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December 2019

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12/01/2019 Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 11am-5pm
Holiday Mercado: Vendor Pop Up y Más at La Pena in Berkeley
Come find the perfect handcrafted gifts for your loved ones this holiday season at La Peñas 7th Holiday Mercado! Over 30 local vendors will be selling beautiful handcrafted goods, as well as unique imports from various cultures! There will also traditional foods for sale! So come hungry and bring the entire family!
FREE (Bring cash for food, art and crafts vendors)
12/01/2019 Sunday, December 1
Please join OREB this coming Sunday, December 1, for our lively monthly meeting at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists (BFUU), located at 1606 Bonita Street at Cedar in Berkeley from 4 to 6 PM.
Marisol Rubio, member of Our Revolution Contra Costa, will be our featured guest, discussing her exciting campaign for State Senator for District 7. If you have not yet met Marisol, make sure you attend because she's one DYNAMITE candidate.
With the CADEM convention now over, activist and artist, Alfred Twu will give a short wrap-up of the wild weekend in Long Beach.
Tell Your BERNIE Story!!!!
A large part of this meeting will be devoted to facilitating a workshop where you will learn how to effectively share authentic, personal stories about your life and what moves you to support Bernie Sanders. This is the most effective way to convince others to vote for Bernie! "Through the power of storytelling, we can inspire a movement of millions of people to organize for Bernie and transform this country."
NOTE: The 2020 California Progressive Alliance Annual Meeting will be held on the UC Berkeley campus on Saturday, January 11 from 8:30 am-9:30 pm. Click HERE for details and to register for this all-day event.
12/03/2019 Tuesday, December 3, 7:00 PM
Berkeley FILM Foundation presents
The New Parkway Theater in Oakland
preceded by WATERTOWN
Geographies of Kinship
Directed by Deann Borshay Liem
In this powerful tale about the rise of Koreas global adoption program, four adult adoptees return to their country of birth and recover the personal histories that were erased when they were adopted. Raised in foreign families, each sets out on a journey to reconnect with their roots, mapping the geographies of kinship that bind them to a homeland they never knew.
Water Town
For 100 years, the City of Weed, California, has piped pristine water from a spring on Mount Shasta directly to its homes. The spring is on land owned by a timber company, however, which claims the water right  and says it will no longer provide water to the town. Meanwhile, the company sells water to Crystal Geyser for export to Japan.
Water Town follows the current and three former mayors on their quest to win the spring water back from the corporations they believe are stealing it from them. Offbeat humor sets the tone for a David and Goliath battle, challenging the viewer to consider whether water is a right or a commodity.;3D%3D
12/04/2019 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 5:30-8:30pm
Happy Hour from 5:30 to 6pm
Movement Lessons Since the Battle of Seattle (1999)
Public · Hosted by The Center for Political Education and 2 others
The Greenlining Institute
360 14th St., Oakland, CA 94612
12/05/2019 Thursday, December 5 6 - 8 pm
Annual Holiday Party
Tertulia Coffee & Gallery
1951 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
Celebrate with drinks, food, and company at NLGSFs Annual Holiday Party fundraiser!
Featuring live and silent auctions with prices ranging low to high
$15 suggested donation for admission, with free admission for law students & sustainers
One complimentary drink with entry
*Tertulia is a 5-10 minute walk from 19th Street BART Station. Entrance is ground level and wheelchair accessible
12/07/2019 Oakland As pitcher Liam Hendriks and his wife Kristi join the East Bay Animal PAC to talk about their work to encourage adoption and efforts to end animal abuse. Also a chance to enjoy A's World Series trophies, vintage uniforms, batting cage and photo booth.
12/07/2019 Saturday, December 7th 2019
Occupy Ruthie's Birthday Party
Hey Everyone!
You are all invited to come to my birthday party!
We've had a tough year of sickening badness
but a beautiful, amazing year with lots of activism and love and support
...Let's celebrate our wonderful friendships and solidarity!
It'll be on Saturday night, December 7th for dinner from 6 pm on...
(vegetarian potluck -- keep it simple, you don't have to go to any trouble)
and drinks (bring a bottle of something to share if you like; we'll have plenty too,
or just bring yourself!). No presents!
I LOVE having everyone together so we can all catch up and share the love!
Take out your calendar right now and write it down... I can't wait to see you guys!
Love and Solidarity,
Ruthie's apartment: 105 Palm Avenue #6 SF CA 94118
(One block north of Geary and one block east of Arguello,
cross street is Euclid.)
38 and 38R Geary bus stops 1 block away
12/07/2019 Saturday, December 7 at 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
2940-16th St., San Francisco
(Between Mission and South Van Ness)
The Northern California Farabundo Marti front for National Liberation (fmln) and the Bay Area chapter of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
End of the Year Celebration
music and dancing
$10 entrance
food and drinks sold separately
facebook: San Francisco Bay Area C.I.S.P.E.S.
12/07/2019 Progressive Talk: Impeachment Hearings, Social Media, Dem Debates 5, and More
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Saturday, December 7, 2019 7:00 PM
Au Coquelet 2000 University Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
12/08/2019 Sunday, December 8 and come spend Bill of Rights Day with us at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.
We are excited to recognize bold Bay Area leaders and celebrate a year of successes for civil rights and civil liberties in California.
We've been working hard this year to secure monumental wins for justice and equity across the state. It's time to get together and enjoy an afternoon in Oakland with our community partners and supporters.
Sunday, December 8, 11:30 a.m.
Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 Ninth Street Oakland, CA 94607
12/10/2019 Tuesday, December 10, 4:00 PM
Screening of Jerusalem...the East Side Story
Peacock Hall, Rossmoor, Walnut Creek
Jerusalem & The East Side Story squeezes nearly one hundred years of history into an hour or so of cinema. It mainly exposes the past forty years of Israeli military occupation policies in Jerusalem and their devastating impact on the city and its peoples.
The film meticulously explains how the Israeli occupation authorities have administratively installed a system of occupation that is sugar-coated with a legal wrap, but leads to the same end as all the other measures of the occupation: to contain and control Palestinian demographic growth through destroying Palestinian livelihoods and creating a reality that is designed to encourage the Palestinians to choose to leave rather than stay and demand their rights.
