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January 2020

Event Start DateEvent
01/03/2020 January 3rd thru January 9th
CHRISTOPHER B. SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
1118 Fourth Street San Rafael, CA 94901
Each year the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences invites countries to submit a single film for consideration in the competitive category of Best International Film. This year 92 films have been accepted for competition and for the 16thconsecutive year, the Smith Rafael Film Center offers a sampling. This is a rare opportunity to view some of the most distinguished and award-winning works in international cinema.
Series curated by Joo Federici and Karen Davis
https://rafaelfilm.cafilm.org/for-your-consideration-2020/
01/04/2020 JAN4 12 PM  3 PM
SF Protest - Nat'l Day of Action US Troops Out of Iraq
Public · Hosted by Answer Coalition Bay Area and Answer Coalition and others
Powell St/Market St, SF
On Saturday, January 4 join us in San Francisco at Powell + Market as part of coordinated demonstrations across the country to demand: NO MORE U.S. TROOPS TO IRAQ OR THE MIDDLE EAST! U.S. OUT OF IRAQ NOW! and NO WAR/NO SANCTIONS ON IRAN!
Trump is building up U.S. forces in the region and threatening a war with Iran.
https://www.facebook.com/events/639652846775800/
01/04/2020 Saturday 1-4-20 at 7 PM  11:30 PM
Team Bernie: New Year's Revolution Party
Public · Hosted by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
B4bel4b Gallery 184 10th Street, Oakland, CA
Come kick off 2020 with East Bay DSA!!! <9
We're making our New Year's resolution to ring in a political revolution, and 2020 is the year when we're going to elect Bernie Sanders to become president of the United States of America!
We're gonna go big this year, and we're gonna need lots of resources to do it, so let the fundraising begin!
You'll have the opportunity to enter in a raffle and go home with fabulous prizes from TIP TOP BIKE SHOP, OAKLAND POLE AND DANCE, CURRENT AFFAIRS, BLACK SPRINGS COFFEE, and more.
https://www.facebook.com/events/564287377760493/
01/05/2020 JAN 5 Sunday at 4 PM  6 PM
Our Revolution East Bay Member Meeting
Public · Hosted by Our Revolution - East Bay and NorCal #OurRevolution
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists
1924 Cedar St, Berkeley, California 94709
https://www.facebook.com/events/474024423261514/
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.
Panel
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
Agenda
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
01/07/2020 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM  8 PM
OEBDC Film Screening-Suppressed:The Fight to Vote
Public · Hosted by Pamela Price, Alameda County Activist and 4 others
1021 81st Ave, Oakland, CA 94621-2455, United States
We are excited to invite you to a screening of the documentary movie, "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote."
The film will air on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at the 81st Avenue Library (1021 -81st Avenue) at 6:30 pm in the Community Room on the second floor. This event is free and open to the public.
https://www.facebook.com/events/547462002761663/
01/11/2020 Saturday, January 11, 2020 in the Pauley Ballroom on the UC Berkeley campus, 2495 Bancroft Way
8:30 am to 9:30 pm
Start the New Year joining fellow progressives at the 2020 California Progressive Alliance Annual Meeting! The meeting will take place on
{Note: There will also be two additional events: the pre-Convention gathering on Friday evening, and a post-Convention gathering on Sunday morning. These events are optional to attend. Details will be forthcoming.}
speakers include:
Chesa Boudin, SF District Attorney-elect and progressive leader for fundamental criminal justice reform
Lee Camp, political comedian, writer, activist, and host/head writer of Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America
Aaron Glantz, award-winning journalist, senior reporter with Reveal News, and author of HOMEWRECKERS
Donté Clark, SF Bay Area spoken word artist, performer, and author of a collection of his poems called KNOWFREEDOM
Jane Kim, California Political Director for Bernie Sanders for President 2020, and Senior Fellow at the Young Elected Officials Network
among others
see https://californiaprogressivealliance.org/
01/11/2020 Sat, January 11, 2020
A Celebration for Women in Film
by Rock Paper Film Society
1:00 PM  5:00 PM PST
1207 10th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1508,
The Bay Areas first unified womxn in film event presented by 911 femmes with a cam, Badass Women in Film & Photo, Bay Area Female Filmmakers in association with Brown Girls Doc Mafia and local like-minded groups and businesses. Its 2020 yall, lets kick off this year celebrating women filmmakers and our impact within the industry as well as advocating for and offering our community more opportunities.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-for-women-in-film-tickets-87749835119
01/12/2020 General Organizing Meeting - Coalition to Defend East Bay Forests
Sunday, January 12, 2020 (every second Sunday)
3-5pm
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 *
01/12/2020 January 12, 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave., near Alcatraz, Oakland
Green Sunday (1/12): Move to Amend and Efforts to End Corporate Rule
On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. The Supreme Courts misguided principle failed to recognize that corporations are legal fictions and only human beings are people. The corruption resulting from this and previous Supreme Court rulings has consolidated our political system into a single party plutocracy  a single Business Party with Democratic and Republican wings controlled by corporate money. Move to Amend formed in response to Citizens United. We have built a Congressional coalition around the We the People Amendment (HJR48) that will reject the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. This forum will address the history of corporate rule, including more recent consolidation of corporate power ushered in with neoliberalism, and describe how HJR48 is a good first step in revoking corporate rule and establishing that that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Presenters
Lawrence Abbott, Phoebe Anne Sorgen, James McFadden
01/13/2020 Swing Left SF: Spanish for Activists
Monday, January 13, 2020
6:00 - 9:00 PM
Noe Valley Library 451 Jersey St., San Francisco, CA 94114

