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7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 15 all-day
It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020. This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream. Oaklanders have a dream: We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety. We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety. We dream of housing our unhoused. We dream of being able to afford our rent. We dream of an equitable and competent response to our … Continued
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend
Jan 16 all-day
It’s that time of year again! The 7th Annual Reclaim King’s Radical Legacy Weekend will take place January 15th-18th 2020. This year’s theme is Re-Imagine. Reimagine and remember King’s unrealized dream. Oaklanders have a dream: We dream of a total transformation of how Oakland defines and implements public safety. We dream of REfunding our communities with 50% of OPD’s dollars to create true public safety. We dream of housing our unhoused. We dream of being able to afford our rent. We dream of an equitable and competent response to our … Continued
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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library @ Online
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Current login info here Sun, Dec 20, 2020: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm CONFIRMED: The Present Farmers’ Movement in India: A Working Class Perspective The present farmers’ movement in India has evoked a lot of interest among progressive and democratic circles around the world. In this context, certain questions need to be answered: What do these farmers actually want? What are their principal demands? What are the three Farm Bills and whom does they benefit? Where are the demands of poor peasantry and agricultural proletariat in this entire picture? Where … Continued
1:00 pm DSA General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
DSA General Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us for a voting General Meeting of East Bay DSA! We will debate and vote on resolutions and hear reports from projects and committees around the chapter. The agenda will be available shortly. The meeting will be conducted via Zoom — please register and find the call-in info below! Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88197589947?pwd=eDJvajZYdUF1VlRxd1loRGI0QThBdz09 Meeting ID: 881 9758 9947 Passcode: 215458 One tap mobile +16699006833,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,88197589947#,,,,,,0#,,215458# US (Houston)68429
5:00 pm Green Sunday: The USA’s 2nd Great Recession–What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus @ Online
Green Sunday: The USA’s 2nd Great Recession–What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus @ Online
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Green Sunday: The USA's 2nd Great Recession--What Lies Ahead in 2021, with Dr. Jack Rasmus @ Online
Green Party of Alameda County: Green Sunday presentation at 5 PM (Followed by County Council business meeting at 6:30. All are welcome to attend) Find Zoom info below. Dr. Rasmus will review the condition of the US economy in 2020 and explain why last summer’s partial economic rebound has begun to relapse at year’s end. Why more economists now predict a further slowdown in early 2021. What’s happened to jobs, rents, household debt, wages, and income inequality trends over the past year. Why fiscal policy and bailouts–from the March ‘Cares … Continued
10:00 am Decarcerate Alameda County Covid-19 Press Conference @ ONLINE
Decarcerate Alameda County Covid-19 Press Conference @ ONLINE
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
https://twitter.com/decarcerateAC/status/134837294892347392068501
6:00 pm Community Comment: OPD’s Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Community Comment: OPD’s Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Community Comment: OPD's Armored Vehicle Policy @ Online
Zoom link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/J/89351447947 Okland PD uses a “Bearcat” tank-like vehicle for pre-planned SWAT deployments, often to serve warrants; at the Oakland Coliseum and other public events; at Sideshows; and to respond to emergencies. OPD also uses an armored “Surburban” SUV, which is not military-looking or as large and can withstand gunfire. In 2018-2019, OPD deployed the Bearcat about twice a week on average, mostly in East Oakland and West Oakland, never in the hills. The Bearcat’s expected functional life span will be up in about 3-5 years. Some people propose … Continued
6:00 pm DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
DSA Medicare for All Committee Meeting @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
With the pandemic and its multiple, intersecting crises, and the polling popularity of Medicare for All, our commitment to the movement is more important than ever. Come learn about our committee’s efforts, as well as local, state, and national initiatives around Medicare for All and single-payer healthcare. All are welcome! Join January 11th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile +16699006833,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,81235048894#,,,,,,0#,,956134# US (Tacoma)   Join January 27th Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81235048894?pwd=RDZHcnRDQ0FpV3ZndzdUenVJZ3JaZz09 Meeting ID: 812 3504 8894 Passcode: M4A One tap mobile … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Oakland Tenants Union monthly meeting @ Madison Park Apartments, community room
