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  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 06:45 PM
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Intro to SURJ Meeting [CANCELLED]

    CANCELLED THIS MONTH

    Featured Speaker: Troy Williams, editor of the monthly San Francisco Bay View, National Black Newspaper published since 1976.

    Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.  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 as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

    Location Information

    The Sierra Club is located at 2101 Webster Street between 21st and 22nd Street in Oakland. The Sierra Club Offices are on the 13th floor. There is a bank of elevators that go to the 12th floor and above. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  • Tuesday, November 07, 2017 at 07:00 PM · $10.00 USD

    “Protest, Policy and Dismantling the Prison Industrial Complex” An Evening with Baltimore Community Leader, Dayvon Love

    Dayvon_.jpegDayvon Love is a Baltimore-based political organizer and  Director of Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, a grassroots think tank that advances the public policy interests of Black people. Since 2010, Dayvon and LBS have led many successful organizing and legislative efforts:

    • pressured the state of Maryland to disband its plans to build a juvenile jail in East Baltimore for youth charged with adult crimes
    • supported the passage of Christopher’s law in 2014 which requires police officers to be trained in CPR, cultural sensitivity, the proper use of force and interacting with the physically and mentally disabled (in response to the 2012 “choke-hold” killing of Christopher Brown by Baltimore County police) and
    • most recently successfully fighting the bail bond industry to get bail reform in Maryland.

    Dayvon is also featured in an HBO documentary "Baltimore Rising” which will air in Nov 2018.

    Dayvon will be talking about lessons learned in both their jail and bail reform fights in MD and sharing stories from  his book of essays, The Black Book: Reflections from the Baltimore Grassroots.

    The program will also include Tania Vargas-Edmond from Initiate Justice who will talk about their current campaign, the Voting Restoration and Democracy Act, which they hope to get on to the November 2018 ballot. This initiative would restore voting rights to those incarcerated and on parole.

    Tickets are sliding scale, $10 - $20 (no one turned away for lack of funds). All money raised will support Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and Initiate Justice which is working both inside and outside prisons to write, pass and implement California state ballot initiatives to dismantle the prison industrial complex.

     

    Accessibility Information

    Event is wheelchair accessible. We cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please arrive 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.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 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. 

    Accessibility Information:
    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 Clubs 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.

    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 persons chosen restroom.

     

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 06:45 PM · 3 rsvps
    Sierra Club in Oakland, CA

    Intro to SURJ Meeting

    Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority.  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 as well as committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice.

    Location Information

    The Sierra Club is located at 2101 Webster Street between 21st and 22nd Street in Oakland. The Sierra Club Offices are on the 13th floor. There is a bank of elevators that go to the 12th floor and above. 

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.