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Sep
18
Sat
Rose Foundation Virtual Film Fest
Sep 18 all-day

2021 VIRTUAL FILM FEST

 

Celebrate the power of grassroots activism and community resilience with the Rose Foundation! 2021 Film Festival will run from September 1-21.

Watch a curated selection of short and feature-length films showcasing the power of grassroots activism. Join the live event on September 18th, including an exciting collection of shorts, youth-led film Q&A, and a toast to the grassroots.

Visit Event Website >>

Cost: $25

We hope our 2021 Film Fest trailer gets you excited for our biggest collection of films yet, featuring over 25 independent shorts and feature-length productions.

Learn more about our 2021 film lineup and watch some trailers here. Then buy your ticket to access all these films between September 1 – 21!

Buy your tickets today to get full access to the Film Fest and your fun and festive Film Fest Party Kit, while supplies last.

Ticket Info

Ticket purchase includes access to the Themed Film Segments and the Live Event, plus an extra special “Film Fest Party Kit” while supplies last.

Can’t make the Live Event on 9/18? Buy a ticket, and we’ll send you a recording of the Live Event so you won’t miss a thing!

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Net Zero Carbon Emissions: A Beginner’s Guide to An Imperialist Fraud @ Revolution Books
Sep 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Presentation and discussion: Net Zero Carbon Emissions: A Beginner’s Guide to An Imperialist Fraud

We confront a planet on fire, and a global system of capitalism-imperialism that has done nothing to stop climate change except inject more and more carbon into the air. “Net zero” is NOT the answer, why this is so, and why revolution is what we need.

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Sep
19
Sun
Stop the giveaway of City College (CCSF) @ Online
Sep 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

unnamedCity College of San Francisco (CCSF) has been under attack for nearly a decade as part of the attempts to privatize public education. But faculty, staff, students and community members have been able to stave off the attempts to decertify the college and lay off full time faculty.

Join CCSF activists who will discuss strategies to ensure that the college is able to maintain and expand courses and programs that working class residents depend on. Share your thoughts in the discussion that will follow and join in the fight.

  http://tinyurl.com/FSP-Sept19Mtg 

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Sep
20
Mon
Faith Voices Call: Citizenship For All @ Online
Sep 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

cd0854c2-5688-4479-bd0f-db5900f9f251Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition for a webinar, “Faith Voices Call: Citizenship For All!” where you will receive updates on Congress’s budget reconciliation process, who could get covered by the path to citizenship that has been included in the budget resolution, and how you can take action NOW to get citizenship for all across the finish line.

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Sep
21
Tue
The Right to a Speedy Trial @ Hallof (In)Justice
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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Sep
22
Wed
The Future of Roe v. Wade @ Online
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Register

The Supreme Court’s recent decision to allow Texas’s law banning abortions after six weeks was a frontal attack on the constitutional rights of women’s and a very clear sign that the current court may disregard the longstanding precedent of Roe v. Wade.

If Roe goes, abortion will immediately become illegal in 10 states. (As of November, Oklahoma will make it 11.) As in the years immediately preceding Roe, when a few states had already liberalized their laws, the US will be a house divided. But otherwise, post-Roe won’t be like pre-Roe. In one way that will be all to the good: When it comes to illegal abortion, pills are much safer than coat hangers and knitting needles or a visit to an underground “doctor.”

In another way, though, post-Roe will be much worse than pre-Roe, as Nation columnist Katha Pollitt recently wrote. During the entire century or more that abortion was illegal in the United States, hardly any women went to prison for ending their pregnancies. They were subpoenaed, humiliated and harassed, but they were not themselves put on trial. Unless there was a death or serious injury, few providers were arrested. This time around will be different. When abortion was illegal, there was no organized, aggressive antiabortion movement with a wing of violent fanatics.

What is the future of Roe and how best can abortion rights be defended? Join the conversation with Pollitt, The Nation’s “Subject to Debate” columnist well-known for her wit as well as her incisive, long-standing defense of reproductive rights and investigative reporter Amy LittlefieldThe Nation’s new abortion access correspondent.

Tickets are $10. All proceeds directly support The Nation’s journalism. We hope you will join us! There will be ample time devoted to audience questions and conversation. All ticket-holders will also be sent a link to the recording the following day. If you have any questions, please email us at events@thenation.com.

