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Solidarity Teach-In: People’s Park, Oxford Tract, Gill Tract 6:00 pm
Solidarity Teach-In: People’s Park, Oxford Tract, Gill Tract @ People's Park
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Representatives from People’s Park, Defend Oxford Tract, and the Gill Tract Community Farm are coming together to discuss the threat of displacement by the University of California and gentrification in the Bay Area. We will discuss solidarity between the struggle to protect the commons in these three land struggles, and our connection to land-based movements across the world. This will include updates from Fiend of the MST on the Landless Workers Movement (MST) in Brazil, and highlight the need for international solidarity with fights over food sovereignty, land, and housing. … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Jul 1 @ 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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#ClosetheCamps sign holding 5:30 pm
#ClosetheCamps sign holding
Jul 2 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the day of action against Trump’s fake emergency and racist deportation force. JOIN US! #ClosetheCamps sign holding STOP TRUMP’S CHILD CONCENTRATION CAMPS! Yes! I’ll be there. Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody- or dying with parents as they cross the Rio GGrande. We’ve seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren’t an accident. They are the byproduct of an … Continued
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CANCELLED: Chelsea & Julian Banner and Light Brigade Get-Together 8:30 pm
CANCELLED: Chelsea & Julian Banner and Light Brigade Get-Together @ I-80 Pedestrian Overpass
Jul 4 @ 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
THE OVERPASS LIGHT BRIGADE DISPLAY IS CANCELLED. You can write a letter directly to Chelsea: heress her address tell her who you are and why you want to save her. Don’t be shy  PLEASE WRITE LETTERS TO CHELSEA (only hand written and no post cards no pictures do not write any thing on the outside of the letter to Chelsea Elizebeth Manning William G Truedale Adult Detention Center 2001 MILL ROAD ALEXANDRIA VA 22314 here is her letter she wrote to the judge It’s an extremely well researched LETTER … Continued
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Kill Move Paradise, by James Ijames, directed by Darryl V. Jones 8:00 pm
Kill Move Paradise, by James Ijames, directed by Darryl V. Jones @ The Ashby Stage
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
$7-40 (Pay-What-You-Can Previews: July 5-11). July 5-August 4, 2019; July 5, 6, 10, 11 – 8pm; Wed-Thur 7/17-8/1 – 7pm; Fri-Sat 7/12-8/3 – 8pm; Sundays 7/7-8/4 – 5pm Written by James Ijames Directed by Darryl V. Jones A co-production with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Opening Night: Friday, July 12 M.A.D. Night: Thursday, July 18 (especially for folks 25 and under) This award-winning play takes the Elysium of Greek antiquity and flips the script. Inspired by recent events, the play is an expressionistic buzz saw through the contemporary myth that “all lives … Continued
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Endings & Beginnings: Exploring Systems Transition 1:00 pm
Endings & Beginnings: Exploring Systems Transition @ Movement Strategy Center
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The world is uncertain and unpredictable. Nothing works the way it used to. Things are scary, yet strangely hopeful. Using a systems thinking lens, in this workshop will will examine this chaos and explore: The emergence, development, and decline of patriarchal racial capitalism Why so many crises seem to be converging at this moment The relationship between systems change and systems transition The role of critical connections and relationships in facilitating systems transition into a sustainable, dignity affirming system For more event information: https://systransition.eventbrite.com66751
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island 2:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe - Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7 SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro. Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio. Co-Directed … Continued
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Assange & Press Freedom 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Assange & Press Freedom @ Starry Plough
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Suds, Snacks and Socialism: Assange & Press Freedom @ Starry Plough
July Suds, Snacks and Socialism forum focuses on Julian Assange, Press Freedom Join the Peace and Freedom Party’s Alameda County chapter for the monthly Suds, Snacks and Socialism forum All are welcome to discuss the topic of Julian Assange and Press Freedom. Doors open at 2pm. The program will start promptly at 2:30pm and will wrap up by 4:30pm, but folks can stay and talk as long for as you like. All ages welcome! The July forum on Julian Assange and Press Freedom is co-sponsored by the Oakland Greens, the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party and Bay … Continued
The National Get Organized for an Actual Revolution Tour Program and Fundraiser 6:00 pm
The National Get Organized for an Actual Revolution Tour Program and Fundraiser @ Revolution Books
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The National Get Organized for an ACTUAL Revolution Tour Program and Fundraiser. The tour will be coming to Revolution Books, Berkeley on July 6th. Join us! “You Think You’re Woke…But You’re Sleepwalking Through a Nightmare-This System Can’t be Reformed, It Must Be Overthrown!” For more event information: https://www.revolutionbooks.org/66752
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jun 16, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cuba”s Democracy Constitutional Referendum and grassroots political processes. Cuba is always described as a “dictatorship” by the mainstream media and the U.S. government, thus providing a pretext for the economic blockade and talk about regime change. But Sharat G. Lin found a remarkable democratic process in the recent Constitutional Referendum in Cuba and months of nationwide discussions involving millions of voters. (Awaiting confirmation) Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism What It Is and How To Fight It “Fascism: What It Is and … Continued
Sunflower Alliance 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! 66722
Third Annual Indivisible Berkeley Picnic 1:00 pm
Third Annual Indivisible Berkeley Picnic @ Live Oak Park Picnic Area #1
Jul 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Wind up July 4th weekend with your IB friends! Come to the Third Annual Indivisible Berkeley Picnic! Bring: Food or drink to share — Sign up for the potluck! Note: Alcohol is not allowed in city parks. Family and friends Frisbees, footballs, etc. Musical instruments, if that’s your jam Optional: Something to sit on (there are several picnic tables) Questions? Want to help? Email beccafreed@gmail.com. Here’s the flyer if you want to print it out and share it!66699
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island 2:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe - Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7 SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro. Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio. Co-Directed … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 7 @ 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
