About

East Bay Gray Panthers meetingWE ARE AGE AND YOUTH IN ACTION!

The Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay has been a local network of the national Gray Panthers movement since 1972.

We organize and educate to support essential basic rights of affordable housing, the homeless, healthcare, education, civil rights, the environment, climate change, immigration, transportation and progressive politics as well as other issues of importance to our members.

We are in wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Panthers

We work for social, economic justice and peace for all people and against any kind of discrimination, sexism or racism. Our vision is to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.
All are welcome at our open meetings on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December), 1:30 to 3:30 pm at the North Berkeley Senior Center. We educate and organize civic action in support of the right to housing, health-care, education and transportation for all.
MISSION: Work for social and economic justice and peace for all people.
VISION: Create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions.
VALUES
  1. Honoring Maturity: The concept of aging takes into account an individual's growth during their entire lifespan, from birth to death in personal development, social involvement, and self fulfillment.
  2. Unifying the Generations: Recognition that generations are formed by different histories and cultures, but a common respect holds them together.
  3. Active Engagement: Civic participation and responsibility are fundamental to achieving goals of social and economic justice.
  4. Participatory Democracy: The Gray Panthers belongs to its members. The members define the organization’s values, purpose, and the issues in which we place collective energy.

The Board manages business for the organization most Wednesday afternoons on Zoom, and has a member meeting monthly; see our calendar.

  • Contact the Gray Panthers of Berkeley and the East Bay

    We want to hear from you. Please drop us a line using this form.

    Please note that we are entirely a volunteer-run organization, so may not be able to get back to you right away.

    You can write to us, send checks, etc. to P.O. Box 1126, Berkeley, CA 94701.