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The People’s Filibuster: San Francisco 9:30 am
The People’s Filibuster: San Francisco @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please join thousands of other Americans to protest and rally against the extreme agenda of President Donald Trump, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court. The People’s Filibuster will take place in cities across the US and feature everyday Americans speaking on why they object to the extreme agenda of the President and how the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court would advance that agenda for decades to come.62647
Community Gathering: Public Land for the Public Good 10:00 am
Community Gathering: Public Land for the Public Good
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The City of Oakland is planning to sell and develop key parcels of publicly owned land. Come give your input on how our land should be used! *we will be providing translation ( Cantonese and Spanish), childcare and food!*62666
East Bay DSA Single Payer Healthcare Canvass 12:00 pm
East Bay DSA Single Payer Healthcare Canvass @ South Berkeley Community Church
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please RSVP by filling out this short form: https://goo.gl/9nqgFo. You can also join DSA here at dsausa.org/join. At our February canvassing kick-off, 160 of our volunteers signed up 600 East Bay residents to stay informed and support the fight, before the bill was even introduced. Learn more about our last big canvassing event here: https://eastbaydsa.org/news/2017/2/28/single-payer-campaign-kickoff-building-power-to-win-big Now that SB-562 is out in the world, in the news and fresh in everyone’s minds, we’re ready to build on that momentum with another day of canvassing on April 1st. There’s no better time … Continued
Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland! 12:00 pm
Human Billboard: Black Lives Matter! No Trump Agenda in Oakland! @ Rockridge BART
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us at the Rockridge Bart station in Oakland, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity. Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been gathering on prominent street corners and freeway overpasses, holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings – or “human billboards” – have been a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity. For those of us who are white, it’s … Continued
DeEscalation and Grounding Skills Intro Workshop 12:30 pm
DeEscalation and Grounding Skills Intro Workshop @ Omni Commons Disco Room
Apr 1 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
This workshop offers two basic knowledge skillsets. The deescalation skillset is intended to: – identify potentially dangerous situations, particularly those of hateful victimization – ensure the safety of the person or persons being victimized – deescalate the rise in aggression and/or potential physical violence – offer resources for help with no police involvement The grounding skills workshop is intended to: – become familiar with what grounding skills are and how can they help – learn how to identify triggers – identify bodily measurements of severe discomfort or anxiety once triggered … Continued
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Liberated Lens film night: FREISTUNDE – Doing Nothing All Day 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: FREISTUNDE – Doing Nothing All Day @ Omni Commons
Apr 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
A documentary about democratic schools in England, Germany and Israel, where students have complete control over their time. No curriculum, no classes, no tests, no grades – unless the students ask for it. Students and staff run the school as a democratic community, with equal voices. In partnership with AERO http://educationrevolution.org/ and the Alliance for Self-Directed Education http://self-directed.org/ Homepage of the documentary: https://doingnothingalldayengl.wordpress.com/ Doors open at 6:30pm, film stars at 7pm A panel of students and staff from local self-directed environments will answer your questions after the film! Free snacks … Continued
David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour Concert 8:00 pm
David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour Concert @ The Backroom
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
David Rovics Punk Baroque World Tour Concert @ The Backroom | Berkeley | California | United States
This Sunday  check out the great folksinger David Rovics, a long-time friend of Occupy.  He even did a benefit concert for Occupy Oakland, grok some of his videos in the post about that show. He will be playing in Berkeley at the Backroom at 1984 Bonita Ave. Admire his nifty new electric cello in this video that I sent to all of my tenants: Words to live by, I hope they take it to heart, but I still check my boots every morning for snakes. Enjoy the rest of his 2016 … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank. All are welcome! Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM. For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org. 62623
Occupy Forum: The Inevitability of Systemic Corruption in our Regulatory Agencies in a Capitalist System 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: The Inevitability of Systemic Corruption in our Regulatory Agencies in a Capitalist System @ Black and Brown Club
Apr 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
WE WILL BEGIN WITH A SPECIAL 15-minute presentation about the upcoming anniversary actions of the SFPD shooting of Luis Gongora Pat OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! The Inevitability of Systemic Corruption in our Regulatory Agencies in a Capitalist System With Steve Zeltzer and George Wright     Our Bay Area Air Quality Under Threat and The Fired Whistleblowers at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) The recent revelations from … Continued
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Emergency Press Conference: Fire Victims Being Evicted from Temporary Shelters 2:00 pm
Emergency Press Conference: Fire Victims Being Evicted from Temporary Shelters
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Emergency Press Conference with Families who have received April 6th Deadline at Temporary Shelter and Need Housing and Reparations West Oakland Fire Victim Families, Elders and Children Have Nowhere to go “All fire victims will have to leave the “temporary shelter” with or without  any money or housing on April 6th,”  reported Audrey Candy Corn, POOR Magazine reporter, single mama of 3 and founder of TAZ clothing company who has been on the ground from Day 1 standing , advocating and caring for all the low-income families who lost everything … Continued
OPPOSE GORSUCH! Town Hall 4:30 pm
OPPOSE GORSUCH! Town Hall @ Grand Lake Theater and Splash Pad Park intersection
Apr 4 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
YOU’RE INVITED! TOWN HALL @THE CORNERS: OPPOSE GORSUCH!!!!!   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS With reports out that the FBI has evidence Trump associates coordinated directly with Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, there can be no excuse for the Senate to hand the administration a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. As of today, there are at least 41 Democrats opposed to Trump’s pick, the extreme right-wing judge Neil Gorsuch–enough to stop him from getting the 60 votes needed to confirm a Supreme Court justice – and … Continued
Community Security Training Series 6:00 pm
Community Security Training Series @ Main Branch, SF Public Library - Learning Studio
Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EFF Launches Community Security Training Series EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the … Continued
Film Showing: 1984 7:00 pm
Film Showing: 1984 @ Elmwood Theater
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On April 4, 2017, over 180 art house movie theatres across the country in 165 cities and in 43 states, plus five locations in Canada, one in England, and one in Swedenftower will be participating collectively in a NATIONAL EVENT DAY screening of the 80’s movie 1984 starring John Hurt, who sadly died last month. This date was chosen because it’s the day George Orwell’s protagonist Winston Smith begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary. These theaters owners also strongly believe in supporting the National Endowment … Continued
Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council 7:00 pm
Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council @ Hayward City Hall
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the family of Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon at the next Hayward City Council meeting to demand both the truth and real accountability for her recent killing by Fremont police. (Hayward PD is “investigating” since it happened there.) Unidentified Fremont detectives – driving an unmarked car in Hayward – shot 16 year-old Ebbie on March 14th in the middle of an apartment complex and concocted a very suspicious story to justify killing an innocent girl. Ebbie’s family misses her deeply and remembers her as a kind young woman who was a … Continued
SB 562 Training (Single Payer Healthcare) 7:00 pm
SB 562 Training (Single Payer Healthcare) @ CNA
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Training session for how to advocate for #SB562 and speak to organizations about it this Tues evening in Oakland at CNA Headquarters. RSVP 👇 https://t.co/bIFUqyzdvM— Healthy CA (@4HealthyCA) April 3, 2017 You are invited to a training on SB 562 in Oakland, which will be geared toward teaching people the details of the bill, how to speak to others about the bill, and how to answer the hard questions. Food will be provided. Please RSVP to this event so that we can order the right amount of food. If there … Continued
