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10:30 am Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism and Counterrevolution in China: Tiananmen 1989 and Hong Kong 2019 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library: Imperialism and Counterrevolution in China: Tiananmen 1989 and Hong Kong 2019 @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Jun 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
What really happened at Tiananmen Square on June 3-4, 1989? What’s happening in Hong Kong right now? We have invited the following speakers to address these questions: Richard Becker, Party for Socialism and Liberation; David Ewing, U.S. China Peoples Friendship Association; Gerald Smith, Liberated Lens; Eugene Ruyle, ICSS member. Questions and comments will follow the presentations with time limits as needed to ensure that as many people as possible can express their views or ask their questions Suggested Reading: “Tiananmen: The Massacre that Wasn’t.” By Brian Becker.
https://liberationschool.org/tiananmen-the-massacre-that-wasnt/66727
1:00 pm Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sunflower Alliance @ Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
Sunflower Alliance Meeting Please join us for our regular biweekly meeting of the Sunflower Alliance.  We’ll discuss ongoing campaigns and future plans and identify upcoming actions we can take to fight fossil fuels and work for a just and sustainable world.  Old friends and newcomers are equally welcome.  We need your participation and your voice! 66722
4:00 pm Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy. In Honor of Her 150th Birthday. @ Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheatre
In Honor of her 150th birthday: Emma Goldman: Her Legacy, Anarchy, and Complexities, and Occupy  By Candace Falk, Founding Editor/Director,The Emma Goldman Papers, UC, Berkeley  Please spread the word to your friends and social media contacts! Candace will speak about Emma Goldman, her legacy, her complexities, and the often misunderstood range of her definition of anarchism, and the spontaneity and collaborative nature of Occupy that resonates with her imagined vision of  the future.  Candace is founding editor of the Emma Goldman Papers at UC Berkeley, which has collected, identified, and … Continued
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Jun 23 @ 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
4:00 pm Encampment Management Policy – A Different Approach @ Oakland City Hall, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room
Encampment Management Policy – A Different Approach @ Oakland City Hall, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
PUBLIC COMMENT – HEAL NOT HARM Show up for the Life Enrichment Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 25th, 4 PM, Sgt. Mark Dunakin Room – 1st Floor at Oakland City Hall. Councilmember Nikki Fortunado Bas and Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan are championing “Item 9. Supplemental Report for Encampment Management Policy And Program.” If you can’t make the hearing but would like to leave an electronic comment that will become a part of the official record the link is here – https://bit.ly/2RlfYoy Here are some general talking points: Housing is a human right. A key function of … Continued
6:00 pm Banning Facial Recognition – Oakland Public Safety Committee
Banning Facial Recognition – Oakland Public Safety Committee
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Agenda Agenda Item 4: Subject: Face Recognition Technology From: Council President Kaplan Recommendation: Adopt Ordinance Amending Oakland Municipal Code Chapter 9.64 To Prohibit The City Of Oakland From Acquiring And/Or Using Face Recognition Technology66702
6:00 pm Urge Oakland to Ban Facial Recognition Tech! @ Oakland City Hall
Urge Oakland to Ban Facial Recognition Tech! @ Oakland City Hall
Jun 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Oakland Public Safety Committee will be considering a Facial Recognition ban on Tuesday evening. Please show up to the meeting and urge the Committee to support a complete ban on Facial Recognition Technology. Face recognition technology runs the risk of making Oakland residents less safe as the misidentification of individuals could lead to the misuse of force, false incarceration, and minority-based persecution. The City of Oakland should reject the use of this flawed technology that infringes on our right to privacy. If unable to attend, please write to the … Continued
7:30 pm “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
“Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & St. John’s Presbyterian Church present: JOHN CARLOS FREY “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico  Border” Hosted by Miguel Guerrero 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 Benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM  “Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border” is a damning portrait of the southern border, where militaristic fantasies are being unleashed and violent technologies are being tested, always targetting impoverished immigrants. The groundwork for our current … Continued
3:30 pm Ella Baker Center Open House
Ella Baker Center Open House
Jun 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Ella Baker Center Open House
June 26, 2019 – 3:30pm to 5:30pm Please join us for an office warming as we celebrate our new home with food, drink, and community! Parking: Parking near the office is limited. ublic Transporation: The Ella Baker Center’s new space is at the intersection of International Blvd and 34th Ave, just two blocks north of the Fruitvale BART station. Multiple AC transit lines also stop nearby. PLEASE RSVP 66671
6:00 pm Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us @ Galvanize
Big Tech and the Starfish Problem: Why Antitrust Alone Won’t Save Us @ Galvanize
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us for a cocktail hour conversation with Harold Feld, Senior Vice President of Public Knowledge, and Mike Swift, Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent of mLex. They’ll have a one-on-one interview about Harold’s new book, The Case for the Digital Platform Act. Then, a panel of experts from the tech industry and public interest sector will offer their responses. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served for what we expect will be a lively discussion on the “Big Tech” regulation debate. Sponsored by Mozilla and Postmates66716
6:00 pm Building Alternatives to Police Emergency Response @ St. Columbia
Building Alternatives to Police Emergency Response @ St. Columbia