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CAMPAIGN PLANNING: SETTING GOALS AND IDENTIFYING TARGETS – ACLU Northern CA @ Online
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

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It can be hard to go from a vision of how the world should to be to winnable goals. In this session, we’ll talk about ways to create goals that build up towards a long term vision and fundamentally shift power to the people so that wins become lasting change. We’ll also go over tools that help you identify the key power-holders along the way that can give you what you want.

This is part of a series where we will cover different tools and skills community organizers need to build winning

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Afghanistan Support @ Online
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If you are looking for ways to support our local Afghan community in Alameda County, check out this upcoming conversation

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Freedom to Discriminate: How Realtors Conspired to Segregate Housing and Divide America @ Online
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Drawing on confidential documents from leaders of the real estate industry, Gene Slater reveals how realtors systematically created and justified residential segregation.

To defend all-white neighborhoods against the civil rights movement, realtors put the right to discriminate at the center of individual liberty, effectively redefining and weaponizing “freedom” and providing a roadmap for conservatives nationally. This far-reaching strategy reached its peak when realtors successfully campaigned for a California constitutional amendment that would permanently prohibit fair housing. In the process they created the script of color-blind freedom that polarizes America on issue after issue today.

Slater reveals how California and its powerful realtors would shape segregation for years to come. He shows why one of the first all-white neighborhoods was created in Berkeley, why the state was the perfect place for Ronald Reagan’s political ascension, and how Reagan’s early career—drawing on the realtors’ arguments—would lay the groundwork for current conservative narratives.

A landmark history told with supreme narrative skill, Freedom to Discriminate traces the increasingly aggressive ways realtors justified their practices, and how America’s divides and current debates are rooted in the history of segregated neighborhoods. Slater makes a case that shatters preconceptions about American segregation, connecting seemingly disparate features of the nation’s history in a new and galvanizing way.

Gene Slater has served as senior advisor on housing for federal, state, and local agencies for over forty years. He cofounded and chairs CSG Advisors, which has been one of the nation’s leading advisors on affordable housing for decades. He has advised on housing issues in thirty states. His projects have received numerous national awards, and in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009 he helped design the program by which the United States Treasury financed homes for 110,000 first-time buyers. He received degrees from Columbia, MIT, and Stanford, as well as a mid-career fellowship from Harvard. He has lived and worked in New York, Boston, rural Wisconsin, Chicago, and the San Francisco Bay Area, where he currently resides.

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Sep
23
Thu
How do we Create a World Without Prisons?
Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Social and Economic Justice Film Festival @ Online
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept 23-24 5pm-9pm, Sept 25-Sept 26 11am-9pm

The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival presents films made by independent filmmakers who are affirming labor and other human rights, and advocating social and economic justice. The film festival highlights films and videos that explore and encourage change around the world and promote a global culture of racial and economic equality. The festival showcases works that challenge exploitative and oppressive social and economic systems and structures on a local, national and global level.

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The sponsor is the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice, a unique coalition of labor and political activists, community organizers and cultural workers which came together to establish a Center for Social and Economic Justice in the Redstone Labor Temple. Originally built by the San Francisco Labor Council, the Redstone Labor Temple building has been a creative and activist center for labor unions, social-service organizations, non-profit community groups, artists and theater companies for more than a century. Continuing that tradition, the Center for Social and Economic Justice would provide community-serving advocacy, culture, media, and workshops using popular education methods for low-income residents, low-wage workers and immigrant workers.

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Sep
24
Fri
Social and Economic Justice Film Festival @ Online
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sept 23-24 5pm-9pm, Sept 25-Sept 26 11am-9pm

The Social and Economic Justice Film Festival presents films made by independent filmmakers who are affirming labor and other human rights, and advocating social and economic justice. The film festival highlights films and videos that explore and encourage change around the world and promote a global culture of racial and economic equality. The festival showcases works that challenge exploitative and oppressive social and economic systems and structures on a local, national and global level.

