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April 2019

Event Start DateEvent
04/01/2019 Please join us on Monday, April 1, at Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre as we conclude our 25th Season of Monday Night PlayGround with a special evening of six environmentally-themed plays as part of our annual Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival. And immediately after the show, you're invited to a reception in the Roda Theatre lobby where we'll raise a glass to the 25th Season and the artists who make it all possible!
April 1, 2019 at 8pm (NOTE: NEW DATE!)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Topic: BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS
Tickets: $15-$30
http://playground-sf.org/monday/
04/03/2019 Why Does Cuba Matter? A Presentation by Professor Rafael Betancourt of Havana, Cuba (RENTAL)
April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
FREE ADMISSION
Join us for Why Does Cuba Matter? presented by Professor Rafael Betancourt of Havana, Cuba.
Recent transformations in the Cuban political and economic system form part of an alternative model of development to those currently existing in the region and other parts of the Global South. What are these principal changes? What may be the impact of the new constitution? What model of socialism is being crafted in Cuba and what are its perspectives? What can it contribute to other countries if it succeeds?
Sponsored by SOL Economics
https://lapena.org/event/why-does-cuba-matter/?mc_cid=96681bf43a&mc_eid=83c795cf68
04/03/2019 Dana Frank
The Long Honduran Night:
Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup
April 3, Wednesday, 7:30 pm
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Avenue, Berkeley
Hosted by Diana Martinez
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4054654

04/05/2019 Friday, April 5 - Sunday, May 5
US Premiere of Scenes From 71* Years
Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco
US Premiere of Scenes From 71* Years brings Palestinian lives to the stage.
A picnic interrupted by soldiers. Never-ending lines. Sunbathing in the shadow of a tank. Palestinian-Irish playwright Hannah Khalil draws from stories of family and friends to reveal the real human story: the dreams, comedy, sadness, and frustrations of daily life in the shadow of the separation wall.
Join us for the U.S. premiere of Scenes From 71* Years, a James Tait Black Award-nominated play directed by University of Oregon professor Malek Najjar and featuring cast members from the Bay Area Palestinian community.
Tickets are $1538
Buy tickets here https://www.goldenthread.org/2019-season/scenes/tickets/
04/06/2019 WALK AGAINST RAPE

Saturday April 6th, 2019

SF Women Against Rape

The Women's Building
3543 18th St. San Francisco, CA

10AM - 2:30PM

2.2 mile march

Empower survivors, their friends, families and supporters to break the silence by walking together on the streets against rape. Declare that San Francisco will not tolerate sexual violence.
04/06/2019 Saturday, April 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Mumia Abu-Jamal: An Evening for Justice and Freedom
St. John's Presbyterian Church, 2727 College Ave at Garber, Berkeley
Speakers: Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Pam Africa, Judith Ritter, Jeff Mackler, and Mumia Abu-Jamal via phone
Email jmackler [at] lmi.net
Phone 510-268-9429
04/10/2019 We believe in film's power
to change the world
The 62nd SFFILM Festival takes place April 1023
at venues across San Francisco and the East Bay
https://sffilm.org/calendar/
04/11/2019 https://www.mercycorps.org/events/san-francisco-humanitarians-travelogue
Location: 188 Embarcadero (enter on Steuart Street), San Francisco, CA 94105
Free! RSVP here : https://www.mercycorps.org/san-francisco-humanitarians-travelogue-rsvp
Doors & Reception: 6:30 p.m., Program: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
One year, 12 countries, 70,000 photos. From the front lines of the war in Yemen to the rice fields of Indonesia, Mercy Corps photographer Ezra Millstein travels the world capturing incredible shots of our work in action. Hear Ezra share the remarkable stories behind his most memorable photos and videos of 2018, and how your support is transforming the lives of people in crisis.
Mercy Corps has always taken particular pride in our photography, embracing the philosophy that it is a crucial way to share stories and connect people around the world. Come learn how.
About the Speaker

