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Dream Day 2019: Celebrating Mike ‘Dream’ Francisco’s 50th Birthday @ Mosswood Park
Dream Day 2019: Celebrating Mike ‘Dream’ Francisco’s 50th Birthday @ Mosswood Park
Aug 17 all-day
Dream Day 2019: Celebrating Mike 'Dream' Francisco's 50th Birthday @ Mosswood Park
On Aug. 17, Mosswood Park in Oakland will be full of people gathered in celebration of the 50th birthday of the late, great Mike “Dream” Francisco. Dream, a legendary graffiti writer, was raised in Alameda and spent time all over the Bay Area. But he found a home on the walls of Oakland—specifically those near 23rd Avenue and East 12th Street, in what’s known as Oakland’s 23rd Yards. He got his first taste of writing in 1983, and from that moment on, Dream used the walls of the Bay Area … Continued
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10:00 am Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Interfaith Prayers for Healing @ Bahai Center
Aug 11 @ 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
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
1:00 pm DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Aug 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
East Bay DSA’s bimonthly general meetings (GMs) 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 hugely benefits the meetings and thus our internal democracy. If you intend to come and would like to volunteer (!), let us know here. Use this form, too, if you have child supervision or accessibility needs, including the need for an ASL interpreter. With our new regular schedule, member-submitted resolutions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email … Continued
2:00 pm Detention, Denialism, & Activism Now @ Futures Without Violence
Detention, Denialism, & Activism Now @ Futures Without Violence
Aug 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join historians Gary Okihiro (Yale) and Alice Yang (UC Santa Cruz) and other leading voices to explore the intersection of detention, denialism & resistance; the rise of antisemitism, Islamophobia, demonization of Central Amer. refugees latest example of xenophobia that led to the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans. There will be breakout sessions with audience to discuss the revelance of WWII and how Grassroots efforts can stop the repetition of history. For more event information: Https://www.thentheycame.org66933
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 11 @ 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:  Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disputed History, Ongoing Tragedy @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday:  Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Disputed History, Ongoing Tragedy @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
      The 90-day bloodbath known as the Rwandan Genocide was actually the final phase of a four-year war that most Westerners know little or nothing about. However, that war and many smaller wars for the resource riches of Rwanda’s neighbor, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, continue today. The US and its Western allies have played an unconscionable role in all this that should be understood. The great French investigative journalist Pierre Paen, who passed away on July 25, published a landmark study of the conflict titled Noires fureurs, blancs … Continued
5:00 pm Mujeres Magicas Book Release @ Bandung Books
Mujeres Magicas Book Release @ Bandung Books
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
EastSide Arts Alliance and Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA) present: Mujeres Magicas Book Release Childcare and light snacks provided Our readings will be in Spanish with simultaneous interpretation in English ​ Mujeres Mágicas is a bilingual Spanish-English anthology of domestic workers writing stories that cross languages, genders and borders to reveal lessons of survival and celebration for all.66932
7:00 pm 26th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
26th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
26th Birthday Party for Long Haul Infoshop @ Longhaul
The Long Haul Infoshop opened August 13, 1993 Come celebrate 26 years! — free t-shirt raffle — silk screen your own t-shirt – bring a blank shirt — vegan chocolate cake / celebratory food items — tell funny stories 66934
7:30 pm Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Doors open at 7. We start promptly at 7:30. Questions? Email info@indivisibleberkeley.org.66849
7:30 pm Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Indivisible Berkeley brings the Trump Resistance to 2000+ of our closest neighbors in Berkeley and surrounding communities. Our mission is to resist the Trump agenda by engaging our elected officials at all levels of government and promote progressive and democratic values. Read our entire mission statement here66941
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
7:00 pm Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance @ Omni Commons
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 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/541837129562482/66940
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Aug 12 @ 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
