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10:00 am Showing Up for Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ Berkeley YWCA
Showing Up for Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ Berkeley YWCA
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for a legislative strategy session and workshop that will demystify the legislative process, build our collective legislative capacity, and highlight the legislative priorities and strategies of SURJ’s people of color (POC) led partners! This workshop is the first of a two-part series for anyone who is passionate, curious, or wants to learn more about the ways that policy combined with grassroots organizing can be used as a tool in the movement for racial justice and collective liberation. This workshop will provide opportunities for participants … Continued
3:00 pm Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Meeting @ Redstone Bldg
Bay Area Poor People’s Campaign Meeting @ Redstone Bldg
Feb 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Today, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival has picked up the unfinished work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 1968 Poor People’s Campaign. We are creating a new fusion politics to change the moral narrative of the country. From Alaska to Arkansas, the Bronx to the border, people are coming together to confront the interlocking evils of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism and the war economy, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. We understand that as a nation we are at a critical … Continued
4:30 pm Strike Debt Bay Area’s Economics Book Group: “Limits” @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area’s Economics Book Group: “Limits” @ Omni Commons
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area's Economics Book Group: "Limits" @ Omni Commons
We start a new book for the new year.  All are welcome at host Strike Debt Bay Area’s economics book group discussion. We meet once a month.  For January we are reading the first three chapters of “Limits (Why Malthus Was Wrong and Why Environmentalists Should Care” by Giorgos Kallis (Amazon, Stanford University Press).  For February, the remaing chapters.  Not a problem if you will have missed January – the chapters are short and it is easy to catch up for February! Previous books er have discussed include Kate Raworth’s … Continued
5:00 pm Report from 2nd International Gathering of Women in Struggle @ Omni Commons
Report from 2nd International Gathering of Women in Struggle @ Omni Commons
Feb 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In December 2019 Zapatista Women organized the Second International Gathering of Women in Struggle in Chiapas Mexico. At least 4,000 women attended from all over the world. The gathering was dedicated to struggle to end gender based violence. Women who attended the gathering will share their experience, feelings, thoughts, and analysis. Participants include the Chiapas Support Committee, Sogorea Te Land Trust, the Sexta National and International, etc. Hosted by Chiapas Support Committee Oakland67660
5:30 pm Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools @ Mills College, Lisser Hall
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools @ Mills College, Lisser Hall
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The precarity of Black girls’ lives in school have been made visible by Dr. Monique Morris. Through her writing, advocacy, and now film, PUSHOUT, we now have the language to describe and understand what we see happening to Black girls in schools. Morris’ work has inspired debate and legislation with the recent sponsoring of the Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma (P.U.S.H.O.U.T) Act,” by representatives Ayanna Pressley (D- MA), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-N.J.). The law identifies the many students made vulnerable by race, … Continued
7:00 pm Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Feb 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Migrant Solidarity from the Border to the Bay @ South Berkeley Senior Center
As the Trump administration escalates its xenophobic war in the Middle East, it continues its brutal war on immigrants. Thousands of migrants await justice in shelters, border camps, and private detention facilities across the U.S and México. In spite of the inhumane immigration policies, people are still arriving at the border seeking asylum and 25,000 migrants are waiting in Mexico to begin their asylum process. Join the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC), the Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity (IM4HI), and SURJ-Bay Area for an evening of sharing, solidarity and … Continued