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Stop Killing Us! An Action Against Police Violence 11:30 am
Stop Killing Us! An Action Against Police Violence @ California State Capitol
Jul 1 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Almost 600 people of color have been killed by police in California just in the last 5 years. On July 1, people who have been impacted by police violence–family members, formerly incarcerated, community members–will encircle the California Capitol building and hold up the names of those killed by police. Click the Ticket button on this page to receive event updates or to volunteer to hold up a name of the fallen. We call on state legislators to: –Defund the $31B police and prison industrial complex –Hold police who kill accountable … Continued
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Planet to Win Reading Group – Chapter 4: Internationalism 6:00 pm
Planet to Win Reading Group – Chapter 4: Internationalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Members of the DSA Green New Deal Committee will discuss chapter 4 of “A Planet to Win”. Anyone who has read the chapter is encouraged to attend.   Details Where: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88237561151?pwd=S0FocjZ3TjBzeU5vVE5ySHJDZVZTUT0967994
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Demilitarize Banner Drop 10:00 am
Demilitarize Banner Drop @ Highland Avenue Bridge over the San Jose exit/entrance to Interstate 280
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
National CODEPINK is calling for us to organize car caravans and other peace actions on July 4th with the theme being “Independance from War.” For this banner drop action, we’ll have these messages on banners: DEMILITARIZE, and MAKE AMERICA LOVE AGAIN. Thanks to our friend, Barbara for generously offering to make these banners while being totally “sheltered in place!” All are welcome to join, though we’d most like to be joined by those of you who could walk or ride your bike to the location. (Bernal/Mission/Noe/Glen Park) We already have … Continued
INDEPENDENCE from WAR! Banner Drops. 10:00 am
INDEPENDENCE from WAR! Banner Drops. @ I80 Overpass Pedestrian Bridge
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet up in parking lot in southwest corner of I-80 & University Ave. at 9:50am. National CODEPINK is calling for July 4th mobilizing under this theme: “Independence from War.” Local chapters are organizing small group banner drops to Plaster the Bay with Peace & Justice. We invite you to organize your own banner drop or join one of ours. Bring your own banner, or use one of ours. Our main large banners: -DEFUND the POLICE, DEFUND the PENTAGON -DEMILITARIZE! -HEALTHCARE not WARFARE! All are welcome to join, though we’d prefer … Continued
Black Out 1:00 pm
Black Out @ Lake Merritt
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Black Out @ Lake Merritt
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San Francisco 4th of July Freedom Caravan: Defund Police, Defund War, Fund Life! 1:00 pm
San Francisco 4th of July Freedom Caravan: Defund Police, Defund War, Fund Life! @ San Francisco City Hall
Jul 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’re making 4 stops to call for liberty, with a speaker and activity at each stop, and a cool video to be made of the event. We’ll have flags and posters for decorating your cars. We are partnering with SF Bay Extinction Rebellion, DSASF IRIS, and other groups. The stops will center on: defunding police, defunding the Pentagon, funding community, protecting the Earth. 1:00 pm: Meet up at SF City Hall to decorate cars, get instructions and route maps. 1 Carlton Goodlet Place, SF. 1:30 pm: First Caravan Stop, 762 Fulton St., … Continued
Fuck the 4th Rally and March 2:00 pm
Fuck the 4th Rally and March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fuck the 4th Rally and March @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? 8:03 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: What to a Slave is the Fourth of July? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 4 @ 8:03 pm – 9:03 pm
On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 at age 20, gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” to the Ladies Antislavery Society of Rochester, New York. We will begin by listening to actor and activist Danny Glover reading a six-minute selection from the speech during a performance of Howard Zinn’s “Voices of a People’s History of the United States“ on October 5, 2005, at the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles. <https://vimeo.com/1275332> Following a brief introduction … Continued
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Socialist Night School: The Police – What’re they Good for Anyway? 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: The Police – What’re they Good for Anyway?
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Every time protests erupt after yet another innocent black person is killed by police, “reform” is meekly offered as the solution. But what if drastically defunding the police – not reform – is the best way to stop unnecessary violence and death committed by law enforcement against communities of color? The alternative is not more money for police training programs, hardware or oversight. It is to dramatically shrink their function. We must demand that local politicians develop non-police solutions to the problems poor people face. Instead of giving them more money … Continued
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California State Public Bank AB 310 – Virtual Press Conference 10:00 am
California State Public Bank AB 310 – Virtual Press Conference @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Zoom Link Webinar ID: 979 4670 3278 Password: 611741 In 2019, with your support, we passed AB 857, the Public Banking Act, empowering cities and regions to create our own banks. In 2020, economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing local governments across the state to cut staff, services, and vital programs at a time when they are most needed. We must bring desperately needed funds into urban and rural communities ignored by Wall Street banks. AB 310 proposes emergency COVID-19 relief by transferring 10% of California’s Pooled Money … Continued
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Mutual Aid Donation Drive 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Donation Drive @ Omni Commons
Jul 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al on July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 to be redistributed on July 19 to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collecting the materials … Continued
Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call 5:30 pm
Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Been to a “Heading for Extinction” Talk or seen us in the media? Want to get more involved? Attend a Zoom (video) Orientation Call! Note that this call is phone friendly! If you want to call in by phone, you can call in using the zoom meeting number (disclosed once you sign up). Sign up here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcuuhqzMoG9Gkaji1tKcqCT_J6bDAEEqc68025
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Mutual Aid Donation Drive 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Donation Drive @ Omni Commons
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al on July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 to be redistributed on July 19 to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collecting the materials … Continued
Wood St. – Community Action Day 10:00 am
Wood St. – Community Action Day
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wood St. - Community Action Day
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Justice 4 Sean Monterrosa 12:00 pm
Justice 4 Sean Monterrosa @ Vallejo City Hall
Jul 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Justice 4 Sean Monterrosa @ Vallejo City Hall
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F*ck Your Budget Assembly 1:00 pm