Ezra Millstein has worked as the Senior Content Producer at Mercy Corps since 2017, documenting the organizations work in over 40 countries. Millstein previously spent 10 years as the Staff Photographer at Habitat for Humanity International and has also worked for World Wildlife Fund, International Rescue Committee, the National Geographic Society, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Swaziland. Millstein has created award-winning documentaries that have been featured in film festivals around the world. India is one of his favorite countries to photograph; he got his start in photography by spending a year traveling throughout the country with one camera and a backpack full of film. He lives in Portland, OR with his wife Darla and daughter Isabel. You can see his work at ezramillstein.com.
04/11/2019 Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 7:30pm-9pm
La Pena in Berkeley
Glenn Branch on The year in anti-science-education legislation
This critical thinking-focused organization meets Every Second Thursday of the month with a different topic and guest speaker for every conversational meeting.
FREE / Donations Encouraged
04/12/2019 4-12-19 at 7:30 pm
Green Friday meets on the second Friday of the month in the Sierra Club's Bay Chapter office, 2530 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; the program runs from 7:30 to 9:00 including questions and discussion. Refreshments are served. A $3 donation is requested. Our programs present speakers and topics discussing the most important environmental issues of our time. All are welcome, Sierra Club members as well as nonmembers.
Green Friday on April 12 there will be a presentation by Wilford Welch, who will speak on his latest book, In Our Hands: A Handbook for Intergenerational Actions to Solve the Climate Crisis. This book provides readers with the inspiration and tools they need to get started in their personal lives, in their communities, and in their professional lives to resolve the global warming/climate crisis. Looking back from the year 2050, Wilford presents two plausible futures, one driven by climate denial and the politics of fear, the other by an inspired vision made manifest by effective individual and collective actions. We are not victims. We have a choice about the future we want for our children and ourselves. The opportunity is literally in our hands. Welch asks us to join in as we shape a national and global discussion and inspire those who are eager to rise to the occasion and make a difference.
04/12/2019 Rally & Speak-out re Julian Assange's arrest 4pm Friday 4/12 @ UK Consulate SF
1 Sansome Street, Suite 850 SF
Publishing the truth is not a crime. The attack on Assange threatens journalism in general and threatens our opposition to war/empire.
The attack and arrest by the British government and police on Julian Assange with the direct support of the US controlled Ecuadoran government and the US government is an attack on all journalists, whistleblowers and democracy. It is aimed at closing down all alternative media.
On Friday April 12th at 4PM there will be a protest at the UK consulate in San Francisco located at 1 Sansome St. near Market.
Please bring signs and any bull horns you have.
Also contact the media that people will be protested this outrageous attack on Julian.
Additionally we are supporting an international day of action on World Press Freedom Day on May 3 with a march from the UK consulate at 4 to the US Federal building with a rally at 5 PM.
04/13/2019 You're invited! Please click on the invitation to see more details and to RSVP.
East Bay Forum to Help Bernie Win in 2020
Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Church (BFUU)
1924 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA 94709
https://www.punchbowl.com/partypage/0989b44284bf145f/
04/13/2019 WRITERS WITH DRINKS: MIKE CHEN, PENG SHEPHERD & ARKADY MARTINE!
Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:
Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Make-Out Room
3225 22nd Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
March's Writers With Drinks features THREE acclaimed, outstanding debut speculative fiction authors. Plus feminist takes on gender and sexuality, hard-hitting journalism, and a punk rock pioneer's memoirs!When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 7 PMWho: Saskia Vogel, Susannah Breslin, Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Mike Chen, Arkady Martine and Peng ShepherdHow much: $5 to $20 sliding scale, all proceeds benefit a local nonprofit TBA
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-with-drinks-mike-chen-peng-shepherd-arkady-martine-tickets-59149702352?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTYxNDkzMDkvbGRwQGlnYy5vcmcvMA%;3D%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=attend
04/13/2019 Progressive Talk: Mueller Report, NZ Shooting, Tax Season, and More
Progressive Singles of the SF Bay Area
Saturday, April 13, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Au Coquelet
2000 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
Details
Progressive Talk is a monthly meetup to discuss the important political and social issues of the day. This meeting, which lasts for no more than two-and-a-half hours, combines dinner with stimulating conversation, covering topics brought forth by the...
