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Revolutionary University @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Revolutionary University @ South Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 14 all-day
Join us for three days of presentations and discussions to help us understand our current conditions and the problems we face under capitalism. Most importantly, we will talk about the kind of organizing necessary in order to change these conditions and create the kind of society that we need. Friday 10/12 6:30pm-9:00pm Attica – a documentary film by Cinda Firestone This film documents the events that began on September 9, 1971 when inmates at Attica State Prison seized the prison for four days after months of protesting inhumane conditions. The … Continued
Monsanto Shutdown
Monsanto Shutdown
Oct 15 all-day
We will be holding a large engaging event at the toxic chemical giant turned food tyrant, now known as Monsanto-Bayer. We will arrive at their Woodland, CA facility to shut it down!! This is the largest biotech seed breeding facility in the world! Prepare for a festive, fun, yet serious event. Costumes (Bee, Tomatoes, Corn, etc.) , large puppets, Haz Mat suits, gas masks, protest signs, etc., are encouraged! We will need everyone’s help to shut them down! If you eat food, drink water, value yours and your children’s lives, … Continued
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1:00 pm DSA East Bay General Meeting @ Omni Commons
DSA East Bay General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Mark your calendars! Beginning in October, East Bay DSA will hold general membership meetings (GMs) on the second Sunday of every month at 1 p.m. This schedule begins Sunday, October 14. These meetings are the highest governing body of our organization and will include deliberation and voting on member-submitted resolutions, member announcements, reports from our committees, and more. With our new, regular schedule, member-submitted resolutions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Please email them to resolutions-committee@eastbaydsa.org. The submissions deadline for each meeting is two days after the previous one. General … Continued
1:00 pm Power To The People @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Power To The People @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Power To The People @ Oscar Grant Plaza | Oakland | California | United States
  Celebrate 52 years of the Black Panther Party with a concert & rally featuring X Clan and more! Hosted by Gina Madrid + Saturu Ned. FREE EVENT, call for unity and solutions!65136
4:00 pm Occupy Oakland General Assembly (location moved)
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (location moved)
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Occupy Oakland General Assembly (location moved)
NOTE: Because of the 52nd anniversary All Power To The People Black Panther Memorial & Concert at the plaza this week General Assembly will meet at the Omni Commons at 48th & Shattuck Avenue at the normal summer time of 4 PM.   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 … Continued
5:00 pm Green Sunday: The Upcoming Nov. 6 Elections (and the Green Voter Guide) @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Green Sunday: The Upcoming Nov. 6 Elections (and the Green Voter Guide) @ Niebyl Proctor Library
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our October Green Sunday program will focus on the upcoming November 6 elections: the various measures and offices which will be on the ballot in Alameda County, and the written analyses and recommendations in our Voter Guide. Join a discussion about state and local tax measures, as well as candidates for various local races: mayors, city councils, school boards, special districts, etc. We will have short presentations by Laura Wells (Green candidate for Congress, CA-D13), Saied Karamooz (Green candidate for Oakland Mayor), James Vann (about housing issues on the ballot), … Continued
7:00 pm Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly @ Finnish Hall
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct 14 Indivisible Berkeley General Assembly! We will discuss models of organizing & put those learnings into practice.Doors open at 7. Mtg: 7:30.Questions? info@indivisibleberkeley.org.ADA Accessibility: Finnish Hall has stairs leading 2 entrance so is not ADA accessible. pic.twitter.com/CrsZ4HrdOA— Indivisible Berkeley (@IndivisibleBerk) October 11, 2018 65171
6:30 pm Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center
Oct 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Capitalism: Six Part Documentary Series @ Oakland Peace Center | Oakland | California | United States
Movie Trailer: https://youtu.be/lXyMwgGT6yg 6:30 PM – Introduction 6:40 PM – Film Screening 7:40 PM – Discussion 8:30 PM – Closing Please bring snacks and other things to share if you can!!! The economic system of capitalism has undermined democracies throughout the world, created huge income disparities, wrecked our ecosystem and isolated us from our own communities. Yet very few people truly understand its roots. This six-part documentary series from Icarus Films is an ambitious but accessible series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have … Continued
