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California Solidarity Conference
California Solidarity Conference
Dec 10 all-day
What is the California Solidarity Conference? DECEMBER 9-10  |  OAKLAND CONVENTION CENTER Saturday 9AM-5:45PM  | Sunday 10AM-5:30PM The 2017 California Solidarity Conference is a resource for our movement. This weekend-long “unconference” is an opportunity for movement organizers, legislative advocates, policy experts, and issue campaigners to build solidarity across issue areas and discuss how to lay the groundwork for long-term systemic change in California and beyond. In the past year since the election, the progressive movement across the country has been engaged in all-out resistance – with California leading the charge. The Solidarity … Continued
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9:30 am Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Monthly Interfaith Prayers for Victims and Survivors of Violence @ Bahai Center
Dec 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to survivors and victims of violence and police terror in Oakland. “Remember the saying: ‘Of all pilgrimages the greatest is to relieve the sorrow-laden heart.'” ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá The Baha’i 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. “Thy name is my … Continued
10:30 am North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman @ Niebyl Proctor Library
North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
North Korea: Land of the Soft-Spoken Woman @ Niebyl Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
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1:00 pm DSA: General Membership Meeting @ Omni Commons
DSA: General Membership Meeting @ Omni Commons
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  Join your fellow East Bay DSA members for the first of our bi-monthly membership meetings! This is an opportunity to meet new comrades, learn about what’s happening in the chapter, and participate in our shared democratic process. These meetings, which include voting and debate on proposals for chapter projects, are the highest decision-making body within our chapter. Your participation is crucial for determining our shared political and organizational priorities. A draft agenda of business to be voted on at the meeting will be posted to the East Bay DSA … Continued
3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 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 the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  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.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
6:00 pm  Green Party Holiday Party  @ Niebyl Proctor Library
 Green Party Holiday Party  @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dear Greens and Supporters, Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. We’ll have good fun, yummy food, drink, and open dialogue at the 2017 Annual Potluck Holiday Party Bring your choice of food or drink for the potluck table to share. (There will be no regular Green Sunday program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead! The next regular Green Sunday program will be the second Sundayin January, 2018 (followed as usual by the County Council meeting). All members are welcome to participate). 64013
6:00 pm From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize @ Western Institute of Social Researc
From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize @ Western Institute of Social Researc
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
From Nobel to Nobel: Celebrating the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize @ Western Institute of Social Researc | Berkeley | California | United States
On December 10, the Nobel Committee will present the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Nuclear disarmament advocates around the world will be celebrating. Please join Western States Legal Foundation to celebrate the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and our 35th anniversary! Learn about the direct line from the 1967 Treaty of Tlatelolco to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty! The Nobel Committee awarded the 1982 Peace Prize to Alfonso García Robles of Mexico and Alva Myrdal of Sweden for their years of work in United … Continued
6:00 pm Liberated Lens: This Is Where We Take Our Stand @ Omni Commons ballroom
Liberated Lens: This Is Where We Take Our Stand @ Omni Commons ballroom
Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Four days of heartbreaking testimony that revealed why many veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars had concluded that their mission was unjust.63937
7:00 pm Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #126 @ LongHaul
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #126 @ LongHaul
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #126. Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #126 is due out on January 26, 2018 Deadline for Issue #126 is January 13, 201863932
10:00 am Youth Climate Lawsuit – Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF @ James R. Browning United States Courthouse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Youth Climate Lawsuit – Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF @ James R. Browning United States Courthouse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Youth Climate Lawsuit - Ninth Circuit Arguments in SF @ James R. Browning United States Courthouse 9th Circuit Court of Appeals | San Francisco | California | United States
Good news in the landmark youth climate lawsuit, Juliana v. U.S.  A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has granted Juliana v. US attorneys the opportunity to argue in support of the fundamental and constitutional right to a livable climate.  Faced with a climate emergency, 21 youth plaintiffs will call on the Ninth Circuit to lift the temporary stay and allow the case to proceed to trial.  Please show up in solidarity with the youth and stand for climate rights!  You can also livestream the hearing. Read … Continued
12:30 pm The Welcome Home Project @ Albany Library
The Welcome Home Project @ Albany Library
Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Welcome Home Project is a collection of stories and photographs of formerly incarcerated Alameda County residents who turned their lives around after many years in prison. Their stories are testimony to the power of resilience and determination in the face of the barriers that most formerly incarcerated individuals face. There is a mini-exhibit of the photography show and a panel event on Dec. 11th at the Albany Library.The panel with include a few of the Welcome Home participants.63946
4:00 pm BART Police Citizen Review Board – Use of Force Policy @ 3rd floor, Kaiser Center, 20th St. Mall
BART Police Citizen Review Board – Use of Force Policy @ 3rd floor, Kaiser Center, 20th St. Mall
Dec 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
BART Police Citizen Review Board (BPCRB) Agenda: 8.  Revised BART Police Department (BPD) Use of Force Policy.  For Discussion and Action.64012
6:30 pm Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening @ Auditorium at Oakland Technical High School: Enter through the side gate on 42nd St.
Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening @ Auditorium at Oakland Technical High School: Enter through the side gate on 42nd St.
Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Backpack Full of Cash Movie Screening @ Auditorium at Oakland Technical High School: Enter through the side gate on 42nd St. | Oakland | California | United States
This film explores the impact that corporate-driven reform of public education is having on America’s most vulnerable children and communities across the country. The film will be followed by a discussion including: Dr. Julian Vasquez-Heilig, Professor at Sacramento State and CA NAACP Education Chair Sylvester Hodges, Former OUSD Board Member Sponsored by the Sacramento State Doctorate of Educational Leadership. 63994
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
9:00 am Court Support: J20 Resisters
Court Support: J20 Resisters
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
#J20Resist #J20 Save the date- Court support 12/12, 9am, 850 Bryant, SF pic.twitter.com/h43wLN4zms— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) November 22, 2017 63945
4:00 pm Trump Tax Scam Protest – Oakland @ Grand Lake Theater Intersection
Trump Tax Scam Protest – Oakland @ Grand Lake Theater Intersection
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Trump Tax Scam Protest - Oakland @ Grand Lake Theater Intersection | Oakland | California | United States
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6:00 pm Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Oakland City Council Public Safety – #DeportICE Legislation @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Update: The SEIU/IPTE strike has caused the cancellation of the 12-5 Public Safety Committee. New date (12-12) is tentative and will be confirmed as soon as possible. Deport ICE: The Resolution To End Cooperation With ICE On December 5th, Oakland’s Public Safety Committee will debate a resolution from Desley Brooks and Rebecca Kaplan to end all Oakland Police Department cooperation with ICE, after assistance in an August 16 raid violated the city’s sanctuary policy. Video Samples from the November 28 hearing on the ICE Raid https://oaklandprivacy.org/2017/11/29/oakland-turns-out-for-long-delayed-ice-raid-hearing/ On August 16, HSI/ICE … Continued
6:00 pm DSA Single Payer Social Hour @ Moxy
DSA Single Payer Social Hour @ Moxy
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come to our social hour at Moxy!  Come out to connect with DSA, learn more about our single-payer campaign, and meet your neighbors!63958
6:15 pm Imagining Justice: Conscious Artist Talk @ Heart and Soul Center of Light
Imagining Justice: Conscious Artist Talk @ Heart and Soul Center of Light
Dec 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Meditation, service & a transformative message from Minister Cherri Murphy & Reverend C. Michael Woodstock. Ro will be sharing her inspirational art & community awareness storytelling in an interactive experience as a part of the Wednesday evening service. Open to all, would love to have you & your voice in the room64030
6:30 pm First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
First Meeting of the Oakland Police Review Commission @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Agenda: Commissioner Introductions. Open Forum Election of Chair and Vice Chair Determination of Regular Meeting Schedule Role of Alternates Rules and Procedures Training and Orientation of Commissioners Comments – OPD Chief Kirpatrick Report on Transition of Pending Business of the CPRB Note: This meeting may be postponed because of the Oakland City Worker Striker. 64028
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
6:30 pm SF Community Meeting on Policing and Urban Shield @ ACLU
SF Community Meeting on Policing and Urban Shield @ ACLU
Dec 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This is a free event, however we are asking folks to register if they are attending so we can make sure we have enough materials and snacks for everyone. You can register here: https://bpt.me/3189568 ———— With the current manifestations of violence and hatred under the Trump administration and recent natural disasters as close as the North Bay, we are more concerned than ever about police violence and the racist, Islamophobic and militarized trainings that promote and enable police and emergency response with racism and weaponized violence. Join us for a community … Continued
6:45 pm SURJ Intro Meeting @ Sierra Club
SURJ Intro Meeting @ Sierra Club
Dec 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice with passion and accountability as part of a multi-racial majority.  Come learn about our current work and activities. You’ll also hear about SURJ’s new pathways for entering the work, including Study and Action groups as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Address info: The Sierra Club is located at 2101 Webster Street between 21st and 22nd Street … Continued
7:00 pm Berkeley Police Review Commission – Body Worn Cameras, Use of Force @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Berkeley Police Review Commission – Body Worn Cameras, Use of Force @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
On the agenda: body worn cameras – BPD presentation, use of force http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Commissions__Police_Review_Commission_Homepage.aspx64026