Learn the Spanish vocabulary you need to canvass confidently in primarily Latinx neighborhoods. We'll be using the script for CA-10, which can be adapted for any Central Valley or Arizona canvassing.

This class is for you if you know at least some Spanish - for example, took a year of high school or college Spanish long ago, or can have simple conversations as a tourist or ordering food at a Mexican restaurant - or if you know Spanish well but need vocabulary related to voting.  

Then you can sign up to canvass with us on Jan. 18th in Modesto!

RSVP: t.ly/2wJ8q
01/14/2020 Tue, Jan 14
DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE #7
Down to the wire. First caucus next month. The usual suspects are still here, at least a couple of them. Then theres those other guys. Why are they still on stage while the former, more seasoned continuers are not? Well, none of it will matter soon enough. Its time to pick a winner. This is your last chance to make up your mind before the real contest begins&
At the NewParkway in Oakland plus
01/14/2020 Tue, January 14, 2020 5:45pm to 9 pm
January Democratic Debate Watch Party
Spats (510) 841-7225 call to confirm having watch party
1974 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, California 94704
https://www.facebook.com/events/2505304743060660/
01/16/2020 Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM  8 PM
Barnstorm in Berkeley with Team Bernie
Public · Hosted by Bernie Sanders
Spats
1974 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, California 94704
https://www.facebook.com/events/516697882279305/
01/17/2020 MLK's Radical Legacy and Climate Strike, January 1720
Celebrate the sixth annual Reclaim MLK's Radical Legacy weekend. Start with support for a youth-led climate strike and Resilient Village. Learn about ICE violence and housing and related struggles, Join the annual march and rally.
Fri Jan 17, 10 AM  1 PM, Resilient Village
Mon Jan 20, 12  4 PM, March and Rally
Oscar.Grant/Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th & Broadway, Oakland
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: https://www.meetup.com/Womens-March-San-Francisco/events/264116886/ As in past years, expect many expressions of political discontent -- some not directly relat...
Hosted by Wendy
01/18/2020 Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 11 AM  3 PM
V for Vaccine Womens March San Fran
Public · Hosted by Shainna Marie
Lisa Shawn invited you
Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA
1 Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco, California 94102
https://www.facebook.com/events/429328644636677/
01/18/2020 Saturday, January 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Women's March Oakland 2020
Frank Ogawa Plaza, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland
Womens March Oakland 2020 has a single goal: getting all of us counted in 2020. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event, we will mobilize to raise awareness, volunteer hours and funding to get a complete Census count in Alameda County and make our voices heard at the polls.
In addition to a march through the streets of downtown Oakland, this years event will feature our biggest Community Action Fair ever, with entertainment, food, art and a wide range of organizations offering opportunities to make a difference in Alameda County.
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/454927438568034/
#OaklandCounts
REGISTRATION: Ready to march? Register on Eventbrite to get updates and give us a more accurate attendance estimate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-march-oakland-2020-tickets-81218483671
01/19/2020 Sunday, January 19th, 2020, 7pm - Oakland Scottish Rite Center
IN THE NAME OF LOVE
THE 18th Annual Musical Tribute
honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A CHANGE IS GONNA COME THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE
Featuring vocalists:
Tony Lindsay, Raz Kennedy, Tammi Brown, Clif Payne, Tiffany Austin with Frank Martin, piano; Troy Lampkins, bass; Ruthie Price, drums; Shelley Doty, guitar
Mistress of Ceremonies, Dana King
