Friday December 15 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
24th and Mission Street, San Francisco
EVERYONE UNITE AGAINST THE ELECTORAL FRAUD IN HONDURAS!
Next Friday December 15/ 2017, a rally(vigil) will be held in San Francisco CA, organized by Los Hondureños Unidos Contra la Dictadura del Área de la Bahía (Bay Area Hondurans United Against the Dictatorship).
There will be an rally to raise awareness about and solidarity with the fight to defend the victory of Salvador Nasralla, candidate of the Alianza Against the Dictatorship of Honduras.
We call on the whole community to join us in solidarity!
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/14/18805300.php

Saturday December 16 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Micro-loans for Bay Area businesses: a walking tour
the American Youth Hostel
312 Mason Street
San Francisco
Organizer/Author                                                                David Giesen
Come along on a walking tour of San Francisco social movement history, including an introduction to San Francisco's "Big Idea," a public policy proposal liberating capital and labor, while socializing land values.
Afterwards, lunch with tour guide and venture capitalist D. Giesen, and make a pitch for his funding of your business. If you're keen on learning more about "third way" economics, you'll trip on this walking tour surveying the Black Panthers, Women's Lib., Liberation Theology, and Deepest Ecology.
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2017/12/14/18805305.php

Saturday  December 16, 2017  10:00 am — 2:00 pm
Berkeley Farmers’ Market Winter Crafts Fair
Civic Center Park  2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Dec 16 - Dec 17  10 am to 5 pm each day
Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA
47th Annual KPFA's Craneway Crafts Fair - Inspired Creative Gifts -the best, most diverse and beautiful holiday shopping in the Bay Area. Over 180 artisans from California and beyond gather to exhibit and sell their original and ... Read more
http://www.cranewaycraftsfair.com/

Saturday, December 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2940 - 16th Street San Francisco
The Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador would like to invite you to our End of the Year Celebration on Saturday, December 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2940 - 16th Street. We will have food and an orientation on the upcoming work of CISPES and next year's delegations to El Salvador.

Saturday, December 16, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Honor the Innocents and Take Action against Gun Violence 
St. Paul's, 114 Montecito Ave, Oakland
On the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, join the East Bay Community and Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney to honor all victims of gun violence, learn how you can take action to stop the killing, and help assemble gift boxes for the families of Oakland homicide victims. 
Participating organizations include: Soldiers Against Violence Everywhere, The Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Organizing For Action, The Episcopal Peace Fellowship, Youth ALIVE!, Oakland Unite, The Peace Justice and Hunger Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of California, The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, True Vine Ministries, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Christ the Lord Episcopal Church. 
Email oakland [at] bradymail.org Phone 510-863-0422

Saturday, December 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2940 - 16th Street
The Bay Area Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador would like to invite you to our End of the Year Celebration on Saturday, December 16, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2940 - 16th Street. We will have food and an orientation on the upcoming work of CISPES and next year's delegations to El Salvador. 
With the March legislative elections in El Salvador and Trump's attack on Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans in the United States, it is critical that we continue our solidarity work to assure that the U.S stop interfering in the political process and undermining the left government in El Salvador. Now is a crucial time for us to step up the pressure, and your support is needed to make that happen. The U.S ambassador has been giving support and encouragement to the right-wing Salvadoran Supreme Court in its unconstitutional meddling in the political and electoral process and the right-wing's attempt to blame the FMLN for Trump's racist immigration policies. We can’t wait for that to happen, we must act to prevent further increases in U.S. intervention .