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The sponsor is the Alliance for Social and Economic Justice, a unique coalition of labor and political activists, community organizers and cultural workers which came together to establish a Center for Social and Economic Justice in the Redstone Labor Temple. Originally built by the San Francisco Labor Council, the Redstone Labor Temple building has been a creative and activist center for labor unions, social-service organizations, non-profit community groups, artists and theater companies for more than a century. Continuing that tradition, the Center for Social and Economic Justice would provide community-serving advocacy, culture, media, and workshops using popular education methods for low-income residents, low-wage workers and immigrant workers.

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Screening “Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) @ Revolution Books
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
In 1969, the Harlem Cultural Festival drew 300,000 people over 6 weekends, yet the footage sat in storage for 50 years and few people have ever heard of it, until now.

Watch amazing musical performances, from blues to jazz to gospel and more, set in a political context, a time when revolution was in the air, the mass resistance to the war in Vietnam, the unprecedented urban rebellions, and the Black Liberation movement, with footage of the Young Lords and the Black Panther Party, and more.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Eg-vtSABE

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Sep
25
Sat
Bay Area Tenant Assembly @ Concord Community Park
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

unnamedOn September 25th, the Regional Tenant Organizing Network is hosting an assembly to celebrate tenant power across the Bay Area. Tenants have been fighting hard and we must continue to connect, build, organize, and win!

Help grow the movement for housing justice, sign up today to attend the Bay Area Tenant Assembly

Who should attend: Bay Area Renters

Live entertainment, free food, childcare, and Spanish interpretation will be provided. Interpretation for other languages will be provided as needed. Please email james@urbanhabitat.org if you have any questions or concerns.

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DSA Beer & Roses Labor Social @ Snow Park
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the East Bay DSA’s Labor Committee for our first Beer & Roses social in over a year and a half!

Meet, talk, and hang out with DSA members and fellow travelers who are interested in building worker power in the workplace and transforming the labor movement into a strong, militant, and democratic working-class force for change. Hear about what’s happening in the EBDSA Labor Committee and learn how you can get involved.

Some food and beverage will be provided, but feel free to bring something to drink and share with your friends. Also feel free to bring yard games and wear your union shirt (or if you aren’t in a union, a shirt that says something about what you do for work).

Close to BART and bus stops. Accessible restrooms.

***In an effort to be safe and responsible with Covid, we ask that all attendees bring a mask AND their vaccination card. We will be keeping a record of all in attendance in case we need to communicate with you afterward about anything Covid-related.***

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No Cops, No Fee, Make BART and MUNI Free
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
NO COPS, NO FEE, MAKE BART AND MUNI FREE!
mask up and come out

gay shame – a virus in the system

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Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: The Origins of Wealth @ Online
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days beforehand for the the online invite.

For September, 2021 we will be reading the first two sections of “The Origin of Wealth: The Radical Remaking of Economics and What it Means for Business and Society.” by Eric D. Beinhocker. (e.g. Amazon, Powell’s, possibly available in libraries.

Over 6.4 billion people participate in a $36.5 trillion global economy, designed and overseen by no one. How did this marvel of self-organized complexity evolve? How is wealth created within this system? And how can wealth be increased for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society? In The Origin of Wealth, Eric D. Beinhocker argues that modern science provides a radical perspective on these age-old questions, with far-reaching implications. According to Beinhocker, wealth creation is the product of a simple but profoundly powerful evolutionary formula: differentiate, select, and amplify. In this view, the economy is a “complex adaptive system” in which physical technologies, social technologies, and business designs continuously interact to create novel products, new ideas, and increasing wealth… A landmark book that shatters conventional economic theory, The Origin of Wealth will rewire our thinking about how we came to be here– 

Strike Debt Bay Area hosts this non-technical book group discussion monthly on new and radical economic thinking. Previous readings have included Doughnut EconomicsLimitsBanking on the PeopleCapital and Its Discontents, How to Be an Anti-Capitalist in the 21st Century, The Deficit Myth,  Revenge Capitalism, the Edge of Chaos blog symposium , Re-enchanting the World: Feminism and the Politics of the Commons, The Optimist’s Telescope, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism, and Exploring Degrowth.

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Sep
26
Sun
Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

4/29/2018  start date

 

Feed The People!

The last Sunday of every month attendees of the OO GA get together a little earlier than usual, at 3 PM (2 PM during cooler months) to share some food with each other and the community.  There should be a table, utensils/plates, meat and veggie entrees and whatnot, courtesy of the Kitchen Committee (such at he is), so just bring yourself, or something to share as well if you’d like.

