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Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien 12:00 pm
Abolition Then and Now: Robin D. G. Kelley and Isaac Julien @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Register here Join historian Robin D. G Kelley and artist Isaac Julien for an online conversation about the anti-slavery movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and current abolitionist uprisings against racist police brutality and the prison industrial complex. The conversation is informed by “Lessons of the Hour-Frederick Douglass” (2019), Julien’s immersive, ten-screen film installation about the famed abolitionist currently on view at McEvoy Arts. The conversation takes place online via Zoom on Wednesday, December 1, 2020 at 12pm PST. Attendance is free with registration. With excerpts of his speeches … Continued
Community Dialogs – Mass Incarceration and Higher Education 6:30 pm
Community Dialogs – Mass Incarceration and Higher Education @ Online
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We’re excited to announce Community Dialogs, a public education program offering events on topics related to mass incarceration and higher education. Events will feature guest speakers including students, our local community, and national experts; film and book discussion groups featuring Mount Tamalpais College faculty; and online workshops free of charge. The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 6:30pm-7:45pm, and will feature the premiere screening of With This Knowledge, a short documentary series following two former students on their reentry journey. Film subjects Sumit Lal and Sajad Shakoor, and … Continued
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? 7:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Why the Working Class? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Socialists talk a lot about the working class. Why is that? Well, we think workers play a particular role under capitalism that makes them central in the fight for socialism. As the main producers of society’s wealth, workers have the potential power to halt the system. What does it mean to build this power and how does that inform our organizing today? Join the East Bay DSA Political Education Committee for a discussion of these questions and more! Reading + Listening Hal Draper, Why the Working Class Vivek Chibber, Why the Working … Continued
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Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice 6:00 pm
Anti-Racism 101: How to Show Up For Racial Justice @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Register here If you are feeling called to action but are not sure how to or where to begin, this workshop is for you. In this introductory workshop, we’ll start by understanding systemic racism as a system of advantage rooted in the beliefs and institutionalization of white supremacy, rather than a product of individuals who are “good” or “bad”. We’ll also discuss how individuals can engage in an ongoing practice of anti-racism to actively dismantle racism in their daily lives. Attendees will have opportunities to engage in small-group dialogue and … Continued
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
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Zoom Letter-Writing Party To Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! 12:00 pm
Zoom Letter-Writing Party To Protect The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This is a letter-writing party to get together on Zoom and write letters together for this campaign organized by XR DC. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83713470647?pwd=SEVXeW5nc25wRncwM041aWNxNGxLZz09 Info about the campaign: The Trump administration is working to open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil mining before leaving office in January. This is something that climate deniers and extinction profiteers have been trying to accomplish for decades, but was too extreme for even the George W. Bush administration. Now, after the election, and with no hope of holding onto power, they’re trying to rush it through … Continued
Alec Karakatsanis on “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers…” 4:00 pm
Alec Karakatsanis on “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers…” @ Online
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Carl Dix will be in conversation with Alec Karakatsanis. This virtual program will stream on YouTube and FaceBook https://www.facebook.com/revbooksnyc/live/ To register for the event, go here. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alec-karakatsanis-on-usual-cruelty-the-complicity-of-lawyers-tickets-131059812427 Alec Karakatsanis is interested in what society chooses to punish. For example, it is a crime in most of America for poor people to wager in the streets over dice; dice-wagers can be seized, searched, have their assets forfeited, and be locked in cages. It’s perfectly fine, by contrast, for people to wager over international currencies, mortgages, or the global supply of wheat. Alec Karakatsanis … Continued
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Workers and Just Transition: A Global View 9:00 am
Workers and Just Transition: A Global View @ Online
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
REGISTER HERE. Worldwide transitions deserve a worldwide response!  An exciting webinar produced by the Labor Network for Sustainability and the Just Transition Listening Project Organizing Committee will bring together labor and policy leaders to share perspectives, stories, and strategies from the frontlines of the struggle for a global just transition.  This webinar is the sixth in a series of the Just Transition Listening Project.  In addition to the webinar series, they have conducted interviews with more than 100 community leaders and workers to learn of their experiences and perspectives on Just … Continued