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
4:00 pm APPARENTLY NOT HAPPENING: Film Screening: Tent City @ Grand Lake Theater
APPARENTLY NOT HAPPENING: Film Screening: Tent City @ Grand Lake Theater
Aug 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
APPARENTLY NOT HAPPENING   No further information yet.66824
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
7:30 pm The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil @ Hillside Club
The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil @ Hillside Club
Aug 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Plot to Overthrow Venezuela: How the U.S. Is Orchestrating a Coup for Oil @ Hillside Club
“Kovalik helps to cut through the Orwellian lies and dissembling which make this intervention possible, and just when such truth-telling is so desperately needed.” —Oliver Stone, Academy Award-winning director & screenwriter Since 1999 when Hugo Chavez became the elected president of Venezuela, the US has been conniving to overthrow his government and to roll back the Bolivarian Revolution which he ushered in to Venezuela. With the untimely death of Hugo Chavez in 2012, and the election of Nicolas Maduro that followed, the US redoubled its efforts to overturn this revolution. … Continued
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
7:00 pm Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom This meeting usually happens in the Ballroom, but the the location may change depending on the access needs of people attending and other events taking place in the building.66939
7:00 pm Socialize with Socialists @ Ale Industries
Socialize with Socialists @ Ale Industries
Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Come hang out with East Bay DSA members and talk about socialism, current events, historic events, the future, music, your cat, someone else’s cat, etc. This is a great event for new members and people curious about DSA. We’ll tell you about upcoming East Bay DSA events and how you can get involved! Ale Industries is family friendly and allows dogs. It’s a five minute walk from Fruitvale Bart and has some parking available in front of the brewery. While Ale Industries doesn’t sell food, there will be a food … Continued
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
12:00 pm CompArte: The Art & Culture of Resistance & Solidarity w/EZLN @ Omni Commons
CompArte: The Art & Culture of Resistance & Solidarity w/EZLN @ Omni Commons
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CompArte: The fourth annual Emiliano Zapata Community Festival The Chiapas Support Committee invites you to enjoy music, poetry and art that expresses anti-capitalist resistance, deep solidarity with indigenous peoples’ struggles for community, land & justice, and a shared space for envisioning an end to the repressive and racist climate we are challenging in the U.S. CompArte means to share & build a living culture of humanity with musicians, artists & poets from Oakland and S.F. Bay Area. All the funds collected at the door and from the purchase of Zapatista … Continued
12:00 pm Rally and Mobilization against Palantir @ Palantir
Rally and Mobilization against Palantir @ Palantir
Aug 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ALERT: @PalantirTech when we said we'll be back, we meant it. Palantir is responsible for ICE workplace raids like the one that stole 680 people in Miss. last week. Join us for an immediate emergency response rally in Palo Alto THIS FRIDAY 8/16. #DisarmICEhttps://t.co/i3aRGAFFww pic.twitter.com/wHeXY9Z0N9— CCCC Bay Area (@CloseTheCampsBA) August 13, 2019 When we said we’ll be back, we meant it. Join us for an immediate response rally, speakout, and action at Palantir this Friday at 12 PM. Palantir provided the technology ICE used to steal 680 people during the … Continued
5:30 pm Vigil for Chelsea and Julian
Vigil for Chelsea and Julian
Aug 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN hI aLL HOPE TO SEE YA oRION EVERY FRI 530PM TO 7PM “BASTA SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIEN ” VIGIL DEMO POTLUCK MUSIC (7PM AFTER PARTY/MEETING ) FRUITVALE &MACARTHUR OAKLAND WE HOPE TO CONNECT PEOPLE TO OUR ON-GOING CAMPAIGNS IN THE BAY. Here is a link to the bay area action for Julian which includes CHELSEA SUPPORT PLEASE SIGN UP https://bayaction2freeassange.org TELL EVERY ONE Thanks for your letters you can write a letter directly to Chelsea here’s her address tell her who you are and why you … Continued
6:00 pm OACC Movie Nights: Afghan Cycles @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
OACC Movie Nights: Afghan Cycles @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center
Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Following a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists, Afghan Cycles uses the bicycle to tell a story of women’s rights – human rights – and the struggles faced by Afghan women on a daily basis, from discrimination to abuse, to the oppressive silencing of their voices in all aspects of contemporary society. These women ride despite cultural barriers, despite infrastructure, and despite death threats, embracing the power and freedom that comes with the sport. This documentary is a production of Lit Media directed and produced by Sarah Menzies. The … Continued
