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Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Jun 14 all-day
Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT It’s time to have a family meeting. The objective of this event is to provide a space for people of color and white allies–including activists, policy-makers, business leaders, employees, community organizers, or other residents or community members –to have an explicit conversation about dismantling systemic white supremacy (and the many discussions that come up around white supremacy) in a community-led forum. This event is critically important because we believe that naming, disrupting, and dismantling white supremacy … Continued
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 14 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Jun 15 all-day
Dismantling White Supremacy Unconference @ Impact Hub
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:30 PM – Sat, Jun 15, 2019, 6:00 PM PDT It’s time to have a family meeting. The objective of this event is to provide a space for people of color and white allies–including activists, policy-makers, business leaders, employees, community organizers, or other residents or community members –to have an explicit conversation about dismantling systemic white supremacy (and the many discussions that come up around white supremacy) in a community-led forum. This event is critically important because we believe that naming, disrupting, and dismantling white supremacy … Continued
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Women’s Visionary Conference @ Omni Commons
Jun 15 all-day
11TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S VISIONARY CONGRESS Date And Time Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 6:00 PM – Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 3:00 PM PDT After a three-year hiatus, the Women’s Visionary Congress will gather again! Twenty-four activists, researchers, healers and artists will present their work. Information about the speakers and their presentations is below. The Women’s Visionary Congress promotes women and their allies who create groundbreaking strategies for healing and social change. For the first time, the gathering will take place at the Omni Commons in Oakland, CA. The Omni Commons was … Continued
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10:00 am Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Jun 9 @ 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 Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sun, May 12 Turkey at the cross roads of imperialism Turkey is struggling to find a new and better position in the world while fascism erodes the economy, human rights, freedom of press and all opposition.  New “elections” on March 31 is only a sham as mounting evidence of corruption piles.  Turkey has lost on Syria, a quagmire it planned on winning big with the bog guys.  As Turkey oscillates between European Union, the USA and Russia, it finds itself more and more irrelevant.  Contrary to the big plans of becoming a leader in … Continued
12:30 pm Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 9 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sunflower Alliance Meeting @ 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. Potluck lunch 12:30 PM Meeting 1 – 3 PM   66667
1:00 pm Medicare 4 All – Nothing Less! @ The Women's Bldg
Medicare 4 All – Nothing Less! @ The Women's Bldg
Jun 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Medicare for All is gaining momentum — today, 70% of Americans support the single-payer policy. But in order to win it, we’re going to have to overcome the powerful private interests that want to defeat it. Already, establishment Democrats are cowing to private insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers by attempting to replace Medicare for All with lookalike legislation. As the new Democratic House majority begins to hold hearings and cohere around a healthcare policy, we need an uncompromising mass movement that demands nothing less than a universal, comprehensive, free-at-use Medicare for … Continued
2:00 pm Budget Blitz: Signature Gathering Launch Prep @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Budget Blitz: Signature Gathering Launch Prep @ Sustainable Economies Law Center
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Calling all volunteers! The People’s Budget Initiative needs YOU to help make it a reality by gathering signatures in your neighborhood. We’ll make sure you have everything you need to get started as early as next week: meet other volunteers and build teams around your schedule, put together shift equipment, and run through one last training session. This is the perfect place for new volunteers to connect with experienced signature gatherers who can share their skills & knowledge and organize shifts together.66681
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 9 @ 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: Telecom Rollout of Next Generation Wireless @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: Telecom Rollout of Next Generation Wireless @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Don’t miss the next Green Sunday June 9th at 5pm on 5G, the 5th generation Big Telecom planned roll out of close proximity so-called “small” cell antennas every 2 to 8 houses on every block emitting inescapable millimeter wave wireless radiation 24/7 which would harm mammals and pollinators, risk our privacy and security, cost more than cable or fiber optic with far less reliability and speed, interfere with weather predictions, etc.  Motive for 5G?  You guessed it….corporate greed (with no regard for human need.) 20+ Ca cities have passed related … Continued
5:00 pm Homeless First: a Documentary Film about First They Came for the Homeless @ Omni Commons
Homeless First: a Documentary Film about First They Came for the Homeless @ Omni Commons
Jun 9 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come check out out latest Liberated Lens production: Homeless First, a documentary about First they came for the homeless, a self organized drug and alcohol free encampment in Berkeley that provides safe space for people on the streets to get out of homelessness. Film by Anka Karewicz and Travis Schirmer Juggling performance by Stacey, report from Houseless People Walking To Salem For Justice march and panel with camp members after the screening. Free admission, donations for FTCFTH and Liberated Lens will be collected.66598
6:00 pm Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Earth First! Journal Roadshow @ East Bay Media Center
The Earth First! Journal, purveyor of news and cutting edge strategy of the radical environmental movement made their cross-country move to Oregon this year. 