Presenter of Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award, Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award Recipient, Clarissa Doutherd
All proceeds benefit the Living Jazz Children's Project.
https://www.livingjazz.org/mlktribute
https://www.livingjazz.org/mlk-tix
01/20/2020 Monday January 20 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
MLK 2020: Martin Luther King Jr. Annual March/Parade San Francisco
Organizer/Author Nor CA Dr. MLK Jr. Community Found.
Location Details
San Francisco Caltrain Station, 700 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107, then march to Yerba Buena Gardens
MLK2020: Annual Commemoration March/Parade in San Francisco
Date and Time: Mon, January 20, 2020 @ 9:30 AM  12:00 PM
Location: Begins at San Francisco Caltrain Station, 700 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94107,
then march to Yerba Buena Gardens, between Third and Fourth, Mission and Folsom Streets
Join thousands in honoring the Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama marches at the MLK2020 commemorative march/parade from San Franciscos Caltrain Station to Yerba Buena Gardens.
The 1.5 mile journey crosses the Lefty ODoul Bridge and stops at Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park to commemorate the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, a symbol of violence and victory in the civil rights movement. On arriving at Yerba Buena Gardens an interfaith commemoration will honor the legacy of Dr. King Jr.
Participants in groups of ten or more (10+) are encouraged to register to ensure a designated location within the march/parade for your team and participants.
It is free and easy!
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/13/18829722.php
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk2020-marchparade-group-registration-tickets-81495020801
01/20/2020 January 20 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm Free
Elders of Oakland  MLK Day Parade & Rally
Please join Bishop Bob Jackson, the Acts Full Gospel Church, and the Oakland community for a celebration and parade on Martin Luther King Junior Day, Monday, January 20, 2020, from 9:30AM to 2PM.
Festivities will include food and clothes give away, a childrens play zone, guest speakers, community leaders, music, and lots more.
Everything is FREE.
The Parade will begin and end at Verdese Carter Park, 98th Ave. And Bancroft Street in Oakland with a Celebration ceremony.
Bring your with banners, comfortable clothes, and tennis shoes and help us celebrate and honor the United States most famous African American leader, civil rights activists, and gospel Preacher, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
https://faithinthebay.com/event/elders-of-oakland-mlk-day-parade-rally/
01/20/2020 Monday January 20 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM MLK Jr. Day: Free Entry at Museum of the African Diaspora Location Details Museum of the African Diaspora, 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105 FREE FAMILY DAY at MUSEUM of the AFRICAN DIASPORA When: MLK Jr. Day, January 20 @ 11 AM - 5 PM Where: 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105 MoAD, a contemporary art museum, celebrates Black cultures, ignites challenging conversations, and inspires learning through the global lens of the African Diaspora. MoAD will celebrate the national observance of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.s birthday as a Day of Service, providing FREE admission to the museum and programs throughout the day. <br
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/01/13/18829725.php
01/21/2020 Fight for Deeply Affordable Housing
Tuesday, January 21, 1-3 PM
Community Room, Park Branch Library
1833 Page Street (betw Cole & Shrader) SF
Free, Wheelchairs OK

Theresa Flandrich, a leading SF tenant and affordable housing organizer, will give facts and figures showing that a significant share of SF seniors are too poor to meet the minimum income requirements of SFs so-called low-income senior housing. Seniors are the fastest-growing element of homelessness. We must fight for deeply affordable housing within reach of everyone.