A Mobile Protest to Ban Evictions and Cancel Rent Debt 10:30 am
A Mobile Protest to Ban Evictions and Cancel Rent Debt @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
A Mobile Protest to Ban Evictions and Cancel Rent Debt @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
We’re calling on our landlords and legislators to cancel rent debt, ban evictions, and stop putting the burden of a shut down economy on renters’ backs. Roll up on your bikes, boards, blades ready to take our rally around the town to spread the word.. Cars welcome to caravan too! Everyone should come masked up and socially distanced from people not in your household. 68378
France: Mass Protests Against a Government Crackdown 10:30 am
France: Mass Protests Against a Government Crackdown @ Online
Dec 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
For more event information: https://speakoutsocialists.org/th-12-05-20/ The French government recently passed a new “security law” that forbids the release of footage showing police violence. Days later French cops were caught on film viciously beating young migrant refugees and destroying their tents in Paris. And then footage was released of French cops beating a Black music producer in Paris just for exiting his car without a mask on. And now, similar to events in the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd, the result in France has been an upsurge against the new … Continued
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? 2:30 pm
Suds, Snacks, and Socialism…BYO Election 2020: WTF!? @ Online
Dec 5 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Connect with https: https://tinyurl.com/election2020-WTF Speakers and themes include: * Dr. Laurence Shoup: The factors behind the vote: Historical, economic, social and political * Michael Rubin: The political reality revealed: What should socialists do now? * Marsha Feinland: California politics unmasked: What ballot initiatives have become This event is sponsored by the Oakland Greens, Bay Area System Change Not Climate Change, and the Alameda County Peace and Freedom Party.68354
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group – Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Economics Book Group - Revenge Capitalism @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
EMAIL STRIKE.DEBT.BAY.AREA@GMAIL.COM FOR ZOOM INFO A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETING. MAX HAIVEN, THE AUTHOR, WILL BE JOINING OUR DISCUSSION IN DECEMBER! Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, Capital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, and The Deficit Myth. For our October discussion we will be reading the first two chapters of  ‘Revenge Capitalism: The Ghosts of Empire, the Demons of Capital, and the Settling … Continued
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2020 Bioneers Conference
2020 Bioneers Conference
Dec 6 all-day
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. The Bioneers Conference takes place on a virtual platform. You will receive a login via email after registering. If you’re a registered conference attendee needing support to access the virtual conference, please reach out … Continued
Health Care for All 10:00 am
Health Care for All @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Health Care for All – Contra Costa County News / 12-06-19 Zoom meeting If you are interested in joining us, please email Yi Shepard. Links to the draft agenda and draft October meeting notes. And at this meeting we will elect directors and officers for 2021. Therefore Contra Costa County chapter members are highly encouraged to attend.   Message from Chapter Co-Chairs We hope this finds you well.  We are relieved at the outcome of the federal election, which makes any effort to legislate health care reform at the State … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Nov 15, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm The Ongoing War on Syria & Why it Matters | Rick Sterling will discuss the current situation in Syria and future prospects if Biden assumes the Presidency. Unreported in mainstream media, the US and allies continue to wage hybrid warfare on Syria – economically, politically, judicially and militarily. Why does the US persist in attacking Syria, preventing it from recovering and harming millions of Syrians? Will this change with a Democrat in the White House?  Why has this struggle become a focal point … Continued
Know Your Rights Training 11:00 am
Know Your Rights Training @ Online
Dec 6 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Berkeley Copwatch: YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILM An introduction to your constitutional rights as they pertain to filming the police. The training will cover: I.    Introduction and Principles of Copwatching II.   Legal Rights and how they play into filming the police III.  Three Types of Stops, Violations, and Police Misconduct IV.  Copwatching Techniques V.   How to Film VI.  How Can You Fight Back Sliding scale donations start at $0 SIGN UP & GET ZOOM LINK DONATE 68374
DSA East Bay General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA East Bay General Meeting @ Online
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join us for a voting General Meeting of East Bay DSA! This month, we will hear a resolution to approve a campaign plan as we launch our push for California single-payer system, and hear how to get involved with some of our chapter’s new organizing projects. The full agenda will be available shortly. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register here!68368
Sunflower Alliance 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Online
