Nov
8
9:30 am09:30

Habotot Children's Museum - Free Admission Day for Election Day

  • Habitot Children's Museum

On Tuesday, November 8th from 9:30am-12:30pm Habitot Children’s Museum in downtown Berkeley is offering a Free Admission Day to celebrate voting. 

Families are encouraged to come dressed up at politicians, suffragists, or famous presidents. A voting box will be available for tots stamp their vote for cutest insect. In the week leading up, families can hit the polls on Habitot's facebook page (facebook.com/habitot) to vote on their favorite color playdough, best juice flavor, and cutest insect. 

In the art studio, the museum will have an enormous three-foot sculptural birthday cake for kids to douse in paint, glue, sparkles and confetti. This free admission day is made possible by a generous sponsorship from Mechanics Bank. RSVP to attend at votewithhabitot.eventbrite.com.

For greater detail on Habitot please visit Habitot’s website: www.habitot.org

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Nov
8
7:00 am07:00

ELECTION DAY - VOTE TODAY!!!

  • YOUR POLLING PLACE

FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE HERE: http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/polling-place/ 

ALAMEDA COUNTY: https://www.acgov.org/alco_ssl_app/rov/voter_info/voter_profile.jsp?formLanguage=E

 

 

Nov
2
7:30 pm19:30

Mayoral Forum - Berkeley Neighborhoods Council

  • The Hillside Club

The Berkeley Neighborhoods Council will be hosting a Mayoral Forum on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd @ 7:30-9 pm.

 The forum will be moderated by Alex Savidge,  member of the KTVU Channel 2 news team and Berkeley native, and will be broadcast live on BCM TV (Berkeley Community Media).

 Participants will be Jesse Arreguin, Laurie Capitelli & Kriss Worthington.

 The theme of the forum will be “Balancing Preservation and Growth: Development and Our Neighborhoods”

 The participants will be asked 3 questions (see below) followed by questions from the audience. This is your last chance to see the candidates together before we vote on November 8! Please tell your fellow Berkeleyans.

 The three questions:

1. Berkeley has the top-ranked public university in the world; the single largest partnership of seminaries and theological graduate schools in the country; a high school that has produced world-famous musicians, artists, actors, athletes, authors, scientists, and activists; a world-renowned culinary culture; and a unique architectural style defined by the likes of Bernard Maybeck, Julia Morgan, Walter Ratcliff, and other notables. 

As mayor, what will you do to protect the cultural and historic nature of our city, while making Berkeley attractive and vibrant for young families and providing much-needed housing for the students of our famed educational institutions?

2. Berkeley’s local politics have been marked by bitter fights between pro-growth and pro-preservation advocates. 

How would you change the process, so that we may reach consensus in an open exchange among developers, community members, and the City Council, rather than reaching final decisions through costly, protracted, and divisive court battles?

3. Berkeley residents, from John Galen Howard, through David Brower and Alice Waters, have left their mark on our city and, indeed, on the world.

 If you are elected mayor, and serve for eight years, what would you like to be remembered for?

 

Oct
20
6:30 pm18:30

JCRC Civic Connection East Bay 2016

  • Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

JCRC hosting a gathering of elected officials and candidates at the Magnes. There are many critical issues to address, including housing and homelessness, racial justice, gun control and, of course, the upcoming election. Join us for an evening of socializing and relationship building.
 
Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm-8:00pm
Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

While the event is free, registration is required for security and headcount purposes.

https://jcrc.org/news-events/events/civic-connection-eb-2016

Oct
19
6:30 pm18:30

Stop Gentrification! 2902 Adeline Project Community - Strategy Meeting

  • Youth Spirit Artworks

Developers are proposing new market rate apartments at 2902 Adeline, threatening to increase neighborhood rents, exacerbate parking and traffic problems, and continue the ongoing process of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area. If our neighborhood is to be developed, the community demands that these negative impacts be mitigated.
 

Through a community-led process involving over 300 people, local residents developed these six demands and sent them to the developers on August 12, 2016. We requested but did not receive a response from the developers within 30 days.
 

That's why I signed a petition to Berkeley Zoning Adjustment Board members.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/berkeley-stop-gentrification?source=s.icn.em.mt&r_by=7885255

Oct
12
6:30 pm18:30

Stop Gentrification! 2902 Adeline Project Community - Strategy Meeting

  • Youth Spirit Artworks

Developers are proposing new market rate apartments at 2902 Adeline, threatening to increase neighborhood rents, exacerbate parking and traffic problems, and continue the ongoing process of gentrification and displacement in the Bay Area. If our neighborhood is to be developed, the community demands that these negative impacts be mitigated.
 

Through a community-led process involving over 300 people, local residents developed these six demands and sent them to the developers on August 12, 2016. We requested but did not receive a response from the developers within 30 days.
 

That's why I signed a petition to Berkeley Zoning Adjustment Board members.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/berkeley-stop-gentrification?source=s.icn.em.mt&r_by=7885255

Oct
6
6:30 pm18:30

Berkeley Safe Neighborhoods Committee (BSNC) Meeting

  • Ronald Tsukamoto Public Safety Building

Speakers to address what has happened between 8-8-2016 and 10-3-2016.   

