Green Sunday 3/26: Emeryville Mayor Scott Donahue Registers Green!

Green Sunday, March 26, 2017, 5:00 – 6:45 pm

Special Green Sunday: Emeryville Mayor Scott Donahue Registers Green, and Report-Back on Mar. 11-12 state Green Party meeting

Emeryville Mayor Scott Donahue has decided to register Green at our next Green Sunday, on March 26 – please join us to celebrate! (Note: due to the March 11-12 state Green Party meeting, we didn’t hold Green Sunday this month on the second Sunday – instead, it will be held on the 4th Sunday of March).

Four years after graduating art school in Philadelphia, Scott discovered that Emeryville had an abundance of empty warehouse space, and he’s been in Emeryville ever since. He is a co-founder of the Emeryville Artist Cooperative, and is also an avid biker and longtime proponent of bikeability in Emeryville.

Scott was elected to the City Council in 2014, and became Mayor a few months ago. Scott will talk about why he’s decided to register Green, and about local Emeryville issues. In addition, we will also have a report-back about the March 11-12 state Green Party Meeting in Bakersfield, which was the best-attended state meeting in many years, with Jill Stein being the featured Saturday evening speaker.

WHEN: Sunday, March 26th, 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 normally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month, but for March it will be on the 4th Sunday. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County normally follows at 7 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

Jill Stein Returns to the Bay Area Friday (March 10th)!

2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein returns to the Bay Area this coming Friday
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From 12 Noon until 2 pm, she’ll be speaking at UC Berkeley’s Anthony Hall (Pelican Building).  The title of her talk is: “Building Rebel Cities: Local Politics, Resistance, and Revolution in the Age of Trump”, which will address the, “progressive, people-powered uprising that is breaking out on the American political landscape, and the potential for local-scale coalitions and insurgent electoral campaigns to turn grassroots energy into political power of, by, and for the people”.  (More info is here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1072266356212149/ ).
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At 4:30 pm, she and other Greens will be meeting at San Francisco’s Civic Center BART station, after which we’ll go as a group to join the allies contingent in the Native Nations March, which begins at the Federal Building ( 90 7th Street ) at 5:00 pm.  “Idle No More SF Bay and Tribal Nations in the west are in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders who are calling on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March for Native American rights on March 10th.  We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Mother Earth for the future generations of all”.
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Jill will also be in Davis on Thursday evening, and elsewhere in California over the next week.  For details on those events, please see:  http://www.jill2016.com/events

Green Sunday (2/12): David Cobb, on the “State of the Party and State of the World”

Green Sunday, February 12, 2017, 5:00 – 6:45 pm

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David Cobb is a “people’s lawyer” who has sued corporate polluters, lobbied elected officials, and been arrested for non-violent civil disobedience. He was the Green Party nominee for Attorney General of Texas in 2002 and the Green Party nominee for President of the United States in 2004, and managed the Stein/Baraka campaign in 2016.

David will make a short presentation on the activities of the national Green Party and various Green chapters around the country, and the growing “Democracy Movement” developing in the United States, and facilitate a collective discussion about how Greens can help nurture and grow that movement, as well as the Green Party.

WHEN: Sunday, February 12th, 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 normally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County normally follows at 7 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

MLK Day Actions: Haiti Solidarity Rally AND Reclaim MLK’s Radical Legacy March!

The Green Party of Alameda County has endorsed, and encourages you to attend, two of the Monday, January 16th events:

Haiti Solidarity Rally
10:00 am
Oakland Federal Building
1301 Clay Street, Oakland

March to Oscar Grant Plaza for MLK Day March. Stand with the valiant people of Haiti as they resist US occupation and foreign exploitation. Heed the call for solidarity from 68 Haitian grassroots organizations!

Reclaiming King’s Radical Legacy March
11:00 am
Oscar Grant Plaza
14th Street and Broadway, Oakland

The third annual march to #ReclaimMLK, also launches #120Hours of direct actions of protest and resistance leading up to the January 20th inauguration of Donald Trump.

More info is here:
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/01/02/18795059.php
https://www.facebook.com/events/1717763311842240/
https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=68pdcjhtndvmg3f3c31r90cooc@group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Los_Angeles

Green Sunday (1/8): Moving Forward — Projects for Strengthening the Green Party

Green Sunday, January 8, 2017, 5:00 – 6:45 pm

Moving Forward: Projects for Strengthening the Green Party

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You are invited to take part in the first Green Sunday of the new year, on January 8, 2017. It will take place at the Niebyl-Proctor Library (more info below) at the regular time of 5:00 pm, and end about 6:45 pm. (Then, you are encouraged to attend the monthly County Council meeting, which will begin at 7 pm and go until 9 pm. The County Council is a decision-making leadership body of the Green Party of Alameda County.)

