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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 1 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission Agenda: 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – discussion with staff and take action to adopt sequence of impact analysis and use policy writing for existing Fire Department equipment 5. 5:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Unapproved Use of UAV by OPD during exigent circumstances – presentation of staff report and take possible action 6. 5:30pm: Review and discuss Federal Task Force MOU with Drug Enforcement Agency – take possible action 7. 5:50pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Cell Site Simulator Impact Analysis and draft Use Policy – review … Continued
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan 7:00 pm
Cuba Report-back with Cindy Sheehan @ BFUU
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cindy Sheehan and gg Winter have a slide presentation and report from their recent trip to Cuba, including a celebration with four of the released Cuban 5 where Cindy was honored for her work in helping get them released. It was an amazing musical and dancing program put on for her and our group. Nice pictures of the occasion, and many others of the trip will be shown. Please attend and enjoy. Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Social Justice Committee. For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice … Continued
Omni General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Nov 1 @ 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. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom65132
From the Good War to the Forever War 7:30 pm
From the Good War to the Forever War @ Pegasus Bookstore - Solano Ave
Nov 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  Renowned historian H. Bruce Franklin discusses Crash Course: From the Good War to he Forever War Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America’s victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation into a disastrous war in Korea. But once he joined the U.S. Air Force and began flying top-secret missions as a navigator and intelligence officer, what … Continued
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MisdeamenorLand: Criminal Courts and Social Control in the Age of Broken Windows Policing 3:30 pm
MisdeamenorLand: Criminal Courts and Social Control in the Age of Broken Windows Policing @ Selznick Seminar Room
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
CSLS Book Event with Issa Kohler-Hausmann on Fri., Nov. 2 from 2-3:30p (reception to follow) pic.twitter.com/Pxz8D2x8R9— CSLS at UC Berkeley (@CSLSatBerkeley) October 5, 2018 65144
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance: Regional meeting of landless activists of the San Francisco Bay Area65092
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Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village 10:00 am
Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donations for the 13 people directly impacted by the encampment fire @ e12th & 23rd can be dropped at Omni Commons on Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 and 4, from 10 am-3 pm.Contact T (512) 663-8871 if you have stuff to drop but need to find another time. https://t.co/TdhBWtOklV— ellie hwa (@spectralsex) November 2, 2018 65249
Daniela’s New Home Shelter Rebuild and Community Potluck 11:00 am
Daniela’s New Home Shelter Rebuild and Community Potluck
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Come help us rebuild Daniela’s home. No more leaky roof for her Monica her mom age 43 and her younger brother. In fine barn raising fashion we will also be rebuilding several shelters for her unhoused neighbors. 11 am Opening remarks by encampment resident and project cooridinator Derrick Soo 1pm Community potluck lunch. Please bring food to share 2 – 5 pm finish rebuilding shelters65206
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics 2:00 pm
Socialism with Chinese Characteristics @ Starry Plough
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism at the Starry Plough The Peace and Freedom Party presents Socialism with Chinese Characteristics In 1850, in an essay on Chinese Socialism, Karl Marx wrote: It may well be that Chinese socialism is related to European socialism just as Chinese philosophy is related to Hegelian philosophy. But it is an amusing fact that the oldest and most unshattered Empire on this earth has been pushed, in eight years, by the cotton ball of the English bourgeois toward the brink of a social upheaval that must have … Continued
STOP the War in Yemen Protest 2:00 pm
STOP the War in Yemen Protest @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join Yemeni Alliance Committee (YAC) and our partners in SF to protest the ongoing US involvement in the war in #Yemen. Since March of 2015 Saudi Arabia and its coalition, which includes the Arab countries of: UAE, KUWAIT, BAHRAIN, QATAR, SUDAN, EGYPT, JORDAN, MOROCCO, backed and supported by the US AND THE UK-have been bombing Yemen. It has not been a civil war since then. The United States has provided the Saudis with weapons and logistical and intelligence support and helped refuel coalition jets (mid air) as they drop bombs … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Nov 3 @ 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. Relieving Medical Debt through … Continued
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering 5:30 pm
Ecumenical Peace Institute Autumn Gathering @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Nov 3 @ 5:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Zahra Billoo on Racisim, Islamophobia and Empire. She is a civil rights attorney and the ED of the SF Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). Food Not Bombs will prepare a delicious vegetarian dinner.65174
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Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village 10:00 am
Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donations for the 13 people directly impacted by the encampment fire @ e12th & 23rd can be dropped at Omni Commons on Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 and 4, from 10 am-3 pm.Contact T (512) 663-8871 if you have stuff to drop but need to find another time. https://t.co/TdhBWtOklV— ellie hwa (@spectralsex) November 2, 2018 65249
How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism 10:30 am
How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism What is common to LBJ’s “Falling Dominoes,” Carter’s “Humanitarian intervention,” Reagan’s “Shining City,” G. H. W. Bush’s “What We Say Goes,” G. W. Bush’s “God’s Mission,” Obama’s “Indispensable Country,” and Trump’s contradictory statements? It is imperialism in different garbs, adopted to the decaying capitalism over the past 40 years. ICSS Members Raj Sahai, Rick Sterling, and Roger Harris will speak, Charles Andrews will be our moderator. Seating is limited, so plan to … Continued
