Calendar

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Feb
27
Mon
Tax the Rich Rally and Singalong – Occupella @ In front of Chase Bank
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sing for an hour with the Tax the Rich crew.

Event is cancelled if it is raining.

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#deleteUber rally and street party @ Uber HQ
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bring your signs. Bring your noisemakers. Bring your crew. Show the world we will not stand for this in our backyard. #deleteUber

We say NO to:

* Sexism and misogyny of tech bro culture
* Exploiting workers with low wages and predatory loans, “contracting” economy
* Tech driven displacement of people of color and immigrants, the poor and working class, queers and artists
* Silicon Valley “neutrality” and complicity with Trump’s agenda and neoliberal capitalism.

Why #deleteUber?

http://mashable.com/2017/02/21/uber-disgusting-examples/
https://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/uber-executive-suggests-digging-up-dirt-on-journalists
http://www.citylab.com/commute/2016/06/uber-subprime-auto-leases/485480/
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dozens-uber-employees-describe-sexist-hostile-work-culture-article-1.2979909
https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber

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Occupy Forum: At the River I Stand: The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike @ Black and Brown Social Club
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OccupyForum presents…

Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!

Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue

on all sides of these critically important issues!

At the River I Stand:
The 1968 Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike,

the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and Strike as Strategy

Film and Discussion with George Wright

Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation workers into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevitability of tragedy at the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This 58-minute documentary brings into sharp relief issues that have only become more urgent in the intervening years: the connection between economic and civil rights, debates over strategies for change, the demand for full inclusion of African Americans in American life, and the fight for dignity for public employees and all working people.

In the 1960s, Memphis’ 1,300 sanitation workers formed the lowest caste of a deeply racist society, earning so little they qualified for welfare. In the film, retired workers recall their fear about taking on the entire white power structure when they struck for higher wages and union recognition.
But local civil rights leaders and the Black community soon realized the strike was part of the struggle for economic justice for all African Americans. Through stirring historical footage we see the community mobilizing behind the strikers, organizing mass demonstrations and an Easter boycott of downtown businesses. The national leadership of AFSCME put the international union’s full resources behind the strike. One day, a placard appeared on the picket lines, which in its radical simplicity summed up the meaning of the strike: “I am a man.”

Endemic inner-city poverty, attempts to roll back gains won by public employees, and the growing gap between the rich and the rest of us make clear that the issues Martin Luther King, Jr. raised in his last days have yet to be addressed. At the River I Stand succeeds in showing that the causes of (and possibly the solutions to) our present racial quandary may well be found in what happened in Memphis.

We are very lucky to have George Wright with us to help disentangle the issues and tease out the strategies applicable to ourselves today.

Time will be allotted for announcements.

Donations to Occupy Forum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!

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Feb
28
Tue
From Ferguson to Oakland: Rev. Traci Blackmon on Activism and Community Health @ Samuel Merritt University Health Education Center
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Rev. Traci Blackmon, an organizer and registered nurse, discusses her experiences in social justice activism and community health in the wake of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder in Ferguson, MO. In Ferguson, Rev. Blackmon provided a mobile faith-based outreach program to improve health outcomes in underserved and impoverished areas. She co-authored the newly released “White Privilege” curriculum currently being taught throughout the United Church of Christ.

The event is FREE and open to the community.

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Refinery Town – book discussion with author Steve Early @ Piedmont Branch Library
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

How activists in a working-class company town (Richmond, CA) harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community.

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Mar
1
Wed
Court Support for Michael Brewster!
Mar 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Court Support Needed!

Michael Brewster, was brutally attacked by police on February 8th.
His mother, Trina Peters, flagged down the police, explained Michael was having a mental health problem and asked them to call an ambulance for him. They said they would. Instead, the officers rushed him threw him on the ground and began to detain him. They called for back up and police swarmed the area.
Michael was unarmed and posed no threat to the officers, yet, they had him face down on the ground. Despite telling him he couldn’t breathe, several officers were on top of him. They beat him up and attempted to assault him with a billy club. Police told the people recording the incident to get back because it was a crime scene.
They beat him so badly that he was at SF General Hospital for 4 days before transferring him to the jail at 850 Bryant St, SF. The police denied his mother visitation and refused to release information regarding his wellbeing and that his court date was this last Wednesday. She only learned of it that day by chance.
The judge set his bail at $100,000. He is still being held at 850 Bryant St, SF.
His family is begging for court support.

