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12th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil 12:00 pm
12th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil @ Fruitvale BART
Jan 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The community host the 12th Annual Oscar Grant Vigil sponsored by the Oscar Grant Foundation!68402
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Mutual Aid Dropoffs 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
Jan 2 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
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Mutual Aid Dropoffs 10:00 am
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mutual Aid Dropoffs @ Omni Commons
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Jan 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Current login info here Sun, Dec 20, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Present Farmers’ Movement in India: A Working Class Perspective The present farmers’ movement in India has evoked a lot of interest among progressive and democratic circles around the world. In this context, certain questions need to be answered: What do these farmers actually want? What are their principal demands? What are the three Farm Bills and whom does they benefit? Where are the demands of poor peasantry and agricultural proletariat in this entire picture? Where … Continued
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Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden: Free Them NOW! 12:00 pm
Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden: Free Them NOW! @ British Consulate
Jan 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden: Free Them NOW! @ British Consulate
  Free Julian Assange NOW! Drop The Charges Against Assange & Snowden Now is the time to stand up for the freedom of journalist Julian Assange and whistleblower Edward Snowden. The trial decision will be read at the UK court hearing on January 1, 2020 at 12 noon and we will be rallying in San Francisco at the British consulate to demand that he be immediately freed. He is a journalist who is in jail for exposing the crimes of US, British imperialism and the multi-nationals that run the world. … Continued
CDP Fishbowl: Do we need the state? 5:30 pm
CDP Fishbowl: Do we need the state? @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Zoom link What is the state? Do we need it? Why or why not? Let’s hear from CDP members, supporters, and naysayers! Fishbowl Rules: The Middle: Only 2-4 people may have their microphones on at a time. Tapping In: To tap in, let us know in the chat and the facilitator will put you in the stack. Tapping Out: If you’ve been in the fishbowl for a long time and you see that someone is trying to tap-in, feel free to say “I’m tapping out.” Mute yourself to officially leave … Continued
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting 7:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC
Jan 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ https://meet.jit.si/OGC | Oakland | California | United States
 Because of the COVID pandemic we will be meeting virtually at https://meet.jit.si/OGC. Point your computer web browser at that URL at 7 PM on the first Monday of the month. Chrome is said to work better than some of the alternatives, but Firefox, etc. work as well. If your computer does not have a camera and/or microphone you can use your smart phone. Download the JITSI app here: For Android search for ‘jitsi’ in the Play Store or go here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.jitsi.meet For iPhone/IOS search for ‘jitsi’ in the App Store … Continued
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Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to … Continued
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Kiss the Ground Screening and Panel Discussion: Learn about Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Policy 3:30 pm
Kiss the Ground Screening and Panel Discussion: Learn about Regenerative Agriculture and Climate Policy @ Online
Jan 6 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for a screening of the Kiss the Ground film and a follow-up Q&A panel discussion hosted by Citizens Climate Lobby, Business Climate Leaders, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Environmental Action. The cure to climate change has been here this whole time, and it’s right under our feet. Kiss the Ground is a full-length feature documentary that focuses on regenerative agriculture and soil health as a leading solution to the climate crisis. We will be discussing the ways that our relationship to food and farming directly impacts the planet as a whole. When we’re … Continued
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Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission 5:00 pm
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Relevant Agenda: 4. Fair Payment Ordinance  Hofer, Patterson, Gage, Tomlinson  introductory review of proposed ordinance requiring that businesses accept cash as one form of payment. No action will be taken on this item at this meeting. 5. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance  Katz, Hofer  how to ensure transmission of Privacy Advisory Commission recommendations to City Council  discuss and take possible action. 6. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance  Hofer  Work Flow and Priority List updates. 7. Surveillance Equipment Ordinance – OPD  Automated License Plate Reader impact report and proposed use policy  review and take possible … Continued
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California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) – Webinar 10:00 am
California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) – Webinar @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Register here Public Banking is on the move in California and across the country! Last year, California passed a groundbreaking law that allows for the creation of up to 10 local/regional banks, and there is a growing effort here to create the first statewide public bank in over 100 years. In addition, US Representatives Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) have introduced the Federal Public Banking Act, which would foster the creation of public banks across the country by establishing national guidelines and ways to finance them. The California … Continued
