Women's March Oakland 2019
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Women's March Oakland 2019

“The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole.”
— Coretta Scott King

Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of self-identified women and their allies from the East Bay and beyond. At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will activate our communities and publicly proclaim our commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we desperately need!”

The 2019 march is co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.

Ready to march? Want to get involved?

Marching is free, but donations are always appreciated. Contributions will benefit Women's March Oakland, a nonprofit project of Social Good Fund, and are tax-deductible.

By attending, you acknowledge that you are physically fit for this outdoor march and assume the risks of participating.

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Finding Common Ground
Nov
29
6:00 PM18:00

Finding Common Ground

“We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.”
— Maya Angelou

Join Women’s March Oakland for a mini-conference on building coalitions and empathy across differences. This event will include a training session and panel discussion on combating antisemitism and other kinds of hate as well as how people with divergent views can come together for a shared goal.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), please email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by November 25.

FACILITATORS & PANELISTS

Cat Zavis, J.D., mediator, conflict resolution trainer, is Executive Director of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, working to bridge spirituality and politics to build a loving and just world. She leads trainings in Spiritual Activism – Prophetic Empathy and Radical Love. She also is a rabbinic candidate in the Aleph: Jewish Renewal Ordination Program.

Danielle Diuguid is a volunteer leader with the racial justice team at Bend the Arc, which works to make the Jewish community a more inclusive space while elevating the stories and experiences of Jews of Color. She shared her own story on life as a mixed-race Jewish woman at Women's March Oakland 2017. She also manages resources, data and strategy at Rockwood Leadership Institute, a national nonprofit that builds networks of social change leaders through transformative leadership programs, practices and resources. She believes in the power of words and loves that she writes about leadership each day.

Jodie Geddes received her master's degree in conflict transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. She presently serves as Community Organizing Coordinator at Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth and leads the organization’s national truth-telling, racial healing and reparations project. Additionally, she is a trainer and facilitator of restorative processes for schools, in the justice system, and communities. A public speaker nationally on the subject of restorative justice, truth processes and reparation, Jodie is also a published poet and writer, with her work featured on the online platform For Harriet and Blavity.

Sonya Shah initiated the Ahimsa Collective in January 2016. She has 20 years' experience in social justice education and 10 years' experience in restorative justice. She is an associate professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies. She has trained hundreds of facilitators in trauma healing and restorative justice practices across the US. She’s worked closely with survivors of violent crimes, people who have committed violence, families impacted by violence, and law enforcement. Central to her core values are creating belonging and beloved community in every aspect of her work and life, and balancing her relationship to self, others, the community and nature. She is a survivor of sexual abuse and a first-generation immigrant from the northwestern part of India. She speaks at national conferences, colleges and on the radio, and occasionally writes short articles on Huffington Post.

Sameena Usman serves as Government Relations Coordinator for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area office, where she works with elected officials in advocating for impactful legislation, connects them with their constituents, and provides information about the Bay Area Muslim community and their concerns, including civil rights issues. Through her work, she actively builds bridges with various communities and conducts interfaith dialogue. Sameena has been interviewed by numerous media outlets to highlight issues for the American Muslim community. Sameena was awarded the API Heritage Leadership award by Congressman Ro Khanna and the Community Hero award by Assemblyman Kansen Chu.

This meeting is not sponsored by the YWCA.

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GOTV: Oakland Rising Volunteer Walk
Nov
3
to Nov 6

GOTV: Oakland Rising Volunteer Walk

Join us as we knock on doors with Oakland Rising to talk to neighbors and turn out the vote. Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up about and take charge of critical issues with real impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to help curb the tide of displacement, lift up racial and economic equity, and get out the vote!

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Voter's Playbook: Grand Lake
Oct
29
6:00 PM18:00

Voter's Playbook: Grand Lake

New to voting or just new to voting in Oakland? Come to a voting workshop presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, League of Women Voters of Oakland and Women's March Oakland. 2018 is a consequential election year and every East Bay vote deserves to be heard.

You'll learn how voting works in Oakland and get all the info you need about the November ballot.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (209) 287-6828.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by September 26.

 

 

 

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GOTV: Oakland Rising Volunteer Walk
Oct
27
9:45 AM09:45

GOTV: Oakland Rising Volunteer Walk

Join us as we knock on doors with Oakland Rising to talk to neighbors and turn out the vote. Oakland Rising educates and mobilizes voters in the flatlands to speak up about and take charge of critical issues with real impact. Don’t miss this opportunity to help curb the tide of displacement, lift up racial and economic equity, and get out the vote!

