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10:00 am Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Monthly interfaith prayer meeting, held on second Sundays, dedicated to healing. The Bahá’í community of Oakland is organizing this gathering for the community to connect, share prayers, writings and poems from all spiritual traditions, reflect and recharge and build coalitions interested in healing. Come share prayers, quotes, poems, and favorite passages from your scriptures with us. Simple breakfast will be served. Doors open: 10:00 AM Refreshments served: 10:00-10:30 AM Prayers: 10:30-11:30 AM Discussion and socializing: 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance … Continued
10:30 am Liberation Psychology And The Refugee Question @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Liberation Psychology And The Refugee Question @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jan 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
With Both Marx And Jesus: Liberation Psychology And The Refugee Question – Reflections By Adrianne Aron Derived from Liberation Theology and developed by a Jesuit priest in El Salvador, liberation psychology became the most effective of all methodologies for helping Central American refugees fleeing from state terrorism wrought by U.S. imperialism. The Catholic bishops’ “preferential option for the poor” that guided the radical religious movement of the 1970s and ‘80s in Latin America paved the way for psychology to break its attachments to the elites and bourgeois elements it had … Continued
5:00 pm Green Sunday: Visions of Unity @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: Visions of Unity @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Visions of Unity panel: 5:00 – 6:30 pm Keynote Speaker: Gayle McLaughlin, former two-term mayor of Richmond.  Gayle is also co-founder and interim chair of the California Progressive Alliance (https://californiaprogressivealliance.org), whose Founding Convention will be held on March 30, 2019. Panelists to join Gayle and the attendees discussing their visions of progressive coalitions: Shawn McDougal, Community Democracy Project Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom Party Jack McShane, East Bay Democratic Socialists of America Dan Siegel, Oakland Justice Coalition Moderated by:  NONI SESSION!  Executive Director of the East Bay Permanent Real Estate … Continued
3:00 pm Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Penultimate Task Force Meeting @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Penultimate Task Force Meeting @ Alameda County Administration Bldg
Jan 14 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday’s 1/10/19 meeting was not the final task force meeting after all. They will meet again on Monday January 14 from 3 to 8pm and then again on January 22 from 9-11am. The process of running through a long set of potential recommendations is about halfway completed. ===== Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’ Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban … Continued
5:30 pm Rally to Kick Off Earth Strike @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Rally to Kick Off Earth Strike @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jan 15 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Rally to Kick Off Earth Strike @ Oscar Grant Plaza
EarthStrike is an international campaign calling for a global general strike for climate action next September 27. This Oakland rally will be one of many around the world, the first day of events in the campaign leading up the EarthStrike. This rally is hosted by EarthStike Cali, which is promoting this list of demands: • Municipalize and wind down all fossil fuel extraction. • End all pipeline projects, especially those that exploit native land. • End corporate money and Super PACs that fund fossil fuel expansion. • End the construction … Continued
7:00 pm Socialist Night School: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Democratic Socialist @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Democratic Socialist @ East Bay Community Space
Jan 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
East Bay DSA Night School returns for the 2019 winter session with a class on the life and thought of Martin Luther King Jr. Every year, in January and April, we commemorate the extraordinary career of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There is probably no figure in recent American history whose memory is more distorted, whose message is more sanitized, whose powerful words are more drained of content than King. A closer investigation shows that King was far more radical, especially on matters of labor, poverty, and economic justice, … Continued
9:00 am ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
ALAMEDA COUNTY CLEAN SLATE CLINIC @ Public Defender's Office
Jan 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
JOINT WALK‐IN CLINICS with Public Defender and EBCLC *Please bring your statewide CA DOJ RAP sheet if you have it or we can give information at clinic* We may be able to help with:  Dismissal of Conviction – PC 1203.4  Felony Reduction / Prop 47 and 64 Relief  Early Termination of Probation  Certificate of Rehabilitation  Sealing Arrest Record – Factual Innocence  Juvenile Record Sealing  Post-Conviction Relief for Immigrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking  Employment denials due to criminal background reports  Occupational … Continued
6:00 pm The Iron Wall – film and discussion with Dalit Baum, Ph.D. @ Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center
The Iron Wall – film and discussion with Dalit Baum, Ph.D. @ Mount Diablo Peace and Justice Center
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