Saturday, December 16, 7-9:30 pm
Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St., Berkeley, 94703
Reimagine! invites you to a cultural celebration of Race, Poverty & the Environment (RP&E) & CLAWS 
Resist • Restore • Rejuvenate
Smoothies • Snacks • Socializing • Storytelling • Movement • Dance
Featuring storytellers and dancers:
CLAWS members: Angela Urata • Eric Robertson • Jess Clarke • Kelly Curry
Andreina Maldonado • Melody Cutsinger • Rasul Grayson in Phases
Karina Muñiz-Pagán y Las Mal-Criadas
Celebrating the 2017 release of two volumes of RP&E:
Resist, Restore, Rejuvenate,  and Conversations on Race & Resistance,
The pre-release sale of Until the Streets of the Hood Flood with Green, 
and the first performance from the Collaborative Liberation Arts Workshop Series (CLAWS).
Please rsvp via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Facebook event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1755906504711650/

December 17, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, Berkeley, CA
The resistance has had a productive year! Join us at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists on December 17 for the Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party!
Great food and drink; communing with friends and comrades; Inspiring live performances by Choral Majority, Occupella, Vukani Mawethu (invited); and, the evening finale–dancing to Motown tunes. Bring canned goods to donate to Alameda County Food Bank.
If you would like to contribute food or drink, please add your name here: I can help!. If you have questions, contact Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/event/holiday-party-2017?link_id=3&can_id=37e90a4232e91ddd52763c045fca594c&source=email-newsletter-1212-gotv-for-doug-jones-fight-the-tax-scam-stand-for-dreamers-and-tps&email_referrer=email_274198&email_subject=newsletter-1212-gotv-for-doug-jones-fight-the-tax-scam-stand-for-dreamers-and-tps

Dec. 17th  6:30pm to 9 pm
Sir No Sir!
Directed by David Zeiger
Omni Commons
4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2032
Doors at 6pm, film at 6:30pm. $5 donation, no one turned away. Free popcorn!
Sir No Sir is an award-winning documentary that tells the long suppressed story of the GI movement to end the war in Vietnam.
In the 1960’s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. This movement didn’t take place on college campuses, but in barracks and on aircraft carriers. It flourished in army stockades, navy brigs, and in the dingy towns that surround military bases. It penetrated elite military colleges like West Point. And it spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. It was a movement no one expected, least of all those in it. Hundreds went to prison and thousands into exile. And by 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, infested the entire armed services. Yet today few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam.
Veterans of the Vietnam War will be in attendance for Q&A about the topics presented in the film.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1947795955485017

Sunday, December 17th, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Sports Basement, 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley. Four blocks from Ashby BART. Parking in the neighborhood, and you can use the store's parking. Our room is large with lots of comfy sofas.
East Bay Atheists Solstice Party
Our Solstice party this year will again be at the Sports Basement in Berkeley. These parties are always popular, mixing socializing, eating, drinking and some serious discussions.
Please bring a dish to share, along with a serving utensil. Please also bring drinks to share (wine, beer, soda, etc.). We will provide paper plates, napkins, eating utensils and cups
Remember that the venue tends to be cold in December, so please bring a warm outer layer.
To Find Us: Enter the front door and proceed to the main shopping area. Then turn right. We will be on your right.
Information: Larry Hicok, Coordinator: 510-222-7580
Ski Grabowski, Treasurer: 510-652-8350

Sunday, Dec. 17, 2:30pm-6:30pm
Fiesta Puertorriqueña - ¡Parranda Navideña!
La Pena in Berkeley
Join the Puerto Rican community at La Peña for a family-friendly Parranda Navideña! Featuring live music and dance performances by La Mixta Criolla, Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop‘s Youth and Adult Ensembles! Plus, enjoy delicious Puerto Rican food by Cali Rican Catering, who will be doing a special pop-up! (Menu and pricing coming soon!) Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun! Bring your dancing shoes and come hungry!
$5 Kids / $15 Advance / $20 Door
BUY TICKETS 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fiesta-puertorriquena-parranda-navidena-tickets-40070054612?mc_cid=80166bd187&mc_eid=83c795cf68

Sun Dec 17, Potluck 12:30 PM; Meeting 1 – 3 PM
Sunflower Alliance Meeting, Dec 17
We need your participation and your voice! Newcomers and old friends welcome. Potluck lunch half an hour before the meeting. RSVP
Bobby Bowens Progressive Center
2540 Macdonald Ave, Richmond
http://www.sunflower-alliance.org/sunflower-alliance-meeting-dec-17/

