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12:00 pm Protest to Stop Financing of Oakland Coal Terminal
Protest to Stop Financing of Oakland Coal Terminal
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Come protest the Bank of Montreal’s involvement in financing Oakland’s unwanted coal terminal. We will be demonstrating outside the conference of Principles for Responsible Investment, running concurrently with Global Climate Action Summit. Inside the conference, bankers and investors will be discussing responsible investment. Outside we will be asking why the Bank of Montreal won’t renounce its plan to finance the Oakland coal terminal. The Bank of Montreal has been instrumental in attempting to raise the $$ to finance the proposed coal terminal on the Oakland waterfront. They lobbied to get … Continued
6:00 pm Punks With Lunch
Punks With Lunch
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Oakland Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit Harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness. Anyone and everyone is welcome to volunteer with us! We just ask a few simple guidelines to keep PWL running smoothly. Please come wearing closed toed shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather. We ask that you show up with a non-judgemental, come as you are attitude. Be ready to work hard and have fun! Wednesday:  Mobile Outreach Meet at: 36th and MLK             … Continued
7:00 pm Ars Technica Live: Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ars Technica Live: Oakland’s Privacy Advisory Commission @ Eli's Mile High Club
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In May 2018, Oakland joined a growing number of California cities and counties that are currently passing meaningful surveillance oversight laws. The new law requires that the Privacy Advisory Commission be notified if the city is spending money or seeking outside grant money to be spent on any hardware or software that could potentially impact privacy. Notably, Oakland’s law specifically includes provisions that forbid non-disclosure agreements and protect whistleblowers. Oakland has been at the forefront of local efforts to pass pro-privacy measures for many years now. Back in 2013, after … Continued
7:30 pm America, The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
America, The Farewell Tour, Chris Hedges @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Sep 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
America, The Farewell Tour is a book that should disturb and anger all of us. It is a profoundly sobering, upsetting portrait of our country as it is, not as we wish it to be. The road to taking our country begins with recognizing it for what it is.  Chris Hedges shows us in America, The Farewell Tour, a country that should Shame us, a land of rampant and deadly drug addiction, of escape into gambling and pornography, of zenophobic scapegoating – a country where the super rich exploit the poor and vulnerable. … Continued