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Omni General Assembly 6:00 pm
Omni General Assembly
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come by our open Orientations every First and Third Thursday of the month at 6pm! We’ll introduce you to the variety of ways you can get involved at the Omni, whether through joining a working group or a collective—or starting one of your one. Write our Communications Working Group with questions: comms@omnicommons.org Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is … Continued
Oakland Green Party 6:30 pm
Oakland Green Party @ It's Your Move Games
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Oakland Green Party will hold its monthly meeting in Oakland’s Temescal District. All are welcome to attend. Please join our movement to recruit candidates to run for local offices, especially for City Council and School Board seats in Districts #2, #4, and #6 and connect with those working on Saied Karamooz’s campaign for Oakland Mayor. The Oakland Greens are a local subgroup of the Green Party of Alameda County that is committed to a just and sustainable Oakland. Our principles are aligned with the ten key values of the … Continued
Protect Our Oak Woodlands & Water Future 6:30 pm
Protect Our Oak Woodlands & Water Future @ BFUU
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Transition Berkeley presents: Protect Our Oak Woodlands & Water Future Did you know that Napa has the highest concentration of oak woodlands of any county in California? And that the Napa River is the second largest fresh water source emptying into San Francisco Bay? Meet the two dynamic authors of a June 5th initiative to protect these treasures  Mike Hackett and Jim Wilson. Watch their film that tells the story of the Napa Valley watershed and the initiative they created to protect it – the Napa County Watershed and Oak Woodland … Continued
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Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. 2:00 pm
Picket Line at ICE: STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. @ ICE San Francisco
Mar 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the picket line with SEIU Service Employees Union EVERY FRIDAY. STOP DEPORTATIONS and harassment of immigrants and refugees. ​Also…​ SF Labor Council Calls for a Clean Dream Act Now, No Compromises; Urges Labor Movement to Take Action! [Resolution Adopted Unanimously by the Feb. 12, 2018, Delegates Assembly of the San Francisco Labor Council] � For a Clean Dream Act Now and a Path to Citizenship for all Undocumented Youth! � Not One More Deportatioon! � No Funding for the Wall of Shame! � No More Funding for Immigration Enforcement! … Continued
Film Showing: A Better Life 7:00 pm
Film Showing: A Better Life @ Revolution Books
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A Better Life, (2011) directed by Chris Weitz, makes “invisible people” visible. Carlos Galindo, an undocumented immigrant, works hard, all day long in the hot sun as a gardener in Los Angeles. His son, Luis is stuck in a prison-like school. The relationship between the father and son is tense and their worlds far apart. But when Carlos’s new truck, his ticket to steady and better work, is stolen, Luis hits the streets with him, determined to track it down and to get it back. Damian Bechir, who plays Carlos, … Continued
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Knock Every Door for Medicare for All: San Francisco 10:00 am
Knock Every Door for Medicare for All: San Francisco @ Palega Park
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Knock Every Door for Medicare for All: San Francisco @ Palega Park | San Francisco | California | United States
Join CNA as we go door to door to talk to residents about SB 562, the bill that would establish a single payer, Medicare-for-All health care system in California. We’re turning up the heat on Assemblymembers who are critical to the passage of SB 562 to make sure they hear from their constituents. Join us on Saturday March 3 at 10am in Assemblymember David Chiu’s district in San Francisco to talk to our neighbors about what Medicare-for-All could do for their lives and ask for their support. Thanks for joining … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ ACCE
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
General Meeting: 2018 Endorsement Process Join us SATURDAY as we set our endorsement process in place for the 2018 election cycle.   Agenda: Orientation Proposal for endorsement process (click below to review the materials the Steering Committee has approved) Proposed Process and Questions for the Interview Create endorsement timeline Moment with the Candidates Discuss tiered endorsement What capacity does OJC have? What is the range of “offerings” OJC can make to any given candidate (from “full package: fundraising, volunteers, phone banking, door knocking, etc.) Presentation, Discussion, and Endorsement vote on Costa … Continued
Women, War, Peace, and Socialism 2:00 pm
Women, War, Peace, and Socialism @ Starry Plough
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Women, War, Peace, and Socialism @ Starry Plough | Berkeley | California | United States
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough The Peace and Freedom Party presents Women, War, Peace, and Socialism International Women’s Day has become a corporate-led exercise in identity politics, but this wasn’t always the case. International Working Women’s Day was started by socialist women with a working class agenda. After a brief presentation on the origins of IWD, we will turn to our speakers, Cindy Sheehan, PFP candidate for Vice President (2012) and Ann Garrison, KPFA reporter and antiwar activist, to discuss the role of women in resisting war, … Continued
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The fight for net neutrality: an update 9:30 am
The fight for net neutrality: an update @ MLK Room, Unitarian Universalist Center
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
“The fight for net neutrality:  an update & what we in SF can do to protect and promote equal access to the internet” Trump’s FCC has taken steps to do away with net neutrality, which would undermine equal access to the internet in our country.  But the fight is far from over.  We will get an update from two outstanding Bay Area leaders and activists about the attack on net neutrality; why net neutrality is so crucial for our democracy and must be defended; and what we can do in San … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Restore Voting Rights Fundraiser 5:00 pm
Restore Voting Rights Fundraiser @ Panoramic Framing
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A fundraising party to celebrate, learn about, and support the work of Initiate Justice and their campaign to restore voting rights to people who are incarcerated or on parole in California. The party will include homemade appetizers, beverages, and a silent auction of artwork by incarcerated artists and others. Space is limited, please RSVP. SURJ Bay Area and Panorama Framing are jointly sponsoring this event to raise awareness about and funding for the current campaign, organized by Initiate Justice, to restore voting rights in California for people who are incarcerated. … Continued
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #127 7:00 pm
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #127 @ Longhaul
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #127. Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. This issue will mark the 30th year in print. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #127 is due out on April 27, 2018 Deadline for Issue #127 is April 14, 201864379
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Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us this–and every Monday for an hour of singing in front of the old Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Avenue, Berkeley. Demonstrators have kept this rally going for over six years with their “Tax the Rich” and other timely signs and good spirits. We provide music; songbooks available. Come for a song, come for an hour. 64271
A community discussion around homeless solutions. 5:30 pm
A community discussion around homeless solutions. @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
As many of you know and can see, Oakland has been facing skyrocketing rates of homelessness, with the counts in our community increasing dramatically in recent years.  We now have around 3,000 people unhoused in our community, and it is vital that we take significant action to expand solutions, and the funding for them, in our community.  This situation is causing widespread suffering, as people are living in difficult situations in underpasses and sidewalks, often without access to water, bathrooms, and more.  This endangers the entire community, both those with … Continued
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Xolo, back courtyard
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Preliminary Agenda: Reportbacks (25 min) Governance (Debbie, Susan, Lou, Margy, Sylvia) First Presbyterian Church (Debbie, Lou) Anything else? General news (10 min) �          Upcoming conference in Colorado (Susan) �          RFI for California task force (Susan) Repeating items (25 min) Treasurer’s report/budgeting and meeting place issues introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place Upcoming (20 min) Student debt forum (Emily, Susan) Potential community group meetings (discussion) 64376
Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants 5:30 pm
Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants @ SF Federal Bldg
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants @ SF Federal Bldg | San Francisco | California | United States
Join us to defend our immigrant communities! STOP DEPORTATIONS! DEFEND DACA! PROTECT TPS! March 5 is the initial expiration date for DACA that the Trump administration has set. Because of community organizing and legal advocacy, the date has been suspended. As the White House continues to threaten our immigrant communities, DACA is still in jeopardy, and many TPS holders’ lives hang in the balance. Join us on March 5: We, the community, will continue to love and protect each other. 64357