Dec 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’re looking forward to getting together with you for our regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the campaigns we’re participating in: fighting local fossil fuel expansion, coal exports, and refinery pollution. And local work to plan for a just transition and sustainable future. Plus most important, check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice! WHEN Sunday, December 6, 1 – 3 PM WHERE RSVP to action@sunflower-alliance.org to get the link68367
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency 4:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Not My Dirty Money: Youth Power in Divestment to Fight the Climate Emergency @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Tune in on December 6th to hear from young people fighting the climate emergency by leading divestment work in their communities, school systems, and college campuses. Join us in taking the first step to divest from Wall Street and big banks like Chase who are poisoning the water we drink and the air we breathe, and reinvesting in the community-based solutions we need. RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0odeivpjgpGNwy0CbaEFdnzD0eddQcrS2u Are you in the beginning stages of deciding who you want to bank with? Do you have a checking account with Chase bank? Are you concerned … Continued
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DSA Green New Deal for Transit Meeting 7:00 pm
DSA Green New Deal for Transit Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to win power for: Free Public Transit Greatly expanded service, accessibility, and schedule Protection of union workers and expansion of union jobs Social equity to overcome transportation discrimination Conversion of Public Transit to Zero Emissions vehicles RSVP for Zoom link.68369
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC | Oakland | California | United States
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC. Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone. Download the JITSI app here: For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jitsi.meet For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store … Continued
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Solutions of the Year: Moving Money From Cops to Communities Keynote 1:00 pm
Solutions of the Year: Moving Money From Cops to Communities Keynote
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Solutions of the Year: Moving Money From Cops to Communities Keynote
RSVP   We say their names. We never forget. Racial justice uprisings gained momentum during the Summer of 2020, fueled by the unrepentant police killings of unarmed Black and Brown Americans. Men, women and children were killed while walking. Driving. Sitting in cars. Selling cigarettes. Relaxing in the backyard. Holding a toy gun. Experiencing a mental health crisis. The policing system has been racist and unjust at its core. Calls to abolish, to defund, the police are ever louder, and more compelling. So how do we get there? What does … Continued
Truth Act Forum – Alameda County 2:00 pm
Truth Act Forum – Alameda County @ Online
Dec 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join community members and advocates for the third TRUTH Act forum in Alameda County to demand transparency and accountability! If we uphold our values, we’ll move Alameda County forward together. Under the TRUTH Act, any jurisdiction that has allowed ICE access in the past year is required to hold a community forum bringing transparency to local jail entanglement with immigration enforcement. At #AlamedaTruthForum2020, we’re calling on the Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors to end all collaboration with ICE. Regardless of a community member’s convictions, they are valued and should … Continued
Prison Letter Writing Night 6:00 pm
Prison Letter Writing Night @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Prison Mail Night – Holiday Cards Edition! Elaa Baker Center will host a virtual mail night to send out our annual holiday card to people who are currently incarcerated across the country. Our mailing list has grown to over 7,000 incarcerated people! This may be the only holiday card many will get this season, and with so much tragedy and loss, a bit of hope and light is always welcome. Please join us for our holiday themed mail night. RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org for Zoom link. 68372
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes 7:00 pm
Green New Deal Reading Group – Our History is the Future by Nick Estes @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We will be reading the prologue and the first chapter ahead of this meeting. Anyone interested in learning and discussing with others is welcome to join us. The book is about how two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life”. In Our History Is the Future, Nick Estes traces traditions of Indigenous resistance that led to the #NoDAPL movement. Our History Is the Future is at once a work of history, a manifesto, and an intergenerational story of resistance.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87512638918?pwd=a0V3eHZlaFU2Z2lJL0tHaHpUVlNiUT09 Meeting ID: … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to keep us moving forward It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and … Continued
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Decarcerate Alameda County 6:00 pm
Decarcerate Alameda County @ Online
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We meet as a coalition on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6-7:30p. We also have a google group where we share updates. If you’d like to be added to those meetings or google group, please contact decarceratealameda@gmail.com. Decarcerate Alameda County has a vision for a just and healthy Alameda County that places at the center those communities currently targeted and fast-tracked to Santa Rita Jail. We are committed to #DefendBlackLives and principled in our organizing methodologies to amplify those who are directly impacted by criminalization and incarceration. We focus … Continued
