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5th Annual Shut Down Creech! SPRING 2019 @ Creech Air Force Base
5th Annual Shut Down Creech! SPRING 2019 @ Creech Air Force Base
Mar 30 all-day
5th Annual Shut Down Creech! SPRING 2019 @ Creech Air Force Base
National Mobilization to Peacefully Stop U.S. Drone Wars  March 30 – April 5, 2019 (Saturday through Friday) Our beautiful, weeklong peaceful convergence in the Nevada Desert is almost here!   We can’t wait to see you all, and work together to GROUND the DRONES! Please register HERE, so we can best serve everyone. This is a special year because it marks the 10th anniversary of Bay Area CODEPINK’s twice yearly resistance to killer drones at Creech Air Force Base.  It is also marks the 5th annual national mobilization known as “SHUT DOWN CREECH.”  Help us make this … Continued
California Progressive Alliance founding convention @ San Luis Obispo Guild Hall
California Progressive Alliance founding convention @ San Luis Obispo Guild Hall
Mar 30 all-day
The new California Progressive Alliance seeks to elevate progressive ideas; promote the creation of local political alliances and coalitions for political power; support corporate-free progressive candidates and issue-based electoral campaigns; and expand the communication and dialogue among all our progressive family in the state of California, respecting and supporting the work done by all. The CPA is having is founding convention in San Luis Obispo March 30-31! Register by January 31 and get 25% off with early bird registration for our founding Convention in San Luis Obispo March 30-31. Speakers … Continued
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12:00 pm Meet Socialists in the Labor Movement @ East Bay Community Space
Meet Socialists in the Labor Movement @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Meet Socialists in the Labor Movement @ East Bay Community Space
Curious about the labor movement after the recent teachers strike wave? Trying to figure out why socialists talk to much about labor? Maybe thinking about getting a union job? Come on out, and bring your friends! Socialists have always seen organized labor as the vital center of a broader working-class movement, and in the 19th and early 20th centuries, socialist politics largely emerged from the labor movement. But since the red-baiting and McCarythism of the Cold War, the connection between socialists and the labor movement has been dramatically loosened. But … Continued
12:30 pm Film Screening: The Pushouts (free!) @ The New Parkway
Film Screening: The Pushouts (free!) @ The New Parkway
Mar 24 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
This is a FREE event co-presented by Appreciating Diversity Film Series I was in prison before I was even born.’ So begins the story of Dr. Victor Rios who, by 15, was a high school “dropout,” heroin dealer, and Oakland gang member with multiple felony convictions and a death wish. But when a teacher’s quiet persistence, a mentor’s moral conviction, and his best friend’s murder converge, Rios’s path takes an unexpected turn.66131
1:30 pm No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 24 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage. ​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Mar 24 @ 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 Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tax the Rich Sing-A-Long with Occupella @ Outside the Old Oaks Theater
We’re still playing every Monday that it doesn’t rain! Occupella organizes informal public singing at Bay Area occupation sites, marches and at BART stations. We sing to promote peace, justice, and an end to corporate domination, especially in support of the Occupy movement. Music has the power to build spirit, foster a sense of unity, convey messages and emotions, spread information, and bring joy to participants and audience alike. See spirited clip of an action at BART. Check out the actions calendar and come add your voice. There are lots of ways to participate … Continued
7:00 pm Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Moe's
Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Moe's
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Author Event: Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work @ Moe's
  Join us for an evening with Jenny Brown for the Berkeley book launch of Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight over Women’s Work at Moe’s Books. Jenny Brown is a National Women’s Liberation organizer and former editor of Labor Notes. She was a leader in the grassroots campaign to have “morning-after pill” contraception available over-the-counter in the U.S. and was a plaintiff in the winning lawsuit. In addition to Labor Notes, her work has appeared in Jacobin, Huffington Post, and Alternet, and she is coauthor of the Redstockings book Women’s Liberation … Continued
7:30 pm A Memoir of Witness and Resistance @ Hillside Club
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance @ Hillside Club
Mar 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
A Memoir of Witness and Resistance @ Hillside Club
Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006  or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moe’s, Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloway’s   “This luminous book stands beside the memoirs of Pablo Neruda and Czeslaw Milosz in its account of a poet’s education, the struggle of a great artist to be worthy of her gifts. Carolyn Forché’s prose is shamanic: it sees both the surface of things and their inner workings, it animates the inanimate world.” — Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You Carolyn Forché is one of … Continued
6:00 pm ELLA BAKER UNSHELTERED CRISIS COMMITTEE MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
ELLA BAKER UNSHELTERED CRISIS COMMITTEE MEETING @ Ella Baker Center office
Mar 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us as we discuss the homeless crisis in Oakland. Learn about our campaign and what you can do to help decriminalize the unsheltered community. You do not need to be a member to join, so bring a friend. Wheelchair accessible. Dinner will be provided. 65817
6:30 pm Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Beer and Roses DSA Labor Social @ Blind Tiger
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for their regular Beer and Roses Social! Hang out with other members who are interested in the labor movement, hear about what’s happening in the East Bay DSA Labor Committee, and learn how you can get involved!  65416
7:00 pm Woman’s History Month Movie Night – “What Happened, Miss Simone?” @ East Bay Community Space
Woman’s History Month Movie Night – “What Happened, Miss Simone?” @ East Bay Community Space
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Woman’s History Month Movie Night – “What Happened, Miss Simone?” @ East Bay Community Space
Come enjoy this great film about the trail blazing Nina Simone, followed by some time to discuss the film. 66134
7:30 pm Author Event: Our History is Our Future @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Author Event: Our History is Our Future @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Mar 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Author Event: Our History is Our Future @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Advance tickets: $12: brownpapertickets.com :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Books Inc (Berkeley), Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books Mrs. Dalloway’s $15 door   “This extraordinary history of resistance counters the myth of Indigenous disappearance and insignificance while calling into question the very notion that resistance itself is impossible in a world saturated by capital and atrophying inequality. This is a radical Indigenous history in its finest form.”  —Audra Simpson, author of Mohawk Interruptus   In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock reservation … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance @ Omni Commons
Mar 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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/541837129562482/65818
10:30 am What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US? @ Omni Commons
What does Zapatista autonomy mean for us in the US? @ Omni Commons
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
You’re Invited to a Breakfast of Waffles & Zapatismo! Zapatista Autonomy: Challenging Solidarity & Organizing in the U.S. * 10:30am Waffles, coffee, getting to know each other * 11:00 a.m. Pablo Gonzalez presentation with discussion. On Pablo Gonzalez Pablo Gonzalez teaches at UC Berkeley. A first generation Chicano scholar-activist/anthropologist, Pablo is immersed in studying the political and cultural resonance of social movements. In particular, the resonance of Indigenous social movements on Chicanas/os and people of color in the U.S. Gonzalez has a book manuscript, “Autonomy Road: The Cultural Politics of … Continued
1:30 pm No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Mar 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
No Coal in Richmond Canvassing @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
​If you learned that coal dust containing arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium was blowing through your neighborhood, wouldn’t you want to take action? Come help No Coal in Richmond reach out to as many residents as possible between now and late March or early April. That’s when the Richmond City Council will vote on an ordinance to prohibit new coal or pet coke facilities, prevent the Levin-Richmond Terminal from expanding, and phase out existing coal handling and storage. ​We have less than a month to reach the most affected Richmond residents about the massive amounts of coal-for-export … Continued