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[Please note: this event IS NOT at the Oakland Peace Center]

September 15, 2012 11 AM – 2 PM: East Bay Housing Organizations invites you to EBHO potluck in the park:

Lake Temescal Park, Park View Site, 6500 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94618

Drinks and grillables provided – bring your favorite side dish! PLEASE RSVP BY CLICKING ON THIS LINK to make sure there’s enough burgers for everyone!

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September 14, 2012, 6:30 PM: Workshop: Peace in the Time of Climate Change with author and activist Floyd Earl Smith. We’ll discuss challenges and opportunities for peace and connection in a warming and environmentally stressed world.

Floyd is author of Runaway and Green Computing, and he’s active locally in Transition Towns and the Connection Action Project.

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First the where and when, followed by the why:

6:30 PM  Gift Circle organized by the Connection Action Project (Shelton Hall): The gift circle workshop is for people experiencing transition on the personal, social or economic level, and who are interested in exploring alternative models of interaction and transaction. We will practice new ways to give to and receive from one another with the intention to have a felt experience of healing and communication that can map onto all our relationships, our work and our finances. Bring a material offering, a passion, or a talent to share, and/or a situation where you are blocked and could use support.

7:00 PM Oakland’s Faith Community Responds to Alan Blueford’s Murder by Police (Fellowship Hall): Alan Blueford, high school senior about to graduate from Skyline High School in Oakland, was gunned down fatally by police on May 6. Come to this meeting with the Blueford family to pray, act, and strategize to make sure that what happened to Alan will not happen to anyone else. In partnership with the Interfaith Tent at Oakland.


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Community yoga with Niroga Institute.

September 12 and 19, 7 PM, at the Oakland Peace Center (111 Fairmount Ave.)

The Oakland Peace Center is about access, opportunity, and dignity as a means to peace, and we also know that inner peace is powerful for the individual and for the community. The Niroga Institute’s slogan is “Yoga, Self-Control and Social Transformation,” because they recognize the gift of inner peace is so often a hard-to-reach goal for those of us without financial means, and our communities would benefit most from easy access to the path to inner peace.

Watch this video to learn how yoga is transforming communities like Oakland and Richmond, and consider showing up and experiencing it for yourself: Yoga, Self-Control and Social Transformation.