Join other rabble-rousers and earth defenders to welcome and celebrate this grassroots media collective in its 40th year. The Earth First! Journal is a quarterly magazine that prints biocentric news, movement analysis, how-to’s, direct action earth defense, prisoner support, pipeline campaigns, antifascism, action report backs, campaign updates and so much more. The Earth First! Journal is a movement magazine made by the movement and for the … Continued
6:30 pm Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security @ Revolution Books
Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security @ Revolution Books
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Todd Miller discusses Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration and Homeland Security at Revolution Books Millions of people, all over the planet, driven from their homes by climate change (and war and poverty) make desperate journeys to other lands. Seeking to survive and find a better life, they risk their lives and are then hounded and killed in militarized high-tech border zones. Trump is STILL separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border – and this is going on all over the planet. Todd Miller traces how the roots … Continued
7:30 pm Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly & Movie Night @ Finnish Hall
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly & Movie Night @ Finnish Hall
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  RSVP MOVIE NIGHT – Knock Down The House Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Description: Watch the trailer. “A young bartender in the Bronx, a coal miner’s daughter in West Virginia, a grieving mother in Nevada, and a registered nurse in Missouri build a movement of insurgent candidates to challenge powerful incumbents in Congress. One of their races will become the most shocking political upset in recent American history.” ADA Accessibility: The Finnish Hall has stairs leading up to the entrance so is not ADA accessible. 66649
4:00 pm Pass The People’s Budget @ outside Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Pass The People’s Budget @ outside Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 10 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Last month, Libby Schaaf presented her budget for the 2019-2021 budget cycle. Despite a citywide survey that revealed Oakland’s two top priorities are homelessness and affordable housing, Libby’s budget increased spending for her office and the police department. And it decreased spending on everything else including public works, libraries, social services, parks & rec and race & equity. On Monday, June 10th, Council President Rebecca Kaplan will present her amended budget for community response. The Refund Coalition has spent the last several months creating a budget that reflects our values … Continued
6:00 pm Community Discussion Group “When We Fight We Win – Resist the Landlords!” @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Community Discussion Group “When We Fight We Win – Resist the Landlords!” @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Discussion Group "When We Fight We Win - Resist the Landlords!" @ Reems Bakery, Fruitvale BART plaza
Rising rents and gentrification are driving working class people in the East Bay out of the neighborhoods they grew up in and making the area unlivable. Still, workers are not powerless in the face of this onslaught of capitalist profiteering by the landlords and the rich. Workers can fight back! By understanding the real cause of the current housing crisis and organizing against it, workers have the power to change their conditions and create a future in their own image. Join us for a community discussion on housing in the … Continued
6:00 pm PUBLIC HEARING ON POVERTY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY @ Oakland City Hall
PUBLIC HEARING ON POVERTY IN ALAMEDA COUNTY @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD Alameda County-Oakland Community Action Partnership is seeking comment from the community on its Community Action Plan and input on the needs and gaps in services that exist for Alameda County’s low-income residents. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (510) 238-2362 OR VISIT www.AC-OCAP.com This meeting location is wheelchair accessible. To request disability-related accommodations or to request an ASL, Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish interpreter, please email AC-OCAP@oaklandca.gov or call (510) 238-2362 at least five working days before the meeting.66663
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room  | San Francisco | California | United States
OTU’s Mission The Oakland Tenants Union is an organization of housing activists dedicated to protecting tenant rights and interests. OTU does this by working directly with tenants in their struggle with landlords, impacting legislation and public policy about housing, community education, and working with other organizations committed to furthering renters’ rights. The Oakland Tenants Union is open to anyone who shares our core values and who believes that tenants themselves have the primary responsibility to work on their own behalf. Monthly Meetings The Oakland Tenants Union meets regularly at 7:00 … Continued
