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Work Party at the Omni – Free Lunch for Volunteers 10:00 am
Work Party at the Omni – Free Lunch for Volunteers @ Omni Commons
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Omni-wide Building Work Party tomorrow, Sep 2nd, from 10am-5pm. Free lunch for all volunteers! Come by and lend a hand if you can! <3 pic.twitter.com/EesvDZy7CI— Omni Commons (@omnicommons) September 2, 2017 63579
Immigration Prayer Vigil   11:00 am
Immigration Prayer Vigil   @ West County Detention Facility
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” -Archbishop Desmond Tutu Thanks to the Lakeshore Baptist Church for hosting the prayer this Saturday. Always the 1st Saturdays of the month…. You can also join on the 2nd Sundays of the month, the Let Our People Go, Vigils. 63569
Justice for Kayla: Art Build 11:30 am
Justice for Kayla: Art Build @ Grassroots House
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
On October 23, Kayla Moore’s family will go to court to hold Berkeley and the BPD accountable for Kayla’s death in 2013. There is a pre-trial conference on October 17, and the trial lasts through the week of October 23. Want to lend a hand in advance of this important fight? Come to our art-making party on Saturday, September 2 to create art that honors Kayla’s memory. We’ll be making posters and other outreach materials. There will be a variety of ways to lend a hand; no need to have … Continued
Political Affairs Discussion 2:00 pm
Political Affairs Discussion @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Political Affairs Discussion a monthly feature of The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley)   invites you to join us Imagine (envision to give substance to our organizing) What will be our activities in the no-profit structure. There will not be an external work.., job.  We will just live and do …. what…              Recommended preparation:                *      The Meaning of Work: A Marxist Perspective | Harry Magdoff  https://monthlyreview.org/2006/10/01/the-meaning-of-work-a-marxist-perspective/ *   View:   The Man Who Planted Trees https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTvYh8ar3tc *   View: Bioneers, on Biomimicry https://www.linktv.org/shows/bioneers/episodes/janine-benyus-biomimicry-as-a-cooperative-inquiry 63571
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: The Fight Against Fascism 2:00 pm
Suds, Snacks, & Socialism: The Fight Against Fascism @ Starry Plough
Sep 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Peace and Freedom Party presents The Fight Against Fascism: From Charlottesville to Berkeley Following their defeat in Charlottesville, the Fascists are coming to Berkeley on August 27 to peddle their White Supremacist views. They will be met with resistance. We are inviting speakers to discuss this vital struggle. FREE! This is part of our on-going Socialist Forum Series on the first Saturday of every month. Doors open at 2 pm and the program will start promptly at 2:30 pm. The forum will end by 4:30 pm, but folks can … Continued
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Planting Justice Annual Potluck Work Party 12:00 pm
Planting Justice Annual Potluck Work Party
Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Our Annual Potluck Workparty! Join our celebration of joyful resistance! Bouce-house, kale smoothies and delicious food for all! Bring a friend, bring your family… Join PJ as you learn to plant fruit trees, contribute to the potluck feast, build community in your local green space, and support land acquisition as summer comes to a close. RSVP to attend the Planting Justice Community Potluck & Workparty HERE 63580
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 3 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Panel Discussion: Pathways to End the Police State 6:30 pm
Panel Discussion: Pathways to End the Police State @ Omni Commons
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Every Sunday, the Community Democracy Project hosts workshops, panel discussions, and presentations about issues that affect our Town. On September 3rd, we’re hosting the Anti Police Terror Project, Copwatch, and 2018 gubernatorial candidate Michael Bracamontes for a panel discussion envisioning pathways to end the police state. Join us! Light snacks will be provided. Immediately after the panel discussion, you are also invited to attend our weekly strategy circle, which starts at 7:30pm.63584
World Premier of “HEALING JUSTICE” 9:55 pm
World Premier of “HEALING JUSTICE”
Sep 3 @ 9:55 pm – 10:55 pm
  Attend the world premiere of “Healing Justice” by Dr. Shakti Butler and World Trust on September 16th, 2017. Healing Justice is the latest film from Dr. Shakti Butler and World Trust Educational Services. This will be an amazing series of events all in one night! 5-630 pm DONOR RECEPTION with filmmakers (live music, hors d’oeuvres, wine) 630-9 pm WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING and community conversation 9-11 pm DANCE PARTY (snacks, beer, wine included) Come to the reception with the filmmaker and film participants and/or the premiere screening with community conversation of the film and/or the dance … Continued
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Strike and March in Oakland. Declare: America Needs Unions! 8:30 am
Strike and March in Oakland. Declare: America Needs Unions!
Sep 4 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Strike and March in Oakland. Declare: America Needs Unions! @ Oakland | California | United States
This Labor Day, join #FightFor15 fast-food workers going on strike in over 300 cities along with community organizations and our neighbors to fight inequality and take to the streets to declare that America Needs Unions! Unions are still the best way to fix economic and political systems rigged to benefit big corporations. Service sector jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the country, but they’re often low paying without benefits. In order to win fair pay, fair schedules, paid family leave, healthcare, and gender and racial equality we must win a union. … Continued
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Emergency Rally to Defend DACA against Trump 4:45 pm
Emergency Rally to Defend DACA against Trump @ Grand Lake Theater
Sep 5 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
BACK OFF OUR DREAMERS AND MORE! EMERGENCY NOTICE: Trump Announces End of DACA Voice Your Outrage TODAY! Yes, he really is that heartless. Trump has announced that he’s ending the DACA program. And he didn’t even have the guts to announce it himself; he hid behind Jeff Sessions. Spineless and cruel, what a guy. We’re hitting the streets to show our outrage. Join IEB and many others to show support for DACA. Look for us in our Indivisible East Bay shirts! 63600
Emergency DACA Rally: No Deportations! 5:00 pm
Emergency DACA Rally: No Deportations! @ Federal Building
Sep 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Trump will decide whether to end DACA this Tuesday. DACA protects over 800,000 undocumented youth from deportation and was won through visionary organizing by immigrant youth themselves. **IF TRUMP ENDS DACA** join us this Tuesday at the SF Federal Building to continue our fight against xenophobia and white supremacy. We stand in solidarity with all 11 million undocumented people. Join us to fight deportations and honor the resilience of our immigrant communities. More on DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) here: https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWeDream/videos/10154685524415493/63578
Film: And Then They Came for Us 7:00 pm
Film: And Then They Came for Us @ New Parkway Theater
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
And Then They Came for Us… As the U.S. commemorates the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 which was signed by President Roosevelt on Feb. 19, 1942, the film documents through the photos taken by Dorothea Lange and others, the damage this order did to 120,000 people, two thirds of whom were American citizens. Featuring actor and activist, George Takei and many other Japanese Americans who were incarcerated, And Then They Came for Us, demonstrates the importance of speaking up against any efforts to register or ban Muslims today. Knowing … Continued
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Soil Not Oil 9:00 am
Soil Not Oil @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Soil Not Oil Conference is returning to Richmond with four days of lectures and workshops featuring cutting-edge activists working at the intersection of climate and agricultural revolution. The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for carbon.  For several years now, Soil Not Oil has contributed to the understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to harmful carbon emissions.  These include soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial agriculture, and any practices that threaten the … Continued
Berkeley Worker Coop Ordinance Feedback Forum 6:00 pm
Berkeley Worker Coop Ordinance Feedback Forum @ Alchemy Collective Cafe
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This moment belongs to us. Help us build economic democracy in Berkeley! Last year, you answered the call to support a resolution for the promotion of worker cooperatives at Berkeley City Council. Because of your support, we are working with the City of Berkeley to write an ordinance that will prioritize worker cooperatives! We want the ordinance to be as responsive as possible to the needs of the Berkeley worker coop community. We also want the worker coop community to help energize this campaign! That’s why we’re holding an open … Continued
El Cerrito SHOWS UP – DACA Protest 6:00 pm
El Cerrito SHOWS UP – DACA Protest @ El Cerrito Plaza, Daiso
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UPDATE: DACA DECISION – hundreds of thousands of neighbors, friends, and family at risk of deportation. Bring a sign – DEFEND DACA Please join us again on Wednesday September 6t from 6 to 7 pm at the west entrance to El Cerrito Plaza, intersection San Pablo & Carlson Avenues, on the side nearest to Daiso. When there are enough of us some can stand on other corners! Our goals are to create a significant community presence to speak out in favor of equality, justice, inclusiveness and more. We say NO … Continued
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Don’t use California Police or Sheriffs for Mass Deportation!