DSA Green New Deal Committee Meeting 6:45 pm
DSA Green New Deal Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 9 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Our Green New Deal Committee meets on the second Wednesday each month. We will discuss eco-socialist issues, upcoming events and actions, committee priorities, and campaigns. All are welcome! Please RSVP to receive the URL to the meeting or email green-new-deal@eastbaydsa.org.68370
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Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden 11:00 am
Barbara Lee Support US HR 1175/1162:Drop Charges Against Assange & Snowden @ Outside Barbara Lee's Office
Dec 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
11/10 National Actions To Support The Campaign For US House Resolutions 1175 &1162 To Drop The Charges Against Julian Assange & Edward Snowden https://bayaction2freeassange.org/12-10-20-event/?uuid=ce85e565-606b-4ca0-946d-cc504160e09d On November 23, 2020 Stella Moris, Julian’s fiancé, tweeted that over 70% of prisoners in Julian’s Belmarsh Prison wing were infected with COVID-19. His life is in imminent danger and depends on us acting urgently! In October, Tulsi Gabbard and Thomas Massie introduced House Resolution 1175, a bill calling for the United States to ensure the release of Julian Assange. She introduced a similar bill, House … Continued
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
oin us for a special reconvening of the Medicare for All Committee! With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. This will relaunch our work as a chapter committee. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome!   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) … Continued
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2020 Bioneers Conference
2020 Bioneers Conference
Dec 12 all-day
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. The Bioneers Conference takes place on a virtual platform. You will receive a login via email after registering. If you’re a registered conference attendee needing support to access the virtual conference, please reach out … Continued
Rally for a People’s Recovery 12:00 pm
Rally for a People’s Recovery @ Federal Bldg
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
In the face of multiple crises – COVID-19, massive unemployment, climate chaos, systemic racism – DSA chapters around the country are rising up with #FightForOurLives. The Biden administration will pursue austerity unless we unite and pressure them to help the multi-racial working class instead. Join us on December 12 as we raise 5 key demands for federal action: ✔️ A Federal Jobs Guarantee Act ✔️ The Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act ✔️ The Protect the Right to Organize Act ✔️ The #ClimatePresident Action Plan ✔️ Stop the Wars at Home … Continued
Berkeley Homeless Memorial Service and Good Trouble 3:30 pm
Berkeley Homeless Memorial Service and Good Trouble @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 12 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Berkeley Homeless Memorial Service and Good Trouble @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87642436529?pwd=OUttbmpiOHp6VDZTdFI3MGdIRnY2UT09 Zoom Meeting ID: 876 4243 6529 Passcode: 934748 68396
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2020 Bioneers Conference
2020 Bioneers Conference
Dec 13 all-day
Bioneers is an innovative nonprofit organization that highlights breakthrough solutions for restoring people and planet. Founded in 1990 in Santa Fe, New Mexico by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons, we act as a fertile hub of social and scientific innovators with practical and visionary solutions for the world’s most pressing environmental and social challenges. The Bioneers Conference takes place on a virtual platform. You will receive a login via email after registering. If you’re a registered conference attendee needing support to access the virtual conference, please reach out … Continued
East Bay Transit Riders Union 6:00 pm
East Bay Transit Riders Union @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88942674394 Ensure Equitable Transit for All: We believe that public transit should be reliable, accessible, cheap and free, particularly on bus transit. We believe that transit should not be just a useful option for getting around, but the most frequent and fast option. Accountability for Public Transit: EBTRU will hold local officials and government agencies accountable for how they treat public transit and public transit riders. Our goal is to be a unified voice that both city, county government and management at AC Transit, Westcat, the County Connection and BART hear. … Continued
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Anti-Imperialism, Policing and Decolonization After the Trump Presidency 12:00 pm
Anti-Imperialism, Policing and Decolonization After the Trump Presidency @ Online
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
REGISTER ONLINE: https://bit.ly/casiwebinar Speakers: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Nick Estes Navid Farnia Toussaint Losier Moderator: Suzanne Adely President-Elect Joe Biden announced as early as November 24, just three weeks after the election, that one of his greatest priorities as the new president will be to restore the United States to its rightful place as an international leader. This is of course a euphemism for the restoration of U.S. imperialism, and Biden’s cabinet nominees reflect such aspirations. Biden’s pick for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, has been complicit in the CIA’s use … Continued
Happy Birthday Ella 5:00 pm
Happy Birthday Ella @ Online
