A Racial Justice Guide to Thanksgiving for Educators and Families
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many among us, this holiday is not a celebration about turkey and the Mayflower. The Center for Racial Justice in Education has compiled a list of resources for educators and families to discuss Thanksgiving by keeping Native narratives central to the discussion, and to help navigate difficult conversations about Thanksgiving. These resources are useful in the classroom and beyond. This resource will be continually updated.
November 16 – 23
Bay Area Housing Week of Action
The housing crisis has never been this bad — at least in our lifetimes. Low-income communities of color are being hit the hardest. People are literally dying on our streets, because they cannot afford housing. ACCE Action Oakland is calling on everyone who is being impacted in any way by the artificially created housing scarcity in Oakland, whether you are unhoused, housing-insecure, rent-burdened, or just tired of watching your friends, family, and neighbors being forced to leave, to help us SHUT IT DOWN! During this week we will be highlighting the damage being done by large corporate speculators that have bought up homes in our neighborhoods as an investment strategy for Wall Street bondholders. Find information about different events and calls to action here.
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)
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