Hosted by Anthony
https://www.meetup.com/Progressive-Singles-SF-Bay-Area/events/258140216/?rv=ea2_v2
04/13/2019 Sat, Apr 13 at 1:00 pm BAMPFA Berkeley
and
Sun, Apr 14 at 7:00 pm Victoria Theatre San Francisco
RAISE HELL: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins
As journalism comes under attack with constant cries of fake news, this hugely entertaining documentary about the fierce and fearless writer and social commentator reminds us of how wit and well-channeled vitriol can speak truth to power. Born into a wealthy Texas family and possessed of a razor-sharp pen, Ivins refused to conform to the restrictive Southern belle stereotypes and challenged the stuffy white boys club that defined journalism in the 60s and 70s. Filmmaker Janice Engels feature debut skillfully captures the intelligence, humor, and indefatigable spirit of a true pioneer. Audience Award Winner, SXSW Film Festiva
https://sffilm.org/event/raise-hell-the-life-times-of-molly-ivins/
04/13/2019 Sat, Apr 13 at 7:30 pm
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
We met a machine with a movement, says Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14th District), and thank goodness director Rachel Lears was there to capture it. Profiling four women (including AOC) of disparate backgrounds running grassroots political campaigns against established male incumbents, Lears depicts a fundamental moment when these (and other) remarkable women reminded the country that people really do have the power. Unforgettably depicting the candidates unflagging energy and commitment, Knock Down the House is an important and ebullient documentary about reclaiming democracy one seat at a time.
https://sffilm.org/event/knock-down-the-house/
04/16/2019 SF Film Festival: The Great American Lie (Jennifer Siebel Newsom)
Bay Area Film Society
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:30 PM (if on meetup, meet in Lobby or line at 6 pm)
Victoria Theatre
2961 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Description: We are currently living in one of the greatest periods of social and economic inequality in our nations history. Today, the top 0.1% of Americans own as much wealth as the bottom 90%. In 2017 alone, 82% of new wealth created went to the top 1%.
Meanwhile, one in five American children and one in eight American women live in poverty  despite us being one of the wealthiest countries on earth. Increasing inequality has created deep social, economic, and political divides. Clearly, the status quo is not working.
https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Film-Society/events/260098134/
04/17/2019 April 17 at 6:30 pm
Grand Lake Theater Oakland
Over three seasons in his endlessly fascinating, Emmy Award-winning CNN Original Series on life in the 21st century US, Bay Area cultural commentator, comedian, and author W. Kamau Bell has visited a vivid cross-section of American humanity from Ku Klux Klansmen to Alaskan Inuits to Portland hipsters to Appalachian coal miners to South Carolina Gullah. In this indelible episode from the shows fourth season, Bell travels to Mississippi where he meets with activists, providers, and others on the front lines in the fight for reproductive justice and reproductive rights for women in a state where those rights are severely limited. A conversation with Bell and moderator Anna Sale follows the screening.
https://sffilm.org/event/united-shades-of-america-season-4/
04/18/2019 HEALTH CARE FOR ALL!
How can we attain this goal in the most
effective, efficient and equitable manner?
Thursday, April 18th, 7 - 9 PM
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center
Sanctuary at Our Savior's Lutheran Church
1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette, CA
Join us for a viewing of FIX IT, a 38-minute
documentary that takes an in-depth look at our
dysfunctional health care system.
This system is unaffordable for a third of our
citizens, discourages health care professionals
and suffocates our businesses.
The viewing will be preceded by a short presentation,
followed by a panel discussion and Q&A
Panelists include:
Mary Boegel, MD, Dan Geiger, MBA, Pat Snyder, RN, PhD
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eg4v27qc4ea1db18&llr=tnm84jcab
04/18/2019 EFF's (Electronic Frontier Foundation) Third Annual Tech Trivia Night
April 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm
San Francisco
Join us for our third annual exploration of the fascinating, obscure, and trivial minutiae of digital security, online rights, and Internet culture. Its the ultimate technology quiz crafted by EFF experts and hosted by our very own CyberTiger Cooper Quintin.
Bring your friends (or make a few new ones)! We'll form teams of no more than eight, to compete to see which champion hive mind will take home the coveted Tech Trivia Tankards and EFF swag packs.
Registration includes one seat at a table, an answer form with a writing implement, delicious noms, and complimentary adult beverages.
EFFs Tech Trivia Night is a great opportunity to gather with peers in the tech community AND support the crucial fight for online civil liberties.
https://www.eff.org/event/effs-third-annual-tech-trivia-night-0
04/18/2019 African American Art & Culture Complex to Host Smoke & Mirrors: The War on Drugs Cannabis Exhibition

