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12:00 am RV Ban Protest @ Berkeley City Hall
RV Ban Protest @ Berkeley City Hall
Apr 14 @ 12:00 am – 3:00 am
RV Ban Protest @ Berkeley City Hall
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7:00 am Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
Apr 14 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Feed The Hood @ Cristo Rey High School
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9:00 am Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings @ RSVP for details
Promise to Protect Bay Area Trainings @ RSVP for details
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
We acknowledge that the Bay Area P2P training weekend takes place in occupied Ohlone territory. The Promise to Protect is a commitment to resist fossil fuels where you live and prepare to take creative action along the Keystone XL pipeline route when called upon by Indigenous leaders. *Make sure to RSVP at one of the links below to save your spot* Saturday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-saturday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth Sunday training: https://actionnetwork.org/events/bayarea-sunday?source=direct_link&referrer=group-standearth With millions of dollars being poured into fossil fuel projects each year and TransCanada planning to begin building the pipeline this June, we … Continued
12:30 pm Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 14 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! Come early to hang out and share a potluck lunch.     66132
1:00 pm East Bay DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
East Bay DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EBDSA’s General Meetings are at 1:00 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month – the next is on Sunday, March 10th at the Omni Commons. These meetings are the highest governing body of our organization, and include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. Volunteering at the GM is lively, easy, and low-commitment, and volunteers participate fully in meeting business. The contribution is huge, though – meetings require a lot of hands, and our volunteers keep them lively, inspiring, and productive. Join up … Continued
3:00 pm Intro to Marxism · Hosted by DSA Communist Caucus
Intro to Marxism · Hosted by DSA Communist Caucus
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
We will be going over one of Marx’s most famous texts: the 18th Brumaire! This class is open to all, and was created with the intention of bringing in folks who are unfamiliar with Marx. Come through!! Note: The meeting space is up a flight of stairs.66330
3:00 pm War Tax Resistance Granting Ceremony @ Berkeley Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Hall
War Tax Resistance Granting Ceremony @ Berkeley Universalist Unitarian Fellowship Hall
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The People’s Life Fund of the Northern California War Tax Resistance will hold a Granting Ceremony Sunday, April 14 at 3 PM in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll begin with a potluck, then have our ceremony. We will give away $15,000 – interest on resisted war tax money – to organizations doing peace and social justice work, who will describe their organizations and specific projects. The PLF offers counseling/education on various forms of war tax resistance.  BFUU has long hosted this very inspiring and worthy event. https://nwtrcc.org/resist/war-tax-resistance/ Co-sponsored by the BFUU … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
The Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets every Sunday at 4 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 4:00 PM we meet in the basement of the Omni Collective, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland. (Note: we tend … Continued
5:00 pm Green Sunday: What is really happening in Venezuela? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: What is really happening in Venezuela? @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Apr 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venezuela is facing significant difficulties, and one of the worst is the widespread misinformation spread by governments and media. Laura Wells and Roger Harris have traveled to Venezuela multiple times to see for themselves, and they will present critical information to counter the outright lies. They plan to save lots of time for Q&A, so bring your questions. Both have served on the board of the Task Force on the Americas. They have participated in many Latin American delegations and report-backs. Laura is a long-time Green, and Roger is with … Continued
12:00 pm Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland @ 5125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland @ 5125 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Plan Colombia: Reading and Discussion with author John Lindsay-Poland Moderated by Roxanna Altholz Enter glass doors facing Life Sciences, go to Level E Plan Colombia: U.S. Ally Atrocities and Community Activism, recently published by Duke University Press, narrates the story of a rural Colombian community in a conflict area that declared itself a peace community, a massacre that occurred there in 2005, and U.S. grassroots and government responses. Parallel to this, the book recounts and analyzes the multi-billion U.S. program known as Plan Colombia and the impact of U.S. military … Continued
4:00 pm Sound the Alarm for a Living Future! @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Sound the Alarm for a Living Future! @ UN Plaza, Civic Center Bart
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
On March 15th, more than one million of our children marched worldwide to demand action on climate change. They told us we cannot carry on living as we have been living – and they are right. They told us we have to focus on what MUST be done rather than what is politically possible or there is no hope for them – and they are right. They told us we are stealing their future with every minute of our inaction – and they are right. On March 15th, one million … Continued
6:00 pm No Coal Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
No Coal Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Apr 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