The intention of the documentary is to bring the Palestinian struggle for freedom and independence to light. Director Mohammed Alatar hopes and prays that people will realize today's bitter reality in Jerusalem and do what it takes to bring peace to this troubled city.
Contact: Mary Izett (
12/11/2019 Wed December 11, 2019 at 7:30 pm
The People's Truth -film
Theater: Emeryville, CA
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12/13/2019 Friday, December 13 from 6pm-8pm
Mayor's Arreguin's First Annual Holiday Party
Save the date for my first annual holiday party and food drive! It will be taking place on Friday, December 13 from 6pm-8pm at Gilman Brewing Company, 912 Gilman Street. No need to RSVP, just show up with canned food or a monetary donation. Wearing an ugly sweater is optional, but recommended. Contact my office if you have any questions. More details are forthcoming. Hope to see you there!
12/13/2019 Friday Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
2019 Short Film Competition
11 Short Film Finalist
from 635 Submissions
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
* Reserved Seating for Pre-Paid Ticket Holders 7:00-7:15pm
* Door Cash Sales begin at 7:15pm
Pt Richmond's Biggest Little Cinema
Point Richmond Community Ctr
139 Washington Ave
12/14/2019 Saturday, December 14th 6:00-9:00 PM
Diablo Room @ Rossmoor
3400 Golden Creek Road, Walnut Creek
11th Annual
Peace Awards Dinner
Join us in honoring the work of peacemakers in our community with a fabulous dinner with wine, silent auction and a live performance from Diablo Taiko!
We are proud to announce that we will be honoring the community groups "Youth vs. Apocalypse" as well as "Friends of Scott and Taun Hall" with our Local Heroes for Peace Award for 2019.
Paul Larudee will be our keynote speaker for the evening and will also be receiving our Lifetime Peacemaker Award!
Tickets: $65 for public, $50 for members
12/14/2019 Saturday, December 14 @ 7:30 pm
Roy Zimmerman: RiZe Up
Berkeley Fellowship of UUs
1924 Cedar St Berkeley, CA
$20 suggested donation, sliding scale
pay what you can
Roy Zimmerman
12/14/2019 Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PM
San Francisco's longest running spoken word series features mind-blowing science fiction, literary fiction, queer memoir, and tons more! Featuring amazing guest host Maggie Tokuda-Hall!
Who: Meg Elison, Megan O'Keefe, Zoe Young, Alvin Orloff, Olga Zilberbourg, Amanda Rosenberg, and guest host Maggie Tokuda-Hall!
How much: $5 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit a local non-profit TBA
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
About Writers With Drinks:
Writers With Drinks has won numerous "Best ofs" from local newspapers, and has been mentioned in 7x7, Spin Magazine and one of Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels. The spoken word "variety show" mixes genres to raise money for local causes. The award-winning show includes poetry, stand-up comedy, science fiction, fantasy, romance, mystery, literary fiction, erotica, memoir, zines and blogs in a freewheeling format.
12/15/2019 Sunday, December 15
We cordially invite you to join us in writing letters and solidarity cards on Sunday, December 15
Every year, near International Human Rights Day, we hold a "write-a-thon" to generate hundreds of letters of support on behalf of prisoners of conscience and other individuals at risk around the world. This is part of Amnesty International's global Write For Rights (W4R) campaign, started in 2007 by a local chapter in Poland. We cordially invite you to join us in writing letters and solidarity cards on
Sunday, December 15. 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(please drop by anytime)
Where: CUESA Farmers Market
Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
Palm Plaza area of the square (near Jack's Cabin)
Webster and Water St
12/15/2019 Sunday, December 15th, 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Greens and Supporters,
Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. Well have good fun, yummy food, and open dialogue at the 2019 Annual Potluck Holiday Party
It's Your Move Games and Hobbies
4920 Telegraph Ave., in North Oakland
Please bring a drink or dish of your choice to share!
12/16/2019 MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 " NOON
The Pushout film
Referred to as high school dropouts in national statistics and common parlance, many of these youth are actually pushouts, trying to stay enrolled in school against the odds. The Pushouts tells the story of the one-in-three Latino and Black students nationally who do not graduate, are pushed into continuation schools, low-paying jobs, andtoo oftenthe criminal justice and mass incarceration systems. It also tells the remarkable story of Victor Rios evolution from school pushout and Oakland gang member to UC professor, author, and thought leader on the school-to-prison pipeline.
Discussion and Q&A immediately following the screening with director/producer/writer Katie Galloway and producer/co-director Dawn Valadez
12/16/2019 Dec 16 Monday Night PlayGround! at 8 pm
at Berkeley Rep in Berkeley
For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.  Barry Lopez
PlayGround celebrates the holidays PlayGround-style on Monday, December 16, 8pm with the next round of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, featuring six original ten-minute plays inspired by this month's topic
12/19/2019 Tuesday, December 19, 7:00 PM
A Forum with Nolan Higdon
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center
1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette
Nolan Higdon will discuss the latest book release, United States of Distraction by City Lights Publishing.
Join us on Thursday, December 19th as Dr. Nolan Higdon discusses his latest book with Mickey Huff, United States of Distraction by City Lights Publishing. The book is a powerful critique of how manipulation of media gives rise to disinformation, intolerance, and divisiveness, and how we can fight back. Written in the spirit of resistance and hope, United States of Distraction offers a clear, concise appraisal of our current situation, and presents readers with action items for how to improve it.
TICKETS: $10 pre-registered / $15 at the door / STUDENTS FREE!
12/21/2019 Saturday-Sunday, December 21-22, 10:00 AM
The 49th Annual KPFA Holiday Craft Fair
Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way, South Marina District, Richmond
The 49th Annual Craneway Craft Fair  formerly known as the KPFA Crafts Fair  is a Bay Area cultural treasure. The Fair takes place December 21 & 22, 10am-5pm both days in the gorgeous Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA and benefits Berkeleys KPFA 94.1 public radio  speaking truth to power daily!
The Fair showcases 200 juried and diverse exhibitors, including both master artisans and emerging newcomers. Their original art and crafts fill the pavilion along with fair trade and non-profit vendors, live entertainment by a roster of Bay Area musicians, and food catered by the local company GDC Kitchen  a minority, woman, and veteran-owned catering business.
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January 2020

