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Apr
25
Wed
Malcolm Margolin to speak on Lessons from the Ohlone Way @ North Berkeley Senior Center
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers present Malcolm Margolin, author, publisher, and cultural bridge-builder, to speak on  Becoming Fully Human: Lessons From The Ohlone Way  in honor of Earth Day. Margolin is founder and  former executive director of Heyday Press, an independent nonprofit  publisher and cultural institution based in Berkeley, CA. His 1974 book,  The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco-Monterey Bay Area  was named by the SF Chronicle as one of the hundred most important
books of the twentieth century by a western writer.

He will share his experiences from his four-decades of involvement
with the Native communities of California. They reshaped his view of the world
and the East Bay. “The battle for a healthy, diverse, and abundant world is
first won or lost in the human imagination.”  Under his guidance, Heyday launched
News from Native California in 1987, a quarterly magazine devoted to the history
and ongoing cultural concerns of California Indians, and Bay Nature, in 2001 on
the natural history of the San Francisco Bay Area.

After retiring from Heyday, he founded the California Institute for Community,
Art, and Nature
(http://californiaican.org/) in 2017 to expand upon the work that
he began more than forty years ago. Friends of the California Institute for Community,
Art, and Nature, and the Alliance for Landless Peoples will join us on April 25th.

All ages are welcome – Wheelchair Accessible

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Divest San Francisco – Rally & March to City Hall @ Bank of America
Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us as we rally in front of Bank of America and march to San Francisco City Hall to demand the SF Board of Supervisors, SF Mayor, and SF Treasurer divest its 10+ billion dollar cash flow from Wall Street banks and create a People’s Bank that will operate with principles of equity, social, racial, economic and environmental justice.

April 25th is the day of Bank of America’s shareholder meeting and it is also one of the main banks that manages San Francisco taxpayer money. Bank of America currently invests in the Dakota Access Pipeline, fossil fuels, gun manufacturers, private prisons, the military industrial complex, and predatory loans that drive low-income people out of their homes.

It is clear that Bank of America is run to make money for wealthy shareholders and not the benefit of those living in San Francisco. The time is now to end our toxic relationship and to finally break up.

We call on everyone to come and say that Bank of America’s time is up and that City officials needs to move as quickly as possible to create a peoples bank now!

*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS A WORK IN PROGRESS! More details to come and if you would like to get involved please email publicbanksf@gmail.com*

#DivestSF #SFPublicBankNow #defundDAPL #occupyWallStreet

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Tech Profiling, Policing And Disruption of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ @ 117 Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Free & Open to the Public / ADA Accessible

A Conversation and Strategy Session with:
-Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource Organizing Center
-Christina Sinha, National Security and Civil Rights Program Co-Leader, Asian Law Caucus,
-Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network & Co-Founder Anti-Police Terror Project
-Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney and Legal Analyst with Electronic Frontier Foundation
-Juan Prieto, Immigrant Rights Organizer / Statewide Communications Strategist, CIYJA
-facilitated by Leslie Dreyer, organizer with Housing Rights Committee and Artist in Residence with the UC ACES Program

Technologies coming out of the Bay Area are being used to surveil, profile, police and even deport vulnerable residents in our so-called Sanctuary Cities. Platforms claiming to promote democracy have corrupted it and recentralized power, while silencing dissent of targeted communities. Social media, license plate readers, facial recognition and AI are aiding local police, ICE, the Pentagon and beyond, and the most terrifying and distopian applications yet to be approved for use by our government get shipped abroad impacting the privacy and lives of international communities.

Combining analysis by legal experts and on-the-ground organizers, we’ll explore the following questions: What cross-movement strategies can we employ to keep undocumented folks and targeted communities safe? How can we pressure politicians who advance policies that threaten vulnerable residents, including immigrants of color, to work toward those that bring about real sanctuary? And how can we leverage our proximity to Bay Area-based tech surveillance behemoths to demand justice for those most impacted locally and abroad?

