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Stop Urban Shield for Good!
Stop Urban Shield for Good!
Mar 8 all-day
  March 8th Call-in & Email Supervisors Stop Urban Shield for Good! This is a pivotal moment in the Stop Urban Shield campaign. Get READY! This month we will mobilize to the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote to defund Urban Shield and put an end to Sheriff Ahern’s racist policing program and weapons expo. No money ($1.5 million), No Program. On Tuesday, February 27th you and the Stop Urban Shield coalition helped the Alameda County Board of Supervisors understand and challenge a major report given to them by the Urban Shield Task Force. A report meant to help … Continued
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9:30 am The fight for net neutrality: an update @ MLK Room, Unitarian Universalist Center
The fight for net neutrality: an update @ MLK Room, Unitarian Universalist Center
Mar 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
“The fight for net neutrality:  an update & what we in SF can do to protect and promote equal access to the internet” Trump’s FCC has taken steps to do away with net neutrality, which would undermine equal access to the internet in our country.  But the fight is far from over.  We will get an update from two outstanding Bay Area leaders and activists about the attack on net neutrality; why net neutrality is so crucial for our democracy and must be defended; and what we can do in San … Continued
3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 3 PM at Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway near the steps of City Hall.  If for some reason the amphitheater is being used otherwise and/or OGP itself is inaccessible, we will meet at Kaiser Park, right next to the statues, on 19th St. between San Pablo and Telegraph.  If it is raining (as in RAINING, not just misting) at 3:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.  (Note: we meet at 3:00 PM … Continued
5:00 pm Restore Voting Rights Fundraiser @ Panoramic Framing
Restore Voting Rights Fundraiser @ Panoramic Framing
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A fundraising party to celebrate, learn about, and support the work of Initiate Justice and their campaign to restore voting rights to people who are incarcerated or on parole in California. The party will include homemade appetizers, beverages, and a silent auction of artwork by incarcerated artists and others. Space is limited, please RSVP. SURJ Bay Area and Panorama Framing are jointly sponsoring this event to raise awareness about and funding for the current campaign, organized by Initiate Justice, to restore voting rights in California for people who are incarcerated. … Continued
7:00 pm Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #127 @ Longhaul
Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #127 @ Longhaul
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kick-off meeting to create Slingshot issue #127. Slingshot is an independent radical newspaper published in Berkeley since 1988. This issue will mark the 30th year in print. * Brainstorm articles for next issue * Orientation on how you can submit articles, art, photographs * Help us discuss our audience and themes for the next issue * Discuss fundraising and distribution * Your chance to comment on Slingshot Everyone is welcome. Issue #127 is due out on April 27, 2018 Deadline for Issue #127 is April 14, 201864379
4:00 pm Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Tax the Rich Weekly Rally @ In front of old Oaks Theater
Mar 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join us this–and every Monday for an hour of singing in front of the old Oaks Theater at the top of Solano Avenue, Berkeley. Demonstrators have kept this rally going for over six years with their “Tax the Rich” and other timely signs and good spirits. We provide music; songbooks available. Come for a song, come for an hour. 64271
5:30 pm A community discussion around homeless solutions. @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
A community discussion around homeless solutions. @ Oakland City Hall, 3rd Floor, Council Chambers
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
As many of you know and can see, Oakland has been facing skyrocketing rates of homelessness, with the counts in our community increasing dramatically in recent years.  We now have around 3,000 people unhoused in our community, and it is vital that we take significant action to expand solutions, and the funding for them, in our community.  This situation is causing widespread suffering, as people are living in difficult situations in underpasses and sidewalks, often without access to water, bathrooms, and more.  This endangers the entire community, both those with … Continued
5:30 pm Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Xolo, back courtyard
Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland @ Xolo, back courtyard
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Preliminary Agenda: Reportbacks (25 min) Governance (Debbie, Susan, Lou, Margy, Sylvia) First Presbyterian Church (Debbie, Lou) Anything else? General news (10 min) �          Upcoming conference in Colorado (Susan) �          RFI for California task force (Susan) Repeating items (25 min) Treasurer’s report/budgeting and meeting place issues introductions of new attendees overview of public banking for new attendees set next meeting time and place Upcoming (20 min) Student debt forum (Emily, Susan) Potential community group meetings (discussion) 64376
5:30 pm Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants @ SF Federal Bldg
Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants @ SF Federal Bldg
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop Deportations: Rally and March to Defend Immigrants @ SF Federal Bldg | San Francisco | California | United States
Join us to defend our immigrant communities! STOP DEPORTATIONS! DEFEND DACA! PROTECT TPS! March 5 is the initial expiration date for DACA that the Trump administration has set. Because of community organizing and legal advocacy, the date has been suspended. As the White House continues to threaten our immigrant communities, DACA is still in jeopardy, and many TPS holders’ lives hang in the balance. Join us on March 5: We, the community, will continue to love and protect each other. 64357
6:00 pm Letters to Prisoners Writing Night @ Ella Baker Center office
Letters to Prisoners Writing Night @ Ella Baker Center office
