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.


Build the Base: Learning from Inside Organizing 
Ella Baker Center 
Our virtual roundtable will discuss one of the hardest places to organize in our country—inside prison walls— and how we can all learn lessons to help us win broader liberation. Join us for a deep dive into the work inside organizers are doing to fight for their freedom. Inside Fellows, Fellow alumni, and staff will pull back the curtain to show how inside leaders build collective power to create change through policy advocacy, skill building, and using their voice to go beyond prison walls. 
Tickets range from $0-$10. Buy yours online. 


Panel: Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods of Ear Hustle 
San Francisco Public Library 
A not-to-miss evening with Nigel Poor and Earlonne Woods in celebration of their book This Is Ear Hustle: Unflinching Stories of Everyday Prison Life, moderated by Piper Kerman, author of Orange Is the New Black: My Year in A Women’s Prison. 
San Francisco Main Library (100 Larkin St, San Francisco) 
6:00-7:30 PM


Book launch party: Tiny Houses, Big Voices 
Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Empowerment Village 
Come join our celebration of Tiny Houses, Big Voices—a book by the youth who live at the Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Empowerment Village. Members of the public are invited for a book reading, music, food, and the opportunity to purchase the book. 
633C Hegenberger Road, Oakland 
5-8 PM 

47th American Indian Film Festival: Opening Night 
American Indian Film Institute (AIFF) 
The American Indian Film Festival returns in-person to San Francisco for its 47th year. The festival presents a cultural exchange of Native American and Canada’s First Nations cultures through films and other special events. It is the world’s oldest and most recognized international film exposition dedicated to Native American cinematic accomplishment. The program features the local film, INDIANLAND, where filmmaker Liz Irons regathers the group of occupants on Alcatraz Island who sought to negotiate treaty rights to the land. 
Letterman Digital Arts Center (1 Letterman Dr # B, San Francisco) 
6-9 PM 


SPIRIT OF THE STREET: A Fundraiser for Street Spirit Newspaper 
Street Spirit /Youth Spirit Artworks 
All are invited to SPIRIT OF THE STREET, a fundraising event for Street Spirit newspaper. Street Spirit is an independent newspaper in the East Bay dedicated to covering homelessness and poverty from the perspective of those most impacted. It is published by Youth Spirit Artworks, and sold by unhoused people in Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond. Spend an intimate evening with us at Bandcamp Oakland listening to live performances by Dominuque Gomez and Ash Powell. Between sets, we will host a short panel about the crisis of homelessness in our cities, and the grassroots solutions
that have the power to make change. 
Tickets are $20, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Buy tickets online or at the door.
Bandcamp Oakland (1901 Broadway, Oakland) 
7:00-10:00 PM


Weekly prep 
West Oakland Punks With Lunch 
Interested in volunteering with us? Come join our weekly prep any Sunday and help us get set up for outreach, no experience or no notice required. Prep takes places indoors, masks are required. Our capacity limit is 10 people per shift, so come early! 
1924 Union Street, Oakland 
3:00 PM 


The Living Room Resource Hub Block Party 
The Village in Oakland 
Come enjoy a block party with unhoused folks service providers, and housed neighbors. Jam session and open mic with TIPZ, lumpia from the Lumpia Lady, and more! 
DeFremery Park (1651 Adeline st, Oakland) 


San Francisco Transgender Film Festival 
The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) celebrates the 25th anniversary year of its annual festival dedicated to films by transgender and gender-nonconforming filmmakers, highlighting innovative, experimental, and outside-the-box films. Spanning 10 days from November 10-20 and comprised of seven short film programs showcasing 47 films, SFTFF 2022 will be a hybrid festival, presented both in person and online. SFTFF returns to in-person programs for the first time in two years! Deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences are welcome. Tickets are $0-$50, sliding scale/donation-based, inclusive of fees. For more information visit our website.
The Roxie Theater (3117 16th St, San Francisco) 

Thursday Night Panther Prowl 
Panther Skate Plaza 
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) 

SAT, NOV 12 

Feed the Hood 22 
East Oakland Collective 
Join us for the last Feed the Hood of the year, fall edition! We are bringing back making bag lunches. Goal is to distribute 1,500 bagged lunches and hygiene kits to our unhoused brothers and sisters across Oakland 
East Oakland Collective (7800 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland) 
9AM start 

Divestment Workshop 
CRC Allies & Accomplices (CRCAA) 
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. 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 here for the Zoom link.
10:00 AM-12:30PM 

Shield Training 
People’s Park Berkeley 
Get ready to resist! Join us at People’s Park for our shield training. 
People’s Park, Berkeley Details still developing. Check the @Peoplesparkberkeley instagram for updates. 


Anti-racism workshop: Intro to the 5 methods 
CRC Allies & Accomplices (CRCAA) 
Are you looking for a space to learn about effectively fighting against the persistent re-establishment of white supremacy? Do you want principles for how to apply this across the communities you’re part of, from your family to your workplace to your neighborhood? CRCAA is once again calling on white folks to join us to talk about incorporating the 5 methods established by Community Ready Corps (CRC) — Learn more at the workshop! 
Register online for the Zoom link.


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