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Tiny House for Homeless Youth Community Project
Tiny House for Homeless Youth Community Project
Sep 8 all-day
In January 2016, youth at YSA initiated a community organizing campaign to build a Youth Tiny House Village in the San Francisco East Bay. They are working in partnership with non-profit developer Housing Consortium of the East Bay and the local interfaith community to complete a multi-face, community-led Village that is designed by the young people it will benefit. The Village will feature: – 14 secure 8′ x 10′ Tiny Houses with lofted beds, windows, skylight, storage, electricity, furnishings – On-site, clean communal bathrooms and showers – A kitchen yurt … Continued
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Sep 9 all-day
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Attend the fifth annual Soil Not Oil International Conference to learn about practical steps to achieve environmental justice and steward a path towards a thriving planet. The conference will cover topics such as carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture, soil ecology, and biodiversity.  Students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, healthcare providers, urban planners, and environmental changemakers are invited to participate. Keynote speakers: Bobby Kennedy Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance Jonathan Latham, executive director of the Bioscience Research Project Elizabeth Kaiser, owner of Singing Frogs Farm Anne Bilke, biologist and science communicator R … Continued
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Sep 10 all-day
Soil Not Oil Conference @ Grey Area Theater
Attend the fifth annual Soil Not Oil International Conference to learn about practical steps to achieve environmental justice and steward a path towards a thriving planet. The conference will cover topics such as carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture, soil ecology, and biodiversity.  Students, educators, activists, farmers, scientists, investors, policy makers, healthcare providers, urban planners, and environmental changemakers are invited to participate. Keynote speakers: Bobby Kennedy Jr., president of Waterkeeper Alliance Jonathan Latham, executive director of the Bioscience Research Project Elizabeth Kaiser, owner of Singing Frogs Farm Anne Bilke, biologist and science communicator R … Continued
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10:30 am Rising to the Climate Emergency: What Can we Count On? @ Unitarian Universalist Hall
Rising to the Climate Emergency: What Can we Count On? @ Unitarian Universalist Hall
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
When you think of the upcoming Global Climate Strike (Sept. 20-27), who is leading the demonstrations? Young people, right? They’re increasingly taking the lead for climate related actions through organizations such as Sunrise. “The dark hour in America cannot last,” proclaims this new youth-centered activist group. But marching beside the young people is spirit if not always in body will be revered elders in the ecology movement such as Joanna Macy, the author of 13 books and a veteran of six decades of political activism. In fact, Macy and Sunrise … Continued
12:00 pm 45th St commUNITY Meal, Clean-Up, Care Kits
45th St commUNITY Meal, Clean-Up, Care Kits
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by North Oakland Restorative Justice Council We invite you to our next edition of our 45th St Brunches & Brooms, a neighborhood cleanup, community meal, and hygiene/winter gear kit distribution centering at the highway underpass off of 45th Street and MLK. In partnership with our neighbors who live there, we would like to gather to share some food and help with cleaning up the dumping under the 45th overpass. Donate at Facebook Giving: https://www.facebook.com/donate/361009014828047/ GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/45th-st-community-cleanup-meal-care-kit Help us assembles hot meals and care kits for 250 unhoused neighbors, that … Continued
12:00 pm Free Oakland Up Fundraiser Plant Sale
Free Oakland Up Fundraiser Plant Sale
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Save the date for the next Plant Sale fundraiser! The official Ambassador Greeters, Lulu and Deuce, will be there to gladly accept your lovin’.   Free Oakland UP  An alternative retail space focused on the economy, the environment and building community by offering FREE art and everyday items. One free item per person per day. For a fair monetary donation you may choose more. More treasures!!  Gallery:offering monthly solo or group exhibitions featuring experimental, interactive projects focused on alternative economies, cultivating socially activated art, sustainability and building community through art … Continued
1:00 pm DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
DSA General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
All-Member Meeting: Socialists & the Labor Movement This month’s all-member meeting will be focused on the role of socialists in the labor movement. We’ll talk about the history of labor movement, how members are engaging with their unions, and how DSA can support and strengthen union activity. We need volunteers! From setup to sign-in to mic-running, volunteering for our meetings is easy and low-commitment. Volunteer here: https://forms.gle/NzYMzXKQYVy1mFUC8 . Use this form, too, if you have child supervision or accessibility needs, including the need for an ASL interpreter. Our next voting General Meeting … Continued
3:00 pm “Know Your Rights” and “Digital Security for Activists” training with Civil Liberties Defense Center @ The Warehouse
“Know Your Rights” and “Digital Security for Activists” training with Civil Liberties Defense Center @ The Warehouse