6:00 pm Deport ICE – Berkeley Sanctuary City Contracting Law @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Deport ICE – Berkeley Sanctuary City Contracting Law @ Old Berkeley City Hall
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
In May of 2018, Richmond became the first city in the country to prevent municipal contracts with companies that sell data to ICE. Now it is Berkeley’s turn as we try to build a region-wide resistance that will change the business decisions of companies. Using public money to subsidize the high-tech hunting of immigrants is a choice and we can make another, better choice here in Northern California. Sanctuary is not just a slogan. The good news is that the contracting restriction is, currently, on the consent calender and we … Continued
7:00 pm Socialist Night School: Socialist Perspectives on Women’s Oppression @ East Bay Community Space
Socialist Night School: Socialist Perspectives on Women’s Oppression @ East Bay Community Space
Oct 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
We’re still finalizing this course. Required Readings Additional details and readings will be added shortly.    65140
7:30 pm The Rise of a Radical New Majority @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
The Rise of a Radical New Majority @ St. Johns Presbyterian Church
Oct 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents D.D. Guttenplan & Michael Lerner The Next Republic: The Rise of a Radical New Majority advance tickets: $12 Books Inc/Berkeley, Pegasus (3 sites), Moes, Walden Pond Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloways. East Bay Books   $15 door, KPFA benefit Exactly who are the new progressive leaders emerging to lead the post-Trump return to democracy in America?  National political correspondent D.D. Guttenplans The Next Republic is an extraordinarily intense and wide-ranging history of the recent fall and incipient rise of democracy in America. Here youll meet some of the … Continued
6:30 pm East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Orientation meeting
East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Orientation meeting
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative Orientation meeting @ Oakland | California | United States
Come to an orientation meeting to learn about a new model of housing cooperative that everyone can participate in that is going to be a game changer in fighting gentrification and keeping indigenous, communities of color and otherwise marginalized communities intact generating local wealth and power and resilience. 65164
6:30 pm Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Oakland Privacy: Fighting Against the Surveillance State @ Omni Commons | Oakland | California | United States
Join Oakland Privacy to organize against the surveillance state, police militarization and ICE, and to advocate for surveillance regulation around the Bay. We fight against “pre-crime” and “thought-crime,” spy drones, facial recognition, police body cameras and requirements for “backdoors” to cellphones, to list just a few invasions of our privacy by all levels of Government. We draft and push for privacy legislation for City Councils, at the County level, and in Sacramento. We advocate in op-eds and in the streets. We stand in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and believe no … Continued
7:30 pm APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
APTP General Membership Meeting @ EastSide Arts Alliance
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
APTP meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.​ For this meeting, the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective will present information about their work and how they are building and supporting TJ. The presentation will talk about TJ and what it is, covering some of the core concepts of TJ. For those who would like to learn more, attendees will be invited to a more in-depth TJ Intro later in the fall, Here are links to the BATJC website: https://batjc.wordpress.com and here is an intro from an interview with BATJC: … Continued
7:00 pm Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Omni General Assembly @ Omni Commons
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Come by our open Delegates Meetings every First and Third Thursday of the month at 7pm! We’ll give space to brief announcements, updates from working groups, proposals up for consensus, and discussion around important issues. The schedule is created weekly at the following url: https://pad.riseup.net/p/omninom65132
7:00 pm PUBLIC BANKING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD @ San Rafael Corporate Center
PUBLIC BANKING TO SERVE THE PUBLIC GOOD @ San Rafael Corporate Center
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Come find out why public banking is suddenly making national news: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and other cities and states are considering changing finance to finance change! On Thursday, October 18, at the San Rafael Corporate Center 750 Lindaro Street in San Rafael, join 350Marin and hear author and attorney Ellen Brown, founder of the Public Banking Institute and host of the radio show ‘It’s our Money’ and Susan Harman, Co-founder of Commonomics USA Member of Friends of the Public Bank of Oakland, talk about about the Public Bank movement … Continued
