Special Time due to the Presidential Debate! Potluck at 5:30PM – the presidential debate will start at 6PM! We’ll watch the debate then have a facilitated group discussion.
Did you know the Racial and Criminal Justice Committee of Wellstone is working with more than five other organizations to advance criminal justice reform? They include Indivisible Berkeley, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Berkeley chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Democratic Socialists of America. We work mostly on local issues but also on county, state, and federal issues. Currently, we are concentrating as a group on Berkeley policing (getting a stronger Police Review Commission, addressing racial inequities in policing), but members also are involved in the Audit Sheriff Ahern Coalition, advocacy for state criminal justice reform legislation, and other initiatives. The next meeting is June 20th; see event details here – newcomers welcome!
Researchers at two southern California universities have created a comprehensive report on how we can create a low-carbon future without burdening poor people who are already suffering the most from climate change.
For those who missed the 4/25 club meeting we recorded the discussion with Emily Filloy about charter schools:
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Some Interesting LinksThe United States Infrastructure Report CardAnalysis of the Impact of Charter Schools in CaliforniaSheriffs Above the LawA New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on TerrorConn Hallinan; 2017 Are You Serious Awards The Fossil Fuel Factor in American PoliticsMichael Klare: The Battle Lines of the FutureMichael Klare: Spreading the Cult of CarbonOil Companies Spent Millions to Pass Cap and Trade in CaliforniaAmerica’s Blue/Red Divide on Climate