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Of Interest Agenda Items: 4. 5:15pm: OPD presentation of Joint Terrorism Task Force Annual Report (2018) – review and take possible action. 5. 5:25pm: IT Department presentation of Online Privacy and Security Policy – review and take possible action. 6. 5:40pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – ShotSpotter technology Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action. 7. 6:20pm: Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD – Remote Camera Impact Report and proposed Use Policy – review and take possible action.66765
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided. (We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)66761
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jul 8 @ 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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Hold PG&E Accountable! 1:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Public Utilities Commission: Hold PG&E Accountable! PG&E’s negligence has caused fires that killed dozens of Californians. Now they want to make us pay for their negligence. PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) for permission to raise our rates to pay their expenses for liability payments and for the safety measures they were supposed to be doing all along. According to the district court judge overseeing PG&E’s probation for its felony criminal convictions, PG&E “pumped out $4.5 billion in profits and let the tree [trimming] budget wither.” They have … Continued
Oakland City Council – Rental Protections for Section 8 Tenants 3:00 pm
Oakland City Council – Rental Protections for Section 8 Tenants @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 9 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  An ordinance to prohibit discrimination against renters with rental assistance (e.g., Section 8 Vouchers) is on the agenda at a Special Meeting of Oakland City Council at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, July 9. It appears as item 7.38 on the Consent Calendar so it should come up relatively soon in the meeting. They take all speakers for consent calendar at once; speakers should indicate which item they are addressing. If we can get some residents to tell personal stories (their own or a friend or family member) of waiting … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 5:30 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay
Jul 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Info Time, Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. Have questions about public banking? Want to find out more about what we’re doing to make our own East Bay bank a reality? Come to Info Time! Volunteers will be available to talk with you for the half hour before our monthly meeting (location below) NEWS: California public banking bill clears another state Senate committee as momentum generates a swell of press coverage On July 3rd, California’s Public Banking Act, AB 857, passed the Senate Governance & Finance Committee 4 Aye’s to 3 No’s. … Continued
The Justice Study Report Back 6:00 pm
The Justice Study Report Back @ Red Bay Coffee House
Jul 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do No Harm Coalition and Anti Police-Terror Project have called this gathering to report back the data from our three year community commissioned project The Justice Study—an investigation into the health impacts of law enforcement violence. We seek community feedback on the analysis and strategy on releasing the data prior to any publication in the medical and public health literature or in the media. For this gathering, we wish to continue our dialogue with and extend our service to those most impacted by police – particularly those who are black, … Continued
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Ella Baker Meeting: Hear Brendon Woods, Alameda County Public Defender 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Meeting: Hear Brendon Woods, Alameda County Public Defender @ Fruitvale Senior Center
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Our July member meeting will be held this Wednesday, July 10 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fruitvale! Come by for some free food and an informal conversation with @BrendonWoodsPD on what #SafetyIs. pic.twitter.com/1kC47ibLQI— Ella Baker Center (@ellabakercenter) July 8, 2019 66789
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate … Continued
Laborfest: The Gig Economy, AI, Robotics & Workers 7:00 pm
Laborfest: The Gig Economy, AI, Robotics & Workers @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Gig Economy, AI, Robotics, Workers and Dystopia San Francisco Initial Speakers: Steven Hill, writer and journalist on the Gig Economy. Author of Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing American Workers. Edward Escobar, founder of the Alliance for Independent Workers – #DriversUnite International Movement. UBER/LYFT/Black Car Driver Mehmet Bayram is a tech worker and is with the International Labor MediaNetwork. Sponsored by LaborNet and WorkWeek Radio San Francisco is now a world center of tech, yet the workers, whether UBER-Lyft drivers or a growing number … Continued
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housing, homeless solutions and best practices 10:00 am
housing, homeless solutions and best practices @ Alameda County Training Center
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Interfaith Council of Alameda County is hosting a regional meeting focusing on housing, homeless solutions and best practices.  Refreshments will be served. The meeting is co-sponsored by City of Berkeley Councilmember Cheryl Davila, City of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland Council President Rebecca Kaplan, Alameda County Board of Supervisors President Wilma Chan, supervisors Keith Carson and Nate Miley, the Interfaith Council of Alameda County (ICAC) and Project WeHOPE.   66767
Our Choice: Documentary and Panel Discussion 6:00 pm
Our Choice: Documentary and Panel Discussion @ Omni Commons
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Reproductive rights are being challenged and degraded. What are our rights to abortion access here in California? These are real issues we need to talk about. We’ll screen documentary NO CHOICE, personal testimonies from women of color and have a panel of experts who can speak on the issues. Includes performance by vocalist Indigo Mateo! Panelists: Sonja Goetz-Avila, campus organizer from the justCARE coalition Noel Jones, student member from Students United for Reproductive Justice Layidua Salazar, board member from ACCESS Juana Rosa Cavero, executive director of California Coalition for Reproductive Freedom (moderator) Free event. … Continued
WELCOME HOME PROJECT OPENING RECEPTION 7:00 pm
WELCOME HOME PROJECT OPENING RECEPTION @ CARE Art Gallery
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Please join us for the opening reception of the Welcome Home Projectphotography exhibit! This project highlights the stories of 20 formerly incarcerated men and women who returned to their communities and turned their lives around. Participants from the project will speak at 5:30pm. on-site parking available RSVP on Eventbrite The Welcome Home Project, a project of Community Works, is a collection of stories and photographs of formerly incarcerated Alameda County residents who reclaimed their lives after years in prisons and jails. Their stories are testimony to the power of resilience … Continued
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Vigil Gathering for Immigrant Children 5:00 pm
