Monday, May 28 • 10 - 11:30 am & Tuesday, May 29 • 5:00 pm
Two Days of Action to Protect the West Berkeley Shellmound
Join us on Monday for an interfaith prayer gathering to honor the Bay Area's indigenous ancestors at the West Berkeley Shellmound, the oldest Ohlone sacred site. On Tuesday, we will voice opposition to the desecration of the sacred site at the Berkeley City Council meeting. Show up at the beginning of the meeting, submit for public comment, and state that you are in support of the Shellmound and want them to take action to save it from development. The site is at risk of desecration by a five- story condo and shopping development. Contributions can be made to the Shellmound Legal Defense Fund.
Locations: Interfaith Prayer Gathering: 1900 4th St, Berkeley, California 94710
City Council Meeting: 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley
Tuesday, May 22 • 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Workshop on Immigration with Yosimar Reyes & Cathi Tactaquin
As Trump continues to criminalize, demonize, and deport thousands of immigrants, how to we respond to the onslaught and support our communities? Come hear two important voices on the issues - Cathi Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Yosimar Reyes, a queer, undocumented artist-in-residence at Define American. This is a free event, but please register here.
Location: Lincoln, 1266 14th St. Oakland
TODAY, Monday, May 14 • 11:30 am
Justice for Sahleem Rally & Petition Delivery at D.A. Nancy O'Malley's Office
Since Sahleem Tindle was murdered by BART Police Officer Joseph Mateu on January 3rd, nearly 30,000 people have signed the petition calling for justice for Sahleem. Join Mothers Fight Back, Anti-Police Terror Project, Love Not Blood, and Color of Change as they deliver the petition to the office of D.A. Nancy O'Malley, the only one with the power to bring charges against Mateu. RSVP now.
Location: Start at 1225 Fallon St. march to 2040 Webster St. Oakland
Tuesday, May 8 • 6:50 - 9:00 pm
Film Screening, Lost For Life, About Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison
The 2500 juveniles who have been sentenced to life without parole are the focus of a powerful new film, Lost For Life. In the U.S. today, more than 2,500 individuals are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were 17 years old or younger, including some as young as age 13. Sponsored by UnCommon Law and Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice, the film showing includes a post-screening discussion with Tinisch Hollins and Garry Malachi Scott from the Bay Area Chapter of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice. Purchase tickets here.
Location: The New Parkway Theater, 474 24th St. Oakland
Thursday, May 10, 2018 • 6:30 - 8:30 pm