THURSDAY, APRIL 22
Oakland Teacher Strike
Demand improved learning conditions for students and for re-prioritizing next year's Oakland Unified School District budget at this protest against a top-heavy administration, increase in private contracts, and continued layoffs of teachers and support staff.
6 a.m. picket at your local Oakland public school, free
Noon rally at Frank Ogawa Plaza
14th St. at Broadway, Oakl.
Stop the Gang Injunction
Protest the proposed gang injunctions in North Oakland as a vehicle for racial profiling and criminalizing the day-to-day activities of youth of color. Demand that the city invest these resources in addressing root causes of violence and finding solutions toward building affordable communities for everyone. Protest scheduled to coincide with the preliminary hearing for the injunction.
Superior Court of California, Alameda County
1221 Oak, Dept. 20, Oakl.
SATURDAY, APRIL 24
Million Meals for Haiti
Thousands of volunteers are needed to help pack and ship 1 million meals in less than 24 hours to feed earthquake survivors in Haiti. The Salvation Army plans to distribute 1 million meals per week in Haiti for the next six to nine months and has issued a call for help.
8 a.m., free
2600 Geneva, Daly City
Sidewalks Are For People!
Celebrate San Francisco's public space, vibrant and diverse culture, and tradition of tolerance and compassion by doing what you love on any city sidewalk. Barbecue! Make art! Play chess! Read! Knit! Do yoga! Converse! Stand idly! This follow-up to last month's event is in protest of the proposed Sit/Lie Ordinance that will make it illegal to sit or lie on sidewalks in San Francisco.
All day, free
A sidewalk near you, SF
Visit www.standagainstsitlie.org to find out about scheduled events
MONDAY, APRIL 26
Environmental Emergency Conference
Attend this conference organized by Revolution Books in response to the failure of the Copenhagen climate talks to initiate any significant measures to address our climate change crisis. The speakers bring a wide range of political perspectives, experience, and expertise in sounding the alarm for action.
7 p.m., free
Stanley Hall Auditorium
Mining Circle, off Gayley road, Berk.
TUESDAY, APRIL 27
Hold Big Banks Accountable
Join the march to Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting and protest the mass evictions of California families by big banks that are guilty of predatory lending, refusing to make necessary loan modifications to save neighborhoods, and continuing to reap record profits after being bailed out by taxpayers.
Noon march, free
Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, Embarcadero at Market, SF
1 p.m. rally, free
Merchants Exchange Building, 465 California, SF
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