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Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
Film: GhostFleet @ Shattuck Cinemas
Film: GhostFleet @ Shattuck Cinemas
Jun 21 all-day
[ Various times ] Ghost Fleet follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai abolitionist, has committed her life to helping these “lost” men return home. Facing illness, death threats, corruption, and complacency, Patima’s fearless determination for justice inspires her nation and the world. (Fully subtitled)66708
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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, May 12 Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in … Continued
10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, Jun 16, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Cuba”s Democracy Constitutional Referendum and grassroots political processes. Cuba is always described as a “dictatorship” by the mainstream media and the U.S. government, thus providing a pretext for the economic blockade and talk about regime change. But Sharat G. Lin found a remarkable democratic process in the recent Constitutional Referendum in Cuba and months of nationwide discussions involving millions of voters. (Awaiting confirmation) Sun, Jun 30, 2019: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm Fascism What It Is and How To Fight It “Fascism: What It Is and … Continued
4:30 pm BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Pride @ Omni Commons
BLACK: 400 Years in America Film Series: Black Pride @ Omni Commons
Jun 16 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Free public cultural film series centered on the historic commemoration of the 400th Anniversary of the first Africans brought to British North America. The series will feature a monthly film screening over 7 months, from February 2019 for Black History Month, through August 2019. Food at 4:30pm Film at 5pm66650
7:00 pm Putting the “Just” in Just Energy Transition @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Putting the “Just” in Just Energy Transition @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nick Mullins, a former coal minor now advocate for just transition, will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. environment debate based upon it. He considers the best and most important means of lessening this cultural disconnect lies within a just energy transition that provides immediate job alternatives to those who need them. Using his own story and experiences, Mullins asks what a “just” transition truly means and seeks to help audiences understand the issues working-class communities face. By illustrating the need to rethink … Continued
6:00 pm Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event @ Internet Archives
Cult of the Dead Cow Book Event @ Internet Archives
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us on June 18th at the Internet Archive for a book reading and panel discussion about (and with!) some of the original hacking supergroup, the Cult of the Dead Cow. Modern security owes much to this irreverent group, whose members pioneered both smart, independent security research and hacking for human rights. The event is in celebration of the new book by veteran technology reporter Joseph Menn, entitled Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World. EFF and the Internet Archive Present: Cult … Continued
6:30 pm Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off @ BFUU
Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off @ BFUU
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Pastors for Peace Caravan Send Off Extend your solidarity to Cuba by supporting the 30th Friend shipment caravan to Cuba! Sponsored by the BFUU SJC.66672
7:30 pm “Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” @ California Nurses Association
“Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” @ California Nurses Association
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nick Mullins, a former underground coal miner and an advocate for just transition, will speak about his perspectives on just transition There is no charge to attend, but there will be a collection to support Nick’s work. Nick is also speaking on Monday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in Richmond, at the Bobby Bowens Progressive Center, 2540 Macdonald Avenue.  These are two stops on his national tour, “Putting the ‘Just’ in Just Energy Transition.” Nick’s presentation: Nick will address the divide between rural conservatism and urban liberalism and the jobs vs. … Continued
6:00 pm APTP Membership Meeting – Healing Justice Training @ EastSide Arts Alliance
APTP Membership Meeting – Healing Justice Training @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
What are some ways our communities have resisted violence over generations? What practices do you and your communities do to ground, center, and stay resilient? Why is it important to center healing within our movements? What “medicine” can a rapid responder carry to help respond to crisis? How do I connect to other healers who do this work? This is a moment to invite our radical imagination, our BIG hearts, and our outrage to build community and make change. As part of the Justice Teams Network – DPN will be … Continued
6:00 pm Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fund East Bay’s Green New Deal! East Bay Community Energy Meeting @ San Leandro City Hall
Come show the East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors that we support investment in the Local Development Business Plan for building economic and environmental justice into our community electricity service. The board will be voting on next year’s budget at their June 19 meeting. Climate justice activists are demanding that the budget include $8 million to fund the plan, which calls for building a clean energy infrastructure at home to create clean energy jobs and affordable clean energy, improve health, and keep the energy wealth local. Specifically the East Bay … Continued
6:00 pm Watch Party: What’s next for the Poor People’s Campaign? @ Omni Commons
Watch Party: What’s next for the Poor People’s Campaign? @ Omni Commons
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The movement that started with 40 days of moral action last summer has continued to grow, and the Poor People’s Campaign is entering its next phase. National leadership will be presenting their ideas for the months ahead at the upcoming Moral Action Congress, happening June 17-19 in Washington, DC. But you don’t have to travel all the way to DC to hear about next steps for the Poor People’s Campaign! Join us for a potluck and watch party on June 19th, where we’ll show video from the Congress laying out … Continued
7:00 pm Liberate The Cages Voices @ Octopus Literary Salon
Liberate The Cages Voices @ Octopus Literary Salon
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us to hear letters directly from inside California’s prisons. Hear the real story! pic.twitter.com/cBEkjqPFBg— California Prison Focus (@CAprisonfocus) June 13, 2019 66701
5:30 pm No Coal in Richmond Rally and Press Conference @ Richmond City Hall
No Coal in Richmond Rally and Press Conference @ Richmond City Hall
Jun 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
SAVE THE DATE:No Coal in #RichmondCA Rally & Press Conference Thursday 6/20 5:30 pm, City Hall StepsCome for the rally, stay to tell the Planning Commission: we need the strongest possible ordinance to phase out #coal.#airpollutionkills #nocoalexportshttps://t.co/Vb0PhZJAtL pic.twitter.com/TqZ2j39hJb— Sunflower Alliance (@SunflowerAction) May 28, 2019 66629
7:00 pm Oakland Screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route @ Red Bay Coffee House
Oakland Screening of Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route @ Red Bay Coffee House
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Insitute and MATATU will be co-hosting a joint screening of the film “Detroit 48202: Conversations Along a Postal Route”. MCLI board members Walter Riley and Vicki Sawicki will be joining filmmaker Pamela Sporn and mail carrier Wendell Watkins to speak after the screening. The film explores the rise, demise and contested resurgence of America’s “motor city” through a multi-generational choir of voices who reside in mail carrier Wendell Watkins’ postal route. The role of racism is woven throughout the film, exposing the wall built in the … Continued
9:00 am Power to the People – Rally Outside PG&E Shareholder Meeting!
Power to the People – Rally Outside PG&E Shareholder Meeting!
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
PG&E is holding their annual shareholder meeting and we want to let them know that their shareholders shouldn’t profit off the backs of ratepayers! Californians demand a seat at the table – let’s take back the power from this corrupt institution! 9am- we’ll meet in front of PG&E’s headquarters on Beale Street to gather together to honor the fire victims through a reading of names and sharing of stories. 10am – PG&E Shareholder meeting starts. 10am-1pm (speakers, letters from fire victims, spoken word, community art). Please share widely! PM us … Continued
9:00 am The Amazon Is Not for Sale—Respect Indigenous Rights @ Brazilian Consulate
The Amazon Is Not for Sale—Respect Indigenous Rights @ Brazilian Consulate
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Stand with local Indigenous activists in solidarity with their Indigenous relatives, the Amazon, and communities at risk under Brazilian’s President Bolsonaro.Idle No More SF Bay writes:  “Indigenous people and allies across the Americas are strongly opposed to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s actions to eliminate the rights and commit genocide of Indigenous people while opening up the Amazon to corporate interests.  Brasil Solidarity Network (BSN) has been organizing rallies at the Brazilian Consulate in San Francisco to stand up to Bolsonaro’s policies and to lift up the harms to Indigenous people, … Continued
6:00 pm Ethics In Tech Community Night and Comedy Show @ Internet Archives
Ethics In Tech Community Night and Comedy Show @ Internet Archives
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Ethics In Technology for our Community Night and Comedy Show at the Internet Archive on June 21st at 6 PM. Comedy acts interspersed with talks from NSA Comedy Host, former Amazon executive, and entrepreneur Vahid Razavi, author of Ethics in Tech, or The Lack Thereof and The Age of Nepotism. Friday June 21st, 6PM Doors open for networking, Show starts at 7:00 PM at the Internet Archive. Brett Wilkins- Independent Journalist and Board member of Ethics In Technology Will be Presenting Bug Splat. Bugsplat: Can Technology Really Make War Less … Continued
6:00 pm VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY NOON TO 1 PM MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! … Continued
10:00 am Permaculture Action Day @ Hoover Elementary School Garden
Permaculture Action Day @ Hoover Elementary School Garden
Jun 22 @ 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Permaculture Action Day @ Hoover Elementary School Garden
  Workshops Water Harvesting Design Principles w/ Brennan Blazer Bird of SolutionCraft Gardening On A Budget w/ Khadija Khansia Community Assembly on the Equitable Climate Action Plan with Oakland Climate Action Coalition Disaster Preparedness with Sharena Thomas of People’s Community Medics (workshop sponsored by the NorCal Resilience Network) The Colors of Us: A Natural Dying Skillshare  w/ Grace HANDS-ON PROJECTS: Rainwater Catchment Earthworks Building a Cob / Adobe Wall Creating a Wishing Well Building Edging for Garden Beds Weeding, Planting, and Mulching Building Natural Benches for Students & Crossing Guards MOOP (Matter Out of Place) Clean Up Painting Educational Signage … Continued
1:30 pm Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs… @ New Valencia Hall
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs… @ New Valencia Hall
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs... @ New Valencia Hall
Film Screening & Discussion: Good Night & Good Luck. Independent Journalism vs. The Reactionary Right “Good Night, and Good Luck” chronicles the clash between Edward R. Murrow, American broadcast journalist, and right-wing Senator Joseph McCarthy. At the height of the Cold War, McCarthy whipped up fear by accusing anyone who opposed him politically of being a communist. Once again, right-wing leaders like Trump, Duterte, Erdogan, and Bolsonaro utilize fear and prejudice to scapegoat immigrants, national minorities, LGBTQ folks and people of color for problems brought on by the global profit … Continued
1:30 pm Support folks robbed by the city in the sweeps! @ DPW Operations Yard, Gate
Support folks robbed by the city in the sweeps! @ DPW Operations Yard, Gate
Jun 22 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Stolen Belonging – A Public Reclamation at DPW Operations Yard Food, Drinks, Music, Art and Collective Action *REQUEST FOR DONATED SURVIVAL GEAR & SUPPLIES [Detiails here: https://www.stolenbelonging.org/action-at-dpw] Hosted by Stolen Belonging Project & Coalition on Homelessness Location: DPW Operations Yard back gate at the intersection of Kansas and Marin, where one is supposed to ask the guard to retrieve their confiscated belongings. (building address is 2323 Cesar Chavez, but go to back gate.) Join us, houseless residents, housing justice advocates, human rights lawyers and ‘housies’ who want to hold the … Continued
6:30 pm Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance @ Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance @ Malonga Casquelourd Center for the Arts
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Grown Women Dance Collective (GWDC) presents the 10th annual Fallen Heroes, Rising Stars: A Juneteenth Celebration Through Dance, featuring powerhouse performances honoring musical greats and civic leaders whose legacies continue to inform and inspire. All stars of the dance world come together to celebrate dance, music & American history. This event honors the legacy of African American artists such as Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole, Nipsey Hussle & Maya Angelou. Former soloists with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Martha Graham Company, Bill … Continued