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Now: Jul 27 02:10 pm
12:30 pm Free Screening: The Bail Trap @ New Parkway Theater
Free Screening: The Bail Trap @ New Parkway Theater
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Come watch a screening of The Bail Trap and learn what you can to do reform the money bail system in California. California’s money bail system hurts families. One of the Ella Baker Center’s members, Tracey Bell-Borden, knows that firsthand. When Tracey’s daughter Tai was arrested, her bail was set at $100,000. Tracey faced an impossible choice: let her daughter stay in jail or pay $10,000 to a bail bondsman so that her daughter could come home before her trial. On Sunday, July 23rd Tracey and the Ella Baker Center … Continued
3:00 pm Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jul 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
Hey folks, because some of us will be indisposed on the last Sunday of July we are holding our monthly feed a week early on Sunday, July 23rd, at 3 PM. Hasta la pasta, Ed Not Bombs   Feed The People! The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM in the winter) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy … Continued
6:30 pm Indivisible Berkeley Special Assembly @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Indivisible Berkeley Special Assembly @ Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Hall
Jul 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Special Assembly (with dinner!) To advance the progressive agenda, we HAVE to win elections. Join our Special Assembly at BFUU with focus on how we can harness our progressive energy to help turn districts outside the Bay Area from red to blue! Led by the Indivisible Berkeley Elections team. Bring snacks to share! Bring friends! Questions? Email elections+owner@indivisibleberkeley.org. SPONSORED BY INDIVISIBLE BERKELEY Berkeley,CA 63385
7:00 pm Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Liberated Lens general meeting @ Omni Commons
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We document current events, make films together, steward an editing suite and share a film equipment library. We also host film screenings, often with local directors, and put on an annual short film festival for independent Bay Area filmmakers. Our goal is to make the digital filmmaking accessible – no overpriced college degree or certificate program required! We are also a good group to reach out to if you’d like to screen a film at the Omni. We can be reached at [ liberatedlens@lists.riseup.net ]. We usually meet in the … Continued
9:00 am Alternatives to Incarceration: Stop the Jail Expansion! @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Alternatives to Incarceration: Stop the Jail Expansion! @ County Building, across the street from the Courthouse
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
It’s time for us to demand healthcare for the people! We are calling on all community members, healthcare providers, formerly incarcerated folks and their families to make your voices heard. After two years of fighting the jail expansion in Alameda County, we have finally won our hearing on alternatives to incarceration for those who suffer from mental illness. However, the county is doing everything in their power to fast track the jail expansion without community input. There is no such thing as mental health in a jail. The first step … Continued
5:00 pm Tax the Rich Rally @ Outside the Oaks Theater
Tax the Rich Rally @ Outside the Oaks Theater
Jul 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Harry Brill said at our last gathering that Tax the Rich is now the longest running rally in the history of Berkeley.  September 12, 2017 will be the 6th anniversary 63405
6:00 pm Occupy Forum: Film: National Bird (Drone Warfare) @ Black and Brown Club
Occupy Forum: Film: National Bird (Drone Warfare) @ Black and Brown Club
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OccupyForum presents… Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Film: Our National Bird Directed by Sonia Kennebeck Three whistleblowers, (who all worked on the drones program, gathering intelligence and tracking targets to be killed), break the silence around the US drone war. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, the whistleblowers speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences. National Bird offers an unparalleled glimpse into the surreal landscape … Continued
6:00 pm Plan Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation @ Compass Nonprofit Services
Plan Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation @ Compass Nonprofit Services
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
It’s all hands on deck at the Ella Baker Center this month and we need your help to make Oakland’s Night Out for Safety & Liberation (NOSL) Block Party the best one yet! Come to this member meeting to learn how you can thrown down for Oakland’s 5th annual NOSL Block Party on August 1st at Defremery Park, the historic West Oakland Black Panther Party community space. You will have a chance to put finishing touches to the program, sign up for volunteer and outreach roles, and build with fierce … Continued
6:00 pm Active Hope: What Must We Do Now @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Active Hope: What Must We Do Now @ Fellowship Hall, BFUU
Jul 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Featuring Joanna Macy, Starhawk, and Ahmed Salah. Active Hope events aim to lift us out of inaction and despair and into a beautiful, caring world of peace, love, and concern for all beings. This program will include inspiration from those working to save the world; bringing us together and unifying us in this work. It will include voices from the First Nations people, social and environmental justice activists, music, delicious organic vegetarian food, a book signing, heart connections, and inspiration to action. Book signing, information tables, opportunities for action and … Continued
