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First Annual Social and Economic Justice Film Festival
First Annual Social and Economic Justice Film Festival
May 1 all-day
All featured movies Global Women’s Strike/Bay Area, part of the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice, invites you to take part in the film festival (info below) to help raise funds to launch a Center for Social and Economic Justice in the Redstone Labor Temple in SF. The mission of the San Francisco Social and Economic Justice Film Festival is to provide a platform for films made by independent filmmakers who are exploring and advocating for social and economic justice. The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival highlights films and … Continued
North Oakland Mutual Aid at the OMNI Commons 10:00 am
North Oakland Mutual Aid at the OMNI Commons @ Omni Commons
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://twitter.com/omnicommons/status/138746699275652710568996
SF Bay Area May Day Parade & Rally for Workers’ Rights & Racial Justice 10:00 am
SF Bay Area May Day Parade & Rally for Workers’ Rights & Racial Justice @ Embarcadero & Market St.
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
SF Bay Area May Day Parade & Rally for Workers’ Rights & Racial Justice Join Bay Area Labor on May 1st as we recreate the famous 1934 May Day march up Market Street from the Embarcadero to Civic Center for a rally. Wear your union shirts and jackets! Organizations should sign up HERE. You can also download the FLIER. Celebrations of International Workers’ Day, also called May Day, date back over 100 years to the fight for an eight hour work day. In San Francisco, May 1 has also played … Continued
Celebrate May Day! A salute to the rebels who sparked this international working-class holiday 1:00 pm
Celebrate May Day! A salute to the rebels who sparked this international working-class holiday @ Online
May 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register Salute the working-class rebels who sparked this international holiday A story in song, dramatic readings and images Explore May Day’s origins in the world struggle for an eight-hour day and honor the heroes who put their lives on the line for the rights of every worker.68983
May Day Oakland – Car Caravan and Rally 2:30 pm
May Day Oakland – Car Caravan and Rally @ Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot
May 1 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm
May Day Oakland - Car Caravan and Rally @ Lake Merritt BART Parking Lot
From copy violence to military violence to workers’ rights, SOLIDARITY is our strength! People Over Profit!  Educate! Agitate! Organize! 5pm Rally in West Oakland at a to-be-disclosed location. 68998
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Optimist’s Telescope – Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Optimist’s Telescope – Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age @ Online
May 1 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Optimist's Telescope - Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age @ Online
We still meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite. For our April meeting we’ll be reading the first five chapters of The Optimist’s Telescope – Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age  by Bina Venkataraman. “Instant gratification is the norm today—in our lives, our culture, our economy, and our politics. Many of us have forgotten (if we ever learned) how to make smart decisions for the long run. Whether it comes to our finances, our health, our communities, or our planet, it’s easy to avoid thinking ahead. The consequences of … Continued
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First Annual Social and Economic Justice Film Festival
First Annual Social and Economic Justice Film Festival
May 2 all-day
All featured movies Global Women’s Strike/Bay Area, part of the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice, invites you to take part in the film festival (info below) to help raise funds to launch a Center for Social and Economic Justice in the Redstone Labor Temple in SF. The mission of the San Francisco Social and Economic Justice Film Festival is to provide a platform for films made by independent filmmakers who are exploring and advocating for social and economic justice. The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival highlights films and … Continued
North Oakland Mutual Aid at the OMNI Commons 10:00 am
North Oakland Mutual Aid at the OMNI Commons @ Omni Commons
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
https://twitter.com/omnicommons/status/138746699275652710568996
Socialism: Scientific and Utopian 10:30 am
Socialism: Scientific and Utopian @ Online
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Connection information here close to the event date Just as Darwin discovered the law of motion of biological evolution, so Marx and Engels discovered the law of motion of human history and with it, placed the science of human society on a firm, working class basis. In 1880, Engels published Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, explaining how socialism had been transformed from a utopia into a science. This science was further developed by Lenin who led the world historic October Revolution and is continuing to develop in other world historic revolutions in … Continued
