evictions. We’re co-hosting an action with @CalOrganize this Monday, 12/10. Meet at ACCE’s Oakland office (2501 International Blvd) at 6 pm ready to march, with signs and noise makers. #UpgradeDontEvict https://t.co/Umi5TVAIRB — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) December 7, 2018 ACTION ALERT: Monday 12/10 Protest Shady Schaaf @LibbySchaaf+her eviction regime. #HousingAndDignityVillage+@CalOrganize are mobilizing 5 pm (a previous tweet said 6, it’s 5!) @ ACCE offices, 2501 International Blvd in OakBring: -banners-walking shoes–#FuckLibby attitude— The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) December 10, 2018 65383
Fundraiser to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund 5:30 pm
Fundraiser to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund @ Revival Bar and Kitchen
Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is a fundraising event to benefit the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Our goal is $5k. Help us break it, break latkas and have a blast ! Join us for the BIGGEST Latka Jam yet! Celebrate community, make new friends, experience kick ass local entertainment (see acts below) AND support survivors of the devastating fires in Butte County, all while enjoying the best goddamn potato cakes and libations in the Bay Area. Our goal is to raise $5,000. Help us break potato, break this goal, bring hope to our neighbors … Continued
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Fight for a Green New Deal 9:30 am
Fight for a Green New Deal @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunrisers across the West Coast will show up at Representative Pelosi’s office in San Francisco with candles (electric) to memorialize the 85 people burned in the most recent fires, and carrying items that represent what they are fighting to protect from the climate crisis. Speakers will share stories of why they are in this fight and why a Green New Deal is our only hope to protect the communities we come from and hold dear from the fires increasing in frequency and severity at an alarming rate. In California people … Continued
Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal 9:30 am
Pressure Nancy Pelosi to Create a Green New Deal @ Civic Center BART plaza
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The last day of Congress is Dec. 13th, which means we have just a few days to push the agenda on climate change and build support for a Select Committee on a Green New Deal. There will be opportunities for civil disobedience Join us in San Francisco on Dec. 11th to demand Congress make a real plan to address climate change. The time for transformative climate action is NOW. Entire towns are burning to the ground. Fossil fuels are poisoning our communities and our planet. There’s no time to waste, … Continued
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! 12:00 pm
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! @ Embarcadero Plaza
Dec 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
No PG&E Bailout! Clean, Safe Public Energy Now! @ Embarcadero Plaza
PG&E’s unsafe electrical lines started the Camp Fire—and 12 other deadly fires last year.   Now they want us to pay for their continuing negligence.  We, the ratepayers, already picked up the tab for last year’s fires, while PG&E’s CEO took home $8 million. We won’t keep bailing out a private company that turns a profit by putting our lives at risk.  It’s time for the people to take back the power grid, lead a transition to local clean energy, and tackle the climate crisis. Sign this petition, and join the demonstration. … Continued
Call for support at City Hall – No loans for luxury developers! 5:30 pm
Call for support at City Hall – No loans for luxury developers!
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Eastlake United for Justice   We recently learned that Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen is orchestrating a giveaway of millions of dollars in city funding to luxury apartment developer UrbanCore, after the developer failed to raise enough financing to pay for the E12th Street parcel and failed to meet project deadlines for the development. Please join us at the Oakland City Council meeting this Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 5:30 pm to speak out against this giveaway of public funds to a dirty developer. UrbanCore is currently facing a lawsuit from … Continued
Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings 8:00 pm
Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings @ Live Oak Theater
Dec 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Those Women Productions presents a staged reading of Unquestioned Integrity: The Hill-Thomas Hearings by Mame Hunt, a docudrama adapted from the 1991 hearing transcripts, with a new epilogue added after the #MeToo events of October 2017. Directed by Erin Merritt. Net proceeds from this performance go to the Women’s Law Program: https://www.womenslaw.org/ “Because knowledge is power.” Everyone welcome regardless of ability to pay.65372
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ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC 9:00 am
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC *Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet if you have it or we can give information at clinic* We may be able to help with:  Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4  Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief  Early Termination of Probation  Certificate of Rehabilitation  Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence  Juvenile Record Sealing  Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking  Employment denials due to criminal background reports  Occupational … Continued
Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything 6:00 pm
Privacy Lab – Energy Data Privacy: How Climate Changes Everything @ UtilityAPI
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Energy data used to be boring. The utility read your meter 12 times a year, and no one cared much about seeing your utility bill history. Nowadays, things are very different. As the $10+ trillion energy transition to renewables ramps up to fight climate change, private energy data access is a critical requirement to deploy and manage distributed energy resources like solar, battery storage, electric vehicles, demand response, and energy efficiency. Also, to make things harder, smart meters are second only to smart phones in how much they know about … Continued
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East Bay DSA Stands With NUHW on Strike! 11:30 am
East Bay DSA Stands With NUHW on Strike! @ Oakland Kaiser Hospital
Dec 14 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join your East Bay DSA comrades on December 14 and support the National Union of Healthcare Workers’ strike! Thousands of Kaiser Permanente mental healthcare workers will be on strike across California from December 10–14. The East Bay DSA Labor Committee calls on all East Bay DSA members to join the picket line at the Oakland Medical Center, 3600 Broadway, for their lunchtime rally on Friday, December 14, from 11:30–12:30 p.m. Mental health clinicians across the state will be striking against Kaiser. As front-line healthcare workers, NUHW members understand that the … Continued
