Sunday, March 26, 2017

Power: From The Mouths Of The Occupied

From the Mouths of the Occupied, which features stories from Black community members impacted by state violence as a means to heal.

WNYC Snap Judgement

Hate groups like Center for Immigration Studies want you to believe they’re mainstream

We're in a different world today. Hate has gone mainstream. Today, the purveyors of hate don't always burn crosses or use racial slurs. They might wear suits and ties. They might have sophisticated public relations operations. They might even testify before Congress.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Trans women of color are missing from the conversation about transphobia

“It’s overwhelming to be a trans woman of color and deal with all the things we have to navigate on our own — health care, housing, mental health conditions — along with dealing with the rest of the world that is already very transphobic towards us,” Kimberly said. “Outside of community there’s no safe space.”


A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response.

More here (Penguin Random House)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Black girls’ zero-sum struggle: Why we lose when black boys dominate the discourse

"For there is no saving black and brown men without the labor and love of black and brown women. Yet surely, we have come far enough to imagine liberation strategies that don’t require men of color to tread over “this bridge call our backs.” While we, women of color, are doing the heavy lifting to keep our communities functional and intact, the question remains, “Who will lift us?” Who will fight for us?"

Brittney Cooper (Salon)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Activism, Helping, Supporting and Self-care

In this talk, Laura offers us a window into the cumulative toll that can occur when we are exposed to the suffering, hardship, crisis or trauma of humans, other living beings, or the planet itself. Held within a larger context of systematic oppression and liberation theory, we’ll dive into what gets hard and how to work toward reconciling it both individually and collectively.

watch below

Beyond the Cliff | Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

United We Dream

It is up to immigrants, people of color and people of conscience to prevent millions of deportations by saving the victories we’ve already won — like DACA — and by building united communities who are equipped to oppose the Trump regime nationally and locally.


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Join a SURJ Reading Group of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Join a SURJ Reading Group of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness 

SURJ will be organizing another round of political education using The New Jim Crow. To sign up, send an email to

You will read about 100 pages every two weeks for eight weeks in total, beginning the week of March 6th. Every two weeks, the Basebuilding Committee will send you a list of discussion questions, links to current stories and events related to mass incarceration, and ways for you to engage in the resistance. 

The Basebuilding Committee will also organize an in-person discussion and debrief of the text. If you’d like to organize your own reading group around The New Jim Crow, let us know at

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Breaking Through Intersectionality Boundaries

6th Annual Women's Center Conference

Saturday, March 11th
1650 Holloway Ave Cesar Chavez Student Center
Offered by: ASI Women's Center
Tickets Here

Response Team--#resist ICE

ICE raids are now reported in California and elsewhere. Can you join a team of volunteers to support our neighbors and friends in the event of an ICE raid here?

Bay Area Resistance and Rapid Response

United We Dream

Know your rights and protect your community from raids and deportation. If you witness immigration agents near your area, report them to our #MigraWatch hotline: 1-844-363-1423

Support immigrants at risk of deportation by the Trump regime.

The #HereToStay Network is a group of people ready to fight for immigrants at risk of deportation. When Trump agents show up to raid immigrants’ homes and workplaces, we'll need you to show up.

United We Dream

Saturday, February 4, 2017

For Black Women Everywhere

“I carried many storms with me. I have washed myself ashore, I have been my tide and lighthouse. Darling, this becoming me didn’t come easy. I have let my demons play. I have cursed God in three languages. Forgive me. I have peeled my flesh to reveal broken angels pressed onto my soul. I am my night and my sunshine. I have let my screams deafen me at night. In darkness, I swear I have seen the devil begging me to end it all. I have patched myself slowly, gone to war and won myself back. So, here I am. Here I am. I am not asking to be validated. Here I am. I am not asking to be protected. Here I am. I am not begging to be loved. I am here. I am here and that’s enough to be celebrated. That is enough. Darling, I am here. I am a glorious cause for celebration.”
-- Ijeoma Umebinyuo

Sunday, January 29, 2017

20 Ways You Can Act Now To Support Muslims/Immigrants + Resist DT: A Solidarity Sundays Emergency Guide

On the afternoon of Friday, January 27, 2017 (which happens to be Holocaust Remembrance Day) Donald Tr*mp issued an unprecedented, devastating, and likely unconstitutional and illegal executive order that bars citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the US for the next 90 days, suspends the admission of all refugees for 120 days, and bans Syrian refugees indefinitely

Kate Schatz (Medium)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Pledge Resistance

I pledge resistance to state violence against Black Lives.
I challenge myself and those in my community to take risks as we confront the many ways that Black Lives are diminished and taken from us.
I pledge resistance as I make space for direct action and civil disobedience.
I will act for my own healing of our community and make space for my own healing so I may be apart of this healing for the long haul.
I will declare loudly and boldly through my words and actions that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

AMERICAN MASTERS - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Join KQED and our community partners to celebrate the life of Maya Angelou through poetry and song. Watch a one-hour preview of American Masters - Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise. Journey through the prolific life of the 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings' author and activist who inspired generations with lyrical modern African-American thought. Features new interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Common, the Clintons and others.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

We Support Our Muslim Neighbors

A message from Jewish Voice for Peace of the San Francisco Bay Area:

Are you concerned about bullying and harassment of our Muslim neighbors in the East Bay?

Come canvas neighborhood shops (in pairs) and ask them to post signs, "We Support Our Muslim Neighbors".

Saturday, January 28, 1-3pm
Gather in the gas station parking lot, right across from Peet's Coffee,
3401 Fruitvale Avenue, Oakland. (There's a large free parking lot, just down the street from the gas station. Fyi, it's a very long walk from Fruitvale bart).

Please RSVP (or ask questions) to with "Jan. 28" in the subject line -- so that we know how many to expect, and can notify you of any changes. Fliers and tape provided! Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace/Bay Area, everyone welcome!

Check out our Facebook page, invite your friends!