Saturday Virtual Dialogues: Creating a Call-in Culture 11:00 am
Saturday Virtual Dialogues: Creating a Call-in Culture @ Online
Jan 9 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This space is to support the difficult emotional work of dismantling white supremacy within ourselves and our communities in order to fortify our hearts, minds, and bodies to continue to show up for racial justice. We will provide opportunities to explore internal barriers that are holding us back from living out our desire to work for racial justice and practice how to deeply listen to each other to create a culture that supports calling people into the movement from a place of love. We utilize large group and small group … Continued
Rally For United Front Against Fascist Movement & For Labor Party 12:00 pm
Rally For United Front Against Fascist Movement & For Labor Party @ Federal Bldg
Jan 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
UFCLP Statement on the Storming of the Congress: Don’t be Shocked, Organize! Workers’ United Front against Fascism! https://foramasslaborparty.wordpress.com/2021/01/06/ufclp-statement-on-the-storming-of-the-congress-dont-be-shocked-organize-workers-united-front-against-fascism/?fbclid=IwAR0CwekQPkusgb_otfOVoKNbf3ucUgCc4y3pSTynN_Ucj47h6lWwIDmR_fA Fascists marching with a Dixie flag into the Capitol, Washington DC Fascist Trump supporters demanded that Trump be declared president again, even though he lost the popular vote. An all-white regiment of men armed to their teeth marched into DC and stormed Congress to stage an outright coup. The photos taken from the scene of the crime speak volumes. The aggressors meant business; they were carrying automatic guns, ropes and handcuffs to … Continued
Book Talk: Women and the Legacy of Imperialism in the Pacific 1:00 pm
Book Talk: Women and the Legacy of Imperialism in the Pacific @ Online
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies Okinawa, host to a vast complex of U.S. military bases. A legacy of World War II, these bases have been a fraught issue for decades—with tensions exacerbated by the often volatile relationship between islanders and the military, especially after the brutal rape of a 12-year-old girl by three servicemen in 1995. In Night in the American Village, Akemi Johnson takes readers deep into the “border towns” surrounding the bases—a world where cultural and political fault lines compel individuals, both Japanese and … Continued
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Complexity Blog Symposium 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Complexity Blog Symposium @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 9 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
We’ll meet via Zoom. Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com for the invite. For our January meeting we’ll be reading the entries in the Edge of Chaos blog symposium, orchestrated by Beth Plutchak. The symposium is available as single .pdf accessible and downloadable here. Strike Debt Bay Area hosts a non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut Economics, Limits, Banking on the People, Capital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth, and Revenge Capitalism. Join us – all are welcome!68413
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Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library 10:30 am
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Current login info here Sun, Dec 20, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Present Farmers’ Movement in India: A Working Class Perspective The present farmers’ movement in India has evoked a lot of interest among progressive and democratic circles around the world. In this context, certain questions need to be answered: What do these farmers actually want? What are their principal demands? What are the three Farm Bills and whom does they benefit? Where are the demands of poor peasantry and agricultural proletariat in this entire picture? Where … Continued
DSA General Meeting 1:00 pm
DSA General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a voting General Meeting of East Bay DSA! We will debate and vote on resolutions and hear reports from projects and committees around the chapter. The agenda will be available shortly. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register and find the call-in info below! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88197589947?pwd=eDJvajZYdUF1VlRxd1loRGI0QThBdz09 Meeting ID: 881 9758 9947 Passcode: 215458 One tap mobile +16699006833,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (Houston)68429
Green Sunday: The USA’s 2nd Great Recession–What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus 5:00 pm
Green Sunday: The USA’s 2nd Great Recession–What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus @ Online
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Green Sunday: The USA's 2nd Great Recession--What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus @ Online
Green Party of Alameda County: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM (Followed by County Council business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome to attend) Find Zoom info below. Dr. Rasmus will review the condition of the US economy in 2020 and explain why last summer’s partial economic rebound has begun to relapse at year’s end. Why more economists now predict a further slowdown in early 2021. What’s happened to jobs, rents, household debt, wages, and income inequality trends over the past year. Why fiscal policy and bailouts–from the March ‘Cares … Continued
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Decarcerate Alameda County Covid-19 Press Conference 10:00 am
Decarcerate Alameda County Covid-19 Press Conference @ ONLINE
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
https://twitter.com/decarcerateAC/status/134837294892347392068501
Community Comment: OPD’s Armored Vehicle Policy 6:00 pm
