Funeral for capitalism
Occupy Oakland declares capitalism dead with a funeral procession with New Orleans style brass band, eulogy, and "dancing on the grave to follow." Organizers want you to "use your extra day to bid farewell to a system that brings us meaningless jobs, billionaires, shopping malls, structural poverty, and ecological collapse." After all, this is a leap year, so celebrate it right!
6 p.m., free
Oscar Grant/ Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Broadway and 14th, Oakl
Occupy Education Part 1
As part of a national day of action, join Occupy City College of SF, Occupy SF State, and the Occupy SF Action Council for a teach-in and occupation at the California State Office Building. The event will be followed by a rally at Civic Center Plaza, with speeches and discussions about the causes and effects of deep cuts to the higher education system.
3 p.m., free
California State Office Building
455 Golden Gate, SF
Occupy 4 Prisoners benefit
Legendary activist and professor Angela Davis, along with fellow prison-reform activists Elaine Brown and Barbara Becnel, will speak about the prison-industrial complex, followed by a film screening of Broken on all sides: Race, Mass Incarceration, and New Visions for Criminal Justice in the US.
7 p.m., $10 suggested donation
Grand Lake Theater
3200 Grand, Oakl
The Future of Palestine
Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, general secretary of the Palestinian National Initiative and president of the Union of Palestinian Medical Relief Committees, comes to Berkeley. His talk will center on the impact of the Arab Spring on Palestinian politics, and how non-violent struggle there has succeeded in recent years. Proceeds from the event will benefit medical relief for children in Palestine.
7:30 p.m., $10
Martin Luther King Middle School
1781 Rose, Berk.
Occupy Education Part 2
Every year, students, teachers and supporters march on Sacramento to demand better access to education. This year, fueled by Occupy momentum, promises to be a big one. Hundreds of protesters plan to march from San Francisco to Sacramento—a four-day journey—for this day of rallies, a general assembly, and non-violent action trainings at California's Capitol building. Join them, sign up for a seat on the bus, or head to Sacramento yourself.
10 a.m., free
2115 Sixth St, Sacra