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September 2019

Event Start DateEvent
09/01/2019 SEP1
Our Revolution East Bay Monthly Meeting
Public · Hosted by Our Revolution - East Bay
Sunday at 4 PM  6 PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1606 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley, California 94709
09/04/2019 Wed, Sep 4 7pm
one night only at Elmwood Theater in Berkeley
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel
Q&A with director Catherine Butler
American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant Oklahomans are rising up to challenge deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine. Labeled as "heretics" for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Especially those interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections for women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ communities. These American Heretics are still interested in saving you from hell, but it's the earthly one, where poverty, discrimination and nationalism oppress those "who are the least among us."
09/04/2019 SEP4
Fighting For Our Right To Choose
Public · Hosted by Royal Chambers
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 2 PM
California State Capitol
1315 10th St, Sacramento, California 95814
09/06/2019 Basta !!! Free Chelsea Manning & Julien Assange Oakland Weekly Friday Vigil tabeling
Friday September 06 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Organizer/Author orion
Location Details
09/07/2019 10th Annual GLIDE Legacy Gala
Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:00 pm
August Hall
420 Mason Street San Francisco, CA 94102
Throughout the evening, guests will enjoy:
" Tasting menus from top SF restaurants
" Open Bar until 10:00 pm
" Vanity Portrait Studio Sessions
" Award-winning music from DJ KingMost
" The internationally renowned GLIDE Ensemble and the Change Band
09/07/2019 Saturday, September 7, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
East Bay Rock the Congress
Berkeley City College, 2050 Center St, Berkeley
A Progressive Coalition Event Promoting Civic Engagement
" Reinforce the importance of activism grounded in the strength of our diversity and the power of our unity
" Engage new activists in an array of choices to become involved, tailored to individual interests, skills, and experience
" Recharge seasoned activists, event organizers, and group leaders with opportunities to broaden the movement's collective impact in 2020
" Keynote presentations, panel discussions, and interactive breakouts featuring recognized leaders in electoral politics and issue-based advocacy, including:
" Aimee Allison, Founder and President of She the People
" Kathryn Durham-Hammer, President, Diablo Valley Democratic Club and Lead, Indivisible ReSisters Walnut Creek
" Demnius Johnson III, Councilmember, City of Richmond, CA
" Shawn Kumagal, City Council Member, City of Dublin
and many more
" Attendees will be able to:
" Dive into activist groups' national strategies to achieve victory in 2020
" Explore regional and local grassroots initiatives: coalition-building to flip districts and protect them, updates on collaborative work in progress, youth activism, the latest technology for organizing, anti-oppression organizing, and more
Click Here to Register
09/08/2019 On September 8th, we will be at the Solano Stroll, both marching in the parade and canvassing at our Bernie Booth - More information to come in August.
09/08/2019 Tabling and outreach for Bernie 2020
Solano Stroll and Parade - Sunday, September 8th - Hold the date!!!! We will need volunteers at the booth and also to take part in the parade!! Details will be coming soon!!
Our Revolution East Bay
09/08/2019 Sunday, 9/8, is the Solano Stroll in Albany and North Berkeley! -- This is the biggest event we've done over the years, with over 200,000 people walking up and down Solano Ave. in Albany and North Berkeley! Lots of other organizations will have tables there too, as well as artisans, businesses, and food vendors. It's a great fun event, and a huge opportunity for us to connect with others from across northern Alameda county, and beyond.
09/08/2019 September 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Green Sunday (9/8): Dr. Jack Rasmus on "Trump's Economy: Trade Wars, Tax Cuts, and Recession"
As part of the presentation, Dr. Rasmus will share some of the quantitative data and analyses from his forthcoming book, "The Scourge of Neoliberalism: US Policy from Reagan to Trump",Clarity Press, October 1, 2019, which raises the theme: Neoliberalism entered a crisis after 2008-09 and Trump represents a desperate effort to restore it in a new aggressive, virulent form which requires a fundamental restriction of civil liberties and restructuring of the American democratic system.
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., near Alcatraz, Oakland
09/11/2019 September 11, 3:00-10:00pm
15th Annual 9/11 Truth Film Festival
Deconstructing a Myth With Truth
at Grand Lake Theater in Oakland
09/11/2019 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7pm-10pm
September 11, 1973 Remembrance Day
La Pena in Berkeley