6:30 pm Universal Income in California @ Covo
Universal Income in California @ Covo
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us Tuesday, July 25th to learn about a California Climate Dividend Fund. Though we’re likely at least a decade away from a federal basic income, people often debate whether there are policies that states can enact as “stepping stones” to help pave the way. California State Senator Bob Wieckowski introduced a bill (SB 775) that would create a Climate Dividend Fund  a fund to return carbon auctionn revenue to Californians in the form of regular, unconditional payments. Carbon dividends are one popularly discussed stepping stone policy to a universal … Continued
7:00 pm Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS @ Berkeley City College Auditorium
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mai Masri’s award-winning film, 3000 NIGHTS! Accused of helping a teenaged boy on the run, a newly-wed Palestinian schoolteacher gives birth to her child, in chains, in an Israeli high-security prison — where she fights to protect him and to survive herself. Palestinian filmmaker Mai Masri’s film 3000 NIGHTS explores the meaning of motherhood, love, betrayal, and the solidarity of women prisoners. Masri says it is about “resilience, resistance, and above all, a film about hope.” Selected as the Jordanian entry for Best Foreign Language Film for 2017 Oscars. “See … Continued
7:00 pm An Evening with Norm Stamper, Author of ‘Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police’ @ Barnett Hall, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
An Evening with Norm Stamper, Author of ‘Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police’ @ Barnett Hall, Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Register here. Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper will offer his thoughts on “Police Accountability: Reimagining and Reengineering the Cop Culture,”followed by a Q & A faciliated by Reggie Lyles, Deacon of Allen Temple Baptist Church, former police captain for Berkeley and Novato police departments and former public safety advisor to Mayor Jean Quan. After the discussion, Chief Stamper will be available to sign his latest book To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America’s Police which will be available for sale on site. From to Protect and Serve: How … Continued
5:00 pm P66 Marine Terminal Expansion Scoping Meeting @ City Council Chambers
P66 Marine Terminal Expansion Scoping Meeting @ City Council Chambers
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
COMMUNITY SCOPING MEETING Phillips 66 has applied for Air District permission to launch what clearly looks like yet another tar sands project.  There will be another opportunity to comment about the scope and content of the draft Environmental Impact Report in a July 27th meeting scheduled by the Air District for Vallejo, given potential impacts on that city.  A September 2016 oil spill in San Pablo Bay sent 120 Vallejo residents to the hospital and caused 1500 noxious odor complaints.  The BAAQMD subsequently found Phillips 66 and the operator of … Continued
6:00 pm Low Income Service Workers Celebration @ First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Low Income Service Workers Celebration @ First Presbyterian Church of Oakland
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Low Income Service Workers Celebration @ First Presbyterian Church of Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
A lot of us get really frustrated with how things are going in the world. But a lot of people directly impacted by issues like lack of healthcare access, criminal [in]justice system, environmental degradation, wage theft, gentrification, racial profiling, labor-displacement, and more are organizing among each other to fight for their own human rights. Western Service Workers Association has been turning the people most in need to community organizers and solve problems for their own communities in East and West Oakland. Come join me and meet these solution-oriented people in … Continued
11:30 am “Heather Booth: Changing the World” @ Albany Twin Theater
“Heather Booth: Changing the World” @ Albany Twin Theater
Jul 29 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
“Heather Booth: Changing the World” @ San Francisco Jewish Film Festival Click here to RSVP and get more details and ticket information. (Be sure to get tickets before they sell out!) This inspiring film is being promoted with the line “Heather Booth is the most influential person you’ve never heard of,” but we’ve heard of her. We know her well! Heather Booth has been a partner with the PCCC in many fights…and now one of our own is featured in a movie. From 2008 – 2010 Heather worked closely with … Continued
12:00 pm Laborfest: 1946 General Strike Walk @ Begin at Latham Square
Laborfest: 1946 General Strike Walk @ Begin at Latham Square
Jul 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Oakland 1946 General Strike Walk – “We Called It a Work Holiday” With Gifford Hartman of the Flying Picket Historical Society. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Oakland General Strike. This walk will revisit the sites of Oakland’s “Work Holiday” that began spontaneously with rank-and-file solidarity with the striking – mostly women – retail clerks at Kahn’s and Hastings department stores whose picket line was being broken by scabs escorted by police. Within 24 hours, it involved over 100,000 workers and shut down nearly all commerce in the … Continued