7:00 pm No Coal in Richmond Community Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
No Coal in Richmond Community Meeting @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join No Coal in Richmond for its monthly community meeting and potluck dinner. The Richmond Planning Commission postponed its hearing on the ordinance to stop coal and pet coke shipments from the Levin-Richmond Terminal, and we still need to keep building support for this critical protection for our health and the climate. If you have any items for the agenda please send them to Terilyn, terilyn.chen@sierraclub.org If you think it’s important to get coal out of Richmond, here’s a chance to get involved. No Coal in Richmond invites YOU to our … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Jun 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay and nationwide. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body camera secrecy, anti-transparency laws and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government, and attempts to hide what government officials, employees and agencies are doing. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate … Continued
7:00 pm Choice Action Now @ Forage Kitchen
Choice Action Now @ Forage Kitchen
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Choice Action Now is organized by Lisa Cole, Michele Pred, and Hadley Dynak –artists, fundraisers, and cultural producers enraged about the state of reproductive rights and abortion access. If you’re fuming too, OR if you’re feeling alone, overwhelmed, and not sure what to do about this assault on choice, join us. We’ve organized an event to help you learn, connect, and make a difference — right now. Come alone or bring your posse. But show up. **** Speakers include: Amy Everitt, VP for Special Projects NARAL Pro Choice California, a … Continued
7:00 pm What’s Really Happening in Venezuela @ Longhaul
What’s Really Happening in Venezuela @ Longhaul
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Venezuela is facing significant difficulties and one of its worst difficulties are the lies and misinformation spread by the government and the media. Laura Wells, longtime Green Party Activist recently returned from Venezuela as part of an “End Venezuela Sanctions” delegation and will report back on what she found. There will be a Q&A session after the reportback.66670
11:00 am Justice for Janitors Day Oakland – Sweeping Out Fascism
Justice for Janitors Day Oakland – Sweeping Out Fascism
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In 1990 members of the L.A. janitors union launched a strike that became a turning point for the labor movement. The “Justice for Janitors” campaign pit low wage, mostly immigrant women and men against powerful local business leaders and multinational corporations. On June 13th, we will celebrate the brave women and men that sacrificed for the struggle. Century City showed us what organized labor can be and what our power can accomplish. On this day Janitors are launching a statewide campaign to continue the fight for immigrant rights calling on … Continued
6:00 pm Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Movie Night at Reem’s @ Reem's Bakery
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Movie Nights at Reem’s The Arab Film and Media Institute and Reem’s are partnering to bring some of our favorite Arab films to Oakland. Screenings are free + the amazing team at Reem’s will be serving the full menu throughout the evening.  And that’s not all! There will be movie snacks (including za’atar popcorn!), April 11: Refugee Stories Far from a one-size-fits-all marking of “experience” so often depicted on Western media outlets when it comes to the plight of the refugee, this program of 5 powerful short documentaries spotlight the … Continued
6:30 pm Oakland Police Commission – Armored Vehicle Purchase and Usage Policy @ Oakland City Hall
Oakland Police Commission – Armored Vehicle Purchase and Usage Policy @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Agenda Items of Interest: Pawlik Investigation Update Commission Subpoenas Related to CPRA/Pawlik Investigation Communications OPD Budget Update OPD’s Policy on the Deployment of the BearCat and Other Militarized Weapons Analysis and OPD presentation on the use of the BearCat and the deployment of militarized weapons and potential Commission action on OPD’s request for a purchase of a second BearCat. The Commission may vote to appoint an Ad Hoc Committee on Equipment Acquisition and Use Policy. Commission Letter to City Council Regarding CAHOOTS The program CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On … Continued
12:00 pm #ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy @ Federal Building
#ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy @ Federal Building
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