Sunday, December 17, 2017 10:30 AM 
Yoga + Ecstatic Dance + Vietnamese Lunch
SF Bay Area Singles Who Love Organic Whole Food Vegan Meals
Added by Trevor Justice 
Historic Sweet's Ballroom
1933 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 
https://www.meetup.com/SF-Bay-Area-Singles-Who-Love-Organic-Whole-Food-Vegan-Meals/events/245813506/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGMwYWU5ZjVkLTU0YTgtNDA1MS1iYmQwLWU0ZTFjNDBlZTc3NQ&_af=event&_af_eid=245813506&https=on

Sunday, December 17, 2017 12:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Late brunch at Millennium
Michelle
Hosted by Michelle
From Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
5912 College Avenue · Oakland
https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/245627422/

Sunday, December 17  3:00pm-5:00pm
Themes: Zero Waste, Healthy Eating
Ecology Center Classroom 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
Film Screening: WALL-E
Check out a new film, or one of your favorites, with other members of the community for a fun-filled and family-friendly evening. All screenings are free and open to the public (and include free popcorn!).
This family-friendly animated film from Disneys Pixar studio is fun, moving critique on modern society, touching on the issues of consumerism and unhealthy eating. Covering real-world issues in a playful way, the film is still highly relevant to problems we are dealing with today and will continue to even more so in the future. 

December 17, 2017 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM 
Join us at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists on December 17 for the Indivisible Berkeley Holiday Party!
https://www.indivisibleberkeley.org/event/holiday-party-2017?link_id=1&can_id=37e90a4232e91ddd52763c045fca594c&source=email-newsletter-1121-happy-thanksgiving-stop-tax-scam-no-moore&email_referrer=email_265277&email_subject=newsletter-1121-happy-thanksgiving-stop-tax-scam-no-moore

Sunday, December 17, 2017 3 pm to 6 pm
Let's Gather... 
For Support, Co-Learning, and Vital Community in These Times
YES!'s Annual Holiday Party
at the home of Shilpa Jain and Austin Willacy
Berkeley, California
It's time to come together, friends, 
to express gratitude, 
to celebrate what we have and what we are co-creating, 
to connect and deepen, 
to inspire and be inspired,
and simply to be in good company, together.
This is a friend-, fun- and fund-raising event.
There is no cost to attend; please bring your family and friends along.
At the party, we will offer a taste of a Jam, reflect on 2016-17, and share more of the inspiring, hopeful and creative visions and actions that are emerging from Jam communities around the world -- 
all in the delightful company of our staff, Board, Jamily alumni and facilitators, program partners and supporters.
Let's Be Together!
For more details and directions, please RSVP at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;

Sunday, December 17, from 3-6 pm
to invite you to the annual YES! holiday party, on Sunday, December 17, from 3-6 pm, in Berkeley. 
Given all the ups and downs of the past year, we are coming together to honor the healing communities, liberatory bridge-building, and transformational leadership paths we are supporting through YES!. As we stand for just, regenerative, and thriving ways of life for all, we know it's important to take the time to express gratitude for what we have, to celebrate what has been generated, to hold one another with love and support, and to inspire each other forward with ever-clearer vision and ever-stronger relationships.
At the party, we'll offer a taste of a Jam -- sharing from the heart, connecting courageously, and co-learning together. We'll make some music, voice some prayers, and offer hugs to those who want them. We'll also share about the 35+ programs, including 20 Jams, that happened in 2016-17, that stretched from New York to California, from Turkey to South Africa. Our 2016-17 annual report gives you a peek into some of the stories and impacts of this past year.
We'd love to see you at our annual holiday event. Whether we have seen you recently, or it's been years, YOU are welcome. Your presence will be such a gift. 
Please RSVP at and we will send you more details and directions. There is no cost to attend, and you are also invited to bring interested friends and/or family along.
With love and gratitude,
Shilpa  Executive Director
YES!
ps. If you are unable to attend, you can still contribute online. Your donation can be general, or program-specific, like to the Arts and Social Change Jam, or Egypt Youth Leadership Jam, for example, or to support any other aspect of our work.
Also, please consider making a donation for #GivingTuesday tomorrow on Facebook.
If it's operational, which we hope it will be, all donations will be matched by the Gates Foundation, so your gift will count double.
RSVP to Shilpa Jain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DECEMBER 18, 2017 / 8PM
PLAYGROUND PRESENTS
MONDAY NIGHT PLAYGROUND "HOLIDAY CELEBRATION"
BERKELEY REPERTORY THEATRE
6 SHORT PLAYS INSPIRED BY THE PROMPT "HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS"
The selected plays/playwrights for the Dec 18 Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration” at Berkeley Repertory Theatre are: HOME FRONT by Karen T. Hartline, directed by Aldo Billingslea; UNOBSERVED by Sam Hurwitt, directed by Jim Kleinmann; THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HELL FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Alanna McFall, directed by Lauren Spencer; GRANDPA'S CHAIR by Madeline Puccioni, directed by Norman Gee; TURKEY AND BIKOL EXPRESS by Aimee Suzara, directed by Erin Merritt; HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Lesli Zephyr, directed by Jessa Brie Moreno.
https://tickets.playground-sf.org/TheatreManager/1/login&event=71