Intro to DSA 11:00 am
Intro to DSA @ James Kenney Park
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
You’ve become a member of the Democratic Socialists of America at an incredible time in the history of American socialism. It’s 2018, and socialism is ascendant. More and more people are standing up to say that they’ve had enough with a system that puts profit over people, that puts the wealth of the few over the dignity and flourishing of the many. Come on out to learn more about democratic socialism and get involved in our local activities here in the East Bay. New members and not-yet-members are welcome! If … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
 We’re canceling the Sunflower Alliance meeting for November 18th because of the toxic air. Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing eco-campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. Potluck lunch: 12:30 PM 65078
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 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
Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands 6:30 pm
Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands @ Ecology Center
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Ecology Center for a theatre screening of the new documentary film Abundant Land, followed by a rich discussion and Q&A about traditional Hawaiian land management practices with the film’s director, Natasha Florentino, and Makena Silva, Native Hawaiian, social worker, and advocate. Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about the Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island’s land, water, and other resources to test genetically engineered seeds. The film shows the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency– as well as … Continued
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Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Castro Valley Library.
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall 4:30 pm
Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza, steps of City Hall
Nov 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Protest the towing and impoundment of otherwise homeless people’s RVs from the streets of Oakland. Sponsored by United Front Against Displacement, the Landless People’s Alliance, and the Here and Now Collective Decades Long Oakland Residents had the RVs they live in towed in mass on Tuesday, October 23. At least 15 were seized at the time from the area bordering Raimondi Park. In the last two weeks many have been forced to live on the street. Join them in demanding the city return the RVs. As police towed the RVs … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 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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Green Party Election Night Party 7:00 pm
Green Party Election Night Party @ It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us to watch the election returns, discuss local, state, and national politics, and otherwise have a great time!  We’ve done a lot of work this year, and now it’s time to party.  So come and join in the fun!  And if you’re able to, potluck snacks and drinks are encouraged.  See you on Tuesday evening! Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/ 65255
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The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! 5:30 pm
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps | San Francisco | California | United States
Regardless of whether you voted… No matter who wins… Come November 7, the day after the midterms, Trump/Pence remain at the helm of a fascist program of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia Help wake and mobilize the one force that can stop a fascist America —millions of people in the streets saying NO! to The Trump/Pence Regime. 65244
Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party @ The Lab, 3rd Floor
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening with food and drinks as we celebrate and appreciate the incredible work of our members and allies. With all of you we were able to achieve some amazing victories this year that includes passing historic criminal justice reform laws, shining a light on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, and laying the groundwork to repeal Oakland’s racist and unconstitutional loitering law.   We look forward to more victories together as we continue to build safe, healthy and strong communities… but on November 7, let’s party! Check out … Continued
Investing in Sanctuary 6:30 pm
Investing in Sanctuary @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return In a post-9/11 world, more than 70 border walls have been erected across the globe. The rights of migration, mobility, and movement are under attack and we must defend the freedom to stay, freedom to move, and freedom to return. Come learn about border walls, those who are profiting from them, and celebrate international resistance taking place around the world to defend human dignity and resistance to walls in their many forms. The event will include speakers live … Continued
Intro to SURJ 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Nov 7 @ 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.65210
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Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. 4:00 pm
Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Defining 'Public Charge' : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park | Oakland | California | United States
About the Town Hall Alameda County’s Town Hall on Public Charge will bring together more than 125 local service providers and community members from across Alameda County. The Town Hall, which will be held in Oakland’s Preservation Park, will provide participants with the opportunity to: Learn about a proposed rule change to the federal “public charge” definition and how this change undermines efforts to economically empower families and promote public health. Ask questions about how the rule change would apply to families; how the rule change would impact the flow of federal funds … Continued
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response 5:00 pm
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/ Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response Search 900+ events by zip code: or browse by state BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Drumpf has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Drumpf-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Drumpf has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and … Continued
Public Banking 101 6:00 pm
Public Banking 101 @ DSA SF HQ
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars! We're hosting TWO Public Banking 101 sessions in November–one at Alley Cat Books, and one @DSA_SF. We hope to see you there 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8Sg3u7g293— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) October 25, 2018 65217
