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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