Sep 8 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Diablo Rising Tide is excited to host friends from the Civil Liberties Defense Center for a two-part training – specifically geared towards people doing climate justice organizing. The training will be held at The Warehouse (955 7th St) in West Oakland Oakland, beginning at 3pm. The space is ADA accessible, and just a 10-minute walk from West Oakland BART station. There is limited street parking. If you require translation or other assistance – please let us know in advance! Part 1: Know Your Rights – 3:00 – 5:00 Tips for … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 8 @ 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:  Dr. Jack Rasmus on “Trump’s Economy: Trade Wars, Tax Cuts, and Recession” @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday:  Dr. Jack Rasmus on “Trump’s Economy: Trade Wars, Tax Cuts, and Recession” @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Global recession is underway. Manufacturing is contracting worldwide. Trade is no longer growing. Germany and Europe are on the brink, Japan is stagnating, and China is slowing. On the financial side of the global economy, stock markets are becoming unstable, bonds and gold are in a bubble, oil, commodities and currencies are deflating, financial crises are erupting in Argentina, South America, and India, and German and Italian banks are becoming fragile. In the USA business investment and construction are contracting and manufacturing has stalled. Meanwhile, corporate, household and government debt … Continued
5:30 pm “Now What”: The State of Immigration Under Trump @ Yelp HQ
“Now What”: The State of Immigration Under Trump @ Yelp HQ
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/now-what-the-state-of-immigration-under-trump-tickets-70589357669 Border walls. Travel bans. ICE raids. Separation of families. Deaths of migrant children at the border. These immigration issues have been consistently pushed to the forefront since Trump took office. In the United States, immigration has been an integral part of our history. But why has it become such a contested topic today? What is actually happening at the U.S Mexico border? How are Trump’s policies affecting migrant communities? And most importantly, what can we do to make a difference? At this panel, we will hear from community … Continued
7:00 pm BALPA: Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
BALPA: Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
9/9: Will be discussing issues related to this Crackdown and our strategy for the next 3 to 6 months. 9/16: We have many, many issues to discuss, including the forthcoming visit of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.67064
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Sep 9 @ 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 Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
We are delaying our normal monthly 1st Monday meeting for a week because of Labor Day. Meeting  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 … Continued
6:00 pm BERKELEY HOMELESS ASK: “WHERE DO WE GO?” @ Berkeley City Council Chambers, School District Board Room
BERKELEY HOMELESS ASK: “WHERE DO WE GO?” @ Berkeley City Council Chambers, School District Board Room
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A community of approximately 40 to 50 unhoused Berkeley residents, who have been living for months in encampments on the verge of the I- 80 interchange at University Avenue, learned last week that they are about to be evicted in a coordinated enforcement action planned by the City of Berkeley, California Highway Patrol (CHP), Berkeley Police Department (BPD), and Caltrans. The plan is that beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Caltrans, with the assistance of the CHP, will evict people and their belongings from their state properties. Immediately following, when these … Continued
7:00 pm The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – community reading/release party @ Revolution Books
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – community reading/release party @ Revolution Books
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – community reading/release party Get your copy of THE TESTAMENTS. Find out what happened to Offred of THE HANDMAID’S TALE. “Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.” -Margaret Atwood The author Margaret Atwood will not be present. Price: Free For more event information: https://www.revolutionbooks.org/67054
8:00 am Homeless Eviction – Support Needed!
Homeless Eviction – Support Needed!
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
HEADSUP! Support needed 8am Wed, 81st & San Leandro StCity is demolishing ppls sheltersBring coffee, water, bkfst, bags, and be ready to document n copwatch— Anti Police-Terror (@APTPaction) September 9, 2019 67073
2:00 pm FILM SCREENING: THE POLLINATORS @ UA Berkeley 7
FILM SCREENING: THE POLLINATORS @ UA Berkeley 7
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
One Time Showing: The Pollinators Promoted by Pat Schwinn THE POLLINATORS Year: 2019 Genre: Documentary – Environmental Producers: Sally Roy, Peter Nelson and Michael Reuter Director: Peter Nelson Thousands of semi-trailers crisscross the country in the dead of night delivering goods through the darkness to stores, warehouses and factories nationwide. But some of them carry an unsuspected and highly unusual cargo. Honey bees. Tens of billions of them are transported back and forth from one end of the United States to the other in a unique annual migration that’s indispensable … Continued
6:30 pm AN EVENING WITH FEDERAL JUDGE AND AUTHOR WILLIAM ALSUP @ David Brower Center
AN EVENING WITH FEDERAL JUDGE AND AUTHOR WILLIAM ALSUP @ David Brower Center
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Judge Alsup has been in the news, having presided over some high-profile cases, including the case preserving DACA, cases preserving Berkeley’s historic post office, cases involving Berkeley’s homeless, the dispute over the Albany Hill Cross, Waymo v. Uber, Oracle v. Google, and the prosecution of the MS-13 gang. As a judge, he cannot discuss these or other cases, but they help show his depth of experience. Please join California Institute for Community, Art & Nature for a reception and conversation with William Alsup about his new book, Won Over: Reflections … Continued