7:00 pm Community Teach-In about Urban Shield @ ACLU Northern California Office
Community Teach-In about Urban Shield @ ACLU Northern California Office
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Interested in learning about what Urban Shield is, the work of the coalition, and how to get involved? On Wednesday, December 13, SURJ San Francisco will be hosting a public Community Meeting on Policing and Urban Shield. There will be time to hear about what organizing against Urban Shield has looked like, next steps, and how you can support us in achieving a people’s victory over Urban Shield. We encourage organizations and community members in SF to attend this gathering so that we can all be well informed and best … Continued
7:00 pm Dr. Daniel Kammen – Report from the Bonn Climate Conference @ Northbrae Church
Dr. Daniel Kammen – Report from the Bonn Climate Conference @ Northbrae Church
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Dr. Daniel Kammen, distinguished policy expert on energy and climate change, will report on the recently concluded Bonn Climate Conference on Wed., Dec 13,  7-9 pm in the Parlor Room of the Northbrae Community Church, 941 The Alameda, Berkeley. Dr. Kammen’s talk will be preceded by a holiday potluck. The Parlor Room is accessible from the parking lot behind the community building through the more southerly entrance. Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy … Continued
5:00 pm Don’t Be a Grinch, Phil Tagami: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! @ Oakland Rotunda Building, Oscar Grant Plaza
Don’t Be a Grinch, Phil Tagami: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! @ Oakland Rotunda Building, Oscar Grant Plaza
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All we want for Xmas: Community Health, Not Developer Wealth! RSVP & MORE INFO Rhythm Brigade! Picket Line! Holiday Treats! Elves Rising Up Against Coal! On Thursday, December 14th, Building Owners and Management Association East Bay – an organization of commercial building owners and real estate brokers – is holding its annual holiday party at the Oakland Rotunda Building, which is currently under boycott. Youth and workers have had enough of landlords and developers threatening our city with gentrification, pollution, and exploitation. We interrupt BOMA’s celebration to demand our rights … Continued
7:00 pm Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall
Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ahmed Salah: A Talk About Islam From a Muslim Activist, With Middle Eastern Music @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
What About Islam? In this time of anti-Muslim propaganda, what about hearing from real Muslims who live among us? Come hear activist Ahmed Salah speak about how Islam has deeply influenced his philosophy, which is to create social change while preserving life on both sides. Ahmed Salah was one of the primary organizers of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 where hundreds of thousands of protesters filled Tahrir Square, leading to the resignation of an oppressive president. Mr. Salah is the recipient of the Center for Justice and Accountability’s 2013 Champion … Continued
1:00 pm Defend Our Spaces: #TakeBackBART
Defend Our Spaces: #TakeBackBART
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
With White Nationalist/Alt-Right activity and racist harassment on the rise in our public transportation system, Community Ready Corps (CRC) is calling for a campaign to make BART safe for all. In just the last month, there were several sightings of BART passengers openly displaying Neo-Nazi symbols (as tattoos, pins, or patches on outer clothing), and one incident of racist harassment that went viral after being caught on tape. In this video (linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLCRq0gGg30), a white BART passenger repeatedly called an Asian passenger a “Chinese n*****” and even physically assaulted him. … Continued
1:00 pm DSA Single Payer Canvass
DSA Single Payer Canvass
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The fight for single-payer healthcare in California is still just beginning. We have momentum, and so far the opposition has been content only to shelve the bill for now. In our neighborhood canvasses, we are knocking every door to talk to every one of our neighbors, amplify the demand for a decommodified healthcare system, and set the stage for the fight to come when those who stand to lose 30 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare by cutting out the private insurance industry. RSVP for address   63959
4:00 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance is NOT Futile! @ Omni Commons
Dec 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Strike Debt is building a debt resistance movement. We believe that most individual debt is illegitimate and unjust. Most of us fall into debt because we are increasingly deprived of the means to acquire the basic necessities of life: health care, education, and housing. Because we are forced to go into debt simply in order to live, we think it is right and moral to resist it. Come get connected with SDBA’s projects! Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions Promoting single-payer / Medicare … Continued