We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) 6:00 pm
We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On September 8th, over 250,000 people on all (!) 7 continents stepped up to demand tangible action on climate change from their elected officials. Hundreds of frontline communities led the way, building momentum and urgency for this fight. So we’re asking: What do we do now? Where do we direct this precious and palpable strength and energy? After RISE, the Global Climate Action Summit, Sol2Sol Summit, and the hundreds of other events, we’ve taken a beat and are ready to pick up the reins again. On November 8th, join the … Continued
Racial & Criminal Justice Committee 7:00 pm
Racial & Criminal Justice Committee
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The new Racial & Criminal Justice Committee of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club invites everyone to our next meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. at 1256 Monterey Ave., Berkeley (half a block north of Monterey Market). We are meeting jointly with members of Indivisible Berkeley, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights who also are organizing on racial and criminal justice issues. We’ll celebrate and/or commiserate briefly about the election results and then focus on how to move forward on the local and … Continued
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Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance: Regional meeting of landless activists of the San Francisco Bay Area65092
Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right 7:00 pm
Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Oct. 28, 2018, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro was elected as Brazil’s next president. Bolsonaro is a retired military officer who pines for the days of Brazil’s military dictatorship and openly advocates torture and murder of political opponents. Please join us for a discussion on this topic with veteran socialist organizer and founding member of PSOL in Brazil, Pedro Fuentes. We’ll talk about the factors leading to Bolsonaro’s rise, the threat his movement poses, and how socialists can fight back. We’ll also discuss the connection between Bolsonaro and the … Continued
How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance 7:30 pm
How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance @ Pegasus Bookstore
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
L.A. Kauffman discusses How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a powerful new movement to resist a dangerous presidency. But the work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels empowering to march, and record numbers of Americans have joined anti-Trump demonstrations, but when and why does marching matter? What exactly do protests do, and how do … Continued
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California Food Not Bombs Gathering
California Food Not Bombs Gathering @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 all-day
AB 2178 Criminalization of the homeless 40th anniversary planning Response to mental health issues, addiction and access to healthcare 65121
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting.
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Nov 10 all-day
Internet Archive Hackathon - Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives | San Francisco | California | United States
2018 SAN FRANCISCO – HACKATHON & EVENING EVENT SCHEDULE TICKETS HERE SATURDAY: 11:00 am -Doors Open 11:30 am – Welcome to Aaron Swartz Day – Introduction by Lisa Rein Noon – Internet Archive Updates: “New at the Internet Archive” Tracey Jaquith (TV/News Archive) & Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. 12:45 pm – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project–  Danielle Robinson, PhD  (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy,  Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can … Continued
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village 7:30 am
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village | Oakland | California | United States
While Libby Schaaf was giving her first press conference post re-election at the St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter, her administration was delivering an eviction notice to two Deep East Oakland encampments, including The Housing and Dignity Village. Located at S Elmhurst Ave and Edes Ave in Deep East Oakland, The Housing and Dignity Village (HDV) is an intentional community for unsheltered women, their families, and support networks, and doubles as a community resource center serving the area’s unhoused and housed Black and Brown residents. At least seven residents of … Continued
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group – 1st Meeting 4:00 pm
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group – 1st Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
'Doughnut Economics' Reading Group - 1st Meeting @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Doughnut Economics Reading Group starts Nov 10th Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know … Continued
Films to The People Film Festival 4:00 pm
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Films to The People (FTP) short film festival gives a platform to independent filmmakers whose work might not find a place in larger, mainstream festivals. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. We prefer to work with local filmmakers, but we have made exceptions. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. We will screen 19 politically relevant films and discuss local shorts with the directors. Doors open at 3pm, program starts at 4pm There … Continued
Films 2 The People Short Film Festival 5:00 pm
Films 2 The People Short Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Films 2 The People is a film festival highlighting short films of 20 minutes or less with social justice themes. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. While we prefer to work with local filmmakers, submissions are opened to everyone. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. https://filmfreeway.com/filmstothepeople Hosted by Liberated Lens.65097
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 10:30 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland @ Vogue Theater
Nov 10 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (w/ Q&A) Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205551416252636/ Tickets:  You’re invited to a limited theatrical screening of Say Her Name: The Life & Death of Sandra Bland. On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African-American woman, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “heartbreaking..one of the most galvanizing episodes of this generation’s civil … Continued
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Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting.