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We will be hosting another mail night to respond to the increasing amount of correspondence we’ve been receiving from people in prisons and jails across the Country. We are getting lots of questions about prior ballot initiatives, advocacy support, requests for pen pals, responses from letter sent during previous letter writing nights, and the Ella Baker Center’s work at large. Dinner with vegetarian options will be provided. Please RSVP to emily@ellabakercenter.org. 64386
7:00 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 The Oscar Grant Committee Against Police Brutality & State Repression (OGC) is a grassroots democratic organization that was formed as a conscious united front for justice against police brutality. The OGC is involved in the struggle for police accountability and is committed to stopping police brutality. In alliance with the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) we organized the October 23, 2010 labor and community rally for Justice for Oscar Grant. On that day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
5:00 pm Bay Area premiere of “Transforming California from Red to Blue” @ Oakstop
Bay Area premiere of “Transforming California from Red to Blue” @ Oakstop
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join us for the Bay Area premier of the new short film “Transforming California from Red to Blue: How Community Organizing Changed the Political Landscape” The film documents the success of social movements in California in creating a more progressive political atmosphere in the state, pushing for policies and legislation that challenged dog whistle politics, xenophobia and structural racialization. Through interviews with key movement leaders and historical footage, the 10-minute video documents an important chapter in the California story. Following the film, a panel of activists will discuss the video … Continued
6:30 pm Military Powerpoint Karaoke @ Internet Archive
Military Powerpoint Karaoke @ Internet Archive
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Internet Archive presents the first ever Military Powerpoint Karaoke: a night of “Powerpoint Karaoke” using presentations in the Military Industrial Powerpoint Complex collection at archive.org that were thoughtfully extracted during the Internet Archive’s most recent end-of-term web crawl. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 6th at 7:30pm at our headquarters in San Francisco. The show will be preceded by a reception at 6:30 pm, when doors will also open. Also known as “Battle Decks,” Powerpoint Karaoke is an improvisational and art event where audience members give a presentation using a set of Powerpoint slides that they’ve never … Continued
7:00 pm Merchants of Doubt @ New Parkway Theater
Merchants of Doubt @ New Parkway Theater
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MERCHANTS OF DOUBT, co-presented by the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. A documentary that looks at pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.64353
1:00 pm Exploring the use of big data in policing @ Impact Justice
Exploring the use of big data in policing @ Impact Justice
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Register We’re at an important crossroads on how law enforcement agencies and courts are using big data and new technologies. Will they be used to reduce incarceration rates or to exacerbate unjust, biased enforcement patterns in policing? This is the moment to ask hard questions about how these systems are developed, and what kinds of checks are in place to ensure they meet high ethical standards. We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities of these new systems and offer ideas on ways forward with a distinguished panel of experts in law, … Continued
6:00 pm Ella Baker Center Meeting – When We Fight, We Win
Ella Baker Center Meeting – When We Fight, We Win
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
When We Fight, We Win is EBC’s second member meeting of 2018! Come through to learn about the criminal justice legislation that has been introduced in Sacramento, help us prioritize which allied bills to support and plug into our policy agenda for 2018. We hope you can join us in growing a strong grassroots movement to end mass incarceration. Together, we can chart a new future for California by prioritizing positive, community-based, public health solutions rather than punishment. 6:00pm New Member Orientation. General meeting starts at 6:30pm. Vegetarian dinner will … Continued
7:30 pm Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
VEGAS TENOLD “Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America”Advance tickets: $12: 800-838-3006, Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s. East Bay Books, $15 door, KPFA benefit, wheelchair access, more info: kpfa.org/events Born and raised in Norway, now living in Brooklyn, Vegas Tenold is an award-winning journalist. For years he has covered the far right in America, as well as human rights in Russia, conflict in central Africa and the Middle East, and national security in the United States. A … Continued
12:00 pm A Conversation on Big Data, Surveillance, and Policing @ 205 South Hall, UC Berkeley
A Conversation on Big Data, Surveillance, and Policing @ 205 South Hall, UC Berkeley
Mar 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Catherine Crump & Andrew Guthrie Ferguson This event will feature a conversation between scholars interested in issues related to surveillance, policing, and civil liberties. In his talk, The Rise of Big Data Policing, Andrew Guthrie Ferguson will focus on how cutting-edge technology is changing how the police do their jobs, and why it is more important than ever that citizens understand the far-reaching consequences of big data surveillance as a law enforcement tool. He will reveal how these new technologies – viewed as race-neutral and objective – have been eagerly … Continued
4:30 pm International Women’s Strike: EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
International Women’s Strike: EAST BAY International Women’s Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park)
Mar 8 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
International Women's Strike: EAST BAY International Women's Day of Action @ Civic Center Park (MLK Park) | Berkeley | California | United States