Vigil Gathering for Immigrant Children @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Please join us THIS FRIDAY, JULY 12, 5 PM at Oakland City Hall – Vigil Gathering for Immigrant Children. Children should not be put in cages. Threats of mass deportation, deaths at our borders, and the inhumane detention conditions of children are unacceptable. #CloseTheCamps pic.twitter.com/k7bavmo9UF— Supv. Keith Carson (@Keith_Carson) July 8, 2019 66788
Lights for Liberty: Lake Merritt, Oakland CA 7:00 pm
Lights for Liberty: Lake Merritt, Oakland CA @ Lake Merritt Colonnade
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Please join us for this candlelight vigil to stand in solidarity with immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, and in protest of detention and family separations. Together let’s be the change and stand up for compassion and human rights. Check event page for more and updated details.66771
Lights for Liberty: Berkeley CA pedestrian bridge 8:00 pm
Lights for Liberty: Berkeley CA pedestrian bridge @ University Ave. pedestrian overpass over I 80
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On July 12, 2019, thousands of people across the country will pour into the streets and into their own front yards to protest the inhumane conditions faced by migrants, all as part of Lights for Liberty: A Nationwide Vigil to End Human Detention Camps. Indivisible East Bay is proud to join the wide coalition of groups presenting Lights for Liberty events! We will co-host an event on the evening of Friday July 12 with Together We Will-Albany Berkeley and El Cerrito Progressives. We will gather on the University Avenue pedestrian … Continued
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GO GREEN – COMMUNITY LUNCH – SHAKE YOUR BOOTY 11:00 am
GO GREEN – COMMUNITY LUNCH – SHAKE YOUR BOOTY @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Green New Deal  Mobilization 101   11am – 1pm Come, join other activists from community organizations which support the Green New Deal l Speak your piece l Tell it like it is l Move the process forward Sponsored by BFUU Social Justic Committee Contact : Gene Herman | genebh@lmi.net | 510-684-1491 Break bread together – lunch provided by BFUU –  1 – 2pm l  Build Community  l  Conspire  l  Reminisce  l  Schmooze Sponsored by BFUU Hospitality and Membership Committees Contact : Jeff Palmer | jeffpalmer123@comcast.net Music to dance to by Moses Canales and Soul … Continued
The Impact of Coffee Crisis on Communities and the Border Crisis 11:00 am
The Impact of Coffee Crisis on Communities and the Border Crisis @ Red Bay Coffee
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Context: The current price of commodity coffee is below $1 and does not cover the cost of production for most producers, especially smallholder farmers. These producers are at the risk of starvation, lack school fees and healthcare funds and some are risking illegal immigration to the U.S. or switching to illegal crops. What can be done to help? But first, are consumers even aware of this coffee crisis given the cost of a cup of coffee is rising or not considered cheap. Event: This event will seek to raise awareness and educate … Continued
Close the Camps Now! – Rally for Children at Migrant Detention Centers 12:00 pm
Close the Camps Now! – Rally for Children at Migrant Detention Centers @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Close the Camps Now! - Rally for Children at Migrant Detention Centers @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
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SURJ Lights for Liberty Human Billboard: Sanctuary for All! 12:00 pm
SURJ Lights for Liberty Human Billboard: Sanctuary for All! @ Grand Lake Farmers Market
Jul 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Hosted by SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area Yes to Asylum Seekers! Sanctuary for all! No to White Supremacy! Join us as we line the streets and create a human billboard calling for human rights for all asylum seekers. We are outraged at the deaths at the border, the caging and kidnapping of children and the horrific conditions inside the detention centers. We call for an end to family separation, an end to detention centers and an open border for all those seeking asylum. The mobilization is part of national protests, Lights for … Continued
Laborfest: U.S. & Global vs. Privatization & Outsourcing 1:00 pm
Laborfest: U.S. & Global vs. Privatization & Outsourcing @ ILWU Local 34 Hall
Jul 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The US & Global Fight Against Privatization & Outsourcing The destruction of our public services and privatization of public education is a serious issue for all working people. The US Post Office, Social Security, the FAA, NRC, and many other Federal and State agencies are threatened with privatization and outsourcing. In San Francisco, the privatization of SF City jobs and the outsourcing of public jobs at UCSF and UC is an ongoing battle for workers and their unions. This conference will discuss how workers from all public service unions can … Continued
MURAL WALK TOUR – Sanctuary City Print Shop 2:00 pm
MURAL WALK TOUR – Sanctuary City Print Shop @ Kala Art Gallery
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for Print Pubic’s closing reception with t.w.five’s Mural Walk Tour and Sergio De La Torre & Chris Treggiari’s The Sanctuary City Print Shop! MURAL WALK TOUR @ SAN PABLO AVENUE t.w.five’s murals aim to inspire and connect people. For Print Public they installed three outside murals along San Pablo Avenue. and a gallery installation with quotes of unity and love from various sources including lyrics from East Bay musician/poet Michael Franti.. In their own words they describe their project and process: “… like everywhere else in the Bay … Continued
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island 2:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe - Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7 SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro. Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio. Co-Directed … Continued
The Climate Emergency: The Future is in Our Hands 3:00 pm
The Climate Emergency: The Future is in Our Hands @ South Berkeley Public Library
Jul 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Climate Emergency: The Future is in Our Hands @ South Berkeley Public Library
Climate scientists have warned us that we face a planetary emergency that threatens all life on the planet. Yet the world’s most powerful governments and corporations insist on staying the same catastrophic course. Their only concern is to continue accumulating profit, no matter what the risks. Our only hope is to organize to overturn their entire system of destruction. The future of our planet and our species is in our hands. Join Speak Out Now, along with a visiting activist from Austria, for a discussion about how we can begin … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! 3:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! @ Omni Commons
Jul 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! Our medical debt erasure campaign with RIP Medical Debt is doing well (but needs more signal-boosting). We joined another Alameda County campaign, and together we’re more than two-thirds of the way to our minimum goal. Our donation page is here. The online version of our flyer, with live links, is here. Our FAQ is here. We can also link you to a printable version of the flyer if you have places to hand them out. Press release: press-release-after-1m-raised-final Continuing our … Continued
Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. 4:30 pm
Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Jul 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Economics Book Group - "Take Back the Economy." Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Reading for June 15th Meeting: Introduction and First Chapter of ‘Take Back the Economy.’ Reading for July 13th Meeting: Fourth Chapter: Take Back the Market. What can we, as individuals do, to seek a more just, sustainable and equitable world? “Take Back the Economy dismantles the idea that the economy is separate from us and best comprehended by experts. Instead, the authors demonstrate that the economy is the outcome of the decisions and efforts we make every day. The economy is thus reframed as a space of ethical action – … Continued
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Interfaith Prayers for Healing 10:00 am
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
No Coal in Richmond — Art Party 10:00 am
No Coal in Richmond — Art Party
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Help create stand-out visuals for a key rally in the campaign to get coal out of Richmond! And get this classy t-shirt! On July 18 we need a huge crowd to tell the Planning Commission to approve the proposed ordinance to phase out all coal handling in Richmond in three years. Banners and signs and more, oh my! All volunteers get this classy No Coal in Richmond t-shirt (soon to be seen on TV) while supplies last, on the condition that you wear it to the rally.66745
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jun 16, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cuba”s Democracy Constitutional Referendum and grassroots political processes. Cuba is always described as a “dictatorship” by the mainstream media and the U.S. government, thus providing a pretext for the economic blockade and talk about regime change. But Sharat G. Lin found a remarkable democratic process in the recent Constitutional Referendum in Cuba and months of nationwide discussions involving millions of voters. (Awaiting confirmation) Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism What It Is and How To Fight It “Fascism: What It Is and … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Topic and Discussion 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Topic and Discussion @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It. “Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It” – a two part talk including a historical overview of the events leading up to the rise of fascism in Europe leading up to WWII, and a political analysis of the failures of the communist movement at the time in preventing it. This all in light of the current rise of white supremacy and fascist movements in the U.S., Europe and … Continued
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island 2:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe - Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7 SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro. Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio. Co-Directed … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 14 @ 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: Putting the “solid” into solidarity: Beyond Zionism and the Steal of the Century 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Putting the “solid” into solidarity: Beyond Zionism and the Steal of the Century @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
How does zionism, settler-colonialism, apartheid and military occupation shape the respective conditions of the Palestinian people today and over the past 70 years? Activists are caught between the immediate urgency to address daily injustices and longer term visions for a Palestinian state. What we need is to sustain both the short term resistance, and build the longer term vision. At this precarious moment, with Trump’s Steal of the Century looming, it’s time to put the “solid” into solidarity through pragmatic demands such as BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) and one-state/one … Continued
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Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided. (We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)66761
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TANC downtown Oakland poster distribution 4:00 pm
TANC downtown Oakland poster distribution @ Tamarack
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Oakland TANC Poster Distro! TANC’s prolific Ministry of Propaganda has turned out several amazing poster designs by now, and we’ll be asking downtown businesses, schools and organizations to put them in their windows! Two starting times: 4:00PM for Cafe Distribution 6:00PM for Bar Distribution Meet at Tamarack to split up and head out! All are welcome — please message us if you’d like more info/to coordinate!66807
Oakland City Council: Ban on Facial Recognition Technology 5:30 pm
Oakland City Council: Ban on Facial Recognition Technology @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Item 7.7 on the Agenda [consent] Adopt An Ordinance (1st Reading) Amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 9.64 To Prohibit The City Of Oakland From Acquiring And/Or Using Face Recognition Technology. Report.66804
Berkeley City Council Hears New Electrification Ordinance 6:00 pm
Berkeley City Council Hears New Electrification Ordinance @ School District Board Room
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A trailblazing ordinance requiring climate-friendly, all-electric new construction in Berkeley is going before the City Council for its first public reading.  The ordinance, introduced by Councilmember Kate Harrison, would phase out installation of polluting gas infrastructure when issuing permits for new buildings—an important step toward clean, healthy, and affordable homes for Berkeley, and potentially other communities that follow Berkeley’s example. This first council hearing is critical and will set the stage for a final vote later this summer.  Come show Berkeley’s elected representatives that the community supports climate-friendly, gas-free construction. … Continued
Socialist Night School Movie Night: The Young Karl Marx 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School Movie Night: The Young Karl Marx @ East Bay Community Space
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join your comrades of East Bay DSA for a showing of Raoul Peck’s 2017 film, “The Young Karl Marx”. Due to time constraints, we’ll be starting sharply at 7PM, so arrive on time!66779
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Berkeley City Council Public Safety Cmte: Facial Recognition Ban 12:00 pm
Berkeley City Council Public Safety Cmte: Facial Recognition Ban @ Basement of admin bldg
Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Agenda Adopt an Ordinance Amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.99 to Prohibit City Use of Face Recognition Technology (Item Contains Revised Material) From: Councilmember Harrison Recommendation: Adopt an ordinance amending Berkeley Municipal Code Chapter 2.99 to prohibit the City from acquiring, retaining, requesting, accessing, or using: (1) any face recognition technology, or (2) any information obtained from face recognition technology.66820
APTP Monthly Membership Meeting 7:00 pm
APTP Monthly Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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. Website66741
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Rally to Get Coal Out of Richmond! 5:30 pm
Rally to Get Coal Out of Richmond! @ City Hall steps
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Rally and Press Conference: 5:30 PM Planning Commission meeting: 6:30 PM Come support Richmond residents suffering from health problems aggravated by coal and petroleum coke dust! Turn out for a key rally before the Planning Commission meets to consider the Richmond Coal Ordinance, which prohibits new coal operations on private land in the city, prevents existing facilities from expanding, and provides for a graduated phase-out of coal operations. We are urging the Planning Commission to recommend approval of this ordinance with a phase-out period of three years. A three-year phase-out will safeguard terminal … Continued
Omni General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every other Thursday evening 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/omninom This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.66608
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Living Wage Coalition Annual Awards Dinner – Dave Welsh 6:00 pm
Living Wage Coalition Annual Awards Dinner – Dave Welsh @ SEIU Local 1021 Hall
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Living Wage Coalition Annual Awards Dinner - Dave Welsh @ SEIU Local 1021 Hall
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Webinar: How Can I Support Migrants Coming to the Bay Area? 7:00 pm
Webinar: How Can I Support Migrants Coming to the Bay Area? @ On the Internet
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The images are jarring. Immigrant kids in cages. No room to lie down. No running water. Immigrant detention centers are the concentration camps of our time. Our duty is to #Closethecamps and give respite to and welcome those who have had to endure them. Join SURJ-BA and the Asylum Seekers Sponsorship Project for an informative “webinar” t find out how you can sponsor (host) and/or accompany folks who have arrived in the current migratory wave. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please … Continued
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Laborfest: W.P.A. Berkeley Walk 10:00 am
Laborfest: W.P.A. Berkeley Walk @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office steps
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
WPA Berkeley Walk This walk will explore the “New Deal nexus” in Berkeley that includes Berkeley High School, the Community Theater, Civic Center Park, Post Office art, the old UC Press Building (now being repurposed as the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive), and the old Farm Credit Building. The tour will also include the incredible mosaic mural on the UC Berkeley campus, photographs of the California Folk Music Project, Western Museum Laboratory, WPA prints at the Berkeley Public Library, and WPA projects on the UC Berkeley campus. See … Continued
Webinar: How Can I Support Migrants Coming to the Bay Area? 10:00 am
Webinar: How Can I Support Migrants Coming to the Bay Area? @ On the Internet
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The images are jarring. Immigrant kids in cages. No room to lie down. No running water. Immigrant detention centers are the concentration camps of our time. Our duty is to #Closethecamps and give respite to and welcome those who have had to endure them. Join SURJ-BA and the Asylum Seekers Sponsorship Project for an informative “webinar” t find out how you can sponsor (host) and/or accompany folks who have arrived in the current migratory wave. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Please … Continued
Speak out for immigrant rights! 12:30 pm
Speak out for immigrant rights! @ BART plaza
Jul 20 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us to speak out against the outrageous detention of child migrants, and the torturous concentration camps along the border. Let them in — full rights for all immigrants! The workers’ struggle has no borders! Down with U.S. imperialism in Latin America! For more event information: http://www.facebook.com/pslweb66823
East Bay DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
East Bay DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
This month’s all-member meeting will be a chapter discussion on the role of DSA locally and nationally. What should our strategy be for winning things like a Green New Deal or M4A or social housing? What does the socialist fight look like on the local vs. national level? What is DSA’s place in the labor movement and in fights against oppression? We’ll hear thoughts on strategy from a panel of speakers representing different political tendencies and then we’ll have an all-member discussion on the subject, both in small and large … Continued
El- Hajj Malik El-Shabazz / Malcolm X & our continuum of Struggle 2:00 pm
El- Hajj Malik El-Shabazz / Malcolm X & our continuum of Struggle @ Oakland Islamic Community Center
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Imam Talib Abdur-Rashid at OICC El- Hajj Malik El-Shabazz / Malcolm X & our continuum of Struggle. A comprehensive examination of the global legacy of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz / Malcolm X, within the context of the struggle for Black Liberation, Human Rights, and the establishment of Al-Islam in America.66828
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Community Farm Party – Gill Tract 11:00 am
Community Farm Party – Gill Tract @ Gill Tract Farm
Jul 21 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Join us for our monthly farm party! Enjoy farm produce cooked on the grill, tend to the organic veggie beds, and take home donation-based produce. Activities include: • Harvesting organic produce! This helps our weekly farm stand get fresh food to the community. • Planting! We have lots of starts to put in the ground. Starts are available to take home, as a part of our fundraiser. • Weeding, prepping beds, and mixing compost Connect with the Earth while helping cultivate the nourishing fruits and vegetables that help feed the … Continued
CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE: Immigrant Rights 11:45 am
CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge WALK for PEACE: Immigrant Rights @ at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge
Jul 21 @ 11:45 am – 2:15 pm
CODEPINK GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE PEACE WALK! Our focus this month: Immigrants rights/getting children out of cages/family separation Some signs provided, or bring your own. Dress warmly. It’s often chilly and windy on the bridge. EVERYONE WELCOME. BRING YOUR FAMILY! Suggested messages: LEAVE NO CHILD BEHIND FAMILIES BELONG TOGETHER REUNITE FAMILIES NO BORDERS ON STOLEN LAND NO BAN, NO WALL SANCTUARY FOR ALL CLOSE THE CAMPS   1:45 am: Gather at the plaza at the SF end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Arrive early for best parking. … Continued
Sunflower Alliance 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jul 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! 66722
Alternatives to Policing 4: Transformative Justice 2:00 pm
Alternatives to Policing 4: Transformative Justice @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How do we respond to violence within our own communities without relying on the police, prisons or other state systems? This event will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about transformative justice and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence. We will also cover the concept of “pods” from the BATJC. This will be an educational event with a Q&A. We ask for a sliding scale donation of any amount to … Continued
BALPA Picnic at Aquatic Park 2:00 pm
BALPA Picnic at Aquatic Park @ Aquatic Park, South of Dreamland Kids Park and South of the end of Bolivar Dr.
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Folks from the Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance will be convening once again for a grill on Sunday the 21st this month; we’re trying to make this a monthly event. If you’d like to join the festivities, feel free to come on down. And if you’re able to bring something to contribute to the food we’ll have there, it will be greatly appreciated, but don’t let it stop you from joining us if you don’t have something to bring.66819
Extinction Rebellion General Meeting 2:00 pm
Extinction Rebellion General Meeting @ California Institute of Integral Studies
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Our next General Meeting: If you’re fired up and ready for action, this is the meeting for you! There will be updates on Extinction Rebellion’s progress and upcoming actions, and the chance to work in multiple interest groups, including an orientation group for first-time attendees. Exciting and busy times ahead – please join us! (For more upcoming events, please see the end of this email.) 66790
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 21 @ 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
Santa Rita jail support 4:00 pm
Santa Rita jail support @ Lake Merritt BART
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us in offering hot food, drinks, snacks, and solidarity to releasees and visitors at Santa Rita Jail! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/MD3k85stxBkWTfL4A Prisons function to repress, warehouse and extract labor from those that our state deems “criminal”, primarily those of us who are Black, poor, or mentally ill. We believe that solidarity is a weapon of resistance, and that we must respond to the basic needs of our community while also confronting state terror. In honor of Dujuan Armstrong Jr. who entered Santa Rita Jail for a weekend sentence and … Continued
BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Utopia 4:30 pm
BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Utopia @ Omni Commons
Jul 21 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019. Food at 4:30pm Film at 5pm66748
Harari’s Sapiens vs. Marx’s humanism 6:30 pm
Harari’s Sapiens vs. Marx’s humanism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Apocalyptic visions of the future pervade today’s political spectrum. One of the more popular comes in two recent works — Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century — by Yuval Noah Harari. For him multiple total crises demand that humanity come up with a “clear idea of what life is all about.” The debate over “the meaning of life” has been going on “for thousands of years,” but now, says Harari, time is “running out” for Homo sapiens. From the start Marx grounded his new humanism in a … Continued
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Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Jul 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided. (We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)66761
From West Virginia to Oakland: A Panel Discussion with Eric Blanc 6:00 pm
From West Virginia to Oakland: A Panel Discussion with Eric Blanc @ Babelab
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East Bay DSA is proud to host author Eric Blanc and OEA  2nd Vice President Chastity Garcia for a panel discussion and Q&A on July 22 from 7:00-9:00pm. Educators across the country are rising up against low pay, privatization, and austerity. Former high school teacher Eric Blanc has been on the ground reporting on this historic upsurge for The Nation, Jacobin, and The Guardian. His new book “Red State Revolt” describes the inspiring story of the teachers’ strike wave and analyzes why it points the way forward for all working … Continued
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting 7:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance Meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/permalink/700941026985424/66854
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Trump’s Asylum Ban – Pack the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order Hearing 9:30 am
Trump’s Asylum Ban – Pack the Court for a Temporary Restraining Order Hearing @ Federal Courthouse, 19th Floor, Judge Tigar
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
The East Bay Sanctuary Covenant are the lead plaintiff suing the Trump Administration regarding the Third County Transit Ban. There will be a hearing on their REQUEST FOR A TRO (TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER) For more information https://ebsc.nationbuilder.com/?utm_campaign=ebsc_v_barr&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ebsc  FACTS ABOUT THE THIRD COUNTRY BAN LAWSUIT According to Michael Smith, EBSC’s Director of Refugee Rights, “Trump’s policy is illegal and usurps the power of Congress to make laws. Seeking asylum is clearly protected under U.S. and international asylum law. EBSC’s asylum clients are fleeing horrific violence in their home countries. EBSC has … Continued
Hold PG&E Accountable! 1:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Jul 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Public Utilities Commission: Hold PG&E Accountable! PG&E’s negligence has caused fires that killed dozens of Californians. Now they want to make us pay for their negligence. PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) for permission to raise our rates to pay their expenses for liability payments and for the safety measures they were supposed to be doing all along. According to the district court judge overseeing PG&E’s probation for its felony criminal convictions, PG&E “pumped out $4.5 billion in profits and let the tree [trimming] budget wither.” They have … Continued
Say NO to PG&E!! 6:00 pm
Say NO to PG&E!! @ Elihu M. Harris State Bldg
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
PG&E wants to make you PAY for their destruction! Come to this special CPUC Public Hearing and say HELL NO to this terrible idea. NO to the increased utility fees! NO to PG&E-caused deadly megafires! Let’s Own PG&E!66829
Oakland Police Review Commission 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Agenda. Of special interest: VII. SB1421 Compliance Update Commissioner Thomas Lloyd Smith has requested several updates: from OPD as to what has already been disclosed and what the plan is for future disclosures, and from CPRA on what their process is for reporting to the Commission on what is being publicly released.   XII. OPD’s Use of Force Policy The Commission will discuss the next steps in addressing OPD’s Use of Force policy. The Commission may discuss scheduling a public hearing on Use of Force. This is a new item.66856
“The Response” documentary premiere & discussion 7:00 pm
“The Response” documentary premiere & discussion @ Pro Arts Gallery & Commons
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
You’re invited to the global premiere of “The Response,” Shareable’s 30-minute documentary about community-led disaster response and recovery featuring on-the-ground efforts in communities across Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In the midst of all the hurricane-driven chaos, a quiet revolution has been slowly percolating on the island. The film explores how an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate aim of restoring power — … Continued
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Close the SF County Jail! 11:00 am
Close the SF County Jail! @ Steps of City Hall
Jul 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
#ShutDown850 NOW! Join us for this day of action to pressure the Board of Supervisors to take action and stop delaying on passing legislation to close county jail #4 at 850 Bryant. #NoNewSFJail #AbolitionNOW pic.twitter.com/bHsz3SFy8M— #ShutDown850 | No New SF Jail Coalition (@ShutDown850) July 17, 2019 66850
Poor People’s Campaign: Report Back on the Moral Action Congress 6:00 pm
Poor People’s Campaign: Report Back on the Moral Action Congress @ Taylor Memorial Church
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
INVITATION: Reflections from the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Congress The Poor People’s Campaign is entering its next phase, and we want you with us as we continue to build this moral fusion movement. Please join or a report-back event on the Moral Action Congress that was held in Washington DC last month. We’ll hear from Poor People’s Campaign members who attended the Congress, laying out the vision for the campaign and how we’re going to build a people-powered movement, making it impossible for our elected officials to ignore the struggles … Continued
DSA Labor Social 6:30 pm
DSA Labor Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
oin East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for our monthly social! Grab food and drinks, 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!66844
Film screening – Tapped 6:30 pm
Film screening – Tapped @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join us for July’s monthly potluck and free movie at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center. In light of the global Plastic Free July movement, we are going to watch Tapped (1 hr, 15 min) and additional clips about the plastic pollution crisis. Tapped looks into the effects of plastic bottled water on issues such as pollution, human health and climate change. Plastic bottles ideally can be recycled but many of them end up in landfills or the ocean where they pose a threat to marine life. Also presented is … Continued
