Calendar

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Feb
25
Sat
Defend Immigrants Training @ Carpenter's Hall
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

*HELP DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES, WORKERS, AND UNIONS !*

*RESIST IMMIGRATION RAIDS AND FIRINGS!*

Raids and the threat of more raids is upon us. Please join us at training about workplace raids and immigration
enforcement:

The legal rational for workplace enforcement –  called Employer Sanctions –
became part of immigration law in 1986.   Since then workplace raids –
sometimes called ’silent raids’ – have been a mainstay of immigration
enforcement and will likely ramp up under the Trump regime.  Immigration
enforcement has included firings for immigration status, raids and
detentions at work, street corner raids and others.  Trump promises to
unleash all of those strategies to round up and deport thousands of
immigrants.

*The training has 3 goals:

Educate advocates about how workplace enforcement has played out here in
the SF Bay Area (through multiple examples) and lessons learned,

Strengthen immigrant defense through know your rights education and a
system of support/solidarity for immigrants who are picked up; and

Plan creative political responses from the labor, faith and general
community.

Help our communities, workers, and unions get ready.
Everyone is welcome – knowing our past workplace enforcement history and
sharing critical rights information is important for all advocates
preparing to resist Trumps attacks on immigrants and refugees.

If you have any questions, please contact Lillian Galedo (Filipino
Advocates for Justice), 510-456-9876 (510) 20456-9876 (ofc) or
510-409-1679 (510) 20409-1679 (cell) or Agustin Ramirez (ILWU),
916-606-4681

Spanish/English translation provided.

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Know Your Options Before Calling 911 @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

POLICING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
Because policing fails to meet people’s needs, and puts people in danger of arrest, imprisonment, and/or even death, we must eliminate connections between policing and healthcare.
Critical Resistance Oakland and The Oakland Power Projects present: “Know Your Options: Acute Emergencies” workshop
When: Saturday February 25th, 11am-1:30pm
Where: East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd, Oakland, California 94606
RSVP: croakland@criticalresistance.org

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Single Payer Healthcare Kickoff event @ California Nurses Association
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

This will be the first major organizing drive for our campaign to make single-payer health care a reality in California. You can learn more about this issue here. We want all hands on deck for this exciting kick-off day! No prior experience necessary!

You can RSVP by filling out this short form. And don’t forget to share the event on Facebook!

DSA members who come will receive education on single payer and be trained on how to talk to your neighbors and friends about the issue. Then, first-time canvassers will be paired with experienced organizers and canvassers to go spread the word about single payer, sign people up to be supporters, and recruit new members to DSA.

This is not only EBDSA’s first big day of organizing, but it’s also an opportunity for new members and people new to organizing to learn the ropes and build confidence for the work of socialist organizing we will be doing for years to come.

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Roundtable discussion on a civic campaign for basic income in the United States @ Covo
Feb 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Enno Schmidt will be returning to San Francisco Saturday, Feb 25th.
He’ll be engaging with us in a deeper afternoon roundtable discussion: A Civic Campaign for Basic Income in the United States.

If you’re interested, you can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/178774692617282/

What would a civic campaign for basic income look like in the United States? Join us for an afternoon roundtable conversation with Enno Schmidt, co-founder of the Swiss basic income campaign — we’ll discuss what’s happening right now in the US and how we can foster a strong civic and cultural movement in support of basic income here.

We’ll be starting the conversation promptly at 1:30pm, so make sure to arrive by then!

We’ll see you next Saturday!
The Universal Income Project team

P.S. We’re looking for volunteers to help on the web development front. If you’re interested, or know anyone who is, reply and let us know!

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Bob Moses – Lead Organizer for “Mississippi Freedom Summer” @ First Presbyterian Church
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents
BOB MOSES
President and Founder, The Algebra Project
Bob Moses served as Director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee’s (SNCC) Mississippi Voter Registration Project from 1961-1964, and was a lead organizer for the “Mississippi Freedom Summer.”
Moses’ civil rights work in the 1960s culminated in the national response to protect a fundamental right: the right to vote. His current work seeks a national response to establish a fundamental right: the right of every child to a quality public school education.
Co-produced by Merritt College and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center

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Feb
26
Sun
Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Milo Yiannopoulos and Free Speech on the Berkeley campus: A Discussion

Trump tweeted on Feb 2: “If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – NO FEDERAL FUNDS?”

We are inviting speakers to lead our discussion on this topic.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Feb 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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Liberated Lens Film Night: Within Our Gates @ Omni Commons ballroom
Feb 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Within Our Gates by Oscar Michaeux.

Oldest known surviving film made by an African-American director.

1920’s silent film. Portrays the contemporary radical situation in the United States during the early 20th Century – the years of Jim Crow, the revival of the Klan, the Great Migration of blacks to cities of the North and Midwest, and the emergence of the ‘New Negro.’

Free snacks and popcorn.

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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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Feb
28
Tue
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.

—–

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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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
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.
62423
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.
62423
Apr
30
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Apr 30 @ 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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May
21
Sun
Oakland Book Festival @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
May 21 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

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