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Happy Birthday Ella @ Online
Online Event Location   Ella Josephine Baker was born on December 13th, 1903 and her legacy continues to inspire the social justice movement and generations of young people today. Join us for a special evening featuring spoken word poetry and an opportunity for us all to engage in collective creativity. Our new Inside/Outside policy fellow, Isa Borgeson, will lead us in a collective poetry workshop to ground ourselves in community, healing, and redefining safety together as we reflect on this past year and look ahead. 68410
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Dec 14 @ 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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Sign a Petition for the Strongest Refinery Pollution Rule, Testify
Sign a Petition for the Strongest Refinery Pollution Rule, Testify
Dec 15 all-day
The Bay Area Air Quality Monitoring District (Air District) is planning to finalize a rule that would reduce pollution from the Chevron and PBF (formerly Shell) oil refineries in Richmond and Martinez—two of the largest refineries in the world.  Due to pressure from the fossil fuel industry, the Air District is seriously considering a weak version of the rule. This is where you come in.   The Air District will be meeting to consider this rule on December 17th, which is why we need your (or your organization’s) signature by December 15th, … Continued
The Racial Justice Act – Now What? 1:00 pm
The Racial Justice Act – Now What? @ Online
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ellabakercenter/status/133670744254207180868398
COVID’s Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders 2:30 pm
COVID’s Hidden Toll: Discussion with Filmmakers and Policy Leaders @ Online
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Register Join the Berkeley Food Institute for screening of clips from the FRONTLINE PBS film, “COVID’s Hidden Toll” and discussion with the film’s creators. Along with Assemblymember and Agriculture Committee Chair Robert Rivas, and other esteemed guests, we will examine the inequities for farmworkers’ health being exposed amid the current pandemic. The film, of which select clips will be shown, examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary, follows the pandemic’s victims who are essential workers often invisible to many people relying on them, … Continued
Community Training: How to Request Release For Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Custody 4:00 pm
Community Training: How to Request Release For Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Custody @ Online
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Training: How to Request Release For Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Custody @ Online
Join our “Community Training: Requesting ICE Release For Medically Vulnerable People in ICE Custody” webinar. RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/community-training-requesting-ice-release-for-medically-vulnerable-people-in-ice-custody Did you know that individuals in ICE custody with COVID-19 risk factors can submit a request for release? YES! Earlier this year, a federal district court issued a decision requiring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protect medically vulnerable people in their custody and review the medical records of those detained for potential release This is good news! There are so many who could benefit, but unfortunately not many know about this opportunity. … Continued
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The legacy of police violence against Black Panthers and the Attica uprising. 5:00 pm
The legacy of police violence against Black Panthers and the Attica uprising. @ Online
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Heather Ann Thompson, Flint Taylor, and Darrell Cannon discuss the legacy of police violence against Black Panthers and the Attica uprising. This event marks the paperback release of Taylor’s book The Torture Machine: Racism and Police Violence in Chicago and is also framed by Thompson’s Pulitzer-prize winning book Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy. RSVP to attend… 68412
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Dec 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info. 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 spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  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 … Continued
Anti Police Terror Project Meeting 7:00 pm
Anti Police Terror Project Meeting
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
https://twitter.com/APTPaction/status/133895589403009843268417
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Beyond the War 4:00 pm
Beyond the War @ Online
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Beyond the War @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88134190271  Join CODEPINK and Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation for a conversation with multi-media artist, Alia Ali about her installation “The Red Star”. The “Beyond the War” Yemen cultural series will attempt to showcase Yemen outside the realm of tragedy with an emphasis on Yemeni history, celebrations, and excellence! Make sure to check out The Red Star installation before you tune in, and view Alia’s short film (14min) “مهجر // Mahjar (2020)” for engaging dialogue and questions. We will be reading questions from the audience to Alia throughout the webinar. CODEPINK’s Danaka … Continued
Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal 5:30 pm
Bill of Rights Day 2020 Celebration Webinar w/ ACLU NorCal @ Online