At our Green Sundays in November and December we focused on how we can welcome people into the Green Party, and on how we can create what Jill Stein has called “the future we deserve!.” On January 8 we will meet as a big group, and then break up into project groups so we can figure out how to activate our many great ideas:

1. VISIBILITY PROJECT
How do we make the Green Party a political party with high visibility?
POSSIBLE TASKS: create a Green presence at events demonstrations, etc; organize in neighborhoods; create chapters at colleges

2. SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT
How do we use social media effectively to help the other Green Party projects succeed?
POSSIBLE TASKS: encourage/coach Greens to use and promote various GPAC social media (Facebook, Twitter); hold workshops on the use of social media, explore other social media outreach opportunities such as Nextdoor, Indymedia, Berkeley Ecology Center’s calendar, EventBrite

3. WELCOME PROJECT
Welcome people of all “walks of life.”
POSSIBLE TASKS: Make sure that new people sign in at every gathering; identify new Greens and send an introductory letter or make a phone call. Talk with new Greens to learn their interests and share info about GPAC, including Green Party history, structure, program, etc..

4. OUTREACH/LIAISON PROJECT
How do Greens build relationships with people active in organizations/coalitions/alliances working for social justice? How do we build the Green Party to serve as the electoral arm of the social justice, environmental, and worker movements?
POSSIBLE TASKS: Compile info about community events, demos, issues, and actions for GPAC announcements. Form coalitions and establish liaisons with the many groups with which the Green Party is aligned.

5. ELECTORAL PROJECT
How do we make the Green Party the place to go, for people who want to vote, run for office, and support ballot initiatives.
POSSIBLE TASKS: Recruit, train, and run strong candidates; organize precincts; raise funds for campaigns; work on electoral reform; continue producing the Voter Guide; consider “endorse” rather than “recommend – see write up,” assure that the Green Party stays on the CA ballot line (it’s OK for now); continue fielding a surplus of GPAC County Council candidates so they appear on the June Primary ballot.

6. GREEN SUNDAY PLANNING PROJECT
How do we make the Green Party a place where discussion is important and leads to action?
POSSIBLE TOPICS: Philosophy, ideology, eco-socialism; distinguishing the Green Party from corporate-funded political parties; identify the dirty tricks of the Titanic Parties; “safe states strategy”; relationship of activism to electoral work

7. HELP TO BUILD THE GP in outlying areas
How can we support Greens in other parts of Alameda County and in Northern California to start or renew Green chapters.
POSSIBLE TASKS: Continue the mentoring and other support work that has been done recently by GPAC; improving the certification process at the state level.

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WHEN: Sunday, January 8, 5:00-6:45 pm. Doors open at 4:55.
County Council meeting 7-9 pm. Open to all.

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 normally held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The monthly business meeting of the County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County normally follows at 7 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

This Thursday (12/15), 7pm: Eyewitness Aleppo: Journalist Eva Bartlett reports from her experience on the ground

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We’ve been asked to inform you about the event described below.  This is a complicated issue — the Green Party of Alameda County has not taken a position on the content of the event — we will leave it to you to form your own opinion.
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Eyewitness Aleppo: Journalist Eva Bartlett reports from her experience on the ground
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Thursday December 15, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland, CA
(between Broadway and Telegraph, 19th St. BART)
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Independent Canadian journalist Eva Bartlett, newly arrived from Syria, will report on her experiences in Aleppo and elsewhere in Syria, as will Gerry Condon, US Veterans for Peace VP and member of the US Peace Council Delegation to Syria. You will definitely hear much that you have not heard elsewhere, and perhaps question what you think you know about Syria. Eva lived in Gaza for three years and was one of the few western reporters present during the Israeli attacks that killed thousands of Palestinians.

Thursday, Dec. 15, 7 PM
Humanist Hall, 390 27th St., Oakland, CA (between Broadway and Telegraph, 19th St. BART)

Friday, Dec. 16, 7 PM
Eric Quezada Center, 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA (16th & Mission BART)

Admission: $10-20 sliding scale. No one turned away for lack of funds.

Organizers, sponsors and co-sponsors: International Action Center (IAC), United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC), US Peace Council, Syria Solidarity Movement, Socialist Action, Workers World Party, Resource Center for Non Violence Palestine/Israel Action Committee, ANSWER – SF Bay Area, Cindy Sheehan Soapbox, Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center, Peace and Freedom Party (Marin), Peace and Freedom Party (San Francisco), Project Censored, Media Freedom Foundation, Veterans for Peace East Bay Chapter 162

To add your group, or for more info: solidarity@ syriasolidaritymovement.org or (925) 324-3358.

You’re Invited! Green Party Holiday Party, Sunday Dec. 11, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

*****Green Party Holiday Party*****

Hello everyone!

Celebrate the Holiday Season with old friends and new. We’ll have good fun, yummy food, and open dialogue at the 2016 Annual Potluck Holiday Party. Music? Bring some, CDs or instruments.

When:
Sunday, December 11th, 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Where:
Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave at 65th in North Oakland

Bring your choice of food or drink for the potluck table to share.

**See you there – party on!”

(There will be no regular Green Sunday program or Green County Council meeting in December. We’ll party instead! The next regular Green Sunday program will be the second Sunday in January, 2017, followed as usual by the Alameda Green Party County Council. All members are welcome to participate.)

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. Call 510-644-2293 if you have questions.