he True Cost of Chevron: Here, There and Everywhere – Sunflower Alliance Mtg 1:00 pm
he True Cost of Chevron: Here, There and Everywhere – Sunflower Alliance Mtg
May 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
At its May meeting, Sunflower Alliance is proud to present three warriors in the struggle against the international fossil fuel giant headquartered in our own backyard—Chevron, or as it’s pronounced in Ecuador, Chev-wrōng. Please RSVP at action@sunflower-alliance.org.  You’ll receive a Zoom link along with the meeting agenda and campaign updates on Friday, April 30. From its environmental crimes in Nigeria to the Ecuadorian Amazon, and its support for a fascist military dictatorship in Myanmar, Chevron has established an egregious record of human rights abuse, environmental degradation, and the deliberate poisoning of … Continued
Vigil to Honor Stolen Lives 5:00 pm
Vigil to Honor Stolen Lives @ Lake Merritt Columns
May 2 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
https://twitter.com/ellabakercenter/status/138821173969981030669004
‘United Shades’ – Vallejo Police Dept. 10:00 pm
‘United Shades’ – Vallejo Police Dept. @ Television / Online
May 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
‘United Shades’ examines the data on the Vallejo Police Department. W. Kamau Bell speaks with Open Vallejo founder Geoffrey King. For more on the history and current state of policing in America, watch “United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell” on Sunday, May 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. CNN. 69003
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Cops Off Campus!
Cops Off Campus!
May 3 all-day
https://twitter.com/copsoffearth/status/1378399072915099651 Expectations: Each participating campus is asked to participate in a collective kickoff action on 5/3 and to participate in community-led actions on the anniversary of George Floyd’s death on 5/25. Beyond that, each campus is asked to coordinate their own action(s) on one or more of the 15 weekdays between these two events. See below for inspiration. Banner painting culminating in banner drop from highly visible buildings Repurpose Your School’s Cafeteria & Serve the Food to People in Need Squat Your School’s Residences & House Folks in Need of … Continued
Reimagine, Not Reform – Defund OPD 2:00 pm
Reimagine, Not Reform – Defund OPD @ Online
May 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
https://twitter.com/APTPaction/status/138792264781250560868999
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Fight to Protect Rent Control in Alameda 8:00 pm
Fight to Protect Rent Control in Alameda @ Online
May 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition needs help from social and housing justice allies to fight against this plan to change the CIP formula. It will lead to many evictions of renters who have already suffered through the Covid19 Pandemic Shelter-In-Place. This benefits the largest corporate landlords. City Council will consider revisions to the current rent control law that allow for a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). ARC has been fighting this plan since it was brought to our attention back in the summer of 2020. We have had numerous meeting with city … Continued
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Fireside Chat: Surveillance 12:00 pm
Fireside Chat: Surveillance @ Online
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Online Event Location:  https://supporters.eff.org/civicrm/event/register?id=295&reset=1  Join us for a candid live discussion with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, EFF Director of Engineering for Certbot Alexis Hancock, and EFF Policy Analyst Matthew Guariglia as they weigh in on surveillance in our culture, activism, and the future of privacy. Democracy, social movements, our relationships, and your own well being all require private space to thrive. But state actors and law enforcement reach for persistent mass surveillance tech with disturbing frequency. Privacy activists and ordinary people around the world stand before a growing arsenal of invasive … Continued
Workers & Debtors of the World Unite! 4:00 pm
Workers & Debtors of the World Unite! @ Online
May 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Please join the Debt Collective @ 7 PM ET / 6 PM CT / 5 PM MT / 4 PM PT for ‘Workers & Debtors of the World Unite!’ a conversation about May Day, labor movements & how we can build our debt-free world together. The conversation will feature a presentation by Debt Collectice Organizing Director Umme Hoque! RSVP here 69010
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor 5:00 pm
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor @ Online
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Solidarity of Community and Organized Labor @ Online
Join us as community leaders discuss how labor and community can work in partnership together. Let’s build people power. Register: bit.ly/EBCmeeting  69020
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ Online
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85817209915 Or iPhone one-tap: US: +16699009128, 85817209915# or +13462487799, 85817209915# Or Telephone: US: +1 669 900 9128 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 646 558 8656 Webinar ID: 858 1720 9915 Agenda Items: 4. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – Informational presentation on Safe Oakland Streets Initiative, including Automated Speed Safety Systems – no formal action will be taken at this meeting. 5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – DOT – informational presentation of Mobile Parking Payment … Continued
