Friday, December 13th
Make It Fresh! Creative Storytelling Showcase & Celebration
at SoleSpace [1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland]
FREE! (limited seating, so get there early!)
Hosted by Josh Healey and Chinaka Hodge
Music from DJLN
If politics is the art of what’s possible, then let’s use art to expand those possibilities.
This fall Movement Generation created a space for 20 emerging writers, activists, & movement-builders to write, learn, and share their stories. Stories of our neighborhoods, our struggles, our place in this crazy, beautiful environment we call home. Join us for this performance showcase, where Make it Fresh storytellers will share their new poems, songs, & stories with the community for the first time.
Make it Fresh participants are coming from groups like: Phat Beets Produce, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Urban Tilth, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Youth Uprising, Unite Here 2850, Critical Resistance, Brown Boi Project, Catalyst Project, City Slicker Farms, 350.org, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), Chinese Progressive Association, & many more.
We use our stories to change the larger narrative towards justice and ecology. We talk about pollution AND poverty. Mother Earth AND Mac Dre. We have asthma in our lungs, joy in our hearts, and we’re ready to shout our stories to the world.
See you there.
Saturday, December 14th
Ferment & Foment: A Benefit for MG’s Labor &
Climate Justice Project
at MacArthur Garage Brewery & Bar [875 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland]
Hey beer fans and makers of revolution and justice, you all know that all change needs a little fomenting, right? Right! And fomenting and agitation always pair well with a little fermented beverage. We’re bringing them both together in the spirit of bringing the labor movement and climate justice movements together to ferment and foment a just transition.
MG alum, union researcher, and local brewer Kevin Christensen’s speakeasy, MacArthur Garage Brewery and Bar, is hosting a fundraiser for Movement Generation, and specifically for MG fellow Brooke Anderson to continue her work building a grassroots labor movement for climate justice. Fist of Flour Pizza Company will be slinging pies, Thirsty Bear Brewpub has donated additional beer, and we’ll enjoy a set of live music from Ed G and the Busted Lip. Kids and non-drinkers welcome – non alcoholic beverages will also be provided.
Sunday, December 15th
Union Garden Work Party
with UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and MG!
at the Home of Isidoro Saravia-Ramos [1718 Giaramita Street, Richmond]
Join UNITE HERE 2850, Planting Justice, and Movement Generation in planting a “Union Garden” at the home of UNITE HERE 2850 member and Casino San Pablo dishwasher, Isidoro Saravia-Ramos.
Despite the fact that the Casino brings in over $200 million in revenue, the average Casino worker only earns $9.60/hour and hasn’t received a raise in 4 years. Workers are forced to work in a smoke-filled environment and most don’t receive health insurance. While workers continue their struggle for fairness inside the casino, workers and neighbors are joining together to build community and reclaim our own health and labor.
In inviting folks to his home to plant a garden, Isidoro said: “I am very excited to build a garden with my fellow unions members, my family, and my community. By working together on the land, we will harvest justice.”
Bring work clothes, sturdy shoes, a water bottle, and any food you want to share (to supplement the carne asada / BBQ we’ll do for lunch).
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.