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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical 6:30 pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change. Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a … Continued
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San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical 6:30 pm
San Francisco Mime Troupe: Seeing Red: A Time-Traveling Musical @ Edoff Memorial Bandstand
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
It’s Election Night 2018 and Bob swears she’ll never vote again. A lifetime of fading fortunes made this former Obama voter take a chance on the new guy promising change-Donald J. Trump. But it’s two years into his presidency and Bob’s still waiting to start winning. Tonight she’s telling everyone in her small-town bar that all politicians are liars, the system is rigged, and nothing’s ever gonna change. Along comes a mysterious stranger with an intriguing offer. He’ll show her an America where working people come together to demand a … Continued
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Funeral Service for Nia Wilson 11:00 am
Funeral Service for Nia Wilson @ Acts Full Gospel Church
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Wilson along with her sister, 26-year-old Lahtifa Wilson, were traveling home from a family function Sunday night on BART. BART spokesman Jim Allison says 27-year-old John Lee Cowel attacked the sisters at random as they exited a train at the MacArthur station in Oakland. Wilson died soon after police arrived, and her sister was taken to a hospital. Family and friends say Wilson had a loving spirit and hoped to pursue a career in criminal justice. Her brutal murder sent shock waves across the nation sparking a discussion on race … Continued
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Vigil for Ice Detainees and Others at West County 11:00 am
Vigil for Ice Detainees and Others at West County @ West County Detention Facility
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
In July, Contra Costa County Sheriff Livingston announced that he is ending the contract with ICE to hold immigration detainees at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond. This represents a major victory for advocates who have pushed for years to end the contract with ICE – but it will not be a real victory until those currently detained are released and reunited with their families, friends, and community, and those already transferred to other states are returned. Join the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity for a vigil at WCDF, … Continued
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Pants off for the Planet 12:30 pm
Pants off for the Planet @ Golden Gate Park - RSVP for exact location
Aug 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pants off for the Planet @ Golden Gate Park - RSVP for exact location | San Francisco | California | United States
Strip down to your underwear along with thousands of friends gathering to protest the climate impact of the fashion industry. This event in Golden Gate Park will call on San Francisco’s Levi Strauss corporation to be an industry leader and transition the factories in its supply chain to renewable energy. Stand.earth is hosting this event, which it hopes will get into the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest gathering of people in their underwear. They write: “While we love fashion and looking stylish, the clothes we wear are … Continued
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience 2:00 pm
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience @ Ohlone Playground and Greenway to MLK Park
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience @ Ohlone Playground and Greenway to MLK Park | Berkeley | California | United States
Sweep Out the Fascists: A Festival of Resilience Endorsed by: SURJ Bay Area SURJ S.F. National Lawyer Guild S.F. Bay Area Chapter Solidarity Against Fascism East Bay (SAFEBay) John Brown Anti-Klan Committee Bay Area Queer Antifascist Network International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Critical Resistance Oakland International Socialist Organization East Bay DSA Socialist Feminist Caucus Last August (2017), groups of white supremacists, aided by police and politicians, attempted to take over Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Park in order to build a base in the Bay. A crowd of thousands—including students, unionists, … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 5 @ 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
Liberated Lens general meeting 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 5 @ 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 basement, unless … Continued
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March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival 8:00 am
March for Nuclear Abolition & Global Survival @ Livermore Labs
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rally, march, and the opportunity to peaceably risk arrest to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the place where new nuclear weapons are being created today. 8 AM rally. Speakers include keynote Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who released “The Pentagon Papers.” Formerly an analyst at RAND Corp. and a consultant to the Defense Dept., specializing in the command and control of nuclear weapons, war plans and crisis decision-making. Ellsberg recently wrote The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner. Also speaking will be Rev. Nobuaki Hanaoka … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Aug 6 @ 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
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils -Monthly General Meeting 7:00 pm
Tenant and Neighborhood Councils -Monthly General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, developers, and cops from looting our communities. Capitalism is what connects all of these housing issues. Profit has been prioritized over our quality of life. There is only one way to push against a system that exploits our need for housing: … Continued
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End Forced Arbitraton – Lobby Day in Sacramento
End Forced Arbitraton – Lobby Day in Sacramento
Aug 7 all-day
Let’s make change! On Tuesday August 7th, join us restaurant workers from around California in Sacramento, for a push to end forced arbitration as a condition of employment! Forced arbitration means that any complaint against an employer must be resolved through a private mediator (often hired by the employer) rather than through the public court system system! Employees must waive their right to sue, to participate in a class action lawsuit, or to appeal! Workers should not have to waive their rights to find work! On August 7th, we will … Continued
Demand Alameda County Sheriff Accountability Mobilization 9:30 am
Demand Alameda County Sheriff Accountability Mobilization @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Because since 2004 the Alameda County jail population has decreased by half, yet the sheriff’s budget has since increased by 105%. Because in the past 5 years 33 people have died while in jail custody. Because in June, two men died in the span of just three days, both while in custody in the Santa Rita Jail. August 7th is the last board meeting before the County Supervisors go on recess — let’s show up to demand that our elected officials do their job and hold the Sheriff accountable by … Continued
Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization 11:00 am
Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization @ San Quentin State Prison
Aug 7 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, stands in solidarity with the people who have declared a Nationwide Prison Strike beginning on August 21st (This date commemorates the assassination of Black Panther Party, Field Marshall, and prison activist, George Jackson, by San Quentin prison guards) and extending to September 9th, 2018. The National Prison Strike is in response to the “riot” in the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina on April 15, 2018. . Seven prisoners lost their lives during an instigated melee that could … Continued
Demand Justice for Jessica St. Louis 4:00 pm
Demand Justice for Jessica St. Louis
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
On July 28, 2018, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail at 1:25am. She was given a BART ticket and sent on her way to walk the 1.9 miles from Santa Rita Jail to Dublin/Pleasanton BART. By 5:25am she was found at the station unresponsive and declared dead. This should never have happened. The practice of late night and early morning releases must stop! Come join us to honor Jessica’s life and demand an end to late night and early morning release.64971
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No Coal in Richmond Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
The next No Coal in Richmond meeting offers many opportunities for community involvement.   Volunteers are needed for canvassing, meeting with public officials (including Richmond’s new city manager), and publicizing the Levin coal terminal issue during the upcoming elections.  A newly completed canvassing package contains documents that will be helpful both for canvassing and neighborhood meetings. The Planning and Policy Committee of the Contra Costa County Hazardous Materials Commission has invited a representative of the Levin-Richmond Terminal (Jim Holland, Levin’s Director of Facilities and Equipment) to give a presentation on Best … Continued
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No DAC for BART: BART Proposes Facial Recognition Surveillance Dragnet 9:00 am
No DAC for BART: BART Proposes Facial Recognition Surveillance Dragnet @ BART Boardroom, 20th Street Mall, Third Floor
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Enter to the left of the CVS. On Thursday, BART police will propose a system-wide security dragnet for the Bay Area’s transit system. BART police are asking the board to approve the project in concept and authorize trials at Lake Merritt and Civic Center BART stations. No privacy policy. No civil rights impact assessment. No data storage and access rules. No biased and inaccurate facial recognition for BART, We need a strong public showing on Thursday morning to tell BART that this will not stand. BART is planning to use … Continued
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck 4:00 pm
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck @ Please RSVP for full directions to event
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Build for Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice & Networking Potluck Fossil Free California is getting ready to RISE for CLIMATE, JOBS & JUSTICE at the San Francisco march on September 8 with partners and allies from around the world. The main march on September 8 in San Francisco will be the largest climate action on the West Coast in history! On August 9, please join us to make signs and banners for RISE and other actions. The art build will run from 4pm to 6pm. At 6pm, we … Continued
DSA: West Oakland Neighborhood Social 7:00 pm
DSA: West Oakland Neighborhood Social @ Ghost Town Brewing
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Comrades! Are you excited about housing justice, connecting with neighbors, and building real people-power in West Oakland? Come have a beer, meet organizers in your neighborhood, and learn about the work East Bay DSA is doing to fight for housing justice in West Oakland!64938
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Stand with Communities, Not Corporations! Mass action Against Climate Change Profiteers 8:00 am
Stand with Communities, Not Corporations! Mass action Against Climate Change Profiteers @ Park 55 Hotel