Orientation: People’s Budget Amendment 6:00 pm
Orientation: People’s Budget Amendment @ Online
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Online Event https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83803996732 What is the People’s Budget amendment? Who is the Community Democracy Project (CDP)? How do I become a member of CDP? How do I get on their mailing list? How do I get on their extra special contact list to get personalized text messages about upcoming events? When is CDP launching? What are they launching? What is participatory budgeting? Why do they want the residents of Oakland to decide the entire city budget? Who’s funding this project? Who’s leading it? Why should I join CDP? Do I … Continued
Virtual Game Night 6:30 pm
Virtual Game Night @ Online
May 6 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
We’ll be gathering via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/497963173 We invite you to come with creative ideas of games we can play virtually. Maybe some folks will branch off and play online games together. And/or creative games can spontaneously be proposed and played through Zoom. Join us in this experiment of staying connected through playing games! THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT We will NOT meet at EBCS68986
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#DefundLine3 Day of Action 9:00 am
#DefundLine3 Day of Action
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
For years, Indigenous communities and allies have been opposing the construction of the Line 3 pipeline, which would transport nearly one million barrels of dirty tar sands oil – every single day. Enbridge Energy, the company building the pipeline, has a terrible environmental track record, and this pipeline would violate several treaties with indigenous communities. Indigenous-led water protectors and allies in Minnesota are taking action every day to stop the construction of Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline – confronting bulldozers, decision-makers, and the politicians that are putting profit before people. Pipelines … Continued
Yanis Varoufakis: Another Now 11:00 am
Yanis Varoufakis: Another Now @ Online
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires. Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won. In Another Now, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about – and might yet. But would we really want it? Varoufakis’s boundary-breaking book confounds expectations of what the good society would look like and reveals the uncomfortable truth about our desire for a better world. Yanis Varoufakis is the … Continued
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What is the School to Prison Pipeline? 12:00 pm
What is the School to Prison Pipeline? @ Online
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Join the EBDSA political education committee and EBDSA racial solidarity committee in the second in our “What is Abolition?” series as we explore the school-to-prison pipeline. We’ll be hearing from Ben “Coach” Tapscott, an OUSD School board candidate, endorsed by EBDSA, and Gerald Smith, an activist with the Oscar Grant Committee, who’s worked with the family of OUSD students Raheim Brown who was shot by OUSD PD. Check out the readings below and join us to discuss and explore what the school-to-prison pipeline is and how we can fight it. … Continued
Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez – Special Council Meeting 3:00 pm
Justice 4 Mario Gonzalez – Special Council Meeting @ Online
May 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
https://twitter.com/transform_ala/status/1387621999657111557 Zoom registration: https://alamedaca-gov.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6Z_d9jXTQqGtw5vWwiPStA69001
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Theory of Social Revolution. 10:30 am
Theory of Social Revolution. @ Online
May 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Login information here: https://icssmarx.org/icss-sched-latest.html The recent events call us to revisit Historical Materialism to understand what is happening.  The COVID-19 Pandemic, the re-emergence of the cold-war racing towards a real war, the Minneapolis murders by the police, the US police force becoming the third largest army in the world, the Amazon workers’ organizing efforts, the struggle of the health care workers, the Indian Farmers’ Strike, the failure of the world capitalist system to deal with a simple and preventable disease, and to allow millions of people to die from it … Continued
Green Sunday: Latin America and the Fight Against Imperialism 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: Latin America and the Fight Against Imperialism @ Online
May 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82620271999?pwd=S3ZwUklteGI5YjJsMEtMSnJXRzU3UT09 Meeting ID: 826 2027 1999 Passcode: 2020 The event will be a dialogue among presenters and participants about advances and setbacks in the fight against imperialism among people on both sides of the border. In Latin America, many countries have made strides toward socialism, then suffered reverses, particularly in the form of “soft coups”, and later celebrated returns to the path toward socialism. In Latin America as in the US, there is a common understanding that the revolution and the struggle is a continuing process. During this Green Sunday, … Continued
