Calendar

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Jun
24
Sun
HOUSING OAKLAND NOW!, @ Uptown Night Club
Jun 24 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2L51Mf7
– People Power Investor – $12 ADV / $20 DOOR
– Feeling Generous Investor – $50

The Housing Oakland Now! Collaborative is a group of housed and unhoused people in Oakland who have joined together to create immediate and long term permanent solutions to the housing and homeless crisis in The Town. We are changing the game and the narrative on homelessness, and we need your support. Please join our First Annual Homes For All Fundraiser

The fundraiser features a night of live performances from Mistah Fab, La Misa Negra, Equipto, Gina Madrid, X-Clan, Jennifer Johns, Gift of Gab of Blackalicious, Audiopharmacy, Alia Sharrief, Ras Ceylon, DJs: Platurn, Davey D, Smoke-1 & Teao Sence plus a very surprise guest.

Live painting by the legendary Eessu, and a host of community leaders in the trenches uniting to raise awareness on the homeless crisis and the urgency to provide shelter for all of Oakland’s unhoused.

Afro-Pilipino cuisine provided by Oakland’s Original Lumpia Lady

Platinum VIP Investors: We are asking that organizations, companies and private donors to join the host committee with a gracious donation of $5,000 or more. You, your organization or company will be listed as an awesome supporter of Housing Oakland Now! on all marketing and digital event material. We would love to extend two complimentary tickets to the event to your organization/company and access to the VIP room – the entire upstairs to have a birds eye view of the event, seating and complimentary dinner.

All proceeds will go towards the funding of efforts by grassroots organizations The Village and The East Oakland Collective (EOC) . Both organizations are on the ground and in the trenches every day working on behalf of our unhoused brothers and sisters. Your generous support will go towards building materials for The Village’s tiny home projects, for EOC to open the first tiny home shelter in Deep East Oakland, a campaign to change the narrative of homelessness in Oakland and more!

Hosted by:
GINA MADRID :: The Village in Oakland #feedthepeople :: EQUIPTO :: East Oakland Collective :: Ron Dellums Institute of Social Justice

PERFORMING LIVE
Mistah FAB
La Misa Negra
X-Clan Worldwide
The Gift of Gab of Blackalicious)
GINA MADRID
The Watershed – 415 (EQUIPTOBryconMonk HTS, OSK)
Jennifer Johns
Alia Sharrief
Ras Ceylon
Audiopharmacy
and SURPRISE GUEST

DJs: DJ PlaturnDavey D CookDanny J SmokyTeao Sense

64759
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Liberated Lens film night: Submedia Trouble @ Omni Commons
Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

subMedia is a grassroots, independent media collective which aims to promote anarchist and anti-capitalist ideas and aid social struggles through the dissemination of radical films and videos.

In 2017 subMedia has launched Trouble, a monthly documentary series.

In the two episodes of “Trouble” sub.Media examines  gentrification by taking closer look at how it is playing out
in Toronto, New Orleans, Istanbul, Montreal, the Bay Area  and Berlin and to see how people in these cities are fighting
back on attacks on their communities by developers,  real estate speculators and the tech industry.

Discussion will follow the film.

Free snacks and popcorn!

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Jun
27
Wed
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS — causes, connections, and organizing for radical change      @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Jun 27 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

YES, WE HAVE A CRISIS!
AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
— causes, connections, and organizing for radical change

                                        With Boona Cheema and Steve Barton


Stephen E. Barton, PhD is a long-time consultant to the Rent Stabilization Board, former Housing Director of the City of Berkeley, and an independent researcher/writer in evolutionary economics and community-based democracy. His analysis of rapidly rising rents in Berkeley led to passage of Measure U1 in 2016, increasing business license fees for commercial landlords, and providing the basis of the $100 Housing Bond on the ballot this November.

