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7:30 am Feed the Hood @ San Antonio Park
Feed the Hood @ San Antonio Park
Sep 17 @ 7:30 am – 11:00 am
FEED THE HOOD If you’ve been wondering how you can help people who are currently living on the streets, here’s a community event worth adding to your schedule — Feed the Hood. Community group East Oakland Collective (EOC) and nonprofit Struggle 2 Bubble Foundation are joining forces to host this event, where participants will assemble and distribute bagged lunches and hygiene bags to people living in homeless encampments throughout Oakland. The group is asking those who’d like to participate to either donate food items (e.g. loaves of bread, lunch meat, juice boxes, cases of water) or … Continued
3:00 pm  Hear Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times @ Ed Roberts Campus
 Hear Maxine Hong Kingston Reflect on Our Times @ Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The East Bay-San Francisco Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom is honored to have Maxine Hong Kingston, celebrated author and professor of creative writing at UC Berkeley, in the last of our Peace Talks series. She will reflect on her life, her writing and creativity; on immigration, war, peace, and activism in conversation with Kate Raphael, author and producer of KPFA’s Women’s Magazine.  The event is free, all are welcome, wheelchair accessible, refreshments. Kingston’s first book, a memoir entitled The Woman Warrior, was published in 1976 and won the … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
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.  (In prior years we have agreed … Continued
6:30 pm Forum on Cap and Trade @ California Nurses Association headquarters
Forum on Cap and Trade @ California Nurses Association headquarters
Sep 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
In July Governor Jerry Brown and representatives of the oil industry crafted a bill to renew California’s greenhouse gas cap and trade program. The governor then rammed the bill through the legislature in less than two weeks.  In this forum, oil industry experts and activists in the climate and environmental justice movement will explain what cap and trade has (not) accomplished, what the new law will do, and how it passed so quickly. And we’ll talk about future strategies for stopping the fossil fuel industry from poisoning communities, increasing climate … Continued
7:41 pm Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library
Sep 17 @ 7:41 pm – 8:41 pm
Oscar Grant Committee Meeting @ Niebyl-Proctor Library | Oakland | California | United States
 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 day the ILWU shut down the Bay Area ports in solidarity. Our mission is to educate, organize … Continued
6:30 pm Occupy Forum: Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and… @ Black and Brown Social Club
Occupy Forum: Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and… @ Black and Brown Social Club
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
This is a great opportunity to hear from the Council on American-Islamic Relations: Let’s pack the house in solidarity and respect!!! OccupyForum presents Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!! OccupyForum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of these critically important issues! Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): Immigration, discrimination, travel issues, challenging Islamophobia, ICE, and our role in putting a stop to the immigration bans. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit, grassroots civil rights and advocacy group. CAIR is America’s largest Islamic civil liberties … Continued
6:30 pm Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide @ BAMPFA
Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide @ BAMPFA
Sep 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Longtime UC Berkeley sociology professor Arlie Russell Hochschild has centered her work on understanding how those in the majority culture discuss and perceive minority groups. She spent five years in the area around Lake Charles, La., studying the mindset of Tea Party members and exploring the contrast between the population’s disdain for government and their apparent need of its resources. Her findings were chronicled in 2016’s Strangers in Their Own Land, which was a National Book Award finalist. On Monday, Hochschild — in conversation with actor Benjamin Russell — will discuss … Continued
5:00 pm Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Housing Not Bulldozers – Stand With ‘The Village.’ @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Housing Not Bulldozers - Stand With 'The Village.' @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
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5:30 pm Oakland City Council – Public Bank Feasibility Study Vote @ Oakland City Hall
Oakland City Council – Public Bank Feasibility Study Vote @ Oakland City Hall
Sep 19 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Critical Oakland city council vote: what you can do Oakland city council is planning to vote this Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, on authorizing the Oakland public bank feasibility study. Here are two ways you can help ensure we get the five votes on Tuesday: First, call and urge your councilmember to authorize the public bank feasibility study. You can speak with a staffer or leave a voicemail. Here’s a suggested script: Hi, my name is ________ and I am a constituent of councilmember _______. I wanted to let my councilmember … Continued
6:00 pm Speak out – #NoTasersSF!