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Support the J20 Resisters! Tell DA Gascon to drop the charges! 8:00 am
Support the J20 Resisters! Tell DA Gascon to drop the charges! @ Court House
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 10:45 am
Support needed for the J20 Resisters! Tell DA George Gascon to drop the charges! District Attorney George Gascon has filled unjust charges against a group of Bay Area activists for civil disobedience taken in opposition to tech complicity with the Trump administration on Inauguration Day 2017. The group of activists, the “J20 Resisters”, are being arraigned this Wednesday April 5th at 9am at 850 Bryant, in San Francisco. Friends of j20 Resisters will be holding a press conference beforehand at 8am and we are asking anyone who can to come … Continued
Pretrial for Cesar 9:00 am
Pretrial for Cesar @ Rene Davidson Courthouse, Dept 7
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Come to support Cesar, who was arrested at an anti trump demo on election day. Lets pack the court! 62601
Think & Drink: Trump’s Impact on the Bay Area, Californians, and Federal Politics, with Darwin BondGraham 6:30 pm
Think & Drink: Trump’s Impact on the Bay Area, Californians, and Federal Politics, with Darwin BondGraham @ Mechanics Institute, 4th Floor
Apr 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Almost 100 days into Trump’s presidency, how are we feeling the impacts of the new administration in urban, state, and federal politics? From ACA reform threatening gains in insurance coverage for Californians to concerns about ICE raids across both Southern and Northern California to the current jeopardy around Caltrain electrification, how are local politicians responding? How is this affecting historical political dynamics, alliances, and tensions at each level of government? We’ll hear from longtime investigative and political reporters in Oakland and San Francisco Darwin Bond Graham and Joe Eskenazi; along … Continued
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Film and Presentation: CAPITALISM & DEMOCRACY: Can They Co-Exist? 6:30 pm
Film and Presentation: CAPITALISM & DEMOCRACY: Can They Co-Exist? @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley Presents… How can we shift our economic structure to be more equitable and humane? Please join Transition Berkeley for a short film: “How Class Works”, an animated overview by Richard Wolff. The film will be followed by a talk and discussion led by local author and distinguished Marxist scholar Richard Lichtman, who has taught at UC Berkeley, SF State, and the Wright Institute. His topic will be Marxism 101: Capitalism and Democracy – Can They Co-exist? Is capitalism the root cause of the climate crisis? How can we … Continued
Book Discussion: The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. 7:00 pm
Book Discussion: The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. @ Books Inc
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
http://www.booksinc.net/event/lisa-servon-books-inc-alameda Lisa Servon discusses her new book, The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. With pieces featured on consumer financial services featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic online, and The New Yorker online, among many others, professor Lisa Servon discusses her new book, The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives. An urgent, absorbing expose–why Americans are fleeing our broken banking system in growing numbers, and how alternatives are rushing in to do what banks once did. What do an undocumented immigrant in … Continued
Electrifying! Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Homes 7:00 pm
Electrifying! Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Homes @ Oakstop
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Want to know what you can do in your own home to contribute to a more sustainable future?  In this debut event of the Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents series, learn how you can help your city meet climate action plan goals, and increase the effectiveness of Community Choice energy (CCE), a public alternative to PG&E for electricity. Guest presenter Pierre Delforge of the Natural Resources Defense Council will discuss how to slash emissions from natural gas appliances like furnaces and water heaters, and why it matters. This is the … Continued
Electrifying! Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Homes 7:00 pm
Electrifying! Toward Fossil Fuel-Free Homes @ Oakstop
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Want to know what you can do in your own home to contribute to a more sustainable future?  In this debut event of the Local Clean Energy Alliance Presents series, learn how you can help your city meet climate action plan goals, and increase the effectiveness of Community Choice energy (CCE), a public alternative to PG&E for electricity. Guest presenter Pierre Delforge of the Natural Resources Defense Council will discuss how to slash emissions from natural gas appliances like furnaces and water heaters, and why it matters. This is the … Continued
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March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City for Luis Gongara Pat 10:00 am
March Against Police Terror in the Sanctuary City for Luis Gongara Pat
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Friday April 7th, 2017 is the One Year Anniversary of the death of Luis Góngora Pat at the hands of the SFPD. Luis was a 45 year old indigenous Mayan Mexican, an immigrant worker and a family man who for a decade and a half supported his wife and three children in the small town of Teabo by sending remittances from his dishwasher and line cook earnings. In 2014, he and his brother were illegally evicted from their home in the Mission District during the peak housing crisis of San … Continued
Alameda: Come Back Out! City Council Rent Ordinance Meeting 5:30 pm
Alameda: Come Back Out! City Council Rent Ordinance Meeting @ Alameda City Hall
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come back out for Part 2 of the City Council’s meeting on reviewing the rent ordinance! We held an amazing press conference on Tuesday, featuring 12 speakers representing five local groups, two political positions, and multiple faith leaders. We heard from Gray Harris, VP of Alameda’s school board; an Alameda special ed teacher and renter; Imam Musa Balde of the Islamic Center of Alameda; and Mariele, a 17-year-old Encinal High student. In addition to the Alameda Renters Coalition, we heard from Alameda Progressives, Renewed Hope Housing Advocates, Filipino Advocates for … Continued
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Refinery Corridor Healing Walks 8:00 am
Refinery Corridor Healing Walks
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Walk #1:  Saturday, April 8 (Scroll down for the additional walks) We will begin near the Pittsburg Marina at 3 Marina Blvd in the City of Pittsburg, California 8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration 9:30 a.m. Walk Begins There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk – please see the details of the route below. The walk will end at Martinez Shoreline Park, end of Ferry Street in the City of Martinez, California Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 … Continued
“Let’s Change the World” – Tom Andrews 10:00 am
“Let’s Change the World” – Tom Andrews @ First Unitarian Church
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tom Andrews President of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee World-Renowned Human Rights Leader Give an inspiring lecture entitled “Let’s Change the World” Light brunch will be served. 62709
Planting Justice Work Party! 10:00 am
Planting Justice Work Party! @ Planting Justice Nursery
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Happy Equinox! Spring is here ~ plants are leafing out, peaches and plums are blooming, and folks are planting our perennial plants throughout the country.  It is the busiest time of the year for the nursery with finishing up cuttings, seeding, grafting fruit trees, weeding and fertilizing, potting up bare root plants, and shipping out plant orders.  We are very grateful to the many volunteers that have gotten their hands dirty with us this past month.  We had nearly 30 volunteers come through at our work party on March 4th, … Continued
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe 12:00 pm
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Offerings: Massage therapy Energy work Acupuncture Birth Doula Practitioners Herbal Medicine Resource library Free Hot Meal Free Store Cafe Space to hang out, eat, make art and discuss what healing means to us by us and for us. 62423
Responding to Mental Health Crisis Without the Police: A Community Conversation 1:00 pm
Responding to Mental Health Crisis Without the Police: A Community Conversation @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BERKELEY COPWATCH PRESENTS What can mental health care and crisis response look like without police involvement? Join the Justice 4 Kayla Moore Coalition and Berkeley Copwatch for a forum to address that question. The forum will feature individuals and organizations who are fighting for, building and living out mental health alternatives to the police. We will also discuss next steps for our campaign to fight for changes in how our communities and the City of Berkeley approach mental health crises. 62596
Supporting M4BL Policy Platform: A Legislative Strategy Workshop 1:00 pm
Supporting M4BL Policy Platform: A Legislative Strategy Workshop @ Seneca Family of Agencies
Apr 8 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