After the meal the Occupy Oakland General Assembly meets Sundays at 4 PM at the Oscar Grant Plaza amphitheater at 14th Street & Broadway. 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. During Daylights Losing Time in the Winter we meet at 3 PM at the plaza, & again, we retreat to the Omni if the rain is a pain.

The OO General Assembly has met on a continuous basis for more than six years! Our General Assembly is a participatory gathering of Oakland community members and beyond, where everyone who shows up is treated equally. Our Assembly and the process we have collectively cultivated strives to reach agreement while building community.

At the GA committees, caucuses, and loosely associated groups whose representatives come voluntarily report on past and future actions, with discussion. If you like, just come and hear all the organizing being done! Occupy Oakland encourages political activity that is decentralized and welcomes diverse voices and actions into the movement.

General Assembly Standard Agenda

  1. Welcome & Introductions
  2. Reports from Committees, Caucuses, & Independent Organizations
  3. Announcements
  4. (Optional) Discussion Topic

Occupy Oakland activities and contact info for some Bay Area Groups with past or present Occupy Oakland members.

Occupy Oakland Web Committee: (web@occupyoakland.org)
Occupy Oakland Kitchen Committee: (kitchen@occupyoakland.org)
Strike Debt Bay Area : strikedebtbayarea.tumblr.com
Berkeley Post Office Defenders:http://berkeleypostofficedefenders.wordpress.com/
Alan Blueford Center 4 Justice:https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
Oakland Privacy Working Group:https://oaklandprivacy.wordpress.com
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity: prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
Bay Area AntiRepression: antirepression@occupyoakland.org
Biblioteca Popular: http://tinyurl.com/mdlzshy
Interfaith Tent: www.facebook.com/InterfaithTent
Port Truckers Solidarity: oaklandporttruckers.wordpress.com
Bay Area Intifada: bayareaintifada.wordpress.com
Transport Workers Solidarity: www.transportworkers.org
Fresh Juice Party (aka Chalkupy) freshjuiceparty.com/chalkupy-gallery
Sudo Room: https://sudoroom.org
Omni Collective: https://omnicommons.org/
First They Came for the Homeless: https://www.facebook.com/pages/First-they-came-for-the-homeless/253882908111999
Sunflower Alliance: http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/
Bay Area Public School: http://thepublicschool.org/bay-area

San Francisco based groups:
Occupy Bay Area United: www.obau.org
Occupy Forum: (see OBAU above)
San Francisco Projection Department: http://tinyurl.com/kpvb3rv

 

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Oct
2
Sat
COINTELPRO 101 @ Online
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Outdoor Film Screening _Twitter 8-30_

In partnership with Freedom Archives, the NLG-SFBA will host a series of virtual film screenings and discussions on Saturday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 9th. Topics will include COINTELPRO, the life of George Jackson, the Attica uprising, and “We Know Our Rights,” a multimedia toolkit produced by the chapter for people dealing with law enforcement. All panels, guided discussions, and films will be livestreamed.

October 2nd – Screening of COINTELPRO 101 and George Jackson Commemoration

October 9th – Scrrening of Attica (1974) & We Know Our Rights

These events commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination in San Quentin State Prison, the 50th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and ongoing resistance against state targetting in the wake of 9/11.

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Oct
9
Sat
COINTELPRO 101 @ Online
Oct 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Outdoor Film Screening _Twitter 8-30_

In partnership with Freedom Archives, the NLG-SFBA will host a series of virtual film screenings and discussions on Saturday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 9th. Topics will include COINTELPRO, the life of George Jackson, the Attica uprising, and “We Know Our Rights,” a multimedia toolkit produced by the chapter for people dealing with law enforcement. All panels, guided discussions, and films will be livestreamed.

October 2nd – Screening of COINTELPRO 101 and George Jackson Commemoration

October 9th – Scrrening of Attica (1974) & We Know Our Rights

These events commemorate the 50th anniversary of George Jackson’s assassination in San Quentin State Prison, the 50th anniversary of the Attica Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and ongoing resistance against state targetting in the wake of 9/11.

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