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Stand with Communities, Not Corporations! Mass action Against Climate Change Profiteers @ Park 55 Hotel  | San Francisco | California | United States
Protect Mother Earth. End Climate Capitalism. Support Community Solutions. San Francisco, CA.  Sept 10th and 13th, 2018 The twin crises of capitalism and climate change are destroying the planet, burning our homes, and flooding our communities. We are witnessing unprecedented harm, from the hurricanes that ravaged Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and the Gulf Coast, to wildfires destroying communities along the west coast. At the same time, California passed climate laws (AB 398) that subsidize, and allow the world’s largest corporations to continue destroying our climate and communities with pollution and poverty … Continued
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Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 in West Oakland 11:00 am
Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 in West Oakland
Aug 11 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right. On Saturday, August 11, join us in the campaign for the Yes on Prop 10, also called the Affordable Housing Act, a 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. The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord … Continued
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Intro to DSA 10:00 am
Intro to DSA @ Bushrod Park
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
“There is no other force, there is no other party, there is no other real ideology out there right now that is asserting the minimum elements necessary to lead a dignified American life.” —Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DSA member and likely future congresswoman, on democratic socialism in Vogue Magazine It’s 2018 and socialism is ascendant. The political revolution that Bernie Sanders set in motion with his insurgent campaign in the 2016 presidential primary continues to build in intensity. More and more people are standing up to say that they’ve had enough with … Continued
Protest at Richmond Jail / Bay Area ICE Detention 11:00 am
Protest at Richmond Jail / Bay Area ICE Detention @ West County Detention Facility
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
MASS RESISTANCE TO MASS INCARCERATION IS GROWING! Please join your voice and stand together against he horrors of family separation, racist policing and imprisonment, and criminalization of immigrants this Sunday August 12th (11am-Noon) and demand WCDF and demand “Let Our People Go!” Please read details on parking and location below. Sheriff Livingston announced an end to WCDF contract with ICE, in part due to growing protests. Immigrant detainees are in peril of being sent to private prisons in other states, and the sheriff will likely fill the ICE budget hole … Continued
Medicare for All National Weekend of Action – DSA Canvass 12:00 pm
Medicare for All National Weekend of Action – DSA Canvass @ Bushrod Park
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join East Bay DSA for the second-ever Medicare for All National Weekend of Action! DSA has been at the forefront of the fight to guarantee healthcare as a human right, and our weekends of action are exciting opportunities to flex the collective power of DSA’s national membership towards winning Medicare for All—a much needed piece of democratic socialism for the American working class. East Bay DSA will join dozens of DSA chapters from coast to coast to build the movement for Medicare for All. Join us in Bushrod Park on … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.64656
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 1:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Aug 12 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 12 @ 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
Green Sunday: Child Internment Camps in the American Refugee Crisis 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Child Internment Camps in the American Refugee Crisis @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  Our presentation looks at the practice of separating children from their parents – a United States policy designed to be a deterrrent to refugees, many of them from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, who have been forced to immigrate and seek asylum at the southern border. Ten thousand children ripped away from their parents are currently in internment camps – a situation far more than cruel and unusual, but indispuutably evil because this brutal traumatization of children is unnecessary.  To help us look into the abyss and understand what … Continued
25th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop 7:00 pm
25th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 25 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — vegan chocolate cake / celebratory food items — tell funny stories The Infoshop is accepting donations on its website and otherwise to continue for another 25 years.64790
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:30 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Aug 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on August 12 for the next Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly! This month we will talk about our electoral strategy for the midterm elections and will spend some time contacting real-live voters to make sure they know about the upcoming election! Come on down and bring a friend to the best way to get involved in making our city and country a better place! Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Please bring a laptop or tablet computer if you are able to. If you can’t, we would … Continued
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Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, General Meeting 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, General Meeting @ Xolo, back courtyard
Aug 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda Posted When Available.  64925
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Aug 13 @ 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
Tenant And Neighborhood Council Assembly 7:00 pm
Tenant And Neighborhood Council Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’ll be getting updated on our local housing struggles, and we will take collective steps for tenant and neighborhood organizing. Let’s get organized against the Bay Area housing market! – – – – – – – – – – – – We are a group of Bay Area tenants who are fed up with rising rents, evictions, and harassment at the hands of landlords. We are fed up with our neighbors having no option but to live unsheltered and at constant risk of police harassment. We want to stop landlords, … Continued
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ELLA BAKER CENTER LOBBY DAY 9:00 am
ELLA BAKER CENTER LOBBY DAY @ State Capitol
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ella Baker Center members, staff, and allies will be traveling to Sacramento to advance our policy agenda. We will focus on lobbying for the Fair & Just Sentencing Reform Act (SB 1393) and other criminal justice reform bills. Transportation and food will be provided. RSVP required. Please RSVP here. 64864
ICE Detainee Bailout Volunteers Needed 6:00 pm
ICE Detainee Bailout Volunteers Needed @ The Finnish Center
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We need volunteers to assist the detainees with their paperwork BEFORE WEST COUNTY closes for ICE detainees and they are forced to go to some facility somewhere else in the country, probably away from their families. If you feel ready to take on this important role you’ll need to be trained – it’s a two hour training with Rebecca Merton from Freedom for Immigrants.64983
Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Aug 14 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.64885
Habeas Data: Author Tour 7:00 pm
Habeas Data: Author Tour @ Octopus Literary Salon
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On behalf of the Northern CA chapter of Society of Professional Journalists – a book reading for Cyrus Farivar, author of the newly released Habeas Data. Habeas Data shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. Award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar makes the case by taking ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matching them against the capabilities of modern technology. It’s an approach that combines the charge of a legal thriller with the shock of the daily … Continued
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APTP General Membership Meeting 7:30 pm
APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Agenda will include presentations from families and discussion about Sheriff Ahern and Santa Rita Jail. 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. If you’re new to Anti Police-Terror Project, we began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee and are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build … Continued
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Screening of ‘Zero Weeks’ 6:00 pm
Screening of ‘Zero Weeks’ @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A film examining paid family leave. The film and panel that follows highlight the state and national movement for Paid Family Leave.64997
Omni General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  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.64992
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Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 19 @ 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
Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis 9:00 pm
Candlelight Vigil & Walk for Jessica St. Louis @ Santa Rita Jail
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
On July 28, 2018, Jessica St. Louis was released from Santa Rita Jail in the middle of the night at 1:25a. Like so many other people released from Santa Rita, she had to walk the 1.9 miles to Dublin BART. She would be found outside, unresponsive and declared dead before the station opened at 5:30a. We are demanding an end to late night releases. Please join us as we take the long, dark and desolate walk Jessica and so many other women and men take to get home after incarceration. … Continued
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SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil
SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil @ State Capitol
Aug 20 all-day
SIT IN to Demand Brown STAND UP to Big Oil @ State Capitol | Sacramento | California | United States
Join a non-violent direct action in Sacramento to insist that Governor Jerry Brown ban fracking and neighborhood drilling to protect our communities. Californians have delivered well over 1 million petitions to Governor Brown calling on him to stand up to the oil industry, and held many rallies and press conferences. Health forums have explained the toxic effects of extreme oil and neighborhood drilling. Brown has received consistent reminders that the majority of Californians and the science DO NOT support fracking and neighborhood drilling. Brown has never acknowledged these demands. Instead, … Continued
LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting and Mail Processing 6:00 pm
LGBTQ Prisoner Letterwriting and Mail Processing @ Farley's East
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for this important way to show solidarity with our incarcerated LGBTQ+ and HIV+ community members! Every month on the 3rd Monday, we’ll have mail processing/data entry, birthday cards to our LGBTQ members in nearby Norcal prisons AND penpal info, so join us for whatever your pleasure is (and invite your friends)! Please join with or without a laptop – there is work for everyone! If you’d like, we’ll train you to respond to letters or to enter and update penpal request forms in our database. Getting these forms … Continued