Letters to Prisoners Writing Night 6:00 pm
Letters to Prisoners Writing Night @ Ella Baker Center office
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We will be hosting another mail night to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the Country. We are getting lots of questions about prior ballot initiatives, advocacy support, requests for pen pals, responses from letter sent during previous letter writing nights, and the Ella Baker Center’s work at large. Dinner with vegetarian options will be provided. Please RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org. 64386
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
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Bay Area premiere of “Transforming California from Red to Blue” 5:00 pm
Bay Area premiere of “Transforming California from Red to Blue” @ Oakstop
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for the Bay Area premier of the new short film “Transforming California from Red to Blue: How Community Organizing Changed the Political Landscape” The film documents the success of social movements in California in creating a more progressive political atmosphere in the state, pushing for policies and legislation that challenged dog whistle politics, xenophobia and structural racialization. Through interviews with key movement leaders and historical footage, the 10-minute video documents an important chapter in the California story. Following the film, a panel of activists will discuss the video … Continued
Military Powerpoint Karaoke 6:30 pm
Military Powerpoint Karaoke @ Internet Archive
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Internet Archive presents the first ever Military Powerpoint Karaoke: a night of “Powerpoint Karaoke” using presentations in the Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex collection at archive.org that were thoughtfully extracted during the Internet Archive’s most recent end-of-term web crawl. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30pm at our headquarters in San Francisco. The show will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm, when doors will also open. Also known as “Battle Decks,” Powerpoint Karaoke is an improvisational and art event where audience members give a presentation using a set of Powerpoint slides that they’ve never … Continued
Merchants of Doubt 7:00 pm
Merchants of Doubt @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT, co-presented by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.64353
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Exploring the use of big data in policing 1:00 pm
Exploring the use of big data in policing @ Impact Justice
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register We’re at an important crossroads on how law enforcement agencies and courts are using big data and new technologies. Will they be used to reduce incarceration rates or to exacerbate unjust, biased enforcement patterns in policing? This is the moment to ask hard questions about how these systems are developed, and what kinds of checks are in place to ensure they meet high ethical standards. We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities of these new systems and offer ideas on ways forward with a distinguished panel of experts in law, … Continued
Ella Baker Center Meeting – When We Fight, We Win 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Center Meeting – When We Fight, We Win
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
When We Fight, We Win is EBC’s second member meeting of 2018! Come through to learn about the criminal justice legislation that has been introduced in Sacramento, help us prioritize which allied bills to support and plug into our policy agenda for 2018. We hope you can join us in growing a strong grassroots movement to end mass incarceration. Together, we can chart a new future for California by prioritizing positive, community-based, public health solutions rather than punishment. 6:00pm New Member Orientation. General meeting starts at 6:30pm. Vegetarian dinner will … Continued
Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism 7:30 pm
Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
VEGAS TENOLD “Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America”Advance tickets: $12: 800-838-3006, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books, $15 door, KPFA benefit, wheelchair access, more info: kpfa.org/events Born and raised in Norway, now living in Brooklyn, Vegas Tenold is an award-winning journalist. For years he has covered the far right in America, as well as human rights in Russia, conflict in central Africa and the Middle East, and national security in the United States. A … Continued
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Stop Urban Shield for Good!
Stop Urban Shield for Good!
Mar 8 all-day
  March 8th Call-in & Email Supervisors Stop Urban Shield for Good! This is a pivotal moment in the Stop Urban Shield campaign. Get READY! This month we will mobilize to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote to defund Urban Shield and put an end to Sheriff Ahern’s racist policing program and weapons expo. No money ($1.5 million), No Program. On Tuesday, February 27th you and the Stop Urban Shield coalition helped the Alameda County Board of Supervisors understand and challenge a major report given to them by the Urban Shield Task Force. A report meant to help … Continued
A Conversation on Big Data, Surveillance, and Policing 12:00 pm
A Conversation on Big Data, Surveillance, and Policing @ 205 South Hall, UC Berkeley
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Catherine Crump & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson This event will feature a conversation between scholars interested in issues related to surveillance, policing, and civil liberties. In his talk, The Rise of Big Data Policing, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. He will reveal how these new technologies – viewed as race-neutral and objective – have been eagerly … Continued
International Women’s Strike: EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action 4:30 pm
International Women’s Strike: EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
International Women's Strike: EAST BAY International Women's Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park) | Berkeley | California | United States
WOMEN’S STRIKE RALLY: International Women’s Day of Action in the East Bay Sponsors: International Women’s Strike Bay Area & Bay Area Reproductive Justice As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the East Bay we call for: * 24 hours of action on March 8th *12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods to make our presence visible, wearing red, and being vocal about women and LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with disabilities * 4.30pm to 6pm: … Continued
Oakland Police Commission Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Police Commission meetings have shifted to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Council Chambers of City Hall (3rd floor). ​This meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Enabling Legislation for Measure LL which will provide details on the structure and operations of the Police Commission, the Inspector General and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA).  ​The Coalition’s suggested edits to the Ordinance will be discussed. Of particular importance is our insistence that there be legal counsel for both the Agency and the … Continued
March 8th Planning Meeting – Bay Area for Reproductive Justice 7:00 pm
March 8th Planning Meeting – Bay Area for Reproductive Justice @ The Womens' Bldg
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On January 27th, we gathered hundreds to confront the right-wing, religious fundamentalists trying to further limit access to reproductive healthcare and abortion. Our fight is not over! Join us and organize future events to fight for reproductive justice and women’s rights. Including nationally-coordinated actions on International Women’s Day on March 8th.64253
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FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING TO FERGUSON: THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE! 6:00 pm
FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING TO FERGUSON: THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE! @ First Unitarian Universalist Center
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 9, 2014, in the wake of the brutal police shooting of Michael Brown the people of Ferguson, Missouri rose up. Like Montgomery, Ala. 60 years before gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement and the prominence of Martin Luther King, the defiance of the people in Ferguson, gave birth to a new wave of struggle. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged and with it a new clarion call to struggle for justice. Speaker: Kimberly Jade Norwood Henry H. Oberschelp professor of law; Professor of African & African American studies; … Continued
R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ – Community Vigil 6:00 pm
R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ – Community Vigil
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ “JESUS” 19 years old Killed by SFPD on March 6th Capp Street & 21st Street Where Adolfo was killed by the SFPD San Francisco Note: This gathering is Youth-led and with permission of Adolfo’s Family. All are welcome Adolfo’s last words: “I don’t want to be deported!” Adolfo Delgado “Jesus” was 19 years old when he was killed in a trunk by a barrage of 30 bullets fired by the SFPD on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. On March 7th, friends and community members spoke of … Continued
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Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! 10:00 am
Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St.
