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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 06:45 PM · 150 rsvps
    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. 

    If you can't make this time come to our meeting in September and signup for our newsletter.

    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.

     

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM
    Ohlone Park in Berkeley, CA

    Resist Racist Violence & Hate in Berkeley

    Billboard.jpgOur powerful SURJ contingent will gather to refuse violence and intimidation by white supremacists and nazis who intend to rally in Berkeley on August 27. Our strength is in our numbers.

    Meet at Ohlone Park (Hearst and Martin Luther King Blvd.) and march with us to Berkeley City Hall (Center and Martin Luther King Blvd.) where we will maintain a presence and send a clear message: No racism, no hate in Berkeley. We stand strong for Black lives and racial justice, and shoulder to shoulder against Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, trans/homophobia, and the scapegoating of immigrants.

    Download Flyer

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 12:00 PM · 5 rsvps
    Berkeley Farmer's Market in Berkeley, CA

    Human Billboard - Justice for Kayla Moore

    Kayla_Moore.jpgJoin us, rain or shine, as we show up for 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. Demands also include that police not be first responders to mental health emergencies and an end the BPD’s violent attacks, criminalization, and profiling of people who are Black, Brown, disabled and/or trans.

    This “Human Billboard” will lift up Kayla’s story and the Justice for Kayla Moore Coalition's call to come out for court support October 23rd. We will also make visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings, held throughout the East Bay and nationally, are a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity.

    For those of us who are white, it's a way to express a unified voice in opposition to the white nationalist, transphobic, sexist politics that Trump and his followers represent, and to commit to ending white silence and visibly supporting racial justice.

    For all of us, it's a concrete way to put our heart and soul into action. It's being in community with each other, to share with like-minded people a belief that a loving, humane, compassionate world is possible, and to take a small step towards making that happen.

    If you've been wanting to get more involved, this event is a great way to take action, meet people and gain further connections in the community we're building. Bring flowers for an altar. Bring friends, family and neighbors. Bring a sign - here are some ideas for messaging:

    • Justice for Kayla Moore!
    • #SayHerName: Kayla Moore
    • Will you show up for racial justice?
    • Will you show up against police terror?
    • Black Lives Matter!
    • Black Trans Lives Matter!
    • Solidarity with Black and POC Trans Women!
    • End Displacement of Black and Brown communities!
    • Solidarity with Queer and Trans People of Color!

    Follow the Justice for Kayla Moore coalition website and Facebook page for more information on Kayla's story and court support in October.

    Questions? Contact SURJ’s Queer/Trans Committee: queertrans@surjbayarea.org

  • Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 06:45 PM · 48 rsvps
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Intro to SURJ Meeting

    There is a scheduling conflict for this date we hope to resolve shortly. 

    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.