Join the Chilean Exile Community and friends in commemorating the anniversary of the 1973 Chilean coup detat, which ousted the democratically elected government of President Salvador Allende and lead to the disappearance and murders of thousands of Chileans. This event includes a candlelight vigil, songs of resistance, poetry, and visual art.
FREE / Donations Welcome
09/12/2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
EFF Pioneer Awards 2019
Delancey Street's Town Hall Room
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
We are proud to present awards to this year's winners:
danah boyd: Trailblazing Technology Scholar
Oakland Privacy: Influential Surveillance-fighting Group
William Gibson: Groundbreaking Cyberpunk Author
And joining us as this year's keynote speaker, Adam Savage!
Every year, EFF opens nominations to the public to recognize leaders on the electronic frontier who are extending freedom and innovation in the realm of information technology. Their contributions may be technical, social, legal, academic, economic, or cultural. The celebration will include drinks, bytes, and excellent company. Join us!
Thursday, September 12, 2019
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Delancey Street's Town Hall Room
600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Event Schedule:
6:00 pm Reception
7:30 pm Awards ceremony
9:00 pm Post-event mingling
Tickets are $65 for current EFF members and $75 for general admission.
09/12/2019 Democratic Debate Watch Party
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4:30 PM
Public · Hosted by Pundit and Bobby G's Pizzeria
Bobby G's Pizzeria 2072 University Ave, Berkeley, California 94704
Pundit, a political-tech startup, will be hosting our second watch party for the Democratic Debate on September 12open to all!
09/12/2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 4 PM  8 PM
September Debate Watch with Bernie
Gilman Brewing Company, 912 Gilman St., Berkeley
Please join Our Revolution East Bay in watching the DNC debate with Bernie Sanders. Doors open at 4 pm and the debate begins at 5 pm - Come early and order food and beverages.
09/12/2019 Thu, Sep 12, 4:30  8:00 PM in 5 hours
The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, CA
On September 12, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 8 pm, join the debate watch party to watch Senator Warren take the stage and learn about the big, structural change that Elizabeth Warren is fighting for in...
09/14/2019 Saturday, September 14th, 2019, from 11 am- 9 pm,
San Franciscos 41st Palestine Cultural Day:
From the Bay to Jerusalem
41 Years of Celebrating Culture & Building Bridges
The Palestinian-American Coalition (PAC) of the San Francisco Bay Area invites you to the 41st Annual Palestine Cultural Day: From the Bay to Jerusalem. The free event will take place on Saturday, September 14th, 2019, from 11 am- 9 pm, at the at Foster City Park & Recreation Center, located at 650 Shell Boulevard, Foster City, CA 94404.
Palestine Cultural Day features activities for all to enjoy, including traditional Palestinian cuisine, live music, dancing, art, and fashion. This years program includes performances by stand-up comedians and other guests. We are thrilled to announce that Palestinian-American, Congressional candidate Ammar Campa Najjar, is this years keynote speaker.
The event is open to the public. All are welcome and encouraged to join. Last years festivalwas attended by more than five thousand people, including 14 elected officials, and once again we look forward to celebrating and sharing Palestines diverse culture and rich heritage with the San Francisco Bay Area community. Please see the flyer below and the Facebook event page for additional details.
09/14/2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:30 AM - noon
Dear 1021 Medicare for All supporter,
THE POWER TO HEAL: MEDICARE AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT is an hour-long public television documentary that describes a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for everyone. Narrated by Danny Glover.
Rialto Cinemas Cerrito 10070 San Pablo Ave. El Cerrito
Free of charge 10:15 AM
09/15/2019 Sean Penn discusses his upcoming novel BOB HONEY SINGS JIMMY CRACK CORN
Sun, Sep 15
September 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tickets: $28.50 (includes a signed copy of Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn)
Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA
From Bob Honey Sings Jimmy Crack Corn--Sean Penn's madcap follow-up to his debut novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, which was hailed by authors as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Jane Smiley, and Paul...
09/16/2019 Join the CALL TO ACTION organized by A Day Without Immigrants SF on Monday, September 16, 2019 to protest the encaging of our children, migrant family, and friends. We are in crises with what is occurring at the border, and at detention centers housing young children and adults in a inhumane conditions! CLOSE the CAMPS! FREE the Children! Amnesty Now!
More info at the event page:
09/16/2019 Mon, Sep 16, 7:00  11:59 PM
Wheeler Hall Auditorium
Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA
From The Simpson Literary Foundation, Rare Bird, and UC Berkeley present Sean Penn in the Maude Fife room at Wheeler Hall Sean Penn has been making powerful, fearless films for over three decadesand...">