The French Yellow Vest Movement 7:00 pm
The French Yellow Vest Movement @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Since November of 2018, there have been weekly protests, sometimes involving hundreds of thousands of people, from students to housewives to workers to retirees, angry at the high cost of living and the government’s policies. Come and hear a presentation by Camille Chauchat, a French school teacher and an activist with the Fraction L’Etincelle in the NPA (New Anti-Capitalist Party) and participant in the Yellow Vest Movement in Lyons, France.66833
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Film Screening: ‘Our Island’s Treasure’ (Okinawa) 7:00 pm
Film Screening: ‘Our Island’s Treasure’ (Okinawa) @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
EastSide Arts Alliance, the Global Uchinanchu Alliance (GUA) and the Okinawa Kenjinkai Study Group (OKSG) present: Final Fridays Films of Solidarity & Resistance “Our Island’s Treasure” film screening, Q and A with the filmmaker, and yuntaku/talk story Have you heard about what’s been going on in Henoko, Okinawa? What is #RiseForHenoko? Maybe you’ve heard about how local residents have been protesting the building of a new U.S. military base in Oura Bay? The ongoing landfill work to create this base is destroying thousand-year-old coral reef structures, and threatens the aquatic … Continued
Laborfest: Film: The Teachers’ Protest 7:00 pm
Laborfest: Film: The Teachers’ Protest @ 16th St BART
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FilmWorks United International Working Class Film & Video Festival The Teachers’ Protest – 2019 (78 min.) Directed by Jon Seal (UK) 1942. Occupied Norway. Teachers must join the Nazi Teachers’ League and teach Nazi ideas in their classrooms. 8,000 of them write protest letters. They are threatened with salary withdrawal and the sack. Still they refuse. In a desperate attempt to break them, the Nazi government arrests 1000 male teachers and sends them to prison camps, 300 miles above the Arctic Circle. The education system is in chaos and now … Continued
PEOPLES PARK MOVIE NIGHT: Salt of the Earth 8:00 pm
PEOPLES PARK MOVIE NIGHT: Salt of the Earth @ People's Park
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  A part of the people’s park potluck initiative Movie: Salt of the Earth “at last! an honest movie about american working people.” food and discussion at 8pm at the people’s park stage, Free Popcorn! Park movie Nights, every friday at 8pm: bring food and friends to share help build and develop this community of Resistance Protect our Green space, trees, Community, historical landmark, free speech, social justice, civil rights, gardens, music, art, style, freebox, recreation, climate, ecology, education, sports People’s park committee – action workgroup peoplespark.org  66889
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A unifying principle for Enviros, Labor, & Socialists 9:00 am
A unifying principle for Enviros, Labor, & Socialists @ The American Youth Hostel lobby
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
For those hungering for a plan, a scheme, a scenario, an idea that could draw together the centrifugal factional interests of the left [see Doonesbury for 7/21/19: https://www.gocomics.com/doonesbury/2019/07/21] to form a concentrated, transformative movement, make time this Saturday morning to come on a free weekly walking tour that serves up a candidate plan for the task. The Commons SF proposes, in the course of a tour of San Francisco social movement history, that treating planet Earth as a commonwealth can very well operate as a unifying principle for environmentalists, Labor advocates, … Continued
Reel Stories Film Festival 10:00 am
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
You’re invited to the Reel Stories June Film Festival! July 27th location is the California Theater, 2113 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA. Reel Stories teaches young women and non-binary youth ages 12-18 how to create a film in only 10 days.  Institute and Beginner 1 filmmakers are debuting their films June 29th. Join us for the Reel Stories Film Festival and support the next generation of filmmakers!   Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on … Continued
Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk 12:00 pm
Laborfest: Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk @ Latham Square fountain
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This year is the 73rd anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that spontaneously began with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking, mostly women retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores, where picket lines were broken by police-escorted scabs. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the East Bay for 54 hours. In 1946 there were six general strikes … Continued
Anarchist Gathering 2019 3:00 pm
Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more! Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm66720
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Cuba and Culture 10:30 am
Cuba and Culture @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
An exploration of the situation in Cuba today, speakers to include Tony Ryan, founder of the Turquino Project, and Steve Wasserman, publisher and executive director of Heyday Books. Tony Ryan will moderate.66846
350 Bay Area Climate Activism Picnic 2:00 pm
350 Bay Area Climate Activism Picnic @ Pine Knoll Park (between E. 18th St. and Hanover Ave)
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join 350 Bay Area for an interactive, informative, and just plain fun afternoon celebrating its community of esteemed members, volunteers and donors. Activities include: Picking up your FREE T-SHIRT (must RSVP for this) – These shirts help us find each other at events and send the message that we are united in our concern and determination.  They are great conversation starters about the urgent climate situation we find ourselves in. Chalk art contest. Making activist art to use at events. Chatting with fellow climate activists about how we go forward. Chilling under our EZ up … Continued
Anarchist Gathering 2019 3:00 pm
Anarchist Gathering 2019
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Anarchist gathering 2019! Featuring speakers, poets, workshops, a fashion show, bands, and more! Workshop- “What We Can Learn From Other Movements”: Images and stories of the Black Panther Party in South Berkeley by Billy X Jennings from 4pm-5pm66720
Film Screening: Chinese Whispers (on Events in Indonesia, 1998) 3:00 pm
Film Screening: Chinese Whispers (on Events in Indonesia, 1998) @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Film Screening: Chinese Whispers  (on Events in Indonesia, 1998) @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
“We cannot heal what we will not face” On May 21, 1998, President Suharto of Indonesia resigned after 32 years in power. The events leading up to that day are complicated. There was an economic crisis. There was a student movement. There was a contested election. And there were riots, killings, and mass rapes of Chinese Indonesian women. To this day, nobody has been held accountable. A whole generation has grown up in ignorance of these events. Chinese Whispers seeks to challenge that ignorance. Screening and discussion with the lead … Continued
TANC July assembly 3:00 pm
TANC July assembly @ Omni Commons
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Let’s get organized together! Join us for TANC’s July public assembly! We’ll discuss how the struggle went in July (like our poster distribution on July 16, which you should also come to!), plan more actions for the future, and take down the landlord class together. All are welcome. (except landlords) ~~~ The tides of gentrification threaten to wash away what remains of Oakland. The rent is too goddamn high and the Town is drowning. In the spectacle of this commodified landscape, the class resentment simmering underneath ‘economic development’ has become … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly: OMNI today! 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly: OMNI today! @ Omni Commons
Jul 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly: OMNI today! @ Omni Commons
Because of festival parking and sun we are going to meet at the Omni Sunday, July 28th. 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 … Continued
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens 6:30 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night – Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
Jul 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Free Dinner and a Movie Discussion Night - Oakland Greens @ It's Your Move Games
The Oakland Greens 2019 FREE Dinner and a Movie discussion series. As usual, the doors at the It’s Your Move Games and Hobbies store will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be provided at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. 65437
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Public Banking Day of Action!