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Intro to SURJ Meeting @ Movement Strategy Center
Sep 11 @ 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 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. LOCATION AND ACCESS: The Movement Strategy Center is located at 436 14th St., Ste 500, (5th floor) at the corner of … Continued
7:00 pm Police Commission Evaluation Community Meeting – Coalition for Police Accountability @ CHORI
3:00 pm Belonging in Practice: How to Be Antiracist @ UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall
Belonging in Practice: How to Be Antiracist @ UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall
Sep 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Belonging in Practice: How to Be Antiracist @ UC Berkeley, 101 Zellerbach Hall
This is a community event open to all. REGISTER   “We know how to be racist. We know how to pretend to be not racist. Now let’s know how to be antiracist.” – Ibram X. Kendi Borealis Philanthropy, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and Northern California Grantmakers are excited to invite you to a special afternoon with Ibram X. Kendi, one of America’s foremost historians and leading antiracist voices. In his new book, How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi holds up both a magnifying glass and a mirror to examine … Continued
6:00 pm Caring For The Community film screening
Caring For The Community film screening
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Caring For The Community film screening
Join Councilwoman Cheryl Davila for an evening of film screenings and a discussion panel on solutions to homelessness. Films: 24 hours by Yesica Prado Tent City by 393 Films https://www.tentcitythemovie.com/ Homeless First by Anka Karewicz & Travis Schirmer (Liberated Lens Film Collective) https://liberatedlens.org/our-work/first-they-came-for-the-homeless-homeless-first/ 67065
6:30 pm OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION @ Oakland City Hall
OAKLAND POLICE COMMISSION @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 12 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Agenda VIII. OPD Plan for Working with the City’s Social Media Policy IX. OPD Towing Policy Regarding Victims of Crime X. Review of CPRA Pending Cases and Completed Investigations XI. Scheduling a Public Hearing on Use of Force67060
4:00 pm Palantir: Never Again Is Now! #NoTechForICE @ Palantir HQ
Palantir: Never Again Is Now! #NoTechForICE @ Palantir HQ
Sep 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
PALANTIR, NEVER AGAIN IS NOW! #JewsAgainstICE and allies know our history. IBM sold tech to Nazis. Palantir sells tech to ICE. This state sponsored terror must end NOW. Join us in actions to shut down Palantir from coast to coast on 9/13 to demand they #DropICEContracts. Because #NeverAgainisNOW! ————————————————————— We are calling on all those who denounce ICE’s reign of terror to join in action outside the Palo Alto headquarters of Palantir, a tech company that provides tools for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Last month, Palantir renewed its contract with … Continued
5:30 pm SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN
Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
JOIN US TO SAVE CHELSEA & JULIAN EVERY FRIDAY please also check out BASTA BLUES: SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIANS LIVES recorded at our latest Vigil . https://youtu.be/T5-3db8GDFY SAVE CHELSEA AND JULIAN FROM TORTURE AND DEATH THEY ARE OUR WORKING CLASS HEROES PLEASE SIGN UP HERE FOR OUR E-MAILS AND OTHER EVENT ALERTS: https:/bayaction2freeassange.org Ok, folks, here’s the deal;The Main Stream Media (MSM)is so full of lies, it’s got the masses confused!! There are only a few places we can get the truth.Chelsea and Julian were two of the most important … Continued
10:30 am Film Screening: Power to Heal @ Rialto Cinema
Film Screening: Power to Heal @ Rialto Cinema
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us on 9/14/19 for a showing of blbfilmproductions.com Health Care for All – Contra Costa and Alameda County Chapters will show The Power to Heal: Medicare And The Civil Rights Revolution, a 56-minutes long public television documentary that tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. This film was shown in July at the NAACP National Convention in Detroit. After movie Q&A with: Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, Mayor of City of El Cerrito Myrtle Braxton, Chair, Richmond Commission on Aging … Continued
3:00 pm Spokescouncil for Sept 25 Global Climate Strike Action @ Omni Commons
Spokescouncil for Sept 25 Global Climate Strike Action @ Omni Commons
Sep 14 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Action Spokescouncil* called for by Idle No More SF Bay, The Society of Fearless Grandmothers, Extinction Rebellion SF Bay, Diablo Rising Tide and the 1000 Grandmothers Bay Area. *For Spokescouncils, we are encouraging groups, organizations and individuals to organize affinity groups (AG) and send spokespeople who represent affinity groups or clusters of affinity groups. These will be the ‘empowered’ representatives who represent and are responsible for consulting others in their AG or cluster for input and decisions. RSVP form:https://actionnetwork.org/forms/september-14th-1st-spokescouncil-meeting-for-sept-25-action/67057
6:30 pm Pedie Perez 5th Year Memorial @ Uncle Sam's Liquors
Pedie Perez 5th Year Memorial @ Uncle Sam's Liquors
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Pedie Perez 5th Year Memorial @ Uncle Sam's Liquors
PEDIE PEREZ‘ 5th Year Memorial Saturday, September 14th at Dusk (~6:30 PM) @ Uncle Sam’s Liquors 3322 Cutting Blvd, Richmond, CA 94804 REMEMBERING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN PEDIE’S 30TH BIRTHDAY CANDLE-LIGHTING BALLOON RELEASE refreshments Pedie was an intoxicated young man who tried to walk away from a Richmond cop who was hassling him. The police officer, Wallace Jensen, claimed that when he tried to apprehend Pedie the unarmed young man tried to grab his gun, so he stepped back and fired 3 rounds into Pedie, killing him. The surveillance video … Continued