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Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley @ Downtown & MLK Park
Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley @ Downtown & MLK Park
Jun 4 all-day
On the weekend of June 4th and 5th, 2016, the Bay Area Book Festival will once again fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book. Whether you’re a fan of food writing or poetry or science fiction or children’s literature or biography, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet. Free to the public!61011
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3:00 pm Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 29 @ 3:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA will get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM to share some food with each others and the community.  There should be a table and utensils/plates courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring a nosh to share… The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway, often on the steps of City Hall. If it is raining (as in RAINING, … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining
May 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza or basement of Omni basement if raining | Oakland | California | United States
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 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.  On every last Sunday we meet a little earlier at 3 PM to have a community potluck to which all are welcome. OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for over four years! Our General Assembly is a … Continued
7:30 pm David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall
May 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
David Swanson & Cindy Sheehan: War Is A Lie @ Fellowship Hall | Berkeley | California | United States
Join David and Cindy to mark the publication of the new, 2nd edition of War is A Lie, a thorough refutation of every major argument used to justify wars, countering the theory that war is an inevitable part of human nature and drawing on evidence from numerous past wars, especially those wars that have been widely defended as just and good. This is a handbook of sorts, a manual to be used in debunking future lies before future wars have a chance to begin. Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, … Continued
6:00 pm Questioning Common Enrollment in Oakland’s Schools @ 3rd floor
Questioning Common Enrollment in Oakland’s Schools @ 3rd floor
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
"Questioning Common Enrollment in Oakland" w/ @ShanthiGonzales & @ProfessorJVH @ @RaceForward May 31, 6pm. pic.twitter.com/BFd7N1Ppg3— annswin (@annswin) May 13, 2016 61034
6:30 pm Film Screening: Killing Them Safely. (Anti-Taser Documentary) @ Roxie theater
Film Screening: Killing Them Safely. (Anti-Taser Documentary) @ Roxie theater
May 31 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for the San Francisco theatrical premiere of Killing Them Safely, an explosive 2015 Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection on the controversy over police use and misuse of Tasers. Following the screening, stay for an important discussion featuring filmmaker, Nick Berardini, and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi about the film and its implications for the upcoming decision of the San Francisco Police Commission to possibly start outfitting SFPD officers with Tasers. Co-sponsored by ACLU of Northern California, San Francisco Public Defender’s Racial Justice Committee, Coalition on Homelessness, Asian … Continued
7:00 pm What’s Going On In Venezuela? An Eye Witness Report Back. @ Unitarian Universalist Hall
What’s Going On In Venezuela? An Eye Witness Report Back. @ Unitarian Universalist Hall
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An update on the current political situation and women’s empowerment, including food sovereignty projects. Teri Mattson, Executive Director of Task Force on the Americas, will do a power point presentation followed by Q&A Co-sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Ctee and Task Force on the Americas Wheelchair accessible. For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to: bfuusjev-subscribe [at] lists.riseup.net For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to: http://www.bfuu.org/signup.html For more event information: http://taskforceamericas.org/61022
6:00 pm Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
Vigil for Amilcar Perez-Lopez @ Mission Police Station
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Vigil for #AmilcarPerezLopez at Mission Police station 6 pm every Wed til @GeorgeGascon announces if #sfpd charged pic.twitter.com/TiyAAbsH6F— Steve Rhodes (@tigerbeat) May 19, 2016 60982
7:00 pm A Film Taking on Gentrification: The Other Barrio @ New Parkway Theater
A Film Taking on Gentrification: The Other Barrio @ New Parkway Theater
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Other Barrio, is a wonderful movie that takes on gentrification in San Francisco in a Noir setting. Post film discussion.61040
6:30 pm “Occupy the Farm” film & discussion @ Fellowship Hall
“Occupy the Farm” film & discussion @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 2 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Transition Berkeley & the Ecology Center Present: “Occupy the Farm” film & discussion 6:30 refreshments, 7 pm event Please join us to witness an incredible drama that took place in our own back yard in 2012 and that continues to unfold today. Occupy the Farm tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walk onto a publicly-owned farm in Albany, California and plant two acres of crops in order to save the land from becoming a real-estate development. This direct action set up a vibrant tent village on land destined to … Continued
4:30 pm Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Jun 3 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Jill Stein, Green Party Presidential Candidate @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
Berkeley Post Office Defenders presents Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for US President. In addition to Ms. Stein, there will be other speakers who will cover such topics as –       Preservation of Berkeley’s main post  office and other public resources in the face of privatization manipulations by high profit corporations –       Unified protection of union jobs as USPS  attempts to move postal services to Staples –       Eco-wise use of common space resiliance after  destruction of our community information, clothing, book, plant … Continued
12:00 pm An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie – A Communist presentation @ Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie – A Communist presentation @ Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Communist Party USA (Oakland/Berkeley) invites you to a discussion of ‘An electoral process that goes beyond Bernie’. As background the following short articles are suggested reading. John Bachtell, ‘Left Strategy in 2016: Building Real Political Independence’ http://www.cpusa.org/article/left-strategy-in-2016-part-1-grasping-the-key-link-of-struggle/ C. Hass, ‘The Other Progressive Challengers Take on the Democratic Establishment’ http://inthesetimes.com/features/bernie_sanders_democrats_political_revolution_candidates.html Linda Burnham, ‘Notes on the Election’ http://portside.org/2016-04-25/notes-election Reese Ehrlich, ‘Why the Left Should Support Trump’ https://reeseerlich.com/2016/04/26/why-the-left-should-support-donald-trump/61023
1:00 pm A Forum on Police Accountability @ Senior Center, Suite 201
A Forum on Police Accountability @ Senior Center, Suite 201
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Forum on Police Accountability @ Senior Center, Suite 201 | Oakland | California | United States
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1:00 pm A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
A History of the Poor People’s Campaign in Real Time
Jun 4 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
May 14, May 21, May 28, June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25, 1-5pm Using news photographs, memorabilia, reconstructed objects, documentary fragments, and original documents, contemporary artist Kate Haug re-tells the story of the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last monumental social protest prior to his assassination. The exhibition features images and objects culled from Haug’s extensive research in the archives of the Associated Press, the popular press, and eBay, which have not been seen together before, bringing to life the complex ambition of King’s vision. … Continued
5:00 pm Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serano
Community Remembrance in Honor of Yanira Serano
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
June 2016 marks two years since the unjustly killing of our beloved Yanira at the hands of the Police in San Mateo County, pain and sorrow still present, but hope and love is even bigger. The death of my sister two years ago brought a community together, I met so many kind and generous people who were willing to give their time and energy to help my family. People who did not know me, or my family but they knew what happened to my sister was a tragedy and wanted … Continued
6:30 pm Jill Stein in SF: Challenging the Two-Party System @ The Women's Bldg
Jill Stein in SF: Challenging the Two-Party System @ The Women's Bldg
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come hear from Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, speak about building a movement to put people, planet and peace over profit. Dr. Stein is committed to continuing the political revolution to Election Day and beyond, so no matter who you’re supporting in the primary, join us to hear Jill’s plan to win power for the people! As she says, “Unfortunately, our country has been concentrating wealth and losing democracy. And now it’s reaching its logical conclusions–it’s the inevitable final stages of predatory capitalism that’s creating an unlivable world. … Continued