How can we build our capacity and leverage our grassroots power to support the Movement for Black Lives Policy platform? Please join the SURJ Policy Working Group on Saturday April 8th from 1pm to 4pm for an interactive legislative strategy session and workshop that will demystify the legislative process, build our legislative capacity, and highlight the legislative priorities and strategies of our POC partners. All levels of experience are welcome! In addition to break-out discussion groups, we will hear from special guests Bridget Kolakosky, Legislative Director for Senator Holly Mitchell, … Continued
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Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The Baha’i 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. “Thy name is my … Continued
Golden Gate Walk for Peace 12:00 pm
Golden Gate Walk for Peace @ Golden Gate Bridge, SF entrance
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Today, 12 pm, gather at GG Bridge Plaza, #SF side for monthly @CODEPINK Golden Gate Bridge Walk for Peace. #Syriahttps://t.co/0KCFvflbeQ pic.twitter.com/4mcAwsZjWk— Indybay (@Indybay) April 9, 2017 62710
How can we get beyond Trump-Putin barbarism? 6:30 pm
How can we get beyond Trump-Putin barbarism? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Trump-Putin post-truth world of Fox News and Russia Today, are kindred moments of a global capitalist order that has devolved into neo-fascism: scapegoating the “Other” and accepting genocide. Internal reactionaries and competing multiple regional and global powers have no regard for human life, as demonstrated most horribly by Assad’s latest chemical gas assault on Khan Sheikhoun and Trump’s terror against civilians in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. As a Syrian revolutionary recently put it, “After all this slaughter, we ask, do the Syrian people not belong to the human community?” … Continued
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Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank. All are welcome! Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM. For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org. 62623
Occupy Forum: “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” @ SEIU Local 2
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum Presents the film “Thirty Seconds to Midnight” with Producer Regis Tremblay about the danger of nuclear war, climate change and the struggle to challenge these dangers Friends, Hope you can join us for one of the   three Bay area showings of excellent new film Thirty Seconds to Midnight April 10 and 11. It is a powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers. Please spread the word   to the larger community and hope to see you … Continued
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Community Security Training Series 6:00 pm
Community Security Training Series @ Main Branch, SF Public Library - Learning Studio
Apr 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EFF Launches Community Security Training Series EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the … Continued
Film Screening: Thirty Seconds to Midnight 7:00 pm
Film Screening: Thirty Seconds to Midnight @ Star King School
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Three Threats to Life on the Planet: Nuclear Technology Nuclear Armaggedon Climate Change A powerful film about the danger of nuclear war and climate change and the struggle of people around the world to challenge these dangers. Please spread the word  to the larger community and hope to see you there. Producer Regis Tremblay will be at the showing.62621
Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council 7:00 pm
Justice for Ebbie Mondragon at Hayward City Council @ Hayward City Hall
Apr 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
[Note: We called the Hayward City Manager’s office to confirm that there is a meeting on 4/11 at 7pm. Per the Brown Act, they’re supposed to post the agenda publicly 72 hours before the meeting, so hopefully that happens. We’ll call again the day of to make sure it’s still happening.] Join the family of Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon at the next Hayward City Council meeting to demand both the truth and real accountability for her recent killing by Fremont police. (Hayward PD is “investigating” since it happened there.) Unidentified Fremont … Continued
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POSTPONED: Trial for Dejuan Hall, Vallejo Police Brutality Victim 9:00 am
POSTPONED: Trial for Dejuan Hall, Vallejo Police Brutality Victim @ Fairfield Superior Court, Dept 9
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dejuan Hall’s trial has been moved to June 19th as of now. Dejuan Hall was brutally beaten by Vallejo police officer Spencer Muniz-Bottomley on 3/10/2017, then charged with battery on police officer and resisting arrest. Hall does not face ANY charges related to the reason police were called on him as he was not breaking any laws. Video of VPD officer Bottomley beating unarmed Dejuan Hall can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/antionette.saddler/posts/1338405206216750?pnref=story Officer Bottomley was never suspended and remains on duty. Hall’s trial is Wednesday, April 12th at 9 AM in … Continued
No to War in Syria! The Causes and Consequences of the Unending US War Drive 5:30 pm
No to War in Syria! The Causes and Consequences of the Unending US War Drive @ 247 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
No to War in Syria! The Causes and Consequences of the Unending US War Drive With the launching of military strikes on Syria, the US is opening a new chapter in its bloody wars in the Middle East, which have left more than one million dead. The consequences of the direct targeting of the Syrian government are incalculable. How will Russia respond? The world could wake up some morning in the near future to the news that the two largest nuclear-armed powers in the world are at war. There is … Continued
Within Conversations: Sarah Shourd and Others 7:00 pm
Within Conversations: Sarah Shourd and Others @ 0Gaard
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
DESCRIPTION Please join us in an intimate gathering at Øgaard in Oakland as we host a conversation between four local luminaries. Drinks provided by Fort Point Beer and Scribe Winery. Jim Denevan creates temporary drawings on sand, earth, and ice that are eventually erased by waves and weather. These drawings range in scale from smaller beach compositions to large scale land works the size of a city. Jim’s artwork is performed primarily outside in California but also many other locations around the world. Documentation of Jim’s work has been exhibited … Continued
The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America 7:30 pm
The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America @ Hillside Club
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America @ Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
“Andres Reséndez vividly recounts the harrowing story of a previously little-known aspect of the histories of American slavery and of encounters between indigenes and invaders.” — Publishers Weekly The Other Slavery: Indian Enslavement in America Is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Native Americans across America, from the time of the conquistadores to the early 20th century. This is a key missing chapter of American history. Resendez offers a startling contemporary insight: today’s global human trafficking has its roots less in the black slavery … Continued
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America 7:30 pm
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America @ Berkeley Hillside Club
Apr 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America @ Berkeley Hillside Club  | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents Andres Resendez , Hosted by Mickey Huff advance tickets: $12: T: 800-838-3006 or Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Marcus Books, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door, KPFA benefit, kpfa.org/events, wheelchair access “Resendez vividly recounts the harrowing story of a previously little-known aspect of the histories of American slavery and of encounters between indigenes and invaders.” – Publishers Weekly The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America is an eye-opening, landmark history of the enslavement of tens of thousands … Continued
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California Farmworkers’ Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump? 5:00 pm
California Farmworkers’ Rights: What Can Be Done in the Age of Trump? @ David Brower Centr
Apr 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
In the last year, California has accomplished major gains for agricultural workers, from the new overtime pay law to innovative farm labor certification programs. At the same time, however, agricultural workers and their families are facing extreme threats from federal immigration policies and policing, and a heightened culture of fear. What efforts are underway to address the problems and develop solutions? Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. As the state with the highest number of agricultural workers, 75% … Continued
DSA Party : Celebrate Death and Taxes! 6:00 pm
DSA Party : Celebrate Death and Taxes! @ Spats
Apr 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come on down to our @DSAEastBay party tonight at Spats on Berkeley! You can also wish me an early birthday https://t.co/FiBotRJt4i pic.twitter.com/XhzVi6lUkW— TimeCrime (@prosperdave) April 13, 2017 62736
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Good Friday Witness at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab 6:45 am
Good Friday Witness at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab @ Near Livermore Labs
Apr 14 @ 6:45 am – 9:45 am
Ecumenical Peace Institute and the Livermore Conversion Project will offer a service of worship and nonviolent witness against nuclear weapons. Martin Luther King gave his “Beyond Vietnam” speech 50 years ago this spring. We ask, “Where would Dr. King be today?” We believe Dr. King’s spirit is with us at the Livermore Lab where new nuclear weapons continue to be designed, saying once again, “In a day when . . . guided ballistic missiles are carving highways of death through the stratosphere, no nation can win a war. Today it … Continued