WOMEN’S STRIKE RALLY: International Women’s Day of Action in the East Bay Sponsors: International Women’s Strike Bay Area & Bay Area Reproductive Justice As part of the International Women’s Strike movement, in the East Bay we call for: * 24 hours of action on March 8th *12pm/ lunch-time : Local Speak-Out/ Strike Action @ our local workplaces, schools, and neighborhoods to make our presence visible, wearing red, and being vocal about women and LGBTQI, immigrant and people of color rights, as well as those with disabilities * 4.30pm to 6pm: … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Oakland Police Commission Meeting @ Oakland City Hall
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
 Police Commission meetings have shifted to the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Unless otherwise noted, the location is Council Chambers of City Hall (3rd floor). ​This meeting will include a discussion of the proposed Enabling Legislation for Measure LL which will provide details on the structure and operations of the Police Commission, the Inspector General and the Community Police Review Agency (CPRA).  ​The Coalition’s suggested edits to the Ordinance will be discussed. Of particular importance is our insistence that there be legal counsel for both the Agency and the … Continued
7:00 pm March 8th Planning Meeting – Bay Area for Reproductive Justice @ The Womens' Bldg
March 8th Planning Meeting – Bay Area for Reproductive Justice @ The Womens' Bldg
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On January 27th, we gathered hundreds to confront the right-wing, religious fundamentalists trying to further limit access to reproductive healthcare and abortion. Our fight is not over! Join us and organize future events to fight for reproductive justice and women’s rights. Including nationally-coordinated actions on International Women’s Day on March 8th.64253
6:00 pm FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING TO FERGUSON: THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE! @ First Unitarian Universalist Center
FROM MARTIN LUTHER KING TO FERGUSON: THE STRUGGLE FOR RACIAL JUSTICE! @ First Unitarian Universalist Center
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
August 9, 2014, in the wake of the brutal police shooting of Michael Brown the people of Ferguson, Missouri rose up. Like Montgomery, Ala. 60 years before gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement and the prominence of Martin Luther King, the defiance of the people in Ferguson, gave birth to a new wave of struggle. The Black Lives Matter movement emerged and with it a new clarion call to struggle for justice. Speaker: Kimberly Jade Norwood Henry H. Oberschelp professor of law; Professor of African & African American studies; … Continued
6:00 pm R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ – Community Vigil
R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ – Community Vigil
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
R.I.P. ♥♥ ADOLFO  DELGADO ♥♥ “JESUS” 19 years old Killed by SFPD on March 6th Capp Street & 21st Street Where Adolfo was killed by the SFPD San Francisco Note: This gathering is Youth-led and with permission of Adolfo’s Family. All are welcome Adolfo’s last words: “I don’t want to be deported!” Adolfo Delgado “Jesus” was 19 years old when he was killed in a trunk by a barrage of 30 bullets fired by the SFPD on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. On March 7th, friends and community members spoke of … Continued
10:00 am Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St.
Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St.
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Bay Area Kickoff for Real Rent Control to Repeal Costa Hawkins! @ Near Fruitvale BART, Between International Blvd. and E-12th St. | Oakland | California | United States
The Housing Crisis is getting out of hand! Families are being pushed out of our community and onto the streets. We can’t just keep waiting, we must act now! On Saturday, March 10, join us as we kick off the campaign in the Bay Area for the Affordable Housing Act — a proposed ballot initiative that that will give our cities and counties the power to adopt rent control necessary to address the state’s housing affordability crisis by repealing the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act. This Kick Off Event will be … Continued
10:00 am Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall
Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Film Screening: “Tomorrow” : Showcases Creative Climate Solutions @ El Cerrito City Hall | El Cerrito | California | United States
Join the City of El Cerrito’s Environmental Quality Committee for a FREE SHOWING of the French film Demain (“Tomorrow”), an inspirational film that showcases creative solutions to climate change in communities around the world.  A panel discussion and group conversations, informed by positive efforts in the San Francisco Bay Area,  will follow. Panelists include:  Supervisor John Gioia  Carl Anthony, Author/Educator  Sheila Tarbet, Elders Climate Action  Carey Batha, Adapting to Rising Tides Healthy snacks and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome! More information here 64356
11:00 am The Big Medicare for All Canvass @ Cedar Rose Park
The Big Medicare for All Canvass @ Cedar Rose Park
Mar 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
In January, more than 130 canvassers hit the streets in North Oakland for our Big Medicare-for-All Canvass. They were met with a commensurate number of new people signing the pledge and even more real, substantive conversations about the Medicare-for-All campaign and the two corporate money-free candidates our chapter has endorsed who will help make it happen. Save the date for March 10 when it all happens again. The movement to decommodify healthcare continues to gain momentum and our canvassing efforts drive that motion. Accessibility: The park and restroom are both wheelchair-accessible. … Continued
7:00 pm Speaker: ANITA HILL @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Speaker: ANITA HILL @ Oakland Marriott City Center
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Barbara and Elihu Harris Lecture Series presents: ANITA HILL SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018, 7PM Oakland Marriott City Center, 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA RSVP 510 434 3988 Co-presented by the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and the Peralta Community College District 64275