No Coal Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Join the Bay Area-wide campaign to keep coal out of our cities. Hear updates on developments in Oakland, Richmond, Vallejo, and Stockton and discuss next steps. Attendees are encouraged to bring snacks.   info 66353
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
Apr 15 @ 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
6:30 pm Charm City – Film Screening @ Grand Lake Theater
Charm City – Film Screening @ Grand Lake Theater
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join Indie Lens Pop-Up and KQED for a community screening of the award-winning documentary Charm City by Marilyn Ness.  Round table discussion to follow screening Hosted by Myles Bess from Above the Noise Doors open at 6:00 pm Program starts at 6:30 pm About the film: Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the front lines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence … Continued
6:30 pm ELECTRIC VEHICLES 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! @ Ecology Center
ELECTRIC VEHICLES 101: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED! @ Ecology Center
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Thinking about buying an Electric Vehicle? EV 101 will discuss what vehicles are currently available, and their respective ranges. Other topics include charging and charging infrastructure, rebates, buying and leasing and other subjects pertinent to owning an EV. There will be plenty of time for questions. Guest experts include Elena Engel and Suzanne Loosen. Register here. 66235
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Freedom of Movement Center
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Freedom of Movement Center
Apr 16 @ 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. ​You’ll will hear about SURJ’s pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. Featured Speaker: Sandra Johnson a Community Organizer for All of Us or None, a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights … Continued
7:00 pm DSA Socialist Night School: Green New Deal @ East Bay Community Space
DSA Socialist Night School: Green New Deal @ East Bay Community Space
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution elicited reactions from the dismissive (“the green dream, or whatever they call it” from Rep. Pelosi) to the ridiculous (a “socialist fantasy” from Sen. Thune) in the halls of Congress. The Green New Deal frightens both major parties and enjoys broad support among Americans, but what would a Green New Deal look like? Who supports it and who’s critical from the left? And most importantly, how do we achieve it and climate justice more broadly? Join us on Tuesday, April 16 to discuss … Continued
7:00 pm Liberate The Caged Voices @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Liberate The Caged Voices @ The Octopus Literary Salon
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for this interactive event as we read the letters, commentary and poetry of people experiencing the current iteration of modern day slavery within our prisons, as codified by the exception clause to the 13th Amendment, Section 1. Neither slavery or involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.66331
7:00 pm People Power Happy Hour! @ Reems Bakery
People Power Happy Hour! @ Reems Bakery
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet the organizers behind the all-volunteer campaign to bring a People’s Budget to Oakland! Talk policy, plug into volunteer opportunities, or just enjoy some flatbread and conversation. Special thanks to Reem’s for hosting!66382
12:00 pm A Poor People’s Hearing, Part II @ Laney College Forum
A Poor People’s Hearing, Part II @ Laney College Forum
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Poor People's Hearing, Part II @ Laney College Forum
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12:00 pm Rally for Kaiser workers! @ 1 Kaiser Plaza
Rally for Kaiser workers! @ 1 Kaiser Plaza
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Kaiser National Union of Healthcare Worker (NUHW) members have been in bargaining with Kaiser management for almost nine months. They staged a five-day strike in December, including a picket in front of Richmond Kaiser, which drew electeds such as Councilmember Eduardo Martinez. Despite tremendous support from various allies, with over 80 elected and community leaders signing strong letters of support, Kaiser has still refused to budge on key issues: ensuring patients have timely access to mental health services (some patients seeking mental health services have to wait two months!) and … Continued
6:00 pm Nurses Present on Medicare for All @ Taylor Memorial Church
Nurses Present on Medicare for All @ Taylor Memorial Church
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nurses Present on Medicare for All @ Taylor Memorial Church
Our for-profit health care system has failed communities of color and struggling families and individuals.  Even after the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, our health care system still leaves nearly 30 million individuals uninsured and at least 40 million who can’t afford to use the insurance they have. The ability to see a provider or the ability to afford needed medications have not improved for communities of color, regardless of the expansion of insurance coverage. Insurance continues to be confusing, constantly changing, and unaffordable, having harsh impacts on communities of color.  Race and income impact the care you get—or don’t get. … Continued
7:00 pm APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
APTP meets the third Wednesday of every month. This month we’ll be talking about our state and local campaigns to limit the police use of force. We’ll also have some updates on organizing in Vallejo in response to multiple police killings and brutality. Join us to find out how you can get involved. This space is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us for any additional accessibility questions or concerns.66383
10:00 am Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, City Hall steps
Press Conference: Oakland City Council Resolution Supporting AB392, Redefining Police Use of Force @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre, City Hall steps