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Voter's Playbook: Downtown Oakland / Chinatown
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Voter's Playbook: Downtown Oakland / Chinatown

New to voting or just new to voting in Oakland? Come to a voting workshop presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, League of Women Voters of Oakland, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, and Women's March Oakland. 2018 is a consequential election year and every East Bay vote deserves to be heard.

You'll learn how voting works in Oakland, get November 2018 election info, and have the opportunity to register to vote for the first time or update your registration information.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (209) 287-6828.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by September 26.

 

 

 

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Voter's Playbook: Berkeley
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Voter's Playbook: Berkeley

New to voting or just new to voting in Berkeley? Come to a voting workshop presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, League of Women Voters of Oakland and Women's March Oakland. 2018 is a consequential election year and every East Bay vote deserves to be heard.

You'll learn how voting works in Berkeley, get November 2018 election info, and have the opportunity to register to vote for the first time or update your registration information.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (209) 287-6828.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by September 26.

 

 

 

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Voter's Playbook: East Oakland
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

Voter's Playbook: East Oakland

  • Fruitvale-San Antonio Senior Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

New to voting or just new to voting in Oakland? Come to a voting workshop presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, League of Women Voters of Oakland and Women's March Oakland. 2018 is a consequential election year and every East Bay vote deserves to be heard.

You'll learn how voting works in Oakland, get November 2018 election info, and have the opportunity to register to vote for the first time or update your registration information.

This event is free of charge and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (209) 287-6828.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by September 26.

 

 

 

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Oakland Mayor Candidate Forum
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Oakland Mayor Candidate Forum

Hear from and interact with all 10 candidates for Mayor of Oakland in a free nonpartisan forum presented by the League of Women Voters of Oakland with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Oakland / Bay Area Chapter, Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center and Women’s March Oakland. There will also be a bonus forum for Congressional District 13. The event will be moderated by Helen Hutchison, California State President of the League of Women Voters.

Candidates will give opening and closing statements outlining their platforms and answer questions submitted live by attendees. The co-presenting organizations will submit topics and questions of importance and concern to the communities they serve, including the need for civic engagement and education, equity and social justice.

Participating mayor candidates:

  • Cat Brooks

  • Ken Houston

  • Saied Karamooz

  • Peter Liu

  • Pamela Price

  • Libby Schaaf

  • Nancy Sidebotham

  • Jesse AJ Smith

  • Marchon Tatmon

  • Cedric Troupe

Participating Congressional District 13 candidates:

  • Barbara Lee

  • Laura Wells

This event is expected to fill to capacity. We encourage attendees to arrive early to secure their places in the auditorium.

If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), email contact@womensmarchoakland.org by September 26.

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#PowerToThePolls: Breaking Down Barriers to Voting in the East Bay
Jun
2
10:00 AM10:00

#PowerToThePolls: Breaking Down Barriers to Voting in the East Bay

2018 is a consequential election year and #EveryEastBayVote deserves to be heard. However, many members of our communities still face barriers to bringing their #PowerToThePolls. Join Women's March Oakland and Women's March for a community conference to learn about these voting obstacles and how we can fight to remove them.

The event will feature speakers from Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Black Women Organized for Political Action, Political and Proud CA, and more, with a panel moderated by Ellie Tumbuan of The Justice Collective. We will also be hosting a GOTV phone bank.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority / Xi Gamma Omega Chapter
Black Women Organized for Political Action
The Justice Collective
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Oakland / Bay Area Chapter
Organizing for Power
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte
Political and Proud CA
Solidarity Sundays
YWCA

This free event is open to all. Please register on Eventbrite to help us more accurately estimate food and other event needs. If you do not have access to email, you can register by calling (510) 457-1821.

Want to help spread the word? Download the event flyer/graphic and post it around your neighborhood or on your social networks.

Can't come, but want to support our #EveryEastBayVote work? Make a donation today!

SCHEDULE (subject to change)
10:00 AM — Registration and breakfast
10:30 AM — Welcome and opening speaker
11:00 AM — Break
11:15 AM — Sessions:
* Unstable housing
* Accessibility
* Youth
* Beyond voting: other ways to take your power to the polls
12:00 PM — Break
12:15 PM — GOTV phone bank
12:45 PM — Speaker panel
1:30 PM — Closing and final speaker
2:00 PM — Adjourn

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation for disability, please register for the event and include your request by May 29. If you have additional questions or to request language interpretation, you may contact anniversary@womensmarch.com.

Si desea solicitar una adaptación razonable para la discapacidad, regístrese para el evento e incluya su solicitud antes del 29 de mayo. Si tiene preguntas adicionales o desea solicitar la interpretación del idioma, puede comunicarse con anniversary@womensmarch.com.