*Cosponsored by UC Berkeley’s American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program, Housing Rights Committee of SF,
Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society and the Arts and Design Initiative

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Apr
26
Thu
Bail Reform Film Screening & Discussion @ Laurel Books, off Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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Pack the Police Commission: Demand Accountability @ Oakland City Hall, Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

From its inception, the Oakland Police Commission has been incredibly problematic. One of the most egregious elements is that it allows the Mayor to directly appoint three people to the commission with no vetting.

NOW – the Commission is dragging its feet to comply with community demands that the Chair of the commission, Thomas Lloyd Smith, who was directly appointed by Libby Schaaf, undergo an investigative process related to inappropriate actions he has taken as the Chair:

– On March 11, the night of the most recent police shooting in Oakland, Mr. Smith showed complete disregard for the community by getting on the media and parroting the police narrative of that shooting without any investigation having happened.

– Mr. Smith was not supposed to be at the scene in the first place. His mere presence at the scene violated the very procedures he was trained in and prevents him from later engaging in disciplinary procedures.

– Mr. Smith falsely claimed that the meetings needed to move from Wednesday to Thursday’s because that was the only day KTOP could broadcast in an effort to exclude a member of the commission who has been publicly critical of his behavior.

– There are multiple concerns about the actions of Mr. Smith, both on the dais and behind the scenes. These have been brought to him both from the community in public forum and privately, and as well have been expressed to him by several commissioners- mostly women. He remains unwilling to acknowledge or respond to these concerns.

Not only has his actions demonstrated a necessity for careful scrutiny of the behaviors of commissioners, but before this commission was even formed we knew it was compromised by the placement of Mayoral appointees without a clear transparent process for the skills, and characteristics of who the mayor would send to be on this commission. We knew this before the commission even began, but as a Mayoral appointee, he has simply proven our point.

We continue to maintain that all commissioners should be appointed by the community to represent the community, and should be always evaluated by and held accountable by the community. You cannot replicate the systems of oppression that exist within the police department by hiding facts, being dishonest and avoiding accountability.

Join APTP to demand an investigative process for Mr. Smith to be accountable for his actions.

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Apr
28
Sat
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Apr 28 all-day
ROAR aka Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference is a two day event, organized by a group of anti-racist organizers, that will be held on Ohlone Territory (Bay Area).

ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each other’s struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to also inspire with our ideas. To draw a line not just against this or that politician, or this or that alt-right figure, but to construct revolutionary positions such as returning land to the indigenous, centering black folks and their perspectives, community self defense, taking care of one another, putting women and gender non conforming people to the front, obliterating borders, opening prison doors, and gaining our freedom from the state, capitalism, and all the other damning institutions.


Themes and topics that will be covered at the conference include but are not limited to:
Anti-Facism Movement
Anti-Patriarchy, Transphobia + Homophobia
Anti-Racism in Education
Black + Brown Resistance
Black Liberation/Black Power
Community self-defense
Crisis Relief Alternative Models/Disaster Solidarity
History Lessons from Movements past
Indigenous Struggles

Intersections of racism and disability
Muslim struggles  
Political Prisoners
Policing
Prison Abolitionist
Radical Self-Care
Undocumented + Immigrant struggles
​Youth Liberation
Queer Liberation & Legacy
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Show your Love with Life-Saving Skills: Narcan Training @ Oakland Public Library
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

You may be aware that there is a rise in overdoses due to fentanyl (fueled by the War on Drugs). Narcan (naloxone) administration is one successful method to reverse overdose. Walgreens and CVS have recently been authorized to sell Narcan over the counter, and we would like to share this life-saving information. This training will teach you how to administer naloxone to someone who has overdosed. Please join us in building tangible skills for preparedness and increasing mutual care in our communities.

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Health Care forum @ Residence Halls, Unit 1
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

2018 will be the year California gives serious attention to legislation, that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State.  If you’ve ever wondered about the intricacies of  our current healthcare system, and the historic progress in California under the ACA; or policy options that can successfully move California toward  Universal Healthcare, then you’ll want to attend the IB Healthcare Team’s Forum coming up on Saturday, April 28th from 11 to 3, in Berkeley (lunch provided). Save the Date!