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For years, the Anti Police-Terror Project (and Critical Resistance) has been the leading voice demanding that Oakland be the vanguard in creating a model for mental health responders to be the first responders for mental health issues – and this was a central component of the Cat Brooks For Oakland campaign platform. The idea seems to be resonating and Councilmember Kaplan ForOakland has called for a meeting to review a model that exists in Eugene, Oregon. We firmly believe that Oakland is a unique city and we need a unique … Continued
7:30 pm “Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
“Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
“Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” @ first Congregational Church of Berkeley
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM & Democracy at Work present: RICHARD WOLFF “Save Capitalism? Why? We Can Do Better” Hosted by Sabrina Jacobs Advance tickets: $15: 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 Benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM & Democracy at Work Still reeling from the 2008 crash, capitalism’s next recession looms large. Inequality deepens. Politics spins out of control. The system’s leaders worry about “saving” it. A better idea: system change. Let’s focus on that. Richard David Wolff (born April 1, … Continued
7:00 pm Happy 150th birthday, Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs @ Tamarack
Happy 150th birthday, Emma Goldman: Love, Anarchy and Other Affairs @ Tamarack
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for snacks, refreshments, a play performance, and a conversation ~ “I want freedom, the right to self-expression, everybody’s right to beautiful, radiant things.” ~ On Thursday June 27th, we will gather and honor Emma Goldman, our ancestor and sister-mother in the lineage of worker struggle, anarchism and the fight for freedom of self-expression. Her first job was sewing in a factory. She was influenced by Kropotkin and first radicalized by the state’s execution of four of the Haymarket Square activists in 1887 Chicago. She was a birth control … Continued
7:00 pm Oakland Sings! A Benefit for POOR Magazine & Youth Spirit Artworks @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Oakland Sings! A Benefit for POOR Magazine & Youth Spirit Artworks @ First Congregational Church of Oakland
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oakland Sings! will bring together numerous Oakland-based vocal groups in a night of singing for social change! All proceeds benefit POOR Magazine and Youth Spirit Artworks, two arts and media based non-profit organizations who are intentionally and meaningfully serving low-income, homeless, and otherwise silenced and underserved communities. Featuring WeSing Choir, RISE, Thrive Choir, MoonCandy Live House Community Choir and the Jazz Mafia Choral Syndicate! Produced by Lisa Forkish and the WeSing Choir and sponsored by First Congregational Church of Oakland.66735
6:00 pm Detention, Deportation, Incarceration and the Border @ Asian Resource Gallery
Detention, Deportation, Incarceration and the Border @ Asian Resource Gallery
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Silicon Valley De-Bug’s Class Conscious Photographers presents images that shine a light on the impact on our communities of the incarceration of people, whether in prisons or in immigrant detention centers, and the deportation of migrants and the border itself. Advocating for social change is part of a long tradition of social documentary photography in the United States and Mexico, and the work of the photographers in this show contributes to this tradition today. We are activist photographers, participants in the movements for social justice. These movements are the subject … Continued
6:00 pm Film Screening: Tent City @ East Bay Church of Religious Science
Film Screening: Tent City @ East Bay Church of Religious Science
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Film Screening: Tent City @ East Bay Church of Religious Science
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7:00 pm 5G Free Forum: Wireless “small” cell radiation harms ALL cells! @ Sports Basement
5G Free Forum: Wireless “small” cell radiation harms ALL cells! @ Sports Basement
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Stop close proximity antennas’ radiation on every block! 5G is slower than cheaper alternatives that don’t squander energy, privacy, security, property values. Power point presentation and panel discussion featuring health educator Sarah Aminoff, scientist Lloyd Morgan, and former attorney Kelley Hart, followed by audience discussion. Come learn why there’s a movement to ban 5th Generation close proximity “small” cell wireless antennas near schools, residences, etc. Oppose 5G to protect our local bird, pollinator, wildlife, and human populations. Stopping 5G wireless will NOT prevent the availability of wireless services, but will: … Continued
7:00 pm Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Puzzles for Justice @ ACCE
Jun 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Love jigsaw puzzles? Hate white supremacy? Join us at the ACCE office in Oakland for three hours of solving puzzles. We’ve gotten a bunch of new puzzles donated since the last event, so we’ll be breaking some of those out for this one. Puzzles for Justice is both a fundraiser for the Black Solidarity Fund*, and a time to relax, chat, be social with fellow racial-justice-minded folks! For participants, we’ll have tea and snacks and a chance to have fun and put your puzzle-solving skills to work for a great … Continued
10:00 am PLACE Climate Equity Work Day @ Place for Sustainable Living
PLACE Climate Equity Work Day @ Place for Sustainable Living
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join PLACE for Sustainable Living, Oakland Climate Action Coalition (OCAC), and Environmental Justice Solutions (E / J Solutions) for a Climate Equity Work Day at the PLACE Hearth Volunteers will seed and pot plants and other fun gardening activities. OCAC and E / J Solutions are working with the City of Oakland to develop its2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan (ECAP). The ECAP is our roadmap to a Just Transition and Green New Deal for Oakland, climate actions that create good green jobs, reduce pollution, and help Oaklanders thrive. Climate Equity Work Days, best summarized … Continued
10:00 am Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reel Stories Film Festival @ Albany Twin Theater
You’re invited to the Reel Stories June Film Festival! July 27th location is the California Theater, 2113 Kittredge, Berkeley, CA. Reel Stories teaches young women and non-binary youth ages 12-18 how to create a film in only 10 days.  Institute and Beginner 1 filmmakers are debuting their films June 29th. Join us for the Reel Stories Film Festival and support the next generation of filmmakers!   Reel Stories believes that when women and non-binary people are better represented behind the scenes in the media, they will be better reflected on … Continued