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7:00 am Feed the Hood 9: Bag Lunch & Hygiene Kit Distribution @ Cristo Rey De La Salle High School
Feed the Hood 9: Bag Lunch & Hygiene Kit Distribution @ Cristo Rey De La Salle High School
Feb 10 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
RSVP: bit.ly/feedthehood9 DONATE: bit.ly/feedthehood Join The East Oakland Collective for their large scale community service opportunity to prepare and distribute 3,000 lunches and hygiene kits to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland. This Feed the Hood is paying respect and homage to the Black Panther Party, who fed, clothed and provided resources to the community without government assistance. << At-A-Glance Agenda for Feed the Hood >> 7 AM: Volunteers arrive. Volunteer breakfast. 7 AM – 9 AM: Prepare bag lunches and hygiene kits 9 AM – 9:30 AM: Program … Continued
10:00 am Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Feb 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
12:45 pm Artist Reception with Edythe Boone/Film Screening @ Fellowship Hall
Artist Reception with Edythe Boone/Film Screening @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 10 @ 12:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Meet living treasure Edythe Boone and enjoy the new installation of her works in Fellowship Hall. This bold muralist, activist, and educator tackles poverty, racism, and inequality—with a paintbrush. She makes murals with all who share her yearning for community. (Note that the reception takes place after the regular 2nd Sunday potluck, which starts around noon.) As a special treat, we’ll be screening the fascinating, award-winning documentary by Marlene “Mo” Morris, “A New Color: The Art of Being Edythe Boone.”65617
1:00 pm U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally @ Lake Merritt Columns
U.S. Hands Off Venezuela Rally @ Lake Merritt Columns
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Rally to demand U.S. Hands Off Venezuela in support of the elected Maduro Bolivarian government at The Lake Merritt Columns/Pergola/ThePillars, 599 El Embarcadero, Oakland We demand: No U.S. Coup! – No troops – No sanctions – Return Venezuelan money to the legitimate Maduro government – No proxy interventions (i.e. through Colombia or Brazil) Recognize the elected Maduro Bolivarian government No recognition of the self-imposed, rogue Guaidò “government”. We invite other organizations to endorse. Please message with your endorsement, and we’ll add you to the listed endorsers. Causes 65581
5:00 pm Green Sunday: The Teachers Strike and the Defense of Public Education in Oakland   @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: The Teachers Strike and the Defense of Public Education in Oakland   @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Our forum this month will focus on the likely teachers strike in Oakland and the battle against school closures and charters linked to a privatization agenda locally and nationally. This comes on the wake of a very successful strike by teachers in Los Angeles and an educator upsurge spreading elsewhere. Our presenters will be Mike Hutchinson, long time education activist, school board candidate, and leader of OPEN (Oakland Public Education Network) and Becca Rozo-Marsh, a leader of the Oakland Education Association and co-chair of that union’s community outreach committee. Mike … Continued
5:00 pm Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion @ Omni Commons
Feb 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated Lens film night: free screening of Roma & discussion @ Omni Commons
One of the biggest film awards contenders (including the upcoming Oscars) this year is likely to be Roma, the latest film from Gravity and Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón, but it’s nothing like either of those two films. Instead, the filmmaker has crafted a family drama that many critics are calling a masterpiece. The film is inspired by Cuarón’s life and portrays a year in the life of a middle-class family’s maid in the political turmoil of Mexico City in 1970s. The film was praised by most critics and … Continued
6:00 pm Community Study Session on Tasers: San Mateo County Board of Supes
Community Study Session on Tasers: San Mateo County Board of Supes
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Long overdue, the SMC Supes have decided to have a COMMUNITY Study Session on the use of Tasers, by county Law enforcement. In 2018 Law enforcement tased 3 persons to death. Public Comment is part of this session, and we need all people to come and speak up about use of the murdering weapons which are used as an extension of excessive force by law enforcement. Justice4Chinedu, and members of the community at large, have been speaking out at BoS meetings since his death on 3 Oct 2018, requesting the … Continued
7:00 pm Radio Free Vermont @ East Bay Book Sellers
Radio Free Vermont @ East Bay Book Sellers
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Radio Free Vermont @ East Bay Book Sellers
East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group’s discussion of Radio Free Vermont byBill McKibben, on Monday February 11th at 7pm. As the host of Radio Free Vermont–“underground, underpowered, and underfoot”–seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an “undisclosed and double-secret location.” With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio … Continued
