Monday Morning Happenings (Week of February 13th, 2017)

If you’re looking to volunteer or support worthy causes this week, here are a few events that you should check out. If you want to browse through more events, go here and download the app (currently available for IOS devices).

Tacos for education

When: Mondays in February 

Where: Tacolicious (map)

For every Monday that falls in February, Buena Vista Horace Manne School gets 15% on all proceeds at Tacolicious. Last year, they donated $7,796. Can they raise even more this year? Pass the word, and eat tacos for a good cause.

Want to learn more about where your money is going? Check out the Buena Vista Horace Manne School website.

When: Tuesday, February 14th - 6pm

Where: Independent Brewing (map)

Don’t have any big plans for Valentines Day? That’s fine - we’ve got you covered. Head on over to Independent Brewing in Oakland and talk politics with friendly folks. Your cover charge goes towards the DSA.

Drink beer, listen to sweet DJ tunes, and get politically active! Check out the event on Facebook for more information.

When: Tuesday, February 14th 5-8pm

Where: The SF Botanical Garden (map)

Still trying to decide what you should do for Valentines Day? Our friends over at the Botanical Gardens are hosting a nice little event that will feature talks around plant reproduction. Also, you’ll be able to create and arrange plant Valentine gifts. Come out, whether it’s with friends or that special someone, and support a great local nonprofit. 

Learn more here.

When: Wednesday, 2/15 6-9PM

Where: Sip Bar (map)

Come meet DiveIn’s newest nonprofit partner, Spark SF, at their Membership Mixer to meet other socially-conscious young professionals and learn how you can help ensure rights for women and girls. This is an awesome opportunity to meet new friends and support an organization that is creating positive impact for thousands of women across the US.

Members get in free and non-members pay $20 ($25 at the door). Become a member, which is 75 bucks, and you get in free.

*Spark Membership is valid for one year. In addition helping women around the world, membership includes the privilege to vote on our grantees, receive discounts/complimentary access at all events, and leadership opportunities. Spark membership is 100% tax-deductible. Learn

When: February 15th, 5-11pm

Where: The Page (map)

For every case of beer (or equivalent draught) sold Oskar Blues will kick $2 back to Notes for Notes for the whole month of February. Also, if you’ve never been to The Page you should check it out, the place is awesome and has a great tap list.

When: Thursday, February 16  5:30–8:30pm

Where: GLIDE (map)

Join GLIDE's Center for Social Justice in partnership with Tenderloin Votes and Skywatchers to celebrate Black History Month and the power of community in trying times.

The Center for Social Justice will be screening The Black Panther Party: Vanguard of the Revolution; the first full length documentary detailing the Black Panther Party and its significance to American culture. Their causes, with slogans like “power to the people” and “creating a better world” reverberate in an era that has seen the rise of the “Black Lives Matter” movement and tense relations between African American Communities and the police. Additionally, with threats of the incoming federal administration targeting marginalized communities across the nation, the Black Panthers condemnations of injustice, oppression and brutality in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s are as relevant as ever.

When:  Saturday, 12pm 

Where: Grand Lake Farmers Market (map)

Join SURJ Bay Area and community leaders at the awning of the Grand Lake Theater at Lakeshore and MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland, rain or shine, to call attention to racial injustice and demonstrate solidarity.

Throughout the East Bay and nationally, folks have been holding weekly gatherings on prominent street corners and freeway overpasses, holding signs and making visible our support for the Movement for Black Lives and communities targeted by Trump. These gatherings - or "human billboards" - have been a simple yet effective way of channeling anger and sadness over injustice into collective action and solidarity.