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Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Apr 22 all-day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM through April 23, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2–8 p.m.: Workshops, spokesperson training, sign and banner making and social hour! Lodging and dinner provided! Monday, April 23, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.: March and rally to the capitol, visits to state legislators, and an action! Breakfast and lunch provided! Join the Housing Now! coalition in Sacramento, April 22–23, to make Sacramento and the state capitol shake with the voices of renters and other housing advocates demanding justice. Renters Rising 2018 will be a day and a … Continued
Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Renters Rising 2018 @ California State Capitol
Apr 23 all-day
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM through April 23, 2018 Sunday, April 22, 2–8 p.m.: Workshops, spokesperson training, sign and banner making and social hour! Lodging and dinner provided! Monday, April 23, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.: March and rally to the capitol, visits to state legislators, and an action! Breakfast and lunch provided! Join the Housing Now! coalition in Sacramento, April 22–23, to make Sacramento and the state capitol shake with the voices of renters and other housing advocates demanding justice. Renters Rising 2018 will be a day and a … Continued
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Apr 28 all-day
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2 | Oakland | California | United States
ROAR aka Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference is a two day event, organized by a group of anti-racist organizers, that will be held on Ohlone Territory (Bay Area). ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each other’s struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to … Continued
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10:00 am Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s @ David Brower Center
Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
APRIL 22: Berkeley Earth Day, Pizza & Bocce Fundraiser at Gio’s Join the Ecology Center for TWO events on April 22nd. From 10:00am – 6:00pm at the David Brower Center, join us for Berkeley Earth Day where Ecology Center’s Executive Director, Martin Bourque, will be speaking about the history of Earth Day, its power and its future. Berkeley Earth Day includes inspiring speakers, music, up-cycled crafts, bamboo bikes, great food and much more! Learn more at BerkeleyEarthDay.org Join our staff from 5:00-10:00pm at Gio’s Pizza & Bocce for a fun … Continued
10:00 am Earth Day at the David Brower Center @ David Brower Center
Earth Day at the David Brower Center @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Earth Day at the David Brower Center @ David Brower Center | Berkeley | California | United States
Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate a shared vision for a sustainable future. A festival including music, food, and “eco-friendly products,” it will also include reports from the front lines of the struggle for a sustainable climate, including: PANEL: Youth on the Front Lines of Environmental Advocacy, including Our Childern’s Trust (the kids suing the federal government for failing to protect them from climate catastrophe) and local youth who are organizing and speaking out about the critical environmental issues of our time, Hope Bohanec, animal … Continued
10:00 am Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land @ Gill Tract
Earth Day Celebration – Living on Ohlone Land @ Gill Tract
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
EARTH DAY IS ALMOST HERE FIRST, join us on April 21st from 10-3 at Planting Justice Nursery (319 105 Ave. Oakland CA 94603) for a morning of community farm work, kids activities, a plant sale, and community lunch. for more info check out plantingjustice.org THEN join us on April 22nd at the UC Gill Tract Farm for the annual Earth Day Festival. We will kick the morning off with some good ol’ community farming to the tune of a few local DJ’s. Then together we will enjoy a FREE lunch of … Continued
7:00 pm How YOU Can Help Get Rid of All* Nuclear Weapons @ Fellowship Hall
How YOU Can Help Get Rid of All* Nuclear Weapons @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*not “some,” not “theirs,” but every single one FREE Workshop with NuclearBan.US co-founders Timmon Wallis, PhD and Vicki Elson, MA. Celebrating two huge victories for the world: 1. The new UN Treaty banning nuclear weapons, signed by 122 nations! 2. The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, for achieving the “impossible!” Come learn how, together, we will compel divestment, legislation, and enforcement, even though the US government hasn’t signed on yet. Presented by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice … Continued
6:00 pm Rising Tides, Rising Voices, @ Anna Head Alumni Hall
Rising Tides, Rising Voices, @ Anna Head Alumni Hall
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
This panel discussion on climate justice looks at the uneven racial and economic distribution of both environmental degradation and environmental benefits.   Come hear a lively conversation about these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those most marginalized.  The intersection of environmental and social justice must be put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Panelists include Jessica Tovar from Local Clean Energy Alliance, Alvaro Sanchez from the Greenlining Institute, Rachel Morello-Frosch from UC Berkeley, and Esther Goolsby from the Communities for a Better Environment. Sponsored by the … Continued
4:00 pm Community and Teacher March for a Fair Contract @ Lake Merritt Amphtheater
Community and Teacher March for a Fair Contract @ Lake Merritt Amphtheater
Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Unite for Oakland Kids!!! We are negotiating to prioritize STUDENT LEARNING over wasteful bloat in OUSD. Oakland Teachers need a FAIR CONTRACT NOW. We are demanding SMALLER CLASS SIZE and FAIR COMPENSATION and the District has disrespected us over and over by offering us almost nothing. On April 24th, we will show the District that Students, Families and Teachers are UNITED behind PUTTING STUDENTS AT THE CENTER! In order to provide the highest quality education, we need SMALLER CLASS SIZE and CASE LOADS! In order to have teachers stay in … Continued
6:00 pm Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny Homes Proposal. Berkeley City Council. @ Berkeley City Council, Old City Hall
Youth Spirit Artworks – Tiny Homes Proposal. Berkeley City Council. @ Berkeley City Council, Old City Hall
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Youth Spirit Artwork’s Tiny House Village project will be considered for very important permit & fee waivers, as well as other project benefits, by the Berkeley City Council. Our youth and project team are asking that as many of our supporters as possible attend this important Council meeting and speak on behalf of our item. The proposal is sponsored by Council Members Ben Bartlett and Cheryl Davila and is being amended with input from the Mayor and City Manager. We will pass out the most up to date version of … Continued