The African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco will serve as the site of Smoke & Mirrors: The War on Drugs." A cutting-edge exhibit that investigates the major implications of the War on Drugs campaign opening this Thursday, April 18.

Smoke & Mirrors: The War on Drugs opens with a free reception on Thursday, April 18th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm and includes The Women of Color in Cannabis Talk from 7:00 pm  8:30 pm.

FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Amber E. Senter of Supernova Women; Brittni Chicuata from the Human Rights Commission; Miz Chris & Chaney Turner of the Peoples Dispensary (TPD National); Lanese Martin of Hood Incubator; and Nina Parks of SF Equity Sessions.

Local artists from around the Bay Area will share their own personal experiences with the War on Drugs campaign in this interdisciplinary exhibition by exploring the dynamics surrounding cannabis and hemp production, its evolution in the political sphere, and facts about the healing properties of marijuana. In an interactive installation, visitors will be invited to share their own experiences with cannabis.

Artists for the exhibit include:

Aime Paule, Bushmama, Danielle Matthews, Darryl Thompson, Destiny Webster, Dulama LeGrande, Emory Douglas, Joe Budd, Karen Seneferu, Kaya Fortune, Keena Romano, Kufue, Lucretia Coleman Clark, Malik Seneferu, Melanin Buford, Nancy Cato, Nashomeh Lindo, Natty Rebel, Rachel Wolfe-Goldsmith, Safety First, Shannon Kibby, Smokie Arce, Taiwo & Kehinde, Timothy Bluitt, Voudux, and Worthy Foe. Co-curated by Melonie Green, Melorra Green and Worldly Sistah - Tracy Brown.