Big Tech Comedy Roast! 6:00 pm
Big Tech Comedy Roast! @ Internet Archives
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  Come fire up the grill on Big Tech, come laugh at our local tech firms! 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 Age of Nepotism. Friday Dec 14th, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive. It’s better to laugh than cry. As the Romans used to say “illegitimi non carborundum,” “don’t let the bastards grind you down.” Come and make a difference with others … Continued
ROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP 7:30 pm
ROY ZIMMERMAN: RIZE UP @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In the current political horror show, do you need some laughter? Some encouragement? Perspective? Inspiration? RIZE UP is Roy Zimmerman’s latest extravaganza, full of funny songs about ignorance, war, and greed. “With music this good and humor this insightful, there is good reason to be optimistic.” – No Depression Magazine Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He’s shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John … Continued
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Mass Solidarity Meeting to Support Public Education 11:00 am
Mass Solidarity Meeting to Support Public Education @ Omni Commons
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
**WEAR RED** Endorse here: https://goo.gl/forms/mioA4lTZSwSd2XOw1 California has the 5th largest economy in the world and the wealthiest in the nation but ranks only 48th in class size and 43rd in per-pupil funding. In terms of relative economic opportunity, California is 48th in cost of living and 49th in housing affordability. Both United Teachers of Los Angeles and Oakland Education Association are fighting to improve student learning conditions that are their working conditions, for fair wages for educators and support staff, to decrease class size and caseload reductions, and support community … Continued
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RPA winter meeting & holiday party 2:00 pm
RPA winter meeting & holiday party @ Bridge Storage & Artspace
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
There will be an RPA membership meeting from 2-3:15 pm. Right after that, we will move into party mode and have our winter holiday party & fundraiser from 3:30 – 5:30. As usual, the meeting is for RPA members. But the party is open to all! Please invite friends, family and neighbors and help support the RPA in 2019. About the party: Desserts and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided free of charge with donations accepted for beer and wine. Our silent auction will provide an opportunity for you to bid … Continued
Best of the Fest: Social Justice Shorts Film Night 5:00 pm
Best of the Fest: Social Justice Shorts Film Night @ Omni Commons
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We’re featuring the best films from FILMS TO THE PEOPLE Short Film Festival. Because of the smoke caused by the fires, a lot of you were bummed that you weren’t able to attend. So we’re hosting a Best of the Fest at our next film night. You won’t want to miss this last chance to watch this slate of films that shows social justice can be touching, hard-hitting, and even funny. A Pair Of Horns On A Female Homo Sapiens by Saleh Kashefi Con o Sin Papeles by Aria Zapata … Continued
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. 7:00 pm
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. @ BFUU
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Is Civil Disobedience Necessary for Environmental Justice? A Valve Turner in Person. @ BFUU
A Valve Turner In Person! Leonard Higgins and four other Valve Turners decided to turn off the valves that regulate the pipeline flow of Canadian crude oil into the US. They were following the honored tradition of civil disobedience – take the bold action, have it documented for all the world to see, then wait to be arrested. At their trials, they sought to use the Necessity Defense to challenge the nation’s energy policy. Higgins is the only UU in the group of three men and two women. By their … Continued
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Human Rights and Dignity in the Americas 7:00 pm
Human Rights and Dignity in the Americas @ BFUU Fellowship Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrating the publication of Human Rights and Wrongs and Plan Colombia Authors Adrianne Aron and John Lindsay-Poland discuss their new books, Human Rights and Wrongs (Sunshot Press) and Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism (Duke University Press), respectively. Both books recount stories of individuals and communities – especially in Latin America – resisting U.S. and state violence, often at great cost, and the power of human solidarity. Aron’s vignettes in the style of Eduardo Galeano draw from her experience as a psychologist and work with Central American refugees. … Continued
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ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC 9:00 am
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC *Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet if you have it or we can give information at clinic* We may be able to help with:  Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4  Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief  Early Termination of Probation  Certificate of Rehabilitation  Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence  Juvenile Record Sealing  Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking  Employment denials due to criminal background reports  Occupational … Continued
The True Cost of Healthcare 6:00 pm
The True Cost of Healthcare @ Omni Commons
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A presentation, The True Cost of Healthcare, by David Belk, MD65389
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Psychedelic Mushrooms of California Talk and Presentation 8:00 pm
Psychedelic Mushrooms of California Talk and Presentation @ Omni Commons
Dec 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Mycologist Alan Rockefeller will give a lecture on the identification of psilocybin mushrooms. It will include an overview of all North American species, focusing on the species which occur in the San Francisco Bay area. The audience will learn important characteristics for accurate identification and how to spot poisonous lookalikes. Participants are invited to bring legal mushrooms for a hands-on discussion of how to identify mushrooms you encounter. Alan Rockefeller is a mycologist living in Oakland. He spends half the year hunting mushrooms in Mexico where he documents a wide … Continued
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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
Dec 30 @ 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
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