Tuesday, November 12 • 7:00 pm
Noura Erakat Book Talk and Celebration: Justice for Some
Palestinian-American activist, professor, and human rights lawyer Noura Erakat celebrates the release of her new book Justice for Some: Law & the Question of Palestine in conversation with Lara Kiswani of the Arab Resource & Organizing Center. This event is a benefit for the Middle East Children's Alliance. For info call 510-548-0542, or purchase tickets online here (sliding scale $15-$100.)
Location: Berkeley City College Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley
Tuesday, November 5 • 6:00 — 9:00 pm
The North Pole screening and fall mailing party with Catalyst Project
Come out and watch the political comedy web series The North Pole, a satire chronicling the lives of three North Oakland best friends — Nina (Reyna Amaya), Marcus (Donte Clark) and Benny (Santiago Rosas) — as they navigate their rapidly changing neighborhood. The first season sees the trio navigate gentrification, a rent hike, the impacts of climate change and slick-talking tech leaders who co-opt progressive values. This second season deals with deportation, the first undocumented immigrant to run for public office in America, wildfires in Northern California, racist family members, and ridiculously escalating Twitter wars. After the film we'll discuss gentrification, climate, immigration and how they intersect with white supremacy, and guests will be invited to help address and stamp Catalyst Project's fall mailing.
Location: 1721 Broadway, Oakland - Telegraph room (second floor)
Monday, October 28 • 5:30 — 7 pm
Day Of Outrage in Honor of Atatiana Jefferson: Wear Black!
Stand in solidarity with people across the country at a National Day of Outrage in honor of Atatiana Jefferson and Black women who have been killed at the hands of police violence. Oakland will join New York, Seattle, Detroit, Dayton, Washington DC, and many other cities nationwide. Atatiana’s family has issued the following statement: “Our family is mourning over the tragic and untimely murder of Atatiana by Aaron Dean, former Fort Worth police officer. Although Dean, has been arrested and charged, he is back on the streets and we are uncertain justice will prevail. We demand full transparency and accountability. It is our sincere hope that Atatiana’s story will not be forgotten, and our pursuit of dignity prevents the likelihood of similar events of police abuse. Please show up for the Day of Outrage wherever you are. Keep our loved one’s name alive!” Oakland organizers are asking people to wear black and bring flowers or other items for the altar.
Location: Oscar Grant Plaza, 14th and Broadway, Oakland
Tuesday, October 22 • 11:15 am
Save Money, Save Lives: Audit Sheriff Ahern
Turn out for a brief rally outside of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, followed by a Alameda County Board of Supervisors open meeting. We need to urge them to conduct an independent performance and financial audit of the ACSO. With mounting human rights abuse, neglect, mistreatment, in-custody deaths, we need real transparency and accountability: months of hard work have paid off, and the Board of Supervisors is finally going to see and hear the full scope of the audit proposal. Find out more about #auditahern and get involved here.
Location: 1401 Lakeside Drive, Oakland
Monday, October 14 • 12:00 – 3:30 pm
Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebration
Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day today at this free outdoor program with Native American art, vendors, music, and dancers. Talented Indigenous artists include Pura Fé (Tuscarora), Raye Zaragoza (Akimel O’otham descent), Ostwelve (Stō:lo) and Pamyua (Inuit) and more! Jonathan Cordero (Ramaytush Ohlone) begins the celebration with an opening and land acknowledgement. The program highlights the Bay Area’s vastly diverse and talented community of Indigenous artists.
Location: Yerba Buena Gardens, Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts. San Francisco
Wednesday, October 9 • 6:45 – 9:00 pm
Intro to SURJ Meeting
Want to get involved with SURJ Bay Area? Come learn about our current work and activities. SURJ moves white people to act for justice, with passion and accountability, as part of a multi-racial majority. You will hear about SURJ's pathways for entering the work, including committee work, upcoming workshops, and events. We'll answer your questions and share how you can get involved in the movement for racial justice. There will also be a speaker from one of our partner organizations, Initiate Justice, that's 100% led by people impacted by mass incarceration. The group works to end mass incarceration and change California's criminal justice policy. Register today!
Location: Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th Street, Suite 500, Oakland
Thursday, October 3 • 11:00 am
Webinar: Black Migrants Trapped in Mexico, with Special Guest Kendrick Sampson
Join Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) online to hear about conditions in Tapachula, Mexico, where hundreds of Black immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have been protesting, trapped in southern Mexico by the U.S. ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy. BAJI’s Executive Director, Nana Gyamfi, and Legal Manager, Tsion Gurmu, were joined on an emergency trip to Tapachula by actor/activist Kendrick Sampson, co-founder of BLD PWR. They’ll share their first-hand account of the denial of civil liberties they witnessed and share what the demands and needs are of the some 20,000 Black immigrants at our Southern border whose stories are untold and their plight overlooked. Click here for a link to the first video in a series of interviews. Register for the webinar here.
Monday, September 23 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
An Evening with Land & Water Protectors
Climate Justice SF and Intertribal Friendship House invite you to hear firsthand accounts of Indigenous-led resistance to pipelines. Three of the most effective organizers on Turtle Island – Anne White Hat, Cherri Foytlin, and Mark Tilsen – will talk about about ongoing work against Energy Transfer Partners, community resiliency in the Gulf South, and visions and plans for how to fight back. The event will also feature Mutual Aid Media’s film “L’eau Est La Vie: From Standing Rock to the Swamp.” The event is free but donations for the speakers are appreciated.
Location: Intertribal Friendship House, 523 International Blvd. Oakland
Monday, September 16 • 11 am – 8:00 pm
Free The Children, Close the Camps: A Day Of Action
Join this Day of Action to protest the caging of children and migrant families. Protest the crisis at the border and the detention of young children and adults in a inhumane conditions! Close the Camps! Free the Children! Amnesty Now! The day kicks off with an 11:00 am rally, a noon march to S.F. City Hall, a 3:00 pm protest at ICE, then back to 24th & Mission for a closing celebration and protest. Sponsors include A Day Without Immigrants San Francisco and other Mission organizations.
Location: 24th Street BART Station, City Hall, ICE building, San Francisco
Wednesday, September 11 • 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Jewish Voice for Peace: Conversation with Rebecca Vilkomerson
Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) Bay Area is excited to host a conversation between Penny Rosenwasser and Rebecca Vilkomerson, JVP's outgoing Executive Director. Rebecca will reflect on her ten years building JVP into a national grassroots powerhouse, touching on the evolution of our approach to being accountable and effective allies, working in broader coalitions, fighting the conflation of antisemitism and antizionism, and our ongoing work to strengthen the organization's anti-racist framework.
Location: Greenlining Institute, 360 14th St., Oakland
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