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7:00 am Feed the Hood 14 @ EOYDC
Feed the Hood 14 @ EOYDC
Feb 16 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Feed the Hood 14 @ EOYDC
Feed the Hood 14: Bag Lunch and Hygiene Kit Preparation and Distribution Join us for another opportunity to Feed the Hood– giving back to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland by preparing and distributing bag lunches and hygiene kits. This Feed the Hood is in partnership with Black Joy Parade and sponsored by Abbott. **Event is family friendly (kids of all ages welcome to attend with their parent(s) or guardian). **Coffee/tea and continental breakfast will be served for volunteers. **Venue is wheelchair accessible. For more info, including itinerary, visit eastoaklandcollective.com/feedthehood. … Continued
12:30 pm Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched. @ New Parkway
Film Screening: The Feeling of Being Watched. @ New Parkway
Feb 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join a pilot screening presented by Minema, your pass to the most relevant media events in the city. A Tribeca, Hot Docs, and POV documentary, The Feeling of Being Watched is a groundbreaking film on government surveillance. In the Chicago suburb where journalist Assia Boundaoui grew up, most residents in her Muslim immigrant neighborhood believe they are under surveillance. Assia investigates and uncovers FBI documents about “Operation Vulgar Betrayal,” one of the largest pre-9/11 counterterrorism probes conducted on domestic soil, right in Assia’s hometown. Guided post-screening conversation to follow. Find out more … Continued
1:30 pm Screening Of “Fukushima Speaks” By Journalist and Videographer Toshikuni Doi‘ @ Downtown Bereley Public Library
Screening Of “Fukushima Speaks” By Journalist and Videographer Toshikuni Doi‘ @ Downtown Bereley Public Library
Feb 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
FUKUSHIMA SPEAKS’ EXPLORES LIVES OF SURVIVORS On Sunday, February 16, No Nukes Action will host the Bay Area premiere of “Fukushima Speaks,” a compelling feature-length documentary by award-winning director and independent journalist Toshikuni Doi. “It is not enough for a journalist to report facts and news of what is happening, but rather it is the journalist’s duty to expose the ‘human’ underneath it all,” Doi stated. “If we fail to shed light on [universal themes]and just succeed in reporting on facts and news, to the audience, it will come across … Continued
5:00 pm UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation @ Tamarack
UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation @ Tamarack
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
UC Santa Cruz Wildcat Strike: A Presentation @ Tamarack
This Sunday in Oakland, join members of @DSACommunists and Black Rose Bay Area, who will discuss the historic, ongoing wildcat strike by graduate workers at UC Santa Cruz. #UCSCstrike 67717
6:30 pm Prison Truth @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Prison Truth @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Revolutionary journalism and Prisoner Human Rights Movement … freedom of the press … is an embodiment of freedom….Freedom is so much the essence of the human that even its opponents realize it … No human fights freedom; they fight at most the freedom of others. Every kind of freedom has therefore always existed, only at one time as a special privilege, at another time as a universal right. Karl Marx A new book, Prison Truth, “The Story of the San Quentin News” by William J. Drummond (UC Press, 2020) tells of prisoners’ self-transformation … Continued
8:00 pm The Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution (Film Screening & Discussion) @ La Pena
The Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution (Film Screening & Discussion) @ La Pena
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us for a film screening of On the Frontlines of the Chilean Revolution, followed by a discussion with Vee Bravo and Rodstarz, Chilean activists and media makers documenting the nations social crisis. Featuring a special performance by Rodstarz of Rebel Díaz! Doors open at 7:30 pm / Event starts at 8pm67702
7:00 pm Socialist Night School: The Socialist Feminist Case for Bernie Sanders @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School: The Socialist Feminist Case for Bernie Sanders @ East Bay Community Space
Feb 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Isn’t Bernie just another old, white man? Shouldn’t feminists instead support one of the smart, competent women on the primary ticket? These are valid questions, but whether we’re talking about the environment, healthcare and reproductive rights, immigration, or strengthening unions, Bernie’s policies are fundamentally feminist ones. His program addresses not only issues of gender, but tackles all of the intersecting oppressions that exist under capitalism. No other candidate can make that claim. Join East Bay DSA’s Socialist Night School on Tuesday, Feb. 18 for a panel a discussion featuring reproductive rights … Continued
8:30 am End Oil Extraction in California @ State Capitol (meet at 1003 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
End Oil Extraction in California @ State Capitol (meet at 1003 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814)
Feb 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Can you join us in Sacramento on Wednesday, February 19th for a mass rally and banner drop to let Gavin Newsom know that we’re fed up? Jp, the date has been set. On February 19, Governor Newsom will deliver his second State of the State speech in Sacramento. He’ll tackle a lot of important issues – but with the climate crisis unfolding all around us, we need him to prioritize ending California’s oil problem.� We must show up in force to make it clear that Californians are watching and that any … Continued
5:30 pm A Public Conversation on Privacy – Panel at Twitter @ Twitter
A Public Conversation on Privacy – Panel at Twitter @ Twitter
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