Don’t use California Police or Sheriffs for Mass Deportation!
Sep 7 all-day
Facebook There will be a bus from Oakland. When you register you may indicate that you’d like to be on that bus, then you will receive details FIELD TRIP to Sacramento, Thursday, 9/7/17, as the Immigration Team Mobilizes for the California Values Act, SB 54. Don’t use California Police or Sheriffs for Mass Deportation! If you plan to go please let Don know at immigration+owner@indivisibleberkeley.org The tentative agenda for the day is subject to change based on developments with the bill and campaign (especially the parts from noon and later): … Continued
Soil Not Oil 9:00 am
Soil Not Oil @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Soil Not Oil Conference is returning to Richmond with four days of lectures and workshops featuring cutting-edge activists working at the intersection of climate and agricultural revolution. The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for carbon.  For several years now, Soil Not Oil has contributed to the understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to harmful carbon emissions.  These include soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial agriculture, and any practices that threaten the … Continued
Omni Commons General Assembly 7:00 pm
Omni Commons General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom62917
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Soil Not Oil 9:00 am
Soil Not Oil @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Sep 8 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Soil Not Oil Conference is returning to Richmond with four days of lectures and workshops featuring cutting-edge activists working at the intersection of climate and agricultural revolution. The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for carbon.  For several years now, Soil Not Oil has contributed to the understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to harmful carbon emissions.  These include soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial agriculture, and any practices that threaten the … Continued
Disability Community Says NO To Police Militarization 3:45 pm
Disability Community Says NO To Police Militarization @ Alameda County Offices Board of Supervisors
Sep 8 @ 3:45 pm – 7:00 pm
50% of those murdered by police are people with disabilities and we can reasonable guess that those who survive police terror and brutality are likely to live with some kind of impairment. Join us on Friday, September 8 as we protest police militarization of our communities by saying NO to Urban Shield, a regional effort that further weaponizes police departments to repress and criminalize our communities under the banner of “fighting terrorism” and “expanding emergency services.” We will be joining hundreds of others at the Stop Urban Shield mobilization at … Continued
All Out to Stop Urban Shield! 4:00 pm
All Out to Stop Urban Shield! @ County Building
Sep 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All Out to Stop Urban Shield! @ County Building | Oakland | California | United States
Community Rally and Resource Fair – Say NO to Urban Shield! Rally will be at the Alameda County Admin Building Resource Fair will be held at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater In just the past week, Trump has furthered police militarization with the greenlighting of the 1033 program and expanded his attack on immigrants by announcing an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). On the heels of these devastating policies coming from the federal government, Urban Shield will descend on the Bay Area this week, bringing police units … Continued
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Soil Not Oil 9:00 am
Soil Not Oil @ Richmond Memorial Auditorium
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Soil Not Oil Conference is returning to Richmond with four days of lectures and workshops featuring cutting-edge activists working at the intersection of climate and agricultural revolution. The global movement for environmental justice and a livable climate has brought international attention to the value of soils as a sink for carbon.  For several years now, Soil Not Oil has contributed to the understanding of the multiple factors that contribute to harmful carbon emissions.  These include soil depletion, loss of biodiversity, deforestation, industrial agriculture, and any practices that threaten the … Continued
DACA Community Event 10:00 am
DACA Community Event @ St. Elizabeth High Schoo
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
#DACA Community Forum + free consultations with attorneys in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/tk0f9F1oZk— RYSE Center (@RYSEyouthcenter) September 7, 2017 63609
Prop. 13 reform town hall! 10:30 am
Prop. 13 reform town hall! @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Sep 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Evolve team invites you to join us for a town hall we are coordinating with the Make It Fair campaign! We will have a panel discussion with our Bay Area champions Senator Nancy Skinner (Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond) and Senator Scott Wiener (San Francisco, Daly City) and other local elected officials. Join us to learn more about the progress of our grassroots campaign to reform Prop. 13 and restore $9 billion a year for our schools and public services.   63545
Forum on Air District Whistleblowers 1:00 pm
Forum on Air District Whistleblowers @ Richmond Public Library Community Room
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Get the latest information on the whistleblowers who were fired last year from the staff of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District. The whistleblowers have charged that BAAQMD illegally destroyed many documents. Some of the documents showed that the Air District pulled punches in handling violations by some polluters, including the Tesoro refinery in Martinez and Pacific Steel Casting, long a source of pollution plaguing West Berkeley. Last February the whistleblowers, Michael Bachmann, the former manager of documents ,and his assistant Sarah Steele, filed legal charges against BAAQMD for destroying the … Continued
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting 1:00 pm
Oakland Justice Coalition General Meeting @ ACCE Oakland
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Do you want an Oakland City government that – Actually does something to address the issues of gentrification and displacement? Insures that every child in Oakland receives a decent education? Demands protection from a police department that tolerates the sexual abuse of minors and harasses people of color? Controls rents and builds affordable housing? Fixes our streets and picks up the garbage we see everywhere? Then join with the Oakland Justice Coalition as it creates a platform for progressive change and prepares to run candidates in the 2018 election.63582
Alameda Renters Coalition 2:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition @  Alameda Point Collaborative
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Alameda Renters Coalition @  Alameda Point Collaborative | Alameda | California | United States
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DEFEND DACA! – Oakland 2:00 pm
DEFEND DACA! – Oakland @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
*** NOTE: This will be a RADICAL space. ICE officers, police, deportation service members, etc. ARE NOT WELCOME. And folks who support them are not welcome either. We are planning on creating a safe and inclusive environment–anyone who supports or is apart of law enforcement or other deportation services will disrupt the space that we are aiming to create. Be cautious and defend those under attack at whatever means necessary. *** Immigrants have been under attack within Amerikkka for decades, now–it’s nothing new. However, the Trump Administration has recently sent … Continued
Dolores: Dolores Huerta Film & In Person 5:15 pm
Dolores: Dolores Huerta Film & In Person @ Shattuck Cinemas
Sep 9 @ 5:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Trailer Dolores Huerta is one of the most important, yet least known, activists in the fight for racial, class and gender equality in American history. She was an equal partner co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, but her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own fiery dedication and relentless work ethic were constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior from a woman who … Continued
TheaterFirst Fundraiser Party 6:30 pm
TheaterFirst Fundraiser Party @ Omni Commons
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
TheaterFirst Fundraiser Party @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
TheatreFIRST invites you down to the beautiful Omni Commons Ballroom to dance, drink, eat, and explore what’s next for the arts organization that has been named “Best Theatrical Turnaround” (Oakland Magazine), and “Theater Most Likely to Make Your Diversity Initiative Look like Shit” (Bold Italic). TheatreFIRST aims to crack the benefit model in favor of a party that celebrates the beautiful spectrum of humans who make the organization thrive. Meet the artists, see selections from the new season, learn how YOU can invest in T1’s future, and dance the night away.   What … Continued
Occupying Buildings the HNJ Way 8:00 pm
Occupying Buildings the HNJ Way @ Omni Commons
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
To celebrate the release of the second edition of second zine “Ours,” our September Second Saturday Skillshare will explore the direct action tactic of occupying homes and other buildings in a public way. We will watch some footage of epic HnJ actions from years past and explore how this tactic might be used in a contemporary context. We will collect donations to support East Bay Homes not Jails and the Omni Commons.63353
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Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence 9:30 am
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The Baha’i 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. “Thy name is my … Continued
North Oakland District Canvass for Single Payer Health Care 1:00 pm
North Oakland District Canvass for Single Payer Health Care @  info@eastbaydsa.org
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
North Oakland District Canvass for Single Payer Health Care @  info@eastbaydsa.org
For several months, East Bay DSA has worked to build support for single-payer healthcare in California by canvassing throughout Berkeley, and now it’s Oakland’s turn. Come join us on Saturday, September 10, in North Oakland for our next neighborhood canvassing event. For more information, email info@eastbaydsa.org. 63589
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Please join us for the regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance — but it’s three weeks after the last one because we skipped a week for Labor Day. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans — we need your participation and your voice. Newcomers encouraged!   63588
Renew DACA Free 2:00 pm
Renew DACA Free @ Register to get location.