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Bill of Rights Day 2020: Celebration & Presentation to be Followed by Breakout Sessions Host: ACLU Northern California Thursday December 17th at 5:30 PM PT RSVP: https://action.aclu.org/webform/bill-rights-day-2020 Despite the pandemic, the misinformation, and the tumult of 2020, our democracy persists. We’re grateful to everyone who helped make progress in a challenging year. Celebrate and regroup with us at our annual Bill of Rights Day. This event will begin with a short program followed by rotating breakout sessions that will give you a chance to learn from ACLU staff about what’s next … Continued
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation 5:30 pm
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation @ Online
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation @ Online
Zoom RSVP https://bit.ly/usprosd17 details sent day of Event The event aims to uplift sex workers’ historic and current struggles against violence and poverty and to honor those who have lost their lives along the way. It will build support for the campaign in California that won compensation for violence against sex workers and formerly incarcerated people; uplift the work of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, who are campaigning for justice and to establish a permanent memorial for the scores of Black women serial murder victims in South Los Angeles, … Continued
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation 5:30 pm
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation @ Online
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice & Compensation @ Online
Zoom details sent day of Event RSVP @ bit.ly/usprosd17 get link. End Violence Against Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Justice and Compensation – A Virtual Gathering, The event aims to uplift sex workers’ historic and current struggles against violence and poverty and to honor those who have lost their lives along the way. It will build support for the campaign in California that won compensation for violence against sex workers and formerly incarcerated people; uplift the work of the Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders, who are campaigning for justice and to … Continued
Oakland Police Commission – Dept. of Race and Equity 6:30 pm
Oakland Police Commission – Dept. of Race and Equity @ Online
Dec 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
4. Department of Race and Equity Presentation and Training Department of Race and Equity Director Darlene Flynn will present an overview of the Department’s goals and objectives. She will also deliver a training on Racial Equity as required by OMC 2.45.190(M). This is a new item. (Attachment 4). To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81331204296 at the noticed meeting time.68416
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series 7:00 pm
Ectopia 2050 – Ecology Center Lecture Series @ Online
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
ECOTOPIA 2050 5-PART SPEAKER SERIES Ecotopia 2050 is designed as a 5 Episode speaker discussion series with the first episode serving as an introduction/prelude to the event. The speaker discussion series is paired with corresponding book club meetings that give participants a more intimate opportunity to discuss the themes of the book in the community. Based on the 1975 blockbuster utopian novel Ecotopia, this discussion and book club event series revisit some of the futuristic visions of the Ernest Callenbach classic. His visionary ideas, and those of his generation, that he … Continued
Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution screening 7:00 pm
Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution screening @ Online
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
RSVP  The Medicare for All Committee and Racial Solidarity Committee will be co-hosting night school with a screening of “Power To Heal: Medicare And The Civil Rights Revolution”. This is a 60-minute documentary that exposes the history of Medicare in the USA, and how it helped desegregate hospitals around the nation.   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83792221558?pwd=aGx1S0k3eGJ3WXBvaitxdjdUYkdVdz09 Meeting ID: 837 9222 1558 Passcode: medicare One tap mobile +16699006833,,83792221558#,,,,,,0#,,82689084# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,83792221558#,,,,,,0#,,82689084# US (Tacoma)68407
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Help Build Tiny Homes 9:30 am
Help Build Tiny Homes
Dec 19 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Help Build Tiny Homes
Hey Friends! Wanted to extend an invite to housing activist folks to come visit Youth Spirit’s Tiny House Empowerment Village some weekend soon. We are doing “builds” Sat and Sun 930 to 4pm every weekend at 633 Hegenberger Rd near the Coliseum and its a ton of fun. Deeply Spirited and also Covid safe. Text 510-282-0396 for directions from BART. Stop by and say hello!! We would love to show folks around! 68419
Direct Action Training Series 10:00 am
Direct Action Training Series
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you want to learn effective techniques to intervene in an unjust world? Do you want to plan effective and powerful direct actions? East Bay DSA’s Direct Action Working Group is excited to continue our Direct Action Training series this weekend! The training will take place on Zoom from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Attending both days is highly recommended. This training will cover the same ground as the previous Direct Action training which was very well received. As racist violence, unemployment, evictions, and climate chaos keep increasing, … Continued
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Direct Action Training Series 10:00 am
Direct Action Training Series