1:30 pm Malcolm Margolin to speak on Lessons from the Ohlone Way @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Malcolm Margolin to speak on Lessons from the Ohlone Way @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers present Malcolm Margolin, author, publisher, and cultural bridge-builder, to speak on  Becoming Fully Human: Lessons From The Ohlone Way  in honor of Earth Day. Margolin is founder and  former executive director of Heyday Press, an independent nonprofit  publisher and cultural institution based in Berkeley, CA. His 1974 book,  The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area  was named by the SF Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He will share his experiences … Continued
4:00 pm Divest San Francisco – Rally & March to City Hall @ Bank of America
Divest San Francisco – Rally & March to City Hall @ Bank of America
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us as we rally in front of Bank of America and march to San Francisco City Hall to demand the SF Board of Supervisors, SF Mayor, and SF Treasurer divest its 10+ billion dollar cash flow from Wall Street banks and create a People’s Bank that will operate with principles of equity, social, racial, economic and environmental justice. April 25th is the day of Bank of America’s shareholder meeting and it is also one of the main banks that manages San Francisco taxpayer money. Bank of America currently invests … Continued
5:30 pm Tech Profiling, Policing And Disruption of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ @ 117 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Tech Profiling, Policing And Disruption of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ @ 117 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public / ADA Accessible A Conversation and Strategy Session with: -Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource Organizing Center -Christina Sinha, National Security and Civil Rights Program Co-Leader, Asian Law Caucus, -Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network & Co-Founder Anti-Police Terror Project -Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney and Legal Analyst with Electronic Frontier Foundation -Juan Prieto, Immigrant Rights Organizer / Statewide Communications Strategist, CIYJA -facilitated by Leslie Dreyer, organizer with Housing Rights Committee and Artist in Residence with the UC ACES Program Technologies coming out of the Bay … Continued
6:30 pm Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Join the ACLU as we facilitate a free film screening and discussion on money bail and what we can do to replace this broken system in California. Are you aware that Black people, Latinos, and Native Americans are twice as likely to be locked in jail because they can’t afford bail? The U.S. money bail system is largely to blame for over-crowded jails across the nation. 70 percent of people are incarcerated for one simple reason: being too poor. Unscrupulous bail bond contracts allow private corporations to make exorbitant profits off of people … Continued
6:30 pm Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
From its inception, the Oakland Police Commission has been incredibly problematic. One of the most egregious elements is that it allows the Mayor to directly appoint three people to the commission with no vetting. NOW – the Commission is dragging its feet to comply with community demands that the Chair of the commission, Thomas Lloyd Smith, who was directly appointed by Libby Schaaf, undergo an investigative process related to inappropriate actions he has taken as the Chair: – On March 11, the night of the most recent police shooting in … Continued
10:00 am Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training @ Oakland Public Library
Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training @ Oakland Public Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
You may be aware that there is a rise in overdoses due to fentanyl (fueled by the War on Drugs). Narcan (naloxone) administration is one successful method to reverse overdose. Walgreens and CVS have recently been authorized to sell Narcan over the counter, and we would like to share this life-saving information. This training will teach you how to administer naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Please join us in building tangible skills for preparedness and increasing mutual care in our communities.64525
11:00 am Health Care forum @ Residence Halls, Unit 1
Health Care forum @ Residence Halls, Unit 1
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
RSVP 2018 will be the year California gives serious attention to legislation, that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State.  If you’ve ever wondered about the intricacies of  our current healthcare system, and the historic progress in California under the ACA; or policy options that can successfully move California toward  Universal Healthcare, then you’ll want to attend the IB Healthcare Team’s Forum coming up on Saturday, April 28th from 11 to 3, in Berkeley (lunch provided). Save the Date! The forum will feature two expert speakers from … Continued
11:00 am Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall
Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall | Oakland | California | United States
This family-friendly festival is free to all and will offer free health screenings, interactive fitness workshops, live music, free healthy lunches, garden workshops, free children’s face painting and activities, vendors, info on alternative health options and more. The theme of this year’s festival is “Family, Fitness, Freedom! Putting the Power of African Health in African Hands!” The festival will include presentations and workshops from organizations including the Black Nurses Association, the East Bay Boxing Association, East Bay Chiropractic, Family Education Resource Center, Fresh Approach and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing … Continued
12:00 pm Free Mumia Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Free Mumia Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
And in #Oakland join us on Saturday, April 28, 12 pm at Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th & Broadway to #FreeMumiaApr30 https://t.co/HEUk25pLS0— Terri Kay (@TKOakWWP) March 29, 2018 64512
2:00 pm FILM SCREENING: DOLORES @ Berkeley Main Public Library
FILM SCREENING: DOLORES @ Berkeley Main Public Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century – and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing … Continued
3:00 pm Free Film Screening: Birthright @ New Parkway Theater
Free Film Screening: Birthright @ New Parkway Theater
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A radical movement is tightening its grip across America. The collateral damage? WOMEN. @BirthrightFilm is a must-see → https://t.co/d6ixdbGXDP pic.twitter.com/WN1JFcTBFV— ACLU of Northern CA (@ACLU_NorCal) April 19, 2018 64611
6:00 pm Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution’s People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School
Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution’s People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution's People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School | Berkeley | California | United States
Remember that chant “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie? There’s a new one now: “Nina, Nina, Nina”! Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, is coming to the East Bay to help us send to Sacramento and the Alameda County DA seat three corporate-free, people powered WOMEN. No one is more eloquent than Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution. Her grandma told her about three bones in the body (Ask her!) — she’s got all three! Nina Turner brings a powerful message to the Bay Area Saturday, April 28th at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle … Continued