Sep 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Renew DACA Free @ Register to get location.
From now until October 3rd, EBSC will hold a series of workshops to provide information and to file qualifying renewal DACA applications. Below is a list of currently scheduled workshops (we will release more dates as they become available): 09/10/2017 2-4 pm 09/13/2017 6-8 pm 09/16/2017 3-5 pm To register for a workshop, please fill out the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc9794DBgzk4GePPElv02yYPHcVnKlVRN6-vOPTzixSjYc03A/viewform?usp=sf_link 63608
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Green Sunday: No Coal in Oakland: An Update 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: No Coal in Oakland: An Update @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Green Sunday: No Coal in Oakland: An Update @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
  Oakland has long been a center for highly polluting transportation activities. This has resulted in disproportionately high health impacts for the residents of West Oakland. Our goal is to systematically reduce the level of pollution caused by all these polluting activities, and we have made some progress.  But we can’t afford to allow brand new pollution, in the form of coal dust, to further threaten our health.  Coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel on Earth, imperiling the health of workers, endangering communities along the tracks, and contributing greatly to … Continued
Liberated Lens film night: local filmmaker Craig Baldwin 7:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: local filmmaker Craig Baldwin @ Omni Commons ballroom
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: local filmmaker Craig Baldwin @ Omni Commons ballroom | Oakland | California | United States
Liberated Lens Film Collective presents an evening with award-winning filmmaker Craig Baldwin. Craig Baldwin is an experimental filmmaker who uses found-footage from the fringes of popular consciousness as well as images from the mass media to undermine and transform the traditional documentary, infusing it with the energy of high-speed montage and a provocative commentary that targets subjects from intellectual property rights to rampant consumerism. We will showcase three of his shorter films: “Wild Gunman” (1978, 20 mins) – A manic montage of pop-cultural amusements, cowboy iconography and advertising imagery is … Continued
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Tax The Rich Rally – Sixth Anniversary! 5:00 pm
Tax The Rich Rally – Sixth Anniversary! @ Old Oaks Theater
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Turns Six on Monday The Tax the Rich group will be celebrating a tremendous achievement, its sixth year birthday party. The group has been protesting and working on issues since September 12, 2011. On domestic issues, it has been the longest running political rally in Berkeley’s history. Indeed, that’s six years on the streets of Solano Avenue. During these years we have along with other organizations won public support for Prop 30, which funnels money to the public schools by increasing taxes on those in the higher … Continued
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland 5:30 pm
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Omni Commons
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Agenda: Reportbacks (15 min) Freedom Farmers’ Market First Friday Les Leopold training Other? Alameda County? Repeating items: (15 min) Treasurer’s report introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place (two weeks is the Sparkassen event). Includes reportback on library venue possibilities. Upcoming City Council Meetings: (25 min.) Berkeley, 9/12, 6:00 p.m. If more than three people speak on our behalf, we go off the consent calendar. Richmond, 9/12, 6:30 p.m. Oakland, 9/19, 5:30 p.m. Sparkassen event planning (15 min.) Up-to-Date Situation … Continued
Occupy forum: September 11th, Mass Surveillance, and Edward Snowden’s Revelations 6:45 pm
Occupy forum: September 11th, Mass Surveillance, and Edward Snowden’s Revelations @ Black and Brown Social Club
Sep 11 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! September 11th, Mass Surveillance, and Edward Snowden’s Revelations Join us at OccupyForum for films Citizen4 and/or Snowden   Edward Joseph Snowden is an American computer professional, former Central Intelligence Agency employee, and former contractor for the United States government who copied and leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 without authorization. His disclosures revealed numerous global surveillance programs, many run … Continued
Meeting & Potluck: Gear up to show up for Kayla Moore’s family! 7:00 pm
Meeting & Potluck: Gear up to show up for Kayla Moore’s family! @ Grassroots House
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to help gear up for the Moore family’s October court dates? The J4KM Coalition invites you to come gather with us on Monday, September 11th to get organized for the trial. We’ll be planning an action to rally community support for the family and to amplify our demands: It’s time to get the racist, transphobic and ableist Berkeley Police Department out of crisis response and to invest in community alternatives!63567
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Sep 11 @ 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
Oscar Grant Committee 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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The Bay Area Remembers Chile: September 11, 1973 Remembrance Day 7:00 pm
The Bay Area Remembers Chile: September 11, 1973 Remembrance Day @ La Pena
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Bay Area Remembers Chile: September 11, 1973 Remembrance Day Join the Chilean Exile Community and friends in commemorating the 44th anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup d’etat, which ousted the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende and lead to the disappearance and murders of thousands of Chileans. This event includes an outdoor candlelight vigil and installation, songs of resistance by local Chilean musicians and members of the La Peña Chorus, and an art exhibit featuring rare revolutionary posters from La Peña’s private archive collection and original art by … Continued
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No Pepper Spray for Berkeley PD — All Out to City Council Meeting! 3:00 pm
No Pepper Spray for Berkeley PD — All Out to City Council Meeting! @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Berkeley City Council is deciding on whether to expand the ordinance to include the use of pepper spray against people wearing masks. This an attack on organizing against white supremacy and those that seek to protect themselves from chemical weaponry and targeting through state and fascist surveillance. COME OUT TO BERKELEY CITY HALL Demand that Berkeley City Council not participate in heightened targeting of organizing against white supremacy. Berkeley Police want to change the law so they can pepper spray #antifa at "#freespeech" rallies https://t.co/NNXAHB8ITe pic.twitter.com/t707cYMSRG— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) September … Continued
Hey, FCC: The Bay Area Demands An Open and Affordable Internet 6:00 pm
Hey, FCC: The Bay Area Demands An Open and Affordable Internet
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ajit Pai, the Trump-appointed Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), wants to kill net neutrality and give control of the internet to companies like Comcast and AT&T. This move would threaten economic opportunity, free speech and online dissent for communities of color. Now he’s coming to San Francisco on Sept. 12 for a “fireside chat” with tech executives about expanding access and bridging the digital divide for underserved communities. But we aren’t fooled by lip service about expanding opportunity. Join us in telling Chairman Pai: There can be no … Continued
Speak Out – No Tasers in SF! 6:00 pm
Speak Out – No Tasers in SF! @ Bill Graham Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to the SF Police Commission to tell them #NoTasersSF at Bill Graham Auditorium. If you can’t make it out email the San Francisco Police Commission, & tell them #NoTasersSF sfpd.commission@sfgov.org Next Tuesday, come to the SF Police Commission to tell them #NoTasersSF at Bill Graham Auditorium. https://t.co/HGZAbeljuE pic.twitter.com/pRUiaqj6vw— DSA San Francisco (@DSA_SF) September 7, 2017 ** Tasers Are Deadly Weapons **Facts you should know for the meetingTomorrow Tue. Sept 126-8PMBill Graham Auditorium#NoTasersSF pic.twitter.com/Gvz19czecB— 64 GB (@gilbazoid) September 12, 2017 63627
Are We Being Spied on? The NSA and Mass Surveillance 6:30 pm
Are We Being Spied on? The NSA and Mass Surveillance @ World Affairs Auditorium
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
When Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked thousands of top-secret documents to the press, was asked why he did it, he turned to a 250-year-old warning from Benjamin Franklin: “Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” Today, the NSA is one of the most powerful intelligence gathering agencies in the world. But at what point does the agency’s mass surveillance programs amount to an infringement on the democratic values it was created to defend? In … Continued
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? 6:45 pm
Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it? @ Sierra Club