如果您想申请合理的残疾住宿,请在5月29日之前报名参加活动并提出您的请求。如果您有其他问题或需要语言翻译,请联系anniversary@womensmarch.com。

By participating in this event, you agree to your information being shared with Women's March Oakland and Women's March, Inc. Your information will not be sold.

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Voter's Playbook: A Guide to Voting in Oakland
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

Voter's Playbook: A Guide to Voting in Oakland

New to voting or just new to voting in Oakland? Come to a voting workshop presented by Black Women Organized for Political Action, League of Women Voters of Oakland, Political & Proud and Women's March Oakland.

You'll learn how voting works in Oakland, get June 2018 election info, and have the opportunity to register to vote for the first time or update your registration information.

This event is free of charge and open to all.

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Join the #FightToVote: host a house meeting
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Join the #FightToVote: host a house meeting

To honor International Women’s Day in this midterm election year, we’re encouraging all members of the Women’s March Oakland community to host house meetings on March 8 to talk about voting barriers in the East Bay and how we can fight to remove them. House meetings are gatherings where you invite family and friends to discuss issues that are important to you.

We have created a toolkit that walks you through what you need to start the conversation, including resources for further information. Sign up to host a meeting to receive additional materials and updates.

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Women's March Oakland 2018
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

Women's March Oakland 2018

Women's March Oakland 2018 is a rally and march in partnership with the Bay Area chapter of youth organization March for Our FutureOur anniversary event will focus on voter education and participation as well as uplifting tomorrow’s leaders, with the theme, “Hear Our Vote: March for Our Future.”

The rally will begin at 10 a.m. at Lake Merritt Amphitheater. After the rally, the march will go from the amphitheater up 14th Street, ending at Frank Ogawa Plaza with our Call to Action Alley.

To give us a more accurate attendance estimate so we can have the proper services available, please register on our Eventbrite page. Tickets are free of charge. You do not need to bring your printed Eventbrite ticket with you to the march.

Women’s March Oakland 2018 is a nonpartisan, peaceful event that will give people from across the East Bay and beyond the opportunity to activate their communities, engage and support youth, and publicly proclaim that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights in line with the Unity Principles.

For more details, including accessibility information, please see our About the March, How to get involved and FAQ pages. By attending, you acknowledge that you are physically fit for this outdoor march and assume the risks of participating.

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Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training

Women’s March Oakland is pleased to offer nonviolence training. This 3-hour session is open to all but required for those who agree to serve as a Peace Ambassador during Women’s March Oakland 2018 on January 20. The training is free, but goodwill contributions will be requested and kindly appreciated.

While we are not engaging in civil disobedience and do not expect arrests, there is always the possibility of counter-protestors or violent agitators. This session teaches the CLARA technique for nonviolent engagement, de-escalation skills, and other practical tools. Participants will be taught to: a) remain clear, calm, and centered in a conflict, b) de-escalate potential conflict situations, and c) be a safe, effective Peace Ambassador. The session includes role-play and practical hands-on activities.

Upon completion of the training, those who wish to serve as Peace Ambassadors will sign up and be provided further instructions of concrete duties.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Mica Stumpf received her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and has been a nonviolence trainer for 6 years. In the fall of 2013, she spent 6 weeks working with an international peace team in Jeju Island, South Korea. Since January of 2013, she has been working as a Kingian Nonviolence trainer with Positive Peace Warrior Network and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. She has also trained in restorative justice and mediation. In 2015 Mica Stumpf became a nonviolence trainer with the Metta Center for Nonviolence. In 2016 she became a certified counselor and currently works as a counselor in a private practice. For more information, see micastumpf.com. She lives in Oakland, CA.

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Women's March Oakland x Poster-Making Party
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Women's March Oakland x Poster-Making Party

  • Omi Gallery @ Impact Hub Oakland (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of creativity! We're partnering with Impact Hub Oakland and Amplifier for a free poster-making event ahead of Women's March Oakland 2018.

Please bring art supplies to share (cardboard, paint, markers, paper, etc.)! We'll have a raffle, poster giveaways, Women's March Oakland gear for sale, and time to work together creatively as a community. PLUS live screenprinting by Jhovany R. De Ala!

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Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training

Women’s March Oakland is pleased to offer nonviolence training. This 3-hour session is open to all but required for those who agree to serve as a Peace Ambassador during Women’s March Oakland 2018 on January 20. The training is free, but goodwill contributions will be requested and kindly appreciated.