Public Banking Day of Action! @ Anywhere
Jul 29 all-day
From the California Banking Alliance. On July 29, the Bank of North Dakota (BND), the only public bank in the United States will celebrate it’s 100 year anniversary. The BND is owned by the people of North Dakota. Founded in 1919, the BND public bank is more profitable than Wall Street banks. The BND escaped the economic crash of 2008 unscathed because it does not get involved in risky or predatory banking practices. It invests in the people of the state and strengthens local communities. Join us on Monday, July … Continued
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella 5:00 pm
Tax the Rich Singalong with Occupella @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OCCUPELLA will be singing at the TAX THE RICH RALLY EVERY MONDAY from 5-6 on upper Solano Ave. in front of the (closed) Oaks Theater. Songbooks are provided. (We’ll also be LEADING SONGS ON JULY 13 at NOON in Civic Center Park (across from Berkeley High and old City Hall). The City of Berkeley will officially recognize the human rights abuses at the border.)66761
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Block Party to Abolish ICE 12:00 pm
Block Party to Abolish ICE
Jul 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Block Party to Abolish ICE
A child friendly, pot lucking, moving speakers, and shutting down ICE event. 66887
Truth Act Forum – Contra Costa Sheriff and ICE, Etc 1:00 pm
Truth Act Forum – Contra Costa Sheriff and ICE, Etc @ Contra Costa Administrative Bldg
Jul 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Contra Costa Immigrant Rights Alliance would like to invite you to be part of the Second annual TRUTH Act Forum. Last year we packed the Board of Supervisors Chambers with over 200 people. We demanded Sheriff Livingston provide answers regarding his collaboration with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). For more than two hours, community raised concerns, asked questions, and demanded transparency from the county. Despite all of that, no answers were provided to the public, but community kept pushing for transparency and justice. We learned that in 2017 63 … Continued
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Particulate Matter: Air Quality Management District Board Meeting 9:30 am
Particulate Matter: Air Quality Management District Board Meeting @ Bay Area Air Quality Management District Offices
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
There is no longer any doubt that soot, or “particulate matter” emissions are the primary causes of death and illness due to air pollution.  Yet, despite multiple requests BAAQMD has yet to provide any firm timeline for progress on four key actions to reduce particulate matter emissions (PM 2.5) from Bay Area refineries.  The majority of refinery particulate emissions are due to the facilities used to “crack” or break down heavy crude oils into  lighter, useable fuels.  Rules 6-5, for the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit, and Rule 9-1 for Fuel Gas … Continued
Hold PG&E Accountable! 1:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Jul 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hold PG&E Accountable! @ Various
Public Utilities Commission: Hold PG&E Accountable! PG&E’s negligence has caused fires that killed dozens of Californians. Now they want to make us pay for their negligence. PG&E is asking the California Public Utilities Commission  (CPUC) for permission to raise our rates to pay their expenses for liability payments and for the safety measures they were supposed to be doing all along. According to the district court judge overseeing PG&E’s probation for its felony criminal convictions, PG&E “pumped out $4.5 billion in profits and let the tree [trimming] budget wither.” They have … Continued
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island 2:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe – Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
Jul 31 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
SF Mime Troupe - Treasure Island @ John Hinckle Park
CHECK BELOW FOR LOCATIONS OTHER THAN FOR 7/6 and 7/7 SF Mime Troupe’s play – Using the classic pirate novel Treasure Island as its inspiration the show is the story of Hawkins, a civil servant in San Francisco, who accidentally stumbles upon the plans of a developer, L.J. Silver. Through bribery, and label brutality, Silver is overriding all the clear health, safety, and human concerns regarding developing Treasure Island for his own greed. Written by Michael Gene Sullivan with Ellen Callas, Marie Cartier, Keiko Shimosato Carreiro. Music by Michael Bello, Lyrics by Daniel Savio. Co-Directed … Continued
Why You Should Care About Privacy 6:00 pm
Why You Should Care About Privacy @ San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Why You Should Care About Privacy @ San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium
 Join New York Times Opinion journalists Sarah Jeong, Charlie Warzel, Farhad Manjoo and Jenée Desmond-Harris for a discussion about the most pressing privacy issues and how they approach them in their own personal lives. With technology blurring the lines between public and private information, how is this new era changing the way we get jobs, raise kids, preserve our memories? Are we doing enough to protect our private lives? Bring your questions and be a part of our conversation. RSVP Limited press passes available. For press inquiries, please contact adenike.olanrewaju@nytimes.com. For general inquiries, please … Continued
LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES 7:00 pm
LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES @ Freedom and Movement Center
Jul 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
California Prison Focus hosts the event series ‘Liberate The Caged Voices’ that focuses on engagement between the local community and those living behind bars.66848