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you want to learn effective techniques to intervene in an unjust world? Do you want to plan effective and powerful direct actions? East Bay DSA’s Direct Action Working Group is excited to continue our Direct Action Training series this weekend! The training will take place on Zoom from 10 am-12 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Attending both days is highly recommended. This training will cover the same ground as the previous Direct Action training which was very well received. As racist violence, unemployment, evictions, and climate chaos keep increasing, … Continued
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Current login info here Sun, Dec 20, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Present Farmers’ Movement in India: A Working Class Perspective The present farmers’ movement in India has evoked a lot of interest among progressive and democratic circles around the world. In this context, certain questions need to be answered: What do these farmers actually want? What are their principal demands? What are the three Farm Bills and whom does they benefit? Where are the demands of poor peasantry and agricultural proletariat in this entire picture? Where … Continued
Labor Film Screening: The Killing Floor 6:00 pm
Labor Film Screening: The Killing Floor @ Online
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The DSA Labor Ed Study Series: Lessons from the 1930s for the 2020s presents a film screening of The Killing Floor, which highlights the plight of workers fighting to build an interracial union in the meatpacking industry in the years leading up to the Chicago race riot of 1919. The screening is open to everyone. Participants of our Labor reading groups are encouraged to join and reflect on this period leading up to the Great Depression, as we currently read about Black workers and the fight against racism in the … Continued
The Oakland Greens Monthly Business Meeting 6:30 pm
The Oakland Greens Monthly Business Meeting @ Online
Dec 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Oakland Greens Monthly Business Meeting @ Online
Oakland Greens is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/97697733389?pwd=aTlqSitGU3RHTHhzSWdXcktKbHVXdz09 Meeting ID: 976 9773 3389 Passcode: 245368 One tap mobile +13462487799,,97697733389#,,,,,,0#,,245368# US (Houston) +16699009128,,97697733389#,,,,,,0#,,245368# US (San Jose) 68406
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Annual National Homeless Virtual Memorial & Teach-in 4:00 pm
Annual National Homeless Virtual Memorial & Teach-in @ Online
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual National Homeless Virtual Memorial & Teach-in @ Online
Host: National Union for the Homeless FB livesteam here: https://www.facebook.com/NationalUnionoftheHomeless/ YouTube livestream here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCg1sQ5ALv-Z3bLMsajHCkA RSVP for reminder here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/nuhnwru-human-rights-day-virtual-gathering/ As part of the NUH’s Winter Offensive we will hold our Annual National Homeless Memorial and Condemnation of Mass Graves of unnamed poor and homeless men, women, and children in Potters’ fields around the countries and internationally We will work in partnership with The Freedom Church of the Poor (Kairos Center & Poor People’s Campaign) to hold a Virtual Memorial Service and Political Educational gathering on this, the longest night of the year, to … Continued
Protest Oakland’s new Encampment Policy 4:00 pm
Protest Oakland’s new Encampment Policy @ Temescal Creek Park
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to keep us moving forward It is the mission of Public Bank East Bay to provide community oversight and stewardship in the formation and … Continued
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Mutual Aid Dropoffs 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
Dec 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
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Mutual Aid Dropoffs 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
Dec 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
Schedule a pickup   68431
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Dec 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Current login info here Sun, Dec 20, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Present Farmers’ Movement in India: A Working Class Perspective The present farmers’ movement in India has evoked a lot of interest among progressive and democratic circles around the world. In this context, certain questions need to be answered: What do these farmers actually want? What are their principal demands? What are the three Farm Bills and whom does they benefit? Where are the demands of poor peasantry and agricultural proletariat in this entire picture? Where … Continued
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Dec 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. This will be our last meeting before our big campaign launch. All are welcome!   Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88968068411?pwd=MWswTXNzc1JMNm4xZEVPRC9EaURoUT09 Meeting ID: 889 6806 8411 Passcode: M4A68423
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Revolutionary New Year’s Party: Celebrating Working-class Resilience & Resistance! 7:00 pm
Revolutionary New Year’s Party: Celebrating Working-class Resilience & Resistance! @ Online
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Although 2020 brought economic crises, a devastating pandemic, and continued police brutality, working people around the globe rose up and fought back! This zoom party will feature a look back at movement victories in 2020 and a look ahead to the coming year’s fightbacks. Hear reports of current organizing you can get involved with, enjoy some trivia and puzzle games, and soak in some socialist feminist determination as we get ready to face the challenges of 2021! Join us and bring a friend or two! Register here: http://bit.ly/RevolutionaryNewYears 68422
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