Green Sunday (8/9/15): KPFA Board Elections and the Future of KPFA

Green Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

kpfaKPFA radio, the only radio station in the Bay Area that is not funded by corporations, will be having an election starting on August 29th to choose its delegates to its governing Local Station Board.

The station is at a critical juncture as it tries to maintain its listener base and financial viability. In this era of corporate media and the two corporate Parties, it’s crucial to keep our one non-corporate network on our public airwaves.

The Green Party invites everyone to an open forum to discuss and debate the issues facing KPFA. Andrea Prichett, Carol Wolfley, and Cynthia Johnson will make opening statements, to get the discussion going.

Andrea Prichett — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a Berkeley Copwatch co-founder and activist.

Carol Wolfley — is a member of KPFA’s Community Advisory Board and an activist with the Berkeley Post Office Defenders.

Cynthia Johnson — is a member of KPFA’s Local Station Board and is a longtime activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, and other groups.

WHEN: Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

Green Sunday (6/14): Cuba in Transition

Green Sunday, June 14th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Cuban-Revelations-book-coverCuba in Transition: What will happen after normalization of relations with the USA?

Cuba is very interesting right now, especially regarding the question of the hour, “What will happen in Cuba after normalization of relations with the USA?”

Laura Wells, former Green Party candidate for State Controller and Governor, has returned from a recent 10-day tour of Cuba. She will present her observations on that question and others, such as:

“What are Cuba’s strengths in these times?”
“What can we learn about leadership, from the Castros, and from Latin America in general?”
“Why do so many people want to go to Cuba, and to keep going back?”

LauraFor blog posts during and after her trip, see http://laurawells.org/ and scroll down to see recent titles on Cuba and other subjects.

WHEN: Sunday, June 14th, 2015, 5:00pm to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.
LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.
SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

This Sunday (5/24): Judi Bari Day, the 25th anniversary of the car bomb attack

Judi Bari Day is May 24

Judi_BariThis Sunday, May 24, 2015, is the 25th anniversary of the attack on Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney by car bomb in Oakland in 1990 as Redwood Summer dawned.

The Judi Bari Day event at the Berkeley UU Fellowship Hall (1924 Cedar at Bonita) will feature special guest performer LAURIE LEWIS, legendary songwriter, fiddler and vocalist.

After comments and updates by musician and film-maker DARRYL CHERNEY and others, the documentary film “WHO BOMBED JUDI BARI?” will be screened.

Karen Pickett will host the program, and facilitate a Q & A session after the film.

Doors open at 7 PM; the program begins at 7:30

Earlier in the day on Sunday May 24th, people will gather to mark the moment and place where the bomb blew up — across from the intersection of E. 33rd and Park Blvd, in front of Oakland High. Gather at 11:30 am—12:30 (the explosion was close to 12 noon). Bring signs, songs, drums for a speak out and commemoration.

Background:
A bomb planted in a car exploded in Oakland on May 24, 1990, injuring EF! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney. Judi was nearly killed. The FBI & OPD called the pair bomb-carrying terrorists, & proceeded to smear them and Earth First! as the Redwood Summer campaign was kicked off. The activists sued the FBI & Oakland Police for violation of Constitutional rights, and 12 years later, won an unprecedented victory against the FBI and OPD. Judi died of breast cancer in 1997. The bomber was never found, but the investigation continues TO THIS DAY.

Info: bach@HeadwatersPreserve.org or 510-548-3113.

Sponsored by the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian-Universalists, the Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters and Earth First!

Green Sunday (5/10): Mothers and Scientists Stand Up to Big Pharma: The Case for Opposing SB277 (the Mandatory Vaccination Bill)

Green Sunday, May 10th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

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Tina Kimmel, Christina Hildebrand, Terry Roark

The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday informational panel and discussion about California SB277, a recently-introduced bill that would eliminate the Personal Belief Exemption (which in California includes the religious exemption) from the 33 childhood vaccinations which are mandatory for attending a daycare or classroom-based school.

Wow, talk about a juicy controversy! My rights vs your rights! Risks vs benefits! Communicable disease vs. chronic disease! Nature vs. nurture! Fraud! Science! Police powers! Profit-driven healthcare! Who can we trust?

Come watch the sparks fly ;-)

The speakers will cover as much of this complex issue as they can in our short time. Each of these panelists brings a different perspective to the subject. The format will be a 45 minute presentation by the panel, followed by 45 minutes or more of Q&A from the floor.

PANELISTS:

Christina Hildebrand is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 7000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. She now believes SB277 would violate parental rights, because if there is a risk, there must be a choice. Christina will be talking about the history of mass vaccination and diseases, the change in vaccine schedules over the years, as well as the ingredients in vaccines, and how they need to be greener and less toxic.

Terry Roark is an East Bay native and surviving parent of a vaccine injured child. She advocates for informed consent and vaccine choice. A long time volunteer with both The National Vaccine Information Center and ParentalRights.org. She will share her son’s tragic story — of vaccine injury as an infant, his lifelong suffering with severe autoimmune disease and his death at the age of 39 — to honor him this Mothers Day.