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Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Solitary Confinement Settlement Rally 11:30 am
Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Solitary Confinement Settlement Rally
Aug 21 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
RALLY at the San Francisco Federal Courthouse while the four CA Prisoner Hunger Strike and Ashker Class Representatives ‘Meet and Confer’ with CDCr to address the continuing solitary conditions that violate the Ashker lawsuit settlement agreement. The four prisoner hunger strike representatives will be present in the courtroom, an historic presence! Help create a strong show of solidarity with prisoners fighting for human rights! What’s going on? The prisoner class-led movement and the Ashker class action lawsuit resulted in the release of over 1400 people from solitary confinement Security Housing … Continued
Caring for our Community Emergency Town Hall 6:00 pm
Caring for our Community Emergency Town Hall @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
 Organized by Cheryl Davila Vice Mayor. Agenda: Closure of homeless shelter at 9th and University, which houses 95 people per evening. 65004
Song Leading & Street Choir Training RISE for Climate Justice 6:30 pm
Song Leading & Street Choir Training RISE for Climate Justice
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join the Thrive Street Choir (Oakland) and the Peace Poets (Brooklyn) for a dynamic song leading workshop, a week before RISE for Climate Jobs & Justice 9/8. The Peace Poets are LEGENDS, coming to Oakland for a short time and will grace us with a performance and workshop! We will gearing up for a 50k person Choral Flashmob, the largest singing climate mobilization in history! Come learn and practice the movement songs that we will be singing together in the streets of San Francisco (in harmony!). We will be teaching … Continued
How Socialists Can Dismantle the US Police State 7:00 pm
How Socialists Can Dismantle the US Police State @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  This event is the second in a two-part mini-series on race, class, and the socialist struggle against racial oppression. This class will build on the concepts of the first class, focusing on socialism and the struggle against racial oppression via a discussion of the US police state. We’ll discuss how democratic socialists can put theory into practice to most effectively combat police violence and mass incarceration. Aside from a short opening lecture, the bulk of class time will be spent in small, group-facilitated discussions. We’ll provide a short set of … Continued
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Pack the Court for ICE Arrestees Hugo and Misael & Press Conference 8:30 am
Pack the Court for ICE Arrestees Hugo and Misael & Press Conference
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Last month, community pressure led to the cancellation of a contract to detain hundreds of immigrants for ICE in Contra Costa County, and community groups called for the release of all immigrants incarcerated there. Instead, in an arbitrary abuse of power, ICE transferred our community members from the West County Detention Facility to for-profit immigration jails in Denver, Colorado, and Tacoma, Washington. Thus, separating individuals further away from their families, lawyers, and social services. Please join community members and faith leaders to pack the court for Hugo and Misael who’s … Continued
Punks With Lunch 6:00 pm
Punks With Lunch
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly. Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun! Wednesday:  Mobile Outreach Meet at: 36th and MLK             … Continued
Surveillance Cameras in El Cerrito 6:00 pm
Surveillance Cameras in El Cerrito @ El Cerrito City Hall
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Surveillance Camera Plan Under Consideration The El Cerrito Police Department will be holding a public meeting for the expansion of the surveillance camera project. The public meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (10890 San Pablo Ave.) If you would like to read more information about the surveillance camera project, please click on “additional info.” Additional Info…64978
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Aug 22 @ 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
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Anti-Eviction Press Conference 1:00 pm
Anti-Eviction Press Conference @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Anti-eviction Press ConferenceOakland City HallThurs, Aug 231pmw/ @CalOrganize member Franki Velez & @poormagazineAn entire building of working-class tenants of color, veterans, children and an infant evicted by a wealthy foreign investor now face homelessness or removal. pic.twitter.com/RM7KoqvxfG— julian francis park (@jfpark3) August 21, 2018 65016
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear 7:30 pm
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church
Aug 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Martha Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear @ St. John’s Presbyterian Church | Berkeley | California | United States
KPFA Radio 94.1FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present Advance tickets: $12 : brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006   Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s, East Bay Books , $15 door, wheelchair access “One of the world’s most honored philosophers provides a candid examination of the current political crisis.” For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her full attention to the terrible political standoff tha has polarized America since the Trump election. … Continued
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Save 7th Steet Cafe, OneFam Party! 6:00 pm
Save 7th Steet Cafe, OneFam Party!
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
7th Street Cafe (aka Rev Cafe) is an important space for our West Oakland community. It is where we come together to play music, share ideas, and learn, and it’s home to OneFam, our grassroots community organization that empowers us to fight for our neighborhood. Now the 7th Street Cafe is under threat of eviction from a hostile landlord, and we need to fight back! Come to our Save the Cafe Fundraiser. Here’s what’s happening: 6:00 Arts and Crafts (family friendly) Tile painting for a community mosaic 8:00 Jam Session … Continued
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Community Restorative Justice Training 9:00 am
Community Restorative Justice Training @ Saint Columbia Church
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Restorative Justice for Oakland and the North Oakland Restorative Justice Council is offering free restorative justice trainings for community members wh want to help creae a restorative North Oakland. If you are interested in attending one of the trainings, please email us your name, your desired training date and we will reply. rjoytrainings@rjoyoakland.org64910
Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization 11:00 am
Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization @ West Oakland BART, carpool to San Quentin State Prison
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bay Area National Prison Strike Call to Action / Mobilization @ West Oakland BART, carpool to San Quentin State Prison | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area National Prison Strike Solidarity Committee, stands in solidarity with the people who have declared a Nationwide Prison Strike beginning on August 21st (This date commemorates the assassination of Black Panther Party, Field Marshall, and prison activist, George Jackson, by San Quentin prison guards) and extending to September 9th, 2018. The National Prison Strike is in response to the “riot” in the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in South Carolina on April 15, 2018. . Seven prisoners lost their lives during an instigated melee that could … Continued
Climate Change, False Solutions & Indigenous Rise! 12:00 pm
Climate Change, False Solutions & Indigenous Rise! @ Intertribal Friendship House
Aug 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lunch = Speakers = Art = Nonviolence Training On Saturday, September 8th thousands of people will be arriving to San Francisco from all over the world for the largest climate march on the West Coast: Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice Afterward there will be events and actions demanding real solutions to the climate crisis. This is all in response to the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco Sept 12-14, where Gov. Jerry Brown, UN Officials and World Leaders will meet to discuss the climate crisis. California Indians will … Continued
Memorial Services for Elbert Howard, Founding Member of the Black Panther Party. 1:00 pm
Memorial Services for Elbert Howard, Founding Member of the Black Panther Party. @ Defemery Park
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Memorial Services for Elbert Howard, Founding Member of the Black Panther Party. @ Defemery Park | Oakland | California | United States
Memorial services for Elbert “Big Man” Howard, an original Black Panther Party founding member, will be held at Defemery Park. Memorial services for Elbert “Big Man” Howard, an original Black Panther Party founding member, will be held at Defemery Park.65007
Refoundation Caucus Presents: A Conversation with Cat Brooks 1:00 pm
Refoundation Caucus Presents: A Conversation with Cat Brooks @ Omni Commons
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
** This is not an official EBDSA event. It is hosted by the Refoudnation caucus of the DSA*** Cat Brooks, a long-time community organizer is running for Mayor of Oakland. She is by far the most radical candidate in the race, considered by many to be the successor to Bobby Seale of the Black Panther Party. As an organizer, Cat has served as the Exective Director of various organizations including the National Lawyers Guild SF, Justice Teams Networks, and Youth Together. As the co-founder of Anti-Police Terror Project, Cat is … Continued
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Against Assad: Anarchist and Marxist-Humanist Voices
 10:30 am
Against Assad: Anarchist and Marxist-Humanist Voices
 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Against Assad: Anarchist and Marxist-Humanist Voices As Anarchists, it is our job to organize independent of the self-appointed anti-war leadership, and to work to build an alternative. An anarchist alternative would be ruthlessly single-standard in is opposition to war—which means sayng no to Assad and Putin as well as Trump, and offering solidarity to the anti-authoritarian currents in the Syrian Revolution. Not betraying them by acquiescing with their oppressors. ICSS members Lew Finzel and Ron Kelch, will make the case Seating is limited, so … Continued
Indivisible East Bay 1:00 pm
Indivisible East Bay @ Sports Basement
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
I scream, you scream, we all scream…to #StopKavanaugh! Come to Indivisible East Bay’s monthly All Member Meeting (yes, homemade ice cream will be provided–bring your favorite toppings!). This event is part of MoveOn’s Unite for Justice national day of action against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Linh Nguyen, co-lead of the IEB Judiciary Team(https://indivisibleeb.org/judiciary/) will give an updated version of her presentation made at a recent community meeting(https://bit.ly/2wffnuz) about Kavanaugh. She and other members of the Judiciary team can answer questions about Kavanaugh and how we can all fight his confirmation. Then we will take … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
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.64656
Clear Your Record with Open Oakland 2:00 pm
Clear Your Record with Open Oakland @ Main Library