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Nov 11 all-day
Internet Archive Hackathon - Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives | San Francisco | California | United States
2018 SAN FRANCISCO – HACKATHON & EVENING EVENT SCHEDULE TICKETS HERE SATURDAY: 11:00 am -Doors Open 11:30 am – Welcome to Aaron Swartz Day – Introduction by Lisa Rein Noon – Internet Archive Updates: “New at the Internet Archive” Tracey Jaquith (TV/News Archive) & Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. 12:45 pm – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project–  Danielle Robinson, PhD  (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy,  Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can … Continued
DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
East Bay DSA’s general meetings (GMs) are held on the second Sunday of each month. These meetings are the highest governing body of our organization and include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. Volunteering at the GM is lively, easy, and low-commitment, and hugely benefits the meetings and thus our internal democracy. If you intend to come and would like to volunteer (!), let us know. Use this form, too, if you have child supervision or accessibility needs, including the need for an ASL interpreter. … Continued
EAST BAY PEACE ACTION 2:00 pm
EAST BAY PEACE ACTION @ Fred Weaver Residence Center, St. Paul’s Tower
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
East Bay Peace Action invites you to their annual gathering featuring Eric See presenting a post-election analysis. This event takes place Sunday, November 11th at 2:00pm at the Fred Weaver Residence Center, St. Paul’s Tower, at 100 Bay Place in Oakland.  65240
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 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:  An Assessment of the November 2018 Elections: A Bang or a Whimper? 5:00 pm
Green Sunday:  An Assessment of the November 2018 Elections: A Bang or a Whimper? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
The next Green Sunday forum will come less than a week after election day in what has proven to be one of the most contentious and emotional electoral cycles (and related political turmoil) in recent memory.  Come participate in an evaluation of not only the results, but of the implications for our ongoing fight for independent politics and for a range of policies and struggles which might follow in their wake.  This discussion will examine our local electoral efforts, as well as what occurred on a regional, state and national … Continued
StopCVE: Race Islamophobia Mass Incarceration in Alameda County 5:30 pm
StopCVE: Race Islamophobia Mass Incarceration in Alameda County @ Lighthouse Mosque
Nov 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant targeting incarcerated Black Muslims in Alameda County, according to the East Bay Express. The Homeland Security CVE, or Countering Violent Extremism program, has been criticized for solely targeting Muslims as susceptible to violence and extremism, while not addressing the rising threat of white supremacists. The “#StopCVE: Race, Islamophobia, Policing and Mass Incarceration in Alameda County” panel will discuss the CVE grant program, how the “E Pluribus Unum” project in Alameda County came to be, history of surveillance of Muslims, … Continued
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Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Nov 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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Stop the Eviction of Homeless Women at #HousingAndDignityVillage: Court Support 2:00 pm
Stop the Eviction of Homeless Women at #HousingAndDignityVillage: Court Support @ Federal Building, Courtroom 2, 4th floor
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  SAVE THE DATE: we need court support on Tuesday, 11/13, when a federal judge will hear our case against the eviction regime of Mayor Libby Schaaf and her Homelessness Czar Joe DeVries. This will be at 2 PM, at the Oakland Federal Courthouse, 1301 Clay St, Oakland CA 94612. — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) November 11, 2018 Thanks to community members holding it down we were able to resist our eviction this weekend, but we’re still fighting for a court order to keep #HousingandDignityVillagethriving. Pack the court TUESDAY @ 2pm … Continued
Bay Area Labor Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice 6:00 pm
Bay Area Labor Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice @ International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Labor Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice @ International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Local 21 | San Francisco | California | United States
Building on the strong labor contingent in the September 8 march for climate, jobs, and justice, Bay Area labor activists and allies are continuing to meet to talk about  next steps.  The next meeting will discuss whether to  establish a Bay Area chapter of Labor Network for Sustainability and how to best go forward to shape labor’s response to climate change. Food will be provided. Pot luck contributions are welcome but not required. PLEASE RSVP to make sure there’s enough food for everyone.   65285
How Game Apps Collect Children’s Data 6:00 pm
How Game Apps Collect Children’s Data @ ICSI, 6th Floor
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please join us at Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), where Serge Egelman will share his research on how game apps have been collecting kids data. Serge’s work has been covered by the New York Times and Washington Post. Serge’s team examined more than 5000 of the most popular kids apps and more than 50% appear to be failing to protect kids privacy. Serge Egelman is the Research Director of Usable Security and Privacy at ICSI and is a returning Privacy Lab speaker. ICSI will host us at 1947 Center Street in Berkeley … Continued
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Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Nov 14 @ 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
No Coal in Richmond Meeting 7:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
No Coal in Richmond Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Photo: KPIX News Join Richmond community activists to discuss initiatives to stop the export of coal from Richmond’s Levin Terminal.   Get updated on the various connected efforts to make Richmond coal-free:  implementing air monitoring under AB 617, maintaining momentum with the Richmond City Council, and developing a bulletproof anti-coal ordinance. Learn how you can help monitor the coal trains that are leaking their toxic load throughout Richmond’s residential neighborhoods, and find out how activists in Oakland, Richmond and Vallejo are coming together to just say no to coal.     … Continued