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St. | Oakland | California | United States
The Housing Crisis is getting out of hand! Families are being pushed out of our community and onto the streets. We can’t just keep waiting, we must act now! On Saturday, March 10, join us as we kick off the campaign in the Bay Area for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This Kick Off Event will be … Continued
Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions 10:00 am
Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall | El Cerrito | California | United States
Join the City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee for a FREE SHOWING of the French film Demain (“Tomorrow”), an inspirational film that showcases creative solutions to climate change in communities around the world.  A panel discussion and group conversations, informed by positive efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area,  will follow. Panelists include:  Supervisor John Gioia  Carl Anthony, Author/Educator  Sheila Tarbet, Elders Climate Action  Carey Batha, Adapting to Rising Tides Healthy snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome! More information here 64356
The Big Medicare for All Canvass 11:00 am
The Big Medicare for All Canvass @ Cedar Rose Park
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
In January, more than 130 canvassers hit the streets in North Oakland for our Big Medicare-for-All Canvass. They were met with a commensurate number of new people signing the pledge and even more real, substantive conversations about the Medicare-for-All campaign and the two corporate money-free candidates our chapter has endorsed who will help make it happen. Save the date for March 10 when it all happens again. The movement to decommodify healthcare continues to gain momentum and our canvassing efforts drive that motion. Accessibility: The park and restroom are both wheelchair-accessible. … Continued
Speaker: ANITA HILL 7:00 pm
Speaker: ANITA HILL @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Barbara and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents: ANITA HILL SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018, 7PM Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA RSVP 510 434 3988 Co-presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and the Peralta Community College District 64275
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Student March and Rally 10:00 am
Student March and Rally @ Lake Merritt
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Student March and Rally @ Lake Merritt | Oakland | California | United States
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Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight – Police Commission Ballot Initiative Drive 11:00 am
Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight – Police Commission Ballot Initiative Drive @ Ashby Flea Market
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The new grassroots organization Berkeley Community United for Police Oversight has submitted a ballot initiative to create a Police Oversight Commission with actual power (not just advisory, as it is now).  We will begin collecting signatures at our campaign kickoff!   Campaign Kick-off We will be hosting a campaign kick-off celebration  at the Ashby Flea Market! We will be releasing media + flyers soon! We are looking for musicians, artists, signature-gathers, speakers, poets, & folks to table, engage the community, and set-up/clean-up to get the community EXCITED for strong police oversight! … Continued
Sunflower Alliance 12:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 11 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to share a potluck lunch.   64313
International Working Women’s Day MARCH & Celebration 2018 2:15 pm
International Working Women’s Day MARCH & Celebration 2018 @ Fruitvale Village, BART Plaza
Mar 11 @ 2:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Members of GABRIELA Oakland and our allies invite you to join us for a March & Celebration on Sunday March 11th to commemorate the 110th International Working Women’s Day anniversary in honor of the first women strikers in 1908. Join us as we RISE, RESIST, and UNITE to build our collective Resistance here and abroad! Let us take the streets as we RISE up and say NO to violence against women and Trans people and RESIST militarization and state violence! Let us RISE to protect women, Trans and Gender non-conforming … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
Green Sunday:  War of Words: Does Patriarchy Still Rule over Communication in Movements? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday:  War of Words: Does Patriarchy Still Rule over Communication in Movements? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Is what we say as important as the words we use to say them? Could it be that the green party has not grown in Alameda county because of a patriarchy that is reflected in how we talk to one another? Does the movement suffer from the same patriarchy we criticize others of having? Does how we speak and what we say have an impact on our ability to move forward more swiftly? Join your community as we engage in this conversation. Ourpresenters are Meleiza Figueroa, Vicente Cruz, and Aidan … Continued
West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour – Oakland Stop 6:00 pm
West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour – Oakland Stop @ Hasta Muerte
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Coast J20 Solidarity Tour, March 3rd – 18th On January 20th, 2017, militarized police in Washington, D.C. attacked and mass-arrested over 200 protestors at an anti-fascist, anti-capitalist march, charging 214 of them each with an unprecedented eight felonies. Yet even while facing decades in prison, 194 defendants refused to cooperate with prosecutors or accept plea bargains, supporting each other to beat the charges but also to defend the legitimacy of uncompromising resistance to the Trump regime. As a result, the first trial against 6 defendants ended with a verdict … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on March 11 for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly. Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. On the agenda at our General Assembly Sunday 7:30 @ Finnish Hall: – action for Sanctuary CA (cc @iceoutofca) – our plan for the 3/24 @AMarch4OurLives – Mark Chekal-Bain on #GunReformNow – IB Economic Justice Team & @FossilFreeCA on “Break Up w Your Bank Day” ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. Please email us at info@indivisibleberkeley.org with questions. T-Shirt Distribution … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
Party for 30 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing 7:00 pm
Party for 30 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing @ Longhaul
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Party for 30 years of Slingshot newspaper publishing @ Longhaul | Berkeley | California | United States
Slingshot turns 30 years old – 1988 – 2018 Hear authors from the last 30 years read a few really old articles and see if the articles still make sense nowadays plus (as always) Vegan chocolate cake, display of back issues, door prizes, maybe stacks, maybe music 64373
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Pack the BART Police Citizen Review Commission Meeting: Justice 4 Sahleem 4:00 pm
Pack the BART Police Citizen Review Commission Meeting: Justice 4 Sahleem @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
We’re asking everyone who can to support the family of Sahleem Tindle in their struggle to get justice for Sahleem, who was murdered by BART officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. BART was forced to release the body cam video of his murder, where it was exposed for all to plainly see that 28 year old Sahleem was shot in the back three times with his hands up and no weapon in sight! We have been with the family to two BART Board meetings in the past few weeks, … Continued
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally 4:00 pm
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us this–and every Monday for an hour of singing in front of the old Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Avenue, Berkeley. Demonstrators have kept this rally going for over six years with their “Tax the Rich” and other timely signs and good spirits. We provide music; songbooks available. Come for a song, come for an hour. 64271
Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities 6:30 pm
Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities @ ILWU Local 4
Mar 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Climate Change and Labor: Challenges and Opportunities @ ILWU Local 4 | San Francisco | California | United States
