Green Sunday August 13, 5:00 – 7:45 pm

Green Sunday August 13, 5:00 – 7:45 pm
Bay Area Anti-Fascists: Where do we go from here?
Followed by break-out groups & Council meeting
Niebyl-Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th

Don’t miss this riveting discussion!
Speakers:
Meleiza Figueroa and Juno Amy Rosenhaus
OCCUPELLA kicks off the event with two songs!
John Torok emcees.

Will there be strong non-violent resistance to the Alt Reich?

This topic was chosen for Green Sunday because alt-right rallies, featuring known violent instigators, are scheduled at UC Berkeley on Aug 19 and Sept 14 and downtown Berkeley on Aug 27. Mayor Jesse Arreguin asks us to avoid the Civic Center area that Sunday, but “If you do choose to attend and violence breaks out, we ask that you… Stand back, separate yourself from the violence, and don’t get baited by provocateurs… Inciting violence and making threats against certain groups is NOT a constitutionally protected right and will be dealt with immediately.”

While most of the right wing protesters just want to peacefully demonstrate their right to publicly express support for Trump, white supremacists, some with arms, have been attending these “Free Speech” rallies in multiple cities. Over 1000 non-violent protesters stood up to a KKK rally in Charlottesville Va. They expect 4000 lefties for a peaceful show of force when neo Nazis return.

Discussion follows the speakers, then
potluck refreshments and break out groups re Green organizing.

Speakers:
Meleiza Figueroa is a PhD Candidate in Geography at UC Berkeley, Press Director for the Stein/Baraka 2016 Presidential campaign, and Executive Producer of the Green News Network. Her experience in progressive media includes over a decade as a staff producer for the Pacifica Radio Network, and lead researcher for the 2005 documentary “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.” She is an on-air correspondent for Free Speech TV’s “Rising Up With Sonali,” and is a print contributor to Truthdig.com, Against the Current, and New Politics. She has been a longtime political educator and organizer, involved in a wide range of movements for social and environmental justice in California. She talks about the threat of fascist incursions/organizing on college campuses, and is part of the newly forming Campus Antifascist Network at UC Berkeley.

Juno Amy Rosenhaus co-founded the Bay Area Queer Anti-Fascist Network. She is an andro-queer feminist, activist, drummer, and portrait, art, and documentary photographer who rose up in New Jersey, worked and played in San Francisco for over 20 years, and now thrives in Oakland. Her creative passions are realized through Juno Rosenhaus Photography and Queer Artists Social Media, where she serves as Executive Director.

Breakout Groups
We were thrilled by your enthusiasm in Breakout Groups at prior Green Sundays. To grow that energy, we’re trying Breakout Groups at the beginning of the County Council meetings after the 15 minute refreshment break that follows our Green Sunday programs. Which group will you roll with?
1. ELECTIONS (including endorsements, campaigning, ballot drives, voter guide…)
2. More CONVERSATION re anti-fascism, AND Green Party ORIENTATION
3. OUTREACH (recruiting, social events, networking with other groups…)
4. TECH (website, social media, newsletter, recording/broadcasting our events…)
5. OPERATIONS (including Green Sunday plans, fundraising, working with state and national GP…)

WHEN: Sunday, August 13, 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 and 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 7:45 pm; council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested. Please visit our website: https://acgreens.wordpress.com/

All this + socializing and MORE!
Sunday, August 13, 5:00 pm at the Niebyl-Proctor Library
6501 Telegraph Ave. at 65th in North Oakland
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 on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

The monthly business meeting of the
County Council of the Green Party of Alameda County
follows at 7:45 pm
Council meetings are always open to anyone who is interested.

Please visit our web site:
https://acgreens.wordpress.com/
Express your green ideas and “like” us on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenpartyofalamedacounty/

Participation and/or donations appreciated! https://acgreens.wordpress.com/donate/
FLIER to print, post, distribute please:

To connect with people who offer empathy to everyone at alt right and other events:
http://www.EmpathyTent.com
What’s coming: “No to Marxism, Berkeley Civic Center Park Aug 27”:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1356598631088305
8/27 morning Rally Against Hate – Unite for Freedom from Right Wing Violence in the Bay Area:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1554573591279582/
The Empathy Tent on Aug 27:
https://www.facebook.com/events/834385300073508

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