09/17/2019 Tuesday, September 17, 7:30 PM
KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents: AMITAV GHOSH: Gun Island
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley
Gun Island is a globetrotting, folkloric adventure novel about family that tells the story of a world on the brink, of increasing displacement and unstoppable transition. It is exactly what is needed. It is also a story of hope, of a man whose faith in the world and the future is restored by two remarkable women.
Amitav Ghosh, an Indian writer and winner of the 54th Jnanpith Award, is the author of the bestselling Ibis Trilogy, which includes Sea of Poppies (short-listed for the 2008 Man Booker Prize), River of Smoke, and Flood of Fire. His most recent non-fiction book The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable (2016) bravely addresses why modern literature has failed to address issues of climate change, and how radical transformation due to nature has become unthinkable.
$12 advance tickets :: T: 800-838-3006 or Pegasus Books (3 sites), Moes,Books Inc (Berkeley), Walden Pond Bookstore, East Bay Books, Mrs. Dalloways
$15 door, benefits KPFA Radio 94.1FM
09/17/2019 SEP17
San Francisco: Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 PM  9 PM
518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics
Hosted by Diablo Rising Tide - DiRT
Our dear friend and long time direct action organizer Lisa Fithian has released a new book, called "Shut It Down Stories from a Fierce, Loving Resistance," and we're excited to host her in the Bay Area.
09/18/2019 The 2019 San Francisco Improv Fest
SFIF returns for its 300th year (we'll check that number) and 3rd at PianoFight with over 30 groups from around the country.
Weds-Sat, Sept 18-21, GET TICKETS
Back again, the West Coast's premiere festival of made up jokes, The 2019 San Francisco Improv Festival, takes over PianoFight for the third straight year to present over 30 teams from around the country
Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
Neyborly's Poet's Corner
2043 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
WE'RE CELEBRATING REBECCA'S Kaplan Oakland City Council person's 49TH BIRTHDAY!
EVERETT AND JONES 126 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607
5:00PM - 7:00PM
Join us by donating here!
Please RSVP now to join our host committee or get your tickets early. We have great news! Providing some musical entertainment will be Emma's Revolution!;3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR1bHPYjtGnh9OHisf8Uc6JER-lpVv7igCxnalXGjqzC84XPwm13bh1XSq4
09/21/2019 Saturday September 21, 2019 5:30 pm , 6 pm dinner
Task Force on the Americas Annual Dinner
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin, 240 Channing Way, San Rafael, California
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Guest Speaker: Karen Spring
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way San Rafael, California
5:30 PM Social Hour & Artesania
6:30 PM Dinner " Speaker
Music by the Duo Madeleine Zayas and Fenia Torres
Karen Spring, pictured with husband Edwin Espinal, in Honduras. Edwin was recently released from prison.
Karen is a human rights defender, researcher, and, currently, the Honduras-based Coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network (HSN). She works to educate North Americans about US and Canadian foreign policy in Honduras and Central America, with particular emphasis on the impacts privatization of public sector services and the effects of militarization on human rights.
$50-100 per person
You can make reservations online.
09/21/2019 THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW - Solo performance stars Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon join forces to present new monologues on the life in the Age of Trump. An evening of laughing and thinking, covering topics including how to deal with a family member whos all in for the Donald when youre not, trying to turn red congressional seats blue, #MeToo and more. If you like Trump, youll hate this show! One night only!
GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW with Brian Copeland and Charlie Varon
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
Altarena Playhouse
                    1409 High Street, Alameda, CA 94501
For tickets you can visit or call the Altarena  Playhouse Box Office at 510-523-1553.
09/22/2019 Jesse Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín
Join me in West Berkeley for afternoon party supporting my re-election campaign on Sunday, September 22nd at 4pm.
We'll be meeting at the home of boona cheema, at 1208 Peralta Avenue in Berkeley. Click here to join us!
As Mayor, I am committed to preserving the diversity of our city, and to building opportunity so that our city works for everyone. I am proud of the work that we have done to fight for a future where every child born in Berkeley, every family who lives here or decides to move here can get a fair shot at reaching for their dreams.
Progress takes time, and we have more of this critical work ahead of us. I need your help to continue moving Berkeley forward, and hope you can attend our next neighborhood campaign event to help us get there. RSVP at this link to join us on September 22nd!
Gratefully, Jesse Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín
09/23/2019 Monday, September 23rd, 6-8pm, Aurora Theater, Berkeley
How We'll Win in 2020
A Special Conversation with CA 21 Community Leaders:
Strategies for Elections + Census
Camila Chávez, Dolores Huerta Foundation Executive Director
Benny Corona, CA 21 Field Organizer (2018) and community organizer in southern Central Valley
Rey León*, Mayor of the City of Huron
Raymond Lerma*, Mayor of the City of Corcoran
Ruth López*, Hanford civic engagement activist and leader
Bryan Osorio, Delano City Council Member
Pam Whalen Dolores Huerta Foundation Director of Organizing
09/24/2019 Presents
A Better Way to Vote
Tuesday, 9/24/19 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
at Berkeley Bowl West Community Room above Cafe
920 Heinz Ave Berkeley
Presentation and discussion by Felix Sargent, chair Center for Election Science
09/26/2019 Thursday, September 26, 2019
Rose Foundation's 2019 Film Fest
First Unitarian Church of Oakland
685 14th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
5:30pm - 6:30pm: Reception
6:30pm - 9:30pm: Short Films
Enjoy delicious, sustainable food -- this year includes gourmet mac 'n cheese and taco stations!
Watch engaging short films highlighting bold and beautiful stories of grassroots activism for our communities and the environment (Film lineup will be announced soon!)
Mix and mingle with the dynamic Rose Foundation community
Bid for your chance to win fantastic silent auction items
Buy your special stainless steel Rose Foundation pint cup  get bottomless beer and wine all night, and take your cup home as a souvenir!
09/28/2019 September 28, 2019  12:00 PM
British Consulate General San Francisco
1 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Join us in Solidarity with #FreeAssange supporters around the globe!
@WiseUpAction @JA_Defence have monthly protests in support of Julian Assange. We will join them in solidarity as they return to Belmarsh Prison after almost six months. We mark the end of Julians prison sentence for violating bail conditions whilst seeking political asylum to protect his life and work from US persecution.
09/29/2019 Sunday, September 29th from 1-5 PM / Civic Park, Walnut Creek Bring your family and friends to this FREE event! Our goal is to not only celebrate our 50th ANNIVERSARY and the longevity of the Center,