The forum will feature two expert speakers from UC Berkeley;  Robin Flagg, PhD, MPH, and Ken Jacobs,Chair, Center for labor Research and Education.You’ll come away from this informative session with a greater understanding of how the system works, proposed policy changes, and possible directions for action.  Please save the date, Sunday April 28th. This event is free.

For additional details on the forum, please contact Steve Lehman at:

Speaker Bios:

Robin Flagg, PhD, MPH, is a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, and at the Haas School of Business. Her research interests include: State health care politics, expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and health care and the aging population. Flagg is a recipient of the School of Public Health’s Committee on Teaching Excellence Award.

Ken Jacobs is the chair of the Labor Center, where he has been a labor specialist since 2002. His areas of specialization include low-wage work, labor standards policies, and health care coverage. Jacobs leads a multi-campus program providing research and technical assistance to consumer stakeholders and policy makers on the effects of the Affordable Care Act, and measures to cover the remaining uninsured in California. Along with colleagues at UC Berkeley and UCLA, he is consulting for Covered California on issues related to ACA implementation. During 2017-18 he has served as a panelist at informational hearings of the California Assembly Select Committee on Health Care Delivery Systems and Universal Coverage. His work has been covered in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and National Public Radio.

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Uhuru Health Festival @ Akwaaba Hall
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

sm_2018healthfair_1.jpg This family-friendly festival is free to all and will offer free health screenings, interactive fitness workshops, live music, free healthy lunches, garden workshops, free children’s face painting and activities, vendors, info on alternative health options and more.

The theme of this year’s festival is “Family, Fitness, Freedom! Putting the Power of African Health in African Hands!” The festival will include presentations and workshops from organizations including the Black Nurses Association, the East Bay Boxing Association, East Bay Chiropractic, Family Education Resource Center, Fresh Approach and the Chi Eta Phi Nursing Sorority.

Ona Zene Yeshitela, coordinator of Uhuru Health Fairs & Festivals nationally, asserted that
“The dire state of health faced by African families in Oakland is well known and well documented.” Reports by the Alameda County Department of Health show grave disparities in life expectancy, maternal health, infant mortality, chronic disease, medical care access and overall health and well being. Some of these statistics include:

A person of African descent born in East or West Oakland can expect to die almost 15 years earlier than a white person born in the Oakland hills.
The rates of Asthma for African-American children is 2.5 times higher than the overall rate in the county.
Diabetes in Alameda County is at 13% for African-Americans compared to 5% for caucasians.
High blood pressure is 48% for African-Americans, 28% for caucasians.

According to Yeshitela, the long term goal of the health festivals is African self-reliance. The Uhuru Health Festival is harnessing the vast resources of the Bay Area, putting these crucially needed resources in the hands of our under resourced African community. And we are inviting people from all walks of life to participate and contribute.

To get volunteer or support the Uhuru Health Festival and for more information, contact 510-763-3342 ext. x5 or email oakland [at] uhuruvolunteer.org

The African People’s Education and Defense Fund is a national 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to defend the civil and human rights of the African community. APEDF builds programs and institutions that are addressing the grave disparities faced by the African community in health, healthcare, education and economic development. Apedf.org

Black Star Industries is building economic development and commerce for and between African people worldwide. http://uhurupies.org/about/story.php?store=stpete

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Free Mumia Rally @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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FILM SCREENING: DOLORES @ Berkeley Main Public Library
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chávez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century – and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Opening Remarks by Jesse Arreguín – Mayor of Berkeley

Film Followed by Discussion Panel: Farm Labor Organizing in 2018

Facilitated by Felipe Ocampo – Ecology Center’s Berkeley Farmers’ Markets

Panelist from Swanton Berry Farms – UFW Certified and member of our Berkeley Farmer’s Markets

Cost: Free
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Free Film Screening: Birthright @ New Parkway Theater
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Nina Turner Presents Our Revolution’s People Powered Women @ MLK Middle School
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Remember that chant “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie?