Sep 12 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Gentrification comes up constantly in the Bay Area, but few of us feel equipped to take action against it. Is it inevitable? What can we do now to prevent displacement? This SURJ workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You’ll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities. Facilitators from SURJ – Oakland/Bay Area will present analysis based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. SURJ (Showing … Continued
Film Screening: Indivisible 7:45 pm
Film Screening: Indivisible @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Sep 12 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Join the First Unitarian Church of Oakland for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Indivisible. Snacks will be provided! RSVP to secure your spot: https://oakland-indivisible.eventbrite.com/ About the film: Imagine growing up in the country you call home without legal status. Or not seeing your family for years because they were deported. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers when their families were deported. Today, they are known as Dreamers. Indivisible takes place … Continued
Film Screening: Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders 8:00 pm
Film Screening: Indivisible: Love Knows No Borders @ Wendte Hall
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Justice Council and Young Adults of the the First Unitarian Church of Oakland invite you to a film showing. Indivisible : Love Knows No Borders is an award wining feature-length documentary film about the people at the heart of our nation’s immigration debate and the fight to reunite families separated by deportation. RSVP: oakland-indivisible.eventbrite.com You are welcome to attend just the movie. We also encourage you to consider joining us for any part of the evening’s activities: 6pm: Community Dinner; Taco Tuesday! Bring a side to share or just … Continued
Love Knows no Borders – The Fight to Reunite Families Separated by Deportation 8:00 pm
Love Knows no Borders – The Fight to Reunite Families Separated by Deportation @ First Unitarian Church of Oakland
Sep 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
RSVP: http://www.oakland-indivisible.eventbrite.com Join the First Unitarian Church of Oakland for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film Indivisible. The screening will take place at the church and begins at 8pm on September 12th. Snacks will be provided at the event! About the film: Imagine growing up in the country you call home without legal status. Or not seeing your family for years because they were deported. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of a better life; they were teenagers … Continued
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Ella Baker Center Prison Letter Night 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Center Prison Letter Night @ Ella Baker Center office
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
EBC will host a mail night at our office to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the country. We are getting lots of questions about prior ballot initiatives including Prop 47 and 57, advocacy support, requests for pen pals, responses to our Night Out for Safety and Liberation letter drive and EBC’s work at large. Please RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org 63618
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Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF 12:00 pm
Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF @ Corner of Larkin and Golden Gate
Sep 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
American Friends Service Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and San Francisco Friends Meeting and suppporters observed the occasion with their weekly 12-1pm vigil rain or shine every Thursday at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. Why We Vigil For five years we have stood on this corner every Thursday from noon to 1:00. We come because we believe that what our government is doing is wrong. The so-called war on terror is a disaster, doing more to stimulate the growth of terrorism around the world than to keep … Continued
30th Anniversary of Berkeley’s Peace and Justice Commission 6:30 pm
30th Anniversary of Berkeley’s Peace and Justice Commission @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
30th Anniversary of Berkeley's Peace and Justice Commission @ North Berkeley Senior Center | Berkeley | California | United States
We hope you’ll join us. We’ll use the occasion to look at the state of human rights in Berkeley and beyond.  We will commemorate the generations of movements that we have supported and learned from.  But our main focus is to look ahead.  We’ll discuss the importance of having a peace and justice commission in the 21st century, and how we can together transform the city and its government to put human rights first. We are proud of our expansive mandate to act on all issues of social justice.  We … Continued
Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic 7:00 pm
Black in Latin America: Haiti & the Dominican Republic @ La Pena Cultural Center
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doors open at 7pm, Screening starts at 7:30pm. FREE! Donations of any size benefit the Haiti Action Committee & La Peña Cultural Center! As white supremacy is increasingly coming out of the shadows in this country, it is important we confront racism in our native Latin American and Caribbean countries. Black in Latin America is an award-winning documentary series where Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. travels to 6 different nations in Latin America and the Caribbean to explore how each nation’s history with colonialism and slavery directly impacts the … Continued
Defend Our Spaces: Know Your Enemy 7:00 pm
Defend Our Spaces: Know Your Enemy @ Oakland Peace Center
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Defend Our Spaces: Know Your Enemy @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
Community Ready Corps (CRC) is organizing to protect Black spaces & communities from racist intimidation, harassment, and violence, and to provide security & self defense trainings. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, White Nationalists with genocidal aspirations against Black people, Muslims and Immigrants are organizing in the Bay Area. Who are the organizations and individuals making up the “Alt-Right”? Where did they come from? What do they believe? How has their movement picked up so much steam? Join CRC and CRC(Allies & Accomplices) for a community teach-in about the … Continued
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Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair 10:00 am
Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ Omni Commons
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event that brings together people interested and engaged in radical work to connect, learn, and discuss through books and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films, and more! We seek to create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster a productive dialogue between various political traditions as well as anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. RSVP on Facebook Help us make the 2017 Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair more accessible. … Continued
Human Billboard – Justice for Kayla Moore 12:00 pm
Human Billboard – Justice for Kayla Moore @ Berkeley Farmers Market
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us, rain or shine, as we show up for Kayla Moore! Kayla Moore, a Black trans woman with a mental health diagnosis, was killed by Berkeley police in 2013. Four years later, her family and community are still working to hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable with a civil suit. Demands also include that police not be first responders to mental health emergencies and an end the BPD’s violent attacks, criminalization, and profiling of people who are Black, Brown, disabled and/or trans. This “Human Billboard” will … Continued
Creating Commons Festival’s Free Legal Clinic 2:00 pm
Creating Commons Festival’s Free Legal Clinic @ St. Columbo Chruch
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
At this legal clinic, people will have the opportunity to reduce or clear their felony convictions and get a free copy of their RAP sheets. Attendees will learn how we can help to remove barriers to vital programs and services. Spanish interpreters will be present and there will be free food! We are seeking volunteers to support the legal clinic. if you are available, contact: tash@ellabakercenter.org. 63628
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance in the Age of Trump is NOT Futile! 4:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance in the Age of Trump is NOT Futile! @ Paris Baguette
Sep 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Presenting debt and inequality … Continued
Trump-Proof the Bay Area! Building the Socialist Resistance 6:30 pm
Trump-Proof the Bay Area! Building the Socialist Resistance @ Oakland Peace Center
Sep 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Trump-Proof the Bay Area! Building the Socialist Resistance @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
  The Left is coming together in the wake of the chaotic Trump administration. Bernie Sanders brought a mass movement together through his campaign, and we’ve seen some of the largest protests in US history, just in 2017 so far. Although the Democratic Party establishment has made some overtures to this movement through the “better deal” program, they refuse to take concrete steps to prove any motion towards the Left, like rejecting corporate money or embracing single-payer healthcare. So how do we take the movement forward? Socialists and the Left … Continued
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Feed the Hood 7:30 am
Feed the Hood @ San Antonio Park
Sep 17 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
