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5:00 pm Stop the school board’s budget cuts and mass layoffs @ La Escuelita School
Stop the school board’s budget cuts and mass layoffs @ La Escuelita School
Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
OPEN is supporting SEIU 1021 in calling for a community mobilization to stop the school board from cutting at least $6.27M from our schools and firing at least 68 vital employees. When Oaklamd’s school board proposed $30 million in cuts that led to the teacher’s strike he posted evidence that there has actually been about a $70 million SURPLUS being illegally “put aside” (presumably to be given to the charter schools bought by the supporters of the real estate developer controlled school board but that’s what I deduced from what … Continued
5:30 pm “The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” @ Allen Temple Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2nd Floor
“The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” @ Allen Temple Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2nd Floor
Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
"The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?" @ Allen Temple Baptist Church, Family Life Center, 2nd Floor
BBBON Presents Meeting + Potluck on “The Homeless Crisis: What Way Forward?” What Way Forward? Join Block By Block Organizing Network for their February general assembly. Come listen and discuss recent strategies and movements with local activists/leaders who fight for the unhoused. Let’s bring our input and our hearts together. The time is now!! TIME: 5:30 PM Potluck Supper (please bring a dish to share). 6:30 PM Program. Parking available in parking lot or street. PANELISTS: Candice Elder, CEO and ED, East Oakland Collective James Vann, Moderator of Homeless Advocacy … Continued
6:00 pm Utility Justice Campaign Launch @ Greenlining Institute
Utility Justice Campaign Launch @ Greenlining Institute
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Help launch the campaign for a sustainable and accountable electricity system in California. The Utility Justice Campaign is leading a movement to Reclaim Our Power, demanding that front-line communities have a seat at the table in designing a blueprint for restructuring PG&E. The campaign sent a  letter to Governor Newsom outlining the principles that should govern a new California electricity system: 1. Distributed energy 2. Worker and community control 3. Clean renewable energy for all 4. Corporate accountability 5. Frontline leadership 6. Indigenous sovereignty and land stewardship 7. Environmental justice … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Feb 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
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 draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and … Continued