The exhibit will run through Saturday August 31, 2019 in the Hall of Culture Murals Room & Activism Alley. This space is located on the third floor of the complex at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94102.
04/19/2019 GOOD FRIDAY
April 19, 2019
LIVERMORE NUCLEAR WEAPONS LAB
Keeping Faith in the Face of Empire
Rev. Will McGarvey, preaching
Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County,
Pastor at Community Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg
Activist with Poor People's Campaign
MORNING SCHEDULE:
6:45 AM: Gathering Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads Livermore;
7:00 AM: Procession to gate, Stations of the Cross & non-violent acts of witness
10:00 AM - Noon: Community Gathering, Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore Light refreshments provided
Sponsored by Ecumenical Peace Institute/CALC
and Livermore Conversion Project
More information: (510) 990-0374 or (510) 654-4983
http://epicalc.org/
04/20/2019 David Cox' Assange + Putin + Paglen
Saturday April 20
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St. SF
Organizer/Author Craig Baldwin
Networks of surveillance and espionageand hacking--have become prime movers in political history...and the judgment is still pending on one of the charged fields lightning-rods, Julian Assange. Agent provocateur David Cox riffs through a raft of pro- and con- cine-essays afloat, including the crucial "Risk" by ex-SF cook Laura Poitras, as well as the latest from Adam Curtis. ALSO: In its West Coast debut, Mariam Ghanis "The Seen Unseen" looks into the after-lives of former black sites, operated by the CIA for rendition, interrogation, and torture. In person, Kathleen Quillian world-premieres her speculative collage "Immaculate Concussion", an inquiry into the nefarious potentials (incl. embassy noise weapons) of the spectrum. UCB golden-boy Trevor Paglen punts in a pair of pieces--one on his art-in-orbit! PLUS an opening salvo of satires of Trump and Putin, Caleb Foss "Amusement Park Home Movies Inspire the Algorithm", CIA filmstrips, and free vodka shots.*$8
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2019/02/03/18820968.php
04/21/2019 4-21-19 at 12:30 pm
New Film about Women in Cuba
at the New Parkway Theate 474 24th st. Oakland
$10 at the door
Mujeres En Revolution
http://www.thenewparkway.com/?page_id=14
04/23/2019 APR23
A Dangerous Idea Screening- Oakland
Public · Hosted by A Dangerous Idea and The New Parkway
6:30 PM  9:30 PM
The New Parkway
474 24th St, Oakland, California 94612
https://www.facebook.com/events/2247372805320887/
Join us in Oakland at The New Parkway Theater for a screening of A DANGEROUS IDEA.
Discussion and Q&A immediately following screening.
Guests: Director Stephanie Welch, Producer Jed Riffe, Editor Maureen Gosling
A dangerous idea has threatened the American Dream from the beginning  the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Such biological determinism provided an excuse for some of Americas most shameful history. And now its back.
04/24/2019 April 24 at 6:30 pm
A Dangerous Idea Screening-
Genetics and the American Dream
A Dangerous Idea and Rafael Theater
6:30 PM 9:30 PM
Rafael Theater
1118 Fouth st., San Rafael CA
adangerousideafilm.com/screening
Discussion and Q&A immediately following screening.
Guests: Director Stephanie Welch, Producer Jed Riffe, Editor Maureen Gosling
A dangerous idea has threatened the American Dream from the beginning the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Such biological determinism provided an excuse for some of Americas most shameful history. And now its back.
04/25/2019 Max Blumenthal (NEW!)
The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, & Donald Trump
April 25, Thursday, 7:30 pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Hosted by Nora Barrows-Friedman
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4191849
04/25/2019 Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 5:30 PM  7:30 PM
East Bay Animal PAC in conversation with Sen. Nancy Skinner
Hosted by East Bay Animal PAC
Temescal Works
490 43rd Street, Oakland, California 94609
Please join us for a conversation with California Senator Nancy Skinner. Senator Skinner has been a longtime ally for humane issues, scoring 100% on the Humane Society Legislative Fund's California Humane Scorecard when she was in the Assembly. Most recently, she introduced SB1138, which passed, requiring hospitals, healthcare facilities and prisons to offer plant-based meals to people in these institutions.
We're looking forward to seeing you! Please RSVP, then share this invitation! Refreshments will be served.
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/east-bay-animal-pac-in-conversation-with-sen-nancy-skinner-tickets-59922834812
https://www.facebook.com/events/2503304916411584/
04/25/2019 Progressive Democrats of America  San Francisco free public forum

SOS! Addressing the local/regional shelter shortage crisis with transitional villages


Cities throughout Californiaincluding San Francisco, Oakland, and San Josehave declared a shelter shortage crisis. Learn from a panel of advocates and service providers from throughout the Bay Area who are piloting and promoting Transitional Villages to address shelter service gaps.

Participating Organizations:
The East Oakland Collective
Richmond Safe Organized Spaces
Saint Francis Homelessness Challenge
SF Coalition on Homelessness