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Introduction of joint resolution by District 2 Councilmember Nikki Fortunato Bas, District 6 Councilmember Loren Taylor, District 1 Councilmember Dan Kalb, and City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan in support of State Assembly Bill 392, which just passed out of the State Public Safety Committee on April 9. Confirmed speakers include Cat Brooks, Anti Police-Terror Project; Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson, Love Not Blood Campaign; Attorney John Burris; Attorney Dan Siegel, APTP; and Jose Pavon of CURYJ. The Oakland City Council Rules Committee meets right after this press conference at 10:45. This … Continued
1:30 pm NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” @ St. Mary's Center
NATIONAL RELEASE OF “PUSHED TO THE BOTTOM” @ St. Mary's Center
Apr 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Time to Move Beyond Income – For the first time in history the US was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. For the first time in history the United States was included in the worldwide effort to redefine extreme poverty. Speakers include: Jessica Bartholow, Western Center on Law and Poverty, Maryann Broxton, US Coordinator MAP Research, Boston, Guillaume Charvon, US Coordinator for the MAP research/NY Leadership Team and the St. Mary’s Center Senior Advocates for Hope and Justice. RSVP Here 66336
6:30 pm Oakland First Fridays Community Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Oakland First Fridays Community Meeting @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 3
Apr 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
About Oakland First Fridays: Our vision is to be the premier Oakland First Fridays Event as the epicenter for the community to come together to celebrate, sustain & support the arts.Our Mission: Preserve Oakland First Fridays as an all inclusive, safe and vital community-driven platform to showcase the emerging artists, makers, gourmet food vendors, musicians, cypher circles (dance battles, spoken word), drumming circles, acrobats, magicians, and many uniquely talented street performers and their audience. 66373
7:00 pm Author Event: How to Do Nothing @ East Bay Book Sellers
Author Event: How to Do Nothing @ East Bay Book Sellers
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
EAST BAY BOOKSELLERS welcomes Jenny Odell to discuss her new new book How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy. A galvanizing critique of the forces vying for our attention—and our personal information—that redefines what we think of as productivity, reconnects us with the environment, and reveals all that we’ve been too distracted to see about ourselves and our world Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important … Continued
7:00 pm Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir @ Albany Twin
Film Screening: The Unruly Mystic : John Muir @ Albany Twin
Apr 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Feature documentary film, directed by Michael M. Conti, produced with Heather Boyle (USA) 70 minutes. “The Unruly Mystic: John Muir” explores the remarkable life and influential works of a patron saint of environmental activism. The film discusses the connection nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now. John Muir played many roles in his life: mystic, prophet, author, poet, conservationist, radical, all of which helped him … Continued
10:00 am Court Support for the Homeless – Oakland Union Point Dwellers @ Federal Courthouse, Room 6
Court Support for the Homeless – Oakland Union Point Dwellers @ Federal Courthouse, Room 6
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
COURT SUPPORT! needed tmrw, FridayUnion Point camp has a case management hearing10amSF Fed Bldg450 Golden Gate AveRoom 6Let's keep up the pressure— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) April 18, 2019 66400
3:30 pm No PG&E Bailout! Stop the Next Wildfire Now @ Chelsea Manning (Embarcadero) Plaza
No PG&E Bailout! Stop the Next Wildfire Now @ Chelsea Manning (Embarcadero) Plaza
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
No PG&E Bailout! Stop the Next Wildfire Now @ Chelsea Manning (Embarcadero) Plaza
Join a lively, creative action to demand that the state stop letting PG&E endanger our communities, as we head into the next wildfire season. Nothing has changed since last year’s catastrophic wildfires. PG&E is still in charge of the electrical grid, even though it has been responsible for 17 recent fires that killed dozens of people and endangered all Californians’ health. PG&E gave $4.5 billion in dividends to shareholders in the last 5 years, $0 to Camp Fire victims, and $204,800 to Gov. Newsom’s gubernatorial campaign. California can do better. We … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance meeting to discuss plans, outreach, organizing regarding regional homeless communities and organizations. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/541837129562482/65818
6:30 pm Defend & Defy: A Community Panel Discussion @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Defend & Defy: A Community Panel Discussion @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Key community representatives will come together to discuss urgent immigration issues that are threatening our most vulnerable communities. Drawing on diverse backgrounds, the panelists will share their expertise and perspectives on a range of issue-areas affected by recent anti-immigration policies. Learn how each of us can effectively defend our communities and defy anti-immigration policies and attitudes. Confirmed panelists include Catherine Tactaquin, (Executive Director, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights), Martha Ockenfels-Martinez (Researcher, Human Impact Partners), and Lara Kiswani (Executive Director, Arab Resource & Organizing Center). Moderated by Eddie Yuen. … Continued
4:00 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: You Are Not a Loan! @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! NEW: Relieving millions in local Medical Debt through pennies-on-the-dollar buyback programs. NEW: A book group and seminar focused on Economic Inequality and Economic Theory for the modern age. Presenting debt and inequality related topics at forums, workshops and in radio productions. Promoting single-payer / Medicare for All to end the plague of medical debt Money bail reform and fighting modern day debtors’ prisons and exploitative ticketing and fining schemes Tiny Homes and other solutions for the … Continued