Calendar

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Sep
23
Sun
DSA: Knock Doors for Housing Justice & Yes on Prop 10 @ Mclymonds Mini Park
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The housing crisis in the Bay Area and beyond is a wholly preventable disaster, created and maintained by the notion that housing is a commodity and not a human right.

On Saturday, September 23, join us in the campaign for the Yes on Prop 10, also called the Affordable Housing Act — a ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

The Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act upholds landlord interests, and — in tandem with the housing crisis — has deeply exacerbated social disparities, displaced longtime communities, driven homelessness, and dealt a blow to working-class power by making housing ever more insecure and inaccessible.

Come learn more about Prop 10 and repealing Costa-Hawkins, and then we’ll hit the streets to talk with our neighbors about housing justice and the Affordable Housing Act!

We will be meeting within the park. Look for the big DSA flag!

Accessibility: McClymonds Park is ADA-accessible.

 

 

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Save People’s Park Rally @ People's Park
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Film Screenings: Dystopia Down Under: Stare Into The Lights My Pretties/iRony @ Omni Commons
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Oakland Privacy Movie Night

Come and celebrate the big win at BART at Oakland Privacy’s Movie Night.

Two great films from the land down under, free snacks, and a bit about how we’re wiping out secret surveillance across the Bay.

Join Oakland Privacy for two award-winning Australian films about our dystopian techno-state. Cosponsored by Liberated Lens Film Collective.

Doors open at 5:30pm
Program starts at 6pm

RSVP

iRony, directed by then 19-year old Radheya Jegatheya, is an 8 minute animated film exploring the relationship between human and technology …. told from the perspective of a phone. The hand drawn animated film is based on a poem by the director which won 2 national poetry awards in Australia and has received 14 “Best of” awards in film festivals around the globe.

Stare Into The Lights My Pretties, directed by Jordan Brown, investigates questions of how did we get here and who benefits to form a critical view of technological escalation driven by rapacious and pervasive corporate interests. Covering themes of addiction, privacy, surveillance, information manipulation, behavior modification and social control, the film lays the foundations as to why we may feel like we are sleep running into some dystopian nightmare with the machines at the helm. The film won the “Edward Snowden Award” in Argentina, “Most Challenging Film” from Indie Lincs in Lincoln United Kingdom, “Most Unforgettable Film” Silver Award from the Spotlight Film Festival, United States; and winner and semi-finalist accolades from events in Poland, Bangladesh, Russia, Ireland and Belgium.

With a brief q+a with Privacy Advisory Commission chair Brian Hofer about what we can do to slow down dystopia right here in our backyard.

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Sep
25
Tue
Sex Worker Solidarity: Come Out & Speak Against Bad Laws in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Council Person Abel Guillen is proposing the Nordic Model for East Oakland otherwise known as End Demand legislation. The law would target clients, thereby creating a smaller pool of paying clients. This is the last thing we need while we are reeling from FOSTA/SESTA.

Every time this kind of bad legislation is put into law, anywhere in the world, it causes more violence against sex workers and unsafe working conditions. We need folks to come pack the meeting and fax City Council before hand at https://tribunus.typeform.com/to/ABrd2T

Accessibility info – This is at City hall – on the 3rd floor, there is an elevator up to the 3rd floor, in terms of scents, it is City Hall, so it’s not scent free

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Sep
26
Wed
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Sep 26 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.

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Organizing in the Gone City: Tech & the Dark Side of Prosperity
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

ORGANIZING IN THE GONE CITY
A conversation with Dick Walker on his latest book,
Pictures of a Gone City: Tech and the Dark Side of Prosperity
in the San Francisco Bay Area

Join LeftRoots and the The Center for Political Education for an
evening with radical geographer Dick Walker. He will be joined by on-the-ground organizers against gentrification, displacement, and exploitation by the tech industry in the Bay Area, including:

• Vanessa Moses, of Causa Justa Just Cause
• Alex Tom, of Chinese Progressive Association
• Divya Sundar, of ASATA – Alliance of South Asians Taking Action

The San Francisco Bay Area is a jewel in the crown of capitalism—the tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. The Bay boasts of being the Left Coast, home of green cities, and the best place for workers in the USA. So, what could be wrong?

Join us to examine the dark side of this success: overheated, exploding inequality, and severe environmental damage—and how Pictures of a Gone City can help us build power and win in these changing and challenging times.

Dick Walker is one of those rare scholars who helps us understand the world in order to change it. A professor emeritus of geography at UC Berkeley, he has long been a resource for Bay Area activists seeking to understand where we live and work, its local dynamics and global context. Pictures of a Gone City—sweeping in scope and exquisitely detailed—examines the political economy and class structure of the region; displacement, internal migration and the growth of its cities; and its history of environmental and political organizing.

Wheelchair accessible.