February’s Privacy Lab, hosted by Twitter, will be a panel on the topic of: A Public Conversation on #Privacy. Panelists will discuss why taking a global approach to privacy matters, and what the future of privacy-first product development looks like. Panelists include: Damien Kieran, Global Data Protection Officer, Twitter Lea Kissner, Chief Privacy Officer, Humu Jules Polonetsky, CEO, Future of Privacy Forum Please note that Twitter requires an ID for building entry and will receive a list of guests who have RSVPd for the event. Check-in will be open until 6:15 at … Continued
6:00 pm Beloved Oakland – Homeless Benefit Concert @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Beloved Oakland – Homeless Benefit Concert @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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6:00 pm Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico @ Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Changing Climates! Lessons Learned from Community Organizing in Puerto Rico Oscar López Rivera Foundation OLR-Libertá Co-sponsored by: Boricuas in Berkeley, Bay Area Boricuas, Alt Breaks P.R. Berkeley, Department of Ethnic Studies, Big Ideas Prison Class, Berkeley Underground Scholars, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Ethnic Studies Library, Hispanic Engineers and Scientists, Latinx Research Center, Multicultural Community Center, Poetry for the People, The American Cultures Center, UCB Graduate Assembly Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican ex-political … Continued
6:00 pm Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! @ Hayward City Council
Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! @ Hayward City Council
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell East Bay Community Energy: No Nuke! @ Hayward City Council
At its next meeting, the East Bay Community Energy Board of Directors will be considering and perhaps voting on whether to accept nuclear energy from PG&E’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. PG&E has proposed making allocations of carbon-free energy, 70% nuclear from their Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant and 30% from large hydroelectric generators,  to EBCE and other community choice programs.. The proposal is tied to the exit fee that all community choice customers pay to PG&E. The coalition of community organizations that helped create EBCE is fighting to oppose bringing … Continued
6:30 pm Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died @ Freedom and Movement Center
Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died @ Freedom and Movement Center
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Gangsta Revolution, Transform, Until, When the Panthers Died @ Freedom and Movement Center
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5:00 pm Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism @ Center for Latin American Studies
Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism @ Center for Latin American Studies
Feb 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism @ Center for Latin American Studies
John Lindsay-Poland is a writer, activist, researcher and analyst focused on human rights and demilitarization, especially in the Americas. He has written about, researched and organized action for human rights and demilitarization of US policy in Latin America for 30 years. Currently he coordinates Stop US Arms to Mexico, a project of Global Exchange, and serves as California Healing Justice Associate of the American Friends Service Committee, with a focus on police demilitarization. His award-winning book Plan Colombia narrates a 2005 massacre in the San José de Apartadó Peace Community … Continued
6:30 pm Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition @ Tenderloin Museum
Screening: The First Rainbow Coalition @ Tenderloin Museum
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
America thinks they know about the Black Panthers. But just wait until they hear about the Rainbow Coalition. The Rainbow Coalition was a broad coalition of diverse, freedom struggle organizations, from the Black Panthers and Young Lords to working class white groups like the Young Patriots. Standing in solidarity in their class struggle against economic and racial injustice, the group both challenged—and changed—the face of 1960s politics in Chicago, one of the most segregated cities in postwar America. Collectively confronting issues such as police brutality and substandard housing, the Rainbow … Continued
7:00 pm How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) @ Books, Inc
How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) @ Books, Inc
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
How to talk across lines of political difference (without blowing a fuse) @ Books, Inc
Author Erica Etelson will talk about her new book, Beyond Contempt: How Liberals Can Communicate Across the Great Divide. zx67694
7:00 pm Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” @ Revolution Books
Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” @ Revolution Books
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Video of Artist Dread Scott discussing the “Slave Rebellion Reenactment with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books, NYC. “Slave Rebellion Reenactment” (November 2019) retraced the path of the largest rebellion of enslaved people in the history of the United States. This was the German Coast Uprising of 1811, just outside New Orleans. “Instead of studying George Washington, a great enslaver, or Thomas Jefferson, a great enslaver, when they talk about freedom… we should be studying people who were actually trying to get free from a system of enslavement which was … Continued
4:30 pm 21 Cherish and Protect – A March for Real Climate Leadership @ Merritt College
21 Cherish and Protect – A March for Real Climate Leadership @ Merritt College
Feb 21 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cherish and Protect an exhibition of art expressing our responses to the crisis of our heating planet.67753
6:30 pm Tent City Film Screening @ La Peña Cultural Center
Tent City Film Screening @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Presented by La Peña Cultural Center and the San Francisco Foundation. Tent City highlights the impact of unprocessed grief on mental health in America, the toll that gentrification has taken on the city of Oakland (nation wide), and ignites a call to action to reclaim our humanity in the midst of our ever changing world. The screening also features live music, a resource fair, community discussion, Q&A, and more! RSVP Free with RSVP / Donations Accepted https://lapena.org/event/tentcity/?mc_cid=8e0269a1ab&mc_eid=83c795cf6867703
