Calendar

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Aug
21
Mon
Eternal Summer Back-to-School Happy Hour @ Starline Social Club
Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Facebook event here. Please share widely!

Calling all teachers, educators and anyone else with those first day of school blues! Come pick up a drink for a rad cause. 15% of all bar proceeds go directly to support the work of Critical Resistance. @SUP! TV Street Food from 6pm onward. Starline kitchen open from 3-6pm on.

– Free screenings of CR’s new “Breaking Down the Prison Industrial Complex” video series & learn how to bring the video + curriculum into your classroom
– Free copies of The Abolitionist bilingual newspaper
– And many more resources for bringing abolition into your classroom!

Not an educator or student? Just down for abolition? Come through to chill with some rad organizers, activists and other cool folks trying to dismantle the prison industrial complex!

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Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 and everyone is welcome.

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Occupy Forum: Film by Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise @ Black and Brown Social Club
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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!

Distinctly referred to as “a redwood tree, with deep roots in American culture,” Dr. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014) led a prolific life. As a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer, she inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought that pushed boundaries. Best known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, she gave us the freedom to think about our history in a way we never had before.

With unprecedented access, filmmakers Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack trace Dr. Angelou’s journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life through never-before-seen footage, rare archival photographs and videos and her own words. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South and her early performing career, to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana and her many writing successes, including her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton, Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise reveals hidden facets of her life during some of America’s most defining moments.

The film also features exclusive interviews with Dr. Angelou, her friends and family, including Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Common, Alfre Woodard, Cicely Tyson, Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton, Louis Gossett, Jr., John Singleton, Diahann Carroll, Valerie Simpson, Random House editor Bob Loomis, and Dr. Angelou’s son, Guy Johnson.

This is a beautifully constructed documentary that gives a total picture of the amazing Maya Angelou. It goes back to her roots, which included being raped as a child, to her dancing and singing. It wasn’t long before she began to become the voice of humanity and blackness. It includes the cream of the black artists. There is a bit where they list a series of black performers who play before sold out audiences and then are not allowed to go out and mingle with the crowds. But Angelou faced off against authority and kept to her African roots (Viewer review).

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise premiered to critical acclaim at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It won the Audience Award at AFI Docs and was featured at notable film festivals worldwide, including Full Frame, Sheffield, IDFA and Seattle, winning 17 awards on three continents, and has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

Time will be allotted for discussion and announcements.

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Countering Hate! Counter Protest against Patriot Prayer @ Crissy Field
Aug 21 @ 10:22 pm – 11:22 pm

Joey Gibson and hid Patriot Prayer group who are often accompanied by White Supremacists are planning a Demonstration of White Power on 08/26 at Crissy Fields San Francisco

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Aug
22
Tue
Paint Banners Against Hate, Fascism & White Supremacy
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

* We will paint a few very GIANT banners with messages against Hate/fascism/white supremacy and for solidarity, dignity and justice that will be placed at key high visilbity spots around Berkeley next Sunday, as visual support for the public mobilizations.

* When you arrive at Bridge Art and Storage (23 Maine–like the State–Ave at 1st St, Ricmond, CA) facility look for the “ART BUILD” sign w/instruction on how to get in gate. Please park on street and walk in (bring bikes in). It’s 1 1/2 miles from Richmond BART.

* We will be painting outdoors, so dress for sun, and possilbe wind, some on tables, some on the ground. Wear clother you may get paint on.

* We wont be set up for any sign making or painting additional banners (there are other art parties for that UCB Thurs. https://www.facebook.com/events/361663340935047)

* Thanks to 350.org and Greenpeace for helping with banner supplies.

* Snacks and drinks to share with other painters welcome.

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forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies- Barbara Lee @ International Community School Gymnasium
Aug 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

This week, East Bay residents Maria and Eusebio Sanchez were forced to say goodbye to their three daughters, their home, and the community they have lived in for more than twenty years.

Their deportation is a devastating blow to our community. Maria and Eusebio are model neighbors and friends. Maria has dedicated her life to caring for cancer and cardiac patients at Highland Hospital. Eusebio has worked as a truck driver for the last twelve years. Just last year, they fulfilled their dream of purchasing a home in Oakland. In their spare time, they give back to our community.

But despite their contributions, ICE rejected our calls for compassion and targeted Maria and Eusebio for deportation. I am saddened beyond words by this decision, but my commitment to protecting our immigrant community remains unshaken.

Next week, I will be holding a community forum to discuss this administration’s enforcement and deportation policies, as well as next steps for immigration reform. I hope you and your family will be able to join me for this important discussion. Immigration experts and translators will also attend to contribute to our conversation.


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Equity in the Time of Trump @ New Parkway Theater
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Panel Discussion: “Equity in the Time of Trump.”

We’ll focus on how we can advance justice and build community at a time when exclusion and hate are so prominent in the news. I’ll be joined by Kat Taylor, co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank; Mauricio Miller, author of The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong; Nwamaka Agbo, senior new-economy fellow at the Movement Strategy Center; and journalist and author Pendarvis Harshaw.

Admission is FREE but space is limited so you have to RSVP:  (get there at 6 p.m. if you’d like to order food from their kitchen to take into the theater!)

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Aug
24
Thu
Signmaking and art party for Rally Against Hate @ UC Berkeley, Sproul Plaza
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us to for a sign making and art party for Bay Area Rally Against Hate. We will make banners, picket signs, posters, and more to show that Berkeley and the Bay Area stand against white supremacism and bigotry in all its forms!

Bring sign making materials: poster board, cloth for banners, markers, paint, paint brushes, etc.

Banner and sign making will be from 12 – 3pm. Then we will flyer on campus and in neighborhoods from 3 – 6pm to get the word out about the demonstration.

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Aug
25
Fri
Friday Night Faith Vigil: Stand Against White Suprremacy @ 16th St. BART
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

 

Join us at a Faith Vigil to denounce the racism on blatant display in Charlottesville last weekend and the hatred that is coming to our own backyard in 10 days, with white supremacist groups planning a similar rally at Crissy Field. On Friday evening, interfaith voices will lead us in prayerful and powerful resistance against white supremacy, and call out Governor Brown for enabling mass deportation of immigrants through his attempts to amend SB 54 Statewide Sanctuary Bill. This event is jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Catholic Archdiocese Office of Human Life and Dignity, Mission Night Walks, and Faith in Action Bay Area.

Sponsor: Faith in Action Bay Area

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Aug
26
Sat
Waffles & Zapatismo: 23 years of Zapatista history and thought @ Omni Commons
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm


(Look for our class down in the Basement)

This is the fourth in a series of classes and discussions that include Zapatista history, projects and thinking. The first session focused on the years before the Zapatista Uprising. The 2nd and 3rd classes focused on the 1994 Uprising, the Peace Talks, the San Andrés Accords, the first five Declarations from the Lacandón Jungle and the militarization. This fourth class will focus on the Good Government Boards (Juntas de Buen Gobierno) and the Other Campaign. Classes are free and open to all those interested in learning about the Zapatista movement, which governs its own territory through an anti-capitalist government parallel to that of the Mexican State. We’ll be serving waffles and Zapatista coffee again. Classes are held downstairs at the Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave., Oakland.

For more information:
Chiapas Support Committee/Comité de Apoyo a Chiapas
P.O. Box 3421, Oakland, CA  94609
Email:

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Bay Resistance Brigade Paddle Out @ Crissy Field Center
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Calling all SUP’ers, kayakers, boaters, sailors, surfers, and bay swimmers: we will be in the SF Bay by Crissy Field to show our resistance against white supremacy, neo-Nazism, fascism, and all forms of bigotry. Bring waterproof signs, horns, and your voice. Silence is consent!
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East Bay DSA Single-Payer Healthcare Canvass in South Berkeley
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

South Berkeley District Canvass

This last Saturday, a team of ten canvassers knocked on doors and had some wonderful conversations with their South Berkeley neighbors about single-payer healthcare in California.

Come join us on Saturday, August 26, in South Berkeley for our next neighborhood canvassing event. For more information, email info@eastbaydsa.org.

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Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM

Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building.
more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK

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Calling All Clowns: Fascism is no laughing matter @ Crissy Field Beach
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Resistance SF was asked to post this call out under our umbrella and we are happy to oblige!

This is a call for a contingent of anti-racist, anti-fascist clowns to descend upon Crissy Field August 26th, 2017. We will mercilessly ridicule any neo-nazis, white supremacists, or alt right trolls who dare show their face in San Francisco.

We have no leader here but we encourage you to join with your biting wit, your absurdity, your balloons, your signs, your red noses, wigs, and other clowning accoutrements.