#ImpeachTrump San Francisco: Act to Defend Democracy @ Federal Building
Come join our educational and family-friendly theatrical event as we read aloud Trump’s many Articles of Impeachment, plus the Mueller Report Executive Summary, and as we explain how the impeachment process works – while dressed as founding fathers. Come in costume!!! 66683
6:00 pm VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
VIGIL FOR CHELSEA, JULIAN AND ALL OUR HEROIC WHISTLE BLOWERS
Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EVERY FRIDAY NOON TO 1 PM MACARTHUR AND FRUITVALE OAKLAND CA. Ok, folks, here’s the deal: the Main stream media (MSM) is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!!  There’s only a few places we can get the truth. Chelsea and Julian, were two of the most important WHISTLE BLOWERS to tell the truth about USA’s illegal, immoral WARS. That’s why our “US leadership” wants them dead. USA is the largest TERRORIST country in history, killing, wounding, and forcing immigration on millions of folks all over the world!! … Continued
7:00 pm TAKE BACK THE POWER! – PG&E Social @ &th West
TAKE BACK THE POWER! – PG&E Social @ &th West
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Meet comrades who want to stand up to PG&E’s corruption and criminal treatment of our communities and learn more about how to get involved in the fight for energy democracy!66698
7:30 pm The Battle for People’s Park – Author Event @ Pegasus Bookstore
The Battle for People’s Park – Author Event @ Pegasus Bookstore
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Battle for People's Park - Author Event @ Pegasus Bookstore
The Battle for People’s Park, Berkeley 1969 Author Tom Dalzell will be in conversation with Steve Wasserman, publisher and executive director of Heyday, to reflect on the fiftieth anniversary of one of the most searing conflicts that closed out the tumultuous 1960s: the Battle for People’s Park. ————————————————————- 50 Years of Pegasus Books: 1969-2019 A week of special events celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling in Berkeley and Oakland.  From June 11-17. View the full schedule here. ————————————————————- “Resplendent…. A masterwork of history.”—Ron Jacobs, Counterpunch In eyewitness testimonies and hundreds of remarkable photographs, The … Continued
1:00 pm Impeach Trump @ Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building plaza
Impeach Trump @ Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building plaza
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Impeach Trump HOST(S): Heidi R. Rosemary J. Nancy L 66662
3:30 pm Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! @ Omni Commons
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! @ Omni Commons
Jun 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Strike Debt Bay Area: Debt Resistance – You Are Not A Loan! @ Omni Commons
Come get connected with SDBA’s projects – we have exciting work to do in 2019! Our medical debt erasure campaign with RIP Medical Debt is doing well (but needs more signal-boosting). We joined another Alameda County campaign, and together we’re more than two-thirds of the way to our minimum goal. Our donation page is here. The online version of our flyer, with live links, is here. Our FAQ is here. We can also link you to a printable version of the flyer if you have places to hand them out. Press release: press-release-after-1m-raised-final Continuing our … Continued
4:30 pm Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Economics Book Group – “Take Back the Economy.” Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Jun 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Economics Book Group - "Take Back the Economy." Hosted by Strike Debt Bay Area. @ Omni Commons (check the whiteboard for our room location)
Reading for June 15th Meeting: Introduction and First Chapter of ‘Take Back the Economy.’ Reading for July 13th Meeting: Fourth Chapter: Take Back the Market. What can we, as individuals do, to seek a more just, sustainable and equitable world? “Take Back the Economy dismantles the idea that the economy is separate from us and best comprehended by experts. Instead, the authors demonstrate that the economy is the outcome of the decisions and efforts we make every day. The economy is thus reframed as a space of ethical action – … Continued
7:00 pm Storytelling Party + Restore Oakland Fundraiser
Storytelling Party + Restore Oakland Fundraiser
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Come join us for a storytelling and fundraising party! Listen to wonderful stories on the theme “Oops//Redemption” and build community. We will also hear from the Ella Baker Center’s Executive Director Zachary Norris about their exciting new building, Restore Oakland, and ways for you to get involved. 7:00 pm Community Potluck 8:00 pm Storytelling (please contact willyrogers@gmail.com if you want to sign up in advance to be a story teller) What is Restore Oakland? A joint initiative between the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and the Restaurant Opportunities Centers … Continued