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California Food Not Bombs Gathering @ Omni Commons
California Food Not Bombs Gathering @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 all-day
AB 2178 Criminalization of the homeless 40th anniversary planning Response to mental health issues, addiction and access to healthcare 65121
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Internet Archive Hackathon – Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives
Nov 10 all-day
Internet Archive Hackathon - Oakland Privacy Presenting. @ Internet Archives | San Francisco | California | United States
2018 SAN FRANCISCO – HACKATHON & EVENING EVENT SCHEDULE TICKETS HERE SATURDAY: 11:00 am -Doors Open 11:30 am – Welcome to Aaron Swartz Day – Introduction by Lisa Rein Noon – Internet Archive Updates: “New at the Internet Archive” Tracey Jaquith (TV/News Archive) & Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive) Audience Q & A. Internet Q & A. 12:45 pm – The Decentralized Web and the Dat Project–  Danielle Robinson, PhD  (Co-Executive Director, Code for Science and Society) & Karissa McKelvey (Digital Democracy,  Open Source Developer) Danielle and Karissa will explain exactly what the “open source decentralized web” is and how it can … Continued
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10:00 am Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Donations Dropoff for Victims of Fire at The Village @ Omni Commons
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Donations for the 13 people directly impacted by the encampment fire @ e12th & 23rd can be dropped at Omni Commons on Saturday and Sunday, 11/3 and 4, from 10 am-3 pm.Contact T (512) 663-8871 if you have stuff to drop but need to find another time. https://t.co/TdhBWtOklV— ellie hwa (@spectralsex) November 2, 2018 65249
10:30 am How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 4 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library How the US Left Can Resist the New Forms of US Imperialism What is common to LBJ’s “Falling Dominoes,” Carter’s “Humanitarian intervention,” Reagan’s “Shining City,” G. H. W. Bush’s “What We Say Goes,” G. W. Bush’s “God’s Mission,” Obama’s “Indispensable Country,” and Trump’s contradictory statements? It is imperialism in different garbs, adopted to the decaying capitalism over the past 40 years. ICSS Members Raj Sahai, Rick Sterling, and Roger Harris will speak, Charles Andrews will be our moderator. Seating is limited, so plan to … Continued
11:00 am Intro to DSA @ James Kenney Park
Intro to DSA @ James Kenney Park
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
You’ve become a member of the Democratic Socialists of America at an incredible time in the history of American socialism. It’s 2018, and socialism is ascendant. More and more people are standing up to say that they’ve had enough with a system that puts profit over people, that puts the wealth of the few over the dignity and flourishing of the many. Come on out to learn more about democratic socialism and get involved in our local activities here in the East Bay. New members and not-yet-members are welcome! If … Continued
1:00 pm Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center | Richmond | California | United States
 We’re canceling the Sunflower Alliance meeting for November 18th because of the toxic air. Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance. We’ll discuss ongoing eco-campaigns and plans for the future. Newcomers and old friends welcome — we need your participation and your voice. Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch. Potluck lunch: 12:30 PM 65078
3:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Nov 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
6:30 pm Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands @ Ecology Center
Documentary Screening: Abundant Lands @ Ecology Center
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the Ecology Center for a theatre screening of the new documentary film Abundant Land, followed by a rich discussion and Q&A about traditional Hawaiian land management practices with the film’s director, Natasha Florentino, and Makena Silva, Native Hawaiian, social worker, and advocate. Abundant Land is a one-hour documentary about the Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island’s land, water, and other resources to test genetically engineered seeds. The film shows the rich legacy of traditional Hawaiian land management and farming self-sufficiency– as well as … Continued
9:00 am Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Castro Valley Library.
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Castro Valley Library.