Speak out – #NoTasersSF!
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The SFPD will be holding a community meeting regarding Tasers​. Meet at city cafe in the student union building. Once again SFPD is trying to further arm their officers with more tools to use against the people. The Police Commission will be holding two community meetings before it will come to a vote(the date of the vote has not been determined). It is vital that we turn out our people to these community meetings and make our voices heard, NO TASERS IN SF!!! We have beaten this before by turning … Continued
6:00 pm Special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” @ UC Berkeley Labor Center
Special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” @ UC Berkeley Labor Center
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RSVP and more info Join Climate Workers for a special Labor Screening of “The North Pole,” a new comedic web series from Movement Generation, followed by a conversation with the show’s Executive Producer Josh Healey and a panel of union workers/organizers on labor’s role in combating climate change and defending our homes – from our neighborhoods to our planet. “The North Pole is a political comedy web series about three best friends born and raised in North Oakland, CA, who struggle to stay rooted as their neighborhood becomes a hostile … Continued
6:00 pm The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know – SPLC @ MLK Jr. Student Union
The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know – SPLC @ MLK Jr. Student Union
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
A Presentation by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) The Alternative Right, commonly known as the Alt-Right, is a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that “white identity” is under attack by multicultural forces using “political correctness” and “social justice” to undermine white people and “their” civilization. A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come … Continued
5:30 pm Solidarity with St. Louis for Anthony Lamar Smith @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Solidarity with St. Louis for Anthony Lamar Smith @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Come show your solidarity with the Black community of St. Louis. The cops are out of control, arresting over 80 people and taking the people’s chant “whose streets, our streets” to claim the streets are theirs.#AnthonyLamarSmith #JasonStockley #StLouis63664
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons (usually in ballroom or downstairs)
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons (usually in ballroom or downstairs)
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State in the Age of Trump. @ Omni Commons (usually in  ballroom or downstairs) | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state,  against Urban Shield, and to advocate for privacy and surveillance regulation ordinances to be passed by our State Legislature and around the Bay Area, including the Alameda and San Francisco County Boards of Supervisors, the BART Board of Directors, and by the Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Albany and Davis City Councils. We are also engaged in the fight against Predictive Policing and other “pre-crime” and “thought-crime” abominations, drones, improper use of police body cameras, ALPRs, requirements for “backdoors” to your cellphone and against … Continued
7:30 pm Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. – Strategize on addressing proposed changes to the BART police use of force policy. – Find out ways you can use your talents and resources to support APTP and get involved with the work, including how to join various committees such as the Black Leadership Committee, First Responders, Action, Policy, Media, and Security committees. – Find out more about the #DefundOPD campaign. The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other … Continued
7:30 pm Margaret Randall: KPFA’s Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist @ Berkeley Hillside Club
Margaret Randall: KPFA’s Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist @ Berkeley Hillside Club
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Margaret Randall: KPFA's Tribute to writer, poet, feminist & activist @ Berkeley Hillside Club | Berkeley | California | United States
MARGARET RANDALL: KPFA’s Tribute to the great writer, poet, feminist, photographer and international activist Hosted by San Francisco Poet Laureate Alejandro Murguia This rare tribute by KPFA is presented to honor the life and work of an author who has shown exceptional creativity and a lifelong striving for justice and equality. Margaret Randall, born in New York City, is a writer, photographer, poet, activist and academic. She lived for many years in Spain, Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, and spent time in North Vietnam during the last months of the U.S. … Continued
12:00 pm Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF @ Corner of Larkin and Golden Gate