October 2019

Event Start DateEvent
10/03/2019 Mill Valley Film Festival
MVFF42 OCT. 3-13
10/05/2019 My Voting Rights Task Force is now preparing to hold our 3rd National Election Integrity Conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 in Berkeley at the South Berkeley Senior Center. (We've done it twice before, in 2016 and 2017.) We've entitled this one: "The Coming 2020 Election Crisis - In Paper We Trust". You can learn much more about it by going to our new website
10/05/2019 Oct 5 and 6th 2019
My Voting Rights Task Force is now preparing to hold our 3rd National Election Integrity Conference on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 and 6 in Berkeley at the South Berkeley Senior Center. (We've done it twice before, in 2016 and 2017.) We've entitled this one: "The Coming 2020 Election Crisis - In Paper We Trust". You can learn much more about it by going to our new website - nvrtf for National Voting Rights Task
10/16/2019 Venezuela: Embassy Protection Collective Speaks

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

Join us to hear from three of the Embassy Protection Collective. Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese from Washington DC and David Paul from San Francisco will be touring Northern California to speak about the latest on Venezuela and what local activists can do to oppose the US blockade against the South American country. After 37 days of struggle to protect the Venezuelan Embassy, Kevin Zeese, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Dr. Adrienne Pine, and David Paul were arrested by federal agents and are currently fighting the charges against them.

Co-sponsored by the BFUU Social Justice Committee (SJC), the International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity, and Task Force on the Americas

Suggested Donation: $10  20 to cover event costs. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible.

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10/16/2019 Wednesday October 16th 2019 " 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Green Room at the SF War Memorial and Performing Arts Center
Our 9th Annual Action Speaks Louder Than Pink  Food for Thought dinner is next month, and we're excited to see everyone who's already purchased their tickets! Don't miss out on what's sure to be a powerful evening. Early-Bird tickets are still available, but ticket prices will go up after Thursday, September 26, so get your tickets today and tell your friends!
10/29/2019 Imprisoning a Palestinian Generation: Film & Discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:00 PM-9:3 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley

This program starts with the film "Imprisoning A Generation", 50 minutes, courtesy of UUJME and Anemoia Projects. Next will be 15-20 minute presentations by Zeiad Abbas, of Middle East Children's Alliance, concerning Palestinian children's needs and services, and Priscilla Wathington, of Defense for Children International/Palestine, concerning current developments. For the final 20-30 minutes, a Jewish Voice for Peace representative will state their organization's position, briefly summarize the other speakers' presentations, and conduct an audience question period.Much of the discussion is expected to focus on H.B. 2047. This bill would make U.S. aid to Israel dependent on eliminating abusive military incarceration of Palestinian children.

Ph: 510-841-4824

Suggested Donation: $15  20. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Wheelchair accessible.

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