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  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 06:45 PM · 53 rsvps
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Intro to SURJ Meeting

    Featured Speaker: Maria Moore speaking about her sister Kayla 

    Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You'll also hear about SURJ's new pathways for entering the work, including study and action groups, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. 

    About Kayla Moore:
    Kayla Moore, a Black trans woman with a mental health diagnosis, was killed by Berkeley police in 2013. Four years later, her family and community are still working to hold the City of Berkeley and Berkeley police accountable with a civil suit. Maria Moore will speak about Kayla Moore's case and about the upcoming court dates. Come get an introduction to SURJ and hear about why and how to support the Moore family and increase your understanding about the criminalization of and violence against Black, trans, and disabled people.

    Getting Into the Lobby:
    The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the Webster entrance to the building until 7:15 for late arrivals. If you arrive after 7pm, please use the Webster entrance.

    Parking and transportation:
    The closest BART station is 19th Street BART and the Sierra Club is 4 blocks from BART. If you come by Bart, head north on Broadway and then east (right) on 21st Street and left on Webster to the Building entrance.  There will be a greeter in the lobby until 7:15, but please arrive well before 7 pm so we can begin promptly. If you are driving, please try to carpool and arrive early to leave time to find a spot.

    Accessibility:
    Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.
     
    Scents: The Sierra Club’s space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say “fragrance free” or “unscented” on the label and do not have scented ingredients. See https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/ for more info on going fragrance free.

    Restrooms: Restrooms are currently labeled in a gender-binary way. The Sierra Club is working on changing this and has an office policy that all restrooms are available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a person’s chosen restroom.

    If you have questions or offerings, please email basebuilding@surjbayarea.org.

     

  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Displacement & Gentrification: How did we get here and how do we stop it?

    Gentrification comes up constantly in the Bay Area, but few of us feel equipped to take action against it. Is it inevitable? What can we do now to prevent displacement?

    This SURJ workshop will put gentrification and displacement in a historical context so we understand the racialized political and economic drivers. You'll hear about past and current struggles led by communities of color to preserve their homes and communities. 

    Facilitators from SURJ - Oakland/Bay Area will present analysis based on the work of Causa Justa :: Just Cause. SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Bay Area chapter, is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice through community organizing, mobilizing, and education. All are welcome at this workshop regardless of identity. 

    We are asking for a $5-$20 donation, sliding scale, which will go to support CJJCs work challenging gentrification and fighting displacement. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 05:00 PM · 5 rsvps

    Support Black Trans Liberation! SURJ Queer and Trans Committee House Party to Benefit TGIJP

    Please join us in eating, drinking, and dancing to support TGI Justice Project. We'll be celebrating (and moving resources to support) the critical work TGI Justice Project does to make our communities safer for transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex folks of color. We'll also be discussing what white folks can do to be in solidarity with Black Trans Liberation, so invite your friends!
    Can’t make it? Please donate here: http://www.tgijp.org/donate.html
    More details to come! Please email queertrans@surjbayarea.org with accessibility questions.
    Read more about TGI Justice Project's work here: http://www.tgijp.org/
  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Intro to SURJ Meeting

    Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. You'll also hear about SURJ's new pathways for entering the work, including study and action groups, committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. 

    Getting Into the Lobby:
    The doors for the Sierra Club building lock right at 7pm, so please do your best to arrive prior to 7pm. We will have someone stationed at the Webster entrance to the building until 7:15 for late arrivals. If you arrive after 7pm, please use the Webster entrance.

    Parking and transportation:
    The closest BART station is 19th Street BART and the Sierra Club is 4 blocks from BART. If you come by Bart, head north on Broadway and then east (right) on 21st Street and left on Webster to the Building entrance.  There will be a greeter in the lobby until 7:15, but please arrive well before 7 pm so we can begin promptly. If you are driving, please try to carpool and arrive early to leave time to find a spot.

    Accessibility:
    Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.
     
    Scents: The Sierra Club’s space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive at meetings fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say “fragrance free” or “unscented” on the label and do not have scented ingredients. See https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/ for more info on going fragrance free.

    Restrooms: Restrooms are currently labeled in a gender-binary way. The Sierra Club is working on changing this and has an office policy that all restrooms are available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a person’s chosen restroom.

    If you have questions or offerings, please email basebuilding@surjbayarea.org.