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2:00 pm Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party
Planting Justice Fundraiser Kickoff Party
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
On Sunday, April 17th, Planting Justice will launch our crowdfunding campaign to raise $150,000 to buy 2 acres of vacant land in deep East Oakland, where we will build an urban food production hub that create access to living-wage jobs and nutritious, affordable food for the Sobrante Park neighborhood. Join us for our Kickoff Party!  $20 donation requested  Join us for live music, beloved community, and of course, great food for a great cause! This is the perfect opportunity to get your friends on board with what Planting Justice is … Continued
5:00 pm Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum @ East Side Arts Alliance
Peace and Freedom Party Presidential Candidates Forum @ East Side Arts Alliance
Apr 17 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Presidential Candidates Forum hosted by the Alameda County chapter of the Peace and Freedom Party. Confirmed speakers: Gloria La Riva (Party for Socialism and Liberation) http://www.votepsl.org/ Monica Moorehead (Workers World Party) https://www.facebook.com/mooreheadlilly2016/ and http://www.workers.org/wwp/ Lynn Kahn http://www.vote4lynn2016.com/ Jill Stein* (Green Party) or her representative http://www.jill2016.com/ John Parker (Workers World Party), Peace and Freedom Party candidate for U.S. Senate https://www.facebook.com/parkerforsenate/ —– *The Secretary of State has refused to place Jill Stein on our primary ballot60745
7:30 pm Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church
Apr 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Amy Goodman: 20 Years Covering the Movements Changing America @ First Congregational Church | Berkeley | California | United States
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12:00 pm Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! @ Berkeley City Hall Steps
Berkeley Fight for $15 Victory Celebration! @ Berkeley City Hall Steps
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Celebrate a Step towards Economic Justice Winning this in Berkeley strengthens the fight of working families throughout the bay. Join Berkeley for Working Families as they turn in 150% of the required signatures to put an initiative on the November Berkeley ballot that will: – Raise Berkeley’s minimum wage to $15 by October 2017 – Raise it further each year by 3% + inflation till it gets in sync with Berkeley’s official “Living Wage” – currently $16.37 – Bring sick leave up to the standards set by Oakland, Emeryville and … Continued
6:00 pm New Film Screening: Dear President Obama @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Rm 310, Main Level
New Film Screening: Dear President Obama @ Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium Rm 310, Main Level
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
“Dear President Obama,” narrated by actor and activist Mark Ruffalo, is a new film that reveals the true costs of Obama’s energy policy.  Since 2008 under Obama’s watch, the drilling and fracking industries have boomed.  As a result, today more than 20 million people live within a mile of an oil or gas well.  Pro-drillers argued that this new “black gold” rush would create energy independence for the United States.  Meanwhile, development of new renewable energy sources has stalled, and new threats are being posted to our water, environment and … Continued
7:00 pm Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq @ Timken Hall
Occupy Forum Field Trip: Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq @ Timken Hall
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
​OccupyForum F I E L D T R I P OccupyForum is going on a field trip. Palestinian graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq will be presenting her work, and discussion about the intersection of art and activism. ​Baddawi, her new graphic novel published by Just World Books, depicts the stories of her father who was raised in the Baddawi refugee camp in northern Lebanon. “A lot of people don’t know much about Palestine or haven’t met a Palestinian,” Abdelrazaq said. “I hope this teaches people a bit, not just about the … Continued
6:00 pm Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Hold the Line Against Coal in Oakland @ Oakland City Hall | Oakland | California | United States
THIS ITEM SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE CITY COUNCIL’S AGENDA. Come to the April 19 meeting of the Oakland City Council to tell them not to hire Environmental Science Associates (ESA) to review evidence about the dangers of shipping coal through Oakland’s bulk terminal.  ESA is not the right choice to evaluate evidence about the health and safety dangers of coal.  No Coal in Oakland will be proposing a better alternative. ESA is notorious in the Bay Area for writing the Environmental Impact Review that gave the green light to Valero’s crude … Continued
6:30 pm Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Film Screening: A Fierce, Green Fire. @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
FIERCE GREEN FIRE: The Battle for a Living Planet is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. Directed and written by Mark Kitchell, director of Berkeley in the Sixties, and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep. Mark Kitchell will be present for Q7A after the film. doors open at 6:30pm, film starts at 7pm 60817
6:00 pm ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
ABC4J: Meditation Happy Hour @ Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for free weekly meditation happy hour on Wednesdays from 6-7pm at The Alan Blueford Center For Justice 2434 Telegraph Ave in Oakland, co-hosted by the Art of Living Eastbay Berkeley/Oakland.We will teach simple and easy guided meditation and breathing techniques to let go of stress and trauma, let your hair down, and celebrate! We believe that love is the universal language. We also believe that love is the universal cure to heal what ails societies worldwide. These meditation happy hours are our love offering to the community and … Continued
10:00 am SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People @ SF Police Station
SF Hunger Strike: Stop the Execution of Our People @ SF Police Station
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 pm
Hunger Strike starts Thursday!! Our demands are for Mayor Lee to fire Chief Suhr or step down as Mayor of SF.!! pic.twitter.com/S7DFetupxq— Equipto (@EQUIPTO) April 16, 201660841
11:30 am Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! @ Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
Support the Coalition for Police Accountability: Eat at Cafe Eritrea! @ Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique
Apr 21 @ 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