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Park Library Community Room
1833 Page Street. San Francisco
04/25/2019 April 25 at 7 pm
A Dangerous Idea Screening-
Genetics and the American Dream
A Dangerous Idea at Delancy st. Theater
600 Embarcadero San Francisco, CA
adangerousideafilm.com/screening
Discussion and Q&A immediately following screening.
Guests: Director Stephanie Welch, Producer Jed Riffe, Editor Maureen Gosling
A dangerous idea has threatened the American Dream from the beginning the belief that some groups and individuals are inherently superior to others and more deserving of fundamental rights. Such biological determinism provided an excuse for some of Americas most shameful history. And now its back.
04/25/2019 APR25 7 PM  9 PM
Over the Wall: Shorts + Panel Discussion
Public · Hosted by Roxie Theater and 3 others
OVER THE WALL features six short films focusing on the US-Mexico border, the wall, and the grave situation thousands of migrants, including children, are in today. The screening will be followed by a discussion with:
Jacqueline Brown Scott, Assistant Professor and Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic Supervising Attorney, USF.
Lariza Dugan-Cuadra, Executive Director at CARECEN SF, Central American Resource Center.
Mabel Jimenez-Hernandez, photographer, El Tecolote writer. Mabel has recently spent two weeks in Tijuana visiting safe houses, taking photographs and doing interviews.
Roxie Theater 3117 16th St, San Francisco, California 94103
Tickets www.roxie.com
https://www.facebook.com/events/560560977772231/
04/25/2019 APR25 7:30 PM  9 PM
Humorist Andy Borowitz in the Bay Area
Make America not Embrassing Again - tour
Public · Hosted by Andy Borowitz
Marin Center 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, California 94903
tickets.marincenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/324615484754406/
04/26/2019 Are 9-1-1 calls against black and brown people hate crimes? The verdict of Guilty or Not Guilty rests in the hands of the jurors.

On the eve of the courts decision the doors open into the bedrooms of the prosecutors, defendants, key witnesses, BBQ Becky and Permit Patty. What happens behind closed doors in matters of race can no longer be hidden when everybodys dirty laundry is exposed.

Written and directed by Bay Area playwright Jovelyn Richards and starring a cast of local actors, this new play is based on real life 9-1-1 calls.

9-1-1 Whats Your Emergency? premiered as a one-act play at La Peña Cultural Center in 2018 as an artistic response to the local 9-1-1 calls that made BBQ Becky and Permit Patty infamous on a national level. Act one examined how the 9-1-1 call is rooted in micro-aggression, yet can have irreparable consequences to communities of color.

We are so pleased to be presenting a groundbreaking second act, The Verdict, premiering April 26-27, 2019, which further examines the intersection of structural racism and personal psychological narratives that propel the calls.
04/26/2019 Apr 26, 2019  Apr 27, 2019
La Brava San Francisco
Brava Presents
Remember Los Siete
Brava presents Vero Majanos live cinema production. Part of the Remember Los Siete series of events commemorating 50 years of resistance.
https://www.brava.org/upcoming
04/27/2019 Join Bernie Sanders Kickoff event 4-27-19
Sanders campaign organizes nearly 4000 parties for April 27
https://map.berniesanders.com/
https://www.politico.com/story/2019/04/11/sanders-campaign-organizing-parties-1270247
https://www.facebook.com/OurRevolutionEastBay/
https://ourrevolution.com/groups/san-francisco-berniecrats/
04/28/2019 Sunday, 4/28, People's Park 50th Anniversary Celebration, Berkeley. There will be lots of music, and a few speakers, and we'll be there for most of the day, starting at 12 Noon. Today's event will conclude two weeks of events -- those events, along with the 4/28 schedule, are here: http://www.peoplespark.org/wp/

May 2019

Event Start DateEvent
05/01/2019 Wednesday, May 1st, May Day rally and march, Oakland. The Longshoreman's Union (ILWU) will be marching from Howard Terminal and should arrive at Oscar Grant Plaza by approximately 2:00 pm, for the 3:00 pm event scheduled there. So we'll be tabling there (in front of Oakland City Hall) starting at 2:00 pm! For more info, please see: http://sflaborcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/04-08-19Resolution-in-Support-of-May-Day-2019-International-Solidarity-for-Workers-Rights-and-Immigrant-Rights.pdf and: https://occupyoakland.org/event/international-workers-day-mobilization/?instance_id=309934
05/02/2019 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL | MAY 2-5, 2019
EARLY BIRD TICKET PACKAGES & PASSES
http://www.doclands.com/festival-info/
05/02/2019 When We Fight We Win: Building Community Power to Dismantle the Prison System

Recent years have seen important fights - and important wins - in the struggle to dismantle the prison system in California. From repealing sentence enhancements, to shutting down jail expansion plans, to working to restore voting rights to folks on parole.