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you have convictions? Or do you know someone who does? Get help clearing your record with members of OpenOakland. We’ll use Code for America’s online application tool to help remove barriers to new jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Clear My Record is a free, nonprofit, service for people with a criminal record in select California counties. It is easy to use, but we’ll be at the library to guide you through the process. Drop-in any time between 2 and 5 pm. No appointment required. Know someone who might be … Continued
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
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | 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 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) 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. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 26 @ 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
Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist 5:00 pm
Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist @ Bacheeso's
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebrate the Life of a Berkeley Activist @ Bacheeso's | Berkeley | California | United States
Celebration of Life for John Murcko A wonderful dedicated activist for human rights ans social justice.  John was active in the five year so-far successful fight to save the Berkeley Post Office from privatization.64918
Free Film screening of “13th” + panel discussion for National Prison Strike 6:30 pm
Free Film screening of “13th” + panel discussion for National Prison Strike @ Omni Commons
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
In solidarity with the National Prison Strike we will be screening the documentary film “13th” by Ava DuVernay, who also directed Selma. As always our film will be shown in the ballroom of the Omni Commons. Bring friends, it’s a free event! Invite everyone, let’s pack the house and show our support for abolishing the prison system. Free popcorn and snacks. We will be having a panel discussion afterwards with local organizers: Nube Brown, California Prison Focus Cole Dorsey, Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee Bilal Mafundi Ali – Bay Area National … Continued
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie 6:30 pm
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Aug 26 @ 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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The California Sanctuary Campaign 9:30 am
The California Sanctuary Campaign @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Oakland, CA.- Oakland’s progressive mayoral candidates, Cat Brooks, Pamela Price, and Saied Karamooz, will come together in front of Oakland’s City Hall to welcome the National TPS Alliance, a coalition of groups representing Temporary Protected Status holders now threatened with deportation. They will rally and reconfirm Oakland’s position as a sanctuary city for all those targeted by the Trump regime. The TPS Alliance working in collaboration with Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), CISPES (Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) is traveling across the … Continued
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Free Mumia Now! Rally to Free Mumia. 4:00 pm
Free Mumia Now! Rally to Free Mumia. @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
All out to free Mumia!64984
Rise! For Climate Jobs and Justice FINAL Mass Meeting! 5:30 pm
Rise! For Climate Jobs and Justice FINAL Mass Meeting!
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s finally here! The final mass meeting as we rapidly approach September 8 and the RISE for CLIMATE, JOBS & JUSTICE! Everyone is pumped up and excited to march together as we rise for real climate leadership that we need to lead us away from fossil fuels toward a healthy, vibrant future. The logistics are all set and the details will be shared at this meeting! The time to meet for the march, where groups will be in the march, and details about the 50+ street murals that everyone is … Continued
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Punks With Lunch 6:00 pm
Punks With Lunch
Aug 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly. Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun! Wednesday:  Mobile Outreach Meet at: 36th and MLK             … Continued
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Habeas Data Panel Discussion 5:30 pm
Habeas Data Panel Discussion @ South Hall (UC Berkeley) Rm 202
Aug 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy. Habeas Data explores ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matches them against the capabilities of modern technology. Mitch Kapor, co-founder, Electronic Frontier Foundation, said the book was “Essential reading for anyone concerned with how technology has overrun privacy.” The panel will be moderated by 2017 and 2018 CTSP … Continued
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Biking While Black – Court Support 9:00 am
Biking While Black – Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Biking While Black - Court Support @ Wiley Manuel Courthouse | Oakland | California | United States
We need all your support in helping Naj K. Smith get justice! On Friday Aug. 3 naj took a group of young people on a first Friday ride. As usual Naj had his speaker and typical rig he always rides with. He was jammin his usual non offensive tunes when an OPD OFFICER grabbed his handle bars and stopped his bike. Naj politely got off his bike and proceeded to understand what the cops issue was. Being an example to the youth he was leading he remained calm and respectful even the … Continued
Final Fridays: Political Education + Film Screening 6:00 pm
Final Fridays: Political Education + Film Screening @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Final Fridays at EastSide Arts Alliance Join us for a FREE evening of information, food, and film. Join us on FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 at EastSide Arts Cultural Center, 2277 International Blvd., Oakland, CA 94606. 6-7 PM // Political Education to Build Community Power This month’s topic: what is Black August and why should we celebrate it? Come out this Final Friday and learn more about why we should honor our People outside of February. 7-9 PM // Free film screenings on issues affecting our communities. Refreshments provided at film screening. … Continued