 Eat at Cafe Eritrea D’Afrique. Just stop in for lunch or dinner and tell them you are eating for the Coalition for Police Accountability. 20% of your bill total will go to the CPA. This Eritrean cafe focuses on bold flavors in traditional stews, vegetable platters & honey wine.   Phone:     (510) 547-4520   Hours: 10:00 AM to 11:00 pm Menu: www.urbanspoon.com If you can’t make it, you can make a donation at www.coalitionforpoliceaccountability   This funding will be used to print petitions for our Oakland Police Commission ballot measure, … Continued
7:00 pm Film Screening: Occupy the Farm @ Omni Commons
Film Screening: Occupy the Farm @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
“Occupy The Farm” tells the story of 200 urban farmers who walked onto a publicly owned research farm and planted it with two acres of crops in order to save it from becoming a real estate development. The Village Voice calls the film, “Riveting from the start.” This story took place in the East Bay, and is still unfolding to this day. The filmmaker and some organizers from Occupy The Farm will do a Q&A following the screening. Seating capacity is limited to 45. First come, first served. View Trailer60833
7:00 pm Homes Not Jails Film Night @ Omni Commons
Homes Not Jails Film Night @ Omni Commons
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
As part of 8 days of anarchy, homes not jails will be screening films about squatter movements from around the world. This will be followed a panel and discussion about the films and squatting in general. Donations will support east bay homes not jails and the omni commons. https://omnicommons.org/occupy/events/film…  60818
6:00 pm Stop Urban Shield Town Hall @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Stop Urban Shield Town Hall @ Eastside Arts Alliance
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Urban Shield is a weapons expo and war-like police training that brings together law enforcement agencies from across the country and world to learn how to better repress, criminalize, and militarize our communities. It is a key player in creating militarized emergency response systems that make police the first responders to everything from climate disasters to uprisings. But as we saw during Katrina, when “public safety” relies on armed emergency management, communities of color, and particularly Black communities, become an “emergency” that need to be controlled and managed with a … Continued
7:00 pm Is Climate Change Protest Broken? @ David Brower Center
Is Climate Change Protest Broken? @ David Brower Center
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The “Is Climate Change Protest Broken?” panel will include Bay Area activists. The forum will conclude with a question-and-answer session moderated by Michelle Myers of the Sierra Club. Micah White, one of the founders of the Occupy Wall Street protest movement, will participate in the forum on the past and future of environmental protest. White is the author of “The End of Protest: A New Playbook for Revolution,” which contends that reliance on materialism, empiricism and scientism has limited the potential of environmental protest, necessitating a social revolution for individuals, communities … Continued
7:00 pm Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Reverend Billy, Author of The Earth Wants You @ Laurel Books, Oakland | Oakland | California | United States
Laurel Bookstore welcomes Reverend Billy Talen, spiritual leader and global activist, to speak on Earth Day from his new book The Earth Wants You. A preacher’s exhortation, an activist’s primer, inspired visions and a call to arms for a wild, creative, Earth-led cultural revolution. Civic life in the time of climate chaos—floods, fire, drought and superstorms—will require intensive policing and social control. Governing bodies will transform and democracy will fall by the wayside; the banks and the power stations will be heavily defended; whole populations will be incarcerated. While this … Continued
10:00 am 21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
21st Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair @ New Oakland Metro Opera House | Oakland | California | United States
The Bay Area Anarchist Bookfair is an annual event for people interested and engaged in radical work to connect and learn through book and information tables, workshops, panel discussions, skillshares, films and more! We create an inclusive space to introduce new folks to anarchism, foster productive dialogue between various political traditions and anarchists from different milieus, and create an opportunity to dissect our movements’ strengths, weaknesses, strategies, and tactics. 60659
10:00 am Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival @ Dolores Park
Cesar Chavez Parade & Festival @ Dolores Park
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
This Earth Day 2016, MARCH FOR THE EARTH in honor of Cesar Chavez because environmental rights are human rights! Gathering at 10am at 19th and Dolores, the parade departs promptly at 11 to walk to 24th and Mission. The festival is on 24th Street between Bryant and Treat. Please don’t miss the music, speakers and community! Bring signs and friends! Organizations please call John (415) 312-6924 or email marchfortheearth@gmail.com if you would like to be listed in the parade roster.60798
12:00 pm EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 11:45 pm
EARTH DAY Defend the Land at the Gill Tract. @ Gill Tract Organic Farm | Albany | California | United States
Join us to celebrate EARTH DAY WEEKEND at the Gill Tract where we will come together to BUILD OUR POWER and continue the fight to DEFEND THE LAND. As many of you know construction has started on the southernmost part of the Tract below Monroe St. UC Berkeley has sold out that parcel of public land to be turned into a luxury senior housing complex. But we won’t let the rest of the southside of Gill Tract be paved into a corporate chain grocery store. It’s a critical moment as … Continued
1:00 pm The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
The ‘Must Go On’ Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The 'Must Go On' Celebration. @ Downtown Berkeley Post Office Steps | Berkeley | California | United States
What’s Next in the Fight to Protect Public Spaces, the Rights of Homeless People, AND Free Speech   A press conference and celebration to discuss what’s next for the activists who occupied the grounds of the Main Berkeley Post Office for a year-and-a-half Why: Though our occupation has been torn down, the fight to preserve public resources, free speech, and the rights of homeless people must continue Though the Main Berkeley Post Office is not currently up for sale, the USPS continues to pursue a “shrink to survive” strategy by … Continued
5:00 pm POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor
Apr 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
POSTPONED: Dinner and a (Great) Movie: Pride @ SEIU 1000 Hall, 2nd floor | Oakland | California | United States
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME IN MAY, DATE TO BE DETERMINED. 60793