Event Start DateEvent
01/07/2020 Tuesday, January 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Changing Climate: Aligning Tech, Policy, Activism, & Equity
DXLabs, 690 18th St, Oakland
We are facing the crisis of our times. Climate change is an existential risk that will drastically change every part of our lives and society. We are each called to work on this issue in many different ways and it is important that we align on a common direction and purpose for the changes we need.
This workshop calls together a diverse crowd of activists, futurists, technologists, scientists, and policymakers to examine emerging trends and map out visions of the future to help inform our actions today.
Danielle Plat - Political Lead Bay Area Sunrise Movement
Shayna H. Hirshfield-Gold - Oaklands 2030 Equitable Climate Action Plan Lead
Other Speakers: TBD
Facilitator - Evan McEldowney Sunrise Tech Lead
6:00 pm - Mixing and Light Snacks
6:15pm - 6:30pm Introductions and Community Building
6:30pm - 7:00pm Kickoff Panel
7:00pm - 8:45pm Speculative Future Climate Workshop
8:45pm - 9:00pm Connect and Wrap Up
01/12/2020 General Organizing Meeting - Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests
Sunday, January 12, 2020 (every second Sunday)
The Long Haul 3124 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
(Across the street from La Pena and the Starry Plough, and 2 blocks from Ashby BART station)
* Please refrain from wearing fragrance products to accommodate the chemically injured *
01/18/2020 Saturday, January 18, 2020
11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
2020 Women's March / San Francisco
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Civic Center Plaza
335 McAllister St San Francisco, CA 94102
Check here for current info and event details on the 2020 Womens March in San Francisco: As in past years, expect many expressions of political discontent -- some not directly relat...
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April 2020

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04/04/2020 15th Annual Walk Against Rape
Saturday, April 4th 2020
The Women's Building
3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Join us on Saturday, April 4th for San Franciscos 15th Annual Walk Against Rape! The Walk Against Rape is a 2.2 mile march through the Mission District of San Francisco. We march to RAISE AWARENESS about sexual violence; to EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITIES about services for survivors and programs to educate and end sexual violence; to RAISE MONEY for San Franciscos only community based rape crisis center; to CREATE COMMUNITY; and to MAKE VISIBLE WHAT HAS HISTORICALLY BEEN SILENCED AND INVISIBLE.

While registration is FREE, participants are invited to raise funds and awareness in support of services for survivors of rape and sexual assault. All proceeds will benefit San Francisco Women Against Rapes services for survivors of rape and sexual assault.

SFWAR offers the following programs and services: 24-Hour Crisis Line, Counseling and Support Groups, Case Management, Prevention Education, Medical and Legal Advocacy, and Community Organizing. All services are free, confidential, and available in a multitude of languages.

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