How will the transition to a clean-energy economy affect workers and unions?  How is organized labor responding to this transition?  What policies and strategies can best address workers’ concerns?  A panel of labor and climate leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities at this free public forum. Workers in a range of fields—steelworkers, pipe fitters, teachers, electricians, hospitality and service employees, government, communications, healthcare and autoworkers—will be affected differently by this transition.  Even within the same trade unions, some workers will see new job opportunities, some will be less affected, … Continued
OccupyForum: The threat to net neutrality 6:45 pm
OccupyForum: The threat to net neutrality @ Local 2 UNITE HERE
Mar 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum Tracy Rosenberg of Media Alliance on the threat to net neutrality The fight for net neutrality:  an update & what we in SF can do at all levels of government to protect and promote equal access to the internet Trump’s FCC has announced its intention to end net neutrality a step which undermines equal access for all to the internet in our country. But the fight is not yet over. Get an update about the current attack on net neutrality; why net neutrality is crucial to our democracy and … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
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Demand DA O’Malley Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder 10:00 am
Demand DA O’Malley Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We’ve all seen the video! How is it that BART police officer Joseph Mateu has not already been charged with the murder of Sahleem Tindle, after he shot the 28 year old in the back three times? Join us to demand that Nancy O’Malley do her job and charge and prosecute Mateu for murder. O’Malley has yet to prosecute a single killer cop. It’s time to break that unjust record! Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. He is now back on the … Continued
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance Vote 6:00 pm
Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinance Vote @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bring secret government surveillance out of the shadows. Tell the Berkeley City Council to vote yes! TAKE ACTION Did you know that 50 percent of all American adults are in a face-recognition database? Are you aware that Stingray cellphone trackers can pinpoint your location within a matter of yards? Or that police departments collect sensitive location data about drivers that Immigration and Customs Enforcement is eager to exploit? You can take action today to protect our diverse Bay Area community from unaccountable police surveillance. The Berkeley City Council is currently … Continued
Berkeley Action Alert: help bring surveillance transparency to Berkeley. 6:30 pm
Berkeley Action Alert: help bring surveillance transparency to Berkeley. @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
On March 13 Berkeley is poised to become the first California city to follow in Santa Clara County’s footsteps and adopt a comprehensive surveillance transparency framework. Surveillance Equipment Regulation Ordinances (SERO) mandate use policies for all spying equipment and audits of how the equipment was used. They get rid of secret surveillance and let the community know what is happening. Berkeley’s ordinance has been in development since July of 2016. It is time to make it law. Come out to show your support and mark this historic occasion. There is an … Continued
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Candle Vigil for Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon; One Year Anniversary 5:00 pm
Candle Vigil for Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon; One Year Anniversary
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 will be the one of anniversary of Elena “Ebbie” Mondragón, who was killed by two Fremont cops; Sgt. Jeremy Miskella & Det. Joel Hernandez in an undercover operation. Please join us as we remember Elena “Ebbie”, an not let her name just go in vain or be forgotten, by from the violence of the police. —- On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 Elena “Ebbie” Mondragon was 16 years old and pregnant, when two Fremont Undercover Police officers; Sgt. Jeremy Miskella & Det. Joel Hernandez where on … Continued
UC BERKELEY BOOK TALK: CITY OF INMATES 5:00 pm
UC BERKELEY BOOK TALK: CITY OF INMATES @ Hearst Memorial Mining Building Room 290, UC Berkeley
Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  UC Berkeley Book talk: Kelly Lytle-Hernandez – City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965 Join UCLA Professor of History Kelly Lytle Hernandez for a discussion about her upcoming book: City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965. The event will feature a conversation about the Ella Baker Center’s current work led by Eric Henderson, Policy Associate. This event is being hosted by the UC Berkeley Center for Research on Social Change. 64413
SF Taser Policy Hearing 5:30 pm
SF Taser Policy Hearing @ SF City Hall, Room 400
Mar 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
SF Taser Policy Hearing @ SF City Hall, Room 400 | San Francisco | California | United States
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El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA 6:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA @ El Cerrito Plaza
Mar 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up#Enough #ICEoutofCAPlease join us today & every Wednesday 6 – 7 PMWest entrance El Cerrito Plaza nr Daiso, San Pablo Ave & Carlson.ECSU rallies weekly to speak out in favor of equality and justice. #NoHatehttps://t.co/Wotbz2eRWM pic.twitter.com/E88ORoKhhq— IndivisibleELCERRITO (@ECindivisible) March 14, 2018 Please join us from 6 to 7 PM at the west entrance to El Cerrito Plaza, intersection of San Pablo Ave & Carlson Ave. We’ll meet on the side nearest to Daiso. The ECSU goals are to create a significant community presence to speak out in … Continued
Free Speech Movement: How it was Fought and Won, Why it Must Be Defended 7:00 pm
Free Speech Movement: How it was Fought and Won, Why it Must Be Defended @ Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Rm 2050, UC Berkeley
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Speech Movement: How it was Fought and Won, Why it Must Be Defended @ Valley Life Sciences Bldg, Rm 2050, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
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Omni General Assembly 6:00 pm
Omni General Assembly
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come by our open Orientations every First and Third Thursday of the month at 6pm! We’ll introduce you to the variety of ways you can get involved at the Omni, whether through joining a working group or a collective—or starting one of your one. Write our Communications Working Group with questions: comms@omnicommons.org Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is … Continued
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Emergency protest in response to reported Berkeley ICE arrests. 4:00 pm
Emergency protest in response to reported Berkeley ICE arrests. @ Old City Hall
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Activists in Berkeley calling for emergency protest today in response to reported ICE arrests. pic.twitter.com/QWwBAhYAhY— Scott Morris (@OakMorr) March 16, 2018 64442
Uncolonized (a short documentary film) 7:00 pm
Uncolonized (a short documentary film) @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Uncolonized (a short documentary film) @ EastSide Arts Alliance | Oakland | California | United States
Uncolonized is a short documentary film about a native family who decided never to enroll their two daughters into the public school system, choosing instead to homeschool them from birth. Chris is Potawatomi and Chasity is Navajo. Their daughters Nathaney and Mimicah, ages 11 and 7 at the time of filming, carry both of their parents’ lineages in the their blood, but also in their way of being. The film takes a critical look at the historical experiences of native children inside of the US public education system, and brings … Continued
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Bay Resistance: Power Together in 2018: Mass Training 10:00 am
Bay Resistance: Power Together in 2018: Mass Training @ Oakland Technical High School
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/baypower (it’s FREE!) 2018 is going to be a big year. Let’s get ready to win big for our communities! Join us to build power together in our second annual mass training on March 17th. Trainings will include how to build a sanctuary neighborhood, participate in direct action, win electoral campaigns, and get started in organizing. We have new trainings, a new campaign section, and caucus time including for youth, labor folks, and seniors and people with disabilities. Whether you’re a new or experienced activist, join us to skill up … Continued