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
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 Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
4:30 pm Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza, steps of City Hall
Stop The Tows, We Won’t Go Protest Against Mass Towing of RVs at Oakland City Hall @ Oscar Grant Plaza, steps of City Hall
Nov 5 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Protest the towing and impoundment of otherwise homeless people’s RVs from the streets of Oakland. Sponsored by United Front Against Displacement, the Landless People’s Alliance, and the Here and Now Collective Decades Long Oakland Residents had the RVs they live in towed in mass on Tuesday, October 23. At least 15 were seized at the time from the area bordering Raimondi Park. In the last two weeks many have been forced to live on the street. Join them in demanding the city return the RVs. As police towed the RVs … Continued
7:00 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Nov 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
7:00 pm Green Party Election Night Party @ It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
Green Party Election Night Party @ It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join us to watch the election returns, discuss local, state, and national politics, and otherwise have a great time!  We’ve done a lot of work this year, and now it’s time to party.  So come and join in the fun!  And if you’re able to, potluck snacks and drinks are encouraged.  See you on Tuesday evening! Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/ 65255
5:30 pm The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps
Nov 7 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
The Day After the Midterms: In the Streets! Trump/Pence Must Go! @ City Hall steps | San Francisco | California | United States
Regardless of whether you voted… No matter who wins… Come November 7, the day after the midterms, Trump/Pence remain at the helm of a fascist program of white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia Help wake and mobilize the one force that can stop a fascist America —millions of people in the streets saying NO! to The Trump/Pence Regime. 65244
6:00 pm Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party @ The Lab, 3rd Floor
Ella Baker Member and Ally Appreciation Party @ The Lab, 3rd Floor
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for a fun-filled evening with food and drinks as we celebrate and appreciate the incredible work of our members and allies. With all of you we were able to achieve some amazing victories this year that includes passing historic criminal justice reform laws, shining a light on the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, and laying the groundwork to repeal Oakland’s racist and unconstitutional loitering law.   We look forward to more victories together as we continue to build safe, healthy and strong communities… but on November 7, let’s party! Check out … Continued
6:30 pm Investing in Sanctuary @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Investing in Sanctuary @ Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Investing in Sanctuary: Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Move, Freedom to Return In a post-9/11 world, more than 70 border walls have been erected across the globe. The rights of migration, mobility, and movement are under attack and we must defend the freedom to stay, freedom to move, and freedom to return. Come learn about border walls, those who are profiting from them, and celebrate international resistance taking place around the world to defend human dignity and resistance to walls in their many forms. The event will include speakers live … Continued
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Intro to SURJ @ Sierra Club
Nov 7 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.65210
4:00 pm Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park
Defining ‘Public Charge’ : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park
Nov 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Defining 'Public Charge' : Inadmissibility for Immigration. Current Practice vs. Proposed Rule. @ Nile Hall, Preservation Park | Oakland | California | United States
About the Town Hall Alameda County’s Town Hall on Public Charge will bring together more than 125 local service providers and community members from across Alameda County. The Town Hall, which will be held in Oakland’s Preservation Park, will provide participants with the opportunity to: Learn about a proposed rule change to the federal “public charge” definition and how this change undermines efforts to economically empower families and promote public health. Ask questions about how the rule change would apply to families; how the rule change would impact the flow of federal funds … Continued
5:00 pm Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
Nov 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response
https://act.moveon.org/event/mueller-firing-rapid-response-events/search/ Nobody Is Above the Law—Mueller Protection Rapid Response Search 900+ events by zip code: or browse by state BREAKING: PROTESTS CALLED FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 5 PM LOCAL TIME Donald Drumpf has installed a crony to oversee the special counsel’s Drumpf-Russia investigation, crossing a red line set to protect the investigation. By replacing Rod Rosenstein with just-named Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker as special counsel Robert Mueller’s boss on the investigation, Drumpf has undercut the independence of the investigation. Whitaker has publicly outlined strategies to stifle the investigation and … Continued
6:00 pm Public Banking 101 @ DSA SF HQ
Public Banking 101 @ DSA SF HQ
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Mark your calendars! We're hosting TWO Public Banking 101 sessions in November–one at Alley Cat Books, and one @DSA_SF. We hope to see you there 🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/8Sg3u7g293— SF Public Bank (@sfpublicbank) October 25, 2018 65217
6:00 pm We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) @ South Berkeley Senior Center
We Rose for Climate, Now What? Taking Action After the Global Summit(s) @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Nov 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On September 8th, over 250,000 people on all (!) 7 continents stepped up to demand tangible action on climate change from their elected officials. Hundreds of frontline communities led the way, building momentum and urgency for this fight. So we’re asking: What do we do now? Where do we direct this precious and palpable strength and energy? After RISE, the Global Climate Action Summit, Sol2Sol Summit, and the hundreds of other events, we’ve taken a beat and are ready to pick up the reins again. On November 8th, join the … Continued
