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The Berkeley Activist's Calendar: Sept. 9-16

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Sunday September 09, 2018 - 05:17:00 PM

Worth Noting:

Monday Tax the Rich Rally celebrates its seventh anniversary. It was started by Evelyn Glaubman in 2011. Evelyn (who still attends) does not wish to disclose her age, but the secret is she was not yet, but close to 90 when she started the weekly rally. That reminds all of us there are no excuses for not being engaged. We could say it was the 40% of eligible voters who did not vote in 2016 that gave us this corrupt administration with Donald Trump at the top.

The weekly summary of upcoming City meetings is thick as the Agenda Committee meets Monday to plan for September 25 City Council meeting and City Council meets Thursday (Yom Kippur begins Tuesday evening). Potential controversial items in the Council action calendar are highlighted.

Wednesday Burrowing Owls at Cesar Chavez Park are on the agenda of the Parks and Waterfront Commission and the Police Review Commission (PRC) includes the Berkeley Police Department actions in response to August 5 protests. Thursday the Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC) will be discussing the Climate Mobilization Plan

There are events and forums planned before and during the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) (September 12 – 14) including a forum on Tuesday September 11 with a very impressive list of international presenters. Counter forums and demonstrations are listed at the Sunflower Alliance website

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