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10:00 am East Bay Green Home Tour @ Online
East Bay Green Home Tour @ Online
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
A free virtual tour of 12 local homes Register Today Looking for inspiration to make your home climate resilient? Join us at the East Bay Green Home Tour! With a fresh line-up of homes and rentals, this free virtual event will be a helpful source of resources and ideas to help you stake your claim on a green and healthy future. Enjoy live Q&A with homeowners, renters, and experts in a neighbor-to-neighbor format that makes offerings locally relevant. Topics include electrification, water efficiency, carbon sequestration, fireproofing, and more! Sign up … Continued
10:30 am The Class Nature of the Chinese State, with Wadi’h Halabi @ Online
The Class Nature of the Chinese State, with Wadi’h Halabi @ Online
May 15 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library    What is China today? What about the Communist Party and the unions in China? Do they represent gains or setbacks for humanity? Wadi’h Halabi of the CPUSA and the Center for Marxist Education will be discussing these and related questions. Halabi studies the material basis for revolutionary optimism, with a focus on developing and advancing the architecture to complete humanity’s transition from capitalism to socialism. Leaders in China first invited Halabi in 2000, based on an economics column published in the People’s World. … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to: occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net   The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall. If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to … Continued
2:00 pm Community Policing Uncovered: Surveillance, Displacement & Counterinsurgency in Our Cities @ Online
Community Policing Uncovered: Surveillance, Displacement & Counterinsurgency in Our Cities @ Online
May 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Community Policing Uncovered: Surveillance, Displacement & Counterinsurgency in Our Cities @ Online
Community Policing Uncovered: How Surveillance, Displacement and Counterinsurgency Happens in Our Cities Host: Othering and Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley RSVP for reminder: https://secure.everyaction.com/4dHkmUy-C0mtI4HbQHtNeg2 WATCH HERE: https://belonging.berkeley.edu/community-policing-uncovered-how-surveillance-displacement-and-counterinsurgency-happens-our-cities Our communities know how brutal our police systems are and have been rising up to demand new visions of community safety and care. Less understood is the history and harms of reforms like community policing – a counter-revolutionary attempt to legitimize policing. Militarized counterinsurgency and surveillance tactics are impacting neighborhoods daily. From housing displacement and gentrification to corporate power and incarceration, these systems are long-term strategies … Continued
3:00 pm Student Debt Cancellation Campagin Update @ Online
Student Debt Cancellation Campagin Update @ Online
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
It’s starting to smell a lot like winning in the student debt cancellation. A bunch of important things happened last week To learn more about the student debt cancellation fight, join our Campaigns Update call, tonight at 6PM EST. First, a bombshell news story broke that confirms what we’ve been saying all along: tying student debt cancellation to income is virtually impossible. From the article: “Education Department officials have concluded that the agency is unable to cancel federal student loans based on a borrower’s income level without requiring some action … Continued
6:00 pm Fair Share Business Tax Town Hall @ Online
Fair Share Business Tax Town Hall @ Online
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Our virtual town hall on Oakland’s proposed Fair Share Business Tax initiative is coming up soon this upcoming Monday May 16th at 6pm, and we’d love to see you there! Members and supporters of the Oakland small business community are all welcome. At the town hall, you’ll learn about the state of Oakland’s current inequitable tax system and possibilities to tax corporate wealth to fund better city services. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask both Councilmembers Carroll Fife and Nikki Bas any questions you might have about how this … Continued
12:30 pm Find Affordable Housing in Alameda County @ Online
Find Affordable Housing in Alameda County @ Online
May 17 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
https://twitter.com/EBHO_Housing/status/152628761037253427269768
4:00 pm How To Get An Abortion: A Step by Step Guide for You & Your Friends @ Online
How To Get An Abortion: A Step by Step Guide for You & Your Friends @ Online
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
How To Get An Abortion: A Step by Step Guide for You & Your Friends @ Online
Join a workshop on options for accessing abortion, a common and safe reproductive healthcare choice. RSVP below and you’ll be emailed access info the day before the workshop. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-get-an-abortion-a-step-by-step-guide-for-you-your-friends-tickets-331009868427 Do you know what to do if you’re pregnant and don’t want to be? Do you want to be a resource for buds if they’re ever in this situation? In this workshop, we’ll take you through the steps to obtain an abortion so you can feel confident in accessing this common & safe reproductive healthcare option! We’ll cover it all, including … Continued
4:30 pm Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
Book Club: ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition’ @ Online
May 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Book Club: 'Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay: The Case for Economic Disobedience and Debt Abolition' @ Online
https://twitter.com/StrikeDebt/status/152400714676085555269750
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ online
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ online
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ online
Please email contact@oaklandprivacy.org a few days before the meeting to get up-to-date location information or obtain Zoom meeting access info. Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against spy drones, facial recognition, tracking equipment, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones; we oppose “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” —  to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what … Continued
6:30 pm Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
Public Bank of the East Bay @ Online
May 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Friends of the Public Bank East Bay is a completely volunteer-run, nonprofit organizing to create and build community support for the first public bank in California’s history! If you’re committed to economic justice and interested in helping us build new financial systems by the people for the people, we look forward to having you join us! HOW WE OPERATE: We have five committees working together to create a Public Bank in the East Bay: Advocacy builds relationships with community groups and city governments. Communications assists other … Continued
7:00 pm Essie Justice @ Online
Essie Justice @ Online
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​SURJ Bay Area is presenting our ongoing speakers series featuring our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Accountability Partners. This series gives the community an opportunity to hear from our Partners, learn about what they are doing in the community and find out how we can support their work. We invite you to join us to hear from Essie Justice, a nonprofit organization of women with incarcerated loved ones taking on the rampant injustices created by mass incarceration. Their award-winning Healing to Advocacy Model brings women together to heal, … Continued
6:30 pm NASRIN: story of a courageous Iranian lawyer and political prisoner @ Online
NASRIN: story of a courageous Iranian lawyer and political prisoner @ Online
May 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
VIA ZOOM https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81874845936?pwd=Y2RCOVV2UDlCNVhjMUd6TGdmOHpqZz09 Meeting ID: 818 7484 5936 Passcode: 205900 SENSIBLE CINEMA UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY OF SAN FRANCISCO NASRIN Nasrin is a powerful feature documentary by filmmakers Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, that was filmed inside Iran by people risking arrests and imprisonment to bring this inspiring ‘candle in the dark’ to the bright screen. The film is narrated by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman and includes an original song performed by internationally known artist Angélique Kidjo. Nasrin traces the journey of Nasrin Sotoudeh—Iranian defense lawyer, political prisoner, human rights … Continued
4:30 pm Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things @ Online
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things @ Online
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things @ Online
Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite. For May, 2022 we’re reading the first four chapters of A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things. A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, And the Future of the Planet, by Raj Patel and Jason W Moore. UC Press, Amazon All are welcome! “Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. … Continued