Boona Cheema is a recognized social justice pioneer, a Unitarian minister and founder/Executive Director (retired) of Better Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency. For 40 years, she, and BOSS, continue working with people experiencing poverty, disability, and the lack of affordable housing in Berkeley and Alameda County, providing jobs, shelter, and respectful aid while addressing root causes and solutions.

 Berkeley-East Gray Panthers *  PO Box 1126, Berkeley, CA4701  510-842-6224 * berkgraypanthers@aol.org

64834
Jun
28
Thu
Beer and Roses: DSA Labor Social @ Eli's Mile High Club
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join the East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in getting involved in the labor movement, and hear from fellow East Bay DSA members about their experience at this spring’s national Labor Notes conference. (show less)

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Jun
30
Sat
Copwatch: Know Your Rights Training @ Grassroots House
Jun 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Film Debut: “Homeless: The Story of America’s Economic Refugees.” @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
Jun 30 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

HOMELESS: A documentary film by internationally renowned writer & scholar Dr Samar Habib, exposing the state emergency crisis of homelessness in Berkeley & Oakland. Plus a documentary collage of information, interviews and stills from the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter at 9th & University.

Dr. Habib will introduce the film and be on hand to answer questions. There will be a homemade meal from the Fabulous Chefs at Consider the Homeless.

Sponsored by Consider The Homeless : We are a grassroots, community-based group of like-minded neighbors and friends who want to help those living on the streets of our city.
This is a fundraiser for Consider The Homeless!, a recognized as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
RSVP: info@ConsiderTheHomeless.org, 510 560 4284
Please pay for all reservations with a check to Consider the Homeless! Please include your name on all reservations and US mail to PO Box 2771, Berkeley, CA or Paypal: paypal.me/ConsiderTheHomeless
PROGRAM (may be changed – not the films)
3:15PM: Doors open
3:20PM: Music & Slide Show
3:45PM: Welcome: Consider The Homeless! founder, Barbara Brust
3:55PM: Dr. Samar Habib introduces her film “HOMELESS”
4:05PM: Screening of the film, “HOMELESS: The Story of America’s Economic Refugees”
4:55PM: Screening of the short film, “BESS – April 2018”
5:10PM: Introductions – Special Guests
5:15PM: Q & A with our guests
6:00PM: Dinner is Served
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Jul
1
Sun
This Is America : A March Against Gentrification @ Lake Merritt, Cleveland Cascade
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Alena Museum presents artist activism event on gentrification. We will gather the creative voices and collective power of our community and allies to demonstrate and speak out against the private investors, developers, and politicians who are set out to broaden the gap of wealth at the expense of the people. We will share with you our plans moving forward and how the community can be involved in that process. Displacing the community will not be a silent fight. Stand up for you, your family, your neighbors, and your community as we are witnessing gentrification destroying the cultural fabric of Oakland.

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Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required!

We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net

We usually meet in the basement, unless otherwise noted.

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Jul
3
Tue
People’s Assembly on Red/Black Liberation @ E14 Gallery
Jul 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We are hosting People’s Assemblies on everything from public safety to education. Together we will imagine an Oakland with housing security, true public safety, sanctuary for all, and create a plan to get us there.

This People’s Assembly will focus on Native communities and the struggle for Native sovereignty and land reclamation. Join us to talk about Red/Black Liberation on the day before the Farce of July.

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Jul
9
Mon
Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission. @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Normally meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month, OPAC will meet instead on the 9th in July.

Agenda forthcoming.

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Jul
10
Tue
Ella Baker Letter Writing Night @ Ella Baker Center office
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Ella Baker Center will host a mail night at our office to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the country. We are getting lots of questions about prior ballot initiatives including Prop 47 and 57, advocacy support, requests for pen pals and the Ella Baker Center’s work at large. We will also be sending information to people inside about how they can get involved with our priority bills.

