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5:30 pm CANCELLED: Berkeley Follow Your Own Privacy Laws: Press Conference and Rally @ Outside Berkeley City Council Meeting
CANCELLED: Berkeley Follow Your Own Privacy Laws: Press Conference and Rally @ Outside Berkeley City Council Meeting
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
CANCELLED In March of 2018, Berkeley became the 2nd municipality in California to pass a sweeping surveillance transparency ordinance. In October of 2019, Berkeley has become the first city to serially violate this new law – over and over and over again. Join Oakland Privacy, SEIU, and others at a press conference and rally to lay out the long series of failures and demand an end to them. Between biometric time clocks for employees, Homeland Security spying on protests, advanced analytics in parks, and mission creep on license plate readers, … Continued
6:30 pm High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, & Visionary Experience @ Wolfman Books
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, & Visionary Experience @ Wolfman Books
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
America’s leading scholar of high strangeness, Erik Davis celebrates release of High Weirdness, a study of the new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the 1970s counterculture writings of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality. But how did their writings reflect and shape the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America? Davis and R.U. Sirius discuss these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences.67218
7:00 pm (GREEN) POWER TO THE PEOPLE @ St. Albans Church
(GREEN) POWER TO THE PEOPLE @ St. Albans Church
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
 –BAY CURRENTS FREE TALK Bringing sustainable energy, low carbon emissions, and green jobs to low-income people is the passion of Zach Franklin of Bay Area nonprofits Grid Alternatives and Rising Sun Center for Opportunity. Join us for stories of struggle and success that illuminate why these efforts matter — for workers, volunteers, and all of us affected by global warming. Free Bay Currents talks on Bay Area natural history and environmental issues, with emphasis on positive solutions, are at St. Alban’s Parish Hall, 1501 Washington (at Curtis, one block north … Continued
7:00 pm What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like. @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Howie Hawkins, candidate for the Green Party Nomination for President, will speak on “What an Ecosocialist Green New Deal Would Look Like.”67208
7:30 pm For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of the Police Murder of Luis Gongora Pat @ Quezada Center
For the Record: Eyewitness Testimonies of the Police Murder of Luis Gongora Pat @ Quezada Center
Oct 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Luis Gongora Pat, a Mayan indigenous man, was murdered by San Francisco police officers on April 7, 2016 on Shotwell near 19th Street in the Mission. His murder came in the wake of other homicides by police of Black and Brown communities members. His family pursued every legal avenue available, including a civil case which was settled in January 2019. Three and a half years later, the story of this brutal murder is at risk of being buried because the primary family eyewitnesses never got their day in court. But … Continued
8:00 pm Guerrilla Projections and Songs of Rebellion
Guerrilla Projections and Songs of Rebellion
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rebels around the world have taken to the streets to demand climate action. Today and tomorrow, the Bay Area will join the global rebellion. Join us in calling for Net-Zero Carbon Emissions in California by 2025. This is the message we’re bringing into the streets as part of the Global Climate Rebellion. This week’s events: Join us this evening as we kick off Wednesday’s actions with guerrilla projections from the San Francisco Projection Department. We’ll be singing songs of rebellion and projecting our message onto the SF State Building. Meet … Continued