Medicare For All Open Strategy Meeting 10:00 am
Medicare For All Open Strategy Meeting @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  East Bay DSA hosted its first ever Medicare-for-All strategy meeting in February, where we generated ideas for tactics to expand our healthcare campaign. Now we’re hosting a follow up meeting to continue developing these ideas into actionable plans that can make us an even stronger force in the struggle to decommodify healthcare! Please join us on March 17 to keep the momentum going as we develop specific tactical plans around four areas of interest that emerged at the first meeting. Labor Outreach (e.g. presenting at union meetings, joint town … Continued
East Bay DSA Potluck Picnic 12:00 pm
East Bay DSA Potluck Picnic @ Bushrod Park
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The South Berkeley canvass team cordially invites you to a friendly neighborhood potluck. After The Big Canvass on March 10, get together with your comrades for some tasty treats and socialist cheer. All are welcome! It’s a potluck, so bring something tasty to eat or drink! 64382
Join the campaign for effective police oversight in Berkeley! 12:00 pm
Join the campaign for effective police oversight in Berkeley! @ Grassroots House
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join the campaign for effective police oversight this weekend! WHAT:  Fan out across Berkeley to gather signatures to put police oversight on the local November ballot! All out for a fun day!  We’ll supply the petitions and will orient you on how to get the most signatures possible. You just bring your walking shoes. We’ll be going out to talk to Berkeley voters for the next eight weekends.  Please reply to this email, or call 510.517-8379, to let us know you can join us Saturday at noon. Outreach Committee P.S. … Continued
Stop the War Machine – SAVE the Planet! 1:00 pm
Stop the War Machine – SAVE the Planet! @ Orinda Community Church
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Stop the War Machine - SAVE the Planet! @ Orinda Community Church | Orinda | California | United States
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Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued
The Watsonville Canning Strike – Peter Shapiro 7:00 pm
The Watsonville Canning Strike – Peter Shapiro @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
he Watsonville Canning Strike – Lessons for Us All A presentation by Peter Shapiro, labor activist and author of the book “Song of the Stubborn One Thousand.” Followed by a discussion. Thirty years ago, Watsonville, California was the “frozen food capital of the world.” In September 1985, 1000 mostly Mexican women workers at the town’s largest plant were forced out on strike when the owner tried to bust their union. Few, if any, of the women had any strike experience. Their local union was barely functioning. But they organized themselves, … Continued
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library READING CAPITAL VOLUME ONE, CHAPTER ONE 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library READING CAPITAL VOLUME ONE, CHAPTER ONE @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 18 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library   READING CAPITAL  VOLUME ONE, CHAPTER ONE @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
Before we even start, let’s remember Marx’s warning to “those readers who zealously seek the truth. There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.” Our discussion will get as for into Chapter One as possible. We will read, paragraph by paragraph from the Penguin edition (translated by Ben Fowkes, 1976).) Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly. FREE – but hat will be passed for … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Worshiping Power: Peter Gelderloos on Early State Formation 6:30 pm
Worshiping Power: Peter Gelderloos on Early State Formation @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Worshiping Power: An Anarchist Vision of Early State Formation Where do states come from, what causes them to arise, and how do they develop? The old dogmas that the State protects and uplifts humanity, or even that it is a necessary evil, have been thoroughly discredited. But many newer theories, that explain state formation within a single optic, or that suggest a single cause, or a linear, progressive evolution, also fall short. This new book traces multiple pathways of state formation, describing patterns that arise within many different societies with … Continued
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Say No Tar Sands in the Bay Area 8:00 am
Say No Tar Sands in the Bay Area @ Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Mar 19 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
RSVP through 350 Bay Area here or on Facebook here. For the last several years, the Bay Area has been part of an international movement to stop the expansion of the tar sands. We’ve supported efforts led by Indigenous peoples across North America against Keystone XL, Line 3, Energy East, and Kinder Morgan. All of these projects would dramatically increase the amount of dirty oil extracted, transported, and burned around the world. These tar sands projects impact all of us — and now it’s time to fight against this expansion … Continued
Public Meeting welcoming Empower – a Thai sex worker collective 7:00 pm
Public Meeting welcoming Empower – a Thai sex worker collective @ Omni Commons
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Presenters include: • Four women from Empower • Niki Adams of the English Collective of Prostitutes Hosted by the US PROStitutes Collective Empower Foundation is a sex workers’ collective in Thailand which for 30 years has been promoting rights and opportunities for sex workers, especially access to education, health and legal advocacy. Over the years 50,000 sex workers have passed through their doors including migrant women from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam. The English Collective of Prostitutes is a UK based group, founded in 1975, which helps sex workers defend themselves … Continued
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Demand OPD Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder 6:00 pm
Demand OPD Charge Mateu for Sahleem’s Murder @ Oakland Police HQ
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We’ve all seen the video! How is it that BART police officer Joseph Mateu has not already been charged with the murder of Sahleem Tindle, after he shot the 28 year old in the back three times? OPD is responsible for the investigation of this murder, since it happened outside of BART property, across from West Oakland BART. Join us to demand that OPD do their job and charge Mateu for murder. Arrest him now! Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3, 2018. He … Continued
Welcome Water Protector SiouxZ – Potluck & Discussion 6:30 pm
Welcome Water Protector SiouxZ – Potluck & Discussion @ Intertribal Friendship House
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Potluck reception and discussion with Water and Land Protector Vanessa Dundon aka SiouxZ Desbah, and Water Protector Legal Collective, co-sponsored by AIM-West, Intertribal Friendship House, National Lawyers Guild- SF Bay Area Chapter, and Oakland Law Collaborative. SiouxZ, Diné / Navajo, is a lead plaintiff in a civil rights class action lawsuit challenging the use of fire hoses, explosive grenades, and other violence against the indigenous-led #NoDAPL movement at Standing Rock. A mother of 4, she is also the founder of Missing Flowers: Missing Murdered Indigenous Women and Men; an organizer of Honor … Continued
BOYCOTT! “The Academy & Justice for Palestine” 7:30 pm
BOYCOTT! “The Academy & Justice for Palestine” @ The Hillside Club
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
BOYCOTT! "The Academy & Justice for Palestine" @ The Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
Angela Davis says, “Sunaina Maira locates contemporary BDS activism and the considerable efforts to expand the academic boycott of Israel …to movements for racial, gender and economic equality…In deftly demonstrating that Palestinian solidarity belongs at the center of all our social justice concerns, “Boycott!” both exemplifies the challenge and urges us to fearlessly rise up to it.” KPFA event. 64421
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Press Conference: Green Party Candidate for Oakland Mayor Announces. 11:30 am
Press Conference: Green Party Candidate for Oakland Mayor Announces. @ Oscar Grant Plaza, steps of Oakland City Hall
