2015 Related Events

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Octavia’s Brood Oakland Book Release, Wednesday, April 22, 6 – 7:30pm, African American Museum and Library, 659 14th St, Oakland, California 94612

Street Politics 101subMedia.tv’s film about the 2012 student strike in Montréal, Canada, plus a screening of the latest Stimulator episode with updates from the student strike, Wednesday, April 22nd, 6pm, at La Idea, 2009 E. 29th St, Oakland



Compañeras Book Release, Thursday April 23, 6 pm, Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics, 518 Valencia Street, San Francisco

Marxist School of Sacramento – Point of View Lecture SeriesFrancis Depuis-Deri, author of Who’s Afraid of the Black Blocs?: Anarchy in Action around the World and John P. Clark, editor and translator of Anarchy, Geography, Modernity: Selected Writings of Elisée ReclusThursday, April 23rd, 7pm at the Sierra 2 Center, Room 12, 2791 24th Street, Sacramento

A Living Wage for Mothers and Other Caregivers with Selma James & Nina Lopez of Global Women’s Strike, Thursday, April 23rd, 6pm, at La Commune Cafe & Bookstore, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland



“There is no app for that” Anthropology and Social Change Third Annual ConferenceFriday, April 24th, 2 – 9pm, California Institute for Integral Studies,  CA Room 304, Third Floor, 1453 Mission St. San Francisco. Co-sponsored by PM Press and KPFA. Keynote Presentations: Ashley Yates (Ferguson, MO) & adrienne maree brown (Detroit, MI) on Black Lives Matter

Anarchist Cafe, Friday, April 24, 6 – 10pm Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Performers include:
– Richard Van Savage with his own brand of Agit-Prop Theatre, using mentalism and magic with a message.
– Annah Anti-Palindrome is a bay-area based musician/Optical Sound-Smith, writer, and queer/femme antagonist. Annah performs using a variety of different mediums including a Line 6 (DL4) looping system, kitchen utensils, gas-masks, raw eggs, blood pressure cuffs, found objects, her body (mostly her throat), and more!
– Grupo Puyakan a Cumbia/Colombian folklorico band playing a lot of traditional songs and some original ones with most drums and vocals.
– The Brass Liberation Orchestra (BLO) makes loud on the streets to inspire, instigate, agitate, mourn, celebrate, and communicate. 



Knowledge is Power: How to Stay in Your Home – A Day of Tenant Workshops, Saturday, April 25, 10am – 4pm, Tenderloin Neighborhood School, 627 Turk St, San Francisco

Savage Fam, Alas, and SubMedia.Tv Invade the Bay, the uncompromising lyrics of Savage Fam and Alas join forces with the subMedia.tv’s subversive images for night of anti-colonial hip-hop and anarchist films, Saturday, April 25th, 8 PM. Qilombo, 2313 San Pablo Ave, Oakland.

A Benefit for One Fam Space At One Fam, 1606 7th Street, Oakland, CA (two blocks from W. Oakland BART) – only a block from the Anarchist Book Fair, 7PM-11:30PM, $5 donation recommended, if not more. All funds will go to support One Fam, a local West Oakland non-profit working to reintegrate people coming out of incarceration back into the community, as well as working to train at risk youth as community organizers. BANDS: Yogurt Brain, Unity, Separate Knobs, Jerk Lewis, AND a performance by Rick Van Savage, the Mentalist Magician


Berkeley Anarchist Study Group BASTARD Conference, “Utopias and Other Science Fictions,” Sunday, April 26, 10am – 6pm, East Bay location TBA

New Anarchisms! with Cindy Milstein, scott crow, John P. Clark, and Francis Dupuis-Deri, Sunday, April 26, 2pm, La Commune Cafe and Bookstore, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland

AK Press 25 Revolting Years Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, April 26, 5-9pm, Omni Commons, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland