Intro to SURJ Meeting

Featured Speaker: Taina Vargas-Edmond, Founder and Executive Director of Initiate Justicean organization that works both inside and outside of prisons to write, pass, and implement California state ballot initiatives to dismantle the prison industrial complex. Their current initiative -- the Voting Restoration and Democracy Act -- aims to restore voting rights to incarcerated folks and folks on parole. 


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.

WHEN
November 15, 2017 at 6:45pm - 9pm
WHERE
Sierra Club
2101 Webster St
Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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50 RSVPS

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