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Oakland “510” Day Events – Antidisplacement 2:30 pm
Oakland “510” Day Events – Antidisplacement @ Cleveland Cascade Stairs, Lake Merritt
May 10 @ 2:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Oakland "510" Day Events - Antidisplacement @ Cleveland Cascade Stairs, Lake Merritt
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One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, a conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay 4:00 pm
One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race, a conversation with Dr. Yaba Blay @ Online
May 10 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Revolution Books Online Author event with Dr. Yaba Blay One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race Dr. Yaba Blay will present her new book, followed by a conversation with writer Damon Young and RB host Carl Dix. Tune in at 4pm to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtpDI5pAGG5tNM3zXxow8MA * What exactly is Blackness and what does it mean to be Black? * Is Blackness a matter of biology or consciousness? * Who determines who is Black and who is not? * Who’s Black, who’s not, and who cares? In the United States, a Black person has … Continued
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Red, Black, Green New Deal Launch 3:00 pm
Red, Black, Green New Deal Launch @ Online
May 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
MORE INFO/REGISTER Join the Movement for Black Lives for the launch of its campaign for a Red, Black, & Green New Deal—a Black climate campaign to set a national Black Climate Agenda for a sustainable future in defense of Black lives. The M4B explains, “Climate change multiplies the social, economic and environmental threats to our very livelihood and that of our future ancestors, here in the U.S. and around the globe.  Extreme weather events are more frequent and volatile—2020 was the hottest year and had the most hurricanes on record.  And … Continued
Intro to DSA 6:30 pm
Intro to DSA @ Online
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Cori Bush are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. Millions of working-class Americans are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? How do socialists view the crises … Continued
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Oakland Jerico: Political Prisoner Info & Writing Event 7:00 pm
Oakland Jerico: Political Prisoner Info & Writing Event @ Online
May 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oakland Jericho’s monthly online events focus on Political Prisoners, their cases, dedication to the community, and guidelines for writing to them. This month we will discuss and write to: Imam Jamil Al-Amin and David Gilbert.69028
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Green New Deal Workshop 3:00 pm
Green New Deal Workshop @ Online
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
register here Join the Ecology Center and Grandmothers for a Green New Deal for a free, interactive online workshop introducing the Green New Deal and discussing the many ways the resolution can be used as a framework to move us towards a more sustainable future. Grandmothers for a Green New Deal is a small group of elder women working to educate communities about the Green New Deal and how to get climate solutions enacted on a local, state and Federal level. The hosts are keeping this workshop small so everyone has … Continued
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Movie Night – Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland 6:00 pm
Movie Night – Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland @ Online
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland is a documentary that looks into the death of Sandra Bland. Sandra was a politically active 28-year-old African American who, after being arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town, was found hanging in her jail cell three days later. Dashcam footage revealing her arrest went viral, leading to national protests. The film team followed the two-year case beginning shortly after Bland’s death, exploring the questions of what really happened to her, and what we may learn from … Continued
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Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays 6:30 pm
Berkeley Copwatch – New Member Mondays
May 17 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/Copwatch411/status/139079596963399680069026
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Red Square: Bessemer and the Struggle to Unionize Amazon 6:30 pm
Red Square: Bessemer and the Struggle to Unionize Amazon @ Online
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for our first ever Red Square – a discussion-based format centered around an opening topic, but open to whatever is on your mind! We will feature a presentation by Peter Olney! This is a space to talk through ideas, questions, and learn from each other! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86582238002?pwd=dG81M0RQYk5CR0pzcVpiejBkQWdJdz09 Meeting ID: 865 8223 8002 Passcode: bessemer One tap mobile +16699006833,,86582238002#,,,,*52085092# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,86582238002#,,,,*52085092# US (Tacoma)69039