Active Hope: RISE, LOVE, RESIST! 6:30 pm
Active Hope: RISE, LOVE, RESIST! @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Active Hope: RISE, LOVE, RESIST! @ Fellowship Hall  | Berkeley | California | United States
Speakers include Joanna Macy, Antonia Juhasz, Donald Goldmacher, “Heist” film, co-founder Berkeley Progressive Alliance; Shahid Buttar, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Mike Rufo, Bill of Rights Defense Committee; Rev. Earl Koteen, Sunflower Alliance; Mike Katz-Lacabe, Oakland Privacy Working Group; Michael Wong, Veterans for Peace; Susan Harman, Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland; Marylia Kelley, Tri-Valley Cares; 350.org Bay Area; April 29 Climate Mobilization; Codepink Women for Peace; Indivisible Berkeley; Diablo Rising Tide, and more! Music: Lydia Violet (tentative), Betsy Rose, Mike Rufo, Francis Collins, more! An evening for conscious activists, organizers, … Continued
Without Walls: Abolition and Rethinking Education. 6:30 pm
Without Walls: Abolition and Rethinking Education. @ Islamic Cultural Center
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Without Walls: Abolition and Rethinking Education. @ Islamic Cultural Center | Oakland | California | United States
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Blueprints for a Future: Transforming Education Conference 9:30 am
Blueprints for a Future: Transforming Education Conference @ 155 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Blueprints for Our Future Emergency California Education Conference Let’s Fight for Free Public Education For All Students, Faculty and Staff A strong public education system is the foundation of every just and democratic society. Yet for most working families—especially those from black and brown communities—the right to free, high-quality education seems further than ever: preschool is inaccessible to children whose parents can’t afford it; k-12 schools are starved of resources while the imposition of high-stakes tests penalizes low-income districts and the explosion of charters exacerbates segregation and inequality; college and … Continued
Defend the Bay | Bloc Party & Cookout 10:00 am
Defend the Bay | Bloc Party & Cookout @ MLK Civic Center Park
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The “Alt-Right” is coming back to Berkeley… DEFEND THE BAY BLOC PARTY & COOKOUT Trump supporters, white supremacists, fascists and bigots of many varieties are planning a rally in MLK Civic Center Park on April 15th. Let’s show them there is no space for racism or fascism here in the Bay! Come connect with other like-minded folks. Enjoy food, music, speakers and more. Bring food to share if you can! ***To help protect yourself from the alt-right and the state, bring a mask or other way to conceal your identity … Continued
East Bay Green Jobs Fair 11:00 am
East Bay Green Jobs Fair @ Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Looking for a job?  Curious about careers that provide opportunity and a chance to make the world a greener place?  Or are you a green business owner seeking to hire?  The Green Jobs Fair in West Oakland will connect job seekers to the burgeoning green sector to provide sustainable employment opportunities for years to come. If you are an employer, contractor, entrepreneur or trainer in the Green Economy, please consider participating.  The Interfaith Green Jobs Coalition, the fair’s sponsor, is seeking to create pathways to employment for underrepresented East Bay community … Continued
Prison Industrial Complex & Abolition 101 for K-12 Educators 11:00 am
Prison Industrial Complex & Abolition 101 for K-12 Educators @ Omni Commons
Apr 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Critical Resistance- Oakland is pleased to offer “Intro to the Prison Industrial Complex and Abolition” for K-12 Educators.* Organizing to get police out of your school? Working on responses to harm in the classroom and staffroom that do not involve criminalization? Want a curriculum that creates possibilities to imagine and build a world without prisons and borders? Building to protect students and families from immigration enforcement (ICE)? This workshop will provide a space for educators to dig into CR’s analysis of the prison industrial complex (PIC) and identify practical and … Continued
International Conscientious Objectors & War Resisters Day 11:30 am
International Conscientious Objectors & War Resisters Day @ Civic Center flagpole, MLK Park
Apr 15 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
On International Conscientious Objectors Day, Celebrate the 11th Annual Berkeley C.O. and War Resisters Day Peace Flag raising ceremony, first at Civic Center flagpole at 2180 Milvia Street, corner of Allston Way and then at the flagpole at MLK, Jr. Civic Center Park, 2151 MLK, Jr. Way (between Center Street and Allston Way, across from Old City Hall), Berkeley With Conscientious Objectors and War Resisters from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars Bob Meola, Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission, … Continued
Tax March! 1:00 pm
Tax March! @ Civic Center Plaza
Apr 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MISSION STATEMENT On April 15, 2017, we peacefully march to demand that Donald Trump release ten years of his most recent tax returns.  Reviewing Mr. Trump’s tax returns will ensure that domestic or foreign conflicts of interest do not compromise Mr. Trump in his role as president and that he complies with safeguards set forth in the Constitution.  Tax March San Francisco is not an organization, but a non-partisan movement. MARCH ROUTE AND PROGRAM The current plan is that we will hold a rally at Civic Center and then march … Continued
What the Health: Film Screening 2:00 pm
What the Health: Film Screening @ SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What the Health is the groundbreaking follow-up film from the creators of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy. The film exposes the collusion and corruption in government and big business that is costing us trillions of healthcare dollars, and keeping us sick. https://youtu.be/Jf44vLndiRM The event is at the Koret Auditorium, Lower Level and scheduled as followed: 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Introduction 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm Movie 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm Q&A 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Raffles62727
California’s Medicare for All Legislation – SB 562 3:00 pm
California’s Medicare for All Legislation – SB 562
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
California’s Medicare for All Legislation –  SB 562 How does SB 562 provide health care? How can we campaign for SB 562? Trump and the Republican congress want to gut the Affordable Care Act, privatize Medicare, cut back on Medicaid, and privatize the Veteran’s Administration. In California, we have the chance to legislate our own health care program that covers everyone, has no co-pays, no deductibles, and no premiums. SB 562 will remove the insurance industry from our lives. A Panel of Single Payer Now Activists Discussing SB 562 – … Continued
Slingshot issue #124 article Deadline & editing meeting 3:00 pm
Slingshot issue #124 article Deadline & editing meeting @ Longhaul
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Article deadline is at 3 pm Saturday April 15 and everyone is invited to join the article editing process Saturday 3-6 and Sunday 3-9 pm. Slingshot is accepting articles, photographs, art, letters, review, etc. for issue #124, to be published in late April, 2017. Email slingshot dot tao dot ca and send your submission as an attachment please. Or you can drop it by and meet us. Many radical topics are of interest (economics, environment, identity politics, DIY, anti-represssion, resistance, etc.) — we suggest you write about stuff you’re involved … Continued
FILM SCREENING: “TOMORROW” 5:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: “TOMORROW” @ Elmwood Theater
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
“TOMORROW” is an upbeat environmental documentary directed and narrated (in English) by actress Melanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion. Together, they traveled to 10 countries to visit Permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects, community-owned renewable initiatives. They introduce us to people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. French actress and director Mélanie Laurent (starring in Quentin Tarantino’s INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), became increasingly aware, shortly after having her first child, of several leading scientists reports stating that man’s environmental impact on the planet had … Continued
From Domination to Prosperity: Building an Economy Where We All Belong 5:00 pm
From Domination to Prosperity: Building an Economy Where We All Belong @ Boalt Hall
Apr 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for the Thinking Ahead speaker series with a discussion of Sabeel Rahman’s book, “Democracy Against Domination“, moderated by john a powell, with community organizer Christina Livingston and pollitical scientist Paul Pierson. Unchecked corporate power is a danger to our way of life. What would a political economy where we all belong look like? What values, institutions, and movement strategies must we develop to achieve this vision in an era of growing inequality and resurgent right-wing populism? The event will be followed by a reception, with finger food and … Continued
Fundraiser for Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective! 7:00 pm
Fundraiser for Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective!
Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Fundraiser backyard party for Oakland Women’s Strike Organizing Collective! * *- We’re slinging pizza and drinks to raise $ * *- For those who can’t attend in person, but would still like to contribute, look for @May_Day on Venmo. * *- Funds raised will go towards the ASL interpreter fees from March 8, t-shirts & screen-printing supplies and food for May Day. * *- Will is our host; contact him if you have Q’s or want to help with day-of stuff!* 203-464-2936 sora@riseup.net 62759
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Liberated Lens film night: 1916, The Irish Rebellion 6:30 pm
Liberated Lens film night: 1916, The Irish Rebellion @ Omni Commons ballroom
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this award-winning, landmark documentary tells the dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the might of the British Empire. The film – featuring a combination of rarely-seen archival footage, new segments filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of the Easter … Continued
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Protest Sheriff Ahern’s Cooperation with ICE 4:00 pm
Protest Sheriff Ahern’s Cooperation with ICE @ Glen Dyer Jail
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sheriff Ahern not only continues to cooperate with ICE by notifying ICE on prisoner releases, but he is also the head of the California Sheriffs’ Association, which promotes the same practices. He even signed a letter as the head of their political action committee to support the nomination of arch racist Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. Keep the pressure on Ahern to stop cooperating with ICE! #NotMySheriff #StopICE Bring your signs and loud voices! Please contact us if you would like to endorse.62729
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank. All are welcome! Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM. For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org. 62623
Militarization of Police: What does it mean for Berkeley? 6:00 pm
Militarization of Police: What does it mean for Berkeley? @ The Way
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A discussion about agreements between local police and federal enforcement and surveillance agencies. Welcome & Opening Comments: Pastor Michael McBride, The WAY Moderators: Councilmembers Davila & Harrison SPEAKERS TBA Closing remarks: Mayor Arreguin 62705
Occupy Forum: Refuse Fascism: Driving the Trump Regime from Power 6:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Refuse Fascism: Driving the Trump Regime from Power @ Black and Brown Social Club
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents Information, discussion &  community! Monday Night Forum!! Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Refuse Fascism: Driving the Trump Regime from Power Trump/Pence Regime is a fascist regime.  The whole thing. Trump’s extreme woman-hating and attacks on abortion rights, his racist backing of even more violent and aggressive policing,  his supremacist cabinet members, his nuclear threats and $50+ billion increase to the budget.  Every cabinet post, every executive order, every tweet is a link in the chain of a … Continued
Statewide Conference Call for Universal Health Care 7:00 pm
Statewide Conference Call for Universal Health Care
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
There is a conference call on how we win Medicare for All in California that we need you to be on. We have a real opportunity to solve the health care crisis in California and lead the way for the nation with the passage of S.B. 562. That’s why Our Revolution is joining the California Nurses Association and over 70 organizations statewide in sponsoring this bill, which would guarantee: Medicare for All in California More lives saved through preventative treatment Improved quality in health care delivery The elimination of health … Continued
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“A Time to Break Silence”; Tax Day Protest 12:00 pm
“A Time to Break Silence”; Tax Day Protest @ Federal Building
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
50th Anniversary Public Readings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech What: On Tax Day, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s prophetic speech, “Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” multi-issue peace and justice activists will do three public, participatory readings of the speech in front of Oakland’s Federal Building. When: There will be three readings, starting at 12 noon, 2 pm and 4 pm. Each reading will take approximately one hour, with 16 readers taking turns. A closing ceremony will follow the … Continued
Join us to call for sanctuary workplaces! 4:30 pm
Join us to call for sanctuary workplaces! @ Oscar Grant Plaza Amphitheater
Apr 18 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Street Theater Performance + City Council Meeting On the heels of Emeryville City Council, Oakland City Council will pass a resolution on April 18thcalling for sanctuary workplaces for immigrant workers. This is part of a month-long escalation heading into the May 1st mass strike in which tens of thousands of Bay Area workers will walk off the job to demand immigrant rights. Before the Council meeting, roughly 300 immigrant workers, community supporters, and faith leaders will rally outside City Hall. They will then jam into City Council chambers and join … Continued
Oakland City Counil: Support Universal Healthcare 5:30 pm
Oakland City Counil: Support Universal Healthcare @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 18 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
16-0782 1 S11 Support Of Senate Bill 562 (Lara & Atkins), The Healthy California Act City Resolution Subject: Support Of Senate Bill 562 (Lara & Atkins), The Healthy California Act From: Councilmember Kaplan Recommendation: Adopt A Resolution In Support Of Senate Bill 562 (Lara & Atkins), The Healthy California Act, That Would Create The Heathy California Program To Provide Comprehensive Universal Single-Payer Health Care Coverage And A Health Care Cost Control System For The Benefit Of All Residents Of The State   WHEREAS, every Californian should have a right to … Continued
Community Security Training Series 6:00 pm
Community Security Training Series @ Main Branch, SF Public Library - Learning Studio
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EFF Launches Community Security Training Series EFF is pleased to announce a series of community security trainings in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. High-profile data breaches and hard-fought battles against unlawful mass surveillance programs underscore that the public needs practical information about online security. We know more about potential threats each day, but we also know that encryption works and can help thwart digital spying. Lack of knowledge about best practices puts individuals at risk, so EFF will bring lessons from its comprehensive Surveillance Self-Defense guide to the … Continued
SURJ presents Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Educator and Author 7:00 pm
SURJ presents Tim Wise, Anti-Racism Educator and Author @ First Congregational Church
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Acclaimed anti-racism author and educator Tim Wise will speak at a benefit to raise funds for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children(LSPC) and All of Us or None’s statewide mobilization to Sacramento on May 7 & 8 – “Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day.” LSPC Executive Director Dorsey Nunn will also speak about the importance of this mobilization for formally incarcerated people, families of incarcerated people, and their supporters. Wise will speak on “The Great White Hoax: Racism, Divide-and-Conquer and the Politics of Trumpism,” a presentation that explores the rise of … Continued