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Stop Insuring Climate Change 11:45 am
Stop Insuring Climate Change @ Hilton
Nov 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Stop Insuring Climate Change @ Hilton | San Francisco | California | United States
Insurance companies are supposed to protect us from catastrophic risks.  Yet when it comes to climate change, the largest threat to humanity, U.S. insurance companies are doing the exact opposite.  With their massive investments in fossil fuel companies and insuring of drilling and mining projects, the U.S. insurance industry is making a terrible problem worse.  This has to stop.  Hundreds of lobbyists for the U.S. insurance industry are coming to downtown San Francisco for a convention.  Join us at lunch time to send them a message:  Insure Our Future—Stop Insuring … Continued
SAVE PEOPLE’S PARK RALLY 12:00 pm
SAVE PEOPLE’S PARK RALLY @ Mario Savio Steps, Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tell UC: Hands Off Our Park! Protect Our Green Space, Trees, Community, History, Free Speech, Social Justice, Civil Rights, Powe Gardens, Music, Art, Style, Freebox, Recreation, the  65248
The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy 7:30 pm
The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What’s Wrong with US Policy @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Nov 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major U.S. intelligence agencies agree Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003. He explores why Washington nonetheless continues saber rattling, and he provides a detailed critique of mainstream media coverage of Iran. The book further details the popular protests that have rocked … Continued
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Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting 6:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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Film Screening, “Human Flow” Directed by Artist Ai Weiwei 6:00 pm
Film Screening, “Human Flow” Directed by Artist Ai Weiwei @ Revolution Books
Nov 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
65 million people worldwide are fleeing war, ethnic cleansing, environmental catastrophe. Filmed in 23 countries over two years, the dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei brings to life the immense human scale of the worldwide refugee crisis. The film’s aerial photography shows the destruction of Mosul by the U.S. in Iraq, sub-Saharan Africa where 26 percent of the world’s refugees are located, the vast network of permanent camps in the Middle East, and the open-air prison of Gaza and the U.S.-Mexican border. Ai Weiwei gives voice to the people living through … Continued
Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from Refugee Caravan 7:00 pm
Eyewitness Mexico: Report & Video from Refugee Caravan
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A team of journalists from Liberation News traveled to Mexico in early Nov. to document the refugee caravan. Thousands of mainly Honduran families walking thousands of miles to the U.S. border are fleeing incredible violence and poverty in their home country as a direct result of decades of U.S. exploitation and intervention in the region. These increased hardships stem directly from the 2009 U.S.-backed coup in Honduras that ousted the democratically-elected progressive leader Manuel Zelaya installing a rightwing puppet government and unleashing widespread violence throughout the country. Join us for … Continued
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SOLAR SIMPLIFIED 11:30 am
SOLAR SIMPLIFIED @ Ecology Center
Nov 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Are you thinking about going solar – tapping the sun for your energy needs? But you have so many questions, you don’t know where to start? Solar Simplified will provide a strong foundation for your decision-making. Solar is more accessible and affordable than ever, and the industry is rapidly changing. Solar expert Doug McKenzie will discuss the latest solar products, rebates, and technologies, plus the factors that are advancing or limiting the future of solar in the US. Presentation followed by Q&A, so bring your questions! Topics include: Why: The environmental and … Continued
CANCELLED: People Get Ready: Charting a path forward to building powerful movements and the radical left 12:00 pm
CANCELLED: People Get Ready: Charting a path forward to building powerful movements and the radical left @ Dwinelle Hall Room, UC Berkeley
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELLED: People Get Ready: Charting a path forward to building powerful movements and the radical left @ Dwinelle Hall Room, UC Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
We are disappointed to relay that dangerous air quality in the Bay Area has compelled us to cancel the People Get Ready II Conference, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday November 17th.#climatechange #californiafires pic.twitter.com/qUfeAkaskK— CPE (@Center4PE) November 17, 2018   PEOPLE GET READY IS NEXT WEEK! PRE-REGISTER NOW! The People Get Ready II planning committee has been hard at work to make November 17 a powerful gathering for learning and discussion. This one day conference is aimed at assessing the post-midterm terrain and charting a path forward to building … Continued
Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels 3:00 pm
Free Workshop: Divest from War and Fossil Fuels @ Berkeley South Library
Nov 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Align your money with your values– stop funding war and fossil fuels! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-workshop-on-divesting-from-weapons-fossil-fuels-tickets-49846056898 Free Workshop to help you align your money with your values, break up with your Wall Street bank (Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Chase, etc.), and divest from investments in fossil fuels and weapons. Join the growing movement for a “Peace Economy” and withdraw financial support from the War Economy. Optional: Bring your laptop or other wi-fi-enabled device for a hands-on experience. Learn to: Identify local banks and credit unions where you can move your money … Continued
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Difficult Dialogues Workshop 10:00 am
Difficult Dialogues Workshop @ Sierra Club
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Exploring the difficult conversations in our lives around race and power. 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 a workshop exploring the difficult conversations in our lives around race and power. 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? This workshop is an opportunity to … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