Non-Violent Vigil for Peace and Justice – SF @ Corner of Larkin and Golden Gate
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
American Friends Service Committee, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, Episcopal Peace Fellowship, and San Francisco Friends Meeting and suppporters observed the occasion with their weekly 12-1pm vigil rain or shine every Thursday at 450 Golden Gate, the Federal Building. Why We Vigil For five years we have stood on this corner every Thursday from noon to 1:00. We come because we believe that what our government is doing is wrong. The so-called war on terror is a disaster, doing more to stimulate the growth of terrorism around the world than to keep … Continued
6:00 pm Decarcerate Alameda County – Organizer Orientation @ Suite 1125
Decarcerate Alameda County – Organizer Orientation @ Suite 1125
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
We are excited to invite you to our Organizer Orientation The building is ADA accessible, and dinner will be provided. Please RSVP on Facebook or reply to this email. Link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1506368796096528/?ref=br_rs Join us to learn more about Decarcerate Alameda County and our past and present efforts to push community-based alternatives forward in place of the state prescribed pill of the prison industrial complex. Currently, DAC is working to build a broad grassroots movement of groups and individuals most impacted by imprisonment, health care workers, teachers, and community members … Continued
6:00 pm Homeless Sweeps Watch, Training @ Unite Here, Local 2
Homeless Sweeps Watch, Training @ Unite Here, Local 2
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come learn about criminalization and supporting our unhoused neighbors. The Coalition on Homelessness is creating a new community program, Sweeps Watch. We will be educating unhoused and housed people in tactics for responding to Sweeps of encampments in our neighborhoods. We hope to build a network of solidarity, where housed folks are supporting the self determination of folks in crisis, with no where to go. We are doing this by building a network of rapid community responders that will have the skills to respond to police activity in their community … Continued
6:30 pm NLGSF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY MEETING: Immigration Work in the Era of Trump @ Oakstop
NLGSF CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNITY MEETING: Immigration Work in the Era of Trump @ Oakstop
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Immigration Work in the Era of Trump Strategies. Tactics. Resilience. Confirmed Panelists To Date – more to be added soon: Gaby Lopez – NLGSF Immigration Committee/Oaklaw Elicia Vafaie – Asian Law Caucus Sandy Valencia – California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance Luis Angel- Black Alliance for Just Immigration Who we are:The NLG is a membership organization of radical lawyers, legal workers / legal activists, law students and jailhouse lawyers, originally founded 80 years ago as the first racially integrated national bar association. Its mission is “in the service of the people, … Continued
7:00 pm Healthcare in America Panel @ Ed Roberts Campus
Healthcare in America Panel @ Ed Roberts Campus
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
President Trump’s efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act may be dead for now, but healthcare in America still faces a host of challenges from the local to the federal level. What is the current state of American healthcare? What needs to be done? How does it impact our communities? Join the BDC for a panel discussion on these issues and more. Featured panelists include: Marty Lynch, Executive Director of Lifelong Medical Lisa Edwards, Grassroots Organizer and Political Coordinator for Congresswoman Barbara Lee Delvecchio Finley, CEO of Alameda Health Systems … Continued
8:00 pm Disaster Preparedness Town Hall @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Disaster Preparedness Town Hall @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Sep 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Asm @TonyThurmond is hosting a Disaster Preparedness Town Hall today 6-8 @ South Berkeley Senior Center. Speakers from FEMA & many others. pic.twitter.com/OPzjNZm43f— Kate Harrison (@KateHarrisonD4) September 21, 2017 63672
9:00 am Stop Urban Shield – Alameda County Task Force Public Comment @ Room 231, 2nd Floor
Stop Urban Shield – Alameda County Task Force Public Comment @ Room 231, 2nd Floor
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Please join AFSC and the Stop Urban Shield Coalition to participate in public comment at the Alameda County Urban Shield Task Force decision meeting. September 22nd agenda here. Five members of Alameda County’s Urban Shield Task Force, including AFSC, proposed the abolition of Urban Shield and other regional exercises funded from sources that require a “nexus to terrorism,” as part of recommendations that will be considered at a final meeting this Friday. They cited the “controversy, opposition, and fear” generated by the Homeland Security-funded annual event, which is centered on … Continued