The Frontlines Are Everywhere: Grand Jury Resistance Tour 7:00 pm
The Frontlines Are Everywhere: Grand Jury Resistance Tour @ Qilombo
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Spring, NoDAPL water protectors and legal team members will be facilitating trainings across Turtle Island sharing knowledge about resistance to the grand jury convened against water protectors at Standing Rock. We want to build our capacities for strong movement defense against state repression. As extraction becomes the norm and the government ramps up its repression against those who stand in resistance, this workshop holds valuable information for those who struggle for Indigenous sovereignty, earth liberation and a future without oppression. This two-hour workshop is open to all who have … Continued
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An Evening with Omar El Akkad – Author of “American War: A Novel” 7:30 pm
An Evening with Omar El Akkad – Author of “American War: A Novel” @ St. John's Presbyterian Church
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
An Evening with Omar El Akkad - Author of "American War: A Novel" @ St. John's Presbyterian Church  | Berkeley | California | United States
El Akkad was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in Doha, Qatar, until he moved to Canada with his family. He is an award-winning journalist and author who has traveled around the world to cover many of the most important news stories of the last decade. His reporting includes dispatches from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan, the military trials at Guantanamo Bay, the Arab Spring Revolution in Egypt, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ferguson, Missouri. “American War: A Novel” is an audacious and powerful debut novel: a … Continued
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Come support No Coal in Oakland in court! 10:00 am
Come support No Coal in Oakland in court! @ United States Courthouse/Federal Building, 17th Floor, Room 4
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This is the first important hearing in the lawsuit by developer Phil Tagami attempting to overturn the City of Oakland’s ban on coal storage and handling at the former Oakland Army Base. The Court will hear a motion by Sierra Club and San Francisco Baykeeper to be accepted as “intervenors” so that they can participate as full parties supporting the City’s effort to defeat Tagami’s lawsuit. In addition, the court will consider two motions to dismiss sections of the lawsuit – one seeking dismissaal of Tagami’s claim for breach of … Continued
The Evolution of Organic: PREMIER at Castro Theater 6:00 pm
The Evolution of Organic: PREMIER at Castro Theater @ Castro Theater
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
  6:00pm :: Opening Night Reception Join us before the screening on the Castro Mezzanine to meet Festival filmmakers and special guests while enjoying local food & beverages to kick-off Green Film Fest 2017. Separate ticket required. 21+ 7:30pm :: Opening Night Premiere Mark Kitchell’s new film: The Evolution of Organic: PREMIER 2017 Green Fire Award Finalist: It started with a motley crew of back-to-the-landers rejecting industrial farming. It went on to spawn a renewed connection with our food and land. Filmmaker Mark Kitchell (Berkeley in the Sixties; A Fierce … Continued
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Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice 12:00 pm
Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice @ US EPA, Region 9 Office
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Earth Day Action for Environmental & Climate Justice @ US EPA, Region 9 Office | San Francisco | California | United States
On this 92nd day of the Trump Administration, Earth Day 2017 takes on a special urgency.  Over 60 groups from urban, rural and Indigenous communities and their allies will rally together in front of the regional offices of the EPA, with delegations coming from across California and even Arizona.   This rally will be followed by a march to the Federal Building at the corner of 7th and Mission Streets. As Trump regime’s attacks on environmental protections, health, civil rights and justice continue to escalate, so does our movement’s need … Continued
East Bay Climate Action Expo 6:30 pm
East Bay Climate Action Expo @ David Brower Center
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebrate Earth Day!   Come meet many of the people and local organizations in the East Bay that are working to stabilize our climate and promote environmental justice.  Find out how you can have an impact on this critical issue at the East Bay Climate Action Expo. Leonardo DiCaprio’s acclaimed film, Before the Flood, will screen at 7pm in the Brower Center’s Goldman Theater.  Before the Flood explores many facets of climate change and discovers what must be done to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet.  The Climate Action … Continued
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Planting Justice Work Party! 10:00 am
Planting Justice Work Party! @ Planting Justice Nursery
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Happy Equinox! Spring is here ~ plants are leafing out, peaches and plums are blooming, and folks are planting our perennial plants throughout the country.  It is the busiest time of the year for the nursery with finishing up cuttings, seeding, grafting fruit trees, weeding and fertilizing, potting up bare root plants, and shipping out plant orders.  We are very grateful to the many volunteers that have gotten their hands dirty with us this past month.  We had nearly 30 volunteers come through at our work party on March 4th, … Continued
March for Science 11:00 am
March for Science @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Apr 22 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
March for Science @ Chelsea Manning Plaza | San Francisco | California | United States
The March for Science – San Francisco celebrates public discovery, understanding, and distribution of scientific knowledge as crucial to the freedom, success, health, and safety of life on this planet. We are a nonpartisan group, marching in support of the following goals: Communication, Funding, Policy, Literacy, and Diversity. 11:00 AM Speeches From Bay Area Members Adam Savage: Inventor & Host of MythBusters Dr. DJ Patil: Former U.S. Chief Data Scientist Dr. Jennifer R. Cohen: SMASH Academy Site Director at Level Playing Field Institute Eric Valor: Founder of SciOpen Research Group … Continued
Student & Worker Power Teach-in 12:30 pm
Student & Worker Power Teach-in @ Crossroads Dining Commons
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join the Undergraduate Workers Union to learn about the intersections of student labor and rising tuition at the #1 public university in the world! Hear about opportunties for building solidarity with students and workers across departments on the UC Berkeley campus. Come help student workers school Cal Dining on worker justice! #LivingWagesNOW #NoJusticeNoPizza62800
National Call To Action! Justice for Diallo Neal! 5:00 pm
National Call To Action! Justice for Diallo Neal! @ Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland City Hall
Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dear Friends, Families and Social Justice Advocates, Together We Stand and Open Circle – Families United For Justice is announcing a National Day of Action for Justice for Diallo Neal. We are calling on all families and coalitions to join us and the mother of Diallo Neal, Gilda Baker, as we rally for an investigation to take place. Diallo Neal was killed in a motorcycle “accident” in October 2005 after a chase with California Highway Patrol. Five years passed before his mother, Gilda Baker, began to put together the pieces … Continued