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 6:00 PM 
VEGAN Holiday Banquet!
San Francisco Vegan Events
Added by Dave 
Opera Plaza Community Room
601 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102 
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/245749314/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDAyNTNhZDA1LTVjOWMtNGVhYy05ZTkwLTQ5N2YzNWMwNGMzZA&_af=event&_af_eid=245749314&https=on

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30pm-8pm
La Pena in Berkeley
Food First Monthly Meeting
Food First envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy, ecologically produced, and culturally appropriate food. After 40 years of analysis of the global food system, we know that making this vision a reality involves more than technical solutions—it requires political transformation. Everyone is welcome to attend Food First’s monthly community meeting the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. 
FREE / Donations Encouraged

Dec 23
Farmers' Market Event 
Winter Crafts Fair Returns to Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market, Dec 16 & 23
Care about responsibly sourced goods and supporting your local economy? Shop local this year at the Ecology Center's 26th Annual Winter Crafts Fair and find sustainably made, hand-crafted, and beautiful gifts from over 30 Bay Area artisans.
For two Saturdays, December 16th & 23rd, Downtown Berkeley Farmers' Market welcomes local artists, artisans, and crafters that are committed to using sustainable practices. Find up-cycled messenger bags, gorgeous wooden bowls from sustainably harvested wood, nontoxic jewelry, wildcrafted and natural body products & more! Browse unique gifts while getting your grocery shopping done at the Farmers' Market.
Visit berkeleycraftsfair.org for more details.

Monday, December 25, 2017, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm or so
You are invited to the Xmas Potluck Brunch, which will go from 11 am to about 2 pm on Christmas Day.  Sometimes people go a movie matinee afterward. You can stay for the whole time, or stop by for a bit!
PLACE: Crescent Sangha House, 351 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland - house faces Crescent St - street sign marks the house Laura Wells green party

Monday, December 25, 2017 7:15 PM 
Christmas evening potluck and more
Bay Area Vegan Food Lovers
Added by Michelle 
Michelle's new house
Geary Walnut creek, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/bay-area-vegan-food-lovers/events/245906172/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGI4MDgzY2M3LWExMjAtNDQ0My1hNzY5LWI4ZGJkNDA3ZWNmNg&https=on

Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:30 PM 
Vegan Lunch Club: Ring in the New Year
Berkeley/Oakland Vegan Meetup
Added by Michelle T. 
Long Life Vegi House
1725 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703 
https://www.meetup.com/Berkeley-Vegan/events/245922848/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDk0MWNhZWFmLWY5YWYtNDg3My04MTYzLWQ4NjZjNDgxN2I4MA&https=on