For more information, email bayareacc@leftroots.net or center@politicaleducation.org

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Sep
27
Thu
Make AB 617 Really Work for Impacted Communities @ Byron Sher Auditorium
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The California Air Resources Board takes testimony this week on the new state Community Emissions Reduction Program, established by Assembly Bill 617.  The CARB board will decide whether to adopt their staff’s “blueprint,” and will set the communities receiving emissions reduction plans and requirements for the first year.  Your important testimony could make all the difference between a weak, inequitable program and one that lives up to its promise.

  • Ask the Board to include a longer list of communities receiving a Community Emission Reduction Plan, adding RichmondEast Oakland, Southeast Los Angeles, East Coachella, and others.
  • Ask the Board to clean up oil refineries, implement zero emission transportation, address cumulative impacts from small stationary sources, and start a plan to Phase Down Oil Refineries.

What exactly is AB 617?

AB 617, the “Community Air Protection Act” was adopted in the summer of 2017 as a companion bill—and justification—for AB 398, which extended the much-protested state cap-and-trade program.  This greenhouse gas trading program allows big polluters to pay to pollute, instead of directly cleaning up fossil fuels in impacted communities.  AB 617, its intended antidote, is supposed to cut toxics and smog “co-pollutants.”  These are emitted at the same time as greenhouse gases when fossil fuels are burned or evaporated in industry and transportation, especially in most impacted communities of color.

Now that AB 617 is in place, environmental justice organizations that first opposed it are working to get as much pollution cleanup as they can.  Some 617 concepts do include important measures community members have long sought, such as community-level plans to cut cumulative stationary, transportation, and other emissions.  But here’s the problem:  only ten communities in the state are proposed to get any plan the first year, and only seven of these would get an emission reduction plan.  (The rest get only air monitoring plans!)   This is not enough: dozens of seriously impacted communities need such cleanup.

In the Bay Area, we’re very happy that West Oakland was chosen to receive an emission reduction plan.  But East Oakland and Richmond were left out!  And in southern California, Southeast Los Angeles was also passed over.

What do environmental justice groups want?

Community Selection – Add Community Emission Reduction Plan (CERP) for ► Richmond ► East Oakland ► Southeast LA.

  • East Coachella is also seeking an emissions reduction plan.  This is a rural community and coalition partner in the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA), a part of the South Coast Air Basin.  Heavily impacted rural communities frequently are left out of receiving enough monitoring and pollution reduction measures.
  • The state list should include far more than seven communities for emissions plans.  Dozens of communities needing cleanup throughout the state have sought emissions reduction plans.

State Blueprint – Need Oil Industry Requirements:

  • Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for existing Refinery Catalytic Cracking units—to drastically reduce deadly particulate matter responsible for thousands of additional deaths.
  • Replace massive, polluting old refinery boilers & heaters to meet Best Available Control Technology (BACT) standards.
  • Stop expanding oil refineries.
  • Develop a plan to phaseout oil refineries by 2050.
  • 2,500-foot buffer zone between oil extraction sites and neighbors.

 

 

JOIN US ON AMTRAK!  Capitol Corridor #522 to Sacramento:  Oakland: 6:25; Emeryville: 6:34; Berkeley: 6:38; Richmond: 6:45; Martinez: 7:11; Sacramento: 8:25 AM

 

Communities for a Better Environment handout w/ graphs

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No DAC For BART – The Suburban Meeting @ Pittsburg City Hall
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On September 13, BART unanimously adopted a surveillance transparency ordinance, the 6th Bay Area entity to do so and the first transit agency in the country. Thanks to you, there will be no more secret surveillance on BART. But BART still has plans for enhanced security and has scheduled a meeting in the suburbs. What BART does affects all of its riders, so your voice should be heard – even if they make you travel a long way to do it. Pittsburg City Hall, to be exact.

Free shuttle from the Pittsburg Center BART station.

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Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Telegraph Beer Garden
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social!

Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!

 

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Sep
28
Fri
Futbolistas 4 Life @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Futbolistas 4 Life takes you into the lives of two Oakland high schoolers: One is a college hopeful and DACA applicant who’s navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other is an American citizen who lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines.

The film also features the fighting spirit of their coach Dania – a former professional soccer player. At a time when Colin Kaepernick and professional athletes around the world have used their platform to speak out on injustices in the U.S., Dania also uses her role to help players understand the inequities that exist in their community. A former professional athlete and the daughter of political refugees from Chile, Dania uses her love for the game and her family’s own immigrant experience to connect with and empower her players.

Futbolistas 4 Life sheds light on the overwhelming stress experienced nationwide by immigrant youth living in communities with high rates of poverty and violence – communities increasingly in the crosshairs of harsh federal immigration policies.