7:00 pm Racial & Criminal Justice Committee
Racial & Criminal Justice Committee
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The new Racial & Criminal Justice Committee of the Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club invites everyone to our next meeting on Thursday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m. at 1256 Monterey Ave., Berkeley (half a block north of Monterey Market). We are meeting jointly with members of Indivisible Berkeley, Democratic Socialists of America, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights who also are organizing on racial and criminal justice issues. We’ll celebrate and/or commiserate briefly about the election results and then focus on how to move forward on the local and … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance: Regional meeting of landless activists of the San Francisco Bay Area65092
7:00 pm Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Defending Democracy in Brazil: The Rise of the Far-Right @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
On Oct. 28, 2018, the far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro was elected as Brazil’s next president. Bolsonaro is a retired military officer who pines for the days of Brazil’s military dictatorship and openly advocates torture and murder of political opponents. Please join us for a discussion on this topic with veteran socialist organizer and founding member of PSOL in Brazil, Pedro Fuentes. We’ll talk about the factors leading to Bolsonaro’s rise, the threat his movement poses, and how socialists can fight back. We’ll also discuss the connection between Bolsonaro and the … Continued
7:30 pm How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance @ Pegasus Bookstore
How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance @ Pegasus Bookstore
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
L.A. Kauffman discusses How to Read a Protest: The Art of Organizing and Resistance When millions of people took to the streets for the 2017 Women’s Marches, there was an unmistakable air of uprising, a sense that these marches were launching a powerful new movement to resist a dangerous presidency. But the work that protests do often can’t be seen in the moment. It feels empowering to march, and record numbers of Americans have joined anti-Trump demonstrations, but when and why does marching matter? What exactly do protests do, and how do … Continued
7:30 am Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village
Nov 10 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Resist Eviction of Homeless Women by Libby Schaaf at Housing and Dignity Village @ Housing and Dignity Village | Oakland | California | United States
While Libby Schaaf was giving her first press conference post re-election at the St. Vincent De Paul homeless shelter, her administration was delivering an eviction notice to two Deep East Oakland encampments, including The Housing and Dignity Village. Located at S Elmhurst Ave and Edes Ave in Deep East Oakland, The Housing and Dignity Village (HDV) is an intentional community for unsheltered women, their families, and support networks, and doubles as a community resource center serving the area’s unhoused and housed Black and Brown residents. At least seven residents of … Continued
4:00 pm ‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group – 1st Meeting @ Omni Commons
‘Doughnut Economics’ Reading Group – 1st Meeting @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
'Doughnut Economics' Reading Group - 1st Meeting @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Doughnut Economics Reading Group starts Nov 10th Creating a world with neither human suffering nor planetary peril Doughnut Economics: 7 ways to think like a 21st century economist By Kate Raworth Chelsea Green Publishing (2017) The capitalist economic system defines every aspect of our lives: the schooling and medical care we get, where we live, and how we sustain ourselves. The system works for a lucky few and exploits everyone else. And it’s a real threat to the survival of our species (and many others) on this planet. We know … Continued
4:00 pm Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Films to The People Film Festival @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Films to The People (FTP) short film festival gives a platform to independent filmmakers whose work might not find a place in larger, mainstream festivals. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. We prefer to work with local filmmakers, but we have made exceptions. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. We will screen 19 politically relevant films and discuss local shorts with the directors. Doors open at 3pm, program starts at 4pm There … Continued
5:00 pm Films 2 The People Short Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Films 2 The People Short Film Festival @ Omni Commons
Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Films 2 The People is a film festival highlighting short films of 20 minutes or less with social justice themes. We like to showcase filmmakers of various ages, genders, and ethnic backgrounds, and subject matter that is pertinent to our times. While we prefer to work with local filmmakers, submissions are opened to everyone. Films are selected for quality and diversity of perspectives. https://filmfreeway.com/filmstothepeople Hosted by Liberated Lens.65097
10:30 pm Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland @ Vogue Theater
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland @ Vogue Theater
Nov 10 @ 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (w/ Q&A) Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1205551416252636/ Tickets:  You’re invited to a limited theatrical screening of Say Her Name: The Life & Death of Sandra Bland. On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland, a politically active 28-year-old African-American woman, was arrested for a traffic violation in a small Texas town. Three days later, Sandra was found hanging from a noose in a jail cell in Waller County, Texas. Described by The Hollywood Reporter as “heartbreaking..one of the most galvanizing episodes of this generation’s civil … Continued