 We’re canceling the Sunflower Alliance meeting for November 18th because of the toxic air. Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing eco-campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. Potluck lunch: 12:30 PM 65078
Build Your Own Internet! v5 2:00 pm
Build Your Own Internet! v5 @ Omni Commons
Nov 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you think internet should be a public commons rather than a corporate monopoly? Following Aspiration Tech’s annual Nonprofit Software Development Summit, come on over to Omni Commons to learn about the history of the internet, how it works, and how to build your own. Meet and mingle with civic hackers and organizers behind PeoplesOpen.Net: an open, community-based, wireless network in the East Bay. Join us for food, family-friendly activities, and conversation about the state of the internet today, the physical work that goes into stewarding an internet commons, and the possibilities … Continued
GA at OMNI today 3:00 pm
GA at OMNI today @ Omni Commons
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
GA at OMNI today @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
PARADISE is coming to Oakland!  One particle at a time. Because we don’t trust air we can’t see or feel, & on the orders of Chicken Little we will be meeting at the Omni Commons today, same bat time (3PM) until the sky stops falling. Personally, I prefer the Little Red Hen, she never let the exploiters to extract her surplus labor. The Little Red Hen persuades Chicken Little to call for expropriating the means of production. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant … Continued
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BAAQMD Grapples with Tar Sands, 8:30 am
BAAQMD Grapples with Tar Sands, @ Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Nov 19 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
In August, at the urging of Idle No More SF Bay, several Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) staff and board members journeyed to British Columbia to meet with government officials and First Nations people resisting the Canadian Trans Mountain Pipeline, and then to Alberta to tour tar sands extraction sites.  This special Board of Directors meeting features the report back from that trip. Speakers will include the BAAQMD delegation and some of the people the delegation met with in Canada: Charlene Aleck, elected Councilor from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation … Continued
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
Court Hearing: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump 9:30 am
Court Hearing: East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump @ US District Court, Courtroom 9, 19th Floor
Nov 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Please pack the court for oral arguments in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Trump, a federal lawsuit challenging the new Trump proclamation, which bars people seeking asylum at the U.S. southern border if they attempt to enter outside a port of entry. Monday lawyers with Center for Constituional Rights and our legal co-counsel, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Poverty Law Center, will argue that the ban is unlawful and ask the court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to prevent the asylum ban from going into effect. … Continued
Public Banking 101 6:00 pm
Public Banking 101 @ Alley Cat Books
Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars! We're hosting TWO Public Banking 101 sessions in November–one at Alley Cat Books, and one @DSA_SF. We hope to see you there 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8Sg3u7g293— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) October 25, 2018 65218
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine 6:30 pm
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine
Nov 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
REPORT FROM THE FRONTLINES: A report-back on Palestine by the US Palestine Community Network Join us for a report back on the recent delegation to Palestine organized by the U.S. Palestine Community Network (USPCN). USPCN members will share about conditions on the ground as they relate to political prisoners, refugees, health, land theft, and the right of return. This event is free and welcome to all ages. Donations to support the speakers as they travel the country is greatly appreciated. Hosted by the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. For more … Continued
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Tell Barbara Lee: Join the Push for a Green New Deal 8:15 am
Tell Barbara Lee: Join the Push for a Green New Deal @ Office of Barbara Lee
Nov 20 @ 8:15 am – 9:30 am
Info/RSVP Tell Barbara Lee to support immediate action for a Green New Deal! Join the Sunrise Movement to visit Barbara Lee in a national day of action calling on progressive legislators to support rapid national mobilization for an equitable clean-energy economy. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is sponsoring a resolution to create a Green New Deal , a 10-year economic mobilization to carbon-neutrality and drawdown. Her resolution includes the requirement that the plan promote “high income work, entrepreneurship and cooperative and public ownership” as well as “social, economic, racial, regional and gender-based justice and equality.” … Continued
Rally to End Yemen War 2:00 pm
Rally to End Yemen War @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Rally to End Yemen War @ Outside Nancy Pelosi's Office | San Francisco | California | United States
Saturday the State Department said it had not reached a final decision on responsibility for the murder, despite the CIA’s conclusion the Crown Prince personally ordered it. The US-Saudi relationship has come under increased scrutiny, particularly in regards to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the war in Yemen. A group of bipartisan senators Thursday introduced the Comprehensive Saudi Arabia Accountability and Yemen Act which would halt weapons sales and other military support for Yemen. The House likely will vote on their own Yemen bill in January. PHOTO OP: Members … Continued
Christina Gerhardt: 1968 and Global Cinema 7:00 pm
Christina Gerhardt: 1968 and Global Cinema @ Moe's Books
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Christina Gerhardt is Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is author of Screening the Red Army Faction: Historical and Cultural Memory (Bloomsbury, 2018), about which Kristin Ross wrote: “This informative and well-documented study of the changing representations of the Red Army Faction is a welcome model for how to go about de-provincializing our understanding of the post-war German experience.” She is also co-editor of 1968 and Global Cinema (Wayne State UP, 2018), about which Rosalind … Continued