7:30 pm Who Feeds the World @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Who Feeds the World @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Vandana Shiva and Vijaya Nagarajan Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food sovereignty advocate, and alter-globalization author. Currently based in Delhi, she has authored more than twenty books, including Who Really Feeds the World? Water Wars, and Biopiracy. She is one of the leaders and board members of the International Forum on Globalization (along with Jerry Mander, Edward Goldsmith, Ralph Nader, Jeremy Rifkin) and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement. She has argued for the wisdom of many traditional practices, as evidenced by her interview in the … Continued
12:00 pm The Schools Oakland Deserves @ Laney College
The Schools Oakland Deserves @ Laney College
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Schools Oakland Deserves @ Laney College
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6:00 pm Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Food Politics 2019: “Food Policy in the Trump Era” with Marion Nestle @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Tickets required RSVP: https://bit.ly/2SLZupJ *** Location change: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley *** Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment? Introduction by Michael Pollan, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Journalism. This is the first lecture in a series of three special events: February 12, 2019: https://bit.ly/2ANX9nh Food Politics 2019: Nutrition … Continued
6:00 pm Medicare for All @ Women's Building
Medicare for All @ Women's Building
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
#MedicareForAll is supported by the people, but we cannot get it passed without @SpeakerPelosi’s support.Join us on Tuesday, 2/12 from 6pm-8pm at the Women’s Building (3543 18th Street) as we team up with the Nurse’s Union to call on Pelosi to embrace Medicare for All! pic.twitter.com/2lug001X4K— SF Berniecrats-Our Revolution (@sfberniecrats) January 21, 2019 65525
6:00 pm Medicare For All Barnstorm @ Women's Building
Medicare For All Barnstorm @ Women's Building
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Medicare For All Barnstorm @ Women's Building
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8:30 am Court Support for Anti-Fascists @ Sacramento Court House, Dept 63
Court Support for Anti-Fascists @ Sacramento Court House, Dept 63
Feb 13 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
The charges are as follows: Felarca: felony assault with great bodily injury, misdemeanor riot and misdemeanor inciting riot Williams: felony assault with a deadly weapon, misdemeanor riot Paz: misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor riot This is a gross miscarriage of justice. The prosecutor’s case at the evidentiary hearing relied heavily on unauthenticated video and a single witness, the CHP officer, Ayres. His testimony made crystal clear the selective nature and bias of his “investigation” into the protest on June 26, 2016. He was loathe to even characterize the Traditionalist Workers Party as … Continued
5:00 pm Cooperation Jackson Fundraiser @ Law Offices of Siegel, Yee, Brunner and Mehta, Suite 500
Cooperation Jackson Fundraiser @ Law Offices of Siegel, Yee, Brunner and Mehta, Suite 500
Feb 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We will be joined by Cooperation Jackson Co-Founder and Executive Director, Kali Akuno. The program will feature a presentation about the innovative work of Cooperation Jackson, and will focus in particular on their two primary initiatives for 2019: Revitalizing a former Grocery Plaza and exhibiting their first digitally fabricated homes on their Ewing Street Eco-Village Pilot Project. For those who don’t know, Cooperation Jackson is an emerging network of worker cooperatives and supporting solidarity economy institutions and practices based in Jackson, Mississippi. For more information on Cooperation Jackson visit www.CooperationJackson.org. … Continued
7:00 pm A new hope for tech activism @ Eli's Mile High Club
A new hope for tech activism @ Eli's Mile High Club
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Over the past couple of years, we’ve seen a huge upsurge in activism within the technology community. From the walkouts at Google to labor organizing at Amazon, tech workers are starting to see a connection between their work and social issues. Engineer, activist, and entrepreneur Leigh Honeywell has been at the forefront of tech activism for many years. We’ll be talking to her about the new tech activism, and the politics of a life lived online. Honeywell founded two hackerspaces (HackLabTO in Toronto, and the Seattle Attic Community Workshop in Seattle), created the … Continued
7:00 pm You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60’s and 70’s for a Better World @ The Green Arcade
You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60’s and 70’s for a Better World @ The Green Arcade
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
You Say You Want A Revolution: Student Struggles of the 60's and 70's for a Better World @ The Green Arcade
When Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and The Progressive Labor Party (PL) splintered in June 1969, a majority of the delegates supported the program of its Worker-Student Alliance caucus. These candid accounts by WSA activists bring to life their struggles to end the Vietnam War and achieve social justice-and evaluate both WSA’s successes and its failure to achieve its promise. The contributors in this book were mostly members of WSA, whose formation was initiated by the Maoist Progressive Labor Party. Here they recount and evaluate their participation in the … Continued
10:00 am Alameda County Fire seeks drone policy @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Alameda County Fire seeks drone policy @ Alameda County Administration Building, 5th Floor
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
ALAMEDA COUNTY ­ Board of Supervisors Public Protection Committee meeting ENTIRE AGENDA HERE -FIRE DRONES- Several years back, Alameda County residents , because of privacy concerns, opposed a plan by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department to use “small unmanned aerial systems” AKA drones to fight crime. Ultimately the drones were purchased and a policy for its use was crafted by residents and law enforcement. Now, the Alameda County Fire Department wants its own policy to use drones to fight fires. The early stages of a policy comes before the Alameda … Continued
10:00 am Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis @ The California Endowment Conference Center
Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis @ The California Endowment Conference Center
Feb 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community-Based Solutions to the Housing Crisis @ The California Endowment Conference Center
Can’t Build Our Way Out We invite our allies, the media, government staff, and funders to hear from local community groups working to house low-income people and people of color—who have experienced consecutive waves of housing crises—and built lasting solutions in the process. We will host a moderated panel to amplify the voices and accomplishments of Serve the People San Jose, The Village, and others. Panelists will discuss the importance and potential of public land, community land trusts, and permanently affordable housing structures. The event is free, but please register … Continued
6:00 pm Faces of Houselessness: It Could Happen To Anyone @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Faces of Houselessness: It Could Happen To Anyone @ Berkeley Animal Rights Center
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A lot of people have not heard in depth details of what people who are in the circumstance of not having a house to live in, go through. Join us at the Berkeley Animal Rights Center for a personal presentation from Robin Housley about that subject exactly with a surprise guest. This surprise guest, due to a life threatening illness, lost their job while getting medical treatment and subsequently lost their place of residence. They were living without a house for nearly three years on the streets, primarily in San … Continued
7:00 pm Film The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution @ Revolution Books
Film The Black Panthers – Vanguard of the Revolution @ Revolution Books
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a 2015 documentary directed and written by Stanley Nelson Jr. The Black Panther Party burst onto the scene in the late ’60s, standing up to police brutality and murder, taking out a message of revolution, drawing forward thousands of Black youth. It was viciously attacked by the government. The director sets out to tell the story of the rise and fall of the The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense by weaving together rare archival footage, interviews with ex-Panthers and others, and music. … Continued
11:30 am Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community @ Taylor Memorial Church
Public Hearing on Policing in the Homeless Community @ Taylor Memorial Church
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Oakland Police Commission is holding it’s first special public hearing. The commissioners decided to focus on homelessness. #OakMtg pic.twitter.com/QA2pZ2HhQC— Darwin BondGraham (@DarwinBondGraha) February 2, 2019 65586
12:00 pm Nude Valentine Parade
Nude Valentine Parade
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In San Francisco we celebrate Valentine’s Week – the week of love and friendship – with an annual Nude Valentine Parade. Why nude? Because it’s much more interesting and fun that way, and because nudity and love go well together. But more importantly, this is a way to reduce the harm that prudishness does to our society. The parade starts in the Castro District – once famous as the nation’s center of gay love – and ends in the Haight-Ashbury District  – where the Summer of Love took place in the … Continued
3:30 pm Bay Area Extinction Rebellion Opening Event: Grief and Solidarity @ Athol Plaza
Bay Area Extinction Rebellion Opening Event: Grief and Solidarity @ Athol Plaza
Feb 16 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Join Extinction Rebellion, an international direct action movement, on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm for an opening ceremony and solidarity gathering! We begin our afternoon at Athol Plaza in Downtown Oakland with opening remarks, before starting our contemplative walk to the lake; we will then gather around the Lake Merritt Amphitheater for a ceremony and incredible lineup of speakers. In the spirit of grief, love, and compassion, we will gather to honor Earth and to affirm our commitment to rebel nonviolently against government inaction on climate change. The … Continued