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SudoRoom 5 Minutes of Fame! @ Sudo Room, Omni Commons
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Rabi’a Keeble, former OO participant, will present on proposed legislation to increase Oakland’s minimum wage to $20, to establish fair scheduling standards, and an office of labor standards enforcement for the City of Oakland. We believe under this presidential administration the best defense is a strong offense. We’ve got the Dubs, why can’t we have the country’s highest minimum wage? -:)

This legislation was drafted at the request of the Oakland Livable Wage Assembly. We will seek your advice and support for the necessary mobilization(s) to secure enactment we hope in 2017.

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The sudo room five minutes of fame is a social event where a bunch of folks meet up and munch on snacks while some folks make short 5 minute presentations about projects they’re working on or things they care about.

This type of event is blatantly stolen^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hheavily inspired by the noisebridge 5MoF events.

People are encouraged to bring snacks/food/drinks.

Schedule[edit]
These events happen every first Wednesday of the month at sudo room!

Email info@sudoroom.org or the sudo room mailing list to claim a slot for your project. All we need is the title of your presentation and a way to contact you.

10 minutes are allocated to each 5MoF presentation which includes 5 minutes for the presentation, time for questions and time for the next person to get their computer hooked up.

7 pm: People shuffle in, snack on food and get settled
7:30 pm: 1st 5MoF presentation
7:40 pm: 2nd 5MoF presentation
7:50 pm: 3rd 5MoF presentation
8:00 pm: 10 minute break (announced as a 5 minute break so we actually stay on time)
8:10 pm: Three-minute explanation of sudo room and the Omni. Donation hat passed around. New members encouraged to sign up right then and there.
8:12 pm: 10x 30 second announcements (no computer hookup allowed, no need to book these in advance)
8:20 pm: 4th 5MoF presentation
8:30 pm: 5th 5MoF presentation
8:40 pm: 6th 5MoF presentation
8:50 pm: Announce https://pad.riseup/p/sudoride for letting people ride-share back home.
8:51 pm: Social hangouts and tour of omni for new folk.
10:00 pm: Cleanup of food, chairs, etc. and moving folks to sudo room for continued hacking/socializing.

https://sudoroom.org/wiki/5MoF

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Mar
2
Thu
Tech Policy at the White House under Obama and Beyond @ Cloudfare, Inc
Mar 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Please join EFF’s Executive Director Cindy Cohn in conversation with Alexander Macgillivray and Nicole Wong, both former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officers under President Obama who also worked as legal counsel inside Google and Twitter. The panel will discuss the development of the Obama administration’s policies on the Internet, intellectual property, and technology and privacy, as well as the costs and benefits of going “inside” the White House. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a robust Q&A session.

All are welcome to attend this free event so feel free to bring a guest! Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot. Drinks and light snacks will be served.

Hope to see you there!

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Screening of : Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

How do our eating habits affect climate change? Transition Berkeley invites you to view COWSPIRACY: THE SUSTAINABILITY SECRET a ground breaking documentary that takes a sobering look at a destructive industry that is threatening the health of our planet. The film documents this industry’s impact on species extinction, ocean dead zones, water pollution and more. Learn how we can be part of the solution.
Before the film our special guest, attorney Jeff Pierce with the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will talk about efforts to combat the environmental harms of industrial animal agriculture, and highlight ways our individual choice to consume fewer animal products can help solve the problem. He’ll also discuss policy changes that can be implemented at the local level to address the impacts of animal agriculture on the environment.
After we watch COWSPIRACY we’ll have a time for discussion and planning local actions. Please bring vegan snacks to share for the social gathering at 6:30. The program begins at 7pm.

This event is co-sponsored by Transition Berkeley and BFUU’s Social Justice Ctee.

Wheelchair accessible.

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Mar
4
Sat
Homeless Outreach in Berkeley @ Sproul Plaza, UC Berkeley
Mar 4 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Thinking outward and giving our time to others!

Acts 20:35 “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”

With everything that’s been going on this month (politically, socially, and emotionally) it’s time to fill Berkeley with the love of Christ. It’s time to put the church at the forefront for healing and reconciliation.

Friday: donation collection on Sproul Plaza! 12pm-3pm
Satuday: 10:30am- 2pm / sandwich prep and distribution
Join, Join, Join.