-School District (Dr. Evans, Dr. Craig, School Board Director Alper)

- Police Department (Chief Meehan, Captain Greenwood, SRO McGee)

- Community Member (Enid Camps, Laura Menard) 

Oct
1
2:00 pm14:00

Jessie Arreguin for Mayor - Precinct walking in West and Southwest Berkeley

  • Alejandro's back yard

Saturday, October 1 Precinct walking in West and Southwest Berkeley

10:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. meet at 1534 Berkeley Way (Alejandro's back yard)

Contribute: https://jesse.nationbuilder.com/contribute

Citywide races are expensive with as many as 80,000 registered voters to reach: 
please donate what you can up to a maximum of $250.

Oct
1
10:30 am10:30

Jesse Arreguin for Mayor - Precinct walking in West and Southwest Berkeley

  • Alejandro's back yard

Saturday, October 1 Precinct walking in West and Southwest Berkeley

10:30 a.m. and again at 2:00 p.m. meet at 1534 Berkeley Way (Alejandro's back yard)

Contributehttps://jesse.nationbuilder.com/contribute

Citywide races are expensive with as many as 80,000 registered voters to reach: 
please donate what you can up to a maximum of $250.

 

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

Nanci Armstrong-Temple for City Council District 2 - Precinct Walking

  • San Pablo Park at the picnic tables (Park and Russell)

Saturday, October 1 Precinct Walking

Where: San Pablo Park at the picnic tables (Park and Russell)
Also getting the word out about the CALI rent board slate and Jesse for mayor
Donate: http://www.nanciforberkeley.vote/donate-1/
Nanci is challenging an incumbent and needs your support to get her message out.

Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

YES on Measure X1 Public Financing of Elections -Phone Bank & Precinct Walk

  • Berkeley Fair Elections Coalition Headquarters, inside NextSpace.

Saturday, October 1  PHONE BANKING AND PRECINCT WALKING

When: start at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.; come anytime from 10-1.
Where: Berkeley Fair Elections Coalition Headquarters, inside NextSpace.  2081 Center St.
CONTACT: Sam Ferguson, 510 693 5779, or Andrea Slater,ASlater@commoncause.org.

Donate: YesOnX1.org/donate.

To Volunteer or Request a Yard Sign: http://www.yesonx1.org/volunteer
Oct
1
10:00 am10:00

CALI slate for Rent Board - Walking with Jesse and Ben

Christina Murphy

Alejandro Soto-Vigil

Leah Simon Weisberg

Igor Tregub

for Rent Board(aka the CALI slate)

Saturday, October 1Walking with Jesse and Ben

New Web sitehttp://berkeleyrentboard.org

Donate: http://berkeleyrentboard.org/?page_id=168  Our rent board candidates need to raise more as their opponents can county on landlord funding. You may give up to $250 to each candidate on the slate.

Sep
28
1:00 pm13:00

Berkeley Gray Panthers Monthly Meeting

  • North Berkeley Senior Center

Usually the last Wednesday of the month. 

Note: The Gray Panthers main office is in South Berkeley. Membership-building could move their meeting place to the South Berkeley Senior Center.
 

New Senior Coalition forming!

 

PACK THE COURT: Court Support for Kayla Moore
Sep
23
9:00 am09:00

PACK THE COURT: Court Support for Kayla Moore

  • Phillip Burton Federal Building, Judge Breyer's Courtroom

From the Justice for Kayla Moore Coalition:

We need YOUR presence in the courtroom to show that our communities reject the City of Berkeley's attempts to escape accountability for Kayla's death and the violence she faced, along with so many other people of color, trans women and disabled folks.

Though the hearing begins at 10 a.m., we are asking people to come out early so we are all allowed into the courtroom. We will be there at 9 a.m. with coffee and food, and we will be ready to make some noise.

Kayla Moore was an African American transwoman who lived in Berkeley. She lived with schizophrenia for most of her adult life and was supported by a loving family in her effort to live independently. On February 12, 2013, she was with a friend who grew concerned about her mental health and called 911 for help. Although Berkeley police were familiar with Kayla and had done status checks on her in the past, on this day, they were especially aggressive in their response. Without a legal basis, they grabbed her soon after she answered her door and engaged in a violent struggle with a panicking Kayla. They ordered Kayla's care provider to leave the room and then proceeded to wrestle her face down on her own mattress. More cops arrived and piled on top of her. Not surprisingly, Kayla stopped breathing and was not given any assisted breathing by the police officers. She died soon after.

This fall, show up to support the Moore family as they seek to hold the city of Berkeley and the BPD accountable for the 2013 in-custody death of their loved one Kayla Moore. Let's make it clear that the Bay Area has not forgotten Kayla Moore, that her life and memory matter and that we demand an end to racist, transphobic and ableist police violence!

Other ways to get involved:

 

Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting
Sep
21
7:30 pm19:30

Anti Police-Terror Project General Meeting

  • Eastside Arts Alliance

Monthly APTP meeting, held on every 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

The Anti Police-Terror Project is a project of the ONYX ORGANIZING COMMITTEE that in coalition with other organizations like Idriss Stelley FoundationCommunity READY Corps and Workers World is working to develop a replicable and sustainable model to end police terrorism in this country.

APTP is led by the most impacted communities but are a multi-racial, mutil-generational coalition.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1064769433619040/