Tuesday, October 2 • 9:30 - 12 pm
All Eyes on the Sheriff Rally & March
Since June alone, there have been 3 in-custody deaths associated with Santa Rita Jail, totaling 34 in-custody deaths that have happened since 2013 under Sheriff Ahern's management. Blatant human rights abuses are so rampant that Alameda County now leads the region in civil rights legal settlements. All while the Alameda County Board of Supervisors continues to increase the Sheriff's budget, which is now a massive $444 million, while the jail population has decreased by nearly half in the last ten years. Join us to demand that the Board of Supervisors are accountable and transparent by demanding an independent audit of the Alameda Sheriff's Department. #AuditAhern NOW!! Please help share and spread the word!
Location: Glenn Dyer Detention Center, 550 6th St, Oakland
Wednesday, October 3 • 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children 40th Anniversary Gala
Join us to celebrate 40 years of Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC) and 15 years of their project, All of Us or None. Drinks and appetizers will be followed by a conversation with civil rights attorney and legal scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness; journalist, academic, author, and TV commentator Marc Lamont Hill; and advocate and attorney Vonya Quarles, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Starting Over Inc. More information and tickets available here.
Location: Scottish Rites Center, 1st Floor, Grand Ballroom, 1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland
Saturday, October 6 • 1:00 - 6:00 pm
Blac Community Political Action Committee's East Oakland Community Gathering
Politics impacts many aspects of our lives including education, economics, housing, and healthcare. The Blac Community Political Action Committee is holding a community gathering for the East Oakland Community to ask questions and meet candidates in a family-friendly and fun atmosphere. There will be food, music, activities for children, and good conversation. The event is free and family friendly.
Location: Ira Jinkins Community Center, 9175 Edes Avenue, Oakland
Wednesday, October 10 • 5:00 - 9:00 pm
A Night of Ballots and Ballads to Repeal Costa Hawkins
Join ACCE to for a night of Ballots and Ballads featuring local Blues artist Revival in Blue followed by special guest while we register voters, raise awareness about Yes on Prop 10 and Oakland's housing crisis, and dance!
Location: The Golden Bull, 412 14th St, Oakland
Wednesday, October 10 to Tuesday November 6
Rise Up for Rent Control: Phonebank and Canvas for Prop 10
SURJ Bay Area has endorsed Prop 10 (the Affordable Housing Act), which will be on the ballot this November. Prop 10 will help stop displacement by making it easier for cities and towns to pass strong rent control laws.
Join us for as we canvass and phonebank to tell our neighbors about the importance of voting Yes on Prop 10. Each event will start with a short training. RSVP here or email firstname.lastname@example.org for location info. Follow the campaign and share our messages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Phonebanking dates: October 10, 24, and 30. Phonebank for North and West Oakland. Please bring a laptop and phone; dinner will be provided. Email email@example.com for addresses.
Canvas Dates: Every Saturday until November, 6 in West Oakland RSVP here for location and details.
Location: North and West Oakland, details provided upon RSVP
Friday, October 19, 8:00 pm - 1 am
Renters Rising for the Fall of Costa Hawkins
Come out for an incredible evening of revolution and celebration and DONATE to this critical cause!Join us for a night of some of Oakland's most legendary artists standing together to Repeal Costa Hawkins! We need your help to raise funds and support Prop 10 in the face of billionaire's trying to stop the Fall of Costa-Hawkins. Find details and RSVP here.
Location: Complex Oakland, 420 14th st., Oakland
SURJ Faith: National Invitation to Prophetic Imagination
SURJ’s national campaign to involve faith communities in ending police terror is launching its second phase in September! We’ve revamped the structure so that you can now join even if you are the only person in your faith community who is thinking about divestment from policing. We’ll support you and others like you around the country with monthly coaching calls and provocative webinars as you build a small working group to bring this conversation to your faith community. Click here for more information and to sign up.
SURJ Bay Area Chapter - Join us! Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. Learn more at www.surjbayarea.org. SURJ Bay Area is one of 150 chapters and affiliates nationwide. Learn about SURJ National and our mission, vision, and values HERE.
Want to support our work? You can make a donation for SURJ's organizing and educational efforts with over half of what we raise going to Black and people of color-led partner organizations. Make a one-time donation or become a monthly sustainer HERE. Contributions are tax-deductible.
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Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) Bay Area c/o PO Box 22748, Oakland CA 94609