Solving Homelessness Through Community and Collaboration: A Mayoral Candidate Roundtable @Northbrae Church

***This offsite event is at the Northbrae Community Church at 941 The Alameda***

Homelessness is on the rise in Berkeley. Beyond the immediate impact upon those persons living without shelter, it is increasingly on the minds of Berkeley residents and business-owners, and is central to voters this November.  The Berkeley Public Library, BOCA (Berkeley Organizing Congregations for Action) and Northbrae Community Church are in collaboration to host a community forum on homelessness featuring the 2016 Berkeley Mayoral candidates.


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Author Cecile Pineda, Reading and Discussion @Central.

Author Cecile Pineda reads from her forthcoming book, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, and shares 40 years of the writing life, the breakthroughs, the discouragements, and the daily practice. She will be introduced by Professor Marcial Gonzalez, UC Berkeley Dept. of English and author of Chicano Novels and the Politics of Form: Race, Class, and Reification. Reading is followed by a robust discussion with the audience and book signings.

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Fair Legislation: The Byron Rumford Story

This meticulous, high-quality documentary outlines the life and career of one of the most influential Black Americans in California politics. Former Berkeley resident, pharmacist, and California State Representative W. Byron Rumford was a true Civil Rights Icon. Among his other accomplishments, he created and passed a bill to eliminate unfair housing practices in California and engineered the passage of the 1959 Fair Employment Practices Act.

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Berkeley Stories feat. Robert Kaneko @North

Berkeley Stories is a monthly series featuring the extraordinary ordinary people all around us.  The people that make Berkeley the unique place it is, and whose hands have touched our lives in unseen ways.

This month, meet Robert Kaneko. Poster boy for Japanese-American relocation camps. Buddhist. Berkeley High graducate. Probation officer. BUSD teacher and counselor. Husband. Father. Student Advocate. Human Relations and Welfare Commissioner. Third in five generations of Berkeley Kanekos. Proud grandfather of six!

Let's hear his story.

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Back to School Health Fair @THP South Branch

Join us for an afternoon of health, wellness and fun for all ages! 


1-3: Does your child have asthma? Stop by the Breathmobile information booth and find out how they can help

3-5: Get a free custom child safety identification card for your child. 


1-5: BikeMobile is back to do free repairs. Arrive early - only the first 20 bikes are guaranteed service. 

1-5: Mr. Shap, balloon artist & magician will be on site to amaze, amuse & enertain.


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Banned Books Week Celebration @THP South

Celebrate Banned Books Week with wizarding fun for the whole family. We will show a movie based on one of the most banned books of the last decade (can you guess what it is?) while you have snacks, make crafts and celebrate intellectual freedom. Suitable for adults, teens & children comfortable with PG rated films. For more information call the branch at (510) 981-6260. 

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