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Now: May 19 03:23 am
10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
May 19 @ 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
2:00 pm Alternatives to Policing 3: Deep Culture @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Alternatives to Policing 3: Deep Culture @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
In this third in our series of workshops to create alternatives to relying on policing, we’ll work together to identify elements of white supremacy culture, police and law enforcement culture. Then we’ll engage with just transition culture. We’ll examine the cultures of our own organizations and map them toward a just transition. We’ll imagine together some steps in that journey. ABOUT THE TRAINER We are thrilled to welcome Patricia St. Onge (Haudenosaunee and Quebecois, adopted Lakota) to lead us in this work. Patricia is the founder of Seven Generations Consulting … Continued
4:30 pm Free Films, Food, + Forum: Black Diaspora @ Omni Commons
Free Films, Food, + Forum: Black Diaspora @ Omni Commons
May 19 @ 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Liberated Lens invites you to a screening of short films across the Black Diaspora with a post-screening discussion with Aldane Walters & Marna Paintsil Anning. This event is free and food will be provided! Doors open at 4:30 pm on Sunday, May 19th at Omni Commons. This event is wheel chair accessible. For more information go to LiberatedLens.org or contact (510) 863-4331.66496
7:00 pm Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
Equity Indicators and the People’s Budget: Week 1 – Housing @ ACCE
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
A 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. 4/15 – Housing 4/22 – Economy 4/29 – Education 5/6 – Public Health 5/13 – Neighborhood Life 5/20 – Public Safety The first week’s workshop on the Housing Indicators is the first of a 6-week series to help us develop a deeper analysis and to call attention to the kinds of changes needed in the City’s budget and policies. Join us for this deeper … Continued
4:30 pm Audit the Sheriff – Rally and Press Conference @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Audit the Sheriff – Rally and Press Conference @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tuesday May 21: Turn out for a rally and press conference followed by public comment. We need you to help us push #AuditAhern forward. The abuses committed by ACSO are unacceptable. We will not be silent. We will not be complacent. pic.twitter.com/WpsviplSC6— Ella Baker Center (@ellabakercenter) May 16, 2019 66572
5:30 pm CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers,
CloseThe Loopholes in Oakland Rent Control @ Oakland City Hall Council Chambers,
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We don’t have to wait to repeal Costa Hawkins to fight displacement and stabilize the homes of thousands of tenants in Oakland NOW. Oakland City Council has the power to remove rent-control exemptions on thousands of currently owner-occupied duplex and triplex units in Oakland and protect the futures of families in thousands more. It’s time we demand they take action to stop displacement and rent gouging. Closing the rent stabilization loophole for owner-occupied 2-3 unit buildings would immediately: • Protect an estimated 5,100 tenants already living owner-occupied duplexes or triplex … Continued
6:30 pm Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Tell the City Council: Coal Outta Richmond @ Richmond City Hall
We need to tell the Richmond City Council to phase out coal operations at every meeting of the council.  A couple of people speaking  at each meeting can be effective in keeping council members aware of the urgency of this issue and the popular support for the ordinance phasing out coal, presently with the city attorney’s office.  In addition, it publicizes the issue to those who watch the televised (and archived) meeting or read the on-line minutes. The opportunity to speak up about coal is during the Open Forum. This time … Continued
7:00 pm Socialist Night School Film Night: The Battle of Chile @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School Film Night: The Battle of Chile @ East Bay Community Space
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Socialist Night School takes a post-convention breather on May 21 for our first film night, the second session in our three-part series on imperialism and internationalism. We’ll be holding a special screening of Part I of Patricio Guzman’s The Battle of Chile, the legendary documentary about the social revolution that brought Salvador Allende to power in Chile in the 1970s and its violent repression. Here’s your chance to see what the Village Voice called “the major political film of our times.” We will also have LaCroix and snacks! See the … Continued
8:00 am Lawsuit Trial Date: Berkeley’s Homeless v City of Berkeley @ Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 12, 19th floor
Lawsuit Trial Date: Berkeley’s Homeless v City of Berkeley @ Federal Courthouse, Courtroom 12, 19th floor
May 22 @ 8:00 am – 11:30 am
A trial will be held to determine whether the City of Berkeley persecuted First They Came for the Homeless, aka The Poor Tour, a group of politicized homeless individuals, for their political activities. Jury selection commences on the 20th.66470
7:00 pm LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES @ Octopus Literary Salon
LIBERATE THE CAGED VOICES @ Octopus Literary Salon
May 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
California Prison Focus presents “Liberate the Caged Voices”, to foster engagement between the community and those living behind bars through music, letters, and poetry. 66569
6:00 pm Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Nights at Reem’s The Arab Film and Media Institute and Reem’s are partnering to bring some of our favorite Arab films to Oakland. Screenings are free + the amazing team at Reem’s will be serving the full menu throughout the evening.  And that’s not all! There will be movie snacks (including za’atar popcorn!), April 11: Refugee Stories Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the … Continued
6:00 pm Wellstone Club: “Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked: Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing @ Humanist Hall
Wellstone Club: “Alameda County Politics, Urgent and Overlooked: Sheriff Ahern, Public Safety, Sanctuary, Housing @ Humanist Hall
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers Alameda County Supervisor Wilma Chan, District 3 Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, District 5 Brian Hofer, Chair of Oakland Privacy Commission potluck at 6PM – meeting at 6:45PM Please Bring Something to Share 66452
6:30 pm Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!  65416
1:00 pm Reception & Book Talk: Ghosts of Gold Mountain @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Reception & Book Talk: Ghosts of Gold Mountain @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Book talk and signing with Gordon H. Chang for Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Built the Transcontinental Railroad. GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, on sale May 7, 2019) by award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang is a groundbreaking account that draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America. An invaluable correction of a great historical injustice, GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN returns these … Continued
3:00 pm KPFA Movie Matinee: Mi Familia @ New Parkway Theater
KPFA Movie Matinee: Mi Familia @ New Parkway Theater
May 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
“When I was born here, this was Mexico, and where I die, this is still Mexico.” El Californio, from Mi Familia. A second-generation Mexican immigrant narrates his family history, beginning with the journey of his father, Jose, across Mexico to Los Angeles where he meets Maria, and starts a family. Each subsequent generation contends with political and social hardships, ranging from illegal deportations in the 1940s to racial tensions and gang fights in the ’60s and ’70s. Yet through it all, or perhaps because of it, the family remains strong. Join … Continued