7:30 pm Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal @ Antioch Community Center
Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal @ Antioch Community Center
Feb 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Contra Costa County and the Green New Deal @ Antioch Community Center
This Town Hall Symposium brings together experts, local leaders, activists, and frontline community members to exchange perspectives about how climate change impacts East County and the Bay Area, and how a Green New Deal can address these challenges. Guest speakers include: Dr. Mark Stemen, Professor of Geography and Planning, and Civics from California State University, Chico. Youth leaders from the Sunrise Movement Sierra Club Delta Group hosts. RSVP on Facebook   67664
10:00 am Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ YWCA
Racial Justice Through the Power of Public Policy @ YWCA
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join SURJ Bay Area’s Policy Committee for part two of our 2020 legislative workshop series! Workshop participants can expect to… – Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJ’s larger framework – Hear about new opportunities to engage in the legislative process with SURJ – Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer – Hear from Ella Baker Center on their 2020 policy priorities Guest Speaker: Derick Morgan is the Policy Associate for the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights. As part of the Ella Baker Center’s legislative … Continued
11:00 am Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Memorial for Mike Zint @ Adeline Median Strip
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12:00 pm Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go @ Berkeley City College, Room 34
Socialism 101: Why Capitalism Must Go @ Berkeley City College, Room 34
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Monthly reading and discussion series for those interested in a better understanding of a socialist perspective. Suggested readings for this topic (readings are recommended but optional) 1) The Problem is Capitalism by Speak Out Now: https://speakoutsocialists.org/capitalism-is-the-problem-2/ 2) What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism by Monthly Review https://monthlyreview.org/2010/03/01/what-every-environmentalist-needs-to-know-about-capitalism/ 3) The Principles of Communism by Frederick Engels (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1847/11/prin-com.htm 4)Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto by Leon Trotsky (1937): https://www.marxists.org/archive/trotsky/1937/10/90manifesto.htm 5) The Communist Manifesto (1847): https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/18467695
2:00 pm Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Who Killed Malcolm X: Selected Scenes Screening @ Suite 4400
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3:00 pm Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group @ CEL, 3rd Floor
Moral Budget Poor People’s Campaign Reading Group @ CEL, 3rd Floor
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
What will it take to truly address the systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and war economy plaguing our country today? The answer is presented in the Poor People’s Campaign Moral Budget, which lays out the policies and investments to address the widespread and systemic injustices we face. We invite you to come together with other supporters of the Poor People’s Campaign to learn more about these solutions through our Moral Budget Reading Group. This will be a space for us to develop our collective understanding of the policies we’re … Continued
5:30 pm Day of Remembrance @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Day of Remembrance @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Duncan Ryūken Williams discusses his book, American Sutra: A Story of Faith and Freedom in the Second World War. Williams reveals the little-known story of how, in the darkest hours of World War II when Japanese Americans were stripped of their homes and imprisoned in camps, a community of Buddhists launched one of the most inspiring defenses of religious freedom in our nation’s history, insisting that they could be both Buddhist and American. Reverend Williams has taken part in Tsuru For Solidarity, a non-violent direct action protest lead by Japanese Americans formerly incarcerated … Continued
5:30 pm Oscar López Rivera @ La Peña Cultural Center
Oscar López Rivera @ La Peña Cultural Center
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled “Oscar López Rivera—Two Years Later: Resistance and Resilience”. Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Labor Notes Scholarship Fundraiser dance Party @ Omni Commons
Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dance, eat, drink, and meet local labor activists at the Bay Area Labor Notes Dance Party Fundraiser Featuring local DJ Kream from 8:30PM-11:30PM. A small donation of $5-$35 covers food, music, camaraderie, and stories about the Bay Area labor movement from local labor activists. Cash bar available, Venmo also accepted. Nobody turned away for lack of funds. All ages. All proceeds will help low-wage workers attend the international Labor Notes conference in Chicago this April. The Labor Notes Conference is a unique gathering of thousands of rank-and-file union members, local … Continued
7:00 pm Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night @ Hasta Muerte Coffee
Rebellion In Chile – Movie and discussion night @ Hasta Muerte Coffee
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join Black Rose/Rosa Negra Bay Area for a movie night and discussion about the current events in Chile. Movie: The Chicago Conspiracy – This documentary addresses the legacy of the military dictatorship in Chile by sharing the story of combatant youth who were killed by the Pinochet regime as a backdrop to the history of the military dictatorship and current social conflict in the area. The larger story is wrapped around three shorter pieces, which explore the student movement, the history of neighborhoods that became centers of armed resistance against … Continued