Tuesday, April 9 • 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hearing on AB 392 - Police Use of Force
Join the Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP) mobilization to Sacramento for the first hearing on AB 392, a bill that stipulates that police officers should avoid using deadly force whenever possible. A common-sense bill modeled after best practices already in place in some departments, this legislation will reduce police killings and save lives. There will a free bus going to the state capital from Oakland. Learn more about AB 392 here.
Location: California State Capitol, 12th and N Streets, Sacramento
Saturday, April 6 • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Talking With Kids About Race: Reading Between the Lines
Parents and their children, educators, and caregivers are invited for an afternoon of storytelling and story learning. Sponsored by SF SURJ, Abundant Beginnings, and others, we will explore how stories can lead us into critical conversations about race and justice and share practices for being more concrete about about what racism is, how it works, and how we can stop it. Presenters include illustrator and animator Christian Robinson, Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash storyteller and educator Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Islander spoken word artist June Lynn Kealoha-Hall, and educators Shayna and Dylan Cureton from Abundant Beginnings.
Location: S.F. Main Public Library, 100 Larkin St. San Francisco
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
Tuesday February 26 • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Urban Shield is Gone - Let's Keep it That Way
Since a strong coalition of community organizations ended Urban Shield last September, an Alameda County Ad-Hoc Committee has developed a report of powerful recommendations for what disaster preparedness in the Bay Area can and should look like without Urban Shield. Show up at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors vote to help get these approved, and call your supervisor beforehand with this script and call information.
Location: 1221 Oak St, 5th Floor, Oakland
Sunday, February 24 • 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Catalyst Project: Visionaries Panel & Discussion
From Hawaii to New York and beyond, Indigenous people are leading and winning fights to protect people, the planet and what is sacred. Come to this Catalyst Project event featuring visionaries who have been organizing at the forefront of these movements, from Ohlone territories in Oakland, to Standing Rock to Bayou Bridge. Panelists include Corrina Gould (Chochenyo-Ohlone) and Mark Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), among others. Sliding scale donation of $0 - $15 suggested. More info.
Location: Oakstop, 1721 Broadway, Oakland
Monday, February 11 & Tuesday February 12 • 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tenants' Rights Volunteer Training
Do you want to be a part of the fight for housing justice? Tenants Together, a statewide organization for renters' rights, is looking for new volunteers to support tenants across the state in rising up against real estate speculation, greed and injustice. Join their crew of volunteers as a hotline counselor, researcher, outreach, or organizing volunteer and get trained on tenants’ rights! Now more than ever, they need volunteers to support the fight against federal and state policies that put our elderly, LGBTQIA, Black and Brown, undocumented, disabled, and working class communities at risk of displacement. To volunteer, fill out this form.
Location: 474 Valencia St #156, San Francisco
Tuesday, February 5 • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Towards an Abolitionist Practice of Public Health
What does the fact that the American Public Health Association, a network of over 25,000 public health professionals, overwhelmingly adopted a policy statement that identifies the violence of policing as a public health issue? How can we use this statement and its recommendations for decriminalization, divestment from law enforcement, and alternatives to policing to strengthen our campaigns? Join Critical Resistanceand Public Health Justice Collective at this learning and strategy session for ending the violence of policing in our communities.
Location: Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), 426 17th St. #500, Oakland
Wednesday, February 6 • 6:45 - 9:00 pm