Speakers for a New America Tour: “First They Came for the Homeless” 7:00 pm
Speakers for a New America Tour: “First They Came for the Homeless” @ Luggage Store Gallery
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Please join us in a California speaking tour of front line leaders in the movement to end homelessness in America. Proceeds from the Tour will benefit the People’s Tribune, in order to finance papers for homeless and other writers to distribute so they can tell their stories. Speakers: . Mike Zint – homeless leader from ‘OccupySF, founding member of ‘First they came for the homeless’ and the Poor Tour intentional tent community/action . Bilal Mafundi Ali –People’s Commission for Justice and the San Francisco Coalition on Homelessness . Silvia Hernandez– … Continued
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UC GILL TRACT COMMUNITY EARTH DAY 10:00 am
UC GILL TRACT COMMUNITY EARTH DAY @ Gill Tract
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
We will be ‘digging in the dirt’, providing musical entertainment, children’s activities, and seminars on several topics including “Mugwort” and “Movement Building in a Time of Resistance.” We will also serve lunch for all, created from the bounty on our farm.62779
Deportation Solidarity Rally 12:00 pm
Deportation Solidarity Rally @ Room 590
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
🔥 Deportation Solidarity Rally630 Sansome Street Rm 590, San Francisco, CASunday, April 23, 12:00 PMRSVP now 👇https://t.co/JM1pOscYIU pic.twitter.com/MNRGLEuyZk— IndivisibleELCERRITO (@ECindivisible) April 23, 2017 62805
People’s Park 48th Anniversary 12:00 pm
People’s Park 48th Anniversary @ People's Park
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Here’s the music lineup, with speakers interspersed: NOON  All Nations Drummers 12:30 Yukon Hannibal 12:50 Soul 1:10 Occupella 1:30 Max Ventura 1:45 Driftwood Dave and the Drifftones 2:20 Open Mike 2:35 Michael  Delacore: Park Hisstory 2:45 Funky Nixons 3:25 Other Speakers 3:40 The Diva Band 4:20 Isaiah McLane and Friends (my grandson) 4:50 Eddie Monroe as Trump 5:15 Skank Bank .62622
Our Revolution: Town Hall For Citizens & Organizations 1:00 pm
Our Revolution: Town Hall For Citizens & Organizations @ Redwood Gardens
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
RSVP here. This livestream townhall will be simulcast across 3 time zones and 6 satellite cities to engage in political “what’s next” strategies. To join the simulcast, simply download Google Hangout, then just click a link that will be posted by our Berkeley Community Media TV team.  Satellite cities of private & public gatherings include: Weston FL, Lawrence KS, Flint MI, Rockville MD, Eureka CA, with Redwood Gardens in Berkeley CA as the “hub” of the network. Key speakers include: ACLU rep to detail their “People Power” Campaign for cities; … Continued
Benefit for the Haiti Relief Fund: Dr. Maryse Narcisse 3:00 pm
Benefit for the Haiti Relief Fund: Dr. Maryse Narcisse @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Benefit for the Haiti Relief Fund: Dr. Maryse Narcisse @ First Presbyterian Church | Oakland | California | United States
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The Oakland Greens Present: A movie night fund raiser: “American/Sandinista” 6:00 pm
The Oakland Greens Present: A movie night fund raiser: “American/Sandinista” @ It’s Your Move Games & Hobbies
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Plan a fun evening out for “Dinner and a Movie” to benefit the Oakland Greens.  Note that we are coming up to the 38th anniversary of the Sandinista Popular Revolution and April 28th will be the 30th anniversary of Ben Linder’s assassination. The movie is called “American/Sandinista” (2008) by local film maker Jason Blalock, and is a retrospective of Linder’s project twenty years after he was killed by the Contras. Your speaker Don Macleay is featured in the film because he was the project director up until a month before … Continued
Green Film Fest: RISE: Standing Rock 8:15 pm
Green Film Fest: RISE: Standing Rock @ Roxie Theater
Apr 23 @ 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Join us at Green Film Fest at San Francisco’s Castro Theater, Roxie and venues across the Bay.  From the Amazon to Standing Rock, from the SF  streets to the fields of Ethiopia, see new films from around the globe at this festival known for its acclaimed environmental documentaries.  The full line-up can be found here. Sunflower Alliance is a partner of Green Film Fest and is proud to be co-sponsoring an exciting new documentary, RISE: Standing Rock (Michelle Latimer, Canada, 2016, 110 min).  This is part of a Viceland docuseries … Continued
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Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Universal Health Care for California Today!
Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Universal Health Care for California Today!
Apr 24 all-day
Join the Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Healthy California Today! As you know, SB 562, The Healthy California Act, will have its first hearing in the Senate Health Committee this Wednesday, April 26th.  The hearing is critical to moving the bill forward and it’s time for all hands on deck!  Senators on the committee need to hear from you today. It is vital that we let them know that Californians will hold them accountable for their votes on Wednesday.  Please call today! Click here to be … Continued
Art Build for May Day March & Strike – SURJ 4:00 pm
Art Build for May Day March & Strike – SURJ
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us for an Art Build Monday April 24th from 4-8pm. This art build is in preparation for the general strike and May Day actions on May 1st. https://www.facebook.com/events/1239048449465541/ This is a great way to come talk about messaging and find ways to participate in the national day of action. You don’t need art skills to come (but much appreciated!), and youth and families are welcome. ACCESS NEEDS: This event is wheelchair accessible. If you have specific access needs, please email mobilization@surjbayarea.org, and we’ll be happy to work with … Continued
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies 5:00 pm
Occupella: Tax the Rich Rallies
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Rallies every Monday from 5-6 pm on upper Solano in front of the Oaks Theater and the Chase Bank. All are welcome! Also We’ll be at  SURJ (Stand Up for Racial Justice) event that starts at the Grand Lake Theater on Saturday April 1st from noon-1 :00 PM. For our calendar of events, songs to download and more: www.occupella.org. 62623
OccupyForum Film in Celebration of Earth Day: A Fierce Green Fire by Mark Kitchell 6:00 pm
OccupyForum Film in Celebration of Earth Day: A Fierce Green Fire by Mark Kitchell @ The Black and Brown Social Club
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! � Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! ​This past Saturday was Earth Day with worldwide demonstrations such at Saturday’s March For Science, where tens of thousands took to the streets of San Francisco to tell the Trump regime that science and facts are more important than personal hunches and short term profits for fossil fuel investments. There probably has never been a time when we needed greater awareness of our natural … Continued
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Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Universal Health Care for California Today!
Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Universal Health Care for California Today!