his film (52 mins. 2006) features interviews with prominent Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and political analysts, as well as Israeli settlers and soldiers, and Palestinian farmers. Following the screening a discussion will be held with the assistance of Dalit Baum, Ph.D., Director of Economic Activism for Palestine at the American Friends Service Committee. Baum is the Israeli co-founder of Who Profits from the Occupation, and the Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel. She is a scholar who has taught about militarism and the global economy from a feminist … Continued
6:30 pm Resisting Imperialism: Voices from the Migrant Caravan @ 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Resisting Imperialism: Voices from the Migrant Caravan @ 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Jan 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join us  for political education that will connect the struggles of the migrant caravan at the US-Mexico border to other anti-imperialist border struggles in El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Yemen and Palestine. We will also be fundraising to help support the needs of the migrant caravan at our border. See below for where to send your donations today. Translation headsets will be available. SPEAKERS Veronica “Beby” Aguilar – Pueblo Sin Fronteras Chris Lopez- School of America Watch, East Bay Coordinator Pierre Labossiere – Haiti Action Committee Ashwak Hauter, former AROC … Continued
7:00 pm Book Launch with TONY PLATT : Beyond These Walls @ Books, Inc
Book Launch with TONY PLATT : Beyond These Walls @ Books, Inc
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tony Platt, Distinguished Affiliated Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society, UC Berkeley, discusses his groundbreaking new work, Beyond These Walls: Rethinking Crime and Punishment in the United States. Beyond These Walls is an ambitious and far-ranging exploration that tracks the legacy of crime and imprisonment in the United States, from the historical roots of the American criminal justice system to our modern state of over-incarceration, and offers a bold vision for a new future. Author Tony Platt, a recognized authority in the field of criminal justice, challenges … Continued
7:00 pm Restore Our Rights – Panel Discussion @ Booth Auditorium
Restore Our Rights – Panel Discussion @ Booth Auditorium
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Restore Our Rights - Panel Discussion @ Booth Auditorium
Panel Discussion & Strategy Session *No food or drink allowed in the Auditorium. Thank you! Join us for a discussion and strategy session—building on recent victories in Florida and Louisiana—on felony disenfranchisement, jury service, running for political office, and other rights we need restored in California. Speakers include: Desmond Meade, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC)—spearheaded the campaign to pass Amendment 4 that will restore the rights of 1.4 million Floridians with felony convictions on January 8, 2019. Norris Henderson, Voice of the Experienced—New Orleans (VOTE-NOLA)—campaigned to successfully pass Amendment 2, requiring Louisiana juries to have … Continued
6:30 pm Sensible Cinema Presents: Film Premiere Eyes Of Mississippi @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Sensible Cinema Presents: Film Premiere Eyes Of Mississippi @ Unitarian Universalist Center
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Sensible Cinema presents the West Coast Premiere of the award winning documentary Eyes Of Mississippi by filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress the story of the impact of one relatively unknown reporter Bill Minor. The film will show how the impact of one reporter determined to call out racism and government during the Civil Rights Movement of – the South carries uncanny resonance in the nation today . There will be a panel discussion after the screening with the filmmaker Ellen Ann Fentress moderated by Professor James Taylor of the University of … Continued
7:00 pm Film Showing: Roma @ Revolution Books
Film Showing: Roma @ Revolution Books
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Roma is a film of breathtaking beauty. Cleo, an indigenous woman from Oaxaca, is the heart of the film as the nanny and domestic worker for a middle class family in Mexico City. Set in the early 70’s, a time of student rebellion and government repression. Oscar winner Alfonso Cuaron wrote, directed and filmed this masterpiece, winner of the 2019 Golden Globes for Best Foreign Film and Best Director.65490
10:00 am Women’s March Oakland 2019 @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Women’s March Oakland 2019 @ Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WOMEN’S MARCH OAKLAND 2019 “The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole.” – Coretta Scott King Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of self-identified women and their allies from the East Bay and beyond. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will activate our communities and publicly proclaim our commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we … Continued
11:00 am Bay Area Street Medic Collective Introduction and Skills Workshop @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Street Medic Collective Introduction and Skills Workshop @ Omni Commons
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Bay Area Street Medic Collective (BASMC) is a collective of folks active in various Community Defense organizations and projects in the Bay Area. Our fundamental goals are to offer basic medical skills training and provide access to information, supplies, resources, communication and networking to all members of our communities to take care of ourselves and each other and help to decolonize health care. This event will be an introduction to who we are as a collective, open discussion on community needs and Q&A, and a two hour workshop on … Continued