9:00 am Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Fremont Public Library
Ending Urban Shield “As It Is Currently Constituted” – Task Force Meeting @ Fremont Public Library
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Meeting of the Alameda County Board of Supervisors’  Ad Hoc Committee on Urban Area Security Initiative, charged with reconstituting and rethinking Urban Shield. The committee was established by the Board of Supervisors in March 2018 in response to sustained community concerns about Urban Shield, which is funded in part by UASI grants from the Department of Homeland Security, and coordinated by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office. The Board of Supervisors decided in March, 2018 that 2018 would be the last year the county would approve Urban Shield, as currently constituted, and … Continued
9:00 am Stop the Sleep Deprivation in CA Solitary Confinement! RALLY & COURT S\OLIDARITY @ Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
Stop the Sleep Deprivation in CA Solitary Confinement! RALLY & COURT S\OLIDARITY @ Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSS) for a rally and courtroom presence in opposition to the relentless practice of sleep deprivation torture in CA solitary confinement cells. Please show solidarity with imprisoned civil rights Plaintiff, Jorge Rico, and with people locked in solitary throughout CA suffering severe sleep deprivation due to guards’ loud and disturbing “security/welfare checks.” Case name and number: Rico v. Beard  2:17-cv-01402-KJM-DB 9:00AM RALLY outside the Courthouse 10:00AM COURTROOM SOLIDARITY with Jorge Rico, prisoner who brought this case (Crtrm #3, 15th Floor) After the hearing, … Continued
6:00 pm Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Bay Area Landless People’s Alliance General Meeting @ Omni Commons
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Bay Area Landless Peoples Alliance: Regional meeting of landless activists of the San Francisco Bay Area65092
7:00 pm Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Movies Under the Stars: Labor Film Classics @ National Nursed United HQ | Oakland | California | United States
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10:00 am ELLA BAKER CENTER CONGRESS @ Oakland Public Library - Cesar Chavez Branch
ELLA BAKER CENTER CONGRESS @ Oakland Public Library - Cesar Chavez Branch
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm
  Join us as we work together to set  EBC’s policy agenda for our local and state work in 2019. We hope that we can build stronger relationships across the membership, discuss our campaign work and identify important roles for members in 2019. In order to attend, we kindly ask that you RSVP here, by October 15th.  65138
1:00 pm Save People’s Park @ People's Park
Save People’s Park @ People's Park
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Build elsewhere in Berkeley. Save our Greenspace. Save People’s Park. If UCB gets their way, Berkeley will be covered with high-rises and hotels and the legal of Berkeley’s historic contributions to Free Speech, Anti War and Community Democracy will be reduced to a bronze plaque.65176
2:00 pm @ Oakland Marriott City Center
@ Oakland Marriott City Center
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Oakland Marriott workers are in the second week of their strike for jobs that are enough to get by in the Bay Area. Marriott is the biggest and richest hotel company in the world and can afford to provide good jobs. That’s why nearly 8000 workers at 23 Marriott-operated hotels around the country, from Boston to Hawaii, are on strike for the principle that One Job Should Be Enough. Join us for a rally to show Marriott that the whole East Bay stands behind the striking Marriott workers. 65178
3:00 pm SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: FILM AND PANEL @ New Parkway Theater
SOUTHWEST OF SALEM: FILM AND PANEL @ New Parkway Theater
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Southwest of Salem tells the story of four Latina lesbians who were wrongfully convicted of gang-raping two young girls in the early 1990’s in San Antonio, Texas. They spent decades in prison before finally being exonerated. Their prosecution and conviction was the product of a homophobic culture and criminal legal system. Now trans, GNC and queer people are facing persecution in California’s women’s prisons as a result of similar attitudes and a prison power structure that condones targeted violence against LGBTQ and gender nonconforming prisoners. Hosted by California Coalition for … Continued
5:00 pm Cultivate Empathy for All @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Cultivate Empathy for All @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our philosophy: We are more interconnected and interdependent in our world than we think. Our ecosystem is built on the principle of interconnectedness. While science allows us to understand few of the interactions in ecosystem, the entire image of our interconnectedness with other individuals, species and environment is still beyond our intellectual grasp. But we certainly understood the importance of having a system built on the principle of interconnection. As a result, we developed our social, economic and political systems that rely on our interconnectedness. The ability to see the … Continued