Our goals:

* To provide safety through distraction and disguise. We can be a buffer to draw attention and shield those most vulnerable and likely to be targetted by right wing extremists.

* To provide a counter-point to the hatred of fascists, neo-nazi, white nationalist “alt-right” by exposing them for the fools that they are through humor.

* To confront and mock fragile egos, garbage ideas, and the toxic, delicate form of masculinity endemic to the far right.

* To encourage new people to join action with creative resistance.

Has humor and mockery been used effectively when facing off against white supremacists and fascists? Yes!

https://www.colorlines.com/articles/clowns-attack-kkk-rally-charlotte-nc-humor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZdj_7dTfCs

More generally “laughtivism” has proven an enduring and effective tactic in social movements.

Read more:

http://beautifultrouble.org/case/clandestine-insurgent-rebel-clown-army/

http://www.everydayrebellion.net/methods/humor-and-laughtivism/

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Film Screening: Hate Man, Street Philosopher @ Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

BERKELEY — The film “Hate Man, street philosopher,” about the former New York Times reporter Mark Hawthorne who quit the paper and became a colorful fixture of Berkeley street life for more than three decades, will be screened on Aug. 26 at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2155 Center St.

The free screening of the film, made by local filmmaker Ivan Jaigirdar, will occur at 2 p.m. as part of a city-sponsored event celebrating Hawthorne that also will include a city proclamation in Hate Man’s honor. The showing, appropriately, will be outdoors.

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Interfaith Secular Gathering to Affirm Solidarity @ Civic Center Park
Aug 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


Beyt Tikkun Invitation to all faith communities, secular-humanists and atheists to join at Civic Center Park for inter-faith secular gathering, Saturday, August 26, 3:00 pm, gathering to assemble the day before to affirm solidarity with those who will be nonviolently protesting Sunday.

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Aug
27
Sun
Bay Area Rally Against Hate
Aug 27 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

We’re residents of the Bay Area — people of color, working class people, immigrants, queer, gay, bi, and trans people, liberals, leftists, and others. We think it’s time to get together, to celebrate our differences in solidarity, and peacefully speak out against the hateful currents in American society.

Fascists and white supremacists are meeting in Berkeley to try to intimidate us and incite violence. We’re meeting near UC Berkeley campus, blocks away and on the other side of the downtown, for a non-violent rally to speak to each other about the world we want. Join us, bring snacks, bring signs!

Endorsed by:

Alameda County Labor Council
Berkeley Federation of Teachers (BFT)
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – East Bay
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) – San Francisco
Green Party
International Socialist Organization
Labor Rising (Bay Area)
Laurel Cyclery
Muslim Student Association – UC Berkeley
Oscar Grant Organizing Committee
Socialist Alternative
Solidarity – Bay Area
System Change not Climate Change – Bay Area
Tech Workers Coalition
UAW 2865, Berkeley Unit
Workers’ Voice / La Voz de los Trabajadores
Cathy Campbell, President, Berkeley Federation of Teachers*
Kathryn Lybarger, President, AFSCME-3299*

*Organization listed for identification purposes only

To endorse: https://goo.gl/forms/Io7CD7HI67qMm5ji1

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Protest the White Supremacist Rally: Communities Against Racism & Fascism @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The bigotry, racism and violence that far-right organizers are bringing to Berkeley on August 27th cannot be allowed to go unanswered. Their event will be a magnet for white supremacists, Nazi enthusiasts, anti-Muslims and anti-Semites, feminist bashers, home/trasphobes, anti-communists and immigrant haters, all gathered under the theme “No Marxism in America.”

We want to build on Charlottseville, VA where 6,000 brave protesters shut down the neo-Nazi rally. Let’s stand shoulder to shoulder with those targeted by bogotry in a unified, orderly, and strong counter-demo. History has shown that by taking a stand we can stop the far right when the are still small. Ignoring them only encourages them!

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Empathy Tent Pop-Up at SF and Berkeley Right-Left Event @ Civic Center Park
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Aug 26 at 1 PM to Aug 27 at 5 PM

Offering free empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building.
more: http://j.mp/2tWBVxK

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Aug
28
Mon
Occupella Sing Along – Tax the Rich @ Solano Avenue in front of the old Oaks Theater
Aug 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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 and everyone is welcome.

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