East Bay DSA Night School: Capitalism vs Nature 7:00 pm
East Bay DSA Night School: Capitalism vs Nature @ East Bay Community Space
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The recent UN report on climate change is sobering. Urgent action is required to avert environmental disaster. We need a bold vision of a good and livable future — and a political program to match. For starters, that means insisting on a publicly funded clean energy transition on a rapid timeline and a major green jobs program. The main obstacle to achieving this vision should be obvious. Corporations spent millions of dollars to defeat clean energy initiatives in the elections earlier this month. Please join the Night School for a … Continued
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons, Upstairs
Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
Biohackers and Mad Scientists Social 8:00 pm
Biohackers and Mad Scientists Social @ Omni Commons
Nov 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come meet our Biohackers and other Mad Scientists in our new space at the Omni Commons to discuss science, brainstorm projects, learn more about Counter Culture Lab, and plot world domination. And hey – free pizza! See you there 🙂 To RSVP to this event, or check other events organized by Counter Culture Labs, see our Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/Counter-Culture-Labs/65317
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Black Friday Protest Against War and for Palestine 11:45 am
Black Friday Protest Against War and for Palestine @ Outside Powell St BART
Nov 23 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm
Please join Bay Area Women in Black in their annual Black Friday protest in downtown San Francisco. Gather at 11:45am at the Powell Street BART Station on Friday, November 23, march to Union Square and stand in silence until 1pm, then return to the BART station and disperse. This action is one way to support the Palestinian struggle, with a focus on using boycott, divestment, and sanctions against the repressive military-colonialist policies of the state of Israel, in a similar action to the campaign that helped end apartheid in South … Continued
19th Annual Emeryville Shellmound Prayer Gathering 12:00 pm
19th Annual Emeryville Shellmound Prayer Gathering
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us at this 19th year gathering at our ancient ceremonial and the largest funerary site of the Ohlone people of the East Bay. This is a family friendly event, we will be handing out information and educating the public about this sacred site. Bring Cookies or snacks to share and a good attitude. We will have prayers and songs offered and updates on current work and issues in our communities65305
Film Showing: Taking Alcatraz 7:00 pm
Film Showing: Taking Alcatraz @ Revolution Books
Nov 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Nov. 20, 1969, after centuries of being killed, displaced and driven from their land, a group of Native Americans landed on Alcatraz Island and claimed it as their own. For 19 months the media reported every move, the government tried to stop them, and thousands of supporters visited and sent supplies. In this 2015 documentary, the story of the historic, audacious takeover of Alcatraz is told with passion, humor and heart by Adam Fortunate Eagle, the main organizer.65309
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Waffles & Zapatismo 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatismo @ Omni Commons
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Waffles & Zapatismo is a free space for learning about and discussing the history, ideas, values and practices of the Zapatista National Liberation Army, EZLN or Zapatistas. We serve waffles at the start of the class to those who want them.65047
March and Rally for Justice for Terry Amons, Jr. 4:00 pm
March and Rally for Justice for Terry Amons, Jr.
Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHICH SIDE ARE YOU ON? Pittsburg Police or the People of Pittsburg? Terry Amons, Jr., a 43 year old Black man, was shot and killed by Pittsburgh police late Friday night on January 12, 2018, while eating dinner inside his car outside of Nations Burgers in Pittsburgh. The police claim that Terry was reaching for a gun, but body cam video does not support this claim. We hold the Pittsburgh PD responsible for murdering an innocent Black man. Terry’s mother, Sandra, said: “They executed my son. The Pittsburgh Police Department … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Nov 24 @ 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. Relieving Medical Debt through … Continued
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International Day Of Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan 10:00 am
International Day Of Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan @ Fruitvale Village
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come out to Fruitvale Village and stand in solidarity with the International Call to Action for the Refugee Caravan and Central American Exodus. This day is being led by countless immigrant rights organizations that have been tirelessly organizing on both sides of the border. The migrant caravan is a result of years of US imperialism and military intervention in Central America, which have resulted in thousands of people being forced to flee unlivable conditions in their home countries. We demand respect for the human right to seek asylum, and an … 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
Nov 25 @ 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
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 25 @ 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
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Court Support – Stopping the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage 3:00 pm
Court Support – Stopping the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage @ Dellums Federal Court Bldg
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Court Support - Stopping the Eviction of #HousingAndDignityVillage @ Dellums Federal Court Bldg | Oakland | California | United States
Thanks to community support, a federal judge granted us an extension today on the restraining order against eviction! We have two weeks until our next court date: Show up MONDAY Nov 26, 3 pm, at Dellums Building at 1301 Clay St, 4th floor courtroom 2! #ByeLibby #UpgradeDontEvict pic.twitter.com/mhAHSwC0rA — The Village, Oakland (@VillageOakland) November 14, 2018   65299