If you cannot offer your time but would still like to help you can donate materials or ingredients OR just pray that God would use this to bless the people of Berkeley.

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Fascists Are Not Welcome Here!
Mar 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

People getting organized against fascist ‘Proud Boys’ holding ‘March 4 Trump’ in .

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Mar
5
Sun
Responding to Trump and What to Do: Fighting State Violence and Forced Displacement @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Escuela Comunitaria presents:

This dialogue in the Latino community will be an evening of telling our stories, and the first showing of the new film ‘Where the Guns Go’, a documentary on U.S. weapons and testimonies of victims of organized crime and the drug war in Mexico.

Organizado por Oakland Sin Fronteras, American Friends Service Committee, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones Binacionales, 67 Suenos, Encinal.

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Mar
7
Tue
Resist Trump Tuesday: Climate/Environmental Justice
Mar 7 @ 11:45 am – 2:00 pm

Resist attacks on climate and environmental justice — from the Dakota Access Pipeline to the ongoing push to export coal from Oakland. This march through downtown Oakland will visit Wells Fargo, Citibank, and Chase to tell them to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline and the office of Phil Tagami, to ask him to drop his lawsuit against Oakland for banning coal exports. We want to tell Tagami to find a better use for the West Gateway property. We’ll end up at City Hall to thank the city council for their resolution asking the California Employee Retirement System to divest from the pipeline.
At each stop, there will be a boxing match between the Earth and the Corporate Investors to determine the future of the planet, as well as speakers representing indigenous people, labor, and youth.

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Mar
8
Wed
SF Gender Strike – Shut Ice Down @ Chelsea Manning Plaza
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Oakland Women’s Demonstration @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

WOMEN’S DAY – It is not enough to oppose Trump and his aggressively misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic and racist policies. We must also target the ongoing neoliberal attack on social provision and labor rights. The assault on our dignity, livelihood, friends, lovers, and neighbors is only just beginning. We can expect the repeal of our healthcare, the widening of any wage equity, the elimination of overtime protections, the destruction of already weak student loan provisions. And all of this while waging a militarized police war against immigrants, black and brown communities of color.

We have got to act. Let us join together on March 8th to inagurate a new politics. Let us use the occasion of this international day of action to be done with lean-in feminism and to build in its place a feminism for the 99%, a grassroots, anti-capitalist feminism – a feminism in solidarity with working women, their families and their allies throughout the world.

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Mar
11
Sat
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Mar 11 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Offerings:

  • Massage therapy
  • Energy work
  • Acupuncture
  • Birth Doula Practitioners
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Resource library
  • Free Hot Meal
  • Free Store
  • Cafe Space to hang out, eat, make art and discuss what healing means to us by us and for us.
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Mar
12
Sun
Green Sunday & Monthly County Council Meetings @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Mar 12 @ 7:44 pm – 8:44 pm

Monthly County Council Meetings

The County Council of the Alameda County Green Party meets on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library following the Green Sunday presentation.  All are welcome.

Green Sundays

Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Outreach Working Group of the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library.  All are welcome.

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Mar
13
Mon
Next Steps to Keep Coal out of Oakland @ West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project
Mar 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

no-coal-in-oakland-logoJoin us to discuss options for the community to put pressure on Phil Tagami to drop his lawsuit. Tagami filed suit in federal court after the Oakland City Council unanimously voted to ban the storage of coal at the marine terminal that Tagami is planning to build on land he leased from the city, Still in its early stages, the lawsuit could make it difficult for local communities to protect themselves from toxic pollutants if it is ultimately upheld by the Supreme Court. We will discuss what we can do to stop this, as well as hear an update about the current status of the lawsuit.

More information here

 

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Mar
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 2 PM (3 PM pn the summer) to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… Eat-the-Rich-bonapetit

The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During the warmer months we tend to meet at 4 PM.

ooGAOO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than four years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally . Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. We encourage everyone participating in the Occupy Oakland GA to be part of at least one associated group, but it is by no means a requirement. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Apr
8
Sat
West Oakland Holistic Community Clinic & Cafe @ West Oakland Healing Arts
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Offerings:

  • Massage therapy
  • Energy work
  • Acupuncture
  • Birth Doula Practitioners
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Resource library
  • Free Hot Meal
  • Free Store
  • Cafe Space to hang out, eat, make art and discuss what healing means to us by us and for us.
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