Jazz & Justice

Women’s March Oakland 2019
Saturday, Jan. 19th

9:30 am Meet at Oakland Public Library on NW corner of 13th and Oak

10 am Rally at Lake Merritt Ampitheater
11 am March to Frank Ogawa Plaza
11:30 Take Action at the Call to Action Rally

“The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole.”
— Coretta Scott King

Women’s March Oakland 2019 will flood the streets with a wave of self-identified women and their allies from the East Bay and beyond, joining more than 130 chapters across the country in hosting rallies on the anniversary of the historic Women’s March.
At this nonpartisan, peaceful event on the Saturday before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we will activate our communities and publicly proclaim our commitment, in Scott King’s words, to “create new homes, new communities, new cities, a new nation. Yea, a new world, which we desperately need!”

The 2019 march is co-hosted by Women’s March Oakland, Black Women Organized for Political Action, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center.

Accessibility information for the route: The route is 0.9 miles. It is uphill for the first couple of blocks to Oak Street. There is a slight uphill slope from Oak to Madison. There is a bad curb cut at 14th and Alice on the right, and another one at 14th and Franklin on the right.

Martin Luther King Volunteer Day
at Hoover Elementary School

Monday, Jan. 21st | 10:00 am – 2 pm
890 Brockhurst St (between West and Market)

Join us for a special workday in the Community Garden at Hoover Elementary School in honor and memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For more information, please contact:
Mary Lou Watson
marilulu213@gmail.com or (510) 338-0504

Justice Revival

Saturday, January 26th | 8 am – 5 pm
2700 L St, Sacramento, CA
Pioneer Congregational United Church of Christ

Hosted by the Northern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ
Child-Care Provided.
General Admission: $35.

The NCNC UCC invites you to a Justice Revival. This year’s keynote speaker is the Reverend Traci Blackmon, Executive Minister of Justice & Local Church Ministries for The United Church of Christ. Rev. Penny Nixon and Marvin K White will also be preaching.

There will be praise and worship, preaching and teaching, as well as workshops and activities for youth.

This is a great way to connect with the larger United Church of Christ movement!
Learn more and register here.

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Film Screening
Tuesday, Jan. 29th
Plymouth Fireside Room

6 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Film Screening and Discussion

Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host Juan González, Harvest of Empire takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming our nation’s cultural and economic landscape.
As Juan González says at the beginning of the film “They never teach us in school that the huge Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government’s actions in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades — actions that forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north.”
Harvest of Empire provides a rare and powerful glimpse into the enormous sacrifices and rarely-noted triumphs of our nation’s growing Latino community.

Watch the trailer!

Upcoming Monday Night Jazz Sessions

7:00 – 10:00 pm, $10 cover charge

Jan. 14 and Jan. 28


The Front Porch: Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon – Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
Scripture Meditation: Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
The Food of God (FOG): Preparation Thursday mornings at 10:00 am – Kitchen at Plymouth Church
Served Thursdays at 1:00 pm – Public Park at 21st and San Pablo in Oakland


Ministerio Latinx: Third Friday at 7:00 pm in the Fireside Room at Plymouth Church
Oakland Care Center: Fourth Saturday at 3:00 pm at 3030 Webster Street in Oakland


Spring Community Meals
Contemplative Evening Services

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