Come hear from four incredible movement leaders at the frontline of these struggles about victories, strategies, and the importance of campaigns and coalitions in the continuing movement to dismantle the Prison Industrial Complex. Their stories will highlight the small and big ways you can also contribute to creating a more progressive vision of justice than mass incarceration.

Featuring:
Sandra Johnson, Senior Organizer, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC)/ All of Us or None (AOUON)
Eric Henderson, Policy Director, Initiate Justice
Ivette Alé & Amber-Rose Howard, Statewide Coordinators, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)

All proceeds from this event will go to LSPC/AOUON, Initiate Justice, and CURB, with specific focus on supporting this year's Quest for Democracy Day, an annual advocacy and rally day led by formerly incarcerated people and families with incarcerated loved ones to bring their voices to elected officials in Sacramento. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Tickets: $5-25 Sliding Scale. No one turned away for lack of funds. Available at:
https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/when-we-fight-we-win-2019
05/02/2019 Politicos Anna Palmer & Jake Sherman, Senior Writers for Politico & Authors of The Hill to Die On
THURSDAY, May 2, 2019  7:00 PM
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Road  Palo Alto
Price:
General: $15 Members; $22 Non-Members
Premium: $45 Members; $55 Non-Members
Politicos Palmer and Sherman offer a startling look at President Trumps first two years in office and all the power struggles happening in Washington DC.
Taking us behind the scenes to some of the most defining moments of our era, they highlight the gamesmanship, impulsiveness, fighting, backstabbing, and dealmaking happening amongst our political leaders. More importantly they share whats really at stake for our country and the lasting impact it will have on the American people.
https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2019-05-02/politicos-anna-palmer-and-jake-sherman-power-and-politics
05/04/2019 Saturday, May 4th 7 pm
South Berkeley Senior Center
2939 Ellis st. Berkeley CA
May Day Celebration
05/08/2019 May 8 at 7 pm
Commemorating the Nakba,
Palestine, Indigenous Rights and Black Lives Matter
Nick Estes, Lara Kiswani, Kristian Davis Bailey
Berkeley City College Auditorium
Presented by MECA mecaforpeace.org
05/11/2019 SURJ Bay Area Quest For Democracy Day Lobby Visit Workshop

Quest for Democracy Day (Q4D) is an annual statewide lobby day in Sacramento sponsored by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children/All Of Us Or None (LSPC/AOUON) for formerly-incarcerated people, family members with incarcerated loved ones, and allied organizations. Q4D supports pending legislation that affects people impacted by incarceration and for the second year in a row, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) is being asked to lobby alongside LSPC/AOUON members coming from all over California.

Workshop participants will learn how SURJ shows up to lobby in accountability with our partner organizations and the ways that policy combined with grassroots movement can be used as a tool for collective liberation.

Workshop participants can expect to...

-Learn about lobby visits and how they fit into SURJs larger framework
-Learn how SURJ shows up to lobby with our partners
-Practice speaking about policy to a legislative staffer
-Hear from our Policy partner, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, on their 2019 policy priorities!

Tickets are sliding scale, $0 - $10. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. This workshop is a fundraiser for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. Please bring a cash donation that is meaningful for you.

SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), Bay Area chapter, is part of a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. There are over 150 chapters and affiliates nationwide. 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.

When:
May 11, 2019 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Where:
Seneca Family of Agencies
6925 Chabot Road, Oakland, CA 94618

Tickets and more info:
https://www.surjbayarea.org/events/quest-democracy-workshop-20190511
05/12/2019 May 12, 2019
at La Brava in San Francisco
Diana Gameros in Concert: A Tribute to Mothers and Family Tradition
Brava Presents
Diana Gameros in Concert: A Tribute to Mothers and Family Tradition
Featuring Dianas mother Altagracia Estupiñan & grandmother Leonarda Renteria.
https://www.brava.org/upcoming

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