Jan 11 @ 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 Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Public Bank of the East Bay @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
We are now meeting every two weeks As of Jan 1, 2021 we are meeting every week on Tuesday at 7:00 pm. We meet over Zoom. If you’d like to join us, and aren’t on our organizers’ list, drop us an email and we’ll send you an invitation. If you would like to join the meeting early and get an introduction to the concepts of public banking, or more locally to who we are and what we do, please email us and we’ll see you online at 6:30. Donate to … Continued
6:30 pm Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Intro to DSA @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
The membership of DSA, the largest socialist organization in the United States, is rapidly growing by the thousands. Democratic Socialist politicians like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Cori Bush are raising the expectations of millions of people across the United States and bringing them into a political awakening. Millions of working-class Americans 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? How do socialists look at the … Continued
6:45 pm Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Intro to SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)
Jan 13 @ 6:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Are you feeling angry by the continued killings of Black people by the police and vigilantes and want to do something about it? Come learn about SURJ Bay Area at a virtual introductory meeting and find out how SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. ​ Hear about our current work and activities including SURJ’s pathways for engaging in the work such as Study & Action, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We’ll answer your questions and share how … Continued
12:00 pm Jubilee Policy [Debt Eradication] Platform Study Group @ Online
Jubilee Policy [Debt Eradication] Platform Study Group @ Online
Jan 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
The California Policy and Political Education Working Group of the CA Poor People’s Campaign will host the first monthly meeting of the Jubilee Policy Platform Study Group. Here is the section we’re reading for the first meeting. Being a document that the campaign is using to put forward a policy agenda that addresses the interlocking injustices we want to read and discuss what it means to our work on the state and local level. For the first session, Lauren Hill and Abraham Entin will share facilitation. They are asking us … Continued
4:00 pm The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee @ Online
The Cost of Racism for Everyone: Conversation w/ Racial Justice Advocate, Heather McGhee MODERATOR: Sheila Smith McKoy, HNU’s Provost and VP for Academic Affairs RSVP (Free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-cost-of-racism-for-everyone-a-conversation-with-heather-mcghee-tickets-133795336453 Join Heather McGhee for a conversation about the topic of her upcoming book, “The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together”. Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy—and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. … Continued
5:00 pm How Fines and Fees Harm Californians @ Online
How Fines and Fees Harm Californians @ Online
Jan 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Pre-register for a link to this Digital Discourse >> Fines, fees and other legal monetary sanctions burden millions of Californians and disproportionately impact low-income people and communities of color. These mechanisms trap people in a byzantine and punitive system that can cause things like traffic tickets to cost thousands of dollars, contributing to a two-tiered system of justice where some are burdened more than others. However, recent policy changes at both the local and state level are attempting to reform this unfair and unjust system of fines and fees. Come … Continued
6:00 pm Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present @ ONLINE, VIA 'ZOOM'
Just us for a virtual event with Mary Ziegler for her new book “Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present”. She’ll be in conversation with Mother Jones reproductive rights reporter Becca Andrews. Hosts: San Francisco’s Booksmith independent bookstore and Mother Jones Magazine (SF) Cost: FREE & open to the community. The event link will be sent to everyone who registers. RSVP required: https://app.gopassage.com/events/mary-ziegler To order “Abortion and the Law in America”, with free shipping throughout San Francisco and the East Bay, please go to: http://booksmith.com/book/9781108735599 ______________________________________________________________ “Abortion … Continued
6:00 pm Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
Ella Baker Meeting @ Online
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
https://twitter.com/ellabakercenter/status/134663359600676864068452
1:00 pm Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Eco-Socialism Workshops @ Online
Jan 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Green Eco-Socialist Network – 3 part series with David Cobb, Meleiza Figueroa, David Bond, Chey Bell! Join us for a deep dive into Eco-Socialism, and learn how the capitalist status quo deprives us of our human rights and aspirations. The first presentation in this 3-part series is an introduction to Eco-Socialism vs. Capitalism including a discussion of what Eco-Socialism may mean to you. The world we need and deserve is not only possible, it is an imperative. We and our children will not survive the status quo. Event is FREE … Continued