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12:00 pm PEOPLE’S PARK FREE CONCERT @ People's Park
PEOPLE’S PARK FREE CONCERT @ People's Park
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The People’s Park Committee invites you to a physically distanced free concert performance and live stream on Sunday, August 23, from noon to 3:30pm, featuring the music of Brontez & The Younger Lovers, Danny James & Pear, Cass McCombs, 2 Lazy Boys, Bella, the Funky Nixons and others. The concert takes place at People’s Park and live streaming happens at the Berkeley People’s Park Facebook page.68085
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
NOTE: During the Plague Year of 2020 GA will be held every week or two on Zoom. To find out the exact time a date get on the Occupy Oakland email list my sending an email to: occupyoakland-subscribe@lists.riseup.net   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 … Continued
6:00 pm The Oakland Greens present “The People’s Education System” @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
The Oakland Greens present “The People’s Education System” @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Oakland Greens present “The People’s Education System” @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
It seems that we have the opportunity to organize an entirely new education system. One where the people have a real voice. The Oakland Greens present “The People’s Education System”. Tired of the status quo TELLING you how your children should be taught rather than educated? We want your ideas. We will invite parents, candidates, educators, artist, nutritionists, and others, to discuss a radical alternative to educate residents to create a community that is for all. Join us Sunday August 23, 2020 6 PM to 8:30 PM for a ZOOM … Continued
6:30 pm Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Millions of everyday people are calling for Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, universal rent control, and more. But what is democratic socialism? What does it mean to be a member of DSA? And how do socialists look at the crises … Continued
8:00 am Homeless Eviction Defense!
Homeless Eviction Defense!
Aug 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
We are asking folks to show up THURSDAY AT 8am to support homelsss residents of 38th & Manilla. The city is trying to evict them during a #pandemic and during the #CaliforniaWildFire !! https://t.co/CRvFy6GL1R pic.twitter.com/a8LaEBVOwX— the United Front Against Displacement (@TheUfad) August 25, 2020 68128
5:00 pm 2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2020 Virtual March on Washington @ Online
2020 VIRTUAL MARCH ON WASHINGTON Organizer: NAACP Come join the 2020 Virtual March on Washington for racial justice which seeks to channel the soaring energy from America’s national moment of reckoning and calls for reforms of the systems, structures, policies, and attitudes that enable police brutality, racial discrimination, and interpersonal racism. Dates & Times: THE CALL: Thursday, August 27, 5 PM – 7 PM PT (8 PM – 10 PM ET) THE MARCH: Friday, August 28, 8 AM – noon PT (11 AM – 3 PM ET) THE CHARGE: Friday, … Continued
5:30 pm Oakland Police Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Oakland Police Commission @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Aug 27 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
• To observe the meeting by video conference, please click on this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87198066230 at the noticed meeting time. Selected agenda items: Update from Interim Police Chief Crowd Management After Action Report from Public Demonstrations OPD will provide a report on a crowd management that occurred during the recent public demonstrations and any updates to policy that will be made. Reimagining Public Safety Task Force Creation Pawlik Report from Federal Monitor Use of Force Ad Hoc Committee Public Engagement 68124
6:00 pm Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World @ Online
Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World @ Online
Aug 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World @ Online
Discussing Cynthia Kaufman’s new book “Challenging Power: Democracy and Accountability in a Fractured World” published by Bloomsbury Books Arguing that we only have democracy when systems of power are held to account, Kaufman examines the real work being done to challenge the operations of power that underlie four unruly social problems: climate change, sweatshop labor, police abuse, and economic deprivation. In Challenging Power, Kaufman pairs each of these issues with an operation of power — the large scale influence of multinational corporations; the power of governments; the authority of financial … Continued
9:00 am A Bay Area Free of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure @ Online
A Bay Area Free of Fossil Fuel Infrastructure @ Online
Aug 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join the Climate Emergency Mobilization Task Force for the second interactive webinar in their Virtual Summit Series: For an Environmentally Just and Regenerative Future. More than 200 people attended the first Virtual Summit, which focused on Sustainable and Healthy Cities. Videos from that webinar will be posted to the website linked below. The August 28 summit will examine approaches for creating a Bay Area free of fossil fuel infrastructure. Workshops on these topics include: • Decommissioning California refineries • Local community action under AB 617, a process for heavily impacted … Continued
11:00 am Know Your Rights Training – Filming the Cops @ Online
Know Your Rights Training – Filming the Cops @ Online
Aug 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Know Your Rights Training - Filming the Cops @ Online
You have a constitutional right to film the police as they perform their duties in public- but how?! About this Event This interactive training is meant as an introduction to your constitutional rights as they pertain to policing and strategies for filming and documenting the police, and is ideal for those looking to assert their rights on the streets! This is also meant to give you tools so you can better advocate for your rights and the rights of others. Sliding Scale donations start at $0. The way that you … Continued
2:00 pm Decarcerate Now! @ Lakeview Elementary
Decarcerate Now! @ Lakeview Elementary
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The nightmare situation of Covid-19 in US jails and prisons, and its disproportionate impact on Black people and POC confined there, has made the call for decarceration more urgent than ever. In recognition of Black August, we feel the need and desire to respond as SURJ and make a space where our broader community can show up together. The SURJ Mobilization Committee is planning a physically distanced Human Billboard and Car Caravan: We hope you can join us! In solidarity with those incarcerated in jails, prisons, youth detention, and ICE concentration … Continued
2:00 pm Socialist Day School @ Online
Socialist Day School @ Online
Aug 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Political Education Committee is proud to invite you to East Bay DSA’s Socialist Day School on Saturday and Sunday, August 29-30! A lot has happened this year, from Bernie failing to win the nomination, to the economic and health disasters triggered by coronavirus, to the mass mobilization against the structural racism perpetuated by police violence. Discussion and debate of our strategies and tactics are crucial–now more than ever! The moment demands that we seriously engage with strategic debates and that we look critically at the theory which guides us. … Continued
3:00 pm Life Over Rent Rally @ Alameda County Courthouse
Life Over Rent Rally @ Alameda County Courthouse
Aug 29 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LIFE OVER RENT: An end of the month rally — Our needs come before our landlord’s profits. What we want: 1. Cancel Rent: Demanding rent during the pandemic is cruel and threatens to intensify our homelessness crisis, particularly for Black and brown working class communities. 2. Landlords Must Negotiate: Thousands of tenants have organized collectively to demand rent relief — landlords must negotiate with these tenant councils or face consequences. 3. Services Not Sheriffs: Governments must prohibit evictions and expand unemployment and food stamps for the working-class people hit hardest … Continued