Please RSVP to Eric@ellabakercenter.org

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Jul
11
Wed
Rendezvous with Oblivion: What does a middle-class democracy look like when it falls apart? @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents


Advanced Tickets: Pegasus Books (3 stores), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s

 

What does a middle-class democracy look like when it falls apart?  When – after forty years of economic triumph – the country’s fiscal winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing whasoever to the rest of the country? With his exceptionally sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present day  America,  showing us a society in the final stages of disintegration, and describing the

worlds of both the winners and the losers—the sprawling mansion districts as well as the daily lives of fast-food workers.

Rendezvous with Oblivion is a collection of interlocking essays examining exactly how   grotesque inequality has manifested itself in our cities, in our jobs, in the way we travel, and of course in our politics, where in 2016, millions of anxious ordinary people rallied to the insulting presidential campaign of a billionaire who had only contempt for them.

These accounts of folly and exploitation are brought together in this volume, unified by Frank’s distinctive voice, sardonic wit, and fresh, anti-orthodox perspective. They capture a society where status signifiers are hollow, where the allure of mobility is merely another con job, and where rebellion too often yields nothing. For those who despair of the future of this country, Rendezvous with Obliviion is a booster shot of energy, reality, and welcome moral outrage.

“Thomas Frank combines two things absent from most liberal commentary: muckraking reporting and satiric wit.” — New York Times’ Book Review

 

Thomas Frank is the author of the New York Times’ bestselling What’s the Matter with Kansas?  as well as Listen, Liberal, and Pity the Billionaire, and The Wrecking Crew. A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper’s, he is the founding editor of The Baffler, and writes regularly for The Guardian.

 

Kris Welch is a veteran, very popular KPFA on-air host, a mother, and a devoted grandmother.

KPFA benefit

64673
Jul
12
Thu
“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 @ 2:53 pm – 3:53 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)
Richmond: https://bpt.me/3483033;
Oakland: https://bpt.me/3489485

Check out “The Reluctant Radical” trailer here

A climate change film like no other, THE RELUCTANT RADICAL is an intimate character portrait of valve turner Ken Ward, who puts everything on the line in his fight to stave off climate change. Using cinéma vérité storytelling, the film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following ones moral callingeven if that means breaking the law.

The film follows Ken for a year and a half, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016 and the ensuing trial that threatened to put him behind bars for twenty years.

There are many fronts in the vast climate fight; this film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one daring path. -Bill McKibben, Climate Advocate and Founder of 350.org

He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in. -Dr. James Hansen, Climate Scientist

64812
Jul
13
Fri
“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 13 @ 2:53 pm – 3:53 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)
Richmond: https://bpt.me/3483033;
Oakland: https://bpt.me/3489485

Check out “The Reluctant Radical” trailer here

A climate change film like no other, THE RELUCTANT RADICAL is an intimate character portrait of valve turner Ken Ward, who puts everything on the line in his fight to stave off climate change. Using cinéma vérité storytelling, the film reveals both the personal costs and also the fulfillment that comes from following ones moral callingeven if that means breaking the law.

The film follows Ken for a year and a half, culminating with his participation in the coordinated action that shut down all the U.S. tar sands oil pipelines on October 11, 2016 and the ensuing trial that threatened to put him behind bars for twenty years.

There are many fronts in the vast climate fight; this film highlights the personal struggles and victories of one daring path. -Bill McKibben, Climate Advocate and Founder of 350.org

He was told he was crazy, but crazy is sitting idly by as disaster for young people is knowingly locked in. -Dr. James Hansen, Climate Scientist

64812
Jul
29
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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Aug
12
Sun
25th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993

Come celebrate 25 years!
— free t-shirt raffle
— silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt
— vegan chocolate cake / celebratory food items
— tell funny stories

The Infoshop is accepting donations on its website and otherwise to continue for another 25 years.

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Aug
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 26 @ 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

 

64399
Oakland Greens: Free Dinner and a Movie @ It's Your Move Games
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dinner: 6:30 PM

Movie: 7:30 PM

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