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 2, Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Special Meeting Agenda Commission Members: District 1 Representative: Reem Suleiman, District 2 Representative: Chloe Brown, District 3 Representative: Brian M. Hofer, District 4 Representative: Lou Katz, District 5 Representative: Raymundo Jacquez III, District 6 Representative: Vacant, District 7 Representative: Robert Oliver, Council At-Large Representative: Saied R. Karamooz, Mayoral Representative: Heather Patterson _____________________________________________________________________________________ 4. 5:15pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – Unapproved Use of UAV by OPD during exigent circumstances – presentation of revised staff report and take possible action 5. 5:25pm: Review and take possible action on a Federal Task Force MOU … Continued
Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of the East Bay @ University Terrace Commons Room (in the rear, halfway up Jefferson towards Addison on west side of street)
Nov 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
All welcome. Come support efforts to create the Public Bank of the East Bay. Meeting Agenda: Reportbacks: Meeting with County Auditor and Special Projects Assistant to the County Administrator (Susan, Debbie, Margie, Lou, David) California Public Banking Alliance press release and other news Introduce new members Moving further with our reorganization: Logo/website/branding report Advocacy committee: preparation for attending meetings with officials ongoing search for someone in Supervisor Haggerty’s district next steps Growing capacity/outreach Membership/money/treasury Governance Upcoming East Bay for Everyone 65306
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Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet 7:30 pm
Sudo Mesh: Save the Internet @ Omni Commons, Upstairs
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Hello we are here to Save the Internet! Join us every Tuesday in the Omni Commons mezzanine to help build a community-owned and -operated wireless mesh network in the East Bay! Every Tuesday night, we meet to discuss on-going projects, technical bugs, community and media outreach, finances and budgeting, and upcoming events, such as node mounts, office hours, and workshops.  Newcomers are encouraged to come on the last Tuesdays of the month for general orientation, but are welcome at any meeting. A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts … Continued
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East Oakland Collective General Meeting 7:00 pm
East Oakland Collective General Meeting @ Mills College Faculty Lounge
Nov 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East Oakland Collective General Meeting @ Mills College Faculty Lounge | Oakland | California | United States
Join us for our November General Body Meeting. Join us for our monthly general body meeting to learn more about us, pressing topics/issues in East Oakland and how you can take action! At this meeting hear updates on Feed the Hood 8, East Oakland Neighborhoods Initiative (EONI), Housing and Dignity Village and more. **Faculty Lounge is located on Post Road inside campus. Parking available in lot on Kapiolani & Post Road (directly across from the Faculty Lounge). **Wheelchair accessible. **Childcare not available, but kids are welcome. 65339
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Free Winter Jacket for those in Need 11:30 am
Free Winter Jacket for those in Need @ Dorothy Day House
Nov 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Free Winter Jacket for those in Need @ Dorothy Day House | Berkeley | California | United States
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Unions, Politics, and Socialism 6:30 pm
Unions, Politics, and Socialism @ Oakstop
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Unions play a contradictory role in advancing a progressive agenda, and nowhere is this more true than in electoral politics. Despite decades worth of betrayals by the Democratic Party, unions are the party’s most loyal foot soldiers and some of its biggest donors — even for candidates that are tepid at best when it comes to working-class issues. When the politician who fought harder for the working class than anyone we’ve seen in our lifetimes, Bernie Sanders, sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, almost the entire labor movement lined … Continued
Imprisoning A Generation, Film Screening 7:00 pm
Imprisoning A Generation, Film Screening @ Berkeley City College
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
“Imprisoning a Generation” is a documentary film which follows the stories of four young Palestinians who have been detained and imprisoned under the Israeli military system. Their perspectives, along with the voices of their families, form a lens into the entangled structures of oppression that expand well beyond the prison walls. (50 minutes, Produced & Directed by Zelda Edmunds). Screened at the 2018 US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Conference. November 29 is also the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people. Join Us! Following the film, MECA Director Zeiad … Continued
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social 9:00 pm
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Mad Oak
Nov 29 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! This will now be an ****after party**** for the event “Unions, Politics, and Socialism” earlier in the evening. Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2236804029868932/ Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!65350
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Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting 9:00 am
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
Hapa Tales and Other Lies 6:00 pm
Hapa Tales and Other Lies @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Nov 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In her first work of literary nonfiction, HAPA TALES AND OTHER LIES, Sharon H. Chang explores her Asian American and Mixed Race identity through the prism of returning to Hawai’i as a tourist. But what begins as a journey to discover herself turns into much more as she learns the true history of the islands, Hawai’i’s Indigenous children, and the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement. Please join author Sharon H. Chang for a special Oakland Chinatown event celebrating her new memoir, co-hosted by EastwindBooks Berkeley. The evening will include reading and … Continued
Film & Discussion: Persepolis 7:00 pm
Film & Discussion: Persepolis @ Revolution Books
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Revolution Books is screening this 2007 film at this time to celebrate the spirit of the Iranian people and stand with them against the new severe sanctions on Iran imposed by Trump. Based on Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi’s growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. Marjane grows up in a family of left-wing activist intellectuals who, after the CIA coup against Mossaddegh, opposed the brutal Shah’s dictatorship & participate in the 1979 … Continued