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How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: Seize the Means of Computation 1:00 pm
How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: Seize the Means of Computation @ Online
May 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism: Seize the Means of Computation @ Online
Cory Doctorow – In Conversation with Andrew Clement​ Cory Doctorow is an award-winning author, journalist, and blogger who has worked for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate, and is a Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University. Join Cory in conversation with Andrew Clement, Professor Emeritus in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information where he coordinates the Information Policy Research Program and co-founded the Identity Privacy and Security Institute. Co-sponsors: Edmonton Public Library, Milton Public Library, Thunder Bay Public Library, Toronto Public Library. Zoom link to event ryerson.zoom.us/j/91941276567 This is … Continued
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Bay Area Environmental Justice Summit 2:00 pm
Bay Area Environmental Justice Summit @ Online
May 20 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Register for free on Eventbrite! Free live streaming event via Zoom and Facebook Live https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83512700871?pwd=Mk9YaXhzRTRWSGtrT01iUGh1M2p4dz09 Meeting ID: 835 1270 0871 Passcode: 035984 Join the Hip Hop Caucus for its fifth annual Environmental Justice Summit.  Leading environmental organizers from communities of color in the Bay Area and beyond will come together to share experiences and discuss steps to diversify the Green Movement, as well as specific needs of our most vulnerable communities. The Hip Hop Caucus says, “Environmentalism is a movement that impacts all classes, colors, and demographics of society, and … Continued
Free Drop-in Covid Vaccination Site East Oakland 3:00 pm
Free Drop-in Covid Vaccination Site East Oakland @ Allen Temple Baptist Church
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
https://twitter.com/allentemplebc/status/139507681731330868069048
JUSTICE IS A VITAL HEALER 2021 5:00 pm
JUSTICE IS A VITAL HEALER 2021 @ Online
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
JUSTICE IS A VITAL HEALER 2021 @ Online
In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project, Dignity and Power Now & Legal Action for Women present JUSTICE IS A VITAL HEALER 2021 An Online Workshop on Justice and Healing >FOR MORE DETAILS AND TO REGISTER VISIT: http://bit.ly/JusticeIsAVitalHealer2021 69045
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THE TRUE COST OF CHEVRON
THE TRUE COST OF CHEVRON @ Online
May 21 all-day
PARTICIPATE IN THE 8TH ANNUAL #ANTICHEVRON DAY Friday, May 21, 2021 | Stay tuned for details69025
Beyond Alternatives: Disability, Madness and Prison Abolition 12:00 pm
Beyond Alternatives: Disability, Madness and Prison Abolition @ Online
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Angela Y. Davis, Beth Richie, Liat Ben-Moshe, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law in conversation on disability, madness, and prison abolition Live ASL interpretation and captioning will be provided. For other access questions and requests, please contact jgupta@thenewpress.com. This event will be a timely conversation about disability, madness, prison reform and abolition. Speakers will confront the entanglement of punishment and treatment, the carceral state and social work, and caging and “rehabilitation.” They will engage with the Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law’s Prison by Any Other Name and Liat Ben-Moshe’s Decarcerating Disability, and the questions … Continued
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Defending public housing in the Bay Area 3:00 pm
Defending public housing in the Bay Area @ Bobby Hutton Park
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join public housing tenants from Cypress Village and Lockwood Gardens in Oakland and Sunnydale in San Francisco in a discussion about recent tenant organizing efforts. The San Francisco and Oakland Housing Authorities, just like Housing Authorities across the country, have been forcing tenants to live in dangerous conditions in order to justify selling public housing off to the highest bidder. Tenants at the few public housing projects left in the Bay Area are coming together to fight back. Learn about the nationwide plan by the politicians, the developers, and the … Continued
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Socialist Night School: Organizing in the Tech Industry 12:00 am
Socialist Night School: Organizing in the Tech Industry @ Online
May 25 @ 12:00 am – 8:30 pm
Tech is a new, dynamic, and growing sector of the economy. It aims to change the world and disrupt society. However, as the tech industry has matured, its innovations have proven shallow, and its incentives all too familiar – profit from exploitation. Join DSA East Bay as we discuss some challenges and opportunities facing organizing efforts in the tech industry! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82877089891?pwd=bnRVLzhEUzdvenNlOWFER2R2a2l0Zz09 Meeting ID: 828 7708 9891 Passcode: school One tap mobile +16699006833,,82877089891#,,,,*194544# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,82877089891#,,,,*194544# US (Houston)69040