Director’s Bio
Jun Stinson is an Oakland based independent filmmaker and a producer at AJ+. She has been a post-production producer and editor with Al Jazeera America, produced segments for Current TV and KQED, among others. She was also on the post-production team of the feature documentary Spark: A Burning Man Story that premiered at SXSW in 2013. Her work is published in the Washington Post, Associated Press, espnW, and SFGate.com. She is a former BAVC National MediaMaker Fellow and San Francisco Film Society FilmHouse resident. Jun was raised in both Oakland and Kobe, Japan and is a graduate of UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

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Sep
29
Sat
Rally To Legalize Psychedelic Medicine & Nude Love Parade @ SF City Hall
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Psychedelics are non-addictive, mind-altering plant-based medicines that do not harm the human body and pose no danger when consumed in safe conditions and within reasonable dosage.

The most known psychedelics are psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD, MDMA (ecstasy), DMT, ayahuasca, ibogaine, 5-MeO-DMT or Bufo Alvaris (frog medicine), salvia devinorum.

Psychedelic medicine has been used mostly underground to successfully cure PTSD, depression, different types of headaches, addiction to hard drugs and pharmaceuticals, autism, as well as an array of other mental and emotional conditions.

Despite their tremendous healing properties, most psychedelics are illegal in the United States.

In recent years new studies have been launched with the intent to legalize psychedelics. But the process of FDA approval is so tedious, so expensive and so prohibitively long that activists have decided to take matters in their own hands and start a movement to end prohibition of psychedelics.

Famous body freedom activist and founder of a psychedelic clinic and rehab for street kids in Mexico (Jerry Garcia Family Healing Clinic) Gypsy Taub organized the first legalization rally on August 19, 2018. It took place at Jane Warner Plaza in San Francisco and was followed by the 3rd annual Nude Summer of Love Parade.

The second rally will take place in front of the San Francisco City Hall on Saturday, September 29th and will be followed by a Nude Love Parade through Haight Street.

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Buffalo Field Campaign Roadshow @ Ecology Center
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night for the Buffalo:
This very special event features storytelling and video straight from the field, from the land of the buffalo with Buffalo Field Campaign co-founder Mike Mease, along with Native Music from Mignon Geli and Karaj. The Campaign works to end the slaughter of the last of the wild herds of buffalo, in West Yellowstone, Montana.

BFC uses video documentation, non-violent direct action, education and lobbying to change archaic laws targeting buffalo. Volunteers from around the world spend every day, from sunrise to sunset, monitoring and documenting threats to the buffalo, running patrols on skis, snowshoes and cars to defend buffalo on their traditional winter habitat and advocate for their protection.

The Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) is the only group working in the field, every day, to stop the slaughter and harassment of the last wild buffalo.

They come with new stories and video each roadshow tour!
Wheelchair accessible, donations at the door / NOTAFLOF

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Sep
30
Sun
Critical Resistance: 20 Year Anniversary @ Parking Lot at 44th and Telegraph
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

On the 20th anniversary of the first Critical REsistance conference in 1998, we invite you to join us at our new building to celebrate the next 20 years of resistance and community power!

Food. Games. Art. Music. Fun.

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six 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. 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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Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Sep 30 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Oct
1
Mon
Author Event: Shane Bauer – American Prison. @ Moe's Books
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Oct
2
Tue
ALL EYES ON THE SHERIFF – EMERGENCY RALLY & MARCH! @ Glen Dyer
Oct 2 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Turn out for a rally and march calling for FULL sheriff accountability and transparency! In the span of just 6 days, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department has been exposed for:

Join us to demand that the Board of Supervisors authorize an independent audit and full transparency and accountability of the Alameda Sheriff’s Department. #AuditAhern NOW!! For more information visit our Facebook event page.

 

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Oct
5
Fri
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 5 all-day

Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal
The Role of Women in The Great Depression

A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on Friday and Saturday at Maude Fife Room. Donations to the Living New Deal would be appreciated.  Registration is required. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

With pivotal national elections just weeks away and unprecedented numbers of women running for office, taking power, and leading change, the topic is especially timely. Co-hosts are The Living New DealFrances Perkins Center, and the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, will speak. He is  author of The Work of Nations; Saving Capitalism; and the documentary, Inequality. Reich will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. The award ceremony and Dr. Reich’s speech are open to the public on a donation basis. Registration is required to attend. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

Dr. John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, a former professor of psychology and a founding faculty member at Hampshire College, will lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5. Boettiger lived in the White House as a boy, and traveled with his grandmother during her work at United Nations while she authored the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

The program includes
    Kirstin Downey, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize while a reporter for the
Washington Post, and  award-winnng author of several books including
     The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins,
FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.

   Susan Quinn, autthor of two books about women of the New Deal:
Eleanor and Hick, Furious Improvisation, about the embattled
Federal Theatre Project and its director Hallie Flanagan.

Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange. Lange, who lived in Berkeley,
chronicled the Great Depression as a New Deal photographer. Dyanna produced the
documentary, Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about Lange’s life and work.

    Robin Gerber, <author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way,
an attorney and former labor leader who helped found the James MacGregor Burns
Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park.

   Dr. Eileen Boriis, Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara, co-author of
Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State.

See the full schedule and list of presenters here: : https://lndconference.eventbrite.com

The conference cosponsors include: the City of Berkeley, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden, Frances Perkins Center, National New Deal Preservation Association and UC Berkeley Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology.

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CONTACTS:
Susan Ives,
susan@susanivescommunications.com,
415-987-6764

Harvey Smith,
harveysmithberkeley@yahoo.com
510-684-0414

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Oct
6
Sat
The Role of Women in The Great Depression @ Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room
Oct 6 all-day

Conference on Women and the Spirit of the New Deal
The Role of Women in The Great Depression

A conference, Women and the Spirit of the New Deal, will bring authors, scholars, historians, and activists together at UC Berkeley to fill in a significant gap in our understanding of the 20th Century – the role of women in the nation’s economic recovery, social welfare, and cultural life during the crisis of the 1930s Great Depression. A limited number of seats are open to the public to attend the presentations on Friday and Saturday at Maude Fife Room. Donations to the Living New Deal would be appreciated.  Registration is required. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

With pivotal national elections just weeks away and unprecedented numbers of women running for office, taking power, and leading change, the topic is especially timely. Co-hosts are The Living New DealFrances Perkins Center, and the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UC Berkeley Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor, will speak. He is  author of The Work of Nations; Saving Capitalism; and the documentary, Inequality. Reich will receive the Intelligence and Courage Award at the Women’s Faculty Club on Friday, Oct 5, 6:30pm. The award ceremony and Dr. Reich’s speech are open to the public on a donation basis. Registration is required to attend. Lndconference.eventbrite.com

Dr. John Roosevelt Boettiger, grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, a former professor of psychology and a founding faculty member at Hampshire College, will lead off the conference on Friday morning, Oct 5. Boettiger lived in the White House as a boy, and traveled with his grandmother during her work at United Nations while she authored the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

The program includes
    Kirstin Downey, co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize while a reporter for the
Washington Post, and  award-winnng author of several books including
     The Woman Behind the New Deal: The Life of Frances Perkins,
FDR’s Secretary of Labor and His Moral Conscience.

   Susan Quinn, autthor of two books about women of the New Deal:
Eleanor and Hick, Furious Improvisation, about the embattled
Federal Theatre Project and its director Hallie Flanagan.

Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange. Lange, who lived in Berkeley,
chronicled the Great Depression as a New Deal photographer. Dyanna produced the
documentary, Grab a Hunk of Lightning, about Lange’s life and work.

    Robin Gerber, <author of Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way,
an attorney and former labor leader who helped found the James MacGregor Burns
Academy of Leadership at the University of Maryland, College Park.

   Dr. Eileen Boriis, Professor of Feminist Studies, UC Santa Barbara, co-author of
Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State.

See the full schedule and list of presenters here: : https://lndconference.eventbrite.com

The conference cosponsors include: the City of Berkeley, East Bay Regional Park District, Friends of the Berkeley Rose Garden, Frances Perkins Center, National New Deal Preservation Association and UC Berkeley Departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Geography, History, and Sociology.

###

CONTACTS:
Susan Ives,
susan@susanivescommunications.com,
415-987-6764

Harvey Smith,
harveysmithberkeley@yahoo.com
510-684-0414

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Oct
7
Sun
RESILIENCE FOR RENTERS: GROW YOUR OWN FOOD @ EcoHouse
Oct 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Resilience for Renters: Grow Your Own Food

WHAT: Growing your own food is a key resilience strategy lowers your grocery bills, makes healthier eating easy and fun, and helps combat climate change! No yard? No extra money? No problem! In this hands-on workshop at our lush outdoor classroom, you will learn many ways to grow food as a renter. Instructor Lori Caldwell, a long-time renter herself, will demonstrate creative solutions and cover topics such as:

  • Container gardening, indoors and outside
  • Vertical gardening (hanging pots and peats, pallets and trellises)
  • From concrete to food: creating temporary raised beds (wattle, hugel, strawbale)
  • Plant selection, crop rotation, and maintaining soil fertility
  • Landlord incentives for lawn conversion
  • Free resources (seed libraries, cuttings, crop swaps, compost giveaways)
  • Other creative strategies (yardshare, funky containers, etc.)

WHO: Instructor Lori Caldwell – a renter herself! – is an avid edible gardener, Master Composter, and Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape Professional. She has been teaching sustainable gardening classes all over the Bay Area since 2007.

(This workshop is part of the “Resilience for Renters” series the Ecology Center is developing for the thousands of renters in the East Bay.)

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