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7:00 pm “The Reluctant Radical” film, Q&A with valve turner Ken Ward @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond Thursday; Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck, Oakland Friday
“The Reluctant Radical” film, Q&A with valve turner Ken Ward @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond Thursday; Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck, Oakland Friday
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join a live Q&A via Skype with Ken Ward, one of the valve turners who shut off oil pipelines in October 2016. This discussion of the valve turners’ multi-state civil disobedience action will follow a screening of the documentary film “The Reluctant Radical.” The film follows Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Join Sunflower Alliance for two fundraisers for the valve turners’ legal defense fund.   TICKETS AVAILABLE AT BROWN PAPER TICKETS (sliding scale) … Continued
7:00 pm East Bay DSA Socialist Night School: Housing Justice @ Omni Commons
East Bay DSA Socialist Night School: Housing Justice @ Omni Commons
Jul 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ll are welcome to join East Bay DSA’s ongoing Socialist Night School for this special evening on housing politics, in connection with our chapter’s campaign to repeal Costa-Hawkins and win universal rent control & social housing in California. READINGS HERE: https://www.eastbaydsa.org/resources-readings-socialist-school-2018-summer-session-1 Aside from a short opening lecture, the bulk of class time will be spent in small group discussions where we’ll talk the housing crisis in the East Bay from a socialist perspective, the goal of social housing, and how fighting for Costa-Hawkins can help us unite a mass working-class tenant … Continued
7:30 pm Reviving Our Democracy: With Rev. William J. Barber @ First Church Berkeley
Reviving Our Democracy: With Rev. William J. Barber @ First Church Berkeley
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Reviving Our Democracy: With Rev. William J. Barber @ First Church Berkeley | Berkeley | California | United States
Nearly two years after Election Day 2016, Americans’ rights are under siege across the nation, from voter suppression and gerrymandering to police violence and attacks on immigrants. Yet there has also been a surge in civic action to protect these rights, and it is gathering dramatic momentum as we near the midterm elections. Join America’s preeminent civil rights leader Reverend William J. Barber, architect of North Carolina’s Moral Monday movement and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, and Mother Jones’ senior reporter Ari Berman for an in-depth discussion about the … Continued