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10:00 am Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ YWCA
Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ YWCA
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for part two of our 2020 legislative workshop series! Workshop participants can expect to… – Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJ’s larger framework – Hear about new opportunities to engage in the legislative process with SURJ – Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer – Hear from Ella Baker Center on their 2020 policy priorities Guest Speaker: Derick Morgan is the Policy Associate for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. As part of the Ella Baker Center’s legislative … Continued
11:00 am Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
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12:00 pm Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go @ Berkeley City College, Room 34
Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go @ Berkeley City College, Room 34
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monthly reading and discussion series for those interested in a better understanding of a socialist perspective. Suggested readings for this topic (readings are recommended but optional) 1) The Problem is Capitalism by Speak Out Now: https://speakoutsocialists.org/capitalism-is-the-problem-2/ 2) What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism by Monthly Review https://monthlyreview.org/2010/03/01/what-every-environmentalist-needs-to-know-about-capitalism/ 3) The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm 4)Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto by Leon Trotsky (1937): https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1937/10/90manifesto.htm 5) The Communist Manifesto (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/18467695
2:00 pm Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
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3:00 pm Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group @ CEL, 3rd Floor
Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group @ CEL, 3rd Floor
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What will it take to truly address the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today? The answer is presented in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Budget, which lays out the policies and investments to address the widespread and systemic injustices we face. We invite you to come together with other supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about these solutions through our Moral Budget Reading Group. This will be a space for us to develop our collective understanding of the policies we’re … Continued
5:30 pm Day of Remembrance @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Day of Remembrance @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Duncan Ryūken Williams discusses his book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. Williams reveals the little-known story of how, in the darkest hours of World War II when Japanese Americans were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, a community of Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation’s history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American. Reverend Williams has taken part in Tsuru For Solidarity, a non-violent direct action protest lead by Japanese Americans formerly incarcerated … Continued
5:30 pm Oscar López Rivera @ La Peña Cultural Center
Oscar López Rivera @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled “Oscar López Rivera—Two Years Later: Resistance and Resilience”. Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party @ Omni Commons
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dance, eat, drink, and meet local labor activists at the Bay Area Labor Notes Dance Party Fundraiser Featuring local DJ Kream from 8:30PM-11:30PM. A small donation of $5-$35 covers food, music, camaraderie, and stories about the Bay Area labor movement from local labor activists. Cash bar available, Venmo also accepted. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. All ages. All proceeds will help low-wage workers attend the international Labor Notes conference in Chicago this April. The Labor Notes Conference is a unique gathering of thousands of rank-and-file union members, local … Continued
7:00 pm Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night @ Hasta Muerte Coffee
Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night @ Hasta Muerte Coffee
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Black Rose/Rosa Negra Bay Area for a movie night and discussion about the current events in Chile. Movie: The Chicago Conspiracy – This documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which explore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against … Continued
7:30 pm Facebook: The Inside Story. Steve Levy. @ First Presbytarian Church of Berkeley
Facebook: The Inside Story. Steve Levy. @ First Presbytarian Church of Berkeley
Feb 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
STEVEN LEVY FACEBOOK: The Inside Story With Brian Edwards-Tiekert ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………. advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com ::T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs.Dalloway’s Books $15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  info: kpfa.org/events   …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Renowned tech writer Steven Levy delivers the definitive history of one of America’s most powerful and controversial companies: Facebook. For the past three years Levy has had unprecedented access to Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Based on hundreds of interviews inside and outside the company, Levy’s sweeping narrative digs deep into the … Continued