You Are Invited to Join the African American Family Support Group for an on-line meeting with featured speakers: STEPHANIE LEWIS, LMFT, Division Director, Crisis Services for Alameda County Behavioral Health on "What Do You Do and Who Do You Call When Trouble is Brewing on the Home Front?" Psychiatrist DR. LESTER LOVE on "The Souls of Black Folks: The Intersection of Race, Psychiatry, Medicine, and Pharmacology" TOPICS TO BE COVERED: The Impact of Race and Racism on Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment; Two Major Medical Conditions Disproportionately Affecting African American Patients with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness; and Myths About Substance Use Disorders, African Americans and Psychiatric conditions. If time permits — The Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS) — a Training for Family and Friends of Those with Serious and Persistent Illness. Register Today: FREE | Link
Town Hall Discussion on Homeless Encampment Management Policy this Monday, June 22nd at 6 pm. Hosted by Oakland Councilmembers Loren Taylor (District 6) and Larry Reid (District 7) This Livestream discussion can be watched on the following platforms: Facebook: Loren Taylor YouTube: Councilmember Loren Taylor - Oakland District 6 Instagram: @Loren.Taylor Register via Zoom: (Email: email@example.com) Submit Questions: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/913148279 It's important to continue with our efforts post COVID-19 by addressing the homelessness crisis. Here are some useful links to get up to speed: October 2019 Report Point & Time Count Report (pages 10 & 11) - https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx… February 25th Life Enrichment Committee Report - https://oakland.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx… Your input is vital to help the City Council make critical decisions about how homeless encampments should be serviced and managed. In addition to joining Monday’s Town Hall, Please complete the survey below, designed to capture the perspective of those who live and work in Oakland. Homeless Encampment Management Policy Survey - https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSdgffKNO9Bm6oaMpL…/viewform
This July 4th Muslims of Northern California and their Supporters will meet at Oscar Grant Plaza in Downtown Oakland for a Rally in condemnation of Anti-Blackness and Police Violence. Dhuhr Prayer will be performed in congregation following the the Rally. Please bring your own prayer rug, signs, and wear a mask! Facebook Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/359679998335904
St. Columba Catholic Church & Allies - CALL TO ACTION: The Body of Christ Can't Breathe Sunday, July 5, 2020 12Noon - 12:30PM Kneel in Silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in front of St. Columba Catholic Church, 6401 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA. *Wear masks and stand at least 6 feet apart* Bring posters to INSPIRE church leaders to adopt an ACTIVE ROLE in DISMANTLING RACISM in the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH. If you are unable to join us at church, please consider doing an ACTION at home in SOLIDARITY.
OAKLAND NIGHT OF HEALING Join us Sunday, July 5th from 5-6:30pm at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland for a gathering of Oakland & Bay Area Churches standing in unity against injustice and racism. 🔥 We as the Church will come together and let the world see a demonstration of love across race, class, and culture. Wear your mask and come ready to worship Jesus & pray! 🙏❤️ If your church would like to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org 🙌
A ritual of remembrance towards releasing people incarcerated in California - #FreeThemAll We invite you to the launch of #HonorLivesLost, an online weekly candle-lighting ritual to uplift incarcerated people we have lost to COVID-19 and #DeathbyIncarceration in California. These gatherings will take place every Sunday at sunset via Zoom in both English and Spanish, and include an #HonorLivesLost facilitator and a rotation of experienced healers. They will also be live-streamed through the Ella Baker Center's Facebook page. Organizers and advocates across the state have created this space so we can come together to mourn the lives of people we have lost and send light and love to families grieving the unnatural deaths of their loved ones. We hope this effort will grow and support our ongoing demands to release incarcerated people who face a potential death sentence amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. When: Sunday's 8:00-9:00PM How to Join: bit.ly/honorliveslost What to Bring: 1.) A candle 2.) Water 3.) A rock, stone, crystal, etc... something with weight 4.) Essential oil, herb, flower, or citrus... something to ignite the senses *Please choose something that will support this effort, while also being mindful that folks around you might be scent-sensitive. For example, check with […]
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