Friday, March 29 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Red Power, Internationalism, and National Liberation
Come out for this Center for Political Education event to celebrate the release of Nick Estes' new book Our History is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance. Estes (Lower Brule) will be joined in conversation by Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz, historian and author of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. The authors will discuss the internationalist history of Red Power and struggles for national liberation today.
Location: Eastside Arts Alliance, 544 International Blvd. Suite 9, Oakland
TONIGHT! Monday, March 18 • 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Bay Area Vigil Against Islamophobia
As we mourn the loss of life in New Zealand, let’s honor their lives by expanding, connecting and defending our movements. Join the Arab Resource and Organizing Center (AROC) and allied organizations and communities for a vigil against Islamophobia and to express solidarity with our sisters and brothers in New Zealand, and all those targeted by white nationalism. Read AROC's statement, On the Violence in New Zealand: Our Collective Defense is Solidarity. Donate to a fund for families of the victims here.
Location: Lake Merritt Amphitheater, Lake Merritt Blvd. between 12th St. and 1st Ave. Oakland (close to Lake Merritt BART station)
Tuesday, March 12 • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Stop the Sheriff from Torpedoing Decision to End Urban Shield
On Tuesday, Alameda County Supervisors will decide whether or not to take the next steps in implementing a community-led vision for safety and disaster response without Urban Shield. Sheriff Ahern is fighting hard to sabotage this and keep Urban Shield. Show up and help us make demilitarized emergency response a reality!
Location: 1221 Oak Street, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
Wednesday, March 6 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Initiate Justice Lobby Training
Initiate Justice will be training its members on how to be an effective statewide advocate, without having to go all the way to Sacramento! During this In-District Lobby Training, you will learn: 1. How to find/contact your state representatives, 2. How to set up an in-district meeting, 3. Tips on being an effective advocate, and more. The training is free and dinner and all materials will be provided. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please email: Kristine@initiatejustice.org
Location: Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th St., Oakland