Resources and community events in the Bay Area, all free unless otherwise specified. Scroll the bottom for recurring resources, such as meals, clinics, and mutual aid pop-ups. Submit your event online here.


1838: “Trail of Tears” begins as Cherokee people are forcibly removed to Oklahoma 

Oakland Black Cowboy Association 
48th annual parade and festival 
Live music, horse and pony rides! Prize for best dressed western. Vendors. 
DeFremery Park: 1651 Adeline St, Oakland 


Wood Street Commons 
Rally to support Councilmember Carroll Fife 
Rally at Oscar Grant Plaza and pack the City Council meeting in support of Councilmember Fife’s item on making the Northgate Parcel available for Wood Street residents to relocate. 
Oscar Grant Plaza (or Frank Ogawa Plaza): 436-476 14th St, Oakland 
9AM rally, 10AM council meeting 


Love and Justice in the Streets 
Wood Street eviction defense— support needed! (ongoing) 
The third phase of the Caltrans sweep on Wood Street will begin on October 5. Volunteer support is needed to document the sweep and support residents. Bring food and drinks to share. Wear protective shoes. Support is needed all day from the 5th until phase 3 is finished—likely a period of about 1.5 weeks (M-F) . Come whenever your schedule allows and stay as long as you are able. Meetup location may change as the week goes on, check Instagram for updates (@loveandjusticeinthestreets
Meet at the corner of Wood Street near West Grand in Oakland, in front of Soundwave Studios 


Oakland First Fridays 
Korean Culture Fest 
A celebration of Korean art, culture and accomplishments by Oakland First Fridays, Oakland’s nonprofit signature monthly celebration of arts, culture, food and community. It happens on the first Friday of the month. Oakland First Fridays could end in October, 2022. They are fundraising to keep the event alive online here
Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street, Oakland 


Edutainment for Equity 
The World Premier of Exhibit A Oakland 
An interactive data exhibition on anti-Blackness in the City of Oakland. A futures fair to re-imagine what we want Oakland to be for Black people in 2042. Sponsored by Youth Speaks, Wakanda Dream Lab, Red Bay Coffee, and others. 
DeFremery Park (aka Lil Bobby Hutton Park): 1651 Adeline St, Oakland 

TUE, OCT 11 

2011: Occupy Oakland encampment begins 


Panther Skate Plaza 
Thursday Night Panther Prowl 
We host a free, family-friendly event every Thursday night at the DeFremery Park basketball courts. It’s an official Oakland Parks & Rec program where the community comes together to skate in a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment. There is a rotation of live DJs from the community providing the music and snacks and drinks are provided by members of the community to share with all at no cost. 
DeFremery Park: 1651 Adeline Street, Oakland 

SUN, OCT 15 

1965: The first draft card is publicly burned by Catholic pacifist David Miller 

Pacific Center for Human Growth 
Coming out of the closet flea market 
A resource/vendor flea market in honor of the fact that October is Coming Out Month! Donate clothes, buy clothes, buy items/products offered by vendors, and meet organizations! Email if you have any questions: 
2712 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley 

SUN, OCT 16 

Community Ready Corps Allies and Accomplices (CRCAA) 
Divestment Workshop 
White people are hoarding the vast majority of the world’s wealth and power, upholding white supremacy and extreme racial wealth inequality. As white people, and white wealthy people, in particular, it is our responsibility to change this reality. We need to turn the mirror on ourselves and get real with ourselves and each other about what we have, why we have, and what we are doing with it. But how? CRC’s method of divestment, the practice of redistributing and returning stolen wealth, land, and resources, gives us a concrete, disciplined framework for how to do this. No prior experience with CRCAA or divestment needed to attend this workshop. Newcomers are particularly welcome! This event will take place on Zoom. Closed captioning through Google slides and Zoom auto-captioning will be provided. If you have additional access needs in order to participate fully in this event, please email 
Register online for the Zoom link (here).
1:00-3:30 PM

MON, OCT 17 

Berkeley Copwatch 
Police and Emergency Mental Health 
Discussion will focus on Kayla Moore and Nadeem Farooqi. Guest speaker Dr Lisa Warhuus from Specialized Care Unit. This is part of the Berkeley Copwatch Decal, a UC Berkeley course that students can take for credit and that the public is welcome to join. Syllabus online here.
Non-students can register online here.
On Zoom and in person 
UC Berkeley’s Valley Life Sciences Building #2032 
Mondays 5-7PM 

SUN, OCT 23 

1956: Hungarian Revolution begins 

Bay Area Sunrise 
Movie night 
Join us for a movie night! We will be watching Nae Pasaran, a 2018 documentary directed by Felipe Bustos Sierra about a group of workers at a Rolls-Royce factory in East Kilbride, Scotland, who refused to work on Chilean Air Force parts from 1974-78 due to the atrocities carried out in Chile by the Pinochet dictatorship. 
3275 Peralta Street, Oakland 

SAT, OCT 22 

People’s Park Berkeley 
Spokescouncil meetings 
All are welcome to come and discuss the park and organizing to protect its future every Saturday. If you are part of an affinity group or other group, please make sure someone part of it is there to represent your group. 
People’s Park, Berkeley 

MON, OCT 24 

Berkeley Copwatch 
Berkeley’s Response to the Unhoused Community 
Discussion will focus on Police harassment of the unhoused and harm reduction, and what happened at People’s Park (Video footage). This is part of the Berkeley Copwatch Decal, a UC Berkeley course that students can take for credit and that the public is welcome to join. Syllabus online at: Non-students can register online here: 
On Zoom and in person 
UC Berkeley’s Valley Life Sciences Building #2032 
Mondays 5-7PM 

SUN, OCT 30 

The Unity Council 
Día de los Muertos Festival 
For 27 years, the annual Oakland Día de los Muertos Festival has welcomed tens of thousands of visitors to the vibrant, culturally-rich Fruitvale neighborhood for a free, outdoor, family-friendly event taking place to commemorate the Mexican traditions around the Día de los Muertos. Enjoy music, family-friendly games, rides and activities, traditional Latin American artisans, and the stunning altares created by community members paying homage to los Muertos. 
International Blvd between Fruitvale Avenue and 42nd Avenue, Oakland 


General Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, health & hygiene supplies, haircuts, footwashing, massage, podiatry, housing resources 
First Presbyterian Church Courtyard (2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA) 
Tuesdays @ 6:30 – 8PM 

Street Medicine Team 
Berkeley Free Clinic 
HIV and Hep C rapid testing, other STI testing, flu vaccinations, harm reduction, wound care 
Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA) 
Wednesdays @ 7 – 9 PM 

Syringe Service and Harm Reduction 
Berkeley NEED 
Location #1: Across from Berkeley Free Clinic (2339 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA) on Sundays at 6 – 8 PM 
Location #2: University & 9th, Berkeley, CA on Thursdays at 6 – 8 PM 

Curbside Care Clinic 
West Oakland Punks With Lunch 
Rain, Shine, Covid-19, or Smoke, we will always be there. Grab some food, narcan, syringes, hygiene (basic & menstrual), dog food, masks, and hand sanitizer! 
Fixed location #1: 5th and Filbert @ West Oakland BART on Thursdays at 6-8PM 
Fixed location #2: 35th and Peralta every 1st and 3rd Sunday at 3:30-5:30 PM 

Women & Childrens Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, childcare, health & hygiene supplies, haircuts, footwashing, nail painting, housing resources 
LIFE Adventist Church (2236 Parker St., Berkeley, CA) 
Mondays at 6 – 9 PM 

Youth & LGBTQ+ (YQT+) Clinic 
The Suitcase Clinic 
Warm meals, health & hygiene supplies, massage, needle exchange, recreation, counseling, housing resources 
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA) 
Mondays at 6 – 9 PM 

Sliding Scale Cafe 
POOR Magazine 
Radical redistribution of fresh foods, healthy meals, supplies, and resources to our community, rain or shine 
8032 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 
Thursdays 12-1PM 

Free Food and Supply Distribution 

East Oakland Collective 
Come get free produce, dry goods, and catered meals from our food distro team. First come first served. 
7800 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland 
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11AM-1PM