In 2013 Theresa and her son received an Ellis Act Notice which prompted her to organize the fight to keep her home and her community intact. She co-founded the North Beach Tenants Committee to inform residents of their rights; updated on the current housing crisis; and what SF is doing to preserve San Francisco for future generations. Theresa brings her powerful experience and energy to Senior and Disability Action, where she continues to fight evictions and improve housing in SF. After Theresa speaks, we will have our monthly SF Gray Panther meeting.
01/22/2020 Wednesday, January 22, 7:30 PM
IAN HANEY LÓPEZ: MERGE LEFT: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America
Kehilla Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, Oakland/Piedmont
Ian Haney teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. One of the nations leading thinkers on how racism has evolved since the civil rights era, his current research emphasizes the connection between racial divisions in society and growing wealth inequality in the United States. In Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class (2014), Haney López detailed the fifty-year history of how politicians exploit racial pandering to fracture social solidarity and ultimately to convince many voters to support rule by the rich. After publishing Dog Whistle Politics, Haney López co-chaired the AFL-CIOs Advisory Council on Racial and Economic Justice and then co-founded the Race-Class Narrative Project, exploring how to defeat dog whistle politics. His most recent book, Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America (2019), explains how the political manipulation of coded racism has evolved in the Trump era, while also offering an evidence-based approach to neutralizing political racism and building cross-racial solidarity. Haney López holds an endowed chair as the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also the author of White by Law as well as Racism on Trial, books that respectively critique the legal construction of white and Latinx racial identity
Tickets: $12 at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4471529
01/23/2020 Progressive Democrats of America-San Francisco Election Forum with Special Guest Tim Redmond
When: Thursday Jan 23rd @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: San Francisco Public Library Park Branch
1833 Page St. San Francisco CA.
Tim Redmond, award-winning journalist and editor of 48hills.org, will be giving his assessment of all the local races. We will also be talking about several important local elections we may want to get involved in. There are three judge seats, the DCCC, a State Senate race, CD-12, and five ballot initiatives.
Light refreshment will be served.
Contact: Hae Min Cho - haemincho@gmail.com
PDA San Francisco - https://www.facebook.com/PDASanFrancisco/
PDA California - https://www.facebook.com/PDACalifornia/
01/23/2020 Thursday Jan 23rd @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PDA Meeting
PDA S.F. Election Forum
with Special Guest Tim Redmond
Where: San Francisco Public Library Park Branch 1833 Page St. San Francisco Ca.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Redmond, award-winning journalist and editor of 48hills.org, will be giving his assessment of all the local races. 48 Hills is community-supported journalism. The Bay's ... 48hills.org is the official publication of the non-profit San Francisco Progressive Media Center.
We will also be talking about several important local elections we may want to get involved in. There are three judge seats, the DCCC, a State Senate race, CD-12, and five ballot initiatives.
Light refreshment will be served.
In Solidarity, Progressive Democrats of America-San Francisco
Contact: Hae Min Cho - haemincho@gmail.com
01/23/2020 Poor People's Campaign Film: Sneak Preview, January 23
See We Cried Power, a documentary about the current Poor People's Campaign.
Thurs Jan 23, 6:30  8:30 PM
Redstone Building
2940 16th St, San Francisco
https://www.sunflower-alliance.org/poor-peoples-campaign-film-sneak-preview-january-23/
01/23/2020 Thursday Jan 23rd @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
PDA Meeting
PDA S.F. Election Forum
with Special Guest Tim Redmond
Where: San Francisco Public Library Park Branch 1833 Page St. San Francisco Ca.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Redmond, award-winning journalist and editor of 48hills.org, will be giving his assessment of all the local races. 48 Hills is community-supported journalism. The Bay's ... 48hills.org is the official publication of the non-profit San Francisco Progressive Media Center.
We will also be talking about several important local elections we may want to get involved in. There are three judge seats, the DCCC, a State Senate race, CD-12, and five ballot initiatives.
Light refreshment will be served.
In Solidarity, Progressive Democrats of America-San Francisco
Contact: Hae Min Cho - haemincho@gmail.com
01/25/2020 Songs of Resilience: Emmas Revolution With Annie Patterson

Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

The award winning duo Emmas Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) are joining forces with Rise Up Singing creator Annie Patterson to sing songs of resilience in a concert in the spirit of Pete Seeger.
Many people around the world have used the centennial of Pete's birth this year as a chance to rededicate themselves to peace & justice - things Pete & Toshi Seeger spent their lives working on. As part of this Seeger celebration Annie performed a series of concerts with Pat and Sandy in New England last spring.
Annie, Pat & Sandy will lead songs out of our new Seeger singalong songbook If I Had a Hammer during a portion of the concert - as well as performing other songs that build resilience, hope, and work for justice. You can order a copy of If I Had a Hammer now with your ticket for pickup at the concert - or borrow or buy one on the evening of. Sponsored by the BFUU Music Committee

You can buy tickets for $20 now at https://www.riseupandsing.org/events/songs-resilience-berkeley or at the door for a suggested donation of $25. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Wheelchair accessible
01/25/2020 Sat.Jan 25 - International Action Day for PEACE with Iran! People are gathering at Noon at Powell/Market in SF.
https://bayaction2freeassange.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/1-25_global_no_war_handout.pdf
01/26/2020 "Her" (2013)
WHEN: January 26, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: It's Your Move Games & Hobbies store (4920 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA)
The Oakland Greens (OGP) look forward to seeing you at the start of this years Free Dinner & Movie Discussion Night with MC and producer Vicente Cruz on the Last Sundays of every month from January through October.
January 26, 2020 will screen the movie Her (2013) -- a provocative romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who is an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice.
As usual, the door at the Its Your Move Games and Hobbies store located at 4920 Telegraph Avenue in the citys Temescal District, will open at 6:30 p.m., a free dinner will be served at 7 p.m., and the movie will start promptly at 7:30 p.m. Although a $20 donation is suggested, no donation is ever too big or small, and, as always, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
01/29/2020 Jan 29-Feb 13, 2020
at the Roxie and Victoria theaters in SF
The 22nd San Francisco Independent Film Festival takes place Jan 29-Feb 13, 2020. This annual festival showcases the best in independent, alternative, and subversive cinema from around the globe.
https://sfindie.com/festivals/sf-indiefest/

February 2020

Event Start DateEvent
02/02/2020 How We Win in Polarized Times: Workshop by George Lakey & Kazu Haga

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2:30 PM-5:30 PM

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall
1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley www.bfuu.org

Its a good time to take a fresh look at what has worked in times of trouble, and share what we have learned about successful campaigning that gives hope for the future.  George Lakey.
These times call for new and creative tactics in order to make changes to the status quo.
Explore: What makes nonviolent direct action campaigns relevant now? What about polarization? How do we build stronger campaigns? Can campaigns build a movement of movements that can deliver really big changes?
Expect: experiential activities, small group work, a big picture, affirmation of your own power.
Activist, sociologist and author George Lakey has been on the forefront of social change for five decades, leading social change workshops on five continents and heading projects on local, national and international levels. His latest book, How We Win, details how we can achieve needed social change.
Kazu Haga is the founder of the East Point Peace Academy, as well as a core member of the Ahimsa Collective and a trainer in Kingian Nonviolence, a philosophy developed out of teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His book, Healing Resistance, will be released January 14th.

Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of BFUU, and the Social and Environmental Action Committee of the Berkeley Society of Friends.

For more info: julianna@lmi.net or phone: 510-612-5181

Register at eastpointpeace.org/howwewin or call 510-500-7853. Sliding Scale: $20 to $80.
Wheelchair accessible.

For occasional email notices of peace/eco/social justice alerts and related events at BFUU, send any email to:
bfuusjev-subscribe@lists.riseup.net

