Our annual membership meeting will be Tuesday, November 10th at the Rockridge Branch of the Oakland Library, 5366 College Avenue. This will be the first opportunity for members to cast their ballots in our chapter elections. We will also discuss food justice guidelines for the NLG. Voting and a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., program will begin at 6 p.m.
Celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with friends and NLG comrades as we look ahead to a new year advancing the struggle for social justice! Bid on great getaways and holiday gifts: vacation homes in Paris, Costa Rica, and Stinson Beach; plus much more! Enjoy free food and merriment.
NLGSF Holiday Party & Auction
Saturday December 5th, 5 - 8 p.m.
Uptown Body & Fender 401 26th Street in Oakland
Get trained to be a Prisoner Advocate!
Saturday, November 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
198 McAllister St., Room C
After years of struggle, people in California prisons dealt a significant blow to the practice of solitary confinement. On September 1, parties reached a settlement in Ashker v. Governor of California, limiting if not eliminating the use of indeterminate long-term solitary confinement. Led by those inside California prisons, who often put their lives on the line, several Guild attorneys and legal workers played a role in this historic victory.
The Prison Advocacy Network is a volunteer network of attorneys, legal workers, law student, activists, and family members collaborating with people in solitary confinement and similar conditions of administrative segregation, adjustment centers and gender-based segregation in California prisons on advocating for their humanity and rights.
The Prisoner Advocacy Network
Newly released data on police stops confirms local activists' and communities' of color charges of racial profiling in Berkeley. Data on police stops in Berkeley from January 18, 2015 to August 12, 2015, collected by the Berkeley Police Department and disclosed in response to a Public Records Act (PRA) request, reveals a pattern of discriminatory conduct against African American and Latino civilians.
The final day of the NLG convention will include workshops on solitary confinement, gentrification, environmental justice, modern reparations, the law school tuition crisis, and much more. Sunday is also the day to go on walking tours: a black radical Oakland walking tour, and a black history and civil rights hike in San Francisco.
Day four of the NLG convention will have 5 major panels on Black Power, Labor Struggles, Resistance to Violence Against Women, Affordable Housing, and Human Rights in the Americas. Saturday evening is the convention banquet, where the Black Friday 14, Trayvon 2, and their legal defense teams will be honored.
Day three of the convention will include workshops on immigrant rights, resisting police and state violence, Palestine and the ICC, political prisoners, neoliberalism, law collectives and much more. The Friday Luncheon will include performances by two local artists: Naima Shalhoub, a first-generation Lebanese American singer and advocate for women in prison and Lubna Morrar, a Palestinian poet and activist with the Arab Youth Organization and member of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. That night is the student party at Vinyl Oakland.