8:00 pm FUNDRAISER FOR THE CLIMATE CONCERT @ Starry Plough
FUNDRAISER FOR THE CLIMATE CONCERT @ Starry Plough
Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Join the young activists of the Sunrise Movement and support their work fighting for climate action. This night of climate-cooling jams will feature local swanky rock n’ rollers: Thrown-Out Bones, head turning neo-soul MintJulep, and math rock toe-tappers Rounding Error. Funds will go towards Sunrise’s ongoing efforts to push forward the Green New Deal. $10 at the door, 8pm doors open, 9pm music starts. 21+66970
10:00 am Town Hall: Reduce Air Pollution in West Oakland @ West Oakland Youth Center
Town Hall: Reduce Air Pollution in West Oakland @ West Oakland Youth Center
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Town Hall: Reduce Air Pollution in West Oakland @ West Oakland Youth Center
Join West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in a town hall meeting for a West Oakland Community Action Plan to improve health by reducing air pollution. West Oakland is one of the communities targeted for action under AB 617, which created a program to reduce exposure in communities most affected by air pollution. This is your chance to give feedback on the plan. Invited speakers: Christina Garcia, California Assembly member Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland and more. Light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch provided. … Continued
12:00 pm 30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
30 Days of Actions to Close the Camps. Every day in August at Noon. ICE. SF @ ICE Offices, San Francisco
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Protests, actions, poetry readings…to demand that immigration detention centers be closed and families reunited. Daily schedule: https://bit.ly/32MTXEs A month-long protest outside ICE in downtown San Francisco, organized through word of mouth, networking, and social media, will take place every day from Noon to 1pm during the month of August, by a different sector, group, or organization: librarians, lawyers, public health and health care workers, poets, drummers, journalists, tenants rights activists, educators and students, mothers and families, bar and restaurant workers, environmental activists, grandmothers, the interfaith community… WHEN: Every day in … Continued
12:00 pm Nonviolent Direct Action Training – East Bay @ East Bay Community Space
Nonviolent Direct Action Training – East Bay @ East Bay Community Space
Aug 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please REGISTER in advance here: https://forms.gle/LcZoL7uKySCghnMP9 This training will take participants through many of the strategies, tools and considerations of non-violent direct action, including power and privilege, de-escalation, blockades, legal, direct action organizing models, and the opportunity to form affinity groups. This training will be an important place to get plugged into for upcoming actions around the Climate Strike Week of Action beginning on September 20. WHO: DiRT (Diablo Rising Tide, the San Francisco bay area chapter of Rising Tide North America.66948
1:00 pm Peace and Freedom Party Annual Potluck Picnic
Peace and Freedom Party Annual Potluck Picnic
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Peace and Freedom Party Annual Potluck Picnic
Alameda County PFP’s summer potluck picnic! If you’re in the San Francisco area, the local Peace and Freedom party invites you to their annual summer potluck picnic. Everyone is welcome to join! Come and meet PFP members, hang out and discuss the issues of the day. Please bring food which does not require additional cooking on-site. Also, please bring your own non-disposable plate, cup and eating utensils if possible.   We hope to see you there! 66847
1:00 pm Racial Solidarity BBQ – DSA @ Defemery Park
Racial Solidarity BBQ – DSA @ Defemery Park
Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come out to an East Bay DSA Racial Solidarity Committee BBQ Social at DeFremery Park on Saturday, August 17th from 1pm to 3pm! We will have delicious free food and great conversation as we hang out and talk about socialism and what the Racial Solidarity Committee has been up to! All folks interested in DSA and racial justice work are welcome, but people of color are especially encouraged to attend. Feel free to bring a dish to share, although we will provide a spread regardless! Children are very welcome! Please … Continued
7:00 pm The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides @ Revolution Books
The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides @ Revolution Books
Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A presentation and discussion with Mitchel Cohen, editor of the new book, The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup: The Politics of Pesticides Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives. More than half a century since Rachel Carson issued Silent Spring – her call-to-arms against the poisoning of our drinking water, food, animals, air, and the natural environment – The Fight Against Monsanto’s Roundup looks at the politics underlying the mass use of pesticides and the challenges people around the world are making against the purveyors of poison and the … Continued