Sunday, December 31, 2017 8:30 PM 
San Francisco New Years Fireworks Sail
San Francisco Vegan Events
Added by Steve Hoffman 
Oakland Marinas
1853 Embarcadero Oakland, CA 
https://www.meetup.com/vegetarians/events/245892812/?rv=ea1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDczZTRkZGNiLTA2YTEtNDAwOS04MjdjLTNhMzVkZDNlNzM5NA&https=on

Sunday, December 31st
NEW BOHEMIA NEW YEARS EVE 2018 AT THE MINT
The Mint - San Francisco
88 5th St San Francisco, CA
Sunday, December 31st - NYE! New Bohemia NYE 2018 is back at the beautiful Mint presented by Vau de Vire, Opel and friends, for people looking for something special on this too easily over hyped party ~ Read more
MORE DETAILS
https://harmonyconnects.com/Events/6083-New-Bohemia-New-Years-Eve-2018-at-the-Mint

December 31, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
La Pena in Berkeley
Orquesta La Moderna Tradición & DJ José Ruiz at New Year's Eve Party!
La Peña Cultural Center presents: New Year’s Eve Party with Orquesta La Moderna Tradición & DJ José Ruíz, December 31st at 9pm!
Enjoy New Year’s Eve with the timeless Afro-Cuban rhythms of Orquesta La Moderna Tradición! Orquesta La Moderna Tradición is rooted in traditional Cuban dance music of the 19th century (danzon), while also performing passionate boleros, surging salsa, and fierce timba grooves of recent decades.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-party-with-orquesta-la-moderna-tradicion-dj-jose-ruiz-tickets-40774853685?aff=efbeventtix&mc_cid=80166bd187&mc_eid=83c795cf68

Sun, December 31, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
A NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
The California Honeydrops and The Steady 45's
$55.00 - $75.00
The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall
2036 University Avenue
near Downtown Berkeley BART
Berkeley, CA, 94704
http://www.theuctheatre.org/
https://www.theuctheatre.org/event/1567668-california-honeydrops-berkeley/

Monday January 1st 2018  10:30 am
Announcing our New Year’s Day VEB (Vegan East Bay) Brunch potluck at the home of Kathleen and Howard in Concord. 
Please bring a tasty brunch style dish based upon these guidelines:
Enough to feed between 6 – 8 people
No animal products of any kind in dish
No honey 
An ingredient list for those of us who are sensitive to spices, gluten, nuts, soy, etc.
Please bring your own serving utensils, plates, cups and silverware for your personal use. 
Please if you are planning to bring store bought food, bring enough to feed at least 12-15 people.  
Mingle time : 10.30 am
Eating time : 11:00 am
Kathleen Fanning and Howard Friedman
1004 Claremont Drive Concord Phone # 630-570-1281

Monday, January 1, 2018  (Actually I won’t even BE it — 70! — until the next day, January 2, 2018.)
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm or so - “open house" 
BIRTHDAY BASH on New Year’s Day
This year I’m throwing a “You Don’t Look It” birthday party open house, and that’s the password to get in the door!  I’ll say it right back to you because people just don’t look the way I thought we would look at our ages!!!            
351 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, house faces Crescent St.
TREATS: I plan to get a carrot cake, which I love. You’re welcome to bring snacks or drinks. “Presence, no presents!”
Hope to see you!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS and HAPPY NEW YEAR and GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF US.
Paz, Laura Wells


Ongoing VIGIL schedule

  • Santa Rosa - Andy Lopez Free Speech picket line, Tuesdays from 10am-noon at the Hall of Justice in Santa Rosa
  • Santa Rosa - Women in Black, Mendocino & College intersection, Fridays, Noon-1:00 p.m.
  • Cotati - A Peaceful show of community support & strength, La Plaza Park, Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. 
  • Healdsburg - The Plaza (downtown), Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
  • Sonoma - The Plaza (downtown), Fridays, 5:00-6:00 pm
  • Sebastopol - Hwy. 116 and Bodega Hwy, Fridays, noon
  • Gaia's Garden Restaurant / 1899 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa will give a free chai and $1 off dinner to all vigilers!