There’s a new one now: “Nina, Nina, Nina”!

Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution, is coming to the East Bay to help us send to Sacramento and the Alameda County DA seat three corporate-free, people powered WOMEN.

No one is more eloquent than Nina Turner, President of Our Revolution. Her grandma told her about three bones in the body (Ask her!) — she’s got all three!

Nina Turner brings a powerful message to the Bay Area Saturday, April 28th at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School from 6pm-8pm.

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign was attacked as mostly “Bernie Bros” – young men operating on social media. Never true. Here are the new “Bernie Bros” four WOMEN, dynamic, experienced, and out to help us take back our government!

No one is a more determined and successful champion of all kinds of voters than Jovanka Beckles, Richmond City Council person, now Assembly District 15 candidate.

Gayle McLaughlin has been leading Richmond and the East Bay for years. Now she’s going (for us) for Lieutenant Governor.

https://gayleforcalifornia.org/

Pamela Price promises to be an innovative, corruption-free Alameda County District Attorney, and she and Jovanka have endorsed each others’ corporate-free agendas.

www.priceforda.com

These four women are people-people. They listen carefully. They craft solutions creatively. They fight resolutely for all of us who want corporate money out of politics, who want medicare for all now, who want the broken justice system fixed.

Come, celebrate and support four women who are fighting for us! Buy tickets here. http://www.jovanka.org/our_revolution_s_people_powered_women

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Shaun King Speaking in Oakland on How to Make Change @ Oakland Tech
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

OAKLAND! SAN FRANCISCO! BAY AREA!

What’s up!

On THIS SATURDAY @ 6pm we will be hosting a FREE event @ Oakland Technical High School. We love Oak Tech and are grateful that they’ve opened their doors up for us again!

Please RSVP, share the event with your friends, and bring your whole crew.

This isn’t just going to be inspirational, it’s going be practical and detailed on how we can build change together!

See you on Saturday!

–Shaun

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Apr
29
Sun
Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference @ Omni Commons, Day 1, CIIS Day 2
Apr 29 all-day
ROAR aka Revolutionary Organizing Against Racism Conference is a two day event, organized by a group of anti-racist organizers, that will be held on Ohlone Territory (Bay Area).

ROAR will be a space to gather, build, and learn from each other’s struggles and continue to build an anti-racist front in the Bay Area and beyond. During these times more and more attention is being paid to those of us who use direct action and hold liberatory and revolutionary politics. We can use this moment not only to inspire others through our actions, but to also inspire with our ideas. To draw a line not just against this or that politician, or this or that alt-right figure, but to construct revolutionary positions such as returning land to the indigenous, centering black folks and their perspectives, community self defense, taking care of one another, putting women and gender non conforming people to the front, obliterating borders, opening prison doors, and gaining our freedom from the state, capitalism, and all the other damning institutions.


Themes and topics that will be covered at the conference include but are not limited to:
Anti-Facism Movement
Anti-Patriarchy, Transphobia + Homophobia
Anti-Racism in Education
Black + Brown Resistance
Black Liberation/Black Power
Community self-defense
Crisis Relief Alternative Models/Disaster Solidarity
History Lessons from Movements past
Indigenous Struggles

Intersections of racism and disability
Muslim struggles  
Political Prisoners
Policing
Prison Abolitionist
Radical Self-Care
Undocumented + Immigrant struggles
​Youth Liberation
Queer Liberation & Legacy
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Wealth & Income Inequality Seminar – Strike Debt Bay Area @ Omni Commons, Disco Room (upstairs)
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area

Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must!

After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part 2. What do alternatives to corporate capitalism look like?

Part 1: How Corporations Move Money from the Many to the Few
Sunday, April 29, 11:00am to 12:45pm

Do you wonder what role racism plays in wealth inequality? Do you wish you understood exactly how Wall Street exploits Main Street? The answers are not terribly complicated, but they are shocking. We’ll learn about stock manipulation, financialization, strip-mining, redlining and more.

Part 2: How We Can Build a More Just Economy for All
Sunday, May 6, 11:00am to 12:45pm

Using our shared understanding of the problem, we will examine past and existing movements for change: what they are, how they work, and how they can grow. We’ll talk about better ways to make sure all have access to the basic necessities. Then we’ll discuss how we can keep the wealth we create in our communities instead of paying it into the bank accounts of global elites. In sum, what might a fair, sustainable, and joyful economic system look like?

We’d love you to RSVP to strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.
This workshop is free.
We’d love you to come to both parts if you can.

 

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Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop @ Omni Commons
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Wealth & Income Inequality: A Two-Part Workshop by Strike Debt Bay Area

Everywhere we look, everything from the headlines to our paychecks to the tents under the freeway remind us that rich people are getting richer and poor people are getting poorer. But it can be hard to understand exactly how and why that is happening. If we can’t understand it, we can’t change it. And change it we must!

After a look at the causes of runaway inequality in Part 1, we’ll talk about some fairer ways to provide economic security for all in Part 2. What do alternatives to corporate capitalism look like?

Part 1: How Corporations Move Money from the Many to the Few
Sunday, April 29, 11:00am to 12:45pm

Do you wonder what role racism plays in wealth inequality? Do you wish you understood exactly how Wall Street exploits Main Street? The answers are not terribly complicated, but they are shocking. We’ll learn about stock manipulation, financialization, strip-mining, redlining and more.

Part 2: How We Can Build a More Just Economy for All
Sunday, May 6, 11:00am to 12:45pm

Using our shared understanding of the problem, we will examine past and existing movements for change: what they are, how they work, and how they can grow. We’ll talk about better ways to make sure all have access to the basic necessities. Then we’ll discuss how we can keep the wealth we create in our communities instead of paying it into the bank accounts of global elites. In sum, what might a fair, sustainable, and joyful economic system look like?

We’d love you to RSVP to strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.
This workshop is free.
We’d love you to come to both parts if you can.

 

 

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Potluck before Occupy Oakland General Assembly @ Oscar Grant Plaza
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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Surveillance, Public Safety, Privacy & Civil Rights with Professor Catherine Crump @ Piedmont Community Hall
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

League of Women Voters of Piedmont  Speaker Series

Catherine Crump is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley Law School. She will speak about surveillance, public safety, privacy and civil rights. A former staff attorney for the ACLU, Professor Crump has focused her career on free speech, privacy and the impact of modern technology on the law.

This event is open to the public and is co-sponsored by the City of Piedmont and City Councilmember, Jen Cavenaugh.

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Mass incarceration and supermax solitary confinement @ Ashby Village
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

You are invited to
A conversation with Terry Kupers:
Why we need to be concerned about mass incarceration and supermax solitary confinement

The prison population is seven times what it was in the 1970s, and meanwhile the proportion of prisoners with serious illness has grown.   Tens of millions of people have served time and experienced resultant compromised lives.

Solitary confinement is pervasive in the prison world and causes great human damage.   Let’s get beyond the “lock ’em up and throw away the key” sensibility and talk frankly about how mass incarceration, solitary confinement and the criminalization of mental illness damage our social fabric.

Speaker

Ashby Village member Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., is Professor Emeritus at The Wright Institute and Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He provides expert testimony in class action litigation regarding the psychological effects of prison conditions including isolated confinement in supermaximum security units, the quality of correctional mental health care, and the effects of sexual abuse in correctional settings.   His recently published book is Solitary: The Inside Story of Supermax Isolation and How We Can Abolish It. He is also the author of Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It, and co-editor of Prison Masculinities. Terry Kupers is a contributing editor of Correctional Mental Health Report. He received the 2005 Exemplary Psychiatrist Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

RSVP
(how to reach us)

The location is accessible.

Space is limited!

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