F*ck Your Budget Assembly @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
We’re hosting a F*ck Your Budget Assembly to respond to the Oakland City Council’s failure to listen to the demands of thousands of people and 100 community, faith, labor organizations, and small businesses who all agree that we need to Defund the Police and Defend Black Lives. Guest Speakers: – James Burch of Anti Police-Terror Project’s #DefundOPD Committee – Sharena Diamond Thomas of PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY MEDICS (Each One, Teach One) – Jesse Wiltey of the Melanated Social Work Podcast – Patricia Moran, Children’s Librarian, Oakland – Sandra Rodriguez, restorative justice … Continued
Town Hall: Mothers Talk Police Brutality 1:00 pm
Town Hall: Mothers Talk Police Brutality @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
For every victim and every death at the hands of police, there is a mother. Join the Mothers of the Movement as we discuss how to cope with grief, take care of mental health, and turn pain into purpose. The Town Hall will happen on Zoom: https://ucsd.zoom.us/j/97524099924 Panelists to be announced. We’ll also stream to Facebook Live. We’ll take audience questions off Zoom and Facebook.68018
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Mutual Aid Donation Drive 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Donation Drive @ Omni Commons
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al on July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 to be redistributed on July 19 to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collecting the materials … Continued
Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:30 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Online via Zoom
Jul 12 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
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. “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for Thee is my companion. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succor in both this world and the world to come. … Continued
Political Courage and Racial Justice   5:00 pm
Political Courage and Racial Justice   @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Political Courage and Racial Justice   @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Green Sunday: Political Courage and Racial Justice   A conversation between Aidan Hill and Cheryl Davila, who are both running for political office in the Nov. 3rd, 2020 election. Both candidates have expressed a deep renewal of political affairs in the covid-19 world. They will discuss ways to combat climate change and military industrialism in cities as well as ending racism and xenophobia and other related intolerances in the Bay Area. Join us for this discussion regarding what it means to run for office, the impacts and the struggles of doing … Continued
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DefundOPD Virtual Townhall for Community Input 6:00 pm
DefundOPD Virtual Townhall for Community Input @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Administration and City Council have committed to a 50% decrease in OPD’s budget next year. To get there, we need a transition plan that is informed and lead by community. Join APTP and the Defund the Police Coalition as we discuss: – What needs to be defunded from police – What needs to be refunded by community – What alternative response models look like – Who should be on the transition team and how they should be appointed Let’s dream together and make those dreams a reality for Oakland! … Continued
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Webinar: Climate Justice in California and What You Can Do 11:00 am
Webinar: Climate Justice in California and What You Can Do @ Online
Jul 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Katie Valenzuela, Policy and Political Director at the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) and Destiny Rodriguez, Community Relations Manager at The Climate Center, for a conversation about climate justice with moderator, CEO Ellie Cohen. After brief presentations, you can participate in an interactive conversation about how climate justice is racial justice, and what you can do. Advanced registration required. Register here Our special guests will present on the health, economic and other consequences of our fossil fuel economy on lower-income communities and people of color, current legislative efforts, including AB 345, to reduce the disproportionate impacts … Continued
Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call 5:30 pm
Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Been to a “Heading for Extinction” Talk or seen us in the media? Want to get more involved? Attend a Zoom (video) Orientation Call! Note that this call is phone friendly! If you want to call in by phone, you can call in using the zoom meeting number (disclosed once you sign up). Sign up here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcuuhqzMoG9Gkaji1tKcqCT_J6bDAEEqc68025
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Mutual Aid Donation Drive 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Donation Drive @ Omni Commons
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al on July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 to be redistributed on July 19 to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collecting the materials … Continued
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Mutual Aid Donation Drive 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Donation Drive @ Omni Commons
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are asking OUR HOUSED neighbors to contribute hygiene supplies, canned food, bottled water, rain gear, tarps, garbage bags, $$ et al on July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11 & 12 to be redistributed on July 19 to encampments in North Oakland dealing with the COVID 19. We will sanitize and package your donations add a hot packaged meal and fresh fruit to the care kits to be distributed to North Oakland Encampments and surrounding encampments. In order to properly sanitize and maintain social distancing we are collecting the materials … Continued
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Intro to DSA 6:30 pm
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? Let’s talk about it. This event will be … Continued
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Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call 5:30 pm
Extinction Rebellion: Welcome Call @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jul 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Been to a “Heading for Extinction” Talk or seen us in the media? Want to get more involved? Attend a Zoom (video) Orientation Call! Note that this call is phone friendly! If you want to call in by phone, you can call in using the zoom meeting number (disclosed once you sign up). Sign up here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcuuhqzMoG9Gkaji1tKcqCT_J6bDAEEqc68025
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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
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 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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People’s Park and the Overreach of UC Berkeley 5:00 pm
People’s Park and the Overreach of UC Berkeley @ Online
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
By the People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group People’s Park is at the center of fifteen other officially recognized city landmarks, which collectively are a de facto historic district. They represent the heritage of the 1960s and the context of the larger theme of a century of town/gown relationships. Berkeley became a major target of the New Right conservative backlash with Ronald Reagan promising to “clean up the mess in Berkeley.” The preservation of the community-built park is again threatened by UC Berkeley because of the pressures of over-enrollment that … Continued
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