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5:30 pm The ProDemocracy Project: Improving Public Comment @ Tara Pitman Library, South Berkeley
The ProDemocracy Project: Improving Public Comment @ Tara Pitman Library, South Berkeley
Jan 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The number of social justice movements is growing  That means there are more people relying on  “Public Comment” at City Council meetings. Why do people rely on “Public Comment”? Because they are locked out of policy-making !   “Public comment” is a form of non-participation, A form of silencing of the people###### The rules of council need to be changed so that: 1.      those who will be affected by a policy get to participate in writing and deciding the policy 2.      the council stops silencing people with its procedures.   … Continued
6:00 pm East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Program Orientation @ East Oakland Collective
East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Program Orientation @ East Oakland Collective
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Do you have a goal to clear debt, start a business, and/or enhance your quality of life? Do you face barriers to loans from traditional financial institutions? Want to improve your credit score? Ever heard of a lending circle? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Program is just for you! Join us for an orientation to learn exactly how East Oakland SuSu Lending Circle Program works. *Light refreshments provided. *Ages 18+ welcome. *Facilities are wheelchair accessible. RSVP>>. ABOUT The East Oakland SuSu … Continued
6:00 pm Sneak Preview: ‘We Cried Power’ documentary @ SEIU Local 1000
Sneak Preview: ‘We Cried Power’ documentary @ SEIU Local 1000
Jan 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sneak Preview: 'We Cried Power' documentary @ SEIU Local 1000
About the film: “The documentary We Cried Power is an intimate account of a “season of resistance,” told through his eyes and the mothers, veterans, preachers, and students who are the voices and founding members of this new “fusion” movement. The film bears witness to the profound process by which those without power decide not to accept their powerlessness. Instead, they claim – through protest, dance, song, and poems, through testimony and tears – their birthright: to live decent lives in the United States of America.” Dara Kell, dir. (USA, … Continued
6:30 pm Why the rich are different to you and me: they pay fewer taxes. @ David Brower Center
Why the rich are different to you and me: they pay fewer taxes. @ David Brower Center
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Why the rich are different to you and me: they pay fewer taxes. @ David Brower Center
Both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination with a key policy plank: a new federal wealth tax. The details of the two plans differ, but they share an intellectual heritage: both campaigns consulted with and based their plans largely on the work of two UC Berkeley economics professors, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman. At our next Uncharted Evening Ideas Fest on Jan. 30, we have Saez (left) in conversation with Tasneem Raja, Editor-in-Chief of our new Oakland newsroom, on “Why the rich are different to you and me: … Continued
7:00 pm Radical Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Radical Reading Group @ Omni Commons
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
An informal discussion of Nick Estes’ book Our History is the Future about the history of indigenous resistance to capitalism and colonialism leading up to and including the Standing Rock #NoDAPL movement. This will be an ongoing reading series.67647