Defend People’s Park Kitchen! 7:00 am
Defend People’s Park Kitchen! @ People's Park
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Defend People's Park Kitchen! @ People's Park
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Defund OPD Press Conference – George Floyd Memorial 12:00 pm
Defund OPD Press Conference – George Floyd Memorial
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, APTP & Defund Police Coalition demand Oakland keep its promise to defund the police. Community, When George Floyd was murdered by officer Derek Chauvin, mass demonstrations erupted across Oakland, the US and the rest of the world. Defunding the police became a national rallying cry. But since then, police officers continue to kill Black and Brown people with impunity. Last month Alameda police murdered Mario Gonzalez and lied about it in almost the exact same way as Minneapolis police when they … Continued
Defund BPD! Budget Proposal 6:00 pm
Defund BPD! Budget Proposal @ Online
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Last July, after intense community pressure, the Berkeley City Council approved a 12% cut to the $72 million Berkeley Police budget with an “eventual goal” of reducing BPD’s budget by 50%. Reductions in BPD’s budget would fund the new Department of Transportation and Specialized Care Unit. But once again the city is backpedaling on their promise – the city wants to approve a 9% increase in BPD’s budget. This doesn’t even include the $280,000 BPD wants for phone and vehicle upgrades. Berkeley Copwatch says: We need to hold the Berkeley … Continued
The Sea Is Rising and So Are We 6:00 pm
The Sea Is Rising and So Are We @ Online
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Sea Is Rising and So Are We @ Online
Online Event Location:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cynthia-kaufman-in-conversation-with-francesca-caparas-tickets-142199577765  The Sea is Rising and So Are We: A Climate Justice Handbook is an invitation to get involved in the movement to build a just and sustainable world in the face of the most urgent challenge our species has ever faced. By explaining the entrenched forces that are preventing rapid action, it helps you understand the nature of the political reality we are facing and arms you with the tools you need to overcome them. The book offers background information on the roots of the crisis and … Continued
Sunset Vigil for George Floyd 7:30 pm
Sunset Vigil for George Floyd @ The Depot Plaza
May 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunset Vigil for George Floyd @ The Depot Plaza
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The Public Health Threat of Policing and Mass Incarceration 7:00 pm
The Public Health Threat of Policing and Mass Incarceration @ Online
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
On April 11, 2021, Duante Wright, a Black man, was killed by a white police officer, just miles from where George Floyd was murdered. In 2020, an average of three people were killed by the police every day of the year. The highly respected medical journal, The Lancet, and the CDC both state that racism is a serious threat to public health. As healthcare professionals, we know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We need to direct more funds and efforts toward improving preventative systems, supporting communities, and … Continued
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DSA: Defund OPD/Refund Oakland Phonebank! 6:00 pm
DSA: Defund OPD/Refund Oakland Phonebank! @ Online
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Oakland budget is currently being negotiated in City Hall and we have until June 30th to make sure elected officials support defunding the police and refunding of services, housing, education, arts, mental health services, and other programs that enhance Black lives and Oakland’s working class communities. No experience is necessary! Making calls is easy, and there will be zoom training before you start. This is a great event for anyone whether you’re new to political campaigns or a seasoned organizer! Phone banking is also a great activity you can … Continued
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Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy – A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism @ Online
May 29 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Mission Economy - A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism @ Online
We still meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite. For our May meeting we’ll be reading Part I and Part II of Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism by Marianna Mazzucato For our June meeting we will be finishing the book. Capitalism is in crisis. The rich have gotten richer—the 1 percent, those with more than $1 million, own 44 percent of the world’s wealth—while climate change is transforming—and in some cases wiping out—life on the planet. We are plagued by crises threatening our lives, and this … Continued
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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
4/29/2018  start date   Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM … Continued
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