Apr 25 all-day
Join the Statewide Day of Action – Call and Email for Healthy California Today! As you know, SB 562, The Healthy California Act, will have its first hearing in the Senate Health Committee this Wednesday, April 26th.  The hearing is critical to moving the bill forward and it’s time for all hands on deck!  Senators on the committee need to hear from you today. It is vital that we let them know that Californians will hold them accountable for their votes on Wednesday.  Please call today! Click here to be … Continued
Community Forum on Immigrant and Refugee Rights 5:30 pm
Community Forum on Immigrant and Refugee Rights @ Berkeley Adult School
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join me at a Community Forum on Immigrant & Refugee Rights on 4/25! Know-your-rights training, resource tables, etc. https://t.co/NzRiUT7Vpo pic.twitter.com/PWyXq3A0Gl— Keith Carson (@Keith_Carson) April 17, 2017 62775
Stop Urban Shield: All Out to Berkeley City Council 7:00 pm
Stop Urban Shield: All Out to Berkeley City Council @ Berkeley Old City Hall
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4/25: All Out to Berkeley City Council In an unprecedented move, the Berkeley City Council is considering fully withdrawing their  participation in Urban Shield. A decision in favor of pulling out of Urban Shield by the Berkeley City Council paves the way for other cities in the Bay Area to do the same. Join us on Tuesday to show mass opposition to Urban Shield’s war on our communities. Can’t attend on Tuesday? Support with CALL IN DAY: Monday, April 24th,. Call Berkeley City Council and demand that they end … Continued
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Immigrant Family Day at SF City Hall 9:30 am
Immigrant Family Day at SF City Hall @ San Francisco City Hall
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
Join AROC, as part of SFILEN, in holding Immigrant Family Day at City Hall, where we gather our community members to raise their concerns, speak about the issues they are facing, and demand that SF fight for immigrant rights and continue supporting SFILEN in providing critical legal services, education and outreach to immigrant communities throughout the city. San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network (SFILEN), a unique and groundbreaking collaboration of thirteen organizations, including some of the region’s pioneering immigrant service providers and some of the city’s leading legal advocacy … Continued
Single Payer: Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing – SB 562’s 1st Vote! 12:00 pm
Single Payer: Sacramento Rally & Senate Health Cmte Hearing – SB 562’s 1st Vote! @ Sacramento Convention Center Complex
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
It’s here! The first vote on our Healthy California Act, SB 562 (Lara & Atkins), will be on Apri 26th. Please join us for a rally, march and then pack the room to show that we urgently need to move SB 562 forward and guarantee healthcare for all in California. Details: *Noon Rally *March to the Capitol *1:00pm Hearing in Senate Health (plan to stay as long as it takes to get a Yes vote!!!) Bus pick ups in many locations! You must RSVP here for a seat:www.goo.gl/VIwz1x62703
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Respect Berkeley – Nonviolent Response to Ann Coulter 10:00 am
Respect Berkeley – Nonviolent Response to Ann Coulter @ Civic Center Park
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
We will meet Thursday morning at 10a and establish a nonviolent response to the craziness of #AnnCoulter and her ilk. /1— RespectBerkeley (@RespectBerkeley) April 27, 2017 Join us across from MLK Park in downtown Berkeley. Spread the word. We will remain until 3p. We will keep ths feed updated. /2— RespectBerkeley (@RespectBerkeley) April 27, 2017 62841
Alt Right Delete 12:00 pm
Alt Right Delete @ UC Berkeley, Entrance to Sproul Plaza
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The International Socialist Organization invites all solidarity-minded students and other members of the Berkeley community to the launch of the “Alt Right Delete” conference. Please join us at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue on April 27 at noon as we announce this conference and rally in defense of the oppressed majority. “Alt Right Delete” will take place at UC Berkeley on Aug. 19, at the beginning of the fall 2017 semester. It will be an important opportunity for new and returning members of the campus community who … Continued
BART Board: Sanctuary Policy 5:00 pm
BART Board: Sanctuary Policy @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The BART Board will be holding three evening meetings this year to create greater access to board meetings for BART riders and constituents. The first evening meeting of the year will be held on April 27th. At this meeting the Board will consider a sanctuary policy, energy policy, sustainability policy, legislative positions, and other items. Please join us at this evening meeting to share input on these items or any other BART issue. There will be time at the beginning and end of the meeting for general public comment for … Continued
Invest in People, not Punishment. 5:30 pm
Invest in People, not Punishment.
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Invest in People, not Punishment. @ Berkeley | California | United States
The Justice Reinvestment Coalition of Alameda County will be hosting a Town Hall on April 27th at The Way in Berkeley with our elected reps to hold them to their commitment to create a program that results in Alameda County hiring formerly incarcerated persons for permanent, full time benefited jobs including training to meet minimum requirements and pass the Civil service exam. We want to pack the house! If you or someone you know is formerly incarcerated and can benefit from this jobs program we especially need you to tell … Continued
FREE film screening of “The Runner” 6:30 pm
FREE film screening of “The Runner” @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
FREE film screening of "The Runner" @ Berkeley City College Auditorium | Berkeley | California | United States
Please join the Arab Film Festival, Berkeley City College‘s Arabic Language instructor Gaye D. Walton-Price and Yalla Arabi: SF/East Bay Arabic Language Meetup for a FREE film screening of “The Runner” (Subtitled in English) FILM TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/149860780 SYNOPSIS: The Runner is a film by Saeed Taji Farouky about Salah Hmatou Ameidan, who uses his talent as a runner to protest against the occupation of his homeland, Western Sahara. The film suggests that the runner’s physical endurance is his political weapon. It is the story of a champion long-distance runner whose … Continued
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6 Days, 50 Years. 1967 and the Politics of Time. 10:00 am
6 Days, 50 Years. 1967 and the Politics of Time. @ 340 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
6 Days, 50 Years. 1967 and the Politics of Time. @ 340 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley Campus | Berkeley | California | United States
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East War, the Centers for Middle Easter Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous events to address this significant milestone. 10:00 AM – Panel Discussion. 3:30 PM – Keynote Address by Noura Erakat – “Taking the Land Without the People” 62822
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100 days of complicity: The Walking Tour 9:00 am
100 days of complicity: The Walking Tour @ American Youth Hostel
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hmm. Should any human being have to pay another human being to use the Earth? The most fundamental social justice truth guiding all champions of liberty and freedom for all ought to be that “No one should have to pay another person rent for access to the Earth.” And yet 100 days in a row of Trump, and two terms of Obama, and 241 years into the USA, hardly a pip about that all embracing truth. The commies talk vaguely of sharing the means of production. The religionists talk about … Continued
Help KPFA’s great apprenticeship program. 11:00 am
Help KPFA’s great apprenticeship program.
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
First Voice Parking Lot Sale The First Voice Apprenticeship Program at KPFA hosts a Parking Lot Sale, featuring bargains, nibbles, entertainment for all ages, and a Trump piñata! This event takes place from 11 AM –  4 PM, with station tours at 11:30 AM and 1 PM. 62821
People’s Climate Movement Bay Area 11:00 am
People’s Climate Movement Bay Area @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
On April 29th there will be a People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C. All over the country there will be sister marches. In the Bay Area, we will be having a rally at Lake Merritt with a procession around the lake. We are trying to join hands around the entire lake. What a statement that would make to send an image of hands around all of Lake Merritt out to the world. If you’ve ever wondered if your presence at a rally really matters, well, it does at this one. … 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
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it … Continued
An Outspoken Evening with Vijay Prashad 7:30 pm
An Outspoken Evening with Vijay Prashad @ First Presbyterian Church
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Middle East Children’s Alliance present A Gloriously Outspoken Evening with VIJAY PRASHAD Hosted by DENNIS J. BERNSTEIN WHEELCHAIR ACCESS advance tickets: $12: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2904804:: T: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit kpfa.org/events Vijay Prashad’s recent book, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution, is a fast-paced and timely book and the best critical primer to the Middle East conflicts today, from Syria and Saudi Arabia to the chaos in Turkey. Mixing thrilling anecdotes from street-level reporting that give readers a … Continued
Liberated Lens Film Night: America Recycled 7:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: America Recycled @ Omni Commons ballroom
Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Liberated Lens Film Night: America Recycled @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
The film follows the cross-country bicycle trip of two brothers as they ride recycled bicycles through the American South for over two years, seeking radical locality amid rampant globalization. Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening.   62753