1:00 pm Senator Sanders on Single Payer Health Care in SF @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Senator Sanders on Single Payer Health Care in SF @ Yerba Buena Gardens
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Senator Bernie Sanders will be speaking at the CNA Convention in San Francisco on Friday and it’s open to the public. His speech will highlight his new Medicare for All bill (S. 1804). Please join if you can! Bernie Sanders Speech Highlighting Medicare for All What: Sen. Bernie Sanders, public address The program opens at 12:30 p.m. with a special performance the John Santos Quartet, with guests Destani Wolf and Rico Pabon. Powell St. BART Station. 63669
7:00 pm Socialism & Climate Change w/ Christian Parenti @ Humanist Hall
Socialism & Climate Change w/ Christian Parenti @ Humanist Hall
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please join the East Bay Democratic Socialists of America as we host Christian Parenti for a discussion on capitalism and climate change titled “From the New Mold Belt to Storm Socialism: the Perils and Possibilities of the Climate Crisis.” Christian Parenti is associate professor in economics at John Jay College, CUNY. He is a frequent columnist at Jacobin and The Nation. His latest book is Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence. His recent essay for Jacobin Magazine, titled “If We Fail,” lays out the stakes … Continued
8:00 am California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly @ Alameda High School
California Rental Power – Statewide Assembly @ Alameda High School
Sep 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
RSVP for #CARenterPower #PoderInquilinxCA 9/23-24 #Alameda: https://t.co/c9tQK4uc9j. @TenantsTogether @CalOrganize @HFA_RenterPower @OurCity pic.twitter.com/LKeG7LC20Q — Alameda Renters (@Alameda_Renters) August 25, 2017 Register. California Renter Power 2017 is a statewide assembly of renters and tenant’s rights organizers fighting for housing justice! With historic fights for rent control and just cause coming from the people, we are in a movement moment. A bill to repeal Costa-Hawkins has been introduced, new local tenant protections have been passed. What many said was impossible is now possible! This assembly is open to all tenants seeking resources to … Continued
10:00 am Waffles & Zapatistas @ Omni Commons
Waffles & Zapatistas @ Omni Commons
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Waffles & Zapatismo Classes – The next 2 classes on Zapatismo are scheduled for September 23 and October 21, 2017. Sept 23rd is the fifth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. This fifth class will focus on the EZLN’s re-emergence on December 21, 2012  and its subsequent re-statement of the Sixth Declaration of the Lacandón Jungle, the EZLN’s current political analysis. We’ll also discuss the Escuelitas zapatistas (Little Zapatista Schools), the murder of Compañero Galeano, the “death” of SCI Marcos and his … Continued
12:00 pm No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy @ HERE/THERE
No Hate in the Bay: March Against White Supremacy @ HERE/THERE
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join fellow community members to let fascists, the alt-right and all white supremacists know that they are not are not welcome in the Bay Area. Stay through the march or meet up afterward for a festival of resistance to celebrating black, POC, Muslim, immigrant, queer, trans, dis-abled, and interfaith communities! This march was organized so that we can take the streets on our own terms – counter-demonstrations are very important, but we live here, this is our community, and every day is a good day to be united against white … Continued
1:00 pm Bobby Bowens and the Richmond Black Panther Party @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Bobby Bowens and the Richmond Black Panther Party @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
So you’ve heard of Bobby Bowens, the Black Panther leader after which the Richmond Progressive Alliance office is named. But how much do you know about Bowens and the history of the Black Panther Party in Richmond? Now is your chance to learn more: The Black Panther Party-inspired Project Lead pop-up event with Bill Jennings is coming. This event is in honor of the late Bobby Bowens who was a member of the Black Panther Party, a tireless activist in the Richmond community and also a member of the RPA. … Continued
1:00 pm Free DACA Registration Assistance, Fee Reimbursement for Those in Financial Need @ Mission High School
Free DACA Registration Assistance, Fee Reimbursement for Those in Financial Need @ Mission High School
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ATTENTION: DACAmented relatives in the Bay and Califaz!!!PLZ SHARE WIDELY pic.twitter.com/px5yuwKHQs— #DefendDACA (@JosieVF) September 12, 2017 63632