For weekly notices of BFUU services etc. go to:
www.bfuu.org/signup.html


02/02/2020 Sunday, February 2nd 2:30PM  5:30 PM
How We Win
A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning
Cost: $20-80 Sliding Scale Donation
How We Win: Workshop by George Lakey & Kazu Haga
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Hall, 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
These times call for new and creative tactics in order to make changes to the status quo.
http://eastpointpeace.org/event/howwewin/
02/03/2020 Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA. All welcome. Wheelchair Accessible.
An author talk by George Lakey on How to Make Polarization Work for Progress will be given on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library, 6501 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA. All welcome. Wheelchair Accessible.
02/03/2020 Wednesday, February 3, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Colonel Ann Wright speaking about Gaza
Donner Room, Event Center, 1001 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek (Rossmoor)
Colonel Ann Wright, retired, will present a talk on Gaza on Monday, Feb. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Donner Room at the Event Center. The program is jointly sponsored by Friends of Mt. Diablo Peace Center, and Voices for Justice in Palestine.
02/04/2020 Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 PM
Peter Jan Honigsberg: A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices From Guantanamo
Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley
On January 11th, 2002, the first planeload of twenty detainees from Afghanistan arrived at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. Eventually 780 Muslim men were held at Guantanamo, many for ten years or longer, and nearly all were never charged with a crimea violation of Americas foundational belief in due process and the rule of law. Forty men are still imprisoned at Guantanamo today; twenty-six of them are considered forever prisoners who will likely die at Guantanamo, having never been charged, tried, or convicted of any wrongdoing.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4482014
02/06/2020 Thursday, February 6, 7:00 0- 9:00 PM
"Kids Caught in the Crackdown," a documentary with Berkeley Professor Andres Cediel
Revolution Books, 2444 Durant Ave. Berkeley
As the detention of migrant children has climbed to record-breaking levels under Trump, FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigated what's going on inside federally-funded shelters - and the lasting impact on children held in U.S. custody. The nearly 70,000 migrant children who were held in government custody this year - up 42 percent in fiscal year 2019 from 2018 - spent more time in shelters and away from their families than in prior years.
Andrés Cediel is a documentary filmmaker and Professor of Visual Journalism. He produced "Rape in the Fields" and was a writer and producer of "Rape on the Night Shift" which brought to light rampant sexual assault of immigrant women in the agricultural and janitorial industries.
Email revolutionbooksberkeley [at] gmail.com
Phone 510-848-1196
02/08/2020 Sat, February 8, 2020 7:00 PM  9:30 PM PST

January's Writers With Drinks features the long-awaited second novel by Charles Yu, plus acclaimed debut author Meng Jin, and tons more!

Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-with-drinks-featuring-charles-yu-and-meng-jin-tickets-90569775637">https://www.eventbrite.com/e/writers-with-drinks-featuring-charles-yu-and-meng-jin-tickets-90569775637

02/09/2020 at the New Parkway in Oakland (food plus event)
92nd Annual Academy Awards Ceremony
Sunday February 9, 4:00 PM (270 Minutes)
The New Parkway - Theater TBD
https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/9559?siteToken=P5WXdOEJ3Eq2eHbZHTAtbg%;3D%3D
02/09/2020 Up The Awards Benefit Bash 2020!
SHOWTIMES / BUY TICKETS
February 09 only 3:30 pm at the Big Roxie
Beer. Snacks. Ballots. Up the Awards is back, and its commercial-free!
https://www.roxie.com/ai1ec_event/up-the-awards-benefit-bash-2020/?instance_id=39091
02/20/2020 La Peña Cultural Center invites you to Oscar López Rivera Speaking Tour  Lessons from Puerto Rico, the Diaspora, and Internationally

Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled Oscar López RiveraTwo Years Later: Resistance and Resilience.

Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few weeks.

Since his release in 2017, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancelation of the islands debt and advocating for the Puerto Ricos sovereignty.

February 22, 2020
5:30 - 7:45 pm
La Peña Cultural Center
3105 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA

$15 Advance / $20 Door / $15 Students & Seniors at the Door
lapena.org/event/olr2020/
510-849-2568
02/22/2020 Saturday, February 22, 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Oscar López Rivera at La Peña Cultural Center
La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
Join us for an evening of tribute, music and conversation with Puerto Rican patriot and visionary, Oscar López Rivera. This event is part of a national U.S. speaking tour titled Oscar López RiveraTwo Years Later: Resistance and Resilience.
Two years after his release as a political prisoner for 36 years, Oscar López Rivera is returning to the Bay Area to share his current work in Puerto Rico post hurricanes Irma and Maria, and against a backdrop of a series of earthquakes that have stricken the island over the last few weeks.
Since his release in 2017, he founded the Oscar López Rivera Foundation, Libertá, through which he has been leading efforts to strengthen grassroots community organizing, demanding the auditing and cancelation of the islands debt and advocating for the Puerto Ricos sovereignty.
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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.

Visit www.sfwarevents.org for more information.

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