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10:30 AM10:30

Book Drive! Supply Nea's 8th Grade with The Hate U Give

The Nea 8th grade English teachers would like to teach this book in their classes in April 2018. They have requested that ABL provide 60 copies of the book, enough for both 8th grade classes, plus a teachers guide.

ABL read this book in 2017 as part of our Racial Justice Study Group. It's only more relevant today! 

We're finishing up a book drive and fundraiser by April 7. If you have a used copy of The Hate U Give to donate, please contact Cami Vance at camivade at gmail dot com and we will pick it up.

We are also gathering financial contributions on Razoo. On March 30, we will place an order for the remainder of the books.

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1:30 PM13:30

Houseparty to fund Brake Light Clinic

  • 1037 Regent Street lower level Alameda, CA, 94501 United States (map)
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Join us for conversation, education, snacks, drinks, and FUNdraising! We are raising funds to hold a Free Brake Light Repair Clinic here in Alameda. This family-friendly event is free. At the houseparty, a speaker will share details about racial justice and how the brake light clinic aims to help. Then we'll ask you to chip in some cash to help us make it happen!

Kindly RSVP on the Facebook event here. Or, if you are unable to attend, contact wendym at gmail dot com to learn more about how to contribute.

The Brake Light Clinic project:

ABL seeks to help the community protect itself from unnecessary traffic stops by fixing a common problem before it can become a target for the police. Equipment violations, such as a burned-out brake light, are the second-most common justification for stops. Although these minor infractions usually result in fines rather than jail time, they can quickly become a much bigger problem as fees begin to compound, or worse. As we know, the tragic stories of many people, such as Sandra Bland and Philando Castile, began with a questionable traffic stop.

This burden falls inordinately on the poor and communities of color. In Oakland, for example, black motorists make up nearly two-thirds of traffic stops, according to data released by the Oakland Police Department. This is despite black citizens making up only 27 percent of the population, and despite these stops resulting in citation at the lower rate than any other demographic.

Broken brake lights are an all-too-common reason for traffic stops and tickets which put strain on our neighbors who are least able to bear the cost. The idea of a free repair clinic originated in New Orleans, where the local chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America successfully hosted a free brake light replacement clinic last September.

Alameda Brake Light Repair Clinic Event:

ABL is hosting a Brake Light Repair Clinic at Alameda Point Collaborative from 11-2 on April 15. At this point, the key task is to identify sufficient numbers of volunteers to proceed with the project, and raise sufficient funds. We anticipate a need for approximately 30 volunteers and $1000 to make the event a success. Please contact us at wendym at gmail dot com if you would like to volunteer for the Brake Light Clinic day.

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1:00 PM13:00

Houseparty for Housing Justice

Join us for a house party to support Alameda Renters Coalition. An ARC leader will join us for a brief talk about their fight for Just Cause rental protections in Alameda. 

Read our statement in solidarity with ARC to learn more about how Alameda For Black Lives connects our mission to dismantle white supremacy in Alameda with ARC's fight for fair protection for our neighbors.

In addition to spreading awareness of ARC's work, our goal is to raise $1000 for the fight for Just Cause at this event. We encourage you to bring your checkbook. Even if you are only capable of giving $5 or $10, your presence and solidarity will be meaningful and appreciated.

Everyone is welcome, including children. There will be a play area for kids.

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine and coffee and get to know other islanders committed to the fight for racial justice and Just Cause protections.

This event will be held in a private home, and location information will be shared when you RSVP to the Facebook event or RSVP to wendym at gmail dot com.

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10:00 AM10:00

Bake Sale to Send a Kid to Summer Camp

Help Alameda for Black Lives raise money to send two kids in our community to ARPD enrichment camp this summer!

Come on down and get your hands on some delicious gluten-full and gluten-free treats like Rice Krispie bars, Double-fudge brownies, Chocolate chip cookies, and Peet's Coffee.

We'll be selling outside La Penca Azul from 10-12 and taking a break to observe the Human Billboard for Racial Justice from 12-1, then selling again until 2pm or until we run out of cookies!

Free stickers, shirts for sale, and a delicious way to help a couple of kids get to camp this summer! See you there, rain or shine. More information, updates & RSVP on the Facebook event.

If you aren't able to attend, you can still help by donating here!

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