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10:00 am Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, City Hall steps
Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, City Hall steps
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction of joint resolution by District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor, District 1 Councilmember Dan Kalb, and City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan in support of State Assembly Bill 392, which just passed out of the State Public Safety Committee on April 9. Confirmed speakers include Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project; Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, Love Not Blood Campaign; Attorney John Burris; Attorney Dan Siegel, APTP; and Jose Pavon of CURYJ. The Oakland City Council Rules Committee meets right after this press conference at 10:45. This … Continued
1:30 pm NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” @ St. Mary's Center
NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” @ St. Mary's Center
Apr 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Time to Move Beyond Income – For the first time in history the US was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. For the first time in history the United States was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. Speakers include: Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law and Poverty, Maryann Broxton, US Coordinator MAP Research, Boston, Guillaume Charvon, US Coordinator for the MAP research/NY Leadership Team and the St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. RSVP Here 66336
6:30 pm Oakland First Fridays Community Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Oakland First Fridays Community Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
About Oakland First Fridays: Our vision is to be the premier Oakland First Fridays Event as the epicenter for the community to come together to celebrate, sustain & support the arts.Our Mission: Preserve Oakland First Fridays as an all inclusive, safe and vital community-driven platform to showcase the emerging artists, makers, gourmet food vendors, musicians, cypher circles (dance battles, spoken word), drumming circles, acrobats, magicians, and many uniquely talented street performers and their audience. 66373
7:00 pm Author Event: How to Do Nothing @ East Bay Book Sellers
Author Event: How to Do Nothing @ East Bay Book Sellers
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Jenny Odell to discuss her new new book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important … Continued
7:00 pm Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir @ Albany Twin
Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir @ Albany Twin
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feature documentary film, directed by Michael M. Conti, produced with Heather Boyle (USA) 70 minutes. “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him … Continued