Dave Rana, PhD, PsyD is a scientist and psychologist with an interest in social justice. His concerns are primarily with our biological environment — e.g. our food, our exposure to environmental pollutants, and our medicine — and their impact on behavior. These are all areas in which our regulatory systems are failing to protect us, via the corporate-government revolving door, and more critically, through the corruption of the science on which regulatory decisions depend.

Moderator:

Tina Kimmel, PhD, MSW, MPH is on the Green Party of Alameda County’s County Council. She was a Research Scientist for the CA Dept of Public Health’s Immunization Branch, and the head of the Personal Belief Exemption program.

Also, Darryl Cherney will speak at 7:00 pm:
After a short break, environmental activist and musician Darryl Cherney will make a short presentation on his exploratory run as a Green Party candidate for President as well as talking about the upcoming events around the 25th Anniversary of the car bombing of Judi Bari and himself, which happened near Oakland High School. (For more info, please see: http://www.darrylcherney.com/bio.htm ).

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WHEN: Sunday, May 10th, 2015, 5:00pm SHARP to 6:45pm. Doors open at 4:45.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR:
Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 7 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website https://acgreens.wordpress.com/.

Green Sunday (4/12): Militarism, war, and our communities

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The Green Party of Alameda County invites you to a Green Sunday panel and discussion about

How militarism and war mess up everything else

Barry_SusanSunday, April 12, 2015, 5:00-6:30 pm

* Take a quiz on military spending (you’ll be shocked!)
* Discuss the connection between militarism and climate
* Explore the increasing militarism of local policing
* Learn about the Global Day Against Military Spending (Wed, Apr 15/Tax Day)

Panelists:
Barry Hermanson, SF Green, long time opponent of military spending, former candidate for Congress, exploring a run for SF Mayor in Nov 2015
Susan Schacher,
Oakland Green, active with the Bay Area New Priorities Campaign

Barry’s website: http://www.notmypriorities.org/
Global Day Against Military Spending (April 15): http://demilitarize.org/
Bay Area New Prorities Campaign: http ://newprioritiescampaign.org/

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 pm. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th St. in North Oakland

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

Join the Oakland Greens’ Voter Registration Tour! Every Saturday from May 2nd through the end of August!

GreenLogoThe Oakland Greens VOTER REGISTRATION TOUR will be starting May 2, 2015 at 45th and Telegraph for Peoples District 1 until May 30th, then moving to Defremery Park, 1651 Adeline St, Peoples District 3, on June 6 2015 to June 27 2015.

In Peoples District 7 we have a hopeful candidate for OUSD board (Vicente Cruz). Meet with him at Foothill Square Shopping Center 108th Avenue and Macarthur Blvd July 4 2015 until July 25 2015.

For Peoples District 5 we will be in Fruitvale Village 3301 E. 12th Street August 1 2015 August 29 2015.

These events will happen each Saturday between 9am – 2pm. There will be information on the 2016 Oakland General Elections, your voting rights (regardless of legal history), and how you can be part of a new equal system in Oakland.  Join the discussion of possible employment opportunities and our upcoming fundraising events. Come by and say hello. We will be glad to see you.

To donate please make Check or money order to:

The Oakland Greens
P.O. Box 20299
Oakland CA 94620

Oakland Green Party

Green Sunday (3/8): Our Green Voter Guide — How can we improve it, and our related processes and procedures?

Green Sunday, March 8th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm

gpac_vg_2012For each election cycle, our biggest project is the “Green Voter Guide”. For every major election we currently distribute approximately 20,000 paper and electronic copies, including those sent to every household in the county which has a Green Party voter. How do you think we might improve it, as well as related processes and procedures, such as our endorsement process, the writing of articles and questionnaires, distribution, financing, volunteer recruitment, and the like?

Many of those who have been most involved in our Voter Guide will be on hand tonight to give you an overview of the “ins and outs” of the Voter Guide, to hear your comments, questions, and suggestions, and to facilitate a discussion on how we can improve it. Below are three of the topic areas we will be covering. Please join us!

Voter Guide Discussion Topics:

1 — Content of the Voter Guide — This includes the quality and accuracy of articles, the positions we take, and our intricate endorsement process, plus the format and appearance of the Guide.

2 — Volunteers, Party-Building, and Consultants — As an all-volunteer organization, how can we recruit more people to help us with the work? For example, we especially need more help with state propositions and with transportation issues and races, such as BART and A.C. Transit; and we also need additional people to work on judicial races, and on local races and measures in Berkeley, Emeryville, and the city of Alameda.

3 — Financing, Production, and Distribution — For last November’s election, we raised enough money (via phone banking, mailing to previous donors, a coupon in the Guide, and online on our website) to mail paper copies to about 6,000 Green Party households and to print another 11,000 copies for distribution around town. But if we had more money and volunteers we could likely distribute 30,000 (and perhaps even 50,000) copies, plus put it on YouTube and other social media. So how can we raise more money and recruit more distribution and fundraising volunteers?!

LOCATION: Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland.

DIRECTIONS: One block north of Alcatraz on the West side of Telegraph, wheelchair accessible. Buses pass by regularly. Ashby BART is approximately 7 blocks away.

SPONSOR: Green Sundays are a series of free programs & discussions sponsored by the Green Party of Alameda County. They are usually held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County follows at 6:45 p.m. Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.