Community Comment: OPD’s Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Comment: OPD's Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/J/89351447947 Okland PD uses a “Bearcat” tank-like vehicle for pre-planned SWAT deployments, often to serve warrants; at the Oakland Coliseum and other public events; at Sideshows; and to respond to emergencies. OPD also uses an armored “Surburban” SUV, which is not military-looking or as large and can withstand gunfire. In 2018-2019, OPD deployed the Bearcat about twice a week on average, mostly in East Oakland and West Oakland, never in the hills. The Bearcat’s expected functional life span will be up in about 3-5 years. Some people propose … Continued
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome! Join January 11th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (Tacoma)   Join January 27th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile … Continued
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting 7:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jan 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
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Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to … Continued
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Intro to DSA 6:30 pm
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 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 look at the … Continued
Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) 6:45 pm
Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Jan 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you feeling angry by the continued killings of Black people by the police and vigilantes and want to do something about it? Come learn about SURJ Bay Area at a virtual introductory meeting and find out how SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. ​ Hear about our current work and activities including SURJ’s pathways for engaging in the work such as Study & Action, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how … Continued
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Jubilee Policy [Debt Eradication] Platform Study Group 12:00 pm
Jubilee Policy [Debt Eradication] Platform Study Group @ Online
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The California Policy and Political Education Working Group of the CA Poor People’s Campaign will host the first monthly meeting of the Jubilee Policy Platform Study Group. Here is the section we’re reading for the first meeting. Being a document that the campaign is using to put forward a policy agenda that addresses the interlocking injustices we want to read and discuss what it means to our work on the state and local level. For the first session, Lauren Hill and Abraham Entin will share facilitation. They are asking us … Continued
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee 4:00 pm
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee MODERATOR: Sheila Smith McKoy, HNU’s Provost and VP for Academic Affairs RSVP (Free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cost-of-racism-for-everyone-a-conversation-with-heather-mcghee-tickets-133795336453 Join Heather McGhee for a conversation about the topic of her upcoming book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”. Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. … Continued
How Fines and Fees Harm Californians 5:00 pm
How Fines and Fees Harm Californians @ Online
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-register for a link to this Digital Discourse >> Fines, fees and other legal monetary sanctions burden millions of Californians and disproportionately impact low-income people and communities of color. These mechanisms trap people in a byzantine and punitive system that can cause things like traffic tickets to cost thousands of dollars, contributing to a two-tiered system of justice where some are burdened more than others. However, recent policy changes at both the local and state level are attempting to reform this unfair and unjust system of fines and fees. Come … Continued
Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present 6:00 pm
Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Just us for a virtual event with Mary Ziegler for her new book “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present”. She’ll be in conversation with Mother Jones reproductive rights reporter Becca Andrews. Hosts: San Francisco’s Booksmith independent bookstore and Mother Jones Magazine (SF) Cost: FREE & open to the community. The event link will be sent to everyone who registers. RSVP required: https://app.gopassage.com/events/mary-ziegler To order “Abortion and the Law in America”, with free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay, please go to: http://booksmith.com/book/9781108735599 ______________________________________________________________ “Abortion … Continued
Ella Baker Meeting 6:00 pm
Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/ellabakercenter/status/134663359600676864068452
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7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 15 all-day
It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020. This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream. Oaklanders have a dream: We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety. We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety. We dream of housing our unhoused. We dream of being able to afford our rent. We dream of an equitable and competent response to our … Continued
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7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 16 all-day
It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020. This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream. Oaklanders have a dream: We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety. We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety. We dream of housing our unhoused. We dream of being able to afford our rent. We dream of an equitable and competent response to our … Continued
Eco-Socialism Workshops 1:00 pm
Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Green Eco-Socialist Network – 3 part series with David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, David Bond, Chey Bell! Join us for a deep dive into Eco-Socialism, and learn how the capitalist status quo deprives us of our human rights and aspirations. The first presentation in this 3-part series is an introduction to Eco-Socialism vs. Capitalism including a discussion of what Eco-Socialism may mean to you. The world we need and deserve is not only possible, it is an imperative. We and our children will not survive the status quo. Event is FREE … Continued
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7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 17 all-day
It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020. This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream. Oaklanders have a dream: We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety. We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety. We dream of housing our unhoused. We dream of being able to afford our rent. We dream of an equitable and competent response to our … Continued
The Farmer’s Movement in India 10:30 am
The Farmer’s Movement in India @ Online
Jan 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Our speaker, Cde. Nagraj, is an agronomist based in Karnataka State of India in South-India. This state is now ruled by BJP but was ruled by the Congress Party in 1983. He resigned from his state gov. job in 1983 over what he saw was unfairness to the farmers. He then worked with farmers unions. I think he is associated with CPI-M (to be confirmed).  He is available both for the 17th and 31st of January 2021. I have asked him to send me a synopsis of his talk by email.  Since … Continued
#DefundOPD Teachin 6:00 pm
#DefundOPD Teachin @ Online
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/APTPaction/status/135088969467910963268591
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7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy – Car Caravan Edition 12:00 pm
7th Annual Day of Action to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy – Car Caravan Edition @ Port of Oakland
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gather your friends and family. Reach out to your schools, unions, churches and other organizations. On Monday, January 18, join the Anti Police-Terror Project for the 7th Annual March to Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy! This year’s Reclaim “march” will be a car caravan that begins at the Port of Oakland, makes its way down International/E14 and ends in East Oakland with a short program. (See our separate event for how you can also support by calling related events all weekend -except MLK Day: https://www.facebook.com/events/855403635222329.) For seven years running, the APTP … Continued
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Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond 10:00 am
Car Caravan: Climate Resistance in Richmond
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join Idle No More SF Bay and Urban Tilth on the day before the Inauguration for a #BuildBackFossilFree Day of Action. Facebook info and RSVP Call on Joe Biden to kick off his term by taking executive action to: Protect and invest in the Black, Indigenous, Brown, and working-class communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel pollution and climate disasters. Reject new fossil fuel projects, eliminate giveaways to oil gas, and coal corporations, and end the era of fossil fuel production. Launch a national climate mobilization to Build … Continued
Socialist Night School: MLK In His Own Words 6:30 pm
Socialist Night School: MLK In His Own Words @ Online
Jan 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In the decades since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination at sanitation workers strike in Memphis, his legacy has been appropriated by just about every political movement out there. From Fox News pundits claiming he would oppose tax increases on the rich because he was “for freedom,” to the more typical whitewashing of his radical politics for a broad audience, anyone and everyone claim the sainted image2 of the good Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as their own. But in his own time, MLK was viewed as the radical … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to … Continued
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Workers’ Rally Against Racism and Fascism! For a General Strike! 5:55 pm
Workers’ Rally Against Racism and Fascism! For a General Strike! @ SF City Hall
Jan 20 @ 5:55 pm – 6:55 pm
Fascism and racism are on the rise! Covid-19 is claiming lives! Poverty, unemployment and homelessness are suffocating the working class! Biden is not going to save us with his neoliberal agenda and suppressive policies! Join us in this rally to raise workers’ own united, independent voice against racism, fascism, poverty and the virus! Make sure to bring your masks and keep socially distant.68580
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State 6:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM' - SEE BELOW
Email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to obtain Zoom meeting access info. Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We … Continued
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End the Harassment of the Union Point Encampment 12:00 pm
End the Harassment of the Union Point Encampment @ Union Point Park
Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
End the Harassment of the Union Point Encampment @ Union Point Park
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East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Informational 6:00 pm
East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Informational @ Online
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Do you face barriers to accessing loans from traditional banks? Interested in programs that will help with debt management, jump start a business and enhance your quality of life? Join us to learn more about collective economics through the East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle program! Online Event Location:  Register via Zoom  68588
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Saturday Virtual Dialogues: Creating a Call-in Culture 11:00 am
Saturday Virtual Dialogues: Creating a Call-in Culture @ Online
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
This space is to support the difficult emotional work of dismantling white supremacy within ourselves and our communities in order to fortify our hearts, minds, and bodies to continue to show up for racial justice. We will provide opportunities to explore internal barriers that are holding us back from living out our desire to work for racial justice and practice how to deeply listen to each other to create a culture that supports calling people into the movement from a place of love. We utilize large group and small group … Continued
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Car Caravan for Yemen 12:00 pm
Car Caravan for Yemen
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
RSVP to the Facebook event Since 2015, the Saudi-led bombing and blockade of Yemen have killed tens of thousands of people and devastated the country. The U.N. calls this the largest humanitarian crisis on Earth. Half the country’s people are on the brink of famine, the country has the world’s worst cholera outbreak in modern history, and now Yemen has one of the very worst COVID death rates in the world: It kills 1 in 4 people who test positive. The pandemic, along with the withdrawal of aid, is pushing more … Continued
Ladies Get Paid 7:00 pm
Ladies Get Paid @ Online
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/claire-wasserman-and-dad-steve-wasserman-ladies-get-paid-tickets-130905918125 Claire Wasserman is an author, public speaker, podcaster and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a global organization that champions the professional and financial advancement of women. She is also the producer and host of John Hancock’s podcast, “Friends Who Talk About Money.”  Claire has traveled the United States teaching thousands of women how to negotiate raises, start businesses, and advocate for themselves. She was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women and is a highly-sought-after expert for Fortune 500 companies working to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion … Continued
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Climate Safe Webinar: What the Science Requires 10:00 am
Climate Safe Webinar: What the Science Requires @ Online
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Register here Join the first in a series of webinars hosted by The Climate Center. as they introduce their “Climate-Safe California suite of policies.” This introductory webinar will provide “an in-depth review of the current science, . . . the urgent need for accelerated action [and] what targets for greenhouse gas reductions the science supports.” Speakers: Ben Santer, atmospheric scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Ellie Cohen,  CEO of The Climate Center Jason Barbose, senior policy manager, Western States at Union of Concerned Scientists   Future webinars will discuss: Phasing Out Fossil Fuels: A Just … Continued
Public Bank of the East Bay 7:00 pm
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to … Continued
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DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting 6:00 pm
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome! Join January 11th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (Tacoma)   Join January 27th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile … Continued
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Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: How to Make a Slave 7:00 pm
Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: How to Make a Slave
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents: Jerald Walker and Kevin Cartwright: A Zoom Event How to Make a Slave Finalist, 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. For the Black community, Jerald Walker asserts in How To Make a Slave,” anger is often a prelude to a joke, as there is broad understanding that the triumph over this destructive emotion is in finding its punchline.” It is on the knife’s edge between fury and farce that the essays in this exquisite collection balance. Whether confronting the medical profession’s racial biases, considering … Continued
Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool? 7:00 pm
Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool? @ Online
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Piedmont Racial Equity Campaign + League of Women Voters will co-host a virtual panel at 7 pm on January 28th: Reimagining Public Safety: Can Surveillance Be a Fair and Effective Tool? Piedmont’s Police Chief Jeremy Bowers will participate, along with: Brian Hofer, Chair, City of Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission, and Exec. Dir., Secure Justice Jennifer Jones, Technology and Civil Liberties Fellow, ACLU of Northern California Mathew Guariglia, Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation RSVP to get the Zoom info here 68590
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Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting 1:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Zoom Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
We’re looking forward to getting together with you for our regular meeting. We’ll discuss the latest developments in the campaigns we’re participating in: responding to refinery biodiesel plans, the fight to keep new oil and gas wells out of eastern Contra Costa County and ban new fossil fuel development; campaigns against coal exports in Richmond and Oakland; pushing the Air District to reduce refinery pollution; just transition; regional climate planning; and more—plus most important, check in with each other. We need your participation and your voice!68582
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly 2:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM during DST) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like. The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at … Continued