FEED THE HOOD If you’ve been wondering how you can help people who are currently living on the streets, here’s a community event worth adding to your schedule — Feed the Hood. Community group East Oakland Collective (EOC) and nonprofit Struggle 2 Bubble Foundation are joining forces to host this event, where participants will assemble and distribute bagged lunches and hygiene bags to people living in homeless encampments throughout Oakland. The group is asking those who’d like to participate to either donate food items (e.g. loaves of bread, lunch meat, juice boxes, cases of water) or … Continued
 Hear Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times 3:00 pm
 Hear Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times @ Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The East Bay-San Francisco Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is honored to have Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, in the last of our Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life, her writing and creativity; on immigration, war, peace, and activism in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine.  The event is free, all are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments. Kingston’s first book, a memoir entitled The Woman Warrior, was published in 1976 and won the … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Forum on Cap and Trade 6:30 pm
Forum on Cap and Trade @ California Nurses Association headquarters
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In July Governor Jerry Brown and representatives of the oil industry crafted a bill to renew California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program. The governor then rammed the bill through the legislature in less than two weeks.  In this forum, oil industry experts and activists in the climate and environmental justice movement will explain what cap and trade has (not) accomplished, what the new law will do, and how it passed so quickly. And we’ll talk about future strategies for stopping the fossil fuel industry from poisoning communities, increasing climate … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:41 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 17 @ 7:41 pm – 8:41 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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Occupy Forum: Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and… 6:30 pm
Occupy Forum: Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and… @ Black and Brown Social Club
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a great opportunity to hear from the Council on American-Islamic Relations: Let’s pack the house in solidarity and respect!!! OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and our role in putting a stop to the immigration bans. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties … Continued
Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide 6:30 pm
Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide @ BAMPFA
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Russell Hochschild has centered her work on understanding how those in the majority culture discuss and perceive minority groups. She spent five years in the area around Lake Charles, La., studying the mindset of Tea Party members and exploring the contrast between the population’s disdain for government and their apparent need of its resources. Her findings were chronicled in 2016’s Strangers in Their Own Land, which was a National Book Award finalist. On Monday, Hochschild — in conversation with actor Benjamin Russell — will discuss … Continued
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Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ 5:00 pm
Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Housing Not Bulldozers - Stand With 'The Village.' @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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Oakland City Council – Public Bank Feasibility Study Vote 5:30 pm
Oakland City Council – Public Bank Feasibility Study Vote @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Critical Oakland city council vote: what you can do Oakland city council is planning to vote this Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, on authorizing the Oakland public bank feasibility study. Here are two ways you can help ensure we get the five votes on Tuesday: First, call and urge your councilmember to authorize the public bank feasibility study. You can speak with a staffer or leave a voicemail. Here’s a suggested script: Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of councilmember _______. I wanted to let my councilmember … Continued
Speak out – #NoTasersSF! 6:00 pm
Speak out – #NoTasersSF!
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The SFPD will be holding a community meeting regarding Tasers​. Meet at city cafe in the student union building. Once again SFPD is trying to further arm their officers with more tools to use against the people. The Police Commission will be holding two community meetings before it will come to a vote(the date of the vote has not been determined). It is vital that we turn out our people to these community meetings and make our voices heard, NO TASERS IN SF!!! We have beaten this before by turning … Continued
Special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” 6:00 pm
Special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” @ UC Berkeley Labor Center
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RSVP and more info Join Climate Workers for a special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” a new comedic web series from Movement Generation, followed by a conversation with the show’s Executive Producer Josh Healey and a panel of union workers/organizers on labor’s role in combating climate change and defending our homes – from our neighborhoods to our planet. “The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile … Continued
The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know – SPLC 6:00 pm
The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know – SPLC @ MLK Jr. Student Union
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Presentation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization. A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come … Continued
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Solidarity with St. Louis for Anthony Lamar Smith 5:30 pm
Solidarity with St. Louis for Anthony Lamar Smith @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come show your solidarity with the Black community of St. Louis. The cops are out of control, arresting over 80 people and taking the people’s chant “whose streets, our streets” to claim the streets are theirs.#AnthonyLamarSmith #JasonStockley #StLouis63664
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons (usually in ballroom or downstairs)
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons (usually in  ballroom or downstairs) | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed by our State Legislature and around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Albany and Davis City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against … Continued
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting 7:30 pm
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
Margaret Randall: KPFA’s Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist 7:30 pm
Margaret Randall: KPFA’s Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist @ Berkeley Hillside Club
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Margaret Randall: KPFA's Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist @ Berkeley Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
MARGARET RANDALL: KPFA’s Tribute to the great writer, poet, feminist, photographer and international activist Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia This rare tribute by KPFA is presented to honor the life and work of an author who has shown exceptional creativity and a lifelong striving for justice and equality. Margaret Randall, born in New York City, is a writer, photographer, poet, activist and academic. She lived for many years in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, and spent time in North Vietnam during the last months of the U.S. … Continued
Margaret Randall: Tribute to the great writer… and international activist 7:30 pm
Margaret Randall: Tribute to the great writer… and international activist @ Hillside Club
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Margaret Randall: KPFAs Tribute to the great writer, poet, feminist, photographer and international activist KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents MARGARET RANDALL: KPFAs Tribute to the great writer, poet, feminist, photographer and international activist Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia advance tickets: Books Inc/Berkeley,  Pegasus (3 stores), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways This rare tribute by KPFA is presented to honor the life and work of an author who has shown exceptional creativity and a lifelong striving for justice and equality. Margaret Randall, born in New … Continued
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Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF 12:00 pm
Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF @ Corner of Larkin and Golden Gate
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
American Friends Service Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and San Francisco Friends Meeting and suppporters observed the occasion with their weekly 12-1pm vigil rain or shine every Thursday at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. Why We Vigil For five years we have stood on this corner every Thursday from noon to 1:00. We come because we believe that what our government is doing is wrong. The so-called war on terror is a disaster, doing more to stimulate the growth of terrorism around the world than to keep … Continued
Decarcerate Alameda County – Organizer Orientation 6:00 pm
Decarcerate Alameda County – Organizer Orientation @ Suite 1125
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We are excited to invite you to our Organizer Orientation The building is ADA accessible, and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP on Facebook or reply to this email. Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506368796096528/?ref=br_rs Join us to learn more about Decarcerate Alameda County and our past and present efforts to push community-based alternatives forward in place of the state prescribed pill of the prison industrial complex. Currently, DAC is working to build a broad grassroots movement of groups and individuals most impacted by imprisonment, health care workers, teachers, and community members … Continued
Homeless Sweeps Watch, Training 6:00 pm
Homeless Sweeps Watch, Training @ Unite Here, Local 2
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come learn about criminalization and supporting our unhoused neighbors. The Coalition on Homelessness is creating a new community program, Sweeps Watch. We will be educating unhoused and housed people in tactics for responding to Sweeps of encampments in our neighborhoods. We hope to build a network of solidarity, where housed folks are supporting the self determination of folks in crisis, with no where to go. We are doing this by building a network of rapid community responders that will have the skills to respond to police activity in their community … Continued
NLGSF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY MEETING: Immigration Work in the Era of Trump 6:30 pm
NLGSF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY MEETING: Immigration Work in the Era of Trump @ Oakstop
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Immigration Work in the Era of Trump Strategies. Tactics. Resilience. Confirmed Panelists To Date – more to be added soon: Gaby Lopez – NLGSF Immigration Committee/Oaklaw Elicia Vafaie – Asian Law Caucus Sandy Valencia – California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance Luis Angel- Black Alliance for Just Immigration Who we are:The NLG is a membership organization of radical lawyers, legal workers / legal activists, law students and jailhouse lawyers, originally founded 80 years ago as the first racially integrated national bar association. Its mission is “in the service of the people, … Continued
Healthcare in America Panel 7:00 pm
Healthcare in America Panel @ Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
President Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be dead for now, but healthcare in America still faces a host of challenges from the local to the federal level. What is the current state of American healthcare? What needs to be done? How does it impact our communities? Join the BDC for a panel discussion on these issues and more. Featured panelists include: Marty Lynch, Executive Director of Lifelong Medical Lisa Edwards, Grassroots Organizer and Political Coordinator for Congresswoman Barbara Lee Delvecchio Finley, CEO of Alameda Health Systems … Continued
Disaster Preparedness Town Hall 8:00 pm
Disaster Preparedness Town Hall @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asm @TonyThurmond is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Town Hall today 6-8 @ South Berkeley Senior Center. Speakers from FEMA & many others. pic.twitter.com/OPzjNZm43f— Kate Harrison (@KateHarrisonD4) September 21, 2017 63672
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Stop Urban Shield – Alameda County Task Force Public Comment 9:00 am
Stop Urban Shield – Alameda County Task Force Public Comment @ Room 231, 2nd Floor
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join AFSC and the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to participate in public comment at the Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force decision meeting. September 22nd agenda here. Five members of Alameda County’s Urban Shield Task Force, including AFSC, proposed the abolition of Urban Shield and other regional exercises funded from sources that require a “nexus to terrorism,” as part of recommendations that will be considered at a final meeting this Friday. They cited the “controversy, opposition, and fear” generated by the Homeland Security-funded annual event, which is centered on … Continued
Senator Sanders on Single Payer Health Care in SF 1:00 pm
Senator Sanders on Single Payer Health Care in SF @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Senator Bernie Sanders will be speaking at the CNA Convention in San Francisco on Friday and it’s open to the public. His speech will highlight his new Medicare for All bill (S. 1804). Please join if you can! Bernie Sanders Speech Highlighting Medicare for All What: Sen. Bernie Sanders, public address The program opens at 12:30 p.m. with a special performance the John Santos Quartet, with guests Destani Wolf and Rico Pabon. Powell St. BART Station. 63669
Socialism & Climate Change w/ Christian Parenti 7:00 pm
Socialism & Climate Change w/ Christian Parenti @ Humanist Hall
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America as we host Christian Parenti for a discussion on capitalism and climate change titled “From the New Mold Belt to Storm Socialism: the Perils and Possibilities of the Climate Crisis.” Christian Parenti is associate professor in economics at John Jay College, CUNY. He is a frequent columnist at Jacobin and The Nation. His latest book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. His recent essay for Jacobin Magazine, titled “If We Fail,” lays out the stakes … Continued
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California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly 8:00 am
California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly @ Alameda High School
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
RSVP for #CARenterPower #PoderInquilinxCA 9/23-24 #Alameda: https://t.co/c9tQK4uc9j. @TenantsTogether @CalOrganize @HFA_RenterPower @OurCity pic.twitter.com/LKeG7LC20Q — Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) August 25, 2017 Register. California Renter Power 2017 is a statewide assembly of renters and tenant’s rights organizers fighting for housing justice! With historic fights for rent control and just cause coming from the people, we are in a movement moment. A bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins has been introduced, new local tenant protections have been passed. What many said was impossible is now possible! This assembly is open to all tenants seeking resources to … Continued
Waffles & Zapatistas 10:00 am
Waffles & Zapatistas @ Omni Commons
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Waffles & Zapatismo Classes – The next 2 classes on Zapatismo are scheduled for September 23 and October 21, 2017. Sept 23rd is the fifth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. This fifth class will focus on the EZLN’s re-emergence on December 21, 2012  and its subsequent re-statement of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, the EZLN’s current political analysis. We’ll also discuss the Escuelitas zapatistas (Little Zapatista Schools), the murder of Compañero Galeano, the “death” of SCI Marcos and his … Continued
No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy 12:00 pm
No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy @ HERE/THERE
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join fellow community members to let fascists, the alt-right and all white supremacists know that they are not are not welcome in the Bay Area. Stay through the march or meet up afterward for a festival of resistance to celebrating black, POC, Muslim, immigrant, queer, trans, dis-abled, and interfaith communities! This march was organized so that we can take the streets on our own terms – counter-demonstrations are very important, but we live here, this is our community, and every day is a good day to be united against white … Continued
Bobby Bowens and the Richmond Black Panther Party 1:00 pm
Bobby Bowens and the Richmond Black Panther Party @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
So you’ve heard of Bobby Bowens, the Black Panther leader after which the Richmond Progressive Alliance office is named. But how much do you know about Bowens and the history of the Black Panther Party in Richmond? Now is your chance to learn more: The Black Panther Party-inspired Project Lead pop-up event with Bill Jennings is coming. This event is in honor of the late Bobby Bowens who was a member of the Black Panther Party, a tireless activist in the Richmond community and also a member of the RPA. … Continued
Free DACA Registration Assistance, Fee Reimbursement for Those in Financial Need 1:00 pm
Free DACA Registration Assistance, Fee Reimbursement for Those in Financial Need @ Mission High School
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ATTENTION: DACAmented relatives in the Bay and Califaz!!!PLZ SHARE WIDELY pic.twitter.com/px5yuwKHQs— #DefendDACA (@JosieVF) September 12, 2017 63632
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California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly 8:00 am
California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly @ Alameda High School
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
RSVP for #CARenterPower #PoderInquilinxCA 9/23-24 #Alameda: https://t.co/c9tQK4uc9j. @TenantsTogether @CalOrganize @HFA_RenterPower @OurCity pic.twitter.com/LKeG7LC20Q — Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) August 25, 2017 Register. California Renter Power 2017 is a statewide assembly of renters and tenant’s rights organizers fighting for housing justice! With historic fights for rent control and just cause coming from the people, we are in a movement moment. A bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins has been introduced, new local tenant protections have been passed. What many said was impossible is now possible! This assembly is open to all tenants seeking resources to … Continued
Shut Down Milo 10:00 am
Shut Down Milo @ Upper Sproul Plaza
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Make UC-Berkeley a Sanctuary Campus. No Platform for White Supremacists at UC-Berkeley Defend DACA. Pass the Federal Dream Act!  Full citizenship rights for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.  Trump must resign or be removed. (Milo announce he will be marching at UCB, Sproul Plaza, at noon)   (As of Friday) Yiannopoulos has called for a march of his supporters on Sun. at 12 pm starting on Upper Sproul Plaza. Gather at 10 am to protest and shut down any attempt they make to terrorize immigrant, Muslim, trans, and women … Continued
Sunflower Alliance Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sep 24 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
Please join us for the regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance — but it’s three weeks after the last one because we skipped a week for Labor Day. We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans — we need your participation and your voice. Newcomers encouraged!   63588
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater … Continued
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke 3:00 pm
The Ecology Center Fall Film Series: Princess Mononoke @ Ecology Center
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce our Fall Film Series at the Ecology Center! In an effort to open up our space to the community, while providing an accessible format for fostering discussions around the various climate issues we cover, we will be hosting free monthly screenings of select films at our Ecology Center store. Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!). — … Continued
Open Circle 3:30 pm
Open Circle
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Open Circle @ San Francisco | California | United States
Historically, Open Circle has stayed stationary in Oakland and SF. We’re at a point where we want to bring Open Circle to areas that need further support. We’ve been to Stockton. At this meeting, we will be organizing the October Open Circle to the South Bay. Who’s with us?! Join us for a community potluck and thoughtful discussion around police accountability on behalf of families directly impacted by police brutality. Open Circle holds space for families directly impacted by police terrorism to gather with each other and members of the … Continued
Occupy Oakland General Assembly 4:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly 7:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at the Finnish Hall for our next General Assembly! Doors open at 7PM; we’ll start promptly at 7:30PM. We’ll have updates from our teams, an invited speaker, and community event announcements, followed by team breakouts and discussions. Bring snacks to share! Bring friends! Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org. FEATURED SPEAKERS CA State Senator Nancy Skinner will providing an end-of-session legislative report-back! Details below. More speakers to be announced. RSVP Please RSVP to let us know how many people to expect. No RSVP? No problem – we’ll also have a signup at … Continued
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Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy 12:00 pm
Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Berkeley Rally Against White Supremacy “Defend Our Campus, Reclaim Free Speech” We are students, workers, and members of the UC Berkeley campus community, the City of Berkeley, and the larger Bay Area. We are immigrants, people of color, religious minorities, queer and trans people, liberals, leftists and others. We think it’s time to come together in a united front, celebrate our differences in solidarity, and speak out against the hateful currents in American politics while affirming our vision of a free, inclusive, and equitable society. Since the 2016 election, white … Continued
Health Care Protest: #KilltheBill Sit-in 12:00 pm
Health Care Protest: #KilltheBill Sit-in @ Feinstein's Office
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Heath Care Sit-in & Pizza Party On Monday, September 25, Republicans are holding a hearing in the Senate Finance Committee that’s designed to provide a fictional “process” as a fig leaf to win Republican (particularly McCain’s) votes [on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care proposal]. To call out this sham process and put more pressure on Senators in these final days, we’re asking you to take action on Monday, September 25th. Will you stand in solidarity with other Indivisible groups and partners across the country and join us at a sit-in at … Continued
Funding the Basic Income Movement 6:30 pm
Funding the Basic Income Movement @ Covo
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
At the end of 2016, in an effort to support work in the basic income movement, the Economic Security Project was founded. The Project is a two-year, $10 million fund that provides grants to projects focused on basic income like academic research, state and local campaigns, and cultural projects around economic security. Grant recipients include the Roosevelt Institute, GiveDirectly, basic income advocate Scott Santens, and the Universal Income Project. Join us on Monday, September 25 for a conversation with Economic Security Project Co-Chair Natalie Foster and Creative Consultant Cara Rose … Continued
How public banking can help address climate change 7:00 pm
How public banking can help address climate change @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How public banking can help address climate change @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
.Councilmembers Dan Kalb and Rebecca Kaplan are sponsoring a great event, organized by us and Local Clean Energy Alliance. Wolfram Morales, Chief Economist for Sparkasse, the association of local public banks in Germany, will explain the role of these institutions in speeding the development of local renewable resources such as solar and wind, at this panel discussion in City Hall. Joining Wolfram will be: Nicolas Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy (Alameda County’s soon-to-launch Community Choice energy program), Greg Rosen, Founder and Principal of High Noon Advisors (member of the East Bay … Continued
Occupy Forum: Field Trip: Public Banking 7:00 pm
Occupy Forum: Field Trip: Public Banking @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd floor
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum FIELD TRIP! FREE! How Germany’s Public Banks Help Transition to Renewables Wolfram Morales, Chief Economist for Sparkasse, the association of local public banks in Germany, will explain the role of these institutions in speeding the development of local renewable resources such as solar and wind, at this panel discussion in City Hall. Joining Wolfram will be  Nicolas Chaset, CEO of East Bay Community Energy, (Alameda County’s soon-to- launch Community Choice energy program), Greg Rosen, Founder and Principal of High Noon Advisors, (member of the East Bay Community Shared Solar … Continued
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Protest Oakland Tenants – Close the Loopholes! 12:00 pm
Protest Oakland Tenants – Close the Loopholes! @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 26 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Protest Oakland Tenants - Close the Loopholes! @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
12pm – RALLY FOR TENANTS RIGHTS 1:30pm- CITY COUNCIL OPEN FORUM  We’re teaming up with Centro Legal de la Raza in solidarity with their clients the JDW Tenants’ Association. Members occupy 13 buildings which their owner, JDW Enterprises, is attempting to exempt from rent control.  There are many loopholes in rent control, but JDW’s weapon of choice here is Substantial Rehabilitation. Normally reserved for decrepit buildings that have been fully refurbished, JDW is claiming this exemption despite the fact that they haven’t done the quantity of upgrades required to qualify. While tenants … Continued
Tasers Hearing – SF Board of Supervisors 3:00 pm
Tasers Hearing – SF Board of Supervisors @ SF City Hall
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Frisco 500,, where we at.!?!! pic.twitter.com/6kZVQZb5ul— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) September 24, 2017 63696
The Village – Round 2 4:00 pm
The Village – Round 2 @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
THE VILLAGE ROUND 2 AT THE OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL LIFE ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE We are very pleased to be supporting the Village in their work to acquire a City-owned parcel for an encampment.  At Council on September 19th we passed the first reading of the Shelter Crisis Ordinance, which will receive its second reading October 3rd.  In the meantime, we’re going to urge this Council Committee to lock in an address! You can sign up for both Open Forum and Agenda Item 3, which is the first item of the day.  We’d … Continued
Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ 5:00 pm
Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 26 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Housing Not Bulldozers - Stand With 'The Village.' @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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Indigenous Voices, Resisting Oil Extraction in Colombia 6:00 pm
Indigenous Voices, Resisting Oil Extraction in Colombia @ Intertribal Friendship House
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
You are invited to spend an evening with Aura Tegría Cristancho, U’wa indigenous woman lawyer, who is an integral force in the protections of indigenous rights and forests in Colombia. The U’wa consider themselves the guardians of their sacred ancestral homeland. In accordance with their natural laws, for centuries they have successfully defended their territory high in the Andean cloud forests. The U’wa have resisted conquistadors, missionaries, colonists, and, more recently, the oil industry, guerrillas, the military and paramilitary groups active in the region. A testament to the strength of … Continued
DSA – External Organizing Committee Meeting 6:30 pm
DSA – External Organizing Committee Meeting
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This public working meeting of the External Organizing Committee is a chance for members to do the work of running our outward-facing campaigns, building our district canvassing program, and recruiting new members. Everyone is welcome regardless of skills or experience!63695
Intro to SURJ Meeting 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Sierra Club
Sep 26 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Getting Into the Lobby: The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the … Continued
Community Wireless Mesh Network Creation 7:00 pm
Community Wireless Mesh Network Creation @ Omni Commons, Sudo Room
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
 A wireless mesh network is a network where each computer acts as a relay to other computers, such that a network can stretch to cover entire cities. Last Tuesdays of the month are general orientation meetings for new volunteers. (The first three Tuesdays of the month are open hacknights – we stay focused! ) Our goal is to create a wireless mesh network that is owned and operated by the community. Want to help create an alternate means of digital communication that isn’t governed by for-profit internet service providers? We … Continued
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Berkeley Gray Panthers – A talk with Phil Hutchings 1:30 pm
Berkeley Gray Panthers – A talk with Phil Hutchings @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Sep 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
ECONOMICS AND HOUSING – The Bay Area crisis and beyond. A talk with Phil Hutchings, Lifelong Human Rights Activist. Refreshments servied. All ages welcome.63689
Diversity Film: ‘And Then They Came For Us’ 7:00 pm
Diversity Film: ‘And Then They Came For Us’ @ Ellen Driscoll Playhouse
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Members of the Trump administration have raised the specter of a Muslim registry and instituted an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, citing the unconstitutional incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as precedent for its actions. (Social Action Media.) The Appreciating Diversity Film Series will present the powerful 2017 documentary “And Then They Came for Us” – a film by Bay area filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Ken Schneider which demonstrates that the registration and incarceration of Japanese American was one of the worst violations of constitutional … Continued
Oil Money Out Training Webinar 7:00 pm
Oil Money Out Training Webinar @ Your computer
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Oil Money Out Training Webinar @ Your computer
On Wednesday night, Oil Money Out is hosting an O$O Advocacy Training Webinar for environmental leaders throughout California who are determined to get oil money out of politics.  Learn how to make your voice heard in Sacramento and conduct effective meetings with legislators.   Sign up for the Webinar here. Over the next few months, Oil Money Out will be working with communities throughout the state to set up meetings with legislators and demand that all of our elected officials stop taking money from Big Oil and start prioritizing public health over … Continued
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Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF 12:00 pm
Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF @ Corner of Larkin and Golden Gate
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
American Friends Service Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and San Francisco Friends Meeting and suppporters observed the occasion with their weekly 12-1pm vigil rain or shine every Thursday at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. Why We Vigil For five years we have stood on this corner every Thursday from noon to 1:00. We come because we believe that what our government is doing is wrong. The so-called war on terror is a disaster, doing more to stimulate the growth of terrorism around the world than to keep … Continued
Sin Pais / Beyond Recognition / Women’s March – Dinner & Short Films! 5:00 pm
Sin Pais / Beyond Recognition / Women’s March – Dinner & Short Films!
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us for Closing Night of Temescal Street Flicks 2017! Presented by Community Bank of the Bay, our series closes with three thought provoking and insightful short films that are relevant to our current times. **Please Note: All filmmakers & a few film participants will be in attendance for a short Q&A immediately following the viewing of all short films. Please join us for this engaging & thoughtful discussion!** THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 – SHORTS NIGHT FINALE LINEUP INCLUDES: FEATURED SHORT: SIN PAIS (Without Country) by Theo Rigby. 19 min. … Continued
A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign 7:00 pm
A Night for the Buffalo: Buffalo Field Campaign @ BFUU
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Marking 2 decades of front line action for the wild buffalo, the Buffalo Field Campaign 2017 Roadshow is coming to the Bay Area with a special 20th anniversary presentation. Co-founder Mike Mease brings engaging stories and films straight from the field, in the land of the buffalo, with music by Native American flutist Mignon Geli and special guests. This event benefits BFC. The mission of BFC is to stop the harassment and slaughter of Yellowstone’s last wild buffalo herds; protect the natural habitat of wild, free-roaming buffalo and other native … Continued
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Banned Books Week: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up 6:00 pm
Banned Books Week: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up @ Laurel Book Store
Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
For Banned Books Week (Sep. 24-30, 2017), the ACLU of Northern California is organizing a series of free events reflecting on the life and work of Fred Korematsu and the importance of speaking out against forces that would seek to silence and censor you. Fred Korematsu defied the government’s WWII orders that Japanese Americans be forcibly relocated from their homes and incarcerated in camps. The ACLU-NC represented Korematsu in his battle for justice all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Today, the lessons of Fred Korematsu’s life are all … Continued
Book Discussion: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up 6:30 pm
Book Discussion: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up @ Laurel Book Store
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Book Discussion: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up @ Laurel Book Store | Oakland | California | United States
Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi Authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up Laurel Book Store and two ACLU of Northern California Chapter Boards present Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to share from Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, a timely read. Fred Korematsu defied the government’s WWII orders that all Japanese Americans leave the west coast to be incarcerated. The ACLU of Northern California represented Korematsu all the way to the Supreme Court. Now, when the lessons of Fred Korematsu’s life are even more important to remember, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will speak about their … Continued
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1st Annual East Oakland Community Assembly 9:30 am
1st Annual East Oakland Community Assembly @ International Community
Sep 30 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
ARE YOU: FED UP with trash, potholes, and a City government that doesn’t care? CONCERNED about the sex trade, homelessness, rising rents and home prices that people can’t afford? READY to make East Oakland neighborhoods and schools better for your family and your neighbors? Come join neighbors from all over East Oakland to work for the changes WE want!63621
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison 7:30 pm
Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison @ Omni Commons
Sep 30 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
To commemorate the September 30, 1991 coup against President Jean-Bertrand Aristide that killed thousands of people and filled Haiti’s prisons; To honor beloved sister and friend of Haiti, Lori Nairne; In solidarity with Haitians presently being incarcerated and killed as they rise up against the imposed regime of Jovenel Moise. Haiti Action Committee presents a benefit for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison Performed by Charlie Hinton and Fred Johnson Written by Charlie Hinton Music by Fred Johnson Directed by Mark Kenward Updates … Continued