While we are not engaging in civil disobedience and do not expect arrests, there is always the possibility of counter-protestors or violent agitators. This session teaches the CLARA technique for nonviolent engagement, de-escalation skills, and other practical tools. Participants will be taught to: a) remain clear, calm, and centered in a conflict, b) de-escalate potential conflict situations, and c) be a safe, effective Peace Ambassador. The session includes role-play and practical hands-on activities.

Upon completion of the training, those who wish to serve as Peace Ambassadors will sign up and be provided further instructions of concrete duties.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Mica Stumpf received her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and has been a nonviolence trainer for 6 years. In the fall of 2013, she spent 6 weeks working with an international peace team in Jeju Island, South Korea. Since January of 2013, she has been working as a Kingian Nonviolence trainer with Positive Peace Warrior Network and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. She has also trained in restorative justice and mediation. In 2015 Mica Stumpf became a nonviolence trainer with the Metta Center for Nonviolence. In 2016 she became a certified counselor and currently works as a counselor in a private practice. For more information, see micastumpf.com. She lives in Oakland, CA.

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Women of Color Dinner
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Women of Color Dinner

Before this year's march, why not break bread together? Entrepreneurs Christina Davis (Classtige), Nicole Moreno-Deinzer (Epifania Magazine) and Kamilah Richardson (Rich & Riot) invite women of color and their allies to come together for an intimate dinner, in partnership with Women's March Oakland. Life/career coaches will be there to help guide the conversation, but most of all we want to band together during this difficult time.

Tickets are $45 (dinner only) or $65 (dinner plus a Women's March Oakland T-shirt).

 

 

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"Together We Rise" Oakland Book Release Party
Jan
16
6:30 PM18:30

"Together We Rise" Oakland Book Release Party

Women's March Oakland is partnering with Laurel Book Store for the "Together We Rise" book release party in Oakland. This event is free.

Join us as we discuss our goals for 2018, read from the book, and network before the anniversary march. The book will be available for purchase, and we will raffle a signed copy at the event. We will also be selling WMO T-shirts and totes.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In celebration of the 1-year anniversary of the Women’s March, the national organizers have created "Together We Rise," a gorgeously designed full-color book offering an unprecedented, front-row seat to one of the most galvanizing movements in American history. Featuring exclusive interviews with Women’s March organizers, never-before-seen photographs, and essays by feminist activists, this book takes us back to January 21, 2017, a historic day when more than 5 million marchers of all ages and walks of life took to the streets.

Women’s March will share proceeds from "Together We Rise" with 3 grassroots, women-led organizations: The Gathering for Justice, SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, and Indigenous Women Rise.

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Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training
Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Women's March Oakland Peace Ambassador Training

Women’s March Oakland is pleased to offer nonviolence training. This 3-hour session is open to all but required for those who agree to serve as a Peace Ambassador during Women’s March Oakland 2018 on January 20. The training is free, but goodwill contributions will be requested and kindly appreciated.

While we are not engaging in civil disobedience and do not expect arrests, there is always the possibility of counter-protestors or violent agitators. This session teaches the CLARA technique for nonviolent engagement, de-escalation skills, and other practical tools. Participants will be taught to: a) remain clear, calm, and centered in a conflict, b) de-escalate potential conflict situations, and c) be a safe, effective Peace Ambassador. The session includes role-play and practical hands-on activities.

Upon completion of the training, those who wish to serve as Peace Ambassadors will sign up and be provided further instructions of concrete duties.

ABOUT THE TRAINER

Mica Stumpf received her BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley and has been a nonviolence trainer for 6 years. In the fall of 2013, she spent 6 weeks working with an international peace team in Jeju Island, South Korea. Since January of 2013, she has been working as a Kingian Nonviolence trainer with Positive Peace Warrior Network and East Point Peace Academy. This work has opened the opportunity to teach nonviolence in local jails, tapping into a passion to serve communities most affected by violence. She has also trained in restorative justice and mediation. In 2015 Mica Stumpf became a nonviolence trainer with the Metta Center for Nonviolence. In 2016 she became a certified counselor and currently works as a counselor in a private practice. For more information, see micastumpf.com. She lives in Oakland, CA.

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Walk a Mile: Storytelling by Marginalized People
Jan
6
5:00 PM17:00

Walk a Mile: Storytelling by Marginalized People

Ever see a homeless person and feel an enormous sense of helplessness? Have you ever wondered how you—just one person—could make a difference?

Join Women's March Oakland and Spirit of Oakland as we "walk a mile" by learning empathetic listening tools. Popular Storytelling host Ted Lee will set the stage as people living in encampments share their stories. We will dine and learn how we can make a difference. Tickets are $20 and proceeds go to The Village in Oakland and Alpha Omega Foundation.

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