Mar 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR OAKLAND MAYOR Saied Karamooz announces his candidacy as Oakland’s mayor in 2018 Saied Karamooz will share his motivation, vision, and plans as Oakland’s next mayor.   Saied believes that everyone is entitled to safe streets, quality education, decent jobs, and dignified homes. “With the abundance of resources, innovation, and energy in Oakland, there is no reason why our city continues to be plagued by high crime levels, low graduation rates, high unemployment, and inadequate housing,” said Mr. Karamooz. Press conference will be held on the steps of … Continued
Symposium: Police Violence Against Women of Color 4:00 pm
Symposium: Police Violence Against Women of Color @ MLK Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley
Mar 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Symposium: Police Violence Against Women of Color @ MLK Jr. Student Union, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
RSVP here INVISIBLE NO MORE: A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance. Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Societal Issues 64430
El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA 6:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA @ El Cerrito Plaza
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up#Enough #ICEoutofCAPlease join us today & every Wednesday 6 – 7 PMWest entrance El Cerrito Plaza nr Daiso, San Pablo Ave & Carlson.ECSU rallies weekly to speak out in favor of equality and justice. #NoHatehttps://t.co/Wotbz2eRWM pic.twitter.com/E88ORoKhhq— IndivisibleELCERRITO (@ECindivisible) March 14, 2018 Please join us from 6 to 7 PM at the west entrance to El Cerrito Plaza, intersection of San Pablo Ave & Carlson Ave. We’ll meet on the side nearest to Daiso. The ECSU goals are to create a significant community presence to speak out in … Continued
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression 6:30 pm
Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression @ KEHILLA COMMUNITY SYNAGOGUE
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This free SURJ workshop will dive into the history of voter suppression and mass incarceration from slavery, through Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights movement, into the present day of New Jim Crow, and discuss details around – and signature-gathering for The Voting Restoration and Democracy Act of 2018, a ballot initiative that will restore the right to vote to more than 162,000 incarcerated folks and those on parole in California, a disenfranchised group that is disproportionately Black, Brown, and poor. This ballot initiative is led by Initiate Justice. Free … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Special guest speaker for January: Chairman Fred Hampton, Jr. Don’t miss this! APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. We are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color. Founding coalition members include the Black Power Network, Community Ready Corps, Workers World, and the Idriss Stelley Foundation.64171
David Rovics in Concert – A Benefit for CIVIC 8:00 pm
David Rovics in Concert – A Benefit for CIVIC @ The Back Room
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
David Rovics in Concert - A Benefit for CIVIC @ The Back Room | Berkeley | California | United States
Tour name: Ballad of a Wobbly WORLD TOUR A BENEFIT for CIVIC (Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement) featuring David Rovics David Rovics was born in New York City, and as a guitar-slinging singer/songwriter now based in Portland, Oregon, has toured in over two dozen countries, including at mass protests throughout North America and Europe. When President Bush came to Berlin in 2002, David entertained the 100,000 or so folks who came to protest, and at the TTIP protest in Berlin in 2015, he sang for 250,000. He was also … Continued
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Film: “Invisible Students: Homeless at UC Berkeley” 7:00 pm
Film: “Invisible Students: Homeless at UC Berkeley” @ Eshelman Hall, top floor, UC Berkeley
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Movie Screening: Banana Land 7:00 pm
Movie Screening: Banana Land @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Mar 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ll be screening and discussing Banana Land, a documentary film about the past and current practices of the Banana industry in Latin America. This film isn’t about bananas. This is about Big Agriculture, with the banana industry as an example of what happens when Big Ag has complete control of a region. This industry is responsible for the vast majority of the animal exploitation we protest, but we can’t forget that human exploitation is key to Big Ag’s profits and protocol, regardless of if the product is vegan. A product … Continued
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Capture the Movement Workshop 4:00 pm
Capture the Movement Workshop @ Oakland Peace Center
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a two hour photography workshop by activist and photographer Brooke Anderson. Whether you’re using your iPhone or a DSLR, through this workshop you will have the opportunity to: • reflect on the role of photography in social movements and visual storytelling • learn key principles of composition, lightening, exposure • explore the settings and various “tips and tricks” on your camera phone • practice taking portraits and get feedback • discuss key issues around consent, representation, legal rights, etc. Brooke Anderson is a social movement organizer and … Continued
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Difficult Dialogues Workshop 10:00 am
Difficult Dialogues Workshop @ Sierra Club
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
How do we approach the challenging conversations, whether it’s about confederate flags, Donald Trump, cultural appropriation, Palestine/Israel, or even just racism and racial justice in general? Members of the White Noise Collective will facilitate this workshop ,exploring the difficult conversations in our lives around race and power. This workshop is an opportunity to dive in much deeper with structured time to practice a range of difficult conversations around highly-charged racial issues. We will be sharing some basic skill-building tools in how to approach conversations, and then explore scenarios relevant to … Continued
March for Our Lives: Oakland 10:00 am
March for Our Lives: Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
March for Our Lives: Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The largest national march against gun violence and the largest national march led by the youth ever! Looking for volunteers, musicians, and speakers. www.OaklandMarch.com Mission Statement: Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are … Continued
March for Our Lives San Francisco Rally 1:00 pm
March for Our Lives San Francisco Rally @ Civic Center plaza square between Polk St. & McAllister St. & 9th St. & Grove St.
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Solidarity Rally at the Civic Center Instead of crying they are speaking. Instead of mourning they are protesting. And instead of waiting, the children of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are begging for our help. We must stand with them and #MarchForOurLives Mission Statement of March for Our Lives: Not one more. We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ ACCE
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’ll hear about alt-right activities in Oakland, learn about the Make-It-Fair campaign and discuss our strategy for the next few months. Proposed Agenda: Welcome and Brief Orientation (Deb Avery) Agenda Approval Report regarding finalized endorsement process and current requests (Carroll Fife) FInal Endorsement Process Present and discuss our Interim Strategy (Helen Duffy) Present for endorsement:  Make It Fair Campaign (read about it here) (Carroll Fife) Update on Alt-Right activity in Oakland (Tur-Ha Ak) ANNOUNCEMENTS 64470
DROP LWOP TOWN HALL 5:00 pm
DROP LWOP TOWN HALL @ Red Bay
Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
DROP LWOP TOWN HALL @ Red Bay | Oakland | California | United States
This event information comes from the California Coalition for Women’s Prisoners: Join CCWP for the Drop LWOP Town Hall In the past six months six women have had their Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentences commuted by the Governor. At the end of January 2018 two of these women were found suitable for parole and will soon be free. This victory illustrates how the Drop LWOP Campaign and A Living Chance project are creating a foundation for the commutation of all people sentenced to LWOP and the  elimination of LWOP  from the penal code altogether. At … Continued
Afrin Resistance Bonfire 6:00 pm
Afrin Resistance Bonfire @ Fire Pits
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This year we light the fires in solidarity with Afrin. Join us to act together in the future 6pm March 24th at the fire pits of Ocean Beach, San Francisco. This year we light the fires in solidarity with Afrin. Join us to act together in the future 6pm March 24th at the fire pits of Ocean Beach, San Francisco. Look for the #YPG #YPJ flags. @ROJTHANET @RojavaNyc @radio_rojava @cooprojavabakur @boerneaj @CommuneInt @gators4anarchy pic.twitter.com/pqn4vPDGUu— Rojava Solidarity (@Bay_Meso) March 14, 2018 64439
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DACA, Detention and Deportation – Current Threats to Immigrants 1:00 pm
DACA, Detention and Deportation – Current Threats to Immigrants @ Congregation Beth Al
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DACA, Detention and Deportation - Current Threats to Immigrants @ Congregation Beth Al | Berkeley | California | United States
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Indivisible East Bay All Member Meeting 1:00 pm
Indivisible East Bay All Member Meeting @ Sports Basement
Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for our March All Member Meeting. This special California-themed meeting features speakers from the Alameda County Food Bank and Evolve California, the Prop 13 reform initiative. Plus, we will have our usual updates and breakouts with current calls to action and upcoming events. Please come and bring a friend!64453
Film “Nuclear Cattle” and Discussion About Fukushima 1:30 pm
Film “Nuclear Cattle” and Discussion About Fukushima @ Berkeley Central Library Community Room 3rd Floor
Mar 25 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Film "Nuclear Cattle" and Discussion About Fukushima @ Berkeley Central Library Community Room 3rd Floor  | Berkeley | California | United States
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20171109/p2a/00m/0na/014000c “Nuclear Cattle,” directed by Tamotsu Matsubara, 58, focuses on the farmers’ response after the government ordered them to slaughter livestock exposed to radiation due to the disaster. Matsubara spent about five years making the film, repeatedly returning to affected areas in Fukushima Prefecture from June 2011 onward, capturing the thoughts of the cattle farmers. “People whose voices aren’t normally heard often ring the truest,” Matsubara says, referring to the people he met. As a consequence of the disaster, the farmers have been unable to sell cattle exposed to radiation, … Continued
FILM SCREENING: FERNGULLY 3:00 pm
FILM SCREENING: FERNGULLY @ Ecology Center
Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Description: A man finds himself living among the animals and enchanted spirits of the rainforest, and learns of the true consequences of human destruction in this animated adventure. Crysta (voice of Samantha Mathis) is a young fairy who is being tutored in the powers of magic by the older and wiser Magi (voice of Grace Zabriskie) in an Amazon rain forest. Their home is on the verge of destruction and they must figure out how to save it. Family friendly! Watch the preview here.  64401
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Mar 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games | Oakland | California | United States
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Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & Stop Police Terror! – A TeachIn 4:00 pm
Free Mumia Abu-Jamal & Stop Police Terror! – A TeachIn @ Room D-200, Laney College
Mar 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Sponsored by: Laney College Ethnic Studies Department and the Free Mumia Coalition Speakers: Arthur League, Cat Brooks, Jack Heyman, Judy Greenspan, Gerald Smith, and Richard Becker Alia Sharreif – hip hop artist Video – Longshore Workers Shut Down Ports to Free Mumia Ras Ceylon & Carole Seligman, co-chairs Who Is Mumia Abu-Jamal? Mumia Abu-Jamal is a revolutionary journalist. A former member of the Black Panther Party and MOVE supporter, he fought racism and police brutality with outspoken radio reporting in Philadelphia in the 1970s. Known as the “voice of the … Continued
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WE CAN END URBAN SHIELD! All Out to Stop Militarized Policing in the Bay Area 10:00 am
WE CAN END URBAN SHIELD! All Out to Stop Militarized Policing in the Bay Area @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rally & Press Conference to Urge Vote to DEFUND Urban Shield 10am – Rally & Press Conference 11am – Supervisors Meeting & Urban Shield Vote Join the Stop Urban Shield Coalition at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting, where they will be voting on the Sheriff’s request to fund Urban Shield 2018. We are organizing to ensure they say NO! We want real, community-based preparedness for emergencies. Police militarization is not the answer. We recently learned that Sheriff Ahern hosted ICE at the 2017 Urban Shield! We must turn … Continued
Documentary: East Bay premier: Nat Bates for Mayor. 7:00 pm
Documentary: East Bay premier: Nat Bates for Mayor. @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The East Bay premier of a new documentary, Nat Bates for Mayor. This movie tells the inspiring story of how the Richmond community organized to defeat Chevron’s candidate for mayor in the 2014 election. Chevron spent more than $3 million on the election but the grassroots campaign won the mayor’s office and a majority on the city council. The film was featured in film festivals including the Woodstock and Santa Cruz film festivals Followed by a panel discussion: Moderator: John Sepulvedo, host of KQED California Report Panelists: Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Council … Continued
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Final Hearing in Oakland Coal Trial 10:00 am
Final Hearing in Oakland Coal Trial
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Final Hearing in Oakland Coal Trial @ San Francisco | California | United States
Here it is at last—the final hearing in the Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC v. City of Oakland  trial.  The lawsuit is funded by Bowie Resource Partners, the top coal producer in Utah, which hopes to own and operate a coal terminal in West Oakland near the foot of the Bay Bridge.  Judge Chhabria has focused the trial on the question of whether the City of Oakland has substantial evidence to support its enforcement of a ban on coal storage and handling on the Terminal project.  The City approved a Development … Continued
Making Herstory with Arlene Blum 5:00 pm
Making Herstory with Arlene Blum @ Morgan's Bar & Lounge | Berkeley City Club
Mar 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join the Women’s Entrepreneurs of Berkeley for a Women’s History Month celebration!!! Legendary mountaineer & activist, Arlene Blum, will talk about her ascents up the world’s highest mountains and how that compared to the obstacles she overcame in her domestic science policy work. Arlene’s talk will be followed by a networking hour kicked off with an icebreaker game featuring historical female entrepreneurs. And to wrap up a fun evening, we will raffle off those iconic “A Woman’s Place is On Top” T-Shirts!!64467
El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA 6:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up #Enough #IceOutOfCA @ El Cerrito Plaza
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
El Cerrito Shows Up#Enough #ICEoutofCAPlease join us today & every Wednesday 6 – 7 PMWest entrance El Cerrito Plaza nr Daiso, San Pablo Ave & Carlson.ECSU rallies weekly to speak out in favor of equality and justice. #NoHatehttps://t.co/Wotbz2eRWM pic.twitter.com/E88ORoKhhq— IndivisibleELCERRITO (@ECindivisible) March 14, 2018 Please join us from 6 to 7 PM at the west entrance to El Cerrito Plaza, intersection of San Pablo Ave & Carlson Ave. We’ll meet on the side nearest to Daiso. The ECSU goals are to create a significant community presence to speak out in … Continued
HOW FAR WOMEN HAVE COME … 6:00 pm
HOW FAR WOMEN HAVE COME … @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
UNA-USA Eastbay Chapter presents: “International Women’s Day – Empowerment Summit and Dinner Celebration”. The United States of America is one of seven countries who still refuse to protect women’s and girl’s rights based on a United Nations convention. For details call, 510.849.1752.64456
The United Nations Association-East Bay Celebrates International Women’s Day   6:00 pm
The United Nations Association-East Bay Celebrates International Women’s Day   @ First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The United Nations Association-East Bay To Celebrate International Women’s Day The United Nations Association-East Bay’s dinner celebration for International Women’s Day will address Human Rights for Women and Girls: Promise Fulfilled or Just Dreams? The keynote address is by Keshet Bachan-Dvorat, Vice President of Partnership and Policy for The US National Committee for UN Women San Francisco; panelists include Dr. Patricia M. Valdespino Castillo on women in science, Nathalie Delrue Mcguire, Honorary Consul of Belgium on women in diplomacy, Antonia Lavine on Human Trafficking, Beverly Upton from the Domestic Violence … Continued
A discussion on basic income in the 2020 presidential race with candidate Andrew Yang. 6:30 pm
A discussion on basic income in the 2020 presidential race with candidate Andrew Yang. @ Impact Hub San Francisco
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us Wednesday, March 28th for a discussion on basic income in the 2020 presidential race with candidate Andrew Yang. Last month, Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur from New York, announced that he was running for president as a Democrat in the 2020 elections. What makes Andrew’s campaign unusual is his primary policy position — he believes that automation is an imminent threat to American jobs, and that we must enact universal basic income as a way to counter this danger. On Wednesday, March 28th, Jim Pugh will sit down with Andrew … Continued
Beyond Recognition: Film Screening and Discussion 7:00 pm
Beyond Recognition: Film Screening and Discussion @ Hasta Muerta Coffee
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a screening of Beyond Recognition, A film exploring the quest to preserve one’s culture and homeland in a society bent on erasing them. Followed by discussion with Sogorea Te Land Trust Co-founder Corrina Gould. Sogorea’ Te Land Trust is an The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led community organization that facilitates the return of Chochenyo and Karkin Ohlone lands in the San Francisco Bay Area to Indigenous stewardship. Sogorea Te creates opportunities for all people living in Ohlone territory to work together to re-envision … Continued
Pueblo Sin Fronteras & the Latin American Refugee Movement 7:00 pm
Pueblo Sin Fronteras & the Latin American Refugee Movement @ Finnish Hall
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
UPDATE 3/24: Now more than 1,000 people have joined the caravan. Bay Area luchadorxs for immigration justice are gathering in solidarity with migrants currently forming a 1,000+ person caravan from Central America through Mexico—the “Migrants in the Struggle” 2018 Refugee Caravan. By traveling together, the caravan turns an individual’s dangerous journey into a mass mobilization. Learn more, bring friends, and support future friends forced to flee home and head north in the hope of finding safety. These caravanerxs are on the front line fighting for the right to migrate and … Continued
California Prison Focus: Liberate the Caged Voices 7:30 pm
California Prison Focus: Liberate the Caged Voices @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
California Prison Focus: Liberate the Caged Voices @ The Octopus Literary Salon | Oakland | California | United States
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Oakland Police Commission Meeting 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Police Commission meetings have shifted to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Council Chambers of City Hall (3rd floor). ​This meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Enabling Legislation for Measure LL which will provide details on the structure and operations of the Police Commission, the Inspector General and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA).  ​The Coalition’s suggested edits to the Ordinance will be discussed. Of particular importance is our insistence that there be legal counsel for both the Agency and the … Continued
The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with Black Power Blueprint 7:00 pm
The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with Black Power Blueprint @ Akwaaba Hall, Uhuru House
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with Black Power Blueprint @ Akwaaba Hall,  Uhuru House | Oakland | California | United States
The Reparations Tour: White Solidarity with the Black Power Blueprint is part of a U.S. wide tour building support for the Black Power Blueprint Project, a program for economic and political power in the hands of the African working class of St. Louis in the wake of the mass resistance following the police murder of Mike Brown in 2014. The Black Power Blueprint is a community project that is purchasing and revitalizing buildings in the heart of the impoverished O’Fallon neighborhood, creating programs for community economic development such as the … Continued
The Young Karl Marx (2017) – Film 7:00 pm
The Young Karl Marx (2017) – Film @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who investigated the sordid birth of the British working-class. Engels, the dandy, provides the last piece of the puzzle to the young Karl Marx’s new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and the police’s repression, riots and political upheavals, they will lead the labor movement during its development into a modern era.64496
GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom 7:30 pm
GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GAZA: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
“No scholar has done more to shed light on Israel’s ruthless treatment of the Palestinians than Norman Finkelstein. In “Gaza” he meticulously details Israel’s massacres of the Palestinians…while demolishing the myths Israel and its supporters have invented to disguise these shocking events.”—John Mearsheimer, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago   “This is the voice I listen for when I want to learn the deepest reality about Jews, Israelis, and Palestinians…There is no one like him today, but in my bones I know this incredible warrior for Humanity and Justice … Continued
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PUERTO RICO Update 7:00 pm
PUERTO RICO Update @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Alliance for a Sustainable Puerto Rico presents an update on autonomous mutual aid projects thriving in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.64493
CompArte: The Ballad of the Zapatistas Art Show 7:30 pm
CompArte: The Ballad of the Zapatistas Art Show @ La Pena Cultural Center
Mar 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
This art exhibit and talk is to revitalize the relationships between local communities and the indigenous peoples in Chiapas through art and dialogue. Come meet and listen to Bay Area artists that have collaborated with the Zapatista community and an update by the Chiapas Support Committee at 8pm. Artesanías: There will also be arts and crafts for sale by the Zapatista Women’s Art Collective! The Chiapas Support Committee Oakland with La Peña Cultural Center present this CompArte artwork created by diverse, political and powerful Bay Area artists in dialogue with … Continued
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Criminal Conviction Reduction & Cannabis Business Resource Fair 10:00 am
Criminal Conviction Reduction & Cannabis Business Resource Fair @ Golden Gate University School of Law
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come join Students for Sensible Drug Policy at GGU Law for a day of Education and Opportunities for Communities Unfairly Burdened by the War on Drugs. The first component is an equity expungement clinic hosted by law students and supervised by volunteer attorneys. This first step is crucial to removing the stigma that a criminal convictions has on a person seeking to find employment or start a new business. We will be helping individuals fill out applications on Clearmyrecord.org. Second, is the education component. During this section we will educate … Continued
Waffles & Zapatismo 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons, basement hall
Mar 31 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
 CHIAPAS SUPPORT COMMITTEE Home of the Compañero Manuel blog on the Zapatistas & Mexico Come to the next Waffles & Zapatismo class, with an open general meeting after class from 12 Noon to 1pm. The class will focus on the 1994 Zapatista Uprising, the 1994 Democratic Convention and the 1996 1st Intercontinental Gathering. There will be discussion after the presentation and from 12-1 there will be an open general meeting with discussion about what the Chiapas Support Committee is doing and how you can participate. Zapatista News & Analysis !. … Continued
Emergency protest of Israeli massacre in Gaza 12:00 pm
Emergency protest of Israeli massacre in Gaza @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
On March 30, Israeli occupation forces murdered at least 13 Palestinians and injured more than 1,200. using live ammunition, rubber-coated steel bullets, and huge quantities of tear gas. The massive protests in cities across Gaza — the world’s largest open-air prison — were held on Land Day and were the start of a six-week long mobilization leading up to